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STAMP NEWS AUSTRALASIA

SEPTEMBER 2010 EDITION

VOL.57 Number 9

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THIS MONTH’S STATES:

Lot 01 EXCITING NEW DISCOVERY: QUEENSLAND: 1860-1861 1d Carmine Rose, SG 12. Until now only four “Rowland Hill” ‘CANCELLED’ stamps of this issue had been recorded. This new discovery is position 1 in the original block of 6. Fine & RARE $17,500 Lot 02 VICTORIA: Reprints of 1891 (25 stamps) ex RAY CHAPMAN collection. Extra fine. $475 Lot 03 VICTORIA: Official Presentation set, cancelled-to-order: Ex RAY CHAPMAN collection. Extra fine & fresh. $2,500

Lot 15 Australia: BW 17zc 1st Wmk, JBC Monogram. Mint Lightly Hinged. $3,500 Lot 16 Australia: SG 9a Retouched ‘E’. A Brilliant Mint Very Lightly Hinged example. One of the finest known. $3,250 Lot 17 Australia: BW 24za 1st Wmk CA Monogram, Mint Lightly Hinged. $4,500 Lot 18 Australia: BW 30za 1st Wmk, CA Monogram. Mint Very Lightly Hinged. $4,500

Lot 04 VICTORIA: 1902 Postmaster General Presentation set (15 stamps). Very fine, ex RAY CHAPMAN collection. $1,250 Lot 05 WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SG 3 4d Pale Blue. Fine used “RED” canceller, & natural paper flaw variety. $775 Lot 06 WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SG 3w 4d Pale Blue, very fine unused 4 margin example with plate variety “A in POSTAGE with thin right limb”. Scarce & of exceptional quality. $3,750 Lot 07 WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SG 4b 1/- Grey Brown, unused, great colour & margins. $875 Lot 08 WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SG 4c 1/- Pale Brown, mint, large part original gum. Without faults. $575 Lot 09 WESTERN AUSTRALIA: SG 24, 2d Pale Orange, fine unused, showing variety caused by pre-printing paper fold. $475 AUSTRALIA: Lot 10 Australia: SG 4 1st Wmk 2½d Indigo. A superb mint unhinged marginal stamp, very fresh. $295 Lot 11 Australia: BW 12z 1st Wmk, JBC Monogram. Mint Lightly Hinged $2,250

Lot 19 Australia: SG 011, 1st Wmk 2/- Brown, large ‘OS’, very fine mint lightly hinged. $850 Lot 20 Australia: SG 13, 1st Wmk 5/- Grey & Yellow with lower selvedge attached. A super mint very lightly hinged stamp. $525 Lot 21 Australia: SG 13, 1st Wmk 5/- Grey & Yellow. A superb stamp with MELBOURNE presentation cancellation. $325 Lot 22 Australia: SG 012, 1st Wmk 5/- Grey & Yellow, large ‘OS’. Very fine postally used, jumbo stamp. $850 Lot 23 Australia: SG 14S, 1st Wmk 10/- Grey & Pink SPECIMEN. Fresh mint unhinged. $2,250 Lot 24 Australia: SG 14, 1st Wmk 10/- Grey & Pink. MELBOURNE DECEMBER 3 presentation cancel. Variety: Broken coast off Sydney & white flaw after I of AUSTRALIA. $950 Lot 25 Australia: BW 6za, 2nd Wmk CA Monogram. Superb mint lightly hinged. $2,250 Lot 26 Australia: SG 24 (var) 2nd Wmk 2d Grey with “cut throat Roo”. Unlisted in Pope or Specialist catalogue. Fine used. $100

Lot 12 Australia: SG 5w 1st Wmk 3d Olive, Wmk INVERTED. Fine & fresh Mint Unhinged. $650

Lot 27 Australia: BW 9za, 2nd Wmk CA Monogram Upper Plate mint lightly hinged. $2,250

Lot 13 Australia: BW 16zc CA Monogram. Very attractive, Mint Lightly Hinged. $3,500

Lot 14 Australia: BW 16za JBC Monogram, Mint Lightly Hinged. $2,500

Lot 28 Australia: SG 25, 2nd Wmk 2½d Indigo. An exceptional gutter block of 8 with lower selvedge. Seldom offered as such a large multiple, let alone in such fresh mint unhinged condition. $1,250

Lot 29 Australia: SG 25, 2nd Wmk 2½d Indigo showing significant retouching of Cape York. Unlisted in Brusden White. Plate 2 variety. Fresh mint unhinged, one for the specialist. $350 Lot 30 Australia: SG 26a, 2nd Wmk 6d BRIGHT BLUE. Superb used. $125 Lot 31 Australia: SG 043d, 3rd Wmk 2d Grey DIE 2, OS. Superb mint lightly hinged. Much scarcer than Die 1. $250 Lot 32 Australia: BW 31ze, 2nd Wmk JBC Monogram Plate 1 (upper). Mint lightly hinged, RARE. $7,500 Lot 33 Australia: SG 35bw, 3rd Wmk 2d Grey, Die 1. Wmk INVERTED. Superb mint lightly hinged. $225

Lot 34 Australia: SG 36 (var) BW 11, 3rd Wmk 2½d Blue. A vertical pair (L5, L11) showing scratch off SW coast of WA, & Islands east of Cape York. The former unlisted in BW. Very fine mint unhinged. $350 Lot 35 Australia: SG 36 (var), 3rd Wmk 2½d Blue. A fine used horizontal pair with left stamp showing “THICK WA coastline” variety. $75 Lot 36 Australia: SG 37b, 3rd Wmk 3d Olive Green, Die 1. Superbly centred mint unhinged & very fresh. $135 Lot 37 Australia: SG 37da, 3rd Wmk 3d Olive Green Die 2. Superb mint unhinged. Scarce in such fine condition. $650 Lot 38 Australia: SG 37d, 3rd Wmk 3d Olive Die 2 with attractive dated violet cancellation. Rarely offered. $250 Lot 39 Australia: SG 076, 3rd Wmk 6d Brown ‘OS’. A superb Ash Imprint block of 8, 6 units are mint unhinged. Scarce. $750 Lot 40 Australia: BW 27h, 3rd Wmk 9d Die 2B with retouched upper right corner (pre-substitution). Fine mint lightly hinged. $125 Lot 41 Australia: SG 048, 3rd Wmk 1/- Green ‘OS’, Die 2. Mint unhinged, very attractive. Most 1/OS 3rd Wmk stamps seen are Die 2B. $225

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STAMP OFFERS Lot 56 KGV: SG 21c/21d pair. Single Wmk, smooth paper Carmine Red Die 1, 2 pair, DIE 2 stamp is mint unhinged. Very fresh & fresh gum. $1,250 Lot 57 KGV: SG 50c Large Mult Wmk (Harrison Printing). “Dot b/f One” variety in mint unhinged pair. SUPERB. $475

Lot 42 Australia: SG 41 / BW 37E, 3rd Wmk 2/REDDISH BROWN. A very attractive shade, mint lightly mounted. $275 Lot 43 Australia: SG 049, 3rd Wmk 2/- Brown ‘OS’. Superbly centred mint very lightly hinged. A gem. $1,500 Lot 44 Australia: SG 43a, 3rd Wmk 10/- Grey & Pink (Aniline) fine commercially used, RED registered Brisbane cancel. Seldom seen. $425 Lot 45 Australia: SG 44b, 3rd Wmk £1 Bistre & Dull Blue. Postally used, well centred & without faults. $2,500 Lot 46 Australia: SG 44b, 3rd Wmk £1 Bistre & Bright Blue. Fine used & centred to right. $1,750 Lot 47 Australia: SG 053, 3rd Wmk £2 Purple Black & Rose ‘OS’ cancelled-to-order, fresh & large part original gum. $3,250 Lot 48 Australia: SG 114, Small Multiple Wmk, £2 Black & Red. Very well centred, fine used. $925 Lot 49 Australia: SG 135, C of A Wmk, 5/- Grey & Yellow/Orange. Very fine, mint unhinged. $895

Lot 58 KGV: BW 91(1a)z Small Multiple Wmk, perf 14, 1½d Scarlet PLATE 1A pair. Fine mint lightly hinged. $475 Lot 59 KGV: BW 98(16) fa Small Multiple Wmk, Perf 14, 2d Brown with variety: ‘white flaw in left value tablet’. Mint unhinged. $275 Lot 60 KGV: SG 93 Small Multiple Wmk, Perf 14 1/4 Turquoise PREMIUM centring, very fresh mint unhinged. $1,100 AUSTRALIA GENERAL: Lot 61 Australia: SG 143 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge. PERFECTLY CENTRED, extremely fine mint unhinged stamp from lower left corner position. $1,650 Lot 62 Australia: SG 143 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge. Very fine mint unhinged. Superb centring & freshness. $1,550 Lot 63 Australia: BW 208zc 1937 1/- Lyre, perf 13½x14, John Ash Imprint strip of 4 with 42.5mm imprint. Fresh & completely mint unhinged. $375 Lot 64 Australia: BW 224 (var) 5½d on 5d Ram showing misplaced surcharge. Mint lightly hinged, uncatalogued in BW. $250

Lot 50 Australia: SG 136, C of A Wmk, 10/- Grey & Pink. Fresh, mint unhinged. $1650 Lot 51 Australia: BW 50 Cxe, C of A Wmk, 10/Grey & ANILINE PINK overprinted with Type D SPECIMEN. Brilliant shade, RPSV Certificate, mint lightly hinged. $1,250 Lot 52 Australia: SG 138, C of A Wmk, £2 Black & Red. A superior commercially used example, free of any faults. $675 KGV: Lot 53 KGV: BW 71SA, 1d DEEP PINK SALMON EOSIN vertical pair, commercially used. VERY RARE multiple, accompanied by 2004 Michael DRURY certificate. $7,700 Lot 54 KGV: BW 71G(4)p Single Wmk 1d Scarlet Red “CNE” variety. Fine used, with DRURY Certificate. $1,350 Lot 55 KGV: BW 71ca with variety 71(4)d. Single Wmk 1d DRY INK variety (smooth paper) with variety “secret mark”. RARE COMBINATION, fine used. $400

Lot 65 Australia: SG 213 (var) / BW 236 2½d Peace printed on NO WATERMARK paper. Very fresh mint unhinged block of 4. $375 Lot 66 Australia: 1949 2½d John Forrest. Top left corner positional block of 8 with pre-perforating paper fold resulting in TLC stamp partially IMPERFORATE. SPECTACULAR, mint unhinged. $1,250

unhinged. $525

Lot 67 Australia: SG 327a 5/WHITE PAPER Cattle, in an elusive corner block. SUPER CENTRING and totally mint

Lot 69 Australia: SG 363a/BW 662c 1974 30c Brushtail Possum with RED omitted. Very fine mint unhinged. $3,000 Lot 70 Australia: BW 1214b/1218b 1987 Wildlife strip of 5 with all stamps imperforate at base (1 of 10 known). Superb mint unhinged. $3,500 OTHER:

Lot 71 NWPI: SG 65a KGV ½d Bright Green forme of 30. The scarce 3rd SETTING, type A,C,C,C,B,C overprints across bottom row. Completely mint unhinged. $975

Lot 72 NWPI: SG 74, 3rd Wmk 2½d Indigo row of 6 showing the scarce 3rd setting (transfer error). Type A,C,C,C,B,C overprints. 5 mint unhinged / 1 mint lightly hinged. $675 Lot 73 NWPI: SG 92, 2nd Wmk 5/- Vertical strip of 3 showing A, B, & C settings. Very fresh & two lower stamps are mint unmounted. $675 Lot 74 NEW GUINEA: 1932 UNISSUED ½d Undated Bird. Fine mint lightly hinged. $195 Lot 75 NEW GUINEA: SG 190/203 Undated Birds/Airmail set of 16, very fine mint lightly hinged. Selected quality. $375 Lot 76 PAPUA: SG 101c Variety: “Postace”. Fine used. $225

Seldom offered so nice. $1,250

Lot 77 PAPUA: SG 130/145 complete set of 1932 Pictorials, includes both printings of ½d, in superb MINT UNHINGED condition.

Lot 68 Australia: SG 556a 7c Opera House Deep Blue Missing (building & inscription) on two stamps. Mint unhinged. $8,750

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philatelic news

Australia Post celebrates 150th Anniversary of Burke & Wills The 150th anniversary of the Burke and Wills expedition, the first south – north crossing of the continent is celebrated today

with the release of a collectable souvenir stamp set by Australia Post. Australia Post Philatelic

Group manager, Noel Leahy, said, “As our most celebrated Australian pioneers we remember Burke and Wills as men who were willing to risk their lives to chart Australia’s unknown interior and impart their knowledge for the betterment of our country. Our 150th anniversary stamp set retells the story of their ill-fated expedition in four collectable stamps to honour the great personal sacrifice they made in their endeavor”. The four stamps in the anniversary set include: 1. Crossing Australia – featuring an image of Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills. Burke and Wills hoped to be the first Europeans to cross Australia from the south to the north. While the explorers reached the Gulf of Carpentaria, the expedition ended in tragedy. 2. Leaving Melbourne – a jubilant scene of Melbourne well wishers at Royal Park as the expedition leaves the city. The party set out for the interior with Burke riding his grey horse “Billy”, Landells and the naturalist Ludwig Becker on camels, and the sepoys leading four or five camels by hand.

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3. Return from the Gulf – a journey of some 700 miles from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria was made on a daily ration of four ounces of flour, sticks of dried meat and a few biscuits. Not being enough to sustain four men, the expedition’s horse and one of the

camels supplemented their diet. This however was not enough to save Gray, who died on 17 April 1861. 4. Towards Mount Hopeless - having arrived back at Cooper’s Creek only to find their support party had left that morning they struck out for the

South-Australian cattle station at Mount Hopeless. During the difficult journey to Mount Hopeless, the Aboriginal people became key players. They provided Burke, Wills and King with sustenance, however they moved camp often, leaving the explorers behind. Finally the European explorers struck out on their own for Mount Hopeless, only to turn back because of lack of water. But it was all in vain as on or about 28th June 1861 both Burke and Wills had perished. King, however survived and was found on 15 September 1861 by a search party from Melbourne. The stamp set was designed by John White, who also designed the 2008 Legends of Philanthropy stamp issue. The stamp series features the following products: • stamp pack • blank first day cover • gummed first day cover • self-adhesive first day cover • maxicards (4) • PNC • prestige booklet The stamps and associated product will be available for purchase from 3 August 2010 from participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at www.auspost.com. au/stamps while stocks last. Stamp News - 7

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philatelic news

Interasia Hong Kong Auction (August 2, 2010, Hong Kong) – Interasia Auctions Ltd held the largest-ever stamp auction (in dollar sales terms) in Hong Kong, with its July 31-August 1, 2010 auction this past weekend of Chinese and Asian stamps at the Park Lane Hotel that realized a record total of HK$61,479,230. The 2,200 lot sale of China, Hong Kong and Asian stamps saw many record prices and firmly indicated the markedly upward trend in both interest and prices for Chinese stamps, with over 200 room bidders joining over 50 bidders on the telephone and hundreds of clients who had submitted written bids in advance of the auction to produce this historic result and smash the auction firm’s original HK$45,000,000 presale estimate. A real highlight of this historic auction was the sale for HK$2,990,000 of one of the great rarities of the Qing Dynasty – the only known envelope with the legendary “Emerald Lady” (the 1897 large figures surcharge 1½mm. setting on Dowager 1st printing 2c on 2ca) – which additionally bears the only known multiple (a pair) of this extremely rare stamp. Complementing this, the “Five Treasures of the Republic” – the five most valuable great Chinese rarities of the period from 1911-1949 – fetched a total of HK$6,037,500 (against a presale estimate of HK$3,000,000), being one of the few occasions in history when all five of these important Treasures have been offered at the same time. The rarest of the five – the 1925 3c on 4c Inverted Surcharge – sold for HK$2,070,000, a world record price,

and is only one of ten examples of this great rarity and one of only approximately five unused examples. The other Treasures include a 1941 stamp portraying Dr. Sun Yat-sen with his portrait printed upside down in error (HK$1,035,000), a 1914-19 $2 stamp with its central design, the Hall of Classics in Beijing, again printed upside down (HK$977,500), the 1923 2c on 3c Inverted Surcharge (HK$1,380,000) and a major error on a China Hall of Classics stamp overprinted for use in Sinkiang Province, of which there are thought to be less than a dozen examples (HK$575,000). The ever-popular People’s Republic stamps set a new standard, with record prices and keen interest from room, telephone and mail bidders from all over the world, reflecting the worldwide popularity of these stamps. The almost 400 lots fetched a total of HK$12,655,175 (versus a presale estimate of less than HK$8,500,000). A complete sheet of 80 of the 1980 Year of the Monkey stamp set a new world record at HK$1,265,000 to the amazement and applause of a packed room of stunned and frenetic bidders, selling to a telephone bidder from abroad. The exceedingly rare 1953 unissued Navy military stamp similarly brought an eye-popping HK$1,495,000. Interasia director and world-renowned Chinese stamp expert Dr. Jeffrey Schneider remarked that “While we had expected strong demand for the PRC stamps from the region, we saw in this sale the beginnings of a very different trend. A significant part of the PRC sale – along with key

items – was sold to collectors and buyers in Europe and North America. This worldwide interest and demand reflects a broadening out of the market and no doubt contributed strongly to the astounding results our firm was able to achieve.” The sale also saw renewed and heightened interest in the 1878-85 Large Dragons, China’s first stamps, with the 160-lot offering fetching almost HK$8,500,000, more than 50% over the presale estimate. This first major sale at auction of these important stamps in approximately 15 years will be complemented by a major sale of further portions of this incredible Large Dragon collection in Interasia’s January 2011 auction. The substantial offering of Hong Kong and other Asian stamps and postal history was likewise keenly bid on, highlighted by one of the finest Hong Kong and Treaty Ports postal history collections to come on the market in recent years that realized over HK$2,600,000 (more than 50% over its presale estimate). Stamps hold a “special place” in Chinese culture where, as Dr. Schneider noted, they are “regarded as important cultural icons and treasures, just like art.” He also remarked that the “unprecedented economic growth of Mainland China had brought a whole new group of collectors to serious Chinese stamp collecting.” He mentioned that there also seemed to be “an investment boom in almost anything China-related from stocks to art and collectables – not only in Greater China but throughout the world, from Chinese and non-Chinese alike.”

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I’ve featured Papua New Guinea usage in this column previously, and made no secret of the fact that I regard this as an excellent country for such pursuit. This month we’ll visit the early Decimal currency issues, up to the end of the Australian Trust Territory era, in 1973. I’ve selected a baker’s dozen items, for good measure. See if you agree that these PNG stamps have individuality, and a vibrancy all their own, particularly when properly used on cover.

Figure 1. Rarity and valuation seemingly out of sync The first definitive set was a bottler; ever-popular Butterflies, no less. Figure 1 is about as good a representation of the set as it gets. Some readers may even recall that I’ve featured this very cover before; in the December 2008 column. This is the only example of the 1966 $2 Butterfly I’ve seen on cover, and being solo it’s a gem. Used 10 July 1969 from Boroko to Canada, $2 was for 4-4½ozs. airmail (20c per ½oz. x9 = $1.80) + registration fee (20c). The Canadian “Cleared Customs” datestamp adds a nice finish. This stamp replaced the glamorous 1963 £1 QEII, a stamp which I’ve yet to see on a commercial postal article. The $2 would be expected to be about as little in demand postally as was its predecessor by a few years. Unsurprisingly, I think very highly of the subject item. It might well fetch more at auction than my valuation : $750 (the set used off cover retails at $14). Many common philatelic items sell for much more. Figure 2. Tribal Art a feature of PNG’s exotic stamp designs The 1966 Elema Art quartet were supplementary denominations to the Butterfly set. None are easy to

find on cover; the 60c is a rarity. Figure 2 has the 7c and 2c, together with Butterfly 1c to make up the 10c Aerogramme rate, utilizing a John Dickinson formular permit “Air Letter”, from Madang 19 Nov 1967 to U.S. Valuation : $60 (used set off cover $1.50).

Figure 3. In the “seldom seen solo” category Perusing a widely accepted retail list, from which my “used off cover” prices are taken, I could not help but be unpleasantly surprised at how poorly the mint and used stamps of this period have fared. For example, the face value of the 1967 Pacific War set is 77c, yet the retail price today is but $2 mint or used, 43 years after issue! The wholesale price? I won’t go there. One would hope that collectors of mint/ used have derived pleasure from ownership of such material, for it has been a lousy financial investment. The Trade also must question the viability of handling such material; I know some regard it only

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as a necessary service. Enough depressing comment, however, back now to commercial covers. The 2c, 20c and 50c denominations are very scarce on cover; I’ve seen but two covers bearing the 50c. Figure 3 is one, the only solo franking, for 50c combined airmail/registration fee to Germany, from Goroka 1 May 1968. Valuation : $100 (used set off cover $2).

Figure 4. Gorgeous stamp for Stationery uprate Postal stationery uprated for a specific purpose is a desirable field in its own right, and so much more a delight when a gorgeous stamp performs the uprate, as in Figure 4. Here the 20c from the 1967 Territory Parrots, actually a designated Christmas series, pays for registration fee uprate for 5c Envelope used from Lae to Samarai 30 Nov 1967. Valuation : $60 (used set off cover $3).

Figure 5. Regular stamp adaptation for Postage due purpose The 1968-69 Sea Shells were a worthy replacement definitive series for the Butterflies; another striking set of designs. The 12c of the series was amongst the last denominations to appear, and is the scarcest

on cover of the sub-dollar stamps. Figure 5 is a particularly rare usage of a 12c, as a Postage due on an underpaid cover from Australia. Arriving at Madang 11 Mar 1974, the article caught up with the addressee three days later, when the 12c was affixed and tied by another Madang datestamp, paying deficiency of 6c plus a fine of a further 6c. The 1960s Postal Charges stamps on commercial covers realize considerable sums; this item is as rare. Valuation : $150 (entire used set off cover $15).

Figure 6. Only intact se-tenant pairs seen The quirky 1969 Folklore rouletted between 5c and 10c pairs are difficult to find on cover. In fact I’ve yet to see the 10c! Until recently I had not seen an unsevered pair of the 5c. eBay to the rescue, and Figure 6 happened along, an 18 Apr 1969 use from Madang to U.S., where a 5c single and pair of unsevered pairs paid the 25c airmail rate. It may be a very long time before I see a comparable item. Valuation : $80 (used set off cover $2).

Figure 7. Rightly, a popular thematic Orchids on stamps is a popular thematic, and PNG as a country certainly has more than its fair share of Stamp News - 11

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these delights. Figure 7 features a solo franking of the 30c from the 1969 set of four, paying combined letter rate/registration fee Mendi to Port Moresby. Note “RELIEF Nº 9” datestamp, then in use at Mendi; an example of how the convergence of Usage and Postal history can be complementary. This is a rare commercial use of the datestamp, not to be confused with the contrived covers prepared by the Papuan Philatelic Society for subscriber members. The PPS service is highly commendable, but the value of those covers is considerably less than commercial equivalents. The 1958 1/7d Cattle, for example, sells for around $20/30 on PSgenerated covers, whereas commercial usages of that stamp have sold for upwards of $500, and more. Valuation: $75 (used set off cover $3). [Footnote: In the 1980s I owned a block of land in the Daintree Rainforest, Far North Qld, which I sold to the Qld Govt., for classification within the World Heritage Rainforest region. Later I was told it was acquired specifically as local Botanists had established that reposing within “my” block was the only recorded example of a particular orchid genus. That’s one to the World, zero to Rod.]

Figure 9. Another nice postage due adaptation Figure 9, as in Figure 5, has a regular stamp utilized as a Postage due. In this instance, an unstamped local Rabaul cover has been taxed 14c (double the 7c postage deficiency), and a solo 1971 South Pacific Games 14c has been affixed in taxing. An attractive item for an exhibit. Valuation : $100 (used set off cover $1.50).

Figure 10. Native Dancers; groovy set The 1971 Native Dancers set, to my eye, embody the exoticism of PNG stamp design of the subject era. Figure 10 has the 28c, rare on cover, together with 9c from the Primary Industries series, on 17 Nov 1972 registered cover Kavieng to Rabaul, at 37c combined letter/registration rate. Valuation : $60 (Dancers used set off cover $2). Figure 8. Coil pair a little gem The 1969-71 Bird of Paradise coil 2c and 5c are rather difficult to find on commercial cover; relatively few Post Offices had coil dispensing machines. Figure 8 has a rare pair (I’ve seen but two) of the 5c, used Boroko to NSW 7 Aug 1974, paying the 10c airmail rate. Value : $100 (around 50c off cover).

Figure 11. “Friendly” python* Figure 11 bears the striking combination of 9c from the riotous 1971 Native Dancers, and the sensuous 21c Green Python from the 1972 Reptiles series. The aggregate 30c paid airmail 28 Apr 1972 from Wewak to West Germany. The joy of ownership of items such as this belies their present market worth. Valuation : $30 (Reptiles used set off cover $3). [*Well, “friendly” to the extent that they seldom

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grow to greater than 1.5 metres in length.]

are wonderful. It was a difficult choice deciding between wig-makers, the pig exchange, fire dancers and crocodile hunters. Figure 13 came up trumps for it features two alluring designs, the elusive 28c Menyamya Bowmen, and the enigmatic Shark

Figure 12. Convergence of two attractive issues The 1973 Birds of Paradise and 75th Stamp Anniversary issues, aside from the base rate 7c denominations, are scarce to rare on commercial cover. Figure 12 bears two of the difficult issues, the 14c from the “Birds” and the 30c “Stamps”, the aggregate 44c paying combined 2nd weight step letter (14c) + registration fee (30c), Tari to Madang on 9 Jul 1974. For those who prefer their Usage exhibit to have specific stamps paying specific rates, this is a gem of an item, peppered by having emanated from a small P.O. Valuation : $50 (off cover used sets $6 (Birds) and $3 (Stamps)). Figure 13. The gentle, noble art of shark snaring The 1973-74 “Panorama” series is another bottler for a usage study. Aside from the unusual denominations (try finding the 21c and 28c), some of the designs Stamp News - 13

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Snaring (probably don’t try it at home). Used from Angoram 28 Sep 1973, the aggregate 58c paid 4th weight step letter (28c) + registration fee (30c), another example of specific stamps for specific rates (see under Figure 12). Valuation : $50 (used set off cover $7). The scarcity of many of the PNG stamps of this era, and of most earlier and later issues, belies the modest sums covers tend to fetch in today’s marketplace. I can’t help but believe that, just as the scarcity of many Australian contemporary usage items has come to be reflected in buoyant auction results, similar recognition is overdue for PNG usage. To finish up this month, on an entirely different subject, I’ve just received word that the “Kevin Nelson” Kangaroos on Cover exhibition collection is to be auctioned by Prestige, late this year. Kevin was an early cover devotee, and has formed a best-

of-kind, indeed best ever, collection. Figures 14 and 15 below provide a small insight in to the delights in store for specialists. My thanks to Kim and Gary at Prestige for advance scans. Figures 14 and 15. Superb Kangaroo usage items from the Nelson Collection I’ve on more than one occasion in this column extended the Kangaroos on Cover Challenge to readers, and it will be most interesting to witness the buyers of the Nelson Collection material unfold.

Whilst I can’t get excited about rows and rows of repetitious mint and used Kangaroos, offered as they are in most auctions, I’ll find it difficult to remain composed at the Nelson sale. Kangaroo covers have, in comparison with mint and used, been undervalued for too long, and that anomaly cannot last. Which reminds me? I’m looking for a well-heeled collector, who seeks to build a great collection, be it Kangaroos on Cover, or any other subject featuring covers (of course). Simple basis, he or she will come to me as I have the knowledge, and him or her the money. In no time, I can guarantee that he or she will have the knowledge, and I’ll have the money. On that tongue-in-cheek note, I’ll bid readers happy cover-hunting.

Rod Perry has been a philatelic trader since 1962 and a Stamp News advertiser since the 1960s . He founded Rodney A Perry Auction Galleries (now Millennium Philatelic Auctions) in 1971. As a collector he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Rod prefers his used stamps on cover and likens taking a stamp off its original cover to converting a tree to woodchips. Past editions of this column may be accessed on Rod’s ‘rap.com.au’

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Market Matters: Europe’s priciest stamp piece? It seems hard to believe, but a block of 10 stamps printed in the last decade, is almost certainly the priciest Post-War stamp item from anywhere on earth. Indeed it might well be the most valuable philatelic item from Europe for at least the past century - nothing whatever comes to mind that would top it. It is my confident prediction the sheetlet of 10 stamps shown nearby will sell at Auction for over a MILLION Australian dollars on October 16 in Berlin. The very conservative estimate is 500,000 Euro, and with the very hefty buyer fee added, and then the approximate x1.5 exchange rate, a million AUD invoice is easily foreseeable. The story of this famous stamp began in 2001 when the German post office (Deutsche Post) decided to issue a set of semi-postal stamps featuring movie stars, including Audrey Hepburn. They were to be issued in panes of 10 – the usual format in Germany. Some 14 million Hepburn stamps were printed.

Family objected

At the last minute, one of Hepburn’s two sons, Sean Ferrer objected to the stamp design, and refused to grant copyright approval. Deutsche Post had strangely not sought family permission to use her image it seems. Ferrer is an active campaigner against alcohol and tobacco addiction and abuse. It appears the first he knew of the impending issue, was when Deutsche Post mailed him a single mint stamp, and a pane showing their next issue. That pane of 10 is what is now for sale. All proceeds to UNICEF – Hepburn’s favourite charity. Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in 1993. The stamp design as you can see, shows her smoking a cigarette, taken from the famous “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” movie. A 37¢ Hepburn stamp (without cigarette) was issued without incident in June 2003 by the USA by way of comparison, with family approval. Ferrer refused to approve the issue. The German

A million dollar plus block? post office ordered that all the 14 million Audrey Hepburn stamps be destroyed. The issue was redesigned and eventually released October 11, 2001. Three panes of 10 stamps each had already been sent to the German Ministry of Finance, but it is believed that they were not returned and not destroyed. The whereabouts of all these 30 stamps today is not known. One can only assume some staffer simply used them on domestic mail not realising they were in any way scarce.

Five used copies surface

Five USED copies of the Hepburn stamp have been discovered in kiloware in recent years. No MINT copies have ever been known until this sheetlet was consigned to Auction by Sean Ferrer.

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Glen Stephens In late 2004, three discovery lessens the potential years after the supposed value of all copies - that is the destruction of all copies, conventional thinking. the first used example #1 Wrong. Another copy of this of the Hepburn stamp was 110+50 pfennig German stamp discovered. was later discovered in kiloware Finder was Werner and sold for over DOUBLE the Duerrschmidt, a stamp June 2005 price! collector and mailman in The cancel was Bavaria, a German state. “Kleinmachnow” a suburb The Hepburn sales begin He found the 110+50 about 20 Km south west of pfennig stamp in a mixture Berlin, dated February 11, of used on-paper stamps 2004. sent to him by friends. As television cameras recorded the occasion, this Duerrschmidt’s example was cancelled Berlin, #3 example of Germany’s unissued Audrey Hepburn October 14, 2003. stamp was hammered down October 7, 2005 for The stamp became quite a media hit, and 135,000 Euros. dealer and collector bodies reported the widespread With commissions and taxes, the buyer paid mainstream press has proven very positive for a total of 169,000 Euro (then $A272,000). This philately in Germany. realisation easily breaks the price record for a postAfter the national media circus that this initial war German stamp. find predicated, another copy was found, postmarked Indeed at the time it was easily a price record for Berlin November 2, 2003. ANY single stamp or even multiple issued anywhere This example #2 was discovered by a collector post-war I’d guess. in Frankfurt au Main. It was found among stamp As a data point, my column recently reported clippings he received from the incoming mail of a the highest auction price for ANY British company in Wolfsburg, Germany. Commonwealth QE2 era stamp was achieved this Stamp #2 was invoiced for Euro 69,437.60 (then year – and was “only” about $A75,000 for a Cyprus approximately $A112,000) when it was auctioned 1960 used 30 mil. June 1, 2005 by Heinrich Kohler in Wiesbaden, Germany. That stamp was on the front cover of the August 2005 “Stamp News”. The €20,000 estimate proved super conservative. I emailed the Auction firm and Dieter Michelson told me: “final invoice price for the stamp was 69.437,60 Euro, which includes a 17% commission and 16% VAT on the commission.”

Price went UP not down!

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the auction catalogue, the stamp was found in kiloware. All over the world, such stamps are often sold unsorted by the kilogram as sourced by charities etc, hence the name.

That Hepburn stamp #3, was the star lot in Ulrich Felzmann’s 111th auction held October 5-8 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Great for Philately Felzmann is On the day after the not to be confused auction, the news of with the similarly this record hammer named David price had been Feldman Auctions The pick of the 5 used copies. published in 122 in Switzerland, who German newspapers. also sells many rare Great for stamps. pieces. I have a very large business sideline selling such The stamp was purchased by Gaby Bennewirtz, acting on behalf of her husband Gerd Bennewirtz, an “kiloware” material I get from charities etc, as do investment manager and stamp collector - also living many other dealers, and I sell over a ton weight a year: www.zoekeli.notlong.com in the Dusseldorf area. Collectors seem to love the fun of fossicking Gaby Bennewirtz later told the German press: “he would actually have been willing to pay a bit more.” through it, and with a potential $270,000 “find” It is the most attractive of all the copies, and being on piece with the corner sheet margins, and with a superb dated cancel, is as good a copy as you could ever hope for! Hence the massive price I imagine. Germans will always pay top money for top quality.

“I’d have paid more”

Shown nearby is winning bidder Gaby Bennewirtz holding the now famous $A272,000 stamp. That example of the unissued Audrey Hepburn stamp #3 has part of the top left hand corner selvedge attached from the pane of 10. According to the lot description in Auctioneer Ulrich Felzmann with his prize 18 - Stamp News

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Glen Stephens possible - little wonder. ($A132,122) when taxes All 5 copies found of and buyer fees were this stamp came from added. kiloware. The stamp bears So the May 9, 2009 a cancel from the copy #4 sale at 75,932 “Briefzentrum 13” Euros - whilst a truly (Berlin-North in massive sum, is well Hennigsdorf) sorting down in Euros on centre. the previous sale, but about 10% higher in Copy #5 auctioned Euros than copy #2 2 weeks later sold for. By remarkable coThe 67,000 Euros Auctioneer Elisabeth Schlegel and copy #5 incidence a fortnight sale of copy #5, a later on May 26, 2009, fortnight later on May Berlin auctioneers 26 was a whisker short of the price of copy #2, but Schlegels offered yet another example – copy #5. It lower than #4 obtained. sold in the room to an agent for 53,500 Euros. Proving once again that German collectors After commission and sales tax etc was added, INSIST on dated cancels - the neat “corner CTO” the invoice price was 67,000 Euros - or approx type cancel on #5 would have delighted most $A116,583 at the time. Australian collectors! That stamp has part of a double ring cancel in

Another kiloware find!

In late 2007 German metal worker Thomas Boche purchased a large box containing thousands of envelope clippings with stamps on them (i.e. “kiloware”) through ebay, and paid 55½ Euros. When Boche looked through the box he found a number of stamps suitable for his collection, and a German stamp with an Audrey Hepburn design which he did not recognise. In the beginning he did not pay much attention to this unusual find. Only months later did he search for the unidentified Hepburn stamp on the internet, and found newspaper articles mentioning a record sale price for it in 2006. Boche contacted the auctioneer of the previous Hepburn discovery, Ulrich Felzmann of Dusseldorf. Boche lived nearby and made an appointment for the next day. Felzmann’s offered his stamp (now called copy #4) illustrated nearby, at the “IBRA” Essen auction on May 9, 2009 where it sold for 75,932 Euros

lower corner – proving once again Germans no NOT like undated cancels, and hence the $A15,500 lesser price than a fortnight earlier. Proving once again that German collectors INSIST on dated cancels - the neat “corner CTO” type cancel on #5 would have delighted most Australian collectors!

Germans LOVE dated cancels

Fetching 8,932 Euros (= then $A15,500) less than #4 when sold a fortnight later in the same country, really goes to prove how important those dated cancels are. As this only is the fifth copy discovered, I can only again urge all readers to CHECK your kiloware! ALL copies offered of this stamp have sold for well over $A100,000 - indeed one fetched $A272,000. That is MAJOR world rarity price level for any single stamp, even for the imperforate “Classics”. The legendary 1854 Western Australia 4d “Inverted Swan” often attains lesser price levels than these. Stamp News - 19

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Market Matters Indeed, this is the only “Inverted Jenny” of our stamp lifetime, and I have followed this story keenly from day #1, and have done about 100 hours of research on it. This article is in fact the ONLY place that all copies are recorded and outlined in detail I believe.

Sheet for sale October 16

And now the Schlegel Auction house who offered used copy #5, will auction the entire mint sheet of 10 on October 16 in Berlin. Hepburn’s son, Sean Ferrer - shown nearby at rear, unveiling the 2003 USA stamp, says he is donating all the proceeds of the sale to UNICEF. He still has the single mint copy, that he has indicated the family may retain. I personally would give NOTHING to this auction. Try googling them - they essentially do not exist! Even when using google.de Schlegel Berlin are the “Mary Celeste” stamp auction house on the web - inexcuseable in 2010 When I did eventually find them, my enquiries to them were akin to talking to a brick wall. Hopeless.

$A132,122 kiloware find How do these outfits stay in business? I have no idea of German tax law, but it may well be a well heeled person could pay say $A1m, and donate it to an institution, and get a tax deduction for the “appraised amount” – as occurs so widely in the USA. The “appraised” figure might be double or treble the auction price. Coff. Perhaps even the act of buying at a UNICEF charity auction allows a full tax donation to be taken there for a wealthy private collector? In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

What will it sell for?

The “estimate” is a remarkably conservative 500,000 Euro. What will it sell for? WAY over $A1 million is my strong guess. Probably a wealthy collector will buy it .... and if so, he will be bidding hard against a German dealer or two, who would want to buy it and break into 10 singles. Given the quite idiotic prices that USA 1918 24¢ “Inverted Jenny’s” get – up to a million apiece, and USA 37c stamp issued without a hitch 20 - Stamp News

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Glen Stephens watermarks, and major plate varieties etc. And prices for on-cover copies. Then the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island and the pre-independence Issues for Nauru (to 1968), New Guinea, Papua and Papua New Guinea, and GRI/NWPI etc. Prices are extensively revised - with many significant New Gibbons increases since the 5th edition. “AUSTRALIA” How on earth editor Hugh The backbone of the Jefferies gets the vast swag stamp collecting hobby of Catalogues out, AND are the Stanley Gibbons “Gibbons Stamp Monthly” Catalogues. each month as well, is Anyone using books like anyone’s guess. Scott or Michel for this part I looked up some GRI of the world is frankly just today and prices were up wasting their time! New Edition is over 300 colour pages noticeably – in line with the The new 2010 market here. “Australia” book is an They are reasonably priced absolute essential for at less than $A70 RRP, and all leading dealers stock anyone collecting or dealing in this region. them. The Seven Seas Stamps “ASC” used to be the Australian agent MD Allan Pitt told me today unassailable leader for this kind of catalogue. “sales of these increase issue by issue – SG really Dominant, annual, accurate, and well laid out. However they have adopted the cunning Mao and are on the ball for producing these annually.” For over 300 full colour pages it represents Stalin “Five Year Plan” tactic it seems, and grace us excellent value in my view. A “one stop” buy for with a new edition once or twice a decade - so SG local collectors. have wisely filled the gap! there are near 100 sloshing around endlessly - this stamp is a REAL “rarity”. Germany is a massive market, and selling ten singles at about $A200,000 each would not be too hard at all, doubling the outlay. So I expect a genuine ding-dong auction battle on this one. Stay tuned!

This latest SG edition continues in the far more sensible and smaller B5 size format recently decided upon, and this book I use every day. For folks who have not bought SG for a while, these new editions are now in full colour, on bright white paper. Superb. It includes all the Colonial (“State”) issues, and all the stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia including the 1946 British Occupation Force (Japan) overprints. And all booklet issues – and dies, inverted

Glen Stephens has written monthly ‘Stamp Tipster’ columns for over 25 years. A vast library of past articles is at: www.glenstephens.com/column.html

Glen Stephens

4 The Tor Walk, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068 Ph: 02 9958 1333 email: glen@glenstephens.com Website: www.glenstephens.com Stamp News - 21

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Australian Stamp Variations Details of the main variations in recent stamp issues Generic Base Stock

The “For Special Occasions” issue of 19 July has provided Australia Post with what they call a “generic base stock” of stamp designs that they can use in future Souvenir Stamp Sheets (SSSs), Special Events Sheets (SESs), minisheets and prestige booklets. It has also provided customers with a large range of stamps that they can use ‘for special occasions’! 8 of the designs may be ‘personalised’ by adding your image or photo onto the tab next to the semi-imperforate self-adhesive variation to create a P-stamp. th

For Special Occasions Stamp Issue No. 18 – FDI: 19 July 2010 – OSD: 14 July 2010 (Southern Cross – blue) Gummed stamps: (Perf = 7 x 60c & $1.20: 14.6 x 13.9, 60c Southern Cross: 14.4 x 14) 60c Balloons 60c Teddy Bear 60c Wattle 60c Roses 60c Tulips 60c Floral 60c Champagne Glasses $1.20 Wedding bands 60c Southern Cross (blue) 60c Southern Cross (red) 1 se-tenant block of 4 stamps [Sheet] 60c Roses, Tulips, Floral & Champagne glasses

Stamps

No.

FV

10

$6.60

Variations

No.

1

Cost

$2.40

1 se-tenant strip of 3 stamps [Sheet] 60c Balloons, Teddy Bear & Wattle 1 se-tenant pair [Sheetlet] 60c Southern Cross (blue) & 60c Southern Cross (red) 1 sheetlet of 20 Southern Cross stamps 10 x 60c Southern Cross (blue) & 10 x 60c Southern Cross (red) Image variation – pale grey “60c Australia” 1 [Australia Remembers SSS released on 14 July: 10 stamps with tabs.] 60c Southern Cross (blue) Tab variation – 60c Southern Cross (blue) + tab Self-adhesive stamps: (IDC simulated perforation: 11.5 x 11.2) 6 full-perf stamps [6 booklets of 10 stamps] 6 60c Balloons, Teddy Bear, Wattle, Roses, Tulips $1.20 Wedding bands 8 semi-imperforate P-stamps – with photo/image tab or with tab removed 8 [8 P-stamp sheets of 20 stamps] 60c Balloons, Teddy Bear, Wattle, Roses, Tulips, Floral & Champagne Glasses, $1.20 Wedding bands 8 P-stamps with tabs (as above) Totals 25

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1

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$212.00

8 $15.05 36 $287.35

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es stamps were square. They were printed by McKellar Renown. The paler blue Southern Cross stamp was released early in the “Australia Remembers – Lost Soldiers of Fromelles” Souvenir Stamp Sheet printed by RA Printing. The self-adhesive variations were issued in 2 formats: Full-perf in booklets and

semi-imperf with tabs as P-stamps. The Floral and Champagne Glasses designs were only issued as a P-stamp variation. Two of the P-stamps (Balloons and Wattle) only had a partial printed perforation on the right side of the stamp design.

5 More Dogs

Chris De Haer has pointed out on his website (see Footer, below) that the “Adopted & Adored” roll of 100 self-adhesive stamps issued on 29th June was printed by two different printers: McKellar Renown

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Australian Stamp Variations Details of the main variations in recent stamp issues and Pemara. The Pemara stamps are much paler and have a matt finish compared with the ‘gloss’ McKellar Renown stamps. (The gummed sheet stamps and the booklet stamps were also printed by McKellar Renown and are similar to their roll stamps.) Just another way of separating money from the self-adhesive collector! I wonder if the roll boxes had two different barcodes? The Variations Statistics table has been updated to include these extra stamps and variations.

Triple Zero

The stamps and variations issued on 13th July to raise awareness of our Emergency Services were similar to the Dogs issue mentioned above. There was a se-tenant strip, a gutter with graphics and two different printers were used for the self-adhesive stamps. The booklet stamps were printed by McKellar Renown and the roll of 200 stamps by Pemara. The latter stamps were paler and matte compared with the booklet stamps.

Emergency Services Stamp Issue No. 17 Stamps – FDI: 13 July Gummed stamps: No. FV (Perf = 14.6 x 13.9) 60c Emergency Call Service 60c Police 4 $2.40 60c Fire 60c Ambulance Se-tenant strip – 4 x 60c Gutter strip – 10 x 60c (Items related to each service in the gutter) Self-adhesive stamps: (IDC simulated perforation: 11.5 x 11.2) 4 x 60c [Booklet (McKellar Renown)] 4 $2.40 4 x 60c [Roll of 200 (Pemara)] 4 $2.40 Image variation – Pale and matte 4 x 60c [Roll of 200 (Pemara)] Totals 12 $7.20

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es Variations Statistics : 22nd Jan – 31st July 2010 Statistic No. Cost New issues 19 – New designs 76 – New stamps 216 $164.55 FV Variations 371 $1602.75 New 55c/60c stamps 183 – Average issue rate of 55c/60c stamps 1 every 25 hours The stamp information shown above is based on stamps and variations bought at my local Post Shop or from Philatelic Mail Order. This may differ from other Australia Post outlets. If you find any differences please let me know. Find out what decimal stamps Australia Post actually issued each year in my new 1966-2009 ASV Catalogue. More information at www.asv. net.au. For full technical details of every Australia Post stamp issue visit: http://stamps.chrisdehaer.com.au FDI = First Day of Issue, OSD = On-sale Date, FV = Face Value, CDC = Continuous Die Cut, IDC = Interrupted Die Cut.

ATO

The forerunner of the Australian Tax Office began in 1910 to collect Land Tax and fund aged care and pensions. Personal Income Tax was introduced in 1915. This issue comprised of a single gummed stamp released in a sheetlet of 10. Australian Taxation Office Centenary Stamp Issue No. 19 Stamps Variations – FDI: 27 July 2010 Gummed stamps: No. FV No. Cost (Perf = 13.9 x 14.6) 60c Taxpayers 1 60c 1 sheetlet – 10 x 60c 1 $6.00 Totals 1 $0.60 1 $6.00

Cygnet Philatelics

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The Modern Scene A focus on Framas, Reprints, Booklets and other Modern Material Christmas Island 2010 Special Edition Stamp Pack This is a very interesting collectable. It had an initial cost of $9.95 but has sold out and getting hard to obtain. A scaled down version is illustrated nearby but the actual sheet size has a diameter of 170mm. This special edition Sheetlet has a 50c Rat and 55c Ox and 55c Tiger stamps. It is planned to release these special sheetlets every three years and next “animals” in 2013 will be a Rabbit, Dragon and Snake. On the back cover of this special pack, the Chinese Zodiac lists all astrological animals for us if born between 18 February 1912 and 24 January 2020.

Year Of The Tiger Minisheet This Minisheet like previous Lunar New Year Minisheets, it has been overprinted by a number of philatelic societies. I illustrate the overprint done by the China Philatelic Society of Australia in honour of their 8th birthday Stamp Show held in Melbourne on 8 June 2010.

Australia Territories Issues Australia Post issues stamps for three territories – the AAT, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island. Christmas Island with a normal population of around 1500 has had around 40 new issues in the first ten years since Post has taken over their issuing programme. Cocos with a population of 600 has had under 30 new issues while AAT has 14 in the same period. The Lunar New Year issue from Christmas Island is a mammoth issue with a wide appeal for the general population of our country and a specific attraction to our many Chinese -born friends. History And Geography Of Christmas Island This island is located 2,600 kilometres north west of Perth and only 360 k’s south of Jakarta (Indonesia). It was uninhabited until around 1890. It’s isolation allowed fairly unique flora and fauna to develop. The discovery of deposits of phosphate of lime led to the annexation of the island by the British and subsequent settlement to mine these deposits. The mine was worked by indentured workers from Malaya, China and Singapore and their descendants contribute to the present ethnic break-up of 70% Chinese, 20% European and 10% Malay. Wartime Occupation During the Pacific war the Japanese made some minor attacks and the small garrison surrendered but after the Japanese sailed away, the Union Jack was again hoisted. However, the Indian troops mutinied

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ial and murdered the five British troops and imprisoned the Europeans on the island. The Japanese returned in force and prepared to resume phosphate mining. Little phosphate was exported to Japan and the majority of the population was evacuated to Surabayan prison camps. In October 1945 the island was reoccupied by the British. Australia Takes Over The Australian government took over the administration of Christmas Island in 1957, paying Singapore nearly 3 million pounds in compensation. In 1968 the Official Secretary was re-titled the Administrator and he now administers Cocos (Keeling) as well but resides on Christmas Island. In the 1980’s asylum seekers started landing on the island and much political controversy has surrounded the handling and detention of these world be immigrants. An 800 bed Detention Centre was built in 2006 at a cost to Australian Taxpayers of over $400 million. A fellow Rotarian friend of mine from the Boonah club was involved in this building programme but his contract ensured that he doesn’t discuss anything but generalities. Christmas Island residents are represented in Canberra by Northern Territory parliamentarians. The roads are reasonably good and an 18km railway exists but was closed in 1987. With the support of the Hawke government a $34 million casino opened but it closed in 1998! Stamps Tell The Stories In among the Christmas issues and the colourful Flora and Fauna releases there are a number of historical anniversaries. 19 February 1992 (ASC 318/21) commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the partial wartime evacuation. Most of the Europeans were transferred to the Australian mainland. 17 June

1992 (ASC 330/3) commemorates the sinking of two ships near the island in 1942. A Norwegian ship M V Eidsvold was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while loading phosphate at Flying Fish Cove. Ten months later the Japanese ship, the Nissei Maree was torpedoed at the wharf. Many other aspects of the island’s social life and its surroundings are covered by the colourful stamps that have been issued. Replica Cards For many years Replica Cards have been available to collectors. Australia Post started issuing them in 1984 and they have been mildly popular with a number of collectors. There has never been any

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The Modern Scene A focus on Framas, Reprints, Booklets and other Modern Material spectacular appreciation in value – most of them retail at around $7 or $8. Card number 48 shows the 5d Melbourne Cup stamp which was issued in 1960 to commemorate the running of the 100th Melbourne Cup race. The beautiful racehorse on the stamp is Archer, which won the first cup in 1860 and the second in 1861. This Stamp Replica Card was released to coincide with Canberra Stamp-show 2010. A special Black Replica Card was produced in very limited numbers (100) to go into the supporter’s bag of Souvenir Items. These black cards sell for up to $50. The bad news for collectors of these cards is that production of the Replica Cards will cease with No. 50. I illustrate black card No. 48. APR Award I am sure many of my readers will congratulate Bryan Young on being given an award by the Australian Philatelic Federation. The APR award is for Australian Philatelic Research. For many years Bryan has been involved in the preparation and production of the Australia Post Stamp Printing Technical Details. In the latest and I fear it may be the last of these useful productions, Bryan is acknowledged “for his contribution in the preparation of this publication and his tireless efforts in ensuring that it is produced to a high degree of quality and accuracy, for the benefit of philatelists.” Well done Bryan! Imperforate Booklets A reader recently emailed me about a booklet he owned “I have a self-adhesive World Down Under Booklet which has no perfs. to enable stamps to be removed. Image

can be sent”. The image, illustrated nearby, confirms the fact that the gentleman is indeed the lucky owner of a rare imperforate booklet. An offer to buy was politely rejected. Tasmanian Stamp Auctions recently auctioned three imperforate booklets – two 1994 Kangaroo & Koala booklets with “Spoil” written on them and the third a fairly badly damaged recent Mega Fauna booklet. Estimates varied from $100 to $250. My bids were about double the estimates, but I missed all three items by a considerable margin. See illustrations nearby.

Self-Adhesive Rolls There appears to have been a deal of confusion in the preparation of the July/August Post Bulletin, especially in relation to self-adhesive rolls of 100 and 200. Most 55c June issues were postponed to July or later but “Adopted and Adored” dog issue went ahead on 29 June with values changed up to 60c. The May/June Bulletin did not mention Pemara as a printer of this issue – only McKellar Renown. When I opened a roll of 100 it was by Pemara. Enquiries from Post Offices have not found any McKellar printings and my contact at the Bureau says McKellar strips of 5 are only available in Collector packs – to me it seems illogical that only sufficient rolls would be produced for inclusion on the self-adhesive Collector packs. The problem with Emergency Services rolls is simple. Rolls of 200 are listed in the long May/June order form and again

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of Ethics” must make dealers more aware of their responsibilities to their customers. As well as enforcing professional integrity among its members, these bodies organise regular stamp and/or coin shows where the public can choose between a considerable number of dealers. SCDAA restricts its activities to New South Wales but APTA and I think ANDA hold shows in all capital cities – often in conjunction with major collector bodies. I was interested to read that APTA have over 120 members in Australia and overseas. Members of APTA are automatically affiliated with IFSDA (International Federation of Stamp Dealers Associations). As well as endeavouring to maintain a high standard of professional integrity, this body promotes the exchange of information and philatelic literature. It can also help your favourite dealer source scarce material for you from overseas. Overprinted PNCs Popular Philatelic Societies tell me that the sales of overprinted PNC’s are outstripping sales of overprinted ordinary and prestige booklets. I illustrate a recent overprinted PNC done for the Hurstville Salvation Army Philatelic Society for their 2010 Stamp Fair. (PNC - Postal Numismatic Cover).

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Australia: Those elusive used decimals 2 Welcome back to our little adventure in the wonderful world of used decimals! Did anybody do themselves an injury while rushing to check the perforation gauge on the 27c Roses issue that I mentioned last month? I hope not. More importantly, did anyone find one of the rarities? If you did, please send me an email, I’d love to hear about it! Just before we start on our quest for the next elusive decimal stamp, there’s one thing I’d like to mention, and that’s catalogue values. In the majority of cases, catalogue listings will reflect the elusiveness, by way of higher catalogue value, for most of the issues that we are looking at. In some cases, particularly for the more recent stamps, they wont. There are a number of reasons for this, most of which are beyond the scope of these articles, but I would suggest that the main one is a simple lack of supply of the most elusive types of stamps. In these situations (which I’ll talk about in more detail when I get to them), catalogue editors can only assume what a particular stamp may be worth, if it were available on the market. Some assumptions are close, some are way off. The thing to remember is that catalogue values are always a guide, not absolute fact. With this in mind, don’t pass out when a dealer’s price for that very elusive stamp (if you’re lucky enough to actually find the stamp you’re looking for) is double the catalogue value or more, because the prices for these ‘elusives’ are purely driven by the law of supply & demand, not what the catalogue says, and don’t curse the catalogue editors either, they’re doing the best they can with very limited information! One last reminder: unless noted otherwise, all of the stamps we are talking about are commercially used, that is they done their job and pre-paid the carriage of mail through the postal system. First philatelic cab of the rank this month is another of the vending machine booklet ‘make up’ issues, the 28c Salmon gums of the 1990 Heidelberg & Heritage issue. This is a hard one to find, and the situation is complicated by the fact that sometime in 1991, towards the end of it’s life, the booklet containing this stamp appeared perforated 15.50 rather than the original, and much

more common 14.60. Both are definitely elusive, with the 15.50 version bordering on scarce. Next we have the 85c values of two 1991 commemorative issues, the Waterbirds and Golden Days of Radio sets. The other values of these sets have always been plentiful, but as far as the 85c values are concerned, my experience has usually been that demand has outstripped supply. One other 1991 issue is worthy of mention, the Across Town Postage Paid labels. These two labels were only used in Sydney and Perth, for the payment of a flat rate charge to carry parcels up to 25k within the CBD of those two cities. The labels were self adhesive and undenominated, and were available from post offices in the relevant cities in boxes of 50 at $162.50 ($3.25 per label). This was an experimental service, and didn’t last too long. Because of the limited availability and use of these labels, not all of the major catalogues list them. If your catalogue does, and you’re looking for them, it may be quite a search! I do remember seeing both of them correctly used around the time they were issued, but I can only recall seeing one Perth label in that condition in recent times. Once again these are fairly plentiful on FDC’s, and that source is a viable option.

Fig 1: 1992 Boxlink label The 1992 Boxlink label Fig 1. is somewhat similar to the Across Town labels in that it was self adhesive, undenominated, and sold only in boxes of 100 at $38, or 38c per label. It was to pay for a PO box to PO box service within the same post office, or other post offices with the CBD’s of Melbourne and Sydney. It continued in use until early 1995, when the service was discontinued. These labels aren’t as scarce as the Across Town

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Mike Lee labels, but do make it into the elusive group. We skip forward a couple of years now to August 1994, and the issue of the Aviation Feats series. The two high values, the $1.35 and the $1.80, are both quite elusive. The $1.80 did show up in reasonable quantities with the printed Melbourne GPO CTO cancels, mentioned in the previous article, some years after the stamps were originally issued, and these are fairly easy to find. This was not the case with the $1.35 value, and it remains one of the more difficult stamps to find from that period. This is probably as good a point as any to make another general observation, and that is that just about any se-tenant combination is fairly elusive. There are a couple of exceptions to that rule that come along a bit later, and I’ll explain them when we get to them. I’m mentioning this here as up until now, while there have certainly been earlier se-tenant issues, usually in pairs and strips of 5, from here on the number of these arrangement issued really starts to take off. The same also applies, but probably more so, to miniature sheets. A quick reminder that I’m talking about postally used stamps is appropriate at this point, as this is also where you’ll start to see lots of se-tenant issues and miniature sheets from FDC’s showing up, and Fig 2: The odd and indeed, this may be the elusive only practical way to collect these used. 1995 brings us a stamp that I would describe as almost elusive, but definitely rather odd! The St Valentine’s day issue consisted of three bright 45c designs, arranged in a se-tenant strip, with a common theme: hearts. The odd part comes from the fact that only one of the three designs, the large gold heart Fig 2, is in any way elusive! It’s two sheetmates are very common, but not the

large gold heart! Nobody seems to have it. I rarely have one in stock, and it’s the one in the set that every customer is looking for! I don’t understand the shortage of this one, particular stamp from an otherwise common set. I suspect that due to the sheet layout, there would only have been one of this design in the sheet for two of each of the others, so I could understand them showing up on a ratio of 1 to 2 with the others, but the reality is a ratio closer to 1 to 20 or 30. Come on, someone out there has been hoarding this stamp, haven’t you? And you’ve got 10,000 of them stashed away! Go on, admit it and put me out of my misery! Another make up value from a vending machine booklet is next, this time the 20c from the 1995 $2 Endeavour Replica booklet. As usual, the designs for each denomination in the booklet are different, but this particular issue is unique in that both designs were also issued as a 45c se-tenant pair in sheet format. The sizes are different, with the se-tenant pair being issued in the smaller sheet size, but it’s still possible confuse them. To double check, just make sure you have a large 20c and 45c stamp, which will be imperforate at the sides, as well as the 2 different 45c sheet stamps. I dithered a little before including the next two stamps, as they just aren’t as difficult to find as most of other stamps I’m including in the elusive

Fig 3: 1997 $1.80 Tuggan-Tuggan category, but I think they are worth a mention, even if they do only just scrape in as elusive! The two stamps in question are the $1.05 ‘Outcamp’ and $1.20 ‘Kite Flying’ from the 1995 Australia Day set. Australia Post issued these large, colourful Stamp News - 33

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Australia: Those elusive used decimals plain set of stamps, because of their interest in the artist himself, rather than the stamps per se. Put all of this together and you come up with five stamps that are very hard to find used, particularly the two high values Fig 4. Once again, it is relatively common to see the FDC’s of this issue sacrificed to yield a fine used set of these truly elusive stamps. Fig 4: The two Leunig high values Australia Day or Heritage type sets between 1993 and 1997, and these two values from the 1995 set are definitely the hardest to find of any of these issues. Still in 1995, we find a couple more high values from two different sets: the $1.50 blue Peace in the Pacific issue, and the $2.50 Sir Howard Florey from the Medical Sciences set. The latter in particular can be a hard stamp to track down, especially in fine used condition, as a fair few that I’ve seen have had heavy and sometimes smudgy, postmarks. The 1996 20c Regional Arts Councils is yet another vending machine make up value that sets off the elusive alarm, as does the 1997 $1.80 Tuggan-Tuggan Fig 3. from The Dreaming set. This is another stamp that can be hard to find in good condition, as it seems to be more prone to surface creases and other damage than most issues. We’ll conclude this month with one of the most elusive of all the decimal issues up to this point, the 1997 Leunig Teapot of Truth set. Initially, this set was only available in the Teapot of Truth prestige booklet, which contained stamps with the face value of $9.80 (blocks of 4 of each of the three 45c designs, pairs of the $1.00 and $1.20 designs), plus post cards etc, and was sold over the counter by post offices at $9.95, only a very small premium over the face value of the stamps. Later, individual sets became available to a limited degree in ‘Design sets’ and ‘Collectors Choice’ packs. Individual stamps were never sold by the post office. Michael Leunig is a very popular cartoonist here in Australia, and I know of a number of non collectors who were delighted to go and buy the prestige booklets and even the

Next month we’ll move into what military folk would refer to as a ‘target rich environment’ when it comes to elusive used decimals, that is the last ten years! Until then, Mike Don’t forget, I always enjoy your thoughts and ideas. Maybe you have a used stamp that you’ve found to be elusive from the period already covered that I haven’t included – let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

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Revenue Review Escutcheon

Back in January 2007 I briefly mentioned ‘Escutcheon’. Figure 1 shows three excellent dies which were used to prepare [rough up] a Vellum instrument for the Escutcheon process. These are the first dies I have seen, maybe you have something like this used as a paper weight on your desk! If so please share a picture with us all.

Off The Rails

eBay turned up a nice Western Australia Midland Railway [Tramway] stamp selling for US$220.00 and has stamp found its way to a UK collection. The farthing value is rarely seen, and I am surprised it sold so cheap. Low value railway parcel fee issues are scarce to rare from all states. One would think the farthing value would be more available because as they were withdrawn from sale, collectors of the time could have stocked up on low values, but it appears not. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these low values and if spied grab them at any cost as you may never see them again.

Five Gutters

It has been said gutters are always in the middle. Not so in Queensland, as figure 3 clearly shows the sheet layout for the 1966 first decimal impressed duty stamps. All values in the decimal impressed from Queensland are exceedingly rare, and when they do show up they are quickly snapped up by hungry collectors. As with figure 2 if you do see a decimal value buy it first and ask questions later, and yes figure 3 is unique.

Face Value $20,000

While I am showing off some nice Queensland decimal impressed issues, I would like to show you the top left corner block from a full sheet of 100 rouletted x $200 stamps [total sheet face value a massive $20,000]. Now this is an impressive sheet and single stamps are missing from 99% of Queensland collections. I would like to know if you own a used single copy [as I have not recorded a used copy as yet] but I do have a used pair of the

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Dave Elsmore $100 rouletted issue.

Bailiff Fee

Some Bailiff fees need to be updated in the record books as a few have come to light. Figure 5 shows three new finds; the 1988 perforated issue $1 vermilion, $2 light brown and $7 greenish blue. It should be noted in other printed works on South Australia revenues that it incorrectly lists the $2 as a grey colour. This needs to be corrected and I would like to place these on record here.

Victoria

I think there is a lot of work still to be done on the printing dates of certain colours for the duty stamps. One such issue the 3/- typo Olive Drab in colour on type II paper is listed as being printed January 1893, when figure 6 clearly shows a much earlier date of May 1891 with some 20 months gap to fill! This is a huge date difference, maybe you have been working on this very issue, if so please let us all know your dates.

Another New South Wales rare OS

Another scarce New South Wales £1 revenue overprinted POSTAGE and OS has turned up in a Paris auction [fig 7] no certificate. It is noted with the lot but it has the same centering as all the other recorded copies. Prestige sold a used copy which I used to own for about $13,000 a few auctions back which was the sister copy to the Robin Linke auction copy which sold last year. I wonder if figure 7 would join onto the pair, it would be interesting to see if all known copies could be rejoined. One Sydney home based dealer disputes these OS copies as all forged. Is it me? or are there more and more very high value stamps and covers which have ‘dud’ certificates or ‘bad’ stating the item is not genuine or in its original state etc from the Royal Philatelic Society of London being sold in top end auctions as genuine with no mention of the dud certificate. It would be good to get this hobby regulated to stop the very obvious being sold to unsuspecting collectors. I do not know how some people sleep at night knowing full well [or

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Perfin Book Update

My Revenue Perfin Catalogue joint venture with David Coath, president of the Perfin Club of New Zealand and Australia is on track and filling up nicely, but, there is still time for you to get your scans to us. Figure 8 is a rather rare, nay exceedingly rare S.B.N. [Sargood, Butler and Nichol. Warehousemen] perfin on a Victoria duty stamp. I have only recorded one other on the 1879-1880 design duty stamp. S.B.N. in printed works is shown as ‘common’ which tells us all just how out of date all printed works are at present. It may be common on a postage stamp but rare on a revenue. The only benefit is if you were to buy from a dealer quoting printed works. It’s time perfins joined collecting in the 21st century!

New South Wales Rails in Bulk

As this month’s Revenue Review appears to be a bunch of snippets I will close this month by adding another eBay sale. Figure 9 shows a block of four New South Wales railway revenues. This had a starting price of $99.00 on it and was sold as a complete set, but in single blocks broken up into single lots. It should be remembered these last series of pre decimal issues are from remaindered stock. I remember when complete sheets were sold by the New South Wales railway shop back in the 1980’s for next to nothing. Be careful not to pay too much for them as there are stacks around and all SYDNEY station. I can be contacted by mail: P O Box 66 Springwood 4127 Queensland or an Email link from my web site ozrevenues.com

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Puffins for your stamp album A few years ago I received a most attractive Christmas card from a stamp collector in England. After the festive season I usually discard the Christmas greetings but in this particular case I saved the card from my English friend. The card depicts a number of cute puffins, the penguins of the North Atlantic. It is not as all surprising that many philatelists have chosen to collect puffins on stamps. Today there are thousands of bird stamps and collecting all of them is an impossible task. For this reason many collectors have decided to limit their collections to a particular species or the birdlife of a certain region. One of my stamp friends spent years collecting birds on stamps but finally realized that his chosen theme was overwhelming in size and he decided to concentrate on penguins. But even in this rather

limited area there is a plethora of stamps including some which are quite costly. At first sight, puffins seem to be a rather limited speciality but if you add the issues of a number of British island local posts it quickly becomes quite extensive. In this month’s article we’ll find out more about the Atlantic puffin and about the stamps which feature the bird. In Latin the Atlantic puffin is known as Fratercula arctica and it is a species of the auk family. Fratercula means little brother – apparently someone thought that the puffin looks a bit like a monk out of some medieval monastery. A fully grown adult can get about 30 centimetres in length. Its back is black and the front is white. The beak is very large and has grey, yellow and black

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Christer BrunstrĂśm stripes in the breeding season. The cheeks are greyish white. The cute bird reminds one of a parrot. The puffins can be found in the North Atlantic area. They usually nest in colonies of several thousand pairs on rocky islands or on cliffs along the coastline. Iceland has the largest population of puffins and is home to some 10 million birds. Here the bird is hunted for eggs, feathers and meat. In recent times the puffins have found it increasingly difficult to survive. The main problem is over fishing in the Atlantic which leads to starvation and death for many sea birds. There are also two species of puffins in the North Pacific Ocean but in this story we concentrate on the Atlantic version. Until the 1970s, there were small colonies of

puffins on Sweden’s West Coast but they have since completely disappeared. There have been unsuccessful attempts to reintroduce the puffins but it seems their food supply is simply not available any more. Puffins can be found in the coastal areas of the many nations in the North Atlantic area. For obvious reasons this is also where we find the greatest number of stamps depicting this emblematic bird. Here is a fairly complete list of puffin stamps so far: Alderney (1994), Canada (1996), France (1960), Faroes (1978, 2009), Gibraltar (1988), Great Britain (1989), Guernsey (1999), Iceland (1980), Isle of Man (1983, 1989), Norway (1981), St. Pierre et Miquelon (1973, 1975) and the USSR (1976). Rather astonishingly, puffin birds can also be found on stamps from Mongolia (1981), Niger (1985) and

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A COLLECTION FOR ROTARIANS Rumania (1986). In this connection I would like to recommend Stanley Gibbons’ catalogue called Collect Birds on Stamps listing all bird stamps by country in alphabetical order. Also included is an index with the different species and families which makes it easy to locate the items you require. The catalogue is available from the publishers of Stamp News. A number of local posts linking small islands with the mainland have released stamps showing puffins. By far the most prolific issuer is Lundy off the coast of Devon in England. Since 1929, the island has had its own very efficient local post. Today it handles more than 30.000 pieces of mail each year. It has been suggested that the name of the island is of Nordic origin. In Norwegian a puffin is called lunde and ey is an old Nordic word for island. Thus Lundy could be interpreted as the Puffin Island. The Lundy Island Local Post stamps have denominations in puffins. In the distant past, puffin birds were used in the barter trade that existed on the

island. A puffin is of course exactly the same as a British penny. When the local post issued its very first stamps in 1929, puffins were shown on all denominations. Rather interestingly, a half bird is shown on the ½ puffin value, a full bird on the 1 puffin and so on. Over the years, Lundy has released numerous stamps featuring the bird in one way or the other. There is a lot here for puffin thematic collectors. Other islands with puffins on their local stamp issues are Herm (1954) and Jethou (1961). Shown nearby is Jethou’s very attractive souvenir sheet released in 1961. Herm and Jethou are located off Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Calf of Man is a tiny speck of land off the Isle of Man. It is known as a paradise for bird watchers. Starting in 1962, a large number of stamps were issued for the tiny island. The 1 murrey value of the 1963 definitive set depicts a couple of puffins. The same design was later reissued in a slightly different shade and also exists with various overprints.

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Christer Brunstrรถm St Kilda is a group of islands in the Atlantic. It is the westernmost point of Great Britain. In 1930, the entire population was evacuated. Today the British military maintain a presence on the main island and occasionally working parties from the Scottish mainland spend time on the islands doing preservation work on this natural treasure. Towards the end of the 1960s, a British stamp dealer issued a number of stamps on behalf of the trust which administers St Kilda. The 5/- value of the first set in 1968 shows a group of puffins. It is doubtful if there ever was a functioning local post on St Kilda or whether there ever was any need for such an institution. There are also stamps depicting puffins from other island posts. The problem is to find information about these stamps. However, there is a most useful CD-catalogue (Modern British Locals including the Channel Islands) covering the various local island posts and it can certainly be of great help to anyone researching the subject. Finding the stamps is no easy matter but auction sites like eBay can prove very useful. Rather similar labels have been produced by over enthusiastic collectors for a great number of uninhabited rocks, sand banks and islets around the British coastline. Many depict puffin birds. However, these Cinderellas are of absolutely no postal significance.

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Cinderella Corner

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have changed its direction in the meantime.

By the time this goes into print Adelaide Stampex will be done and dusted. Unfortunately the exhibition Bantayan Islands was not well supported by Cinderella collectors Actually Bantayan Island, it is located off the north which was disappointing considering the class has western tip of Cebu Island in the Philippines and is not been offered at an exhibition for some years. part of the Province of Cebu. From the pictures that I found on Wikipedia, it has all the hallmarks of a resort island with wide white sandy beaches, palm CETIA This item, (fig. 1), came from Mark Madison. It is an trees and all the other trappings of a top rate resort. There is no indication of a postal service from the advertising label attached to the back of a cover and island, and the rather crudely produced stamp I have, is publicity for the Company that was exhibiting at (fig. 2), suggests someone has produced it as a bogus this Computer show in Sydney in 1971. issue simply to make money. C Computers The stamp is ungummed as would be expected E Electronics but mit is rouletted on three sides.which suggests T Telecommunications production was in at least blocks of 6. I Instruments A Automation and the Fluid Power Industries I have not seen this one before and a quick Google Diego Suarez search turned up several companies using the name. Diego Suarez was the Port city at the Northern tip Given the time span from 1971 and the massive of Madagascar and was named Antsiranana after changes in technology, the actual company might 1975. The place was named after Diogo Soares, a

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Tony Presgrave

Portuguese navigator who visited the bay in 1543. The French wanted to use the bay as a coaling station and in 1885 a treaty was signed giving France a protectorate over the bay and surrounding territory. Stamps were issued from 1890, initially the French Colonies type overprinted, but later in 1890 four rather crudely produced stamps were printed in San Diego and issued. These have been extensively forged and the designs being as they are, the forgeries are very good copies. My old 1979 Gibbons France catalogue lists them at quite a high price, so it is no wonder forgeries appeared. I’m inclined to think that the stamps illustrated here are forgeries. (Figs. 3,4, and 5).

Egypt

This stamp, (fig. 6), was described as a bogus essay illegally produced by the German dealer Sellschop. The stamp design is one from the 1867 issue of the Sphinx and Pyramid issue and the forgeries are described in the book Album Weeds by Rev R.B.

Earee, but he does not attribute them to anyone, so this must have been discovered at a later date. I can find no references in my library to Sellschop as a forger.

Congregational Centenary

This stamp was issued in 1937 by the Congregational Church in South Australia to commemorate the establishment of the church by Thomas Quincy Stow in Adelaide. (Fig. 7). I don’t know anything about printing details but suspect Hussey and Gillingham may have been the printers. As to sheet size, I have two examples, one imperf left and the other imperf right and both imperf at base. The other sides are perforated 11 which suggests blocks of 4 at least.

Queensland Patriotic Label

I have written about this stamp, (fig. 8), before, but I am still none the wiser for the printing and other details about it. Were there any more designs in the series or was this the only design in the sheet, what

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Cinderella Corner

Malaysian Escapes

was the size of the sheet and who printed it. The imprint gives the authorisation as the Queensland Patriotic & Australian Comforts Fund (Qld. Div).

A nicely produced poster stamp, (fig.11), advertising holidays in Malaysia, and probably issued by Malaysian Airlines.

Our Children’s Appeal

This stamp I think is of Victorian origin and the information I found about it suggests that the Mission was a forerunner to the present day Anglicare mission. Apart from the stamp being gummed and imperforate I don’t know anything more about the printing details. (Fig. 9).

Christmas Seals

QANTAS

There’s no indication of who issued these stamps, (fig. 10), or where they come from. They are gummed and perforated 11 x 11½, but apart from that I know nothing more about them. Can anyone throw some more light on the stamps?

While I was browsing through my files I found these two labels, (figs. 12 and 13), that I don’t recall writing about before. Obviously relatively early labels, my now quite elderly Australian Air Mail Catalogue tells the Sydney to London label was from the 1 December 1947 flight and the Sydney to Lord Howe Island label from the 20 November 1947 flight.

Tony Presgrave can be contacted by email at aydepe@bigpond.com or P.O. Box 317 Goolwa South Australia 5214.

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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation . . . Pt 8 The February magazine detailed the wide range of support services available from the APF that are available to individual collectors, stamp clubs or state councils. This support is supplemented by similar types of services from the various State and Territory Councils. The exhibiting of collected material is regarded as the ultimate in philately, where high quality and rare material is put on public display. Whilst exhibiting can give great pleasure and a sense of pride to the exhibitor, it can also be frustrating when changes in rules or their interpretation occur and are not widely made known. It is the role of the APF to ensure that such changes are promulgated in both a timely and informed manner. Not only is it important to advise of changes, but also to indicate the possible effects of such changes. This information should not be restricted to existing exhibitors, but be available for both potential exhibitors and even new collectors, as such information could influence their collecting choice. The Winds of Change For some years now there have been rumours surrounding the future introduction of three time periods into exhibiting, principally to encourage more modern collections by not unduly penalizing them in the judging elements of Importance and Rarity. The first exhibition class to be affected was Postal History effective from 1st January 2009. At this time Postal History was broken into three sub-classes and had three time periods introduced. The sub-classes were A Postal History, B Marcophily (postmarks), and C Historical, social and special studies; and the three time periods 1. Up to 1875 (pre GPU [General Postal Union] – the name was changed to Universal Postal Union [UPU] in 1878), 2. 1875 to 1945, and 3. After 1945. These changes had their initial Australian

showing at the Melbourne Stampshow in July 2009. Much has been written in the philatelic press about this introduction and the interpretations to be applied to judging are still being considered. The next class to be affected by the introduction of three time periods will be Traditional Philately, possibly in 2012. Traditional philately is about collecting postage stamps, and initially this was the only class. You collected stamps from different countries and stuck them in an album. If you had a loose leaf album then you could display them at clubs or occasionally at exhibitions. Many people still collect this way. Nowadays, traditional philately also includes material related to the production of stamps, varieties in their production, and their usage. Traditional exhibits still account for about 40% of the material at most exhibitions and generally carry off most of the major awards. Within the next year or so traditional philatelic exhibits will be divided into three sections: The Classic Period Nineteenth Century. The Middle Period From 1900 to World War II The Modern Period After World War II These time periods are different to those in Postal History, and will suit those philatelists collecting Australian States. By introducing the time period divisions into exhibitions the FIP is hoping to see more and younger exhibitors exhibiting modern stamps and not having to compete against the classic exhibitors. This introduction of three time periods is not new, having been trialled successfully at the FIP World Stamp Championship 2004 in Singapore, but only in the Traditional Philately Class and divided as follows: Class A) up to1900; Class B) 1900-1940; and Class C) after 1940. To determine the understanding and effect of the adoption of the three time periods into Traditional Philately a study was undertaken in America by Robert M. Bell, M.D., Ph.C., titled “The Three Period Judging System – An Idea for the Future?”. This study took the form of a survey of 171 judges and exhibitors around the world and summarises their responses. The full study can be viewed

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF on the website of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE) at www.aape.org. The study can be accessed from the index on the home page. Extracts from the study have previously been published in The Philatelic Exhibitor, the magazine of the AAPE, and The Asia Pacific Exhibitor, the magazine of the interNational Association for Philatelic Exhibitors. Whilst not all of the responses are helpful, and some do relate more to the American scene than ours, it is worth reading to get an appreciation of the possible implications resulting from the proposed change. However, the article is not a technical evaluation. The author’s approach is from the perspective that ‘the playing field should be leveled’, so that the highest awards should be available to any class, any era and any level of financial resources.  The conclusions do not represent the views of the AAPE nor those of a clear majority involved in U.S. exhibiting. Despite these reservations the study is both interesting and raises matters worthy of further consideration. Importance and Rarity Importance and rarity have always been the two areas in which a modern exhibit could not compete with one in the classic period, which difference could be as much as two medal levels. It is interesting that the website for the FIP Traditional Philately Commission treats the three time periods as if they have already been adopted and in the Guidelines for Judging Traditional Philatelic Exhibits, dated 1st December 2008, article 3.4, states: The introduction of three time periods has solved some of the problems with the importance. For instance an excellent modern exhibit with outstanding material, knowledge and treatment is often more important than a weak classic exhibit. Is this a change in the application of Importance - a move to rate the importance of the overall exhibit rather than just the topic? In the Questions and Answers on the FIP Postal History Commission website, 3 September 2008, is the following comment ……. the philatelic importance and rarity should

be considered against the other exhibits of the same time period. It is assumed that a similar approach will be taken with Traditional Philately, although the comment does not indicate how the importance of the benchmark exhibit was obtained. The adoption of a difficulty of replacement basis in evaluating rarity may benefit the more modern periods. Judging It takes quite some time to acquire a reasonable traditional collection. To change the collection to comply with the new time periods could be both slow and expensive. On the other hand, many exhibits would quite satisfactorily slot into the new periods with no trouble and could initially benefit from the change. Where an exhibit overlaps more than one period, it will be judged in the time period to which the majority of the exhibit relates. Conclusion The change will happen, but at this stage there are still many unresolved questions What is important at this stage is to be aware of the pending change and make your own assessment of the implications on existing and future collections and exhibits. As with Postal History, it may be some time after the introduction of the three time periods before settled judging interpretations evolve. Whether higher medal levels are achievable with more modern material, or more new exhibitors emerge due to the attractiveness of the later time period, only time will tell. However, at this stage, it is difficult to imagine a modern period exhibit winning a Grand Prix award. Next Month The subject for next month’s article has not yet been decided. The APF is currently investigating what may be an exciting addition to its range of services, and should this investigation be finalised sufficiently in time for the October deadline, this addition will be the feature. Stamp News - 49

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Stanley Gibbons benefits from stamp collecting boom Reported in guardian.co.uk Despite the general economic gloom, Stanley Gibbons’s sales of British stamps to collectors are up 74% so far this year. They were boosted by the London 2010 Stamp Exhibition in May, at which the company unveiled Britain’s rarest stamp - the 6d IR official, otherwise known as the Edward VII 6d Pale Dull Purple (I.R. Official). Issued on 14 March 1904, the stamp was printed on just 19 sheets and was withdrawn almost immediately after issue. Almost all were destroyed, but a few survive in museums and royal collections. Stanley Gibbons sold its copy after the show for £400,000. Last year sales to collectors of British stamps were flat, hit to some extent by the weakness in the economy during that time. However, renewed interest in stamps for investment helped the company to report half year sales up 24% to £11.9m and profits of £1.6m, up from £1.4m. Another contributing factor is the intense interest in Chinese stamps, a new area which the company hopes will pay big dividends in future. The Chinese stamps auctioned fetched between three and ten times the company’s expectations. “The market for stamps in China looks like it could be a major opportunity for us as we gain a better understanding of the characteristics of that market,” said Bralsford. “I believe the Chinese stamp market will ultimately have a substantial impact on our future sales and profitability over the longer term.” Stanley Gibbons recently secured a top quality collection of investment grade stamps from China and already has over £1m of registered orders from investment clients which it hopes to fulfil later this year. Further trips to the far east are planned for September.

Stolen stamps: Singapore Reported in The Straits Times SORTING through his loot after a break-in, burglar Matthew Ong Joo Wah kept $180,000 in cash and foreign currencies, as well as two Rolex watches worth a total of $11,000. But he dumped four albums containing old Chinese stamps, which he deemed to be worthless. Finding a safe in a bedroom, he wrapped it in a blanket and carried it to his car. He then drove to his grandmother’s house, where he forced the safe open. He kept the money and the watches, but disposed of the stamp albums at the rubbish collection point. Only after he was arrested some two weeks later did he learn that the stamps were actually valued at $100,000. By then, the albums could not be found.

Stolen stamps: UK Reported in the Nottingham Evening Post A NOTTS police officer of 30 years was caught red-handed having stolen collectable stamps from an auction house. Staff at Warwick and Warwick auctioneers became suspicious of stamp collector Mark Raithby when they noticed the stamps had gone missing when he went to his car at lunchtime on March 3. When he returned, they escorted him back to his car, and found the missing items in there under a newspaper. Warwick Crown Court heard the stamps were worth £250. Raithby, 53, who retired from Notts Police this week, initially denied stealing them, but later admitted one charge of theft. The court heard Raithby pleaded guilty on the basis that he did not recall taking the stamps, but found them in his bag when he returned to his car, and panicked.

Wealth of Knowledge; Chinese Stamp of Approval Reported in The Wall Street Journal In the 20 years since Jeffrey Schneider’s first Hong Kong stamp auction, demand for Chinese issues has exploded. “It’s such a booming market because you have the influence of China, and an enormous Chinese

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Compiled by diaspora too, and they tend to collect Chinese stamps whether they’re living in the U.S., Scandinavia or South America,” he says. Back in 1990, Mr. Schneider was working at Christie’s, which that autumn tested the appetite for rare Asian stamps with a modest sale. This past weekend, as a principal with stamp specialists Interasia Auctions Ltd., he oversaw an auction of more than 2,000 Chinese stamps that realized in excess of 61 million Hong Kong dollars (about US$8 million)-a Hong Kong stampauction record and more than 33% above the presale estimate. Several lots sold for more than HK$1 million, including an envelope from 1897 bearing two Emerald Lady stamps that went for HK$2.99 million. “People come to me and say, I have this Guatemalan stamp and there’s only one known-but if there are not two collectors that doesn’t matter. It’s a combination of rarity and demand”. says Schneider. “Normally the rule of thumb is to have something valuable you have to have spent some money on it, but people can pick things up in flea markets. Knowledge is important. Large stamp brokers such as Stanley Gibbons issue catalogues that give very detailed stamp classifications. It’s only a sketchy reflection of the market value, but to actually classify the stamps that’s where you’d start”. “When stamps are selling for millions of dollars, the temptation to forge is strong. So go to a reputable dealer for guidance. There are also recognized expert committees where you can submit your stamps for authentification”. In terms of what is currently ‘hot’, Schneider points to stamps from the Cultural Revolution. “The value of Chinese stamps from the ‘60s and ‘70s is enormous. The value of stamps of the same era from Belgium, the U.K. or the U.S. is less than

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the face value. The most romantic of all issues for Chinese collectors are the stamps known as the “Red Revenues.” In 1897, China changed its currency. Its stamps, including revenue stamps used to pay certain taxes, were in the old currency. China ordered new stamps from Japan but they didn’t arrive on time, so the government surcharged old stamps with the new values. The revenue stamps are red, and that’s a lucky color for Chinese collectors.”

Fergie’s mail binge... Reported in The Mail on Sunday THE Duchess of York was facing fresh embarrassment last night after running up a bill of £6,500 using the Queen’s special mail service. The cash-strapped Duchess, 50, used the service to send out signed photographs and gifts to friends at home and abroad and was warned she might be barred from using it further unless her debt was cleared. The disclosure that the Duchess, who reportedly has debts of up to £2million, failed to keep up payments is just the latest in a series of damaging revelations about her finances. The Duchess, who still lives with her ex-husband Prince Andrew at Royal Lodge in Windsor, used the mail room at nearby Windsor Castle on an almost daily basis to send out hundreds of letters, photographs and gifts. Items mailed out included silver letter openers, money clips and cufflinks bought from jewellers including Patrick Mavros and Theo Fennell in London and Tom French in Ascot. The Windsor Castle mail room is part of the Court Post Service, which handles all deliveries for the Royal Household. The service, which dates back to the early 1900s, has its own fleet of vehicles and is run by Royal Mail staff seconded to Royal palaces. The staff member said: The Duchess knows a load of people and she was always sending out cards and gifts for birthdays and special occasions. A couple of months ago it became clear there were problems with arrears on the account. Stamp News - 55

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the matter.

Bogus stamps leave Dutch postal service red-faced Reported in the Ottawa Citizen The Netherlands’ Royal Post was red-faced Thursday in conceding that it had been delivering mail with counterfeit stamps carrying an antiroyalist message. The Royal Post admitted that its mail carriers had “accidentally” delivered countless letters bearing bogus stamps with a slogan demanding an end to the monarchy. In the spot where in official stamps there is an image of the head of Queen Beatrix, the bogus stamps bore the message: “A president belongs in this place!” The stamps were printed and sold by the “Pro Republica” group, which wants to end The Netherlands’ constitutional monarchy.

Exhibitions New Zealand: Mail model Reported in the Dominion Post A male mannequin covered in postage stamps is one of about 3500 works by 500 artists for sale at the New Zealand Art Show - previously the Affordable Art Show - in Wellington from Friday. Mail Model, by Paraparaumu artist Rachel Goodman, took about 120 hours and a thousand stamps to complete.

in Thailand, will demonstrate the great potential of Thailand to host world-class exhibitions for postage and collective stamps. The event is expected to be accepted widely by stamp collectors and lovers throughout the world,” president Ormsin Chivapruck said. The fair will be held from August 4-12 at the Plenary Hall of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Ormsin said the heart-shaped stamps decorated with real diamonds had been specially made to commemorate the 60th Royal Wedding Anniversary, and would be presented to His Majesty the King. Another highlight of “Bangkok 2010” is the world’s first postage stamps made from Thai silk. The Thai silk stamps had been created to celebrate the grand opening of “Bangkok 2010”. About 20,000 stamps had been produced, consuming nearly 5,500 metres of Thai silk. The peacock emblem was graciously granted by Her Majesty the Queen to serve as a guarantee of the quality of Thai silk being used as stamp material. Anusra Chittmittrapap, senior executive vice president for marketing and business development at Thailand Post, said the fair would showcase postage and collective stamps from all around the world, particularly those made with breakthrough technologies. Among them are stamps with sand and bead textures, fragrance stamps, threedimension stamps, stamps printed with disappearing ink, and talking stamps.

2012 Olympic stamps released Reported in Telegraph.co.uk The second set of Royal Mail’s London 2012

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Compiled by Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps is being issued to mark a key milestone in the countdown two years to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games. In total Royal Mail will issue 30 1st Class stamps in the run-up to the 30th Olympiad and London 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of its role as an official licensee of the Games. The third and final set of stamps will be issued in 2011.

Premium price for well-travelled cover Reported in The Scotsman A rare Victorian envelope sent to Scotland from the Far East 150 years ago is expected to fetch up to £10,000 at an auction today in London. Unfortunately for the owner, it could have been worth twice as much if one of the stamps had not been removed. London auctioneer Spink has described the envelope posted from Penang to Aberfeldy in 1855 as “a great rarity”. Addressed to a Rev James Kippen on 2 July, 1855, it features, as the auctioneer’s catalogue explains, “the earliest recorded example of the red Penang circular datestamp” and is one of only two known examples of this date. Yet the value of the artefact was halved when someone removed one of four stamps. With all the Indian two annas stamps intact, the envelope might have been worth between £15,000 and £20,000. As the letter that was inside is missing, the author is unknown, but many Scots worked in Penang, in what is now Malaysia, as it was the first British trading port in the Far East. Many of the assistant managers in the Penang Sugar Estate were Scots and their legacy is still recorded in the fabric of the city, which has a Scotland Park and Leith Lebuh (street).

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After it was posted in Penang, the envelope embarked on a tortuous 6,000-mile journey to Aberfeldy, as it was still another 14 years before the Suez Canal would open. As a result, the envelope had to travel by ship across the Indian Ocean, then up the Red Sea, then overland - possibly by bullock-drawn cart or by camel - to Alexandria, Egypt, then by ship across the Mediterranean to Southampton and then possibly by horse-drawn mail coach from the south coast of England to Scotland, as Aberfeldy railway station did not open until 3 July, 1865.

Is the Pope Catholic? Mysteries of the Vatican Explained Reported in www.DivineCaroline.com Why does the Vatican have its own postage stamp and does it really work for mailing letters? The Vatican does produce its own stamp, mostly as a souvenir for visitors since the city earns most of its revenue through tourism. According to the Vatican Philatelic Society, the Vatican released its first stamp series in 1929. (Collectors know this as the Conciliation Series.) These stamps carried real postage values, and new series have been reissued several times since this first generation. The best-known Vatican postal issues, however, are the commemorative stamps, which have been printed and reprinted since 1935. Each series of commemorative stamps honors a famous person and events associated with church history, and is therefore of special interest to collectors. Some of the stamps feature great Catholic artists, like Fra Angelico and Peter Paul Rubens, as popes have often been great patrons and art collectors. New popes also appear on stamps after they are elected. Italian stamps can’t be used on Vatican mail, and vice versa, but the Vatican post office is so popular in Rome that many Romans who don’t trust the unreliable Italian mail service make weekly trips to the Vatican post office just to send their letters and packages. That’s because, according to the Universal Postal Union, the Vatican post office is “one of the best postal systems in the world,” and “more letters are sent each year, per inhabitant, from the Vatican’s 00120 postal code than from anywhere else in the world.” Stamp News - 57

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Mauritius and Seychelles MAURITIUS and SEYCHELLES Mauritius and the Seychelles are featured together because they are located in the Indian Ocean and were British Crown colonies until attaining self-government, followed by independence. They have similar currencies. Mauritius Mauritius was the first British colony to issue stamps and the legendary ‘Post Office’ stamps of 1847 well known to all philatelists, are amongst the world’s greatest rarities. This article however commences with King George Sixth issues. Although most collectors regard Mauritius as a single country, stamps postmarked Rodrigues, a small island some 560 km northeast of Mauritius are worth looking for to add interest to a collection. The 1937 Coronation stamps were succeeded by small format ‘key type’ definitives in 1938. Mauritius and Leeward Islands were the only colonies to persist with these designs which had been widely used for 40 years. The twelve stamps appear dull when compared to the pictorials from other colonies, but continue to delight specialists with numerous shades and plate varieties. New photogravure pictorials were issued in 1950, simultaneously with similar definitives for North Borneo. At the time the designs were criticised by collectors and the philatelic press. The stamps were printed by Harrison & Sons, who were

also responsible for the 1938 Virgin Islands and Seychelles definitives. The new stamps featured an informal portrait of the King wearing a collar and tie. Amongst the interesting designs are the scene on the 20c from the famous romantic legend of Paul et Virginie, and the dodo and map featured on the 12c, which includes a mistake in the degrees of latitude. The extinct dodo is the national bird of Mauritius, which along with the Sambar deer (1r) supports the country’s coat of arms (10r). The need for a 1c stamp is puzzling. This very low denomination, worth less than one farthing, had not been issued since 1926, and was excluded from all future issues. It’s sugar factory design was used for the 4c stamp in the 1954 pictorials for which all designs other than the 10c (transporting sugar

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cane), were repeated. Perhaps the 5r beach scene (from Rodrigues ), should have been omitted instead; the trees seem to be suffering extreme wind conditions! The 12c map and dodo design was re-assigned to the 60c, with a correction to the latitude numbers. The Tamarind Falls from the 1950 4c were zoomed in for the new 10c to bring them closer. The 4c historical museum at Mahebourg was used for the 15c stamp. Later printings of 10c, 60c and 2r.50 incorporate the new block CA watermark. Birds featured on fifteen new stamps issued in 1965. The stamps were from paintings by D.M Reid-Henry. Amongst those selected are the dodo and other extinct birds. This issue abounds in inverted watermarks and there are several examples of missing colours. The entire set was withdrawn on 30 November 1967 to be re-issued next day with Self-Government overprints. A quite separate Self-Government set comprising four different bird designs was issued three months previously when the constitutional changes took place

On 12 July 1968, six of the original bird designs – 2c, 3c, 15c, 20c, 50c and 1r were reissued in new colours. Independence was attained in 1968 and a new series of 18 stamps featuring fish, crustaceans and shells of the Indian Ocean was issued in 1969. Many subsequent printings until 1977 make a very complex set, with some printings on glazed paper, and several different watermarks, many of which may be found upright, sideways and inverted. Normally I stop collecting when a country gains independence, but couldn’t resist the historical definitives of 1978. This set of twenty stamps captures many fascinating aspects of Mauritius, including old maps, colonisation, personalities and the highly prized ‘Post Office’ stamp. The first ever 25r stamp depicted the Governor-General and Prime Minister. Several stamps were reprinted subsequently with the inclusion of different issue dates. These stamps were initially printed by Harrison and Sons, but from 1986 some were printed by Questa. In 1982 five of these definitives were

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overprinted ‘POSTAGE DUE and surcharged with new values. Overprinting was undertaken in UK by J W Dunn Ltd. I have been unable to find a logical reason for this unusual issue; the only postage dues since 1933! If anyone can offer an explanation, or has seen any of these genuinely used for collecting unpaid postage I would be very interested. Apart from participation in omnibus sets, the only exclusive King George Sixth commemorative was for the 1947 centenary of the celebrated ‘Post Office’ stamps! The four stamps were beautifully engraved; unfortunately they missed the anniversary, being issued in April1948.

The next specific commemoration was for the 150th Anniversary of the British Post Office in Mauritius, depicting King George III and the Annigoni Queen’s portrait. In 1968 five large stamps marked the Bicentenary of Bernadine St Pierre’s visit, most showing scenes from his legendary novel Paul et Virginie. Although compared with many ex-colonies, Mauritius maintains a relatively responsible stamp programme, I no longer collect the commemoratives and other special issues. Seychelles A group of islands in the Indian Ocean; Aldabra, Farquhar and Desroches were incorporated into the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1965 but these islands are now again part of Seychelles. Seychelles was one of only two King George Sixth colonial definitive sets to be photogravure printed. Some of the Seychelles denominations were the earliest to be issued - 1st January 1938. A shortage of skilled engravers inevitably resulted in delays for many other colonies. In 1941, 3c, 6c, 9c, 20c, 30c, 75c and 1r stamps were re-issued in different colours, along with new 15c and 18c denominations. At a time of war these colour changes seem an odd decision. Some of the original colours are missing from many collections due to high catalogue prices. The 50c stamp was reissued in a revised shade of violet in 1949. For fifteen new stamps in 1952, the previous designs were retained along with two new pictures; a sail fish on the 2c, 40c

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and 10r denominations and a map of the Indian Ocean showing the location of Seychelles on the 18c, 1r and 5r. The informal portrait of the King was that used for the 1950 Mauritius stamps. The stamps were printed before his death, and issued posthumously in March 1952. These stamps should be examined closely because all denominations excluding 10r, exist with expensive watermark errors, incorporating St Edward’s Crown and/or a missing crown. An explanation about these varieties may be found in Gibbon’s commonwealth catalogues. The designs were again adapted for the 1954 pictorials. New 10c and 35c stamps were issued in 1956, followed in 1957 by a 5c flying fox design. In 1957 a shortage of 5c stamps necessitated a hurried locally-applied surcharge on the 45c. There were two settings, and some interesting errors resulting in italic prints of the letters e, s and c. The Annigoni portrait was used for the 1962 multicoloured pictorials from 5c to 10r. Increased postal charges in 1965 required two provisional surcharges: 45c on 35c and 75c on 70c. I wonder how many collectors realise that the 45c and 75c replacements issued in 1966 feature the exact coco-de-mer palm and fishing pirogue from previous issues, but superimposed onto different backgrounds. Three more surcharges were issued in 1968; 30c on 40c, 60c on 45c and 85c on 75c. These were replaced later in the year with the 60c depicting what looks like a new flying fox design; close inspection however reveals a mirror image of the 1957 5c stamp with a new scenic background! Incidentally these five surcharges were applied in London, unlike the 1957 locally produced 5c on

45c stamp. Pictorials with a mainly historical theme were issued in 1969. The 15c pictures a German warship, incorrectly labelled as ‘Koenisberg at Aldabra 1915’, whereas it should read ‘Konisberg at Aldabra 1914.’ The 85c is unusual showing a stylised impression of the proposed international airport. A 15r value was included for the first time. In 1971 three provisional surcharges were issued: 40c on 30c, 65c on 60c and 95c on 85c. New definitives in identical designs were issued one year later in 1972. During 1973/75 many denominations were printed on a much whiter and highly glazed paper, quite different from the originals. Following independence, and the omission of the Queen’s head prompted me to close my collection. Fifteen 1962 pictorials overprinted B.I.O.T. were issued in 1968 for the new colony of British Indian Ocean Territory. Numerous subsequent issues for this somewhat secretive administration which is largely closed to visitors are of little interest to me. Other than the colonial omnibus stamps there were no exclusive commemoratives until the Bicentenary of ‘La Pierre de Possession’ in 1956. This was erected by the French to signify the establishment of the colony. Although there have been too many special issues, Seychelles like Mauritius has shown more restraint than many other commonwealth administrations. I must however refer to a major lapse in 1980 when stamps were introduced for Seychelles Outer Islands. Initially designated Zil Eloigne Sesel, they were renamed Zil Elwannyen Sesel in 1984. There were about 250 stamps and miniature sheets before the debacle ended in 1992. These stamps were totally unnecessary and should be relegated to the catalogue’s Appendix! My email address: chambon@xtra.co.nz Stamp News - 61

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STAMPS OF GREENELAND Stamp collectors who are also readers delight to find references to their hobby in literature. This is especially so when the references suggest the author’s own engagement with the hobby, and when the hobby plays a significant part in the work itself for example in a novel, by furthering plot, revealing character or developing theme. I experienced this delight recently in reading The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, an otherwise disturbing and painful read, though clearly a masterly book of psychological and spiritual depth. First published in l948 and set in an unnamed West African colony during World War II, the novel traces the downfall of Major Scobie, Deputy-Commissioner of Police, whose life, already rather, grey, becomes complicated and eventually intolerable after he falls in love with a nineteen-year-old widow and enters an adulterous affair with her. When he first sees Helen Rolt, she is being carried ashore with other survivors who have spent forty days in an open lifeboat after their ship was torpedoed. Her brand-new husband has been lost. She is unconscious, but it appears she may have the strength to live, because her fingers are firmly clasping a book. “What is it?” asks Scobie. “Timbres,” a French officer replies. “Scobie always remembered,” Greene tells us, “how she was carried into his life on a stretcher, grasping a stamp-album with her eyes fast shut” (Penguin ed. p.l2l) Scobie’s genuine pity for Helen is heightened by what he sees when he opens the album next morning in the hospital. It has finally been removed from her clutch and placed on a chair beside her bed. An inscription on the flyleaf identifies it as a gift from her father on her fourteenth birthday. The stamps, too, are revealing. The album falls open at “Paraguay, full of the decorative images of parakeets - the kind of picture stamps a child collects” (p.l3l). These Paraguayan parakeet stamps are mythical.

Neither Paraguay nor any of its neighbours had brought out a series with such “decorative images” of birds up to l948. Greene may possibly have seen parrots and toucans on stamps of French Guiana issued in l947. Clearly, the characterisation of Mrs Rolt as perceived by Scobie was more important to the author than philatelic accuracy. “We’ll have to find her some new stamps,” Scobie thinks. He begins collecting them and a week later takes “a small pile” to her. First he shows her another “magnificent parakeet,” but then he tries to interest her in something more sophisticated, ‘a complete set of Liberians surcharged for the American occupation” (p.l54). These stamps are mythical too, as is, strictly speaking, “the American occupation”. Liberia was very important to the US during World War II as a source of rubber and as the site of Roberts Field, a major, newly constructed airport essential to the Allied war effort. No doubt there were many American service personnel stationed in the country, and air traffic between Liberia and America must have expanded exponentially; but the country wasn’t occupied as such. Greene may have based his fictitious stamps on a real set of Liberian air mail stamps overprinted “First Flight / LIBERIA - U.S. / l94l”. Scobie tells Helen that collecting stamps is an odd thing to do -- after sixteen.” Greene suggests the psychological need stamps meet for her, however, when in an effort to explain why she carries them around, she shows Scobie a green George V halfpenny stamp. ‘It’s the first I ever collected. I was eight. I steamed it off an envelope and stuck it in a notebook. That’s why my father gave me an album. My mother had died, so he gave me a stamp album.” Since George V must have been near the end of his reign when Mrs Rolt, who is l9 in 1942-43, was eight, the halfpenny green is presumably a Great Britain typographed issue of 1924 or l929. A stamp, that to a “real collector” would be one of

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Robert HANDICOTT the commonest and least valuable she owned, is to Helen, for personal reasons the most highly prized in her album. One of the stamps Scobie has brought is spoiled when a spot of gin falls on it. “Whenever I see that stain I’ll see this room...” Helen says (p.159). At the end of the scene she kisses him and, quite unexpectedly for both of them, especially the more than thirty years older policeman, the affair begins. I don’t want to spoil the book for you. But it should not do so to tell you that it’s beneath the green George V halfpenny stamp that, before the climax, “in a sudden fit of jealousy,” Scobie writes the words, “I love you,” feeling for the moment

that he has laid a mine for an enemy” (p.262). In the era of hinges and corners, Helen has always liked the idea that stamps, unlike snapshots, can be torn out of an album without a trace. “She can’t take that out, he thought with cruelty and disappointment, that’s indelible.” In a letter to his future wife written in his early twenties, graham Greene seems to belittle stamp collecting as “fun”. However the references to stamps in The Heart of the Matter suggest that, if he dismissed the hobby himself as unworthy of an adult, he always “carried around” a certain knowledge of it that was grist to his mill as an author.

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a catalogue of of the stamp designs of Jennifer Toombs This CD_ROM by Eric Waldock contains a comprehensive catalogue of all the stamp designs by Jennifer Toombs who has been working in the field of philatelic design for over 45 years. In that time she has produced designs for over fifty countries. This catalogue contains in colour all of her stamp designs, and also includes some of the fascinating original artwork she submitted. The CD-ROM consists of four documents: 1. The Toombsian Topics catalogue which contains more than 1000 pages of information and images of all Ms Toombs’ philatelic designs. 2. A lengthy interview illustrated with unique illustrastions including photographs taken by Ms Toombs on Pitcairn Island which researching designs for stamp issues. 3. A printable checklist. 4. The Art of Jennifer Toombs, showing preliminary and finished artwork for stamps that were never issued, including essays for Great Britain, Pitcairn and Jersey. The price of the CD-ROM is €20 including handling and worldwide postage. For more information or orders contact: Rob van der Nol at toombsiana@xs4all.nl Stamp News - 63

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AUCTION DIARY Here are the dates and details for sales being held by public auction houses who are regular display advertisers in Stamp News. This is a free service to readers and advertisers.The information listed here is as supplied to us; readers are advised to contact the businesses directly in order to ascertain that this is correct. Other auction houses are invited to list here. Cost is $275 prepaid per annum for a basic listing, unchanged for the period. Listings which require maintenance, such as updating auction dates, are $550 per annum.

21st Century Auctions

Harmers Of London

39 Kalman Drive, Boronia, Vic, 3155 www.21stcenturyauctions.com.au info@21centuryauctions.com.au Tel (03) 9729 0082 Fax (03) 9762 1280 Next sale: 25 September 2010

11, 111 Power Road, London W4 5PY , UK www.harmers.com auctions@harmers.demon.co.uk Tel: 0011 44 208 747 6100 Fax: 0011 44 208 996 0649 Next sale: 30 September 2010

Ace Stamp Auctions

PO Box 80, Wellington 6140, New Zealand www.mowbrays.co.nz john.mowbray@xtra.co.nz Tel: 0011 64 6 364 8252 Fax: 0011 64 6 364 8270 Next sale: 14 September 2010

PO Box 2076, Ellenbrook, WA, 6069 www.acestampauctions.com stampdealer@iinet.net Tel (08) 9297 3040 Forthcoming sales: 27 November 2010

Auction house Christoph Gärtner

74321 Bietigheim-bissingen, Germany www.auktionen-gaertner.de info@auktionen-gaertner.de Tel 0011 49 7142 789 400 Fax 0011 49 7142 789 410 Forthcoming sales: 22-25 November 2010

Charles Leski Auctions

13 Cato Street, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123 www.leski.com.au contact@leski.com.au Tel (03) 9864 9999 Fax (03) 9822 2788 Forthcoming sales: See website for details

Corbitts

5 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1YE, UK www.corbitts.com collectors@corbitts.com Tel: 0011 44 191 232 7268 Fax: 0011 44 191 261 4130 Next sale:see website for updates

Craig Chappell

PO Box 521, Clayfield, Qld. 4011 craigchappell@bigpond.com.au Tel: (07) 3262 8810 Fax:(07) 3262 8816 Please contact for details of forthcoming sales.

Cygnet Philatelics

8 Clevedon Way, Karringyup, WA 6018 Tel: (08) 9325 4542 Next sale:19 September 2010

John Mowbray International

Millennium Philatelic Auctions Suite 25, 89-97 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 www.millenniumauctions.com info@millenniumauctions.com Tel: (02) 9281 4797 Fax: (02) 9281 4677 Next sale: See website for details

Mowbray’s Australia Level 6, 36 – 38 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 sgasydney@bigpond.com Tel: (02) 9299 1300 Fax: (02) 9290 1999 Next sale: See website for details

Prestige Philately PO Box 126, Belgrave, Vic. 3160 www.prestigephilately.com info@prestigephilately.com Tel: (03) 9754 7666 Fax:(03) 9754 7677 Forthcoming sales: See website for details

Robin Linke Stamp Dealer 181 Jersey Street, Wembley, 6014, Western Australia www.robinlinke.com.au robin@robinlinke.com.au Tel (08) 9387 5327 Fax (08) 9387 1646 Next sale: see website for details

Spink www.spink.com Tel: 0011 44 20 7563 4000 Fax: 0011 44 20 7563 4066 Next sale: 9, 25, 28, 29, 30 September 2010

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STAMPS, COINS & CARDS FAIR NOTE - NEW VENUE at Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Melway ref: 77 F2 3rd Sunday Monthly

September 19th 2010 9am to 2.30pm Free Admission and Parking Available Facilities for Disabled also Available There will be dealers buying and selling the following items: Phonecard/Met cards and Collectors Packs; Coins, Banknotes and Postcards, Stamps, First Day Covers and Post Office Packs. Refreshments available. Dealers Tables are available, for Enquiries contact John Thomas on 0418 322 315

www.bexleystamps.com.au Specialising in Stamps & Coin Accessories at Affordable prices SOLE AUSTRALIAN AGENTS FOR DAVO One Country Hingeless, Standard or Plain Albums. Stockbooks and many other Philatelic Accessories.

We stock many other brands of accessories. We have a vast range of Stamps from Australia & Territories, Pacific Is, GB, Br. Commonwealth & the ever popular WWF

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KJB STAMP SALES PO Box 848, Cooma, NSW 2630, Australia Telephone: (02) 6452 2804 Fax: (02) 6452 3460 email: kjbstampsales@stampdealer.com.au www.stampdealer.com.au

For over ten years we have offered thousands of interesting and unusual stamps in our renowned postal auctions. Write, phone or fax for a FREE catalogue today and join our happy clients. Bankcard, Mastercard and Visa most welcome. NO BUYER’S COMMISSION Member APTA, deal with Brian Jeffries with 100% confidence. Yes, please send me your next postal auction catalogue FREE of charge. Name: ................................................................................. Address: .............................................................................. ............................................................ P/code: ................... Phone: ................................... Fax: ..................................... Collecting Interests: ............................................................. Do you also wish to recieve our direct sale catalogues around 1500 cheaper lots in price range 50c to $15? YES/NO

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STAMP & COIN DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA Inc You can deal confidently with dealers displaying the Stamp & Coin Dealers’ Association of Australia Inc. logo, as that are bound by our code of practice. AAA Stamps

POB 1050, WARNERS BAY NSW 2282 Ph: (02) 4954 4002 aaastamps@yahoo.com.au

A Byrne Coins

PO Box 436 Kippax Fair. ACT. 2615. Ph/Fax: (02) 6254-9395 sales@aeroimages.com.au

Boonah Stamp Supplies

PO Box 155, Boonah, Qld. 4310. Ph: (07) 5463 1516 Fax: (07) 5463 1595 slpfeffer@bigpond.com

BURSTAMP

PO Box 132, Burpengary, Qld. 4505 Ph/Fax (07) 5498 6504 burstamp@mail.ctrh.com.au www.burstamp.com

Canberra Numisco

POB 1, HUGHES ACT 2605 Ph: (02) 6286 3931 Fax: (02) 6286 3933

EDDIE J CUMMINGS

PO Box 864, Yass, NSW. 2582. Ph: (0402) 485 584

EDLINS/Capital Collectables POB 3179, BELCONNEN ACT 2616 Ph: (02) 6259 2316 Fax: (02) 6259 2316 Cap.col@bigpond.net.au

CoinSearch.com

PO Box 855, Tweed Heads. NSW. 2485 Ph: (07) 5536-4988 coinsearch@optusnet.com.au

Cover Connection

POB 31, GLENHUNTLY VIC 3163 Ph: (03) 9578 8479 Fax: (03) 9578 8479 drstamps@hotmail.com

David Gatwood

Ph: (0411) 362-327 david_gatwood@yahoo.com

FALCON STAMPS

POB 571, MILSONS POINT NSW 1565 Ph: (02) 9922 1770 Fax: (02) 9922 1770

Fiveways Philatelics

POB 53, BOX HILL VIC 3128 Ph: (03) 9808 1905 Fax: (03) 9888 8122

G & C Quality Coins & Stamps 483 High St, MAITLAND NSW 2320 Ph: (02) 4936 6322 Fax: (02) 4936 6651 gccollect@bigpond.com

Hamilton’s for Stamps

POB 4237, FORSTER NSW 2428 Ph: (02) 6557 6451 Fax: (02) 6557 6328 ham4stamps@bigpond.com

Hon. Secretary, SCDAA Po Box 257, Blacktown, NSW, 2148

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Left Handed Coins & Stamps 97A Henry Street, Penrith. NSW. 2750. Ph: (02) 4721-1796 lefthandedcoins@optusnet.com.au

Manfred Junge

Renniks Publications P/L

Unit 3, 37-39 Green St, Banksmeadow NSW 2019 Ph: (02) 9695 7055 Fax: (02) 9695 7355 lanpitt@renniks.com www.renniks.com

Ron Baker Stamps & Coins

PO Box 750, Armidale. NSW. 2350. Ph/Fax: (02) 6771-2438 mjstamps@manfredjunge.com www.manfred.junge.com

POB 833, RUNAWAY BAY QLD 4216 Ph: (0418) 644-723 Fax: (07) 5537 3821 info@ronbakerstamps.com.au

PO Box 523, Narrabeen. NSW. 2101

MPN STAMPS

214 Rundle St, ADELAIDE SA 5000 Ph: (08) 8232 0660 Fax: (08) 8232 0660

POB 457, BAYSWATER VIC 3153 Ph: (03) 9762 1848 maree@mpnstamps.com

SALAMANCA rare coins

NINO’S STAMPS

GPO Box 652, Hobart, Tas. 7001. Ph: (03) 6224 8664 salamancararecoins@hotmail.com

MEF Books

POB 89, Summer Hill NSW 2130 Ph: (02) 9743 4659 ninoppp@optusnet.com.au

NRG Philatelics

PO Box 3054, Lindfield. NSW. 2070 Ph: (02) 9880-7849 Fax: (02) 9880-7325 info@nrgphilatelics.com www.nrgphilatelics.com

ORANGE STAMPS & COINS PO Box 9288, Orange, NSW. 2800. Ph/Fax: (02) 6362 2368

Rundle Coins

SapPhire Coast Philatelic Supplies

POB 285, PAMBULA NSW 2549 Ph: (02) 6495 7382 Fax: (02) 6495 7382

Shell Hutcho Coins

PO Box 679, Raymond Terrace 2324 Ph: 02 49873877 Fax: 02 4987 3877 shellhutcho@bigpond.com

Star Stamps

Pacific Rim Coins

POB 61, ROSEBERY NSW 1445 Ph: (02) 9669 3963 Fax: (02) 9669 3963 nickpassarelli@optusnet.com.au

Pat Bannon

PO Box 1467, Maroubra, NSW. 2035. Ph/Fax: (02) 8347 2532

POB 5, WENTWORTH FALLS NSW 2782 Ph: (02) 4784 1470 Fax: (02) 4784 1470 buesnell@pacificrimcoins.com.au POB 322, SWANSEA NSW 2281 Ph: (02) 4971 3483

Pittwater Philatelic Service PO Box 259, NEWPORT BEACH NSW 2106 Ph: (02) 9979 1561 Fax: (02) 9979 1577 pittwaterstamps@ozemail.com.au www.ozemail.com.au/~pittwaterstamps/

PK Stamps

POB 4284, WINMALEE NSW 2777 Ph: (0414) 536 850 pkstamps@optusnet.com.au

Pretty Collectables

POB 89, PADDINGTON NSW 2021 Ph: (02) 9344 7736 Fax: (02) 9344 7736 davidpretty2006@yahoo.com

Prospect Stamps & Coins

Station Arcade, Shop 18, 24 Main Street BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 Ph: (02) 9622 1399 Fax: (02) 9622 6634 michael@prospectstampsandcoins.com.au www.prospectstampsandcoins.com.au

sunset stamps Tallisker Stamps PO Box 201, Yass, NSW 2582 Ph: (02) 6226 6420

Torsten weller

POB 214, CAULFIELD VIC 3162 Ph: (03) 9571 1243 Fax: (03) 9571 1253 torsten@torstenweller.com www.torstenweller.com

Trevor Wilkin Banknotes

POB 182, CAMMERAY NSW 2062 Ph: (02) 9438 5040 Fax: (02) 9438 5040 trevorsnotes@bigpond.com www.polymernotes.com

Euro - Yu OZ P/L

PO Box 841, Coolum Beach QLD 4573 Ph: 07 5446 6699 Fax: 07 5446 6001 euro-yu@ozstamps.com

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Internet & Email Directory The following is an extensive listing of Stamp Dealer and Internet Website contact addresses worldwide. Millions of dollars of stock is priced up ready to sell on these sites. All Dealers may list their contact details here for a very affordable $175 per year fee, prepaid annually or only $17.50 a month. Contact the Advertising Manager on Ph: 03 9729 0082, Fax: 03 9756 0317, or email: kevinmorgan2@live.co www.brusden-white.com Publishers of Australia’s Gold Medal catalogue series - The Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue. Order all volumes on line. Special offers also available. info@brusden-white.com

www.bexleystamps.com.au Our web site gives all our current stock and specials so keep looking. bexleystamps@optusnet.com.au

www.dunedinstamps.co.nz Check out our website for selected New Zealand items, NZ mint sets, and “Lord of the Rings” stamps and covers dnstamp@es.co.nz

www.millenniumauctions.com Regular public auctions of fine and rare stamps and postal history. View our auction catalogues online and bid with confidence on our secure server. info@millenniumauctions.com

www.ozemail.com.au/~pittwaterstamps Comprehensive price lists for more than forty lists using ASC, SG & Scott numbering. By far the largest such lists in the southern hemisphere.” pittwaterstamps@ozemail.com.au

www.nzstamps.com Details of NZ Catalogue and NZ Stamp Auctions Sales with easy to use directions. Also latest newsletter. isit us and leave your details. acs@nzstamps.com

www.goldcoaststamptraders.com.au 1000’s of items for sale from mint stamps including varieties to FDC’s, flight covers, postal history, autographs and more. competitive prices, wants lists welcome sales@goldcoaststamptraders.com.au

www.manfredjunge.com Try us for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Antarctica. Specialising in “Booklets” from Australia, New Zealand, The Pacifics, Great Britain & Channel Island & much more. mjstamps@manfredjunge.com

www.sutherlandphilatelics.com.au Long-established mail order dealer comprehensively covering British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia, North America, Australasia and Japan. Prompt courteous service and an extensive user-friendly website. sutherlandphil@bigpond.com

www.stampsaustralia.com.au

Sydney Philatelics - Largest On-Line Shop in Australia ! – User-Friendly – 10,000 and more Philatelic Items – Just a mouse click away ! Over 100 Pages of Australasia, British Commonwealth, Booklets, Accessories.etc. Always Buying ! Est 27 Years. info@stampsaustralia.com.au

www.prestigephilately.com Australia’s only world-class auction house, three times voted “Auction House of the Year” by APTA members. Complimentary catalogues on request. info@prestigephilately.com

www.sevenseas.com.au Search our website for full listing of stamps and Seven Seas albums and pages and other accessories. We look forward to serving you. stamps@sevenseas.com.au

www.glenstephens.com Largest and most visited Stamp Dealer website in the Southern Hemisphere. 250 different pages of stamp bargains and archives! $4,000 prize always on offer. glen@glenstephens.com

www.varisell.com Worldwide stamps, covers, errors, proofs, specimens, postal stationery, philatelic literature, postcards, paper money, signed FDC-s and more in our easy to use online store. Prompt, courteous service from America. Varisell@aol.com

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www.rap.com.au The website for Australia, Australian Territories, commercial and philatelic covers, and informative articles on the subjects. rap@rap.com.au

www.premierpostal.com PPA holds it’s auctions on the 3rd Sunday of the Month with around 4000 lots per auction. Our auctions include stamps, postal history, postal stationary, postmarks,postcards etc from around the world. We also provide a searchable Post Office reference database for Australia and several other counties. david@premierpostal.com

www.stampsale.com New Zealand and worldwide in our Ashford Stamps postal auctions. Ask for a catalogue, or view the website. Also ask for direct sales list of NZ Chalons. ashford@stampsale.com

www.richardjuzwin.com The leading specialist dealers in Australasian stamps and the largest private dealer (non Auction) company in Australia. info@richardjuzwin.com.au

www.gabrieles.com.au Hundreds of new items added to our site each month. Add your email address to our “early bird” notice list, so when new material is added to the site, you get first choice! We also post out a printed copy of our monthly offers, for those who do not use the internet, this service is also free. Our printed, 36 paged price list is also available, just phone write or email today for a free copy today. gabriele@gabrieles.com.au

A-ONE STAMPS _ __________________www.aonestamps.com; mgreive@bigpond.net.au ACE STAMP AUCTIONS____________________________www.acestampauctions.com Bilby STAMPS & COvers________www.bilbystamps.com.au; ann@bilbystamps.com.au KENNEDY STAMPS P/L_ www.kennedystamps.com.au; stamps@kennedystamps.com.au KEVIN MORGAN STAMPS AND COINS____________________www.kevinmorgan.com.au kevinmorgan2@live.com MOWBRAYS AUSTRALIA____________ Melbourne: mowbraysaustralia@ozemail.com.au Sydney: mowbraysaustralia@bigpond.com NORFOLK ISLAND PHILATELIC BUREAU________________________ info@stamps.gov.nf NRG PHILATELICS_ _______________ www.nrgphilatelics.com; info@nrgphilatelics.com PACIFIC STAMPS_ ___________ www.pacificstamps.com.au; info@pacificstamps.com.au RENNIKS PUBLICATIONS_ ______________________________________www.renniks.com STANLEY GIBBONS UK_ _______www.stanleygibbons.com; sales@stanleygibbons.co.uk STATUS INTERNATIONAL________________ www.statusint.com; auction@statusint.com STEWART’S STAMP SHOP_ ___________________ Stewartsstampshop@ozemail.com.au SYDNEY STAMP CENTRE (WESLEY COVER SERVICE)_ ___ www.sydneystampcentre.com.au sales@sydneystampcentre.com.au Stamp News - 69

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philatelic clubs & societies new south wales Armidale Circle RSPC: Mtg 2nd Wed Australian Cmwlth Collectors Club of NSW: Mtg 3rd Mon 7.45pm, 1st flr. Philas House, 17 Brisbane St, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2001. Ph 02 9267 8301; Fax: 02 9264 4741. GPO Box 1971, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9264 8301 Aust. States Study Circle: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Bathurst Stamp Coin and Collectables Club: Mtg 1st Mon 7.30pm, Old Eglinton fire shed, Park St, Elington PO Box 151, Bathurst NSW 2795 Bega Phil. & Numismatic Society: Mtg 3rd Friday 8.00pm. Mthly Newsletter. PO Box 370, Bega NSW Blue Mountains Stamp Club: Mtg 4th Friday (ex Dec) 8.00pm Katoomba Public School; PO Box 76, Blackheath Campbelltown District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan - 4th Wed); @ Catholic Hall Acacia St, Ruse. Inquiries: mystampclub@yahoo.com.au; PO Box 478, Campbelltown 2560 Castle Hill SC Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, Hills District Bowling Club, Jenner Street, Baulkham Hills; PO Box 151 Castle Hill NSW 1765 China Study Group of PSNSW: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Cinderella SC: Mtg 2nd Friday, even months; Produces “Cinderellas Australia” and monographs; PO Box 889, Chatswood, NSW 2057 Coffs Harbour SC: Mtg 2nd Wed Earlwood and District SC:Mtg 1st Wed Grafton SC: Mtg 2nd Wed (ex. Dec) Grafton Stampers & Everything Philatelic: Mtg 1st Sun 2pm (ex School Hols). Grafton Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Queen & Oliver Sts. Ph 02 6642 1363. email gbchurch@bigpond.com. Great Lakes SC: Mtg1st Sat 9.30am , Workshop & Market 1st Sat 9-12, Great Lakes Campus Annexe, Taree St, Tuncurry Enq: Ph 02 6554 9776 Gosford PS: Afternoon Mtg 1st Mon; Evening Mtg 2nd Thurs Hawkesbury Valley PS (Richmond Stamp Club): Mtg 2nd Thurs (ex Jan) PO Box 28 Richmond 2753 Illawarra PS: Mtg 3rd Thursday (ex. Jan) Wollongong Master Build. Club Ltd, Oasis Room, 7.30pm. All welcome. Tel. (02) 42252011. Kempsey RSL PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Lake Macquarie Stamp Club:: Mtg 2nd Sat 9am; Combined Pensioners & Community Care Services 130 Josephson St, Swansea. Enq: 02 4392 5211 Lower Clarence PS: Mtg 4th Tues Macquarie Valley PS: Mtg 2nd Tues Maitland SC: Mtg 2nd Mon ex Jan. ‘Show & Tell’ every mtg E. Maitland Bowling Club, Bank St. Pres. Mark Saxby; Sec. David Carratt; Ph: 02 4932 4045 Email: carrotspatch@tpg.com.au Manly-Warringah PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs St David’s Church Hall, Dee Why. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Manly-Warringah Rugby Leagues SC: Mtg 4th Tues cnr. Pittwater Rd & Federal Pde, Brookvale. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Milton-Ulladulla SC: Mtg 1pm on 4th Mon (ex Dec); Milton-Ulladulla Bowling Club Mtg Room, St Vincent St, Ulladulla, Sec. PO Box 670, Ulladulla, NSW, 2539 Morisset Uniting Church SC: Mtg 4th Sat 10am (ex Dec) Enq: 4977 2525 (Jenny) Mudgee Coin Note & Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph 02 63735324 Nambucca River PS: Mtg 1st Sunday

act Canberra, Philatelic Society of: 1st Thursday: General Meeting,3rd Thursday: Afternoon Meeting (IF REQUIRED),3rd Thursday: (Evening) Exchange Night, 2nd Tuesday: Postcard Group, 4th Monday: Machin Collectors Group. All meetings 7:45pm, Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Canberra City Postal Address:PO Box 1840,Canberra ACT 2601,Email:psc@netspeed.com.au www.canberrastamps.org

western australia Armadale-Kelmscott PS: Mtg 4th Tues; Ph: 08 9397 6525 email: fit.kanga@bigpond.com Bridgetown SC: Mtg 1st Thurs Ph 08 9761 2611 or 0407 194 603 email lawryt@wn.com.au Busselton SC: Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9752 4449, 0400 646 282 email witches1@westnet.com.au Canning SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9457 7567 Daytime SC: Mtg 1st Thurs; 08 9341 3576 Eastern Goldfields: Mtg 3rd Thurs ; Ph: 0412 156 351 Eaton SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs, 7pm Ph. 08 9795 7744, email: scrapbit@tpg.com Ellenbrook SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9296 9306 Fremantle and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed, Fremantle Tennis Club House, Parry St, Fremantle at 8pm; Ph: 08 6363 6415 Kalamunda SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9291 8484

NSW club information:The Philatelic Association of NSW, PO Box220, Darlinghurst, NSW, 1300 Phone: 02 9264 8301

Newcastle PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs, 7.30pm Mayfield Ex-Services Club; 10am 3rd Wed, 48 Mackie Ave, New Lambton, Juniors 11am 3rd Sun, Wallsend Pioneers Hall NSW Postcard Collectors Soc: Mtg 1st Wed 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Northern Suburbs PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs, 7.45pm, Naremburn Library, Central St, Naremburn off Slade St; Ph: 02 9419 7354 Orange Coin and Stamp Club: Mtg Last Tuesday, Orange Community Info Centre, 79-81 Kite St, Orange 7.30pm Ph: 02 6362 3754. Orchid Stamp Club: Mtg 3rd Sat. (Jan and each 2nd mth) Parramatta PS: Mtg 1st Friday Penrith and District PS: Mtg 1st Thursdays, 8pm, CWA rooms, Baby Health Ctr, Tindale St PO Box 393, Kingswood NSW 2747 PHILAS Stamp Auctions: Mtg 2nd Sat Mar,Jul, Nov Ph 02 9264 8301 PS of Australia: Mtg 3rd Wed (exDec); Ph 02 9399 7556 PS of NSW: Mtg 1st Tues (Philas House), 3rd Tues (Chatswood); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Richmond River (Lismore) PS: Mtg 4th Thursday Royal Sydney Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd Tues. (ex Jan); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Sapphire Coast Stamp & Coin Club: Mtg Enq 02 6495 7308. Mail to PO Box 285, Pambula, NSW 2549 St. George PS: Mtg 1st Mon Shoalhaven PS: Mtg 2nd Monday (Ex Jan) PO Box 4047, East Nowra 2541. Ph 02 44472976 Smithfield SC: Mtg 2nd Mon Society for Polar Philately: 2009 Mtg Dates: Weds Feb 10, Mar 10, May 12, July 14, Sept 8, Nov 10, 8pm, Ryde Ex-Services Club, 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW. Tel: 9807 3344. Sec. Peter Brigden, PO Box 408, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076. Visitors welcome Strathfield-Burwood PS: Mtg 4th Wed Sussex Inlet and District: Mtg 3rd Mon Sutherland Shire PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. , 7:30pm, Sutherland Uniting Services Club, 7 East Pde, Sutherland. Information Secretary, PO Box 339, Sutherland, NSW 1499 Sydney Anglican Stamp Society: Mtg 2nd Sat, even months 9.30am - 2.30pm, St Paul’s, Carlingford. Details: www.philas.org.au/sysdneyanglicanstampsociety Tamworth PS: Mtg 1st Mon ex. Jan. Tamworth Bridge Club, 7 Hilton St, Tamworth Sec. Graeme Mitchell. PO Box 678, Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 02 67664853 Taree RSL Club Ltd SC: Mtg 3rd Mon Thematic Society of Australia: Mtg 3rd Wed Toronto SC: Mtg 1st Wed Tuggerah SC: Mtg 4th Sun (ex Dec.) Turramurra SC: Mtg 2nd Monday, 7.45pm. Ph: 9144 4225 Twin Towns Stamp Club Inc.: Mtg 1st Monday, 7.30p, Home & Comm. Centre, Tweed Heads Wagga SC: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) ARCC Building, Tarcutta St, 7.30pm. Secretary: Peter Simpfendorfer Ph:02 6922 3393 Willoughby Legion Philatelic Section: Mtg 4th Tues Wyong PS: Mtg 3rd Tues, 7.30m. Jim Spence, Sec. Ph 02 4392 7536

northern territory Alice Springs SC: Meet Informally; PO Box 1529, Alice Springs, NT, 0871. Ph 08 8953 3054 Darwin Philatelic Circle: 1st Sun. 10am - 2pm. 53 Flametree Crt, Rosebery; Ph:(08) 8931 2898; PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT, 0831; Email: Nadine.Tinsley@nt.gov.au-. WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 Mandurah SC: Mtg 2nd Tues; Ph: 08 9582 9108email: stafford@southwest.com.au Northern Districts SC: Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9329 0117 Philatelic Forum: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan); Ph: 08 9294 4277 Rockingham & Kwinana (PS of): Mtg 3rd Tues (NB 2nd in Dec) Pres. Malcolm Brown; Sec. Terry Boyd; PRO Lucie Schokker Ph. 08 9419 1604; email: malcolm.b@iinet.net.au PS of WA: Mtg 3rd Tues; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec); Clubrooms, Charles Riley Reserve, Wendling Rd, North Beach, Ph: 08 9447 7256 The Postmark Circle (WA): Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Victoria Park SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9472 8072 or 08 9450 5280 WA Study Group: Mtg 4th Thurs (ex Dec) 08 9384 1050 Wanneroo SC: Mtg 3rd Mon; Ph: 08 6106 0874.

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philatelic clubs & societies new zealand Air Mail Society of NZ: Mtg 3rd Mon (ex. Jan). Ph: 03 358 4838 Auckland PS: Mtg 1st and 3rd Tues (except Jan); Email bruce.chadderton @fitec. org.nz Add Ph 09 9853212 www.aps.gen.nz Christchurch PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Library night 3rd Tuesday; Email: gftyson@inet.net. nz Ph 03 3541064 Dunedin PS: Mtg 4th Thurs (except Nov and Dec). Ph 03 4557643; Email paul@ classiekrealestate.co.nz Hastings Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Wed (except Jan and 2nd Wed Dec). Ph 06 8706710; Email jan-dave@clear.net.nz Hawkes Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan); Ph: 06 843 9433 Email dennmarg@paradise. net.nz Horowhenua PS: Mtg 2nd Mon. Ph: 06 368 6202 Email michael.Christensen@xtra. co.nz Hutt Valley PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan); Ph: 04 568 4892; Email: richards@nec.co.nz Kapiti PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec); Ph: 04 297 1197 Manaia PS: Mtg (Hawera) 1st Sun. Ph 06 2784292, email: peter.Williams @xtra. co.nz Manawatu PS: Mtg 1st Wed, daytime meeting 3rd Tues. Ph 06 3289 895; Email patricia.Larsen@xtra.co.nz Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Mon (except Jan and 2nd Mon Dec). Ph 03 5776166; Email lousv8@yahoo.com Morrinsville Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Wed Ph 07 8896251 Nelson PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 03 5477516 NZ Stamp Collectors Club Christchurch: Mtg 4th Wed ; Ph 03 3596758; www.nzeal. com/philately/nzscc.htm North Shore PS: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Wed (except Jan and Dec). Ph: 09 4141044; Email: nsps@xtra.co.nz www.northshoreps.com Postal History Soc of NZ: Auckland 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 09 522 0311 Chapter meetings held Invercargill, Nelson, New Plymouth and Wellington. Ph: 07 3476428

queensland Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Tues; 07 3851 0213; email: petermccloskey@bigpond. com Bayside Afternoon SC: Meeting last Wed; Ph: 07 3206 6281. Bribie Island SC: Meeting 4th Wed; Ph: 07 3408 2238 Bundaberg PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, The Family Centre, Kensington St (in the Show Grounds); Ph: 07 4152 2403 or 07 4151 3062 Caboolture & District SC: Mtg 3rd Sat. Ph: 07 5498 6504 Cairns SC: Mtg 3rd Wed. 7.30pm Star Services, 115 Lyons St, Bungalow Ph: 07 4055 1302 Sec: Ross Bottomer, email:rbottomer@y7mail.com, web:www.cairnsstampclub. asn.au Caloundra SC: Mtg 4th Thurs 1.30pm Ph: 07 5494 7233 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Ph: 07 3263 8573 (ah); email: desley@mycelebrant.com COLLECTORS CLUB QUEENSLAND: Mtg 2nd Thurs 1.00 pm BCC Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt.Gravatt. Contact 32068507 or stampman5@ bigpond.com Deception Bay SC: Mtg 1st Sat. Ph: 07 3204 6095 Enoggera SC: Mtg 1st and 3rd Mon. Ph: 07 3264 4157 Gladstone and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed (Ex. Jan) & 4th Wed (Ex.Dec). Ph. Sec: 07 4978 1155 Ian Rippingale, Gold Coast PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, 11.30am, Southport Community Centre, Lawson St, Southport. Ph: 07 5546 3801 Gympie SC: Mtg - 3rd Mon. Ph: 07 5482 5698 Hervey Bay Afternoon Club: Mtg 3rd Wed. Ph: 07 4124 1138 Ipswich SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan). Ph: 07 3282 2983

Further information can be obtained from the NZ Philatelic Federation, PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua, 5245, NZ. E-mail: secretary@nzpf.org.nz Pukekohe Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph: 09 2357737 Email: pukekohestampclub@gmail.com Royal PS of NZ: Mtg 2nd Tues (ex Jan); Ph: 04 472 2590; Email rpsnz @orcon.net.nz and; Website www.rpsnz.org.nz South Auckland PS:Mtg last Sat (except Dec), Papatoetoe, day time mtgs 3rd Fri(ex Dec); Ph: 09 5366708 ; Email: panross@xtra.co.nz Southland PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (except Jan). Ph 03 2158177 Email antqgevi@es.co. nz Taranaki PS: Mtg 1st Mon except Jan. Ph: 06 758 6233; Email: sheryllb@xtra.co.nz Tauranga & District Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Mon (except Dec); Ph: 07 5768866; Email: patandrobcarlyon@xtra.co.nz Thames Valley PS: Mtg 1st Mon(except Jan). Ph: 07 8689190; Email: apberry@ wave.co.nz Thematic Association of NZ: Ph: 04 234 7218; Email: bob@gibsonz.com Timaru PS: Mtg 1st Wed. Ph: 03 6888829 Upper Hutt PS: Mtg 3rd Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec).04 5284123 ; Email km_Isaac@ paradise.net.nz Waikato PS: Mtg 1st (except Jan) and 3rd Wed (except Dec). Ph 07 8556572 Email c.cameron@agresearch.co.nz Wakatipu PS: Ph: 03 442 8865 Wanganui PS: Mtg 2nd Wed. (Ex. Jan) Ph 06 3448009; Email sandy.j@ihug.co.nz Warkworth & Districts Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Thu 1:00pm Ph 09 4258791 Wellesley PS: Mtg 2nd and 4th Mon (ex public holidays). Ph: 09 8271240 Wellington PS: Mtg 4th Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec); daytime meeting 3rd Thurs. Ph: 04 234 7218; Email: bob@gibsonz.com Whakatane PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Thurs Ph: 07 3071016 Whangarei PS: Mtg 2nd Meeting: 2nd Tues (Ex. Jan) 09-4348000 Email johnmonica@xtra.co.nz QLD Philatelic Council, 18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum, Qld, 4178. Ph: 07 3396 0846 Fax: 07 3396 0842. Email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au Web: www.qpc.asn.au

Junction Park SC: Mtg 1st Tues, 7.30pm, Annerley Baptist Hall, Lambton St. Contact: 07 3272 8304. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, lopatich@bigpond.net.au Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: lvsc@bigpond.com Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, 25 Ewing Rd, Logan Central, 6pm. Ph: 07 3805 9226. Mackay and District PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 4942 5433; Maryborough and Wide Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Salvation Army Youth 7 Comm. Hall. Bazaar St Maryborough. Ph: 07 41224708 (see also Hervey Bay) Nanango SC: Mtg 4th Thurs. Ph: 07 4162 2945 Philatelic Society of Qld: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm,18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum. Ph: 07 3245 5222 Queensland Study Group: Sunday bi-monthly 1.00pm meets QPS house. Contact Ph: 07 3396 0846 email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au Redcliffe SC: Mtg 2nd Sat. Ph: 07 3204 6095 Rockhampton SC: Mtg 1st Tues. Ph: 07 4926 3336 Sherwood Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 3372 6096 Southport Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 07 55630384 Southside PS: Mtg 3rd Tuesday & 3rd Wednesay (9am) Ph: 07 3848 2304 (ah) email: david.appleton@mailbox.uq.edu.au Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm at Red Cross Hall, Price St Ph: 075445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: j.crowsley@uq.net.au Toowoomba SC: Mtg 2nd Sat 2pm; Pres. Bob Littlehales; Secretary Allan Weeks Phone 07 46355623; PO Box 1591. Ph: 07 4638 3328 Twin Towns SC: Mtg 1st Mon; Ph: 07 5598 7629 Waterloo Bay SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (afternoon); 4th Thurs (evening); Ph 07 3207 3121.

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philatelic clubs & societies south australia

Information about clubs in SA can be obtained from the SA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Adelaide, SA 5001. Daytime Ph: 08 8212 3557 or 8223 4435

Australian Airmail Society: 1st Wed. 7.45pm 22 Gray Court, Adelaide. PO Box 395, Edwardstown 5039. Ph: 08 8276 3969 Barossa SC: Mtg 1st Tue 7.30 Greenock Luth Church Hall, Bevan St, Greenock; PO Box Greenock 5360; email: Jamil49@bigpond.com; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: teepee@teegee.com.au Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Bordertown PSchool; Ph: 08 8752 1297 Community PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg alternate thurs,-- Community Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford, Contact 08 85566371 or PO Box 272, Port Noarlunga 5167 Eastern Districts PS: 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan), 7.30pm Senior citizens Hall, 47 Reid Ave. Hectorville; PO Box 240, Magill, 5072; Ph: 0400 156 796 Elizabeth PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm, RSL Hall, Cnr of Halseys/Midway Rds;PO Box 701, Elizabeth 5112; Ph: 08 8255 0608 Encounter Bay SC: Mtg 1st Wed, 7.30pm; School Hall, Woolworths Centre, Victor Harbour; PO Box 317, Goolwa 5214; aydepe@bigpond.com; Ph: 08 8555 3311 ETSA Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Mon (ex. Jan); Canteen, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick; PO Box 2079, Magill North, 5072; Ph: 08 8278 7163 Frama Club: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, members homes; For collectors of CPS, Framas. Newsletter and Auctions. PO Box 62 Campbelltown 5074. Gawler SC: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Evanston Primary School, Para Rd, Evanston. PO Box 2, Willaston 5118; Ph: 08 8522 2335 Email: jo.trev@bigpond.com German Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd & 4th Mon 8pm; German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide 5000; Ph: 08 8260 2251 Glenside PS: 1st Wed 7.30pm& 3rd Sat 1.30pm; Uniting Church Hall, Carlton St. Highgate. PO Box 29, Glenside 5063. Ph: (08) 8353 8683 Lower Murray PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs,7.30pm, 2nd Sat, 10am; Murray Bridge Showgrounds. PO Box 810, Murray Bridge; Ph: 08 85704074 purjohn@activ8.net.au Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan) 1.30pm - 4pm. PO Box 2261,Mt Gambier.Ph: 08 8724 9474 Para Hills PS: Mtg 1st Sun; Community Hall Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills. PO Box 64, Para Hills; Ph: 08 8522 4345

victoria Australian PS: Bi-monthly meetings on 3rd Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December at RSL Homes, 152 Canterbury Road [cnr Keats Street] Canterbury. Secretary, PO Box 7014, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122 Bairnsdale SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Ballarat PS:Mtg 3rd & 5th Mon Balwyn PS: Mtg 3rd Friday; Daytime 1st Friday Bendigo PS: Mtg 1st Tues Berwick SC:Mtg 2nd Sun (ex Jan); Ph: 03 5942 7626 Blackburn Baptist SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Brighton PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Tues; Daytime 3rd Tues Camperdown SC: Mtg 1st Tues Castlemaine SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec) Colac PC: Mtg 4th Mon (ex. Dec), Colac Community College, Bromfield St, Colac. Ph:52314746 Corner Inlet SC: Mtg 4th Thurs, Foster, Ph: 03 56881100 Dandenong PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec) Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Footscray Senior Citizens Room, 130 Buckley St, Footscray Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st & 3rd Sat 7.30pm (ex Jan) Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Ph: 5261 5461 (Sec) Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Italian PS: Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan), 7.30pm, Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd Bullen. (PO Box 166, Niddrie, 3042)

tasmania Burnie PS: Mtg 2nd Fri , 7.30pm. Ph: 03 6433 3962 Derwent Valley PS: Mtg 4th Mon Devonport Junior SC: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon Devonport Stamp Group: Mtg 4th Fri, Public Library Mtg Rms, 7.30pm Ph. 03 6424 3449 Glenorchy SC: Mtg 1st Tues Hobart Junior Group: Mtg 1st Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224

Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crovier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: www.users.or.net/figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 1937, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 PS of Woodville: Mtg 2nd Fri; Murree Smth Hall. PO Box 27, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8443 5547 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email: psandph@arcom.com.au; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 2nd Fri;Berry Primary School. PO Box 901, Berri 5343; Ph: 08 8588 1109 SA Junior Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Sun 1pm - 3pm;Anyone over 5years, parents welcome. 22 Grey St, Adelaide. 08 8250 0484 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon;StJohns Church Hall. PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Southern Districts PS: Mtg 4th Wed; PO Box 145, Daw Pk 5041; Ph: 08 8271 8522 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon; Reg Sissons Day Car Centre, 41 High St, Strathalbyn; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 08 8536 2770 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell; Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. maryboroughsc@eudoramail.com. maryboroughsc.web1000.com Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Noble Park SC: Mtg 4th Mon (Ex. Dec 2nd Mon), Senior Citizens Rooms, 352 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough, 3173; 03 97017085 Oakleigh PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan) Oakleigh Public Library, Drummond St, Oakleigh Ocean Grove SC: Mtg 4th Wed. 10am. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Clubrooms Melways: 234 A. Ph. 03 5255 1372 Peninsula SC: Mtg 3rd Wed, 7.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud. Ph: 03 5974 1950 Polish PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Prahran PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) Ringwood PS: Gen Mtg 1st Thurs; Daytime 3rd Mon Ph: 03 9551 2235 Royal PS of Victoria:Mtg 3rd & 5th Thurs; Daytime 1st Tues Sale SC: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan) Shepparton PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Mechanics Institute, Shepparton. Ph. 0419 560 813 Sherbrooke PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs ex Jan Upwey Fire Brigade Hall, 8pm; Bob Cook Ph: 03 9758 3465 Upper Yarra SC: Mtg 3rd Tues Warragul PS: Mtg 2nd Fri Warrnambool PS: Mtg 3rd Wed 7.45pm St Joseph’s Primary School, Botanic Road;Ph: 03 5561 1470 Waverley PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs 8pm, Mt Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; Daytime mtg the following Friday, 9.30am, Uniting Church Hall, 482 High St, Mt Waverley. Ph. 03 9898 4102 Obtain Tasmanian clubs information from: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800, Hobart, TAS, 7001. Ph: 03 6278 7084 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan) & 3rd Sat (ex. Dec); Ph: 6344 3676 Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg Last Monday (ex. Dec); www.tps.org.au, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart

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stamp & coin fairs & events new south wales Sept 4 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinn’s Arcade, Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754. Sept 4 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW. Sept 4 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417 802 754 Sept 4 - (1st Sat) Sutherland Shire Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, Gymea Anglican Church Hall, 131 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea. Sept 5 - (1st Sun) Bankstown Stamp & Coin Fair, Bankstown Masonic Hall, Cnr Greenfields & Restwell Sts, Bankstown. 9am - 3pm. 7 Dealers. Ph. 02 4455 40 Sept 19 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. 4971 3483 Sept 26 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell. Nov 7 - P.S. Lismore Stamp Fair, Lismore Workers Club, keen St, 9am - 3pm, Free Entry Enq: 02 66283008

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victoria Sept 5 - (1st Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phone Card Fair, Ukrainian Hall, Russell St, Essendon. Sept 19 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, BentleighMcKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Dealers plus huge range activities. Ph: John Thomas 0418 322 315. Sept 18 - Stamps, Coins & Medals Fair - Uniting Church Hall, Boronia Rd, Boronia. Ph: 03 9729 0082 Sept 26 - (last Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phonecard Fair, Jaycees Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading. 9am-3.30pm. Oct 10 - Ballarat Eureka Stamp Fair Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies St, Ballarat. 9.30 - 3.30. Free Entry. 36 Dealers, Prizes Oct 25 - Noble Park SC Giant Auction, Keysborough Senior Citizens, 352 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough. Viewing 7pm.

queensland Sept 13 (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm Sept 26 - QStamp Fair, Southside, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Memorial Hall, Logan Rd. Free Entry 8.30am - 2pm Nov 7 - Ipswich SC Stamp Fair, Function Centre, Ipswich Showgrounds, 9am - 4pm, Free admission. Limited Ed. FDC

western australia

August 27/8 - NZSDA Auckland November 12/13/14 - Palmpex 2010, Palmerston North

September 12 - Southpex , Maddington Community Centre, Alcock St, Maddington. 10am

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Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc.

The society has a regular program of meetings, with displays, exchanges and discussion nights, and welcomes visitors to Canberra. It has a flourishing exchange branch, which circulates to small stamp clubs in the south region, as well as in the Canberra area. It publishes, quarterly, a newsletter and a research journal ‘Capital Philately’. Enquiries about membership or about separate subscriptions to the journal should be directed to: Secretary: Tony Luckhurst Ph: 02 6241 1963 e-mail: tony_luckhurst@bigpound.com

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Collectables 1840-GREAT BRITAIN-2010 Show September 18 Uniting Church Hall Boronia Rd Boronia 3155

We can supply all reigns, in top quality condition, at the lowest prices in Australia. Commemorative Sets U/M, F/U, F.D.C.s, Presentation Packs Miniature Sheets, Smiler Sheets. 1840 - 2010 Definitives High & Low Value Sets & Singles, including Officials & Postage Dues, U/M, M/M, F/U,. Also Machin & Regional Issues U/M, F/U. Channel Islands & Isle of Man, Commemorative & Definitive Sets U/M. Request free price lists. Large S.A.E. Appreciated. 44 years dealing in fine stamps of Great Britain

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Stamp News Australasia Advertising Rates & Data Commencing January 2010 Publication details Stamp News Australasia is published by Stamp News Pty Ltd, ACN 099 565 223, at monthly intervals, twelve times per year. Publication date is the 1st day of each month.

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Advertising Contact Details Kevin Morgan Ph (03) 9729 0082 Fax: (03) 9762 1280 Stamp News Pty Ltd, PO Box 1290, Upwey, Vic 3158. SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS Advertisers are hereby notified of the following conditions to which they signify their acceptance in submitting any advertisement: * Although oral instructions may be acted upon, no liability will be accepted for advertising instructions, alterations or cancellations made orally, they must be in writing. * No liability will be accepted for any loss occasioned by the failure of an advertisement or insert or any part of an advertisement or insert to appear in any specified issue, or for any error in an advertisement or insert. * Positions selected for advertisement are entirely at the discretion of the Publisher, except where otherwise arranged (see “Preferred Position�). * The matter, content and style of any advertisement is subject to approval of the Publisher. Advertisements held by the Publisher to be unlawful or undesirable in any way will be declined. * The Publisher reserves the right to suspend, refuse or withdraw any advertisement or order at its discretion at any time without notice. The Advertiser, in submitting an advertisement and/or material, is deemed to have agreed that no liability for claims, damages or compensation in respect thereof will be held against the Publisher. * TRADE PRACTICES: Advertisements submitted must be in strict accordance with the applicable State and Federal consumer and advertising laws in force from time to time. * INDEMNITY: In submitting any advertisement or insert, the Advertiser agrees that if any material, statement, information or matter contained in any such advertisement or insert is in breach of any statute, regulation or law (whether Federal, State or Territorial, directly, by inference or otherwise) and the Publisher publishes the advertisement or insert in good faith with no reason to be aware of such impediment and consequently suffers any penalty by reason of or arising from the publication of such material, then the Advertiser indemnifies the Publisher against the amount of any such penalty and shall pay the amount thereof and any consequential and reasonable legal costs incurred by the Publisher.

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