Stamp News Australasia - March 2020

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Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970 2020 Edition ................................... $185.00 Commonwealth Simplified Catalogue 1840 - 2010 5th Edition 2014 .......................................$179.50 Australia and Territories 11th Edition 2019 .................................................................................$79.95 Burma, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka 3rd Edition 2015.................................................$53.00 Belize, Guyana, Trinidad 2009 2nd Edition ..................................................................................$45.00 Bermuda, Bahamas & North Caribbean 1st Edition 2006 .........................................................$60.00 Brunei Malaysia & Singapore 2017 5th Edition .........................................................................$57.50 Canada & Former Provinces 2016 6th Edition ............................................................................$65.00 Central Africa 2014 .........................................................................................................................$72.50 Cyprus, Malta & Gibraltar 4th Edition 2014 ..............................................................................$83.00 East Africa 2018 5th Edition ..........................................................................................................$60.00 Eastern Pacific 3rd Edition 2015 ...................................................................................................$48.50 Falklands Is. & Dependencies 8th Edition 2019............................................................................. POR Hong Kong 11th Edition 2015 .......................................................................................................$40.00 India including States 2018 5th Edition ........................................................................................$70.00 Indian Ocean 3rd Edition 2016......................................................................................................$47.50 Ireland 6th Edition 2015 ................................................................................................................$40.00 Leeward Islands 2017 3rd Edition.................................................................................................$65.00 North East Africa 2017 2nd Edition ..............................................................................................$72.00 Northern Caribbean Bahamas & Bermuda 2016 4th Edition ...................................................$53.00 New Zealand & Dependencies 2016 6th Edition ..........................................................................$65.00 St. Helena & Dependencies 2017 6th Edition ...............................................................................$35.50 Southern Africa & Central Africa 2014 2nd Edition ...................................................................$99.50 West Africa 2nd Edition 2012 ........................................................................................................$57.50 Western Pacific incl. Fiji, Pitcairn, Cook Is., PNG, Solomons etc 2017 4th Edition .................$75.00 Windward Islands & Barbados 2015 3rd Edition .......................................................................$72.00 Great Britain Concise 2017 ............................................................................................................$85.00 Collect British Stamps 2019 70th Edition .....................................................................................$42.00 Collect Channel Is. & Isle of Man 2016 30th Edition ..................................................................$70.00 GB Specialised Queen Victoria 16th Edition 2011 .......................................................................$90.00 GB Specialised 4 Kings 14th Edition 2015.................................................................................. $119.50 GB Specialised QEII pre-decimal 13th Edition 2019 ..................................................................$81.00 GB Specialised QEII Decimal Vol 4 2010 Edition ........................................................................$79.50 KGVI Commonwealth 9th Edition 2018.......................................................................................$90.00

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Australian Stamp Variations: David Mallen ...............................8 Monaco’s Golden Age : Christer Brunström ............................... 12 Stamps in the News: Margo Campbell .................................... 16 Postal Stationery: Ian McMahon ................................................ 26 Cinderella Corner: Vito Milana .................................................... 32 Introducing the APF: Stephanie Bromser ................................... 52 Market Matters: Glen Stephens .................................................. 58

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philatelic news Abacus Auctions New Premises & Sale 239 Review We look forward to welcoming Abacus Auctions is moving to you all for auction viewing and the comfortable, spacious premises at 29 Hardner Road, Mount Waverfirst sale to be held on Saturday 29 February & Sunday 1 March 2020. ley, Victoria, and our next auction Abacus Auctions Sale 239 was on 29 February & 1 March 2020 held on 30 November & 1 Decemwill be the first held in the new location, which is conveniently ber 2019, and offered over 2,000 lots of Australia & Worldwide situated close to Monash University (and only five minutes from our stamps, postal history & picture postcards. Sale 239 contained old Glen Waverley offices). From material with A$1,000,000+ in the CBD by car via Monash Freeestimates. The total hammer prices way takes only 20 to 30 minutes, came to over A$920,000, with and we are just off the Forster Lot 169 almost 75% of lots finding new Road exit. By train on the Glen homes. Waverley Line to Mount WaverThe Australian Commonwealth section featured ley station takes 30 minutes. If you are delivering items from the KGV Commemoratives & Other a bulky consignment to us, no need to worry about Melbourne’s fickle weather: you will be able to drive Issues portion of the collection formed by the late Julian Sterling from Melbourne, including many straight into our warehouse! At the time of writing, the move is well underway complete sheets, multiples & varieties. These were a virtual sell-out. The Australian Colonies included and, by the time you read this, we will be settled in an array of material from the exceptional collection the new offices. The new location will allow us to offer more pleasant surroundings & spacious accom- of high-grade single stamps formed by one of Gary’s modation in the lead-up to and on Sale Days, includ- long-time clients in North America, as well as the fine collection of Western Australia Postal History ing viewing during the auction. For interstate and formed over many years by Charles Lawlor from overseas visitors, here are also several accommoShepparton in Victoria. To this was added the WA dation options close by, including the Quest ApartTravelling Post Offices section from the collections ments Notting Hill and the old favourite Gateway on of John Booker from England, the majority of which Monash Boutique Hotel near our previous premises.

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Lot 750 are being offered in our upcoming sale on 29 February & 1 March 2020. Amongst many highlight realisations, the following are particularly notable Lot 64 Kangaroo Third Wmk £1 brown & blue Watermark Sideways used with telegraph puncture Estimate : A$1500.00 Hammer Price : A$8985.00 Lot 169 1929 WA Centenary 1½d Swan Imperforate at the Base, very lightly mounted mint Estimate : A$8000.00 Hammer Price : A$11,9800.00 Lot 750 Anguilla 1967 ‘Independent/Anguilla’ overprints on St Kitts-Nevis set SG1-16 unmounted

Estimate : A$25,000 Hammer Price : A$28,750 Lots 2035 & 2036 Victoria Stamp Duty 1884-96 15/- and £1/10- mint Estimates : A$7500.00 and $6000.00 Hammer Prices A$8685.00 and A$8385.00 Lot 2219 Western Australia 1867 registered cover from Fremantle to Perth with rare franking of 1861 Perkins Bacon 4d vermilion horizontal pair plus 2d blue Estimate : A$7500 Hammer Price : A$13,777.00 * All Hammer Prices include 19.8% Buyer’s premium

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Australian Stamp Variations : Australia Post’s ‘MyStamps’ innovation by David Mallen By printing stamps in Post Offices is Australia Post reducing stamp design and production costs or is it just a last ditch effort to discourage us using e-mails?” You can now upload a picture and have a sheet of 20 ‘personalised’ stamps depicting that picture printed at 27 selected Post Offices around Australia. This ‘MyStamps’ promotion runs from 16 December 2019 to 31 March 2020. You have a choice of 81 variations (see table): 9 different shapes and 9 values. A square or rectangular shape is not an option. The stamps are all diecut self-adhesives with simulated perforations. The printing fee for having your picture on a strange-shaped stamp is 65c per stamp or $13 per sheet. If you cannot get to a selected Post Office, you may go to Australia Post’s website and order the sheets online. Note that some of the advertisements for these P-Stamps incorrectly showed them with $1.00 values. With most people no longer posting paper letters one wonders, as Australia Post slips towards its ‘Kodak Disruption Moment’, who it is targeting with this innovation. Stamp collectors have little interest in modern postage stamps. The stamp design and production departments will quickly become redundant if all stamps 8 - Stamp News

$1.10 Star Shape with Plain Image. Sheet of 20 Stamps. are produced at Post Offices in the future. This is the second time that a customer’s photo or image has been printed on a stamp rather than a tab. (The first time was at the 2013 World Stamp Expo in May in Melbourne. A minisheet of these stamps was also released in November 2013 with a

printed and cancelled on that day. Alternatively they could send stamped envelopes to the Philatelic Bureau’s postmarking service and have them cancelled. On 8 January 2020 a special MyStamps Stamp Pack was released (although some States did not receive it until much later). It contained a sheet of the 9 different shaped self-adhesive stamps with a different generic photo on each. Rather than spending $5184 to obtain a sheet of every shape and value, collectors could at MyStamps Stamp Pack Sheet least get one stamp of each shape. The generic photo of the Exhibition Building on special sheet contained 8 x $1.10 stamps and the stamp.) 1 x $2.50 Australia-shaped stamp with the The First Day of Issue for these special ‘International Post’ signifier. The fee was P-Stamps was 16 December 2019. There reduced to 5c per stamp or 45c per sheet. was no ‘Official’ First Day Cover provided The stamps that are printed in the selectby Australia Post but collectors could go to ed Post Offices are printed on a laser printa selected Post Office and have the stamps Stamp News - 9

Australian Stamp Variations : Australia Post’s ‘MyStamps’ innovation by David Mallen MyStamps Varieties – Curved Frame Shape. “Australia” omitted. “International POST” dark blue background missing.

er using a pre-diecut blank page. The photo is uploaded from your USB stick and you can choose the shape and value. Instructions for the Postal Clerk on how to do this are written on the back of the page. This process has however generated some stamp ‘varieties’ (printing / production errors). Stamps have been produced with the country name “Australia” omitted and the dark blue background of the “International Post” signifier missing! Next year’s 2016-2020 ASV Catalogue will have an additional ‘Shape’ section to accommodate these MyStamps variations! It will be available online at the Blurb Bookstore. user/DavidCMallen David Mallen January 2020

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Monaco’s Golden Age For the first seventy years or so after the release of the Penny Black in 1840, most nations depicted their king or president on their postage stamps. Others used the national coat of arms or just a numeral to indicate the denomination of the stamp. This was very much the case in the tiny principality of Monaco on the French Riviera. Monaco’s first postage stamps were released in 1885 and the first issue with a local design only appeared in 1919. The late 1800s and early 1900s were the heyday of poster stamps. These decorative labels were generally printed to advertise various exhibitions and other events. Monaco was no exception in this regard and the principality had a lot to advertise. During the long gone era described in this story, Prince Albert I was the ruler of the miniscule state. He has come down in history as an accomplished seaman but more about that later. At the time Monaco was an important tourist

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destination attracting the rich and famous who spent the winter season on the Riviera to get away from the generally cold and rainy weather in the northern part of Europe. Monaco could offer a mild climate with lots of sunshine. Another attraction was the casino which provided a lot of excitement for visitors. Tourists are demanding people who want value for their money. They wanted to be entertained and they craved for adventure. Many wanted to indulge in their favourite sports and generally the more exclusive varieties. At the start of the 20th century, motor cars were still rather uncommon but interest was big. Monaco targeted the more affluent visitors and there were many who were fascinated by this new means of locomotion. The very first Monte Carly Rally was organised in January 1911. It has since been held on an annual basis starting in different European

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Christer Brunström cities and finishing in Monte Carlo. In the early years this was mainly an event for tourists but today it is a highly professional events attracting the world’s top rally drivers. Several poster stamps were produced for 1912 edition of the rally. They depict some motor cars, a scene of Monaco and a half-naked beauty. The luxury edition of the poster stamp issue also included the head of Prince Albert I. It is shown in Fig. 1. In the month of February the featured activity was clay-pigeon shooting. This is quite a popular sport for those who enjoy shooting. The stamp in Fig. 2 was produced for the event in February 1909. The winner received a cash prize of 20.000 francs if we are to believe the text on the poster stamp. I am sure that this event attracted quite a few wealthy visitors to Monaco. My rather modest collection of classic Monacan

poster stamps does not include any issue for the month of March but motor boat races were a recurring feature in April. In Fig. 3 one of the poster stamps printed for the 1907 event is shown. In connection with the 1907 motor boat races, an exhibition of motorboats was also held in the principality. The poster stamp advertising this event (Fig. 4) features the prince and the coat of arms of Monaco. Today, of course, the ports of Monaco are packed with luxury boats one bigger and more expensive than the other. In May festivities were organised in the principality to celebrate the arrival of spring. In 1914 the event lasted for nine days starting on May 9th. One really wonders if the participants were conscious of the fact the World War I would break out in only a few months’ time. In 1914 Monaco was still a small town with

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Monaco’s Golden Age lots of parks and lush greenery. In the background on the poster stamp (Fig. 5) we can see the casino which traditionally provided much of the revenue for the tiny state. Today there is nothing small town about Monaco. The country is packed with high-rise apartment and office buildings and the number of buildings which have been squeezed into such a tiny area is really astonishing. Prince Albert took a strong interest in exploring the oceans and the Polar Regions and he participated in several expeditions. He certainly was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. It is well-known for its fantastic aquarium with fish species from the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.

Poster stamps were of course printed to announce the opening of the new museum in 1910. The illustrated stamp (Fig. 6) gives a good picture of the museum as it towers high above the Mediterranean Sea on the rock of Monaco. It is open to visitors throughout the year. After World War I Monaco changed its new issue policies releasing a steady flow of stamps featuring sights and significant events in the principality. Monaco still hosts a vast number of annual events to attract tourists and visitors throughout the year. The readers of this magazine would probably enjoy a visit to the MonacoPhil exhibition which is held every two years and which attracts philatelists from all over the world for a few days in late November or early December.

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Coronavirus impacts world postal services Reported at

The spread of the coronavirus is likely to impact significantly on importers and consumers internationally, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. It says restrictions on shipments and compulsory factory closures in China’s Hubei province, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, will mean significant delays on items from this important Chinese manufacturing area. And it cautions concern is spreading worldwide about the potential dangers of receiving parcels from Hubei. Explains ParcelHero’s head of consumer research: “Over 50 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed outside mainland China, including in the USA, Australia, France and Thailand. Fears about the spread of the virus beyond China through parcels shipments have been expressed in many key China export markets such as the USA and Malaysia. A US laboratory chemist who received a parcel mailed via China Post’s Wuhan facility complained to the United Stated Postal Service that such parcels could potentially spread disease ‘depending on the contents of the package’. Alarm in Malaysia has become so great that its Deputy Director of the Ministry of Health, Dr Li Guozhong, was forced to made a statement to Malaysia’s national newspaper, saying that it takes more than 24 hours for a package to be shipped from China to Malaysia, so the risk of the Wuhan pneumonia virus passing through the package is low.”

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“Our live international courier services guide is not currently showing significant material delays in shipments to or from China, but we expect the situation to change. China itself has been forced to act over the concerns of shoppers in its key export markets. China Post’s Express Mail Service (EMS) announced on Sunday that it will delay shipping orders to disinfect goods. EMS said: “To ensure the public’s safety, we will ‘double-disinfect’ the parcels and the vehicles that will go through Wuhan, delaying the shipping progress.” Though the risk of contamination from parcels seems minimal according to most experts, the outbreak is still a serious problem for importers and consumers; as manufacturers are being forced to extend their Chinese New Year closures, and further postal crackdowns are introduced. ‘Wuhan is at the epicentre of the outbreak and is the largest of 14 cities in Hubei to have been cut off from all travel. The area is a key manufacturing centre: 47% of its economy is industrial production. That means many of the Chinese products consumers purchase on eBay are likely to be produced in the region; while many traders who source their stock from the Chinese B2B online wholesaler Alibaba and its B2C arm AliExpress are also likely to be impacted.’


Reported at China Post has issued the following statement: Can you get Coronavirus from a package delivered from China? The pneumonia outbreak caused by novel coronavirus in China has received a huge amount of attention in the world. The overseas e-commerce industry has also been severely affected. Many overseas buyers, worried about being infected by the virus, have rejected the packages shipped from China. While many others have sent e-mails asking the sellers

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Margo Campbell These steps will result in delays to international inbound mail processing and delivery, and it will not be possible to provide written proof of delivery in some cases.

Hong Kong

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whether their goods are affected by the pneumonia virus or if it’s safe to receive packages from China. Can you get Novel Coronavirus from receiving a package from China? The answer is No. The transmission of novel coronavirus requires such media as droplet, fecal-oral and contact. Even if your overseas package is sent by an infected person, the package itself is not a transmission medium, not to mention the virus just cannot survive in the long-distance shipment; Novel coronaviruses can only survive in certain conditions and they will die soon once leaving the hosts, such as human body. There is no evidence to support the transmission of the novel coronavirus via packages shipped from China. Reported at In order to prevent the risk of further transmission and spreading of the novel coronavirus, China Post has been instructed by the Chinese government to disinfect all mails destined to or transiting via Wuhan at its processing centre. For international mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) destined for Hubei Province (postcodes 430000–449999), China Post will contact the addressee by telephone before delivery to ask about their delivery preferences. The mail can either be temporarily stored at the postal outlet, or made available for pick-up from the outlet, or delivered to a smart parcel locker, or delivered by other non-faceto-face methods.

Letter, parcels and, crucially, thousands of packages of surgical masks that have piled up over the past week will soon be back on the move with the resumption of limited postal services on Monday. As thousands of Hongkongers queued up across the city on Saturday in hopes of scoring free masks amid an ongoing shortage, officials confirmed post offices will be reopening, albeit with a truncated delivery schedule and shortened hours. Post offices will be open between 11am and 3pm on weekdays, and between 9.30am and 1pm on Saturday, something likely to create longer queues and waiting times at service counters. Mail will be delivered and collected from posting boxes on alternate days, while the post office’s Speedpost service, will continue a Monday through Saturday schedule. General mail delivery and post office counter services were suspended following the Lunar New Year holiday amid growing worries over the coronavirus outbreak. Since service was suspended, more than 18,000 parcels and pieces of mail from the Speedpost service alone have accumulated at Hong Kong’s air mail centre, according to Union of Hong Kong Post Office Employees. About 5,600 of those packages contained face masks according to customs declarations. Because postal services in many other countries including Japan and Korea operated normally throughout the Lunar New Year holiday, although it was a public holiday in Hong Kong without delivery services, many inbound Speedpost mails and parcels have been backlogged at the air mail centre for days. Postal staff at the air mail centre and Speedpost Stamp News - 17

Stamps in the News - Globally! delivery centres had been identifying parcels containing masks to give them priority. Hongkong Post said in a statement on Saturday night that about 3,000 of the letters and parcels at the air mail centre contained masks, adding that extra staff would be deployed to work longer hours on Sunday to handle them. Many city residents thanked the postmen for putting priority on delivering face masks. “Thank you postmen uncles for your hard work,” city resident Alice Lee wrote on Facebook. Another resident, Ricky Lee, wrote: “Hong Kong add oil! Good job! Take care.”

South Africa

Reported at Mail to and from China will be delayed due to the Wuhan corona virus outbreak, the South African Post Office says. Until air travel normalises, don’t try to send mail to China. Most flights between SA and China rely on regional transfers in places like Hong Kong, which are reducing flights fast. “The post office has advised customers who intend to post items to China to wait until transport connections to the Chinese city are restored,” the SA Government News Agency said. The SAPO also warned that customers expecting mail or packages from China should note “that they are likely to be delayed, as the airline connections to and from China have been suspended.” The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan is not thought to spread via contact with objects handled by infected people – such as mail – but only by contact with droplets from the respiratory system and, possibly, faeces. But passenger plane flights to and from the Chinese mainland have been scaled back significantly. There are few passenger flights directly between Chinese and South African cities; mail aboard passenger liners will typically be carried on flights that connect via Hong Kong, Thailand, or other hubs in the region. Flights between those hubs and China have been scaled back significantly. Among others, South Korean carrier Air Seoul cancelled all flights to China, 18 - Stamp News

Korean Air cancelled several flights, Cathay Pacific reduced its capacity between mainland China and Hong Kong by 50%.


Reported at Cyprus Post on Thursday announced that due to the spread of coronavirus in China there will be a delay in the arrival of packages from that country, because airlines have begun to suspend flights to and from the virus-infected country. The announcement also said that receiving and dispatching postal items whose destination is China has also been suspended until further notice.


Reported at Croatian Post informed its disgruntled users recently that there might be difficulties in delivering shipments from the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Croatia, and the reason appears to be related to the concerning coronavirus outbreak. Much has been written here in Croatia about the virus after a bus carrying 300 people from Wuhan itself, where coronavirus broke out, crossed the border at Bregana into Croatia, apparently without any issue at all. Croatian Post stated that it received information from several airlines - KLM, Lufthansa LH and Turkish Airlines - that “to prevent the spread of coronavirus,’’ flights from the People’s Republic of China to Croatia will not continue to operate for the foreseeable future, until coronavirus is brought under control. Croatian Post’s website notes the decision will affect normal postal services in the exchange of parcels between Croatia and China, so they ask the users of their services to understand.


Reported at Delivery of mail between Ukraine and China is carried out in a usual mode. The press office of Ukrposhta, state postal service, reports on its Face-

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Lunar New Year stamps from Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, France, French Polynesia, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Slovenia, USA. Stamp News - 19

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book page. “Friends, we remind you: parcels from China can be picked up without protective suits. In addition, delivery of mail from China and to China is carried out in a normal mode,” the message reads. It is also noted that Ukrposhta cooperates with 12 airlines that provide full delivery of all shipments, both for import and export.

Rats in the ranks

Notwithstanding the outbreak of novel coronavirus putting a damper on the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations, the Year of the Rat has been widely celebrated philatelically around the world. On the previous page is a selection of this year’s issues from Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, France, French Polynesia, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Slovenia, USA. Original photograph of the building where the stamps are thought to have been hidden 20 - Stamp News

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Film about philatelic plunder in Poland Reported at

The Liegnitz Plot is a new documentary about the search for valuable stamps stolen from Jews in World War II by a Nazi officer and hidden in Poland. A team of American documentary filmmakers are closing in on a valuable stamp collection stolen from Jews after being sent to their deaths in the Holocaust. Five years ago, their search took them to a residential building in Legnica in Lower Silesia where they believe the cache is hidden in the basement. However, after misleading residents as to their true intentions, they were asked to leave. Now, regretting this they are asking the people of the town for help. The filmmakers believe the stamps were hidden at the end of the war by a major called Rudolph Wahlmann. As a passionate philatelist, he had been given the job of sifting through stamp collections that had been found by specialist commandos that searched the Warsaw and Łódź ghettos after their residents had been sent to the gas chambers of Treblinka, Kulmhof and Auschwitz-Birkenau. His task was to find the most valuable stamps and send them to Berlin. Instead, he hid the best stamps under the ribbon of his hat. As the Red Army approached, he hid his loot in the basement of his home in Liegnitz. When the town became Legnica after the war, he was unable to recover the stamps. Seventy years later, American scriptwriter and stamp collector Gary Gilbert heard about the treasure from an aged friend who gave him a faded photocopy of a map of Liegnitz and old photo of two young girls outside the building where the cache was supposed to be hidden. Armed with these clues and only knowing that the officer’s initials were R.W. he set of for Poland and found the building exactly where the map placed it. Further searching put him in contact with the officer’s children and grandchildren, which helped him identify the officer as Rudolph Wahlmann. This search led to the even more sinister discovery that the major’s brother was Adolf Wahlmann,

a German war criminal who from 1942 to 1945 headed the Hadamar State Medical Center, where thousands of disabled and mentally ill people were murdered as part of the National Socialist euthanasia programme. When Gilbert returned home to the US, he resolved to return one day and find the stamps and return them to their owners. “I thought if I found one owner and gave him one stamp, it would be worth my effort,” he said in Legnica on Thursday. Gilbert got in touch with a couple of award-winning documentary filmmakers, Dan Sturman and Dylan Nelson, and the three of them decided to make a film about the search and, hopefully, the discovery of the stamps, called The Liegnitz Plot. To get access to the basement of the building at ul. Tatarska1 the filmmakers deceived the residents by telling them that they were shooting a romance movie. The ruse soon came to light when residents noticed the film crew using geo physics radar equipment and shovels. “We didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid we might attract crowds of treasure hunters. The American crew got the backing of the Auschwitz Museum and assured that they intended to return the found property to the owners or their heirs, and if that was not possible then they would give what they found to a local museum in Legnica. None of these assurances placated the intransigent locals. They were even offered money but refused it and they did not let the film crew back into the building, saying that they felt cheated. Now, the door to the building has been locked and monitoring cameras have been installed. Residents have stated that they do not intend to carry out the search on their own. Even though the filmmakers have said that regret concealing the truth from the residents, the stalemate remains. With limited options, Sturman put out an appeal on Thursday, saying: “We hope that publicising the story will help us to communicate with the residents and allow us to continue work on the film and the further search for the treasure.” “We still hope that the residents of the building Stamp News - 21

Stamps in the News - Globally! finalized the previous year; in 2017, tensions were at a record high between North Korea and the United States. Lee said Thursday North Korea’s decision to not issue anti-American stamps could mean the country wants to continue talks with Washington within the “larger framework of U.S.-North Korea dialogue.” If relations deteriorate, North Korea could suddenly decide to issue anti-American stamps, Lee said. will understand the importance of finding hidden the items, that they will also appreciate what we have done so far and the story we want to tell.”

North Korea drops the rhetoric Reported by

North Korea may not be issuing anti-American stamps this year, a possible sign the regime is interested in resuming dialogue with the United States, according to a South Korean analyst. Analyst, Lee Sang-hyun, who has visited the North and has previously organized an exhibit of North Korean stamps in the South, said North Korea’s political stamps for 2020 refer to domestic anniversaries, including birthdays of former leader Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Other stamps mark anniversaries of “revolution” and “liberation,” Lee said. The decision to not issue anti-American stamps is a break from past practice. From 2015 to 2018, the Kim Jong Un regime issued anti-American stamps that included “colourful rhetoric” about the United States, according to the report. In 2018,North Korea changed strategy and Kim Jong Un held landmark summits with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The stamps are drafted and 22 - Stamp News

Cuba picks up the trade

Reported at The Correos de Cuba business group will once again export stamps and other philatelic products, after 15 years without doing so. This was announced this Tuesday by the Correos Vice President, who explained that a study of opportunities for the sale of these products to other nations is already underway. He said it is an “item with a high demand in the international market,” but “failed to refer to the countries to which they will exported,” it was reported. There was now information on the other “philatelic products,” beyond the stamps, Correos de Cuba plans to export, although that broad definition includes envelopes, postcards and other documents of interest to philatelic collectors and experts. In the meeting with the press, it was also announced that the 805 post offices in Cuba will be computerized by 2021.

When the boat comes in

Reported at After 125 years, mail delivery by boat is coming to

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an end in the Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands. The Biesbosch is an area of tidal wetlands south of Dordrecht and lived in by just a handful of people. ‘The boat is still doing its round,’ a PostNL spokesperson said, ‘but we are talking about alternative ways of getting the post to the customers. Delivering a couple of letters to the five people on the route takes three hours and that is too expensive’. Local resident Cees Schuller who published a book about the postal service on the waterways of

the Biesbosch said the disappearance of the postal boat is ‘the end of an era’. ‘I talked to PostNL because I wanted to put a final chapter to my book but they were using words like “reconsidering”, “a tailored service” and “finding a solution”. So I left it. But indications are they are stopping on the first of March,’ Schuller said. The original post boat was decommissioned as long ago as 1979 andthe post is now delivered in a little polyester punt. Postie Cor de Wijs, who delivered the post for over forty years, retired in 2011. He said at the time the boat had been his home and his handful of customers his good friends.


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GB 2013 Christmas 1st Class stamp, with quite spectacular Colour Mis-Registration - $A195!:

The most striking error of this type I have seen in any very modern issue. Especially from the GB, De La Rue printings, who these days have VERY sophisticated computer eye quality controls to detect exactly this type of freak. From the one sheet of 50 from De La Rue printers, that was discovered showing this error on some units. Often a spike of electrical outage causes press to “hiccup” for a millisecond, and registration on the roll of paper is slightly skewed - looks like THREE colours are mis-registered here! Very attractive price as you can see superb MUH - “Christmas On Stamps” is a huge topical, and of course GB is mega popular - a MUH PAIR for $A375 (Stock 683KR) or a SINGLE as shown - $A195 (Stock 683KT)

China 1898 $5 China Imperial Post $5 Top Values “Bean Goose” Bird, Fresh Unused:

Deep Green and Pale Salmon. Well centred, fresh unused with excellent perfs for this issue, and sharp crisp impression. Top value of this rare set, attractive unused, with no hinge remains. These were printed on a very thin coarse paper, watermarked Ying and Yang, which thins and foxes readily, and this example is free of both - no hinge remains or gunk. These can get huge numbers at auction, especially the SG listed varieties see - Bought in a lovely old SG 1914 IDEAL album - has not been on the market for well over a Century. SG 119 £1,900 = $A3,800. Bought very well, so under a quarter cat at just over $US600, or $A900 (Stock 492BJ)

Territory Of New Guinea, 1935 Bulolo Airmail, £2 Violet Panelli *FORGERY* Die Proof:

One of the most iconic Airmail stamp designs from the entire World in the 1930s. Very high value - the largest denomination Australia ever had was also a £2, and even those Mint are scarce and expensive - the CHEAPEST watermark being $5,000 mint. The SUPER RARE Die Proof done by Panelli/Ongelia, of his also scarce £2 ENGRAVED PLATE Forgery. Many times scarcer than the forgeries. Have never had one in 40 years. Gary Watson from Prestige/abacus had never seen one either, before he got DOUBLE estimate - $875 for in Auction after fees added - Panellis This might well be the same piece. Angelo Panelli was an Italian stamp forger, operating from Sanremo in the 1920s and 1930s. Panelli was closely associated with other Italian forgers of the period, particularly Erasmo Oneglia and Jean Sperati. Fresh, with deep rich vibrant original colour. Clean and flat and most attractive. Free of all gook and gunk and aging etc, after 85 years. Deep paper “bite” from the engraved steel die under pressure, with engraved cross-hair registration marks each side. Essential for any serious New Guinea Exhibit. Buy for $175 UNDER Public Auction price! $A700 (Stock 372KP) Order via: All Cards accepted with ZERO fee - even Amex! Bank Deposit fine, or Money Orders. PayPal is accepted in ANY major currency, saving you fees - contact me first. LayBys/Layaways always OK with me!


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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for March 2020. This month’s column looks at the February 2020 issue of the Postal Stationery Collector, new postal stationery catalogues, new issues from Australia Post and forthcoming exhibitions. Postal Stationery Collector February 2020 The February 2020 issue of the Postal Stationery Collector, the Journal of the Postal Stationery Society of Australia includes articles on A. Eugene Michel – Some Further Information by Mark Diserio, Australia KGV 1d Red ‘Wilby’ Embossed Design Die 2 (BW EP8, ES29e and PS9a) by Mark Diserio, the second part of Wayne Menu’s article on Military Postal Stationery of Australia (Figure 1), Scarce Examples of Private Overprinting on Post Office Postal Stationery Wrappers by John Courtis and Christmas Island Aerorgammes 1990-1991: 1990 Christmas Aerogramme by Ian McMahon as well as the usual columns: PSSA Forum, Listing of Australian Non-Denominated Postal Stationery, Literature and New Issues. International stamped envelopes. Two international stamped envelopes were issued on 30 September 2019 depicting Indigenous Art. The C4 envelope (229mm x 324mm) featured Watiya and Putipulawa by Marlee Napurrula. The DL envelope (Figure 2) shows Spears at Ualki by Kumuntjai Napurrula. The envelopes were designed by Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio and were sold for $10 and $3

Figure 1 Australian Military Airletter with 12c Johore Indicium and with ‘India’ Obliterated. Figure 2 2019 Indigenous Art International Stamped Envelope Figure 3 2019 Formular Parcel Post Satchel 26 - Stamp News

Ian McMahon respectively. Formular and Pre-Paid Parcel Post and Express Post Satchels Following the changes to the parcel and express post satchel charges based on Australia Post marketing ‘If it packs it posts’, a new range of formular parcel (Figure 3) and express (Figure 4) post satchels were issued in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes. For each size a ‘flat rate’ of postage needs to be paid for up to 5 kg. Before use, a postage counter label needed to be added to the satchels. In addition, a similar range of other stationery including boxes was introduced. All have a clear statement that ‘IMPORTANT Postage not paid No delivery without payment Affix postage paid label here.’ (Figure 5) A new range of postal stationery (ie pre-paid) parcel (Figure 6) and express (Figure 7) post satchels was also issued in the same range of sizes. All pre-pay up to 5 kg. Earlier express and parcel post satchels are now valid for up to 5 kg regardless of the weight indicated on the satchel. Istanbul International Reply Coupon Australia Post has now released a standard version (Figure 8) of the ‘Istanbul’ International Reply Coupon (IRC) to replace the commemorate version issued by Australia in 2018 and recorded in this column in March 2018. The IRC is valid until 31 December 2021. Fauna Postcards Four postcards were issued on 16 December 2019 depicting Australian fauna, a wombat, an echidna, a sugar glider (Figure 9) and a koala each selling for $2.40. Lunar New Year Australia issued three postal stationery items to mark the Lunar New Year, a prepaid postcard

Figure 4 2019 Formular Express Post Satchel Figure 5 ‘Postage not paid’ Inscription on Formular Satchels Figure 6 2019 Pre-Paid Parcel Post Satchel Figure 7 2019 Pre-Paid Express Post Satchel Stamp News - 27

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Figure 8 2019 Australia Istanbul International Reply Coupon Figure 9 Sugar Glider Pre-Paid Postcard Figure 10 Australia 2020 Lunar New Year Pre-Paid Postcard (Figure 10) which sold for $2.40, a domestic stamped envelope (Figure 11) selling for $1.35 and an international stamped envelope (Figure 12) which sold for $3.70. All mark the Year of the Rat with designs by Yan Lin and product design by Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio. Yan Lin is a freelance designer born in Fujian, China, and raised and educated in Sydney see https://australiapostcollectables. . Queensland Postal Stationery by Alan Griffiths. Published by the British Society of Australian Philately (BSAP) Alan Griffiths has formed an extensive collection of Queensland postal stationery including much archival material and many rare items including some that came from the Ron Butler collection which was exhibited at Australia 99 and included a part proof of the 1898 pictorial postcards with 15 of the 17 known views. This monograph has been published to complement the sale of the collection. The monograph has chapters on postcards, 28 - Stamp News

wrappers, lettercards, registration envelopes and STO envelopes with the material arranged chronologically in each chapter. Seven appendices cover formular registration envelopes, the reply cards split and used as single cards in 1913, telegraph postal stationery, a brief comment on postal notes (postal stationery with an impressed stamp paying the fee for the postal note service), a brief outline of the Queensland Intelligence and Tourist Bureau unstamped picture postcards, official unstamped stationery, and wrapper guillotine lines. The monograph is not a catalogue listing and does not include prices. It draws heavily from Collas’s publication on Queensland Postal Stationery. Many proofs, essays and rare items are illustrated. Spiral bound A4, 130 pages, colour illustrations. Available from BSAP for GBP £31 plus postage (about £10.20 for Australia). Ordering details on the BSAP website ( Contact: Huw Williams Email .

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Webb’s Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland Postal Stationery 8th Edition 2019. Edited by William Walton and Earle Covert Published by Unitrade, Canada. Since its first publication in 1971, the postal stationery catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland, originally edited by Jim Webb, has been the definitive work on Canada’s extensive postal stationery issues. When Jim Webb passed away his work was taken over by the current editors, William Walton and Earle Covert (from the 5th Edition). It is 19 years since the publication of the 7th edition of the Webb’s Catalogue and in that time, there has been very many new discoveries and many new issues. It is not surprising then that there are many significant changes including a new numbering system. As the editors comment: The numbering system Jim Webb developed for his first edition worked well, but has become increasingly cumbersome as countless new discoveries have been made and added to the listings. We reluctantly concluded, as we ran out of letters to fit under major numbers, that the time had come to correct this. The headaches involved for collectors (including ourselves) and dealers are obvious, but with time the new numbers will become familiar - old time collectors will remember the need to convert from Holmes numbers to the new Webb numbers. Our rationale with regular issue items has been to assign sep-

Figure 11 Australia 2020 Lunar New Year Domestic Stamped Envelope Figure 12 Australia 2020 Lunar New Year International Stamped Envelope Figure 13 Webb’s Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland arate numbers to each item that represented a separate Post Office inventory listing. In fact, it has never made sense to us that (for example) cards available with no heading, English heading, and bilingual heading, or envelopes available in #8 and #10 sizes, would be listed with the same basic number, using letters beneath to record the different forms. Now all such items have their own number, as do major varieties such as the letter card capital C handstamps. A concordance from old Webb numbers to the new is provided on page 461. There are many price changes, based, where possible, on the marketplace including auction realisations and advice from dealers. The Catalogue (Figure 13) is now in colour, has 482 pages and is spiral bound. Compared to many other catalogues the editors have ensured it is well illustrated: And we have continued our liberal use of illustrations. This is a visual hobby, and it’s more fun to see things. We have also found that visual points of comparison bring new varieties to light, when collectors see that something, they own is not quite the same as what is pictured. The Postcard Factory Card listings have been substantially expanded. As expected, the Catalogue Stamp News - 29

Postal Stationery covers the envelopes, postcards, lettercards, lettersheets, postbands and wrappers, aerogrammes and the sole registered envelope. What is unusual about this catalogue though is its detailed specialised listings. These include the many items of private order and official postal stationery but also listings of postal stationery with privately added views and printing such as the postcards used by the Canadian railway and steamship companies which often have attractive views printed on the front as well as those used by express and money order companies. While not variations in the postal stationery itself, these items are very popular with many collectors. Also, of special note are the listings of private precancels, private rouletting (of postcards sold in sheets), special event envelopes, Santa Claus envelopes and the Hechler bogus unofficial overprints. One of the Catalogue’s particular strong points is the listing of essays and proofs (Figure 14) which is unusually detailed. A list of Specimen items has been added in this edition. One thing missing from this edition is the listing of ‘Canada Premium Products’, modern Xpresspost and similar items. These have been omitted to prevent the Catalogue becoming unwieldly. The listing of these items is, however, available for free at Appendices are included on envelope knives and linings and on post card headings (both essential in understanding the listings) as well as a concordance of the catalogue numbers with those of the 7th Edition. For purchasing information see Retail price is CDN$84.95. Postal Stationery at Canberra Stampshow 2020 13-15 March 2020 The National Postal Stationery competition for 2020 will be held at Canberra Stampshow 2020 which will be held at the Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden ACT 13-15 March 2020. The PSSA prize for the best Postal Stationery exhibit will be awarded at the Exhibition. For more information see http://www.

Figure 14 Canada 3c Brown Die Proof Figure 15 ½c Argentina Wrapper Figure 16 3c King Edward VII East Africa and Uganda Wrapper 30 - Stamp News

Ian McMahon Africa appeared during 1893. As Territories were mandated, stationery was issued for Uganda (1901), Uganda and Kenya (1920) and lastly during 1922 for the former German territory of Tanganyika. From 1935 all issues were for the combined Territories of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. • Aerogrammes – India Post-Independence (Figure 17), Prashanth Shet, showing three issues along with the commemorative advertisement issues. • New Zealand Lettercards from Queen Victoria to King George VI, Tony Thackery, showing the important New Zealand lettercards from their first introduction in Queen Victoria’s reign in 1895 to the end Figure 17 1954 India Aerogramme for Centenary of First Indian of King George VI’s reign. Items inPostage Stamps cluded are progressive die and plate proofs, private overprints, errors on the lettercards and presentation and The exhibits on show at the Exhibition will be: UPU archival material. • Air Letters to Aerogrammes 1941-1987, Anthony • Advertising Postcards of India 1975-2000, Dinesh Scott; From the introduction of Air Letters to the Sharma, featuring advertising postcards show rising modern Aerogrammes in Australia, showing special postage rates, new designs and sizes. uses, First Day covers, Permit-issued aerogrammes • Australian Airletters and Aerogrammes 1944-1966, and issues for special events such as 1984 Ausipex Frank Pauer, tracing the evolution of the aeroStamp Show. gramme from 1944 to 1966. • Sarawak Postal Stationery, Paul Barsdell, showing • Postal Stationery of Natal (1885-1912), Saiman the Postal Stationery of Sarawak up to the Japanese Munir, showing a wide range of stationery classes, Occupation in December 1941, including a selection including international usage and Specimen overof archival material, specimens and usage. prints of Queen Victoria and Edward VII issues. • Sudan: The Postal Stationery, Bernie Beston, showing the postal stationery of Sudan including postal cards, reply cards, registered envelopes, air letters, newspaper wrappers and aerogrammes. • Argentina Post Office Wrappers (Figure 15): 18781945, John Courtis. Argentina’s 96 Post Office postal stationery wrapper issues are shown within the context of relative scarcity. • Indian Aerogrammes, Madhukar Jhingan, Features Indian aerogrammes that were introduced in 1945 with the last issue in 2009 together with the commemorative and special issues from 1945 to 2010. Proofs and specimens are included together with revisions in rates. • Postal Stationery of British East Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika to 1935 (Figure 16), John Moore. The first Postal Stationery for British East

Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) Meeting Canberra 15 March 2020 A meeting of the PSSA will take place from 12 noon – 1.30pm on Sunday 15 March 2020 at Canberra Stampshow 2020. The meeting will include a presentation on the postal stationery of Malta as well as presentations on some of the exhibits at the exhibition with the exhibitor taking members through their exhibits in the frame. NZ2020 International Stamp Exhibition NZ2020 Stamp Exhibition, an Asian international exhibition, will be held 19-22 March 2020 at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland. The Exhibition will include a strong postal stationery class. More details can be found at Stamp News - 31

Cinderella Corner Australian Philatelic Exhibitions: 1936 To 1938

namely variations in the width of red and blue lines, as separated by the white spacing; the font; the size of central oval and the shade of blue The New York label also appears to be slightly smaller than the Australian one. After speaking to a Melbourne-based cinderella and revenue enthusiast, who had more than five decades of collecting experience, I was informed that the New York exhibition cinderella was designed and produced following an unauthorised adoption of the design of the Australian one and, in the 1930s, this caused some concern. However, the dates printed on the New York label are nearly 6 months earlier than the Australian one. The earliest example I have on the Australian label tied to a cover is August 3rd, 1936, nearly three months prior to the event. A pertinent question therefore remains: which label was produced first?

Seventh Australasian Philatelic Exhibition

October 5 to 7 in 1937 saw Melbourne host an Airmail Exhibition, and this was organised and executed by the Airmail Society of Australia, which was formed in September 1931 to “foster and stimulate the hobby of aerophilately.” The event also showcased general air-transport items of interest, including model planes. To help mark this occasion, a commemorative label was issued featuring an aeroplane, clouds, and prominent rays of sunshine. The labels were designed by Melbourne Philatelist Mr. Charles Fawcett and they were printed by a newspaper company based in Fitzroy. They were printed in sheetlets of four, which each individual label measuring 30mm x 44mm and perforated 11 (the sheets, in turn, measured 81mm x 107mm). Four different colours were issued: blue/white, red/ white, green/white, brown/white. Each cinderella featured the text: AIRMAIL EXHIBITION / Oct. 5, 6, 7 – 1937 / TOWN HALL MELBOURNE . VIC. AUSTRALIA, and the bottom margin of each sheetlet features the text: CONDUCTED BY THE AIR MAIL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA. An example of the green variety is featured in Figure 4. There were also imperforate

Welcome to the March edition of Cinderella Corner. This edition extends the discussion concerning the frequently studied and widely celebrated area of ‘Australian Philatelic Exhibitions’. It will closely explore cinderella labels issued from 1936 to 1938 and, akin to last month’s piece, occasionally draws upon information sourced in Robert J. Kennedy’s 1988 Handbook of Australian & New Zealand Philatelic Exhibitions. This excellent reference document studies a range of non-postal items from Australian and New Zealand philatelic exhibitions extending from 1911 to 1988, including souvenir sheets and cinderellas, and these are coupled with several black and white images. A second volume was then late released. May’s Cinderella Corner will then continue the narrative and explore those labels issued for Australian Philatelic Exhibitions from 1947 to 1952.

The Seventh Australasian Philatelic Exhibition was held in the Adelaide Public Library Lecture Room from 20 to 23 October 1936. A commemorative label was issued for the event, as illustrated in Figure 1. Measuring 46mm by 32mm and imperforate on all four sides, it bears the text: Seventh Australasian Philatelic Exhibition / Adelaide Public Library Rooms / Oct. 20th to 23rd 1936. It also appears that Postal Stationery items sold over the four days were rather popular with collectors and attendees. The label is often found affixed to covers designed to commemorate the exhibition, along with specially created registration labels. One example is illustrated in Figure 2. Of more interest, however, is the strikingly similar cinderella illustrated in Figure 3 that advertises the Third International Philatelic Exhibition. This American label bears the text: Third International Exhibition – New York Grand Central Palace – May 9th to 17th 1936. There are only a few notable differences between the two labels,

Airmail Exhibition

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versions of the four sheetlets issued, and these are much scarcer than the perforated ones. An example of the imperforate blue variety is illustrated in Figure 5.

Sydney Philatelic Exhibition

The year 1938 saw a multitude of cinderella labels issued nationwide to help commemorate Australia’s sesquicentennial year, including those released to celebrate Australia’s different states and major cities and events (i.e., the arrival of the First Fleet). To help mark this occasion, a Philatelic Exhibition was held, in Sydney, from 4 to 6 March. This event was guarded with significant police presence as it displayed

collections of stamps with a collective value of over £500,000. The cinderella illustrated in Figure 6 was designed by T. J. Montgomery-Campbell from a sketch supplied by Hunter McRae, who at the time served as the Exhibition Secretary. It was then produced by the Exhibition Council Committee for the event and sold, from 15 July 1937, for 6d a dozen or 1/- per sheet. Measuring 50mm x 38mm, multi-coloured blue, black and red, and perforate 11, it features the text: AUSTRALIA’S ANNIVERSARY 1788 – 1938 / H.M.S. SIRIUS ARRIVES AT FARM COVE 1788 WITH CAPTAIN PHILLIP / PHILATELIC EXHIBITION SYDNEY APRIL 1938. The mentioned Captain Arthur Phillip (1738 – 1814) was a Royal Navy officer and the first appointed Governor of New South Wales. The label was printed in sheets of 24 (4 x 6), as illustrated in Figure 7 and 8. Of note, there were significant variations in the size of the margins, and the two illustrated complete sheets seem to represent the two extreme differences that were available (the sheet illustrated in Figure 7 measures 219mm x 245mm; the sheet illustrated in Figure 8 measures 230mm x 293mm). An example of the bottom part of one sheet signed by Hunter McRae, the Exhibition Secretary, is illustrated in Figure 9. A much scarcer imperforate

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L - R : Figure 10, Figure 11, Figure 12 variety of this cinderella was also released, and an example is illustrated in Figure 10. An interesting colour print error identified in Sydney Philatelic Exhibition cinderella is illustrated in the block of four presented in Figure 11. This demonstrates a profound shift in the orange in two of the four labels. Finally, an observed printing flaw is presented in Figure 12. The top label in this pair illustrates a brig on the far-left ship with a westward pennant flying. This appears as a consistent flaw on complete sheets at positions R2C1 and R2C3.

Queensland Philatelic Society

The year 1938 also saw philatelic celebrations held in Queensland, with the Queensland Philatelic Society holding its second Philatelic Exhibition, which ran in Brisbane from 28 to 30 September. To help commemorate this event, a cinderella label was issued in three colour pairs: red and black, blue and black, and tan and black. A collective image of the three colour types is illustrated in Figure 13. Each label measures 37mm x 54mm with 11 perforations on all four sides. They each feature the image of a koala bear in a gum tree along with the text: QUEENSLAND PHILATELIC SOCIETY BRISBANE / 28th – 30th SEPT. 1938. It was reported that a total of 1,500 sheets were printed (500 of each colour). Each sheet measures 145mm x 114mm and features six of the labels (2 x 3). An example of the red and black sheet is illustrated in Figure 14. Some of the sheets were also issued imperforate, and these are much scarcer. Most of these imperforate sheets appear to be signed by Saville Hodge Sheard (1880 – 1949), the then president of the Queensland Philatelic Society and prominent stamp collector. These sheets also, occasionally, presented with a second signature of the

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Queensland Philatelic Society Secretary. An example of the blue and black imperforate sheet, with signature, is illustrated in Figure 15. Significant variations in the blue shading on the blue and black label have also been noted and may indicate different printings. April’s Cinderella Corner will continue to explore the narrative of the cinderellas issued to commemorate some of the earlier pre-decimal Australian philatelic exhibition events from 1947 to 1952, inclusive. Any further information about those explored in this current issue would be most appreciated.

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 Visit us at our new premises by appointment, Opposite Upper Ferntree Gully Station. 9.30 – 5.30 Monday – Saturday to view any of the lots in this sale, plus a whole lot more! Suite 1, 1174 Burwood Highway Upper Ferntree Gully, Vic. 3156 Buy now at the listed price or bid a lower figure. Bids will be considered Midday Tuesday 31st March 2020. Bids accepted by phone, mail or email. Provided the item has not sold at the full price, bids at 75% to 95% will have a good chance of success; 65% - 74% will have a reasonable chance of success. Bids 50% to 64% will have minimal chance of success, but still worth a try. Bids below 50% are respectfully declined. Bid for as many alternatives as you wish, but please put a dollar cap on your total spending, and we will allocate lots according to what is available. Orders at full list price above $500 are post free within Australia. Layby welcome for orders above $500. Scans or colour photocopies of individual items are available on request. Many smaller items, including many that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions Postage and insurance extra, Free within Australia above $500 for items purchased at full price. We accept Visa, MasterCard & PayPal at no fee. Hours generally 9.30 am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri, but we will often answer the phone after hours. All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee. Australia Kangaroos 1. 100 mixed Kangaroos, unpicked for watermarks, postmarks, varieties or shades. Values to 2/-, great value at under $2 per stamp. Not all are perfect but you will find some nice stamps. Price $195 (PM30F) 2. As above but 200 stamps, values to 5/-, price $395 (PM30G) 3. As above but 400 stamps values to 10/-, price $895 (PM30H) 4. Australia 1913 – 48 Kangaroos perf. OS NSW. Mixed set of 1st & 3rd wmks. 13 stamps, ½d – 2/- inc. both colours of 6d & 2/-. Selected examples from our stock, mostly circular cancels, scarce assembly. Price $459 (K565) 5. Australia 1913 1st wmk Kangaroos set to 1/- nice fine used all circular cancels and several dated examples, inc. 3d Die II. Melbourne retail $440 +, 11 stamps, price $310 (K490) 6. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo Die 2. Dry Ink, perf small OS. Not listed in ACSC. Cancelled by Bundaberg, Qld. Cds of 18JE14. Centred a little to the right, one nibbed perf. Top right and minor toning to perfs. lower left. Nevertheless an attractive example of an unlisted variety. Price $249 (K1053) 7. Australia 1913 2d 1st wmk grey Kangaroo used on Thursday Island. Marginal example from centre of sheet showing part gutter at left. Well centred stamp cancelled by full cds of Thursday Is. 1913, full date unclear. Also 1932 9d C of A wmk, similarly cancelled dated 6 JE 38. Price for the 2, $200 (K425) 8. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo, Die IIA, fresh used example, with large part original gum, and Strong Offset on reverse under the gum. Cat $600 for mint, unpriced used. Lovely item. $495 (AU12) 9. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo Die II, Prominent KISSPRINT. Fine used perf OS with light machine cancel. Supplied with normal for comparison for. The Double print (Kissprint) is only listed as Die IIA at $6500 for used in ACSC. Price $2950 (K248) 10. Australia 1913 2d Grey 1st wmk Kangaroo Fresh Mint Unhinged, Centred to right, good perfs. Cat. $300, price. $119 (K86) 11. Australia 1913 3d olive die II Kangaroo ACSC 12B, cat $400 blue Brisbane cds, FU. Price $199 (K369) 12. Australia 1913 First watermark 3d pale olive green die I, CTO with gum, indistinct corner CDS centred top right, one slightly nibbed perf at top. ACSC 12E, Cat. Min. $50, price $29 (ML533)

13. Australia 1913 First wmk 3d olive Kangaroo, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 12Aa, well centred with two crisp cds strikes, Cat $225, Price $119 (K749) 14. Australia 1913 1st wmk 3d Yellow Olive Kangaroo, Die I, perf small OS, neat cds cancel. Cat. $100, my price $75 (AP49) 15. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo, perf small OS DIE II, with Perth reg. cancel. Full perfs and centred right. Cat. $350, this one just $115 (D34) 16. Australia 1913 4d Analine Orange Kangaroo, mint very fresh light hinge, almost imperceptible. Centred to top right with good perfs. ACSC 15B, cat $2000 excellent price $595 (K88) 17. Australia 1913 4d Orange Yellow Kangaroo, fine used. Cancelled by Hobart cds of 21 NOV 13. Centred to upper right and with good perfs. Minor toning to 1 perf. ACSC 15E cat. $250, price $165 (K1041) 18. Australia 1913 4d Yellow Orange Kangaroo, fine used. Cancelled by cds of JU.1914 town ending in PEL, any clues? Centred low, with good perfs. ACSC 15F cat. $150, price $110 (K1042) 19. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo, superb mint unhinged. Well centred and good perfs. Brilliant stamp hard to better! From top of sheet and showing borderline above watermark. Cat. $650. Price $595 (K14) 20. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo, “Kissprint”. Nice well centred example with full perfs, fresh mint very lightly hinged. Coastline appears doubled almost all around. Cat $250 as normal. Price $495 (LM12) 21. Australia 1913 6d ultramarine CTO with indistinct corner cds, the letter ‘S’ is just visible, indicating it may be a Brisbane CTO, attractive stamp! $99 (ML538) 22. Australia 1913 9d Pale Violet Kangaroo 1st Wmk. PERF SMALL OS. Superb fault free MINT UNHINGED example well centred and good perfs., with doubling of perfin on one hole between 1 & 2 o’clock on the O of OS. ACSC 24Bbb, Cat. $1500 as the cheaper Violet shade, price $1250 (K320) 23. Australia 1913 Kangaroo 1/- Emerald 1st wmk, perf Small OS, mint lightly hinged, cat $600, my price $345 (Oct25) 24. Australia 1913 2/- Dark Brown 1st wmk Kangaroo. Attractive postally used example with good perfs. Centred to top left. Better shade, ACSC 35B cat. $300. Price $129 (K356) 25. Australia 1913 2/- Brown Kangaroo 1st wmk SG 12. Nice used example with corner cds. Good perfs centred a little to lower left. ACSC 35A Cat $250. Keenly priced at $119 (DB777) 26. Australia 1913 2/- Brown Kangaroo, 1st wmk with “socked on nose” Parkville Victoria cds of SE 22 14. Lovely cancel, stamp has full perfs, brilliant colour. Centred to lower left. Cat. $250. Price $149 (NO14) 27. Australia 1913 2/- Brown 1st wmk. Kangaroo superb postally used, with centrally struck “Socked on nose” Perth cds, 5 FEB 15, well cantered and with full perfs, a premium stamp. Cat. $300, price $249 (SE29) 28. Australia 1913 1st wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, perf small OS postally used with 28 MY 15 cds of Melbourne. Well centred and with good perfs. Cat $400. Price $345 (MY43) 29. Australia 1913 1st wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, perf. Large OS postally used with Melbourne cds. Centred upper right with reasonable perfs. Cat $500. Price $199 (K1051) 30. Australia 1913 Grey & Yellow 1st wmk. Kangaroo, postally used. Cancelled by machine parcel type dated 23.JAN 13. This type of cancel rarely seen. Centred low with one short perf to right, there is a very small almost unperceivable thin to the centre of the map. Cheap at just $165 (K656) 31. Australia 1913 5/- Grey & Yellow 1st wmk. Kangaroo cto. Nice example with gum, cancelled Melbourne cto 3 DE 13. Full perfs. Centred lower right. Cat. $300, price $225 (K335) 32. Australia 1915 2nd wmk. Kangaroos, complete set 2d – 5/- all perf OS, good to fine used. Advertised retail for fine used $1000 plus. Well priced at $495 (K570) 33. Australia 1915 9d Violet 2nd watermark Kangaroo ACSC 25A, good to fine

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 used. Cancelled by rubber cds, well centred. Couple of short perfs lower left. Cat. $90, price $45 (K1050) 34. Australia 1915 9d Violet 2nd watermark Kangaroo ACSC 25A, good to fine used. Cancelled by 2 partial cds’s rubber cds, centred a little low with one short perf at base. Cat. $90, price $36 (K1043) 35. Australia 1915 9d Violet 2nd watermark Kangaroo ACSC 25A, centred a little to lower right, a lovely fresh Mint unhinged example and scarce in this condition, Cat $2500, Price $1950 (K800) 36. Australia 1915 1/- Green 2nd wmk. Kangaroo vfu. Cancelled by small Parcel Post steel cds of FE 7 16. Town unclear. Centred just a little left and with full perfs. Very attractive stamp, cat. $100, price $75 (K1039) 37. Australia 1915 1/- Bright blue Green 2nd wmk. Kangaroo perf. OS. ACSC 31Bba. Good used example cancelled cds No. 1 of Melbourne 22MR16. Centred right with good perfs. Weak lower right corner. Cat. $475 plus 50% for the better shade = $700 plus. Price $295 (K1054) 38. Australia 1915 2/- Light Brown Kangaroo 2nd wmk perf. OS. Cancelled by cds of Rialto, Melbourne, centred a little high, and with full perfs, difficult to find as nice as this. ACSC 36Aba, cat. $400, price $295 (K319) 39. Australia 1916 2/- Brown Kangaroo, 2nd wmk, lovely used example with Registered 8 DE 15 cds. Good perfs, centred a little right. Cat. $400, price under a half at $195 (MD36) 40. Australia 1916 2nd wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, good – fine used with 2 partial cds cancels, well centred and with good perfs. Cat $350, price $195 (MMY28) 41. Australia 1915 2/- Brown 2nd wmk Kangaroo. A lovely well centred full perf. example, with slightly heavy partial Sale, Victoria cds. Cat $350, my price under a half…$169 (NO8) 42. Australia 1915 Light Brown Kangaroo 2nd wmk MINT UNHINGED. Very attractive well centred full perf example. Gum is a little aged. ACSC 36 cat. $8500. Price $3375 (K322) 43. Australia 1915 5/- Deep Grey & Yellow Kangaroo 2nd wmk perf OS. Very fine well centred light cds used. Very well centred and full perfs, try to find better! ACSC 43Ab, cat. $700, price $495 (K172) 44. Australia 1919 2½d Deep Indigo 3rd wmk. Kangaroo ACSC 11D fine used. Well centred good perf. Example cancelled by central strike of Sydney cds of 13NO19. Also unlisted varieties “Extra Islands” Cat. $275, price $210 (K1049) 45. Australia 1915 3d olive 3rd wmk Die I, ACSC 14A, centred low, MUH, Cat $225, Price $99 (K750) 46. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo 3rd wmk, Die II. Fine postally used with cds of Moonee Ponds, Vic. July 1918. Cat $200, price $119 (DB686) 47. Australia, absolutely magnificent, best I have ever seen! 1915 3rd wmk 3d Olive Die II Kangaroo, with perfect centring and perfs. With light cds cancel. Cat $200. Price $149 (MMY45) 48. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine 3rd wmk, ACSC 19A, centred to upper right, few nibbled perfs at top, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $225, Price $99 (K747) 49. Australia 1926 1/- Blue-green Die IIB, punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 33Aba, one nibbled perf. at base, centred low, MUH, Cat $375, Price $179 (K751) 50. Australia 1915 2/- Brown 3rd wmk Kangaroo, with “S” Flaw, very scarce stamp, lightish parcel used, cat $450. Price $335 (M11) 51. Australia 1918 3d Yellow Olive 3rd wmk Kangaroo Die II, Mint Unhinged. Centred left with full perfs, has light overall gum toning. Cat. $1000, bargain at $225 (K93) 52. Australia 1918 3rd wmk 1/- Emerald Kangaroo, very fine postally full perf example Part cds, Watermark Inverted. Cat $200. Price $110 (D29) 53. Australia 1918 10/- Grey & Intense Deep Analine Pink 3rd wmk. Kangaroo. ACSC 48D. Fine used with 2 partial cds cancels. Well centred example with full perfs. Cat. $600, price $449 (K324)

54. Australia 1918 10/- Grey & Deep Analine Pink 3rd wmk. Kangaroo. ACSC 48B, usual ‘fluffy’ perfs with a couple nibbled, slightly smudged ‘PERTH’ cds, Nice used, Price $199 (K839) 55. Australia 1917 10/- Grey & Deep Analine Pink Kangaroo punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 48Bba, commercially used with two partial ‘MELBOURNE’ cds, quite well centred, commercially used is much scarcer than CTO, Cat $500, Price $299 (K767) 56. Australia 1918 5/- Grey-Black and Chrome Kangaroo 3rd wmk. Perf OS, indicative Well centred cto stamp. Few ragged perfs at top left side. No gum. Attractive looking. ACSC 44wa Cat. $300, price $149 (K23) 57. Australia 1916 10/- Grey and Deep Analine Pink Kangaroo 3rd wmk. Ovpt. SPECIMEN type B. Perfect centring and perfs, MINT UNHINGED. Post Office fresh and stunning colour. ACSC 48Bx Cat. $3000 without overprint, indicative Cat. price for this would be $2400 based on scarcity. Price $1795 (K26) 58. Australia 1924 Third watermark 2/- maroon well centred FU, cancelled partial cds of Maryborough Vic. 6FE28. Price $30 (ML419) 59. Australia 1924 £1 Grey 3rd wmk. Kangaroo Ovpt. Specimen type C. Fresh mint unhinged example with full perfs, centred a little to lower right. Cat. $850, price $650 (K157) 60. Australia 1924 £1 Grey 3rd wmk. Kangaroo Ovpt. Specimen type D. Fresh mint unhinged example with full perfs, beautifully centred! Cat. $850, price $650 (K321) 61. Australia 1919 £2 Purple Black & Rose 3rd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC 56C(D) h. Attractive used example with no faults. Cancelled by Port Pirie S.A. cds of 7OC31. Centred to top with full perfs. Has variety “Broken Coast in Bight” Cat. $5500, price $3600 (K424) 62. Australia 1929 6d Pale Chestnut Kangaroo, sml. Multi. wmk. Perf OS Mint Block of 4. Top two stamps are lightly hinged, lower two are fresh unhinged. Centred to lower left and with a few nibbed perfs. Still an attractive block, cat. $370 as singles. ACSC 22Bb. Has unrecorded variety: “Break in lower right frame on stamp 1, Priced very well at $159 (K489) 63. Australia 1929 10/- Grey & Pale Pink sml. Multi. wmk. Kangaroo. overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type C, centred to lower left, very light hinge trace, Fresh Mint, Price $379 (K846) 64. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut C of A wmk. Kangaroo, mint lightly hinged. Well centred, full perf example cat. $50, price $37.50 (K1045) 65. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo Ovpt. OS. Mint unhinged top marginal block of 4. Fine and Post Office fresh with full perfs, centred to top. ACSC 23A, cat $500 as singles, blocks are scarce. Price $419 (K385) 66. Australia 1931-32 6d Chestnut overprinted ‘OS’, both Small mult and C of A watermarks, ACSC 22 (OS) & 23 (OS), quite well centred, odd nibbled perf, Good used, Cat $145, Price $79 (K746) 67. Australia 1932 9d Violet Kangaroo, C of A wmk. Well centred mint block of 4. Lovely fresh looking block. Top two stamps have the merest touch of a hinge, lower two have been twice hinged. Blocks are scarce, especially so well centred. Price $349 (K383) 68. Australia 1932 Grey & Pink C of A wmk Kangaroos. Well centred very fine & fresh mint unhinged hinged imprint pair, perfectly centred with full perfs. Includes the variety va, Open Mouthed Kangaroo. A very RARE Exhibition Piece. The pair is not priced unhinged, but at $3750 for hinged. The Imprint adds a big premium. There was no such pair or block in the Arthur Gray Collection. Figuring this logically, the Imprint pair for the normal Grey & Pink printing catalogues $3750 for hinged and do sell close to this price, 5 x the mint stamp and the premium for mint unhinged is x 2.5. This gives us a value of $9375. Price for this stunning piece $7500 (K415) 69. Australia 1932 10/- Grey & Rose Crimson C of A wmk Kangaroo, ACSC 50B. Fine used with registered cds of 9 AP 39. Centred right with full perfs. Cat. $275, price $185 (K1048)

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 70. Australia 1932 10/- Grey & Analine Pink C of A wmk Kangaroo. Lovely shade, ACSC 50D, cat. $750. Centred low, with good perfs, cancelled by slightly smudgy cds. Hard shade to find. Price. $395 (K332) 71. Australia 1932 10/- Grey & Analine Pink C of A wmk Kangaroo. Lovely shade, ACSC 50D, cat. $750. Well Centred, with just one nibbed perf at base, cancelled by NSW cds of 13 JY 37, town unclear. Hard shade to find. Price. $495 (K1047) 72. Australia 10/- Grey & Pink Kangaroo, type C Specimen. Fine and fresh well centred example with good perfs. Only 1200 produced of this rare C type specimen. ACSC 50A Cat. $850. This is an exceptionally fine example, price $795 (K245) 73. Australia 1935 £1 Grey C of A wmk. Kangaroo ACSC 54, some minor surface soiling mainly caused by the cancellation ink, nicely centred, Price $299 (K762) 74. Australia 2007 Kangaroos High Values Proof Card, produced as pre-publicity for the Arthur Gray sale. One of these sold for US$187.50 on eBay a few years ago! Price $29 (10 available) (K354) Australia KGV Heads 75. 100 mixed KGV Heads, unpicked for watermarks, postmarks, varieties or shades. Values to 5d, great value at under $1 per stamp. Not all are perfect but you will find some nice stamps. Price $95 (PM30J) 76. As above but 200 stamps, values to 1/4d-, price $195 (PM30K) 77. As above but 400 stamps values to 1/4d, price $389 (PM30L) 78. Australia 1915 ½d Cyprus green KGV Single wmk, ACSC 63H, centred to upper left, fresh MUH, Cat $125, Price $69 (G398) 79. Australia 1914 1d Bright Red Die II KGV. Fine used light slogan cancel. Well centred and good perfs. ACSC 71B (G11) Cat. $100, price $72 (G191) 80. Australia 1914 1d Carmine Red KGV, ACSC 71A, smooth paper in horizontal Die I, Die II pair, perf OS mint lightly hinged. Centred left. Cat. $1250, price $595 (G35) 81. Australia 1915 KGV 1d deep scarlet rough paper block of 4 punctured ‘OS’ var inverted wmk, ACSC 72Aa/bb centred to top MUH. Price $425 (G271) 82. Australia 1917 KGV 1d carmine-pink LM wmk Cooke printing ACSC 73A centred to left, Good Used. Price $169 (G197) 83. Australia 1917 KGV rough paper 1d carmine G62 block of 4, ACSC 72C, centred to right, HR Mint. Price $149 (G282) 84. Australia 1916 4d KGV Pale Orange Yellow, ACSC 110E, fine mint lightly hinged, full perfs, centred left. Cat. $350. Hard shade to find. Price $195 (DB792) 85. Australia 1916 KGV 4d pale orange-yellow Single wmk ACSC 110E, cat $350, most attractive shade MLH. Price $179 (G108) 86. Australia 1922 4d Bright ultramarine Harrison printing, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to right, barest hinge trace, fine Mint, Price $179 (G417) 87. Australia 1922 4d Bright ultramarine (paler shade) Harrison printing, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to top,, fine Mint, Price $169 (G418) 88. Australia 1915 5d Chestnut Single wmk line perf. smooth paper, punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 122Aba, centred to right, Fine used, Price $29 (G419) 89. Australia 1919 KGV 1d carmine-rose LM wmk punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 74Ab, cat $175, unusually well centred FU (G230) 90. Australia 1919 KGV 1d carmine-rose LM wmk block of 4, some gum suntanning stripes, ACSC 74A MUH. Price $129 (G270) 91. Australia 1919 1.5d Bright Red Brown Die I KGV, Bottom right corner Block of 6 from Electro 12. possible cracked electro 4 stamps in right value tablet, plus large solid brown area to right of crown stamp 6. Some perf separation, and natural inclusion on one stamp. Fresh mint unhinged, (hinged in selvedge) Cat. $120 each as singles MUH. Price $995 (G177) 92. Australia 1924 3d Blue Single wmk ACSC 104A, centred to right, Mint, Price $29 (G408)

93. Australia 1920 5d KGV Deep Bright Chestnut. Is a 5d Brown, Single watermark, line perforated on rough paper, perforated OS with the variety ‘damaged NW corner [state III]’, used has a corner bend. ACSC 124qb. Supplied with 2015 Starling certificate. Cat. $750. Price: $565 (G207) 94. Australia 1920 1/4d Turquoise Blue Single watermark, perf OS “DRY INK” Mint unhinged, full perfs, centred low, with Watermark misplaced. Cat. $600. Price $449 (G219) 95. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ horizontal pair, the right hand unit showing variety ‘Ferns’ ACSC 77(4)Ba/ia, a scarce combination, centred to the right, very lightly hinged Mint. Price $149 (G337) 96. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk N over MP Harrison imprint pair with variety ‘RA joined’ ACSC 77(4)z, some vertical perf separation, small green ink mark on the gum of the variety stamp, Mint. Price $49 (G340) 97. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk marginal block of 4 with part two line Harrison imprint with plate 4 varieties ‘RA joined’ and ‘Ferns’, ACSC (4)ia/j both of which have been partly corrected by ‘make-ready’ (see note 1 after 77(4) listing in the ACSC), the ‘Ferns’ unit being MLH and the ‘RA joined’ MUH, an attractive and scarce positional piece. Price $199 (G341) 98. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Pale Green Single wmk. mint block of 4. Lightly hinged on top 2 only. Very fresh showing “Dry Ink” ACSC 77Ac, and undocumented variety “Emu Laying Egg” on top left stamp. Spectacular! Cat. $500 as single stamps without the variety. Price $399 (G67) 99. Australia 1918 1d Carmine-pink Large multiple wmk Cooke printing ACSC 73A with proving ‘BRUNSWICK/26 FE (1)8’ cds, centred to right, Cat $275, Price $219 (G422) 100. Australia 1918 1d Carmine-pink (paler shade) Large multiple wmk Cooke printing ACSC 73A, partial indistinct machine cancel at left, slightly nibbled perf at upper left, Nice used, Price $149 (G423) 101. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green No Wmk, Top marginal mint block of 4 lightly hinged. Showing Spectacular double and misperfs in margin! Double perfs. Listed only as used for this, ACSC 79b Cat. $250 for a single stamp, this stretches across the whole top margin over 2 stamps. $500 as single stamps used, Price $399 (G139) 102. Australia 1924 KGV 1d green no wmk punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 79ba, quite well centred FU. Price $79 (G233) 103. Australia KGV 1924 3d blue Single wmk corner block of 4, lower left unit variety ‘Retouched SE corner’ BW104q, lower units including the variety are MUH. Price: $295 (G77) 104. Australia KGV 1927 ½d Orange SM wmk P14 punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 67Aba, nicely centred, Fine used Cat $325, Price $229 (G413) 105. Australia 1927 1d green KGV SM wmk P 14 Mullett imprint strip of 4 with varieties ‘RA of AUSTRALIA retouched’ and ‘Kangaroos tongue out’ ACSC 80(4) ja/u, slight gum bend on far left unit and tiny spot in gutter, centred a little high, all stamps fresh MUH. Price $ 149 (G336) 106. Australia 1927 1d Deep green KGV SM wmk P 14 N over N Ash imprint block of 4 with varieties ‘RA of AUSTRALIA joined’ and ‘Ferns’ retouched ACSC 80(4) zb Cat $175 for the ‘green’ shades, this block is definitely a much deeper shade than usual, centred low, HR on upper units, lower units MUH, Price $149 (G328) 107. Australia 1927 1d Deep green KGV SM wmk P 14 N over N Ash imprint block of 6 with varieties ‘RA of AUSTRALIA joined’ retouched, ‘Ferns’ and ‘Kangaroos tongue out’ ACSC 80(4)zb + u, faint overall ‘suntanning’, lower units MUH. Price $129 (G329) 108. Australia 1926 1d green KGV SM wmk P13½ x 12½ vertical pair variety ‘Inverted wmk’ ACSC 81a, advertised retail $200, Good used. Price $129 (G234) Australia 1926 KGV 1d green die II SM wmk P13½ ACSC 81(1)i commercially FU. Price $49 (G235) 109. Australia 1926 1.5d Rose Red KGV SMW Perf 14 ACSC 91, 4 top right

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 singles (One missing R/H selvedge) showing plates dots 1,2,3 7 4. Fresh mint unhinged. ACSC 91. Price $100 (ML455) 110. Australia 1926 Small multiple wmk P14 1½d red plate 2 dots block of 4, ACSC 91(2)z, upper units MUH, side selvedge re-attached with hinges, price $60 (ML466) 111. Australia 1927 Small multiple wmk Perf 14 1d green part Mullett imprint block of 4 with varieties ‘RA joined’ & ‘Ferns’ ACSC 80A (4) ia & j, the two r/h units with two small faint gum tone spots, otherwise fresh MUH. Catalogued $200+ for hinged, double this for MUH. Well centred with good perfs, price $149 (ML444) 112. Australia 1926 3d KGV Blue, sml. Multi wmk. Perf 14, Die 1a. ACSC 106A. Top right mint lightly hinged marginal block of 4, horiz. pairs are types B – A , A – A. Centred high with good perfs. Cat. $325, price $225 (G71) 113. Australia 1927 1/4d Turquoise KGV smw. SG 93 Perf. 14 Mullett Imprint Pair. Stamps are fresh mint unhinged, with light hinge mark in selvedge only. Very fresh with full perfs. Imprint block of 4 cat. $4000 for hinged, unhinged stamps cat. $1250 each. Price $2350 (G264) 114. Australia 1926 KGV 3d blue SM wmk perf 14, type B, punctured ’OS’, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 106ab, unusually well centred, FU, Cat $175. Price $129 (G395) 115. Australia 1928 KGV 3d Dull blue SM wmk P13½ x 12½ die II type A variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 107Aa, centred to upper left, Fresh MUH, Cat $475, Price $329 (G416) 116. Australia 1930 KGV 2d golden scarlet die III SM P13.5 x 12.5 imprint strip of 4, hinged in gutter only Price: $75 (G45) 117. Australia 1928 1/4d Turquoise KGV smw. Perf. 13.5 x 12.5 Ash Imprint Pair. Stamps are fresh mint unhinged, with light hinge mark in selvedge only. Selvedge gum is toned, stamps only mildly affected. Facially attractive with full perfs. Imprint block of 4 cat. $3250 for hinged, unhinged stamps cat. $875 each. Priced cheaply at $595. (G265) 118. Australia 1931 KGV 1d Green C of A Wmk, mint unhinged block of 12 (3 x 4) with varieties “Dents in Bottom Frame” stamps 1/22, 28, 24 & 30. (Centre row of this block) ACSC82(1) da, db, dc & dd. Cat. $50 each as hinged, indicative pricing as unhinged block with these varieties is $600. Price $449 (G146) 119. Australia 1931 KGV 1d Pale green C of A Ash imprint block of 8 with varieties ‘RA joined’ and ‘Ferns’ retouched and ‘White spot on L of AUSTRALIA’ ACSC 82A(4)z, the Ferns retouched unit has a slightly rounded corner and there is some faint toning on the RA joined retouched unit, Mint, Price $129 (G335) 120. Australia 1931 KGV 1d Green C of A overprinted ‘OS’ plate 4 Ash imprint block of 4 with varieties ‘RA joined’ and ‘Ferns’ retouched and ‘White spot on L of AUSTRALIA’ ACSC 82(4)(OS)z, Cat $225 for Mint hinged, this is a fresh mint unhinged block, centred to the left. Price $299 (G332) 121. Australia 1931 KGV 1d Pale green C of A overprinted ‘OS’ ACSC 82(OS) lower left corner block of 4, centred high, fresh MUH Price $44.50 (G333) 122. Australia 1931 KGV 1d Green C of A wmk with a most unusual broken/ jagged colour line, possibly a plate crack between vertical cliches, above the top frame across approximately 70% of the width of the stamp, most unusual, Mint no gum, Price $79 (G401) 123. Australia 1931 KGV 2d Red, overprinted OS. Fine used cds example with unrecorded variety “Overprint misplaced to left” the O being well outside the frame at left. Similar misplacements on the 1d cat. $250 for mint hinged. This is thus far the only one found. Price $495 (G252) 124. Australia 1932 1/4d Turquoise Blue, defective top frame and cross. Fresh mint unhinged, centred left. ACSC 131Bd. Indicative cat $1200. ($600 for the shade, and double for the variety) Very scarce stamp. Price $899 (G220) 125. Australia 1932 1/4d Turquoise KGV C of A wmk. Mint Unhinged. Post Office Fresh example with full perfs, centred right. ACSC 131A, cat. $375. Price $249 (G208)

126. Australia 1932 1/4d Turquoise KGV C of A wmk ACSC 131A, centred slightly high, Mint Lightly Hinged, Price $129 (G410) 127. Australia 1933 4d olive pair, left unit with var ‘Roos tongue out’ BW117(4) e variety is MUH, Cat $90 as hinged, centred to left. Price: $100 (G131) Australia Pre-Decimal 128. Australia 1913 6d Claret Kookaburra. Very fresh mint unhinged top marginal example with part imprint & No. 2 (Plate 2) Full imprint block of 8 cat. $3750 and this is the hardest of those plate blocks to find in our experience. Price $695 (APD501) 129. Australia 1927 1½d Canberra variety “Flag half-mast” Lightly hinged example, centred high. ACSC 132f, cat. $50, price $37.50 (APD359) 130. Australia 1928 3d Kookaburra Minisheet. Extremely Fresh mint unhinged example from left centre of the complete sheet. Price $295 (APD500) 131. Australia 1931 – 36 OS Overprints, complete set of all definitives and commemoratives, mostly cto. Includes the scarce Yellow Green of the 1/- Large Lyrebird. 16 stamps, nearly all cto examples. Price $449 (APD64) 132. Australia 1931 Kingsford Smith 2d red ovpt. OS, mint unhinged. Small amount of black from overprint on stamp below in pile of sheets on reverse. Cat. $375, price $159 (APD101) 133. Australia 1932 Yellowish Green Lyrebird. Very fresh mint unhinged well centred Imprint Block. Couple of short perfs. to top left stamp do not detract from fine appearance. Price $759 (APD502) 134. Australia 1932 Green Lyrebird Ovpt. OS. Very fresh mint unhinged well centred Imprint Block with Full Perfs. Very fine appearance. Price $859 (APD503) 135. 1932 1/- Lyrebird well centred, tiny faint tone spot on gum at base MLH Price $24.50 (APD16) 136. Australia 1932 6d Red-Brown Kookaburra, Plate 2 gutter imprint block of 6. Very fresh, hinged on top 2 stamps only. Price $169 (APD507) 137. Australia 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set of 4, fine postally used. Price $450 (APD239) 138. Australia 1934 MacArthur 2d Dark Hills part imprint vertical strip of 4, mint unhinged. Cat $140 as singles. Price $95 (BD304) 139. As above, bottom right corner, mint unhinged vertical strip of 3. Cat $105 as singles, price $69.50 (BD301) 140. Australia 1934 3d Victoria Centenary 3d blue perf. 11½. Mint unhinged example with part imprint & gutter margin. With variety “Flag right of tower nearest natives hand” ACSC 155d, cat. $125. Nice positional piece. Imprint block. Cat. $325. Price $95 (APD360) 141. Australia 1934 - 40 Victoria Centenary P. 10.5, Sth. Australia Centenary & 1940 AIF all in mint unhinged complete sets. (9) Retail $190, my price $115 the lot. (BD306/307) 142. Australia 1934 Victoria Centenary perf 11½ set 2d & 1/- CTO, 3d FU Cat $64, Price $39 (APD31) 143. Australia 1935 2d Red Anzac, fresh mint unhinged Gutter Pair, with double offset! Unlisted As such in ACSC. Price $395 (APD207) 144. Australia 1936 Cable 2d Gutter Imprint Block ‘VARIETIES’, mint lightly hinged. ACSC 169Bzt, containing varieties g & h. (recut shading in sky and waterspout re-touch) Nice full perf example, minor gum toning does not detract. Cat. $200, price $129 (APD504) 145. Australia 1937 2d Red NSW Sesqui, Man with Tail variety, commercially used. SG 19a cat. £140. Price $129 (DB310) 146. AUSTRALIA 1938 Australia KGVI 2d Red stamp “MEDALLION” FLAW” nice commercially used, with normal for comparison. Cat $250, cheap at $75 (APD154) 147. Australia 1937 3d Blue Die I ‘White Wattles’ centred slightly to the right,

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 fresh Mint lightly hinged, Cat $175. Price $119 (APD140) 148. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thick paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 193Azb. Fresh mint unhinged, (light hinge in left selvedge only. Well centred with full perfs. Cat. $375, price $265 (APD188) 149. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thick paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 193Azb. Mint unhinged. Very faint overall gum ageing, well centred with full perfs. Cat. $375, price $265 (APD178) 150. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Fresh Mint unhinged, well centred and full perfs. Has perf pip at base. Cat $400. Price $279 (APD176) 151. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Fresh Mint unhinged, centred low, light bend through the two right hand units, good perfs Cat $400. Price $249 (APD175) 152. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Fresh Mint unhinged, centred to the top, good perfs Cat $400. Price $179 (APD193) 153. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Mint lightly hinged, well centred and full perfs. Has perf pip at base. Cat. $275, price $189 (APD183) 154. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Mint lightly hinged, centred to top, full perfs. Cat. $275, price $149 (APD192) 155. Australia 1938 3d Blue Die II Thin paper Ash Imprint Block ACSC 194Aza. Mint lightly hinged, centred to right, full perfs. Cat. $275, price $149 (APD173) 156. Australia 1940 3d Deep blue die III perf 15 x 14 ACSC 195, marginal well centred block of 4 with full perfs, fresh MUH Cat $240. Price $179 (APD182) 157. Australia 1940 3d Deep blue die III perf 15 x 14 ACSC 195, marginal well centred block of 4 with full perfs, fresh MUH Cat $240. Price $179 (APD189) 158. Australia 1940 3d Deep blue die III perf 15 x 14 ACSC 195, block of 4 with full perfs, centred a little to the left, lower r/h unit with slight gum wrinkle, fresh MUH Cat $240. Price $119 (APD184) 159. Australia 1942 ½d orange kangaroo, coil join strip of 4. Centre two units are unhinged. Price $49 (APD224) 160. Australia 1938 Thick Paper Robes set, well centred with cds cancels Price $39 (APD49) 161. Australia 1942 KGVI 2½d scarlet variety ‘White face’ caused by ink stripping ACSC 230c MLH, probably not an ‘Extreme’ example but quite pronounced Cat $275 (for ‘Extreme’ examples) Price $99 (APD295) 162. Australia 1942 KGVI 2½d scarlet variety ‘White face’ caused by ink stripping ACSC 230c used with slogan cancel, probably not an ‘Extreme’ example but quite pronounced Cat $225 (for ‘Extreme’ examples) Price $79 (APD296) 163. Australia 1942 KGVI 3½d Blue Authority imprint block (no side selvedge), all four units showing a ‘Kiss print’ which is particularly evident in the ‘Australia’ and ‘Postage’ tablets, and also the value tablets, upper right hand unit has a very slight bend, this variety is unlisted in the ACSC, scarce & attractive, with normal for comparison, fresh MUH, Price $495 (APD355) 164. Australia 1949 Arms 5/- THIN PAPER Mint Unhinged Imprint Block of 4. Minor toning to 2 stamps and lower selvedge, otherwise fine. Supplied with thick paper Imprint Block for comparison. Cat. $2500, price $950 (APD255) 165. Australia 1954 3½d Red Cross, slogan used with misplaced cross. Misplacement to upper right and touching blue background. Cat. $150, price $110 (APD499) 166. Australia 1954 3½d Red Cross, fresh MUH with misplaced cross. Misplacement to left and touching blue background. Cat. $150, price $110 (2 available) (APD508) 167. Australia 1959 QEII 5d blue coil perf block of 4 CTO without gum, advertised retail $125, price $79 (ML544) 168. Australia 1959-62 Complete Set as per Seven Seas. Fresh MUH Sydney Retail $64 Price $48 (APD326) 169. Australia 1954 3½d Red Cross. Vertical lower corner strip of 3 with

misplaced cross on all units misplaced into blue area. ACSC 312c Cat. $150 per stamp for mint or used. This item is MNG. Price $225 (APD206) Australia Full Sheets 170. Australia 1937 1d Green QE Die 1 ACSC 181A, Gutter block of 100 with 23mm gutter, fresh mint unhinged. Yields Gutter Imprint block of 4, plus 8 gutter pairs. Min. cat. $360, price $179 (AFS2) 171. As above 2d Red KGVI ACSC 187A. For some reason ACSC does not price Gutter pairs as per the 1d above or the Gutter Imprint! Cat. ought to be exactly as above. Price $179 (AFS2a) 172. As above, both blocks $349 (AFS2b) 173. Australia 1947 1d Slate Purple Princess Elizabeth. ACSC 245A. Complete FLUSH PERF sheet of 160. The flush perf at right comes only from sheets issued in the 1st Month, and is RARE! Yields Gutter Imprint block of 8, plus 5 x flush perf blocks of 4 at right of sheet, plus perf. pip gutter block of 8 at left of sheet. Also flush perf Imprint block at right bottom corner. Cat. $1100 plus, price $825 (AFS7) 174. Australia 1953 Produce Food 3d Green. ACSC 287/8/9. Complete fresh mint unhinged sheet of 100. Has varieties 287d) retouch in front of roped leg of 2nd cow, 287f) White spot after Australia. 289b, perf pip gutter block of 4 and 289y) White flaw in Tablet left of 3d. Sheet yields 6 x blocks of 9 plus 6 x horizontal strips of 3. Cat. price = approx. $340. Price $249 (AFS6) 175. As above 3.5d Red sheet, ACSC 290/1/2. Shows all retouches 290 Types 1 – 12, also 292d, colour spur at top of “B” of Beef. Min. Also Perf pip gutter block at right. Cat. Approx. $730, price $549 (AFS6a) 176. As above, both sheets, price $759. Save $39 (AFS6b) 177. Australia 1961 5/- Cattle Industry, both white & cream papers MUH Price $136.50 (APD406) 178. Australia 1964 5d Green booklet stamps from uncut sheet. Wide imperf at left strip of 3, at right strip of 3 and imperf between pair block of 6. Fresh mint unhinged, cat. $80 plus. Price $59 (APD510) 179. Australia 1964 6d Thornbill commercially used with doubled G NSW Perfin. Rare error, price $149 (APD437) Australian Postage Dues 180. Australia 1902 blank at base perf 11½ ½d to 2d, 4d, 6d & 5/-, the 6d with a few lightly toned perfs, others fresh Mint, Price $499 (PDA26) 181. Australia 1902 blank at base 3d Emerald with four ring CTO cancellation ACSC D7w with full hinged gum, scarce, Cat $100, Price $79 (PDA27) 182. Australia 1902 blank at base 6d Emerald with four ring CTO cancellation ACSC D9w with full hinged gum, scarce, Cat $100, Price $79 (PDA28) 183. Australia 1902 blank at base ½d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ vertically reading down ACSC D1x, Mint with some gum adhesions, Cat $100, Price $59 (PDA15) 184. Australia 1902 blank at base 3d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ vertically reading down ACSC D7x, with unlisted ‘Black dot before S of SPECIMEN’ Mint no gum, Cat $100, Price $49 (PDA17) 185. Australia 1902 blank at base 4d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ vertically reading up ACSC D8x, Mint, Cat $100, Price $79 (PDA16) 186. Australia 1902 blank at base 6d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ vertically reading down ACSC D9x, Mint, Cat $100, Price $79 (PDA18) 187. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½ 5d, 10d, 1/- & 2/-, Mint each with a small spot of paper adhesion on gum, still quite a fresh group, Cat $600, Price $349 (PDA29) 188. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark ½d, 1d, 2d, 4d & 5d each with four ring CTO cancellation with full gum, mixed perfs, Cat $525, Price $449 (PDA30)

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 189. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11 2d Emerald with four ring CTO cancellation ACSC D22w with full hinged gum, scarce, Cat $125, Price $99 (PDA31) 190. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11 x 11½-12 1d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally ACSC D15x, Mint Cat $100, Price $69 (PDA20) 191. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½-12 x 11 2d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally ACSC D21x, Mint Cat $100, Price $69 (PDA21) 192. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½-12 5d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 1 vertically ACSC D29x, Mint Cat $100, Price $69 (PDA22) 193. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½-12 x 11 8d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally ACSC D34x, Mint , light horizontal bend, Cat $100, Price $59 (PDA23) 194. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½-12 10d Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally ACSC D35x, Mint Cat $100, Price $69 (PDA24) 195. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark perf 11½-12 20/- Emerald overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally ACSC D45x, Mint Cat $400, Price $299 (PDA25) 196. Australia 1902-04 design complete Crown over NSW watermark mixed perf set of 13 ½d to 20/- (ex the 2/-) overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ type 2 horizontally, Mint with fresh gum, odd stamp with small paper adhesion spot including the 5/- & 10/-, still a well above average group, Cat $1950, Price $1499 (PDA19) 197. Australia 1913-21 Crown over double lined A watermark thin paper 1/Scarlet & pale green CTO with full hinged gum, ACSC D102w, scarce, Cat $100, Price $89 (PDA34) 198. Australia 1913-21 Crown over double lined A watermark thin paper 1/- Scarlet & pale green CTO with full hinged gum, ACSC D102w, similar to the above item, this example with a light vertical bend, Price $59 (PDA33) 199. Australia 1922-30 Third watermark perf 14 set ½d to 6d, all CTO with full hinged gum (ex 4d which is unlisted CTO) ACSC D105w – D109w, D112w, a scarce assembly. Cat $600, Price $499 (PDA36) Australia Decimal 200. Australia 1966 3c QEII Coil strip of 3, variety. Mint unhinged strip with major offset on reverse. Minor thinning to face of upper stamp at right margin. Spectacular! Price $99 (AD134) 201. Australia 1966 Decimal Specimens Pack, 1c - $4. Values to 50c being cto with unhinged gum plus Navigators 75c - $4 Ovpt. “Specimen” mint unhinged. The 75c & $1 being the rarer 15mm overprint. These two cat. Cat. $330 alone. Supplied in APO Folder as issued. Superb quality Price $295 (AD134) 202. Australia 1966 Decimal Navigators Ovpt. “Specimen” mint unhinged. The 75c & $1 being the rarer 15mm overprint. Cat. $330. Superb quality perfectly centred and perfect perfs! Price $265 (AD13) 203. Australia 1969 5c Prime Minister Reid, variety. Fine cds used example with strong offset on reverse. Uncatalogued, and not seen by us before. The 5c Barton from the same set is catalogued at $800 for offset as mint unhinged. Price $675 (AD83) 204. Australia 1970 7c Coil, Sturt’s Desert Pea strip of 4 mint unhinged with Missing Buff colour. SG 468b, bb. Cat. £900 (£225 each) ACSC 535 ce, cat $300 each in 2002. Rare multiple, ex Simon Dunkerley, supplied with RSPS Victoria Certificate, signed Geoff Kellow. Price $1100 (AD5) 205. Australia 1971 7c Purple QEII Spectacular Misperf Block of 40, from

sheet D, left of sheet, with selvedges. Nicely written up on album page. Perfs misplaced dramatically to top left so that it appears imperf. horizontally and almost so vertically. Each stamp, apart from the bottom 4 showing part of the stamp below. Lightly hinged in selvedge only. Has 5 varieties, annotated on the album page, all of which appear unrecorded. Details on request. misperfs of this magnitude are rare, and usually catalogue in the order of $150 per stamp, as per. The 1956 4d No Wmk Koala. Would easily break down for resale into 10 blocks of 4 and could sell for $400 a block, possibly more for those with varieties. Estimated catalogue value $6000, price $1995 (AD1) 206. Australia 1973 7c Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lower left block of 25 mint unhinged. Has numerous background flaws with varying degrees of registration shift and areas of missing colour. This results in a colour shift of the light blue to the right and doubling of lettering at base on all stamps. Listed as misplaced light blue as ACSC 653cb. Could be broken down into smaller blocks for re-sale. Supplied with normal for comparison. Cat. $100 per stamp in 2002 = $2500, price $1495 (AD8) 207. Australia 1978 15c Christmas variety “Misplaced Perfs.” 3mm upwards shift of perfs. Mint lightly hinged. ACSC 825ba (2) Cat. $50 as mint unhinged. Price $29 (AD71) 208. 1981 24c Thylacine imperforate proof ACSC 902PP(1) marginal block of 4, Price $749 (AD129) 209. 1981 24c Thylacine, intersheet vertical block of 8 (providing two intersheet vertical pairs) ACSC 902c, fold through intersheet gutter, MUH, Price $749 (AD128) 210. 1981 24c Thylacine, intersheet vertical imperforate pair, ACSC 902b, MUH, Price $395 (AD131) 211. 1988 37c First Fleet Arrival se-tenant gutter block of 10 ovptd. Melbourne “Stamp and Coin Show 1988” with illustrations of Dampier, Tasman, Hunter Cook & Phillips. MUH & one of the scarcest early gutters. Price $45 (AD142) 212. Australia 1992 Olympics, $1.20 Weightlifting Variety. Ovpt. Specimen with the overprint misplaced upwards by 3mm, and into the margin above design. Uncatalogued and the first we have seen. Misplaced Specimens are very rare, and we recently sold a 1949 £2 Arms misplaced Specimen for $900. Price $675 (AD126) 213. Australia 2014 Banjo Paterson, Bush Ballads special Imperf. booklet with 6 different imperf. blocks/minisheets. No. 250 of 250 overprinted in Gold “2014 National Exhibitions”. The Imperfs. were only issued thus, so only 250 of each can exist. Price $200 (AD85) Australia Postal History, Inc. 1st Day and Exhibition Covers 214. Australia 1913 two x 1d Engraved on small 1914 cover from “olde tyme” Melbourne Stamp Dealer to his mother in Birmingham, UK. Both shades of this stamps on one cover! The pale shade being a right hand marginal. Cancelled by Melbourne machine cancel of 25MAR.14. A single on cover is cat. a minimum $300 on cover. Price $495 (APH680) 215. Australia 1913 1d Engraved on small 1916 cover to Professor Robert James Allman Barnard, who became a foundation professor of mathematics at the Royal Military College, Duntroon near Canberra, where the family moved in 1911. They returned to Melbourne in the 1920s, when he took a position as senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. A group photo of the academic staff exists at the Australian War Memorial. The stamp is a lower marginal example of the deeper shade cancelled by a Melbourne Slogan of 8JL 16 “HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST “ Cat. minimum $300 on cover. Price $250 (APH678) 216. Australia 1913 1d Engraved deep shade, right hand marginal example on small 1918 cover Geelong to Melbourne. Cancelled by Geelong machine cancel of 12.AUG.18. Cat. minimum $300 on cover. Price $195 (APH677)

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 217. Australia 1913 1d Engraved on small 1918 cover to Professor Robert James Allman Barnard, who became a foundation professor of mathematics at the Royal Military College, Duntroon near Canberra, where the family moved in 1911. They returned to Melbourne in the 1920s, when he took a position as senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. A group photo of the academic staff exists at the Australian War Memorial. The stamp is a right hand marginal example of the deeper shade cancelled by a Melbourne 1918 Slogan (date not legible) “HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST “ Cat. minimum $300 on cover. Price $250 (APH679) 218. Australia 1914 small cover bearing 2.5d Indigo Kangaroo 1st wmk, franked by machine cancel cds of Sydney DE22 1914 to Beverley, Mass. USA. Neat & clean typed address cover. Price $110 (DB477) 219. Australia 1915 neat censored typewritten surface mail cover to Fiat Company in Turin Italy. Bears 2d Grey 2nd wmk Kangaroo plus ½d Green KGV single wmk for War Tax. Cancelled by double ring cds of Adelaide of JY 9 15. Additionally single line “PASSED” in violet on front. 2nd wmk 2d is very hard to find on cover. Minor aging around perfs. Price $295 (APH777) 220. Australia 1916 OHMS long printed cover, with 1d KGV & 2d 1st wmk Roo BOTH PERF “T” Very scarce cover cancelled by Hobart machine cds of 21.JAN.16 to Constable Brown at Police Station Kempton. Opened a little raggedly at right, but does not affect stamps. Price $219 (DB489) 221. Australia 1917 small censored cover to Switzerland. Bears 2½d indigo 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, cancelled by machine cancel of Sydney, NO 15 1917, and with purple opened by censor tape at left. Arrival cds of Grenchen 16.1.18 on reverse. Neat typewritten cover, opened a little roughly at top. Latish use for the Kangaroo as the third wmk was issued in Sept. 1917. Price $239 (APH784) 222. Australia 1918 long US Consulate, Brisbane printed cover to Secretary of the Treasury (For US Public Health Service) Washington) Bears 2d Grey 3rd wmk. Kangaroo plus ½d Yellowish Green KGV Large Multiple Wmk. Cancelled by Melbourne slogan of 11.JUL.18 “HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST./” Scarce survivor! Price $98 (APH781) 223. Australia 1920 KGV 2d orange punctured ‘OS’ on ‘Commonwealth of Australia/Customs and Excise, Melbourne’ 1921 postcard. Price $49 (APH593) 224. Australia 1922 Registered Cover Sydney – Longueville MSE. Bears 4d Blue Cooke Printing & 1d Violet KGV. Cancelled by Sydney cds of 8 JY 22, and with red Sydney registered “Rat’s tail” label No. 7735. Opened roughly at left, and light vertical filing crease does not affect the adhesives. Clean and attractive with typed address. Price $115 (APH91) 225. Australia 1923 Long Registered OHMS Letter, Adelaide – Port Adelaide. Bears 2d Red KGV perf OS, cat. $150 on cover. Cancelled by unclear Adelaide machine cancel and with Port Adelaide 9MR23 on reverse, plus with Dead Letter Office cds in red of 12 MR 23. Face has single line UNCLAIMED and RTS Finger Return to Sender pointing to Port Adelaide cds of 10MR23. Finally a Dept. of Lands and Survey return oval on face of 13MAR 1923. Stamp also has two unlocated flaws which make Kangaroo appear to be shackled on both front and hind feet! Nice cover, if a bit aged. Cat. $150 on cover, price $100 (TS143) 226. Australia 1923 long registered well-travelled cover Preston Vic. – St. Kilda Vic. Bears 5d Chestnut single wmk. KGV, cancelled by Preston cds of 1 SE 23 and with red Reg’n label. No. 257. Readdressed to Caulfield and with instruction markings as follows: Unknown by postman St. Kilda, Unclaimed at St. Kilda, Unknown by letter carrier Caulfield. Reverse has cds’s as follows: Preston 1 SE 23, Registered Melbourne 3 SE 23, St. Kilda 3 SE 23, Caulfield 3SE23, Registered Melbourne 4 SE 23., and finally Dead Letter office Melbourne 12SP23. Fascinating! Price $119 (APH650)

227. Australia 1923 6d Chestnut 3rd wmk. Kangaroo, on small registered 1925 cover Footscray Vic. to Chicago with Red Reg. label No. 3290. Cancelled by Footscray cds of 6 JA 25 and Melbourne Registered backstamp of the following day plus USA arrival cds’s of 14th, 17th and 18th February 1925. Scarce and attractive cover, the stamp being cat. At $150 for solo use. Priced very reasonably at $119 (NO36) 228. Australia 1930 Magnificent Airmail Cover Perth – Yalbalgo Station, Carnarvon, with cds of Perth 4NO30 bearing strip of 3 x 5d KGV Small Multi Wmk, and 2 x halfpenny orange to make 1/4d Airmail rate. Very scarce cover, we sold a similar item recently for $395. This one $349 (M3) 229. Australia 1931 Bushells Fremantle small advertising window envelope. Bears 1d green KGV smw. Perf. 13.5 x 12.5. Cancelled by Perth 3 wavy line slogan of 6 NOV 1931 “ADDRESS MAIL TO/P.O. BOX No./IT EXPEDITES DELIVERY” Price $29 (APH438) 230. Australia 1931 Airmail Cover, Carnarvon, WA to Yalbalgo Station Carnarvon. These covers are highly sought after. Yalbalgo is one of the largest sheep stations in WA, and the mail must have been delivered by aircraft. This cover bears 6d & 1/- Kangaroos, plus 3d KGV all with small multiple wmk, Perf 13.5 x 12.5. The 1/- is cat. $250 on cover, and the 6d at $150. Nice clean, fresh item. We sold a similar cover recently for $395, this one is just as nice, price $349 (MM36) 231. Australia 1932 small cover to Weymouth UK. Bears full set of 3 Harbour Bridge to 5/- cancelled by Harbour Bridge slogan “POSTED ON BRIDGE/DURING OPENING/CELEBRATIONS” 19 mar 1932 (The opening day) The 5/- has missed being cancelled and has a Sydney cds of 21MR32. Reverse bears a Sydney Air Mail cds also of 21MR32. Roughly opened, and flap missing, some aging. Still a very rare cover! Price $1150 (APH790) 232. Australia long registered surface mail cover to Canada. Bears 2d & 5d KGV C of A wmk. To make correct surface registered rate (except judging by its size maybe should have been double rate) Sent via RMS Makura. Cancelled by registered cds of 12.AP.33. Reverse bears Toronto arrival cds of 9.MY.33. Also has circular violet “Duty Free” handstamp on front. Very neat cover, price $195 (APH793) 233. Australia 1934 small airmail cover to Manchester UK. Bears 5 x 3d Vic. Centenary PERF. 10½ & 3d MacArthur to make correct 1/6d Airmail rate, cancelled by Sydney Airmail slogan of 8 DE 1934 also Sydney Airmail cds of the same date on the lower 3 stamps, the slogan almost having missed those. Face also bears Manchester double ring arrival cds of 11 DE 34 and boxed “Not to be found 498” Additionally Manchester P.L.B. cds of 4 JA 35. Reverse has manuscript “Not Known” and boxed Violet “UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/ RETURN TO SENDER” Very attractive cover. Price $159 (APH785) 234. Australia 1934 small registered surface mail cover to Czechoslovakia. Bears 1d Green C of A wmk KGV plus 2d & 3d Vic. Centenary perf 11.5 to make correct registered rate of 6d. Cancelled by Sydney registered cds’s of 24OC34 and with Prague arrival cds’s of 25.XI.34. Scarce destination and usage. Price $85 (APH227) 235. Australia 1934 small airmail envelope bearing 2d Light Hills & 9d MacArthur to Burnley, Lancashire. Cancelled by Melbourne 3 line Slogan of 16 NOV 1934 “VICTORIA AND - CITY OF MELBOURNE - CENTENARY 1934 – 5” Appears to underpay the airmail 1/6d rate by 7d. No reverse markings. 9d MacArthur alone on cover is cat. $400. Price $279 (APH31) 236. Australia 1934 small surface mail cover to Korea. Bears solo use 3d MacArthur cancelled by Sydney slogan of 10 DEC 1934 “VISIT/SUNNY/AUSTRALIA/” Neat typewritten cover and rare destination. Price $72 (APH779) 237. Australia 1935 small airmail/seamail advertising cover for Swift & Co. Sydney, to Glasgow. Bears 3d MacArthur plus 1d Green & 2d KGV C of A. Cancelled by Airmail cds’s of Sydney 7FE35. Typed address and also endorsed “ Per Adelaide – Perth Air Mail to connect with/R.M.S. “ORMONDE” At Fremantle” Reverse has the address of Swift & Company Ltd. In bold black type on reverse. No arrival markings. Unusual. Price $75 (APH243)

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BUY OR BID SALE MARCH 2020 238. Australia 1935 surface mail Advertising cover of United Ancient Order of Druids to Chicago. Bears 3d Blue MacArthur cancelled by cds of Penrith NSW of 12 FE 1935. Cover shows headquarters photo in blue at 302 Pitt St., Sydney. The United Ancient Order of Druids (UAOD) was founded in Victoria around 1862. By 1867 the Society had 11 Lodges in Victoria. The Order of Druids was originally a male society until a Juvenile Lodge was opened in Prahran in 1886. Rare cover, price $149 (APH776) 239. Australia 1935 small airmail cover to Czechoslovakia via Athens. Bears 1/6d Hermes No Wmk. & 3d 1935 Jubilee. Cancelled by Melbourne Ship Mailroom cds of 10SE35 and arrival cds’s of Athens 21 IX 35 and Prague 24.IX.35. Clean and neat with typed address. Scarce destination. Price $120 (APH226) 240. Australia 1935 small airmail hand addressed cover to Czechoslovakia via Athens. Bears 1/6d no wmk. Hermes and 3d Blue Vict. Centenary perf. 10.5. Cancelled by cds’s of Air Mail Brisbane 12SE35. Revers has arrival cds’s of Athens 21.IX.35 and Prague 1.X.35. Scarce destination. Price $75 (APH228) 241. Australia 1936 small airmail cover to Vienna, via Singapore & England. Bears 6d Brown Airmail, 2 x 3d Green Airmail type x 2,plus 1d, 2d & 3d KGV to make correct 12/6d airmail rate. Reverse bears transit cds’s of Athens 5AP36 plus 1 Wien 1 and 8 Wien 65 both of 7.IV.36. Nice cover with “Copperplate” handwritten address. Price $72 (APH789) 242. Australia 1936 REMARKABLE misdated cover Rowland’s Flat SA to Melbourne. Bears full set of South Australia Centenary cancelled by clear cds’s of Rowland’s Flat (Rated R) dated 1 AP 36. The set was issued 3rd August 1936, so this is either the counter clerks mistake and should be dated August, if so it is still Two Days prior to issue date. Or just maybe it is someone’s idea of an April Fool’s joke! Go figure. Cat. $175 as a First Day Cover. Minor aging and central fold. Price $125 (APH60) 243. Australia 1936 Business sized envelope, trimmed at left, bearing 1/4d & 1d KGV C of A wmk, cancelled by clean cds Ship Mail Room Melbourne, 9 SE 36, typewritten address to radio station in New York. The 1/4d cat. $300 on cover. Price $98 (SE26) 244. Australia 1937 small plain hand written airmail First Day Cover for 3d KGVI Die 1, 6d Kookaburra & 1/- Lyrebird to Liverpool UK. Cancelled by Sydney slogan of 2AU37 “AUSTRALIA’S/150TH/ANNIVERSARY/CELEBRATIONS/N.S.W. 1938” Roughly opened at top. Price $85 (AFD584) 245. Australia 1939 Dual Reign small Airmail cover bearing 1/4d Turquoise KGV And 3d Blue Die II thick paper KGVI. Scarce combination to New York via England overpaid by 1d, cancelled by neat cds of WATSONS BAY NSW AUST 3AU39 stamps appear hurriedly applied and envelope a bit roughly opened, but a very scarce item indeed. 1/4d cat. on cover at $300 as the cheapest wmk (C of A) Price $249 (MAP40) 246. Australia 1940 long surface mail advertising cover for Geo. H. Sample & Son. Melbourne to USA. Bears 3d & 1d AIF, the 1d being for War Tax, cancelled by Melbourne Ship Mail Rood cds of 4SE40. Attractive Typewritten cover, a few wrinkles at top left due to cover size. 3d Cat. $50 on combination cover. Price $37.50 (TS354) 247. Australia 1942 1.5d Green Queen Elizabeth on plain “Accidental” first day cover, Melbourne Machine cancel of 1 Dec 1942 to Burwood E.13. Vic. On small commercial envelope. Cat $800! Price $595 (AFD1631) 248. Australia 1945 small airmail cover Alice Springs – Melbourne. Bears solo use 5½d Duke of Gloucester cancelled by Alice Springs cds of 30AP45. Senders name & address on flap D. Boerner C.V. 4001, No. 3 Camp A.W.C. Alice Springs N.T. Price $36 (APH786) 249. Australia 1953 3½d Young Farmers on unaddressed Bergen FDC signed by Arthur Bergen, light water stain at top right, Price $59 (AFD397) 250. Australia 1953 small airmail cover to Scotland. Bears 3 x 7½d Coronation (horiz. pr. & single) plus vertical pr. 1d QEII. So ½d overpaid above the 2/- rate. Cancelled by cds’s of Woolwich, NSW of 18 SP 1953. The 7½d is particularly

scarce in multiples on cover. Price $49 (APH213) 251. Australia 1953 small airmailed cover to USA. Bears solo use of 2/- Tasmania cancelled by GPO Adelaide slogan of 11 DEC 1953 “POST NOW/FOR / CHRISTMAS” with guiding star graphic. Neat typed address cover with college coat of arms in green on flap with the motto “Nisi Dominus I Austra” from Psalm 127. Opened at top. Price $29 (APH239) 252. Australia 1955 use of 1949 10/- ARMS on airmail commercial registered cover to New York. Sent by Douglas Wilkie of the Sun Newspaper Melbourne to Philip Horton Senior Editor of The Reporter. Douglas Wilkie (1909 – 10 April 2002) was a respected columnist for The Sun News-Pictorial (Australia). The son of travelling Shakespearean actors Allan Wilkie and Frediswyde Hunter-Watts, he began his newspaper career as a copy boy with the Hobart Mercury. This period was followed by Sir Keith Murdoch appointing him as Geelong correspondent for The Herald. Wilkie is best remembered for his political commentary for The Sun News-Pictorial for which he wrote during 1946–1986. Philip C. Horton was a professor of public diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy before his retirement in 1977. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was a graduate of Princeton. He taught English at Harvard and served as curator of poetry at Harvard’s Widener Library from 1937 to 1942. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, London, Germany and Paris. In 1946 he became the first station chief in Paris of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1947 he joined Time magazine as an associate editor and two years later left for The Reporter, where he became executive editor, a post he held until the magazine ceased publication in 1969. Cover bears 10/- Arms and 9d Platypus cancelled by cds of Collins St. 1.FE.55 and backstamped Melbourne Registered of the same date and NY Grand Central Stn. Double ring cds in violet of FRB 4 1955. Also bears Collins St. blue reg’n label No. 9288. Rate appears to be 5 x the 2/- Airmail rate, plus 9d for Registration/ Insurance. A rare cover of some historical significance. Price $295 (APH684) 253. Australia 1955 long airmail Taxed cover, Sydney – Wanganella. Bears 3d & 3½d QEII cancelled by Sydney 2 line slogan “VISIT YOUR SCHOOLS/EDUCATION WEEK” of 5 AUG 1955, ALSO WITH VIOLET BOXED 1/5d TAX, and block of 6 (3 x 2) and a pair of 2d plus 1d Redrawn C of A Dues, cancelled cds’s of Wanganella 10 AU 55. Attractive cover, part flap removed. Not priced in ACSC on cover. Worth an absolute fortune if wmk. Inverted! Price $149 (APH599) 254.Australia 1956 Olympics on Christmas card size Airmail cover to Jersey. Underpaid by 1/-, and cancelled by cds of Enquiry Counter Launceston, Tas. 28NO56. (They should have known better!) Superb Exhibition item for usage or Olympics theme. Price $265 (APH148) 255. Australia 1956 Airmailed Greeting Card size envelope to USA. Bears solo use 1/- small lyrebird, no wmk place upside down. Cancelled by dumb wavy line machine, so no date. Is this some kind of Military concession or greetings card rate? If not it is 1/- underpaid. Neat and attractive flap unsealed. Price $29 (TS800) 256. Australia 1958 Dual Reign small surface mail cover to USA. Bears 4½d Red Sideface KGVI and horiz. strip of 3 1953 1d QEII, to make correct 7½d rate. Opened a little roughly at top. Cancelled by Cumnock NSW cds ‘s of 16JA58. Very late usage of KGVI stamp. Envelope a little aged. Price $29 (APH215) 257.Australia 1958 Optometrist’s envelope registered to USA. Bears block of 4 8d Kingsford Smith & Horiz. Pair 3½d 1958 Christmas to make 3/3d, being 6d Registration , 9d Insurance & 2/- Postage. Cancelled by Kiama NSW cds’s 20NO58 and GPO Sydney transit cds on reverse of the following day, plus purple Mt. Vernon, New York arrival cds of NOV 24 1958. Also with Kiama Reg’n. Label No. 0172 The Kingsford Smith is particularly scarce on commercial cover, and the 1st block of 4 we have encountered in over 30 years! Price $129 (APH508)

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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation First Day Cover Exhibiting In Australia First day cover collecting has been around for over 100 years, but it was not until the late 1930s, and early 1950s when first day cover collecting started to grow. William Rundell, a postal clerk at the Melbourne GPO and well-known philatelist, may have the claim of being the first collector to have produced first day covers. Rundell produced first day covers of Victoria from 1899 to 1901. Figure 1 shows a Victoria 1899 First Day Cover (FDC) produced by Rundell. Keen stamp collectors bought new stamps at the Post Office, put them on clean white blank envelopes and posted them to get a first day-of-issue cancellation. In later years, collectors made it clear that they preferred their first-day covers with cachets. A cachet is an informative illustration usually on the left-hand side of an envelope. It is designed to be attractive and give a little information Figure 1: First FDC produced by William Rundell. Victoria 1899 about the featured stamp. 2½d Blue UPU Change of colour Up until the end of 1944 most FDCs are on plain envelopes except for a few private producers such as S Mitchell from Western Australia who started producing cacheted first day covers in 1931. From 1945 to end of 1965 the dominant type of FDCs are those with a printed cachet from Private Producers. Many cachet makers produced covers with both varying illustrations and colour combinations, sometimes up to 32 different combinations for the one stamp issue. These were the main varieties in Australia for to the thirty-five years following World War II. This continued up to the decimal period when Australia Post started to dominate the market. FDCs have gone through three phases in Australia Post: 1. From 1954 to 1970 the Post Office provided generic covers for collectors to affix stamps and have postmarked on the first day of issue. 2. From the 1970 Expo issue (16 Mar 1970) there were issue-specific cacheted covers. 3. From the 1987 Technology issue (19 Aug 1987), Australia Post produced FDC’s and cancelled them in bulk prior to the first day of issue. This practice Figure 2: First day of issue of 1950 £2 Arms FDC. OHMS GPO Sydney continues today. Today almost every collector has some first day covers uploads/2016/02/First-Day-Covers.pdf in their collection. FDCs may be exhibited under the following sub-classes: Despite their popularity with collectors, it wasn’t until 1998 a. Articles which relate to the first day of issue of that the First Day Cover Class became an Australian Philatelic stamps, or postal stationery. These articles could Federation (APF) non-FIP exhibiting class. The class has also include first day of issue of the souvenir covers and/or been adopted by New Zealand and is an ideal entry vehicle for postmarks. new collectors and exhibitors. The material is relatively inexb. Souvenir covers and postmarks. pensive, allowing a reasonable collection to be accumulated c. A thematic or topical exhibit incorporating combimuch faster than is normally the case in many of the estabnations of the articles in sub-classes A and B above. lished classes. A thematic or topical exhibit may also include some How can I Exhibit My FDC Collection? maximum cards where such maximum cards meet the Collectors intending to exhibit first day covers are strongly definition of a FDC and could be displayed in any FDC advised to read the FDC rules and Judging guidelines which exhibit. are available on the APF website 52 - Stamp News

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF What is a First Day Cover? A FDC must show the first day of issue of a stamp, postal stationery, official souvenir cover or postmark • a cover to which stamps have been affixed and postmarked by the issuing Postal Authority on the date of issue of the stamps. (see figure 2); • a postal stationery item postmarked by the issuing Postal Authority on its date of issue. (see figure 3); • an official souvenir cover to which stamps have been affixed and postmarked on the first day of use or issue of the souvenir cover. (see figure 4); • a cover with stamps affixed and postmarked on the first day of use of the postmark. (see figure 5). An exhibit may also include material used in the design or development of any of the above. The following material relating to the production of a cachet or intended for an FDC may be used: Figure 3: First day of issue of aerogramme. 1950 7d KGVI Aerogramme. • Original design material including drawings and essays. (see figure 6) • Colour separation or printing proofs Elements of a First Day Cover There are be three primary elements of an FDC, the stamp(s), the postmark, and the cachet or illustration on the cover. On the illustrated FDC in figure 6, Animals of the High Country, the stamp is cancelled with a clear impression of a pictorial first day of issue postmark directly related to the stamp. The cachet, or illustration, is also directly related to both the stamp and postmark, thus providing complete concordance between the three elements. The degree of concordance can vary, especially with covers featuring a generic cachet, or covers cancelled with non-issue specific postmarks. This concordance may not be relevant in a thematic exhibit.

Figure 4: First Day of issue of Souvenir Cover. 1973 Sydney Opera House Souvenir Cover.

Rules relating to stamps or postal stationery • There are no restrictions on the dimensions of the cover or stationery. • It should be franked with postally valid stamps. • Covers may be officially or privately produced. • Covers may be cacheted, either specific to the issue or generic. Covers without cachets are allowed. It’s best to avoid duplication of similar cachets. • Cachets may include a subsequent usage of a cachet originally produced for an earlier issue. • Cachets may be hand-drawn. • Covers and postal stationery may be either addressed or unaddressed. • Signatures acceptable and may influence the awarding of points for rarity. Signatures should relate to the FDC process (producer, designer, engraver) or be related to the stamp (person on stamp or cachet). • All items should be shown with the postmark displayed. However, for thematic exhibits the postal card picture may be displayed, but a photocopy of the postmarked

side MUST also be included. “Variants” can be shown. These include FDCs with the same stamp on covers with different cachets, or with different colour combinations in the cachet, or with different cancellations.

Rules relating to Souvenir Covers • Souvenir covers must be postmarked on their date of issue. • There should be strong concordance between the postmark and the cachet. Souvenir covers are generally franked with a current issue stamp so there may not be concordance between the cachet and the stamp. The souvenir cover in figure 4 illustrates concordance between the postmark, cachet and stamp. • Souvenir covers are often issued in conjunction with explanatory information, either in booklet or pamphlet format. The inclusion of such material is acceptable, providing that there is at least one philatelic item on each exhibit page and the peripheral material does not Stamp News - 53

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation overwhelm the philatelic content. Rules relating to the Postmark (PM) • The PM must clearly show the date and place of cancellation. • Postmarks that include the words “First Day of Issue” are preferable. For postmarks that do not include “First Day of Issue”, it is important to check that the date is correct. • Where available, related pictorial PMs will be favourably considered. • The date on the PM should be the recognised first day of issue, except in the following circumstances: • A localised public holiday may defer the date of issue in that locality. • Areas of delayed delivery will have a date of issue consistent with the arrival of the articles. This would apply to remote areas such as the Antarctic Territories which have only limited deliveries. • Where covers have been postmarked in error on a date other than the advertised date(s) of issue. The inclusion of such material needs to be clearly described in the write-up. • Where there is no recognised first day of issue, the postmark may be that of the earliest known usage. This date may be supported by cancelled stamps, either off or on piece. However, the inclusion of such stamps must not be numerically greater than 70% of the FDC items in a frame and, generally each page should contain at least one FDC as defined. • For pictorial and non-pictorial postmarks in exhibits under sub-class B it is expected that there will be a strong concordance between the postmark and the stamp and preferably with the cachet. • The quality of postmarks, unless rare, should be high.

Figure 5: First Day of use of 19 March 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge NE Pylon postmark. 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set.

Figure 6: Unadopted Drawing. 1971 Aboriginal Art.

Classification of Exhibits FDC exhibits can be exhibited by: • Type of postal article. Traditional FDC envelopes or types of postal stationery. For example, registered envelopes, officially produced postcards, aerogrammes or pre-stamped envelopes. • Country or group of countries with geographical, historical or cultural bonds. Thematic or topical in nature. • Specific time period. For example, Australian FDCs 1927-1965, Australian Decimal FDCs 1966-2000. • Producer or producers (Official or private). Wesley, Royal, Guthrie or EW Odgen hand painted FDCs. (see figure 8). • Speciality or study (forgeries, printing styles, variation 54 - Stamp News

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in postmarking techniques) Special event. For example, 1954 Royal Visit, 1981 Royal Wedding. Theme or topic. For example, FDC and/or souvenir covers on penguins, gemstones, churches etc. Any combination of the above.

Title Page and Plan The name of the exhibit and the plan should agree with the materials shown. The concept, (the story the exhibit tells) the structure and the development of the exhibit should clearly be stated. A thematic or topical exhibit under sub-class C should also include a separate plan of the exhibit. This plan may be either incorporated into the title page or shown on a separate sheet immediately following the title page. • The plan defines the structure of the exhibit and its sub-

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divisions into parts, or chapters. It must be correct, logical and balanced in all aspects relating to the title. It must be fully consistent with the title. The plan must be structured according to thematic criteria (the story) or, in exhibits related to organisations, institutions and recurrent events, structured according to their subdivisions and follow a topical time or place related classification.

Judging of exhibits For FDC exhibits, the following marking is used to lead the Jury to a balanced evaluation of the exhibit. Criterion

Classes A & B

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Figure 7: 1991 Animals of the High Country FDC. Concordance with cachet, postmark and stamp.

More Information 1. Australian First Day Covers, Michael Moore, Colleen Wooley & Frank Pauer, a 210-page book produced in 2009 identifying and detailing the history of many private cachet producers. 2. The Cover Collector, A quarterly magazine produced from 2003-2013 by the former Australian Cover Society for its members. 3. Stamp Bulletin, produced bi-monthly by Australia Post since 1953 which details the of first day covers, postal stationery and postmarks. 4. Australia Post Office Souvenir Covers, Noel G. Almeida, a catalogue with details all the Australia Post official souvenir cover 1972-1992. 5. Australian PictorMarks, Colleen A Woolley & Janet S Eury, a catalogue and graphic history of all pictorial and commemorative postmarks from 1879-2012. For additional information, queries can be directed to the APF Co-ordinator for the First Day Covers Class, Frank Pauer by writing to PO Box 2066, Bayswater VIC 3153 or by email at Canberra Stampshow 2020 – 13th To 15th March If you get a chance you should visit the three-day Canberra Stampshow at the Hel-

lenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden ACT. Entry is $5 for adults (children free). Opening times are 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Lucky Door prizes will be available on each day. For more information see The main theme for the exhibition is South Pacific Exploration, commemorating the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s visit to the east coast of Australia. This is commemorated in the logo (see figure 9). The show will be opened by former ACT Senator Margaret Reid AO, the only woman to have served as President of the Senate. Senator Reid’s late husband Tom Reid MBE was Director of Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station during its involvement in the Apollo program. There are 78 national and international exhibitors (318 frames) in classes such as Aerophilately, Postal Stationery, Postal History and Picture Postcards. A large contingent of youth exhibits will also be on display. The programme for the three days includes meetings for specialist philatelic groups as well as a seminar on Topical Philately. Australia Post and over 30 national and international dealers

Figure 8: 1955 2s Olympic Games publicity stamp on Eric W Ogden hand painted FDC Stamp News - 55

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation

Figure 9: Canberra Stampshow 2020 logo Figure 10: Dealers at Canberra Stampshow in 2018 will have stands at show. Most of the dealers have been supporters of the Canberra Stampshow over many years and are ready to help you enhance your collections and exhibits (see figure 10). Australia Post will have several philatelic items which will only be available for purchase at the Exhibition. The dealers are listed on the Canberra Stampshow 2020 web site. There are many Stampshow souvenirs with a theme related to the Pacific and exploration in general. These are all limited editions where, for example, only 100 have been produced. These can be ordered in advance or purchased at the Philatelic

Society of Canberra stand just inside the entrance. Daily postmarks designed by Australia Post will also be available. The 2020 Canberra Stampshow coincides with a range of events being held in Canberra before, during and after the exhibition. The Enlighten Festival around the Parliamentary Triangle lights up the national icon buildings with fantastic moving images. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is held on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin for those of you who like cool early morning walks as well as Symphony in the Park, and Skyfire. You can choose to attend the Last Post ceremony at the Australia War Memorial, a walking tour of Anzac Parade, or lunch at Poppy’s CafÊ. For more information go to Visit Canberra: https://

Figure 11: Personalised stamp from Melbourne 1999 Stamp Exhibition 56 - Stamp News

Australia Post Launched Mystamps In December 2019 In 1999 Australia Post introduced us to personalised stamps that allowed collectors to add an image of their choice to a stamp as an attached tab. This was a world first at the time. Figure 11 shows a personalised stamp produced for the Melbourne 1999 Stamp Exhibition. Last December Australia Post introduced a new form of their personalised stamps called MyStamps. Mystamps allows customers to have an image of their choice printed directly on a stamp (rather than the tab) and select a postal rate. Mystamps can only be purchased

Stephanie Bromser

Philatelic Development Officer, APF in sheets of 20. This can all be achieved online by downloading the image you want directly into a template using the Australia Post My Stamps website. I imagine this will be very popular for special events such as birth announcements and wedding invitations. Mystamps was also introduced as a trial in 27 Post Offices. Customers could get their stamps instantly printed from an image on a USB stick or mobile phone. At the time of writing this the trial was only planned to last until 31 March 2020, so if you are interested you will need to be quick. The list of participating post offices is on the website introducing-mystamps-an-exciting-new-personalised-stamp-solution The new service produces stamps in 9 different shapes (see figure 12). Each stamp can have one of 9 postage rates on it (Domestic: $1.10, $2.20, $3.30, $5.50; International: $2.30, $2.50, $3.20). This makes a total of 63 new stamps. Figure 12: 9 different shapes of Mystamps

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Market Matters BREXIT - coin and stamp issues.

As all will realise, BREXIT has been the main topic of conversation in the UK for a year or three, and the FOR and AGAINST debates have effectively torn the country apart, and created a wave of political instability, with leaders coming and going etc, as a result of it all. All stamp collectors realise that stamps depict HISTORY as it happens, and 2020 is no exception to that! Politicians come, and politicians go, but their decisions live on, for better or worse, and stamps and coins outline and document such things. Britain leaving the EU now seems (almost!) assured, well as assured as anything can be in such matters in the UK, and whilst Britain so far has issued no stamp issue to mark their looming EU departure, the Royal Mint did issue a special 50p coin earlier this year. This isn’t the first time the Royal Mint Instant “Heirlooms” in a box! has made a Brexit coin - in fact, it’s third time lucky. They had originally planned for 1,000 prototype coins to be launched on venirs of a major event. The Gold and Silver proof 31 March 2019, but this was later pushed back to versions are shown nearby. the exit date of 31 October. However when Britain again failed to successfully leave, the coin was put Same day sell-out at £945! on hold. Demand was so high, the Mint introduced a queueing Around one million coins had to be melted down, system to even get on its website. A limited edition, until a new exit date was confirmed after the general two-coin set - with a historic 1973 50p marking the election. No idea what kind of cost is involved in UK’s accession into the European Economic Comthe design, trials, production and destruction on that munity, and a new 2020 50p, marking the withdrawal scale, but I am sure we are talking MEGA bucks just from the European Union - also sold out. Priced at for the last debacle. £30=$A60, some 5,000 sets of those were produced. The Royal Mint in the UK finally issued a coin on Royal Mint also strictly limited purchases of the January 31, 2020, to mark the leaving of the EuroSilver Bullion Proof versions of the Brexit coin, pean Union by the UK. The nominal 50p face value priced at £60, to three per household. That one also coin was placed in normal circulation of course, and sold out super fast, on the day of issue I underfor 50p, or about $A1, you can readily buy one there stand, and to me at least, seemed far better value nationally. for money. Time will tell. I’d far rather own 15 of However the Royal Mint also made 3 special those in the same kind of classy box, than one Gold proof coin versions - in Gold, Silver and Unc Proof Proof version! The Gold Proof version was offered versions, in cute little boxes. As always these are at £945 by Royal Mint (near $A2,000) and 1,500 sets very expensive to buy. And sell well as family sou58 - Stamp News

Glen Stephens

Very classy Royal Mint packaging. were made. They sold out on the first day of being offered - so who said the UK economy went into a tailspin due to BREXIT! The Silver Proof sets also sold out near as fast. The Silver version, produced in a “Limited” edition of 47,000, sold for £60. The nice box for that is shown nearby, and is near identical to box on the Gold version. The brilliant uncirculated version, being produced in a basically unlimited run, can be snapped up for “just” £10. Who said there was no profit in being a Government Mint!?

Coins at the Royal Mint said in explaining why these special BREXIT coins were released - “The Royal Mint has been marking significant events in British history for over 1,000 years, and has a history of commemorating the UK’s relationship with the EU through coinage.” There was considerable controversy over the punctuation on the wording on the non-monarch side of the coin. Many English language pedants and experts, believed there needed to be an “Oxford Comma” in the inscription, i.e. inserting a comma after the word “Prosperity”. For those who aren’t experts in formal English punctuation, (like me!) an “Oxford Comma” is used in

10 million coins circulated in UK.

However, people do not have to pay silly money to get hold of a 50p Brexit coin, as standard versions of the coin also entered circulation across the UK. Around 3 million of the commemorative 50p pieces entered banks, Post Offices, and shops nationwide from 31 January, with a further 7 million filtering into circulation later in 2020. Clare Maclennan, director of Commemorative

How are your English Grammar Skills? Stamp News - 59

Market Matters a list after the second last item. For example: butcher, baker, and candlestick maker. Many other examples were given of where this is usual correct formal usage. (Assistant editor’s note : Oxford or serial commas are not standard in the UK or Australia unless they are needed to avoid ambiguity. They are standard in US English.) Debate raged on in the English Media. is the stampboards discussion on all this, with far more detail. My firm view is that as there is not a full stop/period at the end, it does not constitute a formal sentence anyway, which needs to have that feature to qualify, so commas are all moot. Queen Elizabeth’s private thoughts on this many year BREXIT saga are not publicly known of course, as is normal Royal Protocol. However in some circles it is alleged she insisted this new image shown nearby be used on the reverse of each coin, to silently pass on her A very discreet Royal Message?! inner thoughts! I have not seen a 50p coin so cannot comment.

AUSTRIA Snubs the Brits leaving.

Britain alone, and adrift at sea! 60 - Stamp News

When I first saw an image of the attractive Austria postage stamp shown nearby, I thought it was some kind of lampoon or spoof artwork, and done by someone with a sense of humour. (Plenty of British “remainers” have not accepted the current political realities, and create such things to stir up fellow Brits!) Near all stamps from Austria from the first issues have been inscribed Österreich on the stamp of course, not AUSTRIA, and history shows us virtually no issues from this century have been exempted, making one think at first glance it was certainly some kind of joke issue, arted up by someone for an office laugh etc. It shows the island of Britain all lonely and adrift, surrounded by a circle of dark blue coloured neighbours - the EU colours, now floating all alone in the North Sea. Even the date of Britain “leaving” has been crossed out and re-entered, as clearly even the Brits could not agree on anything for ages. However this image was not a parody, or a clever

Glen Stephens Renegade Province has still stayed well outside the fold! One well known English dealer, Ian Billings of Norvic Stamps in Norfolk UK, labelled The Austria stamps as a hoax, and stated on stampboards - “I suggest this is nothing more than a spoof, and if it exists, then it is a fantasy issue.” To be honest when I first saw it, I could not believe any European country Government would issue such an image on a stamp.

140,000 Austria stamps sold fast.

Taiwan is another “Renegade Province”! is the detailed discussion on this issue. It was widely speculated they would be reprinted due to the instant sell-out, but it appears that will not be occurring. Austria Post quickly sold out of all 140,000 of these Brexit stamps it seems clear. 1.8 Euro is a little under $A3 face value. The authoritative Bloomberg financial services news network, had this report below outlining their background – “Austria had planned a stamp to commemorate Britain’s departure from the European Union, but when the presumed deadline of March 29, 2019 came and went, with no Brexit, the postal service found itself with 140,000 stamps bearing the wrong date. Fast-forward 10 months, and as Britain finally

Photoshop creation, or some political joke - it is a real postage stamp, issued by Austria on January 31! I kid you not. The face value of 1.80 Euro is the current postage rate for non EU foreign letters, a further not very discreet dig at the UK. I was eerily reminded of the famous China 1968 8f Stamp issue, that showed another “Renegade Province” Taiwan, shown in WHITE, abutted by Mother China in RED, not Blue! They were frantically recalled when authorities saw them, and today sell for $100,000s each - literally. The EU might like to reflect that over a Half Century on, that Lemming Heaven on eBay as usual.

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$2 of each goes to those in need. heads for the exit, Austria is releasing the stamp - with the original date crossed out and “Jan. 31, 2020” is printed just below. The stamp shows the remaining 27 members of the European Union in deep blue, while the United Kingdom is printed in a transparent, light blue - a shadow, so to speak. The stamps have a denomination of 1.80 euros, the price for sending a standard-sized priority letter to overseas destinations - something Great Britain isn’t considered. Yet. The stamps are available in a handful of Österreichische Post AG branches and its online shop. It wasn’t immediately clear if the operator had retained some sheets in their original state, without the overprint - creating a new variety for philatelists to fetishize over” the Bloomberg newsfeed concluded. So what price do such things cost? As always in life, rushing into things can be a financial disaster. As you can clearly see nearby. eBay of course was flooded with these issues, and the “Barrrhginnn 62 - Stamp News

Huntaahrr” lemmings all stampeded in, paying insane prices as usual for things, that in a year, they will be licking on mail. One seller alone SOLD these 2 items shown nearby for about $A65 for a single stamp (way over 30 times face!) and near $200 with post for the common 50p coin version - close to 200 times face. I kid you not - these were “Buy It Now” prices and some goose(s) cheerfully really PAID that! Many similar sales were made. has more discussion on this kind of Bunny madness and examples. As with all this speculative madness, supply soon outstripped the number of Bunnies, and prices predictably dropped like a brick, and as I type this mid-February, you can buy full mint sheets of the Austria stamp for not much more than face value. “Fools Rush In ……” etc. $A65 for a single stamp, plus post, is quite insane. I wish these idiots would make more productive

Glen Stephens

Please use these on YOUR outward mail. use of clearly owning far too much money - like donating some of it to the stampboards Bushfire Appeal! They could have bought one of several donated GB 1840 1d Blacks etc for that silly money. The Stamp Community has come to the fore and already donated about $12,500 to this superb cause - can you add to that? -

Buy stamps, and directly DONATE funds!

Oz Readers CAN assist disaster donations by walking into their Post Offices and buying a sheet (or sheets) of the new $1.10 booklet panes of 5 different new die cut “DISASTER” stamps. Each $5.50 sheet sees Australia Post donate $2 to the relief funds. So mail your letters or eBay sendings out this year etc, and actively support those in REAL need. Australia Post produced 100,000 panes of 5, and they come to POs in a “cheque book” bound at sides, of 20 panes in each - i.e. $110 cost price, and $40 of that purchase goes immediately to relief work - wonderful idea for Business to support. A lot more detail, in date sequential order, on this clearly rushed and rather confused new issue is here -

DisasterAP Stampboards member “Allanswood” Greg Allan of Goulburn NSW, bought such a “cheque book” of 100 stamps to use on his business mail on February 14, which appears to have been the issue date of the stamps, despite AP being rubbery on that detail. Greg created a few sets of five attractive cacheted “FDC” on that date, and they were backstamped at another PO, and as official FDCs from AP will never be offered or sold, they will be VERY nice items in the future, as few knew about this issue until well after February 14. He kindly scanned me a high resolution image of the cover of the pane of 5, which is depicted on the front cover of the March 2020 Edition of Stamp News. Few emergency issues like this appear from AP - they generally plan issues a year in advance, and this clearly caught them on the hop. As all collectors of FDC want to be 100% COMPLETE, sets of 5 on FDC will be certain stars of the future, as Australia Post will not be offering any to standing order clients etc, as this was an emergency short term issue. Details on it here The actual First Day Of Issue actually appears to have been Friday February 14, (eBay sellers had sheets on sale before that day even, with scans taken from actual sheets) but various parts of AP were officially stating an issue date of Tuesday February 18 for some reason, despite it being clear some sheets were on sale well before then, so it seems obvious Australia Post itself does not know what the sequence was here.

Might be worth tucking some away?

Nothing is surer that if only 100,000 sheets of these attractive die-cut new stamps exist globally, they will sell out pretty fast, as $200,000 will be donated by Australia Post to Charity. EVERY small business in affected areas will I am sure be franking mail with these stamps. Complete mint sheets may not be retained in great number, and might be worth tucking Stamp News - 63

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One of Australia’s very scarcest FDCs. away for a modest punt? Allanswood generously offered to the Bushfire Auction, a set of 5 x cacheted FDC he printed out quickly, all cancelled at Goulburn NSW, Feb 14, and backstamped at a different PO on Feb 14. It comes with copy of his PO purchase receipt of February 14. This is the only set of genuine cacheted FDC I am aware of, and am sure serious FDC collectors will bid it into 3 figures, especially seeing every cent goes to Charity. They are attractive issues using a special die-cutting “knife” simulating a stylised map of Australia that was I understand created working closely with Cartor Security Printers, in Paris. The special Australia Map style die cutting is also used in the recent MyStamp personalised stamp issue series.

“We are part of your Community.”

Australia Post Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Christine Holgate said her organisation’s heartfelt thoughts were with the countless Australians and communities who 64 - Stamp News

have been so harshly affected by the recent natural disasters. “The Post Office is a vital part of the local community, particularly in rural and regional Australia, and we are committed to doing everything that we can, to support our communities in their recovery.” Australian Red Cross Chief Executive Officer Judy Slatyer said the ongoing community response had been incredible. “The funds raised through the Disaster Relief stamps will help keep our staff and volunteers on the ground helping those affected by the bushfires etc, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies” she said. The special release stamp sheets of 5 retail for $5.50 each, and were technically only available from 18 February at participating Post Offices, while existing stocks last. Australia Post Customers wishing to make any further donation to the Red Cross, can of course do so over the counter at any Post Office. Mail order of course, for those overseas, or whose local PO has sold out, is also possible, and

Glen Stephens

Only 100,000 sheets available globally. the direct PO order link is here - As I typed this, plenty were in stock for ordering, (I think they are post free as well?) and that Philatelic Bureau Site confirms the issue Date was Friday February 14, not February 18, that many other arms of AP were claiming. Will some eBay spiv create some plain white “FDCs” next week, or next month, via the Snake Gully North LPO that his sister owns - of course. They will remain just that – greedy, opportunistic, total fabrications. Only a mug will buy such unverified naked money-making fantasies. No real FDC collector will, for sure. There are a dozen FDC recorded of the 1d Red Roo - Cat $15,000 EACH. A verified set of these DISASTER issues on FDC will actually be numerically SCARCER you can bet. Think about it. I hope we see bids of a few $100 for Greg’s generous donation. EVERY cent goes to the Bushfire Appeal -

Kangaroo Stamp Bonanza coming soon.

Phoenix Auctions in Melbourne Australia advised me this week that they will auction on May 29, the fantastic Large Gold Medal mouth-watering exhibit of the Australia Kangaroo and Map stamps, formed by Peter O’Rourke, who exhibited widely. This wonderful collection is full of top Kangaroo rarities, many of which have not been on the market for years. There are a staggering number of Monogram and Non-Monogram items, a wide range of watermark and perforation errors, and other major varieties. One is the 1932 CofA watermark 6d Brown Kangaroo with “OS” overprint inverted, shown nearby. I remember being at a Sydney stamp dealer meeting in 1985 where local member, the late Jim Jude of Northway Stamps near me, showed it to fellow dealers, to get their thoughts. Jim had just bought it sitting in a PO Specimen pack he had purchased from a member of the public. Stamp News - 65

Market Matters No inverted overprints had even been recorded - then and now! As can be seen, the stamp has little pieces of gummed stamp selvedge in each corner. Why? As the stamp printer used them to replace a stamp into a sheet that had been damaged in some way - a cut, tear, or ink spill etc.

Official Printer patching repair.

Now and again patching in a substitute stamp or stamps would be done quickly by printer in this “Waste Not” Great Depression era, and it was hence inserted upside down. No big deal on a sheet of normal 6d brown, as it can be replicated or faked, but if that sheet was selected for overprinting, clearly the overprint got INVERTED on that one stamp. And so it was, with this 6d Brown. Amazing that whomever was ripping up that sheet to insert into the PO specimen packs for collectors did not notice. The 4 little bits of selvedge would have been annoying to tear and separate into a single stamp, and you’d look carefully at the stamp when doing that. But clearly no-one noticed, and it went into the pack, The unique inverted “OS” overprint. and Jim found it over a half century later. This was one unique Kangaroo stamp that Arthur Gray did not own, and ACSC is $60,000 and SG 0133a, is far higher at £75,000. The values under 10/- were all neat corner cancelled in these Specimen packs, and this one stamp is the only one ever recorded. Some KGV heads “OS” inverted occurred via the same PO patching in error. Another unique in collector hands item in the O’Brien sale, is the £2 First Watermark 1913 Kangaroo “JBC” Monogram single shown nearby. I was photographed holding it in New York, at the $A7.15m Arthur Gray Kangaroo sale I flew over for in 2007, at Shreves Auction Galleries. It had just been invoiced for $A176,930, and it was purchased by the late Simon Dunkerley, who added his fee on top for the client he was bidding This selvedge is worth $180,000+! 66 - Stamp News

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Apparently unique in private hands. for, so it would have cost lets say $A185,000 or so. Estimate was “only” $US50,000-75,000. There was a ding-dong bidding battle for it.

“Be careful of the coffee cup!”

The stamp had a bit of foxing and a crease along the watermark line, but being unique that does not really matter! Auctioneer Charles Shreve was VERY nervous that I did not drop this $177,000 stamp into my coffee, when the photos were being taken - as he had

not been paid for it yet!! I have a far better centred 1913 £2 Kangaroo MLH in stock right now for $6,000, I just bought, so this “JBC” marking in the selvedge adds about $180,000 - surely the world’s most expensive piece of selvedge? Pretty interesting observation when you think on it! So save your pennies until May more images next month. Another interesting and stated unique item is the 1913 £2 Kangaroo shown nearby, top marginal, with small OS perfin. I have never seen this stamp offered before that I can recall, and indeed often wondered whether one existed in private hands. I bought the complete mint “OS NSW” 1913 Roo set in the Stuart Hardy sale, (whomever bought that page got a bargain off me in hindsight - WHAT provenance!) and I sold another nice 1913 £2 mint “OS NSW” to Alan Salisbury some decades back, but repeat I have never seen this one before. I sell more Roos than just about anyone, and you get to be able to sort most of them by watermark just by looking at them - perf characteristics and colour etc. If I were asked to guess at the watermark off this photo, I’d opt for THIRD watermark almost certainly. I have not seen the stamp in person, so assume it is correctly ID in a Gold Medal collection. Interesting. Another of the very few stamps the stunning $7m Arthur Gray collection did not possess. Nor did the amazing Stuart Hardy collection. Arthur’s 1913 £2 Kangaroo used with LARGE “OS” puncture was invoiced for $A60,000 (est just $US5,000-7,000!) after a ding-dong bidding battle between two well known dealers sitting either side of me. Glen Stephens has written monthly ‘Stamp Tipster’ Columns for over 30 years - globally. A vast library of his past articles and photos are found at –

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PO Box 23, Magill, SA, 5072

PO BOX 457, Bayswater, VIC 3153 Ph: 03 9762 1848

Ken Cowden

Mike Lee

PO Box 108, Bateman’s Bay, NSW 2536 Ph: 02 4472 5231

7 Colbury Rd, Bayswater Nth, VIC 3153 Ph: 03 9729 5855

Edenzac Stamps: Tim Papadopoulos Ph: 03 9791 7733

P & D Nicholls PO Box 172, Glenbrook, NSW 2773

Ph: 02 4739 6184

Pacific Coast Philatelics Owen Pennells, PO Box 3343, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 Ph: 0427 551 207

Ray Pinniger PO Box 9008, Scoresby, VIC 3179 Ph: 03 9753 3520

Chris Snelling Stamps PO Box 121, Kotara Fair, NSW 2289 Ph: 02 4952 8205

Glen Stephens 4 The Tor Walk, Castlecrag, NSW 2068 PH: 02 9958 1333

Sydney Philatelics Graeme Fudge PO Box 122, Milton, NSW 2538 Ph: 02 4455 4011

Lyndsay Tooley PO Box 441, Norfolk Is. NSW 2899 Ph: 06 7232 3778

Con Vayanos 64/3030 The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes, Carrara, QLD, 4211 Ph: 07 5578 1744


PO Box 1290 Upwey, VIC 3158

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 9264 8301 Australian Numismatic Society, NSW Branch: Mtg 3rd Monday, Philas House Australian 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 Blue Mountains Stamp Club: Mtg 4th Friday (ex Dec) 8.00pm Katoomba Public School; PO Box 76, Blackheath Boambee East PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan) 6pm Boambee East Comm. Centre, Bruce King Dr. Ph: 02 66581385 Burwood District SC: Mtg 4th Wed Campbelltown District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan - 4th Wed); @ Catholic Hall Acacia St, Ruse. Inquiries:; PO Box 478, Campbelltown 2560 Castle Hill SC Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, Hills District Bowling Club, Jenner Street, Baulkham Hills; PO Box 151 Castle Hill NSW 1765 China Study Group of PSNSW: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Cinderella SC: Produces “Cinderellas Australia” and monographs; PO Box 889, Chatswood, NSW 2057 Club WIlloughby Philatelic Section : Mtg 4th Thursday Earlwood and District SC: Mtg 1st Wed Eastwood-Epping PS: Mtg 1st Tuesday Grafton Stampers & Everything Philatelic: Mtg 1st Sun 2pm (ex School Hols). Grafton Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Queen & Oliver Sts. Ph 02 6642 1363. email Great Lakes SC: Mtg1st Sat 9.30am , Workshop & Market 1st Sat 9-12, Tuncurry Enq: Ph 02 6555 5664 Gosford PS: Afternoon Mtg 1st Mon Hawkesbury Valley PS (Richmond Stamp Club): Mtg 2nd Thurs (ex Jan) PO Box 28 Richmond 2753 Illawarra PS: Mtg 3rd Wednesday, Room 2, Illawarra Master Builders Club, 61 Church St, Wollongong 7.00 pm. Lord Howe Island Postal History Society: Mtg by arrangement. Contact Pres: Dr William Mayo, 02 9918 6825 Maitland SC: Mtg 2nd Mon ex Jan. ‘Show & Tell’ every mtg E. Maitland Bowling Club, Bank St. Pres. Mark Saxby; Sec. David Carratt; Ph: 02 4932 4045 Email: Manly-Warringah Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Tues, cnr. Pittwater Rd & Federal Pde, Brookvale. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: Milton-Ulladulla SC: Meeting 1pm on 4th Monday of each month (ex Dec.) Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club, St. Vincent Street, Ulladulla Sec. POBox 670, Ulladulla, NSW 2539 Tel. Barbara Smith 0244555214 Morisset Uniting Church SC: Mtg 4th Sat 10am (ex Dec) Mudgee Coin Note & Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph 02 63735324 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

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

western australia The Airmail Circle of WA: Mtg 5th Monday “Wellington Fair” Unit 18, 40 Lord St. East Perth Tel: 08 9294 3356 Armadale-Kelmscott PS: Mtg 4th Tues; Ph: 08 9397 6525 email: Bridgetown-Manjimup SC: Mtg 1st Thurs 4.30pm Bridgetown Library Ph 08 9761 4638 or 08 9761 2005 Busselton SC: Mtg 1st Mon, 5pm 7th Day Adv. Church, Alpha St; Ph: 08 9752 4449, 0400 646 282 email Canning SC: Mtg 4th Monday Wilson Community Hall, Braibrise Rd Wilson. Ph: 08 9457 7565 Daytime SC: Mtg 1st Thurs; 08 9341 3576 Denmark SC: Mtg 1st Weds Lions Lair Rivermouth Inlet Drive, Denmark. Tel: 08 9848 3325 email: Eastern Goldfields: Mtg 3rd Thurs ; Ph: 0412 156 351 Eaton SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs, 7pm Ph. 08 9795 7744, email: Fremantle and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed, St. Peter’s Church Hall, 4 Hammad St., Palmyra. Circuit books 7pm, meeting 8pm Ph: 08 9284 7125 Have a go SC: Mtg Last Thurs. 137 Edward St, East Perth. Tel: 08 9305 2073 email: Kalamunda SC: Mtg 3rd Wed; Ph: 08 9291 8484

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

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 Orange Coin and Stamp Club: Mtg Last Tuesday, Orange Community Info Centre, 79-81 Kite St, Orange 7.30pm Parramatta PS: Mtg 1st Friday Penrith and District PS: Mtg 1st Thursdays, 8pm, J3A Bldg. Castlereash St. New PO Box: 252 Kingswood 2750. Ph: 02 4733 3062 Piallaway PS: PO Box 12, Werris Creek PHILAS Stamp Auctions: Mtg 2nd Sat Mar,Jul, Nov Ph 02 9264 8301 PS of Australia: Mtg 3rd Wed (exDec) PS of NSW: Mtg 4th Sat (Philas House), 3rd Tues (Chatswood); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Richmond River (Lismore) PS: Mtg 4th Thursday Royal Sydney Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd Tues. (ex Jan); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Sapphire Coast Stamp & Coin Club: Mtg Enq 02 6495 7308. Mail to PO Box 285, Pambula, NSW 2549 St. George PS: Mtg 1st Mon Shoalhaven PS: Mtg 2nd Monday (Ex Jan) PO Box 4047, East Nowra 2541. Smithfield SC: Mtg 2nd Mon Society for Polar Philately: 2012 meetings: 2nd Wednesday of February, March, May, July, Sept and November held at Ryde Ex-Services Club 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW Tel: 9807 3344 (in Mackinnon room) starting at 8pm.Enq 0407 277 223 or email penviews@ 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 PS: 2nd Sat. even months 9.30-2.30 North Rocks Community Church132 North Rocks Road North Rocks Tamworth PS: Mtg 1st Mon ex. Jan. Tamworth Bridge Club, 7 Hilton St, Tamworth Sec. Graeme Mitchell. PO Box 678, Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 02 67664853 Taree RSL Club Ltd SC: Mtg 3rd Mon Toronto SC: Mtg 1st Wed Turramurra SC: Mtg 2nd Monday, 7.45pm. Twin Towns Stamp Club Inc.: Mtg 1st Monday, 7.30p, Masonic Centre, 8 Boyd St, Tweed Heads, 07 5535 3168 Wagga SC: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) ARCC Building, Tarcutta St, 7.30pm. Secretary: Peter Simpfendorfer Ph:02 6922 3393 Wyong PS: Mtgs: 3rd Tues 7.30pm, daytime meetings 1st Weds, KGV Heads group 4th Weds. Jim Spence Sec. 02 4392 3610 email:

northern territory Alice Springs SC: Meet Informally; PO Box 1529, Alice Springs, NT, 0871. Ph 08 8953 3054 Darwin Philatelic Circle: 1st Sun. 10am - 2pm. 53 Flametree Crt, Rosebery; Ph:(08) 8931 2898; PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT, 0831; Email: WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 Mandurah PS PO Box 625 Mandurah WA 6210 2nd Tues 4.45 - 6.30pm Bortolo Park Pavilion Cnr. Bortolo and Murdoch Drives Greenfields WA 6210 08 9581 1083 Northern Districts SC: Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9329 0117 Philatelic Forum: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan); Ph: 08 9294 4277 Rockingham & Kwinana (PS of): Mtg 3rd Tues (NB 2nd in Dec) Pres. Malcolm Brown; Sec. Terry Boyd; PRO Lucie Schokker Ph. 08 9419 1604; email: PS of WA: Mtg 3rd Tues; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec); Clubrooms, Charles Riley Reserve, Wendling Rd, North Beach, Ph: 08 9447 7256 The Postmark Circle (WA): Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Victoria Park SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9472 8072 or 08 9450 5280 WA Study Group: Mtg 4th Thurs (ex Dec) 08 9384 1050 Wanneroo SC: Mtg 3rd Mon; Ph: 08 9305 3130.

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

queensland Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Tues; 07 3851 0213; email: Bayside Afternoon SC: Meeting last Wed; Ph: 07 3206 6281. Bundaberg PS: Mtg 2nd Mon 7pm, 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: 4th Tues. 7.30pm Comm. Hall, 15 Kamerunga Rd., Stratford 07 4033 2211 Caloundra SC: Mtg. 4th Thurs. Catholic Church Hall, Edmund St. 1.30pm. Ph: 07 5494 7233 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Ph: 07 3263 8573 (ah); email: Collectors Club Queensland: Mtg 2nd Sunday each month 9am to 1pm - RSL Hall, 58 Arnold St, Holland Park. Contact 0409 130 266 or 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. 2nd Sun. Jessie Witham Centre 1 - 3pm Ph. 07 5483 9188 email: Hervey Bay Afternoon Club: Mtg 3rd Wed. Ph: 07 4124 1138 Ipswich SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan). Ph: 07 3282 2983 Junction Park SC: Mtg 1st Tues, 7.30pm, Annerley Baptist Hall, Lambton St. Contact: 07 3277 6724. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, Presbyterian Church, Barry St, Slacks Creek, 6pm. Ph: 07 3805 9226. Mackay and District PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 4942 5433;

Further information can be obtained from the NZ Philatelic Federation, PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua, 5245, NZ. E-mail: Postal History Soc of NZ: Auckland 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 09 5220311. Chapter meetings held Invercargill, Nelson, New Plymouth and Wellington. Pukekohe Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sun. John Mounce, President 649-291-9381 Royal PS of NZ: Mtg 2nd Wed (ex Jan). Ph: 04 5899530; Email:; Website South Auckland PS: Mtg last Sat (except Dec), Papatoetoe, day time mtgs 3rd Fri (ex Dec and Jan). Ph: 09 2682245; Email: Southland PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (except Jan), 3rd Tue (daytime) (except Jan). Email: Taranaki PS: Mtg 1st Mon except Jan. Ph: 06 7546212; Email: murray-grimwood@ Tauranga & District Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Mon (except Dec). Ph: 07 5765210; Email: Thames Valley PS: Mtg 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 07 8689190. Thematic Association of NZ: Ph: 04 2347218; Email: Timaru PS: Mtg 1st Wed. Ph: 03 6880343 Upper Hutt PS: Mtg 3rd Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec). Ph: 04 5284123; Email: teme. Waikato PS: Mtg 1st (except Jan) and 3rd Wed (except Jan and Dec). Email: Wakatipu PS: Ph: 03 4428865 Wanganui PS: Mtg 2nd Wed. Ph: 06 3427894; Email: Wellesley PS: Mtg 2nd and 4th Mon (ex public holidays). Ph: 9 8271240 Wellington PS: Mtg 4th Mon (except Dec); Ph: 042347218; Email: Whakatane PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Thurs (except Jan) Ph: 07 3222054 or 07 3086193 Whangarei PS: Mtg 2nd Meeting: 2nd Tues (Ex.Jan) Ph 09 4348000; Email QLD Philatelic Council, 18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum, Qld, 4178. Ph: 07 3396 0846 Fax: 07 3396 0842. Email: Web:

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 2nd Sat, 10:00am, Nanango RSL. Contact Ph: 07 3103 8938 or ema il: 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: Redland Bay Coin and Stamp Club, 4th Thurs. Monthly. John Hardman 07 3206 9996 or 07 3822 6987 Rockhampton SC: Mtg 1st Tues. Ph: 07 4926 3336. email: 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. Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm Red Cross Rms, Price St., Nambour 07 5445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: j.crowsley@ Toowoomba SC: Mtg. 2nd Sat 1pm, Salvation Army Hall, Cnr. West St. 7 Anzac Ave. Ph. 07 4635 5623 Email: Twin Towns SC: Mtg 1st Mon; Ph: 07 5535 3168 Waterloo Bay SC: Mtg. 1st Thurs. 1pm & 4th Mon. 7pm. Redlands Multi SportsClub, Birkdale Ph: 07 3206 0815

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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; 19 Evans Street Ancaston 5353; email:; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg: 3rd Thurs. Bordertown PS Contact: K. Grey Tel: 08 8752 0446 or email Community PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg alternate thurs,-- Community Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford, Contact 08 85566371 or PO Box 272, Port Noarlunga 5167 Eastern Districts PS: 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan), 7.30pm Senior citizens Hall, 47 Reid Ave. Hectorville; PO Box 240, Magill, 5072; Ph: 0400 156 796 Elizabeth PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm, RSL Hall, Cnr of Halseys/Midway Rds;PO Box 701, Elizabeth 5112; Ph: 08 8255 0608 Encounter Bay SC: Mtg 1st Wed, 7.30pm; School Hall, Woolworths Centre, Victor Harbour; PO Box 317, Goolwa 5214;; Ph: 08 8555 3311 SA Power Networks Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Mon (ex. Jan); Canteen, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick; PO Box 2079, Magill North, 5072; Ph: 08 8278 7163 Frama Club: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, members homes; For collectors of CPS, Framas. Newsletter and Auctions. PO Box 62 Campbelltown 5074. Gawler SC: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Evanston Primary School, Para Rd, Evanston. PO Box 2, Willaston 5118; Ph: 08 8522 2335 Email: German Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd & 4th Mon 8pm; German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide 5000; Ph: 08 8260 2251 Glenside PS: 1st & 3rd Sat 1.30pm; Uniting Church Hall, Carlton St. Highgate. c/- 9 Moore St., Tranmere, SA 5073 08 8398 2475 Lower Murray PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs,7.30pm, 2nd Sat, 10am; The Lions Den, Murray Bridge. PO Box 810, Murray Bridge; Ph: 08 85704074 Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan)

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 156 Balwyn Vic. 3103 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 Bulleen PS Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan) 7.30 pm Veneto Club Upstairs 191 Bulleen Rd Bulleen (PO Box 166, Niddrie VIC 3042)Contact Secretary: Frank 0438830645 Treasurer: Joe 0408560601 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: 4th Thurs. ex Dec. 7.30pm, Meeting Room, Church of Christ, David St., Dandenong 03 5996 9501 Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Maribyrnong Comm. Centre, 54 Raleigh Rd, Maribyrnong. c/24 Carrington Street Sydenham 3037. PH. 0438 901 144. email: footscraystamps@gmail Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st Sat 7.00pm, 3rd Mon 1pm (ex Jan) Sat - Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Mon - Belmont Library, High St, Belmont Ph: 0438578591 (Sec); PO Box 342, Belmont 3216

tasmania Derwent Valley PS: Mtg 4th Mon Devonport Junior SC: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon Devonport SC: 4th Fri, except Dec. 3rd Fri. 7.30pm, Oldaker Christian Centre, Oldaker St, Devonport, 03 6424 3449 Devonport Stamp Group: Mtg 4th Fri, Public Library Mtg Rms, 7.30pm Ph. 03 6424 3449 Glenorchy SC: Mtg 1st Tues

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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 Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crozier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 9800, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email:; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 3rd Fri, 10am ;Whitmore Hall, Barmera Village; Ph: 08 8595 3023 SA Junior Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Sun 1pm - 3pm;Anyone over 5years, parents welcome. 22 Grey St, Adelaide. 08 8250 0484 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon; The Dutch Club, 21 Greenfields Dr.,Greenfields 5107, PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, 8pm; Rosa Hoare Room, Lutheran Church Complex Corner, Commercial Rd/North Pde; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 0429 693 747 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday 7.30 pm ex. Jan. Guide Hall, Foster St. 0407 659664 Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell; Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Oakleigh PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan) Oakleigh Public Library, Drummond St, Oakleigh Ocean Grove SC: Mtg 4th Wed. 10am. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Clubrooms Melways: 234 A. Ph. 03 5255 1372 Peninsula SC: Mtg 3rd Wed, 7.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud. Ph: 03 5975 0574 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 9725 0514 email 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 St Arnaud SC: Mtg 3rd Mon (excl. Jan & Dec) 03 54951371 Warragul PS: Mtg 2nd Fri Warrnambool PS: Mtg 3rd Wed 7.45pm St Joseph’s Primary School, Botanic Road;Ph: 03 5561 1470 Waverley PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs 7.30pm, Mt Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; Daytime mtg the following Friday, 9.30am, Uniting Church Hall, 482 High St, Mt Waverley. Ph. 03 9898 4102 Obtain Tasmanian clubs information from: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800, Hobart, TAS, 7001. Ph: 03 6278 7084 Hobart Junior Group: Mtg 1st Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: 1st Thurs. & 3rd Sat. ex. Jan. 6.30 pm, Max Fry Hall,TrevallynLauncestonTel: 03 6331 2580 (A/H) Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg Last Monday (ex. Dec);, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart

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