Handbook

Many handbook PDFs have been updated with new items and corrections (January 1, 2019) and there are also new handbooks in the list. The new handbooks have the image New Handbook next to the title. All of the individual added/updated items since the last upload (January 1, 2018) are in the 2018 Supplement (all new items cataloged during 2018).

The handbook has been in the making since 1978. Read the full story of A Philatelic Handbook Adventure

Below is a table with the current handbook PDFs (561). Along with the country and issue handbook PDFs below, there is also a Cover, an Introduction, and and an Acknowledgments. This is a work in progress and will always be a work in progress as malaria stamp collectors will always be finding new items and hopefully be willing to share information and images with the editors:
Mike Birrer, P. O. Box 437, Poplar, MT 59255 (michaelfbirrer@yahoo.com)
Larry Fillion, 130 Arlington Street, Acton, MA, 01720 (malariastamps@yahoo.com).

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Handbooks to show:
Abkhazia (1997) Overprinted ssAden (1962) Slogan Cancel
Aden CorrespondenceAfghanistan (1960) Scott B29-30
Afghanistan (1961) Scott 518-519Afghanistan (1962) Scott 583-593
Afghanistan (1963) Scott B61-B71Afghanistan (1964) Scott 674-674I
Albania (1918) Malaria hospitalAlbania (1918) Military Handstamp
Albania (1939) Anti-Malaria section CoverAlbania (1962) Scott 609-612
Algeria (1920s) MES PostcardsAlgeria (1947) TROPMAL IV
Algeria (1961) Campaign MapAlgeria (1962) Overprint on France 1032
Anophelia (2000) IntroductionAnophelia (2001) Cinchona
Anophelia (2004-2011) History of MalariaAnophelia (2005) Anti-Malarial drugs
Anophelia (2008-2011) plasmodiaAnophelia (2011) Artemisinin
Anophelia (2012) Professor TuAnophelia (2012) Posters
Anophelia (2012) Professor TuArgentina (1962) Scott 737
Australia (1980's) Malaria research UnitAustralia Correspondence
Austria (1915-18) Military HandstampsAustria (1962) Slogan Cancel
Austria (2015) bogusBangladesh (1972) Overprint on Pakistan
Bangladesh (2007) Scott 719Belgian Congo (1953) Handstamp
Belgium (1962) CachetBelgium (1962-1965) Exhibit Cancels
Belgium (unknown) PostcardBhutan (1962) Essay
Bhutan (1970-2004) HandstampsBolivia (1962) Scott 467, C245
Bolivia (1982) ROC MissionBotswana (2011) Scott 922-925
Brazil (1945-1962) National Malaria ServiceBrazil (1962) Scott C106
Brazil (1963) TROPMAL VIIBrazil (1979) Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Brazil (1991) MALBABBritish Guiana (1962) Slogan Cancel
Brunei (1988) Scott 395-397Bulgaria (1917) Military Handstamp
Bulgaria (1948) Malaria Institute HandstampBulgaria (1962) Scott 1218-1219
Burkina Faso (1985) Research LabBurkina Faso (2010) World Health Day
Burma (1962) HandstampBurundi (1962) Scott 40-41
Burundi (2013) 0805Burundi (2013) Scott 1349, 1369
Cambodia (1962) Scott 106-108Cambodia (1963) Scott B11-B12
Cambodia (1968) Scott 192Cameroun (1950) Scott B29
Cameroun (1960-62) HandstampsCameroun (1962) Scott B36
Canada (1962) Slogan CancelCanada (1984) TROPMAL
Canada (2000) Scott 1882a-bCanada (2010) Picture Postage
Canada CorrespondenceCanal Zone (1942) Postcard
Canal Zone (1958) CachetCanal Zone (1962) Scott C33
Canal Zone (1983) PostcardCentral Africa (1962) Scott B1
Central Africa (1980) OverprintsCentral Africa (2012a) Red Cross
Central Africa (2012b) Drs wo BordersCentral Africa (2013) Scott TBA
Central Africa (2014a) Scott TBACentral Africa (2014b) Scott TBA
Central Africa (2015) Scott TBACentral Africa (2016) Scott TBA
Central Africa (2017) Scott TBACeylon (1948) Campaign Handstamp
Ceylon (1962) Scott 364Chad (1962) Scott B1
Chile (1962) Scott C221bChile (1990) Private Overprints
China (1940) research labChina WHO Team
China-PRC (1989) Malaria Research InstituteChina-ROC (1960) Health Day Handstamp
China-ROC (1962) Scott 1342-1343China-ROC (2004) Scott 3576
Colombia (1962) Scott 740-741, C425-C427Colombia (1989) Malaria Eradication Service
Comoro Islands (1962) Scott B1Congo (1962) Handstamp
Congo (1962) Scott 414-416Congo (2012) Ross
Congo Rep (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) MeterCongo Rep (1962) Scott B3
Congo Rep (1981) Scott B5-B6Costa Rica (1960) MES Cover
Costa Rica (1963) Scott C345-C349Cuba (1962) Scott 1049-1051
Cuba (1962) Slogan CancelCyprus (1962) Scott 204-205
Czechoslovakia (1918) Military HandstampCzechoslovakia (1962) Scott 1121-1122
Dahomey (1962) Scott B3Denmark (1960) (W.H.O Regional Office) Meter
Denmark (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) MeterDenmark (1962) Slogan Cancel
Djibouti (2016) Scott 936, 956Djibouti (2017) Scott TBA
Dominican Republic (1962) Scott 558-CB25Dubai (1963) Scott 22-27, C13-C15
Ecuador (1963) Scott C401-C403Egypt (1949) Informational Postcard
Egypt (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) MeterEgypt (1962) Scott 551-552
Egypt (2007) Scott 1993Egypt Correspondence
Ethiopia (1959-1970) MES CoversEthiopia (1962) Scott 383-385
Fiji (1956) Slogan CancelFiji (1962) Slogan Cancel
France (1916-18) Military HandstampsFrance (1917) army Postcards
France (1920) Encausse Slogan CancelFrance (1920s) propaganda Postcard
France (1962) Scott 1032France (1996) Army Postcards
France (2000) Personalized PostageFrance (2004) Scott 3044
France (2005) Scott 3083 personalizedFrance (unknown) Army Postcard
French Colonies (1950) Omnibus issueFrench Colonies (1962) Omnibus issue
French Equatorial Africa (1950) Scott B39French India (1950) Scott B15
French Polynesia (1950) Scott B14French Polynesia (1962) Slogan Cancel
French Polynesia (1999) Scott 763French West Africa (1950) Scott B3
Gabon (1962) Scott B4Gabon (1966) Scott C41
Gabon (1969) Scott C89aGambia (1982) Cachet
German East Africa (1912) BookletGerman Southwest Africa (1912) Booklet
Germany (1905) Informational PostcardGermany (2001-2002) Slogan Meter
Germany CorrespondenceGermany, East (1963) Scott 638-640
Germany, East (1963) Slogan CancelGermany, West (1962) Slogan Cancel
Ghana (1962) Scott 128-131Ghana (1972) Slogan Cancel
Ghana (2004) Scott 2421BGold Coast Correspondence
Great Britain (1940s) Field LabGreat Britain (1940s) Malaria center
Great Britain (1944) Indian Malaria Units  New HandbookGreat Britain (1962) Slogan Cancel
Great Britain (1970s-80s) Royal Society MetersGreat Britain (2010) Scott 2838
Great Britain CorrespondenceGreece (1920) propaganda Postcard
Greece (1959) MES CachetGreece (1973) TROPMAL IX
Grenada (1962) Slogan CancelGuatemala (1953) Panamerican Health Office
Guatemala (1959) MESGuatemala (1962) Scott C258
Guinea (1962) Scott B25-29Guinea (1962) Scott C29-C31
Guinea (2013) Scott TBAGuinea (2014) Scott TBA
Guinea (2015) Scott TBAGuinea (2015-2) Scott TBA
Guinea (unknown) mosquito netGuinea-Bissau (2005) Scott TBA
Guinea-Bissau (2012) Scott TBAGuinea-Bissau (2012-2) Scott TBA
Guinea-Bissau (2013) Scott TBAGuinea-Bissau (2018) Scott TBA  New Handbook
Gumaca (1974) Local Post OverprintGumaca (c.1970) Local Post
Haiti (1949) Scott CB3-CB8Haiti (1961) Scott B21, C35-C36
Haiti (1962) Scott 486-488 + C188-C190Haiti (1962) Scott B25-B27 + CB42-CB4
Haiti (1962) Scott C190bHerm Is (1962) 77-79
Herm Is (1967) 78AHong Kong (1938) Malaria Bureau
Hungary (1918) Military HandstampHungary (1962) Scott 1461
Hungary (1962) Slogan CancelIAMAT Label
India (1928) Malaria vector ResearchersIndia (1941) Malariol Meter
India (1945) Help OfficeIndia (1948-1955) Paludrine Meters
India (1954) Slogan CancelsIndia (1955) Scott 261
India (1958) Malaria instituteIndia (1960) Slogan Meter
India (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) MeterIndia (1962) Scott 356
India (1965-7) Letter Card ForerunnersIndia (1973-1989) Official Slogan
India (1974-2005) Inland Letter SheetsIndia (1977-2008) Inland Postal Cards
India (1980's) Slogan MeterIndia (1980s) Society for Malaria
India (1982) Ross CancelIndia (1996) Parasitic Disease Conference
India (2006-8) Vending ReceiptsIndia (2012) Add-On Cachet
India (2013) AIR ChennaiIndia (2014-16) Cachets
India CorrespondenceIndia Propaganda Material  New Handbook
Indochina (1931) Slogan CancelIndochina (1938) congress Cancel
Indonesia (1960) Scott 502-505Indonesia (1962) Cachet
Indonesia (1962) Scott 574-577Indonesia (2009-2010) Private Overprints
Indonesia (2014) Scott 2397bIran (1960) Scott 1156-1158
Iran (1962) Scott 1204-1206Iran (1962) Slogan Handstamp
Iran (1968) Scott 1480-81Iran (1968) TROPMAL VIII
Iran (unknown) Malaria InstituteIraq (1962) Scott 314-316
Iraq (1963) WHO OfficeIsrael (1949) Letter
Israel (1950) CoverIsrael (1950's) JNF cards
Israel (1951) LetterIsrael (1955) Letter
Israel (1962) Scott 218Italy (1895-1996) Postcards
Italy (1909) HandstampItaly (1910) Congress Labels
Italy (1910-1940s) BonificationItaly (1913) Children With Malaria  New Handbook
Italy (1913) Informational Postcards IItaly (1913) Informational Postcards II
Italy (1919) Informational Postcards IIIItaly (1925) TROPMAL I pin
Italy (1928) Il Chinino Slogan CancelItaly (1928) Zanzare Slogan Cancel
Italy (1930) experiment StationItaly (1937) Report Cover
Italy (1944) A-M commitee CoverItaly (1960) ECME Slogan Cancel
Italy (1962) Montecatini ssItaly (1962) Scott 863-864
Italy (1962B) EUROPA ss Italy (2010) organization Labels
Italy (2011) History LabelsItaly (2011) Labels 5 - Eurartesim
Italy (2011) Research Site LabelsItaly (2011) Researchers Labels
Ivory Coast (1962) Scott B15Jamaica (1969) Scott 277
Japan (1996) TROPMAL XIVJordan (1962) Scott 379-380
Jugoslavia (1962) Scott 649Jugoslavia (1962) Slogan Cancel
Kenya (1985) Scott 337Kenya (1988) Nivaquine Meter
Kenya Uganda Tanganyika (1952) Paludrine MeterKenya Uganda Tanganyika (1962) Slogan Cancel
Kenya Uganda Tanzania (1968) Scott 188Korea (1962) Scott 350
Korea (1962) Slogan CancelKorea (2008) TROPMAL XVII
Kuwait (1962) Scott 183-184Lanconia (2013) Cachets
Laos (1962) Scott 74-76Laos (1988) Scott 868
Laos (1992) Scott 1063Larryland (2010) Labels
Lebanon (1922) PrescriptionLebanon (1962) Scott C349-C350
Lebanon (1962) Slogan CancelLiberia (1958) Malaria project
Liberia (1962) Scott 402, C139Liberia (2006) Scott 2425, 2431
Libya (1962) Scott 218-219Libya (1964) Malaria Congress
Liechtenstein (1962) Scott 371Lundy (1960s) Bogus Overprints
Lundy (1962) 140-145Lundy (1962) Slogan Cancel
Luxembourg (1949) Slogan CancelLuxembourg (1950) Ad Meter
Madagascar (1950) B17Madagascar (1962) B19
Malaya (1941) HandstampMalaya (1961) Sarawak Cover  New Handbook
Malaya (1962) Scott 102-104Malaysia (1976) Scott 139
Malaysia (1976) Test Project HandstampMalaysia (1986) Anti-Malaria team
Malaysia (2000) Scott 801Maldives (1962) Scott 87-94
Maldives (1980) Scott 882Mali (1962) Scott B1
Mali (2000) Scott 1093-1096Malta (1962) Slogan Cancel
Mauritania (1962) Scott B16Mauritania (1962) Scott C14A-C15B
Mauritania (1968) Scott C76Mauritius (1944) Handstamp
Mauritius (1968) WHO CoverMauritius (1999) Scott 890
Mexico (1939) Scott RA14Mexico (1944) Scott RA16
Mexico (1947) Scott RA19Mexico (1956-1960) eradication service
Mexico (1960s) HandstampMexico (1962) Scott 920
Mexico (1971) Entomology lab - VargasMexico (1994) Malaria Research Center
Mexico (2000) Scott 2192dMicronesia (2012) Anopheles sp
Monaco (1962) Scott 504Monaco (2006) Cachet
Mongolia (1962) Scott 296-303Morocco (1940s) Postcards
Morocco (1962) Scott 66-67Morocco (2011) Scott 1141
Mozambique (2013) Scott 2773, 2803Mozambique (2014) Scott TBA
Mozambique (2015) Scott TBAMozambique (2015) Scott TBA 2
Nagaland (1962) LabelsNepal (1962) Scott 135-136
Nepal (2010) Slogan CancelNetherlands (1934) Quinine Bureau Label
Netherlands (1938) Malaria MonthlyNetherlands (1947) TROPMAL IV
Netherlands (1988) TROPMAL XIINetherlands (2009) 3FM Serious Request  New Handbook
Netherlands Indies (1947) TROPMAL IVNetherlands Indies Correspondence
Netherlands New Guinea (1960) HandstampNew Caledonia (1950) Scott B14
New Zealand (1962) Slogan CancelNicaragua (1962) Scott C504-C508
Nicaragua (1973) Scott CB8Niger (1962) Scott B14
Niger (1962) Slogan CancelNiger (2013) Scott 1285, 1310
Niger (2014) TBANiger (2015) TBA
Niger (2017) TBA  New HandbookNigeria (1960) Handstamp
Nigeria (1962) Scott 128-131Nigeria (1968) Scott 217
Nigeria (1972) Nivaquine MeterNigeria Correspondence
North Borneo (1963) Eradication Program HandstampPakistan (1961) Paludrine Meter
Pakistan (1962) Scott 160-161Pakistan (1971) Scott 314 Announcement
Palestine (1962) Scott N87-N88Panama (1961) Scott CB1-CB3
Panama (1962) Scott C271-C272Panama (c. 1920) propaganda Postcards
Papua - New Guinea (1962) Malarials SloganPapua - New Guinea (1962) mosquitoes Slogan
Papua - New Guinea (1962) Scott 164-166Papua - New Guinea (1962) Slogan Handstamp
Papua - New Guinea (2007) PstampPapua - New Guinea (2007) Scott 1270
Paraguay (1962) Scott 674-683Peru (1950) Malaria Dept Handstamp
Peru (1958) Slogan MeterPhilippines (1947) Malaria Unit Cover
Philippines (1953) Malaria Division CoverPhilippines (1959) Nivaquine Handstamp
Philippines (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) MeterPhilippines (1962) Scott 868-870
Philippines (1980) TROPMAL XPhilippines (2006-7) Scott 3063-3064
Poland (1948) Research ProjectPoland (1962) Scott 1087-1090
Poland (1962) Slogan CancelPoland (1978) Scott 2274
Portugal (1958) Scott 836-837Portugal Informational Postcard
Portuguese Angola (1952) Scott 358Portuguese Angola (1958) Scott 409
Portuguese Angola (1962) Scott 439Portuguese Cape Verde (1952) Scott 287
Portuguese Cape Verde (1958) Scott 303Portuguese Cape Verde (1962) Scott 326
Portuguese Colonies (1952) OmnibusPortuguese Colonies (1958) Omnibus
Portuguese Colonies (1962) OmnibusPortuguese Guinea (1952) Scott 276
Portuguese Guinea (1958) Scott 295Portuguese Guinea (1962) Scott 305
Portuguese India (19- -) Slogan CancelPortuguese India (1952) Scott 516
Portuguese India (1958) Scott 569Portuguese India (1959) Scott 596
Portuguese India (1962) Scott 626Portuguese Macao (1952) Scott 364
Portuguese Macao (1958) Scott 392Portuguese Macao (1962) Scott 400
Portuguese Mozambique (1952) Scott 359Portuguese Mozambique (1958) Scott 404
Portuguese Mozambique (1962) Scott 430Portuguese Saint Thomas & Prince (1952) Scott 356
Portuguese Saint Thomas & Prince (1958) Scott 371Portuguese Saint Thomas & Prince (1962) Scott 380
Portuguese Timor (1952) Scott 271Portuguese Timor (1958) Scott 289
Portuguese Timor (1962) Scott 319Posen Local Post (1971) Czyl 1-8
Qatar (1973) Scott 344Rhodesia & Nyassaland (1962) Slogan Cancel
Russia (1927) Malaria Station HandstampRussia (1962) Scott 2594-2595
Russia (unknown) LabelRyukyu Islands (1962) Scott 95-96
Saint Lucia (1962) Slogan HandstampSaint Pierre (1950) Scott B14
Saint Thomas & Prince (1984) Scott 764-766Saint Thomas & Prince (2009) Scott 2141, 2158
Saint Thomas & Prince (2016) Scott TBASaudi Arabia (1962) Scott 252-254
Saudi Arabia (1962) Scott 252-254 Overprint 1Saudi Arabia (1962) Scott 252-254 Overprint 2
Saudi Arabia (1973) Pre-Eradication Project CoverSenegal (1962) Scott B16
Sharjah (1963) Scott 16-21Sharjah (1963) Scott 35
Sierra Leone (1962) Scott 225-226Sierra Leone (2015) Scott TBA
Sierra Leone (2016) Scott TBASierra Leone (2017) Scott 4558, 4576  New Handbook
Sierra Leone (2017) Scott TBA  New HandbookSingapore (1956) insect Slogan Cancel
Singapore (1960) W.H.O. Board CoverSingapore (1962) Slogan Cancel
Singapore (1969) mosquito Slogan CancelSingapore (1969) mosquito Slogan Handstamp
Singapore (1990) WrapperSolomon Islands (1962) Slogan Handstamp
Solomon Islands (1970s) Malaria Eradication ProjectSolomon Islands (1977) Scott 352-355
Solomon Islands (2013) Rotary ProgramSolomon Islands (2014) Scott TBA
Solomon Islands (2015) Scott TBASomali Coast (1950) Scott B14
Somali Coast (1962) Scott B15Somalia (1962) Scott 263-264, C85-C86
South Kasai (1962) Official 20B-24BSpain (1962) Scott 1152
Spain (2009) CachetSri Lanka (unknown) PS1
Staffa (1977) British Local 20-21Straits Settlements (1947) WHO Handstamp
Sudan (1960) Pre-Campaign CoverSudan (1962) Scott 142-143
Surinam (1962) Scott 304-305Swaziland (1962) Scott 103
Swaziland (1962) Slogan CancelSwaziland (1968) Scott 155
Swaziland (1973) Scott 197-198Switzerland (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) Meter
Switzerland (1962) Scott 415Switzerland (1962) Scott 5O35
Switzerland (1985) Swiss Tropical InstSyria (1962) Scott C267-C268
Syria (1965) Equipment CachetTanzania (1960s-1970s) Malaria Institute
Tanzania (1971) Malaria InstituteTanzania (2003) Scott 2260
Tanzania (2005) Scott 2347eThailand (1962) Scott 373-380
Thailand (1992) TROPMAL XIIIThailand (unknown) WHO Malaria Division
Togo (1950) Scott B11Togo (1962) Scott 428-431
Togo (2013) TBATogo (2014) TBA
Togo (2015) TBATrinidad (1953) MES Handstamp
Tunisia (1922) BookletTunisia (1962) Scott 404-406
Turkey (1953) TROPMAL VTurkey (1961) Scott B85
Turkey (1962) Propaganda Card  New HandbookTurkey (1962) Scott B88-B89
Uganda (2003) Scott 1826United Nations - Geneva (2009) Scott 505f
United Nations - Vienna (2009) Scott 450, SC64United Nations - Vienna (2009) Scott 452f
United Nations (1956-1961) CachetsUnited Nations (1962) (W.H.O Regional Office) Meters
United Nations (1962) Model UNUnited Nations (1962) Scott 102-3
United Nations (1972) Scott SC1United Nations (1987) Scott SC32
United Nations (2001) UnitAIDUnited Nations (2009) 982-986
United Nations (2009) Scott 995fUnited Nations (2010) Slogan Cancel
United States (1914-1953) Health Department ReportsUnited States (1936) Key West Cover
United States (1938) Hartsville CachetUnited States (1940) GA Dept of Health Meter
United States (1942-1947) WW2 Malaria UnitsUnited States (1945) Malaria Control in War Areas  New Handbook
United States (1952-1961) National Malaria SocietyUnited States (1953) Bacteriological material Cover
United States (1954) Slogan CancelUnited States (1957-64) US Embassy Mail
United States (1961) National Malaria SocietyUnited States (1962) INTERPEX Meter
United States (1962) Philatelic Agency Slogan MeterUnited States (1962) Scott 1194
United States (1962) Slogan MetersUnited States (1973) AID Team
United States (2005-2008) zazzle.com postageUnited States (2010) ASTMH meeting
United States (2012) World VisionUnited States (2013-2015) Mosquito Squad
United States CorrespondenceUpper Slobbovia (1963) Souvenir Sheet
Upper Volta (1962) Scott B1Upper Yafa (2005) 1-4
Vanuatu (1994) Scott 625Vatican City (1962) Scott 326-329
Venezuela (1933-38) Slogan HandstampsVenezuela (1940-87) official Handstamps
Venezuela (1962) Scott 825, C819Venezuela (1984) Malaria Lab Cover
Verneland (2013) Postal StationeryViet Nam - North (1962) Scott 214-216
Viet Nam - South (1960) MES CoverViet Nam - South (1962) Scott 185-188
Yemen (1962) Michel 254-255Yemen (1962) Michel 33-34
Yemen (1962) Scott 135-136Yemen (1963) Scott 189-90
Yemen (1964) Michel 132-133Yemen (2005) Scott 824
Zaire (2006) PostcardZanzibar (1962) Handstamp