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Titulli: Historia e filatelisë shqiptare (kopertinë e trashë)
Origjinali: Historia e filatelisë shqiptare
Gjinia: Koleksion
Autori: Thimi Nika
Shtëpia botuese: MediaPrint
Viti: 2013
Fq. 418
Pesha: 1.175 kg
ISBN: 978-9928-08-114-8


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"STAMPS and POSTAL HISTORY of ALBANIA" 

Author Thimi Nika


Written in Albanian



CHAPTER I


 


BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS ON ALBANIAN POSTS AND STAMPS


 This chapter includes two subchapters:


 -         Foreign bibliographic sources


(This subchapter provides useful information, as well as my considerations, on the books of John S. Phipps, Friedrich Wallisch, Helmut Schappah, on the philatelic magazine “The Scanderbeg”, and other reviews written by other foreign authors in relation to Albanian post and stamps.)


-         Post and philately topics addressed by Albanian authors


(This subchapter provides information on what has been written on the subject matter of Albanian posts and stamps from Albanian authors up).


 


CHAPTER II


POSTS AND STAMPS IN ALBANIA BEFORE THE INDIPENDENCE

 This chapter is dedicated to the time period during which Albania was still part of the Ottoman Empire. It deals with the:


 -                       Ottoman posts and seals


-                       Austrian and Italian post service in Albania


-                       Serb, Montenegrin and Greek post service in Albania


 It includes also a subchapter titled “An enigmatic emission: Modiano’s stamps”, which in fact has been produced in 1912, but was not put in circulation.


 


 CHAPTER III


 THE BEGINNING OF THE HISTORY OF ALBANIAN POST OFFICE AND STAMPS


 


This chapter focuses on the period 1912-1914 and deals with the Albanian postal service and the emissions of stamps issued by the government of Ismail Qemali and that of “Middle Albania”, or otherwise called, the government of “Esat Pashë Toptani”. The third chapter includes the following subchapters:


-         The first Albanian national stamp;


-         The second stamp seal;


-         The third emission, the most interesting and diverse emission in the Albanian collection;


-         The fourth emission, or the “weird stamps”;


-         The first anniversary of independence in a philatelic emission;


-         Series of stamps with Scanderbeg’s portrait;


-         Emission with overprint of March 7, 1914;


-         The use of seals in postal service instead of stamps;


-         The Post Offices of the Government of Esat Pashë Toptani and the stamps “TARABOSH 1913”


 


CHAPTER IV


 THE POST OFFICES AND STAMPS IN THE BEGINNING, DURING AND AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1939)


 


The post office and stamps in Vlora, 16-31 October 1914


 A mosaic of stamps during the Greek invasion of South Albania (1914-1916)


 The post office and three emissions of Himara


 The emission “Gjirokastra” on ottoman stamps


 Two stamp emissions put in circulation in Korca


 The post office of Erseka and its stamps


 The post office of Voskopoja and its stamps


 Two overprints with typographic alignment and carvings


 Seals in the post service during the Greek invasion


 The emission “The raising of the national flag-Shkodër 1914”


 Philatelic rarity: seal stamps during the period 1914-1920


 Emission of the International Control Committee


 The seal stamp of Tepelena


 The seal stamp of Berat


 The seal stamp of “Financial Office in Elbasan”


 RECU: 25. C.P.T.


 Military posts in Albania


 Austrian military posts


 Italian military posts


 French, English and Serb military posts


 The post office and stamps of the autonomous region of Korça


 Telegraphic stamps of Vlora


 Albanian panorama by the end of the First World War


 The post office and post emissions of the government of Durrës


 The post office in Shkodër and emissions with overprint on austro-hungarian fiscal stamps


 The series “Shkodër 1919”


 The image of Albania after the Congress of Lushnja


 The stamps “SELF-GOVERNMENT OF MIRDITA” 1921


 The post emissions of 1920-1924


 The stamps produced in Vienna


 Emissions in favor of the Red Cross


 Philatelic emissions of 1925-1928


 Commemorating the day of proclamation of the Republic


 Stamps for the air mail service printed in Berlin


 Ahmet Zogu’s portrait in stamps


 The laurel wreath on Ahmet Zogu’s portrait


 10 years of kingdom-15 philatelic emissions


 Three emissions with overprints on stamps of 1927


 An emission with overprint on overprint


 “LONG LIVE THE KING” (emission dedicated to the 34-th anniversary of Ahmet Zogu)


 Overprint of postcards and envelopes with stamps


 New emissions printed in Rome


 Tax stamps


 Air mail post service and its stamps during the monarchy


 Envelopes circulated in “Zeppelin”


 The emission “1924-24 December 1934”


 Commemorative stamps on the 25th anniversary of independence


 The marriage of Zog in a philatelic emission


 “10 years of kingdom”


 An emission that was not emitted


 


 CHAPTER V


 ITALIAN AND GERMAN OCCUPATION (1939-1944) AND THE IMPACT ON ALBANIAN POSTS AND STAMPS


 The Albanian post office and stamp emissions during the Italian occupation period


 The emission “The Constitutional Meeting 12-IV-1939 XVII”


 Italian stamps with overprint for use in Albania


 “A new emission of ordinary post stamps”


 The first stamp with signs of liktori


 The air mail post service and the stamps produced only for this purpose


 Two stamps of the post “Ekspres”


 Tax stamps


 The series for the third anniversary of “the union of the two kingdoms” (of Albania and Italy)


 The emission with the overprint “1 Qind”


 Stamps of “beneficence purpose”


 Stamps with partisan symbols (?!)


 The Italian-Greek war and its consequences on Albanian post service


 The Albanian post and philatelic emissions during the German occupation period


 The emission with overprint “14 September 1943”


 Variations in the emission with overprint “14 September 1943”


 Abusive overprint with “14 September 1943”


 The series with overtax for the ones in misfortune due to the war


 Emission that were not emitted


 Post and telegraphic censorship during the Italian and German occupation period


 


CHAPTER VI


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALBANIAN POSTS AND STAMPS AFTER THE LIBERATION (1945-1990)


Isolation, empiricism and stamps with overprint


Broadening of the philatelic emissions themes


Political pressure on philately


Scanderbeg on Albanian philately


Censured correspondence in prisons


Philatelic rarity


 


CHAPTER VII


ALBANIAN POSTS AND STAMPS AFTER 1990


This chapter has a subchapter, which describes the theme of Albanian posts and stamps in philatelic documents of the Council of Europe.


 


CHAPTER VIII


ARTISTIC LANGUAGE OF ALBANIAN STAMPS


The subject matter of this chapter is completely special and has never been touched upon by anyone.


The book contains also a big number of color illustrations that all together, form an album of great philatelic value.


The last part of the book contains the:


-         Name indicators

-         Historic sources and literature;

* * *


Author’s CV


Thimi Nika


Thimi Nika was born on February 11, 1949. In July 1970 he completed the university studies in the Faculty of Political and Juridical Sciences of the University of Tirana.


During the time period 1971-1988 he worked as a journalist in the newspaper “Zëri i Popullit”.


In 1989 he was appointed director of Radio Tirana until 1993. Following that, he became executive director of the publishing house “Voskopoja”, and director of the magazine “Afër dhe larg”, published by the latter.


In 1995-1996 he was the editor in chief of the newspapers “Alternativa SD” and “Poli i Qendrës”.


Since1997, he has been working in the National Institute of the Diaspora in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, where for nine consecutive years (September 1997 – August 2006) has been holding the position of the director of this institute.


Thimi Nika is a “Doctor of Sciences” and also a “Docent”.


He is a collector in various fields: he collects post stamps and Albanian post history, envelopes FDC and Albanian cart maximums; he collects paintings; he collects also Albanian coins and bills and also Albanian postcards and photos.


Being at the same time a researcher in philatelic studies, Mr Nika is currently the editor in chief of the magazine “The collector”, published by the Albanian Collectors Federation.


For a long time now, he is a member of the State Stamp Commission.


Thimi Nika is the author of two other books.



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