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Contents Articles Commercial Philately in Australia : Rod Perry ..........................6 The most important flight cover : Ronald M Lee.................. 10 Stamps in the News : Margo Campbell ................................... 12 Postal Stationery : Ian McMahon ............................................... 20 Cinderella Corner : Vito Milana ................................................... 40 Beginners, please! : Michael Dodd................................................ 48 Ukraine’s Philatelic History : Christer Brunström .................... 50

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Cover Hellenic Post proudly features selected parts of the dismembered sculptures of the Parthenon on stamps and philatelic products, side by side with the clear expression of the demand for their reunion.

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

viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State The Victoria Stamp Market

Fritz Pleuss was proprietor of The Victoria Stamp Market, perhaps best known for its early 1900s colourful “VSM” series of postcards. By 1903 Pleuss was operating from 325 Collins St, Melbourne. The distinctive Allegorical logo shown in following items became a registered Trade Mark.

Dec 1903 “List of CASH PRICES PAID for AUSTRALASIAN STAMPS”

“200 DIFFERENT FOREIGN STAMPS 2/6” packet

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viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State The Victoria Stamp Market

Apr 5 1905 printed logo registered cover to Germany

Aug 1914 cover to Mar 2426 1896 uprated useGermany, Victoria which time ldby Letter Card to Pleuss Austriahad relocated toshown 226-2880%) Flinders Lane, {Interior Melbourne The article was undeliverable owing to outbreak of WWI, and was returned to Dead Letter Office, Melbourne

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COMMERCIAL PHILATELY IN AUS viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Victoria Wallace Brothers

Wallace Bros. of London sent John Wallace to Melbourne in 1890, creating the first dedicated Stamp Shop in the City. The initial place of business was 562 Collins St, but a move to Mason’s Buildings, Sugden Place (off Little Collins St, between Swanston and Russell Sts.). Two years after arriving, Wallace sold the business to newly arrived fellow Englishman, William Ackland.

John Wallace at entrance of first Stamp Shop. Note Cape of Good Hope triangular on sheet in window. (From Wallace Bros. publication). Above right: Perforation gauge from Sudgen Place.

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AUSTRALIA : 1860s TO WWI Part 17 viii. Other Philatelic Traders by State Albert T. Wilson Albert Wilson was a Philatelic Trader as early as 1890, located at 365 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Although at the address for at least four years, curiously he does not appear in contemporary directories

Nov 23 1892 use Qµeensland ld Postal card to Wilson from J.E. Newell Bull

Oct 211890 use Victoria 3d Postal card to Philatelic Wholesaler, H.S. Staniforth, London, showing Wilson’s circular handstamp

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The Most Important Flight Cover In An Australian Collection In December 1934, in preparation for the first scheduled air service between Australia and England, the Australian Post Office issued a new 1/6d stamp to pay the basic letter rate by air to England. Shortly after on 8 December 1934 the first scheduled air service left Australia. Why are First Flight Covers on this flight so important in Australian airmail history? It all started with the first settlers who arrived in Australia in 1788. They were so remote from relatives and friends in England and completely isolated. The sea journey to England, through some of the roughest seas in the world, took at least eight months. Few ships called at the Colony. Those that did had to sail to China or India for cargo before sailing to England. So dangerous was the journey to England that at least two copies

of any letter was sent on other ships as there was a real possibility that a ship may not reach its destination. Gradually sail gave way to steam and the journey back to England by sea was reduced to about six weeks. The shipping service, however, could not be relied on for in every war, and there were several in the early days. The ships were taken off the run to Australia to carry troops. Getting mail to and from England was of the utmost importance to the Australian people. The Ross and Keith Smith flight from England to Australia was so important because it provided the hope that aircraft might eventually solve the mail problem with England. It is interesting to note that the Smith flight arrived shortly after the first mail ship from England following the

FIGURE 1 : A first day cover of the 1/6d stamp flown to England on the first flight to England by QEA and IAL on 8 December 1934. 10 - Stamp News


Ronald M. Lee withdrawal of the regular shipping services during WWI. In the 1920s Imperial Airways began flying toward India reaching Karachi and later extending to Delhi. The aircraft being flown were outdated in design and unprofitable. Australians could then send mail by sea to Colombo, by train to Karachi and then mostly by air to England. This service did not always significantly shorten the travel time and although it continued for many years was eventually not advertised by the Post Office. Imperial Airways, under pressure from Commercial organisations to provide an airmail service to Australia, flew to Singapore and Qantas Empire Airways flew from Singapore to Brisbane. This was the break through. At last there was a scheduled air service every couple of weeks taking Petersham_July_2022 1/06/2022 5:36 pm Page 1 about 14 days to fly the mail to England. The Australian people were so excited yet surprisingly it appears there has been little philatelic

celebration of this extremely important event. Illustrated is a First Day Cover, (Figure 1), of the 1/6d stamp sent on the first scheduled flight to England. I would be interested to hear from collectors who have similar items. One would have expected a special cover to be designated for such an important flight. There is, of course, much more to this story than I can tell in this short article. In this issue of Stamp News is an advertisement for a prepublication offer for Book 2 of my series, entitled, ‘The Rapid Advances between 1934-1939 of the England - Australia Airmail’. This book, as per the title, covers the period from 1934-1939 when WWII began and details not only Imperial Airways struggle to maintain the England Australia service but its triumph on introducing the ‘C’ Class Empire flying boats and the ‘All UP’ scheme for cheaper airmail. I can be contacted via email at ron@airmailaustralia.com.

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Stamps in the News - Globally! Platinum highlights in the UK

Reported at https://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/en/ blogs Postmasters and Postmistresses all over the UK are gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – from bunting and decorations to hosting tea parties. UK’s oldest Postmistress, Olive Norris, aged 92, is still serving Post Office customers in the Norfolk village of Thompson. She has put up bunting and flags at the Post Office and gifting a special Platinum Jubilee 50p coin to every village child to help them remember this occasion, to be presented at the Platinum Jubilee party being held in the village. Olive, who has been a Postmistress for 31 years, said: “We always have parties in Thompson to mark special Royal occasions. I think the Queen is amazing. She is a great role model. We are nearly the same age and we are both still working.” Postmistress for Pontrilas, Sonya Cary, organising three days of events to mark Jubilee for her Herefordshire community. The fun begins on June 3 with a Jubilee high tea and a Royal fancy dress competition. Initially Sonya set up a Community Interest Com-

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pany to operate the Post Office and shop to ensure these vital services would remain for the community. Profits from that were then invested into a community café, lunch club and bingo to help combat loneliness and malnutrition in the elderly in this farming community. Valerie Johnson, Postmistress for Baltasound, the UK’s most northern Post Office is getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. She is pulling out the stops to decorate her branch with lots of bunting and flags to mark the historic milestone. Valerie whose family also keep sheep and Shetland ponies on the remote Shetland Island, are currently busy with the lambing and foaling season but wanted to make sure that the branch was decorated for the Jubilee. Valerie has been the Postmistress for 24 years said: “I do like the Royal Family especially the Queen, so I wanted to make sure I decorated my branch. This Jubilee is extra special as it marks the Queen’s 70 years reign. “ Postmaster Mark Eldridge has been very busy decorating Great Massingham Stores & Post Office and the Great Massingham Mobile Post Office which provides Office services to 16 rural villages in North Norfolk. Twice a week, the Great Massingham Post Office visits West Newton, a village next to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. Postmaster Mark Eldridge said: “In Norfolk we are really excited about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. My team and I have been busy decorating our shop and Mobile Post Office. We are having special Jubilee afternoon teas to celebrate.” Earlier this year, Post Office rolled out the new 50p coin to mark The Queen’s Jubilee on behalf of the Royal Mint via its


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11,500 branches. Post Offices in Windsor and close to Sandringham were amongst the first branches to get the new coin. Postmaster Umesh Sanghani has run Dedworth Green Post Office in Windsor for 23 years. “We had many customers coming in to check that we are going to get the special 50p coin. They didn’t want to miss out on this souvenir. I am a Royalist. It is amazing that the Queen has reached her 70th anniversary.“

The face that launched 220 billion stamps Reported at https://www.bbc.com/news

Considering her face appears on billions of items of mail each year, it is perhaps not surprising that the Queen is said to take a special interest in stamps. “When she is offered designs for Royal Mail commemorative stamps, she sees them and comments and, on occasions, she says ‘no thank you’ and they change them,” says Peter Cockburn, president of The Royal Philatelic Society London. The Queen has been patron of The Royal Philatelic Society London since 1952, keeping to a tradition within her family that has lasted for more than a

century. “She’s really interested in stamps because of her grandfather,” Mr Cockburn explains. From the start of her reign in 1952 until 1967, British stamps featured a picture of the Queen by photographer Dorothy Wilding During a visit to an international philatelic exhibition organised by the society in London in 1890, Queen Victoria’s second son Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, revealed his nephew, Prince George of Wales, the Queen’s grandfather and future King George V, was a stamp collector. Six years later, George became the society’s president and, when he became king in 1910, he was named patron - something which has been stuck to by all British monarchs since then. “George V was a very fine philatelist, made a lot of collections and they are now known as the Royal Philatelic Collection. It belongs to the Queen personally” says Mr Cockburn. The cast of the Queen made by Arnold Machin has continued to be used as the basis for British stamps since 1967. As patron, the monarchy has also made official visits to the philatelists’ headquarters during her 70year reign. In 1969, she helped celebrate the society’s cente-

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Stamps in the News - Globally! nary, and then she dropped in again just before the pandemic began in November 2019 to open the new building - on both occasions signing the same visitors book. During her 45-minute visit the Queen would have seen the society’s own copy of the Machin Head one of six large moulds created by Stoke-on-Trent artist Arnold Machin, which were then photographed and turned into the famous portrait found on the majority of British stamps since 5 June 1967. In 2017, Royal Mail estimated the Machin portrait had been reprinted more than 220 billion times around the world in a huge variety of colours and denominations, meaning it has become its own iconic piece of art. “It is said that this image is the most used image that the world has ever seen,” according to Mr Cockburn. Yet stamp collectors will not find it on the special commemorative set issued by Royal Mail to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee because the Queen’s image appears in the actual designs themselves. “For the Jubilee it is natural that you have Royal Mail producing stamps, although they’re probably not as popular as they used to be,” Mr Cockburn added.

USPS stamps on the Mississippi mud

Reported at www.travelawaits. com The Mighty Mississippi is receiving the recognition it deserves from the U.S. Postal Service. USPS unveiled Forever Stamps of the Mississippi River from its small beginnings in Minnesota to the end of its journey into the Gulf of Mexico. The pictorial tribute showcases 10 states it travels through. In addition to its many recreational and natural attributes, the Mississippi is also the backbone of the U.S. economy —transport14 - Stamp News

ing more than 175 million tons of freight annually. All 10 states the mighty river flows through are presented in the book of 20 stamps, which contains two of each design. The photographs depict important points through each state along the river. The world’s fourth-longest river begins its journey, ironically, in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The headwaters of the Mississippi are located inside Minnesota’s oldest state park, Itasca State Park. It then wends its way through Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. At this point, the Mississippi River has intermingled with waters from 31 states.

Singapore takes a dekko at architecture

Reported at www.channelnewsasia.com Architecture and history buffs can now get their hands on stamps featuring conservation heritage buildings in Singapore.


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Jersey serves up some treats Reported at www.bbc.com

This comes after Singapore Post recently issued a set of stamps featuring six such buildings designed in the classic Art Deco style. In Singapore, many buildings featuring the Art Deco style were built between the 1930s and 1950s, a time of great societal change. Many have been conserved including the featured Waterboat House located in the Fullerton area, Maxwell Chambers in Tanjong Pagar, 9 Norris Road in Little India, 36/38 Armenian Street near City Hall, 13 Pahang Street near Kampong Glam and 79 Circular Road near Boat Quay. The Art Deco architectural style has its roots in Paris from the early 1900s. The style featured clean lines, rectangular forms, and no decoration on the building facades, which is a departure from the

Last month An Post issued a set of stamps celebrating the Irish breakfast. Not to be outdone, Jersey post have recently issued a set featuring six Jersey delicacies. Nestled in the English Channel just 14 miles from France, Jersey has a cuisine which enjoys both British and French influences, with a distinctly island twist added into the mix. Geographically, the Island’s unique location also provides fertile soil and plenty of sun, fuelling Jersey’s agricultural industry and resulting in high-quality ingredients. Designer of the set, artist Ian Rolls, is well-known in Jersey for his distinctive colourful and joyful

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Stamps in the News - Globally! watercolours, usually of Jersey coastlines and landmarks. Featured on the six stamps are: Jersey Wonders, fried dough treats which are traditionally cooked as the tide goes out; world-renowned Jersey Royal potatoes; Jersey cider, which has been made in the Island for over 500 years; Jersey milk and ice cream, products of the famous Jersey cow; Jersey black butter, a traditional apple preserve and Jersey bean crock, which could be described as the Island’s emblematic dish.

Swiss stamps are smokin’ Reported at www.swissinfo.ch

A new set of Swiss stamps are designed to stimulate the senses and evoke memories of campfires. Swiss Post has issued a special postage stamp to commemorate the national Guide and Scout Movement. With a face value of CHF1.10 the stamp smells of smoke and marks the National Jamboree that takes place every 14 years. The scent is released by rubbing the special coating of the stamp and evoke memories of “campfire, huge campsites and spending time together with friends”. Swiss Post have introduced a number of stamps with an extra dimension Firstly, there was a chocolate-flavoured stamp, followed stamps with the tang of roses and quinces. There were also embroidered stamps and others made entirely of wood, as well as a Braille and a crypto stamp.

Greece has lost its marbles Reported at https://news.gtp.gr

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Greece’s efforts to raise awareness for the return of the ancient sculptures to Athens. Under the title “Reunite Parthenon”, each stamp features on the right a removed artefact from the Parthenon in Athens, an UNESCO World Heritage site, and a call on the left side for its return to the Acropolis Museum. It is a reminder that the Parthenon Marbles were illegally removed in the 1800s by Lord Elgin, who later sold the Greek artworks to the British Museum and which today are among its top money-making exhibits. “ELTA offers the Reunite Parthenon Commemorative Stamp Series in the service of national cultural diplomacy with the aim of disseminating the call for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles across the world strengthening the ecumenical vision,” said Hellenic Post. Earlier this month, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) during its 23rd session in Paris, called on Greece and the UK to resolve the long-standing issue and announced that talks would begin between culture ministers.

Droning on in India

Reported at https://in.mashable.com The Indian Postal Services has conducted its very first drone postal service in Kutch Gujarat with resounding success in May this year. As a part of Drone Mahostav 2022 industry festival, the project was inaugurated by Prime Minister himself. The mailed item was a medical parcel that was sent via the Indian Postal Services Drone from Habay village to Ner village in the Kutch district. It took around 25 minutes to cover a distance of 46 kilometres. The mail was sent via the drone under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Communications.

While the trial may open doors for drone deliveries in the future, the cost effectiveness, staff coordination and the overall process including hassles in the delivery require analysis.

Droning on in the UK

Reported at https://www.bbc.com/news Unmanned aircraft could be set to become a more common sight in the skies above the United Kingdom if the Royal Mail gets its way. Britain’s postal service has laid out plans to run a fleet of 500 autonomous drones to make mail delivery easier to some of the country’s most remote areas. As a first step, the Royal Mail hopes to launch more than 50 routes supported by up to 200 drones over the next three years. And as part of the plan, it has confirmed a partnership with drone maker Windracers. However, there are some hurdles to negotiate before the proposal becomes a reality including approval from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and rigorous cost benefit analysis. To date, the Royal Mail’s use of drones has been restricted to trial flights in some of the UK’s hardest to reach points, including the Isle of Mull, the Isles of Scilly and the Orkney Islands. With mail currently taken to remote areas by ferries and conventional aircraft, the introduction of drones would cut emissions and also improve reliability, with the drones less susceptible to extreme Stamp News - 17


Stamps in the News - Globally! conditions. Final door deliveries would still be carried out by postmen.

Your smalls are in the mail Reported at www.taipeitimes. com

People can drop off and pick up laundry using Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post iPostbox service after the postal company formed a partnership with U-Wash, a local laundry Cinderella issued by DPR in 2019 service chain. The service is accessed by the “denazification” of Ukraine, Russian state media making a reservation through outlet TASS reported. the U-Wash app, and using the laundry delivery and The stamp, entitled “The Decline of Nazism,” pick-up service to obtain a serial number and a verishows the emblem of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov fication code for iPostbox. At an iPostbox locker terminal, a user selects “de- Battalion’s logo crossed out, and the Azovstal steel plant in the background and featuring a prominent livery to designated accounts” and scans a QR code letter “Z” — a Russian military distinguishing sign on a shipping note, before placing the laundry in the that has become a pro-Russian symbol for the counlocker assigned by the system. The washing firm picks up the laundry and returns try’s invasion of Ukraine Azovstal was the last stronghold of Ukrainian it — washed, dried and folded — to the same locker. forces in the port city of Mariupol, which fell under In addition to the laundry service, businesses that Russian siege recently. use the iPostbox service include e-commerce sites, The issuing of the pro-Russian “Denazification” online auction operators, bartering platforms, coffee stamp come after the success of the “Russian warcapsule recyclers and logistics service providers. ship, f**k you...!” stamp issued by the Ukrainian postal service Ukrposhta in April. Postal propaganda wars #1 The “Russian warship, f**k you...!” stamp has efReported at www. jpost.com Pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine are competing with postage propaganda, as The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) postal service issued a new stamp and postcard on Tuesday that supports 18 - Stamp News


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fectively been used as a fundraiser by the Ukrainian postal service, raising more than $1.87 million towards the war effort and boosting morale.

Postal propaganda wars #2 Reported at www.reuters.com

The Polish Post Office, Poczta Polska, has confirmed that it has not released an official stamp featuring Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, despite images of such stamps circulating online. A local councillor in Krakow said on Facebook that he designed the stamps and the sale of the stamps would go toward humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Poczta Polska offers a “My Stamp” service where private stamps designed by a customer can be creat-

ed via the post office website “The stamp with the image of President W. Zelenskiy was ordered by the customer according to commercial service regulations,” they added. It has been reported that the Zelenskiy stamp issued in Poland sold ‘within an hour.’ 99 sets of postage stamps with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s portrait were printed and sold for around $1,200 for a set.

Postal propaganda wars #3 Reported at www.linns.com

The Europa stamp theme for 2023 has been changed to “Peace — the highest value of humanity” at the request of Ukraine’s post office, according to an April 29 press release from PostEurop. The trade association representing European public postal operators, PostEurop also selects the theme for the multination Europa stamp series. A contest will be held to select the common design to be used by all participating nations. Underwater fauna and flora, originally to be the subject of Europa stamps in 2023, will now be the theme for 2024. Likewise, the theme of national archaeological discoveries is postponed from 2024 to 2025. Each postal administration will select its own stamp designs for these themes. The decision to change the stamp theme for 2023 was made at the April 25 meeting of the PostEurop board of directors, the press release said. In addition, PostEurop has previously discussed in meetings held in March and April the possibility of suspending both Russian Post and Belarus’ Belpochta from participating in PostEurop activities. That action will perhaps take place at a virtual meeting of the association’s general assembly on June 1. The first Europa postage stamps were issued in 1956 by six postal administrations. In 2021, more than 50 postal administrations issued Europa stamps.


Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for June 2022. This month’s column looks at the publication of the latest section of the Handbook of the Postal Stationery of New South Wales and the catalogues available for the other Australian colonies/ states. Handbook of the Postal Stationery of New South Wales - The Official Postal Cards of New South Wales For some time, three collectors of New South Wales postal stationery, Michael Blinman, Dingle Smith and Peter Kowald, have been working on producing a handbook of New South Wales postal stationery. A large part of the Handbook and the associated catalogue have now been completed. As each section becomes available it has been placed on the Postal Stationery Society of Australia Website at https://postalstationeryaustralia. com/postal-stationery-of-new-southwales-handbook/. The most recent sections to be added to the website are the Handbook and Catalogue sections on the Official Postal Cards of New South Wales. Michael Blinman & Dingle Smith write that most of the New South Wales official postal cards are marked `O.S.’ for `On Service’ and Figure 1 1d Centennial Postal Card Overprinted ‘OS’ for the Medical Board of New were restricted for use by governSouth Wales ment departments and agencies. Adhesive postage stamps overprint- Figure 2 1d Centennial Postal Card Overprinted ‘OS’ for the Public Schools Cadet Force ed OS were introduced by New South Wales about January 1880 and Figure 3 1881 Postal Card With ‘OS’ Overprint the first overprinted examples of 1d sub-division of the overprints based on minor flaws postal cards in mid-1891. The OS is possible. Both mint and unused cards are relatively overprinted cards on appropriate 1d postal cards continued until June 1895 when the system ceased. Figures scarce, the latter because the cards were never available for use by the public. 1 & 2 show 1d Centennial postal cards overprinted The cessation of the use of OS postage stamps and ‘OS’ for the Medical Board of New South Wales and postal cards left the Post office with large numbers of the Public Schools Cadet Force. Two types of OS unused items. Collectors were anxious to obtain exoverprint are listed in the catalogue although further 20 - Stamp News


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that the remaining sets for public sale were destroyed and those with the GPO obliterator additionally overprinted `specimen’. In recent years a Right : Figure 4 1895 Reprint with ‘OS’ Overprint, GPO Triple Oval Cancel And small number of the OS postal cards Specimen Overprint with the NSW cancel been seen with Top : Figure 5 Postal Card Perforated ‘GR’ for use by NSW Government Railways a similar specimen overprint. The deAbove : Figure 6 1d Postal Card with OS NSW Perfin Used to South Africa with a tails of the attempts of the Post office Black Mourning Border for King Edward VII to satisfy collector interests provides a fascinating byway. amples of the material which had not been previously After the cessation of overprinted available for purchase by the public. The Government OS postal stationery, the use of government perfins Gazette in July 1895 announced that surplus stock of was slowly introduced. The perfins were added by the the 1d OS cards would be available for purchase at NSW printer to both postage stamps and postal statioface value `… on the understanding that they cannot be nery. The first was the perfin GR, for New South Wales used for postage’. Further collector interest led the Post Government Railways, in late 1895 and remained in Office to reprint OS postal cards that had been issued at use until 1908 (Figure 5). From November 1902 Comearlier dates. Complete sets of `obliterated’ stamps and monwealth Government Departments were required postal cards were made available at £2 per set, well be- to use stamps and postal stationery with `OS’ perfin low the face value. A total of 1,000 sets were prepared, markings. This style of marking was then adopted for 900 of which were for sale to the public and cancelled use by New South Wales Government Departments uswith a triple oval `NSW’ and 100 with a triple oval ing an OS/NSW perfin. Figure 6 shows a 1d postal card `GPO’ for presentation purposes. Figure 3 shows an with a ½d adhesive stamp with OS NSW perfin added 1881 postal card with OS overprint while Figure 4 for the overseas rate used to South Africa with a black shows an 1895 Reprint with OS overprint, GPO triple mourning border for King Edward VII. Figure 7 shows oval cancel and specimen overprint. a similarly used 1½d international postal card. The The overprinted sets created a storm of protest from NSW government printer continued to provide both the collectors and the philatelic press which result in the State and Commonwealth perfins until their use finally withdrawal of all the sets from distribution. Hull states ceased in 1913. Figure 8 shows the New South Wales Stamp News - 21


Postal Stationery Fleet card with an OS NSW perfin. The use of perfins in New South Wales is complicated due to the relatively widespread use of forged perfins often added to already used postal cards. Examples of forged perfins are given in the Handbook and the authors would especially like to acknowledge the help of Michael Drury and members of the Perfin Club of New Zealand and Australia for help in describing this material. The final phase of New South Wales official postal card was for those with the heading OHMS, for `On His Majesty’s Service’. These appear to have been produced in small batches often in differing sizes for a wide range of government departments and ceased with the death of King Edward VII in 1911. Although the official postal cards were issued over a relatively short period of time the variety and background offer a varied and challenging topic to the postal stationery collector. Figure 9 shows a 1d postcard with OHMS overprint for the Ordinance Department. The PSSA website has a preface to the New South Wales Handbook and Catalogue Listing including ‘Background and Dedication’, and an introduction to the Postal Stationery of New South Wales . The handbook is dedicated to the late John Bell from Goulburn as a tribute to his research on the Postal Stationery of New South Wales over many years. Between August 2006 and November 2011, he published thirty-one articles, listings and comments in Sydney Views. These were based on his own extensive collection of NSW postal stationery and exhaustive research of the NSW State archives. His research was enhanced by his `discovery’ in the in the NSW Archives of the Government Printing Office records from 1875 until January 1895. These comprise monthly printing records that list all the occasions that postal stationery items were printed. A treasure trove that greatly adds to the story of NSW postal stationery. The Handbook also builds on other past collectors of New South Wales postal stationery including Carl Stieg and Ed Druce. With the completion of the sections on the Official Postcards the handbook now includes the following sections: · Embossed Lettersheets and Envelopes · Postal Cards 22 - Stamp News

Figure 7 1½d International Postal Card With A Black Mourning Border For King Edward VII Figure 8 Fleet Postal Card with OS NSW Perfin Figure 9 Card with OHMS Overprint for Ordinance Department

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Figure 10 Victoria Postal Stationery, 1869-1917 by Carl Stieg Figure 11 Western Australia by Brian Pope Figure 12 Western Australia 1902 Reply Postal Card

· Registration Envelopes · Telegraph Forms For each of these sections there is a matching section in the Catalogue Listing which provides a traditional catalogue listing of New South Wales Postal Stationery. This leaves the completion of sections on the envelopes including official and STO envelopes to complete the Handbook and Catalogue. The authors would love to hear of any comments or corrections on their work and of any newly discovered and unlisted items of New South Wales postal stationery. Australian States Postal Stationery Catalogues When the Handbook and Catalogue of New South Wales Postal Stationery has been completed, there will be standard reference catalogues for four of the Australian states: Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. The four references are: · New South Wales: Handbook and Catalogue of the Postal Stationery of New South Wales by Dinge Smith, Peter Kowald and Michael Blinman https://postalstationeryaustralia.com/postal-stationery-of-new-south-wales-handbook/ · Tasmanian Postal Stationery by Malcolm Groom and Allen Shatten. Published in 2021 by the Tasmanian Philatelic Society (http://www.tps.org. au/). · Victoria: Victoria Postal Stationery, 1869-1917 by Carl Stieg. Published in 2001 by Triad Publica-

tions (Figure 10) · A Priced Catalogue of the Australian Colonies/ States: Western Australia by Brian Pope published in July 2001 by the Postal Stationery Society of Australia (Figures 11 and 12) While many collectors and dealers still continue to use the listings in Higgins and Gage (H&G or HG), that catalogue provides only very simplified listings of postal stationery. In addition, the catalogue has not been updated since the early 1980s and many of the listings are flawed. Collectors interested in the Australian states need to obtain and use the more specialised catalogues if they are to properly understand their subject. If you are interested in collecting the postal stationery of these states, I urge you to make use these references. The catalogues for Victoria and Western Australia are out of print and you will need to seek copies of the catalogues in the second-hand market. For Queensland and South Australia, we await the completion of comprehensive catalogues of the postal stationery of these states. While there is no standard reference catalogue for Queensland there are a range of publications and articles on the subject which should be consulted by the collector. These were discussed in this column in the December 2020 issue of the Australasian Stamps News. Future International Exhibitions Entries are now open for IBRA 2023 World Stamp Exhibition which will be held on 25-28 May 2022 at Essen Germany. Information about the exhibition can be found at https://ibra2023.de. Entries should be sent to me at ian.mcmahon4@bigpond.com by 16 September 2022. Stamp News - 23


reviews Stanley Gibbons Catalogue reviews Hello everyone, and welcome to the first lot of Stamp News SG catalogue reviews in almost 2 years! As I mentioned at the end of the last group of reviews way back in mid 2020, due to the COVID crisis ‘This (COVID) may very well impact the availability of these catalogues together with other philatelic publications and supplies’. Little did I imagine back then, nearly 2 years ago, just what an impact the pandemic would have on such matters! Earlier this year in his column in Gibbons Stamp Monthly the catalogue editor, Hugh Jefferies, mentioned the fact that the Channel Islands & British Indian Ocean Territory catalogues (reviewed below) were the first SG Commonwealth ‘sectional’ catalogues to be published in nearly 2 years. While the annual GB catalogues ‘Collect British Stamps’ & ‘GB Concise’ together with the British Commonwealth catalogue were each published in 2020 & 2021, no new sectionals appeared. Even the SG flagship catalogue, Stamps of the World, did not have a 2021 edition! Fortunately for us catalogue starved collectors, 2022 is off to a good start with 3 new editions in the first four months, and more to follow soon, including, I believe, new editions of the New Zealand & Australia catalogues. Let’s get stuck in! The catalogues reviewed here are published by Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 7 Parkside, Christchurch Rd. Ringwood, Hants BH24 3SH U.K. NB: All three of these catalogues are also available in digital versions. 2022 Channel Islands & Isle of Man Paperback, 568 pages RRP A$TBA The new edition of this popular collecting area has expanded by quite a number of pages, mainly to accommodate the new issues of Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey & Isle of Man. These are all listed up to 31st December 2021. The catalogue style and content has been brought more in line with the GB Concise and Collect British Stamps catalogues, to provide more consistency across SG’s family of GB area catalogues. This means that there’s more detail to be found 24 - Stamp News

in this catalogue than most Commonwealth editions, including information about designers, printers, plate and cylinder numbers, sheet sizes and layouts, together with withdrawal dates and invalidation dates. FDC’s, presentation and year packs, postage dues and booklets are also listed and priced. New for this edition are the Post and Go issues listing with additional details of commemorative overprints including Guernsey cruise ship arrivals. Jersey Smiler Commemorative sheets are also listed for the first time. An excellent addition to your library! 2022 Indian Ocean 4th edition Paperback, 171 pages RRP A$TBA With nearly six years having passed since the 3rd edition was published, it’s a sure bet that once again new issues for the countries currently issuing stamps covered by this catalogue will take up a reasonable chunk of the 171 pages of this edition! These countries are: British Indian Ocean Territories, new issues up to June 2021, Maldive Islands to 2015 (including appendix issues to 2020 which take up 3 pages by themselves!), Mauritius to December 2021 & Seychelles to October 2020. Also included are listings for Madagascar British Consular Mail & British Inland Mail, Mauritius Express Delivery stamps, Postage Dues and Fiscals Stamps Used for Postage, and the short lived issues of Zil Elwannyen Sesel.


mike lee This new edition starts with a 6 page article entitled ‘British Indian Ocean Territory: The Beginning and Before’ by Steve Pendleton where the author outlines the history of this remote territory through it’s postal history & stamp issues. This is quite topical with the political situation in the BIOT at the moment leading the UPU late last year year to declare that BIOT stamps will no longer be accepted on international mail, and that only the stamps of Mauritius should be sold there. Will this lead to the BIOT becoming a philatelically ‘dead’ country, again? Update: In the January 2022 edition of GSM Noel Davenhill advised in the Catalogue Column that he had contacted the post office on Diego Garcia to be told that BIOT stamps had, indeed, been taken off sale – but that ‘mailing out was still on hold’ – the plot thickens…. Other new information includes the ‘Misplaced stop’ varieties being added to the ‘B.I.O.T.’ overprints on Seychelles, and the ‘Serrated edge’ flaw has been added to the 1938 King George VI definitives of Mauritius. There are also new watermark varieties in both Mauritius and Seychelles. Finally, the publishers advise that ‘Numerous notes have been added throughout, providing additional advice and information.’ And that ‘Prices have been extensively revised, with many significant increases in both Mauritius and Seychelles.’ A must have catalogue for any collector even remotely interested in this collecting area. 2022 Italy and Colonies 1st edition Paperback, 427 pages RRP A$TBA This is the companion publication to the first edition of the Switzerland including Liechtenstein and United Nations at Geneva catalogue published back in early 2020. As explained in my review of that catalogue, this is a 1st edition as these countries had, up until then, all been published in one combined volume, thus we have two 1st editions in these separate volumes. The title of ‘Italy & Colonies’ is selling the catalogue a little short as the issues of San Marino & The Vatican are also included. And it doesn’t stop there. A quick perusal of the index shows at least another 32 stamp issuing entities are also included

within! An excellent illustrated 5 page article entitled ‘Italian States: The Kingdom of LombardyVenetia’ by Giorgio Migliavacca covering the earliest Italian stamps can be found on page XX. While we’re at the front of the catalogue I’ll add my usual reminder to check the list of ‘numbers added’ & ‘numbers changed’ on page III. They’re only fairly short lists in this volume, but consulting them may avoid stress & frustration trying to find a catalogue number that has changed or a new number not found in earlier editions of the catalogue. New issues are covered up to September 2021 for Italy & San Marino, and November 2020 for Vatican City. The design indexes for these three countries have also been updated. There are simplified, priced listings of booklets for Italy, San Marino & Vatican City, together with a listing of Vatican City’s machine labels. The many useful notes, together with prices have been reviewed & updated for this edition. Bearing in mind that this is the only single volume catalogue available in English that covers the Italian area at this level of detail, it really is a must have for anyone with even a passing interest in Italian philately! Just a quick note about the digital versions that I mentioned above. The three catalogues reviewed here are all available (along with several others) from the Stanley Gibbons website: just Google Stanley Gibbons, click on ‘Publishing & Catalogues’ and then ‘Browse our digital catalogues’. You’ll find that the digital versions are around 30% cheaper than hard copies, and of course you don’t have to worry about shipping costs! I’ll be back with more catalogue reviews soon – hopefully quite a bit less than 2 years anyway! Stamp News - 25


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the USA from George Washington to Jimmy Carter, each with illustrated text and facsimile signatures for each President. Plus a 2nd matching album for all of the 1st Ladies. Magnificently presented, and as new. Original cost close to $750. Price just 25% of that $187.50 (CMA2) 19. The Official Millennium Postal Cover Collection in Silver & Blue Binder, near new. Contains 24 Worldwide covers from 24 time-zones fully illustrated with Gold cachets and each dated 1st January 2000 with special pictorial cancels. Cost $400 when issued. Seen on eBay at $210, our price $169 (CMA4) 20. Carton lot of World, in stockbooks, albums, Hagner pages, plus bag of about 3000 World off aper. Some covers. Nice stack of old dealers approval sheets, Early to modern, mostly used. Little if any Australia. Some in mixed condition but mostly fine. Wonderful sorting lot, better than the average junk lot. Weight near 20kg. Price $749. (CMA5) 21. As above but a smaller lot of about 10kg, price $379 (CMA6) 22. World War II Military and POW Covers. Includes censored WW2 POW mail collection to and from Australia. Sourced from Germany, on display pages and with English translations of the write-ups. Mail to and from Prisoner of War here from Germany with Swastika censor markings, and to our POW within Germany and some internal military and concession and censored mail. Wonderful lot, In 50 years have hardly ever seen these. ANY POW mail to or from here is scarce. Includes Red Cross cover to Australian Lieutenant POW in Italy 1943, another to Pvt. In Stalag 3, Rare lot, 9 covers. Price $295 (CMA7) 23. Monaco 1989 – 1994 Complete fresh mint unhinged on near new Lighthouse Hingeless pages. Retail for the stamps is $880 plus, price for pages is $245, so a replacement cost of $1125. Price $545 (CM13) 24. Austria 1949 - 56 Balloon Mail cover collection in Olive Padded 22 ring album. Very clean & well written up. 14 covers priced to sell at $495 plus. Price $375 (COCT4) 25. Australia Official Unaddressed FDC’s by weight! Period covered 1974 – 2000. We have about 20kg of these, unsorted for postmarks. May be a few AAT, Framas, Counter printed stamps etc, may also include some minisheets 500 grams or about 85 covers for $75. Two lots for $139, 5 lots for $329. (COCT4) 26. Australia Pre-Decimal Postally used blocks of 4, values to 2/- or 2/3d. 50 different. Blocks are becoming popular, and may be listed in the ACSC in coming editions. Price under $3 each, $149. Two lots for $289, Half lot of 25 for $79 (CMJ3) 27. Australia 1984 Ausipex Minisheets, hoard of 50 all with various FDI cancels, cat. £4.50 each, face value $2.10 each = $105. Less than half face, $49 (CMJ4) 28. Tonga, commercial airmail covers and postcards mainly to Australia 1930’ – 87. Nice lot of mainly self-adhesives. 22 items, condition a bit mixed, but scarce! Checked eBay and most priced at $15 - $50 each. Includes 3 x Tin Can Mail covers. Nice little lot, cheap at $329 (CMJ7) 29. Sudan, useful range of covers 1950’s – 1980’s Commercial & FDC. 11 items, inc. 4 registered., used stamps cat. £75 plus. Condition on 3 a bit below par with tone spots. Some addressed locally to Khartoum also Australia, UK & Switzerland. eBay price seems to be $30 to $60 each. Some unable to be found on eBay. Good value at $225. (CMJ8) 30. Worldwide mint & used (cto) in complete sets, large & small blocks and complete sheets. Mostly highly thematic. Selling by weight. 1kg (About 5000 stamps) great value at about 5c per stamp, for just $249 (CMJ15)

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2022 31. Omnibus Issues, 1935 – 1953. From 1935 Jubilee to 1953 Coronation complete fresh once lightly hinged on quality leaves, ex. the rare 1935 Egypt Seal. With 1937 Coronation, 1946 Victory, 1948 Silver Wedding and 1949 UPU. Also included are some varieties on the Silver Jubilee issues, some listed, some not. Total cat. is around £5250 = $9450 at current exchange rates. Price $5250. (CMM4) 32. Tasmania Pictorials perf. T in black padded Australia Post Ring Binder, sorted by printings. Includes some mint & blocks. Also 2 x 2½d om OHMS piece. Even singles are rare! Also a few Australia both pre and decimal at back. About 700 stamps, values to 5d. Very clean lot. Price $2,650 (CMM4) 33. Tasmania, Hobart. Collection of Official T punctures on leaves, organised by type, number of holes etc. and date. Very clean lot nearly 2300 stamps! Price $8,650 (CMM14) 34. Great Britain KGV era commercial covers 1916 – 1933, bearing nice range of frankings, inc. Downey Heads. Some military, and with original correspondence. Destinations include “School of Musketry, Liverpool”, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway, Emmanuel College Cambridge, etc. Values to 2½d. Fascinating lot, condition a bit mixed. 29 covers, price around $6 each, $179 (CMM18) 35. Shipping, a magnificent carton lot of 137 Covers and cards, mostly Europe. Predominantly Germany but also with Belgium, France, GB, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UN & USA. Wide range of frankings, mostly commemorative and pictorial postmarks and cachets, plus a few other markings like Paquebot & Express mail. In addition, there are several sheets of trial cachets. All in all, this could easily become the start of a display. Priced under $1.50 per item, $195 (CMM20) 36. Great Britain 1965 ITU Presentation Album for the Montreux conference. Red & Gold Embossed Hardbound Album presented to the delegates. Contains current GB issues mint fresh lightly hinged inc. Wildings & Castles to £1, Regionals and Commemorative sets issued complete 1960 GLO - 1965 Arts festival. A little aging to the tops of a few pages but largely fresh, and as issued. Tiny amount of spine damage at base. A very rare book. Price $450 (GB771) Great Britain 37. Great Britain 1859 entire wrapper London to Burwash, East Sussex. Bears 2d Blue Plate 7, cancelled by clean strike of No. 47 Barred numeral, also with Blue Burwash No. 3 cds on face of JU 25 59. Reverse bears London 20 “thimble” cds in blue dated the previous day. Very fine & clean, the 2nd scarcest plate, and unpriced by Gibbons on cover. Price $269 (GB225) 38. Great Britain 1917 small censored registered cover bearing ½d & 4d KGV and with Brixton 1 reg’n label No. 74. Cancelled by Streatham cds’s of 16 AP 17. White censor tape at left and official blue label with Royal Coat of Arms & “RETURNED TO SENDER BY THE CENSOR” The SENDER Miss G Killick was the 1st known full time female stamp dealer. Scarce item, price $149 (GB248) 39. Great Britain 1939 KGVI 2/6d brown Coat of Arms on 1940 Censored Airmail cover to Sydney. Bears London cds of 17 FE 40. Opened roughly at left. Central filing crease does not detract. A rare solo use. Price $149 (GB166) 40. Great Britain 1965 ITU Presentation Folder the Centenary Conference with the Royal Coat of Arms containing ITU issues from that year, mint lightly hinged. Almost as new. This is a Postmaster General presentation item, that is genuinely rare, with possibly as few as 30 produced. Only HM

The Queen, Princess Margaret, PMG and ex PMGs, PM and ex PMs plus the stamp advisory committee and 8 overseas PMGs including Aus, Can and NZ would have received this. Price $129 (GB774) Australian States New South Wales 41. New South Wales 1851-52 imperf Laureate thick yellowish paper 1d Carmine SG 44, three good margins, touching at top, Nice used, Cat £325, Price $349 (NSW336) 42. New South Wales 1851-55 imperf Laureate blue to greyish medium paper 2d Ultramarine SG 52, four large margins Nice used, Cat £38, Price $55 (NSW337) 43. New South Wales 1851-55 imperf Laureate blue to greyish medium paper 2d Blue three distinct shades SG 52-55 range, three or four margin examples, Good to fine used, Cat £114, Price $139 (NSW338) 44. New South Wales 1851-55 imperf Laureate blue to greyish medium paper worn plate 2d Ultramarine SG 56, four large margins Nice used, Cat £38, Price $55 (NSW340) 45. New South Wales 1851-55 imperf Laureate bluish to greyish medium paper 1d Vermilion & 2d Ultramarine, 1d with three margins & light corner bend, 2d with four good margins, minimum cat £188, Price $199 (NSW341) 46. New South Wales 1852-53 imperf Laureate plate I re-engraved with coarse background 6d Brown SG 77, central thin spot & internal repaired tear, four close margins, Fine used, attractive space filler, Cat £325, Price $149 (NSW339) 47. New South Wales 1854-59 large Diadems watermark double lined ‘5’ imperf 5d Dull green SG 88, three large margins, close to just touching at left, Fine used & scarce, Cat £650, Price $899 (NSW342) 48. New South Wales 1854-59 large Diadems watermark double lined ‘5’ imperf 5d Dull green SG 88, three large margins, close to just touching at right, small thin at top, Fine used, Cat £650, Price $599 (NSW343) 49. New South Wales 1854-59 large Diadems watermark double lined ‘6’ imperf 6d Greenish grey SG 90, four good to large margins, Cat £38, Price $55 (NSW344) 50. New South Wales 1854-59 large Diadems watermark double lined ‘6’ imperf 6d Fawn SG 93, four good margins, close at lower right, Fine used, Cat £95, Price $129 (NSW345) 51. New South Wales 1854-59 large Diadems watermark double lined ‘6’ imperf 6d Bluish-grey, 6d Greyish-brown & 6d Fawn SG 92, 93 & 96, two to three close margins, Nice-fine used, Cat £188, Price $149 (NSW346) 52. New South Wales 1854-71 various issues overprinted ‘OS’: 1d Red, 1d Red-brown, 2d Blue, 3d Green (black opt), 4d Brown, 5d Green, 6d Lilac & 1/- Black, Good to fine used, Price $139 (NSW352) 53. New South Wales 1856-59 Registered (6d) Vermilion & Prussian blue SG 102, large margin at top, close at left, others touching, Fine used, Cat £180, Price $199 (NSW349) 54. New South Wales 1856-59 Registered (6d) Salmon & indigo SG 103 central thin, two large margins, close at top, just touching at left, Fine used, Cat £200, Price $139 (NSW348) 55. New South Wales 1856-60 small Diadems watermark double lined ‘1’ imperf 1d the three SG listed shades SG 107-109, three or four margins, Nice-fine used, Cat £72, Price $89 (NSW350)

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2022 56. New South Wales 1856-60 small Diadems watermark double lined ‘1’ or ‘2’ imperf 1d Orange-red & 2d Ultramarine SG 109 & 111, each with four large to close margins, Cat £38, Price $55 (NSW351) 57. NSW 1878 small cover bearing solo use 6d Bright Mauve SG 215 to Cincinnati, USA. Cancelled by Rays 14 of Orange (Rated SS) and with red San Francisco FEB 28 “Paid all” cds & oval Violet “PAID ALL’ h/stamp on front. Reverse bears Orange cds of JA 30 1878 and Sydney transit cds of the following day, together with Cincinnati arrival cds in blue of MAR 6 (No year) Neat hand addressed cover, scarce destination. Price $129 (RVC67) 58. New South Wales 1888 Centenary 2d Prussian blue Emu, imperf all around with good margins, particularly at the sides, unevenly cut at base. Errington & Martin oval violet handstamp on reverse. Used, SG only list the imperf variety as a pair, SG 254a, Cat £550, the size of the side margins indicates this may well be a genuine imperf single, item is expertised by the late Oswald Marsh of Errington & Martin, Price $149 (NSW223) 59. New South Wales 1888-90 Centenary overprinted ‘OS’ 4d, 6d Carmine & 1/- (2 shades ea) & 8d Lilac-rose SG O41-O44 group, unchecked for perfs etc, Good-fine used, minimum Cat £50, Price $69 (NSW362) 60. New South Wales 1888-1910 Centenary simplified set of 8 1d to 1/-, ex 2d but includes the 4 6d colours, Mint with some heavier hinge remains, Price $189 (NSW356) 61. New South Wales simplified group 1890 2½d Allegorical figure & 1897 Jubilee 1d, 2d, 2½d Purple & 2½d Blue (small gum tone), Mint with hinge remains, minimum Cat £63, Price $79 (NSW359) 62. New South Wales 1891 Surcharges 7½d on 6d Brown overprinted ‘OS’, from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, Mint, Price $75 (NSW212) 63. New South Wales 1891 ‘TWELVE PENCE HALFPENNY’ on 1/- Red surcharge overprinted ‘OS’ SG O57, Mint no gum, Cat £75 as Mint, Price $59 (NSW361) 64. New South Wales 1891 ‘TWELVE PENCE HALFPENNY’ on 1/- Red surcharge overprinted ‘OS’ SG O57, no gum CTO with NSW in concentric circles cancel, Cat £110 as used, Price $129 (NSW355) 65. New South Wales 1894-1903 Long type Fiscals watermark NSW perf 11.75 x 11, £1 Lilac & claret, Mint, Elsmore online catalogue Cat minimum $125, price $99 (NSW220) 66. New South Wales 3d Green Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, MUH, Price $89 (NSW208) 67. New South Wales 5d Blue-green Diadem overprinted ‘OS’ from 1895 special printing overprinted ‘Specimen’ in black, small part toned original gum, Price $75 (NSW209) 68. NSW 1897 3d Registered envelope to expat. Alfred Speers in Sao Paulo, Brazil uprated by NSW ½d Grey & 2d Blue marginal example with part side of sheet imprint. Cancelled by cds’s of West Maitland JY 20 97 and with Rio De Janeiro arrival cds of 10 SET 97. Neat clean hand addressed cover. Rare destination. Alfred Speers returned to Australia and served as a private in 5 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 11 to 14 Reinforcements, embarked Sydney on 21st Oct. 1915 on SS Hawkes Bay. Believed he survived the war. Nice piece of social history, price $195 (RVC562) 69. New South Wales 1897 1d (1/-) Charity SG 280, tiny gum tone Mint, Cat £55, Price $49 (NSW353)

70. New South Wales 1897-98 perf 11 5/- Reddish-purple SG 297c, lower marginal horizontal pair, hinge remains Mint, Cat £100, Price $149 (NSW358) 71. New South Wales 1905 watermark double lined Crown over A perf 12 x 12½ 9d Brown & ultramarine & 9d Yellow-brown & ultramarine SG 351 & 352, Mint, Cat £47, Price $59 (NSW363) 72. New South Wales 1905 watermark double lined Crown over A perf 11 9d Brown & ultramarine SG 351a, one toned perf at right Mint, Cat £120, Price $109 (NSW364) 73. New South Wales 1907 watermark double lined Crown over A 6d Orange buff SG 358, barest hinge trace Mint, Cat £50, Price $69 (NSW357) South Australia 74. South Australia 1855 London printing imperf 6d Deep blue SG 3, two close margins, just cut into at top right corner, Nice used, Cat £180, Price $149 (SA526) 75. South Australia 1858-59 First roulettes 6d Slate blue SG 17, centrally struck indistinct cds, Fine used, Cat £75, Price $109 (SA441) 76. South Australia 1858-59 First roulettes 6d Slate blue SG 17, light, indistinct cds, Fine used, Cat £75, Price $109 (SA442) 77. South Australia 1858-59 First roulettes 6d Slate blue SG 17, light, indistinct cds in blue, Fine used, Cat £75, Price $109 (SA443) 78. South Australia 1858-59 First roulettes 6d Slate blue SG 17, two distinct shades, both with indistinct cds cancels, Fine used, Cat £150, Price $219 (SA444) 79. South Australia 1860-69 Second roulettes 1d Bright yellow-green SG 19, with full original gum Mint, Cat £150, Price $209 (SA448) 80. South Australia 1860-69 Second roulettes 1d Bright yellow-green SG 19, Mint no gum, Cat £150 as Mint, Price $99 (SA451) 81. South Australia 1860-69 Second roulettes 1d Sage-green SG 21, light, indistinct cds, Fine used, Cat £50, Price $69 (SA446) 82. South Australia 1860-69 Second roulettes 1d Green, three distinct shades SG 19-24 range, all with light ADELAIDE cds cancels, minimum Cat £150, Price $209 (SA447) 83. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Sage green SG 21, Adelaide cds Fine used, Cat £50, Price $69 (SA395) 84. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Pale sage-green SG 22, rounded upper right corner, Mint no gum, Cat £170 as Mint, Price $59 (SA504) 85. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 1d Green SG 19-24 range, attractive group of 6 shades, all Fine used, minimum Cat £300, Price $399 (SA396) 86. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 2d Pale vermilion SG 25, large part original gum, Cat £160, Price $209 (SA397) 87. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 2d Pale vermilion SG 25, Mint no gum, Cat £160 as Mint, Price $89 (SA505) 88. South Australia 1860-69 Second roulettes 4d Dull violet SG 27, with aged original gum Mint, Cat £180, Price $209 (SA449) 89. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 6d Dull ultramarine SG 30, light horizontal crease, Mint no gum, Cat £325 as Mint, Price $149 (SA506) 90. South Australia 1860-69 second roulette issue 9d Grey-lilac SG 34, small surface ink mark, Mint no gum, Cat £180 as Mint, Price $89 (SA507) 91. South Australia 1867-70 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x roulette 4d Dull purple SG 54, good perfs, Fine used, Cat £130, Price $169 (SA404) 92. South Australia 1867-70 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x roulette 4d Dull

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2022 purple SG 54, slightly uneven perfs at top, Fine used, Cat £130, Price $159 (SA405) 93. South Australia 1867-70 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x roulette 1/- Chestnut/lake-brown SG 60-61 selection of 6 shades mainly Fine used, Cat £120, Price $159 (SA407) 94. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ ‘3 Pence’ on 4d Deep ultramarine surcharge SG 68, two shades, large part original gum Mint with hinge remainders, Cat £360, Price $299 (SA508) 95. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ ‘3 Pence’ on 4d Deep ultramarine surcharge SG 68, full original gum Mint with heavy hinge remainders, Cat £180, Price $209 (SA509) 96. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ simplified set of 8 1d to 2/- including 10d on 9d Yellow surcharge SG 62-87 range, mainly Fine used, minimum Cat £129, Price $179 (SA415) 97. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 1d Pale bright green SG 62, Fine used, Cat £70, Price $89 (SA408) 98. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 1d Green range of 6 shades SG 62-65, Fine used, minimum Cat £132, Price $179 (SA409) 99. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 4d Dull purple/ violet range of 6 shades SG 70-71, odd short perf, Cat £69, Price $79 (SA410) 100. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ ‘TEN PENCE’ on 9d Yellow surcharge in black SG 79, three of the six surcharge sub types: type 1 ‘Dropped NC of PENCE’, type 4 ‘T of TEN almost horizontal’ & type 5 ‘TEN not curved’, usual uneven perfs, type 5 with straight edge at top, Nice-fine used, Cat £195, Price $229 (SA452) 101. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ ‘TEN PENCE’ on 9d Yellow surcharge in black SG 79, surcharge sub type 3 ‘N of TEN almost vertical’, few uneven perfs, light ADELAIDE cds, Cat £65, Price $89 (SA453) 102. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ ‘TEN PENCE’ on 9d Yellow surcharge in black SG 79, surcharge sub type 4 ‘T of TEN almost horizontal’, few uneven perfs, untidy ADELAIDE cds, Cat £65, Price $79 (SA455) 103. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 10d on 9d Yellow surcharge in black SG 79, nibbled perf at top, Fine used, Cat £65, Price $79 (SA416) 104. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 2/- Carmine SG 87, uneven perfs at left, Mint with full original gum, Cat £180, Price $199 (SA412) 105. South Australia 1868-79 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ 2/- Crimson/Carmine range of 4 shades SG 86-87, Fine used, minimum Cat £52, Price $69 (SA413) 106. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 1d Green range of 6 shades SG 88-90, Fine used, minimum Cat £132, Price $169 (SA421) 107. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 4d Dull lilac/dull purple range of 6 shades SG 94.95, Fine used, Cat £66, Price $89 (SA424) 108. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 6d Blue range of 6 shades SG 96-97, Fine used, minimum Cat £96, Price $129 (SA425) 109. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 1/- Chestnut SG 98, Fine used, Cat £42, Price $59 (SA426) 110. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 1/- Chestnut SG 98, a ‘redder’ shade, Fine used, Cat £42, Price $59 (SA428) 111. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 1/- Chestnut SG 98, two distinct shades, Fine used, Cat £84, Price $119 (SA429) 112. South Australia 1870-71 watermark large star perf 10 selection: 1d

Bright green, 4d Dull lilac, 6d Bright blue & 1/- Chestnut SG 90, 94, 96 & 98, Fine used, Cat £92, Price $119 (SA420) 113. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 ‘3 PENCE’ on 4d Pale ultramarine SG 102, two distinct shades, one nibbled perf, Fine used, Cat £160, Price $179 (SA418) 114. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 10 x 11½-12½ ‘TEN PENCE’ on 9d Yellow surcharge in black SG 107, surcharge sub type 5 ‘TEN not curved’, few uneven perfs as usual, ADELAIDE cds, Cat £65, Price $89 (SA456) 115. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 1/Chestnut SG 108, two distinct shades, Fine used, Cat £160, Price $219 (SA430) 116. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 1/Chestnut SG 108, Fine used, Cat £80, Price $109 (SA433) 117. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 1/Chestnut SG 108, bright shade, Fine used, Cat £80, Price $109 (SA434) 118. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 2/Carmine SG 110, 3 distinct shades, Fine used, Cat £210, Price $279 (SA431) 119. South Australia 1870-73 watermark large star perf 11½-12½ x 10 2/- Carmine SG 110, both perf variations: 11½-12½ x 10 & 10 x 11½-12½, couple of nibbled perfs, Fine used, Cat £140, Price $169 (SA432) 120. South Australia 1871 watermark V and Crown perf 10 2d Brick-red SG 166, 2 distinct shades, Fine used, Cat £100, Price $139 (SA438) 121. South Australia 1871 watermark V and Crown perf 10 2d Brick-red SG 166, centrally struck cds, Fine used, Cat £50, Price $69 (SA440) 122. South Australia 1876-94 watermark Crown SA perf 13 1d Green SG 175, right marginal block of 8, stamps MUH, Cat £96 as Mint singles, Price $169 (SA519) 123. South Australia 1876-80 perf 10 1d Blue-green overprinted ‘OS’ SG O43, vertical gutter margin strip of 4, vertical crease affecting all units, top stamp with unlisted variety ‘Broken stop after S’, MUH, Cat £140 as hinged singles, Price $169 (SA520) 124. South Australia 1876-85 watermark Broad star perf 11½-12½ 4d Violet-slate/deep mauve overprinted ‘OS’ SG O23-O24, 2 distinct shades of each, Nice-fine used, Cat £84, Price $99 (SA399) 125. South Australia 1876-1900 watermark broad star perf 11½-12½ ‘8 Pence’ on 9d Brown surcharge SG 120, Mint no gum, Cat £275 as Mint, Price $169 (SA511) 126. South Australia 1876-1900 watermark broad star perf 11½-12½ 2/Carmine SG 132, horizontal crease Mint, Cat £65, Price $69 (SA513) 127. South Australia 1876-1900 watermark broad star perf 11½-12½ 2/Rose-carmine(large holes) SG 134, Mint, Cat £40, Price $55 (SA514) 128. South Australia 1882 ‘HALF PENNY’ on 1s Green surcharge overprinted ‘OS’ SG O48, heavy barred cancel Cat £25, Price $35 (SA524) 129. South Australia 1883-99 perf 10 ½d Brown SG 182c, lower marginal block of 9, lightly hinged on 2 units, others MUH, Cat £49.50 as all hinged, Price $89 (SA518) 130. South Australia 1884 watermark Crown SA imperf 1d, 2d & 6d (SG 1-3) overprinted ‘REPRINT’, see note after SG 194, each with four close margins, Mint with hinge remains, Price $79 (SA527) 131. South Australia 1891-99 perf 10 x 11½-12½ ½d Brown overprinted ‘OS’ SG O63, horizontal strip of 4 Nice used Cat £32 as singles, Price $49 (SA523) 132. South Australia 1899-1901 6d Blue overprinted ‘OS’ SG O85, Mint, Cat £48, Price $69 (SA525) 133. South Australia 1901-02 watermark Crown SA 2/- Carmine & 2/- Crim-

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY 2022 son SG 150-51, some gum wrinkles Mint, Cat £78, Price $89 (SA516) 134. South Australia 1905-12 watermark Crown over A 2d Violet SG 295, BW S9Bba, vertical gutter margin strip of 3 punctured ‘OS’, MUH, Price $49 (SA522) Tasmania 135. Tasmania 1870-1913 Sidefaces 8d Dull purple-brown overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, MUH, Price $89 (TAS265) 136. Tasmania 1870-1913 Sidefaces 9d Blue overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, MUH, Price $89 (TAS266) 137. Tasmania 1888? Official reprint 10/- Orange St George on ungummed card overprinted ‘REPRINT’ Unused, Price $49.99 (T277) 138. Tasmania 1892-1913 Tablets 5/- Lilac & red overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ horizontally, ‘SPECIMEN’ misplaced to left with only ‘ECIMEN’ showing on stamp, MUH, Price $109 (TAS270) 139. Tasmania 1892-1913 Tablets seven values ½d to 5/- (ex 6d) all CTO with Hobart corner cds from parliamentarian presentation sets, scarce & attractive, Price $249 (T272) 140. Tasmania 1899-1900 6d Dilston Falls SG 236, Fine used with indistinct light centrally struck cds, Fine used, Cat £40, Price $49 (T275) Victoria 141. Victoria 1858 outer to Melbourne with Emblems 1858 rouletted 5½ - 6½ 4d Rose red horizontal pair tied by barred number ‘8’ of Portland, addressee’s name has been neatly excised, Portland oval backstamp, Price $49 (V245) 142. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 2/- Deep blue/green perf 12 SG 258a, ‘2’ Duplex cancel of Geelong, Nice used, Cat £35, Price $59 (V350) 143. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty 6/- Apple green perf 12½ SG 271, lightly struck partial R in oval Registered cancel, Nice used, Cat £65, Price $89 (V359) 144. Victoria 1884-96 Stamp Duty £1 Orange/yellow perf 12½ SG 262a, light indistinct cds cancel, Cat £60, Price $89 (V353) 145. Victoria, Australia starter collection of 42 all face different, values to Two Shillings. Includes some nice early imperforates. Priced under $2 a stamp. $79.50 (6 available) (V347) Western Australia 146. Western Australia 1902-11 watermark Crown over double lined A perf 12½ or 12½ x 12 1d Rose-pink SG 139, Fresh MUH, Cat £24 for hinged, Price $49 (WA431) Kangaroos 1st Watermark 147. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo Kangaroo First watermark BW 9, punctured ‘OS/NSW’ couple of nibbled perfs, well centred Fine used, Price $79 (K1347) 148. Australia 1913 2½d Indigo (deep shade) Kangaroo 1st wmk with variety ‘White scratch extending from Cape Leeuwin’ BW 9(2)e, centred to lower right, marginal example, lightly hinged in margin only, fresh MUH, Cat $275 as hinged, Price $399 (K776) 149. Australia 1913 3d Olive die I Kangaroo First watermark BW 12A, punctured ‘OS/NSW’ few nibbled perfs, centred high, Nice used, Price $49 (K1350) 150. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark BW 15, areas of

faint gum toning/’suntanning’, centred to left, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $275, Price $169 (K1161) 151. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo 1st wmk punctured small ‘OS’ BW 15bb, centred to right, a ‘jumbo’ stamp due to a skipped row of horizontal perfs at top, light ‘REGISTERED’ cds, attractive, Cat $200, Price $149 (K870) 152. Australia 1913 4d Yellow-orange Kangaroo 1st wmk, BW 15F, centred to lower right, ‘LATE FEE’ cds, Cat $150, Price $99 (K990) 153. Australia 1913 4d Orange Kangaroo first watermark punctured large ‘OS’ BW 15ba, vertical pair with two indistinct cds strikes, unusually well centred and good perfs all around, unfortunately there is a 4mm closed tear at the upper right of the lower unit, still an attractive multiple, Cat $140, Price $79 (K1247) 154. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, pulled perfs at right, centred high, light cds cancel, Cat $225, Price $129 (K957) 155. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I, variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 12a, centred a little to upper right, couple of nibbled perfs, two light cds cancels, Cat $225, Price $129 (K781) 156. Australia 1915 3d Olive-green Kangaroo 1st wmk Die I punctured small ‘OS’ BW 12bc, couple of nibbled perfs, above average centring for this issue, Cat $125, Price $59 (K287) 2nd Watermark 157. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, quite well centred fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $299 (K664) 158. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, centred slightly low, fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $299 (K717) 159. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 10, centred to left, fresh MUH, Cat $400, Price $279 (K893) 160. Australia 1915 2½d Indigo Kangaroo 2nd wmk, with variety ‘Retouch to first ‘A’ of ‘AUSTRALIA (and heavy coastline to WA)’ BW 10(2)l, centred to lower left, cds cancel, Cat $500, Price $349 (K1023) 161. Australia 1915 6d Deep ultramarine Kangaroo 2nd wmk BW 18B, centred to the right, Fine used, Cat $150, Price $99 (K985) 162. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 2nd wmk punctured ‘OS’ BW 18ba, centred to lower left, Fine used, Cat $80, Price $49 (K1020) 163. Australia 1915 1/- Green Kangaroo second watermark BW 31, very faint bend at right, centred to upper left, barest hinge touch Mint, Cat $375, Price $279 (K1232) 164. Australia 1915 1/- Green Kangaroo second watermark BW 31, skipped perf at lower right, but unusually not at lower left, few uneven perfs, light central VIC cds, Cat $100 as normal, Price $69 (K1238) 165. Australia 1915 5/- Deep grey & yellow Kangaroo Second watermark punctured ‘OS’ BW 43b, perf damage at left and a few nibbled perfs, centred low, cds cancel, Cat $700, Price $299 (K1468) 3rd Watermark 166. Australia 1915 2d Grey Kangaroo third watermark Die I, full CA Monogram single BW 7zb, upper left corner perf slightly rounded, centred to lower left, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $750, Price $599 (K1175) 167. Australia 1915 3d Olive Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die I variety ‘Watermark in-

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DISCOUNT SALE JULY2022 verted’ BW 13a centred slightly high, fresh Mint, Cat $275, Price $229 (K1005) 168. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 19a, centred a little to lower right, one slightly nibbled perf at left, Fine used, Cat $275, Price $179 (K720) 169. Australia 1915 6d Ultramarine Kangaroo third watermark Die II, variety ‘watermark inverted’ BW 19a, centred a little to the right, light, crisp ‘PARCEL POST’ cancel, Nice used, Cat $275, Price $229 (K1179) 170. Australia 1915 6d Bright blue Kangaroo 3rd wmk Die II variety ‘Watermark inverted’ BW 19Da, few nibbled perfs at base, well centred, light cds cancel, Cat $275, Price $179 (K921) 171. Australia 1918 1/- Blue-green die IIB Kangaroo Third watermark variety ‘Watermark sideways’ BW 33aa, centred a little high but above average centring for this variety, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $275, Price $229 (K1254) 172. Australia 1920 1/- Blue-green Kangaroo third watermark Die IIB variety ‘Watermark sideways’ BW 33aa, centred to left, Mint lightly hinged, Cat $200, Price $149 (K987) 173. Australia 1924 2/- Maroon Kangaroo third watermark BW 38, slightly nibbled perf at right, centred a little low, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $300, Price $229 (K1235) Small Multi Watermark 174. Australia 1929 5/- Grey & yellow orange Kangaroo small multiple watermark BW 45, centred to lower left, few nibbled perfs, two bold strikes of ‘REGISTERED/MELBOURNE’ cds, nice used, Cat $250, Price $149 (K1158) C of A Watermark 175. Australia 1945 2/- Maroon Kangaroo redrawn C of A watermark BW 41 with variety ‘Shading break over U of AUSTRALIA & scratch below S of POSTAGE’ unlisted in BW, left marginal MUH, Cat $20 as normal, Price $24.99 (K1482) KGV Heads 176. Australia 1915 Single watermark KGV ½d Emerald Electro 7 Harrison one line imprint block of 4 BW 63(7)z, hinge re-enforcing Mint, Cat $950, Price $599 (G671) 177. Australia KGV 1920 1/4d Turquoise single wmk. Cancelled by near full strike of ALBURY RAILWAY cds, AP 16 1921. EXTREMELY RARE! Price $325 (G666) 178. Australia 1920 Single watermark KGV 2d Brown-orange BW 95A vertical pair, centred to the left, fresh MUH, Cat $90, Price $65 (G820) 179. Australia KGV 1924 1½d Red Single Wmk., cancelled by near full strike of NSW Relief Stamp cds of 12 OC 25. (Lower left blunt corner perf) Rare! Price $149 (G665) 180. Australia 1924 Single watermark KGV 1½d Scarlet Harrison N over M setting, no stop imprint pair BW 89(?)z, faint overall gum toning Mint, Price $149 (G719) 181. Australia 1924 Single watermark KGV 1½d Scarlet Electro 23 No imprint (Mullett) block of 4 with variety ‘White scratch through left wattles’ BW 89(23)za, some light gum tone spots, Mint with some hinge remains, Cat $400, Price $199 (G724) 182. Australia 1924 Single watermark KGV 1½d Scarlet Electro 24? No imprint (Mullett) pair BW 89(24)za Mint with some hinge remains, Price $199 (G700)

183. Australia 1927 SM watermark perf 14 4d Greenish olive Ash imprint block of 4 BW 115(3)z, lower right hand unit has a small spot of soiling on the gum, the block is somewhat fragile with some separation at the top, MUH, Cat $1200 as hinged, Price $1299 (G674) 184. Australia 1927 SM watermark perf 14 KGV 4d Olive plate 4 Ash imprint pair with variety ‘Diagonal white line on King’s neck’ BW 115(4)z(pair), centred low, lightly hinged Mint, Price $499 (G676) 185. Australia 1927 SM watermark perf 14 KGV 4½d Violet 4 Ash imprint pair with variety ‘Deformed left frame..2nd state with break in left frame’ BW 119za(pair), left unit with faint corner bend, MUH, Price $249 (G711) 186. Australia 1928 SM watermark perf 13½ x 12½ KGV 2d Red-brown plate 2 N over A Ash imprint pair BW 99(2)z(pair), centred high Mint, Price $79 (G677) 187. Australia 1928 SM watermark perf 13½ x 12½ KGV 2d Red brown Ash imprint block of 4 with varieties ‘Doubled left frame at top’ & ‘Irregular upper left frame’ BW 99(1)z, lower line of imprint has been guillotined off, gum ‘suntanning’ bands MUH, Cat $250 as hinged, Price $199 (G749) 188. Australia 1928 SM watermark perf 13½ x 12½ KGV 2d Golden scarlet Die II Plate 2 N over N Ash imprint block of 4 BW 100(2)z, Mint with some hinge remains, Cat $150, Price $109 (G720) 189. Australia 1929 SM watermark perf 13½ x 12½ KGV 3d Blue Die II Ash imprint block of 4 BW 108z, light hinge remains Mint, Cat $275, Price $239 (G735) 190. Australia 1930 SM watermark perf 13½ x 12½ KGV 1½d Golden scarlet N over A Ash imprint block of 4 from plate 1 or 3, BW 92zb, one unit with slight gum wrinkle, MUH, Cat $100 as hinged, Price $99 (G750) 191. Australia 1932 C of A watermark KGV 5d Orange-brown N over N Ash imprint pair with variety ‘Flawed pearl in crown at left’ BW 127(3)z(pair), Mint with some hinge remains, Price $149 (G716) Australia Pre-Decimal 192. Australia 1928 3d Kookaburra punctured ‘OS’ BW 133ba, block of 4 with some toning affecting 3 units, Mint no gum, Cat $160 as Mint, Price $59 (APD830) 193. Australia 1928 3d Kookaburra mini sheet BW 133MS, light corner bend, lightly hinged Mint, Cat $200, Price $149 (APD831) 194. Australia 1928 3d Kookaburra mini sheet BW 133MS, tiny pinhole in upper left margin, Mint, Cat $200, Price $149 (APD832) 195. Australia 1932 5/- Bridge BW 148, commercially used with parcel cancel, much scarcer than CTO, centred low, nibbled perf at top & small hinge thin, Cat $500, Price $249 (APD833) 196. Australia 1932 6d Kookaburra BW 150, well centred right margin block of 4, stamps MUH, Cat $120, Price $99 (APD834) 197. Australia 1934 1/- Vic Centenary perf 10½ BW 153, couple of shortish perfs, lower units MUH, Cat $310, Price $199 (APD835) 198. Australia 1938 thick paper 5/- Robes Authority imprint block of 4 BW 212za, Mint lightly hinged on upper units only, Cat $100, Price $79 (APD836) 199. Australia 1940 AIF 1d, 2d & 6d McCracken imprint blocks of 4 BW 218za, 219zg & 221za, each cancelled with a central strike of ‘MC KINNON/15 OC 40/VIC-AUST’ cds, attractive and much scarcer than Mint imprint blocks, Cat $250 as Mint, Price $199 (APD837)

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Glen Stephens Rarity Offers For 20 years, my ’Stamp Rarity Page’ has been a “must visit” place for many collectors and dealers, globally - tinyurl.com/RarityGlen Large clear photos, and lots of detail, and FIXED NETT PRICES. “Philatelic Porn” as one client jokingly described it as! No 20% “Buyer Fees” to add on top etc. All credit cards accepted - even Amex, and with NO insulting extra fees to you either! Each month I’ll add here, a couple of items from that page, for the possible interest of readers. Choice material, and special collection offers etc, from all over the globe. Material on that page often sells FAST - within hours of being listed up, and it changes often - weekly mostly, so do bookmark this page, and check often - tinyurl.com/RarityGlen

GB 1977 Silver Jubilee 8½d *TOTALLY IMPERF* - Cat £1,200 for just $A600!:

Fresh and superb example of this very rare fully imperforate error, of which owner note stated only one part sheet was ever discovered. Blue and metallic silver - a gorgeous looking pair visually - scans never show metallic ink well. Fresh flat MUH, with good margins. SG 1033a, £1,200=$A2,400. One of the key QE2 era imperfs, and bought very well, so out it goes at about a QUARTER SG at - $A600 (Stock 657BJ)

NZ 1898 Pictorials 5/- Mount Cook, SUPERB with corner diagonal line CTO Specimen cancel copy:

This was a VIP Presentation example. This and various other stamps in the series etc, were thus cancelled, and made into presentation sets. These were then given away to dignitaries and VIPs etc. I understand that these + SPECIMEN handstamps applied by the NZ PO are listed in the latest CP supplements, so presumably they are priced as well. No Watermark, perf 14.5, absolutely SUPERB USED with the corner diagonal CTO bar cancel. Perfect perfs and centering and colour and freshness of the recess plate, printed by Waterlow & Sons in London. Free of hinges, and gook and gunk and aging etc! My old CP has this at CPE 21e, as $1,500 as VFU, and CTO copies will be higher of course. More discussion of this issue here - tinyurl.com/5shMtCook $A550 (Stock 542AX)

Luxembourg 1956 **RARE** Europa set 3 - Superb MUH $A115!: SG Cat £700=$A1,400, for well under 7% of SG! Bought a few sets very attractively in the Estate of an old French gentleman, who had bought them off leading dealer BEHR in Paris, as an Investment, some years back. This is the KEY set to the entire EUROPA Omnibus series, and has always been highly sought. Mint Unhinged, with guaranteed fresh original gum. This set is 65 years old now of course. One of the scarcest mint sets from post-war Europe, and the absolute KEY to any “EUROPA” Omnibus collection. Bright, well centred, with good perfs, and guaranteed original gum mint unhinged, and will look brilliant in any album, at WAY under 10% of SG. THREE sets of 3 for the “bottom drawer” - SG cat $A4,200, for just $A275 (Stock 568UR) One set 3 as shown, SG 607/609, cat £700=$A1,400 - $A115 (Stock 568UQ)

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Cinderella Corner Australian-Produced Antarctica Cinderellas – Part I Introduction Welcome to the July edition of Cinderella Corner. This issue explores some of the many vibrant Antarctica Cinderellas, produced in Australia, over the years. Along with next month’s follow-up piece, this Cinderella Corner recognises the Antarctica Stamp and Postcard Exhibition, which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from 24 to 28 August. The labels collectively explored in this article serve as a snapshot of the Australian-issued Antarctica Cinderellas that exist, and they cover those produced by artist and philatelic dealer Jack Koch. Next month’s Cinderella Corner will continue the narrative, unpacking labels produced by philatelic dealer Ray Simpson, and the well-known Cinderella Goliath Bill Hornadge. As usual, I welcome feedback and comments. Jack Koch Austrian-born artist and philatelic dealer Jacques Koch-Orthoff, known widely as Jack Koch, was an expressionist painter who displayed a fondness for Australian landscapes. Born in 1933, he arrived in Australia in 1955 and, in pursuit of several philatelic endeavours, established Bay Stamps in Glenelg, South Australia. With broad ventures in aerophilately including a longstanding interest in rocket covers, Jack branched into polar and Antarctica philately around 1967 and, over a period extending more than a decade, he created a number of Cinderellas and covers, many limited in numbers.

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1967 Antarctic Expedition One of the earliest known Antarctica labels produced by Koch is illustrated in Figure 1. The small rectangular label, measuring 60mm x 10mm, is coloured deep yellow and red and features the text: Antarctic Expedition. It is affixed to the front of a Mawson AAT cover postmarked 16 February 1967. The cover also features a pictorial handstamp, with its penguin motif featured in another one of Koch’s early Antarctica labels. 40 - Stamp News

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Early Penguin Types In the late 1960s, Jack Koch issued a label featuring a penguin on a floating ice sheath. Several colours were issued, in strips of 4, including the two-toned red type illustrated in Figure 2, and the green and burgundy type, illustrated on a cover in Figure 3. Each imperforate label measures 42mm x 41mm. The cover in Figure 3 is postmarked 8 December 1969 at the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), and was carried aboard the 1969 Antarctica Expedition Supply Vessel. Limited Edition Sheetlets In 1977 and 1978, Jack Koch released several cinderella minisheets in perforated and imperforated blocks of four. Details of these types are summarised in the Table 1. Table 1. Details of the Seven Main Types of Jack Koch 1977 and 1978 Antarctic Minisheets Text presented on Year of Colours sheetlet release

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DICK SMITH ANT1977 ARCTIC EXPEDITION 16-17/11/77

Light and dark green

200 perforated

FIRST CHARTER FLIGHT FROM ADELAIDE 23/11/17

Light blue and dark blue

250 perforated

DICK SMITH ANT1978 ARCTIC EXPEDITION 6 FEB ‘78

Light and dark green

180 perforated

SUMMERLAND FLIGHT FROM ANTARCTIC 11 FEB ‘1978

1978

Pale yellow and green

157 perforated

SUMMERLAND FLIGHT FROM ANTARCTIC 11 FEB ‘78

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Red and green

60 sheets (perforated and imperforated)

DICK SMITH ANT1978 ARCTIC EXPEDITION 13 Feb ‘78

Pale yellow and green

106 perforated

1978 WANDANA ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 20 FEB ‘78

Red and green

144 perforated

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‘Admiralty Mountains’ overprinted on 200 imperforated each label

250 imperforated ‘Admiralty Mountains’ overprinted on 180 imperforated each label -

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A joined imperforate pair of this sheetlet 187 imperforated and a variety of the DICK SMITH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 11 FEB ’78 exists ‘Admiralty Mountains’ overprinted on 155 imperforated each label

Examples of the seven sheetlet types outlined in Table 1 are illustrated across Figures 4 to 10. All the perforated minisheets are perforated 11. Each minisheet also measures approximately 65mm x 113mm, except for:


Vito Milana tlets were sold for $2.00 each, with a few signed at a premium $2.50 charge. The featured ‘Admiralty Mountains’ overprints on several of the sheets references the large group of high mountains located in northeastern Victoria Land, Antarctica. 1978 And 1979 Labels On Covers A number of smaller Antarctica sheetlets of four labels were also produced by Jack Koch from 1978 to 1979. Details of these label types are summarised in Table 2: Table 2. Details of the Nine Main Types of Jack Koch Smaller 1978 and 1979 Antarctic Minisheets Text presented on sheetlet

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Brown and bone; light green and blue

KU-RING-GAI DISTRICT / ROTARY CLUBS / ANTARCTIC FLIGHT 9 NOV. 1978

Brown and bone: 125

Brown and bone; light green and blue

WANDANA TRAVEL PTY. LTD. / ANTARCTIC FLIGHT 3 DEC. 1978

Brown and bone: 95

ANTARCTIC FLIGHT

Brown and bone; light green and blue

BUSH PILOTS OF AUSTRALIA / ANTARCTIC FLIGHT 5 NOV. 1978

Brown and blue: 125

ANTARCTIC FLIGHT

Brown and bone; light green and blue

LEGACY CLUBS OF AUSTRALIA / ANTARCTIC FLIGHT 23 NOV. 1978

Brown and bone: 110

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Green; red

Garraty & Ford Antarctic Expedition Flight / W.A. 150th Year Celebration, 5th Feb. 1979

225 sheets collectively

ANTARCTIC FLIGHT

Issued in green colour, only

SUMMERLAND TRAVEL ADELAIDE / Antarctic Expedition Flight 13th Feb. 1979

200 sheets

ANTARCTIC FLIGHT

Red and pink; brown and bone

QANTAS NEWS ADELAIDE

245 sheets collectively

FIRST FLIGHT IN ANTARCTICA / Lockheed Vega /

Brown and bone; light green and blue

ANTARCTIC FLIGHT

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· SUMMERLAND FLIGHT FROM ANTARCTIC 11 FEB ‘78 (pale yellow and green), which measures approximately 65mm x 97mm. · DICK SMITH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 13 FEB ‘78, which measures approximately 65mm x 113mm. · WANDANA ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 20 FEB ’79 (imperforate variety), which also measures approximately 55mm x 113mm. An example of the ‘wide margins variety’ of the SUMMERLAND FLIGHT FROM ANTARCTIC 11 FEB ’78 minisheet, in red and green, is illustrated in Figure 11. This sheetlet of cinderellas measures approximately 94mm x 141mm. An example of the joined sheetlet, as mentioned in Table 1, is illustrated in Figure 12. It measures approximately 187mm x 140mm. Of interest, this sheet features the reverse text of the bottom left-hand side: DICK SMITH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 13 FEB ’78; it also features the reverse text on the bottom righthand side: SUMMERLAND FLIGHT ANTARCTIC 11 FEB ’78. Upon their initial releases in 1977 and 1978, the shee-

16th NOVEMBER 1928 / Sir Hubert WILKINS FOUNDATION 41 / Brown and ANTARCTIC EXPEDI- bone; light TION FLIGHT green and blue

Light green and blue: 120

Light and green blue: 100

Light green and blue: 110

Light green and blue: 122

Brown and bone: 197 Light green and blue: 195

Brown and bone: 215 Light green and blue: 200

All overprints on the labels outlined in Table 2 are inked in red, except for the Garraty & For Antarctic Expedition, and SUMMERLAND TRAVEL AUSTRALIA ones, which are inked in black. Each minisheet measures approximately 50mm x 80mm, and some were overprinted with PROOF or SPECIMEN. The sheetlets were initially sold for $1, $1.50, or $2 each. It is also noted that the Garraty & Antarctic Expedition overprint featured on two differently-designed minStamp News - 41


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isheets: the red and pink ‘Penguins’ type, and the brown and bone ‘Two Dogs and Charter Plane’ minisheet. Of further note, several the sheetlets involving the design of a single penguin and charter plane in flight, and these were issued sans overprints, with an example illustrated in Figures 13. These were available in four colours. Some of these labels were also perforated 11, with examples of the QANTAS NEWS ADELAIDE type (imperforate 42 - Stamp News

and perforated) illustrated in Figure 14 and Figure 15, respectively. Examples across all the nine types outlined in Table 2 were also affixed to the front of limited printed flight covers. The Jack Koch silk cover illustrated in Figure 16 is one of 220 produced and, at its 1978 release, was sold for $3.50. Local Stamps Jack Koch produced a 50c local stamp some time in 1977, with many affixed to covers carried by QANTAS charter planes from November 1977. Measuring approximately 33mm x 33mm, the label features four identically sized penguins and the text: ANTARCTICA Airmail / 50c


Vito Milana

Above : Figures 16 & 17 Left Top to bottom : Figures 18, 19, 20 & 21

illustrated across Figure 18 to 21. Details of the four sheets of these differently coloured labels, with decorative red borders, are summarised in Table 3. Table 3. Details of the Penguin Local Stamps (Sheets) Type

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Perforate sheet of 9 labels

43 sets produced

Contains 8 x 50c penguin labels and one QANTAS Charter Flights To ANTARCTICA label

Imperforate sheet of 9 labels

21 sets produced

Contains 8 x 50c penguin labels and one QANTAS Charter Flights To ANTARCTICA label

Imperforate sheet of 8 labels

10 sets produced

Contains 8 x 50c penguin labels

The sheets were successful upon release, and all were reported to have quickly sold out. An example of each of the three types outlined in Table 3 are illustrated in Figure 22 (perforated), Figure 23 (imperforated), and Figure 24 (imperforated and without QANTAS label). It was reported, by Jack Koch, that all dies used to create his late 1970s Antarctic cinderella minisheets were destroyed in 1980.

An example of the label affixed to a 23 February 1981 postmarked cover is illustrated in Figure 17. The Cinderellas were sold in imperforate pairs or in sheets of eight or nine labels. Four colours were issued: blue, brown, bone, and yellow, all with red text. Examples of each colour type, as issued imperforate pairs, are

Antarctic Scenes In the early 1980s, Jack Koch produced several labels from his original drawings of Antarctica scenes. These were produced in imperforate minisheets of four labels in three different colours: blue, red, and brown. Each sheet measures approximately 126mm x 105mm and features the heading ANTARCTIC SCENES at the top, a description of the scenes at the base, and a DRAWING BY JACK KOCH disclaimer. An example of one of the brown minisheets is illustrated in Figure 25. Some of the labels were also overprinted with SPECIMEN, in black, and an Stamp News - 43


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Above : Figures 26 & 28 Left Top to bottom : Figures 22 & 23

example is illustrated in Figure 26. The labels were also applied to some limited produced covers, with an example of a 15 November 1984 cancelled Mawson cover illustrated in Figure 27. An example of the artwork and mock-up for one of the minisheets is illustrated in Figure 28. I extend my thanks to Mr. Gary Watson for allowing me to reproduce this latter image. These labels are some of Jack Koch’s final Antarctica cinderellas before he returned to Austria and died there, suddenly, in August 1999.

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Vito Milana

Above : Figures 24 & 25

Conclusion Australian-produced Cinderellas that explore some of the wonders of the Antarctic, including early flights over some of its vast landscapes, are few, yet those that exist capture some of the remarkable feats by early pioneers who navigated the territory. Jack Koch’s devotion to creating bright and informative Cinderella labels celebrating various Australian Antarctic endeavours is vast, and others do exist. I extend

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my thanks to the following individuals (in no particular order) for offering me information in helping to craft this article: Dr. Eric Frazer, Tony Shields, Gary Watson, Martin Walker, John Walker, Steve Hamilton, David Figg, and John Youle. Next month’s Cinderella Corner will explore Australian-produced Antarctic Cinderellas issued by Philatelic Dealers Ray Price and Bill Hornadge. Next month will also mark my final Cinderella Corner, following nearly 7 years of pieces I hope readers have enjoyed.

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Hello and welcome to Part VII of my tour of British Commonwealth stamps. I hope you enjoy looking at this month’s stamps, along with some interesting philatelic details and trivia. This month we move to Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika, often just referred to as KUT. The history of these countries makes for what I think is a very interesting collecting area. The postal administrations of the three were amalgamated on January 1st 1933 and stamps were issued until 1976 when the postal union was dissolved, and each territory began issuing separate stamps. The Stanley Gibbons catalogue describes the history very well and there is plenty of interesting information to be found from Google searches.

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Figure 2 The first stamps were issued in 1935, the George V pictorial definitives, and a few weeks later the Silver Jubilee issue. The above (Fig 1 SG 111, Scott 47) shows the dhow and is a stamp always worth checking if you have a copy. There is a printing variety where the rope of the dhow is joined to the sail (Fig 2 SG 111a, Scott 47a) and also, and far more importantly, a perf variety which commands considerable sums both mint and used. Next I have chosen two more of the dhow on Lake Victoria issues but this time from the George VI peri-

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by Michael Dodd

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od. This stamp is one of the 1938 pictorial definitives, a very interesting group of stamps with issues from 1938 through to 1954. There are perforation varieties to keep you checking your copies for hours and even longer to find those perforation varieties, and some interesting varieties to collect as well. This 50c stamp is one example. The first image (Fig 3) shows a used copy and, as I say, there are a few perforation varieties. The second copy (Fig 5) shows a different perf but also with the “dot removed” variety from a 1950 printing. If you look just to the left of the letter K in Kenya in Fig 5 (see Fig 4 for this detail) you will see that the dot I am referring to is not there in the second stamp. This 50c issue had quite a few printings. Using a Stanley Gibbons British Empire Stamps 1840 to 1970 catalogue you will also

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find there are 4 different shades listed. There are 7 stamps in the SG 144 listing, well, 8 if you include a watermark inverted copy which is catalogued at £5000 used in the 2021 edition. So let’s say we just try to keep our collection to the 7 stamps! This next stamp is also from the George VI definitive issue. Although still a pictorial definitive, it is of a different design, with the King’s head prominent in the centre of the stamp rather than in a smaller oval to the right or left of the design feature. In this case the design shows the Nile Railway Bridge at Nipon Falls in Uganda. That is the title in the catalogue but it is also called the Jinja Bridge at Nipon Falls. The first issue of this design was on a George V issue in 1935, then this issue with George VI in 1938. From a philatelic perspective you must check the perforations of any copy you have or that you are thinking of buying. There are three different perforations, ranging from £3.25 for a mint copy to £160. I won’t bore you with the details as they can be looked up easily enough. Similarly, Used can be 10c to £11. As for the bridge, I cannot find a history of it which is a shame. I was looking forward to reading about it as it was used on both the KGV and KGVI stamps. All I can find are details about the new bridge that was opened in 2018. Perhaps a reader knows more. Finally, this is from the QE II 1954 issue. Rather stunning I think. There was also a 10c value of the same design, just a different colour. For this 50c value do look carefully at the colour as there was a second printing in 1957 in the colour claret, rather than this shade which is, by the SG colour guide, reddish purple. Enjoy your stamps, for the history they show and the stories they can tell, and also for the differences which are not always so obviously seen but which can be extremely important. Michael can be contacted on cddstamps@ gmail.com or visit him at his online store cddstamps - on the Hipstamp Marketplace Stamp News - 49


UKRAINE’S PHILATELIC HISTORY Today Ukraine is very much in the news following the Russian invasion on 24 February 2022. So far the Russian aggression has resulted in enormous destruction and loss of life. Millions of Ukrainians (mostly women and children) have been forced to leave the country. I suppose most of them are eager to return to Ukraine in order to rebuild their lives and their country. Ukraine has a very long history either as an independent state or as part of the Russian Empire. More than 1000 years ago, Vikings from Sweden settled in the area and formed a state along with the local tribes. Today Ukraine has a mixed population of people speaking Ukrainian, Russian and other minority languages. There is even an Old Village with a small amount of Swedish speaking people who were brought there from Estonia (which used to have a Swedish-speaking minority). The Moscow leadership claims that Ukraine is

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not a real country which of course is quite absurd. Other ludicrous claims include statements that they are ridding Ukraine of neo-Nazis. Ukraine declared its independence on 22 January 1918. However, Russian, German and Polish forces occupied all or parts of the country at different periods in time. The national government released its first set of five stamps in July 1918. Shown nearby is the 30s stamp (Fig. 1) featuring an allegorical depiction of Ukraine in the form of a woman’s head (other sources claim that it is the goddess Ceres. In August 1918, Russian postage stamps were overprinted with a trident formed emblem. The overprint was applied locally at post offices throughout Ukraine resulting in a large number of varieties. A typical example is shown in Fig. 2. In January 1919, there was a single high value (Fig. 3) in a new design. It was mainly used in con-

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Christer Brunström nection with money transfers and parcels. It was only used for a brief period of time and the stamp is quite scarce today. In early 1919, Ukraine was proclaimed a Soviet republic which was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922 and Soviet stamps were used at post offices in Ukraine from then on. At the end of World War I, the Ukrainian government-in-exile continued its struggle from different locations in Poland. It obviously had high hopes of being able to return to Kyïv, as postage stamps were ordered from a company in Vienna. A 14-value set with patriotic designs was produced in 1920 but, and for obvious reasons, it was never put into use. Instead, most of the printing was sold off to the philatelic trade. Shown nearby is the top value featuring a windmill (Fig. 4). For years, these unissued stamps were included in cheap stamp packets. This interesting set is still affordable and the Scott

Figure 4

catalogue values the complete set of 14 stamps at just $5. The 40h value is shown nearby. It should be noted that these stamps only exist in mint condition. Some of the stamps are known imperforate or with inverted or omitted centers – they are printing waste which should never have left the printers in Vienna. The US Scott catalogue mentions this set in a footnote and illustrates three of the designs. The status of this issue is explained. The early 1920s were difficult times in Ukraine (and other parts of the USSR). People died of hunger as there wasn’t enough food available to feed the population. In April 1923, the Ukrainian SSR issued a set of semi-postals printed in Berlin in an attempt to collect funds to alleviate the suffering. The design of the 10k + 10k value (Fig 5) is particularly drastic showing Death Stalking a Peasant. I suppose that most stamp collectors believed that

Figure 5

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UKRAINE’S PHILATELIC HISTORY this was the end of Ukraine as a stamp-issuing entity. However, they were wrong. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine once again became an independent nation in August 1991. On 24 August 1992, the Ukrainian Post Office released a postage stamp (Fig. 6) marking the first anniversary of independence. The design includes the national flag and the Ukrainian trident emblem. In 1993 Ukraine issued a stamp (Fig. 7) marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Kyïv from German occupation. The Germans left a city in ruins as depicted on the left part of the design. The rebuilt city is shown on the right. Hopefully the war will soon end; the Ukrainians will need a lot of help to rebuild their villages, towns and cities which have suffered enormously from Russian bombing and shelling.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporter of wheat and other agricultural products. The Russian war has resulted in huge difficulties for a large number of countries which rely on Ukrainian wheat. It is likely that one of tragic effects of this war will be famine in parts of Africa and Asia. Wheat fields are depicted on a 2002 stamp (Fig. 8) devoted to the Kyïv region in the north of the country. Postage stamps can tell us a lot about the world we live in and about history. The stamps shown in this brief article tell the story in digest form of Ukraine as a stamp-issuing country so far. Readers of Stamp News have already been told about recent Ukrainian stamps which tell about the heroic struggle against the Russian attempts to completely destroy its neighbour.

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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: ptomely1939@gmail.com; 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: teepee@teegee.com.au Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg: 3rd Thurs. Bordertown PS Contact: K. Grey Tel: 08 8752 0446 or email cdhuntmundulla@yahoo.com.au 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; aydepe@bigpond.com; 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: jo.trev@bigpond.com 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 lmphilsocsec@gmail.com Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan)

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