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Richard Juzwin Stamp Dealers have recently acquired the Rodney Perry “Gold Medal” exhibition collection :

COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 5 Stamp News has kindly been given permission to publish the entire collection over the coming months.

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Alfred H. Pettifer Pettifer was a Collector/trader. He was a member of the Executive Committee for 1911 First Philatelic Congress of Australasia. Aug 1 1899 registered cover to Bogert & Durbin Co Stamp Dealers, New York

Dec 29 1902 registered cover to Holton Stamp Co, Boston

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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State F.W. Reid F.W. Reid traded initially in Sydney, relocating to U.S. in 1901. By 1912 he had returned to Sydney.

Dec 4 1899 registered cover to Canada, showing 25 Imperial Arcade, Sydney scored-over and reinscribed 61 Queen Victoria Market Building. Unusual exclusive use of halfpenny for combined registered Foreign letter rate.

Jul 1 1901 registered cover to Reid bearing Victoria Frank stamp, by which time the premises were closed Stamp News - 7


COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State F.W. Reid

1901 advertising covers to Reid, lower item received April 30, by which time 61 Queen Victoria Market premises had closed (Obverse shown 70%)

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 4 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State F.W. Reid

Aug 17 1903 underpaid cover to Reid when in U.S. The send was Alfred H Pettifer

Sept 20 1912 Six States composite cover to Mekeel’s Stamp News, U.S. Reid prepared a number of these covers, heralding the impending demise of State stamps, when he returned to Sydney. Stamp News - 9


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May 16 1914 signed letter from F.W. Reid. The tone of the contents is in stark contrast to those contained in the 1904 letter from J.H.Smyth & Co to the same addressee. 10 - Stamp News


AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 4 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State William Smart William Smart, Tobacconist of Manly, returning on Dec 4 1894 to David H Hill, the Doyen of Victorian Philately, the signed reply portion of Victoria Reply card, states: “Your memo & cheque to hand with thanks. I have none of the 6d Blue 1866 Wmk Six Pence [apparently

then a scarce stamp]. Should I at any time buy in a lot of Victorian I will notify you and I am prepared to send you approval sheets of old Colonial stamps & to known collectors in Victoria. Thanks for the Surcharged Post Card stamp on Envelope.”

James Thompson (1849-1930 James Thompson claimed to have been established 1878, when he opened a shop on George St, Haymarket. He was granted a license to sell stamps in 1880, and during that decade advertised as Bookseller/ Stationer at 46 Erskine St, Sydney. At 38 Erskine St, his advertisements 1901-03 referred to him as a “Stamp Dealer”. Given a longer than average tenure as a Philatelic Trader, Thompson material is elusive, the item below being the only example seen by the exhibitor. Stamp News - 11


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Abacus Auction exceeds expectations again The Victorian stamp shown here was sold at Abacus Auctions sale of 25/6 March 2021. It’s not much to look at and the catalogue value is a mere £5. The key is the numeral cancellation ‘253’ from the hamlet of Framlingham in Lot 658: world Victoria’s Western District. record price! Estimated at A$250, the final price of A$8685 (all quoted figures include 19.8% Buyer’s Premium and GST) of is believed to be the highest ever achieved for any Australian postal marking on stamp or piece. This was a fantastic outcome for the vendor who didn’t even know the stamp was in his general collection. Another vendor enjoyed a similar result when the describer discovered the illustrated stamp from South Lot 552: found Australia in his consignment. in a basic album! Only the second example of this inverted ‘O.S.’ overprint to be recorded, it sold for A$2396. The finest selection of Penny Kangaroo material to be offered in a generation was a sell-out. The combined pre-sale estimates of A$51,850 were dwarfed by the result of A$93,642. The balance of the Kangaroo issues featured many superb and very rare items including no fewer than three blocks of the £1 brown & blue, the best of which made A$32,346. Another sell-out section was the Registration Envelopes of Elsa Todd from Perth. Estimated at A$15,350 the 22 lots sold for a collective A$25,691. Then there was Eve Pryor’s 52 lots of stamps and Picture Postcards estimated at A$18,550 that were cleaned-out for A$59,498. Australian Colonies stamps were strongly 12 - Stamp News

supported. A superb example of a Sydney View 2d with the word ‘CREVIT’ omitted sold for A$2995 compared with the Gibbons value of £600. The rare Murray Steam Lot 630: $1577 even though torn Navigation Co in half! ‘HALF PENCE’ error had been torn in half and rejoined: previously offered in a mixed lot at a Swiss auction, on this occasion it made A$1557. Also from Victoria, Ronnie Winchester’s Registration Envelopes and Registered Mail estimated at A$17,300 sold for A$31,495. Illustrated

Lot 680: Est $400 but realised $2036

is a relatively common but unusually attractive RE estimated at $400 that soared to $2036. One of the feature sections was the Telegrams and Telegraph Companies collection formed by the late Wilson Wong from Sydney. The results here were rather mixed, with little interest in the wider subject but plenty of support for specific countries including Aden, Cocos, Egypt, Fanning Island,


Lot 882: rare ‘TELEGRAPH DISPATCH’ envelope from Malta realised $2396.

The 1928 Ile de France Airmails were present both mint and used. Estimated at a combined A$11,250 this quartet went to new homes for A$16,532. New Guinea had a few surprises in store. Two newly discovered unstamped postcards from the first Australian troops to invade the German Territory in 1914 were estimated at $500 and $1000 respectively but, perversely, went for A$1917 and A$1078. The GRIs were responsible for the two highest prices of the day. The extraordinary Sideways Overprint strip, shown here, attracted strong competition, eventually selling for A$50,316. Two lots later, the unique Marshalls ‘2s.’ on 2mk with Double Overprint One Inverted did almost as well, being invoiced for A$45,524 despite being stained from exposure to smoke during the London Blitz. In all, 1000 or 85% of the 1173 lots were sold. Pre-sale estimates of A$$1,326,840 were exceeded by the total hammer prices of A$1,367,490 (with a grand total of A$1,638,253 including Buyer’s Premium). This was Abacus’ first post-covid public sale with room bidders, and they were a very active bunch. In addition, the live internet bidding operated seamlessly for clients around the world. In light of the ever-expanding online phenomenon, a surprise was the large number of bidders on the phone. The auctioneer, Gary Watson, summed up the mood at the end of the Thursday: “That was one of the most exhilarating days of my career!” Consignments are now invited for Abacus Auctions’ sales in the second half of 2021. Major categories include Stamps & Postal History, Picture Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia and Australiana. Complimentary top-quality, full-colour, large-format catalogues for any of the Abacus Auctions sales are available by telephoning Drew Atkin on +61 3 8513 0595 or by sending him an email to info@ abacusauctions.com.au

Malta and Palestine. Highest prices were $4312 for a 1907 Pacific Cable Board cover from Norfolk Island to Vila, and $2396 for an 1863 ‘TELEGRAPH DISPATCH’ envelope from Malta to India, illustrated here. Wilson Wong had also consigned an array of post-WWII British Commonwealth rarities. A complete CTO set plus unmounted high values of the ‘Independent/ Anguilla’ Overprints were estimated at a collective A$21,250 but sold for A$32,405. From Ceylon, three KGVI stamps offered for A$2750 sold for A$5930. A fine mounted example of the rare Grenada 2½d Perf 12½x13½ had a A$3800 reserve but was pushed-up to A$7487. An unmounted pair of the BMA overprint in magenta on the 1c black was invoiced, on extension, for $9584. From Nyasaland, the very rare KGVI £10 Revenue sold for A$1737. Classic French stamps were unexpectedly strong, with numerous bidders from Europe as well as local enthusiasts. An expertly repaired unused example of the 1849 Ceres 1fr was bid up to A$4552, while a superb unused example of the 1870-71 Imperf 20c Type II sold for A$3114 about double the Michel catalogue value of €1000. Lot 1011: Est $5000. Sold for $7487.

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Here comes the sun in Canada Reported at https://newsinfo.inquirer.net

In 28 cities across the country, a fleet of 37 delivery vehicles — splashed with a big yellow sun and an image of a traditional red, white and blue Canada Post truck riding a rainbow across a multi-coloured landscape emblazoned with the words “Thanks/ Merci”—have hit the road to bring cheer. “I thought, what’s fun and happy and is going to connect with people,” to ease the melancholy and despair felt by many over the past year, said the artist responsible, Andrew Lewis. “I know people have been going bananas isolated at home without their usual social connections.” “From a design standpoint, to convince a corporation like Canada Post to do this with one of their vehicles is a triumph,” he said. “No postal service in the world has done this in terms of this degree of playfulness and such a screwy idea.” The final design was submitted last September and trucks started rolling out in December. The idea was born out of a proposed stamp intended by the postal service “to express gratitude and appreciation” to its 64,000 workers for dealing with a massive surge in parcel volumes during the pandemic. Canada Post reached out to Lewis—one of the

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world’s top poster artists—to design the stamp. The assignment quickly expanded to include a pin for employees to wear, and then a gift box for the pin. “As a joke,” Lewis said, he also submitted a mock-up of a Canada Post delivery truck painted with his psychedelic design. To his surprise, executives “went crazy for it,” he said.

Going postal in Chennai

Reported at https://www.newindianexpress.com Local philatelists and history buffs were recently treated to a special tour through Chennai to trace the city’s fascinating postal history The postal history of Chennai can be traced back to a little over three centuries ago when in 1712, Governor Harrison started a Company Postal Service to carry mails to Bengal. During the colonial era, the mails used to be carried by dak runners, who brought important news from places far and wide. With time, they were replaced by other messengers; soon several receiving post offices were set up and the city’s postal service not only expanded into a systemic structure — with postal rules, laws and authority in place — but also became closely tied to the city’s complex political history and cultural fabric.


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Margo Campbell and restoring it into the now thriving philately bureau,” said the heritage architect leading the tour. The trail was laced with tidbits on cancellations, special postal covers, stamps and swaps by post crosser and professor T Jaisakthivel from the University of Madras and Mohana from the Bureau. “It’s been our aim to make people more aware of philately and postal services and we have continued our work through the pandemic, through virtual webinars. Once we tide through the pandemic, we hope to conduct more offline sessions,” added Mohana.

The tour started at the GPO on Beach Road, a 130-year-old, red-painted Indo-Saracenic building, with a majestic 125-feet edifice glistening under the morning sun. Constructed by British architect Robert Chisholm, the structure formatively featured Kerala roof-influenced crowns that were primarily influenced by his building assignments in Travancore. Smashed avocados in Australia After a quick tour of the structure, the group Reported at https://www.farmweekly.com.au headed to the Anna Road Head Post OfficePhilatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, located about eight Farmers want Australia Post to abandon plans to kilometres from the GPO. The quaint, red-white outlaw the sending of some foods through the post. heritage building, formerly an electric theatre and the first cinema house of south India, was bought by the Posts and Telegraphs Department in the 1900s. “When we talk about preservation and conservation of heritage buildings, a main aspect is to not put them into disuse. So, after the electric theatre was shut down, and later when there was a petition to raze it down. The agitations among the heritage community were vital in developing Anna Road Head Post Office

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Stamps in the News - Globally! For some farm businesses, the move to online trade during pandemic restrictions has been a lifesaver. Australia Post will stop the trade from June 30. “It will kill our business overnight with no explanation why they need to do it,” a marketing coordinator with avocado-producer, Toohey Farms in north Queensland, said. Farmers have been sending satchels of 3-5 kilograms direct to customers and retailers with their avocados, bananas or even garlic among some of the produce to be impacted. An online petition has already gained more than 11,500 signatures asking Australia Post to reverse the decision. For its part, Australia Post says there are “complex food safety requirements” which differ across states and territories. “Australia Post will discontinue the carriage of certain foods destined for consumption across the delivery network from 30 June 2021 for a small number of customers,” a spokesman said. “The carriage of perishable food requirements differ by state and include complex requirements on vehicle type (cold or ambient), site and vehicle registration, licence maintenance, staff training and audit requirements.” Australia Post has not detailed which “certain foods” are to be banned. During the COVID-19 restrictions, Toohey Farming sent 1680 avocado orders to customers through the post. “Our product does not require refrigeration and we adhere to all quarantine laws,” a farm spokesman said. Toohey Farming has successfully moved to online trading and had upgraded equipment and sheds to transition from bulk sales to online orders. “It is going to take a massive chunk out of our business ... one 16 - Stamp News

which we spent a great deal of time and money building last year,” she said. “A substantial number of our client are rural and remote customers who will struggle to access farm gate orders any other way as there is no carrier prepared to step into the gap.”

Diamonds are forever – what about stamps? Reported at https://fingerlakes1.com

With all of the issues surrounding the U.S. Postal Service- there are concerns about whether forever stamps will continue to be sufficient forever. Officials with the Post Office say something has to change, and while they aren’t entirely sure what that means yet- there’s a good chance that it will impact those ‘forever’ stamps. “The Forever Stamp will be valid for mailing any future 1-ounce single-piece First-Class Mail


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letter, no matter what the price may be at the time of mailing — without the addition of extra postage,” according to the USPS rules. That said, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, said that the executive leadership team has been working to address the last several months to fix the financial issues the USPS faces. “Our executive leadership team has been working on developing a comprehensive 10year strategy to address the serious but solvable challenges of the Postal Service that commits to six and seven days a week delivery service to every address in the nation as a vital public service,” he told reporters.

Hawking stamps in Singapore

Reported at https://www.channelnewsasia.com SingPost has unveiled a set of stamps commemorating Singapore’s hawker culture which is included on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The four stamps depict typical hawker centre scenes including hawkers preparing food and beverages, people dining at a hawker centre, common hawker dishes, as well as popular hawker centres around the country. “Singaporeans are incredibly familiar with the hawker culture, as it forms an integral part of life in Singapore,” SingPost said in a media release. “A melting pot and natural meeting point for residents across all walks of life, people gather at hawker centres to dine and bond over a diverse variety of local dishes. “Singapore’s famed hawker dishes originated

from the food cultures of different immigrant groups, and have over time evolved to become the distinctive local dishes loved by residents and tourists alike.” The UNESCO inscription on Dec 16 2020 – a first for the country – placed Singapore’s hawker culture alongside cultural practices and expressions of humanity such as French cuisine, Thai massage and yoga.

Hawking stamps in Australia Reported at https://www.abc.net.au

Two brothers from Pakistan who are accused of forging $3 million dollars’ worth of counterfeit stamps while on student visas have been granted bail. Obaid Khan, 21, and Shaheryer Khan, 22, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court where they are facing a string of deception charges. The brothers each face five charges including possessing, selling and distributing counterfeit stamps, and dealing in the proceeds of crime. The court heard that the men, who are studying at La Trobe University, were arrested after a raid at their home in Brunswick East led to the discovery of dozens of boxes of counterfeit stamps. They were released on bail with strict conditions, including that they surrender their passports, report daily to a police station and not leave Australia. “I find that time on remand may exceed a sentence,” the magistrate said. The court heard that Australia Post last year tipped-off detectives after discovering counterfeit stamps were allegedly being sold on e-commerce websites, including eBay.

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Stamps in the News - Globally! It kicked off a major investigation which found that the stamps were allegedly being sent from a Brunswick post office. Police said the Khan brothers were arrested at their home in Brunswick East, where detectives found 36 boxes of fake stamps and a number of other items including the Rolex watch. The court heard that police believed the men were allegedly carrying out the instructions of their older brother, who lives overseas and who investigators accused of leading the operation. The brothers will return to court in June.

Turkey hawkish over Kurdish stamp Reported at https://www.dailysabah.com

A commemorative stamp issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government administration shows parts of Turkish territory as ‘Greater Kurdistan’ according to the Turkish Government. The stamps were issued on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to the administration.

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In a statement, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said some KRG administrators have exploited the Pope’s visit as a means to expose their “raw dreams” targeting the territorial integrity of neighbouring countries. “This map is a grave mistake and an utter disrespect towards Turkey,” a presidential spokesperson said. Warning the autonomous region’s government of a “harsh response” by Turkey, he said that the issue must be dealt with as soon as possible. “Our consul-general immediately got in touch with KRG authorities and they told us that the map was not ‘legally binding.’ The KRG should immediately correct this,” he added. The map used in the commemorative stamp included over 10 Turkish provinces as part of “Greater Kurdistan.” In 2017, the KRG was involved in a similar controversy during a referendum, as then-President used banners containing maps that showed 27 eastern Turkish provinces as part of “Greater Kurdistan.” After severe criticism, the administration


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issued statements saying that they respect Turkey’s territorial integrity.

Mother of all maps celebrated in the Philippines Reported at https://www.manilatimes.net

The Philippine Postal Corporation has launched the “Murillo Velarde 1734 Map,” regarded as the “Mother of All Philippine Maps” in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianisation of the Philippines and its role on the first circumnavigation of the world by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and the victory of Lapu-Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. “The launching of the ‘Murillo Velarde 1734 Map’ postage stamps is symbolic and historic for the country,” the Postmaster General said. Believed to be the “holy grail” of Philippine cartography, the 1734 Murillo Velarde map shows the entire Philippine archipelago in such detail that it is regarded as the first ever scientific map of the Philippines. The map was named after the Spanish Jesuit friar Pedro Murillo Velarde who vividly described the detailed territory of our country nearly 300 years

ago. “The postage stamp hopes to rekindle the sense of patriotism among our young people, develop their geographic awareness leading to a better understanding of our history and culture,” PHLPost said in a statement. The stamp is the largest souvenir sheet, produced so far by the Philippine Postal Corporation – 200 mm x 220 mm with 12 stamps on both sides, each stamp with a corresponding denomination. It is printed using offset lithography, with special perforation and Intaglio as embellishments.

Gibraltar goes non-fungible Reported at https://decrypt.co

Gibraltar’s new stamp will be issued alongside a non-fungible token—but it’s not the first stamp to be released as an NFT. Crypto startup, Coinsilium is working with the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau to issue an NFT series of stamps. Publicly listed, UK-based blockchain venture operator Coinsilium this week unveiled plans for Gibraltar’s new stamp series, which will be issued alongside NFT collectibles on May 17, with each

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Stamps in the News - Globally! having a unique cryptographic value. “Our aim is to tap into the growing demand from both the philatelic and NFT community and give enthusiasts a meaningful collectible that can truly bring this stamp collecting into the digital world,” said Coinsilium CEO. A total of 50,000 stamps will be issued and represented by 100,000 NFTs. It’s unclear how the two NFTs representing each stamp will be differentiated. The NFTs will be minted with varying levels of scarcity “as individual constituents making up a collectible set, including a selection of extremely limited ‘super rare’ NFTs designed with enhanced value characteristics.” Gibraltar is not the first to target stamp

collectors with NFTs; in June 2019, Austria issued 150,000 “crypto-collectible” stamps, on the Ethereum blockchain—the first time a government had launched a non-fungible token. Austria’s NFT issue of stamps was designed in a landscape format, with the postage stamp components on the left (so that it can be used as a postage stamp) and the crypto credentials on the right, beneath a scratch ticket-style covering. The idea of having stamps of different designs joined together when printed is not new and is known as se-tenant in philately, the study of stamps.

Royal Mail upgrades second class Reported at https://www.walesonline.co.uk

Royal Mail is adding bar codes to millions of second class stamps as part of a trial it says is poised to pave the way for innovative customer services and benefits in the future. The initial pilot will see new-look bar codes appear on around 20 million second class stamps supplied to UK businesses. Bar codes could be linked to a service relevant to customers. The first barcoded stamps will be sold online to businesses from March via Viking Direct and the Royal Mail shop. A spokesman said: “This initiative will see Royal Mail become one of the first postal authorities in the world to add unique barcodes to stamps.” “By doing this, we are looking to transform the humble stamp so that we can offer our customers even more convenient, new services in the future.” 20 - Stamp News


Glen Stephens Rarity Offers For 20 years, my ’Stamp Rarity Page’ has been a “must visit” place for many collectors and dealers, globally - tinyurl.com/GlenRare   Large clear photos, and lots of detail, and FIXED NETT PRICES.  “Philatelic Porn” as one client jokingly described it as!   No 20% “Buyer Fees” to add on top etc.  All credit cards accepted - even Amex, and with NO insulting extra fees to you either! Each month I’ll add here, a couple of items from that page, for the possible interest of readers.  Choice material, and special collection offers etc, from all over the globe.  Material on that page often sells FAST - within hours of being listed up, and it changes often - weekly mostly, so do bookmark this page, and check often - tinyurl.com/GlenRare

Australia 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof:

Most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour, mounted in a sunken frame, and a superb looking piece as you can see. Only nine die proofs were ever prepared, and issued to a few VIP’s.  One of which is in the Queen’s Royal Collection and another is in the Australia Post Archive collection etc.  Others went to The Governor General of Australia, The Postmaster General, Director-General of the PMG, and so on.  ACSC, 372DP(1), $A2,500.  A superb buy, of a mega rare piece, yet at under HALF Cat - $A1,200 (Stock 693LQ)

Ceylon 1937 Coronation Stamps, 2.70 Rupees in AirMail booklet, *COMPLETE* Book of 30:  

A very rare beast. Been in Scotland most of its life - thank goodness, hence the lovely condition.  These large size books, with covers made of very coarse, cheap lightweight card or thick paper, are rare in any condition and tear, bend or damage and scuff super readily.  Even incomplete and damaged books, or just empty covers are hardly ever seen.  Has 3 COMPLETE MUH panes of 10 of the large 9c Green KGVI Coronation airmail value, plus all the many pages of waxed interleaving, and the complete pane of airmail labels, and postage rates at back etc. 100% ORIGINAL staple, which is not even rusted or corroded, after 84 years. Anything residing in that country for 5 or 10 years, is generally totally ruined by the high humidity.  Clean and attractive as you can see.  SG #SB16, £1,300 = $A2,600.  Literally been unchanged in SG value for over a decade and due for a big hike when they do look at Ceylon next! $A995 (Stock 782KW)

Italy 1950 Holy Year set, in marginal MUH blocks of 4, SG Cat £676+ for just $A375!

A scarce set in a single set, and in blocks 4 rarely seen.  A key post-war set, and now over 70 years old.  Well centred, matched top marginal MUH set of 2 blocks, only the top value is scanned here above.  And being marginal blocks, cannot be regummed of course.  SG #746-747, fresh MUH, Cat £676=$A1,350, and blocks are a premium on top, for Italian issues. (2 Blocks)  $A375 (Stock 482GB)  ALSO have the Italy 1949 Art Exhibition set 4, in MUH blocks of 4, SG Cat £520+ for $A275!  (Stock 482GT)

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GLEN STEPHENS

PO Box 4007, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068, Australia. - Phone 0409 399 888 e-mail me: glen@glenstephens.com - www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html Life Member: American Stamp Dealers Association (New York.) Philatelic Trader’s Society. (London.)


Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for May 2021. This month’s column looks at Tonga aerogrammes and free prepaid postcards from Canada Post and Australia Post. Tonga Aerogrammes Pacific Islands such as Tonga, Fiji, the British Solomon Islands and New Zealand began using air mail lettersheets known as ‘Air Mail Lettercards’ from around 1944. These lettersheets were unstamped (or formular) forms which required adhesive stamps to be added to pay postage. The Tongan ‘air mail lettercards’ were of a similar design to those used in Fiji, British Solomon Islands and New Zealand except that they were inscribed ‘TONGA AIR MAIL LETTER CARD’. Figure 1 shows a form similar to that used in New Zealand in about 1945. They were most likely printed in New Zealand and were sold at post offices for a small charge. The forms show some variation in colour and other details so that there were likely a number of printings. Unlike most countries Tonga did not set a uniform postage rate (or rates) for ‘air mail letter cards’. For example, in 1 November 1950, the postage rates for air mail lettercards varied from 3d for Fiji, 5d for Australia, 4d for New Zealand, 8d for the UK (via Australia, 1/2 via USA), 8d for USA and up to 1/2 which was the rate to many countries in South America. Figure 2 shows an ‘Air Mail Lettercard’ used in 1950 from Nukualofa to Figure 1 Tonga Air Mail Lettercard Figure 2 Air Mail Lettercard used in 1950 from Nukualofa to Canada Figure 3 Formular Aerogramme with ‘TONGA POSTAL ADMINISTRATION’ 22 - Stamp News


Ian McMahon Montreal in Canada with 8d paid by adhesive stamps. On 1 November 1953 the rate to the United Kingdom became 9d. In early 1960 the rates were increased: Australia 7d, Fiji 6d, New Zealand 6d, USA 10d, UK 10d and maximum up to 1/3. In about 1962, forms were issued inscribed ‘aerogramme’ as shown in Figure 3 with ‘TONGA POSTAL ADMINISTRATION’ in a design similar to that used in New Zealand. Figure 4 shows an example used from Nukualofa to Australia in 1965 with a 3d stamp affixed (likely underpaid). There were a number of variations of these forms with one issue being on forms produced by the New Zealand stationery company, Croxley, with the Croxley logo on the reverse of the form. When decimal currency (100 seniti=1 Pa’anga) was introduced in 1967, formular aerogrammes were sold at post offices for 1s and the aerogramme rates were: within the Kingdom 2s, Australia 6s, Fiji 5s, New Zealand 6s, USA 7s, and UK 10s with a maximum rate of 13s. Figure 5 shows a Tonga Postal Administration aerogramme with Croxley logo on the reverse used from Nukualofa to Australia in 1967 with 5s in adhesive stamps (a 1s stamp is affixed to the back of the form). One attraction with the formular aerogrammes of this period is the commercial use of Tonga’s early self-adhesive stamps. The first stamped aerogramme was issued in 1970. The 9s aerogramme (Figure 6) depicted a stamp showing Tongan Tapa Figure 4 Tongan Formular Aerogramme used from Nukualofa to Australia in 1965. Figure 5 Tonga Postal Administration aerogramme with Croxley logo used from Nukualofa to Australia in 1967 Figure 6 9s Tongan Tapa aerogramme Stamp News - 23


Postal Stationery with a design on the left showing the location of Tonga in the South Pacific. The form was 122 x 96 mm on light gray-blue paper. A later printing was on grey paper. TONGAN TAPA is a barkcloth made in Tonga and other Pacific islands. It can be decorated by rubbing, stamping, stencilling, smoking or dyeing. The patterns of Tongan tapa usually form a grid of squares, each of which contains geometric patterns with repeated motifs such as fish and plants, for example four stylised leaves forming a diagonal cross. The bark of dye-fig and later the paper mulberry tree. Traditional dyes are usually black and rust-brown, although other colours are known. In former times the cloth was primarily used for clothing, but now cotton and other textiles have replaced it. Tapa is often worn on formal occasions such as weddings. Other uses include as a blanket at night or for room dividers. It is highly prized for its decorative value and is often found hung on walls as decoration. In Tonga a family is considered poor indeed if they do not have tapa to give at marriages, funerals and similar events. A 12s Christmas aerogramme in red and green was issued on 8 December 1972 (Figure 7). The aerogramme has an indicium with a stylised dove with mistletoe and the rest of the aerogramme has a design featuring local churches, holly and bells. In 1976, a 12s aerogramme (Figure 8) was issued in a similar design depicting Tonga Tapa as the 1970 aerogramme but in a larger size. A further rate change saw the Figure 7 1972 12s Christmas aerogramme Figure 8 1976 12s aerogramme Figure 9 1978 15s aerogramme 24 - Stamp News


Ian McMahon introduction in 1978 of a 15s aerogramme (Figure 9), again in a similar design but in a larger format, 206 x 100 mm, on blue-grey paper. A latter printing was on a distinctive light grey paper. A number of the formular aerogrammes were used for official use. Figure 10 shows an example using an airletter form (similar to those used in New Zealand) with an OHMS overprint and used by the Post Office from Nukualofa in 1955 with a TONGA OFFICIAL PAID frank and with a message to a collector in the USA about what stamps were available and how to pay for them (‘remit a five dollar bill under registered cover, for which they will receive the full set under registered airmail cover’. International Money Orders ‘have to be cleared through Sydney GPO which sometimes takes months and is not recommended’). Besides the Post Office issue, private individuals and businesses used a range of formular aerogrammes. These seem to be mainly private issues produced for use in New Zealand, such as those of the stationery company Croxley, and formular aerogrammes from the United Kingdom. Although not specifically approved by the Tongan Post Office they appeared to be accepted. Figure 11 shows a small format Croxley aerogramme form approved for use in New Zealand sent from Tonga to New Zealand at the 12s rate while Figure 12 shows a Croxley aerogramme form with red and blue lozenge borders approved for use in New Zealand sent from Tonga to Australia in 1974 at the 12 s rate and Figure 13 shows a large format Croxley aerogramme form sent from Tonga to Figure 10 Official Airletter Used from Nukualofa in 1955 Figure 11 Small Format Croxley Aerogramme Used from Tonga to New Zealand Figure 12 Croxley Aerogramme with Red and Blue Lozenge Borders used in 1974 Stamp News - 25


Postal Stationery Canada. Figure 14 shows a UK Imperial Air Mail aerogramme sent from Tonga to New Zealand in 1968 at the 5s rate. I haven’t seen any formular aerogrammes specifically approved by the Tongan Post Office as did happen in Fiji, however, if you have seen any I would love to hear about them. Canada ‘Free’ Prepaid Postcards Canada Post has circulated free prepaid postcards (Figure 15) to households throughout Canada encouraging them to send a message to friends or family: ‘A short note can go a long way Please use this free postage paid postcard to reach out to a friend or family member, whether they’re in town or anywhere in Canada, courtesy of Canada Post. It’s always the right time to share special memories with the people you love. Make their day by sending this card from you to them.’ There were six different messages (in both English and French) on the reverse of the postcards: Sending Smiles, Missing I were there, From me to you, I miss you, sending hugs, I have been meaning to write. The postcards come in two forms, either with the message in English first or in French first Figure 13 large format Croxley aerogramme form sent from Tonga to Canada Figure 14 UK Imperial Air Mail aerogramme sent from Tonga to New Zealand in 1968 at the 5s rate. Figure 15 Canada Post Free Prepaid Postcard Sending Hugs 26 - Stamp News


Ian McMahon (meaning there are a total of twelve postcards to collect). The French first postcards were presumably distributed to households in predominantly French speaking areas. The postcards have the flag indicium (Figure 16) commonly found on current Canadian prepaid postcards which in this case is inscribed ‘For mailing in Canada and delivery in Canada’. Australia Post Free Prepaid Postcard Australia Post distributed free prepaid postcards (Figure 17-18) on the weekend of 16-17 January 2021 in a number of newspapers including the Weekend Australia, the Sunday Telegraph (Sydney), the Herald Sun (Melbourne), the Sunday Mail (Adelaide) and the Sunday Mail (Brisbane). The postcards were intended to be used to send Thank You messages to people who have played a part in the challenges of 2020 and the newspapers included a list of organisations to which people might write. The message on the cards reads: ‘Thank You. As I reflect on a difficult year, I think of you. I respect your courage, your sacrifice, your selflessness. This Australia Day, I am celebrating you.’ The indicium reads ‘No Stamp Required. Australia Post Supported Mail’. The postcards have the Australia Day Logo and the logo of the newspaper in which they were included (how many different postcards can you find?). Figure 16 Canada Post Free Prepaid Postcard With Flag Indicium Figure 17 ‘Thank You’ Prepaid Postcard Figure 18 Reverse of ‘Thank You’ Postcard Stamp News - 27


Cinderella Corner Letter Seals From Australia

Welcome to the May edition of Cinderella Corner. With the wonderful assistance and support of Mr. Paul Butler in New Zealand, this article explores several Australian letter seals, which sit on the outskirts of the cinderella field. These cinderellas are traditionally placed on the rear of envelopes with the twofold purpose of physically sealing envelopes and promoting a variety of products, events and organisations. Seals were also applied on letters of correspondence to amplify their advertising efforts. They have featured as part of the philatelic and ephemera landscape across Europe for well over a century, and while not as popular and frequently used in Australia, there are still many types that exist.

The Electrolytic Refining And Smelting Co. Of Australia Ltd. (Melbourne)

The Electrolytic Refining and Smelting Company of Australia was established over a century ago, in 1907, and operated until 1994. The company smeltered and produced electrolytic refined gold and silver, and copper. The label illustrated in Figure 1 has a diameter of approximately 41mm. Coloured white and red, it features the text: Text: THE ELECTROLYTIC REFINING AND SMELTING CO. OF AUST. LTD. / MELBOURNE

Consular Neu-Sud-Wales

The blue and white label illustrated in Figure 2 has a diameter of approximately 40mm and heralds the Spanish text: CONSULADO / NEU – SUD – WALES The central

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embossed crown is a defining feature of many letter seals, especially those sent from consulates and government departments and offices, worldwide. The rounded edges across the circumference are also more common than the pointier ones illustrated in Figure 1.

C.G. Roeszler & Son

C.G. Roeszler & Son was established in Melbourne, in 1879. The namesake Charles George Roeszler (1846 – 1912) moved to Melbourne from his engraving business in London, and continued the practice in Australia not long after his arrival. The company foremost engaged in engraving activities, and rubber stamp manufacturing was advertised in the early 1880s. The circular pale green and white label illustrated in Figure 3 has a diameter of approximately 39mm and features the text: C.G. ROESZLER & SON / MELBOURNE / ENGRAVERS AND STAMP MAKERS / 264 LITTLE COLLINS STREET MELBOURNE

W. Hoyer

W. Hoyer operated in Sydney as part of the crude oil business. One 1926 advertisement aligns W. Hoyer with largescale machinery involvement, too, including Steam Road Roll-

ers and Steam Tractors. The red and white oval-shaped label illustrated in Figure 4 has a diameter of approximately 41mm and features the text: W. HOYER / IMPORT / SYDNEY N.S.W. The cinderella likely dates to the 1920s.


Vito Milana The Yokohama Specie Bank Ltd.

The Yokohama Specie Bank was a Japanese bank founded in Japan in 1880. The imperial establishment had several branches located worldwide as part of their international expansion process commencing in 1881, including a Sydney location that commenced operation from 1915. The khaki and cream label illustrated in Figure 5 has a diameter of approximately 44mm. With wide sharp points, the cinderella features the text: THE YOKOHAMA SPECIE BANK LTD. SYDNEY

Kaiserlich Deutsches Konsulat

The Imperial German Consulate has had locations through Australia for over a century. It expanded, worldwide, from its original location as consular representative of Germany during its extended Imperial period (1871 – 1918). Several labels (of approximately 40mm diameter) were issued recognising Australian consulate

locations, as illustrated across Figure 6 to 9. The presented texts on these labels are as follows: Figure 6: KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES KONSULAT / MELBOURNE; Figure 7: KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES KONSULAT / MELBOURNE; Figure 8: KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES KONSULAT / MELBOURNE; Figure 9: KAISERLICH DEUTSCHES KONSULAT / IN HOBART. While varieties across the labels, including colour, exist, the motif of the Imperial Eagle as part of the coat of arms of Germany is present. Examples of these consular seals ‘in Adelaide’ also exist, including ones with uninterrupted ‘smooth’ circular perimeters.

H.E.C. Robinson

Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857 – 1933) was a map publisher who arrived in Victoria, from England, in the 1860s. He established a map-publishing business in Sydney in 1895 which flourished, especially in the early years of the 20th century. The oval-shaped label illustrated in Figure 10, coloured red and white, has a horizontal length of approximately 42mm. It features the text: Text: H.E.C. ROBINSON / MAP PUBLISHER / SYDNEY N.S.W. The curved ‘bumps’ presented on the perimeter of the cinderella are noticeably smaller than others illustrated in this article.

Reichskommissar

The Melbourne Centennial Exhibition was held to commemorate and celebrate a centenary of European settlement in Australia. It extended across several months, commencing on 1 August 1888 and closing on 9 March 1889. Celebrations were extended across several areas in Melbourne, with the Royal Exhibition Building serving as the hub of activities. One of a few labels issued to mark the event is illustrated in Figure 11. Circular, coloured pale blue and white, and presenting with a diameter of approxStamp News - 29


Cinderella Corner imately 37mm, the 1888-issued cinderella includes a white embossed example of the previously mentioned German Eagle. It also features the elaborate German text: REICHSKOMMISSAR IN MELBOURNE 1888/9 / F.D. INTERN. JUBIL. AUSSTELLUNG The English translation approximates: Empire Commissioner in Melbourne 1888/9 – International Jubilee Exhibition.

Fred Hagen

Fred Hagen is, without a doubt, the most famed Australian Colonial philatelic trader. His Sydney enterprise stretched several decades (from 1890 to 1930) and his contribution to philately is significant, even today. Of the many items that Hagen produced throughout his career, two differently designed cinderella seals have been identified. The first, illustrated in Figures 12 and 13, are the more common of the two type. Each has a diameter of 38mm and contains the text: FRED HAGEN LTD / 182 PITT STREET SYDNEY NEW SOUTH WALES / POSTAGE STAMP DEALERS The variant illustrated in Figure 13 has a notable retouching to void areas in the central image, as well as a more profound use of red. The text flanks a 30 - Stamp News

reproduction of the Sydney View one penny stamp. The seal is commonly found affixed to the rear of covers addressed by Fred Hagen. The Figure 12 label was produced from 1909 to 1913, and the Figure 13 label was produced

from 1914 to 1919. The second Fred Hagen seal is trumped by the earlier one. Coloured in blue and white, it dates to from approximately 1913 to 1919 and can be seen in Figure 14. This type is far more elusive and contains the text: Text: FRED HAGEN LTD. / POSTAGE STAMP DEALERS / SYDNEY N.S.W. (Type 3 blue)

Consulate Of Japan

The final seal explored in this article is discussed thanks to the wonderful efforts of Paul Butler. As illustrated in Figure 15, the circular bluegreen and white seal presents a diameter of approximately 27mm and features the text: CONSULATE OF

JAPAN / TOWNSVILLE The elusive label also features Japanese text towards its centre. The Consulate has a long and rich history in Australia, and the first Japanese diplomatic mission in Australia was the Consulate established in Townsville, Queensland, in 1896. It is likely that the label therefore dates soon after this year.

Conclusion

The seals identified and explored in this Cinderella Corner offer only a snapshot of the vast amount that exist in Australia, extending a period of well over a century. Readers are welcome to provide additional scans of these seals, which will happily be included in a future Cinderella Corner article.


review

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Australasian Crash Mail And Mail From Other Incidents, Volume Three, 1936 - 1939 by Brian R. Peace This book covers all crashes and incidents where mail was involved; but it is much more than that. The author has been thorough in setting a context; not simply explaining the distinction between an accident and an incident. The detailed descriptions of each incident provide much more information than has been published previously. The book is effectively a comprehensive demonstration of the challenges and hazards facing pilots and the growing airline industry, from a social and historical, as well as a philatelic, perspective. The tables at the end of each of the first four chapters are useful, in that it is a relatively simple task to check air mail covers to establish if they were involved in an accident or incident. The inclusion in tables of the amount of mail carried, and the recorded or estimated numbers of surviving covers, will be invaluable for auction houses and dealers as well as collectors. Whilst some collectors would prefer to see values, auction realisations or scarcity ratings included, the author has deliberately avoided their inclusion. A detailed census has been prepared for all major accidents, particularly those of the Empire flying boats. It must be stressed that each of these is a preliminary census and must be treated as a work in progress. The author estimates that at least as many covers have not been recorded as appear in the censuses for the major flying boat incidents. For example, in the case of 381127 Calpurnia, over 200 covers are recorded, yet over 500 probably exist. One of the main reasons for this disparity is that, until fairly recently, images of covers from flying boat incidents were not included in auction catalogues. Whilst the Chapter on New Zealand internal emails is short, most of the major flying boat incidents involved NZ mail, and covers are listed in the censuses with examples being illustrated in the text. The extensive list of references points to this study being not only thorough, but wide-ranging. There are

several serious, even fatal crashes of mail carrying aircraft in Australia which have remained unrecorded in philatelic literature. The possibility of new crash covers emerging is an incentive for aerophilatelists, and dealers to re-examine their air mail covers from this period. At 380 pages, the book is the culmination of decades of research and writings. The author first wrote on the subject 59 years ago, and is the acknowledged authority on the subject. It may be that the readership will turn out to be wider than the aero-philatelists and dealers mentioned in the introduction. Some of the stories of the inter-continental flights are gripping, and one may wonder why some of these feats have remained largely unacknowledged. The covers and cachets are in color and the quality of the scans is excellent. The post-paid price is UK£50 in the UK, EUR65 to Europe, US$100 to the USA and AU$150 to Australia. Payment online in UK£ to Sort 05-00-40, Account 10082204, or in AU$ to BSB 063000, Account 12391146 or by Paypal to brpeace@ntlworld.com adding 4 per cent. UK£ cheque accepted if your only option. Stamp News - 31


Glen Stephens Rarity Offers For 20 years, my ’Stamp Rarity Page’ has been a “must visit” place for many collectors and dealers, globally - tinyurl.com/GlenRare   Large clear photos, and lots of detail, and FIXED NETT PRICES.  “Philatelic Porn” as one client jokingly described it as!   No 20% “Buyer Fees” to add on top etc.  All credit cards accepted - even Amex, and with NO insulting extra fees to you either! Each month I’ll add here, a couple of items from that page, for the possible interest of readers.  Choice material, and special collection offers etc, from all over the globe.  Material on that page often sells FAST - within hours of being listed up, and it changes often - weekly mostly, so do bookmark this page, and check often - tinyurl.com/GlenRare

Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3, Hoard - Superb MUH:

SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 9% of SG! Bought a few sets very attractively this week in an Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back.  This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought.  Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum.  This set is 65 years old now of course.  One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection.  Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at under 10% of SG.  THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A350 = just $US260 as I type. (Stock 568UR)  One set 3, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $A135 (Stock 568UQ)

GB 1854 6d Purple Embossed, Cat £1,000 = $A2,000 - just $A300!:  

The GB Embossed stamps were carelessly hand impressed/crimped, one at a time, onto very thick sheets of stout ivory paper. So the units often touched or even overlapped badly, as we see readily on the few multiples that survive.  So 4 margins are almost never seen on these.   Clean and fresh, no thins or foxing or creases, or tears, and very good sharp embossing.  SG #60, at £1,000 = $A2,000.  Incredibly light cancel for these as you can see.  MANY that exist were cut-toshape octagonally shape by bored postal clerks in advance, and sold and affixed to mail in that mutilated form.  Many you see on cover are cut-to-shape thus, proving that, and they are worth 5% of cut squares like this.  LOTS of those have had corner added over the last 167 years - often very skilfully - this is GUARANTEED by me to be without faults or repairs of ANY kind.  An above average fault free example, at just - $A300 (Stock 482LQ)

Roo 1913 3d First Watermark, superbly fresh MVLH/ MUH Block 4:    Unusually clean and fresh.  Very Light hinge touches, or totally flat MUH clean original gum.  Most readers know my views on BLOCKS of 1913 Kangaroos, and the huge future they have.  In WWI folks were not spending 1/- on Mint blocks of current issues!   Nice colour, GREAT perfs of any 1913 multiple, and for not much more in price than the current PO Year Album - tinyurl.com/APyear  - Insane.  ACSC 12, Cat $1,350 as 4 singles - a pretty mint block is RARE.  Other dealers charge you this much for a MUH SINGLE!  $A525 (Stock 482KL)

Order via: tinyurl.com/GlenOrder  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!

GLEN STEPHENS

PO Box 4007, Castlecrag, NSW, 2068, Australia. - Phone 0409 399 888 e-mail me: glen@glenstephens.com - www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html Life Member: American Stamp Dealers Association (New York.) Philatelic Trader’s Society. (London.)


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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 Visit us at our premises by appointment, Opposite Upper Ferntree Gully Station. 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday and weekends by appt. to view any of the lots in this sale, plus a whole lot more! Suite 1, 1174 Burwood Highway Upper Ferntree Gully, Vic. 3156 Orders up to $100 are strictly net. $101-$250 deduct 10%, $251-$500 deduct 15%, $501-1000 deduct 20% Orders over $1000 deduct 25% Orders over $2500 deduct 30% Layby welcome for orders above $500 however we do not offer discounts on layby sales. 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 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri, but we will often answer the phone after hours. All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee. EXCEPTING Collections, packets and mixtures. Collections and Lots 1. Iceland. Collection of 400 different mint unhinged with brand new $20 10 page A4 size stockbook. Price $149 (CMM2) 2. Omnibus Issues, 1935 – 1953. From 1935 Jubilee to 1953 Coronation complete fresh once lightly hinged on quality leaves, ex. the rare 1935 Egypt Seal. With 1937 Coronation, 1946 Victory, 1948 Silver Wedding and 1949 UPU. Also included are some varieties on the Silver Jubilee issues, some listed, some not. Total cat. is around £5250 = $9450 at current exchange rates. Price $5250. (CMM4) 3. Egypt, Portuguese & Colonies collections etc, in in Red Padded Lighthouse 48 page stockbook. Egypt comprises around 300 different postally used, then Nyassa & Mozambique mint with many unhinged, about another 250 – 300 stamps here mostly 1920’s. Add about 100 – 150 other bits & pieces, so around 700 -750 in all. A very good lot! Price $359. (CMM5) 4. Old Hardbound Green William Ackland printed album, with World Collection near unpicked. Better coverall condition than average and mostly pre. 1930. Good Australia, nearly 1000 stamps here alone with Kangaroos to 2/-, inc. perf OS KGV to 1/4d, 1/- Anzac x 3, several 1/- Vic. Cent., 9d MacArthur etc. Then decent ranges of Austria, Belgium, Canada, France inc. 1926 10f x 2 (cat. £20 each), Germany, GB about 200, Greece, India, NZ with 10/- Queen on Horseback, Southern Rhodesia with KGV Admirals to 1/-, Turkey & USA. In addition album pages of Ethiopia & Austria. Probably around 3000 in all, mostly different. Many, many pickings here to be sure. Priced at around 20c per stamp. $635 (CMM5) 5. Tasmania. Bulging Blue padded ring binder containing vast collection of cds cancels on Pictorials, values to 4d. Approx 2100 stamps, 21 covers/ postcards. Organised on leaves A – Z and covering 295 different offices. Many different canceller types covered inc. 86 x R rating & 6 RR. Maybe others, not checked. Mostly 1900 – 1912. Amazing lot! Priced under $4 per stamp. Great for specialist or re-seller. Price $7,850 (CMM11)

6. Tasmania Perf T, collection on leaves, sidefaces, tablets and pictorials organised by Town cds cancels. Very neatly written up with dated cancels. Values to 9d. 450 stamps with many different punctures. A lovely clean lot, price $1,695 (CMM12) 7. Tasmania Pictorials perf. T in black padded Australia Post Ring Binder, sorted by printings. Includes some mint & blocks. Also 2 x 2½d om OHMS piece. Even singles are rare! Also a few Australia both pre and decimal at back. About 700 stamps, values to 5d. Very clean lot. Price $2,650 (CMM13) 8. Tasmania, Hobart. Collection of Official T punctures on leaves, organised by type, number of holes etc. and date. Very clean lot nearly 2300 stamps! Price $8,650 (CMM14) 9. Australia 2015 Australia Post Yearbook, new as issued, stamps in place, price $179 (CMM15) 10. Australia 2017 Australia Post Yearbook, new as issued, stamps in place, price $179 (CMM16) 11. Great Britain KGV era commercial covers 1916 – 1933, bearing nice range of frankings, inc. Downey Heads. Some military, and with original correspondence. Destinations include “School of Musketry, Liverpool”, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway, Emmanuel College Cambridge, etc. Values to 2½d. Fascinating lot, condition a bit mixed. 29 covers, price around $6 each, $179 (CMM18) 12. Shipping, a magnificent carton lot of 137 Covers and cards, mostly Europe. Predominantly Germany but also with Belgium, France, GB, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UN & USA. Wide range of frankings, mostly commemorative and pictorial postmarks and cachets, plus a few other markings like Paquebot & Express mail. In addition there are several sheets of trial cachets. All in all this could easily become the start of a display. Priced under $1.50 per item, $195 (CMM20) 13. Great Britain 1959 ITU Presentation Album for the Geneva conference. Red & Gold Embossed Hardbound Album presented to the delegates. Contains current GB issues mint fresh lightly hinged inc. Wildings inc. 2nd Graphites & 2nd De la Rue Castles to £1, plus Regionals complete for the period. Interestingly the Graphites are mounted on the face to show the black lines. A little aging to the pages but stamps are largely fresh, and as issued. A very rare book. Price $225 (GB772) 14. Great Britain 1965 ITU Presentation Album for the Montreux conference. Red & Gold Embossed Hardbound Album presented to the delegates. Contains current GB issues mint fresh lightly hinged inc. Wildings & Castles to £1, Regionals and Commemorative sets issued complete 1960 GLO - 1965 Arts festival. A little aging to the tops of a few pages but largely fresh, and as issued. Tiny amount of spine damage at base. A very rare book. Price $450 (GB771) Packets & Mixtures 15. British Commonwealth & Empire off paper mix. Wide range of issues early to modern. New lot just arrived from the UK. Next to no Great

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 Britain. Mainly the larger countries, but also some from the smaller African nations, Caribbean Islands etc. Also noticed some reasonable Ireland and Malta. About 14,000 to 15,000 to the kg. Under 4c per stamp. Price $55 per 100 grams, 250 grams for $129, 500 grams for $249, 1kg for $469 (PM118) 16. Improved World off paper mixture, now with added British Asia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, & British Commonwealth. Same prices as PM118 above. (PM119) Australian States packets 17. 25 different New South Wales $45 (AS2) 18. 10 Different Queensland $20 (AS3) 19. 25 Different South Australia $72 (AS4) 20. 10 Different Tasmania $29 (AS5) 21. 50 different Victoria $179 (AS6) 22. 10 Different Western Australia $30 (AS7) Cinderellas 23. Lundy Is. Millenary 954 – 1954 Minisheet Imperf. Ovpt. Europa 1961 Mint Unhinged. Price $7.50 (CN12) 24. Australia Antarctica 1954 Red Label in complete fresh mint unhinged sheet of 20, perforated. Price $295 (CN13) 25. Australia Antarctica 1954 Red Label in complete fresh mint unhinged single, perforated. Price $14.95 (CN13a) 26. Australia Antarctica 1954 Red Label in complete fresh mint unhinged sheet of 20, rouletted. Price $295 (CN14) 27. Australia Antarctica 1954 Red Label in complete fresh mint unhinged sheet of 20, imperforate. Price $295 (CN15) 28. Australia Antarctica 1954 Label in fresh mint unhinged Black Print minisheet, perforated. Price $59 (CN16) Great Britain 29. Great Britain 1871 1d Lilac Foreign Bill Revenue/Cinderella Wmk. VR mint unhinged block of 4. Some perf. Separation & gum creasing. Barefoot cat. No. 70, price $29 (GB673) 30. Great Britain 1895 £1 on £1 Civil Service Revenue/Cinderella Lilac & Green tied to piece by “Cancelled” cds. Barefoot Cat. No. 23. Price $29 (GB670) 31. Great Britain 1965 ITU Presentation Folder the Centenary Conference with the Royal Coat of Arms containing ITU issues from that year, mint lightly hinged. Almost as new. This is a Postmaster General presentation item, that is genuinely rare, with possibly as few as 30 produced. Only HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, PMG and ex PMGs, PM and ex PMs plus the stamp advisory committee and 8 overseas PMGs including Aus, Can and NZ would have received this. Price $129 (GB774) Australian States New South Wales 32. New South Wales 1888 Centenary set of 6, 1d Mauve to 1/- Chocolate, also 1890 2½d Blue & ½d Grey, all overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895

special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, Mint, very attractive group, Price $350 (NSW219) 33. New South Wales 1888 Centenary 2d Prussian blue Emu, imperf all around with good margins, particularly at the sides, unevenly cut at base,Errington & Martin oval violet handstamp on reverse, Used, SG only list the imperf variety as a pair, SG 254a, Cat £550, the size of the side margins indicate this may well be a genuine imperf single, Item is expertised by the late Oswald Marsh of Errington & Martin. Chris Ceremuga, experienced and qualified expertiser has also expressed the opinion that it is genuine. Whilst the watermark is not visible due to the expertising mark on reverse, the paper is too thin and soft to be from stationery. Price $149 (NSW223) 34. New South Wales 1891 Surcharges 7½d on 6d Brown overprinted ‘OS’, CTO with concentric circles, no gum, Price $75 (NSW206) 35. New South Wales 1891 Surcharges 12½d on 1/- Red overprinted ‘OS’, CTO with concentric circles, no gum, Price $89 (NSW207) 36. New South Wales 1894 Long type Fiscals watermark NSW perf 11.75 x 10, £1 Lilac & claret, Mint, Elsmore online catalogue Cat minimum $125, Price $99 (NSW221) 37. New South Wales 1894-1903 Long type Fiscals watermark NSW perf 11.75 x 11, £1 Lilac & claret, Mint, Elsmore online catalogue Cat minimum $125, Price $99 (NSW220) 38. New South Wales 3d Green Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, MUH, Price $89 (NSW208) 39. New South Wales 5d Blue-green Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, small part toned original gum, Price $75 (NSW209) 40. New South Wales 5d Blue-green Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, Mint, Price $75 (NSW210) 41. New South Wales 8d Yellow Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, MNG, Price $75 (NSW211) 42. New South Wales 1891 Surcharges 7½d on 6d Brown overprinted ‘OS’, from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, Mint, Price $75 (NSW212) 43. New South Wales 1891 Surcharges 12½d on 1/- Red overprinted ‘OS’, from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, Mint, Price $75 (NSW213) Tasmania 44. Tasmania 1870-1913 Sidefaces 8d Dull purple-brown overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, MUH, Price $89 (TAS265) 45. Tasmania 1870-1913 Sidefaces 9d Blue overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, MUH, Price $89 (TAS266) 46. Tasmania 1892-1913 Tablets 5/- Lilac & red overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, ‘SPECIMEN’ misplaced to left with only ‘ECIMEN’ showing on stamp, MUH, Price $109 (TAS270) Victoria 47. Victoria 1858 outer to Melbourne with Emblems 1858 rouletted 5½ - 6½ 4d Rose red horizontal pair tied by barred number ‘8’ of Portland,

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 addressee’s name has been neatly excised, Portland oval backstamp, Price $49 (V245) Kangaroos 1st Watermark 48. Australia 1913 2d Grey Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 5bc, tiny perf thin at upper left, unusually well centred, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $200, Price $129 (K1207) 49. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 9, off centre to lower left, fresh MLH, Cat $125, Price $69 (K912) 50. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo (deep shade) Kangaroo 1st wmk with variety ‘White scratch extending from Cape Leeuwin’ BW 9(2)e, centred to lower right, marginal example, lightly hinged in margin only, fresh MUH, Cat $275 as hinged, Price $399 (K776) 51. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 1st wmk with variety ‘Break in inner top frame over ‘R’ over ‘AUSTRALIA’ BW 9(1)d, centred to upper left, fresh MUH, Cat $275 as hinged, Price $399 (K777) 52. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 9, centred to right, couple of nibbled perfs at left, fresh MLH, Cat $125, Price $69 (K909) 53. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 15, centred to upper right, fresh MUH, Cat $1000, Price $699 (K918) 54. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark BW 15, areas of faint gum toning/’suntanning’, centred to left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $275, Price $169 (K1161) 55. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo 1st wmk punctured large ‘OS’ BW 15ba, horizontal pair, quite well centred for this issue, odd nibbled perf, multiple light cds cancels, scarce & attractive multiple, Cat $140 as singles, Price $99 (K992) 56. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo 1st wmk punctured small ‘OS’ BW 15bb, centred to right, a ‘jumbo’ stamp due to a skipped row of horizontal perfs at top, light ‘REGISTERED’ cds, attractive, Cat $200, Price $149 (K870) 57. Australia 1913 4d Yellow-orange Kangaroo 1st wmk, BW 15F, centred to lower right, ‘LATE FEE’ cds, Cat $150, Price $99 (K990) 58. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 15ba, vertical pair with two indistinct cds strikes, unusually well centred and good perfs all around, unfortunately there is a 4mm closed tear at the upper right of the lower unit, still an attractive multiple, Cat $140, Price $79 (K1247) 59. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 17, lower marginal example, one slightly uneven perf at lower left, well centred, fresh MUH, Cat $875, Price $699 (K792) 60. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 17, rich colour, lovely centring, slightly uneven perfs, some hinge remains, fresh Mint, Cat $325, Price $199 (K997) 61. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 1st wmk BW 17, lovely centring, some hinge remains and slight gum ‘glazing’, Mint, Cat $325, Price $179 (K977)

62. Australia 1913 1/- Green Kangaroo first watermark BW 30, centred to lower left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $325, Price $229 (K1201) 63. Australia 1913 2/- Brown Kangaroo first watermark BW 35, centred high, internal gum wrinkle, tiny, barely noticeable perf tear at upper right, light gum tone at base, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $650, Price $249 (K1242) 64. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, pulled perfs at right, centred high, light cds cancel, Cat $225, Price $129 (K957) 65. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, centred a little to upper right, couple of nibbled perfs, two light cds cancels, Cat $225, Price $129 (K781) 66. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, centred low, couple of nibbled perfs, centrally placed ‘MOONAH TAS’ cds, Cat $225, Price $129 (K917) 67. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, several nibbled perfs, nicely centred, Cat $225, Price $99 (K958) 68. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die II, BW 12D, centred to upper left, couple of nibbled perfs, Cat $400, Price $199 (K780) 69. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I punctured small ‘OS’ BW 12bc, couple of nibbled perfs, above average centring for this issue, Cat $125, Price $59 (K287) 2nd Watermark 70. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 6, quite well centred, fresh MUH, Price $349 (K716) 71. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, quite well centred fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $299 (K664) 72. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, centred slightly low, fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $299 (K717) 73. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, centred to left, fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $279 (K893) 74. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, centred to upper right, faint gum bend, fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $249 (K892) 75. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, excellent centring, fresh MLH, Cat $200, Price $169 (K1029) 76. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk, with variety ‘Retouch to first ‘A’ of ‘AUSTRALIA (and heavy coastline to WA)’ BW 10(2)l, centred to lower left, cds cancel, Cat $500, Price $349 (K1023) 77. Australia 1915 6d Bright blue Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 18 (SG 26a), lovely centring, hinge remains, fresh Mint, SG Cat £475, Price $479 (K702) 78. Australia 1915 6d Deep ultramarine Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 18B, centred to the right, Fine used, Cat $150, Price $99 (K985) 79. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 2nd wmk punctured ‘OS’ BW 18ba, centred to lower left, Fine used, Cat $80, Price $49 (K1020) 80. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo second watermark BW 18, lovely centring & good perfs all around, hinge remains Mint, Cat $400,

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 Price $349 (K1240) 81. Australia 1915 1/- Green Kangaroo second watermark BW 31, very faint bend at right, centred to upper left, barest hinge touch Mint, Cat $375, Price $279 (K1232) 82. Australia 1915 1/- Green Kangaroo second watermark BW 31, skipped perf at lower right, but unusually not at lower left, few uneven perfs, light central VIC cds, Cat $100 as normal, Price $69 (K1238) 3rd Watermark 83. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo third watermark Die I, full JBC Monogram single BW 7ze, margin thinned at lower left (well away from the monogram), well centred, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $900, Price $599 (K1176) 84. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo third watermark Die I, full CA Monogram single BW 7zb, upper left corner perf slightly rounded, centred to lower left, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $750, Price $599 (K1175) 85. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die I BW 7, centred to lower left, MLH, Price $25 (K687) 86. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die I variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 13a centred slightly high, fresh Mint, Cat $275, Price $229 (K1005) 87. Australia 1923 3d Olive Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die IIB BW 14, centred a little to the lower right, fresh MUH, Cat $225, Price $149 (K708) 88. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II BW 19, well centred fresh MUH, Cat $575, Price $499 (K789) 89. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine (pale shade) Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II BW 19, centred to lower left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $225, Price $149 (K691) 90. Australia 1921 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II BW 19, nicely centred, barest hinge trace, MVLH, Cat $225, Price $179 (K715) 91. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 19a, centred a little to lower right, one slightly nibbled perf at left, Fine used, Cat $275, Price $179 (K720) 92. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo third watermark Die II, variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 19a, centred a little to the right, light, crisp ‘PARCEL POST’ cancel, Nice used, Cat $275, Price $229 (K1179) 93. Australia 1915 6d Bright blue Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 19Da, few nibbled perfs at base, well centred, light cds cancel, Cat $275, Price $179 (K921) 94. Australia 1916 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark Die II, variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 26a, couple of nibbled perfs at top, rich colour, nicely centred with neat corner cds, Fine used, Cat $325, Price $229 (K1191) 95. Australia 1918 5/- Grey & pale yellow Kangaroo third watermark, two line Harrison imprint pair, right unit variety ‘White flaw off NSW coast’ BW 44Dze, date ‘4/8/26’ lightly written under right hand unit, left hand unit with faint gum bend, barest hinge trace, good perfs all around and unusually well centred for an imprint pair, fresh Mint, Cat $3500, Price $2499 (K1169) 96. Australia 1919 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB, Harri-

son two line imprint pair BW 27(3)zc, usual imprint centring, left unit separated from gutter, still attached at base, very lightly hinged Mint, Cat $550, Price $349 (K1166) 97. Australia 1919 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB, Harrison two line imprint pair BW 33(4)za quite reasonably centred for an imprint, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $900, Price $599 (K1168) 98. Australia 1920 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB variety ‘Watermark sideways’ BW 33aa, centred to right, MUH, Cat $200 as hinged, unpriced MUH, Price $399 (K812) 99. Australia 1920 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB variety ‘Watermark sideways’ BW 33aa, horizontal marginal pair from the right of the sheet, centred to right MUH, right hand unit with very faint gum bend, Cat $400 as hinged singles, unpriced MUH, Price $599 (K811) 100. Australia 1920 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB variety ‘Watermark sideways’ BW 33aa, centred to left, Mint lightly hinged, Cat $200, Price $149 (K987) 101. Australia 1923 6d Chestnut Kangaroo third watermark BW 21, nicely centred, fresh MUH, Cat $100, Price $69 (K986) 102. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark BW 38, slightly nibbled perf at right, centred a little low, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $300, Price $229 (K1235) 103. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark, Mullett imprint pair BW 38(1)zc, centred a little high, light partial gum ‘suntanning’ lines, faintest hinge touch Mint, Cat $1000, Price $699 (K1173) Small Multi Watermark 104. Australia 1929 6d Chestnut Kangaroo small multiple watermark BW 22, centred to left, faintest hinge trace Mint, Cat $50, Price $39 (K878) 105. Australia 1929 9d Violet Kangaroo small multiple watermark Ash imprint pair BW 28(3)za, usual imprint centring, few light gum bends, MUH, Cat $450 for hinged imprint pair, $750 for two MUH singles, Price $549 (K1167) 106. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo small multiple watermark punctured ‘OS’ BW 34b, centred a little to the right, Mint, Cat $100, Price $79 (K1189) 107. Australia 1929 5/- Grey & yellow orange Kangaroo small multiple watermark BW 45, centred to lower left, few nibbled perfs, two bold strikes of ‘REGISTERED/MELBOURNE’ cds, nice used, Cat $250, Price $149 (K1158) C of A Watermark 108. Australia 1932 5/- Grey & yellow-orange Kangaroo C of A BW 46, nibbled perf at top, faint vertical gum bend, centred slightly to the left, very lightly hinged Mint, Cat $325, Price $249 (K1171) 109. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo C of A watermark overprinted ‘OS’ BW 23(OS), centred to lower left, fresh MUH, Cat $125, Price $79 (K662) 110. Australia 1932 5/- Grey & yellow-orange Kangaroo C of A watermark Ash imprint pair, right unit variety ‘Open mouthed ‘roo’ (BW variety 46(V)va), BW 46Azc for the imprint pair which the catalogue incorrectly lists as variety ‘v’, the right hand unit also with a light but clearly discern-

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 ible ‘kiss print’, most obvious on the map in front of the kangaroo, fresh Mint with hinge remains, Cat $2000, Price $1499 (K1170) KGV Heads 111. Australia KGV 1924 1½d Red Single Wmk., cancelled by near full strike of NSW Relief Stamp cds of 12 OC 25. (lower left blunt corner perf) Rare! Price $149 (G665) 112. Australia KGV 1920 1/4d Turquoise single wmk. Cancelled by near full strike of ALBURY RAILWAY cds, AP 16 1921. EXTREMELY RARE! Price $325 (G666) Australia Pre-Decimal 113. Australia 1931 Kingsford Smith 6d Violet Imprint Block of 8 with re-entries to top left stamp. Fresh mint unhinged, but some gum toning not visible form front. ACSC 143za, cat. $275, price $165 (APD754) 114. Australia 1931 6d Brown Airmail, plate 1 Ash Imprint block of 6, hinged only on 2 stamps at top. Fresh looking block with minor gun toning. Cat. $225, price $135 (APD763) 115. Australia 1931 2d Red Kingsford Smith Ovpt. OS, fresh mint lightly hinged. Very well centred, odd natural perf. fault. Cat. $200, price $119 (APD750) 116. Australia 1932 1/- Large Lyre, Ash Imprint block of 4, mint lightly hinged. Light gum toning not visible from the front. Cat. $475, price $285 (APD728) 117. Australia 1932 1/- Large Lyre yellow green shade, ovpt. OS. Ash Imprint Pair mint light hinge. Some light gum toning not visible from front. Overprint misplaced a little to the left. Price $235 (APD727) 118. Australia 1932 6d Typographed Kookaburra, Plate 1 Ash Gutter Imprint Block of 4, fresh mint unhinged. Cat. $200, price $149 (APD655) 119. Australia 1935 Jubilee 2d Ash Imprint block of 4, fresh mint unhinged. Cat. $75, price $55 (APD761) 120. Australia 1935 Anzac. A 2d Gutter Ash Imprint Block of 8, fresh mint lightly hinged on top 4 stamps only. Includes variety ACSC 154f, weak entry under “stage” of Postage. Variety stamp is MUH, price $85 (APD762) 121. Australia 1942 KGVI 2½d Red. Three fresh mint unhinged blocks of 4 showing progressive ink stripping. The third block being the most extreme. Cat. at $275 each for the extreme examples. Price $995 (APD717) 122. Australia 1949 £2 Arms THIN PAPER, very fine used with light cds cancels. ACSC 271a, unpriced for used. (Mint unhinged is $1750, hinged $1250) Supplied with normal for comparison, price $1125 (APD700) 123. Australia 1964 5/- Cattle White Paper. Fresh mint unhinged example with full perfs. well centred. Cat. $125, price $89 (APD684) 124. QEII Pre-decimal simplified Australia in year groups face different. Does not include white papers, helicon stamps or imperf. edge booklet stamps. These can be supplied at an additional cost. Prices are for mint unhinged, fine used with light circular cancel available at the same price.. Good Average used or mint hinged available at half price. 1953/54 28 Stamps $35.00 1955/56 18 Stamps $45.00

1957/58 16 Stamps $25.00 1959/62 36 Stamps $65.0 1963/65 37 Stamps $245.00 Complete collection as above arranged on Hagner Pages in Australia Post Padded Album, $395 ($20 below the stamp cost alone) Australia Decimals 125. Australia 1969 Primary Industries MUH lower left corner blocks of 4. Price $36 (MAD481) 126. Australia 1972 Primary Industries MUH lower left corner blocks of 4. Price $36 (MAD480) 127. Australia 2003 Mickey & Friends Personalised Sheet MUH. Price $27 (MAD470) 128. Australia 2006 Dangerous Australian Special Edition Imperf Stamp Pack. Price $41.50 (MAD448) 129. Australia 2010 Governor Macquarie Gutter Strip MUH. Price $39 (MAD447) 130. Australia 2012 Underwater World Stamp Pack MUH. Price $28.50 (MAD426) 131. Australia 2012 Capital City Transport Rub to Reveal Stamp Pack. Price $31.50 (MAD462) 132. Australia 2012 Rising Sun Semi Imperf Minisheet Stamp Pack. Price $25.50 (MAD461) 133. Australia 2012 Ricky Ponting Sheetlet Stamp Pack. Price $27 (MAD458) 134. Australia 2016 Decimal Currency Imperf Minisheet MUH. Price $26 (MAD498) Australian Territories Papua 135. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d Myrtle & apple green SG 93, Harrison imprint strip of 3 fresh MLH, Price $29 (PNG969) 136. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d Myrtle & apple green SG 93, Harrison printing, two blocks of 4 in different shades stated to be from the first & third printings, one with central ‘SAMARAI’ cds, the other with 4 strikes of ‘DARU’ cds, attractive multiples, Price $39 (PNG971) 137. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d Myrtle & pale olive green watermark Crown to right of A, SG 93aw block of 4, each unit with identified minor plate variety, Mint, Price $199 (PNG974) 138. Papua 1930 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d Myrtle & apple green punctured ‘OS’ SG O46, Ash imprint strip of 3 fresh Mint, scarce imprint, Price $149 (PNG975) 139. Papua 1931-32 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d Myrtle & apple green overprinted ‘OS’ SG O55, Ash imprint strip of 3 fresh Mint, Price $49 (PNG976) 140. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1d Black & carmine-red Cooke printing SG 94 marginal strip of 3 from the base of the sheet with both ‘CA’ and ‘JBC’ monograms, central, non-monogram unit with slight bend at top, lightly hinged in margin only, Mint, very attractive positional piece, Price $99 (PNG977) 141. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1d Intense black & red SG 94c, Harrison imprint strip of 3, fresh Mint, Price $49 (PNG978)

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 142. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois ½d SG 93/93a shade selection stated to be 4 different Harrison printings & 3 different Ash printings, fresh Mint, Price $29 (PNG982) 143. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1½d Pale grey-blue & brown variety ‘POSTACE’ SG 95d, Fine used with light corner cds, Price $69 (PNG986) 144. Papua 1930 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1½d Bright blue & bright brown punctured ‘OS’ SG O48, Ash imprint strip of 3, left hand unit some light bends, Mint, Price $99 (PNG989) 145. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Brown purple & lake SG 96a, Ash imprint strip of 3, fresh MLH, Price $129 (PNG990) 146. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Brown purple & lake watermark Crown to right of A, SG 96aw, Ash imprint strip of 3, light gum bend on right hand unit, some hinge remains Mint, Price $229 (PNG991) 147. Papua 1931-32 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Brown purple & claret overprinted ‘OS’ SG O58 Ash imprint strip of 3, fresh MLH, Price $79 (PNG993) 148. Papua 1931-32 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Brown purple & claret overprinted ‘OS’ SG O58 Ash imprint strip of 3, fresh MLH, Price $79 (PNG994) 149. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1½d Pale grey-blue & brown top left corner pair, upper left unit variety ‘POSTACE’ SG 95d, nice positional piece, fresh MLH, Price $79 (PNG1003) 150. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 1½d Bright blue & bright brown top left corner pair, upper left unit variety ‘POSTACE’ SG 95cd, nice positional piece, stamps MUH, Price $89 (PNG1004) 151. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Deep brown purple & lake, watermark Crown to right of A SG 96aw, marginal block of 4, fresh MUH, Price $299 (PNG1008) 152. Papua 1916-31 Bi-coloured Lakatois 2d Deep brown purple & lake, watermark Crown to right of A SG 96aw, corner block of 4, fresh Mint, Price $249 (PNG1010) 153. New Guinea NWPI overprints 1921 small registered cover Rabaul to Melbourne with ten different overprints from the 1918-23 issue comprising KGV & kangaroos simplified set ½d KGV to 1/- Kangaroo, ex the 2d Grey ‘roo but including the 1921-22 KGV 2d Orange, tied by 5 light strikes of the Rabaul cds, a spectacular and unusually clean multi-colour franking cover, Cat approx £320 on cover, Price $449 (PNG999) British Commonwealth 154. Ascension 1922 ovpts. on KEVII stamps of St. Helena ½d & 1½d SG 1 & 3 mint lightly hinged, cat. £24.50. Price $29 (BC1078) 155. Bahrain 1940 Overprint on India KGVI 1 Rupee SG 32. Fresh mint unhinged block of 4, cat. £40, price $49 (BC1081) 156. Brunei 1924 5c Orange – Yellow RETOUCHED VALUE TABLET. SG 66a, fresh mint hinged cat. £325. Price $399 (BC1021) 157. Burma 1938 KGVI 1r & 2R SG 30/31, fresh mint lightly hinged. 2R has a blunt lower left corner. Cat. £32, price $20 (BC1069) 158. Nova Scotia 1860-63 QV 8½c Deep green on yellowish paper Mint, and white paper MNG, SG 14 & SG 26, Cat £28 as Mint, Price $25 (BC1136)

159. Canada 1908 Quebec Tercentenary set, 188/94 mint no gum. Cat. £550, price $345 (BC1067) 160. Canada 1922 1c Chrome Yellow Coil stamp in block of 4, SG 256a x 2. Imperf between the vertical pairs. Block has been folded through the central margin. Mint lightly hinged, the left pair is nice, the upper right stamp is thinned. Cat. £360 as two pairs. Price $269 (BC1065) 161. Canada 1927 Historical set, SG 271/3 mint hinged. 12c has a little paper adherance from album page. Cat. £32, price $59 (BC1066) Cape of Good Hope Triangulars We have a collection of these, both genuine & forgeries. The forgeries collection believed to be ex. Robson Lowe or Henry Harmer. The entire consists of around 450 stamps. The collection is available as a whole for $16,750. Time payment available. Here is a group of forgeries in Sheets or Blocks. 162. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 1d Red Woodblock in a complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Aged brownish paper. Edges of the sheet a bit fragile. Price $1100 (COGH43) 163. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 1d Red on pale green paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $1100 (COGH44) 164. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 4d Blue Woodblock in a complete sheet of 30 with forged Barred Cancels. Aged brownish paper. Edges of the sheet a bit fragile. Price $1100 (COGH38) 165. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 4d Blue on pale green paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $1100 (COGH46) 166. Cape of Good Hope Spiro Lithographed Forgery of the 4d Blue setting II on white paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Includes varieties. Price $1200 (COGH41) 167. Cape of Good Hope Spiro Lithographed Forgery of the 6d Greyish Slate, printing II early state, on white paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $1200 (COGH39) 168. Cape of Good Hope Spiro Lithographed Forgery of the 6d Grey-Lilac, from the later plate II, on white paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $1200 (COGH40) 169. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 6d Lilac, on white paper in part sheet of 22 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $659 (COGH42) 170. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 6d Lilac, on white paper in block of 12 with forged Barred Cancels. Price $359 (COGH37) 171. Cape of Good Hope Forgery of the 1/- Green on pale green paper in complete sheet of 30 mounted on album page with forged Barred Cancels. Price $1100 (COGH45) 172. Cape of Good Hope 1863-64 Triangles 1d Deep carmine-red SG 18, two distinct shades, one with two large margins, touching at base, the other three close to just touching margins, Nice-fine used, minimum Cat £650, Price $399 (BC1144)

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 173. Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 Triangles 4d Deep blue (two margins, close to touching at left), & 4d Blue (three good margins)SG 6 & 6a, Fine used, Cat £185, Price $159 (BC1142) 174. Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 Triangles 4d Blue SG 6a, with three good margins, Nice used, Cat £95, Price $89 (BC1143) 175. Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 Triangles 4d Blue SG 6a, tete-beche pair, mostly close to large margins, touching on one side, Fine used, light ironed out central bend, attractive multiple, Cat £180 as singles, Price $149 (BC1140) 176. Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 Triangles 6d Pale rose-lilac selection of three shades SG 7/7c range, mostly with close to touching margins, Nicefine used, minimum Cat £1050, Price $499 (BC1145) 177. Cape of Good Hope 1855-63 Triangles 1/- Bright yellow-green SG 8, sheet margin at left, large margin at right, touching at base, Nice used, Cat £300, Price $249 (BC1139) 178. Cape of Good Hope 1855-64 Triangles simplified set of 1d, 4d, 6d & 1/-, all sound Nice-Fine used, mostly with 2 – 2½ margins, attractive group with minimum Cat of £1040, Price $699 (BC1137) 179. Cape of Good Hope 1861 Triangles ‘Wood-block’ 4d Pale milky-blue SG 14, small 2mm x 3mm nick at base, good margin at right, close to just touching at left, touching at base, light cancel, an attractive example of this classic issue, Cat £2250, Price $1199 (BC1138) British Commonwealth Continued 180. Ceylon 1866 10d Vermilion Chalon Head SG 58. Nicely used but thinned at left. Cat. £72, price $18 (BC1024) 181. Falkland Is. 1891 Queen Victoria 6d Orange-Yellow SG 33. Mint hinged, tiny pen mark in blue top right. cat. £325 price $135 (BC1027) 182. Hong Kong 1940 Centenary set fine postally used cds cancels. SG 163/68 Cat. £30, price $37.50 (HK584) 183. India 1865 Queen Victoria 4a Green SG 64. Nice fine used with light barred cancel. Cat. £40, price $49 (BC1028) 184. Iraq 1920 Officials 12a on 5pi SG 028. Nice used example. Cat. £28, price $35 (BC1031) 185. KUT 1938 KGVI 10/- Perf. 13¼ SG 149, cat. £150. Fresh mint lightly hinged. Price $95 (BC1075) 186. Jamaica 1901 1d Slate-Black & red, watermark reversed SG32x. Fine used with a blue 1903 cds. Cat. £90. Supplied with a normal for comparison. Price $110 (BC1166) 187. Malaya, Straits Settlements 1902 $1 Dull Green & Black Tablet KEVII SG 119. Fine used with small part cds in violet at lower right corner. Good colour for this, often seen with the green washed out. Cat. £80, price $98 (BC1034) 188. Malaysia Penang $3 Orchids booklet. Front cover doubled! Price $250 (AUC10479) 189. Niger Coast 1894 Queen Victoria 5d Grey – Lilac SG 49. Fresh mint lightly hinged example, cat. £23, price $29 (BC1035) 190. Nigeria 1938/51 2/6d & 5/- SG 58/59 Good to fine used, cat. £49,

price $45 (BC1077) 191. North Borneo 1931 6c Black & Orange Orangutan, SG 296. Fresh mint lightly hinged. Cat. £20, price $25 (BC1037) 192. North Borneo – Labuan 1880 Queen Victoria 2c Yellow – Green, SG 5. Mint hinged example cat £32. Price $29 (BC1041) 193. North Borneo – Labuan 1894/6 12c Orange – Vermilion & Black Estuarine Crocodile SG 70. Mint hinged example with tiny thin at top. Cat. £23, price $10 (BC1042) 194. North Borneo 1925/28 1c – 8c Fresh Mint unhinged, SG 277/83. Cat £34, price should be at least double for unhinged. Price $69 (BC1060) 195. North Borneo-Labuan 1894 40c Orange-Buff SG 57 fresh mint hinged. Cat. £60, price $75 (DB452) 196. North Borneo-Labuan 1894 40c Orange-Buff SG 57part original gum, and small gum thin where hinge has been removed. Cat. £60, price $29 (DB451) 197. North Borneo – Labuan 1896 25c Green Coat of Arms SG 80. Attractive mint hinged example, a few perf faults. Cat. £45, price $27 (BC1043) 198. North Borneo – Labuan 1896 Jubilee SG 83/88 fresh mint lightly hinged set minus the 5c. (8c has no gum) Cat. £180, price $175 (BC1058) 199. North Borneo – Labuan 1899 4c on 24c Coat of Arms SG 107. Mint hinged example with tiny gum thin. Cat. £45, price $32.50 ((BC1048) 200. North Borneo – Labuan 1899 4c Surcharges perf. 14 SG 108/10. Fresh mint lightly hinged, cat. £23, price $29 (BC1057) 201. Palestine 1920 3m Chestnut perf. 14, SG 28. Lovely fine used cds example, well centred with full perfs. Cat. £65, price $79 (BC1049) 202. Pitcairn Is. 1948 Silver Wedding pair MLH. SG 11/12, cat. £41.50. Price $52 (BC1165) 203. Rhodesia 1922 £1 KGV Admiral perf. 14 Black & Magenta SG311, perfin. BSAC (British South Africa Co., and with oval fiscal cancel in Violet of 1-DEC. 192?. Attractive stamp, cat. £900 as postally used. Price $265 (BC1170) 204. St. Helena 1912-16 ½d – 2½d MLH. SG 72/76 cat. $32.50, price $39 (BC1169) 205. St. Vincent 1893/4 5d on 6d Queen Victoria SG 60/60a, mint hinged. Two nice shades, cat. £21.50. Price $26.50 (BC1167) 206. Sarawak 1918 8c Yellow & Black Tablet SG 54 fresh mint hinged. Cat. £20, price $25 (BC1050) 207. Sarawak 1922 Tablet types 2c – 12c SG 63/70. Fresh mint lightly hinged, cat. £30, price $37.50 (BC1054) 208. South Africa – Transvaal 1894 1/- Yellow Green SG 204. Very fine used with part corner squared circle of Pretoria. Fresh & well centred with full perfs. Cat. £35, price $45 (BC1051) 209. South Africa 1933/47 6d Orange Tree horiz. Pair, SG 61. Mint unhinged, very minor gum toning. Cat. £70, price $59 (BC1074) 210. Tonga 1923 2d on 10d King George II black & lake, SG 66. Fine cds postally used, well centred & full perfs. Cat. £70, price $87.50 (BC1052) Rest of the World 211. Finland 1963, Airmail 3.00, blue, top marginal example, SG 679, MLH. Price $45 (FIN120)

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DISCOUNT SALE MAY 2021 212. Iceland 1937, M/S, 25th Anniversary of Christian X reign, MH with diagonal crease RH corner & some gum toning. Price $49 (ICE055) 213. Iceland 1954, set of 3, Hannes Hafstein’s Commemorative set, MUH. Price $62 (ICE065) 214. Italy 1910 set of 2, Giuseppe Garibaldi, MUH aged gum, red (15¢) & green (5¢) Price $75 (ITL046) 215. Italy 1923, set of 3, the National Militia, brown, violet & grey, MLH aged gum. Price $94 (ITL051) 216. Italy 1925, 25th Year of the Reign of Victor Emmanuel III, set of 3 MLH aged gum. Price $117 (ITL053) 217. Italy 1928, set of 4, the National Militia, MLH aged gum. Price $47 (ITL056) 218. Italy 1930, set of 9, 2000th Anniversary birth of Virgil, MLH aged gum. Price $122 (ITL060) 219. Italy 1932, set of 16, 10th Anniversary of the March on Rome, MLH. Price $106 (ITL062) 220. Italy 1934, set of 5, World Cup Soccer Italy, MLH. Price $126 (ITL064) 221. Italy 1936, set of 8, 2000th Anniversary birth of Horace, MLH. Price $99 (ITL069) 222. Italy 1945 set of 23, Democracy, MLH. Price $1250.00 (ITL075) 223. Italy 1948, set of 6, 100th Anniversary of the 1848 Uprisings, MLH. Price $560 (ITL076) 224. Italy 1948, 35L purple, Express Stamp 100th Anniversary of the 1848 Uprisings MUH. Price $145 (ITL079) 225. Italy 1949, 100th Anniversary of the Roman Republic, brown L.100, fine used cds. Price $147 (ITL004) 226. Italy 1949, set of 2, 5 & 15 Lire, dark green & violet, ERP - Help, fine used cds. Price $29.50 (ITL005) 227. Italy 1949, 20L green, Reconstruction of the Holy Trinity Bridge Florence, MLH. Price $29 (ITL093) 228. Italy 1949, 150th Anniversary of the Invention of the Voltaic Pile, MLH. Price $186 (ITL091) 229. Italy 1949, 20L blue, 2nd World Health Congress - Rome, MLH. Price $70 (ITL088) 230. Italy 1949, set of 3, European Reconstruction Programme, MLH. Price $219 (ITL084) 231. Italy 1949, 50L blue, 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, MLH. Price $117 (ITL083) 232. Italy 1949, set of 4, Biennial Art Exhibition of Venice, MLH. Price $114 (ITL081) 233. Italy 1950, set of 7, Italy Working 40L – 200L, MUH. Price $128 (ITL105) 234. Italy 1950, set of 12, Italy Working 1L – 50L, MUH. Price $47 (ITL104) 235. Italy 1950, green, 900th Anniversary death of Arezzo, MLH. Price $35 (ITL100) 236. Italy 1950, set of 2. International Shortwave Radio Conference Florence, MLH. Price $378 (ITL097) 237. Italy 1950, 20L green, 400th Anniversary death of Ferrari, MLH. Price $29 (ITL096)

238. Italy 1950, set of 2. 5th General Conference of UNESCO, MUH. Price $105 (ITL095) (ITL095) 239. Italy 1951, set of 3, 50th Anniversary death of Verdi, MUH. Price $53 (ITL119) 240. Italy 1951, set of 3, 100th Anniversary Sardinia’s first Postage Stamp, MUH. Price $33 (ITL117) 241. Italy 1951, set of 2, Triennial Art Exhibition Milan, MLH. Price $81 (ITL112) 242. Italy 1951, set of 3, International Gymnastics Competition, MLH. Price $140 (ITL111) 243. Italy 1951, 20L green, 500th Anniversary birth of Columbus, MUH. Price $35 (ITL110) 244. Italy 1951, 20L blue, International Textile Exhibition - Turin, MUH. Price $35 (ITL109) 245. Italy 1951, set of 2, 29th Milan Trade Fair, MLH. Price $134 (ITL108) 246. Italy 1951, green, 33rd International Automobile Exhibition - Turin, MUH. Price $30 (ITL107) 247. Italy 1951, set of 2, 100th Anniversary of Tuscany’s first stamps, MLH. Price $62 (ITL106) 248. Italy set of 3, 1961 Visit of President Gronchi to South America, fine used cds. Price $31 (ITL037) 249. JAPAN 1915 Emperor Yoshihito Enthronement Set, SG 185/8 Sk# C11-14 mint hinged. Cat. £85, price $89 (JP303) 250. JAPAN 1919 Trial AIRMAIL FLIGHT 1½ + 3sen SG 196/7, cat. £1050 ( Sk# C22-23, Sc C1-C2) mint lightly hinged. RARE! Price $1450 (JP306) 251. JAPAN 1921 50th Anniversary of POSTAL SERVICE set SG 202/5 Scott # 163-166 mint hinged, cat. £360. Some minor toning. Price $329 (JP304) 252. Japan 1939 National Parks set, SG 340/3, Fresh Mint Unhinged Blocks of 12. Cat. £240, minor faults affecting only a few, price $399 (JP291) 253. Japan 1939 National Parks set, SG 350/3, Mint Lightly Hinged. Cat. £60, price $59 (JP294) 254. Japan 1940 National Parks 10y Red, SG 365, Top left corner block of 6, Fresh Mint Unhinged. Minor gum wrinkle on one. Cat. £63, scarcer than the catalogue suggests, price $110 (JP297) 255. Japan 1950 5th National Athletic Meeting complete sheet of 5 sets, SG 589/92 hinged at bottom selvedge only. Minor toning affects a few stamps, and some perf separation at base. Scarce! Cat. £640 as single sets. Price $1100 (JP299) 256. Japan 1951 Post office Anniv. Minisheet SG 610. Fresh Mint Unhinged, cat £25, price $29 (9 available) (JP298) 257. Japan 1951 6th National Athletic Meeting complete sheet of 10 sets, SG 645/6 hinged at selvedge only. Minor gum wrinkles. Scarce! Cat. £90 as single sets. Price $125 (4 available) (JP300) 258. Japan 1952 Tokyo University SG 687. Complete sheet of 20 Mint Unhinged. Hinged in selvedge only. Minor gum wrinkles. Cat. £420 as singles. Price $615 (JP301) 259. Vatican 1949, 8 blocks of 4, the Holy Year, MUH. Price $40 (VTN049)

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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation May Day May Day is an annual public holiday typically celebrated around the world on or close to 1st May. The May Day holiday commemorates the fight for workers’ rights in some countries where it is known as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day (see the commemorative cover from China to Russia in figure 1). May Day is also celebrated as the coming of spring in much of the northern hemisphere (see figure 2). Different parts of the world have different ways of marking May Day. The celebrations vary but dances, song, and food are common.

Figure 1: China PRC 1 May 1959 International Labour Day FDC to Moscow

May Day Celebrates Workers. May Day was born from the struggle for the eighthour day. On 1st May 1886, there were national strikes in the United States and Canada for an eight-hour day. The red flag was flown at the rally and the centenary of the event is commemorated on the Vietnam stamp shown in figure 3. At a demonstration in Haymarket Square, Chicago, a bomb exploded killing eight policemen. Eight trade unionists were arrested, four were found guilty and executed. In Paris, in 1889, the

International Working Men’s Association declared 1st May an international working-class holiday in commemoration of the Haymarket Martyrs. On 1 May 1890, demonstrations took place in the United States, most countries in Europe and South America. This became an annual event with more and more countries participating. In 1904, the Second International {an organisation of socialist and labour parties, formed on 14 July 1889 in Paris) called on all socialists and trade unionists in every country to “demonstrate energetically” each 1 May “ for the legal establishment of the eight-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and universal peace.” Chinese workers celebrated their first May Day in 1920, following the Russian socialist revolution. In 1927, workers in India observed May Day with demonstrations in Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. By that time, May Day was truly a world workers’ day. The history of Labour Day in Australia spans over a century. Figure 2: Austria 30 April 1990, Black Print Imperf Proof - Centenary of Labour / May Day Figure 3: Vietnam 1986, the centenary of the Chicago Haymarket rally

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Figure 5: Australia 1969 stamp commemorating 50 years of the International Labour Organisation Figure 4: Australia 2006 Pre-Stamped Envelope commemorates 150th anniversary of the 8-hour working day During the mid to late 1800s, the working day was long and arduous, where some employees would work up to 12 hours a day, six days a week. In the 1850s there was a strong push for better working conditions and in 1856, stonemasons at the University of Melbourne marched to Parliament House to push for an eight-hour working day. An agreement with employers for a 48-hour week was eventually reached and Australian workers welcomed the new eight-hour day. A victory march was held on 12 May that year and each year after that. In 1856, the new work regulations were recognized in New South Wales. This was commemorated on a pre-stamped envelope issued on the 150th anniversary in 2006 shown in figure 4. This was followed by Queensland in 1858, South Australia in 1873 and Tasmania in 1874. In 1879, the Victorian Government proclaimed the first May Day paid public holiday. Australia was one of the founding members of the International Labour Organization that was created in 1919 as part of the Versailles Peace Treaty ending World War I (see figure 5). It grew out of nineteenth-century labour and social movements which culminated in widespread demands for social justice and higher living standards for the world’s working people. These days Labour Day is a public holiday in all states and territories in Australia. The Northern Territory observes Labour Day on the first Monday

in May. It is held on the first Monday of October in Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, and South Australia. Labour Day is celebrated at different times across Australia because each state achieved the 8-hour day on different dates. In Australia, many people use the Labour Day holiday as part of a long weekend where they can relax, spend time with friends or family members, play or watch sport, have barbecues. Some people plan a getaway trip to a coastal region, the mountains, or the countryside where they can engage in various activities such as picnics, wine-tasting at a winery, bushwalking, or camping. In Russia and other former Soviet countries, 1

Figure 6: Soviet Union 1989 miniature sheet showing march for Labour Day Stamp News - 51


Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation May is an especially important holiday marking Labour Day. There are often marches or demonstrations against capitalist systems or just a celebration of unions (see figure 6). In Poland, there is a state holiday on 1 May with celebrations focused on Labour Day festivities. May Day is closely followed by 3rd May Constitution Day. These two dates combined often result in a long weekend called Majówka when people often travel. In Romania, Mayday is celebrated to Figure 7: Tunisia 1958 FDC showing a gardener with Lily of protect farm animals and crops. It has the Valley cachet more of a superstitious thread than most other countries. On May Day eve, country women do not work in the field or in the May Day Celebrates the Start of Spring. house to avoid devastating storms and hail coming The earliest recognition of the day can be traced down on the village. Animals are not to be used for back to the era of the Roman Republic. The people work, or else they could die or their owners could celebrated the festival of the Flora in honour of the get ill. Demonstrations and parades have been a common goddess of flowers. May Day can also be associated with the Gaelic Beltane which was marked on Labour Day fixture in France since 1890. It is also 30th April. The celebration was primarily pagan customary to give the Lily of the Valley flower however in some parts of the world, like Germany, to friends or family members. This stems from the day honour St Walburga, who is attributed to a tradition dating back to 1561 when Charles IX Christianising Germany. In the Catholic belief, 1 presented Lily of the Valley to all ladies present at May is also a part of one of two days that honour St. his court (see figure 7). Joseph, the patron saint of workers among Catholics. England traditionally marked the day by doing things like Morris dancing, skipping around a maypole and choosing a May Queen. (See figure 8) Maypoles are traditionally made from young trees placed in the middle of a village green with multi-coloured ribbons attached to the top. The young people each take a ribbon and skip around the outside of the pole to make various Figure 8: Great Britain 1976 Cultural traditions – Morris dancing Figure 9: Monaco 1973 dancers around the maypole 52 - Stamp News


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patterns. Edinburgh marks the day with the Beltane Fire Festival. Bel was the god of the sun in Celtic tradition. Ancient Celts believed the sun was taken prisoner during the winter months and the bonfires on Beltane welcomed the sun back to its rightful place celebrating the seasonal transition from the dark winter to the light summer. In Monaco, the tradition extends throughout May marking the height of Spring. There are dances around a Maypole, decorated with flowers and red and white ribbons (the Monégasque colours) that is set up in the centre of the Palace Square (see figure 9). In Finland, May Day is called Vappu and is the only holiday that is celebrated on the street. The day is marked by several activities such as picnics, outside partying, and dressing up. A special drink, called “sima”, is low on alcohol and is suitable for children. Across Scandinavia Walpurgisnacht is celebrated with big parties, bonfires and dressing up almost like a second Hallowe’en. Legend has it that witches would meet on this night to celebrate the coming season with bonfires and dancing. To combat the witches, local people made as much noise as possible and light huge bonfires to keep the evil witches and spirits at bay. These traditions are shown on the cover and stamps of the 2005 Aland booklet shown in figures 10 and 11).

Figure 10: Aland Finland 2005 Booklet cover of “The Eve of May Day” shows the traditional Sima drink Figure 11: Aland Finland 2005 Booklet the Eve of May Day bonfires Figure 12: Germany 1965 Special Cancel for Mayday showing the tree covered in s In rural regions of Germany, especially the Harz Mountains, Walpurgisnacht celebrations are traditionally held on the night before May Day, including bonfires and the wrapping of Maypole. In the Rhineland, 1 May is celebrated by the delivery of a maypole, a tree covered in streamers to the house of a girl the night before (see figure 12). The tree is typically from a love interest, though a tree wrapped only in white streamers is a sign of dislike. In Italy, at the ancient festival of Calendimaggio in Assisi, people dress up in traditional dress, with swords and shields for the men. Activities include horse riding, crossbow-shooting competitions and the election of a Madonna Primavera (Queen of Spring). This is shown in the postcard in figure 13. May Day is predominately celebrated in Northern Portugal. People put yellow flowers, known as Maias, on all doors and gates to defend those places from bad spirits, witches and the evil eye. The placement of the Mayflower or bush in the doorway must be done before midnight. Berlin Cold War Propaganda Leaflets – 1st and 8th May The Cold War was an ideological war between the Stamp News - 53


Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation two world superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, beginning after World War II. The two became rivals through conflicting ideologies and mutual distrust and constantly competed for power. In 1949, the French, British, and American zones merged and formed the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), with its capital city Bonn. Also, in 1949, the Soviet zone became the Deutsche Democratic Republic (DDR) with the Soviet sector of Berlin as the capital. West Germany became a democracy while East Germany was established as a Stalinist-style socialist state. The East Figure 13: Postcard showing the Festival of Calendimaggio German government was formed into a centralized and dictatorial regime. The State in Assisi Security Police (Stasi) maintained the Soviet tensions between Democracy and Communism. The expectation of the people. Free speech and opinions location of Germany as the gateway between East against the regime were not tolerated, and artistic and West Europe made it the ideal place for these and intellectual programs were strongly controlled. political struggles to occur. Germany was the site In 1958, East Germany began to block where all the tensions between the two ideals were immigration to West Germany by establishing played out. Because of its location as the farthest barbed wire fences and patrols along the whole western city to the east, Berlin was torn in half by border between East and West Germany. Berlin the struggling parties. was the only spot open to immigration between the Germany officially declared May Day a two. In 1961, Berlin, the last place through which national holiday in 1933 under the Nationalist immigrants could leave East Germany, was blocked Socialist German Worker’s Party. In doing so, off by the “infamous” Berlin Wall, at which more May Day was tightly controlled, and divergent than 80 persons were shot while political, ideological trying to escape East Germany on interpretations and non-consecutive occasions. celebrations were During the Cold War, Germany prohibited. After became the centre for all the World War II, workers in Communist East

Figure 14: Portugal 1981 workers day stamp showing the traditional yellow flowers, known as Maias Figure 15: Exhibit page showing propaganda leaflets flown on May Day 1956 with Soviet slogans 54 - Stamp News


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Philatelic Development Officer, APF Germany were required to participate in state-run observances of the day. The show of strength, forbidden in Berlin’s four-power agreement, took place within two miles of the East-West Berlin zonal border. Since 1951, the DDR celebrated May Day, the most important holiday of the international workers’ movement, with a parade in East Berlin. From 1956 onward, the celebrations opened with a military parade following the Soviet model. The 8th May is V-E Day, the official date of the end of the War in Europe. This was celebrated with parades each year in West Germany. During the Cold War, the two Germanys sent propaganda to each other on both the 1st and 8th of May while the parades were taking place using rockets, balloons, the mail and even by tossing leaflets off high buildings into the wind. The following items are from a one-frame exhibit that shows the propaganda leaflets that were sent by rocket from both sides of the Berlin wall. The leaflets were fired on Labour Day and V-E Day respectively when large numbers of people could be expected to be in the streets watching the parades. Figure 15 shows similar leaflets that were flown in small rockets from East to West Berlin on 1st May 1956. Each poppy also carries a Socialist slogan:

“Increased power to the workers and farmers of the DDR”, “Oppose the Paris Peace Agreement”, “Strengthen Trade Unions” & “Full participation in Trade Unions”. Figure 16 shows an example of anti-communist propaganda from launched West to East Berlin on 1st May 1955; The leaflet is addressed to the East German Communist Party (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands or SED). It translates as follows: “Have you thought about your future? Do you think you can continue to dance on top of a raging volcano? The people hate you! If you don’t already know it, since 17th June 1953 you do have received or have escaped a deserved beating. Morally beaten, you came forward after the Nazi uprising in soviet tanks. You hid your party badges in the dirt as a precaution. We recognise you with or without your party badge. Once your tyranny has come to an end it will sit badly on the tops of Russian bayonets. If you are driven away from your comfort zone in the nottoo-distant future – then what? Do you think you will get a free ticket to Moscow? The leaders like Ulbricht and some others maybe, but the mass of the foot soldiers of Moscow will get nothing. The inevitable end is just a little delayed.” Figure 17 is a page from the exhibit that shows a leaflet sent from West to East Berlin on 8th May 1956 demanding free elections. Figure 16: Propaganda leaflet sent from West to East Berlin on 1st May 1955 Figure 17: Propaganda leaflet sent from West to East Berlin on 8th May 1956 Stamp News - 55


Market Matters Victoria cancel on aged stamp gets $A8,685

At the Abacus Auctions in Melbourne on 25 March 2021, this numeral “253” cancel of Framlingham shown nearby, on a pretty common 4d pink Beaded Oval Victoria stamp, with age spotting and staining, was invoiced for $A8,685 after the usual Buyer Fees were added. This was against a starting auction estimate of just $A250. Gary Watson from Abacus said he thought it was a World Record hammer price for a single Victorian Barred Numeral. He and others in the room could not think of an example reaching this price level before. It was sold to a very determined room bidder. The lot looked like stalling at around the $1,000 mark with a pause in the action, and then it kept going - and going! A VERY happy vendor I am sure, as the stamp was found sitting un-noticed in one of his stockbooks of duplicates! You can buy a VERY nice mint 1913 £2 kangaroo for $8,650, so a lot of money to pay for numeral cancel. MANY reading this of course own rare cancels from this area, but have no idea they own them - as was the case with this vendor, until it was pointed out by those more

Higher than a mint 1913 £2 Kangaroo! expert. So how do you KNOW what scarce cancel you have? That of course is the obvious question whether your cancel is worth 8 cents, $8, or $800 or $8,000 like this one sold for you do need to have guidance. Luckily there are superb handbooks on cancels from the Australia States or Colonies The Victoria numeral cancels were all updated heavily by Hugh Freeman’s near 500 page A4 size hard cover with dust jacket, “Numeral Cancellations Of Victoria” superb tome. Detailed review of it and Hardinge Tasmania cancels book is here - tinyurl.com/Glen12-18

“Knowledge Is Power”

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I have typed 1000 times here, and on stampboards, that “Knowledge Is Power” and the examples just on this page alone, proves that truism beyond all doubt. Owning or having access to the relevant literature and catalogues is essential. The total cost of these books is paid immediately with locating just one very MODEST scarcity item in a junk box, or mixed lot, or club sheet or approval lot, just ONCE in your lifetime. The owner of the


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Cancel sold for $4,500 at Auction. $A8,685 cancel had no idea it was even scarce! I have always been a strong advocate of catalogues, and well researched handbooks like these Freeman giant tomes. No dealer makes much profit selling philatelic literature, due to the tiny margins, so few now bother sadly, so I do the best I can. However a good library remains essential in my view, and those who have one, benefit enormously from owning one. Both in Knowledge, and in finds like these. A lot of things can be looked up on the internet but these cancels cannot be researched like that. I have just ordered another carton of these Freeman Victoria books, as interest has been piqued since the recent high price auction sales, and it, and the equally large size and detailed Hugh Freeman hard cover with dust jacket - “The Numeral Cancels Of New South Wales” are finding keen new buyers.

Freeman NSW cancels also a superb book.

Most folks buy these two essential handbooks as a matched pair, as the mail cost for one book is basically the same as BOTH within Australia, so a very large saving. Hugh has sadly passed away in recent times, so there will be no updates. Mega detailed review here on the NSW - tinyurl.com/ GlenJan18 Scarer numeral cancels from Victoria have

Worth less than Victoria/WA postmarks! regularly secured 4 figure sums, and often for cancels that most reading this would toss into the re-cycle bin. The super heavy “1547” cancel of Hazeldean shown nearby, on a common Victoria 2d violet is one good example! The roman numeralsystem “MD47” cancel is so heavy and ugly you truly cannot see the stamp underneath as you can readily see! Despite that reality, Phoenix Public Auctions invoiced this one for $4,500 on a modest $400 estimate. That result amazed me. Why? As it is rated “RRRRR” in the superb Freeman Victoria book, and if you know that, you know you have a “keeper”. However I am sure most agree if you saw this stamp for 10c, on a club circuit book page, or even as a duplicate in your stockbook, or stock, if you are a dealer, you’d not have given it a second glance. I certainly would not have. However it is actually worth more than a superb mint 1913 £1 Kangaroo! I added the superb 1913 Brown and Blue £1 Kangaroo stamp shown nearby into stock this week for way less than the very heavy “MD47” postmark sold for at Public Auction. Probably the finest SG Stamp News - 57


Market Matters 15 you will ever see, so we are in a strange hobby at times. In 10 or 20 years times would I rather own the 1913 Brown and Blue £1 Kangaroo, or the heavy MD47 postmark, I ask myself?! Hmmm.

Light WA cancel auctions for $A4,775.

Often postmarks that you can barely read, can get very good money. The 1905 postcard shown nearby was invoiced for $A4,775 in March 2021 at a Perth WA Public Auction. Again, a LOT more in cost than Can you read central postmark? a really superb mint 1913 £1 Kangaroo stamp. Please excuse the very fuzzy ‘’C grade’’ scan Balbarrup W.A.” I cannot read either the date, or it was the very best one they offered on website. the town, from the poor scan, but the pen address is The monocolour photo view card is franked to Blackwood via Balbarrup, so it makes sense. with a common 1d red Swan, with usual “B” in It was stated that this oval cancel had not been bars Bunbury Duplex cancel of January 31, 1905. recorded before. Anyway, clearly it created a good Auction stated the faint oval cancel over the address deal of interest in late March - described as only reads “Post & Telegraph Office - 1 FE : 05 being in “fair” condition, estimate was $100, but it ended up being invoiced for $A4,775. On WA stamps off cover, these violet oval WA cancels are often assumed to be fiscal, as they certainly have the appearance of them - so do keep your eyes open!

Tasmania cancels also red hot.

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And other states like Tasmania also have an active and passionate following for numeral and town cancels, and have good rarity rating handbooks of course. And that has been the case for many decades. I have reported here before of the scarcer Tasmania town cancels fetching MANY $1000s, on the pictorial stamps, that otherwise are worth only pennies apiece. I recently put into stock a pretty cds on a common 2d violet Pictorial stamp on small piece reading: “COMSTOCK - FE 21 - 02 -


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Used Blocks are getting BIG bucks. TASMANIA” Comstock was a tiny remote speck of a Mining post office on the map, near Western Coast Zeehan Tasmania, that mined Silver and Lead mainly.  The PO was opened 23 September 1901, and closed March 1903, so clearly few strikes were made, much less survived 120 years.  It has a high rated “RRRR” scarcity grading. I have only put a few $100 on it, but complete cds cancels are highly sought. Looks awful cheap compared to WA and Victoria! Cancel collectors of course are pretty fussy with the quality of the strikes. For some rarer offices only 1 or 2 or 3 examples are known, so a part strike will have to do. Sometimes, that is all that exists. But keen collector are always upgrading the strikes on those they have, and clear FULL cancels are what the Gold Standard is for them. Be discerning. You will not regret it.

Cat £52 - just invoiced for $4,775!

As I have typed many times before, postally used BLOCKS from his region are well worth securing

Eye-catching KGV USED Top Value. when you see them offered - which is FAR less than you might imagine. Demand is growing all the time, and prices often reach surprising levels when attractive blocks come onto the market. The Melbourne Phoenix Public Action of April 15, 2021 had one block that caught my eye, as it had frantic bidding for it, and it is shown nearby. The 2d brown-lilac roulette, 1858, SG 69, cat £13 a stamp used. Rather attractive, with a central barred numeral 54 of Kilmore - not a cancel of any real scarcity. The auction estimate was $A200 - a figure most Stamp News - 59


Market Matters dealers on the planet would have happily retailed it for I am sure, for a block cat only £52 = $A100. After some intensive bidding, it was finally invoiced for $A4,775. Or nearly 50 times the full Stanley Gibbons catalogue value. The demand is there, and the supply is limited. As the old saying goes - “Show Me Another”. Maybe someone had an exhibit of this issue and needed a nice-looking piece to spruce up the pages - who knows? But there were multiple bidders, and that is all it takes to get wacko prices.

Australia Blockbusters

One of these days, POSTALLY USED BLOCKS of Australian stamps will be listed in the ACSC, alongside the current columns of mint, used, and on cover - exactly as they are right now, in many European catalogues. When that occurs, prices will go quite insane, as quite simply - no dealer stock of these things exist. They often have enormous facial eye-appeal, as you can see in some of the photos in this article. Each The $170,000 stamp selvedge. block is essentially unique. One of my long term campaigns has been to convince readers NO-ONE placed a premium on most used blocks dealers and collectors, to put aside EVERY postally of Australian region stamps. Especially the mid and used block of Australia you ever see. Right NOW higher values of sets etc. They are VERY scarce. most do not command much, if any, premium over It was only 25 years back, that Monogram and 4 singles.  Grab them from ANY era - from 1913 to Imprint blocks of Kangaroos sold for typically just 2021. 5 or so times the single stamp price. i.e. a 25% I sold used blocks of 5/- mid 1930s 5/- Roos last premium for the margin monogram or imprint. If a month for $450 each to numerous enquiries, yet I single was $10, it meant an imprint block 4 was $50 just added to stock a Hagner of pre-decimal used or so, was dealer rule of thumb. blocks with a mid-60s 5/- postally used blocks for Arthur Gray’s collection of largely such Roo $A50! There are still opportunities out there. pieces sold for $A7.15 million at auction in New I can guarantee you in a decade or two, you will York, and he was buying them when they were look back on this column, and chuckle to imagine surprisingly cheap, not too long back, and when 60 - Stamp News


Glen Stephens at only £3,000 as mint hinged. The basic mint stamp within a few years was cat £6,500 - showing perfectly that buying the tougher stamps from ANY country, as soon as you can, always pays off pretty fast! This record price means the buyer effectively paid over $A100,000 for the tiny piece of selvedge paper! The full ACSC catalogue price for this very stamp in 1988 was just $9,000 (and $4,000 for NON monogram.)  So within 19 years it sold for TWENTY times that. Current ACSC value is $200,000. Without the marginal marking, the stamp would not have even realised anything like £3,000 then, due to the condition issues in my view. No other country places such gigantic premiums on Monogram or Imprint or plate number markings.  But as I said earlier - 20 or 30 years back no-one was especially interested. The auctioneer of the Arthur Gray Kangaroos $10 a single, $8,600 in block 4! they were largely ignored by all the rest of the stamp world globally.  

$9,000 to $176,000 in 19 years.

A world record price was obtained in that sale for a single Australian postage stamp. Lot 287 was a facially attractive 1913 £2 black and red Kangaroo with lower sheet selvedge. This selvedge bore the “JBC” margin monogram of the stamp printer, J. B. Cooke.  Every post office sheet of 120 at that time contained two such margin monograms.  Despite that reality, the copy shown on the photo nearby is the only example recorded outside the Royal Stamp Collection and the Australia Post archives. This stamp was hinged, had a crease and a toned perforation, but sold after vigorous bidding for $US120,000 = then $A162,162 plus 15% buyer’s premium/10% GST), to the Australian dealer Simon Dunkerley - buying for a client here, so he paid Simon more than that. The estimate was “only” $US50 000-$75,000. This stamp is SG 16, and was then catalogued

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Market Matters collection Charles Shreve in New York, was VERY nervous when I was having this photo taken nearby, in case the $170,000 stamp fell into my coffee, and torpedoed his record sale price!

Follow Europe’s Lead.

Many major European basic catalogues as a matter of course, list stamps mint, used, FDC, on cover and in USED blocks of 4. Look at a Swiss/ Liechtenstein Zumstein, or leading Italian or Scandinavian catalogues etc, and you will see what I mean. Even the Stanley Gibbons Specialised catalogues for GB list and price near all pre-war issues from 1840, in used blocks of 4. So it can be done here, and it should be done here. And hopefully with all the refinements and additions to ACSC, they will be listed soon. Stamps worth peanuts as singles, are often worth a FORTUNE in a postally used block, in many European markets. Swiss stamps issued in the Kangaroo era can catalogue 500 times as much in a used block, as for a used single. The 1914 3Fr Jungfrau is in the basic Sold $20,000, many years back. Zumstein catalogue I have here is 3,250 SFr a used block, but only 8 SFr for a used single.  Many Kangaroos should rate high multiples like that in blocks.  But right now Not a pretty looking block of 4! they sell for 5 or 10 times a single stamp! The block shown nearby from a past David Feldman The same rarity level applies in some Australian Sweden auction demonstrates the market nicely, that stamps of course.  But NOT the prices - YET. The stampboards member Scott Starling showed me. It market leading Facit catalogue does the same for is a rather ugly block of the 3 öre brown Lion issue Sweden and Scandinavia area stamps, and has done of 1863, Facit Catalogue # 14b (Scott # 13).  As a for 100+ years.  single, this had a value in my Facit catalogue of   In my office Facit catalogue, the common old SEK130 - then about $A20. cheapie Sweden 1858 12 öre blue Arms (Facit # 9) is It is a common shade, and a single with this same priced at “x 500” for a block of four.  That stamp is centering and cancel would have sold for about 18 SEK for the cheapest shade for a used single, but $A10, Scott tells me. Facit doesn’t list a price for 9,000 SEK for a used block of four of the cheapest a used block of four, it just says that there are three shade.  known. The starting price was 2,000 Euro (not Swiss 62 - Stamp News


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Even 5/- used blocks are scarce. Francs) and sold for 5,000 Euros, when the nasty “Buyer Fee” was added. That was $A8,600 paid then, for a VERY rough looking block, of a stamp otherwise worth $10 a single. Buy such things issued by Australia now. It is certainly true that virtually EVERY Australia stamp from 1913 to the present date EXISTS in postally used blocks - even for the high values.  

Most Used blocks exist.

Australia’s leading collector, the late Arthur Gray and I discussed this subject at length, and he agreed with me there are very few instances where no used blocks are recorded from 1913 to 2015 - and even then, we are only guessing they are not out there. The £1 Bi-Colour Kangaroo block 4 shown nearby was used in 1923, and first surfaced on the market in late 2008 - 85 years after being used. Until then it had been “assumed” no postally used blocks

of this value existed. For years I have been urging the editor of the ACSC to list used blocks of 4 of all Australian issues, and I feel sure one day they will relent, and create this new category. Adding a large slab of brand new collectors, seeking these elusive pieces. It will give added reason for folks to buy each new edition of each catalogue, and will not take any more space or pages than they do now, as they will simply add the universal cross hair “block” symbol to all current listings as they now do in Europe =   

Dealers agree - used blocks rock!

I have discussed this with leading dealers, and all agree the demand for used blocks is increasing all the time. Richard Juzwin told me he fully agrees the market vastly under-values such material at present, and that he is actively buying them whenever he sees them on offer, and hopes the ACSC lists them in Stamp News - 63


Market Matters future. Juzwin told me he was the under-bidder on the used block of £1 Bi-Colour Kangaroos shown nearby, at Leski’s auction in Melbourne some years back now. Those stamps are 3rd watermark, and were invoiced to the buyer at just on $A20,000.  As 4 singles they would have sold for under a QUARTER of that sum. Indeed both the block 4, or 4 singles, would sell for far more today … the market on £1 Kangaroo bi-colours is extremely strong in all forms and variations. A popular stamp in all its possibilities, and is the Westpac Bank Share of the stamp market. The auctioneer Charles Leski, told me the vendor bought the block in to show him, housed in a cheap $5 type “Chinese stockbook” of otherwise quite unremarkable stamp junk.  The vendor had no idea it was valuable, so the $20,000 price must have amazed him. This block had been in the family for decades, and was never sold for 3 generations. It had presumably been soaked off a parcel at the time of receipt, in 1923. An equally nice looking 1913 £1 FIRST Watermark Roo, postally used block of 4 came up at a stamp auction in Wales UK, some years back. Myself, Simon Dunkerley and Tony Shields and several others, all bid strongly on it, only to see Stanley Gibbons London outbid us all. So these high value used Kangaroo blocks DO exist for sure, and are worth seeking out and grabbing when you see them. You clearly may NOT see it offered again.

Near all Roos DO exist in used blocks.

Most if not all of the Kangaroo stamps in all watermark are known in used blocks, and the PO archive sales offered the First Watermark bi-colour high values up to £2 in used blocks, with Brisbane cancels. Several of which to £1 I have handled and sold since - the 10/- is shown nearby. A very pretty piece. Wish I had not sold it! The 1913 £2 with that same cancel was on the front cover of the last ACSC “Kangaroos” catalogue in a used block of 4. There is also a used imprint block of 8 of the £2 Third Watermark “OS” in private hands, and other £2 used blocks etc.  64 - Stamp News

Even relatively late issue Roos get good prices in blocks. I offered the 1932 CofA 5/- in used blocks on my Rarity Page for $425 each earlier this year. As 4 singles - only a fraction of that retail. One was postally used at CUE Western Australia in 1935, the other at Devonport Tasmania in 1936. On both occasions I received several orders for both, within a day. My system is to place a fixed asking price on items, and the first person to complete an order form, secures the lot. Sometimes I wish there was an “Auction” type option there, but fair nett asking prices seem to work pretty well. In these cases the fast response underscores the latent demand out there, and trust me, if you phoned EVERY stamp dealer on this planet and asked them to quote you on a USED 5/- Kangaroo block of 4 in ANY condition, you would find no-one could assist. They are truly scarce. Contact 100 dealers and ask them to quote you on a 1932 5/- Sydney Harbour Bridge stamp, and most will respond - “mint or used sir, and how many do you require?” So used blocks of 4 of 5/- Kangaroos etc for around the same money, are placed into sharp perspective!

Football, Meat Pies - and Holden Cars!

General Motors Holden’s long history in Australian automotive history was honoured on a set of five postage stamps released by Australia Post in April 2021. The five stamps depict a few iconic cars from Holden’s 73-year history as a manufacturer in Australia, from 1948-2020. The $1.10 stamps feature a small selection of models of ‘Australia’s Own Car’. The debut 1948 Holden “FX”, the 1963 “EH” Premier, Australia’s version of the muscle car - the 1968 “HK” Monaro GTS 327 V8, then the 1971 “HQ” Kingswood Ute, and finally the 2006 “VE” Commodore SS V. Like many Australians I’ve owned several of these, and the new stamp set bought back some fond memories. My father bought an “FJ” Holden brand new, the year I was born, when it was released in 1953. Gawd knows how, on his salary - I think it was on the time payment “never-never” for a decade or so!


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A small selection of Holden Cars. million Holden vehicles are still on our roads today. “Through our stamp releases, we are in a Sadly, the Australia car making industry is unique position to highlight and honour important essentially dead now, and despite all kinds of Australian icons and this stamp issue recognises the government mega bail outs, the foreign makers have incredible impact that Holden had on the Australian closed doors in recent years, and now make them in cultural fabric,” said Nicole Sheffield, Australia cheaper labour markets. R.I.P. Post Executive General Manager Community and Consumer Division. Marc Ebolo, Managing Director of GM Australia and New Zealand, said it was a privilege for the Holden brand to be honoured in this way: “These five stamps feature iconic vehicles which encapsulate the passion people have for the brand, whether they be past employees who helped develop these vehicles, or those who purchased them.” “It is an absolute privilege to have this incredible heritage recognised in such a way by Australia Post.” Ebolo concluded. Holden built around 7.6 million cars during its time on Australian soil. It is estimated some 1.6 Remember the 1960s? Stamp News - 65


CLASSIC ISSUES There are undoubtedly many philatelists who view modern stamp issuing policies with a certain degree of unease. There is a steady flow of new issues which is quite surprising in view of the steadily shrinking mail volumes. Modern self-adhesive stamps are furthermore difficult to handle and in many cases used stamps must be collected on piece as they cannot be removed from the envelope paper in a water bath. Collecting modern postage stamps gets more complicated with each year. The ever increasing postal rates are another problem in this connection. A recent stamp set can easily cost more than $10 and with the additional products usually offered (FDCs, souvenir sheets, etc.) it gets even more costly. Designs are frequently chosen to depict the season of the year and they are thus of very little permanent interest. In no way can today’s offset printed issues be compared with the beautiful recess-printed stamps of the past. But perhaps I am too conservative when it comes to stamps?

A typical example of a modern stamp issue is found in Fig. 1 – three se-tenant self-adhesive 10c stamps issued by Finland in 2008. But you don’t need any recent stamp issues at all to create very interesting and enjoyable collections as there are hundreds of thousands of older and far more exciting stamp issues to choose from. It is a well-known fact that many country collectors have already selected a year after which they don’t add any new issues. Some have put an end to their collections at the start of the new millennium while others have selected other years. Numerous collectors have decided to limit themselves to the classic period of philately but this immediately creates an intricate problem. When exactly was the classic period? As we shall see there are several wildly differing opinions on this and it gets really confusing when we check how catalogue editors handle this problem. In Sweden, the editors of the FACIT Classic catalogue have chosen to limit

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Christer Brunström the period to all Nordic stamps issued until 1951. Shown in Fig. 2 is the one-krona value of the long 1924 set commemorating the UPU. I suppose most collectors would consider this to be a classic stamp. There are certainly many collectors who would place the classic period much earlier or in the period between 1840 and 1900, i.e. the first 60 years of stamps. There is much which speaks for this kind of classification. This is where we find the early imperforate issues. It was also a period when almost all stamps were printed to pay postage on covers and packages even if there were a number of notable exceptions towards the latter part of the century. When I discussed the matter with a collector friend of mine he was adamant that the classic period ended in the 1870s. He obviously associated the classic period with the early imperforate issues. The imperforate 1855 Bremen imperforate stamp in Fig. 3 can certainly be described as being a classic issue.

Many early stamp albums comprised the period from 1840 until the beginning of World War I. In some cases they were complemented by a slimmer volume devoted to the many stamps issued during the Great War. Over the years I have met numerous very serious philatelists who have enjoyed filling this kind of general worldwide stamp albums. In Fig. 4 I show an Australian 1913 Kangaroo and Map stamp which obviously would be needed to fill a space in the albums discussed above. This is not only a classic stamp but a classic design as well. Amos Media in the USA publishes its annual Scott 1840-1940 Specialized Stamp Catalogue listing all worldwide stamps until 1940 with one notable exception. When it comes to the British Empire they have decided to continue until 1952 or the end of the King George VI era. Collecting King George VI is very popular both in Great Britain and North America which explains this rather unusual decision. Thus the classic period becomes 1840-

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CLASSIC ISSUES 1940/1952. The Crown Colony of Hong Kong celebrated its centenary in 1941 and in that year a set of stamps (Fig. 5) was issued to commemorate this event. According to the Scott editors, this is a classic stamp issue and I suppose many collectors will agree with this assessment. Stanley Gibbons in the UK has a slightly different take on the classic period and especially regarding the British Empire. The Commonwealth & Empire Stamps catalogue covers the period from 1840 until 1970. Obviously the editors feel that the classic period extends long into the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It was only in the 1960s that the previously engraved stamps were replaced by offset printed stamps. I suppose this change of printing method meant the end of the classic period for many collectors. Shown in Fig. 6 is a “classic” stamp from St. Helena in the South Atlantic issued in 1959. I suppose most readers will agree that this stamp has what be described as a classic appeal.

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In the stamp trade classic is a powerful word. I remember a Swedish auction company called Klassisk Filateli and I recently noted advertisements for a new auction company called Le Timbre Classique with offices in Geneva and Paris. Numerous stamp companies have specialised in the classic era of philately (mostly referring to the 19th century issues). But it is of course up to each collector to make up his or her mind about the extent of the classic period of philately. It is interesting to note that a single volume will suffice to list all the stamps issued during the first century. The fact that most nations only released a limited amount of stamps from 1840 until 1940 is of course good news to most collectors. An up to date complete catalogue of worldwide stamps will probably need far more shelf space than most collectors have available and at an astronomical cost. It is thus not at all surprising that many collectors look to the past for philatelic pleasures.

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philatelic clubs & societies new zealand Air Mail Society of NZ: Ph: 03 3584838; Email: alant@snap.net Auckland PS: Mtg 1st and 3rd Tues (except Jan). Ph 09 9853212; Email kiwibrooce@ yahoo.com; Website: www.aps.gen.nz 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@ cps.gen.nz; Website: www.cps.gen.nz Dunedin PS: Mtg 4th Thurs (except Nov and Dec). Ph: 03 4557643; Email: davidallison2009@gmail.com; Website: www.dunedinstampclub.org.nz Hastings Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Wed (except Jan and 2nd Wed Dec). Ph: 06 8765911; Email: clairemole@xtra.co.nz Hawkes Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Ph: 06 8439433; Email: dennmarg@paradise. net.nz Horowhenua PS: Mtg 2nd Mon. Ph: 06 3689881; Email: michael.christensen@xtra. co.nz Hutt Valley PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan). Ph: 04 5697439; Email: richards@nec.co.nz Kapiti PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec). Ph: 04 2971197; Email: ian.burttt@yahoo.co.nz Manaia PS: Mtg (Hawera) 1st Sun. Ph: 06 2784292; Email: peter.williams@xtra.co.nz Manawatu PS: Mtg 1st Wed, daytime meeting 3rd Tues. Ph: 06 3584565; Email: mps@inspire.net.nz 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: paula.hucklesby@clear.net.nz North Shore PS: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Wed (except Jan and Dec). Email: nsps@xtra.co.nz; Website: www.northshoreps.com NZ Stamp Collectors Club Christchurch: Mtg 4th Wed. Ph 03 3895511; Email: steve@ philatelic.org.nz; Website: www.nzeal.com/philately/nzscc.htm NZ Postcard Society: Ph: 03 3848463; Email: jenny-long@clear.net.nz; Website: www. postcard.org.nz

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Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Tues; 07 3851 0213; email: petermccloskey@bigpond.com 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 Brisbane German Club; Email: ericwilson56@gmail.com

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Mackay and District PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 4942 5433; Maryborough and Wide Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Salvation Army Youth 7 Comm. Hall. Bazaar St Maryborough. Ph: 07 41224708 (see also Hervey Bay) Nanango SC: Mtg 2nd Sat, 10:00am, Nanango RSL. Contact Ph: 07 3103 8938 or ema il: bowtell_harris@activ8.net.au Philatelic Society of Qld: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm,18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum. Ph: 07 3245 5222 Queensland Study Group: Sunday bi-monthly 1.00pm meets QPS house. Contact Ph: 07 3396 0846 email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au

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A few items in our June 2021 Auction. Auctions are held every 6-8 weeks

£2 SMW MUH Cat $20,000

1d Deep Pink Salmon Eosin

5/- Laureate Black Die Proof

3d Laureate Black Die Proof

5/- Laureate Part O.G. BN ‘52’ of Janefield - the unique cover

1d Laureate Wmk Double-Lined 4

BN ‘161’ 1st Type

1869-80 5f SG #57, Cat £2,500

Phoenix Auctions Pty Ltd · Auction Rooms: 274A Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria. Australia. Postal Address: PO Box 458 Canterbury, Victoria. 3126. Australia. · ABN: 92 132 987 663 P: +61 3 8682 9876 · F: +61 3 8677 2858 · E: phoenix@phoenixauctions.com.au

Profile for Stamp News Australasia

Stamp News Australasia - May 2021  

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