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AUGUST 2009 EDITION

VOL.56 Number 8

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Market Matters: Glen Stephens................................................... 12 Woodchip Free Zone: Rod Perry................................................. 20 Australian Stamp Variations: David Mallen............................. 28 Some Australian Philatelic Terms: Mike Lee............................ 34 Revenue Review: Dave Elsmore.................................................. 38 The Puffin Island: Christer Brunström....................................... 40 Cinderella Corner: Tony Presgrave............................................. 44 De-Mystifying the Detail: Andrew McEachern...................... 48 Letters from the Past: Eunice Shanahan................................... 54

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Everest Test Match

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Below left : David Kirtley & Glen Lowis of the winning side. Right: the winning side. England opener Alastair Cook was Honorary captain of Hillary. Tenzing’s Honorary Captain was England Captain, Andrew Strauss.

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Hillary Vs Tenzing Lord’s Taverners Delight At Record-Breaking Everest Test 21 April 2009: The Lord’s Taverners is delighted by the achievement of The Everest Test expedition team in breaking the world record for playing competitive sport at altitude today, raising money for the youth sports charity in the process. Matthew Patten, Chief Executive of The Lord’s Taverners, said: “This is an amazing achievement, not least because of the amount of money raised by the team which will help us give more young people a sporting chance. Congratulations to Team Hillary and everyone who took part.” Team Hillary claimed an historic victory over Team Tenzing at 5,165 metres above sea level, the win being sealed when captain Glen Lowis bowled fellow Kiwi Mike Preston. The ECB recognised Twenty20 match, raising money for The Lord’s Taverners and The Himalayan Trust UK, was of a higher standard than many people expected with the winning margin being 36 runs with just 6 balls remaining. Hillary went off to a terrific start, after winning the toss and batting Lowis and Cardiff CC captain David Kirtley put on 82 for the first wicket, with Kirtley striking four sixes on his way to a 34-ball 45, the top score of the day. He was removed by Aussie spinner Nick Toovey and Hillary wobbled in the middle order as Cheltenham CC skipper Will Simmons and Lowis fell in quick succession. Some lusty blows from Chris Palmer and Charlie Campbell helped Hillary to a competitive total of 152 for 5. The pick of the bowlers for Tenzing being Mark Waters who claimed 2 for 32 from his four overs, particularly impressive after his opening three deliveries went for 16. In reply Tenzing struggled as Man of the Match Campbell removed Harlow captain James Butler LBW for a duck before Ben Jarman bowled Chris Beale with one that kept low. Waters and Gareth Wesley then led the recovery, each striking 23 and

bringing Tenzing back into the game. A run out meant the end of Waters before Wesley was also bowled, this time by the medium pace of Tom Sharland. From then on it was an uphill battle for the home side and when Palmer bowled the only two maidens of the day, the required rate crept above 10 for the first time. Campbell returned in the 15th over and produced two beauties to remove captain Haydn Main and David Christie for a second ball duck, finishing with figures of 3 for 23. From there the game was up despite Toovey, vice captain Gareth Lewis, and Preston smashing a few boundaries between them. The last word was appropriately left to Lowis, who on the Queen’s birthday emulated his countryman, Sir Edmund Hillary, in achieving a first on the slopes of Everest as he led his side to victory in the highest ever game of cricket. Team Hillary, 152-5 (Kirtley 45, Waters 2/32), bt Team Tenzing, 116 (Waters 23, Campbell 3/23) by 36 runs. Match report by freelance journalist Alan Curr. Press Release from www.lordstaverners.org

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Market Matters:

GB cover with 3 x Plate “77s” discovered? As I often write: “The last word in Philately will NEVER be written” This month I highlight a rather tatty looking 1865 part cover discovery, that may well be a $500,000 type item – indeed possibly even more valuable than that. Probably the rarest face different GB stamp ever issued is the 1d Red “Plate 77” from the 1858/1879 series. As all readers will know the 1d stamps issued for about 15 years all had a plate number neatly engraved into the engine turning at each side. These issued “Plates” covered near all numbers from Plate 71 to Plate 225. The latter is very scarce of course, even used. The scarcest of all these “issued” Plate Numbers is number “77”. Which it turns out – may never have been issued at all! Only about 10 copies believed genuine have been documented in the past 150 years, and the whereabouts of several of those are not known today, and at least one, the Crocker copy, was believed destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco fire. Of the others, several are in institutions, such as the copy in the Royal Collection, and the “Tapling” Collection in the British Library - which also owns another example – the “Fletcher” copy. The first two copies are mint. No copies on cover have been recorded until now. Most of the other copies recorded seem to have vanished off the radar screen.

Ten copies recorded so far. both mint AND used prices – at very similar figures to each other. It was £100K mint and £80K used in 2004 “Part 1” for example.

SG Price now vanishes? The last Stanley Gibbons catalogue value given on this stamp was £160,000 for a used copy (no mint priced), clearly a very desirable and valuable stamp. Oddly and inexplicably, Gibbons have stopped quoting ANY figure for this stamp in the past 2 years. Anyone know WHY? Only a few years back they listed and showed An Interesting Part cover 12 - Stamp News

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Glen Stephens those is very badly scuffed, and one is creased. Value in normal circumstances - a few dollars on a good day. A little known USA specialist journal - “The Collectors Club Philatelist” of September-October 2008 published a long article on these stamps – www. eileis.notlong.com

A tantalising trio! Generations of dealers and collectors have peered at countless millions of these common 1d reds looking and hoping to find an example. As some 13.4 BILLION of this 1d red stamp were sold, there are plenty still surviving to peer at! One “77” copy was supposedly found among an examination of a million stamps in 1944, and it sold soon after for £220. Enter a London area collector named Abed Najjar, who in recent years discovered in Europe, an 1865 part cover from Guernsey to Brussels, Belgium. The cover was pre-paid with 3 x 1d red stamps, all dreadfully centred, with the Guernsey “324” barred numeral obliterator. That numeral sub type with pointed “4” was used in a short period 1862-67 so the period of use is correct. It has a France transit cancel and Brussels arrival cds, and the PD mark from Guernsey, SG Type 342. Franked with horribly centred stamps, and one of

stampboards.com debate Stampboards.com members commenced a 150 post debate on the matter from that point on, that has continued to this day - www.axiezee.notlong.com – please feel free to add your thoughts to it! The plate numbers on all 3 stamps on this cover are “77” - no doubt whatever about it. They all show perfectly clearly as you can see in the photos nearby. A potential $500,000 or higher cover in my view. However nothing is so simple in the stamp world! There is no imprimatur or trial sheet of plate “77” on file in the British Postal Museum and archives to compare these 3 stamps against – indeed to compare any of the other 10 recorded and alleged “Plate 77” stamps against. The stamp establishment is never terribly keen to accept on face value, something clearly valuable, they did not know existed before. Especially in the very conservative British stamp world. Most especially a $500,000 type item, that would instantly be one of the rarest pieces in British Philately if certified as genuine. Right now two certificates have been issued saying these plate numbers are faked, the latter Cert saying another plate has allegedly changed to read 77. I feel fairly sure those “expert” views are both totally wrong – admittedly without viewing the cover myself. Ridiculous “expert” opinion. The first view was plainly absurd, arguing essentially that someone had cut the number “7” out of other stamps, and pasted it over the second “7” on each stamp on cover. A basic $20 UV lamp would detect that if it were Stamp News - 13

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Market Matters true! As would 20/20 eyesight try - “The identical nature of the I’d guess, or a human fingerinks of the three samples effecnail. tively rules out the finding that the The other view in essence ink had been painted in.” imputed the second original “Raman examination also connumber had been hand-painted firmed that the pigment was the out in red, and a new 7 in white same in both the basic stamp and painted in on every stamp. the second “7” area. There was Again the most rudimentary no difference in the ink composichecking would reveal this, if it tion in the diamond areas surwere the case. rounding the first and second “7” Massive blow-ups of the in the plate numbers.” paper fibres of this region have As I have often written in been taken, and they are illusmy columns - the last word will trated in the article above, and NEVER be written in philately, show no such manipulation or and very major finds occur each alteration. year. As you will see in the highly This huge thing was used Keep an OPEN mind. detailed reports here – www. I am a great believer that closed johfail.notlong.com - senior forensic Scientists and technical labs, using electron or blinkered minds are often the biggest impediment to important new stamp discoveries being recognised microscopes as above, and a million dollars of anafor what they are. lytical equipment, see nothing of the sort. Richard Debney, one of the members of the Najjar spent several £1,000s, and a great deal of second “Expert” Committee involved, divulged his time, and went out and got highly technical forensic committee knew of the “forged” finding of the other, reports on this cover. before making theirs, and sticks to his guns here – The detailed forensic evidence appears to show www.ughoix.notlong.com those “Expert” views above are simply wrong. Najjar need not be disheartened that a few “exThe Forensic Institute, 10th August 2006 - “... perts” have declared that the 3 stamps on his cover there is no evidence of alteration. In summary, using are “faked” - despite the clear written high tech these techniques we did not find evidence that could forensic evidence he now has, that they are not tambe established as tampering.” pered with in any way. Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL), Sadly Committees are not always correct, even 1st February 2008 - “No evidence was found of fibre when the matter before them to rule upon is very disruption (e.g. through deliberate tamper by scrapsimple. All major philatelic discoveries have come ing, cutting or adding fibres) during topographical from philatelists with open minds. examination of the second ‘7 diamond’ regions.” The Forensic Science Service, 31st October A Monty Python Certificate 2006 - “I find no evidence that the plate numbers My dealer friend, the late Simon Dunkerley found have been altered by cutting out portions of other a 1913 ½d green Kangaroo (SG#1) with sideways stamps and pasting them onto the stamps examined watermark while sorting some used Roos for stock in here.” Rutgers University USA, 19th September , 2008, 1989. This stamp had never been recorded before with a Gene S. Hall, Ph.D., Professor of Analytical Chemis14 - Stamp News

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Glen Stephens sideways watermark, despite it would be worth with an “is being very common, and isgenuine” Certificate. For a sued 76 years earlier. VERY modest sum of money. Dunkerley sent it to the I discussed it with Simon Royal Philatelic Society in at the time, and he was crestVictoria for a Certificate. fallen his discovery had been Their “Expert Committee” so roundly de-bunked, as in: “it charged him good money in has been treated and faked” October 1989 to brilliantly and felt it reflected poorly on declare it was: “it has been his observation and knowltreated and faked”. edge skills. I still have a copy of that Rod Perry had the Certificate that Simon sent me good sense to mail it to the BPA in absolute disbelief, and it is in London later in 1989, who of shown nearby. course were not prejudiced, as Now anyone in stamps certain members of the RPSV with half a brain - indeed with Expert Committee back then 10% of a philatelic brain, apparently were, and they gave should know a SIDEWAYS it the only Certificate possible watermark on a rectangular - “Sideways watermark - is perforated stamp with lumpy genuine.” perfs can’t be “faked” and Stanley Gibbons and other Seeing is believing pass muster even visually. major catalogues listed and Much less the simplest of priced it soon afterwards. tests in watermark fluid or via I have a copy of that cerUV, or via any more extensive checking. Child’s tificate too, dated December 18 1989 … only two play. It simply CANNOT be done on a rectangular months after the infamous “It is treated and faked” perforated stamp, and fool anyone. total nonsense “expert” view from the RPSV. All Committees now and again make errors on More copies soon found. very technical things like shades, dies, and other When this was publicised by me in “Stamp News” often subjective things, but to declare an obvious and overseas magazines around the time, at least two sideways watermark was “faked” is totally beyond other examples were found in very short order, as belief. collectors and dealers now checked their copies. A two minute soak in hot water would have Both had the sideways watermark pointing the cleared that one up beyond any doubt. other way, proving at LEAST 2 sheets of 480 were BUT, one leading and well known Roo collecsold. One of those stamps was also sold at Gray. tor, well entrenched at RPSV, apparently decided as Simon’s “discovery copy” was also sold at the he did not own one, and he had never heard of one, Arthur Gray auction in New York in 2007 - for clearly meant this one must be a “fake”. $A56,250. Sold for a pittance. I was at the sale, and the buyer was NYC dealer Simon Dunkerley showed it afterwards to fellow Robert Seigel, acting on behalf of a client, so the clidealer, Rod Perry, who of course saw it was genuine ent would clearly have paid way over $A60,000 for in his view, and bought it off him for far less than it. Stamp News - 15

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Market Matters caught out by altered copies from plates 177 via added postmark ink etc on the “1”. Their ONLY other comments about plate 77s and the other early rejected plates is that “No stamps exist, except for a very few from plate 77 that somehow reached the public.” Their wording, not mine - “somehow reached the public.” The cover is clearly dated 1865 which negates the Gibbons warning that this might be a misreading of the plate number as 77 when really 177 A $56,250 stamp. “Treated since plate 177 didn’t exist then. and Faked” For around 150 years it has been believed some stamps were indeed printed from this plate “77” The practice was for a few sheets (possibly as Back to the GB Plate “77s” many as six) to be printed from any new plate, and Anyway, back to the part cover with the 3 x Plate these were submitted to Somerset House for approv“77” stamps, that is also getting the predictable al before putting that plate to press. “Faked” response from a few disbelievers. When approved, one sheet was retained there as There now appears to be no forensic support for the registration or “imprimatur” sheet. The rest were any tampering of the 3 x 1d stamps on cover. returned to the printer and put into stock. All Gibbons have to say re “77” in the “Part If the plate was not approved, all the sheets were 1” cat is a common sense short warning, not to be returned to be placed in the pile of items to be first accounted for, then destroyed. Both clearly Plate 77 Quite a step up from the relative pittance Simon Dunkerley sold it for, based on that absurdly wrong RPSV “Expert Certificate”. He was in the Auction room in New York, and must have winced to see it get $A56,250. At the time, Simon sent me photocopies of the both the Certificates from which the illustration nearby above is taken, and apologies in advance for the blurry quality, but it was a fax from 20 years back! But it does show that even after 76 years, a major new discovery CAN be made on a VERY common stamp, that had been studied intensively by collectors. IF we have open minds!

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Glen Stephens Two plates rejected ing Australian Kangaroos and This is exactly what happened KGV heads is spotting substito plate 77. We know the plate tuted clichés -- images that were must have reached this point transferred and soldered in from because there still exists a letan early plate to a later one - to ter from Ormond Hill to Perkins quickly correct a technical probBacon, telling them that he was lem or damage to the later plate. rejecting two plates as they were Only this week a constant Clearly a “77” not aligned plumb enough to alflaw was shown on stampboards. low proper perforating. com of a vertical pair of 2d Grey Hill seems to have seen from the registration Roos, one with the substituted cliché, and the stamp sheet pulls, that the laying down of impressions for above it with the continuation of the plate crack that plate “77” was slightly out of plumb, meaning the required the substitution. lower rows would all be poorly centred. Major new finds ARE made every day in the Although this letter does not mention the two stamp world. This has never been recorded before. plates by number, it can only have been plates 75 Error in hand re-cutting? and 77 since the date of the letter is the same as the Could something similar have occurred here? A date on which the other plates submitted at the same small section of the “73” plate, from before the plate time (76 and 78 to 81) were registered - namely 7 numbers were added, or altered by an engraver (an February, 1863. easy task) used to repair plate 77 – or another plate, In short, Ormond Hill must have been examining and the engraved new plate numbers were 77 in erat least one printed and perforated sheet from plate ror? 77 (and for that matter from plate 75) to have made UK dealer Graham Mann who specialises in this decision - and possibly as many as six sheets of this stamp issue, made the following suggestion on each. stampboards.com It is from this/these sheets that it has been, till “One possibility could be, that to repair some now, been assumed the existing plate 77 stamps illegible numbers the wrong “7” was recut. Bear came from. It was assumed they escaped the furin mind that the plate is in mirror image - perhaps nace, and to use the Gibbons phrase - “somehow the engraver mistakenly recut the 3 to a 7 on some reached the public.” impressions on the plate 73 thinking he was actually The three plate 77s on cover show corner letter recutting the 7. characteristics of plate 73, though they clearly say After printing a small number of sheets the error 77. Does that necessarily mean that they are from was spotted and corrected. This would give rise to a plate 73? small quantity of ‘77s’ being in existence.” All from plate 73? Most of the 10 previously reported “77” copies Detailed research has shown the corner letter of are not sourceable, to check if they too have plate 73 these 3 stamps on cover very closely if not exactly corner check letter similarities. Some very conceivmatch the corner letters of stamps from plate 73. ably might also have them. Looking carefully at photos of the plate 73 corIn which case the venerable expertising bodies ner letters I can only agree with this point of view. have a large potential headache on their hands! HOWEVER it is clear the plate number on these Another ‘77’ cover might exist? stamps shows as “77”. Graham Mann also posted that he found what he One of the intellectual challenges of collectStamp News - 17

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Market Matters felt sure was a “77” on cover the corner letters of it are not in a box lot he bought from known. Philips in the early 1990s. The 3 mint copies that exist “The second 7 had a one in the Royal Collection and distinct flat top. I sent it to one in the “Tapling” collection the RPS for certification and are quite well centred and are got the reply “not plate 77”. cut apart with scissors. Not convinced, I sent it to the The corner lettering of the 3 BPA. I got the reply not 77 we know to exist are AB, AC but 73! and BA. It seems highly probI assume this was given able to me someone “souvenibecause the letter posired” a top left corner block of 6 tions matched that of plate of a trial perforated sheet, and 3 73. I later sold the cover at at least have survived - all with Stampex for a princely £1.50. the same curious scissor cut OH, HOW I WISH I HAD perfs. NOT!!” The scissor cut “Tapling” Copy. Another alleged “Fake” One thing that is clear is I have written in the past dethat the “77” MINT copies tailed research articles on the Sweden 1857 ‘Tre are NOT both from Plate 73, as the corner check Skilling Yellow Banco’ – one is here – www. letters do not match 73, so more than one plate chohthu.notlong.com might be involved with possible re-cutting? Again highly controversial, and again no-one However seeing only 10 or so examples have has a clue as to EXACTLY how this stamp came surfaced in ~150 years, despite millions of copies to be. Or if it is genuine – or not. being squinted at, it is safe to assume few if any In 1974 it was exhibited at the stand of Frimarkmore will turn up even if this cover is eventually shuset A.B. the well known Swedish dealers, at declared genuine. ‘Stockholmia 74’. SG cannot list two categories of Plate ‘77’ - The stamp was then offered to the Swedish “those found before 2008, and those found afterPostal Museum for purchase at $US1,000,000. wards.” The curator Gilbert Svensson had always susIf a stamp shows “77” clearly, and is not a treatpected it to be a forgery, and arranged for it to be ed “177”, and if neither “77s” are altered or tamhanded over to a group of nine Swedish stamp pered with, it clearly is collectible as a “Plate 77”. “experts” to examine. HOW it came about - we will likely never know. All we DO know is that stamps were printed NINE experts say “FAKE” and distributed with “77” engraved upon them -- at These “experts” concluded it was a fake - possibly least 3 of them .. and maybe many or all of the a fake of the original stamp that some of them also other known 10 as well. thought was a fake anyway! My theory is simple. We know 5 mint copThey stated that one third of the stamp was of a ies are recorded, and one of those, owned by H.J. Crocker was lost in the San Francisco fire of 1906. different paper type than the rest. And it differed in exterior appearance from early photographs. Another Mint copy was allegedly sold to FerOne of the experts Friedrich Schaffer pointed rary from the Hughes-Hughes collection, and it is the finger at original dealer owner Leichtenstein strongly doubted this exists (or is genuine), and 18 - Stamp News

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Glen Stephens as the forger/creator of apparently proved it oththis ‘fake’. The experts erwise, and even with no publicly claimed the Certificate it still sells for story of the original millions at auction! Backman sale in 1885 A Faker’s Check List was a lie. I have a logical brain I In “Stamp Collectbelieve, and think to myself ing” May 1975 it was that if someone was deterstated that photo-micromined to fake a plate ‘77’ on graphic tests had shown cover, there are 3 things they that the forger bleached would do. a genuine lightly used 1. Stick to a SINGLE 8 Skilling Banco to rid stamp on cover to alter ... it of colour, and then FAR less work, and far less printed a fake 3 Skillchance of getting caught out, ing stamp image on or messing it up. top. (i.e. the technique 2. Select a NICE looking always used cleverly by well centred stamp to fake, Jean Sperati.) to maximise the return if acAfter all these damnA “fake” worth Millions?! cepted as genuine. ing reports, owner 3. Pick a nice clean Berlingen and Frimarkcomplete cover to work on, for the same reasons as shuset A.B. then paid for a very detailed scientific and X-Ray report in 1975, by a Professor of Medial #2. These 3 totally obvious features are all missing Biophysics, on the paper and ink etc, which pointed here. A tatty looking part cover, with 3 woefully they claim, to the stamp being a genuine colour centred stamps, one badly scuffed and damaged, error. So who really knows? The ‘Tre Skilling Banco’ and one badly creased. And the obvious fact it turned up unheralded in allegedly sold in 1996 for a world record Swiss Francs 2.87 million ($US2.3 million) to Hans Ler- Europe points further to no large profit gain being involved here. nestål, a Swedish dealer. This is EXACTLY why, given the compelling The stamp was not offered with a Expert Cerscientific evidence supporting my view, I believe tificate of any kind in the 1990 or 1996 Auctions indeed I do not believe any Expertising Committee all 3 stamps to be perfectly genuine and unaltered, at any time has ever given it a Certificate as being a and all are showing plate number “77”. genuine error of colour. The stamp has been crudely re-perforated along the top, and has a sizeable slit at the side .. neither Glen Stephens has written monthly ‘Stamp Tipster’ columns mentioned at all in the 1990 David Feldman aucfor over 25 years. A vast library of past articles is at: tion - which had a deluxe catalogue issued for just www.glenstephens.com/column.html this one stamp! So Abed Najjar might take heart from that story. 4 The Tor Walk, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068 Ph: 02 9958 1333 Nine “experts” all decreed the Sweden “Tre email: glen@glenstephens.com Skilling Yellow Banco” to be a fake, yet science

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For convenience, this month I’ll complete the KGV Heads usage overview, commenced last issue. Previously, we focused on denominations up to and including the basic letter rate, which peaked at 2d in the 1930s. Now it’s the turn of the above letter rate denominations, those from 3d to 1/4d.

punctured “OS”), attractive items are not easy to find. One would be unlikely to go broke buying all such attractive items which appeared on the market over, say, a 12 months period. However, for mint stamps at $40/60 (mounted) and $80/125 (unmounted), I for one wouldn’t be brave enough to attempt that same challenge. Figure 2 is an attractive punctured “OS” cover of 17 Aug 1917, registered at Perth, to Kalgoorlie, where it was unclaimed, and sent to the Perth Dead Letter Office. It paid the 1d Letter rate + 3d registration fee. We have the release of the W.A. Land Titles Office hoard to thank for this item, and so many other treasured covers reposing in countless collections nationally and abroad. The informative markings increase character and desirability. Value : $200 (off cover $10).

Figure 1. 1931, when more things were Australianmade 3d Blue (S.M. wmk, Die II): Solo frankings of the 3d are reasonably available, primarily for the Foreign letter rate; these predominantly to the U.S. Figure 1 is no exception, a quite attractive advertising cover used 8 Jul 1931 from Brisbane to Illinois. Value : $60 (off cover $6).

Figure 2. Multiple markings = maximum interest 4d Orange: On trees, 4d orange usage items do not grow. Despite ACSC “on cover” price of a relatively modest $100/150, for the more usual shades ($150

Figure 3. Expensive postcard 4d Violet: This is a scarce stamp on cover. Broadly, there are two possibilities for solo frankings; (i) 2nd weight step Letter rate Australia and Empire, (ii) Foreign letter rate. I’ve noted only two examples of (i), and probably less than a dozen of (ii), which was introduced on 1 Jan 1922. The 4d blue appeared less than three months later, providing but a brief usage period for the violet for that usage purpose. Figure 3 is a variant for foreign use, a 10 Apr 1922 postcard Sydney to Sweden. Postcards could be sent at 2d, knowledge of which apparently escaped the sender, delivering to us an unusual usage item. Value : $500 (off cover $25).

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Figure 4. Window envelopes not everyone’s favourite, but . . . 4d Blue: Solo frankings of this stamp are not difficult to find. They usually turn up paying the Foreign letter rate to U.S., and nice examples can usually be had for around $75. That’s for the Cooke printing; if you can obtain a Harrison printing for that sum, you have a snip. Figure 4 is a Harrison, exhibiting the “fuzzy” printing characteristics, not present in the more finely printed Cooke issue. The readily available inverted wmk. variety in this stamp, common mint (very scarce used), is helpful as a determinant between the work of the respective printers. Perhaps the optimal Harrison stamp, however, will show an ACSC- listed Harrison printing variety, but I’ve seen only one on cover. We’ll have to make do with this window envelope, the reverse of which confirms it as stationery of a Trade Mark Attorney, specializing in International disciplines. That suggests it was most likely to an overseas destination, at 4d Foreign letter rate, sent 11th Sep 1923, within a month of the first appearance of the Harrison printing. Value : $500 (off cover $50). Figure 5. Equally at home in a Kangaroo or KGV collection 4d Olive (S.M. wmk, perf 14): Some usage purists prefer not to include in their collections items carried on flight covers. Under certain circumstances, I’m not one of those, but I need to establish the bona fides. Figure 5 satisfies my philatelic sixth sense that, although carried on the second experimental Australia-England flight (AAMC #203), this item is

an instance of commercial expediency, rather than a contrived philatelic confection. Sent 15 May 1931, the day of the return flight to England, apparently using stamps held in stock by its mail office, this was the speediest possible manner for an outpost in the Antipodes to correspond with Head Office in the U.K. The pair of Kangaroo 9d (also S.M. wmk) and 4d olive x2, from the scarcer perf. 14 printing, an aggregate 2/2d, paid 1/11d ½oz. airmail rate + 3d registration fee. A desirable item, both for Kangaroo and KGV usage specialists. Value : $450 (stamps off cover $160).

Figure 6. 1920s airmail, destined abroad 4½d Violet (S.M. wmk, perf 13½ x 12½): One of my particularly serious philatelic interests is the study of mails destined for Australasia, where the article has taken to the air at some stage of the journey. I know there are a number of similarly minded enthusiasts elsewhere in the world, interested in airborne items to their regions. Figure 6 would be of considerable interest to an enthusiast for Stamp News - 21

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Germany-destined material; very little such material emanated from Australia prior to 1931, when the first experimental airmail service, England-Australia, commenced. KGV usage specialists would like this as an unusual and scarce example of usage for the perf 13½ x 12½ issue of S.M. wmk, which in itself is scarce on cover. Covers often present multiple interest aspects, which is but another reason why the subject so enthuses me. Our subject is a 21 Nov 1929 cover from Prahran (Vic) to Germany, accelerated by air on the East-West domestic airmail service, introduced in May 1929. The 4½d paid combined Letter rate (1½d) + Airmail surcharge (3d), complemented by the 3d Airmail, required as weight must have exceeded ½oz. (air service was 3d per ½oz.). Value : $300 (stamps off cover $34).

Figure 7. This Rough no roughie 5d Brown (Single wmk, Rough paper): The W.A. Land Titles hoard (see under Figure 2) delivered us half a dozen or so covers bearing the 5d Rough paper (always punctured “OS”), prior to which event no covers were recorded bearing this stamp. Figure 7 may be the latest use of the stamp amongst those covers, 28 Jul 1921 from Perth to Lake Grace, where unclaimed. ACSC states “examples are found up to early 1921”. 5d was for 2d Letter rate + 3d registration fee. I priced this stamp on cover at $1000 for the 2007 ACSC. It doesn’t seem a lot now for an item of which perhaps half a dozen survive, does it? We’ll stick with that valuation for this exercise, however. Value : $1000 (off cover $175). Figure 8. When only blocks of four on cover will do 5d on 4½d Surcharge: The 1930 5d Surcharge is a rather tough stamp on cover, particularly used in

that year. I’m not particularly keen on later usages; most are philatelic. Figure 8 is one of the more spectacular usage items bearing this stamp I’ve seen. An early use, just two days after issue, this 4 Aug 1930 airmailed cover from Perth to the famous Yalbalgo Station, Carnarvon, the block, together with ½d blocks x2, for an aggregate 2/-, paid 2d per oz. Letter rate x3 (6d) + 3d Airmail surcharge per ½oz. x6 (1/6d). Value : $350 (stamps off cover $72).

Figure 9. Scarcity and quality convergence, always a treat 5d overprinted “OS”: This stamp, of course, is scarce on cover, as $750 price tag for that category in ACSC would suggest. Figure 9 is a particularly desirable example for, aside from its quality, the overprint is in a very distinct pale bluish ink. ACSC states “The bluish overprint formerly listed is now deleted. Most authorities now accept the whole printing was made in bluish black ink of varying intensity”. I certainly agree with the second sentence, and would add that the same applies to the other overprinted “OS” denominations. There are, however, for most denominations, distinct variants within the lighter intensity overprints, and indeed these are catalogued for the 2d, 3d and 4d. I contend the listings should include the 1d, and the 5d ought

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to be reinstated. Sighting Figure 9 would support a strong argument for such action for the 5d. This 21 Aug 1934 registered Official cover, locally addressed at Perth, may also be a contender for latest use of the stamp on cover. ACSC states “Discontinued February 1933”. Value : $1000 (off cover, as normal opt., $50).

drawn to the price tag of $12500 for inverted wmk. in ACSC, which states “At least eight [my emphasis] used examples with watermark inverted can be traced”. The emerging new generation of enlightened specialists, many of whom have more enthusiastically embraced usage, than generally has that generation which preceded them, will determine future value for this item; for now I’ll remain introspect. Value : $3000 (off cover $15). 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

Figure 10. Destined to become a five-figure item? 1/4d Greenish blue (Single wmk): Solo frankings of the highest denomination of the series are rare, even for the CofA wmk., the least scarce on cover of the four catalogued issues for the 1/4d. Figure 10 is a particular bottler, and in the foreseeable future will become a very, very valuable item. This 6 Jun 1922 solo use of 1/4d Single wmk. is one of but two I’ve recorded. From Manly (NSW) to U.S., it paid septuple Foreign letter rate, being 4d 1st oz. and 2d each additional oz. x6. In valuing this item, my eye is inexorably

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philatelic news Australian Bush Babies International Stamps 1 July 2009 Marsupials are mammals that are distinguished by their particular reproductive cycle. Most female marsupials have pouches in which the young develops after spending only a short time in the mother’s uterus. After birth the embryo-like offspring climbs into the mother’s pouch using strong front limbs, where it remains, attached to a teat, until mature enough for independence.

$2.10 Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus This stamp issue features four species of some of the most popular Australian marsupials and their young. The Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is a large kangaroo (males can weigh up to 70 kilograms) second in size only to the Red Kangaroo. It frequents a wide variety of habitats, from high mountain forests to semi-arid rangelands in the eastern states. It is the only kangaroo species found in Tasmania. Gestation is only 30–36 days and after birth the tiny joey makes its way into the pouch where it suckles for the next 300 days. The joey is not fully independent until it is 18 months old.

$2.90 Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula The Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecular) is familiar to many urban dwelling people as it has successfully adapted to life in highly populated areas. Its natural habitat extends over much of Australia, from rainforests to dry eucalypt woodlands, but it has disappeared from much of its former range. After 16–18 days of gestation females bear one, sometimes two, young. The young stay in the pouch for five months and are weaned by seven months.

$1.45 Koala Phascolarctos cinereus One of Australia’s iconic animals,

the Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is found in the eastern Australian states excluding Tasmania. Koalas spend most of their life in eucalypt trees which also provide the species’ entire diet. Females produce one young each year, which is born after a one-month gestation period. After six months the young Koala emerges but is not weaned for another six months. The young Koala is carried on its mother’s back until it weighs around two kilograms.

$4.20 Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus Like the Koala the Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) has a backward-opening pouch. It is found in south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Its habitat is varied, ranging from coastal forest to alpine woodland and grassland. Wombats build burrows, leaving a mound of excavated earth outside the entrance. Gestation lasts a month. At 10 months the baby leaves the pouch but stays with the mother for another eight to 10 months.

Issue Highlights In addition to the standard product range, this stamp issue includes self-adhesive sheetlets of five. The Koala and Eastern Grey Kangaroo designs will also be used for two new Personalised Stamps™. www.auspost.com.au/pstamps

Technical Details Issue date 1 July 2009 FDI withdrawal date 29 July 2009 Stamp/product design Adam Crapp, Australia Post Design Studio National postmark Gumly Gumly, NSW 2652

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Australian Parks and Gardens

This issue celebrates five great Australian city parks and gardens. Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne: o The Fitzroy Gardens was reserved in 1848, but was not laid out until 1859. o These gardens were named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, the Governor of New South Wales. o They cover 26 hectares and attract over two million people annually. o In 2000, the Fitzroy Gardens were listed on the Heritage Victoria register. Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane: o Roma Street Parkland in part occupies the former Roma Street market and the Roma Street railway goods yards. o The closure of the latter in 1991 was a catalyst for the Parkland. o Redevelopment began in January 2000 and the new Roma Street Parkland was opened in April 2001. o The area’s transformation included construction of a lake and the planting of more than 100,000 shrubs, 1,200 mature trees, 1,800 unique specimens and 350 palms. Commonwealth Park, Canberra o Commonwealth Park is on the foreshore of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. o The park includes works of art, memorials, small ponds, bike paths and walking tracks.

o Since 1965, a master plan prepared by British landscape architect Sylvia Crowe has guided the development of the 34 hectare park. o Commonwealth Park is the venue of the annual spring festival, Floriade – a 30 day festival where the park is transformed into a series of garden beds made up of more than a million blooms. St David’s Park, Hobart o St David’s Park was opened in 1926. o Covering two hectares it occupies the site of Hobart’s first burial ground (1804-72). o Located in the centre of Hobart, it is one of the city’s treasures. The park was designed by LJ Liscombe who was the Hobart City Council’s Superintendent of Reserves. o It has a wonderful collection of beech, birch and elm trees, a scented garden, mass bulb plantings and an excellent selection of magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Hyde Park, Sydney o Reserved on 11 February 1810, Hyde Park is Australia’s first public park. o Its present layout is a result of a design competition held in 1926. o The Park is dominated by an avenue of giant fig trees running through its middle and provides a tranquil escape for many Sydney-siders. o It contains several war memorials to those Australian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Stamp News - 25

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Australian Stamp Variations Details of the main variations in recent stamp issues 3D Stamps A few months ago on a Sunday morning I visited The Rocks Market in Sydney. There I came across a stall selling framed 3D stamps. What a fantastic “variation” on a philatelic collectable. I chatted to stall-holder, Lilly, and she explained how they were made. A number of paper images are layered to make the stamp appear to be in a 3-dimensional format. This craft is called Paper Tole and has been around for centuries. It is generally made from multiple copies of large pictures but Lilly and husband, Mick, have perfected it using small postage stamps. Lilly told me, “Mick introduced me to paper tole, in the mid 1990’s. I had a stressful job at the time and needed something to take my mind off work, after hours. Mick has his own picture framing business and is an architect by occupation, so was well aware of the craft.” During the 1990’s, she paper toled traditional large pictures and these went quite well at the major shows. Mick then suggested they paper tole stamps and they both started working with them as a ‘joint venture’. In 2002 they entered a frame in the Paper Tole Craft Section at the Sydney Royal

Easter Show. They received 1st Prize and were awarded the “Grand Champion” ribbon.  This is the highest award a craftsperson can receive. Their display consisted of a frame of 34 single stamps and 4 minisheets. Lilly commented, “Our idea of having a large selection of stamps in one frame was to have a special composite item, rather than have many individual framed stamps displayed around the house. Entering it in the Show was the incentive to complete the project. This was so different from the large pictures that are usually entered. The judging is based on detail, presentation and techniques.” Since receiving the award, Lilly has become a Paper Tole judge! The time taken to paper tole a stamp is based on the detail of the stamp. It takes many hours of concentrated work. Six identical mint stamps are required and the main feature of the stamp image is cut out and layered. Mick then places the stamp or stamps in a frame. (They have received permission from Australia Post to paper tole postage stamps.) At their market stall they have over 40 different Australian stamps on display. They do work on commission and often receive orders from people overseas who have either bought one of their items

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at the market or who have heard of them from friends. Many people who have travelled overseas bring back 6 stamps from the country they have visited and Lilly and Mick paper tole and frame it for them. The “in” thing at the moment is paper toling the self-adhesive “personalised stamps” with photo tabs for that really unique birthday, wedding

or anniversary present. Their work has extended to the corporate sector as well. They are now making company gifts which include an engraved company logo on the board or frame that surrounds the paper toled image. Mick said, “We have received many telephone calls and letters of appreciation. That’s

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

what keeps our interest going. Our clientele ranges from people who want something unique to celebrities and even Prime Ministers!” So if you want a unique stamp to add to you collection or to give as a prize or gift, contact Lilly or Mick Rosic on (02) 9681 6962 or by e-mail at mibex1@gmail.com or mibex2@msn.com or visit them at The Rocks every Saturday or Sunday. The pictures accompanying this article do not do justice to Lilly and Mick’s craft. You must see the 3D stamps “in person”. Queensland 150 Years On 6th June 2009 Queensland celebrated 150 years. It was established in 1859 by Queen Victoria. To commemorate this, two gummed stamps depicting icons of the State were issued on 9th June – 55c Parliament House, Brisbane / Simpson Desert / Windmill and $2.75 Great Barrier Reef / Cape Tribulation beach / Red-eyed Tree Frog. They came with just 2 variations: A minisheet and a 55c/$2.75 se-tenant pair. No self-adhesive stamps were issued in this set.

150 Years of Queensland Variations 2 Cost $6.60 th Issue Date 9 June 2009 55c Parliament House, Brisbane / Stamp Simpson Desert / Windmill Value & $2.75 Great Barrier Reef / Cape Design Tribulation beach / Red-eyed Tree Frog Perforations 14.6 x 13.9 55c & $2.75 se-tenant pair Pair (minisheet) Minisheet 55c & $2.75 se-tenant pair Variations & 55c Statistics (Issue 1: 22nd January to Issue 12: 9th June 2009) No. of issues 12 No. of designs 55 No. of stamps* 115 Face value of stamps* $80.00 No. of variations 172 Cost of variations $536.65 No. of 55c stamps* 101

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No. of days to 26-5-2009 139 Average issue rate of 1 every 1½ days 55c stamps* * Including perforation and self-adhesive variations Footnote: Thanks to Lilly and Mick Rosic for supplying the information and photos for the 3D Stamps article. The stamp information shown above is based on stamps and variations bought at my local Post Shop. These may differ from those sold at other Australia Post outlets. If you find any differences please let me know. 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. Scan the QR code with your mobile cell phone to go to the ASV home page. Find out what Australia Post actually issued each year in my 1966-2008 ASV Catalogue.

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THIS MONTH’S KANGAROOS:

Lot 01 Kangaroo: Spectacular Blk (9) Double perforation error, Vertically & Horizontally. Unused. $575 Lot 02 Kangaroo: SG 1 1st Wmk, ½d Green. An attractive MUH positional block of 18. Note: No. 3 has white flaw off WA coast. $250 Lot 03 Kangaroo: 1st Wmk ½d Green COIL STRIP OF 3, upper stamp has variety (BW1i) “defective ST of AUSTRALIA”. Very Fine MLH $125 Lot 04 Kangaroo: SG 2 1913, 1d Red Die 1 coil strip of 8 with join. Unit 2 with variety ‘Broken coastline by Roo’s head”. 1 MLH / 7 Unhinged $375 Lot 05 Kangaroo: SG 2 1st Wmk, 1d Red Die 1 coil strip of 4, with join. Includes variety ‘Rostage’. Fresh MUH $225 Lot 06 Kangaroo: SG 3w 1st Wmk 2d Grey. Wmk INVERTED. Fine used with variety thickened lower right frame. $75 Lot 07 Kangaroo: SG 15 1st Wmk £1 Brown/Blue. A fresh, genuine MUH stamp, centred a little to left. Nice perforations. $7,750

Lot 08 Kangaroo: SG 16 1st Wmk £2 Black/Red. A very fine used example. Seldom seen in such fine quality. $5,500 Lot 09 Kangaroo: SG 27 2nd Wmk 9d Violet. An attractive MUH example from position 6. Note ‘white spot’ varieties below NINE PENCE. $1,750 Lot 10 Kangaroo: SG 27 2nd Wmk 9d Violet. A very fresh & appealing stamp. MLH $325

Lot 11 Kangaroo: SG 27 (var) 2nd Wmk 9d Violet. ANILINE appearance & unlisted in BW. Striking colour. RARE $675 Lot 12 Kangaroo: BW 31E 2nd Wmk 1/- EMERALD (ANILINE) Cat. Value $1250 A good used example with few shortish perfs. $750 Lot 13 Kangaroo: SG 037 2nd Wmk 5/- Yellow & Grey ‘OS’, a clearly dated Fine Used stamp. Much nicer than regularly seen. $375

Lot 14 Kangaroo: SG 38 3rd Wmk 6d Ultramarine Die 2. Superb MLH $225

KGV

Lot 15 Kangaroo: SG 38 3rd Wmk Variety: “Bite out of Leg” Fine used, SCARCE $2000 each

Lot 27 KGV: 2d Red FORGERY Postally used. $675

Lot 16 Kangaroo: SG 047b 3rd Wmk DIE 2B 9d Violet ‘OS’. A perfect MUH example. $375

Lot 28 KGV: SG 20 Early State crack in Sth West cnr 63(3)h. Fine used. $1,250

Lot 17 Kangaroo: SG 40b 3rd Wmk 1/- Green Die 2B. A very attractive MLH block of 4 showing BROKEN VALUE CIRCLE like variety on 3 stamps. Unusual & unlisted in BW. $575

Lot 29 KGV: BW 71(1)zb, smooth paper Rose shade (G71). CA monogram, very fresh MLH. $275

Lot 18 Kangaroo: SG 43a 3rd Wmk 10/- Grey/Aniline Pink. Superb MUH. $3,250

Lot 19 Kangaroo: SG 051 3rd Wmk 10/Grey & Pink ‘OS’. A striking deep pink (Aniline) shade. CTO/VFU $110

Lot 20 Kangaroo: SG 45 3rd Wmk £2 Black & Deep Rose. A very nice commercially used example. $3,250

Lot 21 Kangaroo: SG 108 Small Multiple Wmk, 9d Violet. Perfect centring with only the faintest trace of hinging. A GEM $175 Lot 22 Kangaroo: SG 109 Small Multiple Wmk, 1/- Blue Green. S superbly centred & PO fresh block of 4. All stamps are MUH. $850 Lot 23 Kangaroo: SG 112 Small Multiple Wmk, 10/- SPECIMEN overprint TYPE C with SHAVED P. MLH Superb. $675 Lot 24 Kangaroo: SG 212 C of A Wmk, 2/Maroon, Type B. VG perfin. MLH $125

Lot 25 Kangaroo: SG 136 C of A Wmk, 10/- Grey & Pink. Very fresh MUH $1,250

Lot 26 Kangaroo: SG 136 C of A Wmk, 10/Grey & Pink. WA perfin, Fine used. $475

Lot 30 KGV: BW 71(1)ze, smooth paper Rose shade (G71). JBC monogram, very fresh MLH. $275

Lot 31 KGV: G25 BRICK (Pale Terra Cotta) Smooth paper, very lightly hinged mint. (With Drury Certificate) $875

Lot 32 KGV: Single Wmk smooth paper. BW 71Ra(G26). SALMON shade, wmk INVERTED. MVLH – a gem. With DRURY CERTIFICATE. $850 Lot 33 KGV: BW 72(4)zb 1d Rose Red, rough paper, JBC monogram block of 5. Fresh, nicely centred and MUH. Perf separation between units 1 & 2, 3 & selvedge, nevertheless very attractive. Varieties: R54: white spot in corner R60: run “N”, 2nd state $825 Lot 34 KGV: Single Wmk, rough paper ‘OS’. BW 72Ebb(G64) PALE ROSE-RED, Dunkerley Certificate. MUH $750

Lot 35 KGV: BW 72KA Single Wmk Rough paper. The elusive LILAC ROSE shade, punctured ‘OS’. Well centred MUH, seldom offered. Dunkerley Certificate. $2,100 Lot 36 KGV: Small Multiple P14, Mullett Imp. Block of 8. Ferns, RA retouch, tongue. 6 MUH / 2 MLH $125 Lot 37 KGV: Small Multiple P14, Ash Imprint. Ferns, RA retouch, tongue. 5 MLH / 3 MUH $125 Lot 38 KGV: BW 91aa, Small Multiple Wmk, Perf 14 1½d Red printed on course translucent paper. Visually stunning, MUH. $125

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STAMP OFFERS Lot 39 KGV: BW 92N, Small Multiple Wmk, perf 13½x12½. Intense golden scarlet. This shade exists in ‘OS’ only. MLH $425

Lot 40 KGV: BW 108, DRY INKING variety, Small Multiple Wmk P13½x12½, ‘OS’. MUH $150

Lot 56 Australia: SG 187/ACSC 196zc Plate 14 (no dashes) at bottom, with Imprint Blk (8) MUH $875 Lot 57 Australia: SG 190, 6d Kooka, perf 15 x 14. Misguillotined block of 4 resulting in complete imprint in upper selvedge. Mint hinged. $250 Lot 58 Australia: SG 193/195, NSW Sesqui set 3. FIRST DAY COVER. Superb. $45 Lot 59 Australia: “ROSS SMITH” airmail cover, in fine condition & signed by KEITH SMITH. Of the 364 covers flown, only 21 were signed by Keith Smith. In very fine condition, without faults. $6,750

Lot 43 KGV: SG 0129, C of A Wmk 1d Green ‘OS’ wmk INVERTED. Note variety: scratch left of first A of AUSTRALIA. Superb MUH, rarely offered. $4,250 Lot 44 KGV: SG 0132, C of A Wmk 5d ‘OS’ overprint. A superb CTO (full gum) top right corner block of 4. $225 AUSTRALIA GENERAL Lot 45 Australia: SG 106a Kookaburra miniature sheet block of 4 in very fine MUH condition. Nicely centred. $1,275 Lot 46 Australia: 1½d Canberra PLATE 11 (full). Superb MUH. $1,200 Lot 47 Australia: SG 0120 1929 1½d Swan perf ‘OS’, Plate 4, corner Blk 4. MUH $175 Lot 48 Australia: BW 142, 3d Kingsford Smith positional block of 6 showing “plane dropping mailbag” variety. Stamps are MUH $85 Lot 49 Australia: BW 143e, 6d Kingsford Smith positional block of 6 showing ‘extra islands’ variety. MUH $110 Lot 50 Australia: SG 139a, 6d Airmail ‘OS’ overprint. A complete sheet of 40 stamps. The sheet is in exceptionally fresh condition well centred. $1,500 Lot 51 Australia: 2d Engraved Plate 2, at right. Stamps MUH $750 Lot 52 Australia: SG 143, 5/- Bridge MUH, with tiny gum adhesion. $950 Lot 53 Australia: SG 146, 6d Typo Kookaburra, FIRST DAY COVER (1/6/32). Fine & fresh $395 Lot 54 Australia: BW 194c, KGVI 3d Blue, Die 2 thin paper. WHITE FACE variety caused by ink stripping. MUH $175

Lot 55 Australia: SG 178S £1 Robes SPECIMEN with Certificate. Mint hinged. $575

VIC: Lot 77 VIC: SG 326S (var). £7 STAMP DUTY with SPECIMEN overprint TRIPLE (3 clear strikes). Mint hinged & with CEREMUGA CERTIFICATE. Small spot on reverse. Cert states “Extremely rare”. $1,500 W.A.:

Lot 41 KGV: SG 102, Small Multiple Wmk P13½x12½. A stunning upper right corner block of 4. Ultra fresh, totally MUH. $725 Lot 42 KGV: SG 104, Small Multiple Wmk P13½x12½. MUH A stunningly pale shade – not listed in Brusden White. $795

Lot 76 TAS: SG 239d, Variety 2d Rose Lilac Compound perf 12½ & 12. UNCATALOGUED in SG (note Tinsley page 85). Fine used. $325

Lot 60 Australia: SG D57 Large Crown Wmk, fine mint hinged. $475 Lot 61 Australia: SG D59 5/- (stroke), mint hinged. $475 Lot 62 Australia: SG D61 10/- (with Stroke) MLH, superb/ fresh. $3,900 Lot 63 Australia: SG D63/D73 (Set 11). Superb CTO. $1,200 Lot 64 Australia: SG D121 ASC D104 2d Carmine & Green value tablet grossly misplaced to left. Block of 4 mint unhinged. $825 Lot 65 Australia: SG 545a/BW 635c. 1973 1c Banded Coral Shrimp. Horizontal strip of 3 with one unit BLACK OMITTED, other 2 stamps partially omitted. MUH $750 Lot 66 Australia: SG 608a/BW 725c 1975 18c Wildflower block of 4 with BLACK OMITTED, MUH. $195 Lot 67 Australia: SG 788 24c Tasmanian Tiger spectacularly misperforated Block of 6, resulting in imperforate effect. $625 Lot 68 Australia: SG 827 1981 24c Disabled Persons IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOF PAIR. MUH $575 NSW:

STATES & MISC Lot 69 NSW: SG 7, 1d Vermillion. 4 margins – ultra bright/fresh pair. Very fine used. $950

Lot 70 NSW: 1905 Cover posted 5d Jubilee Stamp Exhibition. Australia’s FIRST Philatelic Exhibition Postmark. Repaired tear at base of envelope. VERY SCARCE. $275 Lot 71 NSW: SG 024, 3d Green with red ‘OS’ overprint cancelled-to-order. Ceremuga Certificate of Authenticity. $750 S.A. Lot 72 SA: £4 Lemon, Postage & Revenue overprinted SPECIMEN. MUH, with usual streaky gum. $95 TAS: Lot 73 TAS: A rare Presentation sheet containing 36 SPECIMEN & REPRINT stamps, including £1 Tablet. Contact us for scan of complete sheet. $3,500 Lot 74 TAS: SG F2 Imperforate pair. Postally used. $675 Lot 75 TAS: SG 131 10d Black with single lined numeral wmk (10). A fine mint hinged positional block of 4. $150

Lot 78 WA: One halfpenny imperforate PLATE PROOF printed in brown on thin unwatermarked paper. DUNKERLEY CERTIFICATE states “of uncertain status, although most likely a proof produced in preparing the postal card, extremely rare”. A few tiny ink marks on surface & other slight blemishes, typical for the very few examples of similar type proofs recorded. $5,000 Lot 79 WA: SG 1, 1d Black. A very fine 4 margin unused stamp. $1,650

Lot 80 WA: SG 44, 1d Rose Carmine, rough perfs 14-16. Attractive & fine used. $55 Lot 81 WA: SG 46, 1/- Green, very rough perfs, with VARIETY, DOUBLE ROW OF PERFORATIONS at top of stamp. A scarce variety, fine used. $850 Lot 82 WA: SG 102, Plate 1 positional corner block of 4. 3 MUH / 1 MLH $240 Lot 83 WA: Coolgardie Cycle Mail (2) in ungummed blocks of 4. $525 Lot 84 GRI/MARSHALL ISLANDS: SG 61, 3/- on 3 Mark. Very fine mint hinged. BPA Certificate. $6,750 Lot 85 Papua: SG 75, vertical pair overprinted STAMP DUTY. Fresh MUH with lower stamp having “white leaves” variety. $225 Lot 86 Papua: SG 76 vertical pair overprinted STAMP DUTY. Fine MUH $150 Lot 87 Papua: SG 01 2/6d Black/ Brown Wmk Horizontal Small ‘Papua’ variety. Inverted ‘d’ for ‘P’. Fine used. $225 Lot 88 Papua: SG 038/045 Monocolour set of 8. A lovely very fine used set. Cancelled PORT MORESBY. $150

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Some Australian Philatelic Terms This article was born out of an email that I received in response to my Kangaroo watermark article published back in the April edition of Stamp News. A Queensland collector emailed with some encouraging comments about the ‘roo article, and a few questions that revolved around some of the other terms & issues he’d encountered while collecting Australian stamps. I did my best to explain the terms via return email, and as I was thinking & typing, it occurred to me that if one collector had these questions, there were bound to be quite a few others! So here are some answers! I’ve expanded the information a little, and added a few other terms that you may encounter in your Aussie collecting pursuits! I don’t think any of these terms are unique to Australian philately, but they certainly are often encountered in collecting stamps from ‘Down Under’. So, on to the first question:

What is a Cliché? A cliché, in stamp printing terms, is one of several terms used to refer to each individual stamp ‘printing impression’ that makes up a printing plate. Another way of putting it is one stamp equals one cliché on the printing plate. The most well known usage of this term in Australian collecting would have to be the ‘Rusted’ and ‘Substituted’ clichés of the KGV 1d red issue, where 2 adjacent ‘cliché’s’ in one of the plates rusted while in storage (thanks to rats weeing on them, or so one story goes!), and needed replacement when the problem was discovered shortly after they started using them again. The stamps printed from these 2 ‘clichés after the rust damage are known as the ‘rusted cliché’s in other words, the 2 stamp impressions or units on the sheet where the damage occurred (it’s worth noting that these rusted cliches were originally known as the ‘pre substituted cliché’s but recently the more logical ‘rusted’ term has come into use). The ‘substituted’ clichés are just that, where the 2 rusted units were noticed and removed from the printing plate, then replaced with 2 relatively undamaged ones. These are all basically plate varieties, and all of these are illustrated and priced etc in the Australian Commonwealth

Specialist Catalogue.

What is Aniline? Aniline is a chemical that is (still) added to ink mixtures to brighten colours. In stamp printing, particularly up until around WW11. it was also added to make the ink ‘fugitive’ This term comes from the fact that aniline, when added to printing ink will make it run or wash away (to a greater or lesser degree) when the printed item is immersed in water - ie: when you soak a used stamp off paper. This was another security measure to stop stamps from being reused. In Aussie stamps, ink with aniline usually suffuses the paper, making the design stand out on the back of the stamp (again, to a greater or lesser degree). The easiest stamps to spot as having aniline ink are probably the third watermark 10/- Kangaroo, where the vast majority of the printing had aniline added to the pink ink, and some printings of the KGV 1d red issues. Also worth watching out for is the 1980 22c High Court issue. A very small portion of the printing had analine added to the purple ink, which is quite visible from the back.

How can I tell Single line from Comb perforations? Single line (often shortened to just ‘Line’) and comb perforations simply result from sheets of stamps being perforated by two different types of machine. In Aussie stamps, three out of the four first issues of the KGV heads in Single watermark, the ½d green, 1d red & 5d chestnut, all exist perforated with both the single line and comb machines. Telling them apart isn’t usually too difficult. Putting it briefly, the corner perforations of line and comb perforated stamps are usually quite different, with line perforated stamps having a shorter perforation ‘tooth’ in the corners. Unfortunately this isn’t always foolproof; for one thing, a stamp that appears to be line perforated may actually be a comb perforated stamp that has a short or pulled (damaged) perforation in the corner(s) giving it the appearance of a line perforated stamp. There is, however, a more reliable way to tell the two perforation types apart.

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Mike Lee The vertical perfs in these KGV stamps actually gauge slightly differently from line (14.2) to comb (14.25 x 14).. If you are using a basic perf gauge, you probably wont be able to tell them apart. A more sophisticated gauge, such as the SG ‘Instanta’ which uses a graduated gauge for measurement, will be able to show the subtle difference, if your eyes work as well as the gauge does! Sadly, mine don’t so I just use the easier option, and line the two stamps’ vertical. edges up next to one another. Align the top perfs of the 2 stamps. If one is line & the other comb, the perfs will fall out of alignment as you look down the pair of stamps. All you then have to do is check the corner perfs again, and you should have all the information you need to sort line from comb.

What is Helecon?

Around the mid 1960s, The Australian Post Office started to incorporate Helecon, a commercial luminescent substance, in the printing of stamps. This was to prepare for the introduction of automatic facing and cancelling machines. These machines ‘faced’ the envelopes fed into them by detecting the Helecon content of the stamp using an ultra violet ray and sorting them face up ready for cancelling. From a collectors point of view there are a couple of issues to ponder: first of all: now that I know what and why they are, do I collect Helecon stamps? After all, to the naked eye they look pretty much the same as the non-Helecon version of the same stamp (some are a slightly paler shade). My answer to this would be a definite ‘yes’. They are a different stamp. All you have to do is look at one of the 5d red or decimal 4c QEII stamps printed with Helecon in the ink under a UV lamp, and see how

it really jumps out at you, and you’ll be hooked (well probably anyway!). Secondly, you will have to invest in the above mentioned UV lamp if you decide Helecon collecting is for you. UV lamps are available in various size and price ranges from the small portable units costing around $30, up to large desktop models, which can cost up to several hundred dollars. The two stamps mentioned above have the Helecon in the ink, but later Australian stamps (including alternate versions of these two stamps) usually have the Helecon incorporated into the paper, or applied in the form of a coating or varnish to the surface of the paper. It’s worth mentioning that the collecting of stamps with luminescence, such as Helecon in the case of Aussie stamps, is popular around the world, but it goes by different names in different countries. For instance in the US and Canada, such stamps are referred to as ‘Tagged’, and many of you would be familiar with the ‘one band’, ‘two band’ and ‘all over’ Phosphor issues of the UK. Well, I hope these questions and answers have been helpful, informative, and most of all simple and accessible. I’ve tried to keep the answers not too technical or too bogged down in detail, which may have resulted in some information being omitted, for which I apologise in advance! Please contact me via email if you have any questions that I may be able to help with, and I’ll do my best to get an answer for you. You can contact me at mlphilatelics@bigpond.com.au or via Stamp News Until next month, happy collecting Mike

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philatelic news

ACSC Postage Dues 2nd Edition Released The long-awaited 2nd edition of Postage Dues will be published in July 2009. This volume comprises Section 10 of the Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue (ACSC) and for the first time includes the postage due stamps of New South Wales (1891-1900) and Victoria (1890-1909). This edition features a wealth of additional information, new improved illustrations and significant price adjustments, and the fully revised listings incorporate all new discoveries made since publication of the previous edition in 1999. Further archival sources have come to light since publication of the first edition, and these have enabled a much more detailed analysis of the printings of the bicoloured issues, particularly those of the complex 1909-1925 period. As a result, the number of printings and their quantities have now been determined with much greater precision. The popularity and great demand for monograms and imprints in the Kangaroo and King George V issues has only served to highlight the rarity of these in the early postage due stamps, and a number of new discoveries have been made in this area. Particular attention has also been paid to the value and frame plate varieties, and numerous additions have been made throughout the issues. The publishers have been fortunate to be granted access to the material held in the Royal Philatelic Collection. This collection has not been seriously studied before in the light of our modern understanding of the postage due issues, and has been a source of much important new information. The addition of the New South Wales and Victorian postage due stamps represents the first specialised listings of these stamps. The former have never been researched in depth, and while much new detail is provided, it is expected that publication of this catalogue will bring forward further information. For the New South Wales issues, special attention has been paid to watermark orientation and perfo-

rations, and for both Colonies, an exhaustive listing of the Specimen overprints and cancelled-to-order stamps has been undertaken. The 2nd edition of Postage Dues can now be ordered at the special introductory price of $72.50 (softbound). To order your copy, see the Stamp News Mail Order ad on page 43. Alternatively, order by phone, mail or via www.brusden-white.com.au This special introductory price is valid only until 31 August 2009, after which date the price will be $82.50. This volume is available softbound only. The loose-leaf version of the ACSC is discontinued. Postage extra on all orders. All prices are in Australian dollars, GST inclusive. (GST: Orders to be delivered overseas can deduct 9% from these prices). Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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Revenue Review Money in the Bank

Oz Revenues Some of you may already be aware I have had to change my web site address. My old server was Telstra who in its wisdom has decided to shut down all personal web sites by the end of September. This has forced me to relocate my web site, so I am now offshore with the domain name of www.ozrevenues.com a much easier address to remember than the old one. If you Google ozrevenues I should come up first. I was quite amazed within the first week, I had people from 19 different countries looking at pages. So if you have not updated your bookmarks, can I please ask you to do so. Can I also ask if you would tell all your revenue friends, I would be most appreciative. This will avoid disappointment should anyone be a bi-monthly looker.

Ok let’s get into it. First up a very nice New South Wales private banknote [fig 1] was on offer at Status International last month. Dated 3 August 1869 and paying 1d duty on 30 August 1869 when the note was cashed, exceedingly rare revenue usage in any condition. Unfortunately out of my price range! Next we have a super promissary note auctioned by Tasmania Stamp Auctions, which sold for $1150.00. The attraction of course was the usage of a Pictorial, but in this case it is the earliest recorded usage of the 6d value. [fig 2] It was interesting to watch it climb to this level with a revenue collector and postal history collector both after it. The postal history collector won out on the day. Ross the owner and proprietor of Tasmania Stamp Auctions [with

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Dave Elsmore hat on] told me the note was found in an attic!

What, £20 and no Cypher

Figure 3 is a strange new find. It was picked out of a rubbish lot of GB impressed duties by Ian Spencer a revenue collector based in Great Britain. This is the first use of base paper on velum I have seen for Tasmania, and as there is no record of a Cypher label being issued for Tasmania it has never had a seal on the reverse of the silver staple which is normally used to hold the ‘tails’ in place. Further, this being a rare colourless £20 makes this even more intriguing. I would like to record this new find here. Maybe you are reading this thinking I have a bag of GB embossed issue cut outs. If you have, you had better go check they are all from GB. If you do turn up one from Tasmania can you please let me know so I can record it here.

What Station

There must have been a lot of parcels sent from Byron Bay in the past, and the use of their $10 value must have been running low as figure 4 clearly shows. Byron Bay borrowed parcel stamps from Casino. This is quite uncommon as I guess it would present accounting problems etc. Other ‘borrowed’ parcel stamps have been recorded maybe you have some? If so please share them with us all here.

NSW Specimen Cracker

Collectors of Specimen overprints would prick their ears up at the sound of a collector stating they had a small NSW duty stamp with a great big SPECIMEN stamped over it, figure 5 is one such item. It has not been recorded before, and I would like to do so here. Two different frames have been recorded in the rather ornate blue Old English font & frame, but only one has been seen by me on this particular stamp.

Westies

John DiBiase of Western Australia, a well known face in the west offered to send me a block of 8 of the £5 Financial Tax MINT and for free! Boy was I excited [not a pretty sight!]. This was short lived when the block arrived it was in the form of a book marker from the Western Australia State Records Office. Apparently they hold a full sheet of the £5. Figure 6 shows half the

vertical block. There is a lesson to be learned here, never trust a Westie bearing gifts! Fortunately John is a good friend, it may be 1-0 John, but not for long!

What a Nice Pair

A very nice £5 PNG revenue was in the last Revenue Society auction with the $5 [fig 7] popping up in the last Premier Auctions of Melbourne. Both scarce and rarely seen these warrant more attention by collectors. If you have a block of either value can you please make contact with me.

Beer Booklet Out

Dingle Smith of Canberra has kindly posted me the first published instalment in the beer duty update, he goes on to say: “The authors are undertaking new annotated and illustrated listings of the beer duty stamps of Australia, both State and Commonwealth.  The aim is to update existing catalogue listings and incorporate additional archival information and contributions from other collectors. This is especially the case for the Commonwealth issues from 1903 to 1918, when the stamps incorporated the names of the States and for the later period when there was a truly standard issue throughout Australia. The plan is to separately publish listings for each State, wherever possible in conjunction with an appropriate specialist society. The Tasmanian Philatelic Society [TPS] has kindly published Part 1 as a Special Edition of The Courier, the Research Journal of the TPS. The 21 page study has seven pages devoted the methodology of the listing and a summary of State and Commonwealth legislation”. You can purchase this work which is in black & white as follows: For non-members of the TPS the Special Edition can be purchased at a cost of $A10.00, plus $1.10 postage within Australia and $4.50 for all overseas addresses. Payment can be by Australian cheque or by PAYPAL, payment by credit card is not possible. Orders either by post to The Tasmanian Philatelic Society, GPO Box 594, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia or via the TPS web site www.tps.org.au and follow the links.

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The Puffin Island

When I discovered the wonderful world of stamps some 50 years ago it didn’t take long before I got hold of a set of stamps from Lundy. The stamps issued in 1954 depicted a map of the island and a variety of local scenery. I was later to learn that they were designed by a talented artist called John Dyke. But Lundy was definitely not a country which had been mentioned in our geography classes. A look at a map of Great Britain will reveal that the tiny island of Lundy is located at the entrance of the Bristol Channel between England and Wales. The island is some 19 kilometres from the nearest point on the English mainland. The total land area is five square kilometres. Lundy has strong connections with the Nordic area. Even the name is of Nordic origin according to some researchers. It can be translated as the island (ey) of the puffin bird (lunde). As can be seen from the illustrations nearby, this is a very cute bird which can be found in many coastal areas in the North Atlantic. The puffin is also the name of the island’s local currency. A puffin has exactly the same value as a British pre-decimal penny.

The puffins are getting increasingly scarce in today’s world. Over fishing has resulted in less food for the birds and they have disappeared from many countries where they used to be common. Lundy has a very long history despite its isolation far away from the nearest coasts. In 1955, the island celebrated the millennium of a united English kingdom. In the 10th century, Vikings from the Nordic area roamed all over the British Isles including Lundy. The millennium was celebrated by issuing two sets of stamps depicting horses (surface mail), birds (airmail) and a Viking. The Viking was Eric Bloodaxe Haraldsson (895954). He was king of Norway 930-935 and was then king of York in England. It is very doubtful if he ever visited Lundy. Different historical sources indicate that he was murdered in the Northwest of England in 954. The idea was to release the millennium sets in 1954 but due to the death of the owner of Lundy that year the release was postponed to the following year. Archaeological excavations on the island have shown that Lundy was already populated in Neolithic times.

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Christer Brunström Over the centuries, the island of Lundy has been owned by a number of families. They often used the island as a base for smuggling and other clandestine activities. In the 13th century the King of England ordered the building of the Marisco Castle on the island. In the 19th century lighthouses were built on Lundy to assist shipping in the Bristol Channel. There have been a number of shipwrecks around the island the most notable being HMS Montagu in 1906. In 1924 the island was acquired by Martin Coles Harman, a wealthy English businessman. He more or less ruled Lundy as his private kingdom. In the press of the day, he was often referred to as the King of Lundy. He even had coins minted but this was frowned upon by the British authorities. When Harman bought the island, the purchase price also included the MV Lerina which carried goods and passengers between the island and ports on the English mainland. The British Post Office ran a small sub office on the island from the late 1800s until it was closed in 1927. After the closure Harman carried the mail for

free but found this service to be too costly. To offset the cost of carrying the mail he decided to start a local postal service in 1929. Stamps were issued and they of course depict puffins – each stamp has the same number of birds as the denominations. Thus we can count six birds on the six-puffin stamp. So far there have been more than 300 different stamps making it quite a substantial collection. Lundy has a considerable following among worldwide collectors. I suppose they enjoy the romance of this unique local post. Most Lundy stamps have designs which feature the island in one way or the other. Many of course depict puffins. Swedish collector Lasse Liwendahl is a great friend of Lundy. He has spent many weeks working on the island. He has also helped design several of Lundy’s more recent stamp issues. In 2008, he was even able to include his daughter on one of the stamps marking the 50th anniversary of the launch of MS Oldenburg, the island’s current supply vessel. Getting one or a few covers from Lundy could be a most interesting project. The address is Lundy

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The Puffin Island Stamps, Lundy Island, Bristol Channel, North Devon EX39 2LY, England. They can send a pricelist of stamp issues, picture postcards and literature. They do accept VISA/MC credit card payments which makes ordering easy. In the past the local stamps had to be affixed to the back on outgoing letters or to the left on postcards. Today the Lundy local stamp is generally affixed to the left on the address side of both letters and postcards. The Lundy local post fee of course only covers carriage to the nearest British post office on the mainland and British postage has to be added for onward transmission. This is usually done on the island by using a meter mark for the Royal Mail postage. Postal rates of the Lundy local post include the Royal Mail fees. Shown here is an older commercial cover sent to Lundy. As can be seen the local stamp was affixed to the front on this type of cover. Since 1969 Lundy is managed by The Landmark Trust. The island is a marine reserve with unique flora and wildlife. Today Lundy is a popular tourist destination.

More than 20.000 visitors go to the island each year. Most just spend the day on the island but it is also possible to stay on Lundy for a week or more as there are holiday flats for rent. Most visitors of course use the opportunity of sending holiday greetings to friends and relatives back home. During the summer months, the local post handles large amounts of mail. All mail is of course franked with Lundy’s own stamps. Some 20 people reside permanently on Lundy. Most work with the upkeep of the island. Others work at the pub and some take care of the local post. Many people have dreams about things they would like to do. Ever since I first discovered Lundy’s stamps I have hoped that my travels would one day take me to the island. I believe it would be like meeting an old friend as my 50 years as a Lundy collector has given me so many insights into island life. Perhaps 2009 will see a new issue of Lundy stamps marking the 80th anniversary of the local post. After all it is the longest running and still active local post in the world.

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Cinderella Corner

Another mixed bag this month, with some items courtesy of Paul Wales of Classic Stamps in New Zealand and Mark Madison who is feeding me with items from his collection.

Jersey In last month’s column I wrote about two Jersey stamps with a request for some more information. That information was forthcoming from Kevin Morgan who noted that they are revenue stamps. Thanks Kevin.

questions asked and the explanations given it must have become “all too hard” and was not proceeded with. It appears that even horse drawn delivery vehicles were to be required to pay the excise. The excise was to be applied to the maintenance of roads that were the responsibility of the Country Roads Board. Do any examples of the stamp survive or did they only ever reach the essay stage and then go the way of the excise?

Interplanetary Stamps The Stamp That Never Was

My thanks to Richard Peck for finding this little gem. In 1924 Victoria proposed a Road Excise as a means of collecting revenue from the use of heavy vehicles on the State’s roads. The excise was to be collected by the means of stamps to the rated value being affixed to delivery documents. The Australian Motorist magazine of 1 February 1924 contained an article and discussion on the excise and illustrated the proposed stamp. (Fig 1). Judging by the

Back in the March column I wrote about some examples of these stamps that I had seen. I recently acquired a miniature sheet of another lot, different to those I wrote about in March. (Fig. 2). There is a marginal inscription at the top ‘Interplanetary Essays – created and designed in Great Britain’ and in the right hand margin ‘Printed in USA’. Paul Wales from Classic Stamps was kind enough to provide me with the following selection of items from his next sale.

Clockwise from top left: Figs 1 to 6

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Tony Presgrave

Christchurch Local Mail

This attractive miniature sheet, (fig. 3), was issued by the organizers of the Christchurch Philatelic Exhibition in 1987. It features one of the unadopted designs for the New Zealand centenary of railways from 1963.

falcon stamps l-z

To cut a long story short, the Council authorized the issue of stamps. The stamps were printed by Southern Colour Print in Dunedin with a print run of 5,000 of each sheet. The stamps paid postage between Scott Base and Christchurch. If the mail was to go further New Zealand stamps had to be added.

Westons Wine

A set of interesting advertising labels from Westons Wines in New Zealand, (fig. 4), the labels advertise Summer Wine and Flowers with a value in glasses. The marginal inscription indicates the sheet was issued in December 1992.

Scott Base

This lot is actually two covers with a miniature sheet on each. (Fig 5 & 6). In Bill Hornadge’s 1992 (issue 5) sale catalogue they are described in detail. When the New Zealand Post Office closed its postal outlet at Scott Base in Ross Dependency the postal arrangements were taken over by the Armed Forces Canteen Council which ran the shop at Scott Base.

East Brunswick

A nice fund raising idea from the East Brunswick Kindergarten in Victoria. A Christmas seal with a difference used to raise funds for the building of the Kindergarten. (Fig. 7). Each sheet was sold for one shilling. There was an earlier seal from 1948 that had Santa Claus as the central figure. Bill Hornadge offered these sheets in issue 3 (1991) of his Cinderella Sales catalogues.

Orient Line

I have seen pieces of this sheet before, but I don’t recall seeing a full sheet. (Fig. 8). The Orient Line shipping company issued these labels to publicise

Figs. 7, 8, 9

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their voyages and the ports of call between England and Australia. They appear to have escaped Bill Hornadge’s net on his world wide buying trips as I could not find them in any of his sale catalogues.

Knilm Flight

Another of those airline publicity poster stamps, (fig. 9), in similar vein to the NEAL and Adelaide Airways labels I illustrated in last month’s column. This one was on the back of a cover backstamped 1939.

Dunlop Label

This peel and stick type label, (fig. 10), dates from around the early to mid 1960s as it was on a cover with a 5d blue Queen Elizabeth stamp. Presumably it was advertising Dunlop tyres.

Holden

Another advertising poster stamp, (fig. 11), again probably from the early to mid 1960s. As the owner

of a 1970 vintage HG Kingswood Ute, I should know my Holden models better, but I am guessing this label appeared around the time of the EH EK models.

Toyota

Another of those poster stamps, (fig. 12), advertising motor vehicles. This one for Toyota and on a cover postmarked 1987.

Buy Goods Made In Australia

I wrote about these in the June column and now Dave Elsmore has sent me another example this time with a signature across the stamp. (Fig. 13).

Patriotic Funds

This stamp was offered in the July Auckland City Stamp Auction. It is listed as J68 in Heslop, the catalogue of New Zealand Cinderellas. Dating from the 1940s there were four types, featuring a sailor, soldier and airman as well as this one of a nurse. (Fig 14).

Clockwise from top left: Figs 10 to 14

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d. It is a sad fact that many earlier collection contain fakes, reprints and forgeries, sometimes as Our hobby has progressed a long way from the much as 50% of the total stamps. ‘them and us’ syndrome, although there are still Then there is the chap who gets his stamps ‘valsome old diehard collectors who treat dealers as a ued’ by a collecting mate round the corner, or a local blot on the hobby. Several factors have contributed antique dealer. Neither are likely to have first hand to this great improvement: 1. Many ailing clubs have been saved by trade mem- knowledge of either stamps generally, or current market values, and both are unlikely to put their bers taking on key office bearer roles. 2. The number of collectors trying their luck at eBay money where their valuation is. An exercise in futility, in fact. and finding it isn’t all that easy. Dealers dread having to explain to phone callers 3. The get rich quick merchants of the 1970s/80s that they cannot value or make an offer on stamps who knew nothing about the hobby have ridden off they have not seen. If he attempts at that time to into the sunset. explain to the caller the secondary market belowI wonder of any readers will categorise themface ( way below face) value of many modern mint selves according to some of the types of vendors I stamps, he can be have illustrated besure of never meetlow ? Things have ing the caller face Andrew McEachern is a collector changed over the first, part time dealer second; he is to face or to see his years, but one still founder & President of Collectors stamps. encounters some of Club Queensland, was national PresiAnd the laythese. dent of the APF fore-runner Australman usually does Firstly, there’s the ian Stamp Promotion Council, and not understand non-collector who has belongs to various Australian and the traps a dealer overseas societies. Contact him at inherited a relative’s (postal) Box 5001, 149 Colburn Ave, has to be cautious collection or acVictoria Point, 4165 or by email to about when apcumulation. A little stampman5 @bigpond.com praising a collecknowledge is quite a tion. dangerous thing here, 1. Are some because our hero heads stamps stuck for the local library, down? borrows Gibbons Stamps of the World, and then 2. If hinged, were good quality peelable hinges over many laborious months, identifies every stamp used, or in old collections, was selvedge used as an and writes down its catalogue value. He is encoureconomy? aged by the duplication of some common stamps 3. Are key values well centred, in good condition in old chocolate boxes too, which nevertheless are and clean? apparently worth the equivalent of 20 cents AUD. 4. Did someone else get to the collection first, When he makes contact with a dealer at a local fair and proudly announces his treasure is worth at least removing the best stuff, and just leaving a poor $55,000, he is taken aback to be offered $55 ! When remainder? 5. Is foxing/rust hiding behind some good ‘uns? he tries two more dealers and gets similar respons6. Thins and tears decimate a high value stamp’s es, he starts to realise that: value, and can be hidden, intentionally or not, by a a. Dealers are not all crooks. hinge. b. Catalogue minimum values are really a han( Where these have been used as interim spacedling charge, and may represent the value of 100 of fillers, the original owner has probably forgotten that stamp. taking that compromise.) c. Stamp collecting is a learning curve. The smarty vendor, usually NOT a seasoned col48 - Stamp News

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Andrew McEachern lector, may adopt one of several stances to sell his/ her stamps: A. The Test. The vendor offers a few choice sets, telling the dealer that if he is satisfied with the price, he will bring his huge collection there for sale. If the dealer, hungry for a big buy, deliberately boosts his offer for the sets beyond reason, you can back it in he will NEVER see that huge collection. B. The Bluff. The dealer is told that another dealer in the next city has made this great offer on the collection, and the vendor will sell now to the present dealer at that price. The vendor should be told to hasten back to the other dealer and accept his offer. Watch the bluster then appear! C. What it owes me. The vendor stipulates that he wants to recover the total cost of his collection - what it ‘owes’ him. ( It may be a contrived figure, too.) He may ignore the facts of life that collecting is basically a pleasure pastime, not an investment, and that a dealer has to make a profit to stay in business. D. I don’t need the money. The vendor that is so offhand deserves an answer like ‘ And I don’t need the stamps.” E. Coy. Occasionally one encounters the vendor who claims to have no idea how much should be offered for the collection, and even when an offer is reluctantly made, appears to be unable to say Yes or No. The dealer can be pardoned for enquiring whether that person knows why he/she is there! But the saddest situation is where hubby, now deceased, justified his spending on the hobby to his wife by telling her that “When I am gone, this will be a nice nest egg for you”. And the dealer has to gently explain to the widow that her husband might not have been very particular about condition, preferring a bargain price, and bequeathed her a collection of little value. The collector who excitedly approaches someone in the Trade with a newly found error, is regularly disappointed. Modern quality control measures at security printing works minimise the chance of constant errors escaping, and non-constant errors are found less and less. Telling a collector that his/her supposed ‘error’ is either a colour changeling through exposure to sunlight, or to chemical action, is never

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This month’s letter was addressed to Mrs A Elliott, Egland, Honiton, Devon, written by A Whitmore, in Polstead, Essex. (Fig.1) Postal markings show that the letter from Polstead, had to go to Devon via Colchester, (where it received the Colchester Py Post boxed in red), and London (circular date stamp 14 JA 14 1832). I am surprised that there was no postmark showing the delivery office in Honiton. The cost of the letter was originally marked as 9d, but this charge mark was crossed out and 1/- substituted. At this time - eight years before the introduction of the penny post - the charge for sending a letter from Colchester to Honiton would be 11d, plus the 1d from Polstead to Colchester, making the 12 pence or one shilling (1/-). The distance was 200 miles and that was in the 170-230 miles stage. This is a very long chatty letter, and it has been written all over the sheet of 3 pages and then both

‘wings’, and then on the back of the address panel. This writer was determined to get value for the cost of the postage! Some of the words are difficult to decipher but Miss Whitmore has a very distinctive style of writing and is quite sharp and unsympathetic towards the illness of the family members. She uses initials to identify them, but of course it is impossible for me to recognise them. Although much of the letter concerns family members there are other references to famous people of the day. Polstead 12 Jany 1832 “My dear Friend, It is time I shou’d write to you tho’ the interval since my last Letter is of a nature better to be forgotten than committed to paper in detail, or perhaps I shou’d say from the period of my Sisters Letter we have had only the watching of her most tedious Winter ailing. 5 weeks ago we muster’d up a party which was as soon as my cook rallied sufficiently to roast a chicken - S: H: said I will come;, T: H: will not, I feel poorly but I can go to bed till they come, & keeps in her drawing room during this dinner - she did so - kept to herself & got home the next day without apparent fatigue but the day following she was very ill & the next week quite alarm’d her husband who all but sent for me in the middle of the night. Of course I have been chiefly at Horksley coming home occasionally to cheer the solitary one here. This ailing has been of the same nature as her former autumn complaints but in an increas’d degree. I never saw her so weak before. She begins now to walk for a quarter of an hour in the colonade when the sun shines but is chiefly confined to her little room on her sofa taking a little more food by slow degrees. She has however more confidence in herself and is talking of going to church soon before she returns the many enquiries which her illness has excited. This summer weather has been fortunate for me as well as herself & has enabled me to walk as well as ride backwards and forwards. She has only seen Jones Turner & ourselves dreading the necessity of talking or seeing others at present. Her kind hearted Biddy is waiting for leave to come over believing she can

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afford by her society the comfort she wishes to impart. I was lucky when she made her visit to me, in weather & people and every thing to please such a guest, who pleas’d me by bringing Miss Vesey rather than Mrs Ann - would that every kind hearted old Lady had such a friend as Miss Vesey.” Having got rid of her sister’s ailments, she then continues with information about local people, all of which would have been familiar to her friend in Devon. “The removal of Jacob Moustoin to Blenhem for part of the year unsettled his family & his poor old Mother is going to give up the Vicarage of Hemel Hempsted to reside with Robert at Havant she thinks it will be good for Charlotte - it may in some points, but it may not in others. E:M: attaches much pleasure to the possession of a carriage & she thinks by giving up housekeeping she can afford to travel & visit all her children in turn - & her poor forlorn sisters. There is a little restlessness in all this, which we stationary beings don’t understand, but we must hope for the best.”

claret & Brandy profusely, that one day in the House of Lords he was so drunk that 2 of the Lords held him fast like a wild Elephant, between 2 tame ones - & with difficulty kept him from speaking. That Lord Grey hates his vulgar domineering manners - The King told Dr Maltby he wish’d he cou’d make him Archbishop of Canterbury !!!! I wish Mr Rose may go to Lincolns Inn, London agrees with him & he ought not to be confin’d to Hadleigh all the year. We are engaged to dine at Burford if S:U: continues to improve - on Monday to meet Genl & Mrs Brook, Miss Lyon &c. Next week we lose our Member again, I wou’d he were stationary here. The Adairs tried hard to make peace between our two great houses, but they say Mr Tyrell will not yield”

Note: He didn’t and this nearly wrecked the old order of the English constitution. The House of Commons wanted to pass the law to bring in the extension of the franchise so that more people could vote, and the House of Lords kept throwing it out. Eventually the King intervened and said if the House of Lords did not pass the Bill at the final reading he would create sufficient new Peers to ensure it was passed. I contacted the office of Blenheim Palace to follow The next paragraph shows that stories about Parliament were told, and that they knew their own up on the reference to Jacob Moustoin, and received the following reply MPs. (Fig.2) Quote: Jacob has been visiting at Blenheim, Blackburn Thank you for your e-mail of 13 July and the very & Ld. Grantham’s where he heard that the Lord interesting information in it. Our records of staff etc Brougham work’d 22 hours out of the 24, & drank in the period you mention are very sketchy indeed and Stamp News - 55

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I regret I can find nothing on a Jacob Moustoin. This does not mean he was not here, of course - just that we cannot trace him. Good luck with your search. Yours sincerely John Forster Librarian to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough. Unquote. Ann’s letter then continues with more criticism of the younger generation. “Charles is so much improv’d since his Scotch journey, it is the more to be regretted he will not visit anywhere, at home he is exceedingly agreeable. I think Mrs Simire wou’d delight in him. The Leighs are as usual, Edward waiting for his degree at Cambridge does not try for honors - which is idle in him, the younger ones gay as larks with their Juvenile Balls at this season and parties at home. The poor of this country are much indebted to the cholera of the North - it is immense what has been done for them in warm clothing - I hope the cleanliness of the south will save us” (Fig.3) Note: No, it didn’t. Cholera arrived in Sunderland in October 1831 and by January 1832 had arrived in

both Edinburgh and London. It was estimated that cholera had killed about 20,000 by June 1832. She finishes with local news, and I have not been able to find out what ‘the inclin’d plane’ was, but I did find out that the Sir Walter Scott’s latest book at that time was “Tales of a Grandfather” 1828-1830. “To Whom has Capt Pring let his pretty cottage? I hope Mrs Luther has gain’d strength in her Arm by this time & that Lizzy does not require the inclin’d plane which seems the fashionable remedy for young Ladies complaints - poor Marie Douglas is under this infliction at present, sad for a young Bride. Joseph Plaston & his Bride din’d in Harley St the other day I think I shall see them at Braford one day. Are the riches in Felix’s family from them, we have not heard, but I have no doubt this only remaining son’s wife is the expected heiress. He was a bankrupt & oblig’d to absent himself -‘un mauvais sujet’ - of her I cannot give any accurate account How do you like Sir Walter’s last work ? Adieu dear Friend, Brother Johnny sends kind regards by me, love from your own faithful ....A Whitmore” I find a letter like this so interesting as it gives such a picture of life 150 years ago. Many people have told me that ‘women were not educated’, but this does not apply to Ann Whitmore who was a property owner, with her name on Title Deeds. From the way she writes, it seems she is somewhat impatient, and certainly sarcastic. She obviously understood what was going on in Parliament, and knew that her friend would appreciate the news. The Reform Act changing voting rights was passed later in the year.

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Worldwide New Issues

New Issues List Compiled by Stamp News Staff

Ă…land

Belarus

8 May 2009

Andorra - Spanish

Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 1 stamp Diving Denomination: 1 stamp

18 May 2009 Pont de Madrid Denomination: 0.62

Poultry Denomination: 1000 x 2, S/S

1 June 2009

9 May 2009

Flora - Endangered plants of Belarus Denomination: 1500 x 2

Argentina

Passenger Ferries Denomination: 2 stamps

Former President Raul Ricardo Alfonsin Denomination: $1

27 June 2009

23 May 2009

Island Games 2009 Denomination: 1 stamp (Bklt)

Alderney 28 May 2009 Resident Waders Denomination: 36p, 43p, 51p, 54p, 56p, 77p

Homage Year to Raul Scalabrini Ortiz Denomination: $1

13 June 2009 180th Anniv. Islas Malvinas Denomination: $1, $5 (M/S)

Ascension Island 7 May 2009

5 May 2009 8 June 2009 26 June 2009 65th Liberation Anniv. Belarus Denomination: 500 x 2

Bosnia Herzogovina Croatian Post Mostar 12 May 2009 Archaeological treasure Denomination: 1.50

22 May 2009

11 May 2009

Naval Aviation Centenary Denomination: 35p x 2, 40p, 50p,

Myths and Flora 2009 Denomination: 2.10

Uni of Algiers Centenary Denomination: no info

5 May 2009

150. Anniv. Franciscan monastery Guca Gora Denomination: 0.70

Algeria

13 May 2009 South Algerian Jewellry Denomination: no info

17 May 2009 Protection of Children in Cyberspace Denomination: no info

3 June 2009 16th Mediterranean Games, Pescara Denomination: no info

14 June 2009 2nd Panafrican cultural festival, Algiers Denomination: no info

Andorra - French 4 May 2009 Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 0.56

18 May 2009 Renault Denomination: 0.70

25 May 2009 Painting: Utrillo - St Joan of Caselles Denomination: 0.56

15 June 2009 Cercle des Pessons Denomination: 2.80

Australia

Not Just Desserts Denomination: 4 x 55c

26 May 2009 WWF Dolphins Denomination: 55c, 1.35, 1.40, 2.05

9 June 2009 150th Anniv. Queensland Denomination: 55c, 2.75

26 June 2009 Australia’s favourite Stamps Denomination: 5 x 55c

Austria

29 May 2009 200th Anniv. Battle at Espern/Essling Denomination: 2.20 Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 0.65 UNESCO World Heritage: Graz Denomination: 1.00 10 Years Airfield Wr. Neustadt Denomination: 1.40 Animals: Rosalia longicorn Denomination: 0.75 (Roll) Trains - 100 Years Wachauerbahn Denomination: 0.75

30 May 2009

1 June 2009 Medjugorje 2009 Denomination: 1.00 x 5

Bosnia Herzogovina Republike Srpske 15 May 2009 World Championship Rafting Denomination: 2 x 1.50 (M/S)

16 June 2009 150th Anniv. Paja Jovanovic Denomination: 1.40

Canada

15 May 2009 Canadian Horse/Newfoundland Pony Denomination: 54c x 2

1 June 2009 DFAIT Centenary Denomination: 54c

12 June 2009 Boundary Waters Treaty Centenary Denomination: 54c

Croatia

9 May 2009

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Worldwide New Issues Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 8,00 x 2

Estonia

20 May 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 2 x 0,58

350 Years Franciscan Presence In Čakovec Denomination: 3,5 kn

9 June 2009 800th Anniv. Varaždin Free Royal Borough Denomination: 15 kn

23 June 2009 500th Anniv. Ivan Duknović Denomination: 10 kn

26 June 2009 50th Anniv. Zagreb Jazz Quartet Denomination: 10,70kn

Cyprus

1 June 2009 XIII Games of the Small States of Europe Denomination: 0.22, 0.34, 0.43 50th Anniv. Cyprus Philatelic Society Denomination: 0.85

Denmark

10 June 2009 Copenhagen Zoo 1859-2009 Denomination: 5.50, 6.50, 8.00, 9.00

Equatorial Guinea 14 May 2009

Women’s Football Denomination: 0,80, 0,97, 1,06, 1,15

Château de la Bâtie d’Urfé Denomination: 0.56

5 May 2009 14 May 2009 Räpina Paper Mill, 275th anniversary Denomination: 0,35

5 June 2009 Estonian national flag, 125th anniversary Denomination: 0,58

18 June 2009 25th Estonian Song Festival Denomination: 0,35

Faroe Islands 25 May 2009

Geology of the Faroes Denomination: 6 x 10.00 Europa 2009 Denomination: 10.00, 12.00 Gymnastics Denomination: 6.00, 10.00, 26.00

France

18 May 2009 Chaumont Denomination: 0.56

25 May 2009 Jean Calvin Denomination: 0.56

8 June 2009

15 June 2009 The Pont-Neuf Packaged: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Denomination: 1.36

15 June 2009 FFAP 2009 Denomination: 0.56

22 June 2009 Endangered Animals Denomination: 0.56 x 2, 0.70 ,0.90 La Place Royale de Bordeaux Denomination: 0.56 Jean Moulin Denomination: 0.56

22 June 2009 Aviation: Gordon Bennett Denomination: 0.56

Finland

6 May 2009 Sauna Denomination: 5 x 1st (Bklt) Moomin Cartoons Denomination: 6 x 1st (Bklt) Fashion Denomination: 5 x 1st Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 2 x 0,80

French Polynesia

The Ashes Isle of Man

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Worldwide New Issues 15 May 2009

June 2009

Pareo Denomination: 1.00f x 3

Housewarming Denomination: 4 stamps

19 June 2008

Iceland

Heiva Festival Denomination: 70f, 100f, 140f

7 May 2009

Germany May 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 0,55 Universal Post II Denomination: 0,55 x 2 UNESCO Denomination: 1,45 Stamp Day: Philatelic Treasures Denomination: 0,55

UMFÍ National Tournaments Denomination: 105 ISK Reykjavík Water Works 100 Anniversary Denomination: 10 ISK Skrúður in Dýrafjörður 100 Anniversary Denomination: 140 ISK Europa 2009 Denomination: 105, 140 ISK Nordia 2009 Denomination: 190 ISK

21 May 2009 European Dog Show Denomination: 55c

16 June 2009 400th Anniv. Kilkenny City Status Denomination: 55c

26 June 2009 Anthony Trollope Denomination: 82c

Isle of Man

11 May 2009 Honda: 50 years World Champ. Racing Denomination: 32p, 33p, 58, 62p, 90p, 1.77

29 June 2009

June 2009

12 May 2009

The Ashes Miniature Sheet Denomination: £1.00 x 3 (M/S)

Anniversaries Denomination: 0,55 x 2, 0,85 Eifel National ParK Denomination: 2,20

Lifeline Express Denomination: 500p

30 June 2008

Gibraltar

The Madras Regiment 1758-2008 Denomination: 500p

1 June 2009

12 June 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 10p, 42p, 44p, 1.50

Rev. J. J. M. Nichols Roy Denomination: 500p

Greenland June 2009

Prince Henrik 75th Birthday Denomination: 8.00 Matthew henson: North Pole Denomination: 9.00 Greenlandic Comics Denomination: 15.50 Contemporary Art Denomination: 6.00, 18.00, 33.00 Self-Governance in Greenland Denomination: 6.25

India

28 May 2009

17 June 2009 Sacred Heart Church Denomination: 500p

30 June 2009 50 Years Indian Oil Denomination: 500p

Indonesia

2 May 2009 International Year of Astronomy Denomination: 2500 x 3 (M/S)

11 May 2009

Guernsey

World Ocean Conference Denomination: 2500 x 4

28 May 2009

10 June 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denomination: 36p, 43p, 51p, 54p, 56p, 77p Raymond Evison’s Wild Flora 2 Defins Denomination: 1p, 2p, 3p, 4p, 5p, 6p, 7p, 8p, 9p, £3

Suramadu Bridge Denomination: no info

Hong Kong - China

14 May 2009 Hong Kong 2009 Denomination: $50 sheetlet

16 May 2009 Hong Kong Museums Collection Denomination: 1.40, 1.80, 2.40, 2.50, $3, $5

11 June 2009 Joint Issue Indonesia-Iran Denomination: no info

Ireland

8 May 2009 Volvo Ocean Race Denomination: 55c

15 May 2009 Europa 2009: Astronomy Denomination: 55c, 82c 50th Anniv. CEPT Denomination: 82c

Israel

The Dead Sea Denomination: 1 stamp 50th anniv. I’national Harp Contest Denomination: 1 stamp Love defin Denomination: 1 stamp 18th Maccabiah Games Denomination: 1 Stamp Environment: Global Warming Denomination: 3 Stamps

Italy

2 May 2009 Swiss Chamber of Commerce Denomination: 0,60

4 May 2009 Carabinieri: Protection Cultural Heritage Denomination: 0.60

5 May 2009 16th Mediterranean Games Denomination: 0.60

7 May 2009 Europa 2009: Astronomy Denomination: 0,60, 0,65 European Parliament Election Denomination: 0.60

9 May 2009 Giro D’Italia Centenary Denomination: 0.60 Academy Italian-German Studies, Merano Denomination: 0.60

14 May 2009 Mille Miglia Denomination: 0.60

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Worldwide New Issues 22 May 2009 Festival of Mysteries in Campobasso Denomination: 0.60

27 May 2009 Cathedral of Santa Maria Madre di Dio in Rieti Denomination: 0.60

Jersey Railways III Denomination: no info

2 June 2009 Jersey - Surfing Denomination: M/S

21 June 2009

29 May 2009

Post office Buildings Denomination: no info

Giovanni Palatucci Denomination: 0,60

30 May 2009

6 June 2009 Le Moto Denomination: 0.60

18 June 2009 150th Anniv. 1st Stamp of Sicily Denomination: 0.60

20 June 2009 Baseball World Cup Denomination: 0,60

23 June 2009 San Giovanni Leonardi Denomination: 0.60

25 June 2009 Italian Football C’ship (Inter Milan 2009) Denomination: 0.60

26 June 2009 Prosciutto di San Daniele Denomination: 0.60

Jersey

6 May 2009

Kyrgyzstan

Horses Denomination: 4 stamps

20 June 2009 Protection of Nature: WWF: Birds Denomination: 4 stamps

Latvia

14 May 2009 Museums Denomination: 0.35

2 June 2009 Basketball Denomination: 0.35, 0.40, 0.60, M/S

Liechtenstein June 2009

Alpine Assoc. 100th Anniv. Denomination: 1.00, 1.30, 2.20, 2.40 The Forest & its benefits Denomination: 0.85, 1.00, 1.40, 1.60 Vaduz Castle Denomination: 1.30, 1.80

Lithuania

23 May 2009 Great Synagogue of Vilnius Denomination: no info

13 June 2009 Palanga Amber Museum Denomination: no info

27 June 2009 Millennium Songs Festival Denomination: no info

Luxembourg 12 May 2009

Europa 2009: Astronomy Denominations: 1.20 125th Anniv. Children’s Houses Denominations: 0,50 European elections Denominations: 0.50 Promoting Research Denominations: 0.50 Henri Owen Tudor Denominations: 0.70, o.90, 1.00

Macedonia 6 May 2009

Europa : Astronomy Denominations: 3 stamps

Malta

9 May 2009 Europa 2009: Astronomy Denominations: €0.37, €1.19

1 June 2009 XIII Games of Small States of Europe

Panda Pitcairn & Vanuatu

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Worldwide New Issues Denominations: €0.10, €0.19, €0.37, €0.67, €1.77

Monaco

Matariki 2009 - Heitiki Denominations: 50c, 1.00, 1.50, 11.80, 2.00, 2.30

Denominations: PLN1.55, PLN 3

19 June 2009

4 May 2009

Papua New Guinea

Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 0,56, 0,70 50th Anniv. Palace Concerts Denominations: 0,51

1000th Anniv. Matyrdom St Bruno Denominations: PLN 3

22 May 2009

Romania

11 May 2009

23 June 2009

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Denominations: 0,73, 0,89, 1,35

Kokoda Trail 2009 Denominations: 85t, K3, K3.70, K6

3 June 2009

Pitcairn Islands

Europa: Astronomy Denominations: No info 60th Anniv. Council of Europe Denominations: No info 31st CPE Conference Denominations: No info

Machiavelli/Boccaccio/Petrarca Denominations: 0,70, 0,85, 1,30

14 May 2009

June 2009

Namibia

Panda - Jt with Vanuatu Denominations: 1.50, 2.50

1 May 2009

24 June 2009

100th Anniv. 1st Crossing Africa by Car Denominations: 3 stamps

Charles Darwin Denominations: 50c, $1.50, $2.00 & $3.50

Romania: European Source of energy Denominations: no info Transport: trams Denominations: no info Sighisoara Historical Centre: UNESCO Denominations: No info Protected Romanian Fauna Denominations: no info

New Caledonia

Coral Triangle Denominations: 85t, K3, K3.70, K6, M/S, S/S

June 2009

Poland

Sculpture Denominations: 180 10th Anniv. Cinema de La Foa Denominations: 75 Terns Denominations: 225

5 May 2009

New Zealand

29 May 2009

1 May 2009

Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek Denominations: PLN 3,75, M/S

50th Anniv. Auckland Harbour Bridge Denominations: 50c, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00

24 June 2009

May 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denominations: PLN 3

Russia

28 May 2009

Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 9.00

Grażyna Bacewicz Denominations: PLN1.55

4 June 2009 20th Anniv. Memorable Elections

5 May 2009 15 May 2009 175th anniv. Hydrometeorogical service Denominations: 8.00, 9.00

21 May 2009 300th Anniv. Ekaterina 1 Alekseevna Denominations: 35.00 & M/S

75th Birthday Prince Henrik Greenland

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Worldwide New Issues 2 June 2009 400th Anniv. Kalmyk People in Russia Denominations: 7.00

18 June 2009 Nuclear Powered Ships Denominations: 7.00, 800, 9.00, 10.00

Saint Helena 26 May 2009 Briars Pavilion Denominations: 3 stamps (M/S)

Saint Pierre et Miquelon 13 May 2009 Blue bank Denominations: 0,56

27 May 2009 Place Mgr François Maurer Denominations: no info

10 June 2009

President of the Slovak Republic Denominations: 1.00

Defins: Domestic Birds Denominations: 1.40, 1.90

Slovenia

Taiwan

29 May 2009

20 May 2009

6th Anniv. Council of Europe Denominations: 0.45 World Ploughing Championship Denominations: 0.45 Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 0.45, 0.92 Slovenian Mythology: Werewolf Denominations: 0.70 World Athletics Championship, Berlin Denominations: 0.45 50th Ljubljana Jazz Festival Denominations: 0.45

Dragons Circling Two Carp Denominations: 50.00

Spain

Plants Denominations: 1st x 10

7 May 2009

Tennis Denominations: 1,05

Anniversaries Denominations: 0.39, 0.62

24 June 2009

14 May 2009

25 June 2009 Butterflies Denominations: S/S

UNPA 7 May 2009 World Heritage - Germany Denominations: 44c, 98c, 0,65, 1,40, 1,00, 1,30

United Kingdom 19 May 2009 16 June 2009 Mythical Creatures Denominations: 90p, 62p x 2

Centenary Stamps Denominations: 1 stamp

Popular Ballets & Dances Denominations: 2 x 0.43

United States

Sain Marino

29 May 2009

Wedding Denominations: 44c, 61c

8 May 2009 38th ICPO-Interpol Conference Denominations: 2,00 Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 0,60, 0,65 Expo 2010 Shanghai, China Denominations: 2,20 World Air Games, 2009 Denominations: 0,60, 0,85, 1,50, 1,80

16 June 2009 200th Anniv. Louis Braille Denominations: 1,50 Writers Denominations: 0,36, 0,85, 1,40 Wines of San Marino Denominations: 0,60 x 6 Mediterranean Games, 2009 Denominations: 0,60, 1,40, 1,70

Slovakia 7 May 2009 40th Anniv. Supreme Audit Office Denominations: 0.80

28 May 2009 Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 0.90

2 June 2009 Žofia Bosniaková (1609 - 1644) Denominations: 0.80

15 June 2009

Paper Mill, Burgos Denominations: 2.70

15 June 2009 Spanish fashion Denominations: 0.32 x 4

Sweden 14 May 2009

1 May 2009 7 May 2009 The Simpsons Denominations: 44c x 5

29 May 2009 Bob Hope Denominations: 44c

Swedish Highlights Denominations: 12kr x 4 Summer nature Denominations: Brev x 5 Braille Denominations: 2 stamps (M/S) Queen Silvia 2009 Denominations: 12 Kr

5 June 2009

Switzerland

Panda - Jt with Pitcairn Denominations: 150 vatu Frangipani Denominations: 150

8 May 2009 From Gutenberg to Internet Denominations: 1.00 Cultural Routes to Switz. Pro Patria Denominations: 1.00 x 2, 0.85 x 2 100th anniv. Pro Patria Denominations: 1.00 (M/S) Europa: Astronomy Denominations: 0.85, 1.00 European Wildcat Denominations: 0.85 Old trees (Birch, Oak, Willow) Denominations: 0.85, 1.00, 1.30

Flag Denominations: 44c

9 June 2009 Anna Julia Cooper Denominations: 44c

Vanuatu 14 May 2009

Vietnam 15 May 2009 Product made from bamboo Denominations: 12 stamps

19 May 2009 50th Anniv. Ho Chi Minh Trail Denominations: 2000

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Internet & Email Directory The following is an extensive listing of Stamp Dealer and Internet Website contact addresses worldwide. Millions of dollars of stock is priced up ready to sell on these sites. All Dealers may list their contact details here for a very affordable $175 per year fee, prepaid annually or only $17.50 a month. Contact the Advertising Manager on Ph: 03 9752 2677, Fax: 03 9758 2488 , or email: kmorgan@centurynova. com. au www.brusden-white.com Publishers of Australia’s Gold Medal catalogue series - The Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue. Order all volumes on line. Special offers also available. info@brusden-white.com

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

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

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

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

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

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philatelic clubs & societies new south wales Armidale Circle RSPC: Mtg 2nd Wed Australian Cmwlth Collectors Club of NSW: Mtg 3rd Mon 7.45pm, 1st flr. Philas House, 17 Brisbane St, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2001. Ph 02 9267 8301; Fax: 02 9264 4741. GPO Box 1971, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9264 8301 Aust. States Study Circle: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Bathurst Stamp Coin and Collectables Club: Mtg 1st Mon 7.30pm, Old Eglinton fire shed , Park St, Elington PO Box 151, Bathurst NSW 2795 Bega Phil. & Numismatic Society: Mtg 3rd Friday 8.00pm. Mthly Newsletter. PO Box 370, Bega NSW Blue Mountains Stamp Club: Mtg 4th Friday (ex Dec) 8.00pm Katoomba Public School; PO Box 76, Blackheath Campbelltown District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan - 4th Wed); @ Catholic Hall Acacia St, Ruse. Inquiries: mystampclub@yahoo.com.au; PO Box 478, Campbelltown 2560 Castle Hill SC: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.45 pm, Crestwood Community Centre, Cnr Chapel Lane & Crestwood Dr, Baulkham Hills; POBox 151 Castle Hill NSW 1765 China Study Group of PSNSW: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Cinderella SC: Mtg 2nd Friday, even months; Produces “Cinderellas Australia” and monographs; PO Box 889, Chatswood, NSW 2057 Coffs Harbour SC: Mtg 2nd Wed Earlwood and District SC:Mtg 1st Wed Grafton SC: Mtg 2nd Wed (ex. Dec) Grafton Stampers & Everything Philatelic: Mtg 1st Sun 2pm (ex School Hols). Grafton Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Queen & Oliver Sts. Ph 02 6642 1363. email gbchurch@bigpond. com. Great Lakes SC: Mtg1st Sat 9.30am , Workshop & Market 1st Sat 9-12, Great Lakes Campus Annexe, Taree St, Tuncurry Enq: Ph 02 6554 9776 Gosford PS: Afternoon Mtg 1st Mon; Evening Mtg 2nd Thurs Hawkesbury Valley PS (Richmond Stamp Club): Mtg 2nd Thurs (ex Jan) PO Box 28 Richmond 2753 Illawarra PS: Mtg 3rd Thursday (ex. Jan) Wollongong Master Build. Club Ltd, Oasis Room, 7.30pm. All welcome. Tel. (02) 42252011. Imlay Stamp Collectors Soc: Mtg 4th Mon; Ph: 02 6495 7308 Kempsey RSL PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Lake Macquarie Stamp Club:: Mtg 2nd Sat 9am; Combined Pensioners & Community Care Services 130 Josephson St, Swansea. Enq: 02 4392 5211 Lower Clarence PS: Mtg 4th Tues Macquarie Valley PS: Mtg 2nd Tues Maitland SC: Mtg 2nd Mon ex Jan. ‘Show & Tell’ every mtg E. Maitland Bowling Club, Bank St. Pres. Mark Saxby; Sec. David Carratt; Ph: 02 4932 4045 Email: carrotspatch@tpg. com.au Manly-Warringah PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs St David’s Church Hall, Dee Why. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Manly-Warringah Rugby Leagues SC: Mtg 4th Tues cnr. Pittwater Rd & Federal Pde, Brookvale. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Milton-Ulladulla SC: Mtg 1pm on 4th Mon (ex Dec); Ph: (02) 4472 7701; email: jnmullin@ bigpond.com.au

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

western australia Armadale-Kelmscott PS: Mtg 4th Tues; Ph: 0419 954 862 Canning SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9459 7381 Daytime SC: Mtg 1st Thurs; 08 9341 3576 Eastern Goldfields: Ph: 0413 047 941 Ellenbrook SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9296 9306 Fremantle and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed, Fremantle Tennis Club House, Parry St, Fremantle at 8pm; Ph: 08 6363 6415 Kalamunda SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9293 1948 Mandurah SC: Mtg 2nd Tues; Ph: 08 9582 9108email: stafford@southwest.com. au Northern Districts SC: Mtg 2nd Mon(ex Jan); Ph: 08 9342 1989

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: 2009 Mtg Dates: Weds May 13th, Jul 8th, Sept 9th, Nov 11th, 8pm, Ryde Ex-Services Club, 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW. Tel: 9807 3344. Sec. Peter Brigden, PO Box 408, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076. Visitors welcome Strathfield-Burwood PS: Mtg 4th Wed Sussex Inlet and District: Mtg 3rd Mon Sutherland Shire PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. , 7:30pm, Sutherland Uniting Services Club, 7 East Pde, Sutherland. Information Secretary, PO Box 339, Sutherland, NSW 1499 Sydney Anglican Stamp Society: Mtg 2nd Sat, even months 9.30am - 2.30pm, St Paul’s, Carlingford. Details: www.philas.org.au/sysdneyanglicanstampsociety Tamworth PS: Mtg 1st Mon; 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 2898; PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT, 0831; Email: Nadine.Tinsley@nt.gov.au-. WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 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 9305 3130. Pres: Joe Wedlock

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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 4th Thurs 1.30pm Ph: 07 5494 7233 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Ph: 07 3263 8573 (ah); email: desley@ mycelebrant.com COLLECTORS CLUB QUEENSLAND: Mtg 2nd Thurs 1.00 pm BCC Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt.Gravatt. Contact 32068507 or stampman5@bigpond.com Deception Bay SC: Mtg 1st Sat. Ph: 07 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.

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

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

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philatelic clubs & societies south australia

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

Australian Airmail Society: 1st Wed. 7.45pm 22 Gray Court, Adelaide. PO Box 395, Edwardstown 5039. Ph: 08 8276 3969 Barossa SC: Mtg 1st Tue 7.30 Greenock Luth Church Hall, Bevan St, Greenock; PO Box Greenock 5360; email: Jamil49@bigpond.com; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: teepee@teegee.com.au Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Bordertown PSchool; Ph: 08 8752 1297 Community PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg alternate thurs,-- Community Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford, Contact 08 85566371 or PO Box 272, Port Noarlunga 5167 Eastern Districts PS: 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan), 7.30pm Senior citizens Hall, 47 Reid Ave. Hectorville; PO Box 240, Magill, 5072; Ph: 0400 156 796 Elizabeth PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm, RSL Hall, Cnr of Halseys/Midway Rds;PO Box 701, Elizabeth 5112; Ph: 08 8255 0608 Encounter Bay SC: Mtg 1st Wed, 7.30pm; School Hall, Woolworths Centre, Victor Harbour; PO Box 317, Goolwa 5214; 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), Colac Community College, Bromfield St, Colac. Ph:52314746 Corner Inlet SC: Mtg 4th Thurs, Foster, Ph: 03 56881100 Dandenong PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec) Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Footscray Senior Citizens Room, 130 Buckley St, Footscray Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st & 3rd Sat 7.30pm (ex Jan) Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Ph: 5261 5461 (Sec) Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Italian PS: Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan), 7.30pm, Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd Bullen. (PO Box 166, Niddrie, 3042)

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

Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crovier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: www.users.or.net/figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 1937, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 PS of Woodville: Mtg 2nd Fri; Murree Smth Hall. PO Box 27, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8443 5547 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email: psandph@arcom.com.au; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 2nd Fri;Berry Primary School. PO Box 901, Berri 5343; Ph: 08 8588 1109 SA Junior Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Sun 1pm - 3pm;Anyone over 5years, parents welcome. 22 Grey St, Adelaide. 08 8250 0484 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon;StJohns Church Hall. PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Southern Districts PS: Mtg 4th Wed; PO Box 145, Daw Pk 5041; Ph: 08 8271 8522 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 08 8536 2770 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell; Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. maryboroughsc@eudoramail.com. maryboroughsc.web1000.com Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Noble Park SC: Mtg 4th Mon (Ex. Dec 2nd Mon), 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 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan) & 3rd Sat (ex. Dec); Ph: 6344 3676 Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg Last Monday (ex. Dec); www.tps.org.au, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart

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stamp & coin fairs & events victoria

new south wales Aug 1 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinn’s Arcade, Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754. Aug 1 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW. Aug 1 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417 802 754 Aug 1 - (1st Sat) Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, East Coast City Church, 375 Kingsway, Caringbah Aug 2 - (1st Sun) Corrimal Stamp & Coin Fair, Doctors Hall, 69 Railway St, Corrimal. Enquiries: (02) 9764 3034. Aug 2 - (1st Sun) Bankstown Stamp & Coin Fair, Bankstown Masonic Hall, Cnr Greenfields & Restwell Sts, Bankstown. 9am - 3pm. 7 Dealers. Ph. 02 4455 4011 Aug 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. 4971 3483 Aug 23 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell. Aug 29 - West Sydney Stamp & Coin Show, Merrylands RSL, 14 Military Rd. 10am-3.30pm. $2 entry. Local & Interstate Dealers. Ph. 0432 540 760 Aug 30 - SCDAA Stamp, Coin & Banknote Fair, Town Hall, Crystal St, Petersham Sept 12/13 - Northern Beaches Stamp Expo, Manly Warringah Leagues Club, Federal Pde, Cnr Pittwater Rd, Brookvle.

Aug 1 - (1st Sat) 9am - 3pm, Box Hill City Bandrooms, 411 Middleborough Road, Box Hill Vic. (Walking distance from Laburnum Station) Aug 2 - (1st Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phone Card Fair, Ukrainian Hall, Russell St, Essendon. Aug 8 - Bendigo Stamp Fair, St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, 24 Myers St, Bendigo, 10am - 4pm, 12 Dealers, Free entry. Refreshments. Ph: 03 5443 0347 Aug 15 - (3rd Sat) Stamps, Coins & Medals Fair - Uniting Church Hall, Boronia Rd, Boronia. Ph: 03 9752 2677 Aug 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, Ormond Angling Club Hall. Cnr North Road & Queens St, Ormond. Dealers plus huge range activities. Ph: John Thomas 0418 322 315. Aug 23 - (4th Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phonecard Fair, Jaycees Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading. 9am-3.30pm.

queensland Aug 9 - QStamp Fair, Southside, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Memorial Hall, Logan Rd. Free Entry, refreshments. 8.30am - 2pm Aug 10 (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm Aug 16 - Caloundra Stamp Fair, Community Hall, Beerwah, 8.30am - 3.30pm, Free admission. Enq: 07 5494 7233

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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 2007 $7, 2008 $10, 2009 $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 BUYING AUSTRALIAN & COMMONWEALTH bundleware in quantity. Contact Australian Bulk, P.O. Box 1840, Bacchus Marsh 3340, Victoria. Telephone: (03) 5367 4080 Fax: 09/09 (03) 5367 4085 Email: ausbulk1@bigpond.com My current buying list for Australia available on request. Kiloware wanted – Modern Australia unpicked. Send 1kg sample. (I pay $10 minimum if acceptable).Robin Linke, 181 Jersey Street, Wembley, 6014. 08 9387 5327. robin@robinlinke.com.au

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wanted Wanted: Collecting US Precancels. Send offers with quantity and price to Rick Aalhuizen, 13 Booth St, Balmain, NSW, 2041 (02) 9810 6272. raalhuizen@bigpond.com

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