• 1953 COVER ISRAEL BM6233

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $45.00
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    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL#15 W/ TAB REGISTERED ON COVER CACHET BM4290

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $99.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ZEPPELIN FLIGHT CARD EGYPT TO GERMANY BR7802

    WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $325.00
    $7.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL#87 W/ TAB FDC CACHET BM4319

    Foreign orders. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $50.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #311-316 NH SET BM4142

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Foreign orders. Mint = With original gum. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $31.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL#28-30 ON ONE COVER FDC CACHET BM4293

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $75.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL#16 FDC CACHET REGISTERED UNIQUE BM4292

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $75.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #415-422 NH SET BM4122

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Foreign orders. Mint = With original gum. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $33.70
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL#70-71 W/ TABS FDC CACHET REGISTERED BM4320

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $50.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #317-20 BLOCK OF 4 BM4148

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $98.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL COLLECTN ON HINGELESS BINDER; 1948-1970 MOSTLY NH, VERY CLN W/TABS HV51

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $1,799.00
    $5.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL #1-6 W/ TABS VF+ OG NH #3 W/SM PIN HOLE BM8356

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Foreign orders. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $175.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • EGYPT #44 PAIR ON MULTICOLORED NEW THERMAL SULPHUR BATH POSTCARD BS1340

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Mint = With original gum. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $50.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ISRAEL #17-22 W/ TABS; VF+ OG LH CV $75 BM8353

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $65.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #311-316 BLOCK OF 4 BM4147

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $124.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #384-389 BLOCK OF 4 BM4150

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $98.20
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #341-346 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4135

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $30.15
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #347-353 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4369

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $29.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #405-410 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4125

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $29.55
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #454-9 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4127

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $34.25
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • EGYPT #29 (2x) ON "PYRAMID EGYPT" POSTCARD TO NEW YORK, USA MARCH 26,1902 BS215

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Mint = With original gum. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $75.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #905 INSECT SHEETS BM4214

    Mint = With original gum. Foreign orders. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $40.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #267-274 BLOCK OF 4 BM4371

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $99.00
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #323-30 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4131

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $46.25
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #411-414 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4124

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $24.75
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #384-389 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4128

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $24.55
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #378-383 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4133

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $24.35
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left!
  • QATAR #390-395 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4126

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $24.80
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left!
  • QATAR #290-298 COMPLETE SET BM4162

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Foreign orders. Mint = With original gum. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $250.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left!
  • QATAR #317-320 NH SET BM4132

    OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Foreign orders. Mint = With original gum. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $24.50
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #303-310 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4144

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $22.35
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #372-377 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4143

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $19.55
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #299-302 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4368

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $15.85
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #166-71 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4141

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $20.45
    $1.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #372-377 1974 HUMAN RIGHTS SINGLE SET BS5766

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity .
    $20.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left!
  • QATAR #378-383 BLOCKS NH BM4145

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Foreign orders. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $97.40
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #390-395 BLOCKS NH BM4151

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks Foreign orders. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $99.20
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #290-298 (9) DIFFERENT BLOCKS OF 4 1972 SHIEK AL THANI HV9638

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $750.00
    $7.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #347-353 BLOCK OF 4 BM4370

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $116.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #341-346 BLOCK OF 4 BM4140

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $120.60
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #275-278 BLOCKS OF 4 1971 INDEPENDENCE BT2309

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $100.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #372-377 BLOCK OF 4 BM4146

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $78.20
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #881-891 POSTAGE STAMPS SET BM4123

    Unused = Stamp without any gum or regummed. Single Stamps & Small Blocks OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $54.55
    $2.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • QATAR #405-410 1974 UNITED NATIONS DAY MARGIN BLOCKS OF SIX BS5772

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $199.00
    $5.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #26-36 COMPLETE SET OF 11 -- VF+ OG LH -- BQ2049

    WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity.
    $99.00
    $3.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #399-404 BLOCKS OF 4 1974 3RD ANNIVERSARY INDEPENDENCE BT2308

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $120.00
    $5.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #415-422 BLOCKS OF 4 1974 QATAR SCENES BT2313

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $130.00
    $5.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • QATAR #366-371 BLOCKS OF 4 1973 UNITED NATIONS DAY BT2314

    Single Stamps & Small Blocks WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAR AND DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS. Conditions of sale Obtaining Certificates of Authenticity OFFICE PHONE: (201) 262-5220 CELL PHONE (201)-981-5181.
    $120.00
    $5.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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What Are the Basics of Middle Eastern Stamp Collecting?

The Middle East is an interesting theme for a stamp collection and includes countries like Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, and Lebanon. The available stamps range from modern, inexpensive stamps available in bulk quantities to very rare stamps dating back to the introduction of the postal service in the associated country. Before committing to expensive purchases, new collectors should conduct some research to determine the values of different stamps as well as learn about stamp collecting terminology, such as "hinged," "unhinged," and "block" stamps.

What Is a Hinged Stamp?

Stamp hinges are small, rectangular pieces of glassine paper, a special semi-transparent paper that is moderately resistant to air and moisture. The hinges usually have gum on one side that allows collectors to mount stamps on album pages. When the hinges are dry, it is possible to remove the stamp, leaving only a small trace of the hinge. An "unhinged" stamp has no traces of a hinge but may not have the original gum either, while a "never hinged" or "NH" stamp has never had a hinge affixed to it and usually still has the original gum.

What Are Stamp Blocks?

Stamp blocks are groups of stamps joined along perforated edges. Most commonly, a block comprises four stamps in a rectangular or square formation, although different configurations are available, including those with more stamps. Some blocks still have the gutter affixed, which is a small piece of selvedge that may contain a plate number. Blocks with gutters are very desirable as collectibles.

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