A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

Collectors' Societies, Organisations, Journals, and Websites

   

This is a concise list of collectors' societies, study groups, journals, and websites, covering broadly the field of collecting stamps and studying postal history of the Holy Land and Palestine. I am a member of all seven active societies and can recommend membership of these organisations to every serious collector.

For historical reasons I also list organisations and publications that are no longer existing, but have contributed to this field of philately in the past.

  1. Organisations in operation
  2. Organisations in Related Fields
    • Egypt Study Circle (ESC) (1935–)
      Journal: The Quarterly Circular, quarterly, English. Subscriptions: £20 p.a. Membership (2017): 182.
      Contacts: Mike Murphy (Secretary), Edmund Hall (Editor), John Sears (President).
    • Philatelic Society Of Egypt (1929–)
      Journal: L'Orient Philatélique, English. Editor: Dr. Adel Farid
      Contacts: Philatelic Society Of Egypt, 16 Abdel Khalek Sarwat St., PO Box 142, Cairo. President: Dr. Sherif Samra
    • Filatelistische Contactgroep Islamitische Wereld (FCIW) (1979?–)
      Contacts: Utrechtsestraatweg 20, NL-3445 AR Woedren, Netherlands, Al-Barid, Journal: Al Barid
    • Arabian Philatelic Association (APA, 1968–1995), as Arabian Philatelic Association International (APAI, 2001–)
      Secretary: Marwan Nusair.
      Past officers: F.C. Benedict, R.J. Thoden, E.A. Kawar, J.M. Wilson
      Journal: Random Notes (latest issue: no. 91, November 2016)
    • Saudi Arabian Philatelic & Numismatics Society (SAPNS) (1965–)
      (formerly: Saudi Arabia Philatelic Society,SAPS)
      Contacts: Saudi Arabian Philatelic & Numismatics Society, P.O. Box 240, 11411 Riyadh, KSA, saudistamps@gmail.com
    • Qatar Philatelic Club (1995–)
      Contacts: Qatar Philatelic Club, P.O. Box. 10933, Doha, State of Qatar, Tel.:00974323292; Hussain Rajab Al-Ismail (Vice-President)
    • Original Stamp Amateur Society of Iran
      Contacts: 1399 Valie Asr Venue, Amirakram, Tehran 11336, Iran. President: Massoud N. Farahbakhsh. f_n_farahbakhsh@yahoo.com
    • Iraq Philatelic Federation
      Contacts: Iraq Philatelic Federation, P.O. Box 344, Baghdad, Iraq. President: Mohammed Abd Ali Ibrahim Al-Rrubaie. iraqphila.num.society@gmail.com
    • Kuwait Philatelic & Numismatic Society
      Contacts: P.O. Box 49, Souk Al-Dakhly, 15251 Kuwait, State of Kuwait. President: Mohamad A. Jamal. kp-ns@hotmail.com
    • Federation of Turkish Philatelic Associations
      Contacts: Safak Sokak No. 4/4, 34371 Nisantasi, Turkey. katia@tnn.net
    • Emirates Philatelic Association (EPA) (1996–)
      215 members (2006)
      Contact: P.O. Box 333333, Dubai, UAE. Abdulla Mohammed Tayyeb Khoory (President)
    • Bahrain Philatelic Society (BPS) (1980–)
      "Leader": Sheikh Mohammed bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa (Government Under-Secretary), president: Mohamed Hussain Al Janahi
      Contacts: Bahrain Philatelic Society, P.O. Box 26862, Manama, State of Bahrain
    • Israel Philatelic Federation (–)
      Journal: Shovel, 6 issues p.a., Hebrew.
      Since 2012, IPF publishes the journal of the former "Society of the Postal History of Eretz-Israel" Holy Land Postal History, 1 issue p.a., English, price: $30 or €25.
      Contact: Israel Philatelic Federation, POB 4523, 61045 Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Judaica Thematic Society (–)
      Contact: Gary Goodman
  3. Organisations no longer in operation
    • Europe & The Middle East
      • Schweizerischer Verein der Israel-Philatelisten (SVIPh) (1963–2007)
      • Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Israel (1959–1999)
      • Society of the Postal History of Eretz-Israel(1979–2011)
      • Freunde der israelschen Briefmarke, Austria (1980s)
      • The Lebanese Philatelists Syndicate (–1958–)
      • Israel Philatelic Society (?), Westberlin (1950s)
        later affiliated to BArGe Israel; founder: Lotte Badrian
      • Amicale Philatélique France-Israël (APFI) (1969–2006?)
        Website (not updated since 2006). 111 members (2002), 75 members (2004).
        President: Charles Finel (1996–2006?) [5 Rue Raffet 75016 Paris]; past presidents: Jean Kohn (1970–1984), Raphaël Livnat (1984–1987), Etienne Mantoux (1988–1993), Gérard Theodore (1994–1995).
        Journal: Bulletin (2 p.a., from 1985, reached no. 43 in 2006), and internal newsletter Circulaire d’Information (2 p.a., from 1996).
    • The Americas
      • Israel-Palestine Philatelic Society of America (IPPSA) (1948–)
        Journal: IPPSA Bulletin; IPPSA Newsletter, quarterly (1948–), editor: Burton S. Adlerblum (1962)
        Presidents: Fred F. Blau (1967)
      • The World Congress of Israel, Holy Land and Judaica Philatelic Societies (1967–)
        Founded as an umbrella organisation. Irregular newsletter.
        Secretary: Irwin Girer (1967)
      • Canadian Israel Philatelic Association
        later: Canadian Association For Israel Philately (–1956–)
        President: A. Ben-David (1969)
        Journal: CAFIP Bulletin, editors: Sidney Antony, D. Urstein (1969), Zeeve Drach (1979)
      • Turkish & Ottoman Philatelic Society (TOPS) (1979–2000)
      • Holy Land Revenues Study Group (1976–, now part of SIP)
        Coordinator: Charles F. Mandell (1977)
      • 1948 Transitional Period Study Group (1982–)
        Coordinator: S. Banchik, N.Y.
    • Israel
      • Israel Postal History Society (1957–)
        Founder president: F.W. Pollack
      • Haifa Philatelic Society (Haifa Philatelic Society Study Circle) (–1948–)
        11 Belazel St, Haifa Haadr (135 members in 1950)
        Journal: Haifa Philatelic Society Study Circle Magazine (irregular, 1948–1950)
      • Israel Study Circle (–1948–)
        POB 977, Haifa (90 members in 1950)
      • Jerusalem Philatelic Society (–1950–)
        POB 281,Jerusalem (80 members in 1950)
      • Tel Aviv Philatelic Society (pre1950–)
        3 Nathan Strauss Str, Tel-Aviv (250 members in 1950)
      • Israel Philatelic Club (–1950–)
        23 Nachum St., Tel-Aviv (160 members in 1950)
      • Holy Land Revenue Study Group (1983)
        From 1987: Judaica and Israel Revenue Study Group; 1988: Holy Land Locals & Judaica.
        Contact: P.O.Box 14143, 61141 Tel Aviv and P.O.Box 11470, 61113 Tel Aviv (apparently a commercial trade company)
      • Israel Philatelic Exhange Club (1952–1954?)
        POB 2626, Tel Aviv. President: Isidor Simon, Vice-President: J. Jezierski, Secretray & Treasurer: Francis L. Taus. (854 members in 1954)
        Journal: The Israel Philatelist (nos. 1– 4, more?)
      • Union of Philatelic Societies in Israel (FSPI) (1950–)
        Journals: Habulai Haivri (–1958, editor: S. Schmulewitz); Bula'ut b'Yisra'eil (1958–, editor: F.W. Pollack)
    • South Africa
      • South African Society of Israel Philately (1956–)
        Chairman: Leo Buchen.
      • Cape Society of Palestine-Israel Philately (CASPIP) (1962–?)
        as CASPIP Study Group now part of SIP.
        Monthly (?) newsletter SIP Bulletin (1962–); editors: X. Piat, A. Kaplan, I. Aubrey Miller, J. Markman (1969).
        Presidents: O. Abrahamson (1962), J. Galloon (1963–1965), M. Peisach (1966–1968, 1976–1978), X. Piat (1971–1973), M. Galp (1974–1975).
    • Judaica
      • Chug Judaica (1958–)
      • Judaica Associates (1960–1975?)
        Journal: Judaica Post: The Journal of Philatelic Judaica, editor (1962): Eli Grad
      • Holy Land Judaica Association (1975–)
        Journal: Judaica Post: The Journal of Philatelic Judaica, Toronto; editor: Eli Grad, Arieh Ben David (1977?)
      • Judaica Philatelic Historical Society (–1973–).
        Editor: Irwin Girer.
        Journal: Judaica Philatelic Journal
      • The Judaica Philatelic Society (1981–2010)
        Chairman (1981): Freddie Knoller
        Journal: Judaica Philatelic Journal (later: The Judaica Collector and Israel-Judaica Collector)
      • The Israel Judaica Association (–)
        Contact: POB 21224, 61620 Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel.: +036054054
      • Jan Bart Judaica Study Group (–1979–)
        (part of Canadian Association For Israel Philately)
  4. Journals and magazines (not associated to any society) no longer in operation
    • The Holy Land Philatelist (1954–1961)
      82 issues, editor: F.W. Pollack
    • The Holy Land And Middle East Philatelic Magazine (1957–1959)
      Title from May 1957: Thamep Magazine
      17 issues (January 1957–January 1959), editor: E.H. Moshi (Mosden Stamp Company, London)
    • From The Tower Of David (1978–1987?)
      4 issues p.a., editor: David Dorfman
    • The Arab World Philatelist (1978–1982)
      6 issues, editor: R. Howard Courtney
    • Journal of Arabian Philately (1972)
      2 issues, editor: Mervin L. Chaplin (Chaplin Editorial Services, Sidney, Ohio)
    • Ossef Habulim The Stamp Collector Der Sammler (1950–?)
      Editor: Hugo Kolár (Kolár's International Correspondence & Exchange-Organisation), texts in English & German.
  5. Websites, Journals & Miscelleanea
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The Holyland Philatelic Society
(formerly The British Association Of Palestine-Israel Philatelists)

Established: 27.04.1952
Membership: ca. 70
1952: 65, 1953: 95, 1965: 120 or 300 (?), 1968: 272, 1969: 304, 1986: 279 (?), 1987: 283 (?), 2001: 101, 2015: 60–70
Subscription: £12.00 p.a., £22.00 for two years
1952–1954: 10s 6d, 1954–1958: 15s, 1958-1965: 20s, 1966–1968: £1 7s 6d, ..., 1977: £3, 1978–1979: £4, 1980–1981: £5, 1982–1988: £8, 1989–2009: £10.
Officers: Alan Tunkel (President, Treasurer, Membership Secretary), Adrian Andrusier and Victor Denis Vandervelde (Vice-Presidents), David K. Smith (Secretary)
Past presidents: Dr. Herman H. Hirst (1952–1970), Benjamin A. Remington (1971–1974), Maxwell Seshold (1975–1976), Ralph Norgate (1977–1978), Victor D. Vandervelde (1979–1981), Julius Fletcher (1981–1984), Zeev B. Galibov (1984–1986), Michael M. Sacher (1986), Ralph Norgate (1987–1988), Zeev B. Galibov (1988–1994), Joseph Hackmey (1994–2002), Alan Tyler (2002–2004), John D. Shaw (2005–2006).
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  • President
    • Dr. H.H. Hirst — 1 (1952)–67 (1970)
    • B.A. Remington — 68 (1971)–81 (1974)
    • Dr. H.H. Hirst (Hon.) — 69 (1971)–138 (1994)
    • M. Seshold — 82 (1975)–86 (1676)
    • R. Norgate — 87 (1977)–92 (1978), 115 (1987)–119 (1988)
    • V.D. Vandervelde — 93 (1979)–98 (1981)
    • J. Fletcher — 99 (1981)–107 (1984)
    • Z.B. Galibov — 108 (1984)–113 (1986), 120 (1988)–138 (1994)
    • M.M. Sacher — 114 (1986).
    • J. Hackmey (Hon.) — 139 (1994)–151 (2002)
    • A. Tyler (Hon.) — 152 (2003)–153 (2004)
    • J.D. Shaw (Hon.) — 154 (2005).
    • A. Tunkel (Hon.) — 155 (2007)–
  • Vice-President
    • S. Denfield (Hon.) — 1 (1952)–81 (1974)
    • H.J. Posner — 1 (1952)–64 (1970)
    • Rev. M. Wilkinson — 5 (1953)–28 (1959)
    • E.J. Sooley (Hon.) — 9 (1954)–59/60(1968)
    • S.N. Shure (Hon.) — 9 (1954)–81 (1974)
    • H.M.N. O'Leary — 29 (1959)–63 (1969)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky (Hon.) — 29 (1959)–40 (1962)
    • S.Y. Harwich (Hon.) — 44 (1963)–115 (1987)
    • B.A. Remington — 65 (1970)–67 (1970)
    • R. Norgate — 68 (1971)–86 (1976), 108 (1984)–113 (1986)
    • M. Seshold — 68 (1971)–81 (1974)
    • R.A. Topley — 82 (1975)–90 (1978)
    • N. Gladstone — 87 (1977)–98 (1981)
    • V.D. Vandervelde — 91 (1978)–92 (1978), 139 (1994)–
    • J.W. Swinnerton — 93 (1979)–98 (1981)
    • N. Gladstone (Hon.) — 99 (1981)–115 (1987)
    • Z.B. Galibov — 99 (1981)–107 (1984), 114 (1986)–119 (1988)
    • S.A. Reading — 99 (1981)–107 (1984)
    • R.A. Topley (Hon.) — 103 (1982)–115 (1987)
    • Dr. W.Y. Loebl — 108 (1984)–113 (1986)
    • A. Andrusier — 114 (1986)–
  • Secretary
    • S. Denfield — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • P. Mead — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • P. Mead (Mrs.) — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • S.Y. Harwich — 5 (1953)–31 (1960)
    • B.A. Remington — 5 (1953)–31 (1960)
    • S.Y. Harwich (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–38 (1962)
    • B.A. Remington (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–56 (1967)
    • M. Seshold (Hon.) — 39 (1962)–77 (1973)
    • N. Gladstone (Hon.) — 57 (1967)–86 (1976)
    • M. Genis (Hon.) — 87 (1977)–138 (1994)
    • M. Davies (Hon.) — 139 (1994)–145 (1998)
    • T.S. Curzon (Hon.) — 146 (1999)–151 (2002)
    • Dr. J.O. Baum (Hon.) — 152 (2003)–153 (2003)
    • Dr. D.K. Smith (Hon.) — 154 (2005)–
  • Treasurer
    • E.J. Sooley — 1 (1952)–8 (1954)
    • G.B. Seshold — 9 (1954)–31 (1960)
    • G.B. Seshold (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–58 (1968)
    • R.A. Topley (Hon.) — 59 (1968)–83 (1975)
    • J.D. Shaw (Hon.) — 84 (1976)–138 (1994)
    • M. Lipczer (Hon.) — 139 (1994)–142 (1995)
    • A. Tyler (Hon.) — 143 (1996)–151 (2002)
    • A. Tunkel (Hon.) — 152 (2003)–
  • Membership Secretary
    • J.W. Swinnerton — 78 (1974)–111 (1985)
    • E.B. Swinhoe (Corresp.) — 108 (1984)–111 (1985)
    • N. Gladstone — 114 (1986)–132 (1992)
    • A. Tyler — ?? –150 (2002)–151 (2002)
  • Editor
    • A.S. Templeman (Hon.) — 1 (1952)–12 (1955)
    • A.C. Crew (Asst.) — 10 (1954)–13 (1955)
    • [editorial board only] — (1955–1980)
    • N.J. Collins — 97 (1980)–113 (1986)
    • Dr. W.Y. Loebl (Hon.) — 114 (1986)–135 (1992)
    • I. Barak (Hon.) — 136 (1993)–142 (1995)
    • Dr. J.O. Baum (Hon.) — 143 (1996)–144 (1997)
    • V.D. Vandervelde (Hon.) — 145 (1998).
    • M.L. Wisker (Mrs.) (Hon.) — 146 (1999)–153 (2003)
    • [editorial board only] — (2003–)
  • Editorial Board (* = de-facto editor)
    • Dr. H.H. Hirst — 5 (1953)–8 (1954), 12 (1955)–35 (1961), 39 (1962)–73 (1972)
    • Rev. M. Wilkinson — 5 (1953)–11 (1954)
    • A.C. Crew — 10 (1954)–20(1957)
    • *A.S. Templeman — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky — 18 (1956)–35 (1961), 39 (1962)–40(1962)
    • *B.A. Remington — 36 (1961)–96 (1980)
    • A.S. Baum — 39 (1962)–96 (1980)
    • Dr. E.S. Halberstadt — 39 (1962)–48 (1965)
    • V. Stansfield — 39 (1962)–62 (1968)
    • E.C. Sterne — 49 (1965)–76 (1973), 86 (1976)–94 (1979)
    • H.J. Posner — 61 (1969)–64 (1970)
    • N. Gladstone — 74 (1972)–96 (1980)
    • R.D. Berrington — 86 (1976)–96 (1980)
    • B.A. Remington — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • R. Norgate — 114 (1986)–120 (1988)
    • J. Firebrace — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • Dr. J.O. Baum — 154 (2005).
    • V.D. Vandervelde — 154 (2005)–164 (2011)
    • M.L. Wisker (Mrs.) — 154 (2005).
    • Dr. D.K. Smith — 155 (2007)
  • Committee
    • G.L. Barron — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • E.H. Moshi — 1 (1952)–35 (1961)
    • S.Y. Harwich — 1 (1952)–4 (1953), 39 (1962)–45 (1964)
    • H.M.N. O'Leary — 1 (1952)–29 (1959), 39 (1962)–56 (1967)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky — 1 (1952)–29 (1959), 39 (1962)–40 (1962)
    • W.L. Strauss — 1 (1952)–60 (1968)
    • J.M. Lees — 1 (1952)–38 (1962)
    • Rev. M. Wilkinson — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • S.L. Hands — 5 (1953)– 12 (1955)
    • A. Jacobs — 5 (1953)–9 (1954)
    • M. Seshold — 9 (1954)–48 (1965), 88 (1977)–113 (1986)
    • E.J. Sooley — 9 (1954–43 (1963), 49 (1965)–60 (1968)
    • A.C. Crew — 10 (1954)–25 (1958)
    • D.H. Farrow (Ms) — 13 (1955)–20 (1957)
    • J.G. Holmes — 13 (1955)–47 (1965)
    • A. Bromberg — 13 (1955)–43 (1963)
    • L.E. Nice — 17 (1956)–60 (1968)
    • A.S. Baum — 26 (1958)–98 (1981)
    • V. Stansfield — 26 (1958)–60 (1968)
    • W.E. Holt — 29 (1959)–35 (1961), 39 (1962)–60 (1968)
    • A. Leigh — 44 (1963)–77 (1973)
    • R.A. Topley — 44 (1963)–60 (1968), 91 (1978)–94 (1979)
    • R. Norgate — 49 (1965)–67 (1970), 95 (1979)–98 (1981), 105 (1683)–107 (1984)
    • J.W. Swinnerton — 49 (1965)–77 (1973), 82 (1975)–87 (1977), 99 (1981)–113 (1986)
    • N. Gladstone — 53 (1966)–56 (1967)
    • B.A. Remington — 57 (1967)–64 (1970), 82 (1975)–103 (1982), 108 (1984)–113 (1986)
    • J. Saville — 57 (1967)–87 (1977)
    • N. Dykierman — 61 (1969)–104 (1983)
    • L. Jacobs — 61 (1969)–87 (1977)
    • A. Perry — 61 (1969)–64 (1970)
    • G.B. Seshold — 61 (1969)–104 (1983)
    • V.D. Vandervelde — 65 (1970)–90 (1978), 99 (1981)–107 (1984)
    • M.R. Green — 65 (1970)–77 (1973)
    • J. Fletcher — 72 (1972)–98 (1981), 108 (1984)–138 (1994)
    • M. Mandel — 73 (1972)–90 (1978)
    • K. Topley (Mrs.) — 77 (1973)–94 (1979)
    • R.D. Berrington — 88 (1977)–113 (1986)
    • Z.B. Galibov — 88 (1977)–98 (1981)
    • Z.W. Gluckman — 91 (1978)–98 (1981)
    • E.B. Swinhoe — 91 (1978)–111 (1985)
    • M. Starr — 95 (1979)–103 (1982)
    • S.A. Reading — 96 (1980)–98 (1981), 108 (1984)–113 (1986)
    • A. Andrusier — 99 (1981)–113 (1986)
    • J. Firebrace — 105 (1983)–113 (1986)
    • M. Davies — 105 (1983)–138 (1994), 151 (2002)–
    • J. Teller — 106 (1983)–135 (1992), 139 (1994)–149 (2000), 1
    • M.M. Sacher — 108 (1984)–113 (1986)
    • M. Genis (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • N. Gladstone (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–132 (1992)
    • J.D. Shaw (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • Dr. W.Y. Loebl (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–135 (1992)
    • B.A. Remington (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • J. Firebrace (ex off.) — 114 (1986)–138 (1994)
    • R. Norgate (ex off.) — 114 (1986).
    • Z. Alexander — 117 (1987)–138 (1994)
    • N. Hargreaves (Mrs.) — 123 (1989)–135 (1992)
    • M. Lipczer — 123 (1989)–124 (1989)
    • M. Lipczer (ex off.) — 125 (1989)–142 (1995)
    • S. Dajani (Mrs.) — 125 (1989)–132 (1992)
    • E. Leeb (ex off.) — 125 (1989)–138 (1994)
    • I. Barak (ex off.) — 136 (1993)–142 (1995)
    • M. Davies (ex off.) — 139 (1994)–145 (1998)
    • J. Fletcher (ex off.) — 139 (1994)–153 (2004)
    • Z.B. Galibov — 139 (1994)–
    • M. Genis — 139 (1994)–160 (2010)
    • J.D. Shaw — 139 (1994)–153 (2004), 157 (2008)–
    • T.S. Curzon — 143 (1996)–145 (1998)
    • A. Tyler (ex off.) — 143 (1996)–151 (2002)
    • Dr. J.O. Baum (ex off.) — 143 (1996)–144 (1997), 152 (2003)–153 (2003)
    • T.S. Curzon (ex off.) — 146 (1999)–151 (2002)
    • M.L. Wisker (Mrs.) (ex off.) — 146 (1999)–154 (2005), 157 (2008)–160 (2010)
    • A. Tunkel (ex off.) — 152 (2003)–153 (2004)
    • J. Teller (ex off.) — 152 (2003)–
    • Dr. D.K. Smith (ex off.) — 153 (2004)–
    • A. Tyler — 154 (2005)–
  • Exchange Secretary
    • H.J. Posner — 1 (1952)–4 (1953)
    • A. Bromberg — 5 (1953)–12 (1955)
    • L.E. Nice — 13 (1955)–16 (1956)
    • J.D. Cooper — 17 (1956)–31 (1960)
    • J.D. Cooper (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–33 (1960)
    • W.E. Holt (Hon.) — 34 (1960)–57 (1967)
    • R. Norgate (Hon.) — 58 (1968)–105 (1983)
    • G.R. Westley (Hon.) — 106 (1983)
  • Research Secretary / Research Co-Ordinator
    • Dr. H.H. Hirst — 1 (1952)–31 (1960)
    • Dr. H.H. Hirst (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–101 (1982)
    • Dr. W.Y. Loebl (Hon.) — 105 (1983)–
    • vacant — (?)
  • Librarian
    • Dr. F. Ekstein — 2 (1952)–9(1954)
    • A. Jacobs — 10 (1954)–31 (1960)
    • A. Jacobs (Hon.) — 32 (1960)–43 (1963)
    • J. Stewart (Hon.) — 44 (1963)–58 (1968)
    • J. Saville — 59 (1968)–71 (1972)
    • M. Mandel — 72 (1972)–90 (1978)
    • M. Genis — 91 (1978)–110 (1985)
    • B.A. Remington (Hon.) — 111 (1985)–124 (1989)
    • M. Lipczer (Hon.) — 125 (1989)–138 (1994)
    • J. Fletcher — 139 (1994)–153 (2004)
  • Chairman, London Study Circle / London Section
    • Rev. M. Wilkinson — 10 (1954)
    • H.M.N. O'Leary — 11 (1954)–56 (1967)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky (Vice) — 11 (1954)–28 (1959)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky — 29 (1959)–40 (1962)
    • B.A. Remington — 49 (1965)–56 (1967), 91 (1978)
    • R. Norgate — 57 (1967)
    • A. Leigh — 57 (1967)–76 (1973)
    • A.S. Baum — 58 (1968)–77 (1973)
    • J. Fletcher (Treas.) — 77 (1973)–90 (1978)
    • M. Seshold — 78 (1974)–90 (1978)
  • Convener, North of England Sectio
    • E.C. Sterne — 17 (1956)–20 (1957)
    • W.E. Holt (Secy) — 21 (1957)
    • W.E. Holt (Hon. Secy) — 22 (1957)–35 (1961)
    • E.C. Sterne (Hon. Secy.) — 36 (1961)–42 (1963)
    • B. Shooman — 43 (1963)–
    • M. Davies (Northern Rep.) — ??–150 (2002)–
  • Chairman, Collector's Advisory Panel & Expert Advisory Section / Export Advisory Panel
    • H.J. Posner — 13 (1955)–64 (1970)
    • M. Seshold (Secy.) — 13 (1955)–110 (1985)
  • Public Relations Committee / Publicity
    • J.G. Holmes — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • M. Seshold — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • W.L. Strauss — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • Carl. R. Catherman (Press officer USA) — 88 (1977)
    • E. Leeb — 125 (1989)–138 (1994)
  • Membership Committee / Membership & Public Relations Committee
    • A.S. Baum — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • J.D. Cooper — 13 (1955)–35 (1961)
    • A.S. Baum — 39 (1962)–43 (1963), 49 (1965)–52 (1966)
    • J.G. Holmes — 39 (1962)–47 (1965)
    • Dr. E. Rachwalsky — 39 (1962)–40 (1962)
    • M. Seshold (Secy) — 44 (1963)–52 (1966)
    • W.L. Strauss — 44 (1963)–52 (1966)
    • J.D. Cooper — 49 (1965)–52 (1966)
  • Backissues
    • R. Norgate — 45 (1964)–64 (1970)
    • V.D. Vandervelde — 65 (1970)–107 (1984)
    • R. Norgate — 108 (1984)–120 (1988)
    • J. Fletcher — 121 (1988)–153 (2004)
    • A. Tunkel — 154 (2005)–
  • Photographic Advisor
    • V. Stansfield (Hon.) — 39 (1962)–63 (1969)
    • M.R. Green — 65 (1970)–85 (1976)
  • Auditors
    • J.G. Holmes — ?–44 (1963)
    • W.L. Strauss — ?–77 (1973)
    • B. Tabaxman — 44 (1963)–76 (1973)
    • A.S. Jolly — 77 (1973)
    • J. Shaw — 77 (1973)–84 (1976)
    • J. Teller — 78 (1974)–98 (1981)??, ?? –150 (2002)– died 2010 (161)
    • R.A. Topley — 85 (1976)–98 (1981)??
  • Advertising Manager
    • A. Andrusier — 114 (1986)–132 (1992)

Journal: The BAPIP Bulletin (ISSN: 0140-2889). 20–30 pages, A4, full colour, English. Published (nominally) twice p.a., Cumulative Index.
Editor: David K. Smith
Past editors: A.S. Templeman (1952–1961), Benjamin A. Remington (1961–1980), Norman J. Collins (1980–1986), Walter Y. Loebl (1986–1992), Isaac Barak (1993–1995), Dr. Jeremy O. Baum (1996–1997), Victor D. Vandervelde (1998), Monica L. Wisker (1999–2003), V.D. Vandervelde/J.O. Baum/M.L. Wisker (2005–2007), V.D. Vandervelde/David K. Smith (2007–2011), D.K. Smith (2012–).
Contacts: David Smith, 25 Matford Ave., Exeter, EX2 4PL, UK
Alan Tunkel, 3 Stone Bldgs., Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3XL, UK
org_SIP (14K)

Society of Israel Philatelists, Inc.
APS Affiliate #105

Established: 1948
Originally "Society of Israel Philatelists New York", other local societies affiliated to S.I.P. from 1962, establishing a US-wide organisation.
Membership: 1,135 (2007), 1,251 (2008: 1,082 US + 169 int.), 1,100 (2009: 923 US + 177 int.), ca. 800 (2015)
Subscription: Digital & printed journal: $50.00 (US), $55.00 (Canada/Mexico), $60.00 (World)
Digital only journal: $30.00
Officers: Edwin G. Kroft (President), Donald A. Chafetz (Vice-President), Zachary Simmons (Vice-President), Becky Dean (Membership Chairman), Howard S. Chapman (Treasurerr), Donald A. Chafetz (Webmaster)
Previous presidents: Michael A. Bass, Howard Rotterdam
Journal: The Israel Philatelist, formerly The Israel-Palestine Philatelist (ISSN: 0161-0074). 60 pages, ca. A4, full colour, English. Published quarterly (until 2014: 40 pages six times p.a.)
Editor: Donald A. Chafetz
Contacts: SIP Website
Edwin G. Kroft (president)
Becky Dean (membership chairman)
Donald A. Chafetz (editor)
org_opal (16K)

The Oriental Philatelic Association of London

Established: 1949
Membership: 269 (2007), 195 (2013)
Subscription: £13 (UK), £15 (World)
Officers: Mehmet Basaran (President), N.N. (Vice-President), Philip Longbottom (Secretary), Martin Lovegrove (Membership Sec. & Webmaster)
Former presidents: J.E.H. Gilbert (1969); Bashkent Orhan (–2009)
Journal: OPAL (ISSN: 0267-8071). 50 pages, A5, English, partly in colour. Published thrice p.a. Index.
Editor: Bill Robertson
Past editors: Kemal Giray (–2008)
Since 1976 an internal newsletter is published at irregular intervals, about twice p.a.
Contacts: OPAL website
Bashkent Orhan
Kemal Giray
Martin Lovegrove
Bill Robertson
org_IGI (20K)

Interessengemeinschaft (IG) Israel,
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft im Verband Philatelistischer Arbeits-
gemeinschaften (VPhA) des Bundes Deutscher Philatelisten (BDPh) e.V.

Established: 1999
Membership: 77 (2007), 80 (2008), 86 (2009), 81 (2010), 83 (2011), 82 (2012), 83 (2013), 73 (2016)
Subscription: €40.00
Officers: Hans-Peter Förster (Vorsitzender), Edmé Klett (2. Vorsitzender, Bibliothek), Dr. Ulf Zahn (Redakteur)
Journal: Israel-Philatelie. 24–32 pages, A4, colour, German. Published thrice p.a.
Editor: Dr. Ulf Zahn
Previous editors: Ludger Tecklenborg (–2009)
(joint journal with Swiss society SVIPh from 1969–2006: Der Israel Philatelist)
Contacts: IGI website
Hans-Peter Förster, Darmstädter Str. 18, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Ulf Zahn
org_AGOS (24K)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osmanisches Reich / Türkei e.V.
im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V.

Established: 8.11.1986
Membership: 115 (2006), 101 (2009), 96 (2010), 90 (2012), 61 (2015), 63 (2016)
Subscription: €45.00 (Germany), €55.00 (outside Germany), BDPh- or FIP-membership necessary (available at €20.00 extra)
Officers: Tom van Es (1. Vorsitzender, Geschäftsführer), Dr. Andreas Birken (2. Vors., Redakteur), Jens Warnecke (Schatzmeister), Tobias Zywietz (Schriftführer, Bibliothekar).
Previous Presidents: Wilhelm Weber (1986–2001, 2010–2014), Peter Schörger (2001–2008), Dr. Adolf Gerlach (2008–2010).
Previous Librarian: Volker Fredebold (198?–2017).
Journal: Türkei-Spiegel. 40 pages, A5, colour, German. Published four times p.a.
Editor: Dr. Andreas Birken.
Contacts: AROS website
Tom van Es (President)
Dr. Andreas Birken (Editor)
Tobias Zywietz (Membership secretary, Librarian)
org_ONEPS (13K)

Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society
APS Affiliate #247

Established: 2000
Membership: 140 (2003), 131 (2009), 122 (2010)
Subscription: $20 (US), $25 (World)
Officers: Robert Stuchell (President), Carl Catherman (Vice-President), Gary Theodore (Treasurer), Rolfe Smith (Secretary), Richard B. Rose (Editor)
Journal: The Levant. English. Published thrice p.a.
Editor: Richard B. Rose
Contacts: ONEPS website
Rolfe Smith
Robert Stuchell
Richard B. Rose
Gary Theodore
org_CFPI (15K)

Cercle Français Philatélique d'Israël

Established: 2004. Former title until 30.12.2004: "Cercle Philatélique France–Israël"
Membership: 25 (2004), 29 (2005), 34 (2006), 38 (2007), 42 (2008), 43 (2009), 47 (2010), 57 (2012), 60 (2013), 61 (2014), 64 (2015), 60 (2016)
Subscription: €25 (France), €30 (EU), €35 (World), €20 ("Doar Ivri" as PDF only)
Officers: Jean-Paul Danon (Président), Christian Abravanel (Sécretaire Général, redacteur-en-chef), Lucien Lumbroso (Vice-Prés., Trésorier).
Previous presidents: Raphaël Livnat (2004–2007)
Journal: Doar Ivri : Revue du C.F.P.I.. French, A4, colour.
Editor: Christian Abravanel
Previous editors: Raphaël Livnat (2004–2007)
Contacts: CFPI Website
Jean-Paul Danon
Christian Abravanel
org_NIP (19K)

Vereniging Nederland-Israel Philatelie

Established: 25.10.1953 or 30.01.1954 as "Stichting Nederland-Israel Philatelie"
Membership: 50 (1954), 160 (2008), 158 (2010), 130 (2017)
Subscription: 24.50€, outside Europe: $40.
Officers: Bart Belonje (President), J.F. Koster–Hup (Secretary), A. Hoekstra (Treasurer).
Former Officers: Founder President: J.C. Schaefer, Treasurer: J.A. Fock, Secretary: N.A. de Groot. Later president: Edo Fuldauer. Former Vice President: G. Landman.
Journal: N.I.P. : orgaan der vereniging Nederland-Israel Philatelie. Dutch. Quarterly, 38 pages. Editor: Bart Belonje.
Previous editors: B.H. Cohen, R. Bronke (1973–1982), J.C. Has (1982–1986), B. Pouderoyen.
Contacts: NIP Website
Bart Belonje, Da Costakade 74, 2802 VS Gouda, Netherlands
J.F. Koster–Hup, Marineblauw 123, 2718 KE Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
org_CEFAI (19K)

Centro Filatélico Argentino Israelí
Afiliado a la Federación Argentina de Entidades Filatelicas
Afiliado a la Asociación de Cronistas Filatélicos Argentinos

Established: 1.11.1977, "restarted" in 1995
Membership: ?
Subscription: ?
Officers: ?
Journal: Newsletter, in Spanish, 8 pages (12 issues, 1985–1989)
Revista CEFAI, in Spanish, 32-48 pages, part colour, 3 p.a. (starting with issue no. 13 in 1995). Editor: Saul Borovich.
Contacts: sample journals, website (no longer existing), website (no longer existing).
E-mail, E-mail, E-mail
IWO, Ayacucho 483, Buenos Aires, Argentina or C.C 1461, C1000WAO Buenos Aires, Argentina
org_sphi (9K)

Society of the Postal History of Eretz-Israel

Established: 1979, successor to local Jerusalem group "Postal History Of Eretz-Israel Study Group" (1977),
dissolved: 2011.
Membership: ?
Subscription: $35.00 (2010)
Officers: Eddy Leibu (Chairman), Zvi Shimony (Vice-Chairman), Zvi Aloni (Secretary), R. Nahum (Treasurer)
Founder chairman: Bernardo Grosser. Chairman from May 1979: Zvi Shimony.
Journal:

Holy Land Postal History. A5, ca. 80 pages, full colour. The journal was notionally published four times p.a., but actually only one "double" issue p.a. was produced for many years. After the society's dissolution the journal was taken on by the Israel Philatelic Federation. First edition: Summer 1979.
Editor: Yehuda Kleiner
Former editors: Emanuel Glassman (1979–), Zvi Shimony (– 2008).

Contacts: Yehuda Kleiner
Zvi Shimony, P.O. Box 10175, 91101 Jerusalem, Israel
Zvi Aloni, 152 Kedem St., Shoam, Israel
Eddy Leibu, P.O. Box 151, 27101 Qiryat Bialik, Israel
B. Kaliner, 36 Harav Berlin St., 92506 Jerusalem, Israel R. Nachum, 4 Moshe Dayan St., 56450 Yahud, Israel
org_SVIPH (11K)

Schweizerischer Verein der Israel-Philatelisten (S.V.I.Ph.)

This society was dissolved in 2007 as the publication of the journal Der Israel-Philatelist was no longer viable after withdrawal of cooperation from the German IG Israel. The 2007 AGM started liquidation of the society and its library.
Established: 8.09.1963, dissolution: 2007
originally founded in 1961 by Walter Mani as regional group "Landesgruppe Schweiz" of German ArGe Israel, membership was 31. It became a completely separate association in August 1963 when 27 members founded the break-away S.V.I.Ph.
Membership: 70 (2006), ca. 300 (1980s), 40 (1963), 119 (1965)
Subscription: 50 sFr. (Switzerland), 60 sFr. (international)
Officers: Edouard Selig (Präsident), Marie-Louise Rütti (Sekretariat), Hugo Grütter (Redaktor)
Past presidents: Walter Mani (1961–); Hans Salzmann (–1984–),Edwin Wehner (–1992–).
Journal: Der Israel-Philatelist. 40 to 50 pages, A5, German. Published three to four times p.a. Editions 1 to 3 as Der Israel-Sammler (26.03.1963–15.08.193); title from no.4 (14.09.1963): Der Israel-Philatelist. Last edition: No. 160 (2006).
Editors: Walter Mani (1963–1987), Hans Salzmann (1988–2004), Hugo Grütter (2004–2006)
From 1965 additional internal society newsletter: Rundschreiben.
"Der Israel-Philatelist" was from no. 26 (1969) to no. 160 (2006) jointly published by S.V.I.Ph. and ArGe Israel.
Contacts: Edouard Selig
Marie-Louise Rütti
Hugo Grütter
org_AGI (6K)

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Israel
im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V.

Established: 8.09.1956 (as "ArGe IX/4 Israel"), dissolved 31.12.1998.
Membership: 1956: 11, 1960: 45, 1961: 116, 192: 188, 1963: 259, 1964: 257, 1965: 339, 1966: 372, 1967: 423, 1968: 465, 1969: 530, 1970: 573, 1971: 589, 1980: 598, 1987: 525, 1990: 470
Subscription: ?
Officers: Ernst Burger (Vorsitzender) (1956–1966), Wolf W. Ising (Vorsitzender) (1966–1999), Heinz Mitzkat (Geschäftsführer) (-1964-), Wolf W. Ising (editor)
Journal: From 1969–1999(?) joint journal with SVIPh Der Israel-Philatelist.
From 1960 irregular monographs as Israel-Berichte für Palästina- und Israel-Briefmarkensammler, from 1967 Israel specialized catalogue as loose-leaf collection.
Newsletter Rundschreiben (1956-1998)
Contacts: Wolf W. Ising, Moordamm 72, 25474 Ellerbek
org_TOPS (34K)

Turkish & Ottoman Philatelic Society
APS Affiliate #109

Established: 1979; dissolved: 2000
In late 1999 TOPS became "inactive" and leading members formed ONEPS.
Membership: ?
Subscription: $20 (USA), $25 (World)
Officers: Presidents: Gary Paiste (1979–1984), Carl Catherman (1984–1987), Max Mayo (1987–1990), Earl Galitz (1990–1992), Gary Paiste (1992–1993), Erkan Esmer (1993–1998), Max Mayo (1999–2000)
Journal: The Tughra Times (ISSN: 1052-8652). English, ca. A4, twice p.a.
Editors: Gary Paiste (1979–1985), George Brown (1985–1988), Charles Makki (1988–1992), Richard Rose (1992–1996), Paul R. Secord (1996–1999)
Contacts:

 

 

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