Lebanon Philately reprint Wed Feb 18, 2009
It is with great sadness that I learned today of the passing away of
Alexander Kaczmarczyk after a long fight with illness.
Many in this group know him as the author of a book on the stamps of
Syria and Lebanon: “The Postal Issues of Syria, Lebanon and the
Alaouites 1919-1945″. He was also the foremost authority on the stamps
and postal history of the Arab Kingdom of Syria. His passing away is a
great loss to middle eastern philately.
I will always remember him as a great friend and a passionate collector
whose friendship and knowledge enriched the lives of those who knew him.
Lebanon Philately reprint Sun Dec 26, 2004
2004 Group Summary :
Good start of the group which was created by Bassem Medawar.
Successful action with APS to take off some forgeries from their store.
Discussions about errors & doubtful material. As expected very active
discussions between members on errors, the AK signature on Beshir
Discussions about pricing cross Quana serie: buyers give low prices &
sellers give high prices. It is normal, no?
2004 Lebanon Issues Summary:
A lot of issues:Mainly the Post Office building, ski issues, cultural
festivals, st georges hospital.
The fiasco of 100LL&300LL of ski issue: different stamps in the serie
with same values. After deciding the retention of these stamps, they
were released short time after.
and we hope that next year stamps will be beautiful & the issues less