Tag Archive for Zaher Kanafani

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?
Zaher Kanafani

In Memoriam Nassib Yassin

Lebanon Philately reprint Sat Oct 22, 2005

With deep sorry, I inform you the death of my father in law, Mr.
Nassib Yassin, one of the most famous and important stamp dealer and
philatelist in Lebanon. The death was on Saturday 22 night. Dafen
(Burying) will be on Sunday noon in Khachikge Mosque. Taaziya
(Condoleances) on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, morning for women and
afternoon for men.
Inna lillah wa inna ilayhe ragihoun
Zaher Kanafani