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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 8 Stamp News has kindly been given permission to publish the entire collection over the coming months.
viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State W. Russell Wilkins and O.J.Wilkins W. Russell Wilkins and son Ormsby ran from 1892 a general bazaar at The Arcade, Brisbane, which included Philatelic material for sale.
The ‘ARCADE” brand booklet of Stamp Mounts inscribed “W. RUSSELL WILKINS”
Jun 17 1893 registered advertising cover from William Brown, Stamp Importer and Dealer, Salisbury England, to O.J. Wilkins at The Arcade, Brisbane 6 - Stamp News
viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State South Australia Australian Stamp Company H.C.R. Bell was a member of the Philatelic Society of South Australia. From 1893-98 he traded as Australian Stamp Co, and during that time span was Adelaide’s preeminent Philatelic Trader. Varyingly
inscribed envelopes were a feature of Bell’s correspondence, suggesting he may have been involved in the printing industry, in addition to his Philatelic pursuits.
Jun 19 1894 registered cover from Glenelg inscribed AUSTRALIAN STAMP CO., LTD. to Canada
Mar 2 1890 use of Postal card inscribed for Philatelic Society of South Australia addressed to H.C.R. Bell at Glenelg in hand of Secretary, O.W. Rosenhain
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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Australian Stamp Company
Jun4 1895 cover from Glenelg to U.S.
1,000,000-COMMON PENNY AND TWOPENNY AUSTRALIAN STAMPS WANTED 1,000,000
Bell had an inclination towards utilising the Halfpenny “bantam” stamp when franking covers to overseas. The stamp would have been uncommon at the time, and recipients probably appreciated its use.
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The “1,000,000” inscribed covers have variations, as will be noted here and on next two pages of exhibit. This configuration has six-line inscription upper left, and nine lines on reverse. Latter text contains the line ‘Australian Stamps purchased in any quantity up to a million.” Vertical line of text at right reads upwards.
AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 8 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Australian Stamp Company March 11 1896 signed letter by Bell Adelaide to Melbourne
Inscriptions front and reverse are same as in preceding page, but vertical line of text at right now reads downwards
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reviews Australian Airmails Across the Pacific Ocean, 1937 – 1951, by Laurence Kimpton Published May 2021. 140 pages, over 220 illustrations (almost all in colour), A4, laminated card cover. Price: UK£20.00. Order from Laurence Kimpton l.j.kimpton@ blueyonder.co.uk, 20, Greytree Crescent, Dorridge, Solihull. B93 8SL, United Kingdom Postage within UK: £3.50 (first class). Postage to outside UK (below cost): Europe £6.50, Australia & New Zealand £12.00, USA £11.00, Rest of World £10.00. Payment by bank transfer, £ Sterling cheque or by Paypal (outside UK only). Over the past 35 years or so there has been increased interest in the airmails of the Second World War, encouraged by the research of various aerophilatelists and postal historians. About 20 years ago Bill Legg, member of The British Society of Australian Philately (BSAP) and the British Air Mail Society, acquired copies of various Tables of Air Mail Charges, Air Mail Schedules and Air Mail Notices of the Australian Post Office dating from 1939 to 1945. It then became possible to work out air mail rates on covers flown across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, often with high frankings. This led the author to write articles for the BSAP’s Bulletin (in 2006) and the British Air Mail Society’s journal Air Mail News (in 2016 and 2017) on Australian airmails across the Pacific Ocean to North America and Europe between 1937 and 1945. This book is a revised and considerably expanded version of the articles in Air Mail News, with much additional information and many more illustrations. Much more consideration is given to incoming mail and mail in transit through Australia. Content also includes mail which was sent across the Pacific to USA or Canada by ship and then forwarded by air to Europe. Also, the subject has been extended to consider mail carried on survey and other special flights, American forces mail and the restoration and development of trans-Pacific services from Australia in the immediate post war period. Besides the Australian Post Office’s tables and notices, 10 - Stamp News
ken sanford for mail to and from the United Kingdom, the GPO’s Overseas Mail Branch’s Weekly Reports and the Air Ministry’s Civil Aviation Intelligence Reports Summaries (compiled by Peter Wingent) were very useful sources. Research on New Zealand airmails, particularly by Robin Startup (author of Airmails of New Zealand, Volume 3, International Airmails 1940-1970) and by Robert Clark (compiler of the website www.nzstamps.org.uk) has also provided much information relevant to Australian airmails. A variety of aerophilatelic and aviation history books have also been of help in producing this book, especially in providing details of survey and other special flights. The covers are in full color and are very good quality. There are a number of maps, charts and airline timetables, which are very useful. There are also seldom seen photos of some of the aircraft involved. The various chapters in the book are as follows: Chapter 1 Airmail via PAA’s North Pacific Service (FAM 14) from Hong Kong to San Francisco, 1937-1941 Chapter 2 Airmail via PAA’s South Pacific Service (FAM 19) from Auckland to San Francisco, 1938-1941 Chapter 3 Mail by Sea across the Pacific with Onward Air Transport, 1942-1945 Chapter 4 Survey Flights, Special Flights and Mail via Trans-Pacific Military Services, 1939-1945 Chapter 5. Restoration and Development of Trans-Pacific Services, 1945-1951
Appendix 1 Australian Trans-Pacific / Trans-Atlantic Air Mail Rates Appendix 2 Locations of United States Army and Navy Post Offices in Australia Appendix 3 The Flying Boats of Pan American Airways Appendix 4 The Airliners of British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Appendix 4 British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Timetables The book is very well written and will be essential for collectors of trans-Pacific airmails for the period covered.
Stamps in the News - Globally! Australia Post misses Warning Reported at https://www.dailymail.co.uk
The release of a stunning new Australian stamp series has been marred by an error in one of the stamps. Australia Post’s new series depicting ‘Australia’s volcanic past’ includes four stamps each with an image of a different ancient volcano - except the stamp labelled Wollumbin Mount Warning shows a different NSW peak. That stamp has the nearby Mount Doughboy in the foreground, with Mount Warning just visible at the very top right hand corner, under the $1.10 value. Both peaks are part of the huge extinct Tweed volcano, which was more than 100km in diameter and last erupted 23 million years ago. Australia Post said the choice was deliberate and maintained the stamp was ‘accurate’. ‘All the features represented on the stamp are features of the Tweed Volcano, which is often called Mt Warning volcano in literature,’ it said. ‘Wollumbin is the central plug of the volcano, and the “Doughboy” is a lump of more resistant lava from the volcano. ‘While we can understand that locals might have expected that Wollumbin Mt Warning would be featured in the foreground, the decision was made to caption the stamps with the common geographic names.’ The Tweed Shire Mayor described the mistake as
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‘unfortunate’ and has invited Australia Post representatives to come to the Tweed and ‘enjoy the majesty of Wollumbin and its iconic presence’.
Quoth the raven forever more… Reported at www.alaskapublic.org
Eighteen million US ‘forever’ postage stamps featuring an Alaska Native raven design were issued this month. A ceremony in Juneau celebrated the first stamp ever designed by a Lingít artist and the importance of the design and its story to the people who live in Lingít Aaní today. The stamp is called the Raven Story, designed by Rico Lanáat’ Worl. Worl is the co-owner of Trickster Company, known for selling artifacts with formline designs. It was one of his items at a gift shop at a museum which caught the eye of an art director at the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS gets tens of thousands of art submissions for stamps every year. Only 30-40 of them will make the cut. This is a huge feat for Worl as an artist. But for the Lingít people, it’s bigger than that. “Worl has the goal to tell the story of Indigenous people today,” said a local spokesman. “The story that we are all still here. We have been here for at least ten thousand years and we’ll be here ten thousand more. That brings a whole new meaning to the term “forever,” which is featured next to the letters USA right on the stamp. Native Northwest Coast art is well-known for telling stories through large forms like totem poles and clan houses. The stamp has a formline drawing of a raven with a gold ball in its mouth surrounded by stars. It’s a depiction of the dramatic conclusion of the story of how raven gave light to the world — by stealing it from a box. In the stamp he’s in a mess of stars with the sun in his mouth, on his escape through a smokehole in a longhouse. Author, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, told the story of Raven and the
box of daylight at the ceremony. And of course, the ravens themselves had to have their say, too, punctuating the entire program with their caws.
The Magenta makes a comeback Reported at www.theguardian.com
The world’s rarest stamp is returning to Britain permanently for the first time in 143 years. The British Guiana 1c Magenta, which has been described as “the Mona Lisa of the stamp world”, was bought for $US8.3m by iconic UK stamp house, Stanley Gibbons, at auction last month. For nearly a century and a half, the stamp has been held in collections abroad, but it will now go on display at the Stanley Gibbons flagship store in central London. Security surrounding the stamp is tight. It will be flown into Heathrow and met by an armoured truck, before being driven to the showroom, where it will be stored in a vault before going on display in a specially commissioned, zero-oxygen frame. The octagonal stamp, printed in black on ma-
genta paper and measuring 29 x 26 mm, features a three-masted sailing ship, as well as the motto “Damus Petimus Que Vicissim” which translates to “we give and expect in return”. Gibbons said it is drawing up plans to make the stamp available to collectors through a shared-ownership scheme, suggesting shares in major paintings can sell for as little as £20. CEO of Stanley Gibbons, said: “The British Guiana 1c Magenta really is the holy grail of philately. “It’s truly one of a kind, and we’re delighted to be welcoming it back on to British soil where we hope it will remain. The stamp was previously on display at the Smithsonian National Stamp Museum in Washington DC, on loan from its former owner, the American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. Its previous 12 owners include the French government and the philanthropist John du Pont. The stamp is the only survivor of a small batch printed on the former British colony British Guiana in 1856 after a ship from England that was thought to be delivering 50,000 stamps arrived carrying only 5,000.
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The postmaster ETE Dalton authorised the publishers of the Royal Gazette newspaper to carry out a small print-run of stamps, ordering each stamp to be signed off by a clerk to prevent forgery.
Gold, gold, gold for Vietnam Reported at https://vietnamnet.vn/en
The Ministry of Information and Communications
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has issued the second set of stamps called “Vietnam’s national treasure: Gold items”. The premium stamp sets sold out on the day of issue, July 31. The stamps were designed by artist Nguyen Du from the Vietnam Post Corporation, featuring two gold seals of Emperor (made in the 8th year of Minh Menh - 1827 and 5th year of Vinh Thinh - 1709); golden box (the XIV century - Tran dynasty); and the box containing Buddhist relics - Śarīra (the VII-VIII centuries). In 2018 the Ministry of Information and Communications issued the first set of stamps on national treasures entitled “Vietnam National Treasure: Bronze items”. These stamps were designed by artist Tran The Vinh, including four stamps featuring a brass belt buckle, Hop Minh bronze jar, the short sword found at Nua Mount and the bronze lamp in
the shape of a kneeling man. The bronze and gold artifacts featured are all on display at various museums in Vietnam. The title national treasure is recognized by a decision from the Vietnamese Prime Minister after obtaining evaluations from the National Council for Cultural Heritages. As originally planned, the second stamp set on Vietnam’s national treasures would feature ceramic items and be released on March 5, 2020. However, the Ministry of Information and Communications already released a set of stamps on “Oc Eo Culture” in 2020, which featured similar ceramic items, so the decision was made to change from ceramic to gold items.
Gold, gold, gold for the UN
Reported at www.business-standard.com Many countries have issued stamps this year to commemorate their athletes and their achievements at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, the United Nations Postal Administration has in partnership with the IOC created a series of stamps to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics and to highlight sport’s contribution to peace around
the world The six stamp sheets feature the Olympic sports of sailing, baseball, judo, diving, equestrian and golf, the IOC informed in a report on its official website. The souvenir sheets feature the Olympic rings and a dove of peace with the slogan “Sport for peace” in English, French and German, with the following text: “The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee share the universal values of respect, solidarity and peace and work through sport to build a more peaceful and better world. Together, they promote the Olympic Truce, in a spirit of global peace, tolerance and understanding during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” The stamps were released on July 23 to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games, and can be obtained via the official unstamps.org website. The United Nations Postal Administration was set up in 1951 after an agreement with the United States postal authorities was reached in 1951.
Sharing the love in Singapore Reported at www.channelnewsasia.com
A set of stamps that pays tribute to Singapore’s COVID-19 frontline has been issued this month.
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Stamps in the News - Globally! The 10 stamps feature a doctor, nurse, swabber, teacher, bus captain, postman, food deliveryman, cleaner, hawker and supermarket staff member. “In celebration of Singapore’s 56th year of independence, the stamps recognise the diverse groups of frontline workers who have pressed on to serve Singapore in the past year despite the unprecedented challenges they faced,” Singapore Post said. “Singapore’s essential workforce... continues to persevere in fighting an unseen enemy while facing their own anxieties, yet holding their posts with responsibility and diligence through the tough times. Overcoming fear, fatigue and discomfort, these everyday heroes go about their work with dignity, bringing hope and strength to fellow Singaporeans.” The stamp set also includes a miniature sheet, featuring a montage of these frontline workers. The cover of the presentation pack will showcase more groups of frontline workers, including immigration officers, construction workers and hospitality staff. Singapore has been fighting clusters of Delta infections since June this year despite high vaccination rates.
Sharing the love in the UK
Reported at www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk Taunton posties are at it again, delivering out mail in some fantastic fancy dress outfits.
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Locals have spotted the Incredible Hulk, The Mad Hatter and a cheerleader pushing their mail through their letterboxes. Staff at the town’s Royal Mail sorting office have been dressing up as all sorts of characters all in aid of charity. They had already raised more than £8,000 for local good causes during the pandemic ahead of their latest initiative. “We have enjoyed the positive feedback that we get from our customers and the joy and smiles it brings to people and want to carry this on,” a spokesman said. “We put it out to the public to see who they would like us to raise money for this time round and St Margaret’s Hospice had the most votes. “St Margaret’s are very grateful to everyone that voted for them and are over the moon. The team hopes to raise at least £1,500 for the hospice.
Sharing the love in Monaco Reported at https://royalcentral.co.uk
The Monaco Post has released three new stamps to mark the tenth wedding anniversary of the Prince and Princess of Monaco. One stamp features Prince Albert and Princess Charlene on their wedding day, while another is a family portrait including their twins. A third photo
Margo Campbell Sharing the love in Israel
Reported at https://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com
features the Prince and Princess of Monaco on the balcony of the Princely Palace. Prince Albert of Monaco married South African Charlene Wittstock in a civil ceremony in the Princely Palace of Monaco’s Throne Room in 2011. Albert and Charlene had twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, on 10 December 2014. Gabriella was born two minutes ahead of her brother; however, Prince Jacques is the heir to the throne because Monaco abides by male-preference cognatic primogeniture.
Friday night, July 23, and Saturday, July 24 — is Tu b’Av, the minor Jewish holiday of love that occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av. The holiday’s origins lie in a talmudic passage that recalls life before the destruction of the Temple: “There were no better days for the people of Israel than the Fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur, since on these days the daughters of Israel go out dressed in white and dance in the vineyards. What were they saying? Young man, consider whom you choose” For most of the nearly 2,000 years since the destruction, dancing on the Fifteenth of Av has been abandoned. But in recent decades, Israelis have revived the holiday as a Jewish answer to the Western Valentines Day. And now, the holiday has its own stamps. In an apt reflection of the high cost of living while female, the stamp featuring a man bicycling to a romantic date will cost you 3 shekels; the one that shows a woman in white dancing with a tambourine sells for 7 shekels.
Sharing the memories in Greece Reported at www.ekathimerini.com
Hellenic Post (ELTA) have launched a series of stamps 10 scenes of the Battle of Crete, as part of the commemoration of the battle’s 80-year anniversary. The artist responsible for the paintings on which
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the designs were based was Frederick “Freddie” Carabott (1924-2011), a Greek-British painter and graphic designer whose life was the stuff of novels and whose legacy is a priceless collection of artwork. Carabott passed away in 2011 at the age of 87, leaving behind a booklet sketching out his entire WWII experience. “Fifty years after the end of the war, all these stories were put down in watercolors and three years later a visual autobiography was completed. This, I think, was his life’s greatest work,” says his niece, journalist Eleni Carabott. The artist filled 48 canvases to create something resembling a storyboard for a Hollywood screenplay. In what appears very much like a forerunner of the graphic novel, the artist began his narrative with a swarm of Hawker Hurricanes flying over Athens and
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the Acropolis. Carabott, a master of symbolism, depicted himself as a blank form with no facial or other characteristics, speaking thus of his innocence before the great brutality of the Nazis, represented as faceless metal cylinders. Thanks to a combination of luck and courage, the teenager managed to survive a war that, for him, started with the Battle of Crete, depicted in 10 iconic images. One of them shows the essence of the battle: “May 20, 1941. Iraklio, Crete. We have found refuge inside a hotel in Agios Minas. The first German paratroopers have already landed when the door opens and a young Cretan girl, fully armed, calls for all men above the age of 17 to come out and fight.” The Hellenic Literary and Historical Society in 2001 published a book on his experience during the war: “1941-45: A Teenager’s War,” which is in Greek, English and German.
Margo Campbell In the past few years, the most counterfeited designs were of Love stamps, Flag stamps and the occasional double-sided booklet pane stamp. But in July, the first counterfeit of a recent commemorative stamp surfaced. The counterfeit was of the Drug Free USA commemorative forever stamp issued Oct. 27, 2020. The stamp’s simple design and colours made it a likely candidate.
Ukraine takes to the skies
Reported at www.parcelandpostaltechnologyinternational.com Ukraine’s national postal operator Nova The stamp on the left is the counterfeit, the right is the genu- Poshta has conducted the country’s first parcel delivery using an unmanned aerial ine article. vehicle (UAV). The company carried out a test dispatch of Surfeits of counterfeits in the US the parcel from Kiev to Kharkiv and back with each Reported at www.linns.com trip taking 5 hours. CEO of Nova Poshta, said, “For the first time in In the past year, the number of new counterfeit the world, a UAV with a parcel has flown a distance United States forever stamps being sold online for of 480km. We plan to reduce the flight time to three a substantial discount has exploded. The quick cash hours and scale the drone delivery service, making it element of selling to unsuspecting buyers seems available to most customers.” to have fuelled this explosion. And as soon as one Developed and supervised by a Ukrainian firm, seller is stopped, another pops up. the package was delivered directly to the airfield In the past couple of decades, the most frequentfrom the sorting office, where it was loaded into a ly encountered counterfeit stamp was the Flag special compartment on the drone. stamp. Sellers, typically through online outlets, The next test flight to Lviv is scheduled to take would sell bulk quantities of these stamps at displace later in August with plans to launch commercount. The Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States cial operations as early as 2022. Stamps and Covers includes a section of counterfeit stamps. Also, in the main listings in the postage section, Scotts have attempted to note when counterfeits exist. For the 2021 Scott U.S. Specialized catalogue, there were dozens of new listings.
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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for September 2021. This month’s column looks at one of the best collections of Queensland Postal Stationery ever offered for sale, at new express post and parcel post postal stationery and new literature on postal stationery. Queensland Postal Stationery – Leski Auctions Sunday 27 June 2021 Bernie Beston’s Queensland Postal Stationery was offered for sale at Leski’s Auction on 27 June 2021. Bernie Beston has been collecting Queensland Postal Stationery for much of his life. The result of his lifetime collecting was the best Queensland Postal Stationery exhibit to date winning International Large Gold at Australia 2013. The collection was especially strong in essays and proofs as well as including the strongest collections of the 1910 View Cards and Queensland STO stationery ever formed. The collection included many very rare and unique items and was the result of his great ability at obtaining material never before recorded as well as including many items from the Butler collection of Queensland postal stationery shown at Australia 99. There were far too many unique and rare items offered in the sale to include here but some of the many outstanding and interesting items in the auction are mentioned below. The Auction catalogue and the website are both well-illustrated and are a must for any collector of Queensland. Sale prices, where given, are exclusive of buyer’s premium. The highlight of the sale was three copies of the 1917 1d reply cards separated and overprinted for separate use. A mint copy of the message portion sold for $7,500 while a used copy (Figure 1) sold for $4,600. A used copy of the reply portion (Figure 2) sold for $5,500. The collection included an extensive selection of
Figure 1 1917 Message Portion of 1d + 1d Reply Card Overprinted for Separate Use. Figure 2 1917 Reply Portion of 1d + 1d Reply Card Overprinted for Separate Use Figure 3 1d + 1d Essay for Reply Postcard Figure 4 (left) Essay for Pictorial Postcards
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Ian McMahon essays and proofs including an 1880 William Bell ½d + ½d reply postal card essay (Figure 3), an 1880 1d + 1d first sideface reply postal card essay, a proof of the 1d Chalon head postal card, 1891 essays of the UPU 1½ d reply postal cards, and 1909 1d black (numeral in four corners) and 1d blue (‘medallion design’) postal card essays (the latter sold for $1,300). A large selection of essays for the 1898 view cards with various imprinted stamps including 1d (numeral in four corners), 1d widow weeds and 1d medallion stamps, on green or buff card (Figure 4) were included in the Sale. A proof of the 1½d medallion stamp in black was sold for $750. There was also a selection of proofs of the 1910 view cards on buff card of designs with the descriptive text in upper and lower case (Figure 5) and a copy of the 1898 1½d view postal card with view ‘Charleville S&W Railway’ (Figure 6) which sold for $300. The sale included two mint and two used copies of the 1909 1d postal card (numeral in four corners) with ‘The address only to be written on this side’ as well as mint and used copies of the 1910 1d postal card (numeral in four corners) with dividing line on front similar to the 1910 view cards but with no view on the reverse. The used copy (Figure 7) is the only reported copy to date. A number of official postal cards were included in the sale including two copies of the 1909 1d postal card (numeral in four corners) with 1888 heading perf OS (Figure 8) which sold for $1,300. Two copies of the 1911 1d postal card (numeral in four corners) perf OS and a 1d red Department of Public Instruction postal card with the view, A school Garden. Of note in the lettercard section were 1895 2d lettercard proofs, 2d lettercard with stamp die with ‘hair in bun’ and no inner frame line and with large arms and ‘bushy’ bushel (Figure 9) which sold for $650 and a copy of the 1d + 1d 1911 reply lettercard with perforations extending
Figure 5 1910 View Card Proof Hauling Cedar Atherton-Cairns Railway Figure 6 1898 1½d View Postal Card with View ‘Charleville S&W Railway’ Figure 7 1910 1d Postal Card (Numeral in Four Corners) With Dividing Line On Front Similar To The 1910 View Cards But With No View On The Reverse Figure 8 (right) 1909 1d Postal Card (Numeral in Four Corners) With 1888 Heading Perf OS Stamp News - 21
Postal Stationery to the edge of the lettercard. As mentioned, the selection of STO envelopes in the sale was the largest ever offering of this area. Unlike other Australian states, Queensland never issued regular stamped envelopes. Envelopes were included from most of the known users of these envelopes including major users such as Mt Morgan Gold Mining Co, and New Zealand Insurance Company (Figure 10) as well as lesser-known users such as the New Zealand Accident Insurance Company and Cummins and Campbell (Townsville). Also included was a 1d (numeral in four corners) STO postal card for Alfred Shaw & Co which sold for $120 and a copy of the 1d Queen Victoria (numeral in four corners) STO wrapper for Burns Philip (the only STO wrapper known from Queensland) which sold for $550 (Figure 11). Mint and CTO copies of the 1912 3d King Edward VII registered envelope were included along with used copies of the 1884 formular registered envelopes. Parcel and Express Post Postal Stationery for NAIDOC Week Richard Peck has reported that Australia Post on 5 July 2021 issued prepaid parcel and express post envelopes and satchels that include a dedicated space for the inclusion of traditional Aboriginal place names (Figure 12) as part of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week 2021, which runs from 4-11 July 2021 and is for customers who wish to recognise traditional country on their mail. Australia Post states that “Including the traditional place name as part of the mailing address is a simple but meaningful way to promote and celebrate our indigenous communities”. The new parcel post and express post envelopes and satchels, which also include an acknowledgment of country (Figure 13), have a nominated line below the
Figure 9 2d Lettercard With Stamp Die With ‘Hair In Bun’ And No Inner Frame Line Figure 10 STO Envelope for the New Zealand Insurance Co Figure 11 1d Queen Victoria (numeral in four corners) STO wrapper for Burns Philip Figure 12 (left)Address Panel of Parcel Post Stationery with space for inserting Traditional Place
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Figure 13 (top right) Name Reverse of Express Post Stationery with ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ Figure 14 25c Registered Envelope Figure 15 1996 Registered Envelope Figure 16 1996 Reverse with one-line Australia Post logo and ‘Made in Australia’ Logo
recipient’s name to include a traditional place name above the street address and postcode. For tips on how to identify First Nations localities and sending guidelines visit auspost.com.au/traditionalplacenames. Unpaid (formular) parcel and express post satchels have also been issued in the new format.
25th Anniversary of The Reintroduction Registered Postal Stationery in Australia 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of registered envelopes following the withdrawal of the embossed registered envelopes in 1968. The November 1968 Post Office Circular (Victoria: No 467), announced the withdrawal from sale of the 25c embossed registered envelopes (Figure 14): ‘As announced in the August 1968 POCV registration envelopes will be withdrawn from sale following exhaustion of stocks. In the meantime, staff were advised of the need to add a 5c stamp to [the 25c] envelope which now had a selling price of 31c A further 25c was needed if posted under the Listed Registrations service.’ In the June 1969 Post Office Circular (Victoria: No 474), the Post Office advised its staff that: As you know the printing of registered envelopes was discontinued some time ago. The Note Printing Branch has advised that all its stock of registered envelopes has now been exhausted. Soon registration envelopes will disappear as a sales item at Post Offices. When this point is reached customers requiring registered envelopes should be advised that the item has been discontinued because of the very small demand for it. If any client so desires the current 5c embossed envelope may be used for registration with the addition of the extra postage stamps needed for ordinary or listed registration. Twenty-five years later, on 1 October 1996, AustralStamp News - 23
Postal Stationery ia Post reintroduced registered envelopes in conjunction with a new registered post service which replaced ‘security post’ and certified mail services. The new registered service provided a service more akin to certified mail than security mail with the disappearance of the security areas in mail centres once used for registered mail. Issue no 7 of the Postal Stationery Collector noted at the time that “Two prepaid envelopes were issued for the internal service and two for international service: small (130 x 240 mm) $2.20, large (240 x 353 mm) $3.20, international small $8, international large $14. Cost includes postage and registration fee. Additional services such as person to person, insurance and delivery confirmation are available at extra cost. Twenty-five years later the registered envelopes are still being issued in the same general format although there have been many changes in the envelopes along the way. This article illustrates some of the major changes in the small internal envelopes during this period but does not include all of the minor variations that have occurred. Readers are asked to examine their holdings of the envelopes and provide scans of any varieties not listed. Figure 15 and 16 show the first issue from 1996 with a one-line Australia Post logo on reverse with a white ‘P’ in a red circle and a made in Australia symbol. The red colour of the panel including the text ‘Registered Post’ varies considerably. Figure 17 shows an envelope with the ‘made in Australia’ symbol removed. In 1997 envelopes appeared with the Australia Post logo on the reverse in two-lines (Figure 18). The self-adhesive gum on the flap can be found either covering the full length of the flap or in spots. In 1998 envelopes appeared with the Australia Post logo in a red box (Figure 19). In about 2009, a new version of the envelope appeared with weight and thickness limits in boxes on the front of the envelope. In addition, the printed registration number and ‘R’ and barcode on the front of the envelopes were replaced by a printed ‘AP Article ID’ and barcode printed on the front (Figure 20). Two versions exist with the Australia Post logo at bottom right in a red ‘tab’ (Figure 21) and with the logo moved to under ‘Registered Post’ (Figure 22). The printed barcodes were replaced by barcode labels in 2012 (Figure 23) and later by labels with QR codes (Figure 24). Reply Coupon Catalog Vol III Illustrated Guide of all Coupon Types UPU and Non-UPU by Jack and Carol Yao This catalogue covers the major types of international reply coupons (IRCs) including UPU IRCs and other types of coupons including those used by the British Empire and Commonwealth and the French Community. The 24 - Stamp News
Figure 17 Reverse with One-line Australia Post logo and with ‘Made in Australia’ Logo removed Figure 18 1997 Envelopes with Australia Post logo on the Reverse in two-lines Figure 19 1998 Envelope with Australia Post logo in a red box Figure 20 Weight and Thickness Limits in Boxes on the Front of the Envelope and Printed ‘AP Article ID’ and Barcode
Ian McMahon catalogue has 110 pages, including introduction (6 pages), Coupon groups (34 pages, G1 to G34), Illustrations (66 pages, T1 to T66), and Appendix (4 pages, X1 to X4). The cover price is USD$50 plus shipping (USD15). Payment can be made by PayPal to: “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Tarjetas Postales Espanolas Para Portugal Y Gibraltar [Spanish Postcards for Portugal and Gibraltar] by Arturo Ferrer Spanish Postcards of Portugal and Gibraltar was published by the Royal Hispanic Academy of Philately and Postal History and covers the novel subject of Spanish cards that were used as correspondence between Portugal and Gibraltar from the 18th to the 20th century. In addition, a USB is included with appendices. The catalogue has 326-pages, is A4 with more than 5,000 figures and images and is Spanish The Cameo and Centennial Postal Stationery of Canada and Canadian Postal Stationery Using the Karsh and Wilding Photography of Queen Elizabeth II by Earle Covert Earle Covert’s Canadian Postal Stationery Using the Karsh and Wilding Photography of Queen Elizabeth II and The Cameo and Centennial Postal Stationery of Canada are the 108th and 109th volumes in the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS) Exhibit Book Series. The two books are the second and third BNAPS exhibit books to be published in 11” × 17” folded ledger paper landscape format. Earle Covert’s many years of research and collecting have resulted in major collections of Queen Elizabeth II era Karsh, Wilding, Cameo and Centennial Postal Stationery that are unrivalled. Available from https:// longleyauctions.com/product-category/bnaps-books/
Figure 21 Weight and Thickness Limits in Boxes on the Front of the Envelope. Australia Post logo in a red ‘tab’ Figure 22 Australia Post Logo Moved to under ‘Registered Post’ Figure 23 2012 Registered Envelope with Barcode Label Figure 24 Registered Envelope with QR Code Label
International Exhibitions in 2022 CAPEX 22 will be the first international one-frame exhibition and will be held in Toronto, Canada on 9-12 June 2022. Australia has been invited to send entries to the exhibition. CAPEX 22 will offer opportunity for up to 400 One Frame exhibitors to participate. To enter an exhibit must have received at least a Vermeil (75 points) at a National One-Frame real or virtual exhibition such as AusVipex, Bunbury 2019, Canpex 21, Savpex 21, or Toowoomba 2021). Further information is available at www.capex22. org or contact me by email at ian.mcmahon4@bigpond. com. Entries are now open for Helvetia 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland (18-22 May 2022), commissioner Geoff Kellow email@example.com). Stamp News - 25
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1850 Sydney View 2d Ultramaine Plate IV SG 29, Good to very large margins, Tied By Light barred oval obliterator to 1851 (Jan 17) entire To "The Postmaster of Gosford". Sent by William Baker (Sydney engraver, stationer, printer, lithographer, bookseller and publisher), fine .
Western Australia. LOCAL STAMPS: 1896 (Sep 29) cover to Sydney with Bicycle 1/- unusually tied by 'NORSEMAN' cds & light strike of the 'Per COOLGARDIE CYCLE EXPRESS CO./HUNT STREET' h/s, Other Stamps Removed. 'ESPERANCE/OC4/96/WA - PO' duplex b/s & superb Sydney arrival b/s, a couple of very minor blemishes but one of the finest Cycle Express covers. Rare: #4 in Reynolds & Pope's Census of seven 1/- covers. [This is the only recorded outwards Cycle Express cover, making it a highly significant item indeed]
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here. It’s even partially sorted & priced, so half the work is already done for you. Suit Fair Traders, eBayer, Approval dealers, Packet makers, Club sheets etc. So cheap, and the stockcards alone would be worth $100! Price $695 the lot. (CMF19) 6. Norway, commercial mail 1977 – 84. 40 covers with a variety of frankings & postmarks. Mostly to Stavanger and including some advertising covers. Also includes 4 covers to Switzerland bearing 3.50 Lighthouse stamp, each from a different town. Neat lot at under $1 each, $35 (CD31) 7. United Nations New York 1960 – 1963 100 different mostly official unaddressed First Day Covers in near new Heavy Duty Black Gold Blocked cover album with slipcase. Album alone would have cost easily $50, plus 100 covers that retail an average of $2 = $250. Priced well under a half at $110. (CSE5) 8. United Nations New York 1952 -1960 98 different mostly Artcraft unaddressed or typed First Day Covers in near new Heavy Duty Black Gold Blocked cover album with slipcase. Album alone would have cost easily $50, plus 98 covers that retail an average of $3 = $344. Priced well under a half at $149. (CSE5B) 9. Special deal, save $45, the above 3 lots priced at $394 for $349 (CSE5C) 10. Australia Aerogrammes, by the Kilogram! Wide range of mint and FDC used decimal, some higher face values here. Great value at about 25c each. Some duplication. Start a new collection at bargain basement prices. Roughly 250 in 1kg for $62.50. (CSE7) 11. Worldwide complete sheets, mostly good thematics. By the Kilogram. Wide range of mint unhinged and cto used. Some in complete sets. Sheet sizes from 15 to 50 of a stamp. Mostly 1970’s – 1990’s. All large and colourful. No Arab States. Paper the Den or spare room! Under 5c a stamp. Good value at $249 per kg. (CSE8) 12. Germany. Vast Dealer stock mint & used, with much unhinged in 6 x 64 page quality stockbooks, inc. Lighthouse & Davo. Commences States, through Germanias, Inflation period, 3rd Reich through to about 2005. Also German & Allied Occupation issues. Much better noted inc. 80pfg Berlin Red Ovpt x 5 used cat £38 each, Berlin Bells 30pfg Clapper Left used, cat. £110. Must be around 25,000 stamps here with many hundreds of complete sets. Great lot for the specialist or re-seller. Price $2495. Lay-by available. (CSE10) 13. Pitcairn Is. 1940 KGVI Definitives – 1996 Supply Ships fresh mint unhinged (4 KGVI stamps have a little gum toning, and so the set is counted as hinged) Virtually complete in as new $495 Black Padded Ka-Be Hingeless Album. Very few stamps missing, and most of these are shade variations and inverted watermarks. Sydney retail for the stamps is $1215, plus the very nice album = a total value of over $1700. Priced well under a half at $795 the lot. (CSE11) 14. Channel is. & Isle of Man 1958 – 1978 in Gibbons Red Padded Illustrated Album. Appears near complete Mint Unhinged for the period, plus some booklets and postage dues. Small amount of duplication here and there. A very few earlies are lightly hinged. Some Wally decided to put prices in ball point on the pages, so we have not put any value on the album at all. Sydney retail around $495. Priced very well at $295 (CSE12) 15. Norfolk Is. Commercial mail. All small envelopes mostly Airmail to
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DISCOUNT SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 Sydney, 1970’s and ‘80s. Includes a range of better values. Hard to source. Some a bit aged. Mostly to Doubleday Book club, plus councils, insurance companies and individuals. 28 pieces in total, cheap at under $3 each. $75. (CSE15) 16. Australia Pre-stamped envelopes, mint. Wide range of issues with values to 45c. Cheap lot, 100 different for $39 (CSE18) 17. Germany 1959 – 1999 in Blue 32 page stockbook. Mass of issues mint unhinged and cto from West Germany, East Germany and Unified Germany. Counted over 100 minisheets, inc. better like 1959 Beethoven and 1972 Olympics mint unhinged. Minor duplication. Plus must be at least 200 sets. Valuable and impressive lot! Price $595 (CSE19) 18. East Germany in green 16 black page stockbook mint unhinged. Seems pretty complete from mid. 1970’s to about 1984. Counted near 125 complete sets, mostly all different. A very good lot and cheap at around $1.25 per set. Price $159 (CSE21) 19. Greenland 200 different Mint Unhinged. Great starter collection, price $145 (CJU4) 20. As above, but 100 different, price $69.50 (CJU5) 21. Great Britain used dealer stock 1953 – 2006. All organised by SG number and priced. Housed in 2 x 64 page stockbooks, 1 Schaubek, 1 Lighthouse. Many 1000’s of stamps and many 100s of complete sets. A wonderful lot for a re-seller. Quantities range from 1 to 10 of each. Noted Graphite lines, early Phosphor Commems. Many better high values rarely seen postally used and with Commemoratives to £1.12 and definitives to £5. Easily 5000 – 6000 stamps here. Great opportunity for someone at $795 (CJU9) 22. Australiana. Australian Trains & Paddlesteamers 1993 - 2003. 27 covers and postcards housed in as new Red Padded Hagner Binder and on 10 Hagner pages, some double sided. Cost of album & Hagners alone around $50. Very attractive lot at only $79 (CJU11) 23. Papua New Guinea, 1960 – 1978 semi specialised collection in Lighthouse as new Green leather grain album and Slipcase. Includes unhinged and very fine cds used. Commences 1960 Postage Dues MUH & used, with surcharges complete ex. SG1. Shells defins. Complete to $2 used x 8 sets, plus some used blocks, 1973Stamp Anniv. used similar, then 1973 Self Govt. Blocks of 4, 6 & 10, both muh & postally used, 1974 Royal visit complete MUH sheets of 50, plus postally used 7t in block of 12, Large Birds Heads in MUH & used, plus blocks and pairs and much, much more. Counted 850 stamps, inc. 7 booklets. Also many imprint blocks. Very good value at under 60c per stamp. Album and slipcase alone cost $125. Price $425. (CJU14) 24. Australia Pre-Decimal mint unhinged collection in Seven Seas Green Padded Album & Slipcase as new. Commences 1914 6d Kookaburra and is NEAR complete (less Kangaroos & KGV Heads & perf OS issues) to 1965 ICY. Missing only 3d KGVI Die 1a & KGVI £1 Robes thin paper. 3 stamps have faults, the 6d Kookaburra and 3d Kookaburra Minisheet are creased. The Kookaburra minisheet is hinged in the margin and the 5/- Harbour Bridge is lightly hinged, with some light gum toning. The Kingsford Smith OS Overprints are cto. Other than that, here we have a very nice clean collection. The as new binder & slipcase retail at $50 and the Sydney Retail for the Stamps is $3925. So a total retail value here excluding the Album Leaves, which are
little aged in places is $3975, Price $2625 (CJU16) 25. Norfolk Is. Decimals 1966-2002 compete mint unhinged, housed in as new Seven Seas Hingeless Album, with pages 1947 – 2002. Album new cost approx. $425. Stamps retail at $1695. Total value $2120. Price $1275 (CJU17) 26. West Germany 1950 – 1974 in as new Lighthouse Hingeless Album with Slipcase. Would be 95% complete, either postally used or mint unhinged with just the odd gap from 1954, and all mint unhinged from 1969. 1949 – 1953 is 75% complete used. A very nice lot. Album alone retails at $400 plus the stamps cat. very high. So we figure it at $575, that is around $15 a year for the stamps and half price for the nearly new album. $575 the lot (CJU18) 27. Philatelic Literature, old reference books, magazines, catalogues & auction catalogues. 4.5kg lot for $45 (CAP10) 28. Canada 1973 – end of 1995 Official Unaddressed collection in $75 as new Maroon PW FDC album. 82 different covers with mostly pictorial cancels, values to $2. Very cheap at $125 (CAP25) 29. Papua New Guinea, 25 different complete mint unhinged sets just $49 (CMAP2) 30. Nauru, 25 different complete mint unhinged sets & minisheets, price $49 (CMAP4) 31. Norfolk Is. 25 different complete mint unhinged sets & minisheets, price $49 (CMAP5) 32. 125 different complete mint unhinged sets as above only $225, save $20 (CMAP6) 33. 250 different complete mint unhinged sets from the countries above, also including some Pitcairn Island. Normally $99, now save $50, Price $449 (CMAP7) 34. Commercial Mails from all over the World. Most if not all Airmailed Covers. All Very nice range of covers 1980’s to recent that sell for up to $3 each. Price per lot of 100 all different covers $98 (CMAP17) 35. Worldwide First Day Covers, all in nice clean condition. Many of these sell for up to $4 each. Price for lot of 100 all different $98 (CMAP18) 36. Stamps on Stamps. Worldwide Stamp Centenaries collection in burgundy binder on Hagner sheets. Wide variety of mostly Mint Unhinged complete sets. Around 175 sets plus 15 minisheets, 2 booklets and 1 cover. Fascinating lot. Price $579 (CF14) 37. Amazing carton lot of mainly Australia Slogans on piece, 1929-1967, plus some Meter marks. Frankings range from 1d Green KGV – 5c Blue QEII. Also some USA and a few GB Metermarks/Slogans. Must be 4000 – 5000 total with a huge variety of slogans and postmarks. Has to be worth 10c and item. Price $449 (COCT1) 38. United States Forces in New Guinea, 1943 – 45. 15 covers & 1 front, most bear Australia 3d Brown KGVI postmarked Townsville Qld, but emanating from New Guinea. Most have boxed US Army Examiner censor marking, and with name & number of servicemen. Included are 2 x American Red Cross covers. Deployments include Milne Bay, Port Moresby, Admiralty Is., Goodenough Is., Finschhafen, Nadzab, Oro Bay, Dreyer Harbour & Dobodura. The Battle of Finschhafen was part of the Huon Peninsula campaign during World War II and was fought between Australian and Japanese forces. The
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DISCOUNT SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 fighting took place between 22 September and 24 October 1943 following the landing at Scarlet Beach, which was followed by a two-pronged advance on Finschhafen as the Australian 20th Infantry Brigade advanced on the town from the north, while the 22nd Infantry Battalion drove from the south, having advanced from the landing beaches east of Lae. After the capture of Finschhafen, the Japanese forces in the area withdrew towards Sattelberg where they sought to hold the Australians before launching a counteroffensive, which subsequently threatened the landing beach. This attack was repelled by American and Australian forces, with heavy casualties being inflicted on the Japanese. In the aftermath, the Australians went on the offensive, capturing Sattelberg, and then advancing towards the Wareo plateau. Dreger Harbour was used by Allied forces after the capture of Finschhafen in October 1943. Very good lot at $479 (COCT4) 39. Norfolk Is. 1953 – 2002 90% plus complete in near new $65 Lighthouse green padded 64 black page stockbook. Around $1200 retail for the stamps alone. Odd earlier stamp is a little aged, otherwise Post Office Fresh. Norfolk Is. In in great demand right now. Great price, $695 the lot. (COCT10) 40. As above, but Worldwide (no Australia) (CAU2) 41. Worldwide earlies to about 1990 in 4 large heavy stockbooks, near 7 kg in weight. Contains World collection organised alphabetically. Most are postally used, condition a bit mixed here & there, and appear mostly all different. About 2500 stamps at an educated guess, price $235. (CAU19) 42. Europa 1981 – 1986 complete mint unhinged collection on Lighthouse Hingeless pages. Includes sheetlets. Cat. £1735 plus = $3050 at time of writing. Very cheap at less than 25%. $749 (CJ8) 43. West Germany mint unhinged collection 1977 – 1989 in $40 Luxury Red Padded Ka-Be 32 black page stockbook as new. Has a few earlier used at front but then appears pretty well complete for the period. 600 + stamps, 1 booklet & 9 minisheets. Very reasonably priced at $189 (CMN9) 44. Vast lot of World and Australia! From Deceased Estates and other sources such as charities and auctions, also private purchases. We have 12 big shipping cartons which we are breaking down into smaller lots of 10 kg. Each will contain 15 – 20,000 stamps unchecked off paper plus albums, stocksheets, stockbooks, covers, minisheets etc. Virtually all is postally used with some mint, early to modern. There really is no telling what you might find in these lots. Price per 10kg lot, inc. Post and Insurance Australia Wide, around 3c per stamp $695. Supersized double lot for $1295 (post-paid) Half lot for $375 (post extra) Remember to choose World or Australia, or a mixture of both. (CMA1) 45. Papua New Guinea 1990 - 1998 50 different Official First Day Covers, all clean unaddressed. Very cheap at $99 (CJL5) 46. As above, but 1990 – 2001, price $110 (CJL6) 47. Thematic window face packets x 8. Each contains 100 large pictorial on a wide variety of themes, inc. Paintings, Fish, Butterflies, Birds, Trains, Flowers, Animals & Sport. Cheap lot at $59 (CMMY2) 48. Very useful lot of Album Pages, mostly Queen Victoria to early QEII Commonwealth plus some Latin America, USA etc. Housed in 2 ring binders. Guessing 3500 – 4000 stamps on around 200 leaves, mostly postally used, with little duplication. Weighs 3kg. Price around 10c a stamp, $375
(CMMY3) 49. Very useful collections of Egypt & Spain in large green stockbook. Egypt commences earlies through to about 1979, Spain from around 1900 to 1980. Mostly all different postally used. About 1250 stamps. Price $249 (CMMY6) 50. Papua New Guinea. 36 different mint unhinged minisheets. modern PNG mini sheets? Issued 2002-2008 beautiful modern designs, huge face value and many popular thematics. Sydney retail is $10-$15 each, totally $385. Could be a perfect lot to break up for retail sales or online etc., or just keep for your collection! Themes include FIFA Centenary, Royalty, Orchids, Marilyn Monroe, Rotary, Aircraft. Christmas, Marine Life, Gold Mining, Olympics, Mushrooms, St. John Ambulance, Art, WWF etc. Price under 40% of retail, $149 the lot. ( 2 lots for $275) (CMMY9) 51. Australia 1975 – 95 Australia Post un-addressed First Day covers, massive clearance. 100 different for $89, 250 mixed for $169, 500 mixed for $325, 1000 mixed for $595. Massive lot of 2000 mixed for $1100. (Duplication will be kept to a minimum in the mixed lots, depending upon stocks) (CMMY10) 52. British Commonwealth, 1953 Coronation Covers, many with additional stamps & markings. Amazing lot of 65 small seamail covers virtually all to Melbourne. Wide variety of usages and cancels inc. Interbank mail, Official Mail, Registered Mail, Postage Dues, Taxed Covers, Meter Frankings, Perfins, etc. Mainly not FDCs, with a variety of cancels through 1953/54. Many better countries represented inc. Singapore, Hong Kong, North Borneo, Sarawak, Falkland Is., Gibraltar, Cayman Is., St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Ascension, Cyprus etc. Most are neat typed address. A superb addition to any Royalty or British Commonwealth Collection. Priced well under $6 a cover, $375 the lot. (CMMY11) 53. A similar lot to the above, these all on Artcraft Cacheted covers, mostly light penciled address to Brooklyn, USA. Included GB Set of 4, plus the sets of 4 for Kuwait, Bahrein, Muscat and Tangier. Includes re-addressed and registered items. 36 covers in all again at less than $6 per cover, price $198 (CMMY12) 54. New Zealand 2001 – 2014 Collection in $60 64 Page as New Red Lighthouse Stockbook. Mostly one of each Mint Unhinged and very fine used with Circular cancel, appears complete for period. About 250 complete sets with a retail of around $3500. Priced very reasonably at 40% retail, price $1395 (CMMY13) 55. Australia used, mainly decimals in 7 nice quality stockbooks and on Hagner pages in binder. Great accumulation going up to very recent and including Minisheets, Territories se-tenant strips etc. Literally hundreds if no 1000 or more high value commems, and heaps of complete sets. You will be very pleasantly surprised with this lot. The stockbooks are for the most part near new, and would cost $350 to replace today. The best lot of this type we have offered for many years. Would have to be 6,000 to 6,500 stamps here easily. Must be worth 7c to 8c per stamp. $495 the lot. (CMMY17) 56. WWF earlies 1976 - 78, FDC collection of full sets in two huge dark green & silver padded albums. 153 superbly illustrated unaddressed covers. These sell on eBay at $15 to $20 per set. Buy now at around 25% of eBay price and the albums come free! $189 the lot. Weighs 5.5kg (CMMY18)
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DISCOUNT SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 57. Australia Posthumous Die Proofs, in black. Superb Australia Post Book from 1999. Contains monochrome die proofs for 28 issues from 1913 KGV 1d Engraved to 1965 Anzac. These sell at $25 to $30 each individually, so around $600 retail in these alone. The book itself is finished in marbled grey and gold. A great read too! Price $295 (CMMY19) Packets and Mixtures: Important: Packets and mixtures are not returnable for any reason. Our mixtures are sold as received and unchecked by us. Expect duplication, unless stated as all different. Please note that due to Covid-19 we are now using a private carrier to get mixtures into Australia, as the postal services are now taking 3 to 6 months by sea to deliver parcels. Consequently freight costs, and therefore prices have gone up. 58. Ireland Mission on paper. Around 4000 to the kg, so around 3c per stamp. Mostly Euro currency, with a few earlier. Trim varies. Price per 250g $31.50, per 500g $59, per kg $115 (PM121) 59. South Africa Mission on paper from a new source. Very wide ranging with stamps from the 1940’s to quite recent. Very high count as is on welltrimmed single paper, around 5500 to the kg, so around 2c per stamp. Price per 250g $34.50, per 500g $65, per kg $125 (PM122) 60. Australian International Stamps, selected used examples on paper. Some nice high values included and maybe some blocks of 4 or 6. Hard to source, 100 mixed for $49 (PM91) 61. Australian Antarctic Territory off paper mix pre-decimal to 1990’s mostly postally used, maybe some cto. Inevitably a fair bit of duplication. About 12,500 to 15,000 to the kg. Around 4c per stamp, 100g for $59 (Only 2 lots available) (PM90) 62. World Minisheets by Weight! Many years since we first offered these. Approx 1100 sheets per kg. Great mixture of mint unhinged and cto from both British Commonwealth and Foreign Countries. We keep duplication here to a minimum, depending upon our stocks at the time of ordering. High catalogue/retail value. 100g for $33, 250g for $79. (PM77) 63. New lower price! Was $295 per kg. World off paper, latest arrivals gathered together from various sources and simply mixed into the very best available mixture. Completely unchecked by us and representing well over a century of stamps here. Roughly 12,500 stamps to the kg, cheapest way to build your World collection at around 2c per stamp. Price per kg $249, 500g for $129, 250g for $69, 100g for $35 (PM76) 64. Australia & Territories decimal mint lots, as pulled from collections, stockbooks etc. Mostly mint unhinged, and will include Singles & Blocks of 4 (The odd few may be hinged as we do not have time to check all of this) You may also find complete sets and minisheets etc, whatever we have to hand. Will cover the period 1966 – 1986 Approx. Will include Australia, AAT, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Is.. We can also add some Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island & Nauru if required. Price per lot of 1000 mixed $110, half lot of 500 for $60. (PM71) 65. Australia decimals, cto with gum, mid 1990’s – 2011. Nice clean lot all with corner Melbourne cto cancels. Includes high values, Internationals, a few territories, se-tenant strips and blocks etc. Good variety, but expect
duplication. Under 10c a stamp, approx 1000 for $98, 500 for $55 (4 lots available) (PM69) 66. Australia, off paper. Contents of a shoebox ex deceased estate. Must be close to 15,000 stamps here dating from 1913 with a few Kangaroos and KGV to quite recent with many higher values, Internationals etc. noted. Huge variety here and at about 2c per stamp. Price $295. (PM25) Antarctica We recently bought a very good Worldwide collection of Antarctica, much appertaining to the Byrd expeditions. Including Stamps, Postcards & Cover. Priced from $4 to $100’s per item, here are a few, Expressions of interest welcomed for the whole lot of 646 items, well written up on pages. PC = Postcard, RP = Real Photographic: 67. FDC British Antarctic Territory 1966, Cover from HMS ‘Protector’ bearing ships cachet with photographic enclosure, $50.00 (ANT10163) 68. PC RP the M/V ‘Gallieni’ at the Archipel Des Crozet, French Antarctic Territory, $30.00 (ANT10174) 69. Official Navy photograph of memorial to Rear Admiral R E Byrd at Mount Victoria, Wellington, NZ on 11/3/62 unveiled on the 5th Anniversary of his death, pictured with members of the NZ Navy standing guard, $50.00 (ANT10275) 70. Official Navy photograph of memorial to Rear Admiral R E Byrd at Mount Victoria, Wellington, NZ on 11/3/62 unveiled on the 5th Anniversary of his death, pictured with members of the NZ Navy standing guard, $50.00 (ANT10276) 71. Official Navy photograph, Douglas DC3, Que Sera Sera, the first aircraft to land at the South Pole on 31stOctober, 1956, $50.00 (ANT10282) 72. Official US Navy photograph, USS ‘Arneb’ in Antarctica, $50.00 (ANT10293) 73. Official US Navy photograph, USS ‘Northwind’ near Cape Hallet January 1957, $50.00 (ANT10297) 74. Official US Navy photograph, USS ‘Wyandot’ at sea, $50.00 (ANT10299) 75. Photograph of US Hercules Aircraft at Christchurch, NZ, $30.00 (ANT10305) 76. PC RP, set of 2, Antarctic, The Endurance was originally the Anita Dan & belonged to J Larrautizen of Copenhagen. She was sold to the Royal Navy & refitted to include a helicopter landing deck & hangar. HMS Endurance took the place of HMS Protector & is named after Shackleton’s ship that was crushed in the Weddell Sea, unused $50.00 (ANT10315) 77. PC RP USS Mills, used in Operation Deepfreeze, unused, $30.00 (ANT10322B) 78. a) PC Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-8, La Belgica a la lisiere de la banquise, ship in the ice fields, unused. b) PC Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-8, Un Sondage sur la banquise pendant l’hivernage de la Belgica, researchers on the ice, unused c) PC Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-8, Le Mont William (Monts Osterrieth) Ile Anvers, snow covered mountains, unused d) PC Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-8, Terre de Dauco pres du Cap Renard (vue prise du Chenal de Lemaire), snow covered coastline, unused. Set of 4 postcards a,b,c,d above Price $1495 (ANT10359) 79. PC of the de Gerlache Expedition with portraits of the leading members,
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DISCOUNT SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 some of whom became famous in the Polar Exploration in their own right, unused, $475.00 (ANT10363) 80. 1983 First Brazilian Expedition to the Antarctica - Summer of 1982-3, Ministry of the Navy, information brochure, $30.00 (ANT10645) Cinderellas and Revenues 81. Tasmania, Independent Order of Oddfellows National Bank of Australia Illustrated cheque in red of 26 AUG 1906 in the sum of £19/9s/8d. Bears Tasmania 1s Blue Stamp Duty cancelled by date in red manuscript. Rare survivor! Price $249 (T80) 82. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office on 14th March 1905 National Bank of Tasmania Cheque of 14th March for £6/13/- Fine condition and scarce. Bears Tasmania 1d Blue Stamp Duty manuscript cancelled with date. Price $89 (T75) 83. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office. 1905 National Bank of Tasmania Cheque of 17th March for £10 Fine condition and scarce. Bears Tasmania 1d Blue Stamp Duty manuscript cancelled with date. Price $89 (T76) 84. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office. 1905 National Bank of Tasmania Cheque of 2nd Oct. for £11 Fine condition and scarce. Bears Tasmania 1d Blue Stamp Duty manuscript cancelled with date. Price $89 (T78) 85. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office. 1907 National Bank of Tasmania Cheque of 7th Jan. for £1/17s/3d Fine condition and scarce. Has Impressed Tasmania 1d Stamp Duty. Price $89 (T74) 86. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office. 1913 National Bank of Tasmania Numbered Cheque of 4th Sep. for £20/7s/9d Fine condition and scarce. Has Impressed Tasmania 1d Stamp Duty. Price $89 (T73) 87. Tasmania, Tatlow’s Royal Mail Coaches Illustrated photo in blue of Coach & Horses outside Post Office. 1905 National Bank of Tasmania Cheque of 12th December for £10/19s/6d Fine condition and scarce. Bears Tasmania 1d Blue Stamp Duty manuscript cancelled with date. Price $89 (T79) 88. Australia 1934 Christmas Scouts Jamboree edition of Melbourne Centenary labels complete Flora & Fauna sheet of 20 fresh mint, hinged only in corners. Features Lyrebird, Koala, Crimson Rosella, Platypus, Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Australian Magpie, Wattle, Tree Fern, Eucalypt Gum Tree, Flowering Gum & Fuchsia. Scarce is such fine condition. This Jamboree sheet is very rare! Price $395 (CN10) 89. Australia 1934 Victorian Centenary labels sheet of 25, mint with gum. Shows scenes such as The Shrine of Remembrance, Exhibition Buildings, Royal Melbourne Show, Horseracing, Gold Panning etc. 25 different labels. These sell for $10 each on eBay. Minor faults, and some gum toning not visible form front. Has been split into a panes of 15 and 10. Could easily be re-joined with hinges. Price $225 (CN11) SPECIAL OFFERS of Papua New Guinea If you collect this territory we have excellent stocks of both mint and used. I reckon our prices to be at least 20% cheaper than other major dealers, so
please let us have your wants lists. In the meantime here are some specials! 90. PNG 1990 Year set mint unhinged, 7 complete issues plus set of 3 Framas, price $23.50 (PNG5) 91. PNG 2003 Anniv. Of Powered Flight. Minisheet & sheetlet, SG 987/88 mint unhinged cat. £11, price $9.95 (PNG14) 92. PNG 2003 Tree Kangaroo sheetlet of 4 sets, SG 989/92, cat. £28, stunning price $7.95 (PNG13) 93. PNG 2004 Dolphin surcharges blocks of 4 mint unhinged, price $4.95 (PNG10) 94. PNG 2005 Mushrooms minisheet SG MS 1090 mint unhinged, cat. £5.50, price $4.95 (PNG12) 95. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Port Moresby Waterfront in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18) 96. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Motuan Hiri Trading Double Log Canoe in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18a) 97. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Fly Islands, Mirobe South Coast in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18b) 98. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Seasons Greetings in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18c) 99. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Kenu & Kundu Milne Bay Province in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18d) 100. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K5.35 in sheet of 20 with Butterfly in Tab, SG 1180, cat. £120, so cheap at only $23.95 (10 Available) (PNG18e) 101. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Orchids of Papua New Guinea in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21) 102. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with The Leatherback Turtle in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21a) 103. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Benchback Wildlife, Western Province in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21b) 104. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Merer’s Butterfly Fish in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21c) 105. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Ornithoptera Alexandrae in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21d) 106. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Siac Dancing Lasses, Morobe Province in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21e) 107. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Madang Lighthouse in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21f)
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DISCOUNT SALE SEPTEMBER 2021 108. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Butterfly in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21g) 109. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Native Orchid in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21h) 110. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with Woodland Island Cuscus in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21i) 111. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. K3.35 in sheet of 20 with National Parliament Haus in Tab, SG 1179, cat. £75, so cheap at only $16.95 (10 Available) (PNG21j) 112. PNG 2007 Orchids, 1st personalised stamps. 17 Complete Sheets as above, Special Price $295 (PNG21k) 113. PNG 2007 Contemporary Art Minisheet SG MS 1220, cat. £12.20 mint unhinged, price $8.95 (PNG7) 114. PNG 2008 World Aids Day 10K Minisheet, SG MS 1285 mint unhinged. Cat. £14, price $7.95 (PNG11) Great Britain 115. GB 1840 2d Blue, lettered G C. Very attractive unplated 3 margin example with near full centrally struck black Maltese Cross. Min. cat. £975, very well priced at 25% cat. Price $435 (GB698) 116. GB 1847 Pale Green Embossed, SG 54. Attractive lightly cancelled two margin example. Cat. £1100. Very Good value at around 10% cat. Price $195 (GB695) 117. Great Britain 1855 4d Small Garter, white paper, SG62b Fine Used. Rare stamp, and under-catalogued at £1100. Bargain Price $445 (BD222) 118. GB QV 1878 SG128 10/- grey-green heavy duplex cancel, good sound stamp, apart from odd perf fault. Expertised on reverse. Lettered F-F. Cat £3200. Cheap at $795 (GB663) 119. Great Britain 1880 1/- Orange Brown, SG 151 plate 13. Fine used example cancelled by clearly struck cds barred numeral 105. Lettered H- J, J – H. Well centred with full perfs. Premium stamp! Cat GB SG62b 4d Small garter white paper1400 inc. 100% premium for lightly cancelled well centred. Well priced at around 20% cat. $479 (BD340) 120. Great Britain 1883 2/6d Lilac on Blued Paper, SG 175. Lovely well centred, full perf example lettered C – F, F – C. with double ring cds, date unclear .Much nicer than most of these that you see, no creases, thins, rubbing or crayon marks! Cat. £1500, plus 50% premium for well centred, lightly used. Price $775 (GB112) 121. Great Britain 1883 2/6d Lilac on Blued Paper, SG 175. Lovely well centred, full perf example lettered D – E, E – D. with Liverpool Exchange cds of Nov. 25, year unclear .Much nicer than most of these that you see, no creases, thins, rubbing or crayon marks! Cat. £1500, plus 50% premium for well centred, lightly used. Price $775 (GB292) 122. As above, another as above, with double ring cds, date unclear. Lettered C- F, F – C. Price $775 (GB112) 123. Great Britain 1883 10/- Ultramarine on Blued paper, SG 177. Lovely well centred example lettered G – H., Well centred and with good perfs. Cancelled by oval registered cancel to top left. Much nicer than most of these
that you see, no creases, thins, rubbing or crayon marks! Cat. £8250, plus 50% premium for well centred, lightly used. Dealer expertisation mark on reverse. A great price, only $1695 (GB128) 124. Great Britain 1883 10/- Ultramarine on Blued paper, SG 177. Lovely well centred example lettered G – G. , perfs slightly ragged at top and trimmed at lower left. Cancelled by neat corner Frampton squared circle of SP 25 87. 96. Much nicer than most of these that you see, no creases, thins, rubbing or crayon marks. Cat. £8250, plus 50% premium for well centred, lightly used. A great price, only 5% cat. Price: $745 (GB113) 125. As above, this one centred high, lettered G – H, H – G. Cancelled by barred cancel “L.S. 6”. Perfs slightly trimmed at base. Cheap at only 7.5% cat. $1100 (GB114) 126. Great Britain 1883 9d Dull Green, SG 195 Vertical Pair Used in Ireland! Cancelled by Duplex of Armagh dated AU 19 84. A stunning and rare piece, never seen by us before. Multiples of this stamp are rare, used in Ireland are impossible! Full perfs, good colour, minor stain & wrinkle to top left in no way detracts. Cat. £480 for a single stamp, £2250 for a block of 4. Price $1725 (GB109) 127. Great Britain 1939 10/- KGVI Dark Blue SG 478 in a used block of 12! (6 x 2) Scarce used multiple, cancelled by steel cds’s (date and town unclear due to colour of the stamps) Well centred block without faults. Very light, blue registered crayon marks do not detract. Cat. £22 each as singles = $475. Price $239 (GB669) 128. Great Britain 1951 Festival of Britain PTS FDC. Neat hand addressed cover with London SW1 3rd May 1951 machine cancel. Scarce and attractive, price $82.50 (GB164) 129. Great Britain 1953 Coronation set lightly hinged onto Harrison & Sons (Printers) Presentation Card. Very scarce. Price $325 (GB164) 130. Great Britain 1957 Scouts set lightly hinged onto Harrison & Sons (Printers) Presentation Card. Exceedingly scarce. Price $475 (GB664) 131. Great Britain 1958 Regionals lightly hinged onto Harrison & Sons (Printers) Presentation Card. Scarce. Price $49 (GB666) 132. Special, 3 Harrison presentation Cards as above, save $50. $799 the three. (GB666A) 133. GB FC1A 14 Jul 76 65p Booklet Blue & Buff, selvedge left. Price $34 (GBB343) 134. GB FD2A 8 Feb 78 70p Booklet Horse Shoeing, selvedge left, price $75 (GBB347) 135. Great Britain 1978 70p folder booklet Thatching BOOKLET. SG FD3A with selvedge left Ct. £175. Price $149 (GB668) 136. Great Britain 1978 70p folder booklet Dry Stone Walling CYLINDER NUMBER 11 BOOKLET. SG FD4A. selvedge left. Cat. £165, Price $295 (GB667) 137. GB FD6A 10 Jan 79 70p Booklet Wattle Fence Making selvedge left, price $42 (GBB353) 138. GB FG2A 8 Feb 78 90p Booklet Grand Union Canal selvedge left, cylinder 25. Price $49 (GBB368) 139. GB FG4A 9 Aug 78 90p Booklet Kennet & Avon Canal selvedge left, Cylinder 25. Price $30 (GBB371) 140. GB FG6A 10 Jan 79 90p Booklet Regents Canal selvedge left. Price $38 (GBB375)
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Toowoomba Indoor Bowls Club 10 Annand St, Toowoomba CBD Toowoomba 2021 is an exhibition accredited by the Australian Philatelic Federation (APF) and hosted by the Toowoomba Stamp Club under the auspices of the Queensland Philatelic Council (QPC). As well as a large range of exhibits, nine dealers and a number of stamp clubs will be present offering philatelic products for all levels of philately, from the experienced specialist to the club collector.
Postmarks & Products
An overprinted mini sheet will be available, and staff from the Clifford Gardens LPO will be present to apply cancellations – a different cancellation will be used for each day. An order form is downloadable from the website. Early ordering is recommended, as the mini sheet will be limited in number.
Toowoomba is a great place to visit. The Garden City of the Darling Downs, with inspiring parks and gardens, offers a quaint country charm with a range of affordable accommodation, and a great range of restaurants, coffee places and activities.
Contact & Information
Website: https://toowoomba2021.com.au/ Bulletin 2: https://toowoomba2021.com.au/bulletins-2/bulletin-2/ Order Form: https://toowoomba2021.com.au/souvenirs-toowoomba-2021-merchandise/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (07) 4635 5623
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Cinderella Corner Space Covers – Part II
Welcome to the September edition of Cinderella Corner. This issue serves as an extension to last September’s article that explored some of the cinderella labels that adorn Australian space-themed covers. These items, along with last year’s investigated pieces, serve to highlight only a fraction of the rich tapestry of space covers that exist not only in Australia, but worldwide. I once again direct the reader to cover collector from Victoria, Simon Cronk, who has established and maintains an excellent online resource that documents many Australian space covers: https://www.simoncronk.com/space-australia/. He categorises this interesting thematic area into sections, including rockets and missions. Nine covers with different space-themed cinderella labels are now explored, and most of these are drawn, with the approval and gratitude, from Simon Cronk’s collections.
NASA – AWA
The scarce label illustrated in Figure 1 dates to 1965 and is a variant of the label illustrated in Figure 3 of last September’s article. It too is large, measuring 82.5mm x 51.5mm, and is imperforate on all four
Figure 2 sides. Coloured white, blue and red, it features the text: NASA / AWA / Carnarvon Tracking Station / Station Director. The AWA refers to the Amalgamated Wireless Australasia, an Australian contractor designated to the operating and maintaining of the Tracking Station at Carnarvon. The Station Director at the time, Lewis F. Wainwright, held several positions in the space industry over his career, and his signature is prominently placed on the label. I extend my thanks to Simon Cronk for providing the scan and dimensions of this wonderful label and cover. The cover is postmarked at Carnarvon, Western Australia, on 3 June 1965 and also features an Air Mail vignette affixed to its front. Other signatures are also featured on the cover, and these are all space-related.
Europa Rocket 1967
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The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) was a former European space research organisation responsible for a three-stage rocket named ‘Europa’. Under ELDO’s funding, a total of 10 launches occurred, and the label illustrated on the Arthur Bergen cover shown in Figure 2 celebrates the third rocket launch, over 50 years ago, in 1967. The green and white label is imperforate on all sides and measures
Vito Milana Australian Capital Territory. Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft to study Saturn up close. The 1 September 1979 postmark signifies the official Saturn flyby date, which occurred more than six years after its launch. In total, Pioneer 11 experienced a mission elapse time of more than 22 years. Many thanks, once again, to Simon Cronk for providing scans of this label and cover.
Figure 3 58mm x 22mm. It features the text: EUROPA ROCKET F6/1 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AUGUST 4, 1967, AFTER 10 POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO TECHNICAL AND WEATHER DIFFICULTIES In the landscape of space-themed Australian cinderellas, this one, as illustrated in Figure 2, is scarce.
Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex
The Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex (TDSCC), later known as the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), was opened in 1965. It is located southwest of Canberra and originally served as a Deep Space Tracking Station. The label illustrated in Figure 3 is a fifth type in the tdscc series, with four others discussed in last September’s article. The navy and white cinderella measures 87mm x 81mm and is imperforate on all four sides. It features the text: tdscc / Tidbinbilla / DEEP SPACE COMMUNICATION COMPLEX / CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA. Underneath this text, a red handstamp with additional text is featured: PIONEER 11 SATURN ENCOUNTER. The cover is postmarked 1 September 1979 at Tharwa,
The uncommon Apollo 12 Journey to the Moon cover illustrated in Figure 4 offers a small black and white label, measuring 52mm x 17mm. It features the text: APOLLO 12 / Charles Conrad – Richard Gordon / Alan Bean Apollo 12, which operated from 12 to 24 November, 1969, was the sixth crewed flight in the USA Apollo program; it was also the second to land on the moon. The 21 November 1969 postmark to the immediate right of the cinderella label coincides with the orbital departure date. The three individuals mentioned on the label present with the following basic details: Charles Conrad: was an American NASA astronaut and aeronautical engineer who commanded the Apollo 12 space mission
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Cinderella Corner Richard Gordon: was an American naval officer and NASA astronaut who served as the command module pilot for Apollo 12. Alan Bean: was also an American naval officer and NASA astronaut. He was also the last living crew member of Apollo 12.
NASA Communications (Canberra)
The large label illustrated in Figure 5 is one of the more colourful of the space-themed Australian cinderellas. Multicoloured and measuring 66mm x 68mm, the imperforate label features the text: N.A.S.A Communications / CANBERRA – AUSTRALIA The label effectively celebrates Canberra’s association with NASA in the 1980s, including the CDSCC, which was part of NASA’s Deep Space Network. The label features several space motifs, including an ascending spaceship, and another orbiting the earth.
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Project – Helios
Tidbinbilla Valley, in the Australian Capital Territory, has been gazetted as a nature reserve and national part for more than 50
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years. Within the valley existed Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, which later shifted names to the previously mentioned CDSCC. The large cream and grey label illustrated in Figure 6 recognises the Helios Project associated with Tidbinbilla where, in 1974 and 1976, the Helios spacecraft was launched and successfully circled the sun. The postmarked 15 January 1976 date on the cover illustrated in Figure 6 suggests that the cover and label recognises the efforts of Helios-B, which was launched five days earlier on 10 January 1976. The label is imperforate, measures 58mm x 90mm, and features the text: TIDBINBIL-
Vito Milana Voyager
The cinderella illustrated in Figure 8 is a second one directly linked to Tidbinbilla. Imperforate on all four sides and measuring 40mm x 50mm, the label is multicoloured and features the text: TIDBINBILLA AUG. 1989 / Voyager / NEPTUNE The label celebrates the spacecraft Voyager 2’s closest approach to Neptune on 25 August 1989. Interestingly, Voyager 2 is still on an extended mission to study space and, as of July 2021, after more than 43 years since its launch, has reached a distance of more than 19 billion km from
Figure 8 LA, AUSTRALIA / PROJECT – HELIOS / UNITED STATES – GERMANY. Crossing flags from the USA and Germany are also featured on the cinderella, along with a small illustration of Helios-B in orbit.
The Parkes Radio Telescope is a part of the Australian Telescope National Facility. It commenced operation in 1961 and has an impressive diameter of 64 metres. As recent as 2012, it played a supporting role in tracking NASA’s Curiosity rover. The cinderella illustrated in Figure 7 is identical to the one featured in last September’s article, except for its colour. It measures 46mm x 69mm and is imperforate on all four sides. Coloured green and black, it features the central image of the Parkes Radio Telescope, along with the text: CSIRO / CSIRO VISITORS’ CENTRE / P.O. BOX 276, PARKES, N.S.W. 2870. / PARKES RADIO TELESCOPE / SCIENCE FOR AUSTRALIA. The label is affixed to a 26 April 1990 Parkes postmarked cover.
U.C.C.C. Space Unit
The final space-themed Australian cinderella explored in this article is rectangular, small, and measures 52mm x 18mm. As illustrated in Figure 9, the address label is imperforate and features the text: SPACE UNIT / U.C.C.C. / Box 133, Glenelg / 5045, Australia The U.C.C.C. was run by famed philatelist and cinderella producer Jack Koch and is an abbreviation for the ‘Universal Cover Collectors Club’. The Space Unit, as illustrated on the label, still exists today.
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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation What Are Revenues Revenue stamps, also known as tax stamps, duty stamps or fiscal stamps, are adhesive labels issued by a wide range of countries around the world. Typically, businesses purchase the stamps from the government and attach them to individual products (such as cigarettes or whisky) or to documents (such as mortgages land sales) to signify that a tax has been paid or prepaid. Revenues are often very similar in appearance to postage stamps and are popular with collectors. The regulations for the FIP Revenue Class can be found on the APF website at https://apf.org.au/classes. This lists seventeen “types” of revenues without much explanation. These can be organised into three broad categories, namely, they (1) pay a tax or show that someFigure 4: Mauritius insurance Figure 1: 1918 USA revenue thing is exempt from tax, (2) they show revenue issued in 1879 for playing cards. that one has a credit with the government, or (3) they show that one has paid for a government service. The irony of the last category is that is exactly how 1. Revenues that pay a tax or show that something is postage stamps function. So, some would say that postexempt from tax. age stamps are simply a subset of revenues! General Revenues: This article tries to explain the different types of reveMany countries, including Australia, had revenue nue stamps and how they are used. stamps that could be purchased to pre-pay income tax and departure tax to leave the country. Products such as tobacco, alcohol, firearms, playing cards, even marijuana, as well as many other proprietary articles are taxed using excise stamps. For instance, the producer may buy stamps from the government which are then affixed to each bottle of alcohol or packet of cigarettes to show that tax has been paid. Often the stamp will be fixed across a seal so that on opening the pack or bottle the stamp is destroyed. Figure 1 shows an excise tax on a product that is not a permanent Figure 3: Cheque written in 1867 with a US duty stamp issued in the 1860s document. It is a 1918 USA 44 - Stamp News
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Figure 5: Block of four of the $1 US war savings stamp from 1942
Figure 2: A documentary revenue on a certification of authenticity document from 1899. revenue for playing cards. It has a combination cancel and surcharge (the company actually paid 7 cents for the stamp and wanted the consumer to know that). Transfers of ownership of moveables or immovables: Stamps or imprints attached to documents to show a tax has been paid for the transfer of ownership or title to property from one individual or entity to another. This is usually for land, buildings, fixtures, plant, equipment, goodwill and copyright. Documentary: The tax on documents is one of the oldest uses of revenue stamps. Revenue stamps are affixed to a document that is usually subject to a tax, such as legal documents, mortgages or shares, to show that a tax has been paid. Figure 2 shows a documentary revenue on a certification of authenticity document from 1899. Bills: These are stamps or imprints that show that tax has been paid on promissory notes and bills of exchange. Which means there has been a transfer of funds. The amount of this tax is based on the amount of the transfer.
Duty Stamps: A revenue stamp affixed to an item as proof that a government tax has been paid. Stamp duty is a tax levied documents including cheques, receipts, military commissions, marriage licences and land transactions. The physical revenue stamp had to be attached to or impressed on the document to show that stamp duty had been paid before it was legally effective. Figure 3 shows a cheque written in 1867 that has a duty stamp issued in the US in the 1860s. Funds: Stamps or imprints attached to a document to show a tax has been paid for a funds transfer or foreign exchange Assurances and policies: Stamps or imprints attached to an assurance or policy document to show a tax has been paid. Often the liability for stamp duty on insurance rests with the insurer, however, there is nothing to prevent an insurer on-charging their stamp duty liability to a policyholder. Figure 4 shows a Mauritius insurance stamp issued in 1879 2. Revenues that show that one has a credit with the government Savings stamps: Stamps that one purchased and attached to a booklet or card. When the card was full, one could trade them in to the post office for a government savings bond such as War Savings, Treasury Savings. Stamp News - 45
Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation The postal savings system in the U.S. was initiated in 1911 and was eliminated in 1966. In the 1940s, people rarely had enough funds to buy war bonds. In response, the US Post Office created war savings stamps that could be collected in a war bond stamp book. Once the book was completed, they could be exchanged for a larger war bond. Figure 5 shows a block of four of the $1 US war savings stamp from 1942. 3. Revenues that show that one has paid for a government service Registration of Deeds or Documents: These are stamps or imprints on legal documents such as contracts, tenancy agreements wills and deeds as evidence of payment of the appropriate transfer taxes. Governments enforce the payment of the tax by making unstamped documents unenforceable in court Court, Judicial or Law: Stamps or imprints on payment of fees associated with judicial proceedings. The funds collected through court fee stamps were intended to support the court system. Various types of fees can be found on documents such as petitions, bills, court costs, bankruptcy and judicial fees. Figure 6 shows the 1903 £1 lilac swan internal revenue stamp overprint with SUPREME COURT ONE SHILLING and was used by the West Australian Supreme Court on its documents. Receipts: Stamps or imprints to show payment has been received for good or service. The stamp itself can be given in lieu of a separate document stating that the tax/fee has been paid. Examples are fees for registering with the police, residence permits and refugee identity cards. Public Service: Stamps or imprints to show various
Figure 6: West Australian 1903 £1 lilac swan internal revenue stamp overprinted with SUPREME COURT ONE SHILLING 46 - Stamp News
Figure 7: Cuban Health Certificate is an example of a $5 consular fee for service council/ county services have been paid. An example is electricity inspection stamps used on certificates verifying the supply voltage and of the meters used to measure electrical consumption. Gas (natural gas and propane) inspection stamps were used in the same way for fees for verification of gas quality and the accuracy of the meters used to measure gas consumption. Consular services: Stamps attached to passports, visas, oaths that showing that a fee has been paid for a consular service. Consular fee stamps were used abroad at embassies, consulates, missions and other offices for services such as identity and travel papers, translation of documents, verification of signatures, attestation of documents, issuance of certificates, administration of oaths, letters to foreign authorities, and administration of estates. Visa stamps in passports show the fee was paid to enter and to remain in the country for a specified period. The disease notification document with a US $5- consular service stamp from 1929 shown in figure 7 is a different example of a consular fee for service.
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Figure 8: 1939 Indiana hunting licence with $1 US Department of Agriculture migratory bird hunting revenue Inspections: Revenue stamps or imprints on fees paid for official inspections e. g pink slip for vehicles, livestock for foreign trade, building inspections or electrical compliance. Weights and Measures: Stamps or imprints to show compliance with trade measurement laws. Weights and measures inspection stamps were affixed to certificates by government inspectors as receipts for fees paid by the public for the verification of weights, measures and measuring devices used for trade purposes. Licenses: A stamp on an official document that gives you permission to do, use, or own something. Best known examples are marriage, driving, flying, maritime, forklift, hunting, fishing, dog licenses and TV licences. Hunting licence stamps are a popular collecting field in the USA, Figure 8 shows a 1939 Indiana hunting licence. Australian Revenues Australia issued revenue stamps from 1907 to 1994. There were various types for different taxes • Beer Tax (1918-1948) stamps were stuck to kegs of beer. These are scarce because most were destroyed on opening. • Customs Duty (1907-1958) stamps were used to pay the duty on printed matter, price lists and circulars coming from abroad. They were issued at departure and were inscribed with the currency of the originating country. • Departure Tax (1978-1994)
stamps were the last revenues issued by the Commonwealth. Figure 9 shows an airline ticket from 1991 with a departure tax revenue. • Entertainments Tax (c.1946-c.1949) stamps were attached to tickets and were only issued for a very short period. • Patent Office (1954-1988) • Tax Instalment (1944-1990) stamps were once used to pre-pay income tax. They were introduced in 1944 after separate issues from each state were withdrawn. In 1966 the 1944 design was reprinted in decimal currency and this continued to be used until 1990 (See figure 10). In addition to Commonwealth revenue stamp issues, the States also had their stamps. If you want to identify and value State and Commonwealth revenue stamps in your collection the easiest reference to use is Dave Elsmore’s online catalogue - Australia and New Zealand Revenue and Railway Fee Stamp Catalogue. While I was browsing through it, I found the following article from the Canadian Philatelist of March 1893. A Coming Boom in Revenues – reprinted from Canadian Philatelist 1983 It is but a matter of time ere revenue collecting becomes general. Every month sees its adherents increasing, and the demand for revenues and telegraphs becoming greater, and there is no reason, as far as I can see, why this branch of philately should not become as great or even greater than the sway exercised by the postage stamp at the present time. Now, how is it that revenue stamp collecting did not, and is not as general as the collection of postage stamps? The revenue stamp was in use centuries before the idea of the postage stamp was conceived. The leading cause
Figure 9: Australian airline ticket from 1991 with a $10 departure tax revenue Stamp News - 47
Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation both postage and revenues. Revenue collecting is steadily gaining ground. We now have numerous catalogues of revenue stamps published. An enterprising London firm has recently commenced the publication of the Fiscal Philatelist, which will do much for the cause. The leading journals are beginning to take hold of the subject, devoting Figure 10: Australian 1944 £1 and 1966 $9 tax instalment stamps their space and effort to its advancement. is the regulation regarding the use of this class of stamps. Do you collect revThey are placed on documents, and usually, the law enues? If not, you should remember they have a strong requires that they be left there, otherwise, the document claim on you, whether specialist or general collectors. in question shall have no legal value. This is not always You find in them a range of variety greater than in postage the case. Again, papers such as are required to be stamped stamps. The size is, on average, larger. The increased with revenues are not so commonly seen as the letters size gives room for artistic design such as is seldom seen which are flying to and fro before our eyes daily. Their in postage stamps. Taken all around, an examination will partial obscurity is one reason why they have not been show you that for beauty, colouring and exquisite original generally collected. design, revenue stamps have this even more than postage A time of changes is coming. New adherents to fiscal stamps. Reader, think this over, and let your decision be collecting are becoming very numerous. Take the beginthat you will collect revenues, even though it be on a small ner, and it will be found that he almost invariably mixes scale. Now’s the time to begin. The demand at present revenues in with his collection of postage. He sees no is, comparatively speaking, small, and revenues can be reason why one has any more claim on him than another. bought at very low rates. But prices are steadily on the He has an eye for beauty of colour and design. It will rise. As collectors increase, the prices do likewise. “A generally be found that he considers his revenues the pink word to the wise is sufficient.” Those who begin before of his collection. the demand becomes general are the wise, and the result Specialists of their native country invariably include will be apparent in the near future. “Never put off till revenues in their collections. Today we find many who tomorrow what you can do today collect nothing but revenues and again others who collect Toowoomba 2021 National One-Frame Stamp Exhibition 9 & 10 October 2021 The Toowoomba One-Frame exhibition will take place at the Toowoomba Bowls Club 10 Annand Street. This is the first Australian face to face exhibition since the start of COVID last year, and worth a visit if you can get there. This is an extraordinary philatelic event that will revitalise the Toowoomba stamp collecting community. It is the first time a national stamp exhibition conducted in Queensland is held outside Brisbane. The Exhibition is free for all. However, we are seeking a gold coin donation towards local charities. The focus of Toowoomba 2021 is to cater to all levels Figure 11: Day cancels for the Toowoomba exhibiof philately, from the experienced specialist to the club tion 48 - Stamp News
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able on both days. Nourishing their guests seems to be as crucial as stamp displaying! This National Exhibition is a step forward on the experience the TSC has accumulated. In 2017, they hosted one of the best State Exhibitions in Queensland, Toowpex 2017. It had wholehearted support from stamp exhibitors as well as community engagement. The attendance from stamp collectors and the general public was remarkable. Toowoomba is also a great place to visit. The collectors or visitors can bring their families along to see the Exhibition and explore the picturesque region as a bonus. Toowoomba, the Garden City Figure 12: Overprinted Migratory Shorebirds miniature sheet avail- on the Darling Downs, with its inspiring able at the Toowoomba exhibition Queenslander buildings and hundreds of parks and gardens, offers a quaint country collector. This novel concept to the stamp collecting charm and is always ready to receive visworld somewhat expands on the norm and will undoubted- itors. There are many activities to do in the Toowoomba ly benefit the hobby. Whether you are a new or an expeRegion. The Toowoomba 2021 website (https://toowoomrienced collector, Toowoomba 2021 will pack a weekend ba2021.com.au/) and both Bulletins published list some of of stamp viewing, shopping, display exhibits, auctions, the options to enjoy. Even after the Carnival of Flowers, raffles, bargain tables, dealers offering the best in philaOctober still offers the same magnificent environment telic products and lots of fun for the whole family. There with fresh air, heritage walks, food, freshly roasted coffee will be dealers, exhibits and the Australian Post Office will or a cocktail, and even an excellent show at the theatre. also have a retail presence offering a good selection of Figures 13 and 14 show the Japanese Garden and Cobb current Australian stamps. and Co, just two of the attractions. There will be a commemorative cancel for both days Accommodation is perfect, and several hotels are (see figure 11) as well as an overprinted Migratory Shoreoffering discounted prices for the exhibition visitors and birds miniature sheet (see figure 12). Food and beverage exhibitors. Bulletin 2 brings a list of recommended hotels. are a large part of the memorable experience to all taste Please, check your options and do not forget to mention buds and eyes the Toowoomba Stamp Club (TSC) wants you are visiting Toowoomba 2021. to offer. Hot food and surprising delights will be avail-
Figure 13: Japanese Garden in Toowoomba
Figure 14: Cobb and Co on display in Toowoomba Stamp News - 49
Waterfalls in our Stamp albums There is something quite special about waterfalls, large or small. During a stay in Ecuador many years ago, I travelled from the Andes highlands along a meandering road down to the jungle area in the eastern part of the country. The lush greenery on the other side of the river accompanying the road was frequently interrupted by majestic waterfalls. At one point of the journey, our bus passed right under a waterfall. It is not at all surprising that waterfalls have frequently been featured on postage stamps. In 1974, Sweden issued a 35-öre stamp showing the Great Waterfall (Fig. 1) in the Lule River in the mountainous wilderness of Lapland. It is not the world’s most impressive waterfall but it attracts numerous visitors who reach the area after a long trek on foot. We are frequently impressed by waterfalls where enormous quantities of water fall sometimes hundreds of meters creating walls of water. They often constitute tourist attractions of the highest calibre but they have often been harnessed to allow the construction of hydroelectric power plants. In Sweden, the state-owned Vattenfall Company was created in 1909. It provides large parts of Sweden with
electricity and its 50th anniversary was celebrated with a set of stamps in 1959 (Fig. 2). Rather interestingly, the company’s name is just Vattenfall or Waterfall in English. This way of producing electricity is considered to be environmentally friendly but it also reduces many previously majestic waterfalls to almost nothing. In 1956, Iceland issued a most interesting set of stamps depicting waterfalls and hydroelectric power plants. The 15-aurar value (Fig. 3) is of particular interest as it shows the Skógafoss falls located near the town of Skógar in the south of the island. The falls are 25 metres wide and about 60 metres high. A close study of the design reveals a horse rider beneath the falls which gives us an idea of how impressive it must be. When the Philippines chose to spotlight the Maria Cristina Falls on two stamps in 1959 (Fig. 4) they used a traditional way of showing them. These falls are also known as Twin Falls as there is a rock at the top dividing the falls into two which is clearly visible on the stamps. Located on the island of Mindanao in the Agus River, the falls are 98 metres high. The pair was issued to mark a tourism conference in Manila.
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Christer Brunström Numerous other waterfall stamps are similar in design to this Philippine issue. There are many countries which are extremely proud of their waterfalls. In 1947, the Dominican Republic issued no less than ten stamps (Fig. 5) featuring the 40-metre high Jimenoa Falls just outside the town of Jarabacoa in the central part of the country. The falls were “discovered” in the early 1900s by two British engineers working on a hydroelectric project in the Jimenoa River. The falls are located in a setting of tropical vegetation and they are the major tourist destination in the province of La Vega. The Niagara Falls on the US-Canadian border are probably the world’s most famous cataract. There are actually two falls with a combined length of 1.2 kilometres and a height of 54 metres. The falls have served as a setting for numerous ﬁlms. When the United States issued a new deﬁnitive set in 1922 it was decided to feature some of the nation’s most scenic spots on the higher values and the Niagara Falls were selected for the 25c value (Fig. 6). The design is the work of Clair Aubrey Hudson who designed most US stamps during
the ﬁrst decades of the last century. Very possibly El Salvador in Central America was the ﬁrst country to depict a waterfall on its postage stamps. The stamp (Fig. 7) was issued in 1896 and is part of a long set of stamps featuring local views. It was issued during a time when El Salvador’s stamp output was largely aimed at the world’s stamp collectors. Once the ﬁrst (legitimate) printing had been sold out large quantities of reprints were produced. The original printing plates were used making it very difﬁcult to distinguish between originals and reprints. The reprints were usually produced on slightly thicker paper and in different shades. Sadly this is of little use for us ordinary collectors and it is my guess that most stamps from this period encountered in stamp albums are in fact reprints. The stamp depicts the Atehuasillas Falls in the Ahuachapán River in the north of the country and its height is 45 metres. British Guiana celebrated Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1898 with a set of ﬁve pictorial stamps recess printed by De La Rue in England. The 2c and 10c values depict the Kaieteur Falls (Fig. 8) and it really is a splendid design.
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waterfalls in our stamp albums Basically the same design was used for the 1931, 1934, 1938 and 1954 deﬁnitive sets which suggests that Guyana is very proud of the falls. The Kaieteur Falls are located in central Guyana and it is the country’s foremost tourist destination. The falls belong to a group of extremely high waterfalls. The total height including subsidiary falls is 251 metres. The falls were discovered by two British geologists in 1870. Today the entire area is a national park. Tasmania was an early issuer of waterfalls on stamps. In 1899, the colony released a new deﬁnitive set comprising eight denominations featuring different views of the island. Two of the stamps depicted waterfalls: Russell Falls on 4 pence and Dilston Falls on 6 pence (Fig. 9). The original 1899 issue was recess printed by De La Rue in England. Later printings were made by Victoria Government Printing Ofﬁce, Melbourne, using typography or lithography. They lack the crisp sharpness of the original issue. It is obvious that the stamps were issued in a bid to attract tourists to Tasmania. One of Africa’s most popular goal for worldwide tourists are the Victoria Falls in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The falls are 1.7 kms wide and 120 metres high. It was the English missionary and explorer David Livingstone who named them after Queen Victoria.
In 1905, a bridge across the river was inaugurated and the falls were visited by a delegation from the British Association. To celebrate these two important events, a most handsome set of ﬁve values showing the Victoria Falls was issued by the British South Africa Company, the concern that ruled over Rhodesia at the time. It is a superbly engraved set of stamps produced by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. in England. Shown nearby is the top 5/- value overprinted SPECIMEN (Fig. 10). Rapids and waterfalls frequently constitute considerable problems for ﬂuvial transports on the world’s rivers. Often the boats have to be transported past the rapids using different methods. The interior of French Guyana is known as Inini and this region of jungles and rivers had its own stamp issues from 1930 until 1947. The stamp nearby (Fig. 11) issued in 1940 shows intrepid Indians navigating their canoe through the rapids of a river. We can safely assume that they were in complete control of the situation. As a consequence of the ongoing climate change, the water issue is getting increasingly important. We now regularly get news of extreme and prolonged periods of drought or enormous rainfall causing havoc in towns and villages. We can certainly expect many more stamps drawing attention to the water issue and there will undoubtedly be many more waterfalls to add to our stamp albums.
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