WELCOME TO ECHO'S PHILA HOUSE:
BANGLADESH DIGITAL STAMP CATALOG & PHILATELIC RESOURCES

BANGLADESH STAMP CATALOG 1971-2024
BANGLADESH POSTAL STATIONARY
BANGLADESH COVERS & CARDS
PHILATELY MISCELLANEOUS
BANGLADESH REVENUE CATALOG
BANGLADESH POSTAL RATES

Philately is the King of Hobbies. This website is an attempt to bring friends who are interested in collecting and organizing Bangladeshi philatelic material to the many treasure hoards of this king. It features a Gateway to Bangladeshi Philately and an Exotic Gallery that showcase its many facets and checklists, including inventive philately that is helpful to philatelists. In addition to the standard attributes and aspects of Philately, the two enchanting and elegant pieces of jewellery that are showcased here are examples of Creative and Exhibit Philately, a treasured Philately treasure. Exhibitions, such as Virtual Exhibits, will provide reference materials for individuals who are gathering information on related topics. Creative Philately will demonstrate the philatelist’s inventiveness, diligence, comprehension, and vision in creating such a wonderful Creative Philately. The website’s goal is to advertise.

A Brief about Author: Robert Howard Courtney

Robert Howard Courtney was born on April 20, 1938 in Port Huron, Michigan, USA

After graduation from high school, he attended Port Huron Junior College, a local two-year institution, earning an Associate of Arts degree. The then attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in Anthropology. After receiving his B.A., he hitch-hiked through the countries Central America for several months. He has visited 31 different countries and studied nine languages.
After returning to his home in Michigan he obtained a job teaching at Friend’s Boys School in Ramallah, Jordan. Due to an infection from his travels through Central American he had to be admitted to the American University of Beirut Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, where he spent two months as a patient. While in the hospital he was listed as terminally ill but through experimental efforts of the staff he survived and returned to Michigan to recover. The following year he taught at Spoon River Community College in Canton, Illinois. He then married and he and his wife travelled through Europe on to Bir Zeit University where he taught for a year. Returning to the U. S. and the University of Utah, he earned an M.A. in the Arabic language. He next attended the University of Chicago to work on a PhD in Persian Literature. He left without finishing the degree and worked as a parole agent for the State of Illinois. Due to the danger of the job he was able to retire at the age of 52. He was divorced in 1985.

He began collecting stamps about the age of 8 when shown a collection his mother had as a child. He started by collecting U.S. stamps and First Day Covers. As his interests changed, he added various topics to his collecting interests. His writing career started by editing and writing The Arab World Philatelist, which sold world-wide. He then compiled his catalog on Dubai as no catalog listed for the philatelic material. Through his chronic list-making his Bangladesh Stamp Catalog was written, and later his Revenue Stamps of Bangladesh. He has also written a catalog on the U.S. space theme postmarks and a book on the jazz posters and itinerary of the jazz group The Art Ensemble of Chicago.

A Brief about Co-Author & Web Developer: Zahidul Islam Echo

Zahidul Islam Echo was born in Bangladesh in the city called Sirajganj. When Echo was 10 years old, his older brother Obaidul Islam inspired him to start collecting stamps. Gradually he acquired a profound knowledge of stamp collection and received guidance from Mr Md. Manzur Kader of Old Post Office Road, Sirajganj about how to participate in the exhibition. Later, he participated in the Bangladesh National Philatelic Exhibition (Banglapex 1992) held in Dhaka and won first place in the junior group. He acquired significant philatelic expertise from various Indian philatelists throughout the years 1994 to 1999 after moving there for higher education.

Echo participated in the World Stamp Exhibition in New Delhi in 1997 and won the Vermeil Medal in the Youth group. He participated in 4 (four) FIP exhibitions from Bangladesh. Currently, Echo resides in Australia and participated in 8 (eight) national stamp exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand and won the highest Large Vermeil medal.

Echo is the founder of “Echo’s Phila House”, a website dedicated to Bangladeshi postage stamps, and he desires to enlighten philately in Bangladesh.

ECHO'S PHILA HOUSE WORK FOR BANGLADESH COLLECTORS' COMMUNITY

We take great satisfaction in promoting a culture of information exchange and mutual learning at The Echo’s Phila House. In addition, we want to establish a thriving stamp collecting community where members may interact, share collections and experiences, and exchange ideas.

BANGLADESH PHILATELY FAKES AND FORGERIES ITEMS

Forgeries are counterfeit stamps created to fool collectors and the governments that issue stamps in the realm of philately. To guarantee the legitimacy of your stamp collection, it’s critical to be able to tell real stamps from fakes.

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