About us

This site is organized by Balkanphila Ltd. Company founded by Kemal Giray (CEO) and Dragoljub Jovanovic (Balkan Countries and Russie expert). Being a dealers for over 30 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, maps  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.

Company number 11475283. Registered address: 291 Green Lanes, London N13 4XS

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

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