Persiphila: Iran Classic Philatelic Reference (Volume 1 – Qajar Dynasty) was awarded the Grand Award and gold medal at the National Philatelic Exhibitions of Washington D.C. among more than 30 entries.
This is the first Grand Award granted to an Iranian Philatelic literature.
Lions of Iran – 5th edition, received a silver medal.
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In my sudden interest in philatelic, I wanted to find something fun for PPGG. Guess what the result is!
In philately, an invert error occurs when part of a postage stamp is printed upside-down! The Inverted Swan, a 4-pence blue postage issued in 1855 by Western Australia, is the world’s first invert error! I didn’t find any picture, but I guess this is the story behind these coins.
Iran Gallery: “From Maku in the northwest through Tehran and on to Esfahan, Shiraz and Yazd in the south the viewer is taken on a journey through a landscape traversed by nomads and alive with memories of Alexander the Great.”
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
The 1935 series of Iran’s development stamps:
The IPSC Philatelic Guide to Iran
Iran Philatelic Study Circle
Iran Post Co
Stamp Master – Iran
Tambr- Persian/Iranian Stamps
Iranian Stamps and Postcards
StampCat, stamp organizer software, free download