Friday, June 19, 2015

Mohamed Ali Siala (1st Part 1966/1978)

[Libya] (b ?)

Painter and stamp designer, Mohamed Ali Siala is also a renowned Philatelist ... 
Mohamed Ali Siala was the director of the Philatelic Section of the Libyan Posts until 2004/2005; then, he retired and acted as a consultant for the Libyan Posts. The last issues showing his signature were in 2003.

Resumed biography credit of Libyan Stamps

Libya 1966 "Air Mail / 1st Anniversary of the Kingdom of Libya Airlines" (3,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(C58,...,C60)

Libya 1968 "Children's Day" (2,2,2) [Litho] Sc(334,335)

Libya 1968 "20th Anniversary of the World Health Organization" (2,1) [Photo (Harrison & Sons)] Sc(336,337)

Libya 1969 "Revolution of 1st September" (6,1) [Photo] Sc(366,...,371)

Libya 1977 "Communications Progress" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(671,...,677) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Libya 1978 "Rock Drawings from Wasi Mathendous" (5,5,5) [Litho (State Bank Note Printing Works, Helsinki)] Sc(711,...,715) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Libya 1978 "Inauguration of Tripoli Internacional Airport" (2,2,2) [Litho] Sc(737,738) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Libya 1978 "2nd Symposium on Geology of Libya" (3,3,3) [Litho] Sc(746,...,748) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Libya 1978 "International Anti-Apartheid Year" (3,1) [Litho (SBNPW,Helsinki)] Sc(749,...,751)

Libya 1978 "Pilgrimage to Mecca" (4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(752,...,755)

Libya 1978 "Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries" (3,1) [Litho] Sc(756,...,758)

Libya 1978 "Arab Countries Summit Conference" (4,2,2) [Litho] Sc(759,...,762) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Libya 1978 "Libyan Study Center" (3,1) [Litho] Sc(766,...,768)

Libya 1978 "75th Anniversary of 1st Powered flight" (7,7,7) [Litho] Sc(769,...,775) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

[ In my Catalogs there is no data about this designer from 1969 to 1976.. I need to research a little more ... further Updates on this first part are possible..]


  1. Good morning,
    will it be ever possible to contact Mr. Mohamed Ali Siala ? I collect Libya Kingdom stamps, and wish so much to have information that are basically impossible to find otherwise.
    Thank you to advise even if negative.
    Best regards
    Enrico De Fabianis from Italy (

    1. Mr.Siala is my mentor and friend you can email me if you have questions for him

    2. Text me I give you his contact details +35679990635

  2. Hello!

    I also have a few questions for Mr Mohamed Ali Siala. How can I contact or forward a few questions?
    Best regadrs
    Paolo from Finland

  3. Hello Paolo! Have you received any news about Paolo? I knew him and his wife several years ago in Libya. I discovered this link by chance and I would really appreciate being able to get in touch with them. Thank you very much With my best regards Emilio

    1. I haven't heard anything about Mr. Siala. If anyone knows him and you know how to contact him, could you kindly let us know.

      I also have a few pictures of him from the 70s/80s.


  4. I would like to have the Siala's contacts.
    I am a old friend of him when I lived in Tripoli about 50 years agosto.
    Italo Beltrano... From Italy.
    This Is My ma il