Publications

182288_1849302678184_4189466_n           In 2011, with an enormous help of the Executive Director of the American Topical Association Vera Felps, my dream project – the two volume illustrated catalog/handbook “Wild Cats in Art” was published by Minuteman Press of Toledo, Ohio. The graphic designer for the handbook is Amanda Morgenstern, a young American philatelist with a BA (Honors) in Graphic Design and an MA in Typographic Design from Cambridge School of Art in the UK. The handbook 161 received excellent reviews in  “Topical Times” and ‘Canadian Stamp News” magazines and it can be ordered from the website of the American Topical Association. Most recently the handbook was also issued in a digital format on a CD which also includes corrections, updates and additions to the original print version. The CD can be ordered from the American Topical Association as well.     

                                   http://americantopicalassn.org/handbooks.shtml  

           In the past few years I wrote number of articles which were published mostly in the “Cat Mews” – an award winning Journal of the Cats on Stamps Study Unit of the American Topical Association. This wonderful publication is edited by a true feline philately enthusiast Marci Jarvis, who masterfully prepared my articles for publication, rearranging them and making necessary corrections and improvements. All these articles displayed in this part of the website.

Please click on the titles to view them in PDF format.

Wild Cats on United States Private Die Proprietary Stamps

Samson and the Lion 

Cat Stamp with a Personal Story

 The above article was originally published in the “Cat Mews”. This is the version translated to Armenian and published in 2011 issue 56 of the bilingual “Journal of the Armenian Philatelic Association” (Glendale, CA), and February 2011 issue of the “Armenian Philately” (Yerevan, Armenia).

Feline Composite Creatures

Lion Fountains in Italy and Spain

The First Cat Stamp Motif

The Queen’s Beasts

Netherlands Lion Labels for Belgian Internment Camps

Bavaria Lion Statue

Ethiopian Lion Monuments

Four Small Articles in Cats Mews

Five Small Articles in Cats Mews

Lion’s Head Door Knockers & Mail Slots 

Four Small Articles in Cats Mews

Three Small Articles in Cats Mews 

 St. Jerome and the Lion

Scythian Pectoral from Ukraine

   Felines on the Stamps of Mountainous Karabakh 

The Bayeux Tapestry

Francisco Eppens Helguera

 Armenia’s Winged Leopard

      Anton Van Wouw, South Africa  

         Armenia. Hovhannes Tumanyan. Nazar the Brave  

Andorran Lion Mural

Two Small Articles 

House of Chimeras in Kiev, Ukraine

Midvinterblot by Carl Larsson

India’s Lion Capitals

Cat’s Creek, New York

First Cat Stamps from Mount Athos (Greece)

Roelandt Savery

Julius Adam II and Arthur Heyer

France UNESCO Florida Panther

Behemoth in The Master and Margarita

Civil War Lion Patriotic Covers

More on Civil War Lions

Sunsho Hishida

Iraq’s Antiquities

Frida Kahlo

Van Cat by Mkrtich Chanchanyan

Leopard, Pennsylvania

Tigers in Asian Folklore

Chinese Porcelaine Lion

Russian Cartoons

Tombstone Lions of Szombathely, Hungary