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STAMP NEWS AUSTRALASIA

NOVEMBER 2008 EDITION

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Contents Articles

Market Matters: Glen Stephens................................................... 14 Woodchip Free Zone: Rod Perry................................................. 20 Australian Stamp Variations: David Mallen............................. 24 The Modern Scene: Sel Pfeffer..................................................... 30 Cinderella Corner: Tony Presgrave............................................. 34 Revenue Review: Dave Elsmore.................................................. 40 Personalised Stamps: Craig Chappell........................................ 42 Bang Machines, Stamps & Geopolitics: David Smitham.... 44 Postcards in Perspective: Kevin Morgan.................................. 50 Hamlet's Elsinore: Christer Brunström...................................... 54 Letters from the Past: Eunice Shanahan................................... 60

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News...................................................................................................... 6 Mailbag...................................................................................................8 Auction Diary..................................................................................... 48 New Issues.......................................................................................... 64 Internet & Email Directory............................................................. 68 Clubs & Societies........................................................................ ......70 Calendar............................................................................................... 73 Products & Services Directory................................................ ......74 Trading Post.................................................................................. ......78 List of Advertisers............................................................... ..............82

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auction news

Stamp Auction Brings Marked Contrast to Stock Market Plunge Geneva, October 17, 2008: Strong levels and avid competition in all price brackets strengthen the view of stamps as an uncorrelated asset class as proved by the results of the week-long auction series by David Feldman SA in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2-7. The auctions, which totalled some 4000 lots, fresh-to-market material, included great stamp rarities of China and Russia among the highlights which brought intense competition at all price levels. Strong results for classic stamps from all parts of the world also prevailed. The famous China "Countess Caroline" cover, franked with a block of 9 of the "Large Dragon" first issue, opened at 750,000 Euros and climbed to a final price of 1,165,125. This is a new world record for any Asia cover, and almost five times the price achieved in 1984 when David Feldman first set a world record with this cover. The star item of Russia, a cover with mixed stamps from the first and second issues, surpassed the China cover and set a new world record for a Russian philatelic item at 1,131,450 Euros. Stamps and covers of Sweden often brought multiples of their estimates, with the first day cover of the 1855 4 skilling value, estimated at 80,000 Euros, soaring to 262,900. This set the tenor for lots throughout the auction, which also had 70 persons participating in a simultaneous bidding room in Stockholm. Stamps and covers from special sections of Austria and Spain, as well as collections, large lots and estates, also brought avid bidding, with nearly 150 internet bidders connected live to the auction room. “There is an old adage, 'Thrones may crumble and nations may perish, but the postage stamp endures forever'," David Feldman said after the auctions. "Many of our clients commented on the contrast between our auction results and the stock

markets world-wide, which were dropping during the same period. Our buyers showed their confidence in the lasting value of rare stamps by setting several world record prices during the same week." David Feldman SA is presently preparing the next series of auctions, to be held in the Spring of 2009. David Feldman SA is a leading philatelic auction house, with a focus on stamp rarities from all over the world. Contact by phone +41 22 727 0777 or through www.davidfeldman.com

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Editor’s Mailbag Dear Editor I am happy to note that Mr. Allan P. Berry of New Zealand enjoyed my story on the postal history of Tristan da Cunha. It was intended as a general introduction to the philately and postal history of this isolated South Atlantic island without going into too much detail. Allan B. Crawford passed away in 2007 and remained deeply involved in the island and its people until the end.

He went to South Africa in 1937 and returned to Great Britain and retirement in 1977. All in all he spent 4½ years on Tristan da Cunha. In addition to the book mentioned by Mr. Berry I would also like to recommend Crawford's 1982 book called Tristan Da Cunha And The Roaring Forties (published by Charles Skilton Ltd, Scotland, and David Philip Publisher (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, ISBN 0 284 98589 9).

The main part of the book is devoted to Tristan da Cunha but Mr. Crawford also tells about his visits to Bouvet and other South Atlantic islands. It is obvious that Mr. Crawford played a major part in getting postage stamps for Tristan da Cunha and I believe this is quite clear from my article here in Stamp News. Sincerely Christer Brunström Halmstad, Sweden

Letters to the Editor may be submitted by email to: kmorgan@ centurynova.com.au; or to PO Box 1290, Upwey, VIC., 3158

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philatelic news

The Imagine Peace Tower in Viðey Island

The Imagine Peace Tower is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The artwork was dedicated on October 9th 2007, which is Lennon’s birthday. The Peace Tower symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s struggle for world peace which began in the sixties. The words “Imagine Peace” are inscribed on the Well in 24 different languages. The Peace Tower is composed of a tall and strong tower of light that will appear every year and be visible from October 9th until December 8th, the day of Lennon’s death. In addition the Tower will appear on some special occasions. The Peace Tower artwork is closely connected to Ono’s interactive work of art Wish Tree from 1981. The Wish Tree has been a part of many exhibitions by Yoko Ono around the world in museums and cultural centres where people have been invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch. These wishes are to be housed in time capsules surrounding the Imagine Peace Tower.

The Peace Tower stands on a platform 17m in diameter. Around the cylindrical Wishing Well, which is the frame for the column of light, there is a platform faced with three types of native Icelandic stone – hyalite, dolerite and basalt- in a striped mosaic pattern. At the centre of the platform the light emerges from a cylindrical Wishing Well, 4m in diameter and 2m high. The strength, intensity and brilliance of the light tower continually changes with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland. The electricity for the light comes entirely from the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. The island of Viðey just outside Reykjavik Harbour is a historic place. Archaeological investigations on the island in recent years have revealed evidence of settlement as early as the 10th century. The “father of Reykjavik” Skúli Magnússon built the mansion and the church on the island in the late 18th century. The Icelandic Government presented the City of Reykjavik with Viðey on the city’s 200th Anniversary on August 18th, 1986. The stamp is printed by Joh. Enschedé Security Print in Haarlem Holland. The size of the stamp is 48.00 x 30.00 with 10 stamps in a sheet. Printing process of stamp: 4 colour offset and UV ink (John Lennon image) and phosphorus (glow in the dark effect) on the light column (Imagine Peace Tower). Additional printing colours are Pantone silver on stamp selvedges. Designer: Mr. Orn Smari Gislason an Icelandic designer. Illustrations on the facing page show more details of the stamp issue related to this wonderful work of art .

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Market Matters:

Knowledge is Power I have not kept a record of how many times I have typed this manta over the last 3 decades in my columns and on stamp bulletin boards. It must be HUNDREDS of times. However the message never dates. If you are just a few % better informed than those around you, the cards always fall your way. Not everyone can know everything about stamps ..... not even stamps from their own country, or even area of specialisation. There are doubtless hundreds, if not thousands of scarce pieces I have blissfully sold on without having a clue what I was doing. And that would be true of all larger dealers. One simply cannot know every scarce postmark, every constant plate flaw, every die, every perforation variety, or every slightly unusual shade etc. The buyer fom me who DOES know, will always have the advantage. And so it follows that when you buy from anyone armed with more knowledge than the seller, you’ll be in a strong position. Do NOT skimp on buying specialist catalogues and reference books, as that is where your knowledge is gained. My column next month will illustrate boring looking South Australia Railway parcel stamps that are worth $1,000 each. Cost of the long awaited catalogue – $25! One mission statement of these columns is to show readers things that are quite valuable, but to the casual collector or dealer, may not appear to be worth even a second glance. “Knowledge Is Power”. See these illustrated items in a club The $2,450 hand-writing

Guess the value?

auction, small postal auction, or dealer’s window and you can pounce on them IF you know they are scarce! Please glance at the photo nearby of a block of 4 common 5c stamps stuck onto a white card. Do you know what they are called, or what they are worth? 99% of readers will honestly answer “NO” to both questions I’d imagine. Then let me ask, if you saw ten different cards like this in the window of an antique or book dealer for $A200 - would you buy them? A well informed reader would buy them so fast at $200, their credit card would have friction burns! They are worth TEN times that.

Publicity Card

It is a Post Office “Publicity Card”, and the well out of date “Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue” (ACSC) has these cards valued at $A150-$200 each retail. The ACSC lists way over 100 similar cards for each new issue of the era. They all readily sell from informed dealers, at or around those prices. The leading Australian specialist collectors - with one exception, still do not have complete sets of these - or anything like complete sets I understand. I bought 52 different cards this month, and could have almost held a private auction among a few leading collectors to dispose of them as a group, for a pretty decent 4 figure sum. I mailed them to the first person I mentioned them to, but others would have gladly taken them. Until very recently no-one

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Glen Stephens Vertical Pairs.

knew much about these “Publicity Cards” and most cared even less. Leading auctioneer Gary Watson chuckled when I asked him about the value of them in early September. “You mean those white postcard things with common blocks of 4 licked onto them? We have a few in our next auction actually” Gary said rather dismissively. One of these lots was a block of 4 of the 1958 2/- Qantas. The card had a hand amended issue date, and was in the September 13 Prestige auction with an unaltered card - estimate $400 the pair. After fierce bidding It was invoiced at around $A2,450, which might well see Gary Watson develop a far more respectful view of these, than a $400 lot. At least his presumably delighted vendor will have a new-found fondness for them! That figure exceeds the price of most mint higher value Kangaroos. A blurry image from the Prestige website is shown nearby of this card ….. the value here being the handwritten note, where the issue date had been changed from that printed on the card.

"Licked" down blocks These cards had normal issue sheet stock blocks of 4 "licked" down, when the issue was a single stamp. Single stamp new issues were often the case pre 1975 - like the 1970 5c Grasslands card shown nearby. One card I had of the 5c Christmas 1968 had 4 singles of the same stamp licked down. And a single stamp of each value was affixed to each card when a set of stamps was issued. The stamps issued in sets of two generally had 2 pairs on a card like the ‘Expo 70’ pair shown nearby, but some sets I had, showed 4 singles, 2 of each design. In the case of things too large to fit neatly, like the 1971 Christmas set of 7, only a block of 4 was stuck on, not a block of 7 different designs. The only person I know of with a complete set of these cards is cover collector Frank Pauer from Melbourne. Frank told me this week he got most of them in a junk

carton lot from Prestige Auctions for “nothing” as they were not even mentioned as being in there! So again it does show NOT all dealers or auctions know everything, and those like Frank, who are students of a field always hold the advantage over us. Pauer told me he sold the “spares” from that lot to another auctioneer, and it near subsidised his entire collection of Publicity Cards. These cards were issued from 1952 until the mid 1970s for all new issues. The ACSC now lists and prices each issue that is known. Which is why the demand now exists. The ACSC prices are either $150 to $200 for each card, and the lot I bought had the AAT and Cocos issues for the 19671973 period in there too. Even if only 5 new collectors of these official PO emissions emerge worldwide, prices could double or triple, as most dealers have never seen these, much less have any in stock. One experienced collector told me about five to ten of each card would be his best guess as to numbers surviving. If that is the case, adding a zero to current prices might be more in order. These cards appear to have gone nearly entirely to overseas embassies – one per office. Apparently to alert travelling citizens, and immigrants, what new stamps we had issued!

Condition problems I am advised quite a few in collector hands have pin or staple holes in each corner. These had evidently been roughly affixed to lobby notice boards etc, with thumb tacks, for the display purpose they were sent. Others appear to have been mounted in frames to show a montage of recent Australian stamp issues. A small lot I once saw had been ruined, as strong double sided tape had been used to affix them, and some cretin had roughly peeled them off, heavily thinning each one. Stamp News - 15

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Market Matters The few others I’ve seen over the years have mostly had bad foxing/spotting, as many are over 50 years old now, and the cardboard backing is not PH neutral. The card they are affixed on appears to be the rather acidic general printer stock. Not unlike the board stock Asian stockbook pages are made from. If so, foxing really takes hold in humid storage areas. Diplomatic staff generally have brief postings to any one location, so this may well explain why full sets or even longish runs are virtually never seen. Just bits and pieces here and there, that staffers kept or “liberated” - possibly as little souvenirs of the posting. Presumably most were tossed away after display, as the stamps being licked down had no more “value” to staff than stamps licked to an incoming piece of mail. And the value, even if the stamps were floated off, was just 20c in the typical one shown nearby. To steal that from the Commonwealth and possibly risk being sacked if detected, would have little appeal to career diplomats I imagine! Hence the rarity of these cards. Leading collector Arthur Gray told me assembling these sets is a real “needle in a haystack” endeavour - one here, one there, once or twice a year. Then a few turn up somewhere else, but you already have half of those, making a full collection run of way over 100 different cards a really tough project.

New Gibbons Catalogue For about 100 years SG published the “Part One” a detailed priced listing of all Commonwealth stamps LOTS of new detail.

The new 2009 SG Part 1.

issued from 1840. It got thicker and thicker with all the coloured wallpaper new issues from places like Guyana. From where literally dozens of pages were filled with unnecessary new issue junk, and all of us needed to pay for a thick section of catalogue listing that we never looked at. The books got to be 2 massive hard cover volumes - so Gibbons simply stopped printing them. And had no plan “B” in mind. The last set of these that I have been using in my office is dated 2003, and it is falling apart. For a while afterwards all one could use to look a 1953 Commonwealth definitive set, was to lug out the huge Simplified world catalogue, from one of 4 or 5 hard to handle huge soft cover volumes. There were no mini sheets listed, no perf varieties, no watermark errors, no booklets, no “on cover” rates etc. Near useless for many users. Glen Stephens has written monthly ‘Stamp Tipster’ Then someone at SG finally bright to is-is columns for 25had years.the A vast library ofidea past articles www.glenstephens.com/column.html sue a single volume for allat:stamps 1840 to 1952. - i.e. pre Glen Stephens QE2. Tor walk, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068 Handy and welcome,Phone: but024itThe still not cover the 9958 1333did email: glen@glenstephens.com Website: www.glenstephens.com VERY popular early QE2 issues.. The prices for early QE2 booklets, errors, and perf vars, had therefore not in most cases been updated since 2001 when the “2002” cat was priced.

At LAST - a new SG ! This all changed with the way overdue issue last year of what I suggested 3 years back - a 1840-1970 single volume. Which contains the usual detailed information on this reign. The new “2009” edition will arrive into Australia late October.

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Glen Stephens Now in full colour

The dreary black and white photos, printed on grey/yellow paper stock have now been upgraded to full colour photos on bright white paper. SUCH an improvement, when I compare the 2 issues side by side, for only 6 years difference in time.

Colourful and vibrant The SG is now printed on a nice crisp fresh white paper stock. Cheery and “alive” compared to my already VERY yellowed 2002 SG pages with sad grey illustrations. Lots of constant flaws are now listed. Lots of inverted watermarks - find just ONE, and the entire book could be readily paid for! Indeed some are worth many times the cost of this book. So bottom line, go and buy one - in case some 25 year old pimple faced SG MBA decides not to make them for another decade! It is a good compromise making it up to 1970. It can be price updated each year or so hopefully, and yet not affect the book size or weight. An 1840 to 2009 set would easily run 3 or 4 volumes, and no-one could afford to buy it. Personally if I ever need to look up modern Guyana (and I never have!) I’ll do that via “Stamps Of The World”. The new release is a huge hard covered book, and is way over 600 huge format pages thick. It is not cheap, but trust me you’ll do well to invest in one. This catalouge is about the size and weight of a Sydney telephone book. If you have not sighted one before, the extra detail now in the SG is most welcome. Not only all the known inverted and sideways watermarks, and all booklets etc, but a TON of retouches, and dies, and constant plate flaws etc. Even for the Australian States, SG have done a large amount of work improving and updating this area. As you can see from the close-up shot nearby I took of

part of the Queensland listings. The one thing Australian buyers can be delighted with, is that the retail price of this was set in September, when the $A was soaring against £ Sterling.

Cheaper than importing Australian SG agents Renniks were able to lock in the then wonderfully weak exchange rate, and REDUCE the retail price heavily over the previous edition. From $A250 to $A220. SINCE then of course the $A has sunk like a brick, dropping about 20% against the £ Sterling in a month or so. So if you only update your catalogues every few years, this might be the ideal year to grab one! Buying from a local dealer costs LESS than getting one direct from SG in the UK. One almost never sees that occur. In England the retail is £70 with £25 unregistered shipping to Aust/NZ - with no stamps used - disgraceful policy from Gibbons. £95 as I type this is near $A250. And you may incur all kinds of customs and import hassles as well of course, on top of that. So buying from a local dealer will be $A30 cheaper than getting direct from the UK, if our dollar stays weak. In the past, local retail was always a lot higher, due to freight and GST etc. I’ve pre-sold quite a few this week so you can bet the imported stock will sell out sooner rather than later, so grab one of these now if you need to update! All large dealers will have ordered copies, and seamail stock from England should just have arrived into Australia as this column goes to press. I have a carton pre-sold to clients already, so this will be a big winner for the local agents. Highly recommended.

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Market Matters at age 87 garnered quite a few incredulous comments as to where he gets the energy. Licking the gum of stamp hinges must have some special longevity properties! I am advised that one of Max’s long time associates - Bill Hornadge, turns 90 in early November, so here is a ‘Happy Birthday’ wish to Bill! This photo nearby was taken in Sydney in 2004, with Bill blowing out the huge “Golden Anniversary” cake made for Stamp News. Bill Hornadge gave Max Stern, the newly arrived eastern European migrant his first big break in the trade, sending him overseas with a blank cheque to secure the many millions of stamps urgently needed for the vast “AMPOL” petrol giveaway promotion. I am sure the ‘tall but true’ stories the two of them could tell would be best sellers, if Bill ever committed them to paper, and secured a good defamation lawyer! For those who are not aware, Bill Hornadge founded Stamp News in 1954, and went on to found Seven Seas Stamps. Under his stewardship, Seven Seas went on to become one of the best known dealers locally for decades.

$4 Million sale Reader’s Digest purchased Seven Seas Stamps off then owner Kevin Duffy in 1980 for $A4 million - a phenomenal sum of money back then. Bill Hornadge made Dubbo, New South Wales the de-facto philatelic capital of the Southern Hemisphere for quite a period. Bill is still a tireless 100 sets exist

Happy Birthday Bill!

worker, and publishes a vast range of niche books, on all kinds of quirky subjects, but most have an Australiana theme. He still has a now dwindling stamp stock and I am regularly buying and breaking down much of Bill’s material. Only last month I placed a couple of cartons of it, and seeing the variety of it reminds one of what a great marketer Bill Hornadge was. One of the great characters of the Australian stamp business, and I have a hunch Bill has several dozen books still in him yet! Stamp News did a special set of covers in 2004 for their 50th Golden Jubilee, signed by both then and now Editors - Hornadge and Kevin Morgan. These had the special gold overprinted imperforate ‘Australia 99’ mini sheets on them, (themselves a $40 set!) and only 1,500 sets of sheets were overprinted, and about 100 of so of those sets went onto these special covers. They sold out rapidly, and were unusual, as the underlying mini sheets themselves are very scarce. A nice specialist item, and I get a few covers back in collections I buy from time to time, and they sell fast at $90 the pair, the sheets for $50 a pair. Another Sydney dealer still going strong is the legendary Ken Baker who is nearly 97. In my feature piece on him in July 2007, he assured readers he was well on track to getting his “Queen’s Telegram” in a few years! He is proud of his Member Number “1” plaque from the Australasian Stamp Dealers’

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Association - now known as APTA.   Baker formed that Association in 1948, and like Bill Hornadge, took a very keen and vocal and similar interest in the recent events there. Ken Baker is a wonderful gentleman - in the true meaning of that word, and there is not much that has occurred in this business since 1930 that he was not a part of in some way – both in the UK and Australia. Baker bought and sold nearly EVERY rarity this country had. Some, like the unique KGV head 2d tête-bêche

pair shown nearby he sold twice - for £250 each time. He really should have kept it .... today the ACSC lists it at $A250,000 and SG 99ac is £120,000. Who says there is no money in stamps?!

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

Glen Stephens

4 The Tor walk, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068 Phone: 02 9958 1333 email: glen@glenstephens.com Website: www.glenstephens.com

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Regular readers of this column will know that I love the thrill of the chase in Philately. Seeking out the elusive and unusual, without the price tag usually mandatory for such material, is what gets my philatelic corpuscles multiplying. Conversely, paying large sums for over-hyped, over-priced, just plain over-the-hill material, can’t do that for me. Philately is brimming with “little unsung heroes”, patiently awaiting their day in the philatelic sun. The 1978 Australian Trees, usage of them that is, are a case in point. This set when issued experienced an attempted “take over” by a syndicate of well-heeled punters, based in South Australia. Never before on that scale had Australian Philately seen such irrational exuberance. These were the early days of the heady boom we had to have, and there was no shortage of entrepreneurs willing to try their hand at innovative speculation. With a massive stock of the set acquired at the outset of issue, the syndicate committed to forcing up the price of the set, strategically paying increasingly higher prices, particularly at public auction, where their frenzied activity would receive maximum exposure. As with most such ill-conceived concepts, however, the venture was a failure, a folly, a burn your fingers recipe par excellence. The failed venture did, however, have a lasting legacy in Philately. It served to materially reduce the available supply of the “Trees” set for contemporary postal use (the subject of the column this month), and it contributed generously to the reservoir of discount postage, enjoyed by the rest of us. The above base rate stamps (ie above 18c, which itself is not hard to get on cover), the 25c, 40c and 45c, are really hard to find on contemporaneous commercial postal articles. So hard, in fact, I came close to abandoning the subject for lack of adequate material! Aside from the effect on supply already

detailed, this set was well bought-up by collectors who, having seen previous commem sets rise rapidly in value, were not about to squander potential by using these stamps for postal purposes. In fact, this was not a commem set, rather it was Australia’s first “Special Issue”, a category of stamp issues introduced to allow Australia Post greater flexibility to feature alternative Australian subjects. The set remained on sale for one year, although a month after issue postal rate increases rendered largely redundant the original usage purposes. Here follows the selected subjects: 25c Ghost Gum

Figure 1. Scarce usage to notable Lady This denomination, prior to the rate increases of 1 July 1978, was issued primarily to service (a) Zone 1 air mail rate; (b) surface letter rate to countries outside Asia-Oceania; and (c) priority mail fee; and from 1 July 1978, (d) 1st weight step for nonstandard articles within Australia. Figure 1 is a (d) usage, 3 August 1979 Blackburn to Parkville (Vic). This is a rather late use of the stamp, although I’m certain it’s commercial; Royal Children’s Hospital would have maintained a stock of stamps for office use, and demand for a 25c would have been such that it could have lingered in stock for some months. I’ve noted just two solo frankings of the 25c, the other from the same correspondence. I haven’t seen usages (a) or (b). Value : $100 (off cover 40c).

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double rate. Nhulunbuy P.O. must have been short of 50c denomination stamps, which was fortunate, delivering us as it did this rare usage item. Value $125 (stamps off cover 80c). Figure 3 (Below). Attractive and rare, always a nice combination

Figure 2 (above). Probably from a Pom enjoying a great escape to NT Rare usage finds are a delight to we aficionados. You can buy a mint £2 Kangaroo any day (make that every day). Readily available, they represent no challenge, just a lot of hardearned readies. Figure 2 is the type of item which one could spend a lifetime seeking, and never find. Show your mint £2 Kangaroo to a seasoned Philatelist (this one, anyway!) and don’t be surprised at a “so what” response. On the other hand Figure 2, shown to a usage aficionado, would be more inclined to raise the response, “nice” (which is usage-speak for “grouse”). Usage collecting is all about seeking unusual frankings, and this subject is certainly that. A 20 June 1978 use of a pair of 25c, from Nhulunbuy (NT) to U.K., this is an unsealed envelope, which likely contained postcards or a greetings card. The rate for unsealed, second class air mail articles to Zone 5 was 25c per 10gms, hence 50c was double rate. Second class air mail items are hard to find, and far more so

Figure 3 is a (c) usage (see above), 29 June 1978 Hobart to Launceston, where the 18c was for Letter rate and the 25c Priority paid fee. Two days later the Priority paid fee increased to 30c; there was only one month in which the 25c could have been used for this purpose. This is another rare usage item, the only example I’ve noted of the 25c used for this purpose, and is a gem for a usage collection. Value $100 (stamps off cover 55c).

40c Grass Tree Figure 4 (over page). 40c as make-up component in franking of another Priority article The 40c is about on a par with the 25c in the usage scarcity stakes. In a word, tough. Until 1 July 1978, Stamp News - 21

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which gives one an adequate insight in to just how hard to find is this type of material. Other than for (b), a small number of which ought to be awaiting discovery in North America, the other potential solo uses for this stamp will be very hard to find, if found at all! Figure 4 is a rather nice make-up use of the 40c, a 14 June 1978 Priority paid article Hamilton to Erina (NSW), for the 43c combined Letter rate (18c) and Priority fee (25c), as in the preceding subject. Value : $50 (stamps off cover 75c). Figure 5 (Below). This correspondence has yielded many welcome usage items it was used primarily to service (a) 3rd weight step for non-standard articles within Australia; (b) Zone 4 air mail rate; and from 1 July 1978, (c) 2nd weight step for non-standard articles carried by air within Australia; (d) 3rd weight step for letters to countries in Asia-Oceania; (e) Zone 3 air mail rate; and (f) 2nd weight step for Zone 1 air mail. I’ve seen only (c) above (!), and that’s after 19 years of searching,

Figure 5 is the (c) usage mentioned above, a 27 June 1978 registered airmailed item from Melbourne Airport to British High Commission in Canberra. Here the 40c paid 2nd weight step for a non-standard (too long) article carried by air, and the $2 paid registration fee. This is a cracker usage item. Value : $125 (stamps off cover 80c).

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A neat little twist for the Postal Historians amongst us. Figure 7 is an example from this two-tiered rate regime, 1 June 1979 Bondi Junction to Austria.

45c Cootamundra Wattle Figure 6. 45c the most difficult of a difficult trio The 45c was issued primarily for Zone 5 air mail, an example of which is shown in Figure 6. A recurring theme with this month’s subjects, it’s the only example I’ve seen, a 12 June 1978 use from Ipswich to Switzerland. More will turn up (eBay-trawlers take note!), but it’ll always prove elusive. The 45c I’ve found to be the scarcest of the three denominations under review. Value : $75 (off cover 70c).

In conclusion, I’m staggered at just how difficult the 25c, 40c and 45c “Trees” are to find used on postal articles in their contemporary time. To me, the challenge which such usage collecting represents is a refreshing element of pure, real Philately. The next generation of keen Philatelists won’t necessarily be looking for the same type of material which turned on the Baby Boomers. It’s a bit like every generation changing hairstyles! Count on Usage collecting being foremost amongst serious Generations “X” and “Y” Philatelists. Trust me.

Figure 7. Double rate with a twist When the 45c was issued, the Zone 5 air mail rate was 45c per 10gms (up to 50gms). A double rate item (10-20gms) therefore was 45c x2 = 90c. After the 1 July 1978 rate rise, however, there was also some tinkering to the rates for weight steps. Zone 5 went to 55c for 1st 10gms, 90c for 10-20gms. Therefore, a double rate item thereafter became not 45c x2, but 55c (10gms) + 35c (next 10gms) = 90c.

Rod Perry has been a philatelic trader since 1962 and a Stamp News advertiser since the 1960s . He founded Rodney A Perry Auction Galleries (now Millennium Philatelic Auctions) in 1971. As a collector he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Rod prefers his used stamps on cover and likens taking a stamp off its original cover to converting a tree to woodchips. Past editions of this column may be accessed on Rod’s ‘rap.com.au’ website. Stamp News - 23

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Australian Stamp Variations Details of the main variations in recent stamp issues Joint Issue Minisheet A special minisheet was issued at the SunStamp 2008 stamp show in Brisbane on 22nd August. It contained a se-tenant block of 4 with stamps from two issues. The 50c MacDonnell Ranges stamp from the Up, Up and Away issue of 6th May was combined with the $2 Airbus A380 stamp from the recent Aviation issue. The block had the special 13.9 x 14.6 perforation, same as the other Aviation minisheets. (The Aviation and Up, Up and Away gummed sheet stamps were perf 13.9 x 13.9 and 13.9 x 14.6 respectively.)

– 2 gummed and 2 self-adhesive. The 55c self-adhesive stamps were available in rolls of 100 and 200, booklets of each design (10 stamps) and a booklet of mixed designs (20 stamps). Each booklet was also available in “chequebook” format of 20 booklets as well as a special booklets folder containing the 5 booklets. The 55c gummed stamps were printed in se-tenant block of four format. Those sold in the Stamp Pack and Design Set were a different perforation (14 x 14.4) from the stamps sold in sheets of 50 (14 x 13.7). I subsequently bought more 55c sheet stamps (from the top and bottom of the sheet) from different post offices and discovered they were also available in 14 x 14.4 perf. If you found any other perf for these stamps please let me know. 55c Perforations Self-adhesive: CDC simulated perf: • Perf 12.7 x 12.8 – Roll • Perf 11.2 x 11.2 – Booklet Gummed: • Perf 14 x 14.4 – Pack & Sheet • Perf 14 x 13.7 – Sheet

4 Tourist Perforations The Tourist Precincts issue of 8th September consisted of 7 designs and 4 new domestic post denominations. The four 55c designs were issued with 4 different perforations

Tourist Precincts Variations 14 Cost Issue Date 8th September 2008 Stamp Value & 55c Luna Park, Melbourne Design 55c South Bank, Brisbane 55c The Rocks, Sydney 55c Fishermans Wharf, Fremantle $1.10 Foreshore, Cairns $1.65 Salamanca Place, Hobart $2.75 Glenelg, Adelaide Perforations Gummed stamps: 55c: Pack & Sheet 14 x 14.4 55c: Sheet 14 x 13.7 $1.10, $1.65: 14 x 14.4 $2.75: 14.4 x 14 Self-adhesive stamps: – CDC simulated perforations 55c: Roll 12.7 x 12.8 55c: Booklet 11.2 x 11.2 Blocks 4 x 55c (pack & sheet: 14 x 14.4) 4 x 55c (sheet: 14 x 13.7) Self-adhesive 4 x 55c (roll) Stamps 4 x 55c (booklet)

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David Mallen Large Letters Ordinary < 125g Christmas < 125g Ordinary 125 – 250g Ordinary 250 – 500g

$1.10 (= 2 x 55c) $1 $1.65 (= 3 x 55c) $2.75 (= 5 x 55c)

International Postage Rates (15th September 2008) Asia/ Rest Pacific of the World Postcards $1.35 $1.35 Airmail Letters < 50g $1.40 $2.05 50 – 125g $2.80 $4.10 125 – 250g $4.20 $6.15 250 – 500g $8.20 $12.20

4 Waterfalls Also issued on 8th September were six stamps with new denominations for International Post letters. (The cost of these stamps did not include GST and they are therefore not valid for domestic postage.) Two further stamps and two prestige booklets were issued on 15th September. Variations included 2 full perf self-adhesive stamps, 2 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tabs, 2 sheetlets of 5 full perf self-adhesive stamps and 2 prestige booklets each containing four minisheets with pairs of self-adhesive stamps.

Perforations Gummed stamps: 14.6 x 13.9 Self-adhesive stamps: – IDC simulated perforations 11.5 x 11.2 Imperforate $1.40 & $2.05 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab (imperf on right) $1.40 & $2.05 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab removed (imperf on right). Not valid for postage. Minisheets 2 x $1.40 Josephine Falls, Qld. 2 x $1.40 Hopetoun Falls, Vic. 2 x $1.40 Wentworth Falls, NSW 2 x $1.40 Natural Bridge, Qld. 2 x $2.05 Ebor Falls, NSW 2 x $2.05 Bell Gorge Falls, WA 2 x $2.05 Wentworth Falls, NSW 2 x $2.05 Twin Falls, NT Self-adhesive $1.40 & $2.05 full-perf Stamps $1.40 & $2.05 semi-imperforate with integrated tab $1.40 & $2.05 semi-imperforate with integrated tab removed. Not valid for postage. Sheetlets 5 x $1.40 5 x $2.05

Waterfalls Variations 20 Cost $157.40 th Issue Dates 8 September 2008 – stamps & sheetlets 15th September 2008 – semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tabs, prestige booklets (minisheets) Stamp Value & $1.40 Russell Falls, Tasmania Design $2.05 Jim Jim Falls, NT $2.80 Spa Pool, Hamersley Gorge, WA $4.10 MacKenzie Falls, Victoria Stamp News - 25

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Australian Stamp Variations Pre-release P-stamps Australia Post’s Personalised Stamps internet service replaced all except one stamp on 15th September commensurate with the new postage rates. These stamps are semiimperforate self-adhesives with an integrated tab. The stamps are “personalised” by uploading an image of your choice to be printed on the tab. (The image must not be the same as the stamp image or blank.). Nine of the stamps were from the “For Every Occasion” issue and three from the “Christmas” issue. The $1.35 Grose River Gorge stamp was retained for the international postcard rate. For the first time, two Christmas Island stamps were also included. Details of the “For Every Occasion” stamps are below. The “Christmas” stamps are summarised here and will be included in my forthcoming report when the remainder of this set is issued in October. This was the first time that P-stamps have been issued well before the release of the “main” issue.

September. The 9 semi-imperforate self-adhesives were issued on 15th September (see above) and the 10 gummed stamps on 23rd September. 7 full-perf self-adhesives are expected in October. They are to be issued in minisheets in 7 “Special Occasion” prestige booklets – 35 minisheets, 4 stamps per minisheet. The new 55c Globe & Map stamp (perf 14.4 x 14) was in square format and only available as a gummed stamp. It will obviously be used in future Souvenir Stamp Sheetlets. The other eight 55c gummed stamps (perf 14.6 x 13.9) were issued in two separate sheets of 50 in se-tenant block of 4 format.

Christmas 2008 Variations 15 Cost $70.00 Issue Date 15th September 2008 Stamp Value & 50c Religious Icon Design 50c Baubles 55c Religious Icon Perforations IDC simulated perforations 11.5 x 11.2 Imperforate 2 x 50c & 55c semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab (imperf on right) 2 x 50c & 55c semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab removed (imperf on right). Not valid for postage. Self-adhesive 2 x 50c & 55c semi-imperforate with integrated tab Stamps 2 x 50c & 55c semi-imperforate with integrated tab removed. Not valid for postage. Tabs 2 x 50c & 55c semi-imperforate stamps with integrated tab

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David Mallen Variations Issue Dates Stamp Value & Design

Perforations

Blocks

For Every Occasion 47 Cost $231.40 15th September 2008 – semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tabs 23rd September 2008 – gummed stamps 55c Gold Rings 55c Silver Rings 55c Heart and Roses 55c Baby Feet 55c Sparklers 55c Balloons 55c Coastal 55c Map of Australia 55c Globe and Map $1.10 Bridal Gown Gummed stamps: All, except 55c Globe and Map: 14.6 x 13.9 55c Globe and Map: 14.4 x 14 Self-adhesive stamps: – IDC simulated perforations All, except 55c Globe and Map: 11.5 x 11.2 4 x 55c Balloons, Coastal, Map of Australia, Sparklers 4 x 55c Silver Rings, Gold Rings, Baby Feet, Heart and Roses

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Imperforate 8 x 55c & $1.10 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab (imperf on right) 8 x 55c & $1.10 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps with integrated tab removed (imperf on right). Not valid for postage. Self-adhesive 8 x 55c & $1.10 semi-imperforate with integrated tab Stamps 8 x 55c & $1.10 semi-imperforate with integrated tab removed. Not valid for postage. Tabs 8 x 55c & $1.10 semi-imperforate stamps with integrated tab Footnote: The cost quoted in the above summary tables is the minimum cost to obtain one of each variation. Many variations are only available in sheetlets or booklets containing multiple stamps and are often sold above face value. The cost does not include the cost of single gummed sheet stamps when issued. CDC = Continuous Die Cut, IDC = Interrupted Die Cut. I designed the tab image pictured in the semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps. They are available via my website. Scan the QR code with your mobile cell phone to go to the ASV home page.

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The Modern Scene A focus on Framas, Reprints, Booklets and other Modern Material Post Bulletin Collectors and dealers who depend on Australia Post Bulletin are becoming increasingly frustrated by its late appearance. When the Bulletin used to be roughly quarterly it was usually early, on time or a day or so late. Now, instead of four periods we have six two monthly issues. July/August was almost two weeks late. Two big issues – Waterfalls Australia (Gummed stamps $10.35) and Tourist Precincts (Gummed stamps $7.70) were released on 8 September 2008, approximately one week before I received my copy of the Bulletin. This presents two problems: 1. My helpful local Post Office ordering has been severely restricted and they are supposed to only place one order per issue, so they need to know my wants in advance of placing their order. 2. I have a few new issue customers, including a UK dealer, who order only after getting their Bulletin.

$5 Souvenir Sheetlet – World Youthday This attractive sheetlet of 10 was available only by mail order or online. I wonder how many collectors might miss it, because it only appeared on the order form – not in the main body of the Bulletin. The 10 horizontal stamps of 5 different pairs are completely different from the vertical World Youth Day issue of three stamps issued 4 March 2008. The $5 Sheetlet does not appear to have a date of issue, but the Sheetlet itself carried the date 15-20 July 2008.

New CPS Labels I am indebted to Michel Roland, editor of the South Australia Frama & Machine Issued (Stamps) Study Group’s Newsletter for the following information. Some of this news also appears in the September/October Post Bulletin. Stampex was held on 11th October and Congress the following day on the 12th. CPS literals were Stampex 2008 and Congress 2008. On 25th October 2008 the Salisbury 2008 literal will be used, in conjunction with the Salisbury Stamp Show. Because of the change in postage rates, sets of six x 55c will now be issued. Some collectors still ask for “button” sets and Australia Post are happy enough to sell the higher values of $1.10 and $1.65. These so-called button sets have no real relevance to CPS machines but were a result of Frama collectors transferring their terminology from Framas to Counter Printed Stamps. Of course the term really only applied to the first Frama machines which had three preset buttons and a fourth which when pressed dispensed

the displayed value. I have been pleased to see the recent increase in interest and orders for old and new Australian Counter Printed Stamps, both locally and overseas.

Congratulations Congratulations to Len Wenitong, a Brisbane exhibitor who won a Silver Medal at Taipei in March 2008 for his exhibit entitled “ATM - The other postage stamp” and also for his Large Vermeille at the recent Brisbane exhibition for his exhibit “Koala Count Reprints”. It is good to see some success for exhibitors of modern material.

Anzac Legends Pack I wrote about this pack in September Stamp News and mentioned that one of Australia’s catalogues values it at $125 while another had not noticed the two R R Prices on the pack and valued it at the normal $5. I received the following email from a Ms Gagel who obviously worked for Australia Post at the time of the pack’s release: “re your article about the Anzac Legends Pack Australia Post was required to absorb the GST on stamps by Government decree. So the increase of 5c was $2.20 less 4 x 45c equals 40c, 10% rounded equals 5c. I can assure you at the time in Australia Post we were all confused”.

Prestige Booklet Variations Adrian from South Australia has shown me a couple of interesting variations in his Prestige Booklets. Murray River Shipping (Catalogue PB12), which has an inverted stamp page (between pages 8 and 9). This booklet is illustrated. I can only assume that more manual work is needed for Prestige Booklets, than the mass-produced ordinary postage booklets, which would have much higher production runs than prestige booklets. Human

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al error would explain the more frequent variations one finds in Prestige Booklets. Adrian also showed me two Dangerous Australian Prestige Booklets (PB112). The front cover is much darker on one than it is on the other.

Beijing Olympics Sheetlets

Obviously Australia Post’s advertising of their Beijing products has been too successful as most product despatch from the Philatelic Bureau is slower than usual and Olympic material is the slowest. I understand the delays on digital material, which has to come from China but Olympic blank covers or offset FDC’s are not being delivered – maybe I am just unlucky!

Southpex Unofficial Booklets

so than the Southpex booklets – first produced in 1985. They have appeared every year since for their annual stamp show except 1989. I was agreeably surprised by the number of orders I received for Southpex booklets listed in my Number 9 Direct Stock Reduction Sale. The Southpex booklets (the 2008 booklet is illustrated) are produced for their annual show which is organised by the Armadale/Kelmscott Philatelic Society, the Canning Stamp Club (Inc) and the Kalamunda Stamp Club. Since the 1997 Southpex issue, all of their souvenir booklets contain a pair of Christmas Island New year Zodiac animals. Half the stamps are affixed by their left hand selvedge while the other half are affixed by their right hand selvedge. Most collectors buy pairs. Another long running issue of unofficial booklets has been produced by the Sutherland Philatelic Society. Their first booklets were produced in 1991 and their last in 2005. More recently they have overprinted Australia Post booklets but their own issues from 1991 to 2006 are a must for any collector of unofficial Australian stamp booklets. The Sutherland issues will feature in my Direct Stock Reduction Sale No.10, which runs from 1st November to 31st December. If not on our mailing list, just ask and we will post or email the list to you!

$2.25 Self-Adhesive Definitive Sheetlets

The first one of a series of such sheetlets was issued for the Threatened Species issue on 2 January 1992. The Parma Wallaby stamp is missing from the set of 6 used on other issues. The sheetlets had a large hole above the stamps so it could fit into the “Hang-sell” category, which was in vogue at that time. The ACSC values these sheetlets at $5 or $200 with “Punch Hole at Bottom”.

SOME NEW CPS, BOOKLET & MINISHEET OVERPRINTS

Overprinted Australia Post booklets have been popular since the first such overprint which was the St George Winners on the pair of Little Grebe booklets. A number of unofficial booklets have been sought after but none more

Set 6 x 55c Koala & Roo CPS CONGRESS 2008.................................................. $ Set 6 x 55c CPS as previous - on cover........................................................... $ Set 6 x 55c Koala & Roo CPS STAMPEX 2008................................................... $ Set 6 x 55c CPS as previous - on cover........................................................... $ $4.40 Megafauna M/sheet - STAMPEX O'Print - Gold...................................... $ $4.40 as above but Black O'Print.................................................................. $ $4.40 as above but Red O'Print (only 100 done)............................................ $ $4.40 Megafauna M/sheet - Swan River Stamp Show O'Print......................... $ Swan R. Stamp Show souvenir cover - First Day perfin stamp......................... $ $5 Ballooning Booklet - Northern Beaches '08 O'Print................................... $ $5 R. League - Sea Eagles (Manly) Booklet - Northern Beaches '08 O'Print....... $ $5 Ballooning Booklet - Campbelltown (Fishers Ghost) '08 O'P....................... $ $2.50 Anzac M/Sheet- Campbelltown (Fishers Ghost) '08 O'P.......................... $ $3.50 AAT Polar M/Sheet - Vic. Phil. Council Congress O'Print.......................... $ $4.40 Megafauna M/sheet - APTA Adelaide '08 O'Print................................... $ $4.40 Megafauna M/sheet - APTA Adelaide '08 O'Print - B/C 2 & 3 - each.......... $ $5.50 Tourist Precinct - (Lunar Park Melb.) APTA Melb. '08 O'P - B/C 2 & 3 - ea.. $ $3.50 AAT Polar M/Sheet - APTA Melb. '08 O'Print.......................................... $

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The Modern Scene A focus on Framas, Reprints, Booklets and other Modern Material

There were two reprints (1K and 2K) of this sheetlet. The next definitive self-adhesive sheetlet was the Kangaroo and Koala issue. The sheeetlet was released on 15 February 1995. The Mother and Joey design is omitted from the usual set of 6. This sheetlet (illustrated nearby) has Helecon varnish applied all over in some cases while others have a Helecon “gap” on some sheetlets between the first and last four stamps, on others between the first three and last two stamps. The ACSC has a value of $4 (Hole at bottom $150) but I have difficulty buying them under $12 and suggest a retail of $15 or $20! The next similar self-adhesive sheetlet is the Wetland Birds issue (2 June 1997). On this issue, no stamp is missing and as there are only four different on other Wetland Bird issues, one stamp appears twice on the sheetlet and it is the Jacana. Next issue is Coastal Flowers (8 April 1999) and on this issue the Hibertia flower stamp appears twice. Importantly for serious collectors, this is the first issue which has two barcodes. Barcode 130916 (philatelic) sells for around $6 while 202507 (general) barcode sells for

$10 or $12. On 9 August 2001 Desert Birds self-adhesive sheetlets appeared with the Budgerigar appearing twice in the five designs on the sheetlet. 156541 (philatelic) barcode sells for around $5 and 204600 (general) retails around $7. I illustrate Desert Birds, as it appears to be the last of the familiar “Hang Sell” type of self-adhesive sheetlet.

Recent Definitives

With and without self adhesive sheetlets. The 50c Desert Star Flower was issued as a gummed stamp on 4 June 2002 but was first issued as a self adhesive definitive 7 January 2003. This stamp was a “stop-gap” 50c definitive and as such, it departed from the multiple definitives started by the Threatened Species issue. Rainforests (8 July 2001) saw a return to four different stamps but there was no $2.50 self-adhesive sheetlet. Australian Wildflowers (5 July 2005) was the name of the next issue. We saw the return of the sheetlet of five, but without the “Hang Sell” hole – see illustration. The philatelic barcode is 182946. I have sold out of barcode 2 so cannot advise what the number is for the general issue.

Recent Research

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find reference material for Modern Australian issues. ACSC (Brusden White) decimal catalogue finishes nearly seven years ago at Christmas 2001. The invaluable Australia Post Technical Details finishes at June 2005, but I understand an update on these technical details is now with the printers. One can only go by Australia Post Bulletins and one’s own observations on recent issues. It has become necessary to retain the Post order forms because the order form does carry more information than the lists in the Bulletin proper. 32 - Stamp News

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MY SHOPPING LIST!

I wish to buy the following in fine mint unhinged condition. Mounted and fine used of most also required, send what you have for our best offer. Complete collections also purchased. Kangaroos needed please offer. Australia Mint Unhinged - New Higher Prices!

Fresh, well centred Mint unhinged unless otherwise stated, prices subject requirements”

All Kangaroos 2d and above per current Comprehensive, pay 50% catalogue price for Mint unhinged or lightly hinged.

Buying decimals above face value, maximum 20 of any required.

1928 Kookaburra Minisheet .................... $190

1992 Christmas ....................................................................... $3.25

As above, light hinge . .............................. $145

1992 Indigenous ..................................................................... $3.25

1932 5/- Harbour Bridge ........................ $1150 As above, light hinge . .............................. $435 1934 Hermes no wmk. . .............................. $80

1993 Dreamings...................................................................... $4.50 1994 Sydney/Hobart gutter pair ..................... (300% face!) $2.70 1995 Medical Science ............................................................. $3.90 1995 Medical Science Gutter Pair ..................... (300% face) $2.70

1937 3d White Wattles ............................. $170

1995 World Down Under, peel/stick strip (6) ... (200% face!)$5.40

1961 5/- Stockman, white paper ............... $85

1996 Children’s Books, peel/stick strip (4) ...... (200% face!) $3.60

1d Green QM Coil pair .............................. $175

1998 Farming strip (5) ............................................................ $2.65

2d Red KGVI Coil pair ............................... $375 1992 Desert Gold...................................... $3.25

2001 Outback Services, peel/stick strip (5) .......................... $2.50 2002 Motor Racing, peel/stick strip (6) ................................. $2.95 All 2006-2008 complete sets and minisheets pay 75% face

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Cinderella Corner

acts

Having prepared the October column back in mid August, of course I could not report on the Sunstamp exhibition in Brisbane. Although it was only a small exhibition with some 250 frames, the standard was very good. However being only a limited National with classes in Traditional, Postal Stationery, Thematic and Youth there was not a Cinderella in sight, a few Revenues were in the Thematic class though. That was not the case around the trade stands though. Paul Wales of Classic Stamps had a good selection on hand and I’m afraid I was a bit like a kid in a lolly shop with his stock, and some of my purchases will feature in this column. Steve Hamilton also had a good selection that got some serious attention from collectors. On my return home, I stayed a night in Dubbo, and of course I could not pass there without paying a visit to Bill Hornadge. Bill will be 90 this month. Happy birthday Bill!

that still required a lot of tidying up.

Commercial Bank Of Australia One of the items I found at Sunstamp, I have not seen it before and it has not been written up in these columns before. (Fig. 1). There is no indication of a year of use, but I suspect it was probably in the 1950s. The medallion around the bull’s neck has 175 inscribed on it, but I can think of no reason why this should be used. 175 years from 1788 is 1963, and 175 years from 1817, the year the first bank was established in Australia is 1993 and the Commercial Bank had been absorbed into one of what is now the ‘big four’ banks by then and the Royal Adelaide Show still has not reached its 175th anniversary. For the time being, ignoring the 175, I can only describe this as an advertising poster stamp.

stampboards

South Australian Jockey Club

South Australia

Although I bought this as a Cinderella, I suspect it is probably the SA Jockey Club insignia from the flap of an envelope. (Fig. 2).

There was some serious discussion among Cinderella and other interested collectors at Sunstamp 2008 about this stamp that I illustrated in the October column. I originally suggested that it could be a printer’s demonstration piece or something similar. The discussion we had has extended that thought to include the possibility that it could be an apprentice piece or an engraver’s progressive impression

Two interesting stamps that are receipts for some service provided by the Modbury Hotel. (Figs. 3 and 4). I have never seen these before and have no idea what their use was….. or is. Modbury is an outer north eastern suburb of Adelaide. The stamps are only a relatively recent

aone

Modbury Hotel

done

Clockwise from top left: Figs. 1 - 6

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Tony Presgrave

falcon stamps l-z

issue by the look of them and the inscription that I can make out reads “5ADFM Adelaide’s Great M…. & Land Giveaway”, but if anyone can fill in the gaps, I will be very pleased.

Melbourne Emergency Mails

I recently had a query from another Stamp News columnist regarding these stamps. (Fig. 5). Although they have been written up some years ago, the story is worth repeating. They were issued in response to a strike in Melbourne by mail van drivers in which mail was not transported between post offices. There were 5 denominations, 6c, red, 10c, green, 25c, slate, 50c, brown and $1 blue. The 6c and 10c stamps were used in addition to the normal postage stamps for the letter rates of under 1 ounce and over 1 ounce respectively and the three higher values were for parcels. Parcels were not delivered through post offices during the strike so the three higher values could be used without the addition of normal postage stamps. The service commenced on January 18th 1968, and mail was delivered by postmen on the 19th, but the service ceased after that day because the sorters and postmen also joined the strike. The service was organized by the firm of H.A. Bacharach and delivery performed by Save Time Services. The Post Office gave verbal approval for the stamps to be used. The full story of these stamps was published in Stamp News for March 1968 on page 3, with an abbreviated

Fig. 7

version in the book Local Stamps of Australia by Bill Hornadge.

Murray Bridge Industries Fair

No year with this one, (Fig. 6), but held from 27 February to 1 March in Murray Bridge, South Australia. I intended to ask one of our local Murray Bridge collectors about it, but I have put the stamp away safely…. too safely and now I can’t find it! Does that sound familiar to some of us?

Glider Mail

Waikerie in South Australia has long been a favourite venue for gliding competitions because of the atmospheric conditions which create lots of thermals. In 1974 the 14th World Championships were held there and these labels were issued to commemorate the event. The labels are imperforate and printed on gummed paper. (Fig. 7). They are not listed in my edition of Eustis’ Airmail Catalogue which I must admit is well out of date. A later edition probably has recorded them.

Our Children’s Appeal

I have seen this label before, (Fig. 8), but I cannot find any reference to it being recorded in this column. My memory tells me that it is of New South Wales origin. I could be wrong and am prepared to be corrected if any reader can give me the details.

Fig. 8

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Revenue Review Tickets Please In my Revenue Review column July 07 I made mention of a two Shilling theatre ticket asking at the time if anyone had other values. Since then, I have managed to pick up a few. Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 [the 1/3d] has been printed in Sydney. The 1/6d and 2/6d values coming from the ‘Capitol Theatre’ Peterborough, South Australia, and the 10/- value coming from ‘Theatre 62’ Rowland Rd, Hilton, South Australia. The 10/- value as an imprint reading ‘National Theatre Supply Company’. It is possible that all these tickets were used nationally but until more turn up we may never know.

Honey New Zealand Honey Seals, some information gleaned from NZRPS v6. 1938–1967: On 1 December 1938, the Honey Marketing Regulations came into force. These stated that: ‘There shall be imposed on all honey sold in New Zealand a levy computed according to the net weight of the honey packed in any container with the exception of honey sold in the comb’. These were printed at the Government Printing Office, Wellington. Internal Marketing Division of the Primary Products Marketing Department [PPMD] 1938 – 1953. The initial rates were ¼d for 8oz or less, ½d up 16oz and 1d up to 2lbs, thereafter ½d per pound of honey. The lower values ¼d, ½d and 1d were for cardboard pots while the higher values of 2½d and 5d were for tins and the 2/6 [fig 5] for a barrel. The Honey Marketing Regulations 1953, saw the levy increased to ½d per 8oz, effectively doubling the rate. A 2d

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

value stamp was required. The new levy made the ¼d redundant and were surcharged with a 2d value and used as such. At the same time the 2½d was overprinted 5d. It is not clear when, but a second overprinting took place for the 5d on ½d green [fig 6]. The latter being the rarer of the two. Honey Marketing Authority [HMA] 1953–1967. The following values were produced 1d, 2d and 5d on 1d. All three values were blue in colour. Initially sheets were provided, but were not practical for application and were eventually converted into coils. Any with an imperforate edge is due to trimming as a result of rewinding onto spools. In the 1950’s period, a ‘stamp-like’ honey seal impression was applied directly to honey pot lids. Four recorded values of ¼d red, ½d green, 1d blue and 2d vermilion. When the levy was increased the lids were simply stamped ‘Additional Seals Levy / Paid / NZ Honey Markey Authority’ was applied. Figures 5 and 6 appear to be exceedingly scarce with the latter bringing $500+.

Go Yellow Some of you may be following my priced page of local carrier stamps of Australia. Last month I had figure seven land on my desk. I took this to be from America as there is a Yellow Express Carriers Limited listed. After playing with Google I found that there is also a Yellow Express Carriers Limited in Sydney. I have since made contact with the owner but unfortunately they have no records in their archives of such a stamp ever being used. Maybe a

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Dave Elsmore reader will recognize this? If so can you please make contact with me as I do not want to list it as being from Sydney, only to find out it is from America. I have also sent this stamp to some friends in the UK who had never seen it listed anywhere. If any information comes to light I will keep you up to date.

BNG

I have only found one fiscal postal from British New Guinea/Papua [fig 8] from the 1901-06 period of British possession which was administered by Queensland from 1888. This was transferred to Australia in 1901. The British Dependency of New Guinea was worried by the growing German presence in New Guinea. The British colonies in Australia started claiming the annexation of the eastern part of the island for the UK, and in an attempt to force the issue, Queensland even sent an agent to the island in 1883, but this action was not recognised by the British government. It was only after Germany had established a protectorate over the north eastern part that London finally yielded and also proclaimed its protectorate over the south eastern part [1884]. In 1888 the area was formally annexed by the UK as British New Guinea. The colonies of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria were forced to participate in the financing of the administration until 1898. With all this in mind, you would have thought a lot more values would have turned up other than the 1d. I show figure eight in the Commonwealth Revenue section of my on line catalogue along with Papua 1907-1924 and Territory of New Guinea 1925-

1952, followed by Territory of Papua & New Guinea 1930 until Papua New Guinea Independence 19 April 1975.

Booked Parcel Recent correspondence with a reader of my column turned up a complete parcel wrapping for a book, complete with 3d railway stamp cancelled from Burnie going to a Miss G Thomas of Penguin. The 3d stamp is dated 20 June 1935 which puts it plum in the middle of the third series issue 1919-1951. The 3d paid for station to station delivery from Burnie to Penguin on the Western Line would have been a very competitive rate compared to the post office. The only difference being the addressee would have to pick up the parcel at the receiving station. I presume it would have been sent and paid for as freight. Usage from Tasmania railways appears to be scarce. I guess the same can apply to all our Australian States. So if you come across an old box or a parcel tag with railway stamps on, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t soak them off, send them to Dave to keep his book box company!

I can be contacted by mail: P O Box 66 Springwood 4127 Queensland or an Email link from my web site: http://users.bigpond.net.au/dave1/index

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Personalised Stamps Football Premiers, Quarantine and The Great White Fleet Annual series have been continued with issues for the ARL and NRL Premiers and the Centenary of the United States Great White Fleet’s visit to Australia in 1908. The Quarantine Centenary issue also includes a sheet with tabs.

Quarantine – Protecting Australia for 100 Years

The Quarantine issue of 15 July 2008, included a small gummed souvenir sheet. Issued only in stamp like packaging it comprises ten x 50c Quarantine stamps each with a tab below and a plain 10mm selvedge. The tabs carry illustrations mainly of faunal and floral pests that the Quarantine service is endeavouring to keep out of Australia. The sheet is a bonanza for the thematicists – including dogs, flowers, bugs, birds, etc.

Great White Fleet Centenary The Victorian Division of the Navy League of Australia. has annually since 2005 arranged for the issue of a specially tabbed Personalised Stamp and a commemorative postmark, both of which are applied to a limited edition commemorative cover. This year’s issue commemorates the centenary of the 42 - Stamp News

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Craig Chappell United States Great White Fleet’s visit to Australia as part of its world cruise in 1908. The 1908 fleet called at Sydney, Melbourne and Albany. The tab and cover designs show insignia and ensigns commemorating the event. Issue date was 29 August 2008. The commemorative postmark at Post Melbourne on that day features Prime Minister Deakin and President Roosevelt – the respective leaders in 1908.

Previous AFL Premiership issues are – 2004 2005 2006 2007

Port Adelaide Power Sydney Swans West Coast Eagles Geelong Cats

NRL Premiers 2008 – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Earlier Navy League issues are – 2005 Battle of Trafalgar Centenary 2006 HMCSS Victoria Sesquicentenary 2007 Australian Naval cadet Corps Centenary

AFL Premiers 2008 – Hawthorn Hawks

Also an annual series is the National Rugby League (AFL) Premiers. The Grand Final played on Sunday 5 October at ANZ Stadium (Homebush Olympic Stadium) in Sydney saw the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles defeat the Melbourne Storm 40 to 0. The sheet is of the same format and arrangement as the AFL Premiers sheet using the 55c Globe design. It was issued in the week following the game. The Another annual series is the Australian Football League selvedge is in the Sea Eagles colours of maroon and (AFL) Premiers. This year’s winning team was the white, with the team shown celebrating a try by Matt Hawthorn Hawks. They defeated the Geelong Cats Geyer and the win generally. The tabs show the 18.7.115 to 11.23.89 in the Grand Final at the Melbourne premiership trophy. Cricket Ground on Saturday 27 September. The horizontal A4 format gummed sheet with a ten Previous NRL Premiership issues are – stamp arrangement, is the first to use the new 55c Globe design from the new For Every Occasion issue. The 2005 Wests Tigers selvedge in the brown and yellow club colours of the 2006 Brisbane Broncos Hawthorn team shows team members celebrating their 2007 Melbourne Storm success with a backdrop of the packed MCG. The tabs carry an illustration of the premiership trophy. Craig Chappell can be contacted Issue date was Monday 29 September 2008. The by email at sheet was sold in the now familiar windowed light craigchappell@bigpond.com.au card envelope. Stamp News - 43

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Bang Machines, Stamps & Geopolitics A number of years ago there was a programme that featured Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on TV. Apart from their What do you think of it so far? one liner and Rubbish! response this writer’s memory recalls Eric trying to hold up Ernie with a child’s toy gun. After a while Eric pulled the trigger and from the barrel came a small flag which when unfurled had the word BANG! printed on it. A veritable bang machine - for children, and others! More serious bang machines have been used in many conflicts around the world including in today’s problem areas of Iraq, and Afghanistan to name but two. Conflicts of yesteryear have mostly been forgotten about as one tries to continue with one’s daily routines. However, they can still be seen, or rather their effects can be seen on stamps. Take for example the modern day country of Vietnam and her geopolitics. For many a year it was ruled by the French as part of Indo China and it used Indo China stamps. On 2 September 1945 the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was proclaimed by the Viet Minh Nationalists and was recognised by France on 6 March 1946 as a free state within the Indo China Federation. Some 60 stamps – on a simplified basis – were issued by this entity until it became a Republic in 1949. The first Republic of Vietnam stamps were issued in 1951. The Viet Minh Government was at war with the French from 19 December 1946 until July 1954. North Vietnam issued stamps from 1954 when the French withdrew from north of the 17th parallel and the Ho Chi Minh government took control. To put it mildly: things became a bit messy as there were many real bang machines in use for many years and it continued this way until 1975 with the fall of Saigon; as first the French, and later the Americans + allies, fought the Viet Cong under Ho Chi Minh’s leadership. The first South Vietnam stamps were issued in 1955 and continued until 1975. The National Liberation Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam issued stamps from 1963 until 1976 for areas under their (Viet Cong) communist control. Finally the Socialist Republic of Vietnam commenced issuing stamps for the reunited country from mid 1976 (ref 1). The separation of Vietnam into North and South (of the 17th parallel) was made on 21 July 1954 as a result of the Geneva Declaration. The declaration with its

merits/faults was made in the Swiss city of Geneva and saw the release of a number of interesting items.

Thanks to Mowbray Collectables we illustrate one of the four bogus stamps issued in Geneva. Others similar to that depicted at left exist in brown (3 hao), blue (4 hao), green (6 hao) or red (9 hao). They depict Ho Chi Minh set against a background of a flag bearing the distinctive Russian hammer and sickle. At first glance, these stamps are similar to those issued by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1946 (listed by Stanley Gibbons as numbers 56 to 60). They are not real stamps as the Ho Chi Minh labels were a bogus production that appeared on the European market during the late spring of 1954, when negotiations were under way in Geneva towards settlement of the First Indochina War which pitted the French against the Viet Minh forces of Ho Chi Minh. In order to raise the hard currency necessary to pay for their bills during their stay in Geneva, the Viet Minh sold these labels. They were never used in Vietnam at all. The labels exist in both perf and imperf format. The designer of these labels attempted to copy the design found on the Vietnam 1946 issue, hence the star design running along each side. The designer erred in portraying the flag of the Soviet Union, with its hammer and sickle, rather than the flag of the Democratic and later Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which has a red field and a yellow five-pointed star at the centre! The Michel 1976-77 catalogue (and earlier editions) had a warning printed at the beginning of its section of North Vietnam listings calling this issue a “schwindelausgabe” from Hong Kong... The information above about the four bogus stamps was elicited from an enquiry made on the Internet at www.

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David Smitham stampboards.com (ref 2). This is a remarkable stamp bulletin board where all types of topics are aired. The best parts about it are: that it is free to join and also that it is all about stamps with no annoying pop up adverts to distract one from what one is reading. Revisiting the above geopolitical details about Vietnam stamps – these are to be found in the Stanley Gibbons world stamp catalogue, as well as no doubt in various other stamp catalogues - they show that several stamp issuing entities have been involved since a postal system was established in that country. Australia is similar to Vietnam in many ways – philatelically and geopolitically speaking of course! Look for example at the stamps issued by the six Australian States before federation. Australia Post issues stamps for use on Christmas Island as well as on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory all of which are also valid for use within Australia, as are of course Australian stamps! So to be a collector of Australia one really needs to collect stamps from at least 10 separate entities – even ignoring the likes of overprinted Australian stamps (BCOF etc). Perhaps that is why many collectors ignore the Australian States etc., stamps! Great Britain also has issued a number of stamps generally only available in one particular region. Today there are separate issues for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in addition to those available throughout Great Britain. Take Canada as another example: today whilst there is only the one issuing entity (Canada Post) its philatelic and geopolitical history includes stamps from various provinces such as Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Try collecting stamps from the former Yugoslavia or even Germany and there is a whole raft of stamp entities that can be collected, (partly) because of bang machines and geopolitics. Now, why was mention made of Germany? Many readers will be aware that Germany after the war was in a devastated mess. East Germany, West Germany and West Berlin are the three stamp issuing entities that immediately come to mind, but there are others. Stamps overprinted for use in the Soviet zone as well as for use in the Anglo-American zones can also be collected. Even within these zones various local stamps were produced for use within a town or a local district

during the aftermath of the war. We are all aware of the terrible concentration camps in various German locations during the war, but after the war there were various displaced persons camps. In the American zone displaced persons camps such as at Regensburg and Munich housed displaced Ukrainians. A number of stamps inscribed Ukrainian Post were produced there for use within the camps. Whilst information about these items is available one will probably need to access the Internet for it. Amongst the stamps issued at the Munich DP Camp were: a set of 3 issued 20 April 1949 which commemorated the 300th anniversary of the uprising of Bohdan Khmelnytsky against Polish rule; another set of 2 was also issued on 20 April 1949. This shows St. George Cathedral in Lvov and commemorated the 30th anniversary of the November 1918 uprising there; a set of 3 issued 1 July 1949 commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Carpatho-Ukraine on 15 March 1939; and a set of 2 issued on 20 April 1949 that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the unification of Ukraine on 22 January 1919.

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Bang Machines, Stamps & Geopolitics watermarked paper (ref 3). All of the above sets exist both perf and imperf, normally on unwatermarked paper. They also exist on paper with the wavy line watermark (both rising and falling) and in some cases on other special papers as well. Also many colour trials are known. Two different imperf souvenir sheets (one with printed or simulated perforations) marking 30th anniversary of the unification of Ukraine were issued 1 July 1949. These also exist with both rising and falling watermarks, and also rarely on unwatermarked paper. New Zealand is one of the few countries that has had only one stamp issuing authority – (given that the New Zealand Post Office became New Zealand Post in 1987 we have still had only one group of stamps valid for use in this country) since stamps were first issued.

1855

1906

1985

2006

New Zealand has not amalgamated with Australia (yet!) nor yet been split into two (long live The Mainland Liberation Army!!). Aren’t collectors of New Zealand stamps fortunate that there has not been much need for bang machines because of the relatively stable geopolitical situation in New Zealand? References: 1. Stanley Gibbons, Stamps of the World simplified catalogue, volume 5, pp 871-888. 2. www.stampboards.com 3. Ukrainian DP Camp, POW Camp, Government in Exile and National Council Issues” (Second Edition) by Borys Fessak, p 54. Acknowledgments: The author thanks Mowbray Collectables for the illustrations.

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Postcards in Perspective: a First World War Reflection

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the Armistice which brought to a close World War One, the war to end all wars as it was universally described. Sadly we know that this was not to be the case, and a second war against Germany and her allies was fought little more than twenty years later. I illustrate this article with postcards from my personal collection. When war was declared there were street celebrations in most of Europe’s capital cities. No-one envisaged in August 1914 the appalling casualties that would follow in over 4 years of fighting. In World War One, and in the later conflict, France, Poland and the lowland countries took the brunt of the bombardments. Ypres, in 1914 (see Fig. 1: top right) was a fine example of a medieval city. By 1918, it lay in ruins and the surrounding land had witnessed slaughter in tens of thousands. The Somme and Verdun too had similar fates. No-one could have realized what would be the horrifying consequences of modern weaponry being used together with out-ofdate tactics. The grim figures speak for themselves. Fig. 2 (top left) shows “The last train at Brwinow”, Poland, about 30km from the Capital, the line having been bombarded during the German advance on Warsaw. During the German/Austrian occupation of the First World War, several Polish cities used local postage, intended for use within a given city.  After Poland declared it’s Independence, Postmasters

in various cities used whatever stamps that were available.  Some were overprinted exclusively for collectors and were not intended to be used.  The stamps were overprinted in some way to identify them as Polish postage (usually Poczta Polska).  Many forgeries exist of these overprints. For further study, the internet page http://www.home.golden. net/~medals/locals.html has detailed listings and images of these. Namur, in Belgium was a major target of the German invasion of 1914, which sought to use the Meuse valley as a route into France. Despite being thought to be virtually impregnable, the Citadelle fell after only three days of fighting and the town was occupied by Germany for the rest of the war. Namur fared little better in World War II, it was in the front lines of both the Battle of the Ardennes in 1940 and the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Fig. 3 (facing pagetop left) shows the Citadelle de Namur prior to its bombardment, and the reverse, Fig. 4 (facing page top right)shows a beautiful postal useage of Belgian

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Kevin Morgan

Australian casualties were as follows: Killed 59,000, Wounded 152,000 a staggering 64% of the 330,0000 mobilised. The Australian 1st World War Monument in Villers-Bretonneux, France was not officially opened until July 1938, and is depicted at

stamps, with tabs in 1915, inscribed â&#x20AC;&#x153;FeldPostkarteâ&#x20AC;? in manuscript, the destination being Berlin. The staggering casualty list is tabulated here, so that you can really see the extent of the cost in human life and suffering. Country

Mobilised

Killed

Wounded

POWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s + missing

Total casualties

casualties in % of men mobilised

Russia

12 million

1.7mill

4.9mill

2.5mill

9.15mill

76.3

France

8.4 mill

1.3mill

4.2mill

537,000

6.1mill

73.3

GB + Empire

8.9mill

908,000

2mill

191,000

3.1mill

35.8

Italy

5.5mill

650,000

947,000

600,000

2.1mill

39

USA

4.3mill

126,000

234,000

4,500

350,000

8

Japan

800,000

300

900

3

1210

0.2

Romania

750,000

335,000

120,000

80,000

535,000

71

Serbia

700,000

45,000

133,000

153,000

331,000

47

Belgium

267,000

13,800

45,000

34,500

93,000

35

Greece

230,000

5000

21,000

1000

27,000

12

Portugal

100,000

7222

13,700

12,000

33,000

33

Total Allies

42million

5 million

13million

4 million

22million

52%

Germany

11million

1.7million

4.2million

1.1million

7.1million

65

Austria

7.8million

1.2million

3.6million

2.2million

7 million

90

Turkey

2.8million

325,000

400,000

250,000

975,000

34

Bulgaria

1.2million

87,000

152,000

27,000

266,000

22

22.8mill

3.3million

8.3million

3.6million

15 million

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Figs. 5 & 6 (overleaf bottom). This is a postally used card to Paris with the official slogan cancel for the opening of the monument. At the end of the war, Australian Defence Minister, George Pearce was sent to London to help organize the repatriation of Australian Troops, working with Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash for several months negotiating shipping and financial details. This was a somewhat convoluted affair, as the Anzacs were strewn all over the UK, in this or that Military Camp or Hospital, however by early May 1919, some six months after the signing of the Armistice all of the Australians had been gathered together for the long sea trip home. On 3rd May 1919 the Australians made a well documented Victory March through London, as recorded in Fig. 7 (over leaf top left & front cover). The Australian War Memorial, London was opened on Remembrance Day, 11th November 2003. Here is a transcript of the message given that day by the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard:

Total Central Powers

This memorial is a lasting tribute to those Australians who lost their lives in defending those

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values which are the foundation of the democracy and freedom shared and cherished by Australia and the United Kingdom. It epitomises the struggle to ensure that the citizens of both our countries, and of the world, could enjoy peace and security. In the two great world wars of the twentieth century, we stood united against the forces of tyranny. Those wars transformed the course of history and reaffirmed bonds of friendship and respect between our two nations which endure to this day. During those titanic conflicts, Australian servicemen and women from the Army, Navy and Air Force stood alongside their comrades from the British Isles to face the common foe. In dedicating this memorial today, we express our gratitude for their service and commemorate their sacrifice. The sites of some of those great struggles carved into this memorial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gallipoli, Villers-Bretonneux, Passchendaele, Tobruk, El Alamein, Normandy and the battles of the Atlantic and Berlin to name a few â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are similarly etched deep in our memory. It was from Britain that so many Australians embarked for the front line of those terrible conflicts: in the First World War for the mud of the Western Front, and in the Second World War for the skies over Europe, the bleak waters of the Atlantic and the deserts of North Africa. Although nestled in the heart of London, this memorial evokes the green and grey of the Australian bush, the sweep of our landscape and the openness of our people. It records the names of the thousands of Australian towns which sent their sons and daughters to defend our way of life, speaking not only of the memories of their courage and hardship, but also of the pain and grief of those who were left behind.

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Hamlet's Elsinore The Danish city of Elsinore is located on the northern coast of Sealand opposite the city of Helsingborg in Sweden. Two ferry lines link the two cities; the crossing takes some 20 minutes. Lots of Swedes travel to Elsinore every day to visit the many liquor stores which line the main street. Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are considerably cheaper in Denmark than in Sweden. However, there is so much more to make Elsinore an interesting place to visit. It is one of Denmarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest cities strategically located at the narrowest part of the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In the past South Sweden used to be part of Denmark and the Danes levied custom fees on all shipping from and to the Baltic Sea going through the Sound. The income from the custom fees created considerable prosperity for the city of Elsinore. Some of the money was used to build a beautiful castle. Called Kronborg the castle dominates the coastline and can be easily seen from Helsingborg on the other side of the Sound. Today Kronborg

Castle is a maritime museum and well worth a visit. Hamlet is certainly one of the most well known plays in theatrical history. Written by William Shakespeare, the play takes place in Kronborg Castle. The castle is depicted on one of the three field post stamps issued in support of the pro-Nazi Danish Legion in 1944. The design is extremely peaceful despite being released during very troubled World War II times. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford upon Avon and was educated at a local grammar school where he probably learnt Latin. Shakespeare is undoubtedly the most important figure in world literature and he had a considerable influence on the development of the English language. Strangely enough not much is known about Shakespeare and his life and work. What we do know is that he got married, had children and moved to London. He was part owner of The Globe Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames. The Globe was destroyed in a fire during

Above: 1964 GB 2/6d Shakespeare Festival Right: 1944 Field post issue showing Kronborg Castle Facing page: Shakespeare label supporting the church in Stratford upon Avon

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Christer Brunström Shakespeare’s lifetime but was rebuilt some 20 years ago. Shakespeare wrote more than 40 plays and a large number of sonnets. Not a single manuscript in Shakespeare’s handwriting has been preserved. All we have today are some signatures of the great bard. We don’t really know what Shakespeare looked like as there are no contemporary portraits of him. There are a number of portraits which are supposed to depict the famous playwright and they have been used on various occasions for stamp designs. From 1899 to 1926, a series of Shakespeare labels in nine different colours were sold for one shilling each in support of the church in Stratford upon Avon. These labels show what is believed to be a fair portrait of Shakespeare. The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke is probably Shakespeare’s most famous play. It was first performed in 1601. The dramatic events begin with the demise of King Hamlet. Claudius, the late king’s brother,

gets not only the throne of Denmark but also Queen Gertrude. Prince Hamlet harbours strong suspicions that Claudius has killed Hamlet's father. He organizes a play with an ingenious plot in order to find out what really happened. As his suspicions grow stronger, Prince Hamlet realizes that his own life is at risk and he pretends to be mad. Claudius decides to send his nephew to England to have him killed. However, Prince Hamlet returns to Elsinore and Denmark to face Claudius. It all ends in total tragedy with the deaths of almost all the principal characters through poisoned swords and wine. By far the most significant part of the play is the skull scene where Prince Hamlet pronounces the words “To be or not to be, that is the question”. This scene is depicted on the 2/6d stamp released by Great Britain in 1964 in connection with the Shakespeare Festival. The 2/6d value was part of a set of five stamps but the only one that was recess printed. Shakespeare often found the inspiration for his plays in other literary works. Hamlet was no exception. The play is based on a story in the Danish Chronicles by Saxo Grammaticus. It was also included in Histoires Tragiques by French writer François de Belleforest. In the late 1500s many Scottish and English actors performed their plays in Elsinore. It is quite possible that Shakespeare met with some of these actors getting first hand accounts of the Danish city. The tourist authorities in Elsinore like to suggest that William Shakespeare could possibly have been one of the English actors having visited Elsinore. However, there is absolutely no information about Shakespeare ever having left his native England. Ever since the early 1800s, Hamlet has been staged at regular intervals by different theatre companies in the compound of Kronborg Castle. Visitors to Elsinore should call at the city’s Tourist Office where they can obtain a leaflet describing a Shakespeare Walk which includes the castle, the old part of Elsinore and a garden outside the city centre. All these places feature prominently in Hamlet. Stamp News - 55

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BUYING AND SELLING PNC COVERS, AUSTRALIAN MINT SETS, SINGLE UNCIRCULATED COINS. All prices whether buying or selling are for coins in original undamaged packaging. Loose coins are not required. Postage and packaging: All items are sent well protected by registered and insured mail. Post free on orders of $250 or above, otherwise please add $8.50 flat fee Australia wide. Overseas please enquire about shipping cost. All prices whether buying or selling are subject to stock availability and requirements. Prices on “HOT” items may change WITHOUT NOTICE, particularly some of the scarcer PNC and $1 coins.

PNC Covers

1994 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 1995 Dunlop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 1997 Bradman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 1998 Bass/Flinders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 1999 Older persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $35) 2000 Anzacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 2000 Victoria Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $375 2000 Olympics (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $125) 2001 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $110) 2002 Jubilee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $215) 2003 Coronation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $12) 2004 Eureka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2005 Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2005 Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 2005 Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $10) 2005 Baton Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24 2006 C/Wealth Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24 2006 QEII Birthday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 2006 Dame Edna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2006 Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2007 Lifesaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 2007 Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2007 Harbour Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 As above, Gold Overprint. . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $85) 2007 Kangaroo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2007 SAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.50 2007 AFL, Geelong Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.50 2007 Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $20) 2008 Rat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 2008 Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50 2008 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50

Masterpieces in Silver

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $360 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $155 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $375 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210

$10 Bird series, Piedfort Proofs

1989 Kookaburra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69 1990 Cockatoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69 1991 Jabira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69 1992 Penguins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69 1993 Palm Cockatoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69 1994 Eagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75

Australian Mint sets

Up to 1984 Buying all issues, please offer. 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.50 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.50 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $25) 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62.50 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48.50 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42.50 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40

Baby Sets, all prices here are our BUYING PRICES UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $70) 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $50) 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $35) 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $90) 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $210) 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $100) 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $60) 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $70) 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $115) 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $45) 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $55 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $65 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $110 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $35) 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $82.50 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $22)

$1 Coins, all prices here are SELLING PRICES UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED 1992 Olympics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $45) 1993 Landcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $5.95 1994 Decade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $18 1995 Matilda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $30 1996 Parkes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $10 1997 K. Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $22 1998 Dual set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $55 1998 Florey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $12) 1999 Anzacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $28 2000 Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $22.50 2000 V.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $300 2000 Olymphilex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $12) 2001 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $16 2001 RAAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $20 2001 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Buying at $30) 2001 Triple Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $120 2002 Outback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $5 2003 Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $39 2003 Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $4.95 2004 Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $4.95 2005 Gallipoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $4.95 2006 Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $4 2006 C. Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELL $11.85 In addition we wish to buy all RAM and Perth Mint packaged product. As a guide we will pay 30% to 40% McDonald catalogue for RAM commoner material, 50% to 60% For scarcer more sought after items. Gold coins, for Sovereigns and half sovereigns we pay spot gold price less 10%, better dates/condition will get enhanced prices. Decimal gold, we pay face value plus a premium for the additional bullion value where applicable. All prices are subject to stock availability and requirements, if selling contact us first before sending. All prices whether buying or selling include GST at the prevailing rate. Overseas sellers will need to deduct 9% from the total. Callers welcome at our premises: 21st Century Auctions, 107 Station Street, Ferntree Gully, Vic, 3156. Hours are: 10 – 5 Monday to Friday. Other times by appointment.

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This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article concerns two letters written by Thomas Alexander of Greenock, to the Revd Mr John Ramsay of Kirkmichael. This is in Ayrshire, about 3 miles from Maybole and 11 miles from Greenock. Both letters have the same type of date stamp in red ink GREENOCK 8 DEC 1800 (Fig.1) and GREENOCK 11 DEC 1800, (Fig.2) however the one dated the 8th is charged 6 and the one on the 11th is charged 5. On the face of it these both appear to be wrong as Kirkmichael is about 15 miles from Greenock as the crow flies, and at that time up to 15 miles, within Scotland, cost 4d. However, on checking with the map in Haldaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book the route is not as straightforward as it looks, and the journey could have gone from Greenock to Glasgow via Paisley by mail coach, then another mail coach to Ayr via Kilmarnock, then horse post to Maybole and onto Kirkmichael, which is about 3 miles east of Maybole. The whole distance appears to

be about 60 miles, and up to 60 the charge is 5d and then 60 to 100 is 6d. The only thing I can guess is that the letter which is charged 5d is addressed to Maybole, and the other is addressed Kirkmichael, without the Maybole part of the address, and that extra distance could just have tipped it into the next rate. Another option from these maps is a different route altogether going around the coast using foot post, gig and mail coach, ending up with a Maybole Penny Post to Kirkmichael. I have no way of knowing which way the letters travelled, as there are no other postmarks to tie it down. Both the letters are beautifully written, and perfectly legible, but there is something odd about them. In he first letter the spelling is quite individual, and some words appear to have been missed out, as if the writer was in a hurry. In the second one the spelling is much more conventional with only an occasional odd spelling. I have transcribed them as they were written, but inserted the missing words in

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own house is completely furnished. Mr Ritchie gives me with his daughter 15 hundred pounds which he thinks is an equal proportion of his fortune.” (Note: that sounds like a good dowry to come with his bride. The parish marriage records show that she was Janet Ritchie, and it confirms the date as 15 Dec 1800 in West or Old Parish, Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland….. but wait…as the letter continues, there’s more! ) “I gett a Shair in the Harmony, - If you can make it convenient to be here before I sail I shall <be> extremely happie to see you ~ Any part of the Furniture that is not necesary for my Ants <Aunts?> may be sold it is of very little Value & I would esteem it a favour if you would accept of my deceased Fathers Cabinet as a remmimbrance of your old acquaintance. Be so kind as to buy silk gloves as liveries and charge me with the Amount” (Note: A share in the vessel “Harmony” would have been a bonus. I have found out brackets. (Fig.3) The first part of the letter concerns his that Captain Alexander’s father died in June marriage, and I have been unable to discover what he of that year, and this sounds like the settling up of the means by “a fanting”, and if any reader knows I would estate, but I can see no reason for buying silk gloves be pleased to hear about it. It sounds as though it might as liveries. He ends with greetings :) be a Scottish bridal custom. The first was written from Greenock on Monday 8th December 1800. “with my best wishes to you and Family I always am, My dear Friend, ever yours “My dear Friend Thomas Alexander” I recived your very kind favour of the 3d Inst in Course. I did not leave Ayr till the Thursday after I left The filing notes on the outside in a different ink and you and did not gett hear til Fryday, every thing is now handwriting, presumably written by the receiver of the fixed and I am to <be> married upon Miss Ritchie letter. (see Fig.1). upon Monday the 15th cumin. She desires her kind compliments to you and all the Family. We do not as is ‘Greenock 8th Dec 1800 Capt. Alexander – his usual here go a fanting after the occasion but remains marriage, silk Gloves at home – we are to live in her Fathers Family til our Cap Alexander 1800’. Stamp News - 61

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The second letter is written on the following Thursday addressed The Revd John Ramsay, Kirkmichael, Maybole. It has the red GREENOCK date stamp for 11 Dec 1800 and a manuscript 5. In both these letters the Greenock date stamp looks as if it is only 800 not 1800. In this letter the spelling is much better, apart from ‘menshuns’ for ‘mentions’ and ‘happie’ instead of ‘happy’. At this time spelling was not standardised, and many of these old letters have words which are written phonetically, which I find adds to the appeal. The letter is an appeal for advice and assistance from the Revd Ramsay, which sounds as though the minister was a knowledgeable and helpful friend. Oddly enough this second letter, which concerns the family situation after the death of their father, is addressed more formally – yet it is to the same person as he addressed as a friend in the previous letter. (Fig.4) “Greenock 11 Decr 1800 My Dear Sir

I wrote you the Thursday to which I refer. I had letters from my Brother Robt per Packet of date the 17th Octr, he was then well and had a letter from Quentine some days before that, they have received Mr Dunns letter informing them of the death of my Father. Robt says he has been at Quentine again about going home, but in his letters to him he takes no notice of it ~ Robt menshuns his having sent my Father A Power of Attorney for him to receive a legacy left him by his Uncle which was put into Mr Kennedys hands he hopes that it will be sufficient for me to act as his attorney he says that what money of his that is in Mr Kennedys hands he wishes to be taken up and paid to Mr James Duthie which is now at Stirling. Mr Duthie is Robts partner and holds a bond of Robts for the place he purchased from him. The Rum that Robt shipt per Harmony the proceeds was to be paid to Mr Duthie. I would be hapie to hear from you if it would be convenient for you to pay Robts Bill and if you think it would be proper for me to receive the money and pay it to Duthie upon his letter. When you write I will

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<be> happie to hear what my Brother James is doing ~ with best respects for Mrs Ramsay and Family, I remain my Dear Sir your most Humble Servt Thomas Alexander” The filing note on the outside, is in the same writing as on the first letter. (see Fig.2) ‘Greenock 11th Dec 1800 Capt Alexander – His brother Robt. Money in Mr Kennedy’s hands C. Alexander 1800’ It seems odd that in the second one, addressed Dear Sir, he finishes up with Your most humble servant, yet in the first one which he began “my dear friend” he signs it “my dear friend, ever yours.” My research for these letters led me to a very useful website for Maybole, http://www. maybole.org and the webmaster very kindly took the trouble to give me background information about the Maybole/Kirkmichael connections of Captain Alexander. The Revd Ramsay was the minister at Kirkmichael until 1835. On the website there is a drawing of the church, which I have had their permission to reproduce here (Fig.5). There is also a report praising him for being the founder and the first President of the Carrick Farmers’ Society, which deserved special notice as being one of the first, and for successfully promoting the interests of agriculture in the district. Obviously Thomas Alexander was confident that the minister would help to sort things out since the death of his father, Thomas Alexander in Maybole, in June 1800. That the writer of these letters is linked to the area is shown by a headstone in Kirkmichael churchyard, with this wording : “Erected by Capt. THOMAS ALEXANDER

Greenock to the memory of ROBERT ALEXANDER Mercht in Maybole his grandfather died 2 May 1747 aged 63. And THOMAS ALEXANDER Merchant Maybole his father died 03 Jun 1800 aged 79.” Oddly enough, I could find no information about Captain Alexander’s business in Greenock, yet as he was then a ship owner, I would have thought it would be available. Because of the rum mentioned and date of letter received from his brother, I wondered if they were ship owners with trade in the West Indies. I have had surprising feedback from my articles, so maybe a Stamp News reader may know something about the Alexanders or Ritchies in Greenock. (Sources : ‘Three centuries of Scottish Posts’ A.R.B. Haldane; ‘Great Britain Post Roads, Post Towns and Postal Rates 1635-1839’ Alan W. Robertson) Stamp News - 63

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Bosnia Herzogovina 1 September 2008 Archaeology: Fossils - shells from Tuzla Denomination: 1 stamp

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20 September 2008

Sam McLaughlin Denomination: 52c

700th Anniv. Poor Clares in Split Denomination: M/S

President of RS Milan Jelic Denomination: 2.10 (M/S)

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Czech

5 September 2008

3 September 2008

100th Anniv. Francisco Valdés Denomination: 280 x 2

Monasteries: Tvrdos & Gracanica Denomination: 1.00 x 2

16 September 2008

Croatia

Emaus Monastery in Praga Denomination: 10.00 100th Anniv. Assoc. of Applied Art Denomination: 26.00 Definitives Denomination: 9 stamps

90 Years of Remembrance Denomination: 50p x 6, £1, M/S x 7

9 September 2008

12 September 2008

Stamp Day: Postman's Sports Games Denomination: 1 stamp

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Brazil September 2008 Extinct Amazonian Animals Denomination: 3 stamps

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Equatorial Guinea

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30 September 2008

5 September 2008

September 2008 Evolution of the Planet Denomination: 400, 450, 550

Estonia 18 September 2008 Manor Halls - Kalvi Denomination: 5.50

25 September 2008 Gerd Kanter: Olympic Gold Medallist Denomination: 5.50

Falkland Islands 22 September 2008

Kimi Räikkönen Denomination: 2 stamps (M/S) 100th Anniv. Mika Waitari (Author) Denomination: 0.80 x 2 (M/S) Let's Celebrate Denomination: 1.00 x 5 (Bklt) Dogs Denomination: 1.00 x 6 Nordic Mythology Denomination: 0,70 x 2, M/S Fireworks Denomination: 1 stamp

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22 September 2008 Ferns

15 September 2008

Josselin Denomination: 0.55

French Polynesia 17 September 2008 Tahitian Tiare Monoi Oil Denomination: 100f Polynesia Booklet Denomination: 65f x 4, 100f x 4, 140f x 4

Germany 4 September 2008 Dinosaurs: for youth Denomination: 0,45 + 0,20, 0,55 + 0,25, 0,55 + 0,25, 1,45 + 0,55, M/S Old Bridge: Säckingen (Jt Switzerland) Denomination: 0,70 Stamp Day: Philatelic treasures Denomination: 0,55 For Children 2008: Blue Horse

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Worldwide New Issues Denomination: 0,55

Gibraltar

Int. year of the Planet Earth Denomination: 140,00

Denomination: 0.65

15 September 2008

India

500th Anniv. Alberico Gentili Denomination: 0.65

50th Anniv. NASA Denomination: 10p, 17p, 42p, £2

Hongkong - China 12 September 2008

Praga 2008: World Stamp Exhibition Denomination: $10 (M/S)

Hungary

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5 September 2008 500th Aniv. Miklós Zrínyi Denomination: 190ft

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13 September 2008

Sir Pitti Theagarayar Denomination: 500p Dr.C.Natesan Denomination: 500p

19 September 2008

Ireland

Road World Championships (street cycling) Denomination: 0.60

25 September 2008

Malatestiana Library Denomination: 0.60

22 September 2008

10tth Anniv. Scoil Éanna Denomination: 55c x 2

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Jersey Nature: Insects Denomination: 6 Stamps

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9 September 2008

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9 September 2008

Bridges of Latvia Denomination: S/S

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The Forest & its Inhabitants Russia

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11 September 2008

400th Anniv. Princely House Denomination: 5,00 M/S Wilhelm Busch Denomination: 8 x 1.30

50th Anniv. Formula 1 in Portugal Denominations: 3 stamps

12 September 2008

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Romania

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4 September 2008

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Romanian Heraldic Symbols Denominations: 0.60, 1.00, 3.00, 3.10

24 September 2008

190th Anniv. Goznak Denominations: 20.00

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Malaysia 16 September 2008 Royal headgear Denominations: no info

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Russia 1 September 2008 12 September 2008 The Forest & its inhabitants Denominations: 3 x 7.00 (M/S)

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19 September 2008 100th Anniv. Spanish Tennis Federation Denominations: 0.31

Switzerland 4 September 2008 Old Rhine Bridge - Jt with Germany Denominations: 1.00 Switzerland through Eyes of Foreign Artists - Italy Denominations: 0.85, 1.00, 1.30, 1.80 Pear - Definitive Denominations: 5.00 Cereals - Definitives Denominations: 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.50

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Tunisia

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27 September 2008

26 September 2008

World Tourism Day Denominations: 2 stamps

Singapore Grand Prix 2008 Denominations: 2 x $2 (setenant)

Ukraine

19 September 2008

17 September 2008

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Slovakia 12 September 2008

New Zealand

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3 September 2008 North Is. Main Trunk Line Centenary Denominations: 3 stamps, M/S

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25 September 2008

18 September 2008

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Slovenia 29 September 2008

Norway

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

Morisset and District SC: Mtg 3rd Sunday 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, Market Days Sat APR 30 MAY 1st Ph: 02 6392 6334 (BH), 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 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: 2007 Mtg Dates: Wed May 9th, Jul 11th, Sept 12th, Nov 14th, 8pm, Ryde Ex-Services Club, 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW. Tel: 9807 3344. Sec. Peter Brigden, PO Box 408, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076 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 1st Sat, even months 9.30am - 2.30pm, St Paul’s, Carlingford. SDetails: www.sass.stamparena.com Tamworth PS: Mtg 1st Mon; Market Days 1st Sat. Newsletter editor, Michael de Groot , Pres. Peter Newley. 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 & Community 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 2528; PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT, 0831; Email: gregorywilson@bigpond.com.au. WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 Philatelic Forum: Mtg 1st Mon (exJan); Ph: 08 9457 0519 Rockingham & Kwinana (PS of): Mtg 3rd Tues (NB 2nd in Dec) Pres. John Sutton; Sec. Terry Boyd; PRO Lucie Schokker Ph. 08 9419 1604; email: yiman@ openaccess.com.au PS of WA: Mtg 3rd Tues; Ph: 08 9457 0519 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Wed; Anglican Parish Centre, Brompton Rd, Wembley Downs, 7.45pm, Ph: 08 9447 7256 The Postmark Circle (WA): Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9446 4794 Victoria Park SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9367 3954 Wanneroo SC: Mtg 3rd Mon; Ph: 08 9409 5015

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

queensland Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Mon; Mr Les Revell (Secretary)07 3263 8573; email: desley@mycelebrant.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. Ph: 07 4031 5342 Sec: Alan Sparks, email:alan47@ bigpond.com.au, web:www.cairnsstampclub.asn.au Caloundra SC: Mtg 2nd Tues & 4th ThursPh: 07 5445 2940 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Ph: 07 3351 4334 (ah); email: desley@ mycelebrant.com Collectors Club of Queensland: Mtg 2nd Thurs, 1.30pm, Brisbane Council Library, Garden City, Upper Mount Gravatt. Andrew McEachern 07 3208 3720 Deception Bay SC: Mtg 1st Sat. Ph: 07 3284 3161 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: 07 3272 8304. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, lopatich@bigpond.net.

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

au Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: lvsc@bigpond.com Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, Marsden Library, Marsden Park Shopping Centre, 6pm. Ph: 07 3805 9226. Mackay and District PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 4942 5433; Maryborough and Wide Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Salvation Army Youth 7 Comm. Hall. Bazaar St Maryborough. Ph: 07 41224708 (see also Hervey Bay) Nanango SC: Mtg 4th Thurs. Ph: 07 4162 2945 Philatelic Society of Qld: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm,18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum. Ph: 07 3245 5222 Queensland Study Group: Sunday bi-monthly 1.00pm meets QPS house. Contact Ph: 07 3396 0846 email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au Redcliffe SC: Mtg 2nd Sat. Ph: 07 3204 6095 Rockhampton SC: Mtg 1st Tues. Ph: 07 4926 3336 Sherwood Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 3372 6096 Southport Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 07 5576 8246 Southside PS: Mtg 3rd Tuesday & 3rd Wednesay (9am) Ph: 07 3848 2304 (ah) email: david.appleton@mailbox.uq.edu.au Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm at Red Cross Hall, Price St Ph: 075445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: j.crowsley@uq.net.au Toowoomba SC: Mtg 2nd Sat 2pm; Pres. Bob Littlehales; Secretary Allan Weeks Phone 07 46355623; PO Box 1591. Ph: 07 4638 3328 Twin Towns SC: Mtg 1st Mon; Ph: 07 5598 7629 Waterloo Bay SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (afternoon); 2nd Thurs (evening); Ph: 07 3207 3121; email: dyardley@tpg.com.au

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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: Saphil House 22 Gray Court, off Sturt St, Adelaide Mtg 1st Wed (even months); 6 mtgs a year bi-monthly + 4 journals for $15US. PO Box 395 Edwardstown 5039; mtgs ; Ph: (08) 2967 3969 Barossa SC: Mtg 1st Tue 7.30 Greenock Luth Church Hall, Bevan St, Greenock; PO Box Greenock 5360; email: Jamil49@bigpond.com; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: teepee@teegee.com.au Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Bordertown PSchool; Ph: 08 8752 1297 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg Alt Thurs - 7.45pm. Comm. Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford. PO Box 272 Noarlunga 5167; Ph: 08 8556 6371 Community PS: Mtg Alt Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 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; pres@comstech.com; Ph: 08 8555 3311 ETSA Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Mon (ex. Jan); Canteen, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick; PO Box 2079, Magill North, 5072; Ph: 08 8278 7163 Frama Club: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, members homes; For collectors of CPS, Framas. Newsletter and Auctions. PO Box 62 Campbelltown 5074. Gawler SC: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Evanston Primary School, Para Rd, Evanston. PO Box 2, Willaston 5118; Ph: 08 8522 2335 Email: jo.trev@bigpond.com German Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd & 4th Mon 8pm; German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide 5000; Ph: 08 8260 2251 Glenside PS: 1st & 3rd Wed 7.30pm; Staff Dining Room, Glenside Hospital. Fullarton Rd Eastwood.PO Box 29, Glenside 5063. Ph: (08) 8382 4223 Lower Murray PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs,7.30pm, 2nd Sat, 10am; Murray Bridge Showgrounds. PO Box 810, Murray Bridge; Ph: 08 85704074 purjohn@activ8.net.au Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan) 1.30pm - 4pm. PO Box 2261,Mt Gambier.Ph: 08 8724 9474 Para Hills PS: Mtg 1st Sun; Community Hall Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills. PO Box 64, Para Hills; Ph: 08 8522 4345

victoria Australian PS: Bi-monthly meetings on 3rd Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December at RSL Homes, 152 Canterbury Road [cnr Keats Street] Canterbury. Secretary, PO Box 59 Flinders Lane Vic 8009 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), Botanic Cafe 1 Fyans St. Ph:52314746 Corner Inlet SC: Mtg 4th Thurs, Foster, Ph: 03 56881100 Dandenong PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec) Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Footscray Senior Citizens Room, 130 Buckley St, Footscray Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st & 3rd Sat 7.30pm (ex Jan) Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Ph: 5261 5461 (Sec) Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Italian PS: Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan), 7.30pm, Abruzzo Club, East Brunswick Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell;

tasmania Burnie PS: Mtg 2nd Fri 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

Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crovier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: www.users.or.net/figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Pt. Noarlunga Community PS: Mtg Alt Fri, 7.30pm, Elizabeth House, Elizabeth Rd, Christies Beach; PO Box 75, Edwardstown 5039 Ph: 08 8276 9691 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 1937, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 PS of Woodville: Mtg 2nd Fri; Murree Smth Hall. PO Box 27, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8443 5547 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email: psandph@arcom.com.au; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 2nd Fri;Berry Primary School. PO Box 901, Berri 5343; Ph: 08 8588 1109 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon;StJohns Church Hall. PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Salisbury Junior Stamp Group: Alt Sat; Sal Primary School.PO Box 964, Salisbury 5108; Ph 08 8258 5339 Southern Districts PS: Mtg 4th Wed; PO Box 145, Daw Pk 5041; Ph: 08 8271 8522 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 08 8536 2770 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. maryboroughsc@eudoramail.com. maryboroughsc.web1000.com Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Noble Park SC: Mtg 4th Mon (Ex. Dec 2nd Mon), Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, 18-32 Buckley St, Noble Park, 3174; 03 97017085 Oakleigh PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan) Oakleigh Public Library, Drummond St, Oakleigh Ocean Grove SC: Mtg 4th Wed. 10am. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Clubrooms Melways: 234 A. Ph. 03 5255 1372 Peninsula SC: Mtg 3rd Wed, 7.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud. Ph: 03 5974 1950 Polish PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Prahran PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) Ringwood PS: Gen Mtg 1st Thurs; Daytime 3rd Mon Ph: 03 9551 2235 Royal PS of Victoria:Mtg 3rd & 5th Thurs; Daytime 1st Tues Sale SC: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan) Shepparton PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Mechanics Institute, Shepparton. Ph. 0419 560 813 Sherbrooke PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs ex Jan Upwey Fire Brigade Hall, 8pm; Bob Cook Ph: 03 9758 3465 Upper Yarra SC: Mtg 3rd Tues Warragul PS: Mtg 2nd Fri Warrnambool PS: Mtg 3rd Wed 7.45pm St Joseph’s Primary School, Botanic Road;Ph: 03 5561 1470 Waverley PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs 8pm, Mt Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; Daytime mtg the following Friday, 9.30am, Uniting Church Hall, 482 High St, Mt Waverley. Ph. 03 9898 4102 Obtain Tasmanian clubs information from: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800, Hobart, TAS, 7001. Ph: 03 6278 7084 Hobart Junior Group: Mtg 1st Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan) & 3rd Sat (ex. Dec); Ph: 6344 3676 Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan) & 4th Thurs (ex. Dec); Ph: 03 6278 7084

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stamp & coin fairs & events victoria

new south wales Nov 1 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arcade,

Nov 2 - (1st Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phone Card Fair, Ukrainian Hall, Russell

Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754.

St, Essendon.

Nov 1 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal Parade/ Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW.

Nov 15 - (3rd Sat) Stamps, Coins & Medals Fair - Ferntree Gully Salerooms, 107 Station St, Ferntree Gully. Ph: 03 9752 2677

Nov 1 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - 4pm, Masonic

Nov 15 - Sale Stamp & Coin Fair, Sale band Hall, Princes Hwy, Sale.

Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417 802 754

10am - 4pm. Free admission, Dealers. Enq: 5144 6633

Nov 1 - (1st Sat) Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, East Coast City Church, 375 Kingsway, Caringbah

Nov 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, Ormond Angling

Nov 2 - (1st Sun) Corrimal Stamp & Coin Fair, Doctors Hall, 69 Rail-

Club Hall. Cnr North Road & Queens St, Ormond. Dealers plus huge

way St, Corrimal. Enquiries: (02) 9764 3034.

range activities. Ph: John Thomas 0418 322 315.

Nov 2 - (1st Sun) Bankstown Stamp & Coin Fair, Bankstown Ma-

Nov 23 - (4th Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phonecard Fair, Jaycees Hall, Silver

sonic Hall, Cnr Greenfields & Restwell Sts, Bankstown. 9am - 3pm. 7 Dealers. Ph. 02 4455 4011 Nov 2 - 4th Annual Fisher's Ghost Stamp Fair, Civic Centre, Campbelltown 10am - 3.30pm. Dealers, club sales & display, 2 auctions. Enq: 02 4655 2664 Nov 9 - Richmond River PS Stamp Fair, Lismore Workers Club, Keen St, Lismore,. Free entry, Dealers, buying and selling. 9am - 3pm. Enq: 02 6628 3008

Grove, Nunawading. 9am-3.30pm.

queensland Nov 10 (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm Nov 16 - QStamp Fair, Southside, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Memorial

Nov 16 - Sutherland Stamp Fair, United Services Club, East Parade,

Hall, Logan Rd. Free Entry, free tea/coffee. 8.30am - 2pm

Sutherland, 10am - 4pm.

Nov 29 - Redcliffe Stamp Club Annual Bonanza Day, CWA Hall, Prince

Nov 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall,

Edward Parade, Redcliffe. 9am - 3.30pm. Enq: 07 3204 6095

Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. 4971 3483

overseas

Nov 22 - 23 - Wagga Stamp & Coin Fair, Sturt Primary School Hall, , White Ave, Karingal. Nov 23 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9

Nov 7-9 - Tarapex 2008, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell.

Jan 30 - Feb 3 2009 - Hong Kong 2009

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GREAT BRITAIN Do you collect Q.V.1840 - Q.E.II 2007? Unmounted mint, Lightly mounted mint, Fine used? Commemorative sets, F.D.Cs, Packs, Smiler Sheets? High & Low Value Definitive sets & singles? Postage Dues, Officials, Machin & Regional issues? Channel islands, & Isle Of Man Unmounted mint? Then we can supply from stock, or obtain if necessary from our network of suppliers in the U.K., all of the above in top quality condition. Request free price lists, please state areas of interest. 40 years dealing in fine stamps of Great Britain.

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P.O. Box 476, Redlynch, Queensland, 4870 Tel: (07) 4039 3459, Fax (07) 4039 3469 Email. gbphil@westnet.com.au

FIVEWAYS PHILATELICS, ALF & KAREN CLARK PO Box 53, Box Hill, Victoria 3128. Ph: (03) 9808 1905, Fax: (03) 9888 8122. Specialising in satisfying the customer Worldwide Coverage - Stamps - Covers - Member SCDAA 06/06

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Manufacturers of the full range of Seven Seas brand album pages and complete albums, and publishers of the Australasian Stamp Catalogue. Also a full range of stamps as well as other accessories. Personal callers welcome or ask for free price lists. Tel: (02) 9905 3255. Fax: (02) 9905 7922. Email: stamps@sevenseas.com.au Web: www.sevenseas.com.au 06/06

LAKER PHILATELICS PO Box 18157 Clifford Gardens, QLD, 4350

Worldwide stamps New & Old. Thematics. Packets. Accessories, Standing Order Service Ph: (07) 4634 0761 Fax: (07) 4634 2231 email: lakerphil@optusnet.com.au

Pacific stamps Australia’s leading dealer in stamps of the Pacific. New Issue Service for all the Pacific Island nations, including: Fiji, Pitcairn, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Tonga, Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna Cocos (Keeling) Niue, Norfolk Island, Samoa, Nauru, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cook Islands etc. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tokelau, Christmas Island etc. For details and a copy of our price list, write to: Pacific Stamps, PO Box 816, Tewantin, QLD, 4565. Or phone: (07) 54740799 fax: (07) 54740757 or E-mail: info@pacficstamps.com.au website: pacificstamps.com.au

ADELAIDE’S ONE STOP STAMP SHOP STEWARTS STAMP SHOP

Buying & Selling Aust & World stamps Wants lists & enquiries welcome Extensive Range of Accessories 4 Coromandel Place Adelaide 5000 Ph 08 8223 4435 or Fx 08 8232 3828 stewartsstampshop @senet.com.au

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PHILATELY from AUSTRALIA ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF VICTORIA INC. Australia $35, Br. Commonwealth £14 Sterling, United States & Canada $US28 per year. No serious collector of Australia and its States, New Zealand and Pacific Islands should be without asubscription to this International Award Winning Journal. Three Year Indexes - $A10 each Most back issues on hand. Write to: Business Manager PO Box 642, Toorak, VIC, 3142

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Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc.

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

Collectables Show November 15 21st Century Auction Rooms 107 Station Street Ferntree Gully 3156

Kevin Morgan Stamps & Coins Postage wanted: Up to 49c pay 50% 50c and above pay 60% Also buying NZ @ 45%, GB @ 60%, USA @ 60% Tel: 03 9752 2677 Fax: 03 9758 2488 Email: info@centurynova.com.au Web: www.centurynova.com.au

Always buying/selling collections, accumulations, mixed lots. We are a general dealership stocking a wide range of worldwide items plus albums, accessories, etc. Credit Cards accepted. Discounts for Seniors Card holders and Philatelic Club members on production of membership ID. Member of PTS

Sas/oceania invites your membership Our award-winning quarterly journal, ‘The Informer’, contains regular, informative articles about Australia and States, New Zealand, PNG, and other Pacific countries by knowledgeable philatelic writers. Sample copy/ application form sent airmail for $US1.00. Mint US postage accepted. Sas/o Secretary, PO Box 24764,San Jose, CA 95154-4764, USA

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Stamp News Australasia Advertising Rates & Data Commencing July 2008 Publication details Stamp News Australasia is published by Stamp News Pty Ltd, ACN 099 565 223, at monthly intervals, twelve times per year. Publication date is the 1st day of each month.

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philatelic trading post accessories FINE USED, MUH-AUSTRALIA, AAT/GLASSINE, CELLOPHANE BAGS & ENVELOPES Send for our price list Wholesale list for dealers AMBROSE THONG PO Box 415, Unanderra, NSW 2526 Australia email: amblyn@ozemail.com.au Ph/Fax: AH (02) 4271 3346

for sale ALBUMS, CATALOGUES, AND EQUIPMENT for stamps, coins, & banknotes at mail order discount prices. Enquiries or quotes write to: SAPPHIRE COAST PHILATELIC SUPPLIES, PO Box 285, Pambula, NSW 2549, or Phone/Fax (02) 6495 7382.

buying Buying Australia and World Kiloware. We urgently wish to buy quantities of modern Australia and World Kiloware. Regular supplies needed. All mixtures to be close clipped single paper, and will pay as follows, all prices per kg. (a) Australia Commemoratives only to 2005 $7, 2006 $10, 2007 $15 (b) Australia Mission modern inc..2005/6, not less than 50% commems.by weight $4 (c) Australia Territories, inc. Cocos, AAT, Christmas Is. Norfolk Is. etc. $25 (d) Australia Higher values, 53c upwards inc. Commems. $60, defins only $20 (e) Worldwide, modern mix unpicked. $30. Minimum sending $100 please. Single country mixtures also required, please enquire. Phone Kevin Morgan 0425 795 693

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Adelaide’s One Stop Stamp Shop. Buying, Selling + regular Stamp & Coin Auctions. Refer to our Dealers Ad in Products & Services. Stewarts Stamp Shop & Hallmark Auctions Ph [08] 8223 4435. Australia & Territories, First Day Covers, Packs. Discounted prices. List sent on request. Joe Schillani, 7 Westhaven Court, Chirnside Park, Vic, 3116 09/08

approvals “Since 1994 supplying” Australia, British Commonwealth, Worldwide, Pacifics, Thematics P&D Nicholls P.O.Box 172, Glenbrook NSW 2773 11/08

worldwide HUMONGOUS SELECTIONS: Including individual countries - Approvals P&D NICHOLLS 02 4739 6184 11/08

Buying Australia Pre-Decimal MUH Minimum sending $100 please. 2/- Commems. in full sets with lower values. Tasmania pay $1, Olympics Blue & Green $3.00 pair, Blue only pay $2, Green 75c. Cobb & Co. 60c, 1956 Olympics $1.25, Qantas 60c. 2/3d Commems. in full sets with lower values pay $1.75, high value only $1.40 each. 2/3d ICY pay 60c. Phone Kevin Morgan 0425 795 693 Buying Australian Commemorative kiloware on single paper: 2007 (Sheet & P+S) $15kg, 2008 (Sheet & P+S) $20, 2007 (Sheet no Xmas) $8 100g, 2008 (Sheet) $10 100g. Used Singles: 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists 50c each For my other buying requirements contact me: Tony Muston, PO Box 507, Gembrook, Vic, 3783. Email: muston@bigpond.net.au. Phone: (03) 5967 7106 09/08

for sale First Day Covers (pre-decimal & decimal) New Price Lists Available Now For free price lists please send SAE

SUNSHINE PHILATELICS PO BOX 129, ALBION DC QLD 4010

Collection surplus Stamps from Canada, Channel Islands, Falklands & Dependencies, Fr. Antarctic, Gibraltar, GB, Ireland, Malta, Namibia, NZ, South Africa and USA. MUH mint and used. Trade Enquiries OK. Send your wants lists to: John Cornelius, PO Box 23, Magill, 5072.

thematics Aeroplanes - Wildlife - Royal Family - Olympics - Automobiles - Flowers - Etc, Etc, Etc. 11/08 - Approvals P&D NICHOLLS P.O.Box 172,GLENBROOK NSW 2773

new issues ISRAEL: New issue service at face value, free price list, free gift and incredible offer in our 45th anniversary. Eilat Philatelic Club, P.O.Box 542, Eilat 88104, ISRAEL 10/08 epc_epc@netvision.net.il

kiloware Kiloware Off/On Paper, Germany, Europe, Overseas, Many sorts and Countries. List and Samples Free. Exchange Proposals welcome. D-M Fuerstenwerth, Muhliusstr. 68, D-24103 Kiel, Germany

exchange My Australian Stamps for your New Zealand Used. Hanny Van Der 11/08 Velde, PO Box 4, Middleton, SA 5213

Join the exciting Products & Services Directory! Single: 46mm x 24mm $260 per year or $26 per month Double: 46mm x 50mm $520 per year or $52 per month Triple: 46mm x 78mm $695 per year or $69.50 per month Quad: 46mm x 102mm $990 per year or $99 per month Larger spaces POR Ph: 03 9752 2677 Fax: 03 9758 2488 email: kmorgan@centurynova.com.au www.stampnews.com.au

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societies PENINSULA STAMP CLUB Meets 3rd Wednesday eachh month at BRIGHTON PS Inc. Meets 8.00pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday and 10.30am 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Road, Rosebud. Visitors 3rd Tuesday each month. 80 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale, Vic, 3185. Visitors/new members welcome. www.brightonps.org.au most welcome. Secretary: PO Box 187,Dromana, 3936 GLADSTONE AND DISTRICT PS Inc. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday each SUTHERLAND SHIRE PS meets 2nd Tuesday each month, Sutherland United Services Club, 7 East Parade (corner Oxford St), Sutherland, NSW month at 7.30pm. Venue: Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Toolooa St, Glad2232. stone. Postal: PO Box 1089, Gladstone, Qld, 4680. Ph: (07) 4978 1155. St George Philatelic Society meets on 1st Monday of each month at the AUSTRALIAN PS meets 3rd Monday monthly. RSL Homes, 152 Canterbury Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale at 7.30pm. New members Rd (cnr Keats St) Canterbury. All visitors most welcome. Contact: PO Box and visitors welcome. Contact Sec. PO Box 112, Kogarah, 2217. Ph. 9584 1090 59, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Vic. 3000 for advice. 08/08

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