THE ARAB WORLD PHILATELIST
This journal was published beween 1978 – 1982, Thirty years ago this year I published the Premier Volume of my ARAB WORLD PHILATELIST.
It was not until I started to write this introduction that I checked the date and found that it had been back in 1978 that I decided to try publishing something that would fill a void that existed at that time.
Until Mervin Chaplin did his JOURNAL OF ARABIAN PHILATELY, that survived for two issues, there weren’t any philatelic publications that covered the whole of the Arab World. A few specific journals were published by highly specialized groups that largely had their base in England and the areas of interest were former English colonies, or areas controlled by them. I copied Mervin’s format as it was easy to read and easier to publish. (Hitory)