Robert Ballauri (1925-2006) was a prominent philatelic figure in his homeland, also well-known outside Albania. In 1998 he visualised, created and published the Koleksionisti magazine, as the house organ of the Association of Collectors of Albania. Ballauri’s main concern was to bring the magazine in front of a wider audience, so many of the articles were bilingual; if not, it would be followed by a summary in English. The magazine is primarily of philatelic nature, however some of its articles deal with other collectables, like coins, medals, postcards etc.
Following the loss of Ballauri the publication of the magazine was supsended between 2006-2008 and reappeared in 2009 under the editorship of Timi Nika (1949-2018). Today, chief editor is Ms. Elsa Ballauri, the late Robert’s daughter.
All 38 issues of the Koleksionisti are freely available here: https://www.shksh.al/en/magazine