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Contents Articles

Woodchip Free Zone: Rod Perry ...................................................8 Modern Australian Stamps: Chris De Haer ............................. 16 Jaipur’s pictorial stamps: Christer Brunström ....................... 20 Stamps in the News: Margo Campbell .................................... 28 Looking at New Zealand: Graeme Morriss ............................. 36 Collecting the KGV Penny Red: Dr Scott Starling ................. 38 Revenue Review: Dave Elsmore ................................................. 42 Introducing the APF: John Sadler .............................................. 50 Market Matters: Glen Stephens .................................................... 56

Information News.................................................................................................6, 35 Auction Diary .................................................................................... 34 Reviews ............................................................................................... 46 Trading Post....................................................................................... 66 Clubs & Societies ....................................................................... ......70 Calendar.............................................................................................. 73 Products & Services Directory............................................... ......74 Internet & Email Directory...................................................... ......78 List of Advertisers .............................................................. ..............82 The cover illustration this month is the 1d Carmine Red KGV Watermark Sideways (ACSC 71A Single Watermark). Hitherto unknown, it was recently discovered in an auction lot in Scotland and is now receiving considerable attention on the world’s largest philatelic bulletin board, The stamp will be auctioned in the next few months by Phoenix Auctions. Thanks to Ken Pearson, of Phoenix Auctions for the image.


philatelic news Phoenix Auctions sets new Australian Records with the Stuart Hardy Kangaroo Sale. Well known Melbourne stamp double the previous record for Auctioneers, Phoenix Aucthe sale of this stamp. tions, amazed the philatelic And it wasn’t just the big community with the outstandticket items that sold well ing results achieved at the many smaller-valued lots sold Stuart Hardy Kangaroos Aucfor multiples of their estition last Thursday 9th May. mates, in fact several sold for The room was packed over five times the estimates. with bidders including quite One of the features of this a number of interstate and auction was the large number overseas bidders. The end of £2 Roos being offered. result was a fantastic 100% Concerns that there were too clearance achieving total remany being offered in one alisations of over $2,587,000 sale and that the market would against pre-sale estimates of not be able to absorb this $1,324,000. This smashes the quantity were clearly unwarprevious record for any philaranted as virtually all of them telic auction held in Australia sold well above estimate. by quite a large margin. Hugh Jefferies, editor of Ken Pearson, Director, said the world-famous Stanley Lot 446 “We were quietly confident Gibbons catalogues, said “this that the quality and proviwill probably have implicadence of the material, combined with the strength of tions for the SG catalogue”. our mailing list, would ensure a strong result. On the Geoff Kellow, editor of the very-recently released day all our expectations were exceeded.” Brusden White Kangaroos catalogue said “these reThere were many mind-blowing results and three sults fully corroborate the updated pricing we have in lots highlight how staggering the auction was. Lot the 2013 edition of the kangaroos catalogue”. 520, the £2 block of 24, which was estimated at Richard Juzwin, prominent Melbourne stamp deal$100,000, realised $227,175. Lot 446, the unique mint er, attended the auction and later said “Late last year £1 Sideways Watermark, was estimated at $40,000 I thought the results Phoenix Auctions achieved with and realised $233,000, a world record for a single Aus- Stuart Hardy’s KGV auction were truly amazing. The tralian stamp. Lot 266, the used 2½d with the Missing fantastic response to his Kangaroos was even stronger 1 in Fraction sold for a shattering $53,590, almost and shows the strength and depth of the philatelic mar-

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Lot 266 ket for Australian stamps. This once again illustrates the collector’s strength and influence on the overall Australian philatelic market. This and other recent sales continue to demonstrate the ongoing vibrancy of the Australian philatelic market.” Arthur Gray, Australia’s most prominent collector, said “these results show that if you decide to auction your collection how important it is to choose the right auction house for your material.” David Wood, Director, said “Single name auctions tend to bring out the bests results and Stuart Hardy’s collection is no exception. The 3rd and final auction of his collection is scheduled late October, early November and collectors are already telling us how much they are looking forward to this auction.”

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We all have our preferences in Philately and, for those of us who maintain the magic for a lifetime, perhaps suggests our preferences have the settings correctly dialed in. I’ve often wondered if a reason for collectors retiring early from Philately was a consequence of not having chosen an aspect which would maintain the captivation sustainably. That observation, Figure 1. N.S.W. Sesqui 9d overload over several decades, is that the more “rounded”, or mature the approach to collecting, the errors and varieties occurring during printing, maybe better the chances of remaining in for the long haul. FDCs, and certainly commercial postal use of the For example, if one goes about collecting something collection subjects. finite, say, such as a readily available country, where What is the most important amongst these aspects to once the task is completed? of collecting? Individual preferences will have it I recall about 1980, there was a survey of that some will say the Essay which prompted the Australian collector’s interests, I don’t recall who stamp design is of prime importance, others will conducted it (either Australia Post or one of the opt for the finished product, or an error in printing, then two magazines, I guess?), the results however and so on. For me, it’s the study of the purpose indicated the most popular country to collect was for which a stamp was issued, and how that stamp Australian Antarctic Territory. Doubtless, that could be deployed in serving postal use that I rate popularity was because on a simplified basis anyone as Philately’s purest and most important aspect: the could have a complete collection. How many of science of Usage. those collectors rose to a greater challenge and are Whatever your preference, I think there are many still with us. Precious few, I’ll wager. long term collectors who would agree that a good So, what constitutes a well-rounded collection? formula for maintaining the thrill of Philately is The answer is probably one constructed so as to to embrace everything it has to offer, all the bells embrace the development of the stamps of a given and whistles, rather than the entry level basics. Not country, or series, to incorporate Essays and other everyone can start at the top, but building towards original design elements, Proofs (die, plate and an all embracing goal is more likely to stimulate the colour trials) and printer’s other reference (e.g. senses sustainably. imprimaturs) and Specimen material, the issued One of many reasons I favour Usage over other stamps, perhaps with emphasis on items more out categories in collecting, is that one may have a better of the ordinary, such as blocks rather than singles, chance in that category than in others of forming 8 - Stamp News

Figure 2. Solitary 2d mauve, pays 2½d rate a collection which is a best-of-kind. Specialized catalogues often tell us most of what we need to know about Essays, Proofs, Specimens, and the issued stamps and variants, but why and how the stamps came to be put to use is generally too broad a field to conveniently categorize in catalogue form. There are European catalogues that indicate prices for solo, multiple and combination frankings on cover, etc, of a given stamp, but that is just an introduction. There may be many possibilities for a solo franking, for example, some pedestrian, others rarely encountered. This month I’ve selected a representative stamp issue from various Australian series of the £SD era, in the reigns of KGVI and QEII (Figure 10 the exception). These selections lend themselves to development in to Usage exhibits from one, to as many as eight frames (or more for the ambitious) in a few instances. With some dedication and perseverance, one could emerge as the owner of a best-of-kind collection for one or more of these series. Try doing that without mortgaging the kids for Traditional categories. The commems of the reign of KGVI are

reasonably available on covers etc. Some are common, notably internal letter rate, others elusive. They form an interesting series for usage study, particularly as they span four letter rate regimes. Franking aberrations abound. Figure 1 is at the higher level of elusiveness, a multiple franking of the 1937 N.S.W. Sesqui 9d, two pairs, and a trio of 6d Kookaburra for the 4/8d ½oz. airmail rate by PanAm Clipper service Melbourne-U.S. via Hong Kong. Yes, underpaid by 2d, although this was not detected; hence untaxed. I’ve not seen a greater number of the 9d on a cover. Valuation : $400 I like underpaid covers; they are more likely to be commercial than overpaid articles. A doubledeficiency penalty applied to the sum underpaid, so unless the sender was deliberately hoping to obtain Postage due stamps (and that can occasionally be the case with underpaid articles), the end result was negative. Figure 2 is a particularly unusual underpaid item, bearing KGVI 2d mauve dispensed from a coil machine; the sharp, pointy horizontal perforations confirm that origin. This 1947 (Oct 2) use should have been accompanied by a ½d Kangaroo, the coil machine for which would have been alongside the 2d machine. Just an instance of oversight by sender, but delivering us a rare solo use of the subject stamp. Coil stamp usage is very popular amongst a select group of enthusiasts. The KGVI and QE stamps of 1937-38 and later incarnations can form a terrific usage study; eight frames the goal. Valuation : $200 The Zoological series of 1937-38 and successors, Stamp News - 9

similarly, are highly recommended for a highly interesting usage study. Figure 3 is one of the rarest possible solo franking opportunities for the first perforation 1/- Lyrebird. This 1937 (Nov 2) use Melbourne-Hong Kong represents a rate of 11d per ½oz. + 1d Late fee (note “4 30AM” in date slug), to ensure processing in that days mail, being handed in after regular closing time. Valuation: $250 The “little” wartime series of KGVI defins issued between 1942 and 1944 (QE 1d and 1½d, KGVI 2d, 2½d and 3½d) and 5½d Emu) is an excellent series for usage study for the more budget conscious. There are many scarce to rare items to be had by the diligent for often quite modest sums. Just don’t expect Figure 3. 1/- Small Lyrebird first issue difficult as a solo franking, to find FDCs in a hurry for the 2½d, seldom more so than in this instance 3½d and 5½d if you’re planning to extend your collection to embrace at the airmail postcard rate introduced just four days more traditional elements. Figure 4 is a rare solo earlier. The early QANTAS passenger cards are very use of the 5½d Dec 5 1950 at Darwin to Brisbane, collectable in their own right, and the neat private etiquette lower left is a nice addition. My valuation may surprise some, but this is a very desirable usage item : $200. The 1947-52 KGVI defins, those spanning from 1d Princess to £2 Arms, are a cracker series for the usage aficionado. A super eight-frame exhibit is possible, although the £2 will be a challenge. Of that, I’ve seen three tags, a couple of Business Reply frankings for aggregate multiple sendings, and just two airmail covers. Figure 5 is a rarity, also, and would Figure 4. Early QANTAS passenger postcard 10 - Stamp News

Figure 5. Most wouldn’t give this item a second glance? a one-frame exhibit. Chances are, not a single item escape the attention of all but the most diligent. It’s in that exhibit will have cost any more than the price an Official use Nov 12 1951 of the KGVI 3d from of a normal. Valuation : $80 the Booklet plate (note perforated selvedge at top), Very different place, Surfer’s Paradise, to how which was released in sheet form at post offices it was in Sep 1965 when Figure 7 was posted, at in late Sep 1951. Govt Depts must also have been allocated some to use them up. The postage rate increase Jul 9 1951 from 3d to 3½d rendered this stamp valid only for Printed matter, etc. This is the only commercial use I’ve noted. Valuation : $250. Rarer than a “Plate no.” of the KGVI 3d, at a fraction the price. The 1956 Olympic Games set can make for an attractive one-frame usage exhibit; I have one of which I’m rather fond. Figure 6 is not featured so much for its usage appeal per se; the 2/- is readily available as a solo franking to G.B., Europe, U.S., etc. Look carefully however and you’ll see this is the ACSC-listed Retouch under “th” of “XVIth”. Constant varieties on commercial cover is a fun theme, and over time one could probably mount up Figure 6. More to this than initially meets the eye Stamp News - 11

Southport. The P.O. must have had the 2d and 3d dispensing coil vending machines installed, for the sending has affixed four of the coil 2d, fortunately including a joined pair. These paid the 8d ½oz. airmail rate to N.Z. The QEII defins of 1959-62, 1d to 5d, are another terrific little series for the usage specialist; plenty of good plate varieties also for the more traditional collector. Valuation : $100 Without becoming Figure 7. “Surfer’s” in 1965, the year I first visited too political, the White Australia Policy in place scarce. Figure 8 is to one of those “other” countries, until 1980s is an embarrassment our successors will Japan, but to a passenger en route to U.S., aboard a have to bear for many generations. A philatelic fallvisiting ship, sent from Melbourne Jun 4 1963. The out as a consequence of that position is that mail to rate of 1/6d per ½oz is paid by a very scarce solo and from the so-called “Zone 3” countries (the nonfranking of the 1/6d Christmas Bells, from the Floral British Empire “Other Asian Countries” group) is series of the era, another good subject for a oneframe usage exhibit. Valuation: $150 The photogravure 1964-65 Birds rightly are a popular usage study. Attractive and colourful designs of the world’s most popular theme ensure that. Figure 9 is a rare solo franking of the 2/6d Scarlet Robin; I’ve found this to be the most difficult on cover of the seven denominations of the series, period. From Boulder to Philippines, it appears Figure 8. “Zone 3” in White Australia Policy era particularly difficult 12 - Stamp News

2lbs. + 3d each additional lb. x73 = 19/-. Presumably gold/coins going to Mint? The parcel would have required two able-bodied men to lift. What to do with the overlapped 2/-, well may some ask? When not tied by a cancellation, etc, I prefer to steam them so as to expose extended from displayed side of article. Such items present in an exhibit better that way, and a subsequent owner can always revert to the original if preferred. In an era when attention focuses on discoveries of unimportant, albeit expensive items, this is a refreshing, and important find, in my opinion. Figure 9. The most elusive on cover of the popular Birds series I would prefer to own this item than, for instance 100 it appears to be a franking error for double 1/6d per bog standard used 10/- Kangaroos. Yes, those may ½oz.; the rate earlier had been 1/3d per ½oz., which of course equates. Postage calculation errors are relatively common, probably more so nowadays than ever given the complexities, so allowance for human error is a constant in assessing postal history/rates/usage. Valuation : $200 It’s rare that something new turns up that excites me. My passion is for items which survive by chance, so understandably Figure 10 was bound to get my philatelic red corpuscles multiplying. It’s a completely new find, never before on the market, after more than 90 years in the closet. My thanks to Millennium and Geoff Kellow for bringing it to my attention; watch for it in an upcoming auction. This 19/- franking (just short of requiring a Kangaroo £1 bicolour!!) was once attached to a parcel sent from Mumbil NSW to the Sydney Mint. 19/- was for a 75lbs parcel, the rate comprised of Intrastate 9d for Figure 10. Nice new find (see over page for reverse) Stamp News - 13

be worth more in monetary terms, but in terms of philatelic significance, far less. That differential is rapidly becoming recognised in the marketplace. These words were penned days before the Australia 2013 EXPO. I hope those who attended had a wonderful time. Doubtless, many stories will trail following this momentous event! 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 ‘’

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A Closer Look at Modern Australian Stamps All three of April’s issues were released as part of previous series – including the annual Queen’s Birthday series.

Bush Babies (2 April 2013)

The second in the Bush Babies stamp series produced in co-ordination with the Perth Mint, these five stamps were released in the week before new international rates came into force. You will be hard pressed to find these five stamps used on cover in the week before the new rates started on 8 April. The gummed sheet stamps were Figure 3. Darwin pane from the Botanic Gardens prestige booklet. Notice the shift in design in the bottom row.

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Figure 1. My proposed Personalised Stamps™ designs.

Chris de Haer issued in sheets of fifty, containing two panes of 25 separate by a gutter containing traffic lights. Self-adhesive versions of the $1.70, $1.75 and $2.60 stamps were released in booklets of five, but as of yet there’s no sign of a self-adhesive $1.85 stamp (if you find a self-adhesive $1.85 at your local post office please contact me). Personalised Stamps™ are also to be issued, but at the time of writing (30 April) no stock has been supplied to the producers. Personalised versions of the $1.70, $1.75 and $2.60 Bush Babies stamps are available, with the $1.85 Royal Exhibition Building stamp being reissued (Figure 1). We will not know if these $1.85 stamps are old stock or a reprint until we actually see the sheets – I hope to have full details in my July article.

Coronation Diamond Jubilee (9 April 2013)

Replacing the annual Queen’s Birthday issue, this issue celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. The $2.60 stamp was issued in sheets of 50 (in two panes of 25 separated by a gutter containing traffic lights), with the double commemorative Figure 2. Embellished Queen’s Coronation sheetlet of 10. Stamp News - 17

A Closer Look at Modern Australian Stamps sized 60c stamp issued in sheetlets of 10. The two gummed stamps were issued in a horizontal se-tenant pair within the miniature sheet. A separate embellished version of the 60c sheetlet was available in packs (sold at 45c above face value) (Figure 2), with a self-adhesive version of the $2.60 stamp sold in booklets of five. More items celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be released in June.

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Jaipur’s Pictorial Stamps For more than 50 years I have been a collector of Jaipur but my collection is still far from complete. I have been particularly attracted to the two sets of pictorial stamps released in 1931 and 1947/1948. All in all there were 21 different stamps depicting various aspects of the erstwhile Indian princely state. It has been a dream of long date to get to know the designs of the stamps in situ. My dream finally became reality in January this year when our travels in the north-western corner of India included several days in Jaipur – the Pink City. Our time in Jaipur led to numerous déjà vu experiences. Foremost among these was probably the fantastic Wind Palace or Hawal Mahal. From the many windows of this rather exceptional building, the Maharaja’s wives and concubines were able to watch life in the street outside without being seen themselves. The Palace is shown on the 2-anna stamp issued in 1947. On a February visit to London, my wife located

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the illustrated picture postcard of the Wind Palace printed some time in the first part of the 20th century. Today the traffic in the street is certainly not as peaceful as it was then. Jaipur’s traffic can best be described as chaotic and extremely noisy. It is an incredible mix of cars, overloaded lorries, buses of various sizes filled to capacity, cycle rickshaws, motorcycles, and carts pulled by camels. Don’t be surprised to find a couple of cows right in the middle of it all! Until the proclamation of the Republic of India in 1949, the country was in many ways a feudal state. The state of Jaipur has a very long history and the princely family has its origins in the town of Narwar close to Gwalior. In the 12th century, a branch of the family moved to the Jaipur area where they founded a new state. The princely family excelled as military leaders. Jaipur princes served as commanders of the army of India’s Mughal emperors. Since the mid 12th

Christer Brunström century, the state was known as Amber but in 1727 Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to move the capital to its present site. The new capital was given the name Jaipur which translated into English is Jai City. Jaipur also became the name of the state. Jai Singh II was not only a prince and a statesman but also a scientist specializing in astronomy. He built a number of observatories one of which is shown on a 1947 1-anna stamp. Unfortunately I was only able to catch a sight of it from a distance. Maharaja Jai Singh II made a number of decisions which had negative consequences for the state of Jaipur. The subordinate states of Jat and Alwar seceded from Jaipur and became independent. There were also constant conflicts with the neighbouring state of Jodhpur. To fully understand the background of all these complicated conflicts is extremely difficult. Thus we jump to 1818 when Jaipur signed a treaty with the British.

For the next several decades the state was ruled by the British and it was only in 1851 that the Maharaja was restored to full power. During the reign of the somewhat eccentric Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, the state of Jaipur issued its first postage stamps in 1904. They depict the Sun God Surya riding his chariot. This design then dominated Jaipur’s stamp issues well into the 1930s. In 1922, Jaipur had a new maharaja – Sir Mahai Man Singhji Bahadur. At the time he was only 11 years old. Apart from modernizing his state, he was also a brilliant player of horse polo. He was part of the team that completely dominated this noble sport for a great many years. Man Singh died in 1970 while playing horse polo in England. In 1931, Man Singh was formally invested in his position as the ruler of Jaipur. The event was marked by a magnificent set of 12 stamps with denominations ranging from ¼ anna to 5

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Jaipur’s Pictorial Stamps rupees. The Sun God Surya is depicted on the lowest denomination while a portrait of the young maharaja adorns the ½ anna stamp. He returns to the 5-rupee value along with a portrait of Maharaja Jai Singh, the famous founder of the State of Jaipur. Elephants have always played an important part in Jaipur’s religious processions and in connection with important state visits. Two of the stamps in the set show elephants. When Man Singh was removed from power in 1949 he could no longer afford to keep the elephants and they were given to the Government of India. Today they are used to carry tourists to Amber Fort just outside the city. Man Singh had apparently been an excellent ruler of his state and in 1949 he was appointed rajpramukh or governor of the newly formed state of Rajasthan of which Jaipur is the state capital. When this position was terminated in 1956, the maharaja served his country as India’s ambassador to Spain. The peacock is India’s (and Jaipur’s) national

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bird and we saw numerous peacocks on a visit to the Ranthambore National Park. One beautiful peacock is depicted on the 2½ anna stamp of 1931. It is a popular stamp among collectors who specialize in the bird topic making it far more valuable than many of the other lower denominations in the set. The set’s higher denominations are devoted to some of Jaipur’s more famous buildings. I will only mention the 6-anna stamp showing the Albert Museum. The foundation stone was laid in 1876 during a visit by Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). The building was intended to serve as Jaipur’s city hall but it has always been used as a museum. Today it houses the National Museum of Rajasthan. The rather splendid set was printed by the Indian Security Printing Press at Nasik. 18 sets were overprinted with the wording “INVESTITUREMARCH 14, 1931” to be given to dignitaries who

Christer Brunström attended the ceremony. Today such a set is valued at £3000. The set without overprint is far more reasonable in price but is still listed at £250 in mint condition. The postally used high values are scarce and forged postmarks are known to exist. In 1947, Man Singh celebrated his Silver Jubilee as the Maharaja of Jaipur. Stamps were of course released to mark the event. First there were five stamps in 1947 followed by four additional values the following year. This time the printing was done by De La Rue in England. The ¾ anna value shows a map of Jaipur State. The impressive gate to the royal city palace is depicted on the ¼ anna stamp. Today most of the palace has been transformed into a museum but the princely family still resides in parts of the palace complex. The present maharaja is a teenage boy. Despite the fact that the princely families lack any political power in today’s India many of them are still rather influential in their local area.

On 7 April 1949, Jaipur joined the newly formed state of Rajasthan. Today Jaipur is the state’s capital. The precious and semi-precious stones industry employs more than 300,000 people. The City of Jaipur has a population of 3.1 million people. Unfortunately the city’s riches are distributed unequally. Many homeless people live in misery while others reside in palaces. Very many buildings are in bad shape and there is rubbish everywhere. The lack of toilet facilities for the local population is quite obvious. As a tourist you are all the time harassed by very aggressive street hawkers. Jaipur is known as the Pink City. When the British Prince of Wales visited the city in the 19th century it was decided to paint the city centre pink. The practice continues to this day. In 2012 the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a worldwide box office success. It was filmed on location in Jaipur.

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Best Sellers June 2013 This is a list of our best selling items over the past 12 months, if you have not already tried these, then now is the time, because we are offering a 10% discount with all purchases over $100 this month on the items in THIS only. Previous list still current to end of June 2013. Off paper Mixtures: AOP1) Australia pre-decimal, commencing with KGV heads, a basic mix with good variety. Approx 16000 to the kg price per approx. Only 6.5c per stamp1000 stamps, 60g $64.50, half lot $33.50, double lot $119. AOP2) Australia pre-decimal, commencing with Kangaroos and KGV heads great variety with many high values to 5/- or 10/- with many complete sets to be found. Approx 16000 to the Kilogram. Price per approx. 1000 stamps, Less than 13c per stamp. 60g $129, half lot for $69, double lot $249. AOP5) The finest Australia off paper mix we have available! Many, many better values, top values and complete sets. These largely come from the many Auction lots and Dealers Stocks we purchase each month. Comprises both decimal and pre-decimal and going up to very recent. Values to 10/- or $10 spotted. All at around 5c per stamp! Approx , 2500 for $149, half lot $$78, double lot $289. AOP6) Great Britain, genuine mission off paper wide variety with some better values, loads of Commems. And a wide variety of machin heads, mostly decimal. Well under 2c per stamp5000 for $89, half lot $49, double lot $175. AOP7) Great Britain, pre OEII commencing 1841 1d Red imperforates, with good ranges through to KGV Seahorses with a nice 2/6d or 5/- in each lot, Catalogue value must be vast! Price reduced by 50% from our last listing of this mixture. About 1000 stamps for $249, half lot for $129, buy a double lot with a free genuine 1840 1d Black! $498.

AOP9) Canada, many, many large and commemorative, with much very modern, Many better values and some complete sets. We only have 3 or 4 lots of this. Under 5c per stamp, approx 1000 for $49, half lot $25. AOP11) Colonial issues from Queen Victoria through to King George Vl, no QEll here. Many scarcer items not usually found in mixtures here. Will include some Great Britain and Australian States. About 500 stamps for $89, half lot for $49, double lot $169. AOP12) British Commonwealth wide ranging mix, with strength in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, but all sorts of other stuff thrown in. All sorts in here! Literally a mind boggling mixture, very colourful lots with heaps of thematics. Great value at around 5c a stamp. About 1000 for $49, half lot $29 double lot $92. AOP14) Western Europe off paper, very wide ranging, under 2c per stamp, approx 2500 for $49, half lot $29, double lot $89 AOP15) Worldwide off paper, a new source guarantees great variety. Approx 2c per stamp, 2500 for $49, half lot $29, double lot $89, Quadruple lot $175, Huge lot of approx 20,000 for $325. On Paper New Arrivals All mostly on single close clipped paper. WM1) World large and Commemoratives on paper, amazing variety, with some very modern stuff seen here, $250 per kg, half lot $130, double lot $475 WM2) The finest World Mission, probably over 50% large by weight. $125 per kg, half lot $65, double lot $237.50 SAM1) South Africa Mission, with some homelands. $125 per kg, half lot $65, double lot $237.50 FD1) Falkland Islands, magnificent all large and commems mixture, from the past 5 years, 2008 – 2012. Roughly 30c per stamp. $79 Per 100g (around 250 stamps)

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Best Sellers June 2013 PNG1) Papua New Guinea, pretty well all large and commems, wide ranging mix commencing with a few pre-decimals through to 2010 with some higher values. Great value at about 30c per stamp. Very colourful $79 per 100g (around 250 stamps) AM1) Australia genuine unpicked Mission, widest variety here, may contain some off paper and some overseas issues. From pre-decimals to quite modern, often some better values in this mix.Well under 2c per stamp about 5000 to the kg $89 AM2) Australia Commems and large only, to about 2010, wide range, but mostly letter rate. Covering approx 30 years of issues form 1980 or thereabouts Roughly 3000 to the kg. Under 2c a stamp $59 Collections of all different: WG8) 3000 plus Hungary collection, all different. Earlies to moderns, pretty well all used. Price $399 Smaller lot of 1000 diff. available for $99 WG5) CAMBODIA Stamp Collection - 700 Different Stamps, $119 NWG15) North Korea, 500 diff. collection. $69 Essential Accessories: 0507) Desert Magic Drying Book This innovative drying book is a must for flat out soaking of stamps off paper. The Desert Magic Drying System utilizes a special release paper with heavy blotting pages. The release paper will not permit stamps, even those with problem gums like PVA, to adhere to the drying surface. The absence of plastic interleaves shortens drying time dramatically. The book contains 7 pages A4 size. Enough to dry 200 – 250 stamps at a time. RRP $35.50, our price $30 each, two for $55 PRH) Prinz famous folded hinges in packs of 1000, RRP $5.50, our price $4.95, ten for $45 A4M) Full A4 page Magnifier. Ideal for reading magazines, books etc where small print is a problem. Simply place over the page and hold at one or two inches above for maximum effectiveness. Many other applications too! Only $8.95

New all World off paper mix just received from the UK This has to be the best mixture of it’s type that I have ever seen! Amazing range, some going back 100 years or more, and covering the whole World. From what we can see it is 99% postally used, with just the odd cto or mint stamp seen, very wide ranging with much earlier material in here, and also a fair proportion of modern. Usually with the mixes you do expect to see a fair amount of duplication, this lot will thrill, as the number of duplicates really is minimal. If you like to do a little trading then most of these stamps would sell easily on club sheets or made up into packets, on stockcards etc. at 5c to 50c or even more each. We reckon there about 16,500 stamps to the kilo and we have priced them very conservatively from as little as 2.5c each. NWM1) 1kg or around 16,500 stamps $412.50 NWM2) 500g, 8000 plus for $216.50 NWM3) 250g, 4000 plus for $113.50 NWM4) 100g, around 1650 for $49 NM8) New Zealand off paper mix, brilliant lot just arrived, with material dating from Queen Victoria era to the mid 1990’s approx. We only have a very small amount of this mix available. Price for approx 1000, $59, 2500 for $139, 5000 for $259 CN16) World Bulk Coins, by the kilogram. These lots contain just about anything, including a lot of holiday change, noted in this broad mix were NZ 50c, USA 25c, UK 50p, Switzerland 5 franc etc, etc. Reduced in price, was $38, now $29 per kg, 2 kg for $55, 5kg for $129, 10kg for $249. Great Britain Genuine Six Reigns Mix Off Paper: A new lot which has just come our way, with excellent variety thoughout, mostly used, but with a few pre-decimal mint noticed. Also the odd mainsheet. Many higher and better values and scarcer items…this is a genuine unpicked mix!

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Best Sellers June 2013 We have broken down into convenient sized parcels, by weight, and there should be around 16,000 stamps to the kg. Each lot has extra free items added as listed below in case you are uncertain about the value the average cost per stamp is around 6 cents. GBG1) About 1000 stamps, or 60 grams in weight, includes a free 1841 1d imperf. Cat value 30 pounds. Price $65 GBG2) About 2500 stamps, or 150 grams weight, includes a free 1841 2d Blue Cat value 100 pounds. Price $149 GBG3) About 5000 stamps, includes both of the free stamps above plus a 2/6d and 5/- KGV Seahorse minimum cat for these 4 free gifts 255 pounds. Price $289 GBG4) About 10,000 stamps, includes all of the gifts above, plus a 2/6d and 5/- King Edward VII or Queen Victoria, minimum catalogue value for all the gifts in this parcel 600 pounds! Price $549 GBG5) About 16,000 stamps, a whole Kilo of this magnificent mixture with all of the free gifts as above, plus a nice genuine 1840 1d black with Maltese cross cancel, total of all the gifts in this lot $950! Price $829. Astounding Australian Stock must be cleared at little more than 5 cents per stamp! Just consigned to us by recently retired dealer is this amazing stock of Australia, commencing 1913 Kangaroos, and then all periods up to very recent. It consists of largely fine used with complete sets and high values all thrown in to the mix, this is just something he really did not get around to sorting and all was thrown into one big carton! We have spotted 5/- Kangaroos, high values to Two Pounds, Decimals to $10 or even $20 all just floating around in this massive lot! I reckon in the gigantic lot you will get at least 1000 high values, worth up to $5 each, but let’s say on average $1 each, so there’s $1000 value for starters!

Then a wide range of compete sets, many issued in sets of 4 or 5, with face values up to $3 or more per set these have to be worth $1.50 per set, and you will find up to 200 such sets in the gigantic lot, so another $300 value here. Finally a huge mishmash of completely unsorted stuff decimal and pre-decimal, some in packets, mostly loose, but none on paper all is soaked, ready for you to sort. Value here at least $200 This really is a lifetimes accumulation, awaiting a few lucky collectors to find the bargains! Imagine finding a 5/- Harbour Bridge or a 10/- , One Pound or even Two Pound Kangaroo for 5 cents! Just to make things even more exciting we have added to the box from our own stock a few of each of these, plus other exciting things like 6d Kookaburras , 9d MacArthurs and 2/- 1935 Jubilees and 1/- Anzacs into the mix, all worth $20 to $50 plus each, yet you pay an amazing 5 cents, YES 5 cents for those that you find. Money Back Guarantee: If not satisfied for any reason whatsoever, please return the lot within 14 days for a full refund. Don’t delay, we only have very limited stock! AAS1) Trial lot of about 1000 stamps, great value at $65 AAS2) Medium Lot of about 2500 stamps, $149 AAS3) Collectors Paradise around 5000 stamps, $289 AAS4) Large lot up to 10,000 stamps here for $549 AAS5) Gigantic lot of maybe 15,000 stamps for $795 AAS6) For the very brave! Approx. 25,000 stamps for $1249 Australia High Value Commemoratives At A Quarter Retail!! We just purchased a huge stock of these highly popular items, at a very favourable price, and now are able to pass the savings on to you. Leading dealers routinely charge double face value and more for many of these, however we are able to offer out to you in lots of $100 face value for just $49. These range from the 1980’s to 1990’s in the main, although a few from the 1970’s and the 2000’s may be included.

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Best Sellers June 2013 For the most part they are fine used with nice circular cancels, and we even noticed a few that appear to be CTO. Great for those who want to add a few nice examples to their collection, or do a little trading etc. Great for club sheets and overseas exchanges too! So with minimal duplication in the smaller lots, this is what we can offer: 1DH $100 face value, about 150 stamps for $49 2DH $250 face value for $115 3DH $500 face value for $219 4DH $1000 face value for $419 PLUS…. FREE WITH EACH ORDER, A RANGE OF SETENANT STRIPS ETC. ALL IN CTO CONDITION WITH GUM! Better Value Early Decimal High Values From The 1967 To 1973 Period, At A Quarter Of Retail! This era usually sells at $2 to $4 per stamp, and includes such better items as the 35c 1972 Olympics and 35c 1972 Christmas. Obviously greater duplication that the above, we can offer $200 retail value for $49, plus free with each lot a fine used $4 Navigator! Order item 5DH $49 EUREKA STOCK SHEETS!, SIMILAR TO HAGNER, but made in Ballarat to our own specifications. Now over 30,000 sold in just 2 years! Great quality and not a single one returned! Choose single sided or double sided, 1 strip to 8 strips per page. Price $1.25 each, double sided $2.45, minimum order 5 of any type. Scarce Papua New Guinea Pack Comes To Light! Although these are listed in the ASC, I had never seen one! Listed at $10 some years ago, these packs were especially produced for the Barcelona 1992 Olympics, and contain around 5K in face value of Mint Unhinged stamps from the period. We just bought a small stock of these, and can offer as follows: SPG1) 1 x pack as above, $8 SPG2) 5 packs $35 SPG3) 10 packs $65

Wizard’s Mix, for those of you who love pottering around! We don’t get much of this mix, it contains Worldwide Stamps both on and off paper, odd packets, old album leaves with stamps etc. All unpicked as supplied to us by Missions and Charities. A pound should yield 2500 – 3000 stamps. WM1) One Pound of Wizard’s Mix $37.50 WM2) Two Pounds of Wizards Mix $67.50 Australia Post Exhibition Miniature sheets at Less than Half price! All Australia Post issues, overprinted for various stamp shows, both at home and international, including APTA and ANDA events. We have a surplus of those and are now clearing in lots at half normal price. In the $100 retail lots all will be different, expect some duplication in the larger lots. All mint unhinged. AEM1) $100 retail for $49 AEM2) $250 retail for $115 AEM3) $500 retail for $219 AEM4) $1000 retail for $419 AEM5) $2500 retail $1150 Crazy Clearance On Mint Unhinged Australian Territories And Pacifics! All at 50% normal retail, and includes Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands Norfolk Island and Nauru. (Choose any individual country or ask for a mixture) All lots contain all different stamps, all in complete sets. CC1) $100 retail $50 CC2) $250 retail $125 CC3) $500 retail $250 CC4) $1000 retail $500 M30) OLD BARN MIXTURE This mixture came from a hoard in northern England. They had unfortunately stored this in his barn and as a result this mixture ended up with a slight musty odour. Since this is an ON PAPER WORLDWIDE MIXTURE of stamps the smell is really of no consequence once the stamps are soaked from paper. We have only a limited amount of this available and have already sold several pounds. PRICE of this ON PAPER WORLD MIX is $49.95 per pound/450g. Buy now!

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Members on Postage Stamps (No. 1 in a very short series)

actively sought throughout the 1950s. Their portraits appeared on Soviet postage stamps in 1998, the only representation of any ABA member in this format.

ABA member, Peter J. Kroger and his wife Helen ran a modest catalogue business from their bungalow, 45 Cranley Drive, between 1954 and 7 January 1961, when a visit from Scotland Yard, put an abrupt end to their bookselling activities. Although he claimed to be Canadian, Kroger was in fact a New Yorker of Ukrainian and Lithuanian descent, whose real name was Morris Cohen; his wife, Leontina was born in Massachusetts of Austrian parents. They began working for Soviet intelligence in the late 1930s, and are now best known for their part in passing Manhattan Project secrets to the Russians, and for their involvement in the Portland Spy Ring, which had penetrated the Royal Navy. Their bungalow housed a radio transmitter, printing and photographic equipment, false passports, and a lot of cash; it transpired that many of the books they posted overseas had contained microdot reductions of secret documents. Convicted and imprisoned, they were exchanged for an English prisoner in 1969, and lived the rest of their lives in Moscow, receiving numerous decorations and a KGB pension. The ‘Krogers’ were popular in the antiquarian book trade; but it is clear, even from those of their activities that we know about, that they were very successful spies indeed, and the records of the FBI, now declassified indicate that they were being

NZ Post reveals the changing face of the Queen

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The 60th anniversary of the Coronation is being celebrated with a stamp and coin issue showing the changing face of Queen Elizabeth II. Six different portraits of the Queen - from between 1953 and 1999 - will be issued in New Zealand Post’s collection, which includes stamps in five different denominations and coins pressed from an ounce of silver.

Spokesman Simon Allison said the stamps and coins have a real sense of historical significance. “Most New Zealanders alive today have known no other Monarch - so pretty much every time they’ve flipped a coin, Queen Elizabeth’s portrait in its changing forms - has represented ‘heads’.” A high-gloss metallic foil has been used for the portraits on the stamps, to give the same reflective shine as the coins. 28 - Stamp News

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Bollywood bouquet

Reported at India is marking the centenary of Indian cinema with the release of stamps representing 50 iconic film personalities. Released on May 3 in the form of six miniature sheets as a philatelic tribute to the centenary of Indian Cinema, these stamps portray all-time greats from the fields of acting, direction and music. “Indian cinema has an identity, which is unique and unmatched. Film personalities from Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Bimal Roy have attracted the world cinema with the powerful portray of films,” said a spokesman for the Department of Posts. Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, spoke at the release stating that cinema must be used to portray positive societal values for building a tolerant and harmonious India.

Referring to recent criminal events involving women and children, he said the role of the film industry was very crucial in building the moral compass of the nation. He said the film industry ought to take steps to ensure that cinema was morally energising.

Find that stamp!

Reported at LignUp has announced a new application for Postage Stamps Collectors - Stamp Search. This unique

application is unique in that it can visually identify and help to value stamps. With this application you can forget about the laborious task of endless research finding the origin and the value of stamps to add to your growing collection. This is the first web based tool on the market that identifies stamps over the web. Identification and online searching takes just 1-2 minutes. Stamp Search is a flexible application that allows the stamp collector to find the information they are looking for with ease. This application is powered by a huge, growing database on the web that has over 350,000 entries. The valuation of your stamps is obtained through a price estimation of stamps from various auction sites giving you a valuation based on current market trends. This application is perfect for the experienced collectors, but it also ideally suited to beginners just starting their stamp collection.

Stamps lost

Reported at A Bradford UK sub postmaster “plundered” thousands of pounds from his employers in a postage stamp scam, a court heard yesterday. Khayyam Ishaq had a responsible position at Birkenshaw Post Office, Bradford, and had breached a high degree of trust, Bradford Crown Court was told. Jailing him for 54 weeks, Judge John Potter told Stamp News - 29

Stamps in the News - Globally! him: “You were trusted with large sums of money, and stock, by your employer that you did choose to plunder over the period of this theft.” The judge said Ishaq had stolen money, paid to the post office for the purchase of stamps, over five months and then sought to cover up his dishonesty by a number of sales reversals which made it look as if the stamps had never been sold. The theft was discovered during a routine audit and Ishaq was arrested. .

Eduardo dos Santos. “This is an issue of stamps that will tour the world for distribution channels and show the greatest national symbol, the flag of the country”, said a Company spokesman. The manager said that the stamps, worth 100 and 200 kwanzas, were issued to commemorate 11 years of Peace and National Reconciliation.

Stamps found

Reported at A stamp and coin collection which was stolen more than 30 years ago has been recovered by police. The stamps and coins were reported missing from a residence in the early 80s and were found during a search of a Launceston home last Thursday.

Skippy centenary

Reported at Australia Post is releasing a new $10 stamp and a range of associated collectables to mark the centenary of Australia’s first national postage stamp. First released in 1913, the Kangaroo and Map stamp issue superseded the Australian colonial stamps, which were produced by and used in each State (or colony prior to 1901), and were valid for postage

Detective Constable Gavin Chugg says police were able to track down the owners. “There was some good identifiers on the stamp collection and I was able to make contact with them and they almost immediately recognised it as the ones that was stolen from them so long ago,” he said. “They were very surprised and very happy.” A man is facing charges over the theft.

Angola at peace with new stamps Reported at

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only when lodged in the State of origin. Manager Philatelic for Australia Post, Michael Zsolt said students could learn a lot about Australian history through stamps.

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“Stamps signify and commemorate events and elements that are fascinating about the country of origin, including its history, landscape, people or cultures,” Mr Zsolt said. The commemorative issue will be released at the Australia 2013 Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) World Stamp Expo in Melbourne in May.

International Travel 101: How to Mail a Postcard Home Reported at Who doesn’t love opening up the mailbox to see a postcard? The exotic postmark and some lovely snippet of scenery is good for at least a few minutes of travel daydreaming, and it’s like—”hey, I have cool world-traveling friends who care enough about me to send a postcard!” Return the favour and send postcards when you travel. But follow these tips or risk your awesome postcard arriving weeks late or not at all: Include the country in ALL CAPS. When you’ve finished writing out the address leave the last line for the destination country. If you know the country’s name in its own language, feel free to include that. An example would be GERMANY / DEUTSCHLAND or Japan / 日本. Know the postage. Check on Google or insist the mail clerk check rates for you. Ask the concierge. Staying in a hotel has the added benefit of being able to rely on the concierge

to know the stamp rate and even provide stamps for purchase. Some places will even mail them free of charge. Write “AIR MAIL” or similar next to the stamp. Not required, but a good idea to draw attention to the fact that your postcard needs to be sorted into the international air mail bunch. Sometimes countries provide little stickers saying this, like “Par Avion” in France or “Luftpost” in Germany. Don’t wait until the airport to mail it.

Feds accuse 6-year-old of plagiarism, strip her duck stamp victory Reported at

The US government accused a 6-year-old of plagiarism and stripped her of her victory in this year’s national Junior Duck Stamp contest, leaving the youngest-ever winner in tears and igniting a fierce debate in the wildlife art community over artistic techniques, precocious youngsters and catty parents. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which runs the annual contest, says that by first tracing the outlines of her duck from one of her father’s unpublished photos before painting it, Madison Grimm violated the rules. But Madison’s father Adam says the rules don’t actually ban tracing or “graphite transfer,” and he is backed up by the man who used to run the program and helped write the current rules, who said there’s no way Madison should have been disqualified — much less been declared the winner and then had it rescinded. “Between my daughter crying and my wife crying, it’s been a nightmare,” Mr. Grimm said. “I am sure you are aware that there were questions about the ability of a 6-year-old to create such a polished and professional piece of art,” Laurie M. Shaffer, chief of the federal duck stamp program, wrote in a letter to the Grimms, returning Madison’s painting. “Since we have the integrity Stamp News - 31

Stamps in the News - Globally! and credibility of the program as well as the responsibility to 29,000 students, their parents and teachers, we are disqualifying the entry,” Ms. Shaffer wrote. The agency pointed to two parts of the rules as potential violations: One was a section saying entries “must be the contestant’s original, hand-illustrated creation and may not be traced or copied from published photographs or other artists’ works.” The other section specified that “only work that is the unique creation of the individual student should be entered into competition.” At another point the rules specifically say using photos the student took as a reference is acceptable. Robert Lesino, who ran the duck stamp program from 1993 through 2001, said he was shocked that the current program officials wrote the letter disqualifying Madison, saying the explanation seemed thin to him. He said the rules were meant to stop someone from taking a picture from the encyclopedia and tracing it, or tracing over a previous year’s duck stamp winner. He said graphite transfer from someone’s own unpublished photo was not meant to be outlawed. Duck stamps are a big thing. The winner’s painting appears on the annual federal stamp, which is the national government’s permit to hunt migratory waterfowl. The stamps are considered collectables, and the paintings they are based on become famous within the wildlife art community.

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Stamps released jointly by Israel and Australia in May bear tribute to the heroic Australian Light Horse Brigade and the monumental battle fought by the ANZACs in Beersheba in 1917. The release of the stamps serves as a celebration of the enduring friendship between Australia and Israel that dates back 96 years to the Battle of Beersheba. The joint issue will be officially launched at the World Stamp Exhibition Australia 2013 at a ceremony at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. 32 - Stamp News

Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour said, ‘the joint stamp issue is a great addition to the World Stamp Expo and a tangible way for Australia Post to acknowledge its relationship with Israel Post’. The Battle of Beersheba is something close to the hearts of both Israelis and Australians and was a clear choice to feature on the stamp issue,’ said Mr Fahour.

Hindenburg horror

Reported at Burtis J. “Bert” Dolan’s passenger ticket survived the final flight and disaster of the German zeppelin Hindenburg. The ticket is one of many fascinating items now on exhibit in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum exhibition Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic. The ticket, #2398, was purchased from the Zeppelin operating company only two days before the May 3, 1937, departure from Frankfurt, Germany, and signed by Captain Ernst Lehmann, who perished after the crash landing. The ticket cost was 1,000 RM, equivalent to about $450 during the Great Depression. This is possibly the only surviving passenger ticket from that final flight. Business colleagues from Chicago, Dolan, an executive in the perfume business, and Nelson Morris, an executive in the meatpacking industry,

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had crossed paths in Nice, France. Morris convinced Dolan to change his travel plans. Rather than return home by sea, why not travel on the Hindenburg? A faster trip would allow Dolan to surprise his family with an early return for Mothers Day. Morris paid the additional costs over ocean liner travel for Dolan’s zeppelin ticket, and Dolan paid Morris’s Hindenburg bar tab just before the landing. On May 6, 1937, at 7:24 p.m., Dolan and Morris stood side by side at the Hindenburg’s starboard promenade windows (near the reading and writing room) to watch the landing crew grab the ropes and moor the great zeppelin. One minute later, a jolt

shook the passenger cabin. The two friends grasped a post to stay on their feet as the Hindenburg’s bow surged upwards. Panicked, they jumped from a window, first Morris and then Dolan. Morris later recalled, “The most remarkable thing that I know in my life, I took metal rods an inch thick in my hands and I broke them. They broke like paper.” After clearing the wreckage, he turned and looked back for Dolan, but did not see him. Dolan perhaps paused to help someone at the window before running clear. In so doing, he was caught in the tangle of burning girders that surrounded him. He died in the disaster, leaving a widow, Mildred, and four children, who did not even know he had been aboard. Dolan’s body was identified by his passport and passenger ticket in his pocket, and he was still holding the rosary given to him by his wife. The family learned of Dolan’s Hindenburg passage from Nelson Morris’s brother Edward, who shared the secret. Shocked, the family anxiously followed the news. They received the devastating confirmation from a priest who had performed last rites. Recovered, burnt items from Dolan’s body were returned to the family, including passport, ticket, and letter. Dolan had written a letter to his wife, which was in an unfranked envelope addressed to her marked “strictly personal.” In the touching and emotional letter he told his wife of his personal conflict in flying against her wishes and that should anything happen enroute, “None of us know the Lord’s will.” Enjoy the online exhibition at http://www.

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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 Tel (03) 9729 0082 Fax (03) 9758 7506 Next sale: see website for details

2 Loddon Park Farm, New Bath Road, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9RY Tel: 0011 44 208 747 6100 Fax: 0011 44 208 996 0649 Next sale: see website for details

Ace Stamp Auctions

John Mowbray International

PO Box 2076, Ellenbrook, WA, 6069 Tel (08) 9297 3040 Forthcoming sales: see website for details

Private Bag 63000, Wellington 6140, New Zealand Tel: 0011 64 6 364 8252 Fax: 0011 64 6 364 8270 Next sale: see website for details

Auction house Christoph G채rtner

Millennium Philatelic Auctions

74321 Bietigheim-bissingen, Germany Tel 0011 49 7142 789 400 Fax 0011 49 7142 789 410 Forthcoming sales: 3-7 June 2013

Suite 25, 89-97 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 Tel: (02) 9281 4797 Fax: (02) 9281 4677 Next sale: see website for details


Velvet Collectables Group (formerly Mowbrays Australia)

5 Mosley Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1YE, UK Tel: 0011 44 191 232 7268 Fax: 0011 44 191 261 4130 Next sale: see website for details

Craig Chappell PO Box 521, Clayfield, Qld. 4011 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: see ad for detail 34 - Stamp News

Suite 401, Level 4, 64-76 Kippax Street Surry Hills NSW 2100 Tel: (02) 9280 0086 Fax: (02) 9281 4053 Next sale: 22 June 2013

Robin Linke Stamp Dealer 181 Jersey Street, Wembley, 6014, Western Australia Tel (08) 9387 5327 Fax (08) 9387 1646 Next sale: See website for details

Spink Tel: 0011 44 20 7563 4000 Fax: 0011 44 20 7563 4066 Next sale: 5, 7, 20, 27 June 2013 (UK)

Joint Israel-Australia Issue

Israel and Australia are both young countries and both are located in regions replete with ancient history. Despite the great geographical distance between the two countries, they bear many similar characteristics: both were largely established and developed by immigrants who gathered from around the world, creating modern, progressive multicultural societies graced with an abundance of languages, religions and traditions belonging to its various communities. Israel and Australia both lie in arid regions and have been very successful in coping with their lack of water, turning desert areas into paradise. Through innovation and ingenuity, both countries have developed their local economies and have become world leaders in sophisticated hi-tech industries. These two countries formed a bond 95 years ago, some 30 years before the establishment of the State of Israel. During WWI, Australian troops fought alongside the British army to conquer Eretz Israel from under Ottoman rule. During the battle of Beersheba (October 31, 1917), which constituted the turning point in the campaign, the Australian Light Horse Brigade fought with extraordinary valor and decisiveness, thus determining the outcome of the battle. The friendly Australian soldiers were remembered fondly by residents of the Jewish colonies of Eretz Israel. Warm ties were also formed with the Australian soldiers who were stationed in Eretz Israel during WWII. Australia supported the establishment of a Jewish State in the historic United Nations vote on November 29, 1947 and recognized the State of Israel upon its establishment. Israel and Australia maintain wide-scale trade relations and the two countries maintain close diplomatic ties, reinforcing and illustrating the historic bond forged on the battlefield. Description of the Stamps The Australian Light Horse (NIS 2) The “Australian Soldier Park” was founded in Beersheba in 2008 to highlight the Australian

Light Horsemen’s heroism and commemorate the memory of the fallen. At the center of the park stands a bronze statue of a mounted Australian light horseman, depicting the moment when the light horsemen breached the Ottoman army’s positions. A photo of the statue is featured on the stamp, against the background of a group of Australian light horsemen.The stamp tab features the Rising Sun ANZAC Hat Badge. The Battle of Beersheba 1917 (NIS 6.10) The Light Horse charge during the battle of Beersheba holds a significant place in the Australian army’s battle lore. The photograph that appears on the stamp was taken during a reenactment of the battle that was conducted a year after Beersheba was conquered. The stamp tab features the ANZAC Slouch Hat worn by ANZAC soldiers in the Battle of Beersheba. Stamp News - 35

Looking at New Zealand

1965 Eleventh Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference The body then known as the Empire Parliamentary Association was founded in 1911 and consisted of the UK and the predominantly British-populated dominions. It changed its name and expanded its membership in 1948. Conferences were held every two years until the seventh in 1961 after which they became annual. The eleventh conference was held in Wellington, NZ, in 1965. New Zealand issued a set of three stamps on 30th

November 1965 to mark this event. The 4d stamp was the first to feature the new national Coat of Arms adopted in 1956. The older version was featured on the postal-fiscal ‘Arms’ stamps from 1931 and the 6d Peace stamp of 1946 (wrongly ascribed to the 1940 Centennial issue in the Postage Stamps of New Zealand). Figures 1 to 3 show the two Coats of Arms and the stamps featuring them. The 9d stamp showed Parliament House (the venue for the Conference) and the badge of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Above: Figures 1 & 2 Left: Figure 3 36 - Stamp News

Graeme Morriss

Association. The 2/- showed a view of Left: Figures 5 Wellington from Mount Victoria (fig. 4). Right: Figure 4 The photogravure printing was by De Below: Figure 6 La Rue on thick unwatermarked paper with a glossy gum that was very sensitive to atmospheric moisture. The comb perforation gauged 14. Sheet values were in the top left margin of the 4d and top right margin for the others (fig. 5). The plate numbers were in the bottom margin (two sets of plates for the 4d and one each for the others – fig.6). The number of stamps supplied was considerably fewer than for previous commemorative issues. Fifteen million 4d stamps were ordered but fewer than fourteen million were supplied because of a shortage of paper. There were 850,000 of the 9d and 400,000 of the 2/- supplied – about half of the quantities for the higher values in the Telegraph and Railway centenary issues. Consequently, the 2/- sold out in two days and the 9d had run out before the official date of withdrawal in 1966. First day of issue cancellations were available from the GPOs in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin and from Parliament House in Wellington. References: Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps, Auckland, Campbell Paterson, 1952 – . The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, vol. 6,

Wellington, RPSNZ, 1975. Graeme can be contacted through his website, www. . Stamp News - 37

Collecting the KGV Penny Red Part 7

Shade Groups G30 & G31 These two groups must be discussed together as they share common UV reactions. These groups both cover the bulk of the stamps that are found with cancels from the years 1918 and 1919 and are very common. They exhibit quite a complicated range of UV reactions and daylight appearances but can be broken down into four major groups based on their appearance under long wavelength UV illumination. The groups are further complicated because the middle of 1918 saw a change of printers from Cooke to Harrison. So, not only do these shades cover a long period of production, two different printers were involved as well. In general the G30 group (carmine-rose) is paler

and bluer than group G31 (carmine-red). The first sub-group of these shades are ones which exhibit a dull red UV reaction, sometimes with an element of purple in the colour (Figure 1). For the G30 group this reaction is found from the first stamps in February 1918 through to at least the end of that year, examples that can be slotted into the G31 group appear a few months later and continue well into 1920. The daylight shades are carmine-rose for G30 with some darker examples appearing more rosecarmine. It is worthwhile noting at this stage that naming conventions for colour put the dominant colour last in the name with the nuance coming first. So carmine-rose is rose with a hint of carmine and rose-carmine the other way around. For examples that should be placed in group G31, the predominant daylight shades are carminered, though some examples are a very distinctive

Figure 1. Top row: on the left G30 on the right G31; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions.

Figure 2. Top row: on the left G30 on the right G31; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions.

This month we will finish the smooth paper shades with the final four groups.

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Dr Scott Starling brownish carmine. As always, there is the caveat that colours (both daylight scans and UV photos) don’t translate well when reproduced on a printed page, so shouldn’t be used for direct comparison and are for illustration purposes only. The next sub-group of these shades are ones which exhibit a bright red UV reaction, from light to deep (Figure 2). The period of use of these sub-shades was relatively brief, February 1918 to mid-1918 for G30 and March 1918 to mid-1918 for G31. The daylight shades are usually quite bright for both groups. Occasionally the UV reaction can be mistaken for G29 (carmine-pink). It should be noted that for a stamp to qualify as G29 the UV reaction must be fluorescent not just bright. This will take some practice at first. The second last sub-group of UV reactions is

the most distinctive and also the most plentiful. The reaction is a very dull violet, sometimes even appearing grey and is unique to these two groups. The reaction is so dull and pale that it was difficult to get a good photo of it (Figure 3). Stamps exhibiting this reaction don’t start appearing until about the middle of 1918. Just as the UV reaction is dull, so is the daylight appearance of all stamps belonging to either G30 or G31. Once again the division is that those with an element of rose (i.e. a blue element) go into group G30 and the darker, redder examples fall into G31. The final UV sub-reaction is somewhat similar to the first, but is brighter. It is red, sometimes bright, and falls in intensity between the first and second UV reactions (Figure 4). Stamps exhibiting this UV reaction occur in the latter half of 1918 and into 1919 and postmark dates can be useful in separating these stamps from those

Figure 3. Top row: on the left G30 on the right G31; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions.

Figure 4. Top row: on the left G30 on the right G31; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions. Stamp News - 39

Collecting the KGV Penny Red Part 7 that belong to the bright red reaction. Some stamps from these printings appear to have been on less well-surfaced paper. The design can appear somewhat less smooth, though not extreme enough to be called semi-surfaced paper. I’ve have dealt with these two groups in a lot more depth than pretty much any other shade. This is primarily because of the wide variation in UV reaction which can cause a lot of confusion with collectors. It can be confusing that one stamp with a deep dull reaction and another with a very bright reaction can belong to the same group. It must be remembered that these stamps are put into their respective groups based on daylight appearance, and that should be the primary factor for collectors when classifying these stamps

Shade Group G32 In stark contrast to the nightmare complexity of groups G30 and G31, shade group G32 (brownish red) is mercifully straightforward. The primary feature of stamps belonging to this group is the bright fluorescent red UV reaction. It is instantly recognisable. The daylight shade is also quite distinctive and is very different from other penny reds issued at the same time (Figure 5). This rare shade is first found in May 1918 and makes a sporadic appearance through to the end of that year. The bulk of this printing appears to have been overprinted N.W. PACIFIC ISLANDS (NWPI) and is much more common with this overprint. The daylight appearance is a distinctive brownish red, usually a bit brighter than the similarly

Figure 5. Top row: on the left G32 on the right G32 overprinted NWPI; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions.

Figure 6. Top row: two examples of G33; bottom row: their corresponding long wavelength UV reactions.

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Dr Scott Starling named brown-red G24 shade group. A few rarer examples are brownish orange-red. This shade was only printed with the left pane (Plates I to IV), so examples with die II (Plate II) and the substituted clichés (Plate IV) can be found in this colour. Shade Group G33 The very last smooth paper shade group, indeed the very last of the penny reds to be printed, is group G33. These stamps are mostly carmine with some variation in brightness and depth. The UV reactions are also relatively simple, mostly red, sometimes bright for deep shades and also sometimes with a purple or orange element (Figure 6). This group first appears at the beginning of 1920 and can be found with postmarks well into 1922 and sometimes even into the mid 1920’s. The penny postage rate for domestic letters was increased to 1½d in October 1918, so the heavy demand for this value was greatly reduced. UPU regulations mandated that stamps for basic domestic postage should be red, hence the

Figure 7. An example from group G33 viewed from the back.

change of colour to violet in early 1922. Now that the war had finished, supplies of ink components would have been more reliable. So even though this shade has a span of several years, there is not the wide variety of shade changes. The paper used for this group is also noticeably different. The paper is whiter and better quality than for all of the preceding printings. The thickness is quite similar to the bulk of all other papers, however, the nature of the paper makes the watermark very prominent when viewed from the reverse (Figure 7). The picture in Figure 7 also shows another important feature of this group, fluffy perforations. Many stamps from this group show fluffy or poorly punched perforations. Shade Group G32½ This is a shade group that should never have been created. As has been said before the half designation means that it was an afterthought, and usually those afterthoughts are useful expansions of a crowded group. However, stamps that appear to fit into group G32½ can easily be assigned to other existing groups. Sometimes this group is called maroon or plum or crimson. Maroon is a deep carmine red, so maroon can go into G31 or G33. Plum is a rosecarmine and again might be better placed in G31 or G33 or if the blue element is very strong maybe into G30. Crimson, a couple of issues back I showed a sub-group of G29 called crimson, so crimson already fits nicely into G29. If the crimson stamp doesn’t have a fluorescent reaction then it would go into G31 or G33. To avoid confusion, collectors should treat this ‘group’ with a great deal of scepticism and avoid it altogether. In the next issue the journey through the shades will continue as we start on the rough paper shades. Any questions, comments or problems, please e-mail me . Stamp News - 41

Revenue Review Brandy

With OZ13 stamp expo now over we are back to it, I will report on this show next month. Another nice mix this month starting with Figure 1. This is the second example I have seen of this Commonwealth Customs label. Do any readers have further copies to record? The label is selfexplanatory so I will not bore you with the details.

Rare Invert

Figure 2 [left copy] is a 1918 5d inverted on a 10/- Dragon sub-charge from Tasmania. This has been sitting in a UK collection forever just waiting to be auctioned, and sent to Qld. The right hand copy turning up some 10 years ago in an Australian auction, making this rare inverted ‘5d’ on 10/Dragon a once in 50 year find. Surely there must be more out there. Note: The word ‘REVENUE’ is

also inverted. As usual, conjecture tells us, a sheet must have existed at one time or another, with both recorded copies being used. Please do not go off the two colours in the graphic. It is clear to me that one sheet escaped collectors of the time, or many mint examples would be in the market place, as Tasmania is notorious for mint blks of printers mistakes escaping into the market, making this invert a true Australian Revenue rarity. Best go check what you have.

Half That

Figure 3 is a rather nice rare ½d rail from Western Australia. Auctioned off by Phoenix Auctions, it was in a group of singles all fetching good prices. I have only recorded a handful of the ½d value used and a single mint copy. So if you see one you had better grab it, as it may be some time before another turns up.

Fig 1

Fig 2

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Fig 3

Dave Elsmore T

While I am chatting about Western Australia, figure 4 had this very strange ‘T’ cancel hit 4 times. Has any reader seen or got other copies with this marking on? Surely not a ‘Tax’ mark. Maybe it was just somebody playing around.

Are You Bored

Are you bored? Are you looking for a challenge? If so this may be for you. New South Wales Wages Tax issues come with an alphabetical sheet lay out. The challenge being to reconstruct a sheet from used copies. Figure 5 shows row ‘I’ stamps F, G & H, [see in blue circle]. This would be easier with mint blks, but they are far and few between. OK then off you go and please let me have a scan of your finished work for marking out of 10. Remember it may either spare you from an institution, or put you in one!


Wat or WA T’s shown in figure 6 have been popping up on eBay for a few months now. These Treasury punches come in various sizes, a list of which I have provided in an earlier Revenue Review. These appear to be selling at moderate prices and it maybe well worth grabbing some, as the high values do not appear that often. I was able to buy a nice piece containing 4 x $50 values with assorted others. The $50 being the highest decimal in the series and always sought after.

Invert Forgery

Figure 7 is not hard to pick as an overprint forgery, but I thought I would add it to this column to record it.

Double Stations

I think I have mentioned railway stations sharing

Fig 5

Fig 4 Fig 6

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Revenue Review parcel stamps before and figure 8 is no exception. Coffs Harbour loaning stamps to Kempsey, I guess due to depleting stock. Always a nice addition to any railway collection.

Local Mess

Last month I showed a Crews and Moorehouse local from Western Australia overstamped C. L. Moorehouse. This was auctioned by Prestige Philately in their sale 180 in May, who had incorrectly labelled it as being from South Australia and saying my catalogue listed it as being from Victoria! What a mess this was, but all was corrected in the online auction catalogue by Gary Watson Director of Prestige Philately, along with a few incorrect ‘Unlisted by Elsmore’ notations which were removed from their web site.

Fig 7

In the same auction, other local carriers on offer were lots 35 [fig 9], 36 & 37 being listed from Victoria. This also is an error, as they are clearly from South Australia and are TRUE ‘Combe, Green & Co’ 1899 locals. Nothing to do with the business of McCulloch, they only traded as McCulloch, Combe, Green & Co. Of course the locals without the diagonal ‘company name’ are True McCulloch locals from the South Australian Office. At the time of writing this edition, nothing has been updated in the Prestige Auction on line catalogue so lets hope some poor Victorian collector does not buy them only to find out they are from South Australia. On the other hand you may have a South Australian collector missing out, thinking they are from Victoria. A right mess indeed!

Fig 8

Fig 9

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Dave Elsmore Look Out

Look out for Queensland railway parcel stamps being sold with incorrect numeral obliterators on them. This came about when Queensland Railways decided to send a small box of closed station cancellers to the Railway Shop at South Brisbane station. Selling for $40 a pop some unscrupulous person or persons has been using them to cancel cleaned stamps that do not match the allocated station numeral. So if you have a stamp with a numeral that does not match the station in the listing it is not a new or rare find just a forgery, and probably best placed in the bin. Figure 10 shows one of these numeral cancellers being on-sold on eBay and achieving $100. Keep your eyes peeled and please report them to me.

Perfin Corner

Figure 11 just in from David Coath [Victorian Perfin Nut] is the first report of the DCo.a pattern on a revenue. There are 8 ‘DcO’ patterns recorded in this style, all are rare. They have been used in the fiscal period of 1895 and 1898. Given these patterns are so rare and the fact that revenue usage was far less common than postal usage then figure 11 showing such revenue will be a rare beast indeed. Maybe you have one or more, or something similar hiding in your collection? If so please send me a scan so I can record it here. I can be contacted by mail: P O Box 66 Springwood 4127 Queensland or an Email link from my web site

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reviews Time to review seven of the newest Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogues to hand. All of these new editions are in the now SG standard size of 170mm x 240mm, the familiar size of the SG GB ‘Concise’ catalogue and the last four editions of the ubiquitous ‘Collect British Stamps’. All catalogues are published by Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 7 Parkside, Christchurch Rd. Ringwood, Hants BH24 3SH U.K.

include the Japanese Occupation of Indonesia, RiauLingga Archipelago, West Irian, South Moluccas, International Commission in Indo-China, Japanese Occupation of Indonesia, Riau-Lingga Archipelago, West Irian, South Moluccas, International Commission in Indo-China, and more. New issue listings are quite up to date, with Indonesia up to April 2012, and Vietnam to June 2012. A list of specialist societies appears on page iv, together with several catalogue number additions and changes. Design indexes are included for Indonesia, Laos and Thailand, with the former two being new features for this edition. This new edition is great value, particularly considering its sheer size and the wealth of information it contains, and is a must have for any collector of this popular area, Highly recommended.

2012 South East Asia (Part 21) Paperback, 678 pages 5th edition RRP A $80.95 Yes, you read the page count correctly, 678 pages! The first thing that strikes you about this catalogue is its size – it’s huge, weighing in at over 1.3kg! This new edition is the first in eight years, and it covers thirteen stamp issuing entities, including popular collecting countries such as Cambodia, Indo-China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. But it doesn’t stop there. Under most countries there are six or more sub headings dealing with the different periods and areas of stamp issues. Some of the more obscure areas (to me, anyway) covered 46 - Stamp News

2012 Windward Islands & Barbados Paperback, 440 pages 2nd edition RRP A $52.50 The new edition of this catalogue, the first since 2007, covers issues of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent, together with the Grenadines of

mike lee Grenada & St Vincent. New issue coverage extends to early/mid 2012 for all countries except Dominica, which goes to November 2011. Issues up to 1970 are priced from the 2013 edition of Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840 to 1970, with later issues having been revised and updated for this new edition. The publishers note that ‘Strong (price) increases are noted in all areas, up to the early stamps of Queen Elizabeth, with errors and varieties showing particular growth’. And speaking of varieties and errors, there are several new plate and watermark varieties listed for the first time in this edition. It’s also interesting to note that there have been some additions made to the listings for the local surcharges of St Vincent. Yet another excellent catalogue, and an essential companion volume to the recently published Leeward Island volume, An indispensable reference for any collector of this area. Highly recommended.

is packed with lots of stamp listings, illustrations (650+), and some other fascinating information that you may not expect to find in most stamp catalogues. The countries/territories covered are; the Australian Antarctic Territory, British Antarctic Territory, French Southern & Antarctic Territory and Ross Dependency, all of which include new issues up to 2012 (2011 for BAT). Also included are Antarctic Expeditions (Victoria Land), Graham Land, South Orkney and South Shetland Islands, and Falkland Island Dependencies up to 1963. The extra information mentioned above consists of a map of Antarctica showing the territories, a list to polar post offices, and details of research stations. There is also a fascinating seven page article, ‘South along the Ring of Fire – Macquarie Island’ by Polar philately specialist, Steve Pendleton. This is a must have catalogue for all collectors of this increasingly popular area, and my advice is to purchase one as soon as you can, as the first edition sold out quickly, and I suspect this edition may well do the same! Highly recommended.

2012 West Africa Paperback, 360 pages 2nd edition RRP A $50.95

2012 Antarctica Paperback, 120 pages 2nd edition RRP A $TBA At 120 pages, this is certainly a slimmer volume than the catalogues recently reviewed here, but it

It’s interesting to compare certain aspects of this new edition of the West Africa catalogue with the new Antarctic catalogue reviewed above. There are three times as many pages and yet it covers a similar number of stamp issuing entities! This is partly because most Antarctic territories issue very few stamps, and also because the West Africa catalogue contains the listings for Gambia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, three countries which have, shall we say, rather ‘bloated’ stamp issuing habits! This, of course, is no reflection on the catalogue itself, which is up to SG’s usual high standard. It’s been over three years since the first edition appeared, and in that time there have been a number of new listings (apart, of course, from the new issues), mainly in the area of newly discovered watermark varieties. There are also numerous price Stamp News - 47

reviews detailed notes on how identify the reprints and forgeries. As you might expect with such a popular area, there have been numerous price increases across most areas and periods, notably for used issues. This is a very comprehensive catalogue, covering errors, major varieties and booklets etc of the German States, Germany 1872-1945, West Germany, East Germany, West Berlin and reunified Germany. Also covered are Danzig, Memel, Saar, the German Colonies, PO’s abroad, and occupation issues such as the wartime issues of the Channel Islands. To top things off, there is also a design index for the Federal Republic issues, including West Berlin. Another excellent catalogue, which may just sell out as quickly as the previous edition, so grab one as soon as you can!

increases, such as the Gold Coast 1948 definitive set going up from £95/£85 (mint/used) to £120/£110, and the popular Sierra Leone 1933 10/- Wilberforce jumping by £100 to £425 in used condition. The complex modern definitive and provisional issues of Ghana and Nigeria have also been updated Yet another excellent catalogue, and an indispensable reference for any collector of this area. Highly recommended. 2012 Germany (Part 7) Paperback, 370 pages, 10th edition RRP $68.50 It seems like only yesterday that the 9th edition arrived, but it was in fact back in November 2010, and as Stanley Gibbons explain the ‘9th edition sold out in record time, necessitating this new 10th edition’. And there are some new additions in this new edition! First of all there are eight pages of new issues, bringing the listings up to July 2012. Also new are listings for Heligoland, which was ceded to Germany by Great Britain in 1890, together with 48 - Stamp News

2013 Channel Island & Isle of Man Paperback, 390 pages, 28th combined edition RRP A $TBA This new 28th edition includes more than 230 new stamps, mini sheets & booklets that have been

mike lee issued by Guernsey (and Alderney), Isle of Man and Jersey since the previous edition, with the listings being complete up to the Christmas 2012 issues. The British Post Office Regionals for these areas are also included. This catalogue also includes priced listings for First Day Covers, Presentation and Year Packs, together with Postage Dues, booklets, printing errors and paper changes. There is also information on designers, printers, plate & cylinder numbers, sheet size and layouts, and withdrawal and invalidation dates. It’s also wonderful to see all stamp designs shown in full colour. This catalogue is a gold mine of information for Channel Island collectors, and an essential addition to your library if you have even the vaguest interest in this area.

in Australia, and I suspect that most of them eagerly await the publication of this catalogue each year! I don’t know for certain, but I could easily imagine that this particular catalogue may well be the best selling catalogue in Australia! I’m sure that there are more catalogues for Australian stamps sold overall, but there are several different brands of Aussie catalogues available, so they have to share the market, and none of them have come out on an annual basis for quite some time now! So what can be said about this catalogue that hasn’t already been said, or that all you good readers don’t already know? Well, the 2013 edition covers all issues up to Christmas 2012, there’s an interesting article entitled ‘Collecting stamps – the basics’, and the Post & Go listings have been updated and expanded. There’s even a brief list of the original face values of the various No Value Indicated (NVI) stamps at the time of issue. There is also a fully priced listing of Philatelic Numismatic and Philatelic Medallic covers, but my favourite feature of this year’s edition is that all 63 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medal winners stamps are illustrated, which will make keeping track of what you have and what you need a simple job. This is an indispensable catalogue for collectors of GB at every level, and with the Aussie dollar being strong, you’ll pay $4 less for the 2013 edition than you did for the 2010 edition!

2013 Collect British Stamps Paperback, 288 pages 64th edition RRP A $25.90 There are many, many collectors of Great Britain Stamp News - 49

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Part 34 In previous months’ articles descriptions of four of our exhibition classes have been detailed, traditional philately, postal history, first day covers and aerophilately. This month’s article takes an in-depth look at the exhibition class Postal Stationery. In general, postal stationery is handled similarly to postage stamps; sold from post offices either at the face value of the printed postage or, more likely, with a surcharge to cover the additional cost of the stationery. In addition: •• It can take the form of an official mail issue produced only for the use of government departments. •• It can be an issue of a military force where an army, perhaps in a distant war, issues letter sheets for the use of its troops to write home. •• Postal stationery can be overprinted by the government or, occasionally, by a private overprint. In emergency situations, postal stationery has been produced by handstamping envelopes with modified canceling devices; many of the rare Confederate postmasters’ provisionals are of this form. •• Finally, some postal stationery can be printed to private order. In this last case, stamped stationery bearing indicia is applied with postal administration approval and with specified regulations, to paper or cards provided by private persons or organizations. Private impressions result in a wider range of denominations and designs as compared with governmental issues. In Australia this class has received steady support, and there are many Australians with internationally qualified exhibits.  Australia is noted for the strength of its postal stationery collections.  Postal stationery is very popular on a world-wide basis, and at the recent international exhibition held in Melbourne, Australia 2013, there were 42 entries, 277 frames.  This is significantly more than the 60 odd frames we have been getting in recent Australian National exhibitions. There is scope for the class to expand to less well established exhibitors but it will probably always attract a smaller number of collectors / exhibitors 50 - Stamp News

than Traditional Philately, Postal History or Open Philately. Traditionally the main impediment to significant growth in the class has been the lack of adequate up to date catalogues – especially for Australia and states.  In the late 19th century and the first decade of the  20th century Postal Stationery was collected almost as extensively as adhesive stamps, being included in albums and in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue as well as catalogues produced by other publishers. From around 1912, with one or two exceptions, postal stationery was no longer shown in the various catalogues. The modern resurgence occurred in the 1970s with the publication of the Higgins and Gage worldwide catalogue.  For Australia, this impediment will be partially remedied by the recently released Brusden-White Publishing catalogue of pre-decimal Commonwealth stationery. Whilst this article has been prepared basically from an exhibiting perspective, it can equally apply to a collection. If the latter is the case, read “collection” where I have referred to “exhibit”. Naturally, by following the guidelines detailed below, a collection may quickly become an exhibit.

What is Postal Stationery?

A generally accepted traditional definition of postal stationery is: Postal stationery comprises postal matter which either bears an officially authorized pre-printed stamp or device or inscription indicating that a specific rate of postage or related service has been prepaid. The most familiar items of postal stationery are stamped envelopes, aerogrammes, stamped postcards, letter cards, and newspaper wrappers. The manner and availability and usage of stationery include Post Office Issues; Official Issues; Military Issues; and Stamped to Order Issues (ie stamped stationery bearing stamps of Post Office design applied with Postal Administration approval and within specified regulations to the order of private individuals or organisations.) The physical form of the paper or card on which the stamps etc. have been printed include letter sheets, aerogrammes, envelopes including registration

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF

1967 5 cent QEII Lettercard, airmailed to the USA envelopes, post cards, letter cards, wrappers and printed forms of various kinds. Whilst not strictly qualifying as postal stationery, formula items sold bearing adhesive stamps, covering the relevant country, may be included. The term formula (sometimes spelled formular) is a term applied to envelopes, cards and aerogrammes, etc, produced by postal authorities or to their specification, but which have no imprinted or embossed stamp or other indication of prepayment of postage. There is an excellent presentation prepared on formula postal stationery by Ross A Towle which can be viewed on the internet at www.postalstationery. org/pdf/jakarta2012presentation.pdf. Ross Towle, of the USA, is a Bureau Member of the FIP Postal Stationery Commission.

What You Can Collect

A Postal Stationery collection will include unused and/or postally used items of postal stationery from a particular country, or associated group of territories, to illustrate one or more of the following categories. Postal Stationery can be classified according to either:

1) The manner of its availability and usage •• Post Office Issues; •• Official Service Issues; •• Forces (Military) Issues; •• Stamped to Order (Private) Issues. Stamped Stationery bearing stamps applied with postal administration approval and within specified regulations but to the order of private individuals or organisations. 2) The physical form of the paper or card •• Letter sheets including Aerogrammes •• Envelopes including registration envelopes •• Post Cards •• Letter Cards •• Wrappers (Newspaper Bands) •• Printed Forms of various kinds. 3) The postal or associated service for which it is intended. Postal Stationery has been produced for a variety of services including the following: •• Postal: Surface - local, inland, foreign; Air - local, inland, foreign. •• Registration: inland, foreign. •• Telegraph: inland, foreign Receipt of MisStamp News - 51

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Part 34

1954 10 pence aerogramme, registered and mailed to Israel in 1955 cellaneous Fees etc.; Certificate of posting of letter parcels; Money orders; Postal orders, and other documents bearing impression of postage stamp designs etc. 4) Formula items sold bearing adhesive stamps may be included. 5) Postal Stationery collections should normally be of entire items. Where certain items are very rare in entire form or are only known to exist in cut-down (cut-square) form they would be acceptable as part of an exhibit as would a study for example of variations in the stamp dies used or those with rare cancellation etc. The use of postal stationery stamps as adhesives could also properly be included. 6) Essays and proofs whether of adopted or rejected designs can also be included. A Postal Stationery exhibit should be arranged using appropriately chosen unused and/or postally used items of postal stationery from a particular country or associated group of territories to 52 - Stamp News

illustrate one or more of the categories outlined above. The exhibit should include a plan or concept of the exhibit clearly laid out in the introductory statement or title page.

Preparing a Postal Stationery Exhibit

Whilst it is recognised that any collector is perfectly free to build and develop a collection in any way he or she considers appropriate, guidelines in the exhibiting rules have been provided in relation to the collection of postal stationery. These guidelines permit the true nature and purpose of the various classes of material commonly grouped can be properly appreciated by all those who have an interest. These guidelines fall into three categories – A. The nature of postal stationery; B. The principles of developing the exhibit; and C. The judging criteria of exhibits of postal stationery, and should be read in conjunction with both the Special Regulations referred to

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF above and the General Regulations for the Evaluation of Competitive A. The Nature of Postal Stationery Whilst traditionally the presence of a printed stamp impression has been fundamental to an item being generally accepted within the definition of postal stationery, a number of countries have issued socalled “formula” items which were sold to the public bearing adhesive stamps, prior to the issue of postal stationery items with impressed stamps. More recently a growing number of Postal Administrations have introduced postal stationery which, while sold to the public at a specific price, merely indicates that a particular service/postage rate has been prepaid without indication of value - termed “non value indicators” (NVI). Such material could of course be appropriately included in collections and exhibits of postal stationery. The position regarding items which are similar or identical in format to normal postal stationery but which do not bear either a stamp impression or an indication of value or service is more open to debate, and at the present time, collections consisting entirely of such unstamped items are probably best shown at Club and Society meetings. The situation is however a developing one and a collector of such material should monitor the Postal Stationery Commission website regularly for the latest interpretation. The physical form of the paper or card on which the stamp etc. has been printed depends upon the specific purpose for which a particular item of postal stationery is intended. The earliest stamped items of postal stationery were usually letter sheets (termed covers) and envelopes. The other forms of postal stationery commonly include postcards, wrappers (newspaper bands), registration envelopes, certificates of posting, letter cards, and air letter sheets (aerogrammes), but other types of documents bearing impressions of postage stamp designs have been produced by a number of countries. Other categories of stamped stationery which are designed to prepay related but strictly non-postal purposes and which are commonly included in postal stationery collections are telegraph forms and postal orders. In some cases the imprinted stamps

found on telegraph forms are actually inscribed “POSTAGE” and were accepted as postage stamps when detached from their original form. Postal Stationery can be grouped into the following classes according to the manner of its availability and usage: a) Post Office Issues: Stamped stationery prepared to the specification of and issued by Postal Administrations for public use. It is important to distinguish unofficial private modifications of normal Post Office issues made for philatelic purposes which are often termed “REPIQUAGES”. b) Official Service Isssues: Stamped stationery produced for the use of Government Departments only. Imprinted stamps may be similar to those found on Post Office issues or of a special design. Alternatively, Post Office issues may be adapted for Official Service by overprinting etc.. c) Forces (Military) Issues: Stamped stationery produced for the use of members of the armed forces. Imprinted stamps may be similar to those found on Post Office issues of special design. d) Stamped to Order (Private) Issues: Stamped stationery bearing stamps of Post Office design applied with Postal Administration approval and within specified regulations to the order of private individuals or organisations. Imprinted stamps may cover a wider range of denominations and hence designs similar to those found on Post Office issues. It is important to distinguish within the stamped to order class between those items which were produced for genuine postal usage and those produced for philatelic purposes. e) Local Post Issues: Stamped stationery produced by private postal agencies with varying degrees of Postal Administration recognition or support. It is also possible to classify postal stationery according to the type of postal or associated service for which it is intended. Examples of such services include the following: a) Postage: Surface/airmail - local, inland, forStamp News - 53

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Part 34 eign, - letters, post cards, parcels, newspapers, etc. b) Registration: Inland, foreign. c) Telegraph: Inland, foreign, etc. d) Receipt: Receipt of posting - letters, parcels. e) Miscellaneous Fees Etc.: Postal orders, money orders, other documents bearing impressions of stamp designs etc. B. Principles of Developing the Exhibit A postal stationery exhibit should show the logical and coherent development of unused and/or used items to illustrate one or more of the categories set out below. a) The issues of a particular country or associated group; b) The issues of a particular chronological period; c) The issues of a particular class of postal stationery; d) The issues of a particular type of postal or associated service; e) The issues relating to a particular physical form of the paper or card; f) Postal stationery exhibits should normally be of entire items (see earlier). C. Judging of Postal Stationery In judging a postal stationery exhibit the jury will use the following general criteria: a) Treatment of the exhibit (20 points) – The degree of advancement, originality, completeness of the exhibit: Does the exhibit show the greatest degree of advancement in terms of the material exhibited? Is the approach orthodox, or has an unusual or original interpretation been used? How complete is the treatment of the subject chosen? Has the subject been chosen to enable a properly balanced exhibit to be shown in the space available? Does the material exhibited properly correspond with the title and description of the exhibit? b) Importance of the exhibit (10 points) - The “importance” of an exhibit is determined by both the significance of the actual exhibit in relation to the subject chosen and the overall significance of that subject to the field of Postal Stationery in general. c) Philatelic and related knowledge, personal 54 - Stamp News

study and research (35 points) – The exhibit should demonstrate a full and accurate appreciation of the subject chosen, and a detailed study of existing information. The jury should take due account of any personal study and any research carried out by the exhibitor. If you have undertaken any such study or research, ensure that your efforts are clearly shown in the exhibit, on the title or introductory page, in the bibliography or on the page(s) concerned. d) Condition (10 points) and Rarity (20 points) – The items should be in the best possible condition. The jury should take account of any really exceptionally fine or rare items present and whether all the accepted rarities in the chosen subject are included. Commercial examples of privately stamped items are to be preferred to philatelically inspired ones. e) Presentation (5 points) – The write-up must be clear, concise and relevant to the material shown and to the subject chosen for the exhibit. The method of presentation should show the material to the best effect and in a balanced way. With entires it is important to avoid unduly uniform arrangements. No advantage or disadvantage shall apply as to whether the text is handwritten, typewritten or printed. Brightly coloured inks and coloured album pages should be avoided. Exhibitors should become fully aware of the need to consider carefully the various aspects which combine together to maximise the award that an exhibit can attract.

Further Information and Acknowledgements

For more information regarding the postal stationery exhibition class, visit the FIP Postal Stationery Commission website at This site provides a number of pertinent articles as well a list of reference books. It can also be useful to spend some time in Wikipedia. This site has some background to the class, detailed descriptions of types of postal stationery, a little about collecting, and a list of

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1956 4 pence QEII embossed envelope, used for certified mail in 1957 further reading. The address for Wikipedia is This website also provides a fairly comprehensive listing of philatelic terminology. Drilling down through the various hyperlinks in both of the above websites can be rewarding. To see some postal stationery exhibits, visit Exponet, the virtual international philatelic exhibition at At the time of writing there were 86 postal stationery exhibits to look at, covering a wide range of countries and topics. I would also like to acknowledge the assistance given in the writing of this article by Ian McMahon. Ian is the Secretary of the FIP Postal History Commission, as well as the APF Postal Stationery FIP Commission Delegate and the contact within Australia for further assistance with this class. He is also the Convenor of the Postal Stationery Society of Australia, membership of which is open to all collectors of postal stationery (www. The Society publishes a quarterly journal, the Postal

Stationery Collector. Ian can be contacted by email at Conclusion If you are looking for a new collecting challenge, perhaps this article will influence you to have a serious look at Postal Stationery as a strong possibility. Will the newly released pre-decimal Australian Commonwealth catalogue from Brusden-White become the tool to encourage an increasing interest in this class, especially for Australian material? Earlier articles in this series can be viewed on the APF website Generally, these articles are available one month after their publication. Should you have a subject that is either interesting, difficult to understand, or one which you would like to have explained, or if there is a particular topic on which you would like more information, please let me know by emailing Stamp News - 55

Market Matters: World Stamp Expo Australia 2013

World Stamp Expo Australia 2013

I am literally typing this during the huge “World Stamp Expo 2013” at the Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne. The absolute wonders of portable computer modems, and digital cameras! contains 100s of detailed photos, and chat and comments updated all day long - you will feel like you were in the hall for 5 days! Lots of things to do and see, and having a very busy time here at the very large stand. It is fun meeting up with so many readers, and placing a face to a name etc, to stampboards members, and clients from all over the globe - which is what these shows enable so wonderfully. A very professional and incredibly well run show, and a real credit to all those involved in the years of volunteer work. Without them such shows simply cannot occur. I know some of the Committee, and I’d guess we are talking THOUSANDS of Volunteer hours for each, not hundreds. For folks with busy jobs in many cases so many thanks are owed to them. 2013 is of course the Centenary of the Kangaroo and Map stamps, and interest in them - and prices have never been higher. On May 9 Phoenix Auctions in Melbourne tested the water, by offering the “Kangaroos” collection of the late Stuart Hardy of Adelaide. The sale established an Australian record price for a single stamp auction - $2,587,000 - and every lot sold. Indeed this figure far more than DOUBLED the previous best sale here - by any auction, at any time. So many price records were set that I lost track, but will record a few below. The £1 Kangaroo sideways watermark shown nearby was described as having a gum thin, and as we can all see, has “fluffy” perfs, but it sold for $A233,000, on an estimate of $40,000. I believe this is a world record price for ANY stamp issued ANYWHERE in the past century. 56 - Stamp News

World record price - $A233,000

Estimate $40,000 – sold $233,000

That is around TREBLE the price in the current ACSC “Kangaroos” catalogue - itself only issued weeks back, and reviewed in my last column. I have sold HUNDREDS of these books via my ads here at the discount price of $A100 Registered post free, and that shows the timing for the issue of that was absolutely perfect. The publishers did a special run in full colour and hard-bound for sale at the show, each hand numbered, in an Edition of only 100. Let me know if you need one. The market for Kangaroos is WHITE HOT, and as I have typed for years, will get stronger still, as this Centenary Year of the issue has created many new collectors - globally. A pretty ordinary looking 2½d Kangaroo with “missing fraction” sold for $A53,590 on a sensible estimate of $8,000. With those perfs and centering, I’d certainly have been happy with $8,000 or so, if I owned it!

Glen Stephens minutes before. I was idly flipping through the cards, when a client walked by with his wife and saw them, and offered to buy them all - sight unseen, and he did just that. He is a keen Kangaroo collector, and knew this material was not something he’d see again in his lifetime, indeed one “OS” Monogram item was unique - and I suspect is worth twice what he paid. A leading dealer told me that one was, in his view, the howling bargain of the entire sale.

Buying stamps sight unseen

I had in turn bought the material sight unseen, as I was too busy to view it beforehand. So the material went from the Hardy collection pages, to me, to my client, and neither of us had looked at the reverse of any stamp in the process! And we are talking VERY serious $$’s here. Why? As the descriptions were all done by Mark Estimate $8,000 - sold $53,590 Knothe, the most experienced operator I know, and if he had typed “fresh mint lightly hinged and fine” that was good enough for me. SG 36ba cat £14,000, there are a dozen recorded in Collectors get exposed to appalling descriptions used. by major Auctions at times, and it seems to be A dozen examples known from this market getting worse, from what I am hearing. usually places the piece in the $5,000-$10,000 price Recent stories of Monograms being bogusly range. affixed to stamps, and then regummed - and offered with no comment, by leading firms for real mega Expert views on the Auction. bucks, are sadly quite true. Dealer Richard Juzwin said: “Late last year I Phoenix have very high quality and grading thought the results Phoenix Auctions achieved with standards, and are someone I trust completely when Stuart Hardy’s KGV auction were truly amazing”. bidding, and if I do it on rare pieces, that speaks “The fantastic response to his Kangaroos was volumes I think. even stronger, and shows the strength and depth of The only piece I really wanted and was underthe philatelic market for Australian stamps” Juzwin bidder on, was a block of 24 x 10/- Roos. It sold for concluded. $37,280, and the buyer owns the best buy in the sale Arthur Gray, Australia’s most prominent in my view. collector, said: “these results show that if you decide Centering like that on a large piece is near to auction your collection, just how important it is to impossible, and I really should have bid a little choose the right auction house for your material.” higher. I bought a range of Hardy material, and had not I also bid sight unseen - Mark Knothe told me even taken them out of the auction cards, as the they were superb MUH, and that was good enough auction owner had handed them over to me just 5 for me. Stamp News - 57

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Best buy in the sale?

Worth $100,000 in 10 years?

I’d have put them in the safe, and in 10 years would ask $100,000+. And get it very easily I feel sure. That is around a 3 fold increase. The block of 24 x £2 roos in this sale got nearly exactly what I predicted in past columns - $227,175, but I will bet my house they are not worth treble, or ~$750,000 in 10 years’ time! They will gain in price of course, but nowhere near as much in percentage as the similar size 10/block. Hardy’s fine KGV heads and Commemoratives collection had been auctioned a few months earlier and was a 100% sell-out. Every lot sold, something $A326,000 Birdies 58 - Stamp News

Glen Stephens It was the only one buyable, and had not been on the market for 44 years since Hardy purchased it in 1968, from the Ameer of Bahawalpur’s Collection in London. Hardy paid only £210 at that SG auction. Can an accountant work out what annual % increase one gets starting with £210 ($A420) and ending up with ~$A326,000? Who said there was “no money in stamps”? It is widely recorded that KGV was given the imperforate sheet of 15 Mini Sheets of 4 when he opened the 1928 Exhibition - that he was Patron of.

KGV quietly sells sheets

£2 Roos sold for $227,175. near unheard of at any major stamp auction globally. The record price obtained from that sale was reported widely - the 1928 Kookaburra imperforate miniature sheet.

The large sheet was too long for the King’s album page, and Sir John Wilson tore off (not cut!) the three right hand mini-sheets. These 3 imperf Mini Sheets were quietly sold in 1953 to finance other pieces for the Royal Collection. The “remainder” of that sheet of 15 was on show at “Australia 2013” twelve imperforate miniature sheets. Indeed as the Stampboards stand was right next to the “Court Of Honour” I looked directly at the block for 5 days, only a few metres away! Due to the sensible ‘no flash rule” and the not so sensible layers of mounting over all the Queen exhibits, photography was almost impossible to do, and obtain even barely acceptable quality. I cropped it so you can see 3 or 4 of the imperf sheets, and the quaint old handwriting of Sir John Wilson found on all the Royal Collection pages. Apologies for that, but it is likely the only time that block will be on display, so a fuzzy image of Stamp News - 59

Market Matters it is better than none I suppose. The twelve sheets are worth about $A4 million using the $326,200 auction yardstick! Well known industrialist and stock market identity Sir Ron Brierley is understood to have been the end purchaser of that 1928 Kookaburra miniature sheet imperforate, at the Stuart Hardy “KGV” sale, invoiced for $A326,200.

Roo or Kookaburra?

Would I rather own this £2 Roo block 24, or the Kookaburra Mini Sheet for the same purchase price - the Roos, no contest. Brierley has for many decades bought interesting stamps and collections, and once owned Stanley Gibbons Australia, so is no novice. I have it on very good authority Brierley last year bought a GB 1d 1865 “Plate 77” on piece from Stanley Gibbons, allegedly for £550,000 ($A880,000) as I reported at the time. Would I rather own FOUR of the unique Roo part sheets (IF they existed), or a VERY ordinary looking used GB 1d red piece for the same purchase price - TOTALLY no contest. A number of GB Plate 77 stamps exist, both mint and used, and a recently discovered 60 - Stamp News

Queen’s $4 Million piece!

A £550,000 1d Red cover bearing THREE examples, was recently given a Certificate of Genuineness.

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The unique Roo piece was originally a full pane of 60, bought from Robson Lowe in London by Ken Baker for £20 each in the 1960s, who onsold the bottom 36 units to Hardy for £1,080 at that time. This week’s price of $A227,175 is a nice increase on that few hundred quid original outlay, as 20% of them were later removed! A vertical block of 12 with the same part imprint was subsequently (nervously he told me recently!) torn off by an Adelaide dealer on Hardy’s kitchen table, and some were sold off, leaving this unique block of 24.

Social Whirl at Stamp Expo

The social whirl at the Expo was pretty intense, hosting meetings and dinners, and catching up with old clients and stampboards members, and a ton of internet back-up work, was a full time job and I never got to bed before 2am. These big shows are absolutely wonderful for that purpose. Many thanks to the DOZENS of stampboards members who so generously assisted with their time to help man the booth, and assist with signing up the many new members, and answering their queries.

Sebastian Delcampe holds the floor We had an official meeting on Sunday May 12, that included presentations by several trade figures, hosting interesting question and answer sessions. It was a total “sell-out” and indeed it was standing room only, with members from 10 different countries present. “Stamp News” did a run-down of their recent strong uptick on newsagent sales of the magazine, and that is a great sign for the health of the hobby. Both directors of Phoenix Auctions popped in to give some first-hand accounts of their mega $2.6 million sale of the Hardy “Kangaroos”, and kindly offered all attendees a special hard bound copy of the superb sale catalogue. CEO Sebastian Delcampe, of the rapidly growing Delcampe stamp online auction, and his assistant Miranda, gave a great rundown on their massive operation, which has 52 MILLION different items on offer as I type this. Sebastian Delcampe is shown standing in photo nearby, with Miranda seated, and Phoenix Director Ken Pearson at left. Delcampe have operated for 13 years, and have Stamp News - 61

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this year streamlined the operation to remove a lot of the cheaper lots on offer, and spent a fortune on faster new servers, and massive data storage. Sebastian is a stamp collector, and his site tinyurl. com/Delcampes bans sellers of fakes or forgeries and dodgy material, the moment they are made aware of them.

The place NOT to buy fakes!

Unlike eBay, who quite simply have no real interest in fakes. All they seem interested in is the 10% they make from each sale of forged philatelic material. eBay is AWASH with such material. “Caveat Emptor”. eBay make just the same when a forged perfin or overprint, or regummed, or forged cancel stamp is sold, as when a genuine one is. They do not care about the long term effect of this torrent of fakes on this hobby, that they are allowing 62 - Stamp News

“Stamp News” team at work! to be offered en-masse. The same fakers are allowed to open and run literally dozens of accounts, AND own an army of “Shill Bidder” accounts, to push up the prices the Bunnies pay for the total fakes. VERY short sighted, and the stamp division is ebay’s second worse performing department I saw recently, and the gap between them and Delcampe is closing pretty fast. The “Stamp News” team were of course at the show and from left to right - Alexandra, Máirín, and Editor Kevin are shown, with columnists Glen Stephens and Margo Campbell, at the busy stand. There was so much going on you’d need a week to take it all in. A great show all round. The Court Of Honour of course contained mind

Glen Stephens that bill. At the end of the day they need to sell a TON of philatelic product to even get close to covering that outlay, and I for one have no issue with this. One of the show new issues was a joint Israel/Australia stamp set of 60c and $2.60 values, commemorating the legendary WWI Charge Of The Light Horse Brigade in the deserts of Beersheba. I was honoured to be invited to the office of the Communication Minister Stephen Conroy for the launch, on Day #1 of the Expo. The photo nearby shows AttorneyGeneral Mark Dreyfus, legendary nonagenarian stamp dealer Max Stern, and Minister Conroy. I personally spent over $10,000 with AP there on items of an unusual nature, like the new Black Caviar “Expo” stamp, in a totally different design to the “common” one.

Surprise Black Caviar Show Printing

1917 Battle Of Beersheba launch boggling pieces. Many photos of the gems in that are here - I spoke to stamp insurance supremo, Hugh Wood who owns the unique Australia KGV head 2d TêteBêche pair on display there. The value of that if offered in this strong market would be mind-boggling, but I suspect that will be going nowhere for quite a while!

Australia Post happy.

These Exhibitions cost multi MILLIONS to stage, and the host Post Office shoulders a vast chunk of

ONLY on sale at the show, in a gold embossed pack, of which only 2,500 were made and will NOT be reprinted, so they will always be very good pieces. Absolutely no advance notice was provided about these in the PO Bulletin, as it was a super rush release, so most collectors have no idea they exist. It is a totally different stamp, and album pages and catalogues will I feel sure price it, and make space for it. The normal 60c Black Caviar stamp issued May 10 is freely available, but the special “Show Print” has a large white border right around the design as can be seen, and they will prove very scarce. These were sold at the same price as the normal 60c stamps, and hence will qualify for catalogue Stamp News - 63

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Two totally different stamps listing and they were freely available at that price for the show, until sold out near show end. Caption on 2 x Caviar stamps and covers - Two totally different stamps I spoke to several senior AP staffers near end of the show, including National Manager Philatelic, Michael Zsolt, and his boss who had come to inspect the Expo, and they were all beaming, and delighted with the sales figures. Dealers across the board also seemed to be smiling with pleasure. Not usual at big stamp shows I can assure you! I had dinner one night with the staff of Renniks Publications - local agents for Lighthouse and Stanley Gibbons products, and many others. They had a kind of “Super Booth” booked, and said their expenses to man and attend the show were about $25,000 - so a big investment. 64 - Stamp News

“We still have 2 days to go, and already this is by far the best show have ever done in over 30 years and we do them all - First Class event” - Managing Director Ian Pitt told me. I’d love to see us host another “biggie”, and if sales figures from this for Australia Post are very good, one never knows. Order some product - and there is plenty to choose from, and you are helping that to occur.

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Blue Owls Stamps - Jude Koch 9 Yarra Street, Suite 1207 (12th Floor, Suite 07) South Yarra Vic 3141 Ph: 03 9826 1202

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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 Boambee East PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan) 6pm Boambee East Comm. Centre, Bruce King Dr. Ph: 02 66581385 Campbelltown District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan - 4th Wed); @ Catholic Hall Acacia St, Ruse. Inquiries:; 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 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 Lord Howe Island Postal History Society: Mtg by arrangement. Contact Pres: Dr William Mayo, 02 9918 6825 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: Manly-Warringah PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs St David’s Church Hall, Dee Why. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: Manly-Warringah Rugby Leagues SC: Mtg 4th Tues cnr. Pittwater Rd & Federal Pde, Brookvale. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: Milton-Ulladulla SC: Mtg 7pm 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)

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,

western australia Armadale-Kelmscott PS: Mtg 4th Tues; Ph: 08 9397 6525 email: Bridgetown-Manjimup SC: Mtg 1st Thurs 7.30pm Masonic Hall, Hampton St, BridgetownPh 08 9761 4638 or 08 9761 2005 Busselton SC: Mtg 1st Mon, 5pm 7th Day Adv. Church, Alpha St; Ph: 08 9752 4449, 0400 646 282 email Canning SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9457 7565 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: Ellenbrook SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9296 9306 Fremantle and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed, Tennis Club House, Parry St, Fremantle at 8pm; Ph: 08 6363 6415 Kalamunda SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9291 8484 Mandurah PS PO Box 625 Mandurah WA 6210 2nd Tues 4.45 - 6.30pm Bortolo Park Pavilion Cnr. Bortolo and Murdoch Drives

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

Mudgee Coin Note & Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph 02 63735324 Nambucca River PS: Mtg 1st Sunday 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: 2012 meetings: 2nd Wednesday of February, March, May, July, Sept and November held at Ryde Ex-Services Club 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW Tel: 9807 3344 (in Mackinnon room) starting at 8pm.Enq 0407 277 223 or email 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: 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: WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 Greenfields WA 6210 08 9581 1083 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: 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.

philatelic clubs & societies new zealand Air Mail Society of NZ: Ph: 03 3584838; Email: Auckland PS: Mtg 1st and 3rd Tues (except Jan). Ph 09 9853212; Email kiwibrooce@; Website: Christchurch PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Library night 3rd Tues; GB Machin 3rd Fri odd months; Postal History 1st Mon; Postcard 3rd Tues even months. Email: secretary@; Website: Dunedin PS: Mtg 4th Thurs (except Nov and Dec). Ph: 03 4557643; Email:; Website: Hastings Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Wed (except Jan and 2nd Wed Dec). Ph: 06 8765911; Email: Hawkes Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Ph: 06 8439433; Email: dennmarg@paradise. Horowhenua PS: Mtg 2nd Mon. Ph: 06 3689881; Email: michael.christensen@xtra. Hutt Valley PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan). Ph: 04 5697439; Email: Kapiti PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec). Ph: 04 2971197; Email: Manaia PS: Mtg (Hawera) 1st Sun. Ph: 06 2784292; Email: Manawatu PS: Mtg 1st Wed, daytime meeting 3rd Tues. Ph: 06 3584565; Email: Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Mon (except Jan and 2nd Mon Dec). Morrinsville Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Wed. Ph: 07 8893199 Nelson PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 03 5469092; Email: North Shore PS: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Wed (except Jan and Dec). Email:; Website: NZ Stamp Collectors Club Christchurch: Mtg 4th Wed. Ph 03 3895511; Email: steve@; Website: NZ Postcard Society: Ph: 03 3848463; Email:; Website: www.

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,, web:www.cairnsstampclub. 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: COLLECTORS CLUB QUEENSLAND: Mtg 2nd Thurs 1.00 pm BCC Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt.Gravatt. Contact 32068507 or stampman5@ 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 Junction Park SC: Mtg 1st Tues, 7.30pm, Annerley Baptist Hall, Lambton St. Contact:

Further information can be obtained from the NZ Philatelic Federation, PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua, 5245, NZ. E-mail: Postal History Soc of NZ: Auckland 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 09 5220311. Chapter meetings held Invercargill, Nelson, New Plymouth and Wellington. Pukekohe Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sun. Ph: 09 2357737; Email: pukekohestampclub@ Royal PS of NZ: Mtg 2nd Wed (ex Jan). Ph: 04 5899530; Email:; Website South Auckland PS: Mtg last Sat (except Dec), Papatoetoe, day time mtgs 3rd Fri (ex Dec and Jan). Ph: 09 2682245; Email: Southland PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (except Jan), 3rd Tue (daytime) (except Jan). Email: Taranaki PS: Mtg 1st Mon except Jan. Ph: 06 7546212; Email: murray-grimwood@ Tauranga & District Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Mon (except Dec). Ph: 07 5765210; Email: Thames Valley PS: Mtg 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 07 8689190. Thematic Association of NZ: Ph: 04 2347218; Email: Timaru PS: Mtg 1st Wed. Ph: 03 6880343 Upper Hutt PS: Mtg 3rd Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec). Ph: 04 5284123; Email: teme. Waikato PS: Mtg 1st (except Jan) and 3rd Wed (except Jan and Dec). Email: Wakatipu PS: Ph: 03 4428865 Wanganui PS: Mtg 2nd Wed. Ph: 06 3427894; Email: Wellesley PS: Mtg 2nd and 4th Mon (ex public holidays). Ph: 9 8271240 Wellington PS: Mtg 4th Mon (except Dec); Ph: 042347218; Email: Whakatane PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Thurs (except Jan) Ph: 07 3222054 or 07 3086193 Whangarei PS: Mtg 2nd Meeting: 2nd Tues (Ex.Jan) Ph 09 4348000; Email QLD Philatelic Council, 18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum, Qld, 4178. Ph: 07 3396 0846 Fax: 07 3396 0842. Email: Web:

07 3272 8304. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, Presbyterian Church, Barry St, Slacks Creek, 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: 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: Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm at C.W.A. Hall, Short St. Nambour. Ph: 075445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: Toowoomba SC: Mtg 2nd Sat 2pm; Pres. Bob Littlehales; Phone 07 46355623; email: 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:; 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: 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;; 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: 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 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); Maribyrnong Comm. Centre, 54 Raleigh Rd, Maribyrnong. PO Box 2477 Taylors Lakes 3038. PH. 0438 901 144. email: footscraystamps@gmail Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st Sat 7.00pm, 3rd Mon 1pm (ex Jan) Sat - Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Mon - Belmont Library, High St, Belmont Ph: 0438578591 (Sec); PO Box 342, Belmont 3216 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 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

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Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crozier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: 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 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email:; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 3rd Fri, 10am ;Whitmore Hall, Barmera Village; Ph: 08 8595 3023 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 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon; Rosa Hoare Room, Lutheran Church Complex Corner, Commercial Rd/North Pde; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 0429 693 747 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. 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 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 7.30pm, 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), Max Fry Hall, Trevallyn 7.30pm; 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);, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart

stamp & coin fairs & events new south wales


June 1 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinn’s June 2 - (1st Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phone Card Fair, Ukrainian Arcade, Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754.

Hall, Russell St, Essendon. 9am-3pm

June 1 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car June 10 - Stamps, Coins & Cards Fair, Peninsula Stamp Club. park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr 9am - 3pm, Dromana Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Pt Nepean Rd & McCulloch St, Dromana. Free Admisssion, Dealers, Federal Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW. June 1 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - Refreshments etc. Enq: 0418 322 315 June 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Ph. 0417 802 754 Dealers plus huge range activities. Ph: John Thomas 0418 June 1 - (1st Sat) Sutherland Shire Stamp & Coin Col322 315. lectors Fair, Gymea Anglican Church Hall, 131 Gymea June 30 - (last Sun ex Dec) Stamp, Coin & Phonecard Fair, Bay Rd, Gymea. Jaycees Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading. 9am-3pm. June 2 - (1st Sun) Bankstown Stamp & Coin Fair, Bankstown Masonic Hall, Cnr Greenfields & Restwell Sts, Bankstown. 9am - 3pm. 7 Dealers.


June 1 - Stamps Fair, Rockhampton Stamp Club, C. Q Bid

June 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pio- Leagues Club, 1 Lion Creek Road Rockhampton June 9 - QStamp Fair, Southside, Mt Gravatt Showneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. 4971 3483 grounds, Memorial Hall, Logan Rd. Free Entry 8.30am June 23 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Commu- 2pm nity Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, June 10 - (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm

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Champion Black Caviar races onto Australia Post stamp To celebrate the 25th consecutive win and retirement of champion Australian racehorse Black Caviar, Australia Post is releasing a commemorative domestic (60 cent stamp). Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour said Australia Post is excited to be able to recognise Black Caviar’s achievements in this special stamp issue. “The nation has been inspired by the great Australian champion Black Caviar and we wanted to create a memorable stamp featuring one of Australia’s true racing champions for everyone to collect,” said Mr Fahour. The retirement of world champion Australian sprinter Black Caviar was announced on 17 April 2013, and she leaves an extraordinary legacy of 25 wins from 25 starts, including a remarkable recordbreaking 15 Australian Group 1 victories. Black Caviar’s feats have earned her a host of national and international honours. In 2011 and 2012 she was voted Australian Champion Sprinter and Australian Horse of the Year and in 2013 was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Her 25 consecutive wins constitute a world record for horses of the modern age competing at the elite level. To celebrate Black Caviar’s remarkable achievements, Australia Post is also proud to be able to showcase all of the trophies won by the champion racehorse at the upcoming 2013 World Stamp Expo 80 - Stamp News

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We inadvertently left the name of the author off the obituary for Bill Hornadge which was on pages 50 & 51 of the May issue of Stamp News. The author was, of course, Kevin Duffy, who kindly shared the photographs of Bill Hornadge which were included in the article.

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