I am a collector with an interest in recording as much as possible about whatever
I am studying. I have found the journal Random Notes a magnificent source of information
about Saudi Arabian philately and believe that all facts, no matter how small and
perhaps insignificant, should be recorded in publications such as this.
I try to collect examples of all aspects of Saudi Arabian philately, but I suppose
it is fair to say that my main interest is in the Makkah Arms series . This includes
not only the issues of Hijaz and Najd, but also those overprinted for use in Transjordan.
Coming a close second, is my interest in Saudi Arabian forgeries. I am currently
working on a Forgeries Manual that will expand the knowledge provided by the original
APA Forgeries Manual produced in the 1980s.
As a side interest, I started collecting the revenue stamps relating to the Hijaz
Railway and this has opened up a whole new world. The different aspects of this
subject are numerous, but I hope to form a collection that does justice to it.
The time available to maintain this site is limited. Apart from my collection, I
am a member of the Royal Philatelic Association London, the editor of Random Notes,
the journal of the Arabian Philatelic Association International. I also serve as
the Membership Secretary and Auctioneer for OPAL (The Oriental Philatelic Association
of London). Apart from that, there is my full-time job as a computer programmer,
a wife, pets and home called The Weatherings.