Tag Archive for independence

Lebanese 2000 issues now issued

Lebanon Philately reprint Mon Apr 16, 2007

It is not only that Escwa stamp was now released on the market value
at its face value after being sold up to $35. Many commemorative
Lebanese issues were available for collectors without being valid for
postage. This means that the stamp was not yet truly issued. They
were like cinderellas. These issues included:
the Escwa stamp
the Arab woman stamp
president Lahhoud sheet of 4 stamps
martry judge sheet
60th anniversary of independence set of 4 and MS
Arab League Summit set of 2
UPU anniversary stamp
Beirut Arab Cultural Capital stamp
Francophonie conference set of 2

Imagine that these stamps were in Libanpost stock not available for
postage. This will yield that these are not trully postage stamps. The
rule is that any stamp must pass through the post, being cancelled,
and available to everyone. Now LibanPost has a variety of postage
stamps to use for franking. At least nice looking stamps not like
those that were used right now.
It would have been better if LibanPost overprinted the released
issues, it would have been a nice philatelic event where collectors
will run fetching old and newer issues, like what happened in the Cana
set of 15, which is considered to be the most valuable set in Lebanon
and recent, imagine!
It has been said that maybe this set or some of its values still are
in LibanPost, but according to several requests asked to them, the
answer was negative. But who knows?
Regards
Zaher Kanafani

2006 Philately Activity

Lebanon Philately reprint Wed Jan 3, 2007

Hi everybody,
a)first of all i wish all the members of this group a happy 2007 year.
b)Only Rafic Hariri set was issued, which was very successful among
collectors. A folder was created by the telecommunication minister
with the stamps issue for the VIPs.
c) We began to enumerate some of the forgery resellers (check for
threads).
d)Unfortunately the activity of the group was slowed down -even
stopped- by the Lebanon summer events.
e)Unfortunately we continued to have the fantasy bechir and
independance folders on ebay; among with artificial Souvenir Sheets
FDCs and forged expensive stamps on envelops.

Let’s hope to have a good 2007 philatelic year.
Regards from Paris
Elie