Stamp News Australasia - August 2021

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Victoria 1902 KEVII £2 Blue, **Superb CTO**: Sensational looking stamp as you can see. Really weirdly, this, and same design £1 were the ONLY postage stamps from any state, to issue stamps depicting KEVII. Q.Vic died in 1901, yet until the Kangaroo stamps in 1913, these 2 were the only postage stamps to show KEVII anywhere here - Q.Vic was depicted on every other State’s stamps. If this was the £2 that replaced it, in superb CTO, ACSC Cat for that is $7,500. Today’s prices for this stamp are ABSURD. This a fully Australian Commonwealth stamp - first issued a year after Federation. so secure key examples NOW, before retail prices keep climbing. SUPERB used Melbourne CTO cancel of 1907, (same implement as used on 1913 Roo CTO’s) clean and fresh, superb perfs and centering, and pristine flat, free of hinges and gook and gunk etc, and vibrant deep colour. Scott #208 $US450++ = $A600++ - for just $A425 (Stock 713TP)

USA 1906 Liberty Head $2½ Dollars, Quarter Eagle Gold Coin $A570: A rare coin, and this is in barely circulated grade it looks like. Gold coins mark and scuff readily as it is so soft, but this looks very decent to me. No edge dings, and high points in LIBERTY wording look unworn etc. Not used to taking coin pix, and they do not seem to scan, and do not have a close up setting on my camera, or tripod, or correct lighting so this is as good as you get at 5pm! Has been part of a brooch etc, and if I had a solder gum - which I do not - I’d touch the small central mount solder with tip to liquify it, to remove it cleanly: more pix here Almost never seen in Australia, and when you buy ex USA you pay the quite outrageous $A60 ‘’Global Shipping’’ rip-off fee, (no stamps used by them!) and eBay then automatically adds 10% GST onto the shipping, and onto these prices! And all these figures are in strong USD - add 25% to these to get into AUD! Click link above - $A570 (Stock 613LA)

GB 1977 Silver Jubilee 8½d *TOTALLY IMPERFORATE* - Cat £1,200 for just $A650!: Fresh and superb example of this very rare error, of which owner note stated only one part sheet was ever discovered. Blue and metallic silver - a gorgeous looking pair visually - scans never show metallic ink well. Fresh flat MUH, with good margins. SG 1033a, £1,200=$A2,400. One of the key QE2 era imperfs, and bought very well, so out it goes at just $A650 (Stock 657BJ)

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Contents Articles Commercial Philately in Australia : Rod Perry ..........................6 Stamps in the News : Margo Campbell ................................... 12 Postal Stationery : Ian McMahon ............................................... 20 Cinderella Corner : Vito Milana ................................................... 40 Introducing the APF : Stephanie Bromser .................................. 44 New Names in Africa : Christer Brunström ................................. 50

Information News..................................................................................................... 10 Clubs & Societies ....................................................................... ......54 Products & Services Directory............................................... ......56 Subscriptions .............................................................................. ......60 List of Advertisers .............................................................. ..............62

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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 7 Stamp News has kindly been given permission to publish the entire collection over the coming months.

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State A.S.Russell Recorded 1897-1900 as “Stamp Importer” on this, and the following page, during that time span Russell produced no less than four differing inscribed covers, from three varying addresses.

Jul 6 1897 cover from Russell when at Fortitude Valley, to New Zealand

Jan 15 1898 cover to U.S., Russell’s inscription including simulated magnifying glass, when at Phillip St, Brisbane. Note inverted year in duplex cancel appears as “86”. 6 - Stamp News

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State A.S.Russell 1900 covers from Russell when at Gregory Terrace, Brisbane. The variation in type settings and embellishments suggest Russell may have been engaged in printing industry.

Feb 3 1900 registered cover to Naumkeag Stamp & Publishing Co, U.S. The rate of 8d was for second weight step Foreign letter.

Jun 20 1900 registered cover to U.S.

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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State E.R.Thomas E.R Thomas may have been another in the Collector/Trader category.

Apr 23 1897 use of Queensland Postal card to Fred Hagen. The comment “What are you offering/or the higher values of used Q’land” stamps qualified Thomas’ listing as a Trader.

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 7 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State V.C.Whitehorn V.C. Whitehorn traded from Ruthven St, Toowoomba, in 1911. Little is known of him by the exhibitor, other than he may have had a sense of humour [refer item at base of page].

Apr 1 1911 “Packet Post” registered cover from Roma to Whitehorn [ld Printed matter rate+ 3d registration fee] Simulated interpretation of N.S.W. Shield 1d, with contrived Sydney “cancellations”, dated JU 6 05, on cover addressed to Petersham. Attached is a “memo” which states: “Picked up on floor of Mail order dept of David Jones Ltd, Sydney, N.S.W. by V.C.Whitehorn on 1st February 1908.”

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Editor’s Note

Tokyo 2020

Glen Stephens, after writing the Market Matters column in Stamp News for several decades, has decided to put down his pen. I wish to acknowledge Glen’s tireless dedication to this journal over many years, and wish him well. He will continue to be an advertiser with us, and always has some tempting offers on his website: You will also notice that this month’s magazine is a little thinner than usual; back to the number of pages when we took over in 2001. This is due to a couple of reasons. We have again absorbed a 10% postage price increase domestically to $3.30, and it now costs $13.50 to send to most overseas destinations. Also as digital sales increase and hard copy sales decline our print run has necessarily been reduced, making each 80 page copy $1.50 more to print. This sounds odd maybe, but pre-print costs remain the same, and paper costs are increased. We have maintained the cover price at $8.95 since 2007, something of a record I think. When we took over in early 2001 the cover price was $5.95, and so only a 50% increase in 20 plus years. In that time your daily newspaper has gone from around $1 to $2.50, making us still great value for money.

Australia Post is gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with the release of a specially designed stamp and plans to honour every Australian gold medallist of the 32nd Olympic Games in an instant stamp program. The ‘Ticket to Tokyo’ stamp, on sale from today, shows four interlocking abstract figures representing the spirit of the Olympic Games, while the Australian Gold Medallist instant stamps will depict each winning athlete at their medal ceremony and will be released as sheetlets within 72 hours of the medal presentations. Australia Post Group Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said that while these Games are certain to be unlike any other, it is important to remember what they stand for and to celebrate the athletes representing their country and performing at their peak. “The Olympic Games bring the whole world together through sport, and while they will look very different this year, there is no doubt they will be an incredible accomplishment for all involved,” Mr Zsolt said. “Australia Post takes great pride in celebrating the Olympic Games in this way and we look forward to honouring our great Olympians with our instant stamp program while the Games are underway.” The Games’ program features 339 events, in 33 sports incorporating 50 disciplines. Approximately 12,000 athletes will compete, with the Australian team comprising around 470 of the country’s most outstanding sportspeople. The ‘Ticket to Tokyo’ stamp is available now in sheets of 10, as a maxicard, first day cover and in a special sheetlet pack at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794, and online while stocks last. The Gold Medallist sheetlets will be available through participating Post Offices, the Australian Philatelic Bureau and online within 72 hours of each gold medal presentation. For more information visit or

Regards to all from myself and the Stamp News team. Kevin Morgan Editor

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Stamps in the News - Globally! British Guiana Magenta licked Reported at

Despite great expectations, the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp got licked in a much anticipated auction last month. The magenta was expected to set a new world record for a single stamp sale at auction. Instead, the landed price paid by the new owner was $US8,722,350 ($A11,312,263 ),considerably short of the $US10-$15 million the stamp was expected to fetch. Even so, the stamp remains by weight one of the most highly valued items on the planet. “To philatelists, it’s a really big deal, since it’s the only copy of this stamp that has survived since 1856,” says the curator of philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. The dark red, octagonal British Guiana 1c magenta is often called “the Mona Lisa of the stamp world.” But he admits, “it’s fairly unremarkable looking.” Murky in hue and scribbled upon by a colonial postal worker and former owners, the stamp disappointed some visitors to the museum when it was displayed there a few years ago. The stamp was rarely viewed until it was purchased by footwear magnate Stuart Weitzman in 2014, who allowed it to be exhibited for years. The stamp was printed just 16 years after the introduction of postage stamps. The postmaster in British Guiana, facing a stamp shortage, asked the

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colony’s newspaper to print an emergency supply while awaiting a shipment of stamps from London. Displeased with the quality of the printing, the postmaster asked each postal clerk to initial the stamps upon sale to prevent fraud. The 1c bears the initials “EDW,” those of clerk E.D. Wight, and a postmark of April 4, 1856, from the town of Demerara. The stamp’s first owner was a Scottish boy named Vernon Vaughan who found it in 1873 among his family’s letters. He sold it to a local collector for 6 shillings. Since then, the stamp has passed through the world’s great collections, was seized by the French as reparations from Germany in 1920 and was owned for a while by John DuPont, a scion of one of America’s richest families, even after he was convicted of murdering a wrestler in 1997. The new owner is the iconic stamp company, Stanley Gibbons.

Red Mauritius rules

Reported at The so-called Red Mauritius, one of the most famous and rarest stamps in the world, has been sold by auction by Gaertners in Germany. The stamp is on cover with the 1847 Mauritius 1d Ball Cover the most expensive philatelic item ever auctioned. The cover was invoiced at double estimate at Є10,027,800 ($A15,776,000), over 50% more than Guiana. According to Gaertners, the cover has only changed hands every few decades. A total of three interested parties had bid on the phone after the stamp was offered for sale by private owner on Saturday morning at a starting price of 4 million euros. The Red Mauritius was used for the first time to pay the postage for invitations to a costume ball. Three of the envelopes are said to have survived. “Queen Elizabeth II has one of the ‘Ball Covers’ in her philatelic collection,” explained auctioneer Christoph Gaertner. Another copy is in the Philatelic Collection of the British Library in London, he added. “Both can never be sold.”

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The third still in existence, he said, was the one just auctioned in private hands. The previous owner, from Singapore, only parted with the rare stamp with a heavy heart, he said. The “Post Office” orange-red one-penny stamp along with its deep blue two-pence counterpart were engraved by England-born miniature painter Joseph Osmond Barnard, who stowed away on a ship to Mauritius in 1838. However, the stamps weren’t issued until 11 years later in the then-colony Mauritius on Sep. 21, 1847. The price for this copy was reportedly so high because the other two are not for sale. The buyer is an anonymous German speaker from Europe.

expectations for the project. At this time, Postcrossing was still hosted in an old home computer tucked away in a storage room in Paulo’s home. But soon it became clear that what started as a pet project was quickly turning into a very popular idea. On the 11th of April 2008, Postcrossing reached its first million of exchanged postcards, surpassing all the best initial expectations. By January 2021 there had been 60 million postcard

exchanged. Postcrossing has also been involved in fundraising, school partnerships, exhibitions and social gatherings. For example, since 2013, Postcrossing partnered with Deutsche Post in a Postcards for a good cause campaign. For each Postcrossing postcard sent from Germany in December, a donation is made to a non-profit organization. Every year, postcrossers

16 years of Postcrossing

Reported at Sixteen years ago, a Portuguese student, Paulo Magalhães decided to set up a website in his free time . He loved receiving postcards and knew others did to but there was no way then to connect people, hence the development of the website he called Postcrossing. Its goal: to connect people across the world through postcards, independently of their country, age, gender, race or beliefs. In a matter of days many new members joined from countries all over the world, exceeding Paulo’s Stamp News - 13

Stamps in the News - Globally! rally to send postcards which generate thousands of euros, contributing towards increasing literacy - especially among children and adolescents. To celebrate Postcrossing’s 16th anniversary, Austria, Belarus and Guernsey are all issuing Postcrossing stamps this year.

Here comes the sun

Reported at Last month, United States Postal Service has released “Sun Science,” a collection of 10 stamps celebrating the study of heliophysics using the imagery from a NASA probe. “We illuminate the light and warmth of our nearest star by highlighting these stunning images of the Sun on stamps,” the USPS wrote. “These 10 images come from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft launched in February 2010 to keep a constant watch on the Sun.” Each of the 10 stamps feature a single image of the Sun set against a black background. Each depicts the Sun in bold colours, which are based on the different wavelengths that reveal or highlight specific features of its activity. The images display common events on the Sun, such as solar flares, sunspots and coronal loops. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was NASA’s first mission dedicated to its “Living With a Star” program, which focuses on increasing our understanding of the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. Launched into an inclined geosynchronous orbit in 2010, SDO has been able to make continuous observations of the Sun while transmitting its data to a dedicated ground station in New Mexico.

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Party time in China

Reported at Note: The Global Times is a daily tabloid newspaper under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party’s flagship People’s Daily newspaper A number of postal fans lined up at Shanghai Post recently to purchase commemorative stamps and envelopes to celebrate the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s 100th anniversary. China Post issued a set of 20 commemorative stamps and a commemorative cover, revealing the 100-year journey the CPC has travelled. The stamps use red and gold as the main tones of the picture. The commemorative envelopes contain the pattens of the Party emblem, Great Wall and a golden inscription of Chinese characters saying “Staying true to our original aspiration and founding mission.” Yang Chaode, 66, a CPC member himself from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, lined up from Wednesday afternoon. Yang couldn’t help conceal his excitement to purchase the stamps, “my friends in Xinjiang are waiting for me to send the letters to them, with the postmark in Shanghai, the birthplace of CPC on July 1,” Yang told the Global Times on Thursday. Meanwhile in Hong Kong it was announced that Hong Kong Post plans to issue a set of commemorative stamps, a stamp sheetlet and other philatelic pieces to mark the centenary

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of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 1. This is the first time the Hong Kong Post issues commemorative stamps featuring the CPC. The set of four stamps showcase the site of the first national congress of the CPC, Tiananmen rostrum where Chairman Mao Zedong solemnly proclaims the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the development of cities and the reform and opening-up, as well as China’s scientific and technologic achievements in the 21st century. The stamp sheetlet highlights special events in Hong Kong, such as the city’s return to the motherland in 1997 and the help from the central government to weather the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The pride of Erin

Reported at An Post, Ireland’s postal service, has issued two colourful new stamps featuring the rainbow Pride flag and the words ‘Pride’ and ‘Bród’ (as gaeilge) to celebrate Ireland’s Pride Movement.

An Post says it worked closely with representatives of the LGBT+ community in planning for the stamps which were designed by Dublin company, Unthink, and unveiled mid-June.. “We are delighted to join with our staff and customers in celebrating Bród and the Irish Pride Movement,” CEO of An Post, said upon the launch. “Two hard-working national LGBT support groups, BeLonG To and LGBT Ireland, will benefit from the sale of the stamps, in line with An Post’s purpose to work for the common good and to improve the quality of life now and for the generations to come”, he added. The Pride flag was originally designed by American artist and activist Gilbert Baker in 1978 to represent the diverse LGBT community.

Singapore soars

Reported at https://www. Stamp enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the “tallest stamps” issued in Singapore’s history this Stamp News - 15

Stamps in the News - Globally! month. SingPost said the stamps, measuring 81.6mm in height each, celebrate skyrise greenery projects built by both public and private developers in the last 10 years that have “inspired new possibilities and frontiers in shaping Singapore as a city in nature”. The six developments featured are Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , Oasia Hotel Downtown, Kampung Admiralty, Jewel Changi Airport, SkyTerrace@Dawson and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Despite being land scarce, SingPost said the commitment to greening Singapore remains a priority in the country’s future development. The Landscaping for Urban Spaces and High-Rises (LUSH) programme introduced in 2009 to encourage building developers to adopt skyrise greenery in their building design was one of many initiatives to support implementation of skyrise greening island-wide, it said. As of end 2020, SingPost said the LUSH scheme has enabled the introduction of more than 250ha of greenery within new developments in the past decade.

Beloved Bluenose centenary celebrated

Reported at Canada Post has issued a pair of se-tenant stamps marking the Bluenose centennial on June 29. “On Jan. 8, 1929, we released our first Bluenose stamp,” Canada Post CEO said. “Generations of collectors continue to call it one of the most beautiful stamps ever produced in this country. In fact, the stamp was so beloved – and it represented the Canadian spirit so nicely – that we featured it again on a commemorative stamp in 1982. We’ve also celebrated the stories of those whose lives were forever tied to the Bluenose, like Captain Angus Walters in 1988, and the ship’s designer, William James Roué in 1998.” 16 - Stamp News

Roué’s 17th vessel design was the Bluenose (also known as the “Queen of the North Atlantic”), which was built in Lunenburg, N.S., before launching on March 26, 1921. Canada’s most recognized sailing vessel excelled at fishing and racing in the 1920s and 1930s. The schooner was born of a seafaring rivalry between two fishing communities: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Competition over whose fishing vessels were the fastest led to the creation of the International Fishermen’s Trophy series in 1920. Bluenose was built to challenge the Americans, who had won the inaugural competition.

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With Captain Angus J. Walters at the helm, Bluenose handily won the International Fishermen’s Trophy in 1921 and remained undefeated in four subsequent trophy series: 1922, 1923, 1931 and 1938.

See you later, alligator…

Reported at https:// www.abcactionnews. com An early morning patron at a Florida post office got a big shock recently when he went to check his mailbox. There was a 7-foot long alligator in the lobby. The reptile was resting inside the Spring Hill post office after walking into the lobby through the office’s automatic doors after opening hours. The customer, who dropped by the post office at 3:30 am, immediately called the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The alligator was safely removed by a trapper, according to the sheriff’s office.

Dogs put the bite on posties Reported at

Over 5,800 US postal service workers were attacked or bitten by dogs in 2020, according to data released from the USPS recently. The top five states for bites were California, Texas, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania That number remained relatively stable from the previous year. The USPS says that even “one bite is one too many,” and is releasing the numbers alongside do’s and dont’s for dog owners as part of their annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week in June. “When a carrier feels unsafe, mail service could

be interrupted, not only for the dog owner, but for the entire neighbourhood,” the agency says. “When mail service is interrupted, mail must be picked up at the Post Office. Service will not be restored until the dog is properly restrained.” An increase in dog bites nationwide began in March 2020 of last year, and experts attribute the spike to “the disruption in routines at the start of pandemic lockdowns, when dogs were dealing with owner stress and more people around the house throughout the day.”

Posties are revolting in Taiwan Reported at

The Taiwan Postal Union recently urged its members to return their medals and commemorative stamps to protest poor treatment, calling the honours a “slap in the face” at a time when their demands are not being heard. Postal workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by shipping equipment such as sanitiser and masks, and distributing stimulus vouchers, the union said. Postal workers have been calling for Saturdays off, shorter work hours, extended delivery times, suspension of advertising mail and payment on delivery, and COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation to keep them Stamp News - 17

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safe, it said. Without these allowances, 13 postal workers have to date tested positive for COVID-19, it added. The government last year issued medals and first day covers to thank postal workers and other “behind-the-scenes heroes,” yet have done nothing to help their situation, it said. Since a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert was imposed last month, post offices that were shortstaffed are under even greater pressure to meet surging demand for home deliveries, it said.

US postie revolting: busted stuffing mail down his pants Reported at shares

A Syracuse postal worker was handcuffed and confronted after being seen on surveillance camera stuffing mail down his pants. Jason M. Powell removed the mail from his pants while in custody and admitted hiding it so he could open it later and steal its contents, according to investigators. The investigation began after a resident complained that his mail had been opened and was 18 - Stamp News

missing a gift card. That mail was traced back to the Syracuse Distribution Centre during a time Powell was working. Others at the centre described Powell’s “furtive” behaviour while processing mail, so agents set up a surveillance camera. Surveillance footage revealed Powell took a yellow greeting card from a pile of mail and placed it in the front of his pants. Powell then removed an additional two mail pieces from the sorting line and placed those down the front of his pants. Investigators moved in, handcuffing Powell and taking him to the Inspector General’s Office inside the facility. Powell removed the mail pieces from his pants and agreed to an interview, admitting to having hidden mail in a similar fashion during previous shifts, looking for gift cards or cash. Powell was charged with a federal misdemeanour of obstruction of mails. He faces up to six months in jail if convicted.

Malta mourns Philip

Reported at A collection of new stamps in honour of Prince Philip’s links to Malta has been released on what would have been his 100th birthday. Maltapost’s three designs show Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, who died three months ago, during different stages of his relationship with the island. The first two stamps feature the duke and his wife, the then Princess Elizabeth, at Villa Guarda-

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mangia, where he lived between 1949 and 1951 while serving as a Royal Navy officer. On the third, he is depicted at the Independence Day celebrations, where, in September 1964, he handed over the formal independence documents to Malta’s prime minister George Borg Olivier. Prince Philip’s links with the island go back generations. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was brought up in different places including Malta. Her father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, was occasionally stationed here during his time as a naval officer. Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy in 1938, moving to Malta two years after he married. He was second-in-command of HMS Chequers, leader of the first destroyer flotilla of the Mediterranean Fleet. While HMS

Chequers underwent a refit, he stayed at the house rented to his uncle, Lord Mountbatten – Villa Guardamangia in Pietà that is now being restored and planned to become a tourist attraction. A month later, Elizabeth flew out to join him – sparking off a long relationship between the royal couple and Malta, the only other place, other than the UK they ever called home. Maltapost usually issue between 10 and 12 different stamps a year, but the Prince Philip stamp was added to the list after his death, due to his strong relationship with the island.

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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for August 2021. This month’s column looks at current New Zealand Post postal stationery, new issues from Australia Post, definitive C5 STO stamped envelopes for photo developers, new postal stationery catalogues including the Tasmanian Postal Stationery Catalogue and forthcoming events. 50th Anniversary of Operation Overlord Stamped Envelope On 7 June 2021 a stamped envelope (Figure 1) was issued for the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord during the Vietnam War. Operation Overlord took place on 5–14 June 1971 and involved Australian and US troops. The stamp area on the envelope, which was sold for $1.35, features a group portrait of the Australian army’s 5 Platoon 3 RAR while the design of the envelope includes a Centurion tank. The envelope was designed by Sonia Young. Another envelope was issued with the imprinted stamp in the same design but with a different cachet design including a helicopter. This envelope was sold as a PNC but was not issued mint. Pre-Paid Postcards New pre-paid postcards have been reported: Murchinson Bridge, Perth City Skyline, Christmas Island Robber Crab, Hobart, Perth Skyline, Umpherston Sinkhole, and Broome Gamtherline Point. The June 2021 postal stationery column reported on localised postcards which can be ordered on-line by postal managers of licensed post offices (LPOs) using a photograph provided by the LPO. Six postcards from the Wol20 - Stamp News

Figure 1 Stamped Envelope for the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord Figure 2 Pre-paid Postcard for the Wodi Wodi Walking Track Figure 3 Quokka PNC with Impressed MyStamp.

Ian McMahon MyStamp Postal and Numismatic Covers (PNCs) Australia Post has started to issue PNCs with an impressed MyStamp. As with other PNC issues which have the appearance of postal stationery, these are not sold mint and hence do not prepay postage. Recent issues include the Quokka (Figure 3) and Home and Away PNCs.

Figure 4 New Zealand DL Domestic stamped Envelope Figure 5 New Zealand DL envelope for use to Australia and the South Pacific Figure 6 New Zealand DL envelope for worldwide use

longong area have been reported: Wodi Wodi Walking Track (Figure 2), Woonona, Woonona Beach, Beach Sheds Sandon Point, Bulli and Bellambi. (Please note that localised postcards are only available from the LPO concerned and are not available from the Philatelic Bureau).

Current New Zealand Post Postal Stationery Current postal stationery sold by New Zealand Post are very utilitarian in design. (As New Zealand Post is only one of a number of domestic postal operators in New Zealand, postal stationery is also issued by other postal operators.) New Zealand Post sells stamped envelopes for domestic use (Figure 4) in DL, E9, E35, C5, and C4 sizes, all featuring the New Zealand Post logo, the description ‘postage included’ and three vertical bars. Plain and window-faced envelopes are available. There are also international stamped envelopes, DL, DL (window) and C4 envelopes for use to Australia and the South Pacific (Figure 5) and a DL envelope for worldwide use (Figure 6). There is also a range of plastic satchels for use within New Zealand (Figure 7). These come in five sizes ranging in cost from $3.50 to $9.50 with the cost shown prominently on the satchel and inscribed ‘Postage included NZ only’. The current issues are ‘Made with 80% recycled plastic”. There are also prepaid ‘recycled’ padded bags (Figure 8) in two sizes selling for $5.90 and $8.60.

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Figure 7 New Zealand $3.50 Pre-Paid Satchel Figure 8 $5.90 Prepaid Padded Bag Figure 9 1997 Aboriginal Art (Bathurst Island) for National Photos Southport Qld

lopes from the then current definitive series which differed from the regular post office C5 stamped envelopes in having a ‘window’. The C5 envelopes were the perfect size for sending a set of photographs printed from a roll of film and placed in the standard photo envelopes with space for negatives that were used by film developers for many years before digital photography became common place. (Do you remember silver-based film which has now been replaced almost entirely by digital photography?). In addition, the envelopes had advertising and address details for the companies and other differences from envelopes sold over post office counters, for 22 - Stamp News

example, no address lines on the reverse for the sender’s address, no instructions or details of the design and no barcode. Companies using the envelopes included Photosavers (Sydney), National Photos (Moorebank NSW, Gold Coast Queensland) and Extrafilm (Gold Coast Queensland). Some of the envelopes are precancelled with an undated Gold Coast Mail Centre cancel. The envelopes so far reported are the C5 envelopes from the 1995 Capital City Bridges (Tasman Bridge) issue for Photosavers (Sydney), the 1999 Aboriginal Art issue for National Photos Moorebank NSW, 1997 Aboriginal Art (Bathurst Island) issue for National Photos Southport Qld (Figure 9), 1999 Aboriginal Art for National Photos issue for Southport Qld (Figure 10), 2001 Art Exchange (Sunset over the Hills) issue for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld, 2003 Torres Strait Island Art (Crocodile Headdress) issue for National Photos Moorebank NSW, 2003 Torres Strait Island Art (Crocodile Headdress) issue for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld (Figure 11), 2005 Cityscapes (Sydney) issue for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld (Figure 12), and 2007 Heritage Post Offices (Kiama) issue for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld (Figure 13). If you know of any other users of these envelopes or other modern STO envelopes please let me know.

Ian McMahon Nauru Revalued Stamped Postcards In 1992 and 1993 Nauru issued a set of six prepaid pictorial postcards for the stamp exhibitions, Kuala Lumpur 92 and Singpex 93. These postcards had a 45c stamp impression. The reverse of the postcards had views of Nauru. Steve Zirinsky has provided examples of these postcards used to the United Kingdom postmarked Nauru 11 August 1997. The postcards have two ‘PAID 5c NAURU POST OFFICE’ handstamps to make up the postage rate to the United Kingdom (Figure 14).

Figure 10 1999 Aboriginal Art for National Photos Southport Qld Figure 11 2003 Torres Strait Island Art (Crocodile Headdress) for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld Figure 12 2005 Cityscapes (Sydney) for EXTRAFILM

Tasmanian Postal Stationery Tasmanian Postal Stationery (Figure 15) by Malcolm Groom and Allen Shatten aims to present all that is currently known about Tasmanian postal stationery. It covers the period up to (and sometimes beyond) 1912. The authors have half a lifetime of experience between them of collecting, researching and exhibiting Tasmanian Postal Stationery. The Groom “Printed to Private Order” exhibit of Tasmanian Postal Stationery achieved Large Gold and Best-in-class at Sydney 2019 . Both authors have published articles on various aspects of Tasmanian Postal Stationery over the years. The book contains commentaries and listings for post cards, envelopes issued by the post office, registered envelopes, stamped to order stationery, reply cards, letter cards and wrappers. Each section commences with a history of the category. As well as the stationery items themselves, the book presents essays and proofs, specimen overprints and official punctures, printing details where known, earliest and latest dates of use and assessments of rarity. The book is profusely illustrated. The authors have attempted to settle some points of contention, differing in some cases from previous publications. Post Office reports to Parliament have been applied to estimate usage over thirty years, which is presented along with other evidence to support new conclusions. The wrappers and stamped to order sections include comprehensive comments and images of the businesses that adapted the stationery for their purposes. These two sections offer a rare historical insight into the final twenty years of Tasmania’s nineteenth century. The Book is now available for pre-order at the Stamp News - 23

Postal Stationery pre-publication discount price for orders paid by 19 Sept 2021 of $120 plus postage (the price will rise to $150 from 20 September 2021) from . Copies of the Book will be available in November 2021. Postal Stationery of Denmark - The Bi-coloured Issue 1871-1905 A new book (Figure 16) by Lars Engelbrecht has been published about the bi-coloured postal stationery of Denmark 1871-1905. The book has been published in two volumes with Volume 1 covering the background of Denmark’s first postal card in 1871 and shows all the essays and proofs of the issue. The book then describes the different types and varieties of all of the bi-coloured postal stationery issued until 1905 including the postal cards, reply cards, letter cards and wrappers. The second volume focuses on the usage of the bi-colored postal stationery in all postal historical aspects, including rates, supplementary frankings, special types of mail (samples of no value, border mail, ship mail, captain’s letters, naval mail etc.), postal markings (cancellations, date postal markings, railway postal markings, ship postal markings, private postal markings, return handstamps, office handstamps, etc.), labels manuscript markings and much more. The book also includes an extensive range of appendices and indexes and is published in both English and Danish editions. The book can be ordered at for USD$98 including postage. Catalogue of Hungarian Postal Stationery by Andor HODOBAY This book (Figure 17) comprehensively covers Hungarian Postal Stationery, updating previous publications on the subject including his own research and that of other collectors. The author has spent more than 15 years gathering information for the catalogue resulting in a beautifully produced 326-page, A4book with more than 5,000 figures and images. The catalogue covers all issues from Hungarian issues Figure 13 2007 Heritage Post Offices (Kiama) for EXTRAFILM Southport Qld Figure 14 Singpex 93 Nauru Prepaid Postcard Used With ‘PAID 5c NAURU POST OFFICE’ Handstamps Figure 15 Tasmanian Postal Stationery

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Figure 16 Postal Stationery of Denmark - The Bi-coloured Issue 1871-1905 Figure 17 Catalogue of Hungarian Postal Stationery Figure 18 Canadian Air Letter Used From India

under the Australian-Hungarian Empire through to modern issues including envelopes, aerogrammes, postcards, lettercards, wrappers, telegraph postal stationery, money orders, international reply coupons and occupation postal stationery. The Catalogue is priced and is well illustrated. Although written in Hungarian the catalogue includes a table of contents in English. It can be ordered from Márk Hatvani, Oktogon-Filatélia Bt, Email Postal Stationery Society of Australia Meetings The Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) May on-line meeting was INDIAN AEROGRAMMES, From MILITARY to CIVIL ISSUES, 1941-1945 with Madhukar Jhingan (Figure 18). The meeting was well attended and the video link to the presentation can be found on the PSSA website at The next face-to face meeting of the PSSA is expected to be at Newcastle Stamp and Coin Expo

2021 which will be held from 22- 24 October 2021 at the Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Brown Road, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292. Further details will be placed on the PSSA website. Postal Stationery Competition at Canberra Stampshow 2022 Canberra Stampshow 2022, will be held at Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham, Canberra on 18-20 March 2021. The main theme of the exhibition will be Resilience & Recovery. Canberra Stampshow 2022 will be a half-national exhibition and will include the 2022 National Postal Stationery competition. The deadline for entries is 30 November 2021. The prospectus can be found at canberra-stampshow-2022-2/. Entries can be made using the on-line form at Enquires about exhibiting at Canberra Stampshow 2022 can be sent to Stamp News - 25

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VICTORIA SG 416-432 CTO SET of 15 Stamps. 1910 Presentation set for Federal Parliamentarians, CTO Melbourne ( OC 15 10 ) Except 1/- & 5/- ( NO 11 10 ) 1905-13 Watermark Crown over A, All except 1½d & 2/- V over Crown Wmk. A couple of Tone spots but mostly fresh and All with Full hinged Gum.


1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 10 2/6d to £20 complete the £3 & £5 are Perf 11½-12½ - with 18½x2½mm Overprint. A few minor bends but generally very fresh & large-part o.g. These are the original printings, not the later Perf 11½-12½ reprints that were specifically prepared for distribution by the UPU]


1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' Perf 10 2/6d to £20 complete with 12½x2mm Overprint, a few minor blemishes, large-part o.g. These are the original printings, not the later Perf 11½-12½ reprints that were prepared for the UPU] Qty 13 stamps no £5 Brown. $1,700.00

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sets 1960’s on for $49, 50 different $119 (CMY10) 7. Great Britain Year Books, 1984, 86, 87 & 88 with slipcases, stamps in place. Nice clean lot, high retail. Price $179 (CMY11) 8. Papua New Guinea, breaking dealers mint unhinged stock into bite sized portions! The larger lots include many better and mini sheets 25 complete sets 1960’s on for $49, 50 different $119 (CMY15) 9. Nauru, breaking dealers mint unhinged stock into bite sized portions! The larger lots include many better and mini sheets 25 complete sets 1960’s on for $49, 50 different $119 (CMY16) 10. Samoa, breaking dealers mint unhinged stock into bite sized portions! The larger lots include many better and mini sheets 25 complete sets 1960’s on for $49, 50 different $119 (CMY19) 11. Wholesale parcels of Australia pre-decimals, made up to order at approx. half current retail. 1913 – 1965. These lots will contain some duplication. State whether you require mint unhinged, mint hinged or used or a mixture of all three. Lots from $50 to $5000 (CMY21) 12. Papua New Guinea complete mint unhinged 2000 – 2011 in an as new Seven Seas Brown padded hingeless album with slipcase. Retail for album alone is $250 plus and the stamps $2340, so a total of near $2600. Our price under a half at $1250. (CMF4) 13. Australia or Worldwide, your choice. Mishmash of stamps, covers, post office packs, recent incoming mail from overseas etc, booklets, complete mint unhinged sets, minisheets etc. You name it, it may well be here! 1kg lot for $95, 2kg for $179, 5kg for $425, 10kg for $795. Massive 20kg lot for $1495 (CMF10) 14. Australia Collection in Green Binder on Seven Seas Pages, contains lovely used collection, with many cto from Official folder. Noted, simplified Kangaroos to 5/-, 3d & 6d Kookaburras cto, KGV 4.5d Die II cto, Kingsford Smith pair ovpt. OS and nearly all KGV Commem period cto (No 5/- Bridge) Robes sets both thick and thin paper, Navigators set of 8 inc. white papers, then virtually complete to end 1975, all cto or very fine used. A great lot. Price $1425 (MF18) 15. Australian States in Green Springback Album. 396 stamps in total, comprising NSW 44 stamps with values to 1/-, SA 93 stamps with Imperfs to 6d, others to 2/-, Qld. 63 stamps inc. small Chalons to 2/-, large to £1, Tasmania 50 stamps inc. Imperf Chalons Complete set to 1/-, tablets to 2/6d, Pictorials all 4 printings inc. 4 x 6d. Victoria 199 stamps inc. Half Length 3d with Butterfly cancel, imperf. Emblems to 4d (8), also a page of 14 mint, values to 3d. WA 27 stamps to 1/-. A lovely clean lot with plenty of spare pages for continuation. Better than average and mostly all different, unchecked by us for shades, watermarks, perfs. and postmarks. As usual a few earlies have pen cancels. Very good value at under $3 a stamp. Price $1175 (CMN1) 16. World Pre-1900 collection in antique illustrated hardbound “Senf” maroon, Gold & Black album in good cond. for its age (spine needs a repair) Nothing has been removed (incl the few hideously damaged!) & careful inspection will reveal more good, highly catalogued items than may appear at a quick glance. GB incls. A spacefiller 1d black, letter D E, useful officials incl “I.R.” 6d grey, 1½d, 6d, 9d & 1/- “Govt Parcels”, other surface printed incl 1883/84 “Lilac & greens” with true colour 9d pair! 6d single & all other vals in better than average cond. Also 5/- plate 2 & 1891 £1 green sound with pen cancel, Netherlands 1852 imperfs, 1864 10c & 15c, 1870 5c & 10c

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DISCOUNT SALE AUGUST 2021 Postage Due, Norway 1856 2sk & 3sk King Oscar, 1872-75 1sk, 3sk, 4sk & 6sk post horns. Also Sweden 1858 9? violet, Japan 1871 set of 4 imperfs 4 margins sold “as is” but look right, 1872/75 birds & “cherry blossom” (20) forgeries. Incls Chile 1853 1c yellow, NZ 1864/71 4d yellow, Portugal 1898 da Gama set MLH (Cat. £250), the 10r with pulled perf & CGH 1896 5/-. USA with Columbus to 30c, etc,. etc. Also Stationery cut-outs from various countries as popular at the time this album was printed. Despite the mixed cond, this lot has much to recommend it. (Many 100s) Price $3600 (CMN2) 17. British Commonwealth Collection/Accumulation Queen Victoria to about 1970 in Red 64 black page $80 Lighthouse stockbook and in red padded 4 ring binder on 20 Hagner pages. Value is in the dozen or so early QEII Definitive sets which cat. around $1700 alone. Most mint lightly hinged, some unhinged. Plus good ranges QV – KGVI mint & used. Also many 1937 & 1953 Coronations mint, many unhinged. Also Hong Kong used to $10, better KGVI inc. Canada War Effort perfin. To $1 mint perfin. OHMS and some useful mint unhinged South Africa Definitives in plate blocks of 6. 4000 plus stamps here mostly all different, many excellent pickings with huge catalogue/retail value for $2175 (CMN3) 18. Shipping covers and postcards, all from Europe inc. GB & Ireland. Would make a nice display Naval / Nautical / Ship Mail / Paquebot, etc. Many Germany plus Poland, UK, France, Netherlands and Scandinavia, most with Special cachets & Postmarks. Very attractive lot from the mid. 1980’s. Cheap at under $2 an item, price $269 (CMN4) 19. North Borneo/Labuan/Straits Settlements collection/accumulation early to 1963 on around 50 Hagners in near new black padded 4 ring binder. Noted useful Labuan incl MLH/unused Straits Settlements ovpts to $1 but best is North Borneo with occupies c40 Hagners. Noted 1897 8c MLH, 1899 “4 cents” ovpts to $10 MLH (gum varies but Cat. £450), 1901 Protectorate ovpts used/ CTO to $10, 1904 “4 cents” ovpts on 25c to $10 (excl $5) MLH, 1909 Pictorials (excl 18c) MLH, 1911 25c to $2 MLH& 1916 carmine cross on 24c MLH (Cat. £120) plus 1918 Red Cross ovpts MLH (TWO CENTS) vals to 50c, FOUR CENTS to 50c with latter x 2. Also 1922 Exhibition ovpts to 50c MLH, 1931 to 25c MLH, 1939 to 50c MLH, $1 used, 1945 & 1947 ovpts to $5 used with extras incl MLH, cypher MUH/MLH blocks of 4 to $5 used, $10 fiscal cds. Also a range of PD’s (no 1939). A Hagner of Labuan & Jap Occ ovpts to 25c on North Borneo & to 20s on Japanese defins MLH. Many blocks of 4, & plate blocks both mint & used. Duplication in most areas with some 1886/91 CTO also. North Borneo $10 1948 Silver Wedding mint unhinged, cat. £35 & 1954 Defins. Set mlh, cat. £80. Counted 1680 stamps. Condition varies but inspection will show that this is very good value at around $2.25 per stamp. Price $3825 (CMN5) 20. Burgundy Australia Post Padded Binder with Africa &Omnibus issues on Hagners & Vario sheets. Noted Katanga ovpts on Belgian Congo MUH Some adhered to page. (29), Silver Jubilee used sets (6 plus odds), 1937 Coronation used (c50 sets MLH/used) & 1949 UPU (c24 sets MLH/used) plus odd later Omnibus to 1981. Zanzibar 1957 set of 15 MLH, useful Ethiopia, Basutoland surcharges to 1R (2 different), Somaliland KGVI surcharges to 5/- & QEII to 10/- MLH, S. Nigeria KEVII to 2/6d MLH & Northern Rhodesia KGVI 3/- used plus Rhodesia 1905 2/6d Falls used plus others in mixed cond. (many 100s) Some very good pickings in this lot. Price $1495 (CMN6) 21. Blue Padded Hagner Binder with Asia Range on 70 plus Hagners/

Vario sheets and album pages. Apart from a few Thailand & Tuva, only British Commonwealth countries are represented. Noted Malaysian States butterflies Omnibus, Sabah ovpts to $10 MUH (lightly aged), Sarawak 1950 pictorials to $5 used, Pahang 1934/35 to $1 MLH plus extras, Straits KGV Red Cross surcharges MUH with others in mixed condition incl. India & States, Ceylon & Pakistan, the latter incls 3 Hagners of 2002-2011 MUH. Also Burma vals to 10R, Tangier 1957 Centenary to 10/- MLH plus odd Gibraltar, Aden, Mauritius & Seychelles. Counted 1876 stamps. Priced well around 60c a stamp. A very good lot. Price $1149 (CMN7) 22. Worldwide Forgeries & Facsimiles plus a few Cinderellas, exhibition labels etc. and a page of Stamps on Stamps (some forgeries may be genuine) Mainly 19th Century, in red 32 black page stockbook and on album pages etc. Plus forgeries catalogue of 237 pages by Dorn of Haymarket London. Strength in German States, but also good ranges of British Guiana (inc. The World’s rarest stamp) British West Indies, Cape Triangulars, Newfoundland (inc. Bisect on cover), Mauritius, Italian & Papal States, Tibet and much, much more. Counted 950 plus items. Many of these sell between $10 - $25 each or more. Great reference lot! Around $3.75 each, price $3600 (CMN8) 23. Great Britain, mini collection of 25 different mint unhinged complete sets. Nice mixture of Decimal and Pre-decimal sets. Price $49 (CMAU4) 24. As above but all decimal, price $59 (CMAU5) 25. San Marino lovely mini-collection of 25 different complete mint unhinged sets, some great thematics here. Price $49 (CMAU6) 26. Italy, mini collection of 25 complete mint unhinged sets, price $49 (CMAU7) 27. Vatican, mini collection of 25 complete mint unhinged sets, price $49 (CMAU8) 28. San Marino, Italy & Vatican, 75 complete mint unhinged sets, great selection. Price $139 (CMAU8a) 29. British Commonwealth, 50 different mint unhinged minisheets, fine lot. Price $98 (CMAU9) 30. Germany 1923 - 2002, useful lot of mainly mint unhinged minisheets from both West & East plus booklets, packet with a few 100 inc. postally used inflation period, 3rd Reich in folder, mint & used on stockcards etc. Counted 41 West Germany & 51 East Germany minisheets plus 5 booklets. Good quality lot. Some duplication in the minisheets, mostly where mint & used of the same are present. Good value at $195 (CMAU14) 31. Europe to 1910 in Black Springback album. No GB, but most other countries represented. Probably around 1500 stamps. A few mint, most postally used. Pickings throughout, especially in Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland. Very good value at $295 (CMAU17) 32. World weird lot in 4 ring binder on stack of about 80 as new 5 to 7 strip Hagner pages, new price $1.75 each = $140. Good ranges of United Nations mint unhinged sets & Sheetlets, Mint unhinged sets of Sharjah, Solomon Is. Decimal Overprints to $2 mint unhinged, useful used Hong Kong about 100 different postally used QEII, France used with some nice Art stamps plus various other odds and ends. Probably 1500 or so, mostly all different. $365 the lot. (CMAU18) 33. South Arica 1910 - 2002 in 3 large stockbooks. Very good degree of completion inc. KGV to 10/- complete defins. inc. coils, 1935 Jubilee (8) complete in singles postally used. KGVI is a mix of mint & used as is QEII with some

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DISCOUNT SALE AUGUST 2021 MUH blocks of 4 . Many sets present in both MUH & Used. Easily 2250 - 2500 here with probably 500 complete sets/minisheets! Price $745 (CJE5) 34. British Commonwealth minisheets 1974 - 2000. A very nice collection of 50 different mint unhinged from around the Commonwealth. Very colourful thematic lot with emphasis on Pacifics. Noted Christmas Is., Norfolk Is., Pitcairn Is., Samoa, Solomon Is., Falkland Is. etc. (2 lots available) Price $98 (CJE8) 35. Australian States, starter collection of 50 all face different, includes Imperfs, Perf OS, State Perfins, OS Overprints etc. May include shade varieties, but unchecked for perforations or watermarks. Very good lot with no heavy cancels, thins tears or creases. Under $2 each, price $98 (CJE11) 36. Australian States, large starter collection of 100 all different, includes Imperfs, Perf OS, State Perfins, OS Overprints etc. May include shade varieties, but unchecked for perforations or watermarks. Very good lot with no heavy cancels, thins tears or creases. Under $2 each, price $195 (CJE12) 37. Worldwide carton lot, with Albums, Covers, Post Office Packs etc. Literally could be anything here, weighs 16kg. Contains 100s of Worldwide covers, commercial & first day, old fast bound Illustrated albums, Seven Seas Albums etc. etc plus some loose stamps. A REAL SORTERS PARADISE! Price $749 (CMM1) 38. Iceland 1876 - 1957. Very nice collection on 20 Hagner pages in near new Red Padded Hagner Binder. Most postally used with some mint. High degree of completion with a catalogue price of £3270 in SG Simplified Stamps of the World. However, there are many shades and perf. variations here that would bring that up to around £4000. Vary good value at around 30% cat. $2225 (CMM16) 39. Switzerland, lovely collection 1862 – 2000 in older Green Springback album. Appears 90% complete for the period. Noted 15c SG 132A cat. £42, 1900 UPU set, cat. £70, 3f Brown SG 157A cat £42, 3c Blue on Buff, SG 256a Cat. £38, 80c on 70c SG 301 cat. £32, 1923 Airs 35c, 40c & 2f, cat. £185, 1935 10c on 15c SG 358 cat. £60, 40c on 20c and 40c on 90c cat. £29 each, Pro Juventute issues virtually complete from 1918, huge catalogue in these. All this mostly used, then mixture of mint & used, some unhinged from about 1940. A lovely lot, probably close to 2000 stamps pretty well all different. Price $925 (CMM18) 40. Massive Worldwide Postcards Collection 19th Century to quite recent, apparently all different (approx. 1200 items), many postally Used to Australia, may include inc. Cook Islands, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Slovenia, Russia, Turkey, Vatican & Vietnam. Wide range of views & scenes inc. many Tourist Attractions. Mixed Unused /Used. Good overall condition. (1200+ available) Suit collector, hoarder, re-seller or Ebayer! Just see what this stuff sells for online! Under $1 each! 100 for $89, 250 for $210, 500 for $399, 1000 for $759, the lot of 1200 for $869 (NO59) 41. Gambia. Fresh Mint Unhinged collection 1979 - 1989 in an as new luxury $40 Green Padded Ka-Be 32 black page stockbook. Appears well complete for the period with 295 stamps & 38 minisheets. Very high retail/catalogue value and heaps of thematic interest here. Price $245 (CNO6) 42. Christmas Island First Day Covers all official unaddressed covering the period approx. 1970 – 2000. 50 different for $89 (CMN4) 43. Papua New Guinea First Day Covers all official unaddressed covering the period approx. 1967 – 2000. 50 different for $89 (CMN8) 44. Cocos (Keeling) Is. 50 different official unaddressed FDC’s 1981 – 1988,

Inc. Coconut Minisheet. Great value and huge retail value. Price $99 (CNO18) 45. Christmas Is. 50 different official unaddressed FDC’s 1996 – 2010, Inc. Chinese New Year issues & minisheets. Great value and huge retail value. Price $125 (CNO20) 46. Christmas Is. 50 different official unaddressed FDC’s 1983 – 2006, Inc. Chinese New Year issues & minisheets. Great value and huge retail value. Price $119 (CNO21) 47. France. 1946 – 1960 Complete fresh mint unhinged. On as new Safe Dual pages. (Excludes the 1960 “back of book item” Council of Europe set). Cat. £3000 plus. Pages cost $250. Priced very cheaply at under 40% cat. $2195 (CNO41) 48. GENERAL & MISCELLANEOUS: ACCUMULATION IN 2 large STOCKBOOKS WITH KANGAROOS TO 1/-, WITH ½d (35 +) 1d (150+) other values about 50. INCLUDES A FEW PAIRS & A BLOCK OF 4, APPROXIMATELY 25% PERFORATED ‘OS’, KGV HEADS TO 5D WITH 1D REDS (150+), 1½d REDS (230+) & 2D REDS (350+), QUITE A FEW ‘OS’ OR ‘VG’ PERFINS SEEN, VARIETY AND LIMITED POSTMARK POTENTIAL, MIXED CONDITION, some on piece. (1500+) Price $569 (CMS2) 49. Old Spirax sketchbook with Colln. Australia pre-decimal mint & used. Commences Kangaroos ½d – 2/- Brown inc. some perf OS, noted 4d & 5d Large OS, 3rd wmk 6d Chestnut perf OS mint light hinge, 3rd wmk 2/- Maroon perf OS, etc. (32) KGV Heads x 135 inc. 3 x 1/4d, 6d Engraved Kooka average. Used, 1/- Anzac x 3 used inc. horiz. Pair, plus MLH. & lots more. Around 500 stamps, price $775 (CMS3b) 50. Australia 1914-1950’s OFFICIAL PERFINS ARRAY MOSTLY USED INCLUDING KGV SINGLE WMK PERF ‘OS/NSW’ 4d LEMON, 4d ULTRAMARINE (2) & 4½d VIOLET, PERF ‘OS’ ROUGH PAPER 5d BRIGHT CHESTNUT, SMULT P13½X12½ 4d OLIVE PERF ‘OS’ & PERF ‘G/NSW’ MINT, ROOS Sml MULTI PERF ‘OS’ 6d, 9d & 1/- MINT, 6d LARGE KOOKA PERF ‘G/NSW’ MINT (2), RANGE OF LATER ‘G/NSW’, ‘VG’ AND ‘T’ PERFINS; nice clean lot on leaves. (300+) Cheap at around $2.50 a stamp, $795 (CMS12) 51. Fiji 1970 – 1999 mint unhinged collection in as new Lighthouse brown padded hingeless album. 130 complete sets/minisheets with a retail value of $895, plus a few extras, plus the album which cost approx $300. $1195 value here for way under half price…. $549 the lot. (CMS19) 52. GREAT BRITAIN: 1968-2015 COLLECTION NEATLY PRESENTED in 16 mostly 16 to 64 page Lighthouse or Ka-Be Black page STOCKBOOKS WITH DECIMALS LARGELY COMPLETE FOR THE PERIOD MUH INCLUDING M/Sheets & SOME BOOKLETS, PLUS REGIONALS, IN ADDITION MANY SETS ARE DUPLICATED in very fine used to 2003 TOTAL Retail Value well exceeds $6,000 (1000’s) Amazing lot for the avid collector or re-seller. Price $3995 (CMS24) 53. Australia 1914 - 1965 complete Mint Unhinged collection (excluding Kangaroos and KGV Heads) in black padded Lighthouse Leather Grain Hingeless Album with slipcase. Absolutely compete, with 6d Engraved Kookaburra, Kookaburra minisheet, 5/- Harbour Bridge, Robes both thick and thin paper to £1, 3d White Wattles & Die 1a, Arms to £2 and 5/- thin paper, 5/Stockman White paper, Navigators set of 8 inc. White Papers, also Helicon papers. The as new album alone retails at $375 and the stamps in excess of $5800, so a total of $6175 if purchased individually. Price $4750 (MJL1) 54. San Marino 1967 – 1989. 103 x large Registered airmail covers to Melbourne from the San Marino Philatelic Bureau bearing multiple frankings of nice complete sets. Similar covers have been seen on eBay for as much as $60 each! Commences 1967 Flowers to 1989 Architecture block of 4. Lovely lot! Price just $15 each, $1545 (MJL8)

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DISCOUNT SALE AUGUST 2021 55. Luscious leftovers! Stuff we do not know what to do with. May contain any or all of the following: Small collections not large enough to offer individually, packets and loose both on and off paper, complete sets and minisheets mint unhinged, covers both philatelic and commercial, some from our own incoming mail, Post Office Packs, stockbooks of stamps early to modern. Ask for Australia only or all World. 5kg for $139, 10kg for $259, 20kg for $495 (MJL11) 56. Norway 1855 – 1995 Used Collection in Davo Illustrated Album. Good range of Officials, Dues etc. SG Cat. in 2014 was £3500 plus. Includes a passable SG1 and is near complete 1938 – 1993. Norway collections are rarely available here in Australia. Album cost would be around $300 new. Very well priced at below 25% cat. Price $1549 (CA12) Mystery Packages: Not to be confused with Mystery Parcels, these are better value lots with stamps on stockcards, including sets, minisheets etc, mint & used, complete sets in Glassine envelopes, covers, post office packs, year packs, booklets, album pages of stamps, club sheets etc, any or all of the above may be included. All at about a half of our original price to clear 57. Australia only small lot $49, medium lot $95, large lot $189, extra-large lot $359 (MP1) 58. Australia Kangaroos only, values ½d to 2/- used on stockcards. Prices as above. (MP3) 59. Australia KGV Heads used, values ½d to 1/4d used. Prices as above. (MP4) 60. Australia Pre-Decimal only, prices as above. (MP5) 61. British Commonwealth/Empire, no Australia, prices as above. (MP6) 62. Western Europe, prices as above. (MP7) 63. Worldwide, prices as above. (MP9) Australia Kangaroos Sets 64. Australia 1913 – 48 Kangaroos perf. OS NSW. Mixed set of 1st & 3rd wmks. 13 stamps, ½d – 2/- inc. both colours of 6d & 2/-. Selected examples from our stock, mostly circular cancels, scarce assembly. Price $459 (K565) 65. Australia 1913 1st wmk Kangaroos set to 1/- nice fine used all circular cancels and several dated examples, inc. 3d Die II. Melbourne retail $440 +, 11 stamps, price $310 (K490) 66. Another as above without Die II, price $135 (K493) 67. Australia 1913 1st wmk Kangaroos set ½d to 2/- punctured large ‘OS’ (ex 2½d), all with cds cancels, mixed centring, odd perf fault, Cat $1100, Price $699 (K1088) 68. Australia 1915 2nd wmk. Kangaroos, complete set 2d – 5/- all perf OS, good to fine used. Advertised retail for fine used $1000 plus. Well priced at $495 (K570) 69. Australia 1932-36 10/-, £1 (two units very lightly mounted) & £2 blocks of 4 with Type D ‘SPECIMEN’ Overprint ACSC #50xf 54xa & 58xa, mint unhinged, very minor toning to centre perfs of the 10/- block. The £2 is VERY RARE UNHINGED. Extrapolated cat. value $9785. Price $5400 (K1097) 1st Watermark 70. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo Die 2. Dry Ink, perf small OS. Not listed in ACSC. Cancelled by Bundaberg, Qld. Cds of 18JE14. Centred a little to the right, one nibbed perf. Top right and minor toning to perfs. lower left. Nev-

ertheless an attractive example of an unlisted variety. Price $249 (K1053) 71. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo, Die IIA, fresh used example, with large part original gum, and Strong Offset on reverse under the gum. Cat $600 for mint, unpriced used. Lovely item. $495 (AU12) 72. Australia 1913 1d Red Kangaroo Die II, Prominent KISSPRINT. Fine used perf OS with light machine cancel. Supplied with normal for comparison for. The Double print (Kissprint) is only listed as Die IIA at $6500 for used in ACSC. Price $2950 (K248) 73. Australia 1913 2d 1st wmk grey Kangaroo used on Thursday Island. Marginal example from centre of sheet showing part gutter at left. Well centred stamp cancelled by full cds of Thursday Is. 1913, full date unclear. Also 1932 9d C of A wmk, similarly cancelled dated 6 JE 38. Price for the 2, $200 (K425) 74. Australia 1913 2d Grey 1st wmk Kangaroo Fresh Mint Unhinged, Centred to right, good perfs. Cat. $300, price. $119 (K86) 75. Australia 1913 3d olive die II Kangaroo ACSC 12B, cat $400 blue Brisbane cds, FU. Price $199 (K369) 76. Australia 1913 First watermark 3d pale olive green die I, CTO with gum, indistinct corner CDS centred top right, one slightly nibbed perf at top. ACSC 12E, Cat. Min. $50, price $29 (ML533) 77. Australia 1913 First wmk 3d olive Kangaroo, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 12Aa, well centred with two crisp cds strikes, Cat $225, Price $119 (K749) 78. Australia 1913 1st wmk 3d Yellow Olive Kangaroo, Die I, perf small OS, neat cds cancel. Cat. $100, my price $75 (AP49) 79. Australia 1913 4d Analine Orange Kangaroo, mint very fresh light hinge, almost imperceptible. Centred to top right with good perfs. ACSC 15B, cat $2000 excellent price $595 (K88) 80. Australia 1913 4d Orange Yellow Kangaroo, fine used. Cancelled by Hobart cds of 21 NOV 13. Centred to upper right and with good perfs. Minor toning to 1 perf. ACSC 15E cat. $250, price $165 (K1041) 81. 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) 82. Australia 1913 6d ultramarine CTO with indistinct corner cds, the letter ‘S’ is just visible, indicating it may be a Brisbane CTO, attractive stamp! $99 (ML538) 83. Australia 1913 9d Pale Violet Kangaroo 1st Wmk. PERF SMALL OS. Superb fault free MINT UNHINGED example well centred and good perfs., with doubling of perfin on one hole between 1 & 2 o’clock on the O of OS. ACSC 24Bbb, Cat. $1500 as the cheaper Violet shade, price $1250 (K320) 84. Australia 1913 2/- Dark Brown 1st wmk Kangaroo. Attractive postally used example with good perfs. Centred to top left. Better shade, ACSC 35B cat. $300. Price $129 (K356) 85. Australia 1913 2/- Brown 1st wmk. Kangaroo superb postally used, with centrally struck “Socked on nose” Perth cds, 5 FEB 15, well cantered and with full perfs, a premium stamp. Cat. $300, price $249 (SE29) 86. Australia 1913 1st wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, perf small OS postally used with 28 MY 15 cds of Melbourne. Well centred and with good perfs. Cat $400. Price $345 (MY43) 87. Australia 1913 1st wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, perf. Large OS postally used with Melbourne cds. Centred upper right with reasonable perfs. Cat $500. Price $199 (K1051)

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DISCOUNT SALE AUGUST 2021 2nd Watermark 88. Australia 1915 9d Violet 2nd watermark Kangaroo ACSC 25A, good to fine used. Cancelled by rubber cds, well centred. Couple of short perfs lower left. Cat. $90, price $45 (K1050) 89. Australia 1915 9d Violet 2nd watermark Kangaroo ACSC 25A, good to fine used. Cancelled by 2 partial cds’s rubber cds, centred a little low with one short perf at base. Cat. $90, price $36 (K1043) 90. Australia 1915 2/- Brown 2nd wmk Kangaroo. A lovely well centred full perf. example, with slightly heavy partial Sale, Victoria cds. Cat $350, my price under a half…$169 (NO8) 91. Australia 1915 5/- Deep Grey & Yellow Kangaroo 2nd wmk perf OS. Very fine well centred light cds used. Very well centred and full perfs, try to find better! ACSC 43Ab, cat. $700, price $495 (K172) 92. Australia 1916 2/- Brown Kangaroo, 2nd wmk, lovely used example with Registered 8 DE 15 cds. Good perfs, centred a little right. Cat. $400, price under a half at $195 (MD36) 93. Australia 1916 2nd wmk 2/- Brown Kangaroo, good – fine used with 2 partial cds cancels, well centred and with good perfs. Cat $350, price $195 (MMY28) 3rd Watermark 94. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo 3rd wmk, Die II. Fine postally used with cds of Moonee Ponds, Vic. July 1918. Cat $200, price $119 (DB686) 95. Australia, absolutely magnificent, best I have ever seen! 1915 3rd wmk 3d Olive Die II Kangaroo, with perfect centring and perfs. With light cds cancel. Cat $200. Price $149 (MMY45) 96. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine 3rd wmk, ACSC 19A, centred to upper right, few nibbled perfs at top, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $225, Price $99 (K747) 97. Australia 1915 2/- Brown 3rd wmk Kangaroo, with “S” Flaw, very scarce stamp, lightish parcel used, cat $450. Price $335 (M11) 98. Australia 1918 3d Yellow Olive 3rd wmk Kangaroo Die II, Mint Unhinged. Centred left with full perfs, has light overall gum toning. Cat. $1000, bargain at $225 (K93) 99. Australia 1918 3rd wmk 1/- Emerald Kangaroo, very fine postally full perf example Part cds, Watermark Inverted. Cat $200. Price $110 (D29) 100. Australia 1918 3d Olive Kangaroo third watermark CA monogram block of 4 with the two lower units including the monogram and the upper left unit being Die II & the upper right unit being die I, plate 1 left pane, positions 51, 52, 57 & 58, very faint gum ‘suntanning’ lines, upper units & margin Mint with light hinge remains, lower units MUH with light diagonal bend, a rare positional piece, Cat $3900 as monogram single etc, Price $2499 (K1274) 101. Australia 1918 5/- Grey & Yellow Kangaroo Perf. OS with SIGNIFICANT MISPLACEMENT OF THE KANGAROO. Unlisted as such by ACSC. A mint example, not per. OS with a slightly more exaggerated downwards misplacement is listed as ASCS 44ca at $10,000. This example is cancelled by cds of ? Rly. Stn. 15 SE 21, centred to lower left and with a blunt top right corner perf. Price $2695 (K1099) 102. Australia 1918 5/- Grey-Black and Chrome Kangaroo 3rd wmk. Perf OS, well centred cto stamp. Few ragged perfs at top left side. No gum. Attractive looking. ACSC 44wa Cat. $300, price $149 (K23) 103. Australia 1918 10/- Grey & Analine Pink Kangaroo, INVERTED WMK. IN addition has large white void at top of Kangaroo’s leg (not a thin) and a pink spot to

left ear (both unrecorded varieties) Cancelled by Hobart cds. Has a blunt top left corner. Well centred stamp cat. $3500 without the varieties. Price $1495 (K1100) 104. Australia 1919 2½d Deep Indigo 3rd wmk. Kangaroo ACSC 11D fine used. Well centred good perf. Example cancelled by central strike of Sydney cds of 13NO19. Also unlisted varieties “Extra Islands” Cat. $275, price $210 (K1049) 105. Australia 1919 9d Violet Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB punctured ‘OS’ CTO BW 17wa, centred a little to upper right, with full unhinged gum, Cat $75, Price $69 (K1282) 106. Australia 1919 £2 Purple Black & Rose 3rd wmk. Kangaroo, ACSC 56C(D) h. Attractive used example with no faults. Cancelled by Port Pirie S.A. cds of 7OC31. Centred to top with full perfs. Has variety “Broken Coast in Bight” Cat. $5500, price $3600 (K424) 107. Australia 1924 Third watermark 2/- maroon well centred FU, cancelled partial cds of Maryborough Vic. 6FE28. Price $30 (ML419) 108. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark CTO BW 38w with full unhinged gum, some light gum bends, nicely centred, Cat $100, Price $59 (K1285) 109. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark punctured ‘OS’ CTO BW 38wc centred to lower left, Cat $100, Price $69 (K1288) 110. Australia 1924 £1 Grey 3rd wmk. Kangaroo Ovpt. Specimen type C. Fresh mint unhinged example with full perfs, centred a little to lower right. Cat. $850, price $650 (K157) 111. Australia 5/- Grey – Black & Yellow Orange 3rd wmk. Kangaroo. Scarce shade, cat. $275. Well centred with cds cancel., just some ragged perfs to base. Price $165 (K1104) Small Multiple Watermark 112. Australia 1926 1/- Blue-green Die IIB, punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 33Aba, one nibbled perf. at base, centred low, MUH, Cat $375, Price $179 (K751) 113. Australia 1929 6d Chestnut Kangaroo small multiple watermark overprinted ‘OS’ CTO BW (K1281) 114. Australia 1929 9d Violet Chestnut Kangaroo small multiple watermark CTO BW 28w, short perf at lower left, well centred, Cat $75, Price $49 (K1284) 115. Australia 1929 5/- grey and yellow Kangaroo, perf OS, postally used. Normal price $160, we have four grades to offer: a) Fine used circular date stamp, with clear usage date $129, b) As above but date not clear. $99, c) Light parcel cancel $79, d) Slight seconds with heavier cancels/and or perf faults $39 (MN50) 116. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo SM watermark CTO BW 34w, centred a little to the right, Cat $75, Price $49 (K1291) 117. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo SM watermark punctured ‘OS’ CTO BW 34wa with full gum, centred a little low, Cat $60, Price $39 (K1290) 118. Australia 1929 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo SM watermark punctured ‘OS’ CTO BW 34wa with full gum, centred to the right, Cat $60, Price $39 (K1289) 119. Australia 1929 2/- Maroon Kangaroo SM watermark CTO BW 39w with full unhinged gum, light corner bend, centred to the right, Cat $125, Price $69 (K1286) 120. Australia 1929 2/- Maroon Kangaroo SM watermark punctured ‘OS’ CTO BW 39wc, nibbled perf at base, unusually well centred Cat $100, Price $59 (K1287) C of A Watermark 121. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut C of A wmk. Kangaroo, mint lightly hinged.

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DISCOUNT SALE AUGUST 2021 Well centred, full perf example cat. $50, price $37.50 (K1045) 122. Australia 1932 6d Chestnut Kangaroo Ovpt. OS. Mint unhinged top marginal block of 4. Fine and Post Office fresh with full perfs, centred to top. ACSC 23A, cat $500 as singles, blocks are scarce. Price $419 (K385) 123. Australia 1932 9d Violet Kangaroo, C of A wmk. Well centred mint block of 4. Lovely fresh looking block. Top two stamps have the merest touch of a hinge, lower two have been twice hinged. Blocks are scarce, especially so well centred. Price $349 (K383) 124. Australia 1932 10/- Grey & Rose Crimson C of A wmk Kangaroo, ACSC 50B. Fine used with registered cds of 9 AP 39. Centred right with full perfs. Cat. $275, price $185 (K1048) 125. Australia 1932 10/- Grey & Analine Pink C of A wmk Kangaroo. Lovely shade, ACSC 50D, cat. $750. Centred low, with good perfs, cancelled by slightly smudgy cds. Hard shade to find. Price. $395 (K332) 126. Australia 10/- Grey & Pink Kangaroo, type C Specimen. Fine and fresh well centred example with good perfs. Only 1200 produced of this rare C type specimen. ACSC 50A Cat. $850. This is an exceptionally fine example, price $795 (K245) Australia KGV Heads 127. Australia KGV SM wmk perf 13½ x 12½ set ½d to 1/4d (1d die I, 2d die II, 3d die II & 4½d die I only) most values CTO several with gum including 3d, 4d, 5d & 1/4d, also 2d & 5d surcharges, centring a little mixed, attractive set, Cat $300+, Price $199 (G462) 128. Australia 1914 1d Bright Red Die II KGV. Fine used light slogan cancel. Well centred and good perfs. ACSC 71B (G11) Cat. $100, price $72 (G191) 129. Australia 1914 1d Carmine Red KGV, ACSC 71A, smooth paper in horizontal Die I, Die II pair, perf OS mint lightly hinged. Centred left. Cat. $1250, price $595 (G35) 130. Australia 1914 KGV 1d Carmine-rose single wmk smooth paper Die II/I horizontal pair punctured ‘OS’ BW 71(1)ic, centred high, slight perf separation at top, centrally struck MELBOURNE cds, Cat $275, Price $199 (G459) 131. Australia 1915 KGV 1d deep scarlet rough paper block of 4 punctured ‘OS’ var inverted wmk, ACSC 72Aa/bb centred to top MUH. Price $425 (G271) 132. Australia 1917 KGV 1d carmine-pink LM wmk Cooke printing ACSC 73A centred to left, Good Used. Price $169 (G197) 133. Australia 1916 KGV 4d Lime-yellow ACSC 110D, centred slightly to the upper left, light horizontal bend, fresh Mint, a scarce stamp, Cat $1750, Price $749 (G623) 134. Australia 1916 KGV 4d Lime-yellow ACSC 110D, centred slightly to upper right, very light indistinct cancel, with 4d lemon-yellow for comparison, Price $479 (G623) 135. Australia 1916 4d KGV Pale Orange Yellow, ACSC 110E, fine mint lightly hinged, full perfs, centred left. Cat. $350. Hard shade to find. Price $195 (DB792) 136. Australia 1916 KGV 4d Lemon-yellow ACSC 110C, centred a little to the left, fresh MUH, Cat $950, Price $799 (G625) 137. Australia 1916 KGV 4d Lemon-yellow punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 110Cb Fine used, Cat $400, Price $229 (G624) 138. Australia 1918 KGV 1d Pink Single wmk variety ‘Ferns’ BW 71T(4)ia, with centrally struck indistinct cds, scarce shade/variety combination, Cat $200, Price $99 (G769) 139. Australia 1918 KGV 1½d Black-brown Single wmk Harrison imprint pair

BW 83(2) (pair) (imprint is 9.25mm below stamp), Mint with some hinge remains, Cat $675 as a block of 4, Price $349 (G800) 140. Australia 1918 KGV 5d Bright chestnut rough paper punctured ‘OS’ BW 124, light, crisp ‘SOUTH MELBOURNE’ cds, unusually well centred for this issue, a premium example, Cat $250, Price $209 (G443) 141. Australia 1919 KGV 1½d Chocolate Large multiple wmk Harrison imprint block of 4 BW 86(7)z (imprint 7mm below stamp), some gum ‘suntanning’ lines, some separation & reinforcement, Cat $875, Price $449 (G799) 142. Australia 1922 4d Bright ultramarine Harrison printing, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to right, barest hinge trace, fine Mint, Price $179 (G417) 143. Australia 1922 4d Bright ultramarine Harrison printing, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to right MLH, Price $169 (G635) 144. Australia 1922 4d Bright ultramarine (paler shade) Harrison printing, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ ACSC 113Aaa, centred to top,, fine Mint, Price $169 (G418) 145. Australia 1919 KGV 1d carmine-rose LM wmk punctured ‘OS’ ACSC 74Ab, cat $175, unusually well centred FU (G230) 146. Australia 1919 KGV 1d carmine-rose LM wmk block of 4, some gum suntanning stripes, ACSC 74A MUH. Price $129 (G270) 147. Australia 1919 1.5d Bright Red Brown Die I KGV, Bottom right corner Block of 6 from Electro 12. possible cracked electro 4 stamps in right value tablet, plus large solid brown area to right of crown stamp 6. Some perf separation, and natural inclusion on one stamp. Fresh mint unhinged, (hinged in selvedge) Cat. $120 each as singles MUH. Price $995 (G177) 148. Australia 1922 2d Rose-red ACSC 96B, an unusually bright and intense shade, centred a little to the left, fresh MUH, Price $79 (G629) 149. Australia 1924 3d Blue Single wmk ACSC 104A, centred to right, Mint, Price $29 (G408) 150. Australia 1920 1/4d Turquoise Blue Single watermark ACSC 128A, centred a little to the right, faint overall gum ‘suntanning’ MUH, Cat $675, Price $499 (G630) 151. Australia 1920 1/4d Turquoise Blue Single watermark, perf OS “DRY INK” Mint unhinged, full perfs, centred low, with Watermark misplaced. Cat. $600. Price $449 (G219) 152. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green No watermark Harrison imprint block of 4 with variety ‘White flaw in right frame opposite emu’s feet’ BW 79z, some hinge reinforcement Mint, Cat $325, Price $229 (G803) 153. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ horizontal pair, the right hand unit showing variety ‘Ferns’ ACSC 77(4)Ba/ia, a scarce combination, centred to the right, very lightly hinged Mint. Price $149 (G337) 154. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk N over MP Harrison imprint pair with variety ‘RA joined’ ACSC 77(4)z, some vertical perf separation, small green ink mark on the gum of the variety stamp, Mint. Price $49 (G340) 155. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Green Single wmk marginal block of 4 with part two line Harrison imprint with plate 4 varieties ‘RA joined’ and ‘Ferns’, ACSC (4)ia/j both of which have been partly corrected by ‘make-ready’ (see note 1 after 77(4) listing in the ACSC), the ‘Ferns’ unit being MLH and the ‘RA joined’ MUH, an attractive and scarce positional piece. Price $199 (G341) 156. Australia 1924 KGV 1d Pale Green Single wmk. mint block of 4. Lightly hinged on top 2 only. Very fresh showing “Dry Ink” ACSC 77Ac, and undocumented variety “Emu Laying Egg” on top left stamp. Spectacular! Cat. $500 as single stamps without the variety. Price $399 (G67)

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Newcastle 2021 Stamp and Coin Expo (including The Newcastle 2021 Philatelic Exhibition, The Royal Challenge, and The Australasian Picture Post Card Challenge, Friday 22 October 2021, 10am to 5pm Saturday 23 October 2021, 10am to 5pm Sunday 24 October 2021, 9am to 3pm

Free entry

Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre 150 m from Broadmeadow Railway Station (take the Brown Street exit)

Toilets, cafeteria, all facilities are located inside the venue, no stairs, disabled access

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Welcome to the August edition of Cinderella Corner. This month’s piece has been provided by cinderella collector and enthusiast Mr. John Patterson of New South Wales. His insight into the labels discussed is rich and invaluable; I thank him for his efforts and remarkable contribution. Sun, sand, surf, steel. String these words in a sentence and most New South Welshmen will know immediately what you are referring to. Add the words Stockton Bridge, Silverchair and The Screaming Jets to this alliterative cavalcade and most Australians would instantly recognise that New South Wales’s second largest city Newcastle sits at the centre of this word cloud. Another ‘S’ word that deserves association with Newcastle is stamps. Newcastle has had a highly active philatelic society since at least 1918, and of course readers will be aware that her sesquicentenary was the subject of a 1947 Australian postal stamp issue comprising three values. Newcastle has also been the subject and source of several important and interesting cinderella stamp issues which this article shall explore. Newcastle is best known for the important contribution which her gargantuan coal and steel industries played in the economic prosperity of Australia over many decades. These industries influenced most aspects of life in Newcastle by helping to fund sport-

ing, architectural and artistic infrastructure. They also helped to instil a strong sense of social conscience and local pride amongst her citizens. These characteristics are reflected in Newcastle’s cinderella stamps.

World War 1

The first official national day known as “Australia Day” was held on July 30th, 1915 as a fundraising day for Australia’s World War 1 effort. This was the only year Australia Day fell on that date which allows us to precisely date the scarce block of six shown in Figure 1 that was produced to support Newcastle’s fundraising for the day. Each stamp measures 31mm x 32mm.

The 1930s

Figure 2 shows a stamp produced by the Newcastle Philatelic Society to promote the visit to Newcastle by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester during his 1934 Australian tour. 1934 was the 75th anniversary year of the 1859 proclamation of Newcastle as a principality hence the reference to “Jubilee Celebrations” in the text. Newcastle’s first major stamp exhibition was scheduled to coincide with the Dukes visit. (Dimensions: 41mmx 51mm). Whilst the stamp at Figure 3 was produced in Melbourne it presents as a superbly visual advertisement for the high quality coal which had been extracted from Newcastle since 1790 and exported

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internationally since 1799. Pelaw Main was a major colliery 30kms west of Newcastle famous for the quality of its gas coal, which the Melbourne Steamship Company regularly shipped down the East Coast for the Melbourne market. (Dimensions: 39mm x 53mm).

World War 2

Newcastle played a crucial role in Australia’s World War 2 campaign. The “Fortress Newcastle” living histories project indicates that during WW2 Newcastle had the largest mainland military establishment in Australia’s history, and was the critical hub for Australia’s largest war materials production program. It is also the only place in Australia where coastal defences were fired at an enemy naval vessel (8/6/1942). It should therefore come as no surprise then that the population of Newcastle was highly active in recruitment and fundraising for the war effort. The stamp at Figure 4 was produced to support WW2 RAAF recruitment efforts, inviting Novacastrians to sign up as aircrew at the Hunter Street RAAF depot. Campaigns such as this were high-

ly successful in attracting local recruits and were probably helped in part by the training and operational opportunities available close to home through the nearby Williamtown RAAF base. (Dimensions: 40mm x 52mm). Figure 5 shows a scarce group of fundraising stamps exhorting Novacastrians to immediately support their local WW2 fundraising efforts by purchasing War Savings Stamps or Certificates Now. This design is only known with a Newcastle attribution, so it is most likely a locally conceived and produced issue. The fairly intimidating and ferocious soldier captured in a dramatic half tone action pose could well be a local recruitee photographed demonstrating his approach to the hun during local training. This stamp is only known in these three colours and measures 36mm x 58mm. Figures 6, 7 and 8 show three different locally produced Newcastle Schools Red Cross Appeal one penny fund raising stamps from the World War 2 period. The stamps were sold to and by schoolchildren and the money raised was used to help fund the Red Cross’s charitable wartime activities. The label Stamp News - 41

Cinderella Corner identified with Figure 7 was also issued as a 3 pence value. It is interesting to note that despite the fact that fundraising efforts were conducted in schools across Australia during WW2 these stamps are the only WW2-era Red Cross fundraising stamps shown in Dave Elsmore’s respected online catalogue that specifically reference a schools appeal. This would suggest that the conception and production of these stamps (and the associated fundraising program) was entirely a local affair. In common with many other early Australian localised fundraising stamp issues these stamps were produced using relatively inexpensive paper and basic printing, rouletting and design – production attributes which can impart a certain primitive charm and localised interest to what some people might otherwise consider unremarkable stamps. These stamps measure 31mm x 33mm (Fig. 6), 25mm x 37mm (Fig. 7) and 30mm x 28mm (Fig. 8).

The Sesquicentenary

In 1947 Newcastle celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first known exploration of the area by an Englishman, Lieutenant John Shortland. During September 1797 Shortland sailed into the mouth of a previously unexplored river and noted the obviously abundant coal deposits there as well as the deep water harbour which the river mouth lead to. He named the river the Hunter after the NSW Governor of the time, and as soon as he reported the presence of the

coal to Governor Hunter the processes which lead to Newcastle’s future role as Australia’s leading coal producing area were put in train. Within two years Australia was exporting coal from Newcastle, as well as using it for much of the energy and heating requirements of the nascent colony. The 1947 sesquicentenary featured parades, processions, fireworks, all sorts of exhibitions, race meetings, concerts, athletics carnivals, the unveiling of monuments and the delivery of speeches. Much of the focus of the event was geared towards the importance of Newcastle as an industrial centre, a subject which is the feature of the promotional stamps shown at Figures 9 and 10. Figure 11 shows a more generalised promotional stamp for the anniversary featuring Nobby’s Beach and the iconic geological feature known as “Nobbys Head” which is topped by a lighthouse constructed in 1858. Newcastle’s industrial character is referenced in the image by a large boat steaming past Nobbys into the Harbour. The dimensions are Figure 9 – 55mm x 70mm, Figure 10 - 45mm x 50mm, and Figure 11 - 41mm x 64mm. A major philatelic exhibition was also a feature of the 1947 sesquicentenary celebrations, held in Tyrrell Hall and run by the Newcastle Philatelic Society. The rather grand classically themed Souvenir Sheet at Figure 12 was produced to promote the exhibition and is often encountered on cover. In common with Figure 11 this stamp features an image of Nobby’s Beach, Head and Lighthouse however, despite show-

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Top L-R : Figures 12 & 14 Left : Figure 13 ing a view taken from the same location, the artist here has interpreted the landscape quite differently than the artist behind Figure 11. The image in Figure 12 should be considered a more accurate representation. This sheet also references the importance of industry and commerce to Newcastle’s self image, whilst its imposing size attempts to add further gravitas to the classical iconography. Dimensions 78mm x 60mm.

The Newcastle Show

In common with many Australian towns and cities, the annual show is a major feature of Newcastle’s calendar. The Newcastle Show is an agricultural show that features show jumping and sideshow rides amongst its many attractions, along with a range of competition exhibitions covering such diverse subjects as wood chopping, parkour and robotics. First held in 1902 an indication of the shows importance to the local community can be gleaned from the fact that up until 2012 Newcastle Show Day was a local public holiday. During the 1960s and 1970s a promotional cinderella was produced annually for the show. Although

featuring the same design each year the series is notable for the attractive colour combinations that were changed for each issue. The other primary difference between each years issue was the inclusion of the dates for the show in the particular year being promoted. These dates are the primary tool for determining the particular year of issue. Figure 13 illustrates some of the colour combinations used for this issue. The stamps measure 40mm x 50 mm (with some minor variations between the years) and are sometimes found on cover.

The Bicentennial

The colourful and appealing sheet at Figure 14 was produced by the Newcastle Bicentennial Community Committee during the 1988 Australian Bicentennial year to promote local landmarks, businesses and wildlife, as well as a range of local Bicentennial festivities including the major stamp exhibition Norpex (once again presented by the Newcastle Philatelic society). The sheet was produced as perforate, imperforate and roulette. Individual stamps are sometimes seen on cover. The roulette sheet measures 165mm x 63 mm, and each stamp measures 38mm x 26mm. Hopefully readers have enjoyed this brief introduction to the cinderella stamps of Newcastle. With any luck Newcastle will continue to be the source and subject of many more interesting cinderellas for years to come. If you have any other Newcastle cinderellas not shown here please let me know via Stamp News - 43

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation APF Awards 2022 The APF will be holding its annual general meeting in Melbourne at the end of this month. Hopefully, we will be able to present the 2021 APF Awards on time this year as the 2020 presentations had to be deferred until March of this year due to COVID. The Australian Philatelic Order was established by the APF in 1994 to recognize and honour philatelists who have given distinguished service to Australian Philately. The awards are now an established highlight of the Australian philatelic calendar with a formal presentation ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the APF. This year we have awarded two Member of Australian Philately (MAP) where nominees are considered based on their services to organized philately, distinguished philatelic study and research. This includes judging, promotion of philately and public dissemination including teaching. This year we are also awarding an Australian Research Award APF Research Award. This award was introduced in 1997 to ensure recognition of those who have made significant contributions in the field of research. We are also presenting a Service to Philately at the National Level award (SPAN) where the nominee must have made an outstanding contribution, in a leadership role, through commitment, resourcefulness and creativity to philately in a specific field, area or program at the national level for not less than five years. The recipients of these awards and their citations follow. Anthony (Tony) Presgrave APR, FRPSL, FRPSV, FACCC - Member of Australian Philately (see figure 1) Tony had a childhood collection but started specialised collecting in 1970 and formed collections of Australian Commonwealth, South Australian Departmentals and general issues, River Murray Shipping, Travelling Post Offices of South Australia, Picture Postcards and more recently the Slogan Cancellations of the Adelaide GPO and Postmarking Machines in South Australia. Many of these collections have been exhibited with some achieving gold and large gold medals. Being a member of over ten clubs and societies, 44 - Stamp News

Figure 1: Anthony (Tony) Presgrave will be awarded a Member of Australian Philately this month. Tony has been recognised with a Fellowship from three (RPSL, RPSV & ACCC) and Life Membership of the Philatelic Society of South Australia. Tony has served continuously on the SA Philatelic Council since 1995 with three separate stints as the Judges Registrar, his current position, amounting to 18 out of the 26 years served to date. In recognition of his services to philately in South Australia, Tony was awarded the Briskham Medal in 1995, the highest award bestowed by the SAPC. In 2002, Tony received the Australian Philatelic Order Research Award. Author of three books - Albury Postal Services 1975, The Departmental Stamps of South Australia 1992 and The Travelling Post Offices of South Australia 1997, he was also joint author of a fourth, The Railway Parcel Stamps of Australia 1980. Currently editor of two journals, Tony was also Cinderella Corner columnist for Stamp News for 15 years. Tony has been the APF Frames Project Officer for the last 15 years, Cinderella Class Convenor for the last 13 years and APF Research Officer for South

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF Australia for the last 10 years. An accredited Commissioner to National Exhibitions since 1992, Tony has also been the Australian Commissioner to overseas exhibitions. Apprenticed in 1992, Tony’s judging career spans almost thirty years during which time he has judged in every state of Australia except Tasmania. He is currently accredited to judge Traditional, Postal History, Literature, Open, Picture Postcards and One Frame. Tony has been a Team Leader on numerous occasions and was Jury Chair for Adelaide Stampex 2008. Tony has promoted the hobby through numerous displays and talks at local service clubs, and a periodic display in his local post office culminating in his being instrumental in obtaining Australia Post approval for the issue of postage stamps in 2003 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of shipping on the River Murray system. Tony Presgrave is well deserving of being recognised as a Member of the Australian Philatelic Order. John Moore - Member of Australian Philately (see figure 2) In 1992, when John Moore became a Committee Member of the Newcastle Philatelic Society, he began his long and productive service to organised philately. Since then, he has undertaken many functions in organised philately including collecting, exhibiting, judging, philatelic study and research and the promotion of our hobby to the public. Over time

Figure 2: John Moore will be awarded a Member of Australian Philately this month.

he has edited philatelic works, designed and developed philatelic products, and trained other philatelists in exhibiting, judging and organising and running events. John has been a long-serving member on the Australian Philatelic Federation Executive including Secretary, President Vice President and Public Relations Officer. He has made a major contribution at the State level having served on the Committee for 17 years. At the local Club level, he has held the position of President, Vice President and Secretary. He has been Secretary and Chair for National and International Exhibitions including Melbourne 2017 where he was Secretary and Australian Commissioner and Melbourne 2022 where he is current Chair of the organising Committee. John has exhibited in the Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Modern, Aero, Open, Picture Postcard and One-frame classes. He has achieved gold medal level at National exhibitions and large vermeil internationally. Starting as an apprentice in 2012, John has judged extensively at National exhibitions including working as a team leader and Jury Secretary. His sound judgement and trustworthiness have informed the decisions made by the Philatelic Development Council (PDC) in NSW and the Australian Philatelic Federation (APF) at national level. In summary he has made major and long-term contributions to our hobby. Dave Elsmore - Australian Research Award (see figure 3) The APF preamble to the Research Awards contains the following phases. That the recipients should provide `particular value to the Australian Philatelic Community where the research and work record the work for the benefit of other collectors’ and `…a special talent in conducting research and making it available to other collectors successfully’. It is clear than Dave Elsmore has and will continue to fulfill those aims. He was the pioneer in Australia of the use of electronic media for which he is internationally known as well as the outstanding advocate, exhibitor, and publisher of Australian Revenues and Railway stamp together for a wide range of fields of philately Stamp News - 45

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Figure 3: Dave Elsmore will be awarded an Australian Research Award this month. such as Perfins and Cinderellas. His on-line catalogues of Australian revenues, cinderellas, railway parcel stamps and related material are the current standard references for collectors and dealers all over the world. He has published extensively including journal articles in recognized philatelic journals as well as books. He has contributed articles based on his research to Stamp News over many years. In addition to his research, he has been an active member of related Societies. Acting as web master for many years for the Revenue Society in the UK, as one of the most active members of the Perfin Club of New Zealand and Australia and for over 30 years the Exchange Superintendent of the Cinderella Stamp Club of Australia, where some years ago he successfully introduced internet sales associated with exchange books. His service, research and promoting Revenue and Cinderella philately has been recognised with this award. Alma Downes SPAN Award – (see figure 4) Alma has been a tireless “behind the scenes” worker at National Exhibitions in every State and the ACT working predominantly in the Bin Room but if not required in that role, helping with the mounting and dismounting of exhibits pre and post shows. Initially under the tutelage of an experienced Bin room manager, Alma has now undertaken the role of Bin Room Manager for National Exhibitions held in Adelaide as well as continued to work in the Bin 46 - Stamp News

Rooms interstate. In addition, Alma has worked in the Bin Room at the International Exhibitions held in Melbourne, namely Australia 2013 and Melbourne 2017, as well as being a Team Leader amongst the volunteers at both shows. Closer to home, Alma has also helped in the catering department for numerous National Exhibitions held at the Drill Hall in Adelaide as well as assisting with the catering in SAPHIL House when the APF AGM has been held in South Australia. Alma is also a supporter of National Exhibitions through her roles a Juror (Picture Postcard Class) as well as exhibitor having attained medals to the level of Gold. She has also represented South Australia as a team member in the Australasian Picture Postcard Challenges in 2016 & 2019 when on both occasions South Australia won the Challenge. Alma has also supported Australian Philately overseas by exhibiting on several occasions. Tasmanian Postal Stationery - By Malcolm Groom And Allen Shatten Postal stationery is an item of stationery such as an

Figure 4: Alma Downes will be awarded a Service to Philately at the National Level award (SPAN this month

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Figure 5: Embossed indicium in use from 9 June 1893. Stamping carried out by Post Office in Hobart. Die produced by De La Rue and sent to Tasmania in 1892.

Figure 6: Lake St Clair pictorial envelope. Stamp impression of De La Rue 2½d Queen Victoria Tablet issue. Waterlow & Sons, London produced and printed the scenes on the envelopes. De La Rue, London, manufacturer of the die and stamping of the envelopes. Scenes prepared by D Warry from drawings originally produced by A Mault.

envelope, post card, newspaper wrapper, letter sheet or aerogramme with an imprinted stamp (or indicium) denoting that postage has been paid. In other words, it’s a stationery item with the stamp already printed as part of the design rather than one requiring an adhesive postage stamp to be affixed. Figure 5 shows an example of an indicium that was in use in Tasmania from 1893. From a collecting point of view, think of these items as ‘stamps with exceptionally large margins’ as all the interest in a postage stamp can be found in postal stationery, and more. Very often issued by postal authorities, postal stationery can display plate flaws, shades, different printing plates, specimens and a variety of values just like a postage stamp. Some postal stationery is amongst the most attractive of items available to collectors. The Australian States, like most postal authorities around the world, issued a wide variety of postal stationery, often bearing a current postage stamp issue design and using the original stamp dies in their production. In the case of UK and British Commonwealth colonies, stamp catalogue producers such as Stanley

Gibbons ceased listing postal stationery early in the 20th Century. One result of this decision is that for some countries, information about postal stationery has been more difficult to find and this may have limited the interest of some collectors in this material. This is a great pity as postal stationery is highly collectable and present a remarkably interesting area to study and collect. It is therefore an especially important occasion when a new book on the postal stationery of an Australian colony becomes available. Published by the Tasmanian Philatelic Society (TPS), this new 184-page work by well-known collectors and researchers Malcolm Groom and Allen Shatten will be available in November 2021. The TPS has an ongoing program to publish the best available information on all aspects of Tasmania and this is the latest project. This book aims to present all that is currently known about Tasmanian postal stationery. It covers the period up to (and sometimes beyond) the transfer of powers to the Commonwealth in 1912. The format is A4, hardcover with dust jacket and stitched binding for a long life. Stamp News - 47

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation The book contains commentaries and listings Australia Post will be at the expo for all three for post cards, envelopes issued by the post office, days. They will have a different commemorative registered envelopes, stamped to order stationery, postmark for each of the days. 19 professional stamp reply-cards, letter cards and wrappers. and coin dealers will be buying and selling stamps, Each section commences with a history of the cat- coins, postcards, and other related collectables. Figegory. As well as the stationery items themselves, the ures 9 and 10 show some of the stands from the last book presents essays and proofs, specimen overprints Newcastle Expo. and official punctures, printing details where known, The Philatelic Exhibition, with exhibits from many earliest and latest dates of use and assessments of collectors, is a half-national. There will be 5 FIP rarity. The book is illustrated with over 600 images. exhibition classes: Figures 6, 7 and 8 show some of these illustrations. • Traditional Philately The wrappers and stamped to order sections • Modern Philately include comprehensive comments and images of the businesses that adapted the stationery for their purposes. These two sections offer a rare historical insight into the final twenty years of Tasmania’s nineteenth century. For the first time, complete and up-to-date listings of all Tasmanian postal stationery is available so why not consider a collection in this area? While, as always, some items are more expensive, there is plenty of reasonably priced material about, much of it not well understood until now. Details Figure 7: Webster Planet Jr front. 2d green single im• Pre-publication price to 19 Sept 2021 $120 + p&p, Published price $150+ p&p as pression of 2d Sideface on various envelopes and cards on brown illustrated envelopes A.G. Webster & Sons Ltd. from 20 Sept 2021 Planet Jr. Recorded 1909 • 184 pages • Full colour • All currently known Tasmanian postal stationery listed and illustrated including rarity ratings. • Top-quality binding, hardcover, dust jacket, stitched binding. • Further information and sales Newcastle Stamp And Coin Expo The Newcastle Stamp and Coin Expo will be held from Friday 22 October to Sunday 24 October 2021, at the Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre. This large venue has easy access with all facilities inside. Its location is ideal, just 150 metres from Broadmeadow Railway Station. 48 - Stamp News

Figure 8: PC3 Lake 1885 (February) used. 1885 use of postcard with 2d impression of Queen Victoria based on the 1870 Sideface issue. in deep maroon from Tunbridge to Hobart & showing miscut card.

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depicting a rural mail van • Thematic Philately • one overprinted stamp replica card depicting the • Maximaphily 1/6 Hermes 1934 air mail stamp • Open Philately • three covers depicting the theme days, cancelled There are also 5 APF national and experimental with the special post office cancels classes: • one postcard with a limited edition MyStamp • Cinderella (non-postage stamps and promotional affixed and cancelled at the exhibition stickers) The supporter’s pack costs $50 and is limited to • Polar Philately 100Packs may be orders from https://newcastlephil• First Day Covers This will be the first • Topical large stamp exhibition held in Australia since the start • Frugal Philately of the COVID pandemic. Put the date in your diary Over 500 frames of competitive entries, the Ausand get there to see the exhibits and visit the dealers. tralasian Picture Post Card Challenge and the Royal Challenge will be on display. The Australasian Picture Post Card Challenge is a competition between the states of ACT, NSW, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand. Each team is limited to four entries, two of those entries consist of one frame, the other two entries can be from 5 to 8 frames. A similar challenge is held every few years, during a national (or higher level) exhibition. Postcard dealers and clubs are being invited to attend. The Royal Challenge is a competition between the Royal Philatelic Societies from around the world. It is held every few years at international exhibitions and major national exFigure 9: Australia Post stand at the Newcastle 2018 Expo hibitions. However, owing to the COVID induced travel restrictions, the competition will be much reduced this year. The 2021 Royal Challenge will be held between the Royal Philatelic Societies of Victoria, Sydney and New Zealand. Each society has three entries from 5 to 8 frames, that are judged according to FIP rules. The exhibits are of an extremely high standard with many unusual and rarely seen items. You can support the exhibition by purchasing a supporter’s pack. There are only 100 available at the cost of $50. The pack contains: • one imperforate miniature sheet overprinted in gold for the Newcastle 2021 exhibition Figure 10: Dealers at the Newcastle 2018 Expo • one abandoned stamp design card Stamp News - 49

Greenland’s Apostle Anyone who pays close attention to Greenland’s stamp output will soon discover that one person has received far more philatelic recognition than all others (except for Danish royalty). Hans Egede (1686-1758) was not even a Greenlander but he has appeared four times on Greenlandic stamps and in 2021 he made yet another appearance. The year 2021 marks the 300th anniversary of his arrival on the big island. To celebrate this important anniversary, POST Greenland issued two stamps and a souvenir sheet (Fig. 1) on 8 June 2021. The design is based on a painting (Hans Egede preaching in the Godthaab Fjord) by Greenlandic artist and writer Hans Lynge (1906-1988). Lynge painted this picture in 1955. Egede was Danish-Norwegian and trained as a clergyman. It seems he was attracted to far-away and isolated places and in 1707 he was appointed pastor of a community at Lofoten in the north of Norway.

He obviously had a strong desire to enter the mission field proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ to unreached people. Greenland was to be his calling as a missionary and he arrived there in 1621 along with his wife Gertrud Rask and their children. His main accomplishment was the reintroduction of Christianity in Greenland. Already around the year 1000, Norsemen from Norway had settled in Greenland bringing along their Christian faith. The seat of the bishop was located at Gardar. But, for some unknown reason, the Norsemen abandoned their settlements after some 400 years. Thus, when Egede arrived in 1621, the Inuit people of Greenland practised their ancient religious beliefs. Today there are ruins of the churches and chapels built by the Norsemen almost a millennium ago. Greenland has issued many stamps remembering the Arctic Vikings. The stamp in Fig. 2 shows what the seat of the bishop in Gardar must

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Christer Brunström have looked like in the 12th century. Now Hans Egede was so much more than an ordinary pastor. He was a brilliant colonial administrator allowing Denmark to take control of the distant island. As a geographer, he explored parts of the island and, thanks to his work, the rest of the world was told about Greenland and its people. Paul Egede (1708-1789), Hans Egede’s son, grew up in Greenland and in many ways he continued his father’s work. He compiled the first Danish-Greenlandic dictionary and he published a Greenlandic version of the New Testament and a hymn book in the same language. Hans Egede remained on the island until 1736 when he returned to Copenhagen in Denmark where he became the director of a seminary training church workers for service in Greenland. He was succeeded by his son Paul in 1747. Summing up Egede’s work, he undoubtedly

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was the first person to explore the island in a more scientific way but his main ambition was always the teaching of the Christian faith. The town of Egedesminde (today Aasiaat) on Greenland’s West Coast was founded by his son Niels Rasch Egede in 1763. Theologically Hans Egede was a dogmatic representative of the Lutheran church. His sons, who both spoke Greenlandic, undoubtedly had a closer connection with the island’s Inuit populations. Let’s take a look at the stamps which have honoured the memory of Hans Egede. It all started in 1958 when a single 30-ore value (Fig. 3) commemorated the 200th anniversary of the missionary’s death. It was Greenland’s very first commemorative stamp. The stamp was designed by Viggo Bang. In 1971 a single 60-ore stamp commemorated the 250th anniversary of Hans Egede’s arrival. This stamp was the result of the combined efforts of Greenlandic artist Jens Rosing and Polish-Swedish

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Greenland’s Apostle engraver Czeslaw Slania who worked together to produce a large amount of Greenlandic stamps. The design of this particular issue shows Hans Egede and Getrud Rask on the deck of the Hope approaching Greenland (Fig. 4). On 3 July 1971 there was a second stamp created by Rosing and Slania featuring the missionary couple. Hans Egede and Gertrud Rask are shown talking to two Greenlanders. This stamp (Fig. 5) has a denomination of 60 ore with a surcharge of 10 ore going to Church Aid. Hans Egede reappears on a 1978 stamp also created by Rosing and Slania (Fig. 6). It commemorates the 250th anniversary of the founding of Godthaab (today’s Nuuk), the Greenlandic capital. The design features Hans Egede, a drummer, Danish soldiers and a Greenlandic audience at the foundation ceremony. Today there is a lively debate in Greenland about Hans Egede and the introduction of Christianity. Was this beneficial for the Greenlandic people or did his actions destroy the indigenous people’s traditional culture and religious beliefs? I suppose these are subjects discussed in Australia as well. Interestingly

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enough, POST Greenland has issued stamps featuring traditional religion such as the Drum Dance player shown in Fig. 7. This stamp was released in 1961. Regardless of how we view Hans Egede from a historic perspective, it is hard not to recognise his importance for the development of Greenland from his arrival in 1721 until the present time. To end this story I should like to point out that Hans Egede had considerable artistic talents which is evident from a stamp (Fig. 8) issued 1976. The arm-wrestling design is based on a drawing made by Egede ca 1730. Arm-wrestling apparently was a popular Greenlandic sport at the time. The denomination is 1 krone with a surcharge of 20 ore going to the Greenlandic Sports Federation. Greenland is a small nation of some 57.000 people and it is a self-governing part of Denmark. At some time in the future, many Greenlanders hope to achieve independence very much like Iceland which once was a Danish colony. More information about POST Greenland’s stamps and other philatelic products can be found at

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

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

Glen Stephens 4 The Tor Walk, Castlecrag, NSW 2068 PH: 24 hours, 7days : 0409 399 888

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

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

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


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


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

Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Tues; 07 3851 0213; email: Bayside Afternoon SC: Meeting last Wed; Ph: 07 3206 6281. Bundaberg PS: Mtg 2nd Mon 7pm, The Family Centre, Kensington St (in the Show Grounds); Ph: 07 4152 2403 or 07 4151 3062 Caboolture & District SC: Mtg 3rd Sat. Ph: 07 5498 6504 Cairns SC: 4th Tues. 7.30pm Comm. Hall, 15 Kamerunga Rd., Stratford 07 4033 2211 Caloundra SC: Mtg. 4th Thurs. Catholic Church Hall, Edmund St. 1.30pm. Ph: 07 5494 7233 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs Brisbane German Club; Email:

Creek. Tel: 0435 854 680

Ph: 0439977133 Collectors Club Queensland: Mtg 2nd Sunday each month 9am to 1pm - RSL Hall, 58 Arnold St, Holland Park. Contact 0409 130 266 or Enoggera SC: Mtg 1st and 3rd Mon. Ph: 07 3264 4157 Gladstone and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed (Ex. Jan) & 4th Wed (Ex.Dec). Ph. Sec: 07 4978 1155 Ian Rippingale, Gold Coast PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, 11.30am, Southport Community Centre, Lawson St, Southport. Ph: 07 5546 3801 Gympie SC: Mtg. 2nd Sun. Jessie Witham Centre 1 - 3pm Ph. 07 5483 9188 email: Hervey Bay Afternoon Club: Mtg 3rd Wed. Ph: 07 4124 1138 Ipswich SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan). Ph: 07 3282 2983 Junction Park SC: Mtg 1st Tues, 7.30pm, Annerley Baptist Hall, Lambton St. Contact: 07 3277 6724. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, 5.30pm, Gracehouse Church, 123 Paradise Rd, Slacks

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

Rockhampton SC: Mtg 1st Tues. Ph: 07 4926 3336. email: Sherwood Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 3372 6096 Southport Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 07 55630384 Southside PS: Mtg 3rd Tuesday & 3rd Wednesay (9am) Ph: 07 3848 2304 (ah) email: david. Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm Red Cross Rms, Price St., Nambour 07 5445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: j.crowsley@ Toowoomba SC: Mtg. 2nd Sat 1pm, Salvation Army Hall, Cnr. West St. 7 Anzac Ave. Ph. 07 4635 5623 Email: Twin Towns SC: Mtg 1st Mon; Ph: 07 5535 3168 Waterloo Bay SC: Mtg. 1st Thurs. 1pm & 4th Mon. 7pm. Redlands Multi SportsClub, Birkdale Ph: 07 3206 0815

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August 7 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinn’s Arcade, Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754.

August 1 - (1st Sun) Western Suburbs Stamp, Coin & Banknote Fair, Strathmore Bowling Club, 40 Loeman St, Strathmore. Enq: 0408 148 710.

August 7 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW.

August 14 - Western Stamp and Money Fair. Werribee Masonic Centre 223 Watton Street, Werribee, 9am - 2pm. Entry $2 donation. Dealers/Clubs.

August 7 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417 802 754

August 15 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Dealers. Ph: 0408 148 710.

August 7 - (1st Sat) Sutherland Shire Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, Gymea Anglican Church Hall, 131 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea.

August 29 - (last Sun ex Dec) Ringwood East Stamp Fair Senior Citizens Hall, 2-8 Laurence Grove, (behind the shops, off Railway Ave.) Ringwood East. 9am-1pm. Ph. 0408 148 710

August 15 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. Ph : 4971 3483 August 22 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell.

queensland August 9 - (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm Brisbane Table Tennis Assoc Centre

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