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Hong Kong 1880 10¢ on 24¢ Queen Victoria - Cat £1,500, for $A425:
From the Estate of a Doctor working for decades in Kowloon, who formed his QV collection in happier times there. Fresh unused, bright deep original colour after 140 years, and very seldom offered anywhere. Expertised twice. The overprint was not forged on this value of course as the basic underlying 24c Deep Green is SG 14b, cat £1,300! SG 27, £1,500=$A3,000. Bought well, so out it goes for just - $A425 (Stock 678AJ)
Australia 1959 3/- Waratah Flower presentation Die Proof:
Most attractive imperforate Die Proof, in the issued colour, mounted in a sunken frame, and a quite superb looking fresh 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. YOU can own one too! ACSC, 372DP(1), $A2,500. A superb buy, of a mega rare piece, yet at under HALF Cat - $A1,200 (Stock 693LQ)
1918 5/- Kangaroo *INVERTED WATERMARK* Fresh MVLH, and with major plate variety, with Colour Certificate:
Never in 45 years have I had a MINT example. Very fresh MVLH, way better than usual perfs and centering for ANY Third Watermark, as you can see. SG 42w, £1,300=$A2,600 WITHOUT the variety. Also has the “Short And Thick Spencers Gulf” plate variety as you can readily see. That is a 50% premium in ACSC, as per all major plate vars. So ACSC 44(D)j, $3,750 in Inverted Watermark. Expertised by the leading french Expert ROUMET in Paris, and also has a colour photo Certificate from 2018 from Michael Drury. At $2,000 UNDER the old out-dated ACSC cat - just $A1,750 (Stock 482YQ)
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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Queensland : J.W. Alderson J. W. Alderson relocated from Armidale NSW, to South Brisbane, and by Apr 1896 referred to himself as “Stamp Dealer” in the unusual handstamp (shown 200%) applied to his Apr 20 1896 Queensland Postal card. Card message endeavours to interest and impress the Evans Family, Stationers & Booksellers, Cooma, in to stocking his priced stamps on sheets: “Can you do with any sheets of stamps for sale, as I have a good assortment. I will take Australian stamps in exchange. I am mounting 1,000,000 Australian stamps.”
Aug 3 1896 India Postal card to Messrs Alderson & Goldman, Post Office Armidale. The sender requests a copy of their Exchange Stamp Circular.
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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Isaac Dawson Isaac Dawson of Gympie was a Collector/Trader active 1893-98; he advertised in Newell-Bull’s The Australian Stamp News [refer page 118 -119], Feb 1894 issue. Jul 10 1893 use of Queensland Replycard to Dawson, completed in first instance by J.E. NewellBull [refer pages 59-60].
Bull apparently asked for an opinion on value, to which Dawson replied: “Twenty Shillings. No sale for them.” May 14 1894 uprated use Canada Postal card referring to Dawson’s advertisement in “Australian Stamp News” Stamp News - 7
COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Isaac Dawson Mar 1 1897 uprated use U.S. Postal card inscribed for Sons of Philatelia, inviting Dawson to pay subs by remitting “unused stamps of Queensland, send as many var. as possible.” Sons of Philatelia was a Society offering members the opportunity to sell their stamps in circuit sales books, circulated amongst members.
Feb 26 1898 use Straits Settlements Postal card to Dawson
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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 5 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Ernest Charles James Hunter, M.P. (1862-1944) E.C.J. Hunter of Charters Towers, Queensland, was a Sharebroker, and Member Queensland Legislative Assembly (188890). Hunter owned patent rights “for a new method of utilising postage and other stamps for advertising purposes” in South Australia, Victoria and N.Z.
Hunter was declared insolvent in 1890, and in the lead up to that situation his patent rights were offered for sale by public auction in Melbourne, on Dec 13 1889. The patent rights reverted to the New Zealand Post Office, which during November 1891 invited tenders for the printing of advertisements on the reverse of current stamps
Dec 11 1889 local Melbourne use of Victoria ld Postal card inscribed with details of the auction of Hunter’s “PATENT RIGHTS/ADVERTISING on POSTAGE STAMPS” Stamp News - 9
COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State G.H.Jones G.H.Jones in 1900 published “Priced Catalogue of Queensland Stamps, wrappers, postcards, etc, on sale by G.H Jones”, Brisbane (Crawford catalogue). Aside from that, and the 1913 cover below, little is known by the exhibitor of this self-proclaimed “Specialist in Rare Australasian Postage Stamps” Philatelic Trader.
Sep 13 1913 registered cover from Jones to N.S.W., bearing his handstamp reverse
The Queensland Stamp Market Proprietor unknown, the business operated from 159 Queen St, Brisbane, advertising from 1910 to buy stamps in Brisbane Courier and The Telegraph.
1912 cover at Foreign printed matter rate to U.S. bearing handstamped details
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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 5 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Helos Menadue Helos Menadue appears to have tried his hand at Philatelic trading for just a short duration, 1894-97. By 1899, correspondence shows him as “Fruiterer”.
Feb 22 1894 registered cover Gympie to Pisa, Italy
Oct 22 1897 use India Postal card to Menadue, referencing advertisement in Philatelic Journal of Great Britain
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philatelic news Sing-along stamp pack celebrates 30 years of The Wiggles Australia Post is celebrating one of the country’s most successful children’s entertainment groups, with a musical stamp pack released to mark 30 years of The Wiggles. Wiggles past and present will appear on the different stamp designs and the singing stamp pack will feature the band’s brand-new single We’re All Fruit Salad – a playful riff on their iconic hit Fruit Salad and a fun celebration of diversity, inclusion, and reflection. Australia Post Group Manager Philatelic Michael Zsolt said the new stamp pack would appeal to the millions of fans that had followed the band over the last three decades. “The Wiggles have made a resounding mark on the global stage, inspiring and educating children and bringing joy to many families,” Mr Zsolt said. “This special MyStamps pack, with its fun shapes and different designs, is sure to make a memorable keepsake for any fan.” Founding member and Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, said he was thrilled about the new stamps and couldn’t be prouder of the mark the band has made in Australia and around the world. “If you want to see a room light up, watch what happens when children start singing. It’s a joy that spreads through young and old,” he said. “It’s been a real adventure over the last thirty years, and we hope to be having this much fun for 12 - Stamp News
at least another 30 years to come! 2021 marks a very important moment for us and we cannot wait to celebrate this milestone with all our fans, young and old.” The Wiggles have been entertaining millions of families across the globe for 30 years. The original Wiggles included Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt, with the current Wiggles lineup being Anthony Field, Emma Watkins, Lachy Gillespie and Simon Pryce, who have been recording and performing together since 2013. The Wiggles licensed stamp pack costs $16.50 each and contains one sheetlet of 12 self-adhesive stamps featuring all The Wiggles characters. It is available across Australia at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794, and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last. The Wiggles have been entertaining millions of families across the globe for 30 years. The band has sold over 30 million albums and DVDs, 8 million books, as well as accumulating over one billion music streams and 2 billion views on YouTube. More than 70 album and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 gold, 13 platinum, 3 double platinum and 10 multi-platinum awards, and have been awarded 13 ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category)
Royal Mail commemorates HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh
Royal Mail will release a commemorative collection of four stamps featuring photographs of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 24 June 2021 (available now for pre-order) This black-and-white Miniature Sheet includes four portrait stamps featuring photographs of Prince Philip. The images show The Duke of Edinburgh over the years. It contains Second Class, First Class, £1.70 and £2.55 stamps. The Second Class stamp features a photograph of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taken by the photographer Baron. The First Class features a photograph of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attending the passing out parade of Prince Andrew at Dartmouth Naval College, Devon. The £1.70 stamp shows HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the £2.55 is a photograph of HRH The
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taken by the photographer Terry O’Neill. Simon Thompson, chief executive of Royal Mail, said: “Throughout adulthood, the Duke of Edinburgh dedicated himself to the service of this country, the Commonwealth and to the many causes he was involved with. “For more than seven decades he was at the centre of our national life. His passing is a key moment in our history which we mark with this set of commemorative stamps.” This special stamp issue will include: • Miniature Sheet £5.76 • Presentation Pack £6.65 • Postcards £2.25 • FDC with Windsor Postmark £7.55 • Souvenir Stamp Sheet £7.55 • Press Sheet £50.65
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Stamps in the News - Globally! Taiwan pushes the envelope Reported at https://vietnamnet.vn
Viet Stamp Club, a group of Ho Chi Minh-based stamp collectors, have alerted the Vietnamese Government to a recent issue of Taiwan’s stamps which they claim violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa Archipelago. The set of postage stamps shows images of a lighthouse that Vietnam claim is illegally built by Taiwan on Ba Binh Island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. Vietnam says this is not the first time Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post has issued stamps with the content violating Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa Archipelago. Chunghwa Post issued a set of five stamps showing five lighthouses built by Taiwan. Vietnam claims that one was built illegally in 2015 on Vietnam’s Ba Binh Island. The island has been occupied by Taiwan since 1956. It is the biggest island of the Truong Sa archipelago. The stamp with the image of the lighthouse, 13.7
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meters higher than sea level and an operation range of 10 miles, has face value of 15 new Taiwan dollars. “The move of Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post has violated international laws, seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago. It doesn’t come in line with the provisions of the Acts of the Universal Postal Union,” said a Vietnamese spokesman. Chunghwa Post has twice previously issued postage stamps with content about the disputed islands. In 1996, it issued a set of stamps, including two stamps and one stamp bloc showing the nine-dash line on the East Sea and the image of Ba Binh Island. In 2016, it issued a set of four stamps with the images of Ba Binh Island. On both occasions a protest was lodged with the Taiwanese postal agency.
UAE pushes the brand
Reported at https://saudigazette.com.sa Emirates Post Group, in cooperation with the UAE government media office, have issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE Nation Brand, with the purpose of conveying the story of the Emirates to
the world. The stamp design embodies the seven lines that make up the map of the Emirates, representing the identity and proud aspirations of the nation, “seven emirates, seven founders and seven beacons towards one future”. The stamp design includes the brand slogan “impossible is possible”. The importance of the brand identity lies in that it is a symbol of the country’s journey, its many achievements over the past half century, and its ambitious vision for the future. Emirates Post CEO, said: “The UAE celebrates its golden jubilee in 2021, marking the 50th anniversary of the Union and five decades full of achievements that we are all proud of.” “From a story rooted in the desert, we at Emirates Post Group are proud to issue commemorative stamps to establish the UAE’s reputation as a global source of inspiration towards a bright future and to present our inspiring story to the world as a symbol of ambition, achievement, openness, and hope, promoting a culture of possibilities.” Distribution will be via Emirate Post’s Customer Happiness Centres across the country.
Plié postage in Canada Reported at https://dance.land
Fernand Nault spent two decades with American Ballet Theatre before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal as resident choreographer and co-artistic director in 1965. For more than 25 years, he added a diverse range of works to the company’s repertoire and often contributed as guest choreographer abroad. Nault died on December 26, 2006. The stamps were released on International Dance Day to raise awareness of Canada’s prominence in the global ballet community. They will be permanent-rate stamps that currently run 92¢ each.
A whole Lotta love in Finland Reported at https://www.helsinkitimes.fi
The voluntary Finnish women’s national defence organization, Lotta Svärd, was established 100 years
The National Ballet of Canada has revealed Artistic Director Karen Kain and prominent dancer/choreographer Fernand Nault will be honoured with commemorative stamps. Recognized as one of the most gifted classical dancers of her era, Karen Kain joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1969. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1971 and in 2005, she became the National Ballet’s Artistic Director. In 2019, Kain celebrated her 50th anniversary with the National Ballet. Stamp News - 15
Stamps in the News - Globally! ago. Two stamps will be issued in honour of the centenary. Lotta Svärd is best known from the war years of 1939–1945,when the volunteer women, or “Lottas”, , participated in the national defence in a variety of support roles. At its peak, the organization had about 240,000 Lotta and Junior Lotta members, the youngest of whom were 8 years old. Lotta Svärd also played an important part in post-war reconstruction. The name comes from a poem which described a fictional woman named Lotta Svärd. According to the poem, a Finnish soldier, private Svärd – (Sword) – went to fight in the Finnish War and took his wife, Lotta, along with him. Private Svärd was killed in battle, but his wife remained on the battlefield, taking care of wounded soldiers. Today, Lotta Svärd focuses on assisting aging Lottas and providing care to women and children in crisis.
A whole Latte love in the US Reported at https://dailycoffeenews.com
U.S. Postal Service celebrates America’s love of coffee this month with the release of four new stamps. Whether milky, dark as night, sweetened, flavoured or highly concentrated, many coffee drinks have one thing in common — they begin with espresso. The agency released the collection of 55-cent postage stamps in 20-stamp booklets and each contains four different stamps celebrating straight espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte and caffe mocha. With artwork inspired by 1920s and ’30s advertising posters and art deco-inspired lettering the collection to capture “the inviting atmosphere of an early 20th-century cafe,” according to the USPS, though in fact espresso machines weren’t mainstays in U.S. cafes until the 1990s. 16 - Stamp News
“Espresso drinking in the United States is at an all-time high,” the agency stated. “With the growing popularity of artisanal coffee shops and extensive research on the roasting and brewing process, specialty coffee is better than it has ever been.” The honorary place of issue of the new stamps is Seattle, where Starbucks helped drive an American espresso revolution in the 1980s and ’90s.
A bad taste in the mouth in Hong Kong Reported at https://www.scmp.com
Hongkong Post has released a food-themed series of stamps featuring local snacks such as fish balls, buttered pineapple buns, peanut candy and steamed rice rolls, but the choice of menu items has left some craving more as critics decry other signature dishes in the city have been left out. The series of six postage stamps and a stamp
Margo Campbell gine and tofu spread with a thin layer of paste made from dace.
Bearing a cross in France
Reported at https://www.connexionfrance. com
sheet titled “Local Snacks in Hong Kong” were launched last week, with each stamp carrying a value of between HK$2 and HK$10. Some online users and food critics have questioned why other iconic food and drinks such as siu maai (pork or fish dumplings) and milk tea were left off the list. “Will there be another round of new stamps on street food?” food critic Oliver Cheung asked, citing egg waffles, egg tarts and soy bean pudding as examples. Another critic said: “Wonton noodles and fish ball noodles should be included, these are the first things people want to eat after they come back from overseas.” Some of Hong Kong’s famed dim sum dishes such as siu maai date back to the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Other items that feature heavily on local menus include rice rolls and “stuffed three treasures” – deep-fried morsels of meat and vegetables comprising a mix of red sausages, green peppers, auber-
The French artist Ben (full name Ben Vautier) has created 10 new colourful stamp designs for La Poste, to raise money for la Croix-Rouge. For each book of stamps sold at €12.80, €2 will go to the Croix-Rouge, equivalent to two complete meals for someone in need. The stamps, in different colours, include phrases such as “every moment is unique”, “we can do it”, “you are incredible”, “we must dare”, “I love life”, and “a big thank you”. Artist Ben Vautier lives and works in Nice and is known mainly for his text-based paintings. He is known for his work in defending the rights of minorities in France, and languages such as Occitan.
Inbound round not found in Spain Reported @ https://english.elpais.com
A worker in charge of the scanner at a Madrid pro-
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Stamps in the News - Globally! cessing centre failed to detect bullets inside three envelopes addressed to the interior minister, former deputy PM and Civil Guard chief. An investigation into recent death threats against Spanish government officials shows that the letters containing bullets reached their destinations due to a human error at the national postal service, Correos. The letters, like all other mail weighing over 100 grams, went through an X-ray scanner. The Xray system detected three consecutive letters containing respectively four rounds yet the worker failed to flag them and they were sent on to their destinations at the Interior Ministry where security teams did their own checks and detected the letters before they reached their intended recipients. Unidas Podemos leader, Pablo Iglesias, tweeted the contents of the letter he received. “Your wife, your parents and you are sentenced to capital punishment, your time is running out.”
Correo Argentino – privatisation horror show Reported at https://www.occrp.org
For years, Argentinian prosecutors have been puzzled by the behaviour of Meinl Bank, an Austrian financial institution that swooped in to buy up millions of dollars of debt accrued by Argentina’s postal service after it was privatized and sold to a powerful political family, the Macris.
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Meinl has repeatedly made decisions that seemed to favour the Macris, while hurting the interests of the Macris’ creditors — including Meinl itself. A leaked audit shows how the Argentine Macri family appears to have used a secret agreement with Meinl to manipulate creditors over the landmark Correo Argentino bankruptcy case. In November 2019, the European Central Bank revoked Meinl Bank’s license for failing to conduct proper due diligence. It was revealed that Meinl helped bankers from Ukraine, Lithuania, and Latvia move large sums of money out of their own banks before they collapsed. Now it has been discovered that in 2005, just months before Meinl bought up nearly 40 percent of Correo Argentino’s debts, the bank signed a secret agreement with an offshore company linked to the Macri family patriarch, Franco Macri. In the agreement, Meinl Bank said it would manage the claims of several Correo Argentino creditors on behalf of this company, based in Liechtenstein. It suggests the unusual setup — in which Meinl became both a creditor and a partner of Franco Macri — may have been intended to give “a privileged VIP client … preferential treatment.” Franco Macri died in 2019, and a spokesperson for the Macris said the family had no knowledge of his Liechtenstein company. The Macris, one of the richest and most powerful families in Argentina, were awarded a concession to run Correo Argentino in 1997 during a wave of privatizations of state institutions. But the postal company slumped into insolvency in 2001, unable to pay its creditors and the concession fees it owed the state. In 2003, when Argentina decided to rescind the Macri’s concession, Macri allies saw the move as part of a high-stakes political game. On the other hand,
for Macri’s enemies, the Correo Argentino is clear proof of someone who became president in order to turn the state into a private company. The case has split the country to such a degree that it feels that justice is playing second fiddle to political point-scoring. Today Argentina’s treasury estimates that Correo Argentino’s total debt stands at around 4.3 billion
pesos ( $US46 million). The public prosecutor says it is 70 billion pesos ($751 million). In their latest settlement proposal this year, however, the Macris offered to pay just 1 billion pesos, or $10.7 million, local media reported. The judge will now decide whether the state must accept this offer, or declare Correo Argentino bankrupt and seize its assets.
Brazil Correios – privatisation horror show in the making Brazil’s government has moved another step closer to privatizing state-owned mail company Correios (ECT) after the lower house of congress accepted a request to speed up approval. A request for urgency in a bill that will update the regulatory framework for postal services was approved by 280 votes in favour and 165 against, which is a good indication that lawmakers welcome the idea of opening the company up to private control. According to the legislation, if a bill is fast-tracked, it does not need to be discussed in committees and can directly go to a vote. “This is another important step towards the modernization of the postal sector, which needs investments of more than 2bn reais [US$366mn] per year in Brazil, which will only happen with private sector management of [Correios],” said the head of Brazil’s privatization program. Meanwhile, the national post office workers association, criticized the fast-tracking Stamp News - 19
Stamps in the News - Globally! of the bill. “Common sense was defeated by a majority that did not hesitate to use their mandate to jeopardize one of the few things that Brazilians receive from the state – a comprehensive, cheap and reliable postal service,” it said in a statement. Alongside the bill in congress, which needs to be passed by both the lower house and senate before being signed into law, the government has ongoing studies to establish the best privatization model for Correios, which could involve the sale of the whole company or only majority control. However, the government can only move onto the last stage of the studies once the bill has been approved. President Jair Bolsonaro was elected on a platform of making the economy more liberal and business-friendly. So far, the government has not had much success in stepping up its privatisation agenda. https://i.imgur.com/gUBq8zS.jpg *******************
Horror show in the UK
Reported at https://www.thesun.co.uk Royal Mail has issued a collection of six stamps celebrating the imagination and artistic legacy of classic science fiction. The issue coincides with the 75th anniversary of the death of HG Wells and the 70th anniversary of the publication of The Day of the Triffids.
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Each stamp features a unique interpretation by a different artist illustrating a seminal work by a classic British science fiction author
Welsh postie gets the bird
Reported at https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au An Eurasian blue tit brightened the day for a postal employee at the Welsh village of Crundale in Pembrokeshire on Wednesday, April 28. Footage shared by Goodwick resident Sarah Owen shows the songbird perched on the side-view mirror of her post office van as she was working in Crundale on Wednesday afternoon. Sarah was doing the rounds in her postal van when the bird flew in and began hovering around the van. She caught the extraordinary video which shows the puffy little blue tit perching on the van then pecking at its own reflection in the side mirror. Sarah wrote with the post: “Mr Bluetit quite likes the mobile Post Office van.” Eurasian blue tits are commonly found across most of the United Kingdom and often spotted in woodlands, hedgerows, gardens, and parks, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
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Ph: 0498 255 233 Queensland, 1907-11 SG 309 –312d, With all listed shades, All Fine Mint Hinged examples. Includes the Very Rare £1 Deep Yellow-green. SG 312d, Cat £ 1,800.00
A very rare set almost never offered as a complete set of shades, SG Catalogue Value £ 4,057.00. ACSC (2004) Value $ 6,525.00
SG 33 £ 750.00
SG 34 £ 250.00
SG 35 £ 1900.00
SG 36 £ 1100.00
SG 61 £ 275.00
SG 62 £ 475.00
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged.
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged.
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged.
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged.
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged.
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged. Trimmed to preserve the design
SG 140a £ 350.00
SG 170a £ 200.00
SG 52 £ 90.00
SG 56 £ 150.00
SG 80 £ 140.00
SG 74y £ 150.00
Fine Mint Lightly Hinged. Upright Watermark.
Mint Lightly Hinged.
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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for June 2021. This month’s column looks at the treatment of international reply postcards by Australian post offices, additional localised postcards. Treatment of International Reply Postcards by Australian Post Offices The Australian Post Office was never an enthusiastic supporter of the use of reply postcards whether for domestic or international use. While some reply postcards were issued for use in particular states prior to 1911, only one domestic reply postcard was printed with the King George V front-face indicium. No international postcard was issued and remainders of the domestic postcard, along with the remaining stocks of state domestic and international postcards were split and overprinted for sale as single postcards in 1917 (Figure 1). Although Australia did not issue international reply postcards, it was obliged to accept international reply postcards from other countries under the UPU regulations which required the reply portion of the postcard to be able to be returned to the country of origin without any additional postage (Figures 2 and 3). Given that Australia did not itself issue international reply postcards, it is not surprising that many postal officers did not understanding the UPU requirements and so did not recognise the reply portions of foreign reply postcards as valid for postage. In the March 1964 issue (No 411) of the Post Office Circular (Victoria), post office staff were advised that: International Reply Paid Post Cards - The postal administration of the United States of America has forwarded photocopies of a number of reply halves to post cards. These reply halves had either been taxed before despatch or the senders were required to affix additional Australian postage stamps before the cards were accepted for transmission. 22 - Stamp News
Figure 1 Queensland Reply Card Overprinted for Use as a Single Card Figure 2 US Reply Postcard Used from Georgetown in 1959 Figure 3 Message Portion of US Reply Postcard Used to Australia in 1941.
Figure 4 Greetings from the Gold Coast Pre-Paid Post card Figure 5 Descriptive Text ‘Greetings from the Gold Coast Illustration Keith Downes’ in two lines Figure 6 Descriptive Text ‘Gold Coast Queensland Illustration Keith Downes’ in one line
The reply cards in question were posted in accordance with Article 132 of the Detailed Regulations of the Convention and postage had correctly been pre-paid for return to the sender. This Article provides that senders of post cards in the International Postal Service may prepay for a reply by using the Reply-paid Post Card System. Although the Reply-Paid Post Card System does not operate in the Australian inland service, the Australian Post Office accepts these articles on behalf of overseas administrations. The relative provisions are set out on page 89 of the Post Office Guide. Postmasters and other staff concerned, particularly taxing officers, should ensure that such articles are correctly handled in future. The publication of this notice did not resolve the problem, however, as a second notice was published in December 1965 (No 432): An article appeared in the March 1964 issue of the Monthly Circular drawing attention to the incorrect taxing of Reply-Paid Post Cards. Advice has again been received from the Postal Administration of the United States of America that numerous complaints are still being received from senders of reply paid postcards in America. These reply paid postcards are correctly manufactured in accordance with article 132 of the detailed regulations of the reply-paid Convention and payment of additional postage for the return to the sender is not required. Article 132 provides that sender of postcards in the International Postal Service may prepay for a reply by using the Reply-paid Post Card System. Although the Reply-paid Post Card System does not operate in the Australian inland service, the Australian Post Office accepts these articles on behalf of overseas Administrations. The relative provisions are set out on page 89 of the Post Office Guide. Postmasters and other staff concerned, particularly taxing officers, should please ensure that such articles are correctly handled in future. Obtaining properly used copies of the reply portions of international reply postcards is often very challenging for collectors. It is not a surprise then that overseas philatelists attempted to obtain used copies of the reply portions by sending the postcards to local postmasters with a request to cancel and return them. The Australian Post Office’s Stamp News - 23
Postal Stationery response to one such request in December 1964 was to advise postal officers that: International Reply Paid. Post Cards - Two instances have recently come to notice where an American resident wrote to a Postmaster in Australia enclosing the reply half of a reply paid postcard, and requesting that it be date stamped and returned. He also intermated that he wished to send a large quantity of such cards to the Postmaster for postmarking on a specified date and asked if this could be arranged. The reply paid postcard facility offered in the international post is, of course, intended to allow the sender in one country to prepay a reply from his correspondent in another. The postcard must be sent unenclosed and the two halves of the card must be attached to one another when received from the country of origin. An arrangement such as proposed above, whereunder reply halves of postcards are sent to Postmasters in another country for the purpose of securing a particular postmark, does not come within the scope of the system. Your attention is drawn to page 89 of the Post Office Guide which sets out the general conditions of acceptance. If similar requests are received, any cards or International reply coupons should be returned with an appropriate reply expressing regret that, for the reasons given above, it is not possible to comply with the request. (No 420 Dec 1964). Greetings From and new South Australian Postcards Two versions of the two Greetings from the Gold Coast (Figure 4) postcards Figure 7 Blue Lake Mt Gambier Pre-paid Postcard Figure 8 Granite Island (Victor Harbour) Pre-paid Postcard Figure 9 Bangalow Localised Postcard 24 - Stamp News
Ian McMahon (Stamp News March 2021) have been reported differing in the barcode number and the text and its alignment on the front of the cards: Greetings from the Gold Coast (text in two lines, Figure 5) barcode 560126; and Gold Coast, Queensland (text in one line, Figure 6) barcode 546892. Two new prepaid postcards (Figures 7 and 8) featuring Granite Island (Victor Harbour) and Blue Lake Mt Gambier were reported on sale at the GPO Adelaide.
Figure 10 Picture Side of the Bangalow Localised Postcard Figure 11 Reverse of the first NSW postal card dated 30 Nov. 1875, sent to Colonial Postmasters and others. Card issued on 25 Nov. 1875 Figure 12 NSW 1½ d Postcard used in1895 to Belgium with additional 5d adhesive added.
More Localised Postcards Thirty additional thirty localised postcards have been reported. As before, these postcards have a white panel on the picture side with the name of the post office and the postcode and the bar code number 448455. There are a number of exceptions, for example, the Byron Bay postcard is inscribed ‘Byron Bay Australia’, the ‘Elachbutting Mukinbudin WA’ postcard has the name of two towns and one card reads Wodi Wodi Walking Track. Presumably the postcards are only available at one post office although not necessarily the post office listed on the card. They do not have text describing the view on the front of the card as shown in Figures 9 and 10 of the postcard from Bangalow NSW. A list of the known postcards is given in the May 2021 issue of the Postal Stationery Collector. For some of the locations, there are more than one postcard each of which has the same barcode. It is thought that these postcards were ordered by a post office which in most cases was a Licensed Post Office (LPO) on-line using a view they supplied. These postcards are NOT available for purchase from the Philatelic Bureau online/ mail service. There are likely many more of these postcards. Please keep a lookout and email me scans of the postcards you find. New South Wales Postal Stationery Handbook and Catalogue – Postal Cards The New South Wales Postal Stationery Handbook and Catalogue by Dingle Smith, Peter Kowald and Michael Blinman is being Stamp News - 25
Figure 13 Queensland 1d + 1d Queen Victoria STO Envelope for Mount Morgan Gold Mining Co Figure 14 Reverse of Queensland 1d +1d Queen Victoria STO Envelope for Mount Morgan Gold Mining Co
placed on the Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) website as each part of the publication is completed. To date, sections for the 1838 Lettersheets, Wrappers, Registration Envelopes and Lettercards are available on the web site. The postal card sections have now been added to the website and can be found at https://postalstationeryaustralia. com/postal-stationery-of-new-south-waleshandbook-postcards/. The catalogue section has a priced and illustrated catalogue for the postal cards (Figures 11 and 12) issued from 1875 until the nationwide adoption of Commonwealth postal stationery in 1912. These are described in the postal card section of the Handbook for the De La Rue cards, the 1d centennial single and reply cards, international cards, the 1½d single and reply cards, 1d Shield single and reply cards, and the American Fleet postal cards. Information is provided on the date of issue, major differences in the type of impressed stamp, information on the numbers printed, details of `specimen’ overprints and a background to the postal rates. All the issued postal cards are illustrated in colour together with major differences in stamp design and the postal information printed on the cards. Additional sections 26 - Stamp News
will be provided for postcards with OS overprints, the STO cards, a detailed study of the 1d and 1½d view cards and for the Railway cards. The authors welcome corrections and additions which can be sent to me at Email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, a section on the Specimen Types used by New South Wales has also been added to the web site listing all the known types of `specimen’ overprint used on NSW postal stationery and can be printed onto a transparency to aid the recognition of the differing styles. It is based on the originally study by John Bell in Sydney Views 2007, no.97, pp 15-19. Queensland Four Figures 1d+1d Envelope Gary Watson has reported the discovery of a Queensland 1d + 1d STO envelope impressed with two 1d Queen Victoria stamps with numerals in four corners (Figure 13). The envelope has been previously known from about five cut-outs by no entire envelope has been previously recorded. Gary reported that: Today a young man turned up at our office with three albums of mostly covers that he had bought as one lot at a general auction in Melbourne. One of the first items I looked at was an envelope with two
Ian McMahon Details on Post Office Postal Stationery Wrappers: A Consideration of Rarity/ Scarcity, STO Envelopes Used by Photo Developers and Japan – New Year Lottery Greeting Cards 1949 – 1965 as well as the usual columns on Literature and new issues. Also included were obituaries of three noted collectors of Australian postal stationery, Martin Frischauf from Austria and Germany, Larry Parks from the USA and Margaret Hamilton. Martin had formed an extensive collection of Australian and Australian states postal stationery which was sold recently by Christoph Gärtner, Larry Parks had an extensive collection of Australian postal stationery while Margaret once had the most extensive collection of Western Australia (Figure 15). Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) On-Line Meetings PSSA is continuing with its program of on-line meetings. The March meeting was on the first postal cards of Siam by Glen Stafford while the April meeting was on the Postal Stationery of the Gold Coast by Philip Levine (Figure 16). The videos of Figure 15 Western Australia ½d (+ ½d adhesive) postcard with these presentations (and/or the PowerPoint ‘ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM WITHOUT or pdf presentation), and most earlier preEXTRA POSTAGE’ sentations can be viewed by following the Figure 16 Gold Coast King George VI Registered Envelope used links on the PSSA website (postalstationeryaustralia.com) or the PSSA Facebook to Holland in 1940. page. Queensland 1d vermilion stamps. Except that they Capex 2022 One Frame International Exhibition weren’t adhesives. The flap at the left of the envelope (Figure 14) has a raised-embossed oval device in blue CAPEX 22 will be the first international one-frame exhibition and will be held in Toronto, Canada on inscribed ‘MOUNT MORGAN/ROCKHAMPTON/ 9-12 June 2022. Australia has been invited to send GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED’. The entries to the exhibition. CAPEX 22 will offer opporRockhampton duplex [is] dated 1SE/04. tunity for up to 400 One Frame exhibitors to participate. To enter an exhibit must have received at least a May 2021 issue of the Postal Stationery Collector Vermeil (75 points) at a National One-Frame real or The May 2021 issue of the Postal Stationery virtual exhibition such as AusVipex, Bunbury 2019, Collector included articles on the Modification to Canpex 21, Savpex 21, or Toowoomba 2021). Further Requirements for Privately Produced Aerogrammes, information is available at www.capex22.org or conVictoria Postal Cards Used by The Melbourne And tact me by email at email@example.com. Metropolitan Board of Works, Printed Addressee Stamp News - 27
Cinderella Corner Australian Philatelic Exhibitions: 1953 To 1958
Last May’s Cinderella Corner explored Australian Philatelic Exhibition labels issued from 1947 to 1951, inclusive. The article served as the third in a series exploring these items. This current edition continues this narrative, exploring labels issued to help celebrate Australian Philatelic Exhibitions from 1953 to 1958. Next month’s Cinderella Corner will complete the study of the vast array of cinderella labels issued up to, and including, 1966.
The Fifth Australasian Philatelic Exhibition
Since exploring the 1932 Fifth Australasian Philatelic Exhibition in February 2019’s Cinderella Corner, an additional item of interest has surfaced. In Sydney, 1932, the Fifth Australasian Philatelic Exhibition was held from 22 March to 1 April, coinciding with the opening of NSW’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. To mark this dual occasion, a commemorative cinderella label was issued in two colours, red and pale blue. These were designed by A. J. Shearsby, a well-known NSW artist, who also designed several different First Day Covers. They are perforated 11 on all four sides, measure 41mm x 30mm, and were printed in sheets of 24 (6 x 4). Featuring the Sydney Harbour Bridge as its central motif, each label presents the following text: SOUVENIR STAMP /
Figure 2 FIFTH AUSTRALASIAN PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / SYDNEY MARCH 1932. A special invitation card was also issued for the event, and these typically featured one of the two coloured labels affixed to the top left corner. An example is illustrated in Figure 1 and was highlighted in last year’s aforementioned Cinderella Corner. A different invitation card also exists, and this is illustrated in Figure 2. There are two noticeable differences in the texts between the two invitations when crossreferencing Figure 2 with Figure 1: i) Admission Free is offered in lowercases lettering, and ii) the opening time of the event is presented as 10 a.m. each day rather than 9:30 a.m. each day.
Brighton Philatelic Exhibition
A three-day philatelic exhibition was run by Brighton and District Philatelic Society from 3 to 5 September, 1953. To help commemorate the event, small labels were produced in three different colours: black on green, black on red, and black on orange. Figure 3 illustrates two of these Figure 1 28 - Stamp News
Above L-R Figures 3 & 4 Below L-R Figures 5 & 6 labels, each measuring 41mm x 25mm and rouletted on some sides. The labels feature the text: 3-Day Stamp Exhibition / BRIPEX (Brighton Philatelic Exhibition) / At Brighton Town Hall, SEPT. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 1953. An example of the black on orange label affixed to the front of an East Geelong 1953 cancelled cover is illustrated in Figure 4.
Western Australian Philatelic Exhibition
The Western Australian Philatelic Exhibition (WAPEX)
was held across five days, from 2 to 6 August, 1954 and was held, in part, to celebrated the centenary of Western Australia’s first issued stamp. A cinderella was issued to mark the occasion. Measuring 38mm x 31mm and coloured black and white, the label is perforated 11½ on all four sides and features the text: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / TOWN HALL PERTH / AUGUST 2ND TO 6TH, 1954. The label features a central image of a black swan alongside two small corner reproductions of Western Australia’s 1854 first issued one penny stamp. Labels were issued in sheets of 12 (3 x 4) with wide margins, as illustrated in Figure 5. A second variety
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Above L-R Figures 7 & 8 Below Figure 9 of a complete sheet is illustrated in Figure 6. This sheet presents a top-central heading, WAPEX 1954, which is absent from Figure 5. Each sheet measures approximately 191mm x 170mm. An example of the label with part cancel on the reverse of a Perth 1954 postmarked cover is illustrated in Figure 7.
Australasian National Philatelic Exhibition
The Australasian National Philatelic Exhibition (ANPEX), held in Adelaide, South Australia, from 17 to 22 October 1955, was reported as a significant philatelic event and one that heralded great success. A black and green label was issued to help celebrate the event. Measuring 23mm x 39mm and perforated 11, the cinderella features the text: ANPEX Australasian National Philatelic Exhibition / ADELAIDE 1955. As illustrated in Figure 8, the labels were printed in sheets of 12 (4 x 3) with overall 96mm x 114mm
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dimensions. Each label also features, in the top lefthand corner, Adelaide’s Coat of Arms. Of further note, the ANPEX label located at R2C2 on the sheet features a constant flaw; there is an additional island just above Kangaroo Island. While the labels are relatively common, complete sheets are scarce. Figure 9 illustrates an example of the ANPEX 1955 label cancelled on the front of an official ANPEX 1955 cover. It features the exhibition-produced red postmark applied on 17 October, the first day of the event.
Olympex VPA Philatelic Exhibition
As part of the celebrations associated with the staging of the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Victorian Philatelic Association (VPA) widely promoted and held a philatelic exhibition, named Olympex, at the Preston Motor Showrooms. The exhibition ran for 13 days, from 12 to 24 November. Cinderella labels were issued in five different colours to help mark the event, namely green and black on i) yellow, ii) pink, and iii) orange; and red and black on iv) blue and v) green. Examples of the different colours are illustrated in Figures 10 and 11. Each label measures 38mm x 45mm and features the text: OLYMPEX VPA PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / AT PRESTON MOTOR SHOWROOM, 104 RUSSELL ST. MELBOURNE / NOV. 12 – 24 1956.
Vito Milana Conclusion
Above L-R Figures 10 & 11 Below Figure 12 The labels were produced in sheetlets of 12 (3x4) measuring 151mm x 134mm and were offered rouletted or imperforate. They show alternating images of a runner and hurdler.
Georgepex, held on 11 October 1958, marked the 21st Anniversary of the St. George Philatelic Society (Rockdale, NSW). This philatelic exhibition was held at the Palais-Grande, Rockdale, and a souvenir sheet was produced to help celebrate this event with four imperforate labels included on each. These were printed in five different colours, as illustrated in Figure 12: red, blue, mauve, green, and brown. Each label measures approximately 25mm x 26mm and, along with the society’s logo, features the text: GEORGEPEX 1958 / ST. GEORGE PHILATELIC SOCIETY / 21st ANNIVERSARY / PALAIS GRANDE ROCKDALE / 11th OCTOBER 1958.
Next month’s Cinderella Corner will explore Australian Philatelic Exhibition (Polphil) labels covering the period 1958 to 1966, inclusive. This will include cinderellas issued by the Polish Philatelic Society of Australia, which held several philatelic events through the years. The society produced a number of small, and occasionally gummed, minisheets since 1960 as part of the celebrations, and these are not explored in this article. It was not until Polphil 1966 that smaller cinderellas were produced, and these are covered in next month’s Cinderella Corner.
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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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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 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. Cinderellas & Revenues 1. 1938 ‹150th Anniversary of Australia› COMPLETE Sheet 49 Poster Stamps Fresh MUH. Way better than the average seen. Price $98 (2 available) (AFS73) 2. Great Britain 1871 ½d Imperf. Match Tax Stamp in blue. This is a Printer’s Archival colour trial. Superb unmounted mint. The government introduced a bill to Parliament to levy a tax of ½d on a box of matches, which met with huge public outcry. These trials were prepared in sheets of 240. The bill was defeated in the House of Commons. Bryant & May printed the same design on their matchbox labels in Mauve - this appeared on their range of “Chancellor matches” by way of celebration after the proposed tax was defeated 25th April 1872. Great item, seldom seen. Price $99 (GB781) 3. Great Britain 1869 usage on small part document of 2 x 6d Inland Revenue SG F17. Cancelled by pen Nov. 10th 1869. Very fine condition for these with good colour, price $98 (GB776) 4. Great Britain QV 2/6d Green Judicature Fees, on small piece. Cancelled by cds of Court of Judicature and perfined Crown and P C J. Nice clean item with good colour, stamp just missing top left corner. Price $29 (GB777) 5. Great Britain QV 5/- Green & Red Consular Service. Well centred with good colour & full perfs. Used by British Consul cds, date unclear. Price $25 (GB778) 6. Great Britain QV Common Law Courts. 6d, 1/-, 2/-, 5/- & £1 all with black oval cancels. Clean attractive lot with good colour & perfs. Price $79 (GB779) 7. Great Britain 1980 £5 Vehicle Licence stamp in Rose, Blue & Grey, unmounted mint. Has black horizontal bar (Post Office Training?) Perf. 14 x 14½. Price $29 (GB780) 8. Great Britain TV Licence stamps. 1979 M3 (Monochrome) in Blue, unmounted mint with Tab and vertical black lines (Post Office Training?) Plus 1988 C6 (Colour) in Mauve & Red with clear part cds of Bessacarr, South Yorkshire. Nice items. Price $62.50 (GB782) THEMATICS, Scouting. We have a good stock of Scouting covers, also a reasonable amount of stamps sets.
Here is a small selection, let us know your wants/interests. 9. Sweden Virserum Boy Scout Summer Camp, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Virserum 15/7/1955 $53.00 (SC87) 10. Sweden Tunabergs Boy Scout Summer Camp, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Tunabergslagret 22/7/1955 $59.00 (SC88) 11. Sweden Vastkustlagret Boy Scout Summer Camp, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Vastkustlagret 22/7/1955 $59.00 (SC89) 12. Sweden Midnattsolslagret Boy Scout Summer Camp, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Midnattsolslagret 23/7/1955 $59.00 (SC90) 13. Sweden Ostkustlagret Boy Scout Summer Camp, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Ostkustlagret 24/7/1955 $59.00 (SC91) 14. Sweden Gotlands Summer Scout Camp, cachet cover with pictorial cancellation of Gotlands date 2/8/1955, $59 (SC92) 15. Sweden 1955 Scout Camp, cachet cover with pictorial cancellation of Timraro, $59 (SC93) 16. Belgium, 50th Anniversary of Boy Scouts, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Bruxelles date 29/7/1957 $52.00 (SC177) 17. Great Britain World Jamboree, insert and cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Sutton Coldfield date 1/8/1957 $42.00 (SC21) 18. Formosa 50th Anniversary of Scouts and Centenary of birth of Baden Powell, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Taipei date 11/8/1957 $58.00 (SC4) 19. Thailand 50th Anniversary of Boy Scouts of Thailand, cachet cover pictorial cancellation Bangkok 1961 $50.00 (SC71) 20. Sweden Scout Camp for Estonian Scouts in Exile 1965, Koitjarve, postcard, pictorial cancellation date 13/6/1965 $35.00 (SC117) 21. Guatemala 1966, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation $96.00 (SC46) 22. Guatemala 1967, overprinted stamps on first day cover, pictorial cancellation $96.00 (SC47) 23. Gabon World Stamp Jamboree Idaho, cachet cover, pictorial cancellation Libreville 1/8/1967 $99.00 (SC14) Collections and Lots 24. Hong Kong 1912-1962 duplicated remainder collection, mainly used with KGV Mult Crown CA wmk 6c (4), 20c & 30c (2 each), 50c various papers/ backs (5), $1, 1921-37 Script wmk 8c perfin, 12c (2), 25c (3), 50c & $1 (3 each) all used, 20c, 25c & 30c Mint, 1935 20c Jubilee Used, 1937 Coronation set (2) Mint, 1938-52 KGVI definitives values to $1 Mint & $5 Green & violet Used, 1941 Centenary $1 (2), 1949 UPU set Used, few 1954-62 QE II definitives to $2 (2), condition a little mixed, still an attractive lot with plenty of pickings, Cat £570+, Price $449 (HK587) 25. Hong Kong 1954-62 QEII definitives selection of 23: 5c, 20c & 25c (3 each), 15c, 30c, 50c (2 each), 65c, $1.30, $1 & $2 (2 each), all Mint, Cat £155+, Price $129 (HK586) 26. Tuvalu 1970’s – 1980’s Mint Unhinged Specimens Older Green Padded Lighthouse 48 black page stockbook. Mostly complete sets with a little duplication. Is somewhat disorganised, so needs sorting out a bit. Odd toning here and there but largely ok. Must be 400 – 450 all up. Good value at under 50c a stamp, price $195 (CMJ4) 27. Omnibus issues, 1972 Silver Wedding & 1973 Royal Wedding mint un-
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 hinged plus some Halley’s Comet 1986 all mint unhinged sets/minisheets in an as new Lighthouse Blue 32 page stockbook $35 retail. Plus some used GB Machins values to £5. 1972 SW & RW appears Crown Agents complete with some extras. 100 plus complete sets/minisheets. Selling at cost price (Was a trade in from a customer) $250 (CMJ11) 28. India 40 different official unaddressed FDC’s 1974 – 1978. Very clean lot, now becoming very popular. Price $79 (CMJ12) 29. Scouting, in 2 large ring binders, organised alphabetically Australia - Sweden. Noted Australia 1934 & 1936 Jamboree labels x 6, Czechoslovakia 1969 Scouts Maximum Cards x 2, Romania 1919 War Charity Stamp plus 1931 set of 5 mint, 1937 set of 8 postally used, Russia 1959 mint sheet of 10 fundraising stamps in green for the 10th World Jamboree and 1969 Cinderella sheet for the 60th Anniv. of Scouting, South Africa 1957 set of 3 labels, etc, etc. Counted 90 plus compete sets & minisheets mainly mint besides those mentioned above plus many singles. Condition a little mixed in places but overall a clean and attractive lot. Nothing after about 1990. Price $249 (CMY4) 30. Postmarks on piece, carton full in 4 large stockbooks of Victoria 1952 1995 organised alphabetically. Must be 5000 or so, some from places I have never heard of! All good strikes and neatly cut around. Have to be worth 10c each, price $495 (CMY8) 31. United Nations, New York & Geneva 1961 - 76 mint unhinged in as new Gibbons $100 plus “Philatelic” Burgundy Springback Album, complete with as new Gibbons United Nations Catalogue, retail $60. Comprises single sets & corner blocks of 4, plus a few FDC’s & Souvenir Cards. Appears complete 1967 - 1976. Around 325 sets, 3 minisheets, 5 fdc’s & 9 souvenir cards. Very cheap at about $1.30 per set, and the very useful Album & Catalogue are free! $429 (CMY10) 32. Australia 1956 Olympics, complete set of 52 “Royal” covers with pictorial cancellation for each event. Each bears either a 4d Green Koala, or 4d Olympics stamp, as some handstamps were authorised for use before the stamps were! Also 1 cover with the full set of stamps. Many different events pictured on the different coloured and varied cachets. Rarely seen these days, a few are a bit aged. All neat typewritten address. A very scarce assembly, price $795 (CMY15) 33. Australia 1947 - 52 range of KGVI era. Illustrated FDC’s plus 3 x 1950 National Philatelic Exhibition covers, 1 with large exhibition label in redbrown attached. Priced up to sell at over $350 based on Rod Perry’s website price list. includes 3 registered items, two of which are from the exhibition. Issues included at Scouts, Stamp Centenary, UPU, Federation 50th anniv. etc. 14 covers. Price under a half, $149 (CMY19) 34. Scouting 1938 - 1968 approx. mostly complete Mint Unhinged sets in near new Maroon Springback Album. Noted several imperf. sets and minisheets from places like Togo, Burundi & Bhutan. Other countries represented include Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, Greece, Great Britain, Belgium, Taiwan etc. 55 complete issues, Cat. £325 plus. Album alone to buy today would be around $100. Price for the lot just $5 per issue $275 (CMY27) 35. Worldwide picture postcards, some used, unused, earlies moderns and in betweens. Mostly street scenes & architecture. 100 different for $89 (MF2) 36. NZ huge accumulation early – modern in 2 stockbooks, Seven Seas Album, Tasman Album and Hagner Binder. Mint & used inc. many minisheets.
Noted 1960 Pictorials used to £1, horizontal pair, $2 Multicoloured Geyser etc. Bits and pieces of Australia & other World stamps not counted. 1000’s! Will well repay sorting. Weighs around 6.5kg $495 the lot. (CMD1) BELOW WE HAVE A WORLDWIDE LOT IN ORIGINALLY 39 ALBUMS, SOME ARE NOW SOLD. THE ESTATE OF A RETIRED NUN. ALL IN HOME MADE POST STYLE ALBUMS. EACH ALBUM HAS ALL DIFFERENT STAMPS FROM A WIDE PERIOD EARLY TO VERY MODERN, MAINLY POSTALLY USED. THIS LADY KEPT ACCURATE RECORDS OF THE NUMBER OF STAMPS IN EACH ALBUM. THIS LOT IS TOTALLY UNPICKED AS RECEIVED. ONLY 4 ALBUMS OF THE ORGINAL 39 REMAIN UNSOLD! 37. Europe 2, mainly Bulgaria early to modern, plus some Cyprus plus a few other bits & pieces. Stated to be 533 stamps, under 10c each, price $49 (CMO1) 38. Europe 7, Portugal & Romania. Very nice clean lot of 1119 stamps early to modern. The more modern Romania is cto. Under 14c per stamp, price $149 (CMO6) 39. Italy, early to modern mostly postally used. Stated to be 2027 stamps. Very nice lot. Under 15c a stamp, $289 (CMO26) 40. Fiji Collection from 1953-2000 on Seven Seas hingeless pages, MUH, in 2 Green padded slipcases & binder. Albums alone new cost approx. $650! Missing only 8 stamps form the 1986-90 Definitive reprints. Sydney retail $2375 plus $650 for the albums = $3025 Price well under 45% $1275 (CAU6) 41. Samoa: 1962-Feb 2000 complete MUH on Seven Seas hingeless, in 2 Blue padded slipcases & binders. Albums alone new cost $550! Sydney retail for stamps = $1635 plus so a total retail here of $2185, priced very cheaply at around 50%, $1125 (CAU11) 42. Sweden, collection of 1500 different, most if not all nice postally used. Price on my packets list for 500 is $70, and 1500 would normally be around $275. Just two to offer here at half price: $137.50 each (SE10) 43. Nice little starter collection of 50 different Australian States. On our list at $56, special price $49 (AP17) Packets & Mixtures 44. New Zealand Pre-Decimals off paper, from 1937 Coronation to end of the pre-decimals. Values to 3/- & 5/- noted. Not enormous variety, but unpicked and ideal for variety & postmark hunters. About 15000 to the kg. Good value at $59 per 100 grams, 250g for $139 (PM117) 45. Ireland Mission. Another lot just arrived from the Emerald Isle. Mostly on well-trimmed single paper, might contain a few GB & Channel Islands etc. as is donated by members of the public to charities & missions, all of whom would not know the difference if it hit them with the Blarney Stone! Per kg, $95, 500g for $49.50 (PM115) 46. Australian States, new lot just arrived. Values to One Shilling. All States represented. A very good range unchecked for postmarks, perforations, varieties or watermarks. No more than 2 or 3 of the same stamp in the 100 pack. Price $99 per 100, 200 for $189, 300 for $269, 400 for $339, 500 for $399, 1000 for $765 (PM114) 47. Australia magnificent OFF PAPER MIXTURE. Just arrived and simply brimming with better values. Starts 1930’s to about 2005. Huge variety. About 1000 for $59. 2500 for $139, 5000 for $265. (PM115)
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 48. As above but Decimals only 1966 – 2005. Same prices as above. (PM115a) 49. Latest Australian and World Mission Mix, well-trimmed with some very modern as received. Contains around 40 to 50% Australia plus nice rang of Worldwide, over 50% large. Roughly 4500 stamps to the kg. 100g trial lot for $15, 250g for $35, 500g for $67.50, 1kg for $127.50. (PM100) 50. Good quality Worldwide Mission Mix most on single trimmed paper, high count. weighed out into 250g Bags. 5000-6000 per kg. Buy from 3c per stamp. 1 for $45, 3 for $125 (PM101) 51. World off paper…huge variety mostly postally used gathered from 3 different sources and mixed to together to give you the best early to modern mix we can muster! About 15- 20,000 per kg. Buy from as little as 1½c per stamp! 100g for $35, 250g for $79, 500g for $149, 1kg for $285, 5kg for $1275. (PM102) 52. Christmas Is. & Cocos (Keeling) Is. off paper mixture, many high values and recent to about 2016. Many very fine used with circular cancels. 50 different for $49, 100 mixed no more than 3 the same for $98 (PM104) Kangaroos Sets 53. Australia 1913 Kangaroos 1st wmk punctured Small OS set of 10 ½d to 2/(ex 2½d), above average centring, odd minor perf fault, Price $449 (K978) 54. Australia 1913 Kangaroos 1st wmk, Halfpenny to Fourpence, (no 3d) all mint perf small OS, SG Cat. is 1050 pounds. These are all rust affected but look mainly ok from the front. Priced very cheaply at under 15% of catalogue, $259 (D46) 55. Australia 1929 Small Multiple Watermark Kangaroos, full set of 7 values to Two Pounds, nice fine used with cds cancels. The Two Pound has a few shortish perfs at base, but this does not detract from the fine appearance of this group. The 10/- is really nice. Retail as a group would be around $1750, my price just $1295 (MN60) 1st Watermark 56. Australia 1913 ½d Green Kangaroo first watermark ‘JBC’ monogram block of 4, BW 1(2)zd, centred high, the upper pair lightly hinged and with horizontal crease, the lower pair, including the monogram, are MUH, some slight gum wrinkles in the margin, attractive, monogram Cat $350 as a hinged single, Price $499 (K1272) 57. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo first watermark die I ‘JBC’ monogram strip of 3, no side margin, punctured large ‘OS’ BW 2ba/zb, centred low, hinge re-enforcing mainly affecting the outer stamps, pinhole in margin just affecting the monogram unit, some gum bends, Mint, scarce monogram piece, Cat $1500 for corner strip of 3 unpunctured, Price $999 (K1273) 58. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo first watermark die IIA variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 4a, slightly nibbled perf at base, nicely centred MUH, Cat $325, Price $249 (K1187) 59. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo first watermark BW 9, centred to the lower right, couple of slightly ‘fluffy’ perfs, fresh MUH, Cat $325, Price $229 (K1219) 60. Australia 1913 Kangaroos 1st wmk 2½d Indigo ACSC 9, centred a little to
the right, Fresh MUH, Price $189 (K775) 61. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo first watermark die I BW 12A, excellent centring and perfs, fresh MUH, possibly re-gummed, Cat $600 as MUH, Price $249 (K1243) 62. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo first watermark die I punctured small ‘OS’ BW 12bc, couple of nibbled perfs at base, well centred, hinge remains Mint, Cat $550, Price $379 (K1228) 63. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo first watermark die I punctured small ‘OS’ BW 12bc, couple of slightly nibbled perfs, centred slightly high, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $550, Price $379 (K1229) 64. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo first watermark die I/ II horizontal pair, BW 12c, the die I unit with a rounded corner at lower left, the die II unit with a couple of nibbled perfs, quite well centred, indistinct QUEENSLAND cds cancels, scarce pair, Cat $1250, Price $399 (K1252) 65. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo first watermark die II, BW 12B, perf faults/slight damage at left, well centred, light central cds, a nice spacefiller, Cat $400, Price $99 (K1230) 66. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark BW 15, centred to the right, slightly smudged REGISTERED cds, Cat $55, Price $29 (K1213) 67. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo first watermark CTO (DE 3 13) BW 16wb with unhinged gum, couple of nibbled perfs, centred to right, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1266) 68. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo first watermark CTO (DE 3 13) BW 17wb with gum, couple of nibbled perfs at top, nicely centred, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1265) 69. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 17bb, a horizontal pair, slightly smudged ‘PADDINGTON’ cds cancels, couple of nibbled perfs, centred a little low, Cat $110, Price $69 (K1253) 70. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo first watermark BW 17A, centred a little to the left, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $325, Price $249 (K1209) 71. Australia 1913 6d Blue Kangaroo first watermark BW 17C, centred to the upper right, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $325, Price $229 (K1210) 72. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 17bc, faint overall gum ‘suntanning’, centred left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $425, Price $329 (K1206) 73. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark CTO (DE (3?) 13) BW 24wb with gum, couple of nibbled perfs, centred to lower right, Cat $120, Price $69 (K1264) 74. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark BW 24, centred a little to the lower left, some hinge remains Mint, Cat $200, Price $149 (K1214) 75. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 24bb, couple of slightly nibbled perfs, nicely centred with the barest hinge touch, Mint, Cat $600, Price $399 (K1225) 76. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 24bb, couple of nibbled perfs, centred slightly high, bold, indistinct cds, Cat $100, Price $69 (K1237) 77. Australia 1913 1/- Green (pale shade) Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 30ba, centred to upper left, slightly nibbled perf at right, slight gum wrinkles around the puncture, MUH and scarce thus , Cat
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 $650 for hinged, unpriced MUH in BW, Price $1299 (K1224) 78. Australia 1913 1/- Green Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 30b, centred to the left, very light, crisp cds, nibbled perf at right, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1216) 79. Australia 1913 1/- Green Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 30b, few shortish perfs at upper left, centred to the right, indistinct cds cancels, Cat $100, Price $49 (K1227) 80. Australia 1913 1/- Green Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 30ba, centred to lower right, very light indistinct cds, some short perfs, Cat $65, Price $35 (K1190) 81. Australia 1913 1/- Green 1st wmk. Kangaroo, inverted wmk. Commercially very fine used with near complete strike of Abbotsford Vic. Cds and with clear date 14 JA 14. Great colour and full perfs, centred left. As good as we have ever seen! ACSC 30Aa, cat. $500, price $425 (K1013) 82. Australia 1913 2/- Dark brown Kangaroo first watermark BW 35B, centred to left, couple of slightly nibbled perfs, indistinct LATE FEE cds cancels, Cat $300, Price $229 (K1239) 83. Australia 1913 1st wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, decent used example with cds cancel, Cat $250, under half at $119 (MMY42) 84. Australia 1913 2/- Brown Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 35bb, a well centred ‘tall’ stamp resulting from what appears to be a skipped row of perforations at top, slightly smudged indistinct cds, attractive, Cat $400, Price $329 (K1203) 85. Australia 1913 5/- Grey & Yellow 1st wmk. Kangaroo cto with gum. Centred a little low and with a couple of shortish perfs. at base. Attractive stamp. Price $249 (K960) 2nd Watermark 86. Australia 1915 Kangaroos 2nd wmk 2½d Indigo ACSC 10, centred a little to the left, Fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $329 (K894) 87. Australia 1915 2/- Brown 2nd wmk Kangaroo, horizontal pair perf OSACSC-36ba-SG-O36-fine used and very well centred. Each with registered cds of 12 Jan 22 (Late usage) Very, very scarce in multiples. Cat $700 as singles. Price $649 (NO34) 3rd Watermark 88. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo third watermark die I variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 7a, well centred with crisp ‘ADELAIDE’ cds, Cat $60, Price $49 (K1180) 89. Australia 1915 2d Sliver-grey Kangaroo third watermark Die I BW 7D, nicely centred lightly hinged Mint, Cat $60, Price $45 (K1278) 90. Australia 1915 2½d Blue Kangaroo third watermark punctured ‘OS’ BW 11b, centred a little to base, couple of slightly nibbled perfs, MUH, Cat $450, Price $299 (K1223) 91. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark Die I ‘JBC’ monogram single, BW 13(2)zc, centred to upper right, one slightly nibbled perf at top, fresh MUH and scarce thus, Cat $1250 as a hinged single, Price $1299 (K1267) 92. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark die I BW 13E, centred to the lower left, from the left of the sheet showing the watermark marginal line & part of ‘OF’ from ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ watermark marginal lettering, MUH, Cat $175, Price $129 (K1208)
93. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo third watermark die II, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 19a, nibbled perf at upper right, centred to right, indistinct squared circle cancel, Nice used, Cat $275, Price $179 (K1244) 94. Australia 1915 5/- Grey Black and Chrome yellow Kangaroo, 3rd wmk, with socked on nose George St. West, NSW cds, 2 DE 18. Cat $225, my price $149 (D24) 95. Australia 1916 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark die II BW 26, centred to the right, fresh MUH, Cat $375, Price $249 (K1241) 96. Australia 1916 9d Pale violet Kangaroo third watermark die II BW 26B, centred a little high, nibbled perf at top, some hinge remains Mint, Cat $125, Price $79 (K1215) 97. Australia 1916 2/- Brown 3rd wmk. Kangaroo variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 37a, nicely centred with light Sydney cds cancels, one slightly nibbled perf at right, Cat $1500, Price $1299 (K728) 98. Australia 1916 2/- Brown 3rd wmk punctured ‘OS’ variety ‘Vertical hairline in Bight’ ACSC 37ba/(U)f, light crisp cds cancel and unusually well centred, Cat $600, Price $449 (K816) 99. Australia 1917 2½d Blue Kangaroo third watermark Harrison one line imprint pair BW 11(1)ze, some very faint gum ‘suntanning’, small paper adhesion on lower margin, lightly hinged in gutter margin, an attractive & scarce imprint, Cat $2000, Price $1299 (K1268) 100. Australia 1917 2½d Blue Kangaroo third watermark BW 11, three shades, centring a little mixed, all fresh MUH, Cat minimum $300, Price $199 (K1162) 101. Australia 1917 2½d Deep blue Kangaroo third watermark variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 11a, centred a little to lower right, some slightly ‘fluffy’ perfs, hinge remains Mint, Cat $325, Price $269 (K1218) 102. Australia 1917 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark die I BW 13b, centred low, slight gum wrinkle through the puncture, very lightly hinged Mint, Cat $175, Price $109 (K1234) 103. Australia 1917 10/- Grey & deep aniline pink Kangaroo third watermark BW 48B, centred to top, two bold strikes of REGISTERED SYDNEY cds, very faint corner bend at lower right, Good used, Cat $375, Price $299 (K1255) 104. Australia 1918 3rd wmk 3d Yellow Olive Kangaroo, Die II, mint unhinged, cat $800. Light overall gum toning. Nice budget price stamp at $259 (MM47) 105. Australia 1918 Kangaroos 3rd wmk 3d Pale olive-green die II ACSC 13J, well centred Mint, Cat $600, Price $449 (K984) 106. Australia 1918 6d Chestnut Kangaroo third watermark BW 21, gutter margin example centred to upper right, MUH, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1200) 107. Australia 1918 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark die IIB Mullett imprint block of 4 BW 27(3)zd, some faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, Mint with some hinge remains, Cat $1100, Price $699 (K1277) 108. Australia 1918 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark die IIB BW 27, centred slightly to the right, MUH, Cat $375, Price $329 (K1196) 109. Australia 1918 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark die IIB Mullett imprint block of 4 with variety ‘Break in northern coast of Tasmania’ BW 33(3)zb, centred low, some gum ‘suntanning’ bands, Mint with hinge remains, Cat $1750, Price $999 (K1178) 110. Australia 1918 5/- Grey & yellow 3rd wmk. Kangaroo BW 44A, well centred with fluffy perfs, crisp strike of Perth cds, Cat $225, Price $149 (K951) 111. Australia 1918 5/- Grey-black & chrome 3rd wmk. Kangaroo BW 44
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 well centred with good perfs all round, two crisp strikes of indistinct WA cds, Cat $225, Price $179 (K825) 112. Australia 1919 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark die IIB BW 27, centred to lower right, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $125, Price $89 (K1202) 113. Australia 1919 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark die IIB BW 27, centred to left, couple of nibbled perfs at top, hinge remains Mint, Cat $125, Price $69 (K1217) 114. Australia 1919 £2 black & rose 3rd wmk optd Specimen type B ACSC Ax Cat $1250, centred to lower left MUH. Price $650 (K538) 115. Australia 1920 3rd Wmk 1/- Blue-Green, SIDEWAYS WATERMARK, lovely block of 4, top row very lightly hinged, lower two are unhinged. Centred a little high, as is usual for this stamp. Cat. $200 each for hinged, and unpriced for unhinged, but other items in this periods are normally near 3 times the price, so around $1600. Never seen a block so nice before! Price $975 (AU16) 116. Australia 1922 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark die I punctured ‘OS’ BW 13b, centred to right, very light hinge touch Mint, Cat $175, Price $139 (K1222) 117. Australia 1922 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark die IIB BW 14, centred to lower right Mint, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1236) 118. Australia 1922 3d Pale olive-green Kangaroo third watermark die IIB BW 14D, centred a little to lower right, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $100, Price $69 (K1211) 119. Australia 1923 6d Chestnut Kangaroo third watermark N over MP Harrison imprint block of 4 BW 21(3)z, some fairly faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, MUH, Cat $900 as hinged, Price $1099 (K1276) 120. Australia 1923 6d Chestnut Kangaroo third watermark Mullett imprint block of 4 with variety ‘White hairline from value circle to map’ BW 21(3)zd, some very faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, Mint, Cat $600, Price $399 (K1275) 121. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark CTO (no gum) BW 38w, centred to the lower right, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1257) 122. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark CTO without gum, punctured ‘OS’ BW 38wc, unusually well centred, Cat $100, Price $69 (K1258) 123. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon 3rd wmk. Kangaroo BW 38, centred slightly high, MLH, Cat $300, Price $229 (K981) 124. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon 3rd wmk. Kangaroo BW 38, lovely centring, nibbled perf at top left, Mint with light HR, Cat $300, Price $209 (K980) 125. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon 3rd wmk Kangaroo, perfect Mint Unhinged, fresh with full perfs. and perfectly centred. Melbourne retail for premium centring $850. My price $649 (J32) 126. Australia 1924 5/- Grey & pale yellow Kangaroo third watermark CTO without gum, punctured ‘OS’ BW 44wa, centred to upper left, Cat $200, Price $149 (K1261) Small Multi Watermark 127. Australia 1929 6d Chestnut Kangaroo small multiple watermark punctured ‘OS’ N over N Ash imprint pair, Mint with some hinge remains, Cat as $210, Price $149 (K1269) 128. Australia 1929, 9d Violet Kangaroo, small multi wmk, Mint Unhinged, perf OS. Minor gum toning, Cat $450, this one $249 (MD46) 129. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo small multiple watermark N over A Ash imprint block of 4 BW 34(4)z, all units affected by diagonal
creasing, Mint with hinge remains, Cat $900, Price $399 (K1279) 130. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo small multiple watermark punctured ‘OS’, N over A Ash imprint block of 4 BW 34(4)z, upper units Mint with hinge remains, lower units MUH, Cat as $900, Price $649 (K1280) 131. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo small multiple watermark BW 34, nibbled perf at upper left, centred to the left, MUH, Cat $300, Price $179 (K1185) 132. Australia 1929 2/- Maroon Kangaroo small multiple watermark BW 39, couple of nibbled perfs at top, well centred, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $300, Price $219 (K1197) 133. Australia 1929 2/- Maroon Kangaroo small multiple watermark CTO with gum (hinge remains) BW 39w, well centred, Cat $125, Price $79 (K1256) 134. Australia 1929 2/- Maroon Kangaroo small multiple watermark CTO without gum BW 39wa, centred a little to the lower right, Cat $75, Price $49 (K1259) 135. Australia 1929 5/- Grey & yellow-orange Kangaroo small multiple watermark CTO BW 45w, with unhinged gum, well centred & good perfs all around, a lovely stamp! Cat $250, Price $229 (K1262) 136. Australia 1929 10/- grey & pink SM wmk optd Specimen type C ACSC 49x Cat $1250, centred to lower left, MUH Price $650 (K539) C of A Watermark 137. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo C of A watermark N over A Ash imprint pair BW 23(4)z, nibbled perf at lower right, Mint with light hinge remains, Cat $200, Price $139 (K1271) 138. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo C of A watermark overprinted ‘OS’ N over N Ash imprint pair BW 23(OS)3za, couple of nibbled perfs, Mint with light hinge remains, Cat $350, Price $229 (K1270) 139. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo C of A watermark BW 23, marginal horizontal pair from the base of the sheet, centred low, fresh MUH, Cat $160, Price $99 (K1251) 140. Australia 1932 10/- C of A wmk 10/- Grey & Pink, postally used with two partial STEEL cds CANCELS of 22 DE 36. Well centred and good perfs, cat $300, price $229 (MAP2) King George V 141. Australia 1913 1d Carmine-red Engraved imprint strip of 4 from the base of the sheet BW 59(3)za (block of 8), some perf re-enforcement Mint, Cat $325 for block, Price $129 (G774) 142. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Carmine-red Single wmk Harrison 2 line imprint block of 4, left hand units varieties ‘Ferns’ & ‘RA joined’ BW 71(4)zk, some very faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, Mint, Cat $1750, Price $1199 (G776) 143. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Carmine-red Single wmk Harrison one line imprint pair left hand unit variety ‘White flaw in right frame opposite emu’s feet’ BW 71(3)zf (pair), scarcer than the plate 4 imprint, fresh Mint, Cat $1750 as block of 4, Price $1099 (G780) 144. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Carmine-red Single wmk Harrison one line imprint pair left hand unit variety ‘RA joined’ BW 71(4)zj (pair), variety unit with tiny faint gum tone spot at base, Mint, Cat $1500 as block of 4, Price $799 (G779) 145. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Deep scarlet (aniline) Single wmk rough paper plate 3 (no marginal lines) JBC monogram single BW 72(3)zc, centred slightly
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 to the left, usual minor gum wrinkles, fresh Mint, Cat $450, Price $349 (G781) 146. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Carmine-red single wmk smooth paper die II, punctured ‘OS’, centred to left, very light cds cancel FU, Price $79 (G442) 147. Australia 1915 KGV ½d Pale emerald LM wmk, Electro 5 JBC Monogram block of 4 BW 63(5)zc (single), centred slightly to the right, some faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, very lightly hinged in margin only Mint, Cat $275 as single, Price $199 (G784) 148. Australia 1918 KGV 1d Carmine-red Single wmk Die III, CA Monogram single BW 75zc, couple of light gum wrinkles, some separation at right, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $875, Price $599 (G782) 149. Australia 1920 KGV 1/4d Turquoise ACSC 128, some hinge remains, centred high, Mint, Cat $300, Price $169 (G424) 150. Australia KGV 1921 ½d Emerald gutter corner block of 4 single wmk, lower left unit variety ‘White spot before 2 in right value tablet’ ACSC 63(4)v, lower units, including the variety, are MUH, centred high, variety cat $75 as hinged, Price $129 (G528) 151. Australia 1922 KGV 1d Violet Single wmk Harrison 2 line imprint pair left hand unit variety ‘RA joined’ BW 76(4)z (pair), some faint gum bends, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $650 as block of 4, Price $349 (G775) 152. Australia KGV 1921 4d Violet single wmk variety ‘White scratch behind emu’ ACSC 111(2)v, centred to right, light gum bend, fresh MUH, cat $175 as hinged, Price $149 (G526) 153. Australia 1922 KGV 4d Ultramarine single wmk ACSC 112A, centred high, fresh MUH, Cat $175, Price $129 (G426) 154. Australia 1923 KGV ½d Orange Single wmk Harrison imprint pair, left hand unit variety ‘Lower end of left fraction bar thickened’ BW 66(8)z (pair), faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands Mint, Cat $275 as block of 4, Price $149 (G778) 155. Australia 1923 Halfpenny Orange Single wmk marginal block of 8, mint unhinged with Inverted wmk. One stamp with minor toning. Cat $200, price $115 (EJ4) 156. Australia KGV 1923 4d Dull ultramarine single wmk Harrison printing variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Baa, centred to right, Fresh MUH, Cat $325, Price $259 (G482) 157. Australia 1923 KGV 4d Ultramarine Single wmk with part one line Harrison imprint attached BW 113, centred to the left, lightly hinged Mint, scarce, imprint blocks of 4 are catalogued at $17,500! Price $199 (G793) 158. Australia KGV 1923 4d Bright ultramarine single wmk Harrison printing variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to right Mint, Price $179 (G523) 159. Australia 1924 KGV 1½d Scarlet single wmk, vertical pair upper unit variety ‘HALEPENCE’ lower unit ‘Thin RAL’ ACSC 89(22)I & j, centred to right, faint vertical gum bend, MUH, attractive positional piece, Cat $100 as hinged singles, Price $79 (G432) 160. Australia 1924 KGV 3d Violet-blue Single wmk Harrison 2 line imprint block of 4 BW 104z, the upper right stamp variety ‘Thickened right frame’, faint gum ‘suntanning’ bands, hinge re-enforcement in lower margin Mint, Cat $575, Price $369 (G796) 161. Australia 1924 KGV 4d Olive single wmk in Mint Unhinged, Post Office fresh horizontal full perf lower marginal pair. As is often seen for this stamp centred to lower left. Cat. $100 each as singles, under a half at $95 (MN14)
162. Australia 1924 KGV 4½d Violet Single wmk Harrison 2 line imprint pair BW 118z (pair), hinge re-enforced, Mint, Cat $950 as block of 4, Price $449 (G788) 163. Australia 1924 KGV 4½d Violet Single wmk Mullett imprint pair BW 118zd (pair), the right hand unit variety ‘Deformed bottom left frame second state with break in left frame’ Mint, Cat $575 as block of 4, Price $449 (G789) 164. Australia 1926 KGV ½d ORANGE SMW PERF 14 PERF. OS NSW. Very fine used, cds cancel. Well centred with full perfs. Rare in this condition. Price $325 (G652) 165. Australia 1926 KGV ½d ORANGE SMW PERF 14 PERF. OS NSW. Recently discovered hoard of 14. Rare stamp! Plus 5 x single wmk. All with circular date stamps. Perfs and centring vary. Nice re-seller/hoarder lot! Price $2395 (G653) 166. Australia 1926 1.5d Red Small multi wmk perf 14, lower right corner mint unhinged horizontal pair from plate 1A, on translucent paper, cat $300. Price $225 (EJ12) 167. Australia 1926 KGV 3d Blue SM wmk perf 14 Mullett imprint block of 4 BW 106(3)z, light hinge remains Mint, some of the usual slightly ‘fluffy’ perfs, Cat $575, Price $449 (G795) 168. Australia KGV 1927 1/4d Turquoise-blue SM wmk perf 14 ACSC 129B, a marginal example centred to lower left, Fresh MUH, Cat $1250, Price $899 (G480) 169. Australia 1927 KGV ½d Orange SM wmk perf 14 punctured ‘OS’ BW 67ba, horizontal pair, couple of nibbled perfs, light machine cancel, scarce multiple, Cat $400 as singles, Price $329 (G671) 170. Australia 1927 KGV ½d Orange SM wmk perf 14 punctured ‘OS’ BW 67ba, nibbled perf at left, bold MELBOURNE VIC cds, used, Cat $200, Price $149 (G772) 171. Australia KGV 1927 4d Greenish olive SM wmk perf 14 ACSC 115, centred to left, Fresh MUH, Cat $350, Price $269 (G484) 172. Australia 1927 KGV 4½d Violet SM wmk perf 14 Ash imprint pair BW 118za (pair), the right hand unit variety ‘Deformed bottom left frame second state with break in left frame’ slight separation at upper left, very lightly hinged Mint, Cat $500 as block of 4, Price $249 (G790) 173. Australia 1928 KGV ½d Orange SM wmk perf 13½ x 12½ Ash imprint pair, left hand unit variety ‘Lower end of left fraction bar thickened’ BW 68(8)z (pair), lightly hinged Mint, Cat $75 as block of 4, Price $49 (G777) 174. Australia 1928 KGV 4d Greenish-olive SM wmk perf 14 Ash imprint pair BW 115z (pair), lightly hinged Mint, Cat $1200 as block of 4, Price $599 (G785) 175. Australia 1929 KGV 4d Olive SM wmk perf 13½ x 12½ Ash imprint block of 4, lower right unit variety ‘Diagonal white line on king’s neck’ BW 116(4) z, the lower units including the variety are MUH, others lightly hinged Mint, Cat $425, Price $379 (G786) 176. Australia KGV 1930 1½d Red brown SM wmk perf 13½ x 12½ Ash imprint block of 4 ACSC 93za, hinge remain mainly in central gutter, Cat $150, Price $119 (G505) 177. Australia KGV 1930 2d Golden scarlet die III SM wmk perf 13½ x 12½ Ash imprint block of 4, ACSC 102Az, Mint with some hinge remains, Price $79 (G533) 178. Australia 1931 KGV ½d Orange C of A wmk. Ash imprint with variety ‘Lower end of left fraction bar thickened’ BW 69(8)z, hinge remains on upper units Mint, Cat $90, Price $69 (G510) 179. Australia KGV 1931-32 C of A wmk set of 8 ½d to 1/4d, most with good centring, all fresh MUH, attractive set, Price $499 (G499)
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 180. Australia 1932 KGV 1/4d Greenish-blue C of A wmk Ash imprint pair, BW 131z (pair), light hinge remains Mint, Cat $1000 as block of 4, Price $449 (G792) 181. Australia 1932 KGV 1/4d Greenish-blue C of A wmk BW 131, centred to upper left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $150, Price $109 (G773) Australian States New South Wales 182. NSW 1882-97 (SG.233e) Wmk Crown/NSW 5d Large Diadem IMPERFORATE PAIR, full gum lightly hinged; also 5d P11 sheet edge example with marginal sheet watermark and spectacular “Pre-printing paper fold” used, plus 5d 12 x 11 mint pair with evidence of “Kiss print/over-inking” with slight doubling of frameline at top at the centre and right side unit with “Line through ‘S’ of ‘SOUTH’ extending to frameline at top; imperf pair alone Cat £475. (3 items) Price $750 (NSW159) 183. 1885-86 (SG.240as) £1 lilac & claret perf.12, ‘POSTAGE’ overprint in black, with “Doubled Type 7 ‘SPECIMEN’ overprint”, usual rough perfs, part o.g An impressive variety. RPSV Cert (2020) Price $9,950 (NSW160) 184. New South Wales 1890 Centenary perf 10, 5/- Mauve SG 263d (s) , ovpt. Specimen. Mint original gum. Lovely deep shade. Price $179 (NSW115) Queensland 185. Queensland 1868-78 4d Yellow perf 12 SG 102, fresh MNG, usual uneven perfs, Cat £1700 as Mint, very scarce and is POR on most dealers’ price lists. Cheap at a third cat. $1100 (Q62) 186. Queensland 1882-91 no figures of value 1d Vermillion-red, 2d Blue & 1/- Pale mauve, some very minor toning Mint, Price $39 (Q54) 187. Queensland 1882-91 no figures of value 1d and 2/- both with plate variety ‘LA of Queensland joined’ also 3d with ‘Broken lower right corner’, unlisted in SG, some perf faults, Used, unusual group, Price $49 (Q64) 188. Queensland 1882-95 thick paper 10/- Brown SG 160, fresh Mint with some hinge remains, Cat £130, Price $149 (Q60) 189. Queensland 1882-95 thin paper 5/- Rose SG 163, pulled perf at right, fresh Mint, Cat £95, Price $69 (Q30) 190. Queensland 1895-1902 1d (SG 229) & 5d (2 ea), 2d & 2½d Rose, Fine used, Price $69 (Q72) 191. Queensland 1897-1911 figures in all corners simplified selection ½d, 2d, 3d, 4d Grey-black (7, with a nice range of shades) & 6d (2), mostly Fine used, Price $129 (Q65) 192. Queensland 1897-1911 figures in all corners simplified selection all punctured ‘OS’: 3d, 4d Yellow & 6d (3 ea), 4d Grey-black & 1/- (2 ea) nice range of shades etc, mostly Fine used, Price $109 (Q68) South Australia 193. S.A. 1870-71 (SG.91-93a) Large Star Perf.10 3d on 4d (in red) dull ultramarine (crease, even tone), 3d on 4d (in black) pale ultramarine, ultramarine (corner crease, ADELAIDE ‘AU14/71 FDI datestamp), plus the very scarce Prussian blue shade; all listed gibbons shades (4). Attractive group, Cat £1,200+. Price $1125 (SA189)
Tasmania 194. Tasmania 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon with indistinct first allocation bold barred numeral (possibly 10??) cancel, three close margins, touching at left, Price $109 (T226) 195. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘6’ of Bothwell, bold, watery but almost complete strike on 1857-67 2d Green imperf Chalon, close margins on three side, touching at left, Price $129 (T232) 196. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, bold full strike on 3d Purple-brown sideface horizontal pair, deep, striking shade, Price $29 (T171) 197. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘87’ of Table Cape/Wynyard, faint 80% strike on 1857-67 2d Green imperf Chalon, three close margins, touching at lower left, Price $129 (T174) 198. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘89’ of Three Hut Point rated ‘RR’, bold 60% strike including both numerals on 2d Green Sideface, Price $29 (T175) 199. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘240’ of Berridale rated ‘RR’, light, full strike on 1d Red Sideface pair on small piece, Price $29 (T178) 200. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘240’ of Berridale rated ‘RR’, bold 80% on ½d Orange Sideface, Price $29 (T179) 201. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘240’ of Berridale rated ‘RR’, light, almost full strike on 1d Red Sideface, Price $29 (T227) 202. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals, 12 different numerals between ‘6’ and ‘37’ on various sideface issues, selected for clarity of the strike, attractive group, Price $69 (T180) 203. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘16’ of Campbell Town light, crisp almost complete strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon, good margins at the sides, touching at base, cut into at top, Price $69 (T185) 204. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘20’ of Circular Head/Stanley, strong 60% strike on 1863-71 perf 12 4d Blue Chalon, Price $79 (T188) 205. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘25’ of Deloraine, light almost complete strike on 1860-67 6d Reddish-mauve imperf Chalon, three good margins, touching at right, Price $129 (T189) 206. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘25’ of Deloraine, good 70% strike on 1860-67 6d Slate violet imperf Chalon, margins close to touching, Price $79 (T191) 207. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘25’ of Deloraine, light 60% strike on 1863-71 perf 12 6d Slate-violet Chalon, Price $79 (T192) 208. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘39’ of Green Ponds/ Kempton, light 80% strike on 1863-71 perf 12 4d Blue Chalon, few slightly trimmed perfs at base, Price $69 (T195) 209. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘51’ of Latrobe, light 80% strike on 1860-67 6d Grey-blue imperf Chalon, four margins, close at right, Price $149 (T197) 210. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘53’ of Leven/Ulverstone, light 70% strike on 1863-71 perf 12 6d Reddish-mauve Chalon, Price $49 (T198) 211. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘63’ of New Norfolk, clear 80% strike on 1857-67 1d Dull vermilion imperf Chalon, two good margins, touching at base , a little cut into at left, Price $39 (T200)
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DISCOUNT SALE JUNE 2021 212. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘68’ of Perth, light 80% strike on 1860-67 6d Slate violet imperf Chalon, three large to close margins, cut into at base, Price $79 (T201) 213. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘81’ of Sorell, light 70% strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate grey imperf Chalon, three good to large margins, close at base, Price $129 (T202) 214. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘95’ of Westbury, faint 70% strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate grey imperf Chalon, three good to large margins, touching at right, Price $99 (T203) 215. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, nice strike on 1857-67 1d Brick-red imperf Chalon, large margins at top and base, close to touching at sides, Price $39 (T205) 216. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, light strikes on 1857-67 1d Vermilion and 1d Carmine imperf Chalons, both with three close margins, Price $59 (T206) 217. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, good strikes on two different shades of the 1857-67 4d Blue imperf Chalon, each with two-three margins, Price $49 (T209) 218. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, crisp strikes on 1857-67 1d Vermilion, 4d Blue, 6d Dull slate grey & 6d Slate violet imperf Chalons, mixed margins, Price $229 (T210) 219. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston bold partial strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon, three close margins, just cut into at right, Price $139 (T212) 220. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston bold partial strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey (paler shade) imperf Chalon, two good margins, touching at base & left, Price $109 (T213) 221. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston bold partial strike on 1860-67 6d Grey imperf Chalon, large margin at left, others touching, Price $89 (T214) 222. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston light partial strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon, margins close to touching Price $109 (T215) 223. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston light partial strike on 1860-67 6d Dull slate-grey imperf Chalon, margins good to touching, area of discolouration at base, Price $79 (T216) 224. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston light partial strike on 1858 1/- Vermilion imperf Chalon, two good margins, touching at top & left, Price $129 (T217) 225. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, light strikes on 1863-71 perf 12 1d Carmine Chalon x two shades, somewhat uneven perfs as usual, Price $49 (T219) 226. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, good strike on 1863-71 perf 10 4d Blue Chalon, unusually good perfs, Price $99 (T220) 227. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, light strike on 1863-71 perf 10 4d Blue Chalon, one short perf at left, Price $69 (T221) 228. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, bold almost complete strike on 1863-71 perf 12 4d Blue Chalon, somewhat uneven
perfs as usual, Price $89 (T223) 229. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, good strikes on 1863-71 perf 10 6d Grey-violet & 6d Reddish-mauve Chalons, usual uneven perfs, Price $89 (T224) 230. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, bold strike on 1873 perf 11½ 1/- Orange-red Chalon, usual uneven perfs, Price $59 (T225) 231. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘298’ of Formby rated ‘RR’, light but clear, almost full strike on 1d Red Sideface, Price $29 (T228) 232. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals ‘8’ of Bream Creek, ‘21’ of Clarence Plains/Rokeby, ‘49’ of Kelly’s Point, ‘121’ of Tunnack & ‘165’ of Upper Macquarie St/Cascade Rd/Hobart South, all rated ‘R’, mostly good, clear strikes on Sidefaces, the ‘49’ on 1d Red perf Chalon, Price $69 (T231) 233. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral ‘287’ of Mt Zeehan/Zeehan, two faint strikes on 1880 Stamp Duty 3d Platypus vertical pair, Price $29 (T230) 234. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals, 12 different numerals between ‘39’ and ‘76’ on mostly 2d Green sideface issues, selected for clarity of the strike, attractive group, Price $69 (T234) 235. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals, 12 different numerals between ‘77’ and ‘212’ on 1d & 2d sideface issues, selected for clarity of the strike, attractive group, Price $69 (T235) 236. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals, 6 different higher numerals between ‘221’ and ‘332’ on sideface or tablet issues, selected for clarity of the strike, attractive group, Price $39 (T237) 237. Tasmania second allocation barred numerals, 11 different mostly good complete strikes between ‘6’ and ‘152’, all on sideface 1d red/pink pairs, some on piece, attractive group, Price $69 (T239) 238. Tasmania 1880-1900 Stamp Duty Platypus 3d Chestnut (wing margin example) & 6d Mauve, postally used with second allocation barred numerals ‘287’ of Mt Zeehan/Zeehan & ‘91’? of Torquay/East Devonport respectively, Price $39 (T238) 239. Tasmania 1857-67 1d Dull vermillion wmk double lined numerals SG 28, good margin at right, others close to touching, full hinged original gum, Cat £400, Price $249 (T98) 240. Tasmania 1858 1/- Vermilion Imperf. SG41 mng, with 4 clear margins. Cat 800 pounds. Price $649 (D13) 241. Tasmania 1871 1d Rose used IMPERF single with 4 WIDE MARGINS. Cat as SG 144a for an Imperf Pair at 1300 pounds. Priced at only 15% of the pair price at $325 (D17) 242. TASMANIA 1900 Set of 6 MINT LETTERCARDS, 2d Pictorial on pale blue stock with a different view on the reverse of each. Believed less than 300 sets produced, this is a nice clean set in fine condition, just a little toning around edges in places, all that I have ever seen have this. These are on eBay as single cards at $125 each, sets normally get a lot more. My price, as I bought them quite well just $595 the set! (MM25) Victoria 243. Victoria 1884/96 £7 Violet on Blue Stamp Duty perf 13, SG 250. Pen cancelled, unusually has no pinholes. Cat. £200. Unknown postally used. Attractive example, centred left with full perfs. Price $395 (V283)
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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation The 2020 annual APF Australian Philatelic Order awards dinner was deferred due to COVID travel restrictions. The dinner, usually held in September of each year, finally took place in Adelaide in March at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia. An Australian Philatelic Research award was presented to John Hardinge, Bert Wajer and Ed Wolf and David Figg was awarded a Member of Australian Philately (see figure 1). Gary Brown (deceased) was awarded an Honorary Fellow of Australian Philately. Gary’s award was presented to his wife Robyn. Ian McMahon was the Master of Ceremonies, and the guest Speaker, Glenn Stafford (see figure 2) gave an interesting speech on his 40 years working in medical imaging. It was good to see that so many people from all States were able to travel to Australia for the first national philatelic face to face meeting for many months. Congratulations to all the award recipients. An APF meeting was held the next day, our first face to face meeting for over a year (see figure 3). We took a break to celebrate the golden jubilee of Figure1: Australian Philatelic Order awards are presented to Ed Wolf, John Hardinge, Bert Wajer and David Figg Figure 2, Glenn Stafford giving the after-dinner speech at the APO awards Figure 3: APF meeting Back Row: Frank Pauer, Ian McMahon, Mohammed Islam, Bernie Beston, Glen Stafford, Tony Shields, David Figg, Russell Boylan, John Moore Seated: Darryl Fuller, Peter Allen Stephanie Bromser Figure 4: Bernie Beston (FIP President) cutting the cake celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh Independence 1971-2021 and Mujib Borsho 50 - Stamp News
Philatelic Development Officer, APF
Figure 5: Maximaphily exhibit page Figure 6: Maximaphily exhibit page Figure 7: Maximaphily exhibit page note the Arab physician’s maximum card. Card printed for the Islamic Cultural Editions with 1963 stamp issued for the Arab Physicians Union Conference and a December 1963 cancellation from Algiers, where the conference was held. Figure 8: Maximaphily exhibit page note the Vesalius maximum card. Nels card by Ern Thill with 1942 Vesalius stamp and first-day cancellation from Brussels, where Vesalius was born. be associated in some visual way. They were called maximum cards because the collector is seeking ‘maximum concordance’ of these three aspects.
Bangladesh Independence 1971-2021 and Mujib Borsho celebration philatelic solo exhibition with a special cake brought in by Mohammed Islam, the Director of International Affairs for the Bangladesh Philatelic Federation (see figure 4) Maximaphily Maximaphily is a class of philately associated with all aspects of collecting, creating, and studying so-called ‘maximum cards’. These are commercial postcards with the stamp placed and franked on the front. The stamp, card subject and postmark must
What is Maximaphily? The earliest known maximum card was created in Egypt in 1893 by sheer chance. It happened when a tourist mailed a picture postcard depicting a pyramid and the sphinx to a friend in Germany. Contrary to postal regulations, he decided to affix an Egyptian stamp featuring the said monuments on the picture side of the postcard instead of the address side. Four months later Portugal produced the second maximum card. This card consists of an illustrated postal card and a stamp commemorating Prince Henry the Navigator. The item was postmarked in PORTO (the birthplace) on March 4, 1894, the first day of issue of both the stamp and Stamp News - 51
Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Figure 9: Quiz - Baron Portal and 150 years of the French Academy of Medicine Figure 10: Quiz - French first day of issue of Marie Curie Figure 11: Quiz - Orange Groves Figure 12: Quiz - Karl Landsteiner discoverer of human blood groups postal card. A few examples exist. At the beginning of the 20th century, some postcard collectors with an interest in philately made timbre côté vue (T.C.V) cards, signifying that the postage stamp was affixed to the picture side of the postcard. The T.C.V. was the precursor of the maximum card but had concordance only between two elements, the postcard and the postmark. In time, the term maximum card, with visual concordance between the subject of the stamp, the place of cancellation and the picture postcard, replaced the T.C.V. The term “maximum card” first appeared in the August 1932 issue of ‘Le libre Exchange’ published in Belgium. The first association of maximum card collectors was founded in France on January 19, 1945, as ‘Les Maximaphiles Français’. In time, maximaphily organisations were created across the world and in 1978 maximaphily became an independent class of philately. For casual collectors of philately, it’s a way of collecting attractive and often informative items related to their topic. One of the appealing aspects of maximum cards is that the collector can also be a creator and could aspire to produce cards with ‘maximum concordance’. Countries like Sweden, Australia have been issuing maximum cards. Maximum cards are released with every new Australian stamp issue. They have a postage-paid imprint, on the “message and address” side of the card, enabling them 52 - Stamp News
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Figure 13: Quiz - Via Claudia Augusta (ancient Roman road) Figure 14: Quiz - New Zealand Parliament (Beehive) Figure 15: Quiz - Yacht to be posted within Australia and by airmail anywhere in the world. In Switzerland, special picture postcards are offered to the philatelists before the official date of issue of new stamps thus giving an opportunity to create maximum cards. Home-made maximum cards are time-consuming, but they can be fun. Patience and perseverance are prerequisites because you must find the right postcard for the right stamp and then the right postmark and, most of all, postal clerks who are collector-friendly and understand what you need. Maximaphily Quiz The following quiz has been prepared by Jenny Banfield, the Chairperson of FIP Maximaphily. There are 10 maximum cards shown as figures 9 to 18 in this article. Some conform to the class rules and some are not acceptable. Why not try your hand at recognising what is or is what not an acceptable maximum card for an exhibit? Answers are in the table at the bottom of this article. Figure 9: Baron Portal and 150 years of the French Academy of Medicine Figure 10: French first day of issue of Marie Curie Figure 11: Orange Groves Figure 12: Karl Landsteiner discoverer of human blood groups Figure 13: Via Claudia Augusta (ancient Roman
road) Figure 14: New Zealand Parliament (Beehive) Figure 15: Yacht Figure 16: Australian first day of issue of Investment Boom Figure 17 New Zealand first day of issue of Ban the Bomb Figure 18: Prince Rainier III of Monaco Concordance Concordance of subject is the essential characteristic of a maximum card. This concordance between the illustration of the postage stamp and the one of the picture-postcard must be as close as possible and visually verifiable. Concordance of place requires a connection between the name of the place or the locality of the postmark and the subject of the postage stamp and of the postcard. For monuments, landscapes and sites or an event the place is the nearest post office to the location. For personalities, the place must be connected to their birth, death, burial, work or aspect of their activity. Maximum cards showing planes, trains or ships should be cancelled in a place where there is an airport, a railway station, a port or an onboard post office related to the subject. Maximum cards showing sporting activities are better if they are cancelled in places where these sports take place. Those showing works of art should be Stamp News - 53
Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Exhibiting Maximaphily The information below summarises the main requirements of exhibiting maximaphily. More details can be found on the APF website www. apf.org.au under ‘Regulations & Guidelines’ then ‘SREVs’ & Guidelines. The exhibit must tell a story with a definite beginning and end. The maximum card is comprised of three basic elements, a picture postcard, a postage stamp and a postmark tied to the postage stamp and the postcard. These three components are chosen in such a way that they offer a maximum visual concordance with one another. Figures 5 to 8 are pages from Jenny Banfield’s exhibit “History & Development of Medicine”. Classification of exhibits Maximaphily exhibits can be classified by: • Country or group of countries with geographical, historical, or cultural links. • Specialised field or study • A theme The Postage Stamp The postage stamp must have a visible theme, or motif and must have a visual concordance with the picture on the postcard. It must have been issued from a Universal Postal Union Figure 16: Quiz - Australian first day of issue of Invest(UPU), member country or a dependent terment Boom ritory. Care should be taken that it is valid at Figure 17 Quiz - New Zealand first day of issue of Ban the the time of cancellation. Postage-due stamps, Bomb pre-cancels and revenue stamps are not alFigure 18: Quiz - Prince Rainier III of Monaco lowed. The stamp must be valid for postage and affixed to the picture side of the postcard. must cancelled either in the place they are to be found or be in perfect condition and must not exceed a quarin the place where they were created. Cancellations ter of the postcard area. Only one postage stamp of other places are allowed where exhibitions and should be on the view side of the picture postcard other events are held in connection with the work of (several postage stamps are tolerated on cards proart. For monuments, the cancellation should be of duced before 1978 if one or more are concordant the nearest post office to the place where the monuwith the postcard). ment is located. When the same subject is spread out on several The concordance of time is defined by the date se-tenant stamps, making a panorama, the set can of the postmark, within the period of validity of the appear on a single postcard. However, when a subpostage stamp. ject is isolated on one of the se-tenant stamps only 54 - Stamp News
Philatelic Development Officer, APF the one on which the treated subject is illustrated should be affixed to the postcard. Customised advertising labels and personalised stamps are allowed if they are available at some stage to the general public. Cut-outs from postal cards are allowed provided the postal authority of the country permits their use. The Picture-postcard The picture-postcard should be available on the market or issued by the postal authority of a country before the issue of the postage stamp. Only square and rectangular formats are allowed with dimensions following UPU regulations. The size must be small enough to enable two cards to be shown on one A4 sheet. The picture must offer the best possible concordance with the subject of the stamp but must not show a sketch or a draft of the stamp design. Postcards can have margins and a text directly connected with the subject of the maximum card. Old postcards can have an area for correspondence on the picture side. With the exception of these old postcards, the larger the picture the better. The following items cannot be used for maximum cards: Postcards with multiple pictures or holograms, those that fully reproduce the postage stamp, private photographs, photocopies, photo montages, drawings or privately printed documents. It is strictly prohibited to alter the size of a postcard by cutting it. The cancellation The cancellation must be printed by the authorised postal service. It must be clearly visible and legible and tie the postage stamp to the postcard. Care must be taken that the ink does not smear and impart an untidy look to the maximum card. The cancellation must be carried out within the period of validity of the postage stamp and as close as possible to the date of issue. The pictorial design of the cancellation, the text and the place of cancellation should have a connection with the subject of the postage stamp and of the picture postcard. The closer the connection between the subject, picture and text the better the concordance. Non-illustrated cancellations are accepted on the condition that they show the name of the locality
where the post office is located, and the concordance of place is met. A widespread misconception is that maximum cards are at their best when they have a first day of issue postmark. This is not so, especially since maximum cards with more closely related special postmarks became available during the time of postal validity of a given postage stamp. The exhibitor must not be tempted to change the postcard surface in any way to enhance the postmark, or the exhibit may be disqualified in exhibitions.
FIG- Title URE 9 Baron Portal
QUIZ ANSWERS Answer Reason YES
Via Claudia Augusta New Zealand Beehive
Investment Boom YES
Ban the Bomb
Prince Rainier III
California orange grove with Pitcairn stamp valid until 1957. Concordance of subject is marginal. Non-illustrated Pitcairn cancel with no concordance of place to the postcard and outside the period of validity. Blood transfusion postcard has only minor concordance of ideas with stamp, but no visual concordance, as the nurse’s head dominates. Cancellation shows medical symbol and has no concordance of place with the subject of the postage stamp
Card shows beehive the stamp does not; only concordance is crown on gate and on stamp. No concordance of place as the yacht is in Auckland Harbour and the cancel is from Paraparaumu near Wellington Card identical to stamp with perforations
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Market Matters World’s priciest stamp AND coin for sale!
On June 8 we will all know what the world’s rarest stamp has sold for. With an estimate of $US10-15 million, plus goodness knows what in all the Auction house buyer fees, there will be a new owner for sure one hopes and imagines. The legendary British Guiana 1856 1¢ Black on Magenta cut to shape imperforate stamp classic, is to be auctioned again by Sotheby’s A women’s shoe designer’s playthings. in Manhattan, New York. Whether a live sale audience is allowed, I am Offering together a very smart idea. not sure, in these COVID times. It might be a very smart move offering the three It last sold for a $US9.48 million invoice price, also by Sotheby’s - near exactly 7 years ago, on June pieces together. Some Arab sheik, or Texas oilman, or Bitcoin investor etc, might decide it is cool to buy 17, 2014. The seller is American woman’s shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, based in New York. More both the world’s priciest coins and stamps in one hit, and an invoice price for the 2 main items of about on him and his foibles later! $A25 million would not surprise me at all. In the same sale, Weitzman will also offer the Interest and Bond rate returns globally are near unique multi-million dollar Plate Block of 4 of the (or below!) zero, stockmarkets are pretty jittery, USA 1918 “Inverted Jenny” 24¢ stamp, and also and in that kind of climate there are many wellapparently the world’s rarest coin, the also unique heeled folks looking for something with kudos and in private hands, 1933 $20 “Saint Gaudens” double provenance to park some funds in, AND at the same eagle. time own a couple of unique and famous items as well. This is why Picassos always sell well! Governments are all printing currency like it is Monopoly money, all fiscal restraint and budgets seem to have vanished globally, and all this ocean of cash needs to end up somewhere safe - why not stamps and coins?! Our Grandchildren will be paying for it all of course. Stampboards.com was literally the first outlet on earth to publish the price of the 2014 Guiana sale, (and will again) and had several members in the saleroom with smartphones and videos, and they added a posted first hand live commentary, and video of the sale A $10+ million plus stamp perhaps? 56 - Stamp News
Value over $US350 BILLION per kilo. taking place - tinyurl.com/1856BG1c The stamp weight has been estimated to be nearly the same as the Sweden 3sk “Tre Skilling Yellow” which we know weighs exactly 0.02675 grams (0.0009 ounces). This gave the British Guiana stamp the staggering value of over $US350 Billion per kilogram - $US354,392,523,364.49 to be exact! The most valuable object in the world by weight or volume - no contest. The stamp is defective, cut-to-shape, very heavily faded, has been “painted in”, over past surface scuffing, and now has been signature vandalised with a sharp pen/pencil by owner Weitzman, but it will still sell for many millions despite this COVID cloud we are all living under.
2014 film “Foxcatcher.” The 2014 price was about TEN times what du Pont purchased it for in 1980. Many at that time in 1980 speculated the price that Weitzman paid was quite absurd, and openly opined that he would certainly lose big money on it when it was later resold. In fact, John du Pont paid 3 or 4 times what Weinberg paid only 10 years earlier. And Weinburg paid 5 or 6 times what Australian Gallipoli war hero Frederick Small paid. Which in turn was more than Arthur Hind paid etc! The gift that keeps on giving. Stampboards.com had a maths whizz compute that since John du Pont purchased the stamp in 1980, it had appreciated at 6.25% p.a. - pretty amazing in a USA economy, where annual real interest rates had been negligible in that same period. Mainstream and POSITIVE media for stamps is very scarce these days. I had many media calls, and this long interview was on National primetime ABC radio here - tinyurl.com/GlenBG The record price actually paid, after the cheeky 20% auction house “Buyer Fee” was added, was $US9.48 million.
Royal Collection does not have one.
As I said in that interview, it is the ONE major Commonwealth stamp rarity the Royal Collection does not possess. KGV was underbidder to Arthur
World’s most valuable object by weight.
The last sale really spoke volumes about the health of the stamp hobby globally. The 2014 auction yielded superb and positive global publicity for stamps, and lots of mass media of all kinds, and that is always most welcome. “The world’s most valuable object by weight” etc. Weitzman purchased it from the estate of John E. du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemicals fortune, who had acquired it in 1980, before he died in prison for the murder of the Olympic wrestler and coach Dave Schultz. The killing served as the basis for the
The world’s very priciest coin? Stamp News - 57
Market Matters Hind, and who knows, there may still be some interest in it going there. It was strongly thought by many the Queen was the buyer last time it was auctioned, as buyer was “anonymous” for quite a while. I inspected this British Guiana stamp in 2016 at the New York Expo where it was in a clear Perspex case with bright lighting beaming down on it. (The multimillion $ Sweden Tre Skilling Banco was also on show in a collector exhibit there.) A sad, badly faded, pink little square now. On July 30, 2002, the USA 1933 $20 coin was sold at a Sotheby’s auction held in New York for $6.6 million, plus a 15% Buyer’s Premium, and an additional $20 needed to “monetise” the face value of the coin so it would become legal currency - in a bizarre deal the Feds struck with the seller. This brought the final invoice price to $US7,590,020 - at the time a record price for a world coin I understand. Half the bid price was to be delivered to the United States Treasury, plus the $20 to “monetize” the coin, while the vendor was entitled to the other half. It has not been offered for 19 years, and Sothebys state they expect the $20 gold coin to fetch $US1015 million hammer price, and even if it gets somewhat less than that, will make it the world’s most valuable coin item after the 20% or whatever Buyer Fees are added.
Money cannot buy wisdom.
One of the more fascinating aspects of the famed British Guiana 1856 1¢ Black on Magenta stamp is the reverse side, which shows the personal owner marks of several of its famous (and infamous) owners over the past Century. Few stamps exhibit so many owner marks. No stamp in history has ever COST this much of course! The new owner of the mega million British Guiana stamp decided recently to flamboyantly add his initials to the reverse of it. Nothing really unusual about that, as many past owners have done that just that - Stampboards has videos of this pen vandalism taking place - tinyurl.com/1cVandal Stuart Weitzman does not really collect stamps. 58 - Stamp News
Just SO subtle, Mr. Weitzman. He designed expensive women’s shoes. So his brainstorm was not just to initial the back of the stamp at far left with “SW”, but to also add a large stylised woman’s Stiletto shoe under and beside his SW initials. Brilliant stuff. Both he and his off-siders in the videos, handled this unique stamp without tweezers or cotton gloves. Having apparently far more money than sense, Weitzman appears to have executed this vandalism using heavy pressure, with a sharp HB pencil or even a metallic ink ball pen. See photo of it nearby. Watching him clumsily sign it on the video was disturbing. He seemed there to have zero clue about the history of the stamp. The final leg of the “W” he has used such pressure the stamp paper looks to have nearly been punctured. I have grave fears the next time this stamp is scanned, this heavy graffiti will show through on the face, on this very thin paper. Very clever behaviour. Hopefully it will have cost him a million dollars deducted from bids.
We are ALL just temporary custodians.
We are all but temporary custodians of any stamp or cover or coin we own, and this kind of dopey and thoughtless stuff is infuriating - to me anyway.
Glen Stephens USA 1¢ blue Franklin “Z” Grill rarity he needed to complete his USA collection. Gross has owned LOTS of “Inverted Jennies” including several blocks. They are not really scarce at all (just pricey!) as the full sheet of 100 copies are all basically still floating about the global stamp market. I have things in stock priced at $1000s, not millions, that FAR less than 100 copies exist of!
Gibbons are not always on the ball!
In general Stanley Gibbons catalogues are remarkably accurate, and offer a solid and reliable quote re the value of scarcer stamps. Naturally they are NOT always correct, which is where my lifetime mantra comes into play - “Knowledge Is
Will Jenny keep flying high? Sure, he can slice it all into little pieces if he really wishes, as it is right NOW his plaything, but such an over-the-top defacement was excessive to most who commented online. If he bought one of the 17 existing copies of the Magna Carta would he also go scrawling stiletto heel graffiti all over that too? Anyway, what is done is done, and hopefully now that Weitzman has already tired of it, someone with a bit more common sense will own it, and not repeat the same wanton ego madness. Also for sale on the same day as the British Guiana stamp and $20 coin, is the unique Plate Block of 4 of the USA 1918 “Inverted Jenny” 24¢ stamp. The block is hinged which means a big hit on Jenny prices, but being the plate block, will likely still fetch several millions - likely not as many as Sothebys estimate of $US5-7 million, before commission. In 2005, it sold at auction by Siegel Auction Galleries in New York, where it sold to bond tycoon Bill Gross for $US2,970,000. Mr. Gross’s ownership was short-lived, as he swapped it within a week to Donald Sundman of Mystic Stamp Company, for the
Superb MUH block 6, but affordable. Stamp News - 59
Market Matters Power”. Dealers closer to the scene often are more was cat £850! 20% higher than today - 23 years on. knowledgeable. Weird. No more supply has appeared of course, and I recently purchased a FU copy of the £1 First global demand for all things NWPI is literally about Watermark Kangaroo, overprinted North West 5 times what it was 23 years back. Pacific Islands - “NWPI”. This is a very rare stamp, Also this week I added to stock a fresh MVLH 5/as records show only FOUR sheets were overprinted First Watermark NWPI, SG #83 for $2,500, which, in the middle of WWI, and most of these high values as all who collect NWPI realise, is pretty much the were used on Telegrams etc, not postally. rarest basic stamp of the entire country - cat today This SG #83 is wildly under-rated stamp in of that is £2,750 mint. I checked what this 5/- First TODAY’S market. If I were to take a rough guess, Watermark was rated at, in the same 1988 SG, and I’d suggest there are TEN times more existing of it was priced LOWER than the £1 SG 85, at £750 the ‘’common’’ later £1 brown and blue Kangaroo, used! Today it is £3,750 used - exactly 5 times Third watermark, SG 99, mint or used. Those readily higher. change hands at about the $A500 level mint or used globally. So this one should be 5 or 10 times that One offered for double Gibbons. level. And even that seems rather low priced from the The Third watermark NWPI also has some pretty few on offer - leading US dealer in Commonwealth pieces. I have sold this quite superb MUH “A/B/C” stamps, Colonial Stamp Company has a used one setting strips of 3 block of SG 99 several times for auction this month with an estimate $US10,000 over the years, for a few $1000 each time. If it were plus his 15% Buyer Fee. That of course is well over not overprinted, you could add several zeros UNDOUBLE the full SG level, so it will be interesting overprinted it is cat over $100,000 for 6 singles! to see what it fetches. The stock supply chart that exists for shipments of Allegedly onIy one sheet of 120 x 5/- First SG 85 stamps to NWPI shows only 4 sheets of 120 Watermark was overprinted in error along with the were supplied to New Guinea, leaving Melbourne rather common 5/- Second Watermarks that were December 17, 1915. Of the sheets they received, sent to Rabaul. This was all tangentially raised in James Bendon’s superb UPU handbook tells us 378 a Military Court Of Enquiry at the time, when a of them received the full face RABAUL cds dated Sydney dealer actively stirred the pot about how “5 JULY:16”. Near all used copies many strange things were being existing have that cds. created and sold - and to whom, and Most of those UPU copies are for what price! still in global postal archives. I A warning when buying placed the First Watermark VFU £1 these. Many have the undated brown and blue Roo shown nearby “CANCELLED NAURU” into stock, which has a non UPU Telegraphic non-postal cancel cancel of “31 JL 16”. Gibbons as shown nearby. A leading number is SG 85, and I checked Melbourne dealer - a past President with surprise to see that the current of APTA for goodness sakes, has 2021 catalogue value of this the one illustrated here priced at exceedingly rare stamp is only £700 $A2,750! He also states that only used. one sheet was overprinted of this That seemed AWFUL low to me, value. as I have not had one for 10 or 20 HE certainly knows it is years. Out of interest I went got out misleading NOT to clearly describe THE most under-priced stamp my SG Cat from 1988, and SG 85 it as a non-postal cancel, when in SG? 60 - Stamp News
Glen Stephens asking many $1000s, but many do not have that knowledge to know what it is. To that end, I am suggesting Gibbons add this footnote in the NWPI listings, to in future protect the unwary from those who know better, from getting conned in future, into paying postal used type prices. “High values exist with crisp steel undated dual outer circle cds inscribed ‘CANCELLED NAURU’. This was from Telegraph usage, and the value is about 20% of a postal cancel. Violet oval Telegraph cancels bleached off easily, and beware of no gum stamps, or treated copies with fake cds added later. ‘BASE OFFICE’ is totally spurious, but often seen.” Some NWPI specialists have been communicating with SG along the same lines, and one was pushing for the NAURU cancels to be rated at 10% of postal used. 20% to me sounds about right - exactly like the ACSC rates Telegraph punctures on Australia roos. We shall all soon see So common sense, and market supply says the £1, SG 85, based on the current 5/-SG 83 prices, should also be now at least 5 times higher now in SG 2021 versus 1988, at about £4,250! So there are still under-rated bargains out there in NWPI stamps. I put this £1 into stock at $A800 and did not give one hoot at what insane level SG currently use - they do NOT have any in stock, and I do! It sold within an hour. Smart buyer.
Two strong NWPI tips for you.
My tip to all reading this is, if you EVER see a mint or postally used NWPI SG 85 for sale - grab it NOW, at today’s silly prices. Hopefully someone in the SG deep labyrinths will jolt themselves into 2021, and crank this one up to several times from today’s silly low levels, in quick order. It is a MAJOR Rarity. Any buyers purchasing on today’s nutty low levels, will then have a large smile on their face. Indeed all things NWPI are worth taking a look at as a new collecting sideline. A LOT of the stamp issues sell for peanuts relative to the Australia basic stamps. Strange but true. The 5/- Roo
SECOND watermark is a scarce stamp mint or used from Australia, but overprinted NWPI, sells for only about 10% as much - go figger. A cheap way to fill an album space for SG 30! There are a lot of bargains about. The one I think has a lot of upside is the 10/- First Watermark grey and pink, in mint condition . In NWPI this is SG 84, cat £150 mint and £190 used. The non-overprinted stamp, SG 14 is cat £900 mint. Do be fussy, and only buy FRESH examples, but for well under the cost of the current post office Year Album, for something well over a century old, that cost someone near a week’s wages to buy, is a steal in my view. Do not ask me for one, as I do not have any right now, but each time I sell for $150 or so, I am amazed they trade for so little money. That will change. Tinyurl.com/opNWPI is a 600+ post discussion on stampboards on NWPI stamps, detailed settings info, and forgeries etc, with some leading world experts being active on there, for those interested to raise new matters and questions. Records show that the 10/- FIRST Watermark had only a few dozen sheets sent to New Guinea, and of those, and at least 378 were then RABAUL full face cancelled “5JY16” and forwarded to Berne to the UPU for global Specimen distribution, and many were also used for Telegram payments etc, and not postally cancelled.
This is *NOT* postally used!
Costs less than the current PO Year Book! Stamp News - 61
Market Matters Be cautious when buying NWPI (and many other areas!) from eBay, as all kinds of forged overprints have been peddled, and dubious cancels added to stamps worth a lot more used than mint. And most especially, be cautious about anything with OS perfins on ebay, as one forger has made masses of those, mostly on used stamp of course.
WHAT Kangaroos to buy?
I often get asked what used Kangaroo stamp is worth perusing to pop away “for a rainy day” or to try to seek an extra copy of etc. I see more Kangaroo stamps than near any other dealer on earth, both mint and used, and have done for over 40 years, so I have plenty of first-hand experience. These days with interest rates being near zero globally (BEFORE tax!) a lot of folks are setting aside some funds to tuck away some selected better stamp items as formal or informal superannuation. In this climate buying USED stamps makes perfect
1915 Second Watermark 9d Roo. 62 - Stamp News
sense. No foxing, and no clever regumming to fool you either! For the monocolour values, the key by MILES is the 1915 Second Watermark 9d Violet. Issued in the midst of WWI - when most stamp collectors, being men, were fighting and training overseas etc. As this was simply a watermark change from the 9d 1913 First Watermark, very few noticed, and even fewer cared! Gibbons list this stamp as SG 27 at £48 - under HALF what it should be in SG. ACSC is $A90 for the cheapest shade, and that is more like the retail level of anything half decent. Track down some nice examples where you can, but be CERTAIN the seller is not “dreaming” with the watermark ID - as they mostly are, sadly.
WWI emergency expediency printing.
This SG 27 was an Emergency Printing on the Crown over A watermarked paper, made for the
9d Inverted Watermark, cat $5,000.
What watermark is this - can YOU tell? far wider sized KGV head stamps. Why? As the regular paper could not be sourced from Europe due to merchant shipping to here being sunk by the Germans etc. Same story with consistent colour printing inks from Europe during WWI not being available. The rather common 9d Third Watermark was issued less than one year later, on new paper made for the Roo sized stamps. Hence the Second Watermark paper had a VERY short life, and only 1 printing was made. Things were in crisis during WWI, and few were buying or saving stamps with very minor print changes etc. Issued with no philatelic fanfare or prior advice (no FDC exist of course of ANY values of this watermark) in July 1915 - just after the Gallipoli Landing, and carnage in Europe, folks had FAR more on their minds in life than a stamp watermark change. TOP used examples I sell rapidly at $150, and very nice ones are in the $100 region. One 9d I scanned from stock is illustrated nearby.
Light crisp Kalgoorlie “thimble” cds, they do not come much better looking than this postally used, for a stamp used primarily to mail small parcels check YOUR copy, and see how it compares! You’d THINK a VFU 9d stamp is simple to source - until you go looking! There are NO Post Office “CTO” copies of this stamp possible, so the only way to get a nice one is search - and search - and search. And MOST are pretty rough. Mint are 4 times used retail, so no-one adds vague corner cancels to heavy hinged mint etc, as occurs on many other values, such as 6d CofA normal, and “OS” overprint etc. One highly sought after variety on this 1915 9d Kangaroo, is the “Inverted Watermark”. They are very scarce, but I do like it, and actively seek them, and have owned and sold nearly all the known copies over the past decades, as they are very popular, and get more so each year. Ever since Stanley Gibbons have listed and priced all INVERTED watermarks, global demand has really taken off for all of them, and for scarcer things like this, with just a dozen or two examples recorded globally, it is basically a sellers’ market. WHO has any stocks? Even my dog-eared 1979 ACSC has the 6d Inverted watermark at $175, and this 9d inverted watermark at $550 - priced over 3 times higher. Logically, using historical relativity, this 9d stamp should be worth the current $55,000 of the 6d, plus 300% = $A165,000.
The $165,000 stamp is now just $5,000!
However oddly, it is only priced $5,000 today. Only a few used are known, and most of those are faulty. I just bought a rather decent looking used example very well this month, that I added to stock for $1,600, if anyone is missing that gap in their collection. FAR, far, scarcer than any “Inverted Jenny” 24¢! The few known postal used copies all have Queensland cds postmarks of April or May 1917 - as does this one nearby I sold recently, with a neat cds of “MUTTABURRA - 10 MY 17 QUEENSLAND”. (Population of the entire tiny Stamp News - 63
Market Matters farming AREA was 106 last Census!) Be mindful that probably HALF of what I see in stamp albums happily sitting neatly in the “Second Watermark” spaces are NOT that watermark at all, so be super careful where you source them from. Be very vigilant and observant, as it is easy to be conned. On places like eBay where sellers are generally clueless rank amateurs with no real world experience, they cheerfully decide the sole 9d in their Kid’s collection must of course be the most expensive watermark! It is a jungle out there - so use great caution buying these. As the First, Second and Third watermark stamps all have very similar looking Crown over A watermarks, experienced eyes are needed to sort them apart. Especially in USED, where hinge remains and gunk etc often cover a good deal of the reverse. The 5/- shown nearby I can tell at a glance the watermark, just from the image - can you? I must have handled a million Roos over 40+ years, and with most of them you can ID at a brief facial glance with experience, even with no postmark date. Just slight nuances. (It is the pricey SG 30!) The same rule applies for the other Second Watermark stamps of course, except the 3 low values, which are readily sourced at modest cost. However even wrong identified examples of these I see in near every stamp collection that I buy here. Be careful. The 9d, 1/-, 2/- and 5/- are all worth MUCH less in the fairly common Third Watermark equivalents, so remember always, that wonderful old saying - “a LITTLE Knowledge Is Dangerous”! On the 2/- or 5/- you can be stiffed $100s a stamp on eBay etc, if you get it wrong.
What Bi-Colour Roo to chase?
Moving along to the higher values in the Roo series, the Bi-Colour Kangaroos have one standout contender in my view, as the most under-rated value, and that prize goes to the 1913 10/- First Watermark, SG 14. This stamp had a rather short life, near all of it during WWI. 64 - Stamp News
Grab any NICE used you see.
It was quietly replaced during WWI by the Third Watermark version, in the same colours, which then stayed on sale for 11 years, and if the major catalogues want us to believe this First Watermark is only worth twice a Third Watermark version, they are wildly wrong, and they do not sell these for a living, as I do! Indeed, 5½ times more were sold of the latter, and that roughly reflects my stockholding at any time over 40 years - 5 or 10 to one. Today I checked and have 8 of the 1913 10/- in stock in used, and 48 of the 1917, covering all condition grades - most are pretty ordinary sadly. Yet SG price is only double, and they are plain WRONG. The 1913 10/- literally had LESS copies sold than the 1913 £1 and £2 Roos, and postally USED are about equally scarce as those two. Grab any NICE ones you see - and from long experience I can tell you only one in 20 is “nice”.
Glen Stephens Postal VFU 10/- near non-existent.
WWI Hi-Val cancelled HAWAII!
Most destroyed after PO Audit.
We must remember that MOST of these 10/- were used on Telegrams, and were destroyed by PO after audit and storage for a year. Some Postmasters furtively leaked out the audited copies to dealers, which exhibit the large circular auditor punch holes. They are sold as “space fillers” for about 20% the price of un-punched examples. But a nice postal used copy is a RARE beast. I sold the one illustrated nearby recently for $A995, and it is about as nice as you can source these, postal used. Terrific perfs and centering and colour with about the lightest cancel possible on a heavy parcel. Indeed now I am loading the scan up here, I’d probably buy it back for that, as it really was a top shelf example, and I was rather underweight on my price, now I look at it. A condition grade seldom encountered, on this stamp, that was used on a very heavy box etc.
The majority of “used” SG 14 out there are corner CTO copies from presentation packs and Specimen packs - which cost way more than postal used, oddly. Many serious collectors eschew those Specimens, for one POSTALLY used, which are near non-existent. I DEFY you to show me a nicer looking Postal Used example for sale - GLOBALLY - at any price! The CTO cancels - there are 4 different dates and types of them listed in ACSC, run to about DOUBLE the postally used prices, so they are not a budget buyer option either. Strangest one I ever saw was this week, when I bought the example shown cancelled “HONOLULU - HAWAII - 1914”. Sure a few normal letters and postcards sometimes dodged cancelling here, and were done at arrival country, but a 10/- Roo?? That was on a huge sea parcel, and not getting cancelled here is beyond belief. Usually the perfs and centering are terrible on all these 1913 issues, as the paper choice was poor for stamps, with long very tough fibres, that ripped out perfs readily when separated. Near all short perfs on First Watermark are on the SIDES. A little known fact! This tough to tear apart horizontal mesh paper was never used again after this series, as it caused so many complaints at Post Offices. So, finding a clean and fresh copy, with no repairs, and nice perfs and centering and colour, is a task that might take you years to achieve. About $A1,000 is where you will be starting at, for very decent ones, and a few $100 more for the elusive premium examples like the one above, so happy hunting! Perfs and centering are both big issues for this, and heavy cancels and damage and foxing etc are NORMAL! Even a really basic average used example will still set you back around $500, as SG cat is £700=$A1400 - and has been for years. Still worth tracking down, if you like a challenge! Aim for QUALITY, and pay for that, if buying with an eye to re-sale down the track. Stamp News - 65
Sealand : Micronation in the north Sea There are microstates and micro nations. A microstate is a very small country (with a population of less than two million) which in international legal terms is considered to be an independent state. Vatican State is the perfect example of an extremely small state with a population of just some 1.000 residents. This rather unique state comprises a number of buildings and a large square and garden in the centre of Rome. Despite its incredibly small size, Vatican State is fully recognised by the rest of the international community. Then we have a number of microstates or micro nations which were established in various geographical locations for a variety of reasons. Some can be described as art projects, others were created in a bid to attract tourists. The Principality of Sealand actually exists and it is located on an old fort in the North Sea east of the county of Essex in England. The fort was built at the beginning of World War II in a bid to improve the defences against Nazi German air raids against the British capital. Some years after the end of the war,
these forces were abandoned by the British military but, being very sturdy constructions, they are still there. In 1964 Mr. Roy Bates, an Essex businessman, took over one of these forts and built a radio station – Radio Essex – to broadcast commercial programming on medium-wave to the greater London area. As it turned out the fort was located in British territorial waters but Mr. Bates knew how to solve the problem. He moved the radio station to another fort called Rough Towers which is located in international waters outside British jurisdiction. However, the British authorities ﬁnally managed to close down all the “pirate” stations in 1967. This put an end to Roy Bates’ radio station but much to everyone’s surprise he didn’t leave Roughs Tower. Instead it became the Principality of Sealand with Mr. Bates assuming the title of Prince Roy. In fact, the entire Bates family now became royalty. Prince Roy died a few years ago but he has been succeeded by his son Prince Michael and the fort is still ﬁrmly in the hands of the Bates family all these
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Christer Brunström years later. Sealand has had a rather interesting history with a failed coup d’état and a devastating ﬁre. In the autumn of 1969, Sealand joined the world’s stamp issuing nations. I was reminded of this intriguing story when I recently acquired a little book by German philatelist Bernhard Luerssen in which he describes the history of the principality and its stamp issues. He is one of a very limited number of people who have actually set foot on Sealand. Sealand’s ﬁrst stamps were issued in 1969, a sheet of seven values featuring famous navigators (Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain James Cook, etc.). The stamps in the sheet had values from 2c to 50c which must have been somewhat unpractical. The sheet exists both perforated and imperforate. A stamp from the ﬁrst issue is shown in Fig. 1. It depicts Sir Walter Raleigh. Each stamp also carries a sketch of Roughs Tower. Apparently some of the denominations in the sheet were of little use and in 1970 the sheet reappeared with ﬁve of the stamps being surcharged 10c
which apparently corresponded to the mostly used postal rate. The 10c on 14c stamp (Fig. 2) features a portrait of Captain James Cook. Over the years there were the occasional new issues which was available from Sealand and used on mail. In 2004 there was a set of four stamps depicting members of the princely family. Shown in Fig. 3 are Prince Roy and Princess Joan on a $3.50 stamp. In 1970 there were also four different issues of very colourful pictorials printed by Format International Security Printers and ordered by Mr. Christian Haché who at the time was Sealand’s PMG. It is doubtful if these stamps were ever properly used for postage on the platform. Travelled First Day Covers appear to exist but I believe many have bogus addresses. There was a set of ﬁve large-sized stamps featuring sailing ships along with a souvenir sheet. One of the stamps is shown in Fig. 4. The designs were based on rather famous paintings of old sailing ships. Considering Sealand’s location on a platform in the North Sea, it is perhaps not surprising that a set
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Sealand : Micronation in the north sea was also devoted to depicting different species of ﬁsh (Fig. 5). Once again a set of ﬁve stamps with the accompanying souvenir sheet depicting an octopus. Another set featured famous admirals and pirates and a fourth set Paintings of the Sea (Fig. 6). They were all issued in the standard format of ﬁve stamps and a souvenir sheet. Later there have been additional printings of these pictorial issues. It is also quite possible that these stamp were printed in 1970 but never issued until much later. In many ways Sealand is rather similar to Hutt River Province Principality in Western Australia which declared its independence from Australia in 1970 following a dispute with the local government about wheat quotas. Actually it is a large farm. The farmer and his family turned the farm into a principality and awarded themselves royal titles and issued a large number of postage stamps. It seems Hutt River Province Principality attracted quite a lot of tourists over the years. I have received numerous letters from Hutt River franked with their local stamps.
Once the covers were handled over to Australia Post, the postage fee was paid in cash and subsequently a postmark was added indicating that postage had been duly paid. Neither Hutt River Province nor Sealand ever achieved UPU status and thus their stamps only paid the fee to the nearest government post ofﬁce in Australia or the UK. The two principalities operated in very much the same way. The need for a Sealand postal service was never that great as the population rarely amounted to more than a handful of occupants. There is a letter box on the platform and it is emptied on a daily basis. Most of Sealand’s stamps are inexpensive but ﬁnding genuine commercial covers can be somewhat of a challenge. However, they do exist. Stamp News readers eager in ﬁnding out a lot more about Sealand and its stamps should get hold of a copy of Luerssen’s very informative 55-page full-colour booklet. Titled The Postage Stamps of the Principality of Sealand it sells for 20 euros which can be paid using PayPal (email@example.com). Air mail postage to all parts of the world is included in the price.
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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
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