Stamp News Australasia - January 2022

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Contents Articles Commercial Philately in Australia : Rod Perry ..........................6 Stamps in the News : Margo Campbell ................................... 12 Postal Stationery : Ian McMahon ............................................... 20 Cinderella Corner : Vito Milana ................................................... 44 Introducing the APF : Russell Boylan ........................................... 48 Cinderellas In Facit Norden 2022 : Christer Brunström ........... 50

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

Front Cover New Zealand Post 2022 Year of the Tiger Cancelled Miniature Sheet. Release date : 1 December 2021

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

COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 12 Stamp News has kindly been given permission to publish the entire collection over the coming months.

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State W. Brettschneider Of Germanic descent, Brettschneider was an early member of The Philatelic Society of Victoria. Although a Plasterer & Decorator by Trade, he was known to indulge in Philatelic Trading to a degree.

Jan 28 1895 uprated used Victoria 1d Letter Card to The Scott Stamp & Coin Co Ltd, New York, advising new issue detail

Oct 17 1894 use Victoria 1d Envelope from Toorak to Brettschneider in Melbourne

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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State W. Brettschneider

Feb 24 1903 registered cover from Brettschneider to Holland [1/1d: quadruple Foreign letter+ 3d registration fee]

Aug 1 1908 commemorative card for German Philatelic Exhibition, posted opening day to Brettschneider in Melbourne

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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Victoria A. Howard Davies A.H.Davis arrived in Victoria c1903 from Birmingham, and during the next 17 years operated extensively from no less than 17 different addresses (one in Adelaide).

A 1906 cover has him addressed at Howard Davis Studio, suggesting a second profession. By early 1920s, he had returned to Birmingham, from where he continued as a Philatelic Trader.

Feb 11 1907 “Packet Post” cover bearing Davis handstamped particulars, apparently provided to a supplier for conveying material for sale Aug 8 1903 cover to Davis in Richmond, the earliest item following arrival from U.K. sighted by exhibitor

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 12 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State A. Howard Davis

Howard Davis handstamp with obsolete “256 SWAN ST RICHMOND” scored-over, as applied in error. Reverse has “46 GEORGE ST/EAST MELBOURNE” current address handstamp. A number of variants of the handstamp subsequently appear, given the transient nature of Davis’ residency.

Feb 20 1907 use of Victoria ld Postal card to Davis’ mother in Birmingham, bearing correct current handstamp

Feb 6 1907 registered cover to Winch Eros Stamp Importers, Colchester

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philatelic news 2021 National One Frame Exhibition, Toowoomba

This years Exhibition was deemed a huge success considering the closure of the state borders. With around 450 people through the doors for the two days they were entertained by a variety of things ranging from Club books and Dealers to Displays and an Auction. The main exhibition was judged and viewed online while the Heritage Trophy and displays were in the hall. Unfortunately no interstate dealers could attend, the numbers were made up with 8 Queensland stamp and coin dealers. The Australia Philatelic Federation and Australia Post were present with souvenirs mini sheets and covers. While the dealers, exhibition and bargain table were there for the two days, on

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Sunday there were eight Stamp Clubs mainly from the Brisbane area and an Auction was held.

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GB MUH Decimal collection 1971-2018 **Near Complete** $A1,000 UNDER FACE!: What a buy! Owner has a near complete GB Decimal coll, from first commems in 1971 right up until 2018. Near FIFTY years of GB MUH stamps here! In several volumes and many Hagners. First volume is an as new KABE Deluxe Hingeless album - retail $150 etc. Looked nice and clean and fresh when taking pix. Appears to be 100% complete or very darn near - owner had a standing order with Max Stern for all new issues. The FACE VALUE ALONE is £2,042 = $A4,000+. Detailed face value notes are attached for your easy checking on each section. SG cat will be several times that. Plus, many $100s for the albums/Hagners etc. Say $4,300 actual cost. Complete sets, high values, se-tenant strips, blocks, mini sheets and all the GOODIES. Nothing removed of course. HEAPS of pix here - Anything UK mint after 2000 is ‘Liquid Gold’. Anything after 2010 is ‘LIQUID PLATINUM’!!! Retail is several times face, so retail will be around $A10,000 for the stamps and albums, at a rough guess. FACE VALUE alone is over $A4,000, and retail about $10,000 - but my insane price ex Estate, bought super well is $2,995! You are not just buying a superb GB collection, but you are buying CASH at $1,000 under face. They can all be used on mail today, tomorrow, and in 10 years. Or superb for an eBay re-seller etc. You are really buying £100 UK banknotes for £75! $A2,995 (Stock 745KP)

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“The Stamps of Victoria”, by Dr Geoff Kellow, FRPSL, RDP. For each Victoria stamp, a history is presented in its entirety, including design essays and printer’s proofs. It is large A4 format hardbound and well-illustrated (approximately 900!), many in colour, over 400 pages. Essays and proofs, production techniques, printing characteristics and quantities. All known errors and varieties are discussed. Awarded a FIP Gold Medal. High original price $A165 - and I have seen these get as high as $200 + buyer’s premium at auctions. Found some in my stock room! THE Ultimate reference on Victoria. Quoted as “The Bible” by most. With original gloss dust jacket. BRAND NEW. Stamps, Duties, Dues, Railways, excellent Postal Stationery, forgeries, reprints, Specimens, CTOs - the WORKS on this state - and all compiled by Dr. Kellow, ACSC Editor, and the man who had a superb personal collection of this state. And he worked using full access to Rod Perry’s collection too - who owned THE finest collection ever formed of this State - surpassing even Bill Purves superb efforts. Numbers sold, and numbers printed are listed for many issues - info found nowhere else. Detailed write ups of how to sort printings within printings. For the early Victoria issues that info is a GOLDMINE! Unbeatable preface on printing and perforation styles used. Brilliant coverage on the complicated “Half Lengths”. Superb content, hard-cover books, always do VERY well long term. Retail $A165 - just $A130 (Stock 842FQ)

GB 1977 Silver Jubilee 8½d *TOTALLY IMPERFORATE* - Cat £1,200 for just $A600!: Fresh and superb example of this very rare error, of which owner note stated only one part sheet was ever discovered. Blue and metallic silver - a gorgeous looking pair visually - scans never show metallic ink well. Fresh flat MUH with good margins. SG 1033a, £1,200=$A2,400. One of the key QE2 era imperfs, and bought well so out it goes at just $A600 (Stock 657BJ) Order via: All Cards accepted with ZERO fee - even Amex! Bank Deposit fine, or Money Orders. PayPal is accepted in ANY major currency, saving you fees - contact me first. LayBys/Layaways always OK with me!


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Stamps in the News - Globally! The Netherlands looks forward Reported at

PostNL is the first postal company in the world to issue stamps designed by computer algorithm. The Digi Art issue was designed by the computer based on a collection of 1,500 stamps from the 18521920 period. The five stamps may have the look of old-fashioned stamps, but they are anything but. The algorithm has come up with unique designs with triedand-trusted elements such as a main image in the middle of a frame, a strip featuring text at the bottom, ornamental decorations in the four corners and perforated edges. Other usages of artificial intelligence (AI) include facial recognition, autonomous driving and smart thermostats, as well as generative art. This AI application uses an algorithm to come up with an original design or piece of art – which is exactly what happened with the Digi Art stamp issue. Worldwide, this is the first sheet of stamps made by artificial intelligence. The algorithm is capable of self-learning, which means that it uncovers the structure in the input provided and is not programmed to produce a desired outcome.

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The Digi Art stamps are the brainchild of Tim Ottens, a data scientist at PostNL, who guided the algorithm’s self-learning. Ottens observes: “The first few attempts don’t look like much of anything, but gradually the outlines of stamps emerged. We finally got to a point where we had a list of outcomes from which we selected our designs. No more changes were made after that – even the colours were selected by the algorithm.” The sheet edge, which was designed by graphic designer Sandra Smulders, features ten old Dutch stamps which are connected to the personal stamps with vertical lines via a horizontal elongated wave. The lines indicate the direction that the old stamps have travelled through the algorithm – represented by the wave – to form the new stamps. See more discussion @ https://www.stampboards. com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=97269

Russia looks forward

Reported at Russia has been trialling self-driving robot postal workers to deliver mail in a futuristic automation upgrade for country’s capital. A fleet of artificial intelligence-driven robots have hit the streets of Moscow, powered by Russia’s largest internet giant and designed to deliver mail across the Russian capital. On Monday, the country’s national postal service began a partnership with digital tech conglomerate Yandex, using six-wheeled, suitcase-size robot to deliver mail within a 2km radius of certain post offices in Moscow. In the first phase of the rollout of Yandex’s NV units, the city’s residents will be able to select the robots as

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Margo Campbell automation into their production lines and logistics chains to compensate for a shortage of human workers. Yandex’s latest foray into harnessing a robot workforce comes just days after Moscow’s Levada Center pollster released new findings showing that a recent rise in unemployment was among the most pressing socio-economic concerns for Russians.

Belgium looks forward

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an option for delivery. Thirty-six of the self-guided rovers will be carrying post from some two dozen branches in area, and those who select the service can track their progress using a code. “The rapid growth and development of e-commerce will inevitably transform how deliveries operate. Logistics is becoming the most important industry for robotics, in which technologies can change our processes at all stages. The Russian postal service is open to innovations that make our services more convenient,“ said a spokesman. In 2018, the Russian postal service conducted the inaugural flight of an aerial drone in Siberia. The venture ended in disaster, however, after the drone crashed into a wall and was smashed into pieces moments after takeoff. Four years prior, a Russian pizza chain, Dodo Pizza, started using unmanned flying vehicles to deliver orders in one of the country’s northern cities, Syktyvkar. In the US, a number of restaurant chains and other businesses have been exploring ways to incorporate

The Belgian national postal operator Bpost is procuring 1,200 electric vans to be delivered by the end of 2022. According to a media report, the first 400 of the electric transporters have already been ordered, with the tender for the remaining 800 to follow at the end of this month. Bpost, has ordered the first 400 of the new electric vehicles from several manufacturers. This is partly so that the vehicles can be delivered more quickly, but also to gain experience with different brands and models. With the two current orders, Bpost is stepping up its move to evechicles, which started only two years ago. At the time, there was still talk of 600 electric vans by the end of 2022, while by 2030, only half of the entire fleet should be emission-free. Now, the 100 or so electric vans already in service are to be followed by a total of 1,200 more by the end of 2022. By 2030, bpost, which is 51 per cent state-owned, aims to convert its entire fleet of 18,000 vehicles to zero-emission vehicles. The successful completion of a pilot test in June in the city of Mechelen was the decisive factor in this latest decision. In Mechelen, all letters and parcels were delivered emission-free for an entire year. Bpost used electric delivery vans and bicycles to deliver to a network of 57 pick-up points – mainly parcel stations, post offices and post offices in shops – where citizens could pick up their parcels themselves. The concept tested in the pilot project is now to be extended to ten other city centres in a first step. Bpost CEO wants to make the Belgian postal service the “greenest postal company in Europe”. The majority of the company’s fleet is made up of delivery vans, which are used in the delivery busiStamp News - 13

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ness. The company has not disclosed how much the conversion to electric drives will cost, but the preliminary order of 1,200 electric units is one of the largest orders of this kind in Belgium. This year, just across the channel, Britain’s Royal Mail service announced plans to add 3000 electric delivery vans to its fleets. The postal groups in Austria and Switzerland also want to completely phase out vans with combustion engines in their supply operations by 2030. On the surface, it would seem that the national postal services of the above-mentioned countries all have more ambitious goals than those of Deutsche Post DHL Group, which wants to convert 60 per cent of its delivery vehicles for the last mile to electric drives by 2030. However, the comparison is misleading, as the German postal group DHL is a globally active group with a large vehicle fleet in several countries – all with varying degrees of light electric vehicle, bicycle and EV charging infrastructure. This also means that DHL is in a position to break new ground: In August this year, DHL ordered 12 electric aircraft.

India looks forward

Reported at At least 15 postmen and postwomen with the JP Nagar sub-post office were provided with Yulu electric bikes in a bid to experiment with greener commuting options for 14 - Stamp News

making deliveries. The Bangalore Postal Region kickstarted a pilot project to experiment with greener commuting options for making deliveries. The pilot project, while is being termed as a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, aims to upgrade the process while cutting down on carbon footprint. The authorities are currently monitoring the progress and its success would enable them to extend the facility to other post offices in the city. Currently, the bikes need to be taken back by Yulu to recharge the batteries every day. However, the company has proposed to set up charging stations at post offices in the future. The outcome of the pilot project would be crucial in not just revolutionising the city’s postal delivery service but also paving way for the other post offices in the country to adopt greener alternatives.

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Greece looks forward

Reported at https://www. There’s a new addition to Greece’s postal service: a fleet of yellow robots sorting through the mail. Fifty-five small, fourwheeled autonomous mobile robots powered by artificial intelligence, glide around Hellenic Post’s sorting centre in Athens, speeding up an often arduous process. They scan the postal code, weigh the package and, directed by sensors, empty it into the corresponding mail sacks set up around a platform. The robots are part of the state-owned company’s digital restructuring programme, which aims to tackle growing numbers of parcels from online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. “Until recently, sorting has been carried out by manual labour with a high demand in time, often with errors occurring, causing delivery delays for our customers and increased costs for the company,” a spokesman said. Up to 80% of parcel sorting has been handed over to the robots and it has been reported that the process was up to three times faster, ensuring next-day delivery.

Switzerland looks forward

Reported at In November, Swiss Post is launching the Swiss Crypto Stamp – the first stamp of its kind in Switzerland. The crypto stamp consists of two parts. While it is a physical stamp worth 8.90 francs, every crypto stamp also has a related digital image. This digital image shows one of 13 possible designs, is stored in a blockchain and can be collected, exchanged and traded online. When purchasing a Swiss Crypto Stamp, custom-

ers don’t know which digital design is linked to it. Buyers only discover what the digital twin of their physical stamp looks like when they go online. This is accessed via a QR code printed next to the physical stamp. By scanning this code, customers can view their digital crypto stamp online. Of the 13 different designs, some are more common, while others are much rarer and more coveted. There are 65,000 copies of the most common digital design, but just 50 of the rarest. One thing is clear: the Swiss Crypto Stamp means collecting, exchanging and trading stamps has gone digital, too.

Iran looks back

Reported at The history of post and postage in Iran goes far back in time as Iranians, during the Achaemenid era (c. 550-330 BC), enjoyed an innovative efficient system which remained a source of inspiration for subsequent generations. Ancient Iranians were able to deliver messages from one end of the gigantic Persian Empire, which stretched from Ethiopia, through Egypt, to Greece, to Anatolia (modern Turkey), Central Asia and to India, to the other just within few days using couriers on horseback. Herodotus described the system thus: “Now there is nothing mortal that accomplishes a course more Stamp News - 15

Stamps in the News - Globally! swiftly than do these messengers, by the Persians’ Zands, and Qajars. skilful contrivance. It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men Who was the first person to go and horses that stand along the road, each horse and postal? man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are Reported at stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with The phrase “going postal” is commonly used in all speed. The first rider delivers his charge to the reference to someone displaying extreme anger or second, the second to the third, and thence it passes aggression. on from hand to hanḍ.” While this phrase is commonplace nowadays, its The ancient Persian postal system was powered origins have much more sinister roots. by horses that operated on a relay system, which The saying fell into use after a US postal worker made journeys speedy and efficient. In addition, postal riders and messengers played a committed two brutal murders. In 1990, Joseph M Harris was an average particularly important role in gathering intelligence 34-year-old postal worker in Ridgewood, New Jerthroughout the empire. sey. At its peak under the reign of Darius the Great, Described as “quiet”, “tense” and “odd”, Harris the Persian Empire stretched from Greece to India. apparently had a temper. He did not respond well to Tablets from Persepolis show that messages were authority, and consistently clashed with his supervisent to and from India and Egypt. sor Carol Ott. Never before had messages been delivered on Their feud reached its peak when Ms Ott filed a such a massive scale. The ancient Persian postal sysreport with the police, accusing Harris of harassing tem was powered by horses and the Persians would her on the job. not have been able to cover the daunting distances She then ordered for Harris to submit to a fitness they did in so little time had they not been expert of duty exam, which he refused, and he was ultihorsemen. mately fired. The Persian postal system was also impressive Harris responded, writing a two page letter allegfor its use of a standardized language across such a ing unfair treatment by the US Postal Service, and vast expanse, as well as its consistency in terms of vowed to enact his revenge. message delivery and format. Although Old Persian Dressing in a bullet-proof vest, black military fawas the Persians’ native tongue, the linguistically tigues, combat boots and a black hood, Harris armed unrelated Aramaic was the administrative language himself with a Uzi machine gun, a handgun with of the empire and used in composing messages a silencer, three hand grenades, some homemade throughout it. For long distances, Aramaic instructions were made in ink on prepared animal skin, folded up and sealed. This was the first time that consistently formatted letters, folded and sealed, were used. Scholars have noted that after the fall of the Sassanian Empire in the 7th century CE, the Persian system of message delivery was practiced more or less both by invaders like the Arabs and Mongols, and the indigenous dynasties that followed like the Safavids, Joseph M Harris taken into custody 16 - Stamp News

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bombs and a Samurai sword. He went after Ms Ott at her suburban apartment at night and killed her and her boyfirend. Harris then went to the Ridgewood post office where he shot and killed two mail handlers. Harris then shot at a truck driver who had come to investigate his suspicious behaviour. The truck driver escaped unharmed, and alerted police. Police attended the scene quite quickly, but were forced to retreat when Harris threw a homemade bomb at them. However, after half an hour of negotiations, Harris gave himself up. Upon investigation, officers were able to pin him as the offender in a previous rape/murder case, where Harris sexually assaulted the wife and daughters of an investor who lost him money, before shooting the investor in his home. Harris’s murder spree is part of a slew of postal-related killings which have occurred throughout the United States since the 1970s, including the infamous Son of Sam shootings in New York City. Most recently, in April this year, a previous Fedex employee performed a mass shooting at the Fedex facility in Indianapolis, killing 9 and injuring 7. Popular culture has noticed the trend as well, with many references to the phrase “going postal” in television shows and movies.

of European Public Postal Operators. The design by Bozydar Grozdew represents the threat of the disappearance of this species. The stamp was issued April 21. In previous years, PostEurop held two Europa stamp competitions, one judged by a jury and the other a popularity contest open to the public through the PostEurop website. This year PostEurop combined the two contests and also counted the votes of the postal operators. A total of 53 postal administrations participated in the contest, each entering one stamp. Each year, member countries of PostEurop issue Europa stamps based on a central theme. The themes for the next three years will be stories and myths (2022), underwater fauna and flora (2023), and national archaeological discoveries (2024).

Tis the season for the traditional Xmas stamp controversy…. Reported at

The artist behind this year’s Royal Mail Christmas stamps is an 85-year-old Argentinian Mormon who previously sparked a religious controversy. Telling the Nativity story in a distinctive way,

Poland, the beautiful

Reported at https://www. Poland’s 2021 Europa stamp featuring the Eurasian lynx was voted as the most beautiful Europa stamp of 2021. The theme of the multination series was national endangered wildlife. A stamp from Poland was voted the most beautiful Europa stamp of 2021 in a competition organized by PostEurop, the Association Stamp News - 17

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the six designs are based on artwork by Cubist artist Jorge Cocco. Raised Catholic, he joined the Mormon Church with his wife Myriam Verbauwen in 1962 Last year, America’s Oregon Catholic Press magazine was forced to apologise after using one of Cocco’s images on its cover The image showed Mormon figure of Moroni, rather than a general image of an angel as publishers believed. Mormons consider themselves Christians but also believe that the United States is the promised land and that Adam and Eve lived in Missouri after being banished from the Garden of Eden. Not everyone is happy that Cocco was chosen for this 18 - Stamp News

year’s Christmas stamps designs. Tory MP Peter Bone said: ‘It does seem very strange that Royal Mail cannot find a British artist to do this. I just wonder how many Argentinian stamps are designed by British artists.’ Royal Mail executive David Gold said the stamps, which were designed by Bath-based studio Supple with input from Cambridge theology lecturer Andrew Davison Starbridge, were ‘beautiful illustrations of the Christmas story.’

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

This year’s annual Stampboards Xmas stamp competition features a selection of stamps from 40 postal services. Stampboards members are invited to vote for their top three designs with the results to be posted on Christmas Eve. Here are a small selection to bring Xmas cheer to everyone. Wishing all Stamp News Australasia readers best wishes for the festive season and better things for 2022!

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Postal Stationery Welcome to the first postal stationery column for 2022. This month’s column looks at the preparation of dies for the New Zealand 1935 Fantail and Kiwi postal stationery, new issues of postal stationery from Australia Post and planned postal stationery activities for 2022. Christmas 2021 Pre-Paid Postcards Six large format Christmas Pre-paid Postcards were issued on 1 November 2021 (Figure 1). The postal cards feature Santa, Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Christmas Gift, Merry Christmas (Figure 2) and Baubles (Figure 3) and four are inscribed ‘Merry Christmas’. As the postcards prepay postage internationally at a cost of $2.40, they represented an economical means of sending Christmas greetings around the world. A further five prepaid postcards were issued in the smaller format and sold as a set with no barcode printed on the front of the card. Two of the postcards depicted artworks made from terracotta clay and glazed in a technique first introduced in Renaissance Italy by the Florentine

Top to bottom : Figure 1 Christmas 2021 Prepaid Postcard Figure 2 ‘Merry Christmas’ Prepaid Postcard Figure 3 Christmas Baubles Prepaid Postcard Left : Figure 4 Madonna Terracotta Plaque Prepaid Postcard

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Ian McMahon della Robbia family of artists. One shows the Madonna tenderly cradling the infant Jesus in her arms, with the Latin posuerunt me custodem (‘they have appointed me as guardian’) inscribed below. This plaque was made in the Italian Umbrian town of Deruta in the 17th century. The round plaque or tondo represented on the other postal card was made in the late 19th century by Florence manufacturers Figli de Giuseppe Cantagalli. It shows a crowned Madonna as Queen of Heaven clasping the standing Christ Child with four cherubim in the background,

encircled by a festoon of decorative leaves, fruit, pinecones and flowers (Figure 4). The other three postcards depicted Gingerbreads in the shape of a tree, a star and a Christmas present (Figure 5). Elf on the Shelf Christmas Card Pre-Stamped Envelope Christmas 2021 marks the return to Australia Post selling packs of Christmas cards with pre-paid envelopes which was a common practice for Christmas during the period 2004-2011 (Figure 6). The 2021 pack includes five ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Christmas cards with five prepaid envelopes with an Elf on the Shelf design (Figure 7) for $7.95. Dreaming Down Under Pre-Stamped Envelopes Five Dreaming Down Under prestamped envelopes were issued on 1

Above : Figure 5 ‘Christmas Present’ Gingerbread Prepaid Postcard Left top to bottom : Figure 6 2009 Christmas Card Pack PSE Figure 7 ‘Elf on the Shelf’ PSE Figure 8 Tasmanian Devil Dreaming Down Under PSE

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Postal Stationery November 2021 featuring a Kangaroo, a Koala, a Dingo, a Tasmanian Devil (Figure 8) and a Wombat selling for $1.35. The indicium on the envelopes shows a floral arrangement of Australian flowers. The envelopes are similar in design to recently issued Dreaming Down Under philatelic numismatic covers (PNCs) which were not issued mint. An indigenous military service PNC was also issued on 11 November 2021 (Figure 9). First Regular Airmail Prepaid Postcard While French aviator Maurice Guillaux made the first airmail flight in Australia in 1914 carrying a range of souvenir postcards, official letters and parcels, the regular domestic airmail service in Australia began seven years later in 1921 following a call for tenders to operate a subsidised airmail service in the north-west of Western Australia. At the time, mail delivery in that part of the country was a monthly service that took around two weeks by steamship. The tender was won by businessman and aviator Norman Brearley who established Western Right : Figure 9 Indigenous Military Service PNC Below Left to right : Figure 10 First Regular Airmail Prepaid Postcard Figure 11 Buller’s Drawing of the Fantail

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Australian Airways, acquiring six WAA Bristol Tourers for the weekly service between Geraldton and Derby which took around three days with stops at Carnarvon, Onslow, Roebourne, Port Headland and Broome. Sadly, 130 kilometres out of Geraldton on the service’s inaugural flight on 5 December 1921, one of the Bristol Tourers crash-landed, killing the pilot and mechanic prompting the suspension of the service until work was carried out to improve the landing grounds. A minor air service to Port Hedland was established on 22 February 1922 and the full service to Derby restarted on 6 April. QANTAS won the second airmail contract a year later, in November 1922, which flew the inland Queensland route. A prepaid postcard was issued on 22 October 2021 to mark the inaugural flight with the picture side showing a photograph of the Tourer refuelling

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Above : Figure 12 Kiwi and Fantails Designs for Preparation of Postal Stationery Dies Top Right : Figure 13 ½d 1935 Fantail Postcard Right : Figure 14 1d 1935 Kiwi Lettercard

at Carnarvon in 1922 (Figure 10). The card was designed by Lynda Warner. Production of the Master Dies for Printing New Zealand Fantail and Kiwi Design Postal Stationery Many of the master dies for New Zealand postal stationery were prepared in the United Kingdom by one of the London-based security printers such as Perkins Bacon and De La Rue. In some cases, such as the stamp design for the first postcards, the master die was used to produce the working dies for both postal stationery and for the adhesive stamps. One issue where this was not the case was the

master dies for the Fantail and Kiwi designs used on postcards, lettercards and wrappers from 1935. This article looks at the process for ordering and producing these dies as documented in the records of De La Rue Company Ltd as filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project and available on the National Library of Australia website https://nla. The New Zealand Post Office tendered for the production of master surface dies for the manufacture of plates for printing postcards, lettercards and newspaper wrappers with the Fantail and Kiwi designs on 18 August 1932. The tender documents ask for tenders for the surface printing master die required for ½d and 1d denominations to be of Stamp News - 23

Postal Stationery hardened steel and to be so engraved as to be suitable for the manufacture of plates for printing Postcards, letter cards and newspaper wrappers. To be similar generally and in style of engraving to the specimen master die (½d denomination) and to be suitable for use with the pattern collar which was available along with relevant drawings for inspection at the High Commission. On 1 September 1932, De La Rue submitted its tender for producing the surface printing dies at a cost of £30 each. The tender from De La Rue to supply the surface printing master die and collar required for the ½d and 1d denominations for the manufacture of plates for printing postcards, lettercards and newspaper wrappers was accepted on 1 December 1932. The contract was managed by W M Cook of the Stamp Section, Post Office Stores Department at Somerset House in London. The High Commission provided De La Rue with a pattern die and collar, the original designs for the ½d and 1d stamps and two bromide reFigure 15 ½d Fantail Postcard for the Department of Education productions (Figure 11) to enable Figure 16 ½d Fantail STO envelope for Alliance Finance them to proceed with preparing the dies on 13 January 1933. These were to be returned by De la Rue. panels with the Māori carvings. The nom-de-plume The ½d design was based on the drawing of the pied fantail in Buller’s Birds of New ‘MYRON’ on the ½d was removed from the design. Zealand (Figure 11) with the background being De La Rue was advised on 22 March 1933 that New Zealand Clematis (Puawhananga). Three proofs of each of the dies were sent to the the proofs appeared to be satisfactory and had been sent by the High Commissioner to the Post and High Commission on 28 February 1933.with phoTelegraph Department in Wellington on 22 March tographs of the original dies. The Stores Department then asked on 7 March 1933 for two proofs of 1933. They were asked not to harden the dies until advice had been received from New Zealand that each die on samples of the postcard, lettercard and the proofs were satisfactory. It was not to be until wrapper paper to be used for the actually printing. August that a reply was obtained. On 23 August These were provided on the same day. As can be 1933 that the High Commission advised that the seen from Figure 12, the 1d design had narrow vertical uncoloured strips on the side of each of the ½d die had been approved and could be hardened. 24 - Stamp News

Ian McMahon De La Rue sent the hardened ½d die and collar as well as returning the pattern die and collar to the High Commission on 14 September 1933. For the 1d, however, the New Zealand Post Office asked for an amendment to the border and enclosed a drawing indicating the changes. The proposed changes were to widen the side panels, remove the white borders on the side panels, and redesign the Māori carving. On 29 August 1933, De La Rue advised that this would require the creation of a new die at the cost of £26 pounds and asked if they should proceed. On 6 October 1933 High Commission agreed to pay the £26 pounds for the new die with De La Rue advising that they had commenced work on the die on 9 October 1933. (De La Rue also produced the intaligo die for printing adhesive stamps and was able to start work on the modified design for that at the same time). Proofs of the revised 1d design were provided on 23 November 1933. A request on 27 November for one to two proofs from the 1d die on newspaper wrapper, post and letter card paper in carmine were supplied same day. The 1d hardened die was received by the High Commission on 7 February 1934. Postcards and wrappers using the ½d fantail die (Figure 13) were issued on 1 May 1935 along with lettercards and wrappers impressed with the 1d Kiwi design (Figure 14). The ½d fantail was

also used on Department of Education postcards with an official overprint (Figure 15) and on STO envelopes for Alliance Finance, Wellington (Figure 16). Volume 9 of the Postage Stamps of New Zealand by Robert Samuel and published by the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand (the major reference on the postal stationery of New Zealand) in 2006 reports that the following proofs have been recorded: • ½ d black before hardening (dated 28.2.33) • After hardening (dated 7.3.33) • 1d side panels narrow, vertical uncoloured strips of side of panels • 1d black before hardening (dated 28.2.33) • After hardening (dated 7.3.33) • 1d white borders removed, panels wide and Māori carving redesigned: (dated 23.11.33) black • 1d carmine PSSA On-Line Meetings The Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) is continuing with its program of on-line meetings. The November 2021 meeting was on Fiji Airletters and Postal Stationery by Paul Xavier (Figure 17). The videos of these presentations (and/or PowerPoint or pdf presentation), and most earlier presentations can be viewed by following the links on the PSSA website or the PSSA Facebook page. Canberra Stampshow 2022 and PSSA Meeting The next national postal stationery competition is planned to be held at Canberra Stampshow 2022 will be held at Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham, Canberra on 18-20 March 2022. The Postal Stationery Society of Australia (PSSA) will hold a meeting at the exhibition on Sunday 20 March. I look forward to seeing you there. Figure 17 Fiji 5c on 8c Aerogramme

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Cinderella Corner The World Of ‘Australian’ Delandre Part I: The Red Cross

Welcome to the January edition of Cinderella Corner. This piece explores some of the labels produced by well-known WWI-era Frenchman Gaston “Delandre” Aime Camille Fontanille (11 May 1883 - 1923), commonly known as Delandre, that were associated with Australia and the Red Cross. A second article will consider other ‘Australian’ non-Red Cross cinderellas produced by Delandre, including military, ANZAC, and other unissued ones. A series of seven texts released over a period of nearly 30 years comprehensively unpack and discuss Delandre’s thousands of poster stamps. These are: IMAGES of the GREAT WAR Volume I: A fully-illustrated Catalogue of Delandre’s French Military Vignettes 1914-1917 (1984) by Walter Schmidt. IMAGES of the GREAT WAR Volume II: An illustrated Catalogue of Delandre’s non-Frnech Military Vignettes 1914-1917 (1985) by Walter Schmidt. IMAGES of the GREAT WAR Volume III: An illustrated Catalogue of Delandre’s Red Cross

Vignettes 1914-1917 (1994) by Walter Schmidt and Charles Kiddle. IMAGES of the GREAT WAR Volume IV: An illustrated Catalogue of Delandre’s Vignettes other than Military and Red Cross 1914-1917 (1996) by Charles Kiddle and Walter Schmidt. IMAGES of the GREAT WAR Volume V: A Volume 1 update with discovered vignettes in colour and ALL new information since 1984; A complete rarity guide and prices; Comprehensive ‘Notes’; An illustrated comparison between the Italian Military poster stamps and the Delandre’s ‘reimpressions’ (1998) by Charles Kiddle. EDITIONS DELANDRE: (Hand Painted) Essays and Progressive Proofs of the French Armed Forces (2009) by Charles Kiddle. DELANDRE VOLUME VII: A Further Study of the (Hand-Painted) Essays, Progressive Proofs and Issued Vignettes of the French, British Empire and Serbian Armed Forces (2013) by Charles Kiddle. This article primarily draws upon information in Volumes III, with the permission and assistance of Charles Kiddle in the UK, and I thank him for his wealth of Delandre knowledge offered to me over the course of several years.

Delandre And The Red Cross

Figure 4

L-R Figures 1, 2 & 3 40 - Stamp News

Australia’s Red Cross was established in 1914 with the arrival of the First World War. Subsidiaries and branches then quickly spread countrywide and national and local labels were produced in the millions. While several hundred different Red Cross labels were produced by Delandre, as identified and meticulously catalogued in Volume III, three different designs exist for Australia: two for Melbourne and one for Sydney. These are now explored. Melbourne Type I Figure 1 illustrates the first of two Melbourne Red Cross labels. Perforated 11, measuring approximately 27mm x 37mm and multicoloured, it features the text: VENDU

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L-R Figures 5, 6 & 7 AU PROFIT DES BLESSES FRANÇAIS / MELBOURNE. The English translation reads: SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WOUNDED FRENCH. The 1916 label features a dominate central Red Cross draped with the French and Australian flags. The bottom left of the cinderella also features the initials of the label’s designer, G. Chanorier. In Volume III, the label is given the catalogue reference 30.1. Figure 2 illustrates the imperforate variety of the label. The Melbourne Type I is also known to exist in two black and white proof versions. One example, also drawn from Volume III, is illustrated in Figure 3 and measures 50mm x 70mm. It is reproduced with permission from Charles Kiddle.

several variants, forms a more intricate landscape than the Melbourne Type I, one. These are much more common that the labels illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. Figure 4 illustrates a strip of three of the Melbourne Type II labels. Each measures approximately 27mm x 39mm and is coloured black, red, white and flesh colour. Each 1916 label also has the text: MELBOURNE / VENDU AU PROFIT DES BLESSES FRANÇAIS. From left to right, they present three unique variants, as identified in Volume III. The far left, identified as 31.1.1, presents a white ‘oblong’ on the right frame next to AIS. The middle label, identified as 31.1.2, presents no white ‘oblong’ and no bottom line. The far-right label, identified as 31.1.3, presents a short black horizontal line between the soldier’s legs. The strip is perforated 11 on all Melbourne Type II sides, and the label is also available perforated 13 The Melbourne Type II Red Cross label, along with on all sides, with an example illustrated, as 31.1.2, in Figure 5. This cinderella also exists in a much rarer imperforate form, as illustrated in Figure 6. The Volume III catalogue also lists, as references 31.2.1, 31.2.2, and 31.2.3, examples of the label coloured black Figure 8 Figure 9 Stamp News - 41

Cinderella Corner with a pink cross. An example, identified as 31.2.3 (given the presence of the short black horizontal line between the soldier’s legs), is illustrated in Figure 7. Volume III furthermore lists an ‘intense black’ proof variety. An unlisted variety is illustrated in Figure 8. Perforated 11 on all four sides, it shows an intense shade of flesh colour throughout. Another interesting variant can be noticed in Figure 9. The middle label in this strip of three shows a ‘dripping Red Cross’ along with several red marks in the battlefield scene. Utilising the cataloguing system offered by Walter Schmidt and Charles Kiddle in Volume III, the following can be deduced for major types and variants identified in the Melbourne Type II Red Cross cinderella: Catalogue reference (actual and deduced) 31.1.1 31.1.2 31.1.3 31.1.1 31.1.2 31.1.3 31.1.1

Additional markers


Perforated 11 Perforated 11 Perforated 11 Perforated 13 Perforated 13 Perforated 13 Imperforate

Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross

Figure 10 42 - Stamp News

31.1.2 31.1.3 Unknown 31.2.1 31.2.2 31.2.3 31.2.1 31.2.2 31.2.3

Imperforate Imperforate Imperforate Perforated 11 Perforated 11 Perforated 11 Perforated 13 Perforated 13 Perforated 13

Black, flesh and Red Cross Black, flesh and Red Cross Artwork / Proof – intense black Black and pink Red Cross Black and pink Red Cross Black and pink Red Cross Black and pink Red Cross Black and pink Red Cross Black and pink Red Cross

The strip of three Melbourne Type II labels feature on a large sheet of 126 Delandre poster stamps (9 x 14) measuring approximately 561mm x 380mm. Most of the labels, both Red Cross and non-Red Cross, are repeated in duplicate with a total of more than 50 different labels represented. An illustration of the top left of this sheet is presented in Figure 10. Of note, the far-left label (i.e., 31.1.1 or 31.2.1) always bears a printer’s mark, as a cross, in the left wide margin. A clearer example of this feature is illustrated in Figure 11. Sydney The third and final Red Cross design type (and perhaps the most common of the three) is aligned to Sydney. Figure 12 illustrates this multicoloured cinderella, which was designed by B. Crété, a French artist active throughout Paris in the early 19th Century. Featuring the word SYDNEY and a small Red Cross, the 1916 label illustrates an Australian bush scene featuring three kangaroos and a large cockatoo perched in a tree. The label measures approximately 27mm x 40mm and is roughly rouletted 21; it also exists in a much rarer imperforate form (as illustrated in Figure 13). Both varieties are identified in Volume III as number 61.1. Varieties in the blue colour also exist (identified as number 61.2) and a larger 75mm x 105mm hand-paint-

Vito Milana Perforated versions of the two Melbourne labels are also illustrated in Mosbaugh’s catalogue.

Delandre Album

In addition to Delandre’s enormous landscape of poster stamps, he also produced an album to L-R Figures 11, 12, 13 & 14 house many of them. ed essay is also known, with a photocopy of this Titled Guerre de 1914 scarce item illustrated in Figure 14. ALBUM des Timbres del Guerre, the beautifully Of further note, all three Red Cross labels are crafted album offers space for two of the three Ausreferenced in Mosbaugh’s Red Cross Seals of the tralian Red Cross types, as illustrated in in Figure 15. World Catalogue under the section DELANDRE As noted, the Sydney cinderella is labelled number EDITIONS. In this important text on Red Cross cin333, and the Melbourne cinderella is labelled number derellas, the following information is offered: 334. The labels, affixed in their spaces alongside a Melbourne Type I – dated 1916 and allocated the few other Red Cross labels on the allocated page, is catalogue reference numbers 77.1 (perf.) and 77.2 illustrated in Figure 16. Given the elusiveness and (imperf.). far greater scarcity of the Melbourne Type I label, it Melbourne Type II – dated 1916 and allocated the is likely that the 334 space provided was for the Melcatalogue reference numbers 76.1 (perf. 11), 76.2 bourne Type II cinderella, as illustrated in Figure 16. (perf. 13½), and 76.3 (imperf.). Sydney – dated 1916 and allocated the catalogue Conclusion reference numbers 78.1 (roul. 21) and 78.2 (imperf.). The field of Delandre is diverse and complex. His labels number in the 1,000s, and many remain undiscovered. Delandre’s production of Red Cross labels is particularly fascinating: the French Red Cross commissioned him to produce labels to help raise funds yet, despite selling many cinderellas, Delandre failed to pay the Red Cross any proceeds. He was subsequently arrested in 1917 and died in jail, in 1923. A future issue of Cinderella Corner will continue the Delandre narrative by considering other examples of his ‘Australian’ labels. Feedback, as usual, is welcomed. L-R Figures 15 & 16 Stamp News - 43

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Last month we visited the Australian Philatelic Federations Mission Statement, outlining the objectives of the organisation and its reason for existing and we focused on a very interesting book on First Day Covers. This month the focus is on Exhibiting and Research. To that end reproduced here is information Brochures produced by the APF on using the internet for Research and Exhibiting. These can be accessed at the APF’s website Using The Internet To Widen Your Research Boundaries It does not seem that long ago that if you wanted to expand your collection you were limited to your local stamp dealer, or the auction house to which you subscribed. Nowadays, with the internet a collector has access to sales of material, and information regarding that material, from all around the world. eBay did much to bring the world to the collector’s door and it is now an everyday event to purchase material from countries previously not considered possible. The introduction of safe credit card handling facilities has made the use of such facilities commonplace. The purpose of this brochure is to raise the awareness of some of the websites that can assist the enjoyment of your stamp collecting. These sites mainly provide access to information: • The APF website • Wikipedia • Joseph Luft’s Philatelic Resources • Exponet • eBay. The APF website The APF website has two sets of links, both of which are useful for research. The Links page itself lists many connections to philatelic websites, and to make it easier to find the right one, the links are grouped under appropriate headings. These links are from all around the world. The address is www. For exhibitors there is access to information regarding the various exhibition classes, both FIP and APF – www. Clicking on any of the underlined class names will give you access to the rules governing the exhibiting of that class. These rules include much detail regarding the type and nature of the material that is appropriate to that class. The rules generally indicate what judges are looking for in exhibits, always useful to know in advance. 44 - Stamp News

For the FIP classes more information can be obtained by reference to the various class Commissions. Access to these websites is available further down the Exhibition Classes page by clicking on the class name required. If you require any further assistance with any of these exhibition classes, continue down the page for a listing of specific email contacts for each of the classes. Wikipedia The free virtual encyclopaedia Wikipedia has a very good section on Stamp Collecting, which section would be more useful for potential and beginner collectors. To access the relevant section of Wikipedia key in As well as illustrated descriptions, there are significant listings of See Also, References and Sources, Further Reading and External Links, and these sections are well worthwhile exploring. The website has many levels, and hours can be happily spent exploring all of the information which it contains. At the foot of this page there is a boxed section called “Categories”, one of which is Philatelic terminology, where many of our stamp collecting words are explained. The more experienced collector should visit, the section on Philately. This section looks in more detail at various methods of collecting, and has a boxed section with many descriptions of the Postal System. Time spent browsing all the levels of this website can be very rewarding. There is even access to a third party website which lists philatelic terms in English (American), German and French. Wikipedia contains significantly more material than would generally be expected in an encyclopaedia such as this. When you get to know and use this site, it can be very helpful. Joseph Luft’s Philatelic Resources Joseph Luft’s Philatelic Resources on the Web is a compilation of thousands of links to philatelically related websites, at the time of writing there were 4,214 links included. Access the website at and select the Philatelic Resources option. The links are listed in the following sections • New Additions • Auctions • Collectors’ Pages • Commercial Offerings • Country Specific

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF Downloadable Images General Resources Postal Authorities Shows and Societies Software. This site should provide even the most fastidious collector something to look at. However, as is the case with such extensive lists, the ever-changing nature of websites may render some of the links to be no longer operative. • • • • •

Exponet Exponet is a virtual international philatelic exhibition containing hundreds of collections and exhibits from many countries. With so many contributors, there is every chance that a visitor will find something of interest, and the site can be accessed at Exponet can be very useful in deciding what to collect; what material can I include in my collection; how can that material be laid out on the page: what should I include in my write-up; what different types of material are available for me to include. Exponet is very well indexed which makes finding areas of interest quite easy. It also has collections or exhibits which are for sale. eBay eBay is generally known as a source for the acquisition of material, and there would be very few collectors who have not visited eBay at some time. However, eBay can also be used for research, especially in areas where there are still gaps in the recorded knowledge. This would mainly apply to classes such as Postal History and its derivatives. When looking at eBay you see a wide range of material, and when viewed with a historian’s eye, many variations from the known can be found. Even though you do not wish to acquire these items, the recording of them will add to the general knowledge when next the catalogue is updated. It is also surprising how many non-catalogue items appear on eBay. To take full advantage of eBay you need to have sufficient knowledge to be able to see past the many incorrect descriptions. General This brochure possibly duplicates a number of the links shown in the APF website, but hopefully, the added infor-

mation will make the sites more appealing – as quite often the domain name by itself is not very informative. The amount and variety of information on the internet is extremely wide, so don’t be afraid to do some exploring to find the sites that best suit. If you visit a site that does not appear very attractive, be sure to study the contents before rejecting it – you may be surprised at what you find. The danger with website information is that it is constantly changing – new websites come on line, existing ones are enhanced or significantly altered, become outdated, or even worse, cease to exist. Therefore, exploration will become a way of life as the more you find out, the more further questions seem to arise that also need resolution. Other Web Resources In addition to the information in this article we are also providing some additional sources of research. Some are specific organisations such as the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria whist others list upcoming auctions.. We include these auction houses as their auction catalogues contain a wealth of information that can assist greatly in your research. Australia Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria USA American Philatelic Society Stamp Auction Network UK Royal Philatelic Society London Europe Philasearch An Introduction to Exhibiting (Part 1) Making the Initial Decision There are many people who collect by themselves without knowing other collectors, or without being members of clubs. In general, they tend to just try to collect all stamps according to some list usually from a catalogue. By being a regular member of a club you have probably already advanced past this stage. You see what other people collect, and you are able to get feedback about what are more desirable items to add to your collection. This is important. As we all have limited amounts of money to spend in expanding our collection, it is essential we direct that money to providing the greatest pleasure Stamp News - 45

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation from our pastime. When you first started collecting there were no restrictions upon what or how you collected, nor were there any restrictions on the way that you stored your material. Whether you wrote up your collection or simply left it without comment, was again your decision. If you were invited to give a display of your material at the club, again there were no restrictions on how you presented the material. Generally, you were thanked for this display and the members showed their appreciation by acclamation. In other words, up to this stage, there are no rules governing what you have done, nor is anyone looking over your shoulder. Many collectors are happy with this scenario and have no desire to go any further with their enjoyment. Exhibiting is regarded as the ultimate in philately as you are embarking on a whole new experience, in that you are having your work and material assessed by an independent source. Exhibiting introduces rules that govern and guide what you display and how it should be done. These rules are necessary to ensure that all exhibitors are on the same playing field, and to guide the judges so that all similar exhibits are judged equally. These rules govern the types of material which may be included, how it is to be presented, how it is to be judged, and the conduct of the judges in the judging process. Exhibiting is competitive, but it is not a case of selecting first, second and third. Each exhibit is judged on its own merits and the person you are competing against is yourself. There are additional benefits arising from exhibiting • It is always pleasing to receive compliments and constructive criticism about your exhibit from other knowledgeable collectors. • You can meet other exhibitors with similar collecting interests to yourself and exchange ideas. • Your material is now known by a much wider group, any one of whom may advise the location of • an item to enhance your collection. • You may have already done some writing up for your own album pages, or for club displays, thus requiring you to do some research. From this research many people have discovered that some of their own items are better than they originally thought. • Thus the appreciation and knowledge of your own material increases, and thereby you derive more en46 - Stamp News

joyment not only from the exhibit, but your overall collection • This research also assists in identifying weaknesses in the exhibit where additional or replacement material is needed. • Assistance with research is available from the Australian Philatelic Federation (website www.apf. ) or the various State Councils listed at the end of this section. As a precursor to exhibiting it is beneficial to have studied existing exhibits, specifically the layout or presentation of the material and the Title Page, the first page of each exhibit. The presentation shows how the available space can be best utilized as well as illustrating the types of material available. The Title Page will be addressed in more detail in Part 2. This study is not always easy to do as major exhibitions only occur every two to four years in each state. However, many Clubs have regular displays from established exhibitors. Take the opportunity to visit other Clubs and examine these displays from a wider point of view, rather than just admiring the material. Details of Club programs are available for some states through the APF website. At the time of publication, full details are available for New South Wales and Western Australia, and some clubs programs are included for South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Keep monitoring the APF website for expansion of the included information. To further assist in studying existing exhibits, there is a Virtual International Philatelic Exhibition on the web always worth looking at. The website is called Exponet, whose address is This site has in excess of 770 exhibits from 50 countries. About Exhibiting Once you become committed to exhibiting you must be prepared to continually improve your exhibit, as an exhibit will change many times before it nears the ultimate peak of perfection. These changes will generally occur over a period of quite a few years. You must also be prepared to be disappointed and criticized. When you prepare an exhibit your expectations are generally high. You sincerely believe that you have magnificent material and it is superbly presented. It is somewhat deflating when a judge identifies weaknesses in your exhibit, and then proceeds to point out many ways in which it can be improved. To be successful these circumstances must be accepted and used as stepping stones in the development of your exhibit.

Russell Boylan

Philatelic Development Officer, APF The Exhibition Classes In exhibiting there are a number of exhibition classes. A class is a description of the type of material or the method of presentation of that material. Some of these classes are very specific, such as Traditional Philately which relates purely to stamps, or restrictive such as Aerophilately which limits the type of material which may be included. There are also classes which allow for a wide range of material such as Thematics, as well as classes which permit the inclusion of non-philatelic material, such as the Open and Polar classes. Most of the classes are recognised on a world-wide basis, but there are some classes which have been developed specifically for Australian collectors to widen the scope of exhibiting, and thus allow more collectors to enjoy the associated experience. These latter classes have also been picked up by New Zealand. The classes currently used within Australia are: World-wide Classes • Traditional Philately • Postal History has three sub-classes » Postal History » Marcophily » Historical, Social & Special Studies • Postal Stationery • Thematic Philately • Aerophilately • Astrophilately • Youth Philately • Revenues • Open Philately • Maximaphily • Literature Australian Classes • Cinderellas • Polar Philately • First Day Covers » First Day Covers » Souvenir Covers & Postmarks » Thematic or Topical Exhibit • Picture Postcards • Frugal Philately. There are specific rules associated with each of these classes. Descriptions of the above classes and their respective rules can be viewed on the APF website www. These classes cover a broad range of material, including, in some cases, non-philatelic material which can be included to supports your story. The Rules and Guidelines for Judging for all of the

above classes are available through the APF website, as are contacts ready to provide more information about these classes. To access the Rules click on the Exhibition Class in which you are interested. For more details on any of these classes, continue scrolling down the page to the Additional Assistance section. Clicking on the name will produce an email. Also shown on this webpage are the Commissions for the world-wide classes, More information re these classes is available by clicking on the class name. Next month we will show Part 2 of this brochure which includes more detailed information regarding Multi and One Frame exhibits, and Youth Exhibits, as well as the Title Page plus the benefits of using a mentor. For Further Information on these articles go to: or Contact your State Council • ACT: ACT Philatelic Council, GPO Box 980 CANBERRA ACT 2601 • NSW: Philatelic Development Council - NSW PO Box 220 Darlinghurst NSW 1300 • QLD: Queensland Philatelic Council, PO Box 941 Wynnum Plaza PO WYNNUM WEST QLD 4178 • SA/NT: South Australian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800 ADELAIDE SA 5001 • TAS: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800 HOBART TAS 7001 • VIC: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 • WA: Western Australian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800 PERTH WA 6001 WPS100 2022 Further to our story on the upcoming Wellington/Australian Challenge Exhibition we are able to include further information on the host for the exhibition, the Wellington Philatelic Society. Wellington Philatelic Society Incorporated The society can trace its roots back to the formation of the Donbank Philatelic Society in 1922 by a group of enthusiastic teenage stamp collectors. The founders resided at the Donbank YMCA Hostel (Fig. 1) that provided accommodation for youths and young men who worked in the city or were students at the university. In 1940 the Donbank Philatelic Society formally changed its name to the Wellington Philatelic Society. The society is currently preparing a book to record and Stamp News - 47

Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation

Fig 1 Postcard, real photograph, undivided back, not mailed, publisher Joseph Zachariah dated 1907-1915 [WPS archives] celebrate its one hundred years. They will have this available for purchase at WPS100. Greater Wellington and Porirua (Fig 2) Wellington City is more densely populated than most other cities in New Zealand. It has very few open areas in which to expand, and this brought about the development of “suburban” cities. The Greater Wellington area stretches across areas administered by the city councils of Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua. One of the consequences is the Greater Wellington area has the most extensive public transport system in New Zealand. Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, collectively referred to as the Hutt Valley, are areas to the northeast of Wellington City. Our colleagues the Hutt Valley Philatelic Society and Upper Hutt Stamp Club provide philatelic clubs for 48 - Stamp News

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Philatelic Development Officer, APF

Fig 3 Approaching the entrance to Te Rauparaha Arena passing wooden Māori sculptures. those residing in this area. Porirua City lies to the north. The Wellington Philatelic Society has traditionally served this area. Since 2013 our society has operated an outreach programme to Porirua with the formation of the Porirua Stamp Group. Therefore, it seems appropriate our celebratory exhibition should be held in Porirua. The venue (Fig 3) Te Rauparaha Arena is a multi-purpose indoor sports and entertainment centre officially opened on 21 November 2008. The venue was named by the Ngāti Toa iwi after one of their most famous leaders, Te Rauparaha best known perhaps, but certainly not his most important legacy, for the haka Ka Mate used by the All Blacks before each of their games. The arena includes a three-court main hall, a single-court warm-up hall, gymnasium, lecture theatre, cafe and administration offices adjacent to an aquatic centre. WPS100 plans to take full advantage of the facilities and you can look forward to more information between now and the exhibition.

Exhibition Calendar January to September 2022

19-23 January 2022 19-26 February 2022 18-20 March 2022 31 March --3 April 2022 6-10 May 2022 18-22 May 2022 9-12 June2022


HUNFILEX/BUDAPEST TAIPEI/TAIWAN HELVETIA/LUGANO CAPEX/TORONTO WPS2022, WELLING15-17 July 2022 TON 4-9 August 2022 INDONESIA 20-21 August 2022 ADELAIDE STAMPEX Antarctic Exhibition, 24-28 August 2022 Hobart 8-11 September2022 MELBOURNE 2022


CINDERELLAS IN FACIT NORDEN 2022 William “Bill” Hornadge (1918-2013) was undoubtedly one of Australia’s most prominent philatelic journalists ever. He launched the magazine you are now reading in 1954 while at the same time running Seven Seas Stamps, a large mail order stamp company. Bill had a strong interest in Cinderellas, not only writing about them but in later years he dealt in worldwide Cinderella stamps promoting his wares in frequent informative pricelists. I had the pleasure of welcoming Bill to my home in Sweden many years ago. After discussing our favourite kinds of stamps over lunch we sat down to do some business. He was only looking for Cinderellas to be offered for sale in his lists. Stamp News has a very long history of bringing articles about Cinderellas in each and every issue of the magazine usually concentrating on poster stamps and stressing Australia. Now what are Cinderellas exactly? Perhaps the best explanation can be found in old issues of The Cinderella Philatelist, the quarterly journal of the

UK-based Cinderella Stamp Club: “Local stamps, telegraph stamps, fiscals, bogus and phantom issues, Christmas seals, registration labels, advertisement and exhibition labels – the so-called Cinderellas of Philately.” Today of course many of the above-mentioned categories are collected by mainstream collectors and collections of locals or revenue stamps are frequently shown at exhibitions. In the past, many “serious” philatelists looked down on Cinderella stamps urging neophyte collectors to concentrate on “real” stamps. The publishers of stamp catalogues have noticed this trend and they frequently add different categories of Cinderella stamps whenever there is a new edition. In November 2021, the new edition of the FACIT Norden 2022 went on sale. This catalogue lists the stamps of the Nordic area (Aland, Denmark, Faroes, Finland, Greenland, Norway and Sweden). In fact, the volume is two catalogues in one: first a simplified listing of all stamps from the beginning until 1950 and then a very specialised catalogue from 1951

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Christer Brunström until today. It is edited by Mr. Gunnar Lithén who is ably assisted by some of the most well-known philatelists in the Nordic countries. It’s a hardbound volume comprising more than 1000 pages in colour. STAMPS NEWS readers will find it easy to use as it is completely bilingual (Swedish/English). In this review I plan to concentrate on the listings of stamps likely to be of particular interest to Cinderella buffs. As far as Sweden is concerned it all started with the semi-official airmail stamp (Fig. 1) issued in 1912. This certainly is no newcomer to the catalogue but it is unlisted in most other catalogues. Also included are listings of Tourist Postage Stamps, a test stamp and two pictorial Postage Paid stamps. The Tourist postage stamps were actually not used in Sweden but mostly in countries like Spain where postcards could be posted in special mailboxes. They were then air-lifted to Sweden where they entered the regular mailstream thus speeding up delivery a lot. Another important section compiled by Gunnar

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Dahlstrand deals with the modern forgeries of postage stamps to defraud the Swedish postal service. They were marketed in newspaper and tobacco shops by the less honest members of Swedish society. Several Swedish stamp issues from 2004 until 2015 were forged in either Eastern Europe and/or the Far East. This section clearly shows what is genuine and what is not. As far as Norway is concerned, the big novelty in the 2022 edition of the catalogue is a listing of the coil stamps prepared to be used in the mechanised production of first day covers by the Norwegian Philatelic Service starting in 2007. The remainders were sold to the Norwegian Philatelic Federation and then resold in strips and other formats. These “Self-affixing coil stamps” were never available at post office counters and only used to produce first day covers. They are of course identical to the issued stamps. In the Norway section we also find the stamps issued by Norwegian missionaries in Madagascar (Fig. 2) and the stamps overprinted to be used by the

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CINDERELLAS IN FACIT NORDEN 2022 members of an expedition to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic many years ago. The Danish ferry parcel stamps (Fig. 3) are listed. They were issued and used by the Danish Post Office on one of its ferry lines. They are usually collected in addition to the many privately issued parcel stamps used by railways and ferry services. The Greenlandic parcel stamps (Pakke-Porto) are of course listed as are the stamps used by the many steamship services operating from the Danish West Indies. Perhaps the main improvement of the new catalogue is the extensive listing of Icelandic revenue stamps (Fig. 4). They were first introduced in 1918 and over the years there have been five different sets. They are pretty elusive stamps but thanks to the new catalogue we now have an excellent listing of them. They are priced mint, used and used on document. Also listed are the tax stamps which were obligatory on most money orders, invoices and receipts from 1935 until 1941. At first ordinary postage stamps were overprinted to serve as revenue stamps but in 1935 a pictorial stamp was printed (Fig. 5).

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“Orlof” is holiday in Icelandic and starting in the 1940s workers were provided with Orlof-stamps by their employers on a regular basis. The stamps had to be affixed to the pages of a Vacation Book and when it was time for a holiday the book could be redeemed for cash at the nearest post office. Rather surprisingly a few complete “Orlofs” still exist and they are valued at more than $1,500. Iceland has also used savings stamps (Sparimerki in Icelandic). They were first introduced in 1957 and most probably used by the Postbank. Most of them depict a building (Fig. 6). These are some of the many Cinderella stamps now fully catalogued in the new FACIT Norden 2022 stamp catalogue. I suppose many collectors take a strong interest in the value of their stamps. It should be noted that the pricing is based on stamps of very fine quality. For more information on the FACIT catalogues readers should log on to www. I am pretty sure that Bill Hornadge would have enjoyed studying the catalogue with its many Cinderella-related features.

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Information about clubs in SA can be obtained from the SA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Adelaide, SA 5001. Daytime Ph: 08 8212 3557 or 8223 4435

Australian Airmail Society: 1st Wed. 7.45pm 22 Gray Court, Adelaide. PO Box 395, Edwardstown 5039. Ph: 08 8276 3969 Barossa SC: Mtg 1st Tue 7.30 Greenock Luth Church Hall, Bevan St, Greenock; 19 Evans Street Ancaston 5353; email:; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg: 3rd Thurs. Bordertown PS Contact: K. Grey Tel: 08 8752 0446 or email Community PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg alternate thurs,-- Community Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford, Contact 08 85566371 or PO Box 272, Port Noarlunga 5167 Eastern Districts PS: 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan), 7.30pm Senior citizens Hall, 47 Reid Ave. Hectorville; PO Box 240, Magill, 5072; Ph: 0400 156 796 Elizabeth PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm, RSL Hall, Cnr of Halseys/Midway Rds;PO Box 701, Elizabeth 5112; Ph: 08 8255 0608 Encounter Bay SC: Mtg 1st Wed, 7.30pm; School Hall, Woolworths Centre, Victor Harbour; PO Box 317, Goolwa 5214;; Ph: 08 8555 3311 SA Power Networks Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Mon (ex. Jan); Canteen, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick; PO Box 2079, Magill North, 5072; Ph: 08 8278 7163 Frama Club: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, members homes; For collectors of CPS, Framas. Newsletter and Auctions. PO Box 62 Campbelltown 5074. Gawler SC: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Evanston Primary School, Para Rd, Evanston. PO Box 2, Willaston 5118; Ph: 08 8522 2335 Email: German Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd & 4th Mon 8pm; German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide 5000; Ph: 08 8260 2251 Glenside PS: 1st & 3rd Sat 1.30pm; Uniting Church Hall, Carlton St. Highgate. c/- 9 Moore St., Tranmere, SA 5073 08 8398 2475 Lower Murray PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs,7.30pm, 2nd Sat, 10am; The Lions Den, Murray Bridge. PO Box 810, Murray Bridge; Ph: 08 85704074 Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan)

victoria Australian PS: Bi-monthly meetings on 3rd Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December at RSL Homes, 152 Canterbury Road [cnr Keats Street] Canterbury. Secretary, PO Box 156 Balwyn Vic. 3103 Bairnsdale SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Ballarat PS:Mtg 3rd & 5th Mon Balwyn PS: Mtg 3rd Friday; Daytime 1st Friday Bendigo PS: Mtg 1st Tues Berwick SC:Mtg 2nd Sun (ex Jan); Ph: 03 5942 7626 Blackburn Baptist SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Brighton PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Tues; Daytime 3rd Tues Bulleen PS Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan) 7.30 pm Veneto Club Upstairs 191 Bulleen Rd Bulleen (PO Box 166, Niddrie VIC 3042)Contact Secretary: Frank 0438830645 Treasurer: Joe 0408560601 Camperdown SC: Mtg 1st Tues Castlemaine SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec) Colac PC: Mtg 4th Mon (ex. Dec), Colac Community College, Bromfield St, Colac. Ph:52314746 Corner Inlet SC: Mtg 4th Thurs, Foster, Ph: 03 56881100 Dandenong PS: 4th Thurs. ex Dec. 7.30pm, Meeting Room, Church of Christ, David St., Dandenong 03 5996 9501 Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Maribyrnong Comm. Centre, 54 Raleigh Rd, Maribyrnong. c/24 Carrington Street Sydenham 3037. PH. 0438 901 144. email: footscraystamps@gmail Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st Sat 7.00pm, 3rd Mon 1pm (ex Jan) Sat - Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Mon - Belmont Library, High St, Belmont Ph: 0438578591 (Sec); PO Box 342, Belmont 3216

tasmania Derwent Valley PS: Mtg 4th Mon Devonport Junior SC: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon Devonport SC: 4th Fri, except Dec. 3rd Fri. 7.30pm, Oldaker Christian Centre, Oldaker St, Devonport, 03 6424 3449 Devonport Stamp Group: Mtg 4th Fri, Public Library Mtg Rms, 7.30pm Ph. 03 6424 3449 Glenorchy SC: Mtg 1st Tues

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1.30pm - 4pm. PO Box 2261,Mt Gambier.Ph: 08 8724 9474 Para Hills PS: Mtg 1st Sun; Community Hall Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills. PO Box 64, Para Hills; Ph: 08 8522 4345 Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crozier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 9800, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email:; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 3rd Fri, 10am ;Whitmore Hall, Barmera Village; Ph: 08 8595 3023 SA Junior Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Sun 1pm - 3pm;Anyone over 5years, parents welcome. 22 Grey St, Adelaide. 08 8250 0484 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon; The Dutch Club, 21 Greenfields Dr.,Greenfields 5107, PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, 8pm; Rosa Hoare Room, Lutheran Church Complex Corner, Commercial Rd/North Pde; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 0429 693 747 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday 7.30 pm ex. Jan. Guide Hall, Foster St. 0407 659664 Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell; Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Oakleigh PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan) Oakleigh Public Library, Drummond St, Oakleigh Ocean Grove SC: Mtg 4th Wed. 10am. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Clubrooms Melways: 234 A. Ph. 03 5255 1372 Peninsula SC: Mtg 3rd Wed, 7.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud. Ph: 03 5975 0574 Polish PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Prahran PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) Ringwood PS: Gen Mtg 1st Thurs; Daytime 3rd Mon Ph: 03 9725 0514 email Royal PS of Victoria:Mtg 3rd & 5th Thurs; Daytime 1st Tues Sale SC: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan) Shepparton PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Ph. 0417 955 546 Sherbrooke PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs ex Jan Upwey Fire Brigade Hall, 8pm; Bob Cook Ph: 03 9758 3465 Upper Yarra SC: Mtg 3rd Tues St Arnaud SC: Mtg 3rd Mon (excl. Jan & Dec) 03 54951371 Warragul PS: Mtg 2nd Fri Warrnambool PS: Mtg 3rd Wed 7.45pm St Joseph’s Primary School, Botanic Road;Ph: 03 5561 1470 Waverley PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs 7.30pm, Mt Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; Daytime mtg the following Friday, 9.30am, Uniting Church Hall, 482 High St, Mt Waverley. Ph. 03 9898 4102 Obtain Tasmanian clubs information from: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800, Hobart, TAS, 7001. Ph: 03 6278 7084 Hobart Junior Group: Mtg 1st Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: 1st Thurs. & 3rd Sat. ex. Jan. 6.30 pm, Max Fry Hall,TrevallynLauncestonTel: 03 6331 2580 (A/H) Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg Last Monday (ex. Dec);, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart

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

Jan 2 - (1st Sun) Western Suburbs Stamp, Coin & Banknote Fair, Strathmore Bowling Club, 40 Loeman St, Strathmore. Enq: 0408 148 710.

Jan 1 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW. Jan 1 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417 802 754 Jan 1 - (1st Sat) Sutherland Shire Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, Gymea Anglican Church Hall, 131 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea. Jan 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. Ph : 4971 3483 Jan 23 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell.

Jan 16 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Dealers. Ph: 0408 148 710. Jan 30 - (last Sun ex Dec) Ringwood East Stamp Fair Senior Citizens Hall, 2-8 Laurence Grove, (behind the shops, off Railway Ave.) Ringwood East. 9am-1pm. Ph. 0408 148 710

queensland Jan 10 - (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm Brisbane Table Tennis Assoc Centre

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Always buying/selling collections, accumulations, mixed lots. We are a general dealership stocking a wide range of worldwide items plus albums, accessories, etc. Credit Cards accepted. Discounts for Seniors Card holders and Philatelic Club members on production of membership ID.

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Viewing on preceding Saturday, Thursday and Friday illustrated catalogues posted free within Australia ($15 per annum posted overseas) Lots for sale welcome PO box 220 Darlinghurst NSW 1300 For over 40 years Shields Stamps & Coins have been buying and selling Stamps, Coins, Banknotes, AFL Memorabilia, Militaria, Postcards and much more. Long-established mail order dealer comprehensively covering British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia, North America, Australasia and Japan. Prompt courteous service and an extensive user-friendly website. Professional dealer in fine Stamps, Coins and other Collectables since 1963, based in Melbourne, Australia. The Southern Hemisphere’s only monthly philatelic magazine

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OUR RETAIL AND TRADE COUNTER IS NOW OPEN! Come and browse in a COVID safe environment. Visit us at our premises: Suite 1, 1174 Burwood Highway, Opposite Upper Ferntree Gully Station. (ENTRY VIA SERVICE ROAD) 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday, (Weekends by appointment) GROUND FLOOR, AND EASY PARKING RIGHT OUTSIDE, PLUS RAMP FOR DISABLED ACCESS. 100s of Collections, Australia & Worldwide. Come in and browse, 30% discount to personal shoppers (COVID restrictions allowing) Lots from $50 to $5000 and more. WE CARRY GOOD STOCKS OF AUSTRALIA, GREAT BRITAIN, BRITISH COMMONWEALTH, MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES plus JAPAN to 1960. Also Worldwide postal history, Worldwide Cinderellas, Forgeries and Philatelic Exhibition items, as well as Albums, Catalogues & Accessories. Coins include Australia Pre-Decimals, RAM and Perth Mint Product and Loose World and Australia coins by weight. We also buy collections and accumulations of stamps & coins plus postage lots. Visa/ Mastercard/Amex welcome. Tel: 0425 795 693 Email: Stamp News - 59

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