Stamp News Australasia - July 2021

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FIJI - 1915-19 ‘WAR TAX STAMP’ Overprint 1d KGV, with Overprint Inverted, BPA Cert: SG #139ac, 1d Bright Scarlet, fine MVLH, Cat £600 = $A1200. Clear BPA certificate (1998). Near EVERY example offered on FakeBay etc, (even many real Auctions) is of course FORGED, as the basic stamp is worth only peanuts. Also has a light impression of the overprint under King’s Neck as can be seen - so technically a DOUBLE oveprint - both inverted! You MUST buy these with clear UK Photo Certificate. Also expertised 3 times on reverse. Very fresh MLH original gum. Priced at $650 under Gibbons to sell FAST - $A550 (Stock 835KL

1983 Norfolk Island 200th Anniversary of Manned Flight Aviation amazing misperforated Miniature Sheet: Absolutely spectacular, and technically IMPERFORATE at right, as can be seen. Fresh MUH. Bought it in an Estate, where buyer noted he’d paid $750 at issue time - cannot see a single reference to it on the web, despite a long Google search. Seldom do I offer a unique stamp item from Norfolk, but this appears to be one. If it were an Australia 1980s unique M/S with this error, I’d be adding a zero to price! I asked on if anyone had even seen one in the past 38 years, and no-one globally among the experienced Norfolk collectors had ever noted one - These pieces will get far more sought after now, as Norfolk Island from July 1, 2016 as we all know, became 100% “Australian” for the first time for postal and legal purposes - exactly as Cocos and Christmas Islands and AAT are now. So prices of all things NORFOLK will keep rising, that is for sure, especially for nice ‘CHOICE’ grade scarce material like this. Comes complete with a normal MUH Mini Sheet: $A550 (Stock 782KR)

BCOF Japan 1946 3d KGVI with *GOLD* Trial Overprint: The rare first printing, that was abandoned before issue basically, in favour of the very heavy font overprint on 1d and 3d. See footnote and prices in SG. Tied to piece by the usual cds seem on the trial overprints: “AUST ARMY PO : 241 - 18 OCT:46” (See ACSC, Note 4). VFU and fresh on piece. USED trial overprints are MANY times scarcer than Mint, and the Sydney ebay forger has made a lot of mint, as they are easy to do, and sold to the dopey Bunnies there, so be careful. ACSC J3PP(2)c Cat $750. Many get the RED and GOLD overprints mixed up, as the GOLD is not metallic. The red is crimson, and seen side by side, are very easily picked apart. GUARANTEED 105% genuine of course. Cat $750 and superb - $A495 (Stock 682EJ) Order via: All Cards accepted with ZERO fee - even Amex! Bank Deposit fine, or Money Orders. PayPal is accepted in ANY major currency, saving you fees - contact me first. LayBys/Layaways always OK with me!


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Contents Articles Commercial Philately in Australia : Rod Perry ..........................6 Stamps in the News : Margo Campbell ................................... 14 Postal Stationery : Ian McMahon ............................................... 22 Cinderella Corner : Vito Milana ................................................... 28 Introducing the APF : Stephanie Bromser .................................. 50 Market Matters : Glen Stephens ................................................. 56 New Names in Africa : Christer Brunström ................................. 66

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

COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 6 Stamp News has kindly been given permission to publish the entire collection over the coming months.

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State J.E.Newell Bull John Edward Newell Bull, born at Newstead, Victoria, was by 1892 trading philatelically from Gunalda, Qyeensland. He was publisher of The Australian Stamp News [refer pages 118-119], in the Feb 1894 number offering his stamp dealing business for sale. He served with the 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry in the Boer War, being invalided back to Australia Aug 18 1900. He does not appear to have been involved in Commercial Philately after that date. Despite being born in Victoria, and Trading from Queensland, Newell Bull curiously chose a South Australia stamp for use in his letterhead.

Nov 14 1893 memo written in hand of and signed by J.E. Newell Bull, and conveying cover to U.S.

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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State J.E.Newell Bull

Sep 26 1892 use of Queensland Postal card, employing use of distinctive Gympie double-oval datestamp. The writer requests Newell Bull send 1000 hinges!

Jan 1895 returning of Victoria Replycard to Louis R Kurtze, pioneer Postal Stationery collector, by which time Newell Bull had relocated to Kilkivan Junction

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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Charles Parke Charles Parke, Tinana, Maryborough, described himself as “Stamp Collector and Dealer”, which more obviously attributes him to the Collector/Trader ranking than some of his contemporaries. Feb 10 1898 inscribed cover to Clifford W Kissinger, organiser of the youth stamp club Philatelic Sons of America. Kissinger was also a founder of the rival Sons of Philatelia

W.Tyas W and P Tyas operated the Town Hall Book Depot, 14 Qyeen St, Brisbane, where the former also styled himself “Dealer in Colonial and Foreign Stamps”.

Feb 19 1900 cover to U.S. showing P. Tyas handstamp front, and that for W.Tyas reverse.

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 6 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State W.H. Robinson W.H. Robinson was Qyeensland’s preeminent Philatelic Trader for two decades from 1899. He was a prolific publisher of price lists. By 1900 he was advertising in The Brisbane Courier to buy stamps (“write for list”).

1899 covers to Austria and U.S., at Foreign letter and Foreign printed matter rates, respectively, the latter endorsed in Robinson’s hand “Printed Lists Only”, when he traded from Swan Hill, Brisbane

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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State W.H. Robinson

Mar 8 1901 signed letter in Robinson’s hand, and conveying cover to Canada, in which Robinson alludes to a pending trip to England, Canada and America.

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 6 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State H.W. Robinson By 1907 W. H. Robinson was trading from Oakden Chambers, Queen St, Brisbane. His Price List, Second Edition 1916, by which time he had relocated to 282 Queen St, Brisbane. The inside back cover presents the offer of Queensland rarity, 6d Figures in Lower Corners, for 100, a large sum at the time.

Dec 4 1907 Foreign printed matter rate cover to Otis Stamp Co, U.S. (handstamp on reverse shown 65%) Stamp News - 11

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USPS issues Sun Scien GREENBELT, MD — The U.S. Postal Service issued the Sun Science stamps on June 18, 2021. The Forever stamps were dedicated during a ceremony at the Greenbelt Main Post Office and are now for sale at Post Offices nationwide. News of the stamps was shared with the hashtags #NASASunScience and #SunSciencestamps. “We hope these amazing stamps will help generate the same sense of wonder and curiosity about our star that inspired our ancestors and the scientists at NASA to want to better understand the sun, space, and the myriad of possibilities that exist in our solar system, in our universe and beyond,” said Thomas J. Marshall, the Postal Service’s general counsel and executive vice president, and the stamp ceremony’s dedicating official.


The Postal Service highlights stunning images of the sun that celebrate the science behind the ongoing exploration of our nearest star. Printed with a foil treatment that adds a glimmer to the stamps, the images on these 12 - Stamp News

stamps come from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft launched in February 2010 to keep a constant watch on the sun from geosynchronous orbit above Earth. The striking colors in these images do not represent the actual colors of the sun as perceived by human eyesight. Instead, each image is colorized by NASA according to different wavelengths that reveal or highlight specific features of the sun’s activity. One of the stamps highlights sunspots, two feature images of coronal holes, two show coronal loops, two depict plasma blasts, one is a view of an active sun that emphasizes its

cience Forever stamps magnetic fields, and two show different views of a solar flare.


Heliophysics, the study of the sun and its influence on the planets and space surrounding them, has important implications for our dayto-day lives. Although the space between the sun and Earth appears empty to human eyes, it is actually full of particles and energy from the constant flow of solar wind emitted by the sun. That space is affected by a complex, everchanging magnetic field that influences our entire solar system. Increased understanding

of the sun helps us better explain and predict its impact not only on Earth’s climate but also on the near-Earth space environment and how it affects sensitive human technology, such as communications systems and satellite electronics. As humanity continues to explore space, a deeper knowledge of solar activity will also make it possible to identify and solve problems involved in communications, data collection, spacecraft and satellite design, and the effects of space radiation on the human body. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps from photos that have been colorized by NASA to correspond with the wavelengths that reveal specific features of the sun’s activity. A video about the stamps is available on A pictorial postmark of the designated first-dayof-issue city, Greenbelt, MD, is available at usps. com/shopstamps. The Sun Science stamps are being issued as a Forever stamp in panes of 20. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. Stamp News - 13

Stamps in the News - Globally! Mauritius stamps control over BIOT Reported at

Stamps issued by the British Indian Ocean Territory could soon be rendered invalid after Universal Postal Union (UPU) recommended they no longer be recognised, in the latest step rejecting the UK’s claim to the Chagos Islands. The move by the UPU is in recognition of Mauritian sovereignty over the strategically important islands in the Indian Ocean and is the first of what is likely to be many by UN specialised agencies. In January, the UN’s special international maritime court ruled that Mauritius was right to claim the Chagos Islands. The UK retained possession of what it refers to as British Indian Ocean Territory or BIOT after Mauritius gained independence in 1968, effectively paying Mauritius more than £4m for the islands. Referencing the court decisions, the UPU recommended that its 192 member countries “cease the registration, distribution and forwarding of any and all postage stamps issued by the territory

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formerly known as the ‘British Indian Ocean Territory’. In February, the BIOT issued a new set of stamps titled: “Sea Slugs of the British Indian Ocean Territory.” A series of 50p coins, featuring one of six different sea creatures on one side and the Queen’s head on the other, was also recently issued in defiance of the courts’ rulings. In the early 70s, between 1,500 and 2,000 Chagos islanders were forcibly deported so that the largest island, Diego Garcia, could be leased to the US to use as an airbase. They have never been allowed to return.

Vatican blots its copy(right)book Reported at

A street artist in Rome is suing the Vatican over the use of her work in a 2020 Easter postage stamp issued by the country. The artist, Alessia Babrow, is seeking $159,285 in damages from Vatican City’s state telecommunications office, alleging that it profited

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from her work and violated its original intent. The work in question features Jesus Christ with his arms raised and a heart on his chest that bears the words “Just Use It.” It is part of a series of similar images that Babrow has been creating since 2013, and the artist said that she glued this particular work to a bridge near the Vatican in 2019. “The real shock was that you don’t expect certain things from certain organizations,” said Babrow. Her lawyers claim that putting Babrow’s work on a stamp to essentially promote the Catholic Church, had “irrevocably distorted” the the artist’s initial purpose and vision for the work, which she described as an effort to “promote the intelligence and the brain of the heart.” After the Vatican printed 80,000 stamps with Babrow’s image and offered them for sale at its post office for €1.15 each, Babrow’s lawyers said they attempted to contact the institution’s philatelic and numismatic office. The Vatican did not respond to their letter or email.

Spain gets the tone wrong

Reported at Spain’s state-owned postal service has been accused of a damaging and counterproductive approach to equality after issuing a set of fleshtoned, anti-racism stamps in which the stamp with the lightest skin colour is worth more than twice as much as the darkest one. Recently, Correos España unveiled the set of four “equality stamps”: a pale, €1.60 one, a slightly darker €1.50 one, a brown €0.80 one, and a black €0.70 one. The postal service said the initiative, which was developed in collaboration with the national SOS Racismo federation, had been launched on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd to help highlight enduring inequalities. “At Correos, we believe a person’s value shouldn’t have any colour, which is why we’re launching Equality Stamps, a collection of stamps in which the darker the colour of the stamp, the less its value,” the service said in a tweet. “That’s Stamp News - 15

Stamps in the News - Globally! a reflection of a painful and unfair reality that shouldn’t exist.” But the project was met with swift criticism online from anti-racism activists. “A campaign that infuriates those it is trying to defend is always a mistake,” said one critic. “When it comes to the fight against racism, irony, double meanings and ‘This needs to be talked about even if it’s wrong’ don’t help,” he said in a tweet. “We can all make mistakes, but it’s time to fix this one.” Anti-racism organisation, SOS Racismo, also lamented the initiative. “The stamps are “an insurmountable contradiction. At the end of the day, an anti-racism campaign has put out a clearly racist message.”

Mozambique gives up on post Reported at

The Mozambican government announced in May that it will abolish the state owned postal service, Correios de Mocambique. Correios de Mocambique was set up as a state company in June 1981, and was transformed into a public company in September 1992. With loss of income due to high usage of email

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Correios has been making large losses. A government spokesman said “its object of business, the market in which it operates, is out of date. With the explosion of a variety of technological resources, the company is not capable of following this evolution and of re-inventing itself. It can all be done by the private sector.” Although the use of the postal service has declined dramatically, it still exists. Parcels, publications and even a few letters are still sent by mail, and Correios de Mocambique still operates (and charges for) post office boxes. It is not yet clear who will take over these services.

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Bangladesh pushes on

Reported at The Prime Minister’s inauguration of the 14-storey new Postal Building at Agargaon in the city is not merely a case of the opening of a freshly built state-of-the-art government office complex. The event held on May 27, marked the start of a new era in a vital segment of the state --- the Directorate of Posts. The Prime Minister has underscored the introduction of services enabling people to send and receive food items, fruits and vegetables through the postal service. The online-based operation is expected to expedite ordering and transportation of perishable commodities. This mode of business is set to emerge as imperative during times of restricted public transport movements like during pandemic lockdowns. As part of the programme to run the postal service online, the government has purchased 118 mail vehicles to extend services to the people. In case of increased demand of online orders, the number of these vehicles will see continued rises including introduction of refrigerated freight vans.

Game, set, match for Australia Post Reported at

The post office in the Brisbane suburb where Ash Barty’s parents live has been on notice for weeks. Ever since their famous daughter went abroad again,

packages from the world No 1 have been returning steadily for her parents Rob and Josie Barty. Each has been expensive. And they undoubtedly arrive with the same message: Fragile — please treat with care. Since travelling to the US in late March, the Australian has had the enviable challenge of working out what to do with the trophies she keeps winning. There was an expensive crystal vase for winning the Miami Open for the second time. Later there was the silver plate awarded to the beaten finalist in Madrid. In Stuttgart, where she claimed both the singles and the doubles, Barty was awarded with grey cylinders to go with the two green Porsches she won in the event. “ I’m very lucky to be in a position in the last few weeks where we have been playing for titles and it’s been really exciting,” Barty said. “Thankfully we are able to ship those home, which are a nice surprise on mum and dad’s doorstep.”

Droning on in the UK

Reported at It’s not just online and big-box retailers that are exploring deliveries by drone. Following in the footsteps of the Swiss Post, the UK’s Royal Mail is the latest postal service to trial drone flights. The company has announced a pilot project to deliver packages — including personal protective equipment, COVID testing kits and assorted mail — Stamp News - 17

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to a UK island using a drone. As part of the government-backed project, a large drone will take off from the mainland and fly to the Scilly Isles, a remote archipelago off the Cornish coast. The twin-engine drone can carry up to 100kg of mail, which the Royal Mail said is equivalent to a typical delivery round. Thereafter, a smaller vertical take-off and landing drone will be used to fly parcels between the islands to recipients. The Royal Mail made its first drone delivery last December by sending a package to a lighthouse on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. It’s planning to consult with residents in rural communities on the use of UAVs to deliver mail.

Postal fun and games

Reported at The postal service was much simpler back in the 1980s with no looming threat of Amazon delivery drones or aggressive push for a speedier service. A new computer game, Lake, takes us back to that peaceful time. It’s a driving simulation game set in the Pacific Northwest of the US, where you deliver

mail, talk to the locals, and not much else. You play as Meredith Weiss, a corporate computer whiz who has taken a break from her city job to spend two weeks as a postal worker in her hometown of Providence Oaks, Oregon. Delivering mail in this sleepy town is easy enough. You start every morning at the post office and drive to each location on your list, delivering the right parcels and letters to each address. Using the mini-map in the bottom corner to keep track of the surrounding area, you drive up to a house, hop out of your van, and put the letters in the mailbox. It’s really that easy. If it’s a package, you’ll first need to fetch it out the back of the van and hand it to the person directly. There’s no time limit or a specific order for your deliveries, you just amble along in your wagon until all the tasks are done. Providence Oaks isn’t just a suburban neighbourhood: there’s a worn-down motel, rusty garage, faded video store, and the huge lake that the whole town centres around. Occasionally, you’ll need to go off-road to find some of the more hidden houses within the forest. Stopping off at these locations surrounded by Oregon’s peaceful wilderness is the best part of Lake. There are picturesque mountains and hundreds of pine trees that envelope each road you drive on. Getting to know the residents in Providence Oaks is another aspect of the game. There’s a lot of personalities in this small town, like the cranky lady who owns the grocery store, the hermit who lives on his own in the forest, and the kooky granny with twelve cats. Lake also touches upon Meredith’s past decisions about leaving the town and what she should do about her future.

For the love of Lundy

Reported at Lundy Field Society has celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a new issue of the island’s iconic stamps. The society comprises a group of highly skilled experts and ordinary people who share a common 18 - Stamp News

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passion for Lundy. The society’s areas of study, originally around birds, have expanded to cover all aspects of Lundy’s terrestrial and marine natural history as well as archaeology and geology with an annual report, newsletter and peer-reviewed journal published for decades. The society was formed in May 1946 with the derelict Old Light designated as the Society’s headquarters from where all activities developed. The Old Light is depicted on the high value pair of stamps together with Soay sheep and a wheatear. Diving is a major activity around the island and the middle stamps feature a diver, Atlantic Grey Seal, Spiny Lobster, Sea Fans and the Kelp forest. The lowest value pair of stamps illustrates the whole of the East side of the island and a group in an educational setting in front of the Marisco Castle. The new stamps were issued on May 8. They are designed by Lars Liwendahl, the society’s postal and stamp advisor, and artist Sharon Smart, who produced the watercolour artwork. Printing was carried out by Cartor Security Printing S.A. of Meaucé in France. Lundy operates the oldest private postal service in the world and since 1929, almost 350 different sets have been issued, some becoming very rare. The currency unit for Lundy stamps are ‘Puffins’, which equates to the British Penny and dates back to

the days when puffins were in fact used as currency on Lundy. Lundy stamps can be ordered by writing to Lundy Postal Service, Lundy, Bristol Channel, Bideford, EX39 2LY

A puzzling stamp from Switzerland Reported at

Swiss Post have issued a new stamp to highlight the need for sustainability. The special stamp is the result of a design competition organized by Swiss Post in conjunction with the Bern University of the Arts. 22 highly dedicated students in their second year of the Visual Communication course were given the task of presenting various dimensions of sustainability in a positive and appealing way in a stamp design. After learning and testing various creative techniques, they worked in groups to create extensive visual worlds. The result was 22 varied, astonishing and highly original designs, from which the best eight were selected and presented to the Stamp commission in the final round. Carole Kiechl’s design was declared the winner. The stamp is designed to encourage people to complete the word search – both before sending and after receiving letters. As well as the already circled word “HELVETIA” and the face value “100”, there are 24 other German, French and Italian words related to sustainability to be found. Her design consists of letters and numbers on 15 lines. The denomination “100” is circled in red in the fourth row and the country name “Helvetia” is circled near the bottom of the second column. Swiss Post says that this design “aims to encourage people to engage with the image by searching for words.” Stamp News - 19

Stamps in the News - Globally! Reaping the harvest in Malaysia Reported at

Sarawakian artist, Joseph Romey Dures, speaks of his latest art project with pride and excitement, but it is also a sentimental and nostalgic journey for him. Due to the pandemic, he has to sit out yet another trip back to his hometown Kuching during Hari Gawai, but his thoughts are very much with family and friends there, especially while designing a national stamp series that was recently released by Pos Malaysia. In conjunction with the upcoming harvest festival in Sarawak and Sabah, this stamp set features the sights and sounds of Hari Gawai and Pesta Kaamatan respectively. The harvest festivals in both Sarawak and Sabah are an annual events comprising rituals and ceremonies to thank the rice spirit for a bountiful harvest. “I was really thrilled when Pos Malaysia approached me about designing these stamps. This set illustrates the story of a postman delivering parcels to the longhouse on a longboat. As he reaches the longhouse, he is warmly welcomed by the Tuai Rumah (headman) and invited to join in the festivities,” says Dures. Dures was working in the banking/finance industry for a decade, but lost his job last year. He was devastated when this happened, but decided to focus on and art. Dures is now a full-time skateboarding coach and artist/illustrator. Besides drawing on paper, canvas

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or digital art, he also doodles on skateboards.

Something to chew on

Reported at Licking the back of a postage stamp may seem a perfectly innocuous activity but lick enough of them and the calories start to add up, especially if the stamps are large. The content in the adhesive of an average U.S. postage stamp is about 1/10th calorie, about the same amount you burn by licking it. But the adhesive on a larger U.S. commemorative or special British stamp contains a whopping fourteen calories! To compare, you can burn twelve calories when brushing your teeth. So, if you brush your teeth after you lick the stamp, you may be even, or maybe ahead, in calories burned, especially if you floss first. Thank goodness for self-adhesives!

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1855 (Oct) SG 4c 1/- Pale Brown Marginal Block of 12. Positions 5-8 /25-28 /45-48

Position 27 with flawed N of Shilling, and 45 line through A of POSTAGE. The Only Larger Block is a block of 15. Lovely Exhibition item.

$ 17,500.00

Ph: 0498 255 233

1854 SG 4 1/- Salmon, 4 margins Used with Void Grid Cancel. A Lovely example of this rare shade. $ 3,600.00

SG 4a 1854 SG 4a 1/- Deep Red-brown, Unused with 4 margins. No Gum. $ 1,500.00

1855 (JAN) SG 4b 1/Grey-brown, Unused 4 margins no Gum.

1855 (OCT) SG 4c 1/- Pale Brown, Unused with 4 margins. no Gum.

$ 800.00

$ 500.00

1854 SG 1 1d Black Imperf. 1854 SG 2 1d Black Rou- 1854 SG 3 4d Pale Blue. Fine Used 4 Margin Exam- letting evident all sides, Fine used 4 margins, Regple. With Double Tail Pre- Cut straight at base beistered Crown Cancel. entry. low full line of Roulettes. Rarely seen on Stamps.

1854 SG 3y 4d Blue Vertical pair. The lower unit is Transfer variety 3Y. No line above GE of POSTAGE and Line below FOU of FOUR. Being one of the Inverted frame replacements. $ 3,200.00

1854 SG 3 4d Pale Blue. Fine Unused no Gum. A couple of minor spots on the face.

$ 400.00

$ 550.00

$ 300.00

$ 400.00

1860-64 SG 30 2d Orangevermilion. Roulettes 3 sides, Cut straight at right.

1860-64 SG 32 6d Sagegreen. Roulettes all around. Into Design at Base,

1860-64 SG 28 6d Sagegreen, Unused No Gum. 4 margins, Very Fresh, 2014 Ceremuga cert.

$ 180.00

$ 500.00

1860-64 SG 26a 4d Blue. Watermark Sideways, Much Rarer than upright Wmk. Unused No Gum. $ 500.00

P.O. Box 289 Leopold Vic 3224

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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for July 2021. This month’s column looks at the Fiji 2d King George V lettercard, courtesy of Paul Xavier, and the proposed New Zealand issue of King Edward VIII postal stationery which was abandoned due to the King’s abdication. Fiji King George V Letter Card Paul Xavier writes that Fiji issued a number of different forms of postal stationery during the reign of King George V (KGV). This included a letter card, registered envelopes, newspaper wrappers and envelopes. Letter cards were designed to contain an internal message and to then be sealed and posted. It offered both security for the message and more space than a postcard. For whatever reason, they were never very popular and were discontinued for Fiji, after the reign of King George V. The Crown Agents (UK) approved the use of the current 2d grey KGV adhesive definitive (Figure 1) as the stamp design for the card. The letter card (Figure 2) was placed on sale in Fiji – 13th Feb 1928. There were 3 printings from 1927 – 1931, totalling 4,080 letter cards. There were also 422 ‘Specimens’ that were distributed to members of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The cards were printed by De La Rue Ltd. (UK) in grey on blue card (140mm x 89mm), with 5mm gum; perforated 14 with right angle corners. Although sold

Figure 1 Fiji King George V 2d Adhesive Definitive Figure 2 Fiji King George V 2d Lettercard 22 - Stamp News

for 2d, they actually cost 2½d to produce. Abandoned Postal Stationery Designs: New Zealand King Edward VIII Postal Stationery The preparation of a postal stationery issue can be long and involved. The time and effort invested is not always rewarded with the issue of postal stationery. Political and other circumstances can dictate that an issue be abandoned and all the work in preparing the design and dies wasted. An example of one such issue was the New Zealand King Edward VIII issue planned to be issued in 1937. King Edward VIII became King of the Dominions of the British Empire including New Zealand on 20 January 1936 on the death of his father King George V. The New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department (P&TD) issued tenders for the production of an embossed die for stamping stamped envelopes and for dies for stereos for printing ‘stamped postal stationery’ depicting King Edward VIII on 7 July 1936. The design for ½d and 1d embossed dies was to be similar to a proof provided by the Department depicting King George V except that the effigy of King Edward VIII (photograph supplied) was to be substituted for that of King George V. The Department also provided a photograph of the crown to be used in the design. Embossed proofs of the effigy were to

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Figure 5 Design of the Crown for the King Edward VIII Issue

Figure 3 New Zealand 1936 King George V 1d Envelope. Figure 4 Proof of the King Edward VIII Key Die

be furnished for submission to the King for approval before the dies were made. Separate prices were to be provided for the Master die (£55), working punch for ½d and 1d and dies for ½d, 1d denominations for embossing envelopes (£13 each). The tender for dies for stereos for printing stamped postal stationery was for an original die depicting the King’s effigy and working dies (½d, 1d) for making stereos for printing postcards, lettercards and wrappers. The design of these dies was to be similar to the embossed design in the specification for embossing dies. All intermediate dies and punches were to become the property of the New Zealand Government. De La Rue responded to both tenders on 14 July 1936. For the embossed dies they stated Our method of manufacture is to use a Master Punch and to strike as many impressions as may be required and engraving around each Head the necessary lettering and design. This obviates the necessity of making a

working punch for each denomination, …. the dies would be made in one piece of steel and not screwed together as you pattern die. … we find our style of die is the best both from the amount of use that they may be subject to and also from the results obtained. Samples of similar dies were enclosed. The New Zealand High Commission wrote to De La Rue on 21 July 1936 saying that their tender for embossed dies was not accepted (the contract was given to Waterlow & Sons) but their tender for the production of stereo dies had been accepted and that they were required to provide a photo of their drawing of the die plus four die proofs were to be submitted for approval of the King before work on preparing dies commenced and they requested advise on how quickly the work could be completed as the dies were needed as soon as possible. De La Rue replied saying that after receipt of the proofs and photographs on which the designs were to be based they could submit the design in one week; after approval of the designs, proofs could be submitted in six weeks; and after approval of the die proofs, the hardening, finishing, packing of the dies would take about one week and with a few days for examining designs and proofs, the dies would be ready for dispatch in the first week October. The design of the King Edward VIII dies was to Stamp News - 23

Postal Stationery be based on the design of the King George V envelopes issued in 1936 (Figure 3). This design showed a portrait of King George V in an oval and were similar to the design used on Australian envelopes at the time. The dies were prepared by Australian Note and Stamp Printer. The proof and photographs provided by the Department had first been provided to Waterlow to prepare the design for the embossed dies for use on stamped envelopes. They were asked to forward these along with proofs of the embossed die as well as a photograph of an enlarged design prepared by them to De La Rue who would use them prepare their sketch for the stereo dies to be used to produce postcards, lettercards and wrappers. Waterlow forwarded these materials to De La Rue on 28 July 1936. On 4 August, De La Rue submitted the sketch they had prepared for the surface dies. They also returned copies of Waterlow’s designs for the embossed dies. They also noted that the representation of the King’s head was a reduced photograph and that the dies would be line engraved. On 10 August De La Rue acknowledged the approval of their sketch and said that work on the engraving of dies had commenced. They were engraving the 1d die first and once the proofs had been approved, they would make the ½d die. On 24 September 1936, De La Rue provided five proofs of a key die (Figure 4), two on card and three on postal stationery paper. Although they had originally planned to engrave the 1d die first and make the ½ die from that die, they had changed their mind and decided to prepare a ‘key’ die without the value. Following a discussion in person between Mr Aird of De La Rue and Mr Green of the Post Office Stores Department, it was agreed that some alterations were to be made to the dies which the High Commission confirmed on 1 October 1936. On 31 October 1936, the High Commission acknowledged receipt of the revised proofs of the key dies sent by De La Rue on 27 October 1936. These proofs were not approved and led to a further meeting between Mr Aird, Mr Green and the High Commission’s Stores Indent Officer. On 5 November 1936, the High Commission wrote confirming the discussion between Mr Aird 24 - Stamp News

Figure 6 Photo Essay of the Crown for the King Edward VIII Issue Figure 7 Photo Essay of the King Edward VIII Issue and Mr Green of the Post Office Stores Department and the Stores Indent Officer which agreed that a copper plate stereo would be produced with the alternations requested before the changes were incorporated into the die itself. Mr Aird took back with him one of the revised proofs on card and two on

Ian McMahon On 10 November 1936, the High Commission wrote agreeing that the alteration had the requisite improvement of the chin and the proofs had been approved. De La Rue was asked to proceed and submit complete proofs showing the borders in place and to note that ’HALFPENNY’ in the border of that value should be one word and not split, ‘HALF PENNY’. This was acknowledged by De La Rue on 11 November 1936. They regretted that the engineering has taken longer than they anticipated but one of the difficulties Figure 8 Proof of the King has been to obtain the necessary graduEdward VIII Issue ation of tone that is necessary for satisFigure 9 (Below) List of the factory printing on stationery paper. King Edward VIII Proofs and On 8 December De La Rue wrote Essays Held by De La Rue enclosing six proofs, two from the blank original dies and two from each Figure 10 Certificate of Destruction of the King Edward VIII of the value dies and asking if they Proofs and Essays Held by De La Rue should send the blank original die and the cylinder used for making value dies stationery paper and the photograph of the King. De to the High Commission. The High La Rue on the same day submitted duplicate proofs Commission acknowledged the receipt of the proofs on card and stationery paper of the blank dies noting on 9 December 1936. The proofs had been examthat since the last set of proofs were submitted the ined by Mr Green and by the Stores Indent Officer shading under the chin has been altered with a view and found satisfactory. De La Rue was requested to giving a less prominent appearance to this part. to forward the dies together with the blank originals They also enclosed the approved design. and cylinder to the High Commission as soon as

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Postal Stationery was abandoned. De la Rue still needed to be paid for their work and an invoice for the dies was provided by De La Rue on 16 December 1936 for £60 pounds for one original die and £21 pounds for the two working dies (£10 10/- each). On 11 December 1936, the High Commission approached De La Rue seeking a list of material held by De La Rue which could be marked for Figure 11 Souvenir Postcard Produced for Tarapex 86 using the ½d King Edward VIII destruction. De La Stereo Die Rue responded on 23 February 1937 possible so that they could be sent to New Zealand outlining proofs and on ‘this week’s mail’. essays (Figures 5-8) held of the KEVIII dies (Figure On 10 December 1936, De La Rue provided the 9). dies to the High Commissioner who acknowledged The High Commission did not reply until 17 May their receipt on 11 December 1936 and requested the return of any remaining proofs, reproductions of the head, sketches and other material related to the work. The dies provided were: original blank die, Cylinder from blank original, 1d value die and ½d value die. King Edward VIII abdicated on 11 December 1936 meaning that the dies would no longer be required for producing postal statio- Figure 12 Souvenir Postcard Produced for Tarapex 86 using the 1d King Edward VIII Stereo Die nery and the issue 26 - Stamp News

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Figure 13 King George VI ½d Postcard

both De La Rue and New Zealand Government officers, the dies did not reach New Zealand before King Edward VIII abdicated and the proposed issue of postal stationery never occurred. Two proofs were sold at the David Holmes Philatelist Auction of 20 June 2006. The Postage Stamps of New Zealand (Volume 9) lists the known essays and proofs of both the embossed and stereo dies. In 1986, the stereo dies were used to produce souvenir postcards (Figure 11 and 12) for Tarapex 86 with postcards being produced with the ½ d and 1d dies in green and red respectively. King George V postal stationery continued in use in New Zealand until the issue of King George VI postal stationery (Figure 13-14) in 1938-39 in a design similar to that of the aborted King Edward VIII issue. For this issue, both the embossed dies and the stereo dies were produced by Waterlow & Sons (working with the Royal Mint on the production of the embossed dies).

1939 agreeing with the list provided by De La Rue except for item 12: For the proofs referred to in the letter of 27 October 1936, Mr Aird of De La Rue retained one proof on card and two on stationery paper following his meeting with Mr Green of the High Commission so your item no 12 should read ‘Three proofs’. The request by De La Rue to retain a proof (item 13) for its records was agreed provided that should the firm go out of business the proof would be returned to the High Commission and they were asked the date of the destruction and provide a certificate. A certificate of destruction (Figure 10) was provided by De La Rue on 25 May 1939 for the destruction of material related to the King Edward VIII dies including negatives of the approved sketch and worked-up head of King Edward VIII and duplicate proofs as sent with their letters of 24 September 1939 and 27 October 1939. Figure 14 King George VI 2d Embossed Envelope Despite the work of

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Cinderella Corner The Empire Of Atlantium: Early Stamp Issues

Welcome to the June edition of Cinderella Corner. Micronations, sometimes referred to as new country projects or model countries, are entities that purport or appear to be sovereign states but are not. They have existed in various parts of the world since the early 19 century. Many have issued stamps which are of curious interest to many philatelists, and offer a wealth of material to the avid cinderella collector. Within Australia, the micronation landscape is rich and diverse, with the oldest, Hutt River, forming in 1970 and dissolving 50 years later in 2020. Australia’s oldest extant micronation is the Empire of Atlantium, which was founded on 27 November 1981 in Sydney. Since 2008 Atlantium has occupied a 0.76 sq kilometre pastoral estate near

Figure 2 Boorowa, New South Wales. Known as the Province of Aurora this is the site of Atlantium’s capital, Aurora, and is the location of its Government House, General Post Office and a number of monuments, including a Roman-style commemorative column and 4-metre-tall pyramid. Atlantium counts over 3,500

Figure 1 28 - Stamp News

Vito Milana citizens in more than 100 countries.

Earlier Stamp Issues

Recent discussions with George II, Imperator et Primvs Inter Pares and Sovereign Head of State of Atlantium, generated some rigorous discussion on the history of postage stamps issued by Atlantium over the years. These exchanges helped scaffold an understanding of the earlier stamps issued by Atlantium and, ultimately, bring this article to fruition. Soon after its formation, Atlantium commenced production of postage stamps. Ten different issues were released between 1982 and 1985, with FDCs produced from 1984 onwards. These issues are scarce and are rarely offered for sale. Stamps were issued to affix to mail items between Atlantian Citizens throughout Australia, and minisheets and complete sheets of these early editions were released, too. Many thanks to George II for supplying images of the stamps issued across the first 10 issues, as

Figure 4 explored in this article.

Issue 1

The first issue from Atlantium was released on 8 May 1982. Coloured red, yellow and blue, the cinderella is illustrated in Figure 1. Along with the image of the Atlantium Imperial Flag in motion, the label features the text: ATLANTAN EMPIRE / postage 1 HL

Issue 2

Five months after Issue 1’s release, two further stamps were produced. The pair, as illustrated in Figure 2, celebrate the Atlantian Empire National Day. They feature central images of the Atlantian flag along with the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE NATIONAL DAY 1982 / November 27th / postage 3HL

Issue 3

Figure 3

The following year, on 26 October 1983, saw the release of a HIM George II Definitive stamp. Coloured black and white, the label features a central visage of George II along with the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 1HT postage An example of this cinderella is illustrated in Stamp News - 29

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Left : Figure 5

Above : Figure 6

Issue 5

Figure 3. A few months later, on 7 December 1983, five more stamps were issued with the same design alongside different postage rates and colours. These are illustrated collectively in Figure 4. The 7 December releases also included a pair of minisheets for two of the labels with Emperor’s Birthday overprints.

Issue 4

To help commemorate the Emperor’s Birthday, a fourth stamp issue was released on 30 June 1984. Coloured beige and black, the label features the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 1984 / 1 POSTAGE HL / EMPEROR’S BIRTHDAY A silhouette of the Emperor features centrally on the stamp; an example of the cinderella is illustrated in Figure 5.

A pair of high value stamps was issued on 1 August 1984, as illustrated in Figure 6. Coloured bright yellow and black, and bright red and black, the labels feature the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 1L POSTAGE (yellow / black) ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 3L POSTAGE (red / black)

Issue 6

A single stamp formed Issue 6 and was also released in 1984, on 10 October. Coloured peach and black, the cinderella, as illustrated in Figure 7, is perforated and features the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 1HL POSTAGE The label was issued to commemorate the 1984 Commemorative Day.

Issue 7

A final stamp was produced in 1984, released to help commemorate Christmas that year. Coloured bright green and back, the cinderella is perforated and features the central image of the Madonna and Child. It includes the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / CHRISTMAS 1984 / 3HL POSTAGE An example of this label is illustrated in Figure 8.

Issue 8

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To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the formation of the Hutt River Principality, four different square stamps, in two different pairs, were issued on 21 April 1985. Each label is perforated and features

Vito Milana

Above :Figure 9 Above right : Figure 10 Right :Figure 11 different ‘scenes’ from Hutt River. Each label also includes the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / HUTT RIVER PROVINCE PRINCIPALITY / 1970 APRIL 21 1985 / 1HL POSTAGE The four labels are collectively illustrated in Figure 9. This issue unexpectedly became a source of friction with the governor of the Province of Bumbunga – a micronation in South Australia. These events were widely documented by Bill Hornadge in the pages of Cinderella Corner at the time.

Issue 9

A pair of stamps was issued to commemorate the Emperor’s Birthday and the International Youth Year. Coloured pale yellow and black, each label features the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / 1 HL / International Youth Year & Emperor’s Birthday / Postage The labels are perforated and feature the year 1985 towards the centre. An example is illustrated in Figure 10.

Issue 10

The final release of the earlier Atlantian stamps explored in this article is represented in Figure 11. Coloured orange and brown, the two labels were issued on 12 December 1985, to commemorate Christmas,

and feature the text: ATLANTIAN EMPIRE / CHRISTMAS 1985 / POSTAGE 3 HL Each is perforated and features images of detailed Christmas engravings.


The Empire of Atlantium has established itself as an enduring presence in the world of Australian micronations. Having released stamps for nearly 40 years, Atlantium’s contribution to Australian philately is sound - and it continues to release stamps, the most recent dating to 2006. While the earlier issues are scarce, later ones are readily available from the Empire of Atlantium website, and remain in use as part of the irregular private local postal service operated by Atlantium between its capital and its metropolitan representative office in the inner Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Thanks are again extended to Emperor George II for his valued contributions, including the sharing of information and the provision of scans, towards the completion of this article. Stamp News - 31

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1250) very cheap at around 50 cents each. Price $645 (CEJ3) 8. Australia. Deceased New Issue Dealer’s FDC new issue stock. 1971 – 2007 all unaddressed Post Office covers. Quantities vary from 1 to 5 or more of each. Very clean re-saleable stock. Around 3000 covers. Price under 60c each, $1795 (CEJ4) 9. Germany WW1 Feldpost Postcards, inc. Real Photographic, many groups of soldiers, cavalryman with horse and sweetheart etc. Many clear date readable cds postmarks and various Feldpost markings. As usual for these, no stamps, as not available in the field. 92 items in way better than usual condition for these. $1150 the lot. (MOC22) 10. Norfolk Is. 1960 Christmas – end 1987 complete in as new $250 Brown Seven Seas Padded Hingeless Album with Slipcase. Retail of stamps approx. $500 so $750 retail value here for $449 (1947 – 1959 could be provided for an additional $295) (MOC28) 11. Great Britain Decimal Collection 1971 – 1992 in as new $300 Lighthouse Red Padded Hingeless Album and Slipcase. Commemoratives are complete with minisheets & Smilers booklet panes etc. Mix of mint unhinged & used to 1979, then all fresh mint unhinged. Definitives and regionals are used and have a good degree of completion. Valuable lot with a retail of around $900 for the stamps, plus $300 for the very nice album. $1200 value here for just $595 (CAU1) 12. Surinam 1873 – 1975 advanced collection in Davo Hingeless Album, SG cat. approx. £6,600. Noted 1873 – 1888 definitives complete mint light hinge (1g is vf cds used) 1911 overprints complete mng then virtually complete mint light hinge to 1960. From 1961 is fresh mint unhinged. A very clean collection with some present in both mint & used. Priced under 30% cat. at $3,795 (Lay by available) (CAU3) 13. Amazing collection of Australia & Territories 1974 – 2012 very fine used. Looks to be very near if not totally complete inc. Australia, AAT, Cocos (Keeling) Is. & Christmas Is. All Australia postally valid issues including sets both domestic and international, minisheets & sheetlets. Housed in 7 large stockbooks and a thick stack of pages. All cancelled cto or by favour in either Melbourne or Cranbourne Vic. Most still with gum. Retail is HUGE! Very nearly $7000. A great opportunity to buy at well under a half…price $3250 (Lay by available) (CAU4) 14. 1981 Royal Wedding mint unhinged collection in almost as new Blue Wessex padded binder on 32 as new Hagners. Comprises British Commonwealth letters C – S. Counted 32 compete sets, 61 sheetlets/ minisheets. Binder & Hagners alone cost around $80. Priced around $1.75 per set & minisheet. The very nice album and Hagners come free. $162.50 (CMMY9) 15. Australian Territories & Pacifics. 500 different Mint Unhinged mostly in complete sets. Will include Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Norfolk Is., Pitcairn Is, Samoa, AAT, plus possibly some Cocos (Keeling) Is., and Christmas Is. Very nice lot, mainly good thematics. Price $249 (CMMY10) 16. As above 125 different blocks of 4, same price $249 (CMMY10A) 17. Victoria 1901 – 1902 cto collection of 30 different ½d to 45/-, most from Official Presentation Set. Includes 6d Green SG 380 Inverted Wmk. Price $2695 (CMMY13) 18. Germany all areas & periods from early Arms & Germania types to 1983. Plenty in Inflation Period & 3rd Reich Mint & used, with much fresh unhinged. Then WWII Allied Occupation issues plus decent array of West

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2021 Germany & Berlin with many Charity sets mint unhinged or used. A small section of East Germany completes the picture, all housed neatly in chronological order in a $70 Black Prinz 64 Black Page Stockbook, as new. Must be close to 2000 all different stamps in generally way better than average condition. Price $495 (CMMY18) 19. United Nations New York 1951 – 1967 in 4 large near new black page stockbooks. These alone would cost at least $100 to replace. Most except a few very early are mint unhinged, appears complete with a single and a corner block of 4 of each, inc. scarce imperf minisheets. Comes complete with current Gibbons UN Catalogue priced at $59.50. SG Cat. £740 = close to $1500. Very cheap at $495 The lot. (CMMY23) 20. Greenland, 200 different mint unhinged. Nice lot at under 60c per stamp. $119 (CF4) 21. Papua New Guinea Big lot of 1000 mint unhinged, 1952 - 2000 values to 5K. Includes blocks, minisheets etc. Many, many complete sets. Price $495 (CF6) 22. As above, but lot of 500. Price $259 (CF6a) 23. Kev’s Junky box lots. Choose from World or Australia or a mixture of both. Do not expect the earth these are remnant collections/accumulations mostly in stockbooks or cover albums and will contain duplication. Never know what you might get, but great value, we just need more space on our bookshelves. 5kg lot for $139, 10kg for $249, 20kg for $449. (CF14) CJL 2 – 9, KGV Heads Collection in Hagner Pages. All housed in Australia Post Padded Black Binders. Condition generally above average, there are some stamps with aging, but this would be less than 1% of the total stamps. Ask about a special price for the lot! Details below: 24. 4d Violet single wmk. A very good lot with many mint inc. a block of 10 mint unhinged! All on Hagner pages with annotated varieties Thin Fourpence etc. 121 stamps total. Price $4650 (CJL2) 25. 1/4d Single wmk. Collection on Hagner pages, mint & used. Includes annotated varieties inc. Thick 1 at right mint. Also perf. OS. 127 stamps total, Price $3300 (CJL4) 26. C of A wmk. Extensive collection mint & used on Hagner Pages inc. plate blocks, imprint pairs and blocks, large positional blocks, annotated varieties etc. 2093 stamps inc. well over 100 x 1/4d value. Price $9895 (CJL9) 27. Hungary substantial collection 1881 - 1967 in 4 dark blue post style albums. Very good degree of completeness with most being fresh mint lightly hinged, or unhinged from 1965. A great opportunity to obtain a fine lot in way better than average condition. Price $895 (CJL21) 28. Tuva, 1926 – 1936 fresh mint lightly hinged and cto used on album leaves. 73 stamps cat. £190, inc. the 1934 set imperf. Rarely seen in such a grouping. Price $165 (CJL22) 29. Great Britain Mint Unhinged Collection 1989 -1999 in near new Red Lighthouse 48 Page Stockbook. Includes Definitives, Commemoratives, Regionals and Booklet panes. Retail approx. $1150. Also includes a fair bit of used in blocks which has not been valued. Around 1200 stamps. Price $595 (CMA4) 30. Nauru from 1954 complete to beginning of 2000, plus a couple of later 2000 sets Mint Unhinged in Seven Seas Dark Blue Album and Slipcase as new. Stamp retail $825 plus Album is around $375 new. Total value here of

$1200 for just $675 (CD3) 31. The above 2 lots, CD2 & CD3 for $1775, a further saving of $95 (CD4) 32. France. Substantial 99% complete used collection to 2001 in 3 Lighthouse Illustrated Hingeless Albums, with slipcases. Huge catalogue/ resale value, persons interested in a purchase into 5 figures which could be split into several payments should contact us. Price is negotiable. (CS29) 33. Mystery or Clearance boxes, seems every dealer has these, we are no exception! Stamps, Covers, Collections, Packets, huge variety & value. Better than the average clearance lot. Ask for Australia, Worldwide or Mixed. 2kg lot for $169, 5kg for $395, Best value lot 10kg for $695 (MJL5) 34. Olympics and Sports, 1924 – Modern Collection in Brown Leather-look 32 page stockbook. Includes both mint & used sets, and is a bit disorganised, but I managed to count at least 175 complete sets. Most are Olympics but there are other sports issues and some bits and pieces of other countries/ topics which are not counted in the value. Has to be easily worth $1.50 a set across the board. Price $259 (MJL9) 35. Ireland mini collection. All fresh mint unhinged, and mainly complete sets from the mid. 1980’s 50 different stamps. Price $49 (MJL12) 36. Papua New Guinea mint unhinged stock 1952 – 2002 in 2 x Brown Davo 64 page stockbooks. Massive lot ideal re-seller, Ebayer or hoarder! Predecimals are sparse, but then later sets up to 20 of each. I guestimate there would be 2500 sets total her if not more, with the average retail per set around $5. So that is around $12,500 retail. This is a real steal for someone at ONLY 20% OF RETAIL $2495 FOR THE LOT! (MJL24) 37. Pitcairn Island. Mint unhinged collection 1967 – 1986, housed in near new Seven Seas Hingeless Green Padded Album. Cost $165 new. Sydney retail of the stamps is approx. $385. A total value here of $550 for just $389 (CJE2) 38. Australia Territories and Pacifics, mint unhinged sets. Countries include Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Samoa, Papua New Guinea plus maybe some from Fiji, Cocos and Pitcairn etc. Please let us know if you wish to have any country omitted. Very high catalogue/retail. Wide range with plenty of thematic interest here. 25 different sets $49, 50 different sets $110, 100 different sets $225, 250 different sets $589 (CJE6) 39. Australia Post 2006 Commonwealth Games folder, containing 17 sheetlets and 5 stamps released for the Commonwealth Games. The stamps are selling fine commercially used for around $2.50 each, which gives you a vast retail of $325, and these are mint unhinged. My price for the lot of 130 plus stamps is $195 (CO10) Packets and Mixtures 40. Australia genuine Mission/Charity mix just arrived, mainly on close clipped single paper. Very wide range, from early decimals to 60c/70c period, with maybe a few recent $1 values. Only a few lots available, 1kg for $49, 2.5kg for $119, 5kg for $229 (PM107) 41. Australia High Values, both Commems. & Defins. (No internationals) We have just a small amount of this. About 4000 stamps on single welltrimmed paper. Values to $10, $325 per kg, 500g for $169, 250g for $89, 100g for $37.50 (PM105) 42. Australia Mostly International High Values on paper. Nice range. 500g for

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(PM106) 43. Australia International Stamps, wide range good to fine used. 1200 mixed for $55. 200 for $98 (PM123) 44. Papua New Guinea, 100 different mint unhinged, mostly complete sets. Price $49
(PM81) 45. Norfolk Is., 100 different mint unhinged, mostly complete sets. Price $49 (PM82) 46. Samoa, 100 different mint unhinged, mostly complete sets. Price $49 (PM83) 47. Nauru, 100 different mint unhinged, mostly complete sets. Price $49 (PM84) 48. Pitcairn Is., 100 different mint unhinged, mostly complete sets. Price $59 (PM85) 49. Australia just received off paper mixture. Very wide ranging from 1930’s to right up to date with recent $1 values, plus other high values to $10 and the odd International spotted. Must be near 20,000 to the Kilogram. Got to be worth 1.5c a stamp! Absolutely unpicked by us. 1kg for $295, 500g for $219, 250g for $115, 100g for $49 (PM72) 50. World off paper, great variety, early to modern most postally used. About 15 – 20,000 per kg. Price $295 per kg, 500g for $154 (PM57) Great Britain 1840 1d Blacks 51. Great Britain 1840 1d Black SG 2, plate 5, lettered B – E. Nice 4 margin example on entire wrapper Ireland to Sheffield Yorkshire. Cancelled by bright red Maltese Cross and with cds of Enniscorthy DE 3 1840, and Dublin Diamond arrival handstamp in vermilion of the next day. Cat. £750, for use in England, this is way scarcer. Price $1195 (PB69) Great Britain Other Issues 52. Great Britain 1840 2d Blue. Attractive example with 4 margins and complete Maltese Cross cancel. Lettered O-C, also Q for O flaw. Has a tiny thin not visible from the front. Minimum catalogue without the flaw £975. Good value at $349 (GB694) 53. Great Britain 1840 2d Blue Mulready Lettersheet SG ME3, Fine used to Berkeley Sq. London with neat Black Maltese Cross cancel, reverse cds of Gosport MY 24 1842 in black also “A 25 MY 25 1842” cds in red. Some opening damage at rear and a little aged. Cat. £2400, price $1850 (GB259) 54. Great Britain 1856-58 1d Red-Brown Imperforate, SG 37-41. Complete reconstructed sheet of 240 stamps on Lighthouse pages. Very rare assembly. Cat. Minimum £2880 as single stamps, price $2150 (GB253) 55. Great Britain 1848 10d brown Embossed Queen Victoria Die 1. Horizontal strip of 3, cut square with generally good margins, plus two horizontal pairs of 1841 imperf. 2d blues, 4 margin plate 3. from the top left hand row of the same sheet check letters AA-AD. Used on cover, part back is missing. Each with ‘107’ numeral cancel of Bradford, Yorkshire 1 MR 1849 to Frankfurt am Main. Has been endorsed at the top in pen (underneath the stamps) “via Ostend” and “Contains only Patterns.” (In German) Has a German Aus. England per Aachen Franco boxed cancel. The 38d (= 3s/2d) franking was the rate for an item under ¾oz in weight sent to the German States via Belgium. SG Cat. # 14 + 57 (Specialised Cat. Nos. ES11 + H2(1)) Reverse bears an unframed Bradford cds in Blue of MR 1 1849 plus a red arrival cds dated MR 2 1846! Clearly the year date slug is an error. 1849 A single 10d Embossed is cat. £3200 on cover, however the 1st and 3rd 10d both appear

Part Double Impression, cat. £20,000 each off cover. Attractive and rare, price $27,500 (GB131) 56. Great Britain 1848 10d Brown Embossed. 3 margin lightly used example. Very presentable example facially, but is thinned. SG 67 Cat. £1500. Budget priced stamp at well under 10% cat. $249 (GB160) 57. GB 1847, 1/- Pale Green Embossed. SG 54. Fine 3 good margin example, 4th just touched at the top. Cancelled by Barred Numeral 41 (2 strikes) Cat. 1000 pounds. Well-priced at under 15% cat. $249 (GB2) 58. GB 1865 – 73, 4d Vermilion, plate 12 SG 94 Mint unhinged, lettered C – G / G - C. Cat. £575 for hinged. Superb fresh premium quality stamp, price $675 (GB81) 59. GB 1880 -83, 2.5d Blue plate 23. Mint very lightly hinged. SG 157, lettered L – H/H – L. Cat. £450. Very fresh with great colour and full perfs., centred left. Price £229 (GB53) 60. Great Britain 1882 5/- Plate 4 BLUED PAPER lettered E B – B E. Nicely centred used example with 1884 Lombard St. London L.S. 2 Duplex cancel. Plate number clear of the postmark. Cat. £4800. Price $1250 (GB267) 61. Great Britain 1883/4 2/6d, 5/- & 10/- all used and with private perfins. “BNZ” (Bank of New Zealand) These perfins may be seen on various high and low value GB QV and KE VII etc., stamps on mail from their Threadneedle Street branch in London. Scarce group, price $249 (GB656) 62. Great Britain 1883/4 2/6d, 5/- & 10/- all blued papers, SG 175-177, Cat. £13,750. Reasonable used set, 2/6d & 5/- expertised on reverse. Price $2295 (GB266) 63. GB QV 1883-84 SG180s 5s Rose lettered H N – N H Specimen Ovpt. Type 9, fresh mint hinged. Centred to upper right and with one short perf. at top. Cat. £450, price $275 (GB263) 64. GB 1883 5/- Crimson, SG 181. A superb used example with Bridport M.O. & S.B. (Money Order & Savings Bank) steel cds. Well centred with full perfs. Cat. £250, price $349 (GB660) 65. Great Britain 1883 – 84 10/- Cobalt Blue, SG 182. Very rare shade, cat £8250. Bright colour, well centred used example with heavyish London Rubber cds of 21 JUN 90. A few nibbled perfs top left, otherwise a very nice sound stamp. Price $1230 (GB265) 66. Great Britain 1884 £1 Brown- Lilac SG 185 lettered A O – O A, fine used. Cancelled by Lombard St.? London duplex, largely leaving Queen’s profile clear. Well centred and with good perfs. Cat. £3000, price $1125 (GB262) 67. GB 1902 – 11 Chalky paper set of 9 to 1/-, fresh mint lightly hinged, Cat. between SG 223 – 259. Price $315 (GB74) 68. Great Britain 1902 2/6d & 5/- KEVII used and with private perfins. “BNZ” (Bank of New Zealand) These perfins may be seen on various high and low value GB QV and KE VII etc., stamps on mail from their Threadneedle Street branch in London. Scarce pair, $165 (GB657) 69. Great Britain 1912 5/- Posthumous issue for KEVII. Somerset House printing, fine well centred cds example with good perfs. SG 318 Cat. $200. Hard stamp to find in nice condition, and seriously under catalogued by Gibbons. Only in use for One Year before the introduction of the Seahorse Issues of KGV. The DLR printing is catalogued at more, yet was in use for 10 years. Try to find another as nice. Price $375 (GB655) 70. GB 1915 DLR Seahorses set of 3, fresh mint lightly hinged. Lovely set to 10/-, between SG 408 – 413, the 2/6d being the Seal Brown. Way above

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2021 average for these. Cat. £4,375. Price $3375 (GB78) 71. GB 1915 5/- Pale Rose Seahorse SG410. DLR printing, fine used cds example, well centred and with full perfs. Cat. £500. Nice looking example, and hard to find in this condition. Priced at just 30% cat. Price $249 (GB13a) 72. Great Britain 1918 2/6d Pale Brown Seahorse, SG 415a. Nice mint example cat. £175. Centred right and with blunt lower left corner perf. otherwise good perfs. Couple of light tone spots in gum, cheap at 25% cat. $79 (GB693) 73. Great Britain 1929 PUC £1 Black, SG 438. Good spacefiller example with parcel cancels & cut perfs top & bottom. Cat. £550.Cheapest around, at $195 (GB679) 74. GB 1939 2/6d Brown on early 1940 Censored Airmail Cover to Sydney. Rare solo use on cover. Cancelled by London cds of 17 FE 40m and with Red Censor Tape. Roughly opened at top left but still an attractive typewritten address cover. Very scarce, price $149 (GB166) 75. Great Britain - 1948 (SG.494) Silver Wedding £1 corner MUH block of 4 with Plate No. ‘1’, and sheet No. excellent centring, together with the 2½d in a corner block of 4. (8). Superb fresh Mint Unhinged. Cat. £160+, price $239 (GB222) 76. Great Britain 1948 – 51. You will never see this again! The three KGVI One Pound issues on separate Registered covers, all to USA. 1) 1948 Pound FDC London – Michigan, 2) 1948 Silver Wedding pair FDC London – Michigan, 3) 1951 Pound COMMERCIAL! REG’D COVER, London – Iowa, with London Oval Reg’d cancel 9 JU 51. All with nice arrival backstamps. These are a must for any cover collector of GB, price $1325 (GB136) 77. Great Britain 1953 Small Typewritten Airmail Cover to USA. Bears solo use 2/6d Green 1951 Festival. Minor aging. Scarce solo franking. Price $69 (GB174) Australian States New South Wales 78. New South Wales 1859 small cover Sydney – Auckland. Bears 4 margin 6d Grey Brown Diadem, error of watermark (8 instead of 6) SG 96a (cat. £110 off cover) Stamp has been removed and re-affixed with a hinge to easily display the wmk. Variety. Exceedingly scarce on cover. Cancelled by Sydney cds of OC 13 59, and with Auckland arrival cds on face of OC 28 1859. Neat clean cover, minor tear centre top has been neatly repaired internally with a hinge. Price $525 (NSW5) 79. NSW 1880 1d Salmon perf. 10, SG 208a. Mint Original Gum with massive diagonal plate scratch and two white voids either side of the Queen’s Crown. Striking error. Cat. £250 as normal. Price $395 (NSW23) 80. NSW 1885-86 5/- Lilac & green overprinted ‘POSTAGE’ in black perf 12 x 10 SG 238b, very slight gum wrinkling, few nibbled perfs at left, fresh Mint, Cat £800, Price $749 (NSW126) 81. NSW 1888 Centenary 6d Carmine perf 11 x 12 SG 256, Mint, Cat £35, Price $49
(NSW214) 82. 1888-90 NSW Centennial 1d Mauve perf 12 overprinted ‘OS’ SG O39ba complete sheet of 120, selvedge missing from 4 stamps at lower right, right pane has two stamps hinged and three with thins, otherwise a fresh MUH sheet with marginal inscriptions etc, Price $995 (NSW146) 83. NSW 1891 12½d on 1/- red, Listed by SG as perf 12 x 11½, but mostly 11½ with error in perf 12 at top right corner in 2 directions. SG 268d. Used by indistinct cancel. Price $149 (NSW24)

84. PC Farm Cove, Sydney, British Man of War, Australia, used to Toulon, France, Bears 3 x ½d Green NSW Cancelled by Sydney Duplexes No.10 of JA 26 04 GC, Price $89 (APC681) 85. NSW 1904 3d Postal Stationary Registered letter uprated by marginal vertical pair of 2d Cobalt Blue SG 315, to Hobart. Cancelled by clear strikes of Booligal NSW cds’s of AU 3 1904. Reverse bears transit 245 duplex of Hay NSW AU 5 1904 and Melbourne Registered cds 8.8.04 plus Hobart arrival cds of A 11 1904. Rare cancellations. Price $149 (NSW10) Queensland 86. Queensland 1871-72 small Postal fiscal watermark large crown & Q 1/Green SG F18, very faint indistinct cds cancel, Price $29 (Q162) 87. Queensland 1871-72 small Postal fiscal watermark large crown & Q 10/Brown SG F22, indistinct cds which appears to be postal, missing perfs at upper right, Cat £500, Price $299 (Q161) 88. Queensland 1897-1905 QV figures in 4 corners simplified selection 3d, 4d Black, 6d, 1/- & 2/-, odd minor fault, mainly Fine used, Price $89 (Q163) 89. Australia, Queensland 1899. Long OHMS Letter from The Inspector of Police Charleville to the Commissioner of Police Brisbane. Bears vertical pair of 6d Green & 2d Blue Queensland cancelled by Charleville duplex No. 54 of OC 29 99. Has Inspector of Police Charleville oval cachet in Green on face and reverse with Queen Victoria Royal Cypher in Black on flap. Price $49 (APF146) 90. Queensland 1866-68 Postal Fiscals no watermark 20/- Rose SG F8, with crisp corner cds type fiscal cancel, slightly uneven perfs, a lovely stamp, SG Cat £1200 for postal use, Price $199 (Q38) 91. Queensland 1871-72 Postal Fiscals watermark large crown & Q 1/- Green SG F18 with fiscal cancel partially cleaned and subsequently used postally with an almost full strike of ‘BRISBANE/L/FE 2/86/QUEENSLAND’ cds, Price $69 (Q39) 92. Queensland 1907-11 watermark Crown over A perf 12½,13 4d Greyblack Die II SG 294a Mint, Cat £50, Price $69
(Q172) South Australia 93. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Bright yellow-green SG 19, with small part original gum, Cat £150 as Mint, Price $179 (SA191) 94. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Bright yellow-green SG 19, with almost full original gum Mint, Cat £150, Price $229 (SA192) 95. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Bright yellow-green SG 19, MNG, Cat £150 as Mint, Price $99 (SA193) 96. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Sage-green SG21, Fine used with light Adelaide cds, Price $69 (SA194) 97. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1/- Lake-brown SG 42, fresh Mint with full original lightly hinged gum, Cat £250, Price $349 (SA202) 98. South Australia 1876-85 4d Deep mauve wmk broad star perf 10 x 11½-12½ overprinted ‘OS’, SG O17, few trimmed perfs, full fresh OG, Price $119 (SA28) 99. Australia, SA 1892 small OHMS cover front bearing 2d Orange Queen Victoria cancelled by cds of Stockade, OC 20 92 to Lawyers in Adelaide. Also bears oval cachet in Violet “DOCUMENTS. O.S. /WITHOUT LETTER/LABOR CAMP” Also with interesting article re. The Stockade. Price $99 (APF147) 100. South Australia 1884 watermark Crown over SA 2d Orange-red

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2021 rouletted, overprinted ‘REPRINT’, Mint hinged with gum Price $39 (SA11) Tasmania 101. Tasmania second allocation barred numeral cancels, 15 different higher range numbers from ‘100’ to ‘322’, reasonably clear strikes on 1d or 2d Sidefaces, with some pairs & some on piece, Price $79 (T246) 102. Tasmania 1857-67 watermark numeral 2d Yellow-green SG 32, three close margins, large margin showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, possible very faint trace of being cleaned, full, hinged original gum, a lovely stamp, Cat £1000 as Mint, Price $249 (T242) 103. Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 1d Brickred SG 27, margins close to touching, Mint no gum, Cat £475, Price $179 (T93) 104. Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 2d Deep green SG 33, two close margins, just cut into at left, Mint no gum, Cat £950 as Mint, Price $399 (T95) 105. Tasmania 1857-67 Chalon imperf wmk double lined numeral 2d Deep green SG 33 (a deeper shade than the one above), two close margins, two touching, Mint no gum, Cat £950 as Mint, Price $349 (T91) 106. Tasmania 1857-67 1d Vermilion/carmine shades imperf Chalons x 7, SG 2529, mostly 2 to 3 margin examples, each with different second allocation barred numeral cancels, most are reasonable quality strikes, nice group, Price $159 (T243) 107. Tasmania 1860-67 6d Slate-violet Chalon SG 48, indistinct second allocation BN cancel, 2 close margins, 2 just touching, Price $89 (T241) 108. Tasmania 1863-71 1d Vermilion perf 12 SG 69, light indistinct second allocation BN cancel, Price $39 (T242) 109. Tasmania 1863-71 Chalons perf 12, 1d shades x 3, identified as Brick-red, Orange-red & Carmine, latter with perfs trimmed at base, all with second allocation barred numeral ‘52’ of Launceston, odd fault, Price $49 (T245) 110. Tasmania c1890’s 5/- QV side face in a pale reddish mauve shade, complete sheet of 120 on thin gummed card overprinted ‘REPRINT’ with stops, unfortunately the top right hand stamp has been removed, odd minor gum spot, fresh MUH, a scarce survivor, Price $2499 (T104) Victoria 111. Victoria 1850 Half-length second state of the dies 1d Pale dull redbrown SG 5a, three good margins, cut into at right, indistinct barred numeral cancel, Cat £450, Price $299 (V157) 112. Victoria 1854 1d Rose Half Length SG 23a. Superb 4 margin example of this scarce Melbourne printing, cancelled by light duplex. Expertised twice on reverse. Cat. £750, price $995 (V23) 113. Victoria 1854 1/- Registered stamp SG34, Cat £200, attractive example with 4 large margins, very light surface rub at lower left, indistinct barred numeral cancel, fine used. Price $199 (V103) 114. Victoria 1857 small cover bearing 6d Dull Orange Woodblock 4 margin example, tied by barred Numeral 4 of SANDHURST (renamed BENDIGO) and Red cds “Paid 5 SP 1857” to Essex, UK. Fine and attractive, flap torn on opening. Price $195 (BD515) 115. Victoria 1864 2d Violet SG 109 Imperforate! Not listed in SG, definitely big enough margins to be imperf. Nicely used with barred Numeral cancel. Imperf

between vertical pair of the 1/- from this issue is Cat. at £6500. Price $495 (DB56) 116. Victoria 1870. Small registered cover, Malmsbury – Melbourne. Bears 2d Dull Violet Laureates Perf. 13 SG 109ad, cancelled by Malmsbury Duplex No. 98 Type 2, rated SS. 1 adhesive removed. Has rectangular boxed “registered” in black and oval registered in Red. Melbourne small transit cds of AP 19 70 on face and arrival cds of Carlton on the following day. Price $98 (V270) 117. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 5/- Blue/yellow watermark sideways perf 12½ SG 227, fiscal m/s cancel, Price $99 (V274) 118. Victoria 1884/5 £10 Stamp Duty, SG 279/279a. A fine example with neat Pen Cancel, No Pinholes! Cat. £250 as postally used. Price $125. (V72) 119. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 2/6d Orange & 2/6d Yellow, both with light fiscal cancels, Cat £675 for postally used, Price $149 (V298) 120. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 1/- Blue on blue perf 12 SG 224a Mint with some minor gum wrinkling, Cat £250, Price $329 (V302) 121. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 1/- Blue on blue perf 12 SG 224a, with unframed ‘KYNETON/OC28/92/VICTORIA’ postal cds, few nibbled perfs, Price $49 (V321) 122. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 1/- Blue on blue, three distinct shades, light fiscal cancels, Price $79 (V303) 123. Victoria 1884 Stamp Statute 10/- Brown on pink, light fiscal cancel, Cat £450 for postally used, Price $129 (V306) 124. Victoria 1884-92 Stamp Duty 2/6d Yellow orange with unframed ‘MARYBOROUGH/B/AP12/85VICTORIA’ cds, Price $69 (V307) 125. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 1d Bistre, two distinct shades, both with postal cancels, Price $69 (V313) 126. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 1/- Chalky blue/lemon SG 257, light, indistinct duplex postal cancel, couple of nibbled perfs at right, Price $39 (V279) 127. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 6d Ultramarine perf 12½ SG 266 with light, indistinct barred numeral cancel, couple of nibbled perfs, Price $49 (V312) 128. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 1/- Blue on blue & 1/- Blue on yellow, both with bold postal cancels, couple of nibbled perfs, Price $69 (V311) 129. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 1/- Blue on yellow, simplified selection of three different shades all with postal cancels, one with some minor toning, Price $129 (V310) 130. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 3/- Purple on blue perf 12 SG 237a, with light, indistinct postal cds, Cat £100, Price $129 (V315) 131. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 4/- Orange-red perf 12 SG 238a, Mint with some hinge remains, Cat £180, Price $199 (V316) 132. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty £1 Yellow-orange wmk sideways, perf 12½ with ‘R’ Registered cancel, nice used, Cat £85, Price $119 (V309) 133. Victoria 1896-99 Stamp Duty 4/- Orange perf 12½, SG 346, Mint with tiny central thin spot, Cat £170, Price $129 (V317) 134. Victoria 1895 Halfpenny Yellow/Orange wrapper used to London. Cancelled by Duplex 327 Tarnagulla JE 28 95. Fine and scarce, price $69 (V31) 135. Victoria 1895 ½d Yellow-Orange newspaper wrapper simply addressed to “Punch Melbourne” Cancelled by clean strike of Nagambie second 712 Duplex of AP 5 95. Clean and attractive, small tear at left does not detract. Price $59 (V67) 136. Victoria 1896 ½d Emerald SG 331 fresh mint lightly hinged with full double row of perfs at top. Well centred with full perfs. Spectacular! Price $169
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V262) Victoria 1897 1d (1/-) Blue Charity SG 353, Mint, Price $39 (V270) 138. Victoria 1897 1d (1/-) Blue Charity SG 353, Mint no gum, Price $25 (V269) 139. Victoria 1901 QV 1d Rose vertical pair, the lower stamp and half of the upper stamp with small portion of adjoining margin at right showing double perforations, light strike of barred numeral duplex 8 of Portland, unusual, Price $29 (V252) 140. Victoria 1901-13 QV ‘Postage’ 1/- orange or yellow x 10 unchecked for perfs etc, great range of shades, advertised retail $200+. Price $99 (V90) 141. Victoria 1905 1d Rose red SG 417, Double Perfs. Used by Melbourne machine cancel is well centred with full perfs. Complete row of double perfs. at top and also double perfs. along right side. Spectacular! Price $169 (V85) 142. Australia, Victoria 1906 1½d dull red-brown Queen Victoria with V over Crown watermark, perf. 12½ x 12, used on a taxed postcard from Camberwell 7 JAN 1906 to The Hague, Netherlands. The postcard is a picture of The Royal Mint, Melbourne, the stamp and the card are fine. SG 386b. Price: $49 (V330) 143. Victoria 1907 ‘Postage’ watermark Crown over A perf 11 5/- Rose-red & ultramarine SG 443, REGISTERED MELBOURNE cds, Fine used, Price $39 (V275) 144. PC Victoria 1910, Princes Park Bowling Club, Melbourne, Victoria, 31/12/1910, used. Price: $30 (APC2191) 145. Victoria Revenues 1934 1/8d Yellow & Black Tax Instalment Rouletted stamp with gum in unhinged horizontal pair. Wmk V over Crown. Cancelled by Fountain Pen manuscript 26-1-40 and 2-2-40 respectively. Fine and scarce, price $95 (V18) Western Australia 146. Western Australia 1854-55 4d Blue swan imperf, SG 3a, three good margins, just touching at right, Fine used, Cat £250, Price $279 (WA173) 147. Western Australia 1855 1/- Pale brown swan imperf SG 4c, just cut into at top, close at left, Fine used, Cat £325, Price $399 (WA172) 148. Western Australia 1855 1/- Pale brown swan rouletted, SG 6a, small thin at upper right and 1mm tear at left, Cat £1100, Price $699 (WA174) 149. Australia, WA 1859 6d grey-black Swan Worn Plate, swan watermark, imperforate, very fine used, 4 margins, no thins, tears or bends. SG 19. Price: $750 (WA216) 150. Western Australia 1860-64 2d Orange-vermilion swan imperf, SG 25, four good to just touching margins, Fine used, Cat £80, Price $119 (WA176) 151. Western Australia 1860-64 2d Orange-vermilion swan imperf, SG 25, three good to close margins, just touching at right, Fine used, Cat £80, Price $119 (WA177) 152. Western Australia 1860-64 6d Sage-green swan imperf, SG 28, two good margins, others close to just touching, nice used, Cat £400, Price $499 (WA178) 153. Western Australia 1861 perf 14 1d Rose swan SG 38, Nice used, Cat £65, Price $79 (WA180) 154. Western Australia 1861 perf 14 4d Vermilion swan SG 40, couple of nibbled perfs, Fine used, Cat £180, Price $249 (WA179) 155. Western Australia 1861 perf 14-16 2d Blue, 6d Purple-brown & 1/- Yellowgreen SG 41-43, odd nibbled perf, Nice-fine used, Cat £154, Price $149 (WA181) 156. WA 1861-90 2d Yellow swan x 6, each with Commissariat puncture, appears to be 3 different puncture sizes, used, Price $119 (WA162)

157. WA 1861-90 1d Carmine, 2d Yellow, 2d Blue & 1/- Swans, Good to fine used, each with Commissariat puncture, the 2d Blue being the 3.2mm puncture, the others 4mm, nice group. Price $149 (WA163) 158. Western Australia 1863-64 No watermark 1d & 6d, the two SG listed shades of each SG 49-51a, usual uneven perfs, mainly Fine used, Cat £114, Price $99 (WA182) 159. WA 1872-1912 mounted used collection of Swans, all punctured ‘OS’ sideways, with 1d Red/pink (11), 2d Yellow (10), 3d Brown (17), 4d Brown (3), 6d Violet (2) & 1/- Green (faults), various perfs, watermarks etc, condition mostly fine, a fantastic basis for expansion, Price $299 (WA165) 160. Western Australia 1882-85 watermark Crown CA perf 12, 4d Carmine SG 84, Fine used, Cat £60, Price $75 (WA188) 161. Western Australia 1884 surcharges 1d on 3d Pale brown, thin ‘1’ with straight top SG 92, Fine used, Cat £75, Price $89 (WA187) 162. WA 1893 Postal fiscal 2d Purple long swan SG F12, very lightly cancelled, Price $149 (WA166) 163. WA 1902-12 QV 10/- Deep mauve, punctured ‘OS’ BW (2004) W65Ab, trimmed perf at lower left, fine used Cat $250, Price $1490 (WA170) 164. WA 1907 QV watermark Crown over double lined A 5/- Pale emerald-green Die I punctured ‘OS’ BW (2004) W64Ab, fine used Cat $350, Price $299 (WA169) 165. 1910 usage of 1d Blue Postal Stationary Postcard, Mount Magnet to Perth. Cancelled by cds of Perth 14 NO 10. H & G 17, cat. $400. Very fine with 2 staple holes and bend to upper left corner. Price $195 (WA57) 166. Western Australia 1911 real photographic postcard “Greetings from Fremantle” to St. Louis, USA. Bears Halfpenny Green and 1d Rose Pink SG 138/9. Cat £12.25 and from x 12 on cover. Neat & clean, price $175 (WA34) Australia Kangaroos All of our Kangaroo stamps are accurately described and fairly priced according to condition, you may order with confidence that there are no hidden faults. Sets 167. Bulk 2/- Maroon, C of A wmk. used Kangaroos ex. Retired dealer. Unchecked by us for shades, varieties etc. 100 for $125 (10 for $15) (K652a) 168. Australia 1913 Penny Red Kangaroo used x 36 on annotated album pages. Noted “Rostage” x 2, Coil / Booklet Stamps x 2, + varieties not listed for this value, inc. “Missing Inner Frame Top Left” and “Shading Line Over One Penny Missing”. Condition generally good to fine used. Minimum Cat. $847. Price: $539 (K343) 1st Watermark 169. Australia 1913 ½d Green Kangaroo first watermark BW 1, a vertical coil join pair with WARWICK QLD machine cancel (see note 13, page 2/22, BW Kangaroos 2017 edition), the coil join margin attached to the upper stamp being a partial CA Monogram, the lower stamp with a fault at lower right, a rare item, Price $349 (K1155) 170. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 1d Red die II variety ‘Watermark sideways’ (crown pointing to right when viewed from the back) ACSC 3aa, very light machine cancel, excellent perfs, centred slightly to upper right, Cat $500, Price $425 (K1070) 171. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 1d Red die I variety ‘Watermark sideways’ (crown

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2021 pointing to left when viewed from the back) ACSC 2ab, centred to upper left, couple of nibbled perfs, light cds cancel, Cat $450, Price $229 (K1074) 172. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 2d Grey Kangaroo. Nice mint unhinged example with good perfs, centred right, cat. $300, price $120 (K86) 173. Australia 1913 2d Grey Kangaroo first watermark 2d Grey punctured large ‘OS’ horizontal pair, the right hand unit variety ‘Retouched upper frame at left’ BW 5(1)h, odd nibbled perf, unusually well centred, two cds cancels, attractive multiple, Cat $100, Price $79 (K1154) 174. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 2.5d Indigo Kangaroo. Superb lower marginal cto example with gum, perfectly centred and full perfs. Melbourne cds of DE 3 13. They honestly do not come better than this! Price $125 (K148) 175. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo first watermark BW 9, marginal block of 4 from the right of the sheet, centred to the lower right, lower units MUH, lovely, fresh multiple, Cat $900, Price $699 (K1148) 176. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo first watermark BW 9, block of 4, centred a little to the right, lower units MUH, some slightly ‘fluffy’ perfs, lovely, fresh multiple, Cat $900, Price $699 (K1147) 177. Australia 1913 3d Olive Kangaroo, Die I. Nice mint lightly hinged example with good perfs. Has light gum bend not visible from front. Cat. $250, price $119 (DB826) 178. AUSTRALIA 1913 4d ORANGE KANGAROO SHOWING SIGNIFICANT UPWARD DISPLACEMENT OF THE WATERMARK, WITH THE HORIZONTAL WATERMARK LINE RUNNING LEVEL WITH THE TOP OF THE VALUE TABLET, jumped perf and IMPERFORATE AT BASE! COUPLE OF NIBBED PERFS, FRESH WLL CENTRED MUH, BW:15 - CAT $1,000 (AS A NORMAL STAMP). VERY UNUSUAL, PRICE $795 (K1069) 179. Australia 1913 4d Analine Orange Kangaroo. ACSC 15B Fresh Mint Unhinged. Lower left corner marginal example. Lovely well centred full perf. Stamp. Very rare shade. Cat $2750. Very Rarely offered. Skipped perf. at base and misplaced wmk. We sold a non-marginal example last year for $1650. Price $1995 (K784) 180. Australia 1913 4d Analine Orange Kangaroo. ACSC 15B Mint lightly hinged. Lovely fresh example, centring to top right. Rare shade. Cat $2000. Rarely offered. Price $595 (K88) 181. Australia 1913 4d Analine Orange Kangaroo Horiz. pair perf Large OS. ACSC 15Bba. Lovely use pair cancelled by Hobart cds of 10NO17, very late use for this. Left stamp has some perf faults. Very attractive piece, and a scarce shade. Cat. $275 each as non OS. Price $425 (K914) 182. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark BW 15, very faint gum bend at top, centred a little to lower right, fresh MUH, attractive stamp, Cat $1000, Price $699 (K1142) 183. Australia 1913 4d Orange (Aniline) Kangaroo first watermark BW 15B, centred to left, nibbled perf at left, light, indistinct Tas cds, scarce, Cat $275, Price $149 (K1140) 184. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark BW 15, centred a little to upper right, nibbled perf at base, fresh lightly hinged Mint, Cat $275, Price $169 (K1139) 185. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 15ba, centred a little to upper right but still above average centring

for this issue, the gum appears a little flat, but is fresh and Mint unhinged, very scarce, Cat $1500, Price $1199 (K1138) 186. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo with variety. Fresh nicely centred int unhinged with good perfs, has the variety Colour Flaw off WA Coast. Listed as ACSC 16(U)d. Cat. $450 for hinged = approx. $1200 for unhinged. Price $895 (K785) 187. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo mint unhinged. Well centred and fresh with a few shortish perfs at base. Cat. $650, very well priced at just $189 (K89) 188. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo, “Kissprint”. Nice well centred example with full perfs, fresh mint very lightly hinged. Coastline appears doubled almost all around. Cat $250 as normal. Price $495 (LM12) 189. Australia 1913 5d Chestnut Kangaroo first watermark BW 16, the gum appears a little flat, very nicely centred, MVLH, Cat $250, Price $179 (K1141) 190. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo, ACSC 17A, fresh MUH, full perfs, centre left. Cat $875, Price $425 (K792) 191. Australia 1913 1st wmk. 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo, Melbourne CTO with full lightly hinged gum, ACSC 17Awb, one short perf at right, centred low, Cat $100, Price $49 (K740) 192. Australia 1913 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 17bb, block of 4, centred to lower left, the lower left unit with trimmed perfs at left & base, other odd faults, Price $89 (K1146) 193. Australia 1913 9d Deep Violet 1st wmk. Kangaroo, mint lightly hinged. Nice fresh example with good perfs. and nicely centred. ACSC 24C, cat. $500, price $398 (K554) 194. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark BW 24, slightly nibbled perf at right, centred a little to the right, fresh MUH, an attractive stamp, Cat $1000, Price $599 (K712) 195. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark BW 24 with gutter margin at right, centred slightly to the right, light central horizontal crease, fresh MUH, Cat $1000, Price $399 (K899) 196. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark BW 24, quite well centred, some hinge remains, Mint, Cat $200, Price $149 (K898) 197. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 24bb, one slightly nibbled perf at left, well centred with light, indistinct cds, Cat $100, Price $69 (K869) 198. Australia 1913 9d Violet Kangaroo first watermark punctured small ‘OS’ BW 24bb, horizontal pair, few nibbled perfs, nicely centred, two slightly untidy strikes of PERTH cds, Cat $200 as singles, Price $129 (K922) 199. Australia 1913 1/- Emerald 1st wmk. Kangaroo, top right corner Melbourne cto, ‘’Watermark Upright’ ACSC 30Aw (2) k. With variety “WHITE FLAW OVER TASMANIA” RARE CTO.5/12/13. Cat. $300 for Inverted wmk. without the variety. Absolutely unique as only one sheet of 120 produced with upright wmk. Fresh well centred without gum example Price $1500. (K1156) 200. Australia 1913 1/- Emerald, variety ‘’Watermark inverted’ ACSC 30Aa, a fine commercially used example, Cat $500, centred a little to the left. ’ELIZABETH STREET NORTH’ cds of December 1913, scarce thus. Price $399 (K650) 201. Australia 1913 1/- Pale blue green Kangaroo first watermark, variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 30a, commercially used with indistinct VIC cds dated ‘6 JA 14’, slightly nibbled perf at right, centred to left, the 1/- with

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217. Australia 1915 1/- Green Kangaroo second watermark BW 31, an attractive paler shade, well centred, fresh Mint with light hinge remains, Cat $375, Price $299 (K891) 218. Australia 1915 2/- Light Brown 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC 36A. Superb used example with double ring cds of South Yarra Vic, dated 13.7.15. Fine looking stamp, centred to top with full perfs. Cat. $350, price $237.50 (K937) 219. Australia 1915 2/- Light Brown 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC 36, an attractive well centred example with partial ‘STOCK EXCHANGE MELBOURNE’ cds. Cat. $350, price $229 (K742) 220. Australia 1915 2/-Light Brown Kangaroo 2nd wmk ACSC 36A, Cat $350, a superb used example with excellent centring, light oval ‘PERTH REGISTERED’ datestamp, a premium stamp. Price $299 (K649) 221. Australia 1915 2/- Light Brown 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC 36A. Well centred full perf. used example cancelled by partial Brisbane Qld. cds. Cat. $350, cheap price, $125 (K244) 222. Australia 1915 5/- Deep Grey & Chrome 2nd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC43B. Nice used example with light partial circular cancels. Centred high with some fluffy perfs., usual for this issue Cat. $675 this one cheap at a third cat. $225 (K140) 223. Australia 1915 5/- Deep grey & yellow Kangaroo second watermark BW 43, with unlisted variety ‘Partial light offset of the kangaroo’ on reverse, usual fluffy perfs, fairly well centred, scarce and most unusual, Price $999 (K827) 3rd Watermark 224. Australia 1915 2d grey Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. Die I punctured ‘OS’ two faintly toned perfs Mint unhinged. Centred to top right with good perfs. ACSC 7Aba, cat. $225 price $69 (ML531) 225. Australia 1915 6d Milky Greyish Blue Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. ACSC 19G Harrison Printing. Fine used with Condobolin NSW cds of SP 21 19. Well centred and with good perfs, this stamp shows the undocumented variety “Broken/Missing ears” very striking! The bite out of leg of this issue catalogues $2250, and sells for around $1500. Price $995 (K141) 226. Australia 1916 9d Pale violet Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. Die II ACSC 26B, Cat $375, centred to right, fresh MUH. Price $199 (K639) 227. Australia 1916 9d Pale violet Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. Die II ACSC 26B, Cat $375, centred to right and with tiny natural paper inclusion in the gum, fresh MUH. Price $179 (K613) 228. Australia 1916 9d deep Violet Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. Die II. Fine used example of this scarce shade lightly cancelled by cds at left. Well centred with good perfs. ACSC 26C Cat. $200, price $149 (K263) 229. Australia 1916 9d Violet Kangaroo, 3rd wmk. Die II punctured OS. ACSC 26Aba, Cat $475, nicely centred for this issue, fresh MUH. Price $349 (K572) 230. Australia 1916 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark Die II BW 26, centred a little to the right, MUH, Cat $375, Price $299 (K799) 231. Australia 1916 1/- Grey Green Kangaroo 3rd wmk fine cds used. Centred low, with light cds cancel to upper right and with good perfs. Nice example of this scarcer shade listed as ACSC 32G. Cat. $125. Priced at 30% $37.50 (K371) 232. Australia 1916 1/- Blue green Kangaroo third watermark Die II, BW 32, quite well centred, MUH, Cat $375, Price $299 (K709)

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Canberra Stamp Show 2022 ‘Resilience & Recovery’ 22nd Biennial National Philatelic Convention

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March

Thoroughbred Park 1 Randwick Road, LYNEHAM, A.C.T

2022, marks the 90th Anniversary of the Philatelic Society of Canberra and accordingly the Society and the Exhibition Committee, cordially invite you to join us here in the National Capital, to celebrate at the Canberra Stampshow 2022, which will be conducted over the weekend 18 to 20 March at Thoroughbred Park in Lyneham.

Canberra Stampshow 2022, will be a half National Exhibition with both National and State-level classes, as specified in the Exhibition Prospectus available from our website Order your Supporter’s Club Membership with your entry or use the Order Form on the website. A special prize will be offered for the best exhibit in any of the classes offered by the Exhibition, related to the theme Resilience & Recovery (worldwide) and a Second Chance challenge, enabling possible Qualification for the Melbourne 2022 International Exhibition, will also be conducted. Canberra Coin Club will be joining us for the Show together with a great line up of Stamp & Coin Dealers. Popular Show Souvenirs on sale. Located approximately 15 mins from the City Centre, near Exhibition Park and Canberra’s new Light Rail Track, the event venue is spacious with free on-site parking, a 10-minute walk to the new light rail station, an eight-minute drive to the popular Dickson Restaurant Precinct and Northbourne Avenue accommodation facilities, that may also be reached by light rail route. We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra in March 2022.

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation The Postponed Olympics The partnership between the Olympic Games and philately goes back an exceptionally long way. In 1895, the Organising Committee was faced with a lack of funds to complete the construction of the last venues. Two Greek philatelists/numismatists proposed that the Greek government issue a series of commemorative stamps, with part of the proceeds going to the Organising Committee of the Games to finance these last venues. Fifty percent of the estimated revenue (200,000 drachmas) was released before the issue date and the remainder was guaranteed with a seven percent bank loan. The series of 12 stamps were issued on the inaugural day of the first Games of the Olympiad, 25 March 1896 (see figure 1). The cancellation or postponement of events due to the Covid19 pandemic means that some commemorative stamps have been issued marking events that are no longer taking place. With major events like the Olympics, many philatelic bureaus issue their stamps well in advance, particularly the host nation. Japan started issuing Tokyo 2020 stamps in 2018. Stamps celebrating Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games went on sale on 12th March 2019, 500 days before the planned start of the summer showpiece (see figure 2). The stamps, released by Japan Post Co., feature the Olympic and Paralympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity as well as an image of the new Olympic Stadium, which was still under construction. One million sheets of 10 stamps went on sale, priced at 920 yen ($8.26), which included a donation of 100 yen towards preparations for the Games.

Figure 2: Japan Olympic and Paralympic Games mascot sheetlet issued 12th March 2019 50 - Stamp News

Figure 1: Greece Olympic Series issued 25 March 1896 to subsidise the first Olympic Games The designer of the stamps, Akira Tamaki, said he had taken inspiration from the commemorative stamps made for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics when Japan last held the Summer Games (see figure 3). He said “In 1964, the Games provided the city with the opportunity to rebranding and shake off a war-ravaged reputation and show a modern face to the world. This time, the legacy is likely to be more intangible but Japan Post hope the stamps can further ramp up enthusiasm for the Games.” Some post offices were not able to postpone their planned stamp issue, such as Philatelie Liechtenstein, who issued their Tokyo 2020 stamps in June (see figure 4). A statement on their website explained: “Since this postponement decision was taken only after all our products had gone to press, we are unfortunately no longer able to stop issuing stamps for the 2020 Summer Olympics”. This means that the stamps will nevertheless be issued on 2 June 2020 as announced. For this reason, you will be holding stamps that are quite rare in

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Figure 3: Japan 1964 Olympic Games sheetlet showing the Olympic venues Figure 4: Liechtenstein was not able to postpone their Olympic issue of 2 June 2020

your hands on 2 June 2020. Stamps in your collection with the date on which the Olympic Games never took place will always remind you later of the memorable year 2020 when a worldwide pandemic went down in history.” New Zealand Post chose to release a series of stamps and coins in October 2020 to commemorate the postponed Tokyo Olympics and to celebrate 100 years of the New Zealand Olympic team (see figure 5). A portion of the sales went to support the New Zealand Team’s preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next. The New Zealand Post Head of Stamps and Coins, Antony Harris, said “NZ Post has a long history

of supporting the NZ Team competing at the Olympic Games, and we were actually just about to release these stamps earlier this year, but then lockdown happened, and the Games were postponed. The upcoming Summer Games will still be known as Tokyo 2020, and we also wanted to commemorate 100 years of the New Zealand Team competing in the Olympics. We want to show our support for our Olympians, past and present, but especially in this time of COVID-19 we want to support our athletes, whether or not the Tokyo Games go ahead.” Some post offices were able to postpone their stamp issues, such as the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA). The Sport for Peace issue, slated for release June 4, honours the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. The issue is to include six stamps, 55¢, $1.20,

Figure 5: New Zealand issue of October 2020 subsidised the preparation of their Olympic athletes Stamp News - 51

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation 1fr, 1.50fr, €0.85 and €1, in panes of eight. These Olympic Games originally were scheduled to take place in 2020 but because of the COVID-19 pandemic were rescheduled to July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, for the Summer Olympic Games and Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 for the Paralympic Games. Likewise, the Sport for Peace stamps originally were included on the UNPA’s 2020 stamp program but were delayed a year. Singapore Post was also able to defer their Tokyo Olympics stamp issue, which was originally set for release in July 2020. It is now be rescheduled to when the postponed multi-sport Games will be held from July 23 to Aug 8 in Japan. The Olympic flame touched down in Japan on 20 March 2020 at Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi after being lit in Greece at Ancient Olympia and Figure 6: Japan sheetlet of 10 stamps issued 10th March handed over at Panathenaic Stadium. A sheetlet 2020 for the start of the postponed torch relay of 10 stamps was issued on 10th March 2020 (see figure 6). Since the postponement of the Games, Getting the Athletes to the Tokyo games the flame was safeguarded at the Olympic Museum in For organising bodies such as the Australian Olympic Tokyo, located across the street from the Olympic StaCommittee, the logistical hurdle of a lack of regular air dium. The relay started again almost one year late. services is compounded by extra measures that organJapan Post has announced it will begin selling isers of the delayed Tokyo Games have put in place to commemorative stamp sheets on June 23 ahead of the reduce contact with the local population and lower the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The prerisk of COVID-19 infection between the 10,500 athsentation pack will include three types of stamp sheets, letes and their accompanying staff, official and other and a 500-yen stamp which has an aerial view of the visitors. National Stadium. (see figure 7). COVID-19 has stopped all of Qantas’ scheduled The Games have survived through world wars, flights between Australia and Japan. The Australian boycotts, controversy, and although delayed, they are Olympic Committee is planning its own charter flights on track to continue despite the global COVID-19 to ferry competitors and officials to and from the Tokyo pandemic. Games because of regular air services largely drying

Figure 7: Japan Olympic presentation pack consisting of 75 stamps and one miniature sheet 52 - Stamp News

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF Figure 8: Visitor’s Reception Centre at Essendon Airport for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Getting the Athletes to the 1956 Melbourne games At the time of preparation for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Melbourne’s Essendon Airport had a modest international terminal that comprised the original 1926 Aero Club building. It was certainly not a suitable international gateway, even in those days. To provide suitable facilities for the expected influx of competitors and visitors to the Olympics, the Department of Civil Aviation decided to speed up construction of a spacious new igloo hangar, which was being built at Essendon for ANSETT-ANA and make that into a temporary International Terminal. The hangar was fitted out with temporary partitions and a set of plywood Olympic Rings. Customs, Immigration and Health clearance desks were capable of handling 270 passengers at a time. Telephones and teleprinters were installed for the world’s press, while such luxuries as postal facilities and a snack bar finished off the appointments. Roads, taxiways, road signs and gardens were all added to cope with the traffic and improve the appearance of the airport. The Olympic Terminal was officially Figure 9: Olympic special flight cover – Lufthansa from Beropened on 31st October at 6:10 am with the lin to Warsaw then KLM from Warsaw to Melbourne carrying arrival of 72 Romanian athletes and one some of the East German team official. The national teams arriving at the airport were greeted by thousands of Melburup and uncertainty around the departures of its 500-odd nians. Most teams arrived in their national dress, with athletes. Rather than arriving en-masse ahead of the the more regimented contingents marching from their opening ceremony, athletes will only arrive five days aircraft to the Terminal. ahead of their scheduled events and must leave within Between 1 November and 21 November 1956 there 48 hours of competing. were 262 extra aircraft movements to Melbourne and People travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics will still Sydney airports involving international traffic. This have to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of deparincluded a total of 10,729 passengers, 4,276 athletes ture for Japan and be prepared to take another upon arand officials and 600 international journalists, photogrival, and only use official Games transport, not public raphers and broadcasters. At Melbourne (Essendon) transport, while in Japan. They will not be permitted to Airport, 72 international flights carrying 4,308 pasvisit tourist areas, shops, restaurants or bars in Japan. sengers were cleared. Twenty world airline operators contributed to the movement of passengers. Stamp News - 53

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation The central area of the hangar was transformed into a vast waiting area. A booth against the hangar side wall proclaimed itself the ‘Visitor’s Aid Centre’ (see figure 8). Confirmed arrivals listed for this Friday 9 November 1956 are two Pan Am DC-6Bs, one from Fiji with the American team on board and another from Darwin with 71 Russians on board. Also anticipated to arrive is a Civil Air Transport DC-4 from Sydney with the Formosan Chinese (Taiwanese) team and a Pan Am Stratocruiser from Fiji via Sydney bringing more Americans. By the evening before Opening Day, all international contingents had arrived, with one exception - New Zealand. Because of aircraft serviceability problems our closest international competitor was running extremely late but eventually advised their ETA of 4 am on Opening Day. However, nature intervened. MET issued a fog warning for Melbourne (Essendon) and the alternate airport was Sydney. With the aircraft, just 15 minutes from touchdown the fog was getting thicker and the Approach Controller in the Tower was about to close the airport. The rest is history. The team just had time to spruce up and make their way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the Opening Ceremony. It was 22 November and the Duke of Edinburgh, who had arrived that morning to officially opened the Games. There are a few covers from various countries that were made to record the incoming flights of the athletes. Covers from East Germany were carried on Austrian and Polish (see figure 9) flights. Figure 10 shows an incoming Polish flight in early November. Although Israel did not issue any stamps for the 1956 games, it promoted its teams through a range of flight covers and cachets (see figure 11). Olympic Collecting There are many ways to collect Olympic philately. Each Games sees a new host in a different continent, and the culture of that country is reflected in the stamps. Mexico’s Aztec history provided fascinating designs 54 - Stamp News

Figure10: Inbound Olympic flight cover, 4 November 1956 from Warsaw to Melbourne Figure11: Israeli November 1956 inbound flight covers with commemorative cachets

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Figure 12: Mexico sheetlet issued for 1968 Olympics

in 1968 (see figure 12), in sharp contrast in style from the Chinese issues for Beijing 2008 (see figure 13). Olympic postal history has two aspects to interest

Figure13: Chinese stamp issued for Beijing 2008 Olympics the collector. There are always temporary post offices in Olympic Villages and at Olympic venues. The detailed postal arrangements are not always made public and it is often up to collectors, and members of the various Olympic and sporting philatelic societies around the world to research, collect and record the full postal story. The second aspect is perhaps of much wider interest: the postcards and correspondence sent by competitors, officials and spectators. Some fascinating stories are told, and it is always worth looking carefully at aerogrammes sent from Olympic villages when they come up for sale (see figure 14). You can concentrate on a single sport or discipline or items relating to the history and organisation of the Games. For each Olympics, you could start with the candidate cities and end with the closing ceremony. You need to decide when to stop each event. Countries will issue stamps commemorating medal successes of their athletes, often in the years following the games. For each succeeding Games there are sure to be stamps and special cancels looking back at the star Olympians of the previous games. This is a good excuse to bring out, update, and enjoy your collection.

Figure14: Aerograms sent from and to Mogens Sorensen, a Danish rower at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics. The Australian aerogram cover shows the temporary postmark for the Ballarat Olympic Village. Stamp News - 55

Market Matters British Guiana sells for 10% more.

The stamp “event” of 2021 was probably the sale by Sotheby’s New York on June 8 of the rather legendary British Guiana 1856 1¢ Black on Magenta cut to shape imperforate stamp classic. It last sold for a $US9.48 million invoice price, also by Sotheby’s near exactly 7 years ago, on June 17, 2014, after the outrageous 20% auction house “Buyer Fee” added at time of the sale was added. At the time, this converted to $A10,154,536. Rather surprisingly, soon after the hammer fell, Stanley Gibbons London issued a client and dealer email to announce they were the highest bidder. It stated the stamp would be imported into the UK, to be on display at their newly refurbished retail premises at 399 Strand, and doubtless become a bit of a tourist magnet - for both stamp collectors and non-collectors visiting London. Smart move. This cost price to SG this month was the total Sotheby’s invoice, plus 5% VAT (which should be paid before the item is imported to UK.) So even just 5% VAT on $US8.307 million Sotheby’s initial invoice cost, is $US415,350, and that VAT is also added onto any 1% type transit insurance, so the figure is higher of course in that case. So for the record, for those quoting this sale in blogs and club newsletters here etc, the Gibbons landed COST price was a minimum of $US8,722,350 = $A11,312,263.43 - or over 10%

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The $A11,312,263 defective stamp! more in $A than Weitzman paid in 2014. SG cannot reclaim back that VAT so it adds to their real landed cost. How the comparison figures work out in Euro or Rand or Sterling or Zloty etc I have no idea - you can do the math yourself!

Do NOT Graffiti rare stamps.

Seeing temporary non-stamp-collector owner Stuart Weitzman had badly vandalised the fragile stamp with his huge and tacky Women’s shoe “signature” he was lucky to get what he did I think. Stampboards has videos of this pen desecration taking place - Weitzman had a 1933 $20 “Saint Gaudens” double eagle USA coin on offer at the same Auction sale that he did not graffiti in any way, and that sold for near $US20 million, so a lesson to him there I hope! Leave things alone. The unique in private hands $20 coin had not been offered for 19 years, where it was then invoiced for $US7,590,020 - at the time, a record price for a world coin I understand. Sothebys stated before this sale that they expected the $20 gold coin to fetch $US10-15 million hammer price, so it did very well as can be seen, at $US19,509.750 invoice. Third item in this special sale was the unique Plate Block of 4 of the USA

Glen Stephens Sadly, Stanley Gibbons have never ever really understood the internet, and they lost over £10 million on their last hare-brained venture, tying up improbably with BidStart, an online portal of mostly clueless American HM The Queen has sold off things before. amateur stamp sellers. That venture nearly sunk the company totally then, and sold almost nothing for SG. Who knows - maybe in this dreamy ether cloud world of Bitcoin and other strange money e-manifestations, it might work. But their clientele are retired elderly males in brown cardigans, some of whom cannot send an email, not 25 year old tattooed tech 1918 “Inverted Jenny” 24¢ stamp. This was inwarriors with rings through their nose! Maybe novoiced for $US4,860,000, a little more than I expect- one has told them this? Anyway, time will tell. Full ed to be honest. Americans are not keen on hinged story on this sale here - 20th Century key material as a rule. Pretty block, but a very full price in my view. This was over $US2 million more than what it last auctioned for. In 2005, it was sold at auction by Siegel Auction Galleries in New York, where it sold to bond market tycoon, and major stamp collector Bill Gross for $US2,970,000. Who then swapped it for a USA stamp he needed! Only in America.

WHAT are SG going to do with it?

So why would Stanley Gibbons spend at least $US8,722,350 to buy the defective old Guiana stamp I hear some ask? Good question. You can read all about their curious plans for it here - As can be seen they appear to have some strange idea to essentially sell “time-share” virtual slivers of it online!

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Market Matters My strong suggestion to SG is to place it within the Royal Collection. It is the ONLY key stamp missing from the Royal Collection. KGV had been super keen to buy it, but American billionaire industrialist Arthur Hind outbid him, and let it be known he was NOT going to be outbid. Gibbons have a Royal Warrant - they have superb contacts there. The Royal Collection has in the past sold off surplus to get what stamps they needed.

Place it within the Royal Collection?

There are totally surplus things in the Royal Collection from just Australia alone, that would be worth easily $US8-10 million. They have a SHEET of £2 Roos MUH, SHEETS of 120 of the unissued 1914 pair, (Auction price $150,000 a pair) TWELVE x Imperf 1928 Kooka sheets (Auction price $A325,000 each) Large part sheets MUH of First Watermark sets perf Large ‘’OS’’ (retail $1,000,000) etc, etc. The list is very long. Add into the box a handful of surplus early GB specialist material they have spare, and the Palace could swap material worth $US12-15m to SG, to sell, to secure the Guiana for zero exchange of money. If that lot were all sold as ex Royal Collection it then gets top dollar, and is hence EASY to sell even at fully priced retail. Their parent company Phoenix Investments keeps half as per the new loan deal, SG has a $US7.5 sugar hit of sales at a very tough time in their history, and WIN-WIN all round. Nearby is a lovely £1 1913 Roo pair I have sold twice - from the Queen’s Collection. Fresh superb original gum - one was unhinged as I recall - but simply called “unused” by RPSL. This pair nearby came from the QUEEN’S COLLECTION. It was obtained by King George V who was very keen on the Kangaroo issues. The two stamps have a Royal Philatelic Society London, Expert Committee, Certificate of Genuineness which accompanied the lot. As you can see, the submitter of the pair was: “The Keeper Of The Privy Purse” ! The stamps come in the original special lot folder from Spink, inscribed “The Royal Philatelic Collection - May 17, 2001”. The stamp are from position 14 and 15 on the left 58 - Stamp News

pane. the RH stamp has the constant variety 51(D) L ($3,500) “Break In Value Circle At Left” - not noticed by RPSL. Believed unique in any kind of multiple, mint or used. Provenance such as this should add 25% over the price of any other pair themselves very rare multiples. Almost nothing on the market - from any country - is originally from the Royal Collection. If I owned them today, I’d ask and get easily DOUBLE what I last sold them for.

Sir Ron Brierley child sex charges.

Globally known corporate identity, and big league stamp collector, Sir Ron Brierley has pleaded guilty in a Sydney Court to several Police charges of owning child abuse material. He was charged after Police stopped him at Sydney International Airport and found certain images, and later searched and found more in his 3 storey waterfront mansion in December 2019. He will be sentenced on August 20. The businessman amassed phenomenal stamp collections over many decades, and had numerous “Lionheart” Auctions here and overseas (named after his luxury yacht moored at Pittwater) and disposed of small portions of it each time. At one time, he owned Stanley Gibbons Australia Auctions, along with John Mowbray from NZ, and they offered a portion of his material in the first Mowbray Melbourne sale, and later in April 2005 at Pacific Explorer with estimates of about $A2 million then. Spink London have so far held FIFTEEN (15) different special catalogue “Lionheart” sales between 2013 and 2021, believe it or not. And likely more are in the pipeline. Near all containing just high quality GB and British Empire stamps, and each groaning with truly rare and expensive pieces and blocks and collections. There must have been $10s of millions in those alone, looking at the catalogues.

“Lionheart” tied up in Court Injunctions.

Prestige Auctions Melbourne in 2014 had a “Lionheart” Auction with some mega price Kangaroos top value blocks 4 that ended up with court orders, injunctions, and withdrawn lots at last moment a few years back. A really dreadful, nasty mess, and Brierley was an innocent party in it. Full details here

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Brierley meeting with Queen Elizabeth II.

Brierley pleaded guilty in court. - some familiar names - an essential read - tinyurl. com/1Kino so clearly very many tens of millions have been sold so far. NZ born Brierley, 84, was Chairman and/or Director of numerous very prominent companies in Australia and New Zealand and overseas, including Stanley Gibbons London. He was arrested as he was about to board a plane to Fiji in December 2019. He had been selected for questioning by Australian Border Force officers. His hand luggage was searched, and the subject material was discovered in the outbound examination rooms.

Police allege they found more than 200,000 images and 500 videos on Brierley’s laptop, and electronic storage devices, that depicted child abuse material. Court documents said this material allegedly showed “young girls aged between approximately two years to 15 years in sexually suggestive poses.” A later Police search of his $30 million harbourside Wunulla Road, Point Piper mansion, where his neighbours include former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, found thousands more images. One admitted offence by Brierley in the Downing Centre Local Court related to photographs of girls, aged as young as two years, in sexually suggestive poses, while another concerned a data storage device found at his home that contained 1,615 images of child abuse material. Some of the images had been downloaded the night before they were discovered by authorities at the airport, with Brierley telling Police he had looked at them for “recreation”. On May 28, 2021, the official Summary of Facts for the case was released by court officials in Sydney. In that summary, Ron Brierley told Police officers quizzing him over a cache of images of naked children that he had saved to several devices, that the pictures were in his view, “all perfectly okay” and that he had downloaded them because he thought they “looked interesting”. Brierley was knighted in NZ for service to Business - mainly via his feared corporate raider Brierley Investments Limited especially in the madcap 1980s Stamp News - 59

Market Matters era - once the largest company in New Zealand with shares owned by 160,000 citizens there, who did well. Brierley was a notable alumnus of Wellington College, where a theatre was named after him. The school began scrubbing its grounds of his name and connections after his guilty pleas on April 1, 2021 in Sydney.

The Knighthood now gone.

New Zealand Prime Minister Paid a cool £500,000 for these. Jacinda Ardern announced this May that Brierley, after he had second from right, meeting with Queen Elizabeth pleaded guilty in Court to the possession of child II in Britain, with fellow members of the non-profit sexual abuse material on April 1, had relinquished Australia “Crusaders” cricket group, and has donathis Knighthood. N.Z. Officials wrote to Brierley on ed generously to some other Cricket organisations, April 6, telling him he had 30 days to provide any which of course has created for them, very thorny information that he considered relevant, before the issues due to the current Court admissions of guilt. Prime Minister made her decision on it. New Zealand Herald senior reporter David Fisher Ms Ardern told NZ Media that if Brierley had not has stated Cricket Wellington is one of the organisavoluntarily relinquished his Knighthood, it would tions working out what to do with donated Brierley have been stripped from him by her Goverment. Ar- money. A $1 million donation from Sir Ron Brierley dern said regardless of anyone’s other achievements, is sitting in the cricket charity’s bank account, while if they were guilty of possessing images which trustees of the organisation figure out what to do portrayed young children being sexually abused that: with the shamed businessman’s philanthropy. Crick“undoubtedly completely rewrites your history. Unet Wellington replaced Brierley as their long standdoubtedly. I’m very clear - had he not done so, the ing Patron, soon after he was charged, and are now Knighthood would have been removed. The Queen looking at his Life Member status. has been informed.” “I think it’s a sad day for the children of New What to do with a $1 million donation? Zealand and, indeed, the world, when someone is found guilty of possessing such horrendous images,” Fisher says some think of the donations as tainted, while others believe his convictions shouldn’t detract Ardern said. She added that it was only right that from the good he has done in his past for the Cricket there are “significant consequences” for that. “As Club. Fisher said Wellington College had removed a country, New Zealand has to reject anyone who signage outlining their links to the multi-millionaire, thinks this is okay. This means he’s no longer allowed to use the title of “Sir” and he has been asked immediately after his guilty pleas. The school said it had taken down all signage with Brierley’s name on to return his insignia”. PM Ardern was quoted as them, which includes a theatre and sports field. saying. Ron Brierley is listed as a significant donor on the Brierley had Cricket as another very keen passion, State Library of NSW website in the donation level along with stamp collecting. He is shown nearby, 60 - Stamp News

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Another £550,000 spend here. band of between $100,000 and $499,000. Brierley appears to have been a generous donator to causes that he supported. He is an incredibly wealthy chap worth $100s of millions, and never had spouses or children, so could support whatever cause he wished, so it is sad to read of these recent developments, that have tarnished that long legacy. Upon sentencing, Brierley will be added to the New South Wales state Child Protection Register for at least eight years, it is reported. He has been prohibited from international travel and was required to surrender his passport. Brierley faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced. Immigration experts have stated in the media that New Zealand born Brierley is not likely to be deported to NZ if his sentence is over 12 months. He seems most unlikely to be added to the hundreds of NZ born Australian residents who have been deported from Australia to NZ for crimes committed that incur prison sentences of over 12 months - people widely known as ‘’501s’’, the character section of the Australian Migration Act that allows the cancellation of their visa. “Brierley is an Australian citizen who cannot be placed through the deportation regime, unless they revoke his citizenship” an expert said in the NZ media. On August 20 we shall know the sentence of the Judge to these guilty pleas. Due process of the legal

system will have ran its full course by that date, over near 2 years and many Court dates, and that is the correct path we all must follow. That is my Birthday, and also the birthday of a sweet grandaughter who turns an innocent one year old on that same day. I personally just do not understand any of these actions. A very sad story, and one I wish I did not need to document. Brierley was on the Board of Stanley Gibbons London of course, and also owned a very sizeable chunk of that company stock as I recall - in the halcyon days when they were very profitable! His stamp purchases were huge over many decades. He amassed large quantities of stamps and sets that he particularly liked. Hundreds of mint 1932 5/- Harbour Bridges, and it is believed 100s of sets of the USA 1931 Zeppelins, another favourite. And 1906 Christchurch Exhibition sets in numerous mint blocks 4 - another curious sideline.

A most astute buy it seems.

When Stanley Gibbons announced the sale of the unique strip of four of India 1948 Gandhi 10 Rupee Purple-Brown and Lake ‘SERVICE’ stamps shown nearby for a record price of £500,000 only 4 years back, the BBC News report helpfully confirmed the buyer was an Australian collector - coff! Guess who? A wonderful piece, and as interest on postIndependence stamp issues from India is rising all the time, a most astute buy no doubt. Gandhi is of Rock Star status there. Only two sheets of 50 stamps originally received the ‘SERVICE’ overprint, of which one remains intact in the Delhi Postal Museum. From the issued sheet, supplied to the Governor-General’s secretariat, only thirteen single examples are authoritatively recorded, including this strip of four, and a block of four in the Royal Philatelic Collection, owned by Stamp News - 61

Market Matters Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Likewise the sale also by Stanley Gibbons of the nearby 1d red on small piece alongside a 4d Vermillion. In mid 2012 this single example of the elusive 1858 GB “Plate 77 Penny Red” was sold by Stanley Gibbons in London for £550,000. It was sold just two months after SG acquired it. The stamp was described as “the finest used example in existence, inside or outside a museum” by the Stanley Gibbons Director of Great Britain Philately. The acquisition and rapid sale of the Plate An exciting seven figure find. 77 stamp attracted much media attention in the UK in the “Raphael” collection that was stolen in 1965, general press, being featured on the BBC website and has not been seen since. The fourth was in the etc. Its appearance on prime time television was famous Ferrary collection that was sold in the 1920s heralded as, “a coup for the hobby” in the philatel- the authenticity of that has never been confirmed, ic press. Great stuff! A used stamp is catalogued and again has not been seen in the Century since the £600,000 in the current SG, so a very valuable piece. auction. So no mint are ‘buyable’. Excuse the terrible scan - that was the BEST that SG Of the five single used copies, two damaged exoffered in 2012! amples were found in the early 20th Century, neither I have no idea if most of the Ron Brierley stamp of which has been seen on the open market for over accumulations are still extant, but sources advise me 60 years. A third was in the “Crocker” collection it is still extensive - these 2 key pieces illustrated and lost in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and a here costing over £1 million have not been seen on fourth example from the “Adams” collection is now the global market since to my knowledge, and Mr in the British Library. A fifth example was this one Brierley is extremely wealthy, worth several 100 offered for sale by Stanley Gibbons for £550,000, million, and still keen on stamps it seems clear, and understood to have been purchased by Sir Ron Brierwould have no pressing financial reason to divest ley in 2012. anything. The block of 3 stamps, each showing plate “77” on a battered part cover, written by famous novelGB “Plate 77” on piece ist Victor Hugo from his home in Guernsey to his Of the four 1d Plate 77 mint examples recorded, one Belgian publisher, was probably the stamp discovery is in the Royal Philatelic Collection, one is in the Ta- of this Century, in a junk lot. Despite understandable pling Collection in the British Library. Another was wariness from some head-in-the-sand UK quarters, it 62 - Stamp News

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Mauritius - Lady Gomm’s Ball envelope. has now had more forensic tests done on it over the past 15 years than the Dead Sea Scrolls! The cover now has three clear Expert Certificates of Genuineness, and none saying it is otherwise. New discoveries are STILL out there. A seven figure find, no doubt about it.

A 4 million Euro cover?

Seems like a lot of pricey covers are floating about this month! German dealer Christoph Gärtner auctioned the Mauritius cover shown nearby on June 21. This is being typed just before that date, so the final figure is of course not known. Estimate was a bullish 4 million Euro ($A6.3 million) plus all the endless Buyer Fees, and add ons etc that now come along with auctions. I must confess it does very little to excite me, but it is only one of three “Fancy Dress Ball” covers that have survived, and the only one in private hands. Bears the 1847 Mauritius “POST OFFICE” issue, 1d

red-orange in the first primitive printing, with four clear margins. The stamp at top right of the envelope and is tied by framed “PAID” handstamp in black to the small-sized Ball invitation envelope. At top left of the envelope is a clear black framed “PENNY POST” local handstamp. The envelope, addressed to H. Adam Esq. Jr, (no need for address, or town, or street back then!) shows the black circular datestamp “MAURITIUS POST OFFICE / SE 27 1847” on reverse. That postmark backstamp confirms the use of the stamp during the very first period (7th day) of issue. The correct postage on locally mailed envelopes was ONE PENNY, paid by these new “letter labels”. This well-known cover gem was offered at the 50th Christoph Gärtner Auction - 174 years after Lady Gomm, wife of the Governor, created this cover for her lavish fancy dress ball at Government House The other two Ball envelopes are permanently unavailable, as one is in the Royal Collection, and the Stamp News - 63

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THE priciest item in global philately? other in the Tapling Collection in the British Museum, making this “Adam” cover the only Fancy Dress Ball cover available to collectors.

The only “Masked Ball” cover buyable.

It was sold by David Feldman in Switzerland for $US1.4 million in 1988, being apparently ex Kanai 1986, and that buyer apparently offered it, and ALL the other Kanai Mauritius at a Feldman sale in 1993. Like many things Feldman, it is a very tangled story, and hard to follow! Then a couple of transactions later it was sold for an unrevealed sum in 2006 by Feldman to Vikram Chand and reportedly was insured for $4 million. Whether he is the current vendor - who knows! One assumes so. Despite what most dealers and collectors think, neither of the 2 rather famous stamps - the British Guiana or the Sweden Tre Skilling Yellow, are the world’s “most valuable” stamp items. Not by a 64 - Stamp News

LONG way. That distinction most certainly belongs to the November 1993 Feldman “Kanai” auction piece shown nearby. The 1847 envelope is franked with the 1d and 2d “Post Office” Mauritius stamps, and mailed to Bordeaux France - ordering 30 barrels of wine! Illustrated nearby, The “Bordeaux Letter” sold for 5,750,000 Swiss Francs “to a Singapore collector” in 1993. Quite possibly to Vikram Chand of Singapore who appears to be now selling the Mauritius “Masked Ball” cover now? I know which one I’d prefer to retain! Adjusted for 28 years of inflation, this seems to be about $US15 million or so now.

The heavy hitter stamp covers globally.

How many readers were aware of this record price? The “Bordeaux Letter” was purchased by European collector-dealer Guido Craveri it appears, who

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Take a guess at invoice price? also paid over $US2 million for a 1851 Hawaii cover in a Siegel Auction in New York in 1995. And close behind in price to the Mauritius, is the GB 1840 1d Black on “May 3” cover that sold by Harmers Lugarno Switzerland for at that time, 3,400,000 Swiss francs in March 1991 - 30 years aback. And covers do not need to be 150 years old to have solid value either, make no mistake! The common 75c Captain Cook definitive shown nearby on an express letter to the UK would not grab the attention of most readers I am sure. The cover was a bit rumpled and the stamp area was creased. The stamp soaked off is 10c on a good day as used. My old friend, the late Rodney Perry would be pleased to see what it sold for recently at a May Abacus auctions in Melbourne. On a bullish looking (to me) $400 estimate, it was invoiced after all the add-on buyer fees

and GST taxes to a local buyer, for a whopping $A1,525! I suspect 95% of readers here if they saw it in a dealers $5 box at a stamp show would flip straight past it - be honest! It had no plate variety or printing error or rare postmark etc. It does however neatly highlight the growing trend to have some of these higher values paying a SOLO use for some purpose, and this exactly paid the 35c Airmail fee to UK, plus the 40c express delivery charge. Will other covers of these exist out there - of course they will, as Express letters to UK were not unusual - so for readers in the UK or Europe, do pay a bit more attention to your dealer $5 boxes when stamp shows all kick off again, when the COVID settles down. As always, it comes down to “Knowledge Is Power” and those with a keen eye can do VERY nicely from spotting such innocuous “sleepers”. Stamp News - 65

NEW NAMES IN AFRICA Philatelists tend to be extremely knowledgeable about name geography which of course is due to intensive studies of both stamps and stamp catalogues. A surprisingly large amount of countries have changed their names over the years and particularly so in Africa. One of the reasons is the fact that European colonial administrations sometimes invented what they felt were suitable names for their possessions in Africa. In this column I’ll spotlight some of these name changes starting in the southern part of the continent. In 1891, the British South Africa Company issued its first postage stamps (Fig. 1). With total disregard for the native population, what later became Rhodesia was administered by a commercial company for the exclusive benefit of the stock holders. The country name of Rhodesia (after the politician Sir Cecil Rhodes) only made its appearance in 1909. The southern part of Rhodesia became a separate

colony on 1 October 1923 and the following year the first stamps inscribed Southern Rhodesia were issued. In October 1964, the name was once again changed and this time to just Rhodesia during a rather infamous period in the country’s history. The northern parts of Rhodesia were made a separate crown colony on 1 April 1924 as Northern Rhodesia. The first stamps with this new name were issued in 1925. The area West of Lake Nyasa became the British Central Africa protectorate in 1893 but the first stamps had already been issued in 1891. The first issue comprised stamps of the British South Africa Company overprinted B.C.A.; in 1907, the name was changed to Nyasaland Protectorate. In 1954, a federation was created uniting Northern and Southern Rhodesia with Nyasaland and when the first stamps were issued the country name had been amended to Rhodesia & Nyasaland (Fig. 2). The above may sound complicated but there

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Christer Brunström is more. As explained earlier, Southern Rhodesia became just Rhodesia in 1964. In 1980, the name was once again changed and this time to Zimbabwe. Northern Rhodesia had switched to Zambia in 1964 and Nyasaland was renamed Malawi that same year. In West Africa France became by far the leading colonial power in the late 19th century. Many of the names of the erstwhile French colonies have seen numerous changes. For administrative reasons, the colonies were grouped into two larger regions: French Equatorial Africa (AEF) and French West Africa (AOF). AEF with Brazzaville as the administrative centre of French Congo, Chad, Gabon and Oubangui-Chari (Fig. 3) existed from 1936 until 1959/1960 when the different colonies achieved independence. Oubangui was renamed Central African Republic; all the others retained their old names. AOF comprised Dahomey, French Guinea, French Sudan, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Upper Volta. The capital of this

Figure 3

huge region was Dakar in Senegal. The common stamp issues lasted from 1944 until 1959. In 1975, Dahomey changed its name to Benin. Upper Volta, with the tongue twister Ouagadougou as its capital, was renamed Burkina Faso in 1984. In the early 1900s, this region used stamps inscribed Haut-Sénégal et Niger but in 1919 stamps were issued specifically for the territory of Haute Volta which of course is Upper Volta in English. The territory was split up in 1932 with different parts going to French Sudan, Niger and Senegal only to be reunited once again as Upper Volta in 1947 (Fig. 4). Haut-Sénégal et Niger (Upper Senegal and Niger) was a rather curious colonial creation which comprised all or parts of Senegal, French Sudan, Niger and Upper Volta. It was originally known as Sénégambie et Niger which included French Sudan (Fig. 5) which today is known as Mali. The ties between Senegal and the southern part of Mali are strong and in 1959 the Federation of Mali

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NEW NAMES IN AFRICA uniting the two countries was established. But, as it turned out, the ties were not strong enough and the federation was dissolved in 1960 thereby creating the independent republics of Mali and Senegal. A study of Mali’s philatelic history is quite fascinating. The development of Congo is equally interesting. It started out as the Congo Free State which was the personal property of the Belgian king (Fig. 6). In 1908, it became Belgian Congo. In 1960, Belgian Congo became an independent nation only to be renamed Zaire in 1971. Not everyone was happy with this change of name and in 1997 the Democratic Republic of Congo replaced Zaire (sadly Congo is far from democratic but that is a different story). As already indicated, there is a second African state called Congo. If there are two countries using the name of Congo there is another one which is even more popular: Guinea. There are no less than three countries using this name: Guinea (ex-French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau (ex-Portuguese Guinea) and Equatorial Guinea (formerly Spanish Guinea,

Fernando Poo, Rio Muni, Elobey, Annobon y Corisco). Fortunately it is quite easy to distinguish between the three nations as they use different languages (French, Portuguese and Spanish). There have been many other name changes which can only be mentioned very briefly here. The British colony of Gold Coast became Ghana in 1957 and the French Somali Coast (previously Obock) was turned into the French Territory of the Afars and Issas in 1967 only to become the independent Republic of Djibouti in 1977. South West Africa became Namibia in 1990. Bechuanaland was changed its name to Botswana in 1966, Basutoland became Lesotho in 1966 and Swaziland amended its name to eSwatini as late as 2018. A collection of postage stamps can help us follow the changing country names in Africa. Actually only one stamp is needed to document each change and if we select a low value this could be a most inexpensive but very educational fun collection. Another great idea would be to include stamps depicting maps of the different countries.

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List of Display Advertisers 21st Century Auctions.........33, 75 Abacus Auctions. .......................79 ACTS.........................................69 Brighton Philatelic.................... 78 Burstamp.................................. 75 Canberra Stamp Show................ 49

YOU are invited to Bri Phil House, Gardenvale. Brighton Philatelic Society is pleased to present: · Stamp Displays · Dealers · Lucky door prizes & Free stamp packs

HELP us celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and the RAAF. Have a great day with other Stamp Collectors! Our GALA runs from 10am to 3.30pm. There will be a Guest Speaker from Rotary and a life-member will describe his ‘philatelic life’.

Glen Stephens........................3, 32

Displays will include the two Centenaries, the end of WWII, and Australian Military overseas.


DIRECTIONS: Bri Phil House is located at

Jimbo's Philatelic Service............78 Leski Auctions..............................2

80 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale, a short walk from Gardenvale Station, or from the Nepean Hwy. Enq: Ph 9530 6760 or briphilhouse@

Oz Colonies...............................21 Phoenix Auctions. ......................80 Richard Juzwin P/L.......................5 Stamp News Mail Order................4 ......................69 Sutherland Philatelics. ..............78





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