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About Us

This site is organized by balkanphila.com. Company founded by Kemal Giray and Dragoljub Jovanovic. Being a dealers for over 25 years, we can be at your side as you build your collection to give you the benefit of our comprehensive dealing experience.

Principal aim of the company is to create an environment for the collectors of Ottoman Empire, Balkans, Russia and Middle East to acquire materials of their collecting area. Although our main dealing area is Stamps and Postal History other related materials such as postcards, ephemara, books, coins etc. offered as well.

The full stock is also viewable by appointment in London. We also sporadically list items on ebay under our user names 'wwwbalkanphila' and 'balkans'. We are individually or jointly members of various organizations.

Kemal Giray is a member of:

AIJP – International Association of Philatelic Journalists

RPSL – Royal Philatelic Society of London

ONEPS - Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society

OPAL – Oriental Philatelic Association of London

GBOS - G.B. Overprints Society

CSS - Cyprus Study Circle

IFD – Istanbul Philatelic Association

ONS - Oriental Numismatic Society 

Dragoljub Jovanovic is a member of:

APS - American Philatelic Society

APS Translating Commitee

Disinfected Mail Study Group

The Yugoslavis Study Group 

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GRADINGS for STAMPS

MNH or NHM or u/m = Mint never hinged, free from any disturbance

MLH or Mint = Lightly hinged mint with full gum

Unused        = No gum

o.g.             = Original gum