Persiphila is the online place for those interested in Iran Classic Philatelic.
Among other interesing information you can find about:
Iran’s First Stamp
Iran Specialty Album Pages including commemorative issues.
Studies of Philatelic forgeries of Iran, also pages about stamps of other Middle Eastern countries
Mehrdad Sadri, born 1952, has a BS degree in Chemistry from the National University of Iran and MS degree in organic chemistry from the California State Polytechnic University. He has started collecting Iranian stamps from the age of 8.
“To help saving the diminishing popularity of the Iranian philately, I have decided to get involved more seriously by discussing and writing articles explaining various Iranian forgeries and how to detect and distinguish them. I have conducted several seminars by invitation from the Iranian Philatelic Study Circle and other societies and have published my works and studies in several books, papers, and articles … Also I have tried to publicize the Iranian philately through my website which I am hoping to expand it furthermore.” Notes on the Experts
See also Lions of Iran, an extensive study of the 1865-1878 lion issues of Iran including Paris Reprints and varieties of forgeries