Stamp News Australasia - May 2024

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Glen Stephens Rarity Offers For 30 years, my ’Stamp Rarity Page’ has been a “must visit” place for many collectors and dealers, globally - 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 -

Norway coll 1856-1980 in new ‘Lighthouse’ classy album + slipcase - Ret $A6,250 for just $A999! Lovely looking, near all postally used collection in a huge, and classy literally ‘as new’ top quality ‘Lighthouse’ German made black album with matching hard slipcase - retail of the empty album and slipcase is well over $450 ALONE! Masses of 25 extra pix here - - Stamps are largely complete, with many earlier top values, inc 1867/68, 8Sk rose, 1872-74 Defins complete ex 25 Ore etc. Also, a good range of elusive Officials and Postage Dues etc. 

SG cat of the stamps is noted neatly in erasable soft 4B pencil for ready checking on each item or set. This totals £2,903=$5,800, plus the $450 album, is a $A6,250 collection here. 100s of stamps and impossible to assemble out here. A very conservative and popular stamp issuing country, and VERY completable down the track. Condition looks a cut above average - as it was formed in Norway, where ‘condition is KING’! A wonderful solid nucleus to complete, and add to. Retail $6,200, for about 15% retail at $US650 at $A999 - Stock 546SH

Great Britain 1840 2d Deep Full Blue – clean and fresh, 3 margin example - $A2,000 *UNDER* SG cat! -

Totally free of usual thins and creases etc, and condition guarantees on these stamps are VERY important. It is 184 years old now. Clean and fresh and flat, and *totally* free of the usual old hinges, and gook and gunk and foxing, common on these. Bright colour, and razor-sharp plate impression as you can see. Totally free of the creases and toning that truly be-devil this issue - which ARE present on most examples. “The World’s First Stamp” and sourcing a nice one from day #1 is wise. Even a 2 margin roughie these days can cost you $300! Lettered ‘E.L.’ with lovely and unusually crisp black ‘Maltese Cross’ cancel as you can see. Every collector wants a ‘1d Black’ and ‘2d Blue’ on the frontispiece page of their album, no matter WHAT country they collect – and if your initials are ‘E.L.’ - even better! Lovely deep bright colour as you can see. Removed from a lovely old style GB collection today. ANY 2d Blue is FIFTY times scarcer than any 1d Black - a solid FACT, despite the weird cat prices. This is the seldom seen Deep Full Blue shade, SG #4, cat is £1,200 = $A2,40

New Zealand 1985 “CRISTMAS” spelling error PAIR! -

A very interesting Story. These stamps were printed in the Netherlands, by the well-known and widely used Enschedé Security Stamp Printers, in Haarlem. The stamps were all printed and perforated and ready to go, when someone noticed that the word CHRISTMAS had been added and approved by the Dutch printers, and NZ Post, and mis-spelled “CRISTMAS” (with missing H!) and not CHRISTMAS spelling. I understand that is more in keeping with the European/Dutch spelling, so no-one noticed - not sure, but it got right through to the proofs being all signed off on, and being printed and perforated, and darn near issued nationally.

The stamps were rapidly re-printed for then heavy NZ Christmas mail useage, and the originals were SUPPOSED to be destroyed. A very few pairs leaked out somewhere, and I bought them near 40 years ago, and offered them in the local magazine for $A500 the pair, and they sold fast. The same original paper, gum, and perfs as the issued stamps of course. One client I sold these to has recently passed away, and I bought them back this month from the Estate. The set of singles, along with a set of 2 normals as illustrated above – a complete set of 4, is just $US175 at $A275 the quartet - Stock 672LW Order via: All Cards accepted with ZERO fee - even Amex! Bank Deposit fine, or Money Orders. PayPal is accepted in ANY major currency, saving you fees - contact me first. LayBys/Layaways always OK with me!

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Contents Articles Stamps in the News : Margo Campbell ......................................6 Why Collect Postal History? : Kevin Morgan .......................... 14 Postal Stationery : Ian McMahon ............................................... 20 Greetings from Great Britain : Michael Dodd ........................ 46 A Philatelic Serial Story : Christer Brunström ..........................50

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Front cover: 100 Years of Commemorative Stamps Date of issue: 16 April 2024 Royal Mail issued a set of ten stamps depicting 100 years of their commemorative stamps. Each stamp features three different commemoratives from each decade.


Stamps in the News - Globally! Heading for a Gross profit

Reported at A 1-cent USA postage stamp from 1868 is up for auction and could fetch up to $5 million. A New York auction house is selling what it calls “America’s Most Valuable Postage Stamp”—a 1-cent “Z-grill” stamp from 1868 featuring Benjamin Franklin. It’s one of only two of its kind known to exist. The auction will mark the first time the rare stamp is up for sale in 26 years. It’s rarity comes from what philatelists call a “Z-grill” Z-grill stamps are among the most coveted for collectors. A grill is a type of mark impressed into a postage stamp invented in 1867 to prevent reuse. The Z-grill, named after its zig-zag pattern, is the rarest of the grill shapes. Owning any Z-grill is no small feat, let alone a 1-cent Z-grill. The U.S. Post Office stopped issuing the stamps in the early 1870s and very few are known to still exist. “Most of [the Z-grill stamps] were 2-cent and 12-cent stamps. Some were 3-cent stamps. And very, very few were 1-cent, 10-cent and 15-cent stamps,” explains Scott Trepel, the president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, the auction house. The only other known surviving copy of the 1-cent Z-grill stamp is at the New York Public Library, which received the stamp as a donation in 1925. The stamp is the most-valued piece of what some industry observers have called the most complete and significant collection of American postage stamps ever assembled, one that was built over decades by the “Bond King”, Bill Gross. Gross says he was introduced to philately as a child, when his mother gave him a stamp album that she believed would help him pay for college. While those stamps proved to be essentially worthless, Gross wanted to show that stamps could be a good investment and went on to become one of the most prolific 21st-century stamp collectors. Gross came to acquire the stamp in 2005 when Shreve, acting as his representative, traded with the Mystic Stamp Company for it by bartering a plate block of Inverted Jennys worth $2,970,000. According to the auction house, it was known as the “Great6 - Stamp News

est Stamp Swap of All Time.” In collecting the 1-cent Z-grill, Gross had what is known as a “complete” U.S. stamp collection, becoming only the second person to do so. Since 2007, Gross has been selling off stamps from his international collection and in 2018, he began to sell the U.S. collection; he has given the proceeds of these sales to charity. The mogul claimed that “getting all of the rarest stamps took patience, but the chase was the fun part.” The 1-cent Z-grill stamp will go on sale on June 14, along with 99 other top stamps in Gross’ collection. The entire collection is expected to generate between $15 million and $20 million.

Let the Games stamps begin! Reported at

The official stamp for the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, in collaboration between the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee and La Poste Group, was officially released at the French Postal Museum recently. Drawing inspiration from the visual identity of the Paris Olympics, the stamp features the iconic Eiffel Tower and the River Seine with sporting elements

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and an overall neoart-deco look. “This stamp carries the colours of Paris 2024 and will fully contribute to opening up the Games. We can’t wait to see it travel in France and around the world,” said the President of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee. La Poste Group issued its first official Olympic stamp in 1924, when Paris hosted the eighth Summer Olympic Games. Subsequent Olympic events in France, such as the Grenoble Winter Olympics in 1968 and the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992, also saw the release of Olympic stamps by La Poste. Following the successful bid of Paris to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in 2017, La Poste released a special stamp which included the signature of the bid committee, “Come and share”, its logo and image of the Grand Palais. 800,000 copies of the new stamps will be issued and go on sale on March 29.

at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She also won her second Olympic gold in the same 10,000m event in Sydney, a world champion title in Edmonton. and became the world cross country champion on three occasions before turning to the marathon and notching victories in London, Tokyo, and New York. The four stamps feature the athlete in action as well as celebrating her winning runs at the Barcelona and Sydney Olympics. “These stamps are more a tribute to the inspiration, resilience, and monumental achievements on the global stage that we all associate with Derartu,” Ethio Post said. Currently, Derartu is president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation.

Risky business in Australia

Reported at New safety data from Australia Post has revealed that posties logged over 81,000 hazards in the last 12 months, equating to more than 200 a day on average. Hazards tracked and logged on posties’ handheld devices included dogs as the biggest risk, followed by low hanging branches and obstructive trees. How-

In for the long run in Ethiopia Reported at

Ethio Post has dedicated a series of new postage stamps in honour of the legendary Ethiopian athlete Derartu Tulu. The postage stamps were released on the same day the two-time Olympic gold medallist celebrated her 53 birthday on March 21, 2024. “Today, we pay homage to a trailblazer who not only ran her way into history but also left indelible footprints on the hearts of millions,” Ethio Post announced. Derartu joined the sports history books as the first black African woman to win the Olympic gold medal Stamp News - 7

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ever, there were some more unusual hazards including magpie and other bird attaches, insect nests in letterboxes and roped off driveways. Across the country, New South Wales had the highest number of logged hazards throughout the year at over 20,000, followed by Victoria with nearly 19,000. In the other states and territories, Queensland logged over 16,000 hazards, South Australia logged over 13,000, Western Australia had over 10,000, Tasmania logged 1,300, the Australian Capital Territory logged over 900 and the Northern Territory logged over 500 hazards. The digital hazard tool was rolled out 12 months ago to help reduce incidents and injury to posties, allowing them to immediately digitally log a hazard. The next time they, or any other postie, approach a pre-logged location they will receive a warning notification on their device. An Australia Post spokesperson said, “Once a hazard is logged in the system we take the necessary steps to try and resolve it for our team.” In addition to the hazard tool, Australia Post also uses video footage and sensors across its delivery fleet to help to reduce serious accidents as its delivery team takes to the streets each day. A report last year also revealed that a postie is injured by a third party on the roads at a rate of one a week.

Risky business in USA Reported at

The recent shooting death shooting death of Ohio mail carrier Jont’e J. Davis, 33 has raised again the risks facing US post office workers as they go about their business. 8 - Stamp News

One of the major dangers is the risk of robberies, especially ones in which the perpetrator has sought to obtain the mail carrier’s master key, which opens boxes containing mail. There were two incidents in Youngstown in 2023 in which mail carriers were robbed of their master key. Neither mail carrier was injured but the robberies are indicative of a problem which has been more pronounced in other areas, including Cleveland. According to a USPS news release, 412 USPS letter carriers were robbed on the job during its fiscal year 2022, while 305 incidents of carriers being robbed were reported in the first half of fiscal year 2023 alone. According to the release, USPS and the Postal Inspection Service have made efforts to expand its Project Safe Delivery crime prevention initiative. The goal of the project is to “protect postal employees and facilities, prevent mail and package theft, and enforce the law against individuals who perpetrate crimes against postal employees or engage in mail and package theft.” To help achieve this goal, the postal service is installing 12,000 high-security blue collection boxes across the United States; and replacing 49,000 “antiquated” arrow locks with electronic locks.

Selling the farm in India

Reported at Once a vibrant avenue for promoting farm policies, India’s stamps now feature farming as background, sidelining the pivotal role farmers play in nation building.

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When was the last time farmers featured in an Indian postage stamp? In 1992, when the Department of Posts commemorated the silver jubilee of Haryana. The stamp showed a farmer and his wife in the foreground of power transmission lines, tap water supply, and a farmer driving a tractor in a field. After that farmers have featured only in the backdrop of stamps on political leaders and institutions such as the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. Over the past two decades, agricultural products have featured on Indian stamps more often than producers. Farming -related stamps themes peaked in the 1980s but declined when agriculture was no longer among the priorities of the government. This is in contrast with the earlier decades, especially the period between the mid-1960s and early 1980s that witnessed a whole-of-government approach to agriculture, with the postal department playing a role in

building awareness at multiple levels. The conscious use of the postal system to promote the government’s agricultural policies began after Independence. A set of four commemorative stamps, including one featuring a farmer couple, was issued for the inauguration of the Republic on January 26, 1950. The sustained campaign to promote government policies began on January 26, 1955, when the government issued the second definitive series comprising 18 stamps on industry, rare earths, agriculture and multipurpose projects, health, cottage industry, and transport and communication to canvass support for the Second Five-Year Plan (1956-61) a year ahead of its launch. The food shortages of the mid-1960s seriously challenged the sense of security of the nation. The government was forced to reconsider the dependence on imports that threatened progress. The government set a target of raising foodgrain output by 30 million tonnes between 1967 and 1971 to ease supply-side pressure. At the same time, it also promoted family planning to address the demand side of the problem. This marked the beginning of a sustained campaign to promote the expansion of agricultural output and population control that lasted over three decades. The sixth definitive series titled “Agriculture and Rural Development” (1979-85) offered the most expansive statement of the government’s agricultural policy during the planning era. The themes featured Stamp News - 9

Stamps in the News - Globally! in this series suggest that the government was alert to, among other things, the need to diversify the food basket and shift to high value products. In addition to food grains, stamps of this series featured dairy farming, pisciculture, poultry, horticulture (cashew, apple, and orange), and non-food crops (hybrid cotton and rubber). But the new approach to agriculture required literate farmers, who had access to irrigation and new technology. The series, therefore, included stamps on Adult education, Minor irrigation, and Transfer of Technology (from lab to farms), respectively. Transformation of rural India was the ultimate objective of these initiatives, which featured in “Agriculture and Rural Development”, the last stamp of the sixth definitive series. The stamp showed a planned village with roads, tap water supply, television, sports arena, and mechanised agriculture symbolised by a man ploughing a field using a tractor. By the late 1990s, the postal campaign to promote the government’s agricultural policy—a campaign that ran for over three decades—came to an end. The retreat of the state, considerable improve-

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ments in foodgrain output and foreign exchange reserves, and a drop in fertility explain the end of these three longstanding campaigns.

Celebrating the farm in Spain Reported at

Spain has had a long running program of promoting its unique cuisine through stamps with the Gastronomy series highlighting reginal specialty dishes. In the last 6 years the series has focused on foodstuffs with Protected Designations of Origin status. The denomination of origin is a geographical indication used on a product that has a specific geographical origin, whose qualities, reputation and characteristics are essentially due to its place of origin. It is a seal that shows a link or cause-effect relationship between the specific characteristics of the product and the geographical environment of the production area. This year’s issue is Gastronomy - Protected Designations of Origin, Extremadura, Jerte Valley

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Cherry, Vera Paprika. Pimentón de la Vera is the product obtained from the grinding of dried red bell pepper fruits dried with oak wood, by the vertical current drying system with a lower hearth, used in La Vera, using emery stone mills. Pimentón de la Vera is a product with a smoky, intense and penetrating flavour and aroma, due to this drying process. The Protected Designation of Origin “Cereza del Jerte” exclusively covers fresh table cherries originating from the area located in the northern regions of the province of Cáceres. This area has very specific and homogeneous geographical, physical, historical and cultural characteristics. The crop is grown on small terraced farms, located on the slopes located on shady or sunny slopes.

Beware the embrace of Darcula Reported at

A new Chinese-language phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform named “darcula” has been targeting postal organizations in more than 100 countries, including the United States Postal Service (USPS). Researchers said in a March 27 post that the attacks use more than 20,000 phishing domains to trick victims into entering credentials and other sensitive information in the belief they are interacting with

legitimate postal organizations. The researchers said the “darcula” platform has been used for numerous high-profile phishing attacks over the last year, including messages received on Apple and Android devices in the United Kingdom, as well as package scams impersonating USPS in the United States. There have also been many attacks across the Middle East. “We found ‘darcula’ to be the most pervasive worldwide package scam operation we have seen,” said an industry authority. Darcula uses Rich Communication Services (RCS) — the default SMS app provided on many Android devices enabling the attackers bypass SMS firewalls. RCS has end-to-end encryption, offering users the sense of a more secure and private messaging experience but it’s a tremendous benefit for malicious actors in that it enhances the agility and adaptability of phishing campaigns, making them more effective against evolvin security measures. It also lowers the technical barrier for new malicious actors, enabling even those with limited skills to conduct sophisticated attacks seamlessly making it a persistent and adaptable threat in the cybersecurity ecosystem.

Wings clipped in Germany

Reported at The last planes carrying letters for delivery within Germany took off in late March as German postal service Deutsche Post discontinues its domestic mail flights after more than 62 years. The cessation of the aerial transport, designed to

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cut costs and greenhouse emissions, comes after Germany’s coalition government moved to relax rules governing delivery times, meaning that customers will now have to wait longer for letters. The very last aircraft carrying domestic mail took off from Berlin and flew to the southwestern city of Stuttgart early on Thursday morning, the German dpa news agency said. Other planes previously departed from Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart, with the altogether six aircraft carrying around 1.5 million letters weighing 53 metric tons (58.5 US tons), according to dpa. Deutsche Post says that transporting letters by land instead of by air will reduce CO2 emissions per letter by about 80%. Deutsche Post will, however, still rely on air transport for letters destined for abroad. That mail will be transported in the hold on regular passenger flights.

Posties under pressure in New Zealand Reported at

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cient. The company plans to lay off 700 posties over the next five years and pass their duties to contracted courier drivers. NZ Post last year said it would “trial a whole range of things” to figure out what worked best in response to declining mail volumes. Twenty years ago, New Zealanders sent more than one billion mail items a year - but this has decreased dramatically to around 220 million with further decreases predicted. The postal workers union has responded arguing van delivery would be slowed down because it’s much quicker to go along the footpath on an electric bike with the posties holding onto mail and small packets and parcels than to deliver by petrol powered vans having to find parking spots. It also claims NZ Post’s plan to replace postal workers with contractors violates the State Owned Enterprises Act.

Heroic posties honoured

Reported at The disaster on the RMS Titanic is forever linked to Southampton—the British port city where the ship launched on April 10, 1912. Graves and memorials are dotted all over the city. All told, over 500 Southhampton households lost at least one family member from the wreck. This memorial is dedicated to five people lost in the disaster, whose role onboard was tied directly to the ship’s title. The “RMS” in RMS Titanic stood for Royal Mail Ship. As well as people, the Titanic was built to transport mail across the Atlantic. Mail officers onboard had crew quarters separate from the standard crew. On the night of the disaster, shortly after the Titanic struck the iceberg, the five mail officers, who were mid-birthday celebrations for postal clerk Oscar Woody, realized the mail room was flooding fast. They had over 3,000 sacks of mail onboard and the five men started to work hard to save the mail. One steward who was roped in to help gives us a

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clue as to how the men attended their duties, testifying: “I urged them to leave their work. They shook their heads and continued at their work. It might have been an inrush of water later that cut off their escape, or it may have been the explosion. I saw them no more.” The five postal officers wouldn’t survive the disaster. They are honoured in the Southampton Civic Centre with one of the most unique memorials to the disaster: a piece of the Titanic itself. The Harland and Wolff shipyard, which built the Titanic, donated a spare propeller to be recast to make this memorial.

More than 1,500 people died after the Titanic hit an iceberg off the southeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Among them were the five postal clerks: U.K. citizens James Williamson and Jago Smith and U.S. citizens William Gwinn, John March, and Oscar Woody. Not everyone would stand by their posts in the face of death, but in the early hours of April 15th, these men did right until the end.

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Why Collect Postal History? Postal history collecting, that is commercial covers, parcel tags and labels, postcards etc., has been gaining in popularity over the past 30 to 40 years. The late Rodney Perry in his series over many years in this magazine sought to educate and enthuse readers to consider this fascinating area of philately. I hope that I can re-ignite some of that enthusiasm in the following pages. The reason? As collectors find that they have gone as far as they can with their chosen country or theme in stamps, postal history opens up a whole new field of collecting interest. You can collect multiple areas or just one or two including solo use covers, rates, usages, registered, express mail etc. Then of course there are postmarks and instructional markings. Every cover is of course unique in it’s own way. A fun and not too expensive exercise to do, at least in the early stages, would be to collect as many solo use covers as you can find of just the domestic letter rate for your chosen country/area. Perhaps to try and get all of the sheet stamp as solo usages of Australia for the decimal period alone would be a challenge, the cost could even be as low as $1 a cover! There really are a myriad of ideas, and I will illustrate some examples in these pages. My own interest by the way is ín the commercial mails of Pitcairn Island. Fig. 1) Tasmania 1894 Registered Postal Stationery Envelope to Wurrtemberg Germany. Uprated by 2.5d on 9d Pale Blue Sideface, SG168. Cat. £4.25, for used, and from x 15 on 14 - Stamp News

cover. Has Hobart Rectangular registered h/ stamp No. 0911 in Violet, and is cancelled by Hobart Duplex of AP 4 94, and with transit cds of Bologna 11 MAG 94 (May) and arrival at ULM Bahnhof (Station) the following day. Scarce and fine attractive cover. Value approx. $300

Fig. 2) Victoria 1895 Halfpenny Yellow/Or-

Kevin Morgan ange wrapper used to London. Cancelled by Duplex 327 Tarnagulla JE 28 95. Fine and scarce. Value approx. $75

on cover, this is a superb late use. Value approx. $400

Fig. 3) Victoria 1898 small cover to USA. Bearing: Orange on Yellow 2½d. Cancelled by 14 A CDS of Melbourne, VIC, FE 11 98. Value approx. $40 Fig. 4) Western Australia 1912 usage of 2½d Blue SG 114 on Advertising envelope for the German Club Fremantle, with German Eagle Coat of Arms on face, to Germany. Cancelled Fremantle machine cancel of 30.DEC.12. rare

Fig. 5) Australia Kangaroos, 2nd Wmk: Jan.1916 usage of 2½d Bluish Indigo 2nd. Wmk. Kangaroo on censored cover from Sydney to Basel, Switzerland, re-addressed to Stamp News - 15

Why Collect Postal History? Aarau, via America per “S.S.Sonoma” with purple censorship resealing label and backstamps. Reverse bears very clear San Francisco May 8 1916 Panama California Int. Exposition San Diego 1916 Slogan. Also Aarau arrival cds of 29.V.16. Scarcer shade of the Kangaroo, cat. $250 on cover. Highly attractive piece. Value approx. $180

Fig. 6) Australia 1936 (Sep) Registered Cover Mount Ossa (Scarce) to Brisbane. Registered Cover (NO REGISTRATION LABEL) with red crayon/pencil cross front and rear and red manuscript “R.30” with pen manuscript “MOUNT OSSA” addressed to Mr. H. Magee, Commissioner of Taxes, Taxation Department George & Elizabeth Sts., Brisbane with 5d chestnut King George V stamp can16 - Stamp News

celled “MT. OSSA/30 SE 36/QLD” front and rear and backstamps “MACKAY/30 SEP 36/ QUEENSLAND” and “REGISTERED BRISBANE/7 30A - 2 OC 36/QUEENSLAND”. “MT OSSA” Postmark rated SCARCE. Value approx. $90

Fig. 7) Australia KGVI 3d Brown on 1951 Tattersalls cover Hobart to Fairfield Vic with straight line ‘UNKNOWN BY POSTMAN(?) AT FAIRFIELD’ and ‘Unclaimed at Fairfield’, also indistinct circular marking, all in violet, multiple strikes of FAIRFIELD & NORTHCOTE cds, with Tattersalls memo & ticket application form enclosed, attractive & unusual. Value approx. $40 Fig. 8) Australia 1934 small registered surface mail cover to Czechoslovakia. Bears 1d

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Green C of A wmk KGV Head plus 2d & 3d Vic. Centenary perf 11½ to make correct registered rate of 6d. Cancelled by Sydney registered cds’s of 24OC34 and with Prague arrival cds’s of 25.XI.34. Scarce destination and usage. Value approx. $85 Fig.9) Australia 1955 use of 1949 10/- ARMS on airmail commercial registered cover to New York. Sent by Douglas Wilkie of the Sun Newspaper Melbourne to Philip Horton Senior Editor of The Reporter. Douglas Wilkie (1909 – 10 April 2002) was a respected columnist for The Sun News-Pictorial (Australia). The son of travelling Shakespearean actors Allan Wilkie and Frediswyde Hunter-Watts, he began his

newspaper career as a copy boy with the Hobart Mercury. This period was followed by Sir Keith Murdoch appointing him as Geelong correspondent for The Herald. Wilkie is best remembered for his political commentary for The Sun News-Pictorial for which he wrote during 1946–1986. Philip C. Horton was a professor of public diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy before his retirement in 1977. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was a graduate of Princeton. He taught English at Harvard and served as curator of poetry at Harvard’s Widener Library from 1937 to 1942. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, London, Germany and Paris. In 1946 he became the first station chief in Paris of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1947 he joined Time magazine as an associate editor and two years later left for The Reporter, where he became executive editor, a post he held until the magazine ceased publication in 1969. Stamp News - 17

Why Collect Postal History? Cover bears 10/- Arms and 9d Platypus cancelled by cds of Collins St. 1.FE.55 and backstamped Melbourne Registered of the same date and NY Grand Central Stn. Double ring cds in violet of FEB 4 1955. Also bears Collins St. blue reg’n label No. 9288. Rate appears to be 5 x the 2/- Airmail rate, plus 9d for Registration/Insurance.A rare cover of some historical significance. Value approx. $300

of 3 each of the 1971 flower coil stamps, plus 2 x 2c & 1 x 5c additional to make 30c correct domestic rate. Very late commercial usage of this issue. Cancelled by cds of Sawtell NSW 25 JA 85. Value approx. $40 Fig. 10) Australia 1963 triple rate airmail cover to Germany. Bears 5/- Stockman, 1/- Colombo plan, 8d Tiger Cat and 1959 1d Purple QEII to make 6/9d = 3 x 2/3d letter rate. Cancelled by cds’s of Strathfield NSW 27 JY 64. Value approx. $60 Fig. 11) Australia 1985 Tourism greetings envelope, Toormina to Tamworth. Bears strips Fig. 12) Great Britain 1859, small neat entire, bearing 6d deep lilac, no corner letters, SG 69, tied by neat London EC duplex of DE 21 59 to Andalucia, Spain. Arrival cds on reverse of Cadiz. Fascinating contents re the purchase of 20 butts of Cod Liver Oil @ 45 pounds per butt., to be shipped to Gibraltar. The butt was a measure of liquid volume equalling two hogsheads. This equated to 108 imperial gallons (490 litres) for ale or 126 imperial gallons (570 litres) In today’s terms around 15 cents a litre! 18 - Stamp News

Kevin Morgan The stamp cat. 225 pounds on cover. Value approx. $150

Fig.13) Burma 1946 KGVI definitive colour changes 4a Purple x 2 on 1946 registered cover to the US, tied by RANGOON cds, with registration label. Label at top left suggests may have been underpaid and sent ordinary mail. Value approx. $65 Fig. 14) Indochina 1947 inwards mail. Small airmail cover from New Caledonia to French High Commissioner. Bears pair of 3F Brown & Mauve SG 175 & 10F Blue & Orange SG 321. Cancelled by Noumea cds of 2 - 2 47. Reverse bears Saigon arrival cds of 25 - 8 47. Filing crease to left does not affect adhesives. Inwards official mail of this period rarely survived. RARE! Value approx. $300

Fig. 15) Great Britain 1939 KGVI 2/6d brown Coat of Arms, SG 476 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. Value approx. $150

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Postal Stationery Welcome to the postal stationery column for May 2024. This month’s column looks at Australia Post’s new ‘local’ postal cards, new issues and the Commonwealth’s reuse of unsold reply postal cards in 1917. Community Hub @ Post in Orange Postal Cards Reports from Australia Post suggest that the Localised Postal Card program previously described in this column has ended. Under this program selected official post offices and all LPOs had the opportunity to have postal cards produced with their office name and postcode and a picture of their choice printed on the reverse. Cards ordered by LPOs were (in general) only available at the LPO that ordered the card. Hundreds of cards were produced with many documented in the Postal Stationery Collector, however, the exact number will most likely never be known. I would be happy to learn of any cards you come across. Australia Post, however, appears to have commenced a new program of local postal cards. Last year they announced the establishment of Community Hubs @ Post: These were billed as Send smart and shop local with Australia Post reimagined. Welcome to our new and exciting modern Post Office, where you can shop local and send easily. Featuring a brand-new store design, state-of-the-art sending facilities, 24/7 parcel lockers and a PO Figure 1 Hub@Post Orange Postal Card Figure 2 Pinnacle Lookout Postal Card Figure 3 Windmill and Snow-covered Landscape near Orange Postal Card 20 - Stamp News

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Figure 4 Duntryleague Postal Card Figure 5 Federation Arch Postal Card Figure 6 New Zealand $3.30 Making Games Postal Card

Box zone, exclusive retail product ranges and a dedicated marketplace featuring local businesses, you can shop and send at the same time! Pop in, say hello and help contribute to your community’s unique character and identity. Reimagined stores are planned for locations across Australia with our first modern Post Office now open in Orange NSW, while Williamstown VIC, Burnie TAS and Noosa Heads QLD will be opening soon. The first Community Hub @ Post was opened at Orange in New South Wales in October 2023. The exclusive retail product range at the Orange Hub included a range of postal cards (Figure 1). At least twelve cards were issued including:

Moulder Park, The Falls, Pinnacle Lookout (Figure 2), untitled (windmill and winter scene, Figure 3), Cook Park, Robertson Park, Federation Arch (Figure 4), Duntryleague (Figure 5), and Botanic Gardens. In addition, a range of adhesive stamps with images of Orange in booklets were sold. As part of the promotion of the Community Hub @ Post in Williamstown, Victoria. Williamstown Post Office has invited the kids of Williamstown to design a postcard, possibly with the intent of some of the designs appearing on postcards? Look out for new postal cards at the new Community Hubs @ Post in Williamstown, Stamp News - 21

Postal Stationery Burnie (Tasmania) and Noosa Heads (Queensland) that will be opening soon. Shared Tables Postal Cards Four postal cards on the theme ‘the Shared Table’ were issued on 12 March 2024. The cards were issued in the small format and sold as a set for $7.80. Although Australia historically had a relatively bland cuisine, from about the 1960s this began to change as a result of post-war immigration. In a country as diverse as modern Australia, it is of little surprise that a wide range of cuisines have come to influence our diets. The Shared Table postal card issue highlights culinary influences that have their origins in cultures of the Mediterranean, Asia, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. New Zealand Making Games Postal Cards The New Zealand Making Games - A Developing Industry postal card issue (Figures 6-7) celebrates recent innovations and successes in Aotearoa New Zealand’s game development industry. The issue comprised five $3.30 postal cards designed by Chris Jones, Graphetti, Wellington and were issued on 6 March 2024. They were sold Figure 7 Bloons to 6 Postal Card Figure 8 Australia 1917 Message Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a Single Card Figure 9 Queensland 1917 Message Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a Single Card 22 - Stamp News

Ian McMahon It is not surprising therefore that the Post Office prepared a 1d + 1d reply card domestic rate 1d full-face King George V design in 1911. However, only one printing of 13,056 cards was recorded in May 1911 with 7,200 sent to Perth. It is unclear whether these cards were actually issued as no used copies are known and there were no specific contemporary reports of their issue. Only a few Figure 10 Queensland 1917 Reply Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a mint copies of the card Single Card are known along with a CTO card reply-half as a set for $19.70. The games depicted on the cancelled at Perth on 23 December 1912. cards were Mini Metro (developing metro lines), The cards along with the issues for each Bloons to 6 (pop the bloons [sic] using armed state were kept in stock until 1917 when primates), Depth (water battles), Dredge (fishing continuing difficulties during wartime with game) and Into the Dead 2 (a Zombie apocalypse the supply of paper led to the use of obsogame). lete reply cards issued for the States and the Australia and Reply Cards The Australian Post Office issued reply postal cards for use in each of the states. For example, in 1911 both domestic and international reply postal cards were issued in Queensland despite the very limited demand for reply postal cards in Queensland. Figure 11 South Australia 1917 Message Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a Single Card Stamp News - 23

Postal Stationery the 1891 1d + 1d Centennial reply cards and the 1d + 1d red Shield postal cards of New South Wales were split into single cards with the “WITH REPLY CARD” on the message card obliterated. Only 380 single cards (a mixture of message and reply portions) were issued. No copies of any of the cards have Figure 12 Tasmania 1917 Reply Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a Single Card been reported. As mentioned, the reply cards unissued 1911 Commonwealth reply card. In issued for use in Queensland in 1911 were not 1917 remaining stocks of these cards were popular and very few properly used cards are recalled from all States, the two halves were known. 1,507 of the reply cards were separated separated and on each the wording relating to resulting in 3,014 single cards (Figures 9-10) of reply cards was obliterated, converting them the reply and message portions. On the message into single cards. The provisional use of 1d portion “WITH REPLY CARD” and “The other separated reply cards produced some of the half is for the reply only” were obliterated as greater rarities of Australian postal statiowas “REPLY” on the reply portion. The text in nery due to the very small quantities of reply French on the message portion indicating that the cards split and overprinted. all of these cards attached card was for the reply, “La carte c-jointe are very rare with some yet to have been est destinée a la résponse” was not obliterated. A recorded. small number of each of the message and reply For the 1911 Commonwealth card, the stocks portions have been recorded. held in Melbourne were destroyed in 1912 The South Australian 1904 1d + 1d reply card while the remaining stocks in Western Auswas separated for use as single cards (Figure 11). tralia (1,989) were converted to 3,978 single 9,180 single cards were produced. The words cards (Figure 8). A single example of the mes“WITH REPLY CARD’’ on the message portion sage card with “WITH REPLY CARD” on the were obliterated by printed red bars. No example message portion were obliterated by printed red of the reply portion has been seen but a small bars is dated Perth 10 May 1917. No reply card number of used examples of the message portion with ‘reply card’ obliterated has been recorded. have been recorded used from Adelaide. According to the Australian Commonwealth The Tasmanian 1905 1d/1½d + 1d/1½d reSpecialists Catalogue (ACSC), stocks of both 24 - Stamp News

Ian McMahon Canberra Stampshow 2024 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN! Entries are now open for Canberra Stampshow 2024 to be held 13-15 September 2024 at Thoroughbred Park (the Canberra racecourse). Canberra Stampshow 2024 will be a full National exhibition including the Postal Stationery Class. In addition, state-level Figure 13 Message Portion of Reply Card Repurposed as a Single Card classes will be offered and available to exhibitors from all states as well as the ACT. State-level classes ply cards were separated for use as single cards are great to start for collectors which are just (Figure 12). “THE ANNEXED CARD IS INstarting to exhibit. The exhibition’s theme is the TENDED FOR THE ANSWER” AND “REPLY” were obliterated on the message and reply 150th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. For further information including the prospectus, portions respectively. 6,820 single cards were on-line entry form and Bulletins 1 and 2 please produced with about ten examples of each porvisit the website at tion known. Stocks of both the 1900 and 1905 reply cards canberra-stamp-show/. Souvenirs are now also available with details on the website. for Victoria were separated and used as single cards. In both cases the words “THE ANNEXED CARD IS INTENDED FOR THE AN- Toowoomba 2024 SWER” and “REPLY” on the message and reply The 2023 National one-frame Exhibition will be held from 11 - 13 October 2024 at Toowoomba. portions were obliterated. 3,188 single cards For further information please contact: secrewere issued with about 12 examples known in total, mostly mint. 750 single cards (Figure 13) were produced 2024 International Exhibitions from the Western Australian 1902 reply cards Two FIAP Exhibitions will be held in 2024, Jawhich had “THE ANNEXED CARD IS INkarta 2024 (3-7 July 2024) in Indonesia and ChiTENEDED FOR THE ANSWER” AND “REna 2024 (Shanghai, 29 November – 3 December PLY” obliterated on the message and reply por2024). Further information can be obtained from tions respectively. A few copies of the message portion are known, however. no examples of the John Moore and Philip Levine bullo9@hotmail. com respectively. reply portion are known. Stamp News - 25

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 Visit us at our new premises! By appointment only. Office hours: 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday (weekends by arrangement) to view any of the lots in this sale, plus a whole lot more! 7/756 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. Space urgently needed for new stock, so take a third (33.333%) off all prices in this list! Layby welcome for orders above $500 however we do not offer discounts on layby sales. Scans or colour photocopies of individual items are available on request. Many smaller items, including many that are not on this list may be found in our eBay listings. Our store name is 21st-century-auctions Postage and insurance extra, Free within Australia above $500 for items purchased at full price. We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express at no fee. Hours generally 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri, but we will often answer the phone after hours. All of our items carry our 14 day satisfaction guarantee. EXCEPTING Collections, packets and mixtures. Collections, Lots, Packets & Mixtures 1. Bulk lot of pre-decimal Australia in cartons, ex deceased estate. Commences Kangaroos with values to 5/-, KGV to 1/4d etc., mainly used in albums, stockbooks, loose, a few covers etc. Wide ranging with values to 10/- or One Pound. 5kg lot for $445, 10kg for $845, 20kg for $1595 (CMJ2) 2.World in 5 Large Stockbooks, appear mostly all different mainly used. Early to modern with some nice thematics. Noted decent ranges of Canada, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and much more. Mostly well filled, guesstimate 3000 – 3500 here, about 9c a stamp. $295 (CMJ4) 3. Australia Near New Burgundy Seven Seas Album with slipcase. Contains decimal collection 1968 – 1988 very near complete, mixture of mint & used to 1976, then unhinged with values to $10. New album cost around $200 and stamps retail $700 plus, so $900. High face value too. Replacement value here for under 50%, $439 (CMJ5) 4. GREAT BRITAIN: 1840 - 1984 NICE USED COLLECTION IN TWO AS NEW RED GIBBONS “WINDSOR” ALBUMS; with Queen Victoria to 5/-, KEVII to 2/6d, KGV Seahorses to 10/-, all KGVI High Values, QEII pre-decimals about 50% complete, decimals not far off completion. Great Basis for expansion. Albums alone cost around $360, very good value at $429 (CMJ6) 5. Worldwide mainly commercial airmail covers 1980’s – 2000 literally crammed into Ilford Photographic Paper box. A few are FDC’s & Commemorative covers to same recipient in Melbourne. Main interest in Asia/ Pacific region with Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Also some GB, Canada, NZ & USA. Wide variety of usages and Airmail rates plus some Express mail. Many of these would warrant a $5 to $10 each price tag if sold separately. Roughly 200 – 250 covers, weighing well over 1kg. Great buying at around $1 per cover, $195 (CMJ7) 6. Australia commercial covers 1980’s – 2000’s in Ilford Photographic Paper box. Most to Melbourne addresses. Wide variety of usages and lots of Registered, Certified or Priority mail here. Many of these would warrant

a $5 to $10 each price tag if sold separately. Roughly 150 - 200 covers, weighing over 750g. Great buying at around 60c per cover, $95 (CMJ8) 7. New Zealand, 1970S - 1995 MUH ACCUMULATION IN SETS MINISHEETS, P.O. PACKS, YEARSETS, ETC; VALUES TO $20 AND INCLUDES A AMLL AMOUNT OF ROSS DEPENDENCY. Appears mostly all different. (1000’s). Face is NZ$1150++ (got there and stopped counting!) retail would be at least double. Price $1075 (Much less after our generous discount!) (CMJ9) 8. PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Modern DECIMAL PERIOD COLLECTION/ACCUMULATION, with 1 up to 3 or so of each set to mid 1990’s IN New Blue Padded Binder, ALBUM, PLUS A COLLECTION OF POST OFFICE PACKS IN ACCOMPANYING BOX. (100’s of complete sets & values to 10K) MUH. Huge retail! $429 (CMJ10) 9. New Zealand 1967 – 2011 mainly fine to very fine cds used collection on printed leaves in two large ring binders. Stamps would be 90% complete to 1994, inc. $2 Multicoloured Geyser, high values to $10, healths, minisheets, lighthouse insurance stamps etc. Gaps are in minisheets & booklet panes which are not easy to find used. A great lot, worthy of completion. 100’s of complete sets. Quite heavy, weighs over 6 kg. Priced very cheaply at only $10 per year of stamps, $439! (CMJ10) 10. New Zealand mint unhinged on stack of 23 near new Hagners plus few used, 1973 – 2000 in near new Black Ring Binder. many overprinted minisheets, booklets etc., inc. Best of minisheets for 1998 & 2000. A very good & clean lot with high face and retail. 100’s. Great value at $395 (CMJ14) 11. New Zealand 1984 & 85 the 1st two Year books, still in plastic protective sleeves as issued. Retail $70, our price $52.50 stamps come free! Even less after our generous discounts. $295 (CMJ15) 12. Unisafe and Abria black page (32p & 16p) Both are in near new condition, so about $75 cost right here. These contain a wide range of early to modern World, mint & used with many nice thematics and Cinderellas. Very colourful lot with many items not previously seen by us. 800-900 plus 22 minisheets. Very good value at $149 (CMJ18) 13. World Wildlife Fund. Huge collection in as new 8 black albums with slipcases, plus some overspill! Includes mint unhinged stamps and FDC’s all in complete sets, commencing 1993 right up to 2018. The strength is definitely in the 2005 onwards issues. I guess there would easily be 300 to 400 complete sets here. Most retail at $10 - $15 per set, so let’s say about $4500 - $5000 retail! How about 20% retail, and the very lovely albums are free! (even cheaper after discount) $895 (CMJ20) 14. Hong Kong 1969 – 2004, lovely clean postally used plus a few mint collection all different in large green stockbook. All annotated in pencil in album margin with year & SG Cat. No. Mainly complete sets with values to $50 and would be 75 – 80% complete for the period. 600 – 700 all up, must be worth 50c a stamp. $325 (CMO1)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 15. Red ring binder with South Africa mainly postally used collection, some mint, 1910 to early 2000’S to on Hagners and album leaves. Includes many good thematics and many complete sets, values to 10/- and 20 Rand. Mostly all different. Also some Mauritius mint & used definitive full and part sets to 10 Rupees. 1650 – 1750 here and would likely yield at last 1500 different. Well worth 20c a stamp, price $425 (CMO2) 16. Great Britain dealer stock of used housed in $75 when new Prinz Red 64 page stockbook., mostly 1971- 2000 but with some 1950’s & 60’s Castle High Values to One Pound. Nearly all are large size, Commemoratives and High values with many, many complete sets. Noted 5 pound values x 24, 10 pound Brittania x 3. Maximum duplication seems to be 3 of anything. Also plenty of Millennium issues and better values to 1.28. Must be 2250 – 2750 here, and should easily find 1000 different. Has to be very cheap at about 15c a stamp, price $375 (CMO3) 17. Medium size red stockbook of Austria 1970’s – 2007 with a modest collection of used, all large & commems. 350 – 400 all different. Nice clean lot. Good value at about 20c a stamp, $75 (CMO4) 18. Arch Lever binder with early to modern USA mint & used collection/accumulation on stockleaves. Fairly minor duplication, some blocks of 4 , values to $5. 3750 – 4250 here, ought to yield 2000 – 2500 different. Nice clean lot, some faults in earlies. Got to be worth 10c a stamp, $395 (CMO4) 19. Netherlands, FDC collection 1956 – 1976 mostly official un-addressed with many Charity/Semi-Postal sets. 85 mainly all different. Nice lot with many good themes. Very cheap at under $1.50 each, $129 (CMJL1) 20. 1979 International Year of the Child collection of 33 different official un-addressed FDC’s, very clean lot with many better countries, inc. China, Jersey, Germany, Monaco, Thailand, Liechtenstein, USA, Japan, Malaysia etc. Cat. price around 250 Euros according to Michel, = around AUD $400 at time of writing this. Ultra cheap at under $1.50 each, $49! (CMJL2) 21. Worldwide mainly Europe commercially used covers, wrappers & cards, 40 + 2 fronts different all pre. 1949. Countries inc. Germany, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, France, USA, Trieste, Brazil etc. Some with Nazi Germany Censor Tape. Lovely lot, under $2 each, price $74.50 (CMJL3) 22. Whales, Dolphins and other water loving mammals in Blue near new 32 black page stockbook. New price near $50 alone. About 100 different stamps mostly in sets or minisheets. Mix of mostly MUH & some cto. Some good sets here inc. SWA, Cook Is., St. Helena, Falkland Is., Cayman Is. & Tristan da Cunha. Good buying at $94.50 (CMJL4) 23. USA mostly used ‘Back of the book’ Collection/accumulation in 64 black page Kabe stockbook (in excellent condition) starting with Airmail 1923 set of 3, duplicated range of later Airmails to approx 1944 including 1926-27 set of 3, 1927 10c Lindbergh, 1930-32 Wing & Globe 5c, 6c & 8c & 1935-37 Trans Pacific set all Mint, also nice range of 1913

Parcel Post issues (approx. 45 in total) with set of 12 to $1, also several values to 50c with a e range of different Pre-cancel types, odd fault but generally in good condition, Scott Cat US $575+, Price $399 (CMJL5) 24. Singapore 1948 – 2005 mostly postally used collection in 2 large stockbook. Commences KGVI defins., values to $5. No Silver Wedding, but then appears reasonably complete in chronological order. Would have to be 1250 – 1350 stamps here, pretty well all different. Cheapest I could find elsewhere for a packet of 1250 different was $900. Got to be good value at $675. (CMJL7) 25. GB off paper mix, Queen Victoria – recent, mostly QEII commems. off paper. Wide ranging mix with some better values. Not many Machin Heads that we could see. About 10,000 to the KG. 100g for $39.50, 250g for $95, 500g for $179, 1kg for $349. (CMJL9) 26. Western Europe off paper, back in stock again. Always a good seller, we cannot get enough of this! No GB or British Europe, all mainland countries. Great mix of large & small all postally used., around 12,500 to 15,000 per kg. Price per 100g $39.50, 250g $95, 500g $179, 1kg $349. (CMJL10) 27. GB Latest & Recent commems. on single close clipped paper. Very hard mixture to find. Mainly 1st class mail, which now costs £1.10 in the UK, over AUD$2 at time of writing. About 3250 – 3500 per kg for these large & some oversize stamps. We only got 600g of this in the past 12 months! Price per 100g $76.50, 250g $179, 500g $345 (CMJL11) 28. British Empire off paper, almost entirely pre. 1952, this now enhanced mixture has virtually no Australia (maybe a few States) or GB, and with many better values spotted. About 12,500 to 15,000 to the kg. A real luxury mix with plenty of pickings. About 500 for $110, 1000 for $210, 2500 for $495, 5000 for $950 (CMJL12) 29. Australia HV’s and Internationals mostly on close clipped single paper, a few off paper about a 50/50 mix, very wide ranging from early decimals to quite recent both commems. & defins., contains both medium & large size stamps. Values to $10 or $20. About 4750 to 5250 to the kg. Sourced from UK charity who have been hoarding this stuff for years! Price per 100 grams $135, 250g $319, 500g $599, 1kg $1149. (CMJL13) 30. As above but domestic issues only, 100g $67.50, 250g $159, 500g $299, 1kg $575 (CMJL13) 31. As above but Internationals only, values to around $3, 100g $269, 250g $635. (Limited quantities of this available) (CMJL13b) 32. Papua New Guinea off paper mix, early to modern mostly QEII but did spot a few earlier Lakatois, Birds of Paradise etc. A rare mix with better values, a bit over 100g here, around 1500 stamps for $119 (CMA3) 33. China, People’s Republic- 2016 - 2018. Lovely collection of 14 mint unhinged sheetlets and minisheets. All good thematics inc. Birds, Chinese New Year, Paintings, Fruit, Lighthouses, Children’s cartoons, Military etc, all on full colour presentation cards. 126 stamps in all. Price under $6 each $82.50 (7 lots available) (CMA4)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 34. Australia Mission Mix, from a new source. All well trimmed on single paper, high count with about 5000 per kg. A very wide variety from earliest decimals to very recent $1 or $1.10 values. About 50% commems. By weight, very colourful lot. Price per 500g $46.50, 1kg $89, 2.5kg $210, 5kg $395 (CMA5) 35. Auld Freddie’s Treasure! Freddie was a canny Scot. Single man, lived to 93, spent time in the Merchant Navy and put all his spare cash into stamps with no rhyme or reason it seems. Stashed into drawers, boxes, tins, secondhand stockbooks etc. We just unloaded almost a pallet load into our premises and have to sell it! Much is loose World off paper, in packets, boxes, tins etc, plus old shop packets, stockbooks, covers both commercial & philatelic, Post Office Packs, Booklets, could be anything. Better than the average I would have to say and a 20kg parcel would probably have 20,000 plus stamps. So breaking into trial lots of 5kg for $475, 19kg lots for $895, 20kg for $1695. Choose Worldwide, Australia only or a mixture of both. (CMA7) 36. Denmark commems. On single well trimmed paper. Great mixture, well varied mix to about 2011, maybe a few more recent. All European mixtures have been difficult to get since Covid. High count at around 5000 per kg. 100g for $55, 250g $129, 500g $245, 1kg $465 (CMA9) 37. Greece 1911 – 1937 on album pages, between SG213 – 512. Mostly postally used, some mint condition varies a bit. Rarely seen. About 140 -150 stamps mostly all diff. Cat. approx. 300 pounds. Originally priced at $250, now $179 (CMA12) 38. Three 32 page Lighthouse Stockbooks with huge lot of Papua New Guinea inc. earlier with Birds of Paradise to 2/- mint, 1963 £1 QEII, 2 different 10K values etc, going up to about 2013, maybe a few later. Counted 300 plus sets mainly mint unhinged. There are some condition issues here such as gum toning and there but most are salvageable. Very, very cheap at under $1.50 per set, no huge amounts of duplication. Great value at $439 (CMJA5) 39. Br. Commonwealth mostly postally used collection Queen Victoria to modern set out in catalogue order in 64 black page Lighthouse leather grain black padded stockbook, near new. Cost $90. Very good ranges of Canada, India, Malaysia, Malta, South Africa etc. 1200 – 1300 stamps, all different. Very clean lot, price $225 (CMJA16) 40. Americas, mostly USA in near new black Lighthouse $80 64 black page stockbook, 1800’s to Modern , pretty well all postally used. Well set out chronologically and appears all different. Also includes Argentina, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay and smatterings of others. 1350 – 1450 here for $229 (CMJA18) 41. Europe letters F – P mostly postally used collection early to modern set out in date order in 64 black Lighthouse black page leather grain padded stockbook, near new. Cost $90. Decent ranges of Finland, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway etc. Very clean lot

of about 950 -1000 all different, price $259 (CMJA20) 42. Very useful World array in older Brown 32 page stockbook, some mint, mainly postally used early to modern. Strength in GB, Touva (Nice!), South Africa, Australia, Spain and lots more. Nice clean lot, not a lot of duplication. 2250 – 2500 all up. Has to be worth 10c a stamp. $239 (CMJA20) 43. Crown Agents 1997 omnibus minisheets fresh mint unhinged for Hong Kong hand back to China in Blue Padded Hagner binder and on 9 Hagner pages all as new (Worth $40 plus) 26 minisheets in all including 1997 Exhibition issues. Total value around $170, for just $110 (CMJA20) 44. Australia KGV Heads 2d Brown Perf ‘OS/NSW’ group used on Hagners. All appear smw perf. 13½ x 12½ cat. $75 each for normal OS! Great research material. (190) Price $239 (CMJL2) 45. New Zealand Revenues Queen Victoria Long Types, mix of postally used and pen cancels. Group on Hagners mainly 1920s use with 2/- blue x 33, 10/- x22 & £1 x 54. (109) Great for research or good re-seller lot. Price $325 (CMJL4) 46. Indo-China 1933-39 small group of covers from Saigon to Devakottai, airmail x3, surface x1, registered x1 & registered airmail x1, 2 covers have anti-TB labels sealing them, condition is mixed. Unusual. (6) Price $195 (CMJL5) 47. Great Britain - 1d Penny Reds - 1858 - 1879 - Plate71 to 225 - CV £ 1,972.50 =- Approx $3450. Fine used complete set on album pages, neatly set out. Way better quality than usually encountered. Price $1950 (CMJL5) 48. South Africa and Homelands, 1988 – 1993 Mint Unhinged collection on Lighthouse Hingeless leaves. Lovely lot with a retail in excess of $830. Leaves are as new and cost approx. $480, so more than $1300 replacement value here. About 250 – 3000 sets, great thematic content. Price $749 (CMA1) 49. USA 1976/77 Superb Blue & Silver Leather Bound Padded Album containing Cacheted covers bearing stamps honouring the 1st 39 Presidents of 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) 50. 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) 51. 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) 52. As above but a smaller lot of about 10kg, price $379 (CMA6)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 53. 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) 54. 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. (CMJ1) 55. 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) 56. 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) 57. 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) 58. 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) 59. 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) 60. 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) 61. British Commonwealth off paper large & small, early to modern, as received from UK Charity, 12,500 – 15,000 per kg .decent variety with some Australia, early to modern and noticed a few Internationals. Price

per 100g $39.50, 250g $92.50, 500g $179, 1kg $339, 2.5kg $639 (PM132) 62. Western Europe off paper large & small, early to modern, as received from UK Charity, 12,500 – 15,000 per kg .decent variety with some Australia, early to modern and noticed a few Internationals. Price per 100g $37.50, 250g $89.50, 500g $169, 1kg $319, 2.5kg $599 (PM133) 63. Australian States Hoard. Just bought literally 1000’s of States Stamps. Breaking into lots of 100, no more than 2 or 3 of the same face stamp in each lot, but may well include shade, perf. & wmk. varieties. As a mix looks to be about 80% of the larger states & 20% WA & Tasmania. Values to 1/- or 2/-. Breaking into lots of 100, no more than 2 or 3 of the same face stamp in each lot, but may well include shade, perf. & wmk. varieties. As a mix looks to be about 80% of the larger states & 20% WA & Tasmania. Values to 1/- or 2/-. Postmark potential too. Price $99 per 100, 2 lots for $189, 5 lots for $449 (MP1) 64. Improved World off paper mixture, now with added British Asia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, & British Commonwealth. Price $55 per 100 grams, 250 grams for $129, 500 grams for $249, 1kg for $469 (PM119) 65. Superlative World on paper mixture just received, on close clipped welltrimmed single paper, early to modern. No Australia. Very high count, about 5000 to the kg. 250g for $62.50, 500g for $119, e $225 per kg. (PM127) 66. Similar to the above but some on heavier paper and with about 5% Australia. 250g for $52.50, 500g for $99, 1kg for $189 (PM128) 67. Australia High Values on paper, inc. many Internationals. Mostly on close clipped single paper, maybe a few off paper. Per 100g $105 (NM2) 68. World mainly Large & Commems, some on parcel pieces with higher values. Wide variety. Trim varies. About 3000 to the kg. $39.50 per 100g, $93.50 per 250g, $179 per 500g, $339 per kg. (NM9) 69. Japan Commems, on well clipped single paper. Mixture of earlier & more recent issues. Around 4000 - 4250 per kg. $58.50 per 100g, $137.50 per 250g, $265 per 500g. (NM10) 70. Norfolk Is., 1953 - 1975 Complete Mint Unhinged in as new Red Gibbons Tower Springback Album, original cost over $100 plus 50 additional new leaves, worth $65. Stamps retail approx. $550 so replacement cost would be around $715. Great value at under 50%, $349 (CO2) 71. Nauru 1953 – 1976 complete mint unhinged on Gibbons simplex leaves. Retail approx. $115. Great starter collection of this popular area. Price $79 (CO3) 72. World Letter M on stack of quality album pages containing wide range of early to modern, with emphasis on nice mint & used thematic sets from Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Monaco, Mongolia & Montserrat (many pages). Lovely clean lot of about 80 pages containing 3000 – 3500 stamps appearing all different. Good value at around 20c a stamp. $649 (CO7) 73. Australia KGV Heads, mostly bundles of 100. Stated unsorted for postmarks, shades, watermarks, varieties etc. 1d Greens (900), 1½d

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 Browns (100), and 2d Reds (1300). 2300 all up. 400 2d Reds stated to be inverted wmk., minimum cat. of $10 each for these, that’s $4000 alone! Cheap at 40c each, $920 (CO10) 74. Australia KGV period, mostly in bundles with 1931 2d Kingsford Smith (50) 1932 6d Typo. Kookaburra (50) , 1934 1/6d Hermes (50), 1934 2d Vic. Centenary (100), 1934 2d MacArthur Dark Hills and Light Hills (100 of each), 1935 2d Jubilee (50) , 1935 2d Anzac (150), 1936 2½d Cable (700) and 1936 2½d South Australia (100) All stated to be unchecked for varieties, the 2d MacArthur Dark Hills alone cat. $1200! Very cheap at 20c a stamp, 1450 in all. Price $290 (CO11) 75. Australia fine used decimal Definitive High Values, fine used with nice cds cancels, range from $2 to $20. 16 stamps Total face value $87, 1 lot for $29, 3 for $79, 5 for $115 (CJL1) 76. USA Collection of Accumulation of MUH issues in folders, packs, year albums plus some booklets & loose pages, 1980s and 1990s. 20 volumes. Heavy lot of about 8kg. Very high face value & retail. Price $549. (CJL8) 77. Channel Islands & Isle of Man, very nice wide ranging mixture on mostly close clipped single paper. Much very modern included noted some 2019 -2022 and some better values. Even saw the odd Alderney in the overall mix. Very high count with approx.. 5000 per kg. Priced from just 4c a stamp. Per 100g $24.50, per 250g $59, per 500g $110, per kg $210. (CEA1) 78. Guernsey & Jersey, plus the odd Isle of Man, 100 different mint unhinged sets, covering a wide range of themes. Great value at under $2.50 a set. Price $249 (CEA2) 79. Wide range of World mainly used off paper in envelopes and packets early to modern, sorted by country. Noted decent quantities of Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Argentina, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Iran, Mongolia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Canada, Germany, India, South Africa and much more. No Australia. Totally unchecked by us. Weighs a bit over kg. Many 1000’s! Price $595 (CEA3) 80. Australia FDC Collection, 1953 – 1986 in nice $50 plus quality wood grain effect Bulging Port Philip Album. Noted 1954 2/- Blue Olympics with different Royal Cachets x 3, 1956 Olympics set of 4 with pictorial cancel, 1966 Decimal Navigators set to $4 plus Birds & QEII on very light pencil addressed Royal covers, (could easily be carefully erased) 1970 Royal Visit APO unaddressed souvenir cover, cancelled Hobart, Melbourne Airport opening cover with 30c Cook, Small Cook Cover again with 30c Cook, cancelled 13.5.70 Coolangatta and many, many more. Also a few USA 1940’s FDCs. items in all. Very clean lot and dirt cheap at under $2.50 each. Price $425 (CEA5) 81. Australia Territory Annual Packs 2020 & 2021. These are highly popular and sell out FAST each year. Gorgeous material from these Territories - Cocos, Christmas Is, AAT and Norfolk. Includes all of the stamps & minisheets, inc. Chinese New Year issues. All well worth getting. Rarely available on the secondary market so soon after issue date. Price $259 (CEA6)

82. QV 1880s Victoria NAISH Newspaper Wrappers SPECIMEN set. Possibly UPU Distribution. Rare unsevered SHEETS OF 4 with roulettes between each of this elusive issue overprinted ‘SPECIMEN’ for BOTH values - seldom seen thus. EIGHT wrappers here. Usual bit of edge wear after 120 years, but fresh and extremely rare in uncut sheets. SINGLE and badly defective Victoria SPECIMEN wrappers seen on eBay at $300 EACH from experienced sellers! See eBay: https://www. These might well be unique really as the UPU countries got 4 of each issue - hence this curious format. Outside that probably not otherwise available in this interesting form. Amazing lot, well under $250 each, price $1925. (CEA8) 83. Stamp News Australasia Magazine. We have back issues going back to 2019. Current cover price $9.95 per issue, subscription price $109.50 for a year. 4 complete years of this great magazine for under $4 a copy. 48 brand new 64 page full colour magazines for $189 (Individual years can be supplied at $55) (CEA10) 84. Gibraltar 1990-1996 14 different sheetlets & M/sheets MUH on album pages. Price $125 (GIB1) 85. Jersey 1986-1989 24 different Booklet panes & sheetlets MUH on album pages. Price $90 (JE296) 86. Ireland 1985-1994 14 different sheetlets & booklet panes MUH on album pages. Price $105 (IR1) 87. Portugal 33 different sheetlets MUH on album pages. Price $200 (PT1) 88. New Zealand pre-decimal mint & used collection 1880 – 1965 in Green Lighthouse 32 black page stockbook. Noted Queen Victoria to 1/2nd sideface, range of 1898 pictorials inc. the following Mint Unhinged 1d, 2½d vertical pair & 4d these alone cat. £57 as hinged. 1900 Boer War 1½d mint with perf toning, cat. £75, 1913 ½d Auckland Exh. Mint cat £25, 1935 Jubilee set Mint Unhinged, cat. £20 hinged and much more. 400 – 450 mostly all different. Nice clean lot for just $295 (CJA6) 89. Black Post Style Binder with large collection of Australia Imprint Blocks (70 +) mint with light hinge, also pre-decimal mint & used colln. 1913 – 1965 with others in mint blocks too. Noted near complete collection of KGV to 1/4d used, 71 stamps mostly all different, inc. 4½d Die II cto & OS Ovpts. Then 2d & 3d Harbour Bridge ovpt. OS, commercially used, Birds blocks of 4 to 2/6d, Anzac set blocks of 4, also PNG Birds complete to 10/- mint. Some duplication and a few condition issues, but overall a very nice lot. Price $495 (CJA12) 90. 2 x Red 32 page Lighthouse made stockbooks near new, with nice collection of earlier sets of thematics covering a wide range of themes. Mostly cto, some mint, 1960’s & ‘70s. A few condition issues, but well over 1000 different here. Stockbooks alone retail close to $50 each nowadays. Price $119 (CJA20) 91. Large red “silk” covered stockbook in very nice condition, with World postally used early to modern collection letters D – K. Noted decent

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 Denmark, KUT, Ecuador, Egypt, Italy etc. Nice lot, appears all different. 750 – 850. About 15c a stamp, nice clean lot at $127.50 (CO4) 92. French Colonies pre-independence on old illustrated pages in black binder mint & used with some better values. Counted approx. 500 with very little duplication. Nice clean and fresh lot. Decent ranges of Morocco, Algeria, Cameroun, Indo-China, Madagascar, Martinique, Mauritania, New Caledonia, Niger, San Pierre & Miquelon, Tunisia, Tchad and others. Price $219 (CO15) 93. Australia 1978 – 1997. Massive 5 Volume Complete Collection of Mint Postal Stationery Envelopes in as new PW Brown Padded Albums. No’s 1 – 258 Values 20c – 45c. Albums alone cost $250 new. Almost impossible to re-create today. Price $465 (CLJ1) 94. GB Collection of 100 plus PO Packs 1979-1992 in Albums Retail $900 plus for $449. Lovely looking lot, formed in the UK, in 2 x large special Deluxe Royal Mail PO Packs albums. Those are not often seen out here. 109 packs, plus the 1983 Year folder. SG cat noted on each for your easy checking, and that tallies to £558, Plus the 2 x clean $75 special albums. Totally untouched by us, as received .. all the goodies are here! Some gorgeous sets. And a few free entry tickets to UK Stamp Shows tossed in gratis, as stamp related souvenirs! The FACE alone is very high with 4 sets of Definitive Castles to £5! included all at only about $4 a pack! Price $449 (CLJ1) 95. BELGIUM POSTAL HISTORY: 1860-1960s bundle of covers & postcards ncluding 1868 Brussels-Paris with 30c brown (cover faults), 1871 commercial to Holland with 20c blue, 1879 & 1884 with 25c bistre, 1910 Brussels Exhibition postcard with tabbed 10c & Exhibition label, 1914 postcard to Scotland with tabbed 10c, 1948 bank cover to Australia with 3fr15c Textiles, 1940s attractively franked airmail covers to Australia (4); several others registered. (32 items) A fine lot at under $20 each, price $595 (CJL7) 96. World Wildlife Fund. 10 VOLUMES All in superb as new condition and well laid out in official WWF black padded binders and matching slipcases. I noted a complete album devoted to each of the following countries —Australia, Norfolk Island, AAT, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, New Zealand & Tokelau more than $100 mint face value from just these areas. Then 3 x mixed Europe and British Commonwealth volumes. There are extra mint and fine used stamps in the front of most albums, gutters and all sorts of extras. It would have cost more than $1,200 to put this collection together bargain lot for just $749 (CJL8) 97. Great Britain SPECIALIST COLLECTION of decimal high denomination Machins and Castles £1 & £1.50 values displaying various colour differentiations, or gum/paper types and associated changes in levels of fluorescence; high face value of stamps Fresh MUH. (40) Price $295 (CJL11) 98. Arthur Bergen, South Australian Cover Producer. New Zealand 1937-2000s selection of commercial covers all addressed to Arthur

Bergen, good range of rates and stamps, some registered. Also war service covers, addressed to him with ranks from Lance Corporal to Flight Lieutenant. (c.40) Under $2.50 per cover. Price $98 (CJL15) 99. MASSIVE Great Britain SELL OUT! Just bought a dealer stock 1971 – 2015 approx. OF MINT UNHINGED AND FINE USED. Includes commemoratives, definitives, booklets, post office packs and First Day Covers. Clearing in all different lots at FACE VALUE! (Our choice of a mixture of items) Lots from $100 to $5000. Or, your choice of years/types as above at 1.5 x Face value, let us know which. Great value, but no discounts on these lots. $20,000 face value plus available. (GBSELLOUT) 100. Runs of MUH New Issues 2005-2021. A collector was buying new Issues from Max Stern in recent years from Falklands, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia, British Virgin Islands, Tristan Da Cunha, Ascension and Bahamas etc. This is era that almost no dealers bought stock, and lots of collectors stopped buying New Issues in year 2000, hence most collectors do not have these, and neither do dealers! All still perfect MUH in the original new issue glassines. No idea if they are 100% complete for the period but we’d guess so. Only FULL sets and mini sheets etc. (CAP5) 101. Falkland Is. 2005 – 2021, 34 sets inc. minisheets Cat. £430 plus, price $585 (CAP5a) 102. South Georgia 2008 – 2021, 33 sets inc. minisheets Cat. £600 approx. price $795 (CAP5b) 103. Bahamas 2010 – 2021, 33 sets inc. minisheets Cat. £380 approx. price $510 (CAP5c) 104. Br. Virgin Is. 2014 – 2020, 6 sets & 1 large sheetlet Cat. £85 approx. price $115 (CAP5c) 105. Br. Antarctic Territory 2014 – 2021, 25 sets inc. minisheets Cat. £525 approx. price $710 (CAP5e) 106. Ascension 2008 – 2020, 26 sets inc. minisheets Cat. £365 approx. price $490 (CAP5f) 107. WORLD - ACCUMULATION OF COLLECTOR’S DUPLICATES MOSTLY OFF-PAPER, PREDOMINANTLY AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL, WITH BETTER VALUES. SOME PARTIALLY SORTED INTO PLASTIC CONTAINERS, ALSO KGVI & QEII PRE-DECIMALS MANY SORTED BY ISSUE INTO MATCHBOXES, PLUS FOREIGN INCLUDING GB & SOUTH AFRICA. HUGE QUANTITY TO WORK THROUGH. (MANY 1000S). Heavy lot, price $595 (CEJ3) 108. Jersey, 25 different Mint Unhinged sets $49 (CJE8) 109. Great Britain, 25 different decimal Mint Unhinged sets $49 (CJE9) 110. South Africa, 25 different decimal Mint Unhinged sets $49 (CJE10) 111. South Africa, 25 different decimal Mint Unhinged minisheets $49 (CJE10a) 112. South Africa, 25 different official un-addressed fdcs, $49 (CJE10b) 113. South Africa Homelands, 25 different Mint Unhinged set $49 (CJE11)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 114. South Africa Homelands, 25 different official un-addressed fdcs, $49 (CJE11a) 115. Scouting & Guiding covers, mostly Australia. Nice range of 25 covers and other bits & pieces covering 50 years 1948 – 1998. Includes Imprint Blocks of 4 of the 2½d x 5 also Yarra Brae & Greystanes hexagonal postmarks. Several other pictorial pmks. & 3 signed covers: Eleanor Manning, who from 1955 to 1962 served as the chief commissioner for Girl Guides in Australia. She was the first Australian elected to the committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a position she held from 1960 to 1969, also Charlotte Renshaw Jones Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides for Australia 1978 and Raymonde Read, N.S.W. Guides Commissioner, 1973. Fascinating lot but with some condition issues on some. Cheaply priced at around $5 each. $135. (CJE16) 116. Witches Brew! Worldwide off paper, good sorting lot, about 2500. Good value at around 3c a stamp. $75 (CJE18) 117. Wizard’s Mix, similar to the above, but a hubble bubble toil & trouble, double sized lot! $139 (CJE18) 118. 2012 London Gold Medal Winners PNC collection , limited edition of 1000. 7 PNC’s Price $165 (CM8a) 119. Australia “Junk” Box. Stamps, albums, stockbooks, Hagner pages, Covers, loose stamps on & off paper. You name it, it may well be included! Must be at least 15 - 20,000 stamps in a 20kg box for $550. Half size 10kg for $279. A great sorting lot. (CMS1) 120. Australia Decimal Official Un-addressed FDC’s 1980 - 1988 just 50c each! Way, way below face value. 100 different for $49 (CMS1) 121. United Nations New York Office 1960’s – 1980’s Unaddressed First Day covers, mainly Official or Artcraft cachets. 100 different, less than 50c each, $49 (CMS1) 122. Australia decimal 1st Day covers 1967 - 1991. Massive new issue dealer’s stock of official mainly unaddressed covers in 4 giant brown padded ring binders on approx. 200 Hagner or similar stockpages, some double sided. Binders and pages alone would have cost around $450 - $500 new. Estimate 750 - 1000 covers, from 1 - 10 of each. Much better spotted like Living Together sets, booklet panes, ATM triangulars x4, $10 Gardens x 4, Minisheets, Se-tenant strips and blocks, some AAT plus just a few Aerogrammes, Maxi-cards and PSE’s. Great value for a hoarder or re-sellers at $625 the lot. (CMS10) 123. Australia Carton Lot Decimal FDC’s 1974 - 2007 approx. Mostly Official Post Office unaddressed covers. Huge variety, some duplication but very wide variety. Great to soak off for fine used sets or just collect as is. Got to be worth 60c each. Weighs nearly 3kg. Approx 500 for $295, half lot for $150. 3 lots available. (CMS10) 124. Australian Territories and Pacifics fine used collection in Blue Padded Ancol Album, 1940 - 1990. Includes Fiji, Norfolk Is, Pitcairn Is,

Nauru & Papua New Guinea. Most are fine used light corner cds, with almost a complete collection from decimals onwards. Must be 350 400 complete sets inc. all of the long definitive series. Very cheap at $749 the lot. (CJL5) 125. Hong Kong 1862 – 1926 on album page & Optima stocksheets, mostly fine used. QV to 30c, KEVII to 30c & KGV to $2. Generally clean lot with some private perfins. Cat. £690 plus. 73 stamps. Price under $6 per stamp, $425 (CMAP4) 126. United Nations New York UNO Flags Maximum Cards, each with large coloured flag of the country and relevant stamp with FDI cancel. 16 different comprising Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Byelorus, Canada, China, Great Britain, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, Somalia & Sweden. Price $96 (3 available) (CMAP4) 127. Stack of 33 diff. 1960’s/70’s Bulgaria Illustrated unaddressed FDC’s. Don’t see these around much these days. Some good themes inc. Paintings, Madonna & Child, Wrestling, Circus, Knights in Armour, Olympics, 1966 World Cup Soccer, Christmas, Javelin, Running, Ski-ing, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Swimming etc. Priced under 90c each, $29 (CMAP13) 128. World mostly pre-1950 off paper, just arrived from overseas charity. Ex. Deceased estate. Appears mostly foreign with some Br. Empire. Great looking mixture with large & small stamps, and bound to be some good finds I would think. About 1000 for $110, 2500 for $259 few lots only. (MN55) 129. Similar to above but about 50% Br. Empire, same prices as above. (MN55a) 130. Br. Empire mostly pre-1950 off paper, just arrived from overseas charity. Ex. Deceased estate. Bound to be some good finds I would think. Good mixture of large & small. 60 grams or about 1000 for $110, 150 grams, around 2500 for $259 few lots only. (MN56) 131. Australia High Values off paper, mix of decimal and pre-decimal, all above letter rate at time of issue values to $5 or $10. About 12,500 to 15,000 per kg. 100g for $195 (NM2a) 132. World off paper, ever popular. Yours to sort, not soak! Huge variety of large & small, early to recent, and enormous count with 12,500 to 15,000 per kg. 100g for $27.95, 250g $66.50, 500g $129, 1kg $275, 2.5kg $650, 5kg $1235 (NM5) 133. Australian States, new lot just arrived, unchecked for perfs, shades, wmks. etc. 50 different for $59, 100 different for $99. May contain OS Overprints and perfins. (PM124) 134. Germany off paper, mostly West Germany. Mix of small & large, 100g (approx. 1500 stamps) for around 4c a stamp. $59 (PM126) 135. Australia, very latest available all Large & Commemoratives on single close clipped paper. Only includes $1, $1.10 & $1.20 values. Appears unpicked for unfranked. We only have a small amount of this so please be quick. High count, about 5000 to the kg. and good variety. 100g for $29.50, 250g for $69, 500g for $129. (CED1) 136. Japan. Recent Commemorative mix, just arrived. Does include a few

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 definitives where attached to the same piece as commems. Now near impossible to source, we have less than 1kg of this. Very colourful on single close clipped paper, with a high count of around 5000 per kg. Do bear in mind that Japan is now producing most Commems. in small format. Roughly 10c per stamp. $59 per 100g, $139 per 250g, $259 per 500g. (CED2) 137. Japan Mission mix as traded in by one of our clients, do not think he has taken very much out. Close cut single paper with some off paper. Good range of commems. & defins. Do bear in mind that Japan is now producing most Commems. in small format. Very high count of about 5500 per kg. Less than 1kg available. Priced well at around 5c a stamp. $29.50 per 100g, $69 per 250g, $129 per 500g. (CED3) 138. Australia pre-decimal on close clipped single paper, must be 6000 to the kg at least. Mostly letter rate, with the odd higher value. Noticed a few KGV heads & Australian States in the overall mix. Less than 500g available. Worth searching for varieties, postmarks etc. Priced under 5c a stamp, per 100g $29, 250g $69 (CED6) 139. Samoa 1920 – 2000 mostly mint collection on leaves, commencing 1920 Victory. Appears mostly complete 1976 – 2000. Very fresh lightly hinged, so if you are not concerned about looking at the reverse of the stamps then this is for you! Huge face value & catalogue. Includes many mini sheets of which the stamps are unhinged. 700 to 750 different here. Very low price of 25c per stamp. $179. (CS8) 140. Magnificent lot of AAT, Christmas Is. & Cocos (Keeling) Is., plus some Norfolk Is, PNG & Nauru. Approx. 500 different, some on album pages, some loose. Inc. mint & minisheets. Covers the period approx. 1958 – 2000 maybe a few more recent. Well worth 50c a stamp. Price $249 (CS15) 141. Western Europe off paper, new supplier, mostly large and commemoratives. Superb mixture 19th Century – fairly modern, nearly all postally used plus a few mint. Virtually no Great Britain, but plenty of all the larger nations plus some of the smaller, and islands such as Belgium, Finland Malta etc. Very high count with about 12,500 per kg. Good value from around 4c per stamp. 100g for $59, 250g $139, 500g $269, 1kg $519. (CS18) 142. As above, but with about 25% Great Britain, 100g $39.50, 250g $95, 500g $179, 1kg $349 (CS18) 143. Papua New Guinea, pristine MUH Collection 1952 - 1999 in new Burgundy Hagner Binder and on 50 genuine Swedish Made Hagner pages, these cost $135 alone. Virtually complete collection excepting only the expensive $300 Birds Overprints of 1995, all of the other overprints are there. Beautifully set out, this collector was very particular. Sydney retail of the stamps alone $2450 plus, and the album at $135 makes a replacement cost of very close to $2600. Save over $1100 at only $1495. (CEJ1) 144. Papua New Guinea, fabulous hoard of commercial airmail covers mostly DL size and to the same family in Switzerland 1976 – 2006 with a wide variety of frankings, many multiples and with values to K5.25. Great

condition overall and nearly all neatly slit open at the top. A scare destination to boot! 48 covers in all and at well under $10 each, price $429 (CEJ2) 145. Papua New Guinea on paper hoard 1952 – 2010 approx, a fabulous mix, emanating from a family in Switzerland. About 10% is pre-decimal, this lot is neatly clipped and with a wide variety of issues with higher values to 2/- or K2.50 spotted. We only have 500g of this. About 350 to the 100g. 100g for $137.50, 250g for $325. (CEJ3) 146. Australia 1966 -2003 Complete Decimals very fine used with extras in 3 as new Seven Seas Green Hingeless Albums with slipcases. Cost of these alone $795. Includes many extras such as booklet panes, tabbed stamps, reprints etc. Also the scarce perf. $1 Navigator. Appear handpicked for quality, with some minisheets mint unhinged as commercially used are virtually unseen. Also Internationals to the very scarce $20. Retail of the basic stamps without the extras is $2900 plus, so $3695 replacement value at the very least. Save a lot of effort trying to fill all those gapes yourself and paying through the nose in the process! Also save over $1000 in the process…price $2650. (Layby is of course available) (CEJ7) 147. Cocos Keeling Islands Complete 1963 – 1998 mint unhinged in Green Padded Seven Seas Hingeless Illustrated album. Album new cost $170. Nice clean collection, fresh MUH (Just the 7 pre-decimal stamps are MLH. Includes 1990 $5 Airmail, 1990-1991 provisional overprints set of 7 with the 90c CTO as usual. Sydney retail $1100 +, plus value of the album, replacement cost $1270. Price $895 (CMMY1) 148. Christmas Island collection 1958 - 1999 in Seven Seas Hingeless Green padded album new cost $290. fresh MUH lot. (1958 Defins are MLH) missing only Birdpex ‘90 ovptd. MS but includes 1993 Taipei & Indopex MS. Sydney retail $1125, plus album value of $290 = a replacement cost of over $1400. Price $975 (CMMY6) 149. Western Europe off paper, great mixture of early to modern, large & small. Pretty much all postally used. Very high count approx. 12,500 – 15,000 per kg. Price per kg $369, 500g $195, 250g $99, 100g $43.50 (CMMY14) 150. Australia High Values only on paper, mostly close clipped single paper, with a wide range of issues inc. many Internationals. Values to $5. Approx. 4000 per kg. Price per 500g $535, 250g $279, 100g $119, 50g $62.50 (CMMY15) 151. Australia Internationals only on paper, mostly close clipped single paper, with a wide range of issues inc. Approx. 4000 per kg. Price per 250g $535, 100g $239, 50g $124.50 (CMMY16) 152. Ireland Charity Mix on paper. 1st lot of this we have received since the outbreak of Covid. As usual with Ireland the trim varies, but a higher % this time of close clipped single paper. Wide range of issues with some quite recent. Cheap & cheerful lot with 3000 – 3500 per kg. Price per kg $110, 500g $59, 250g $32.50 (CMMY17)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 153. South Africa Charity Mix on paper. 1st lot of this we have received since the outbreak of Covid. Wide range of issues with some quite recent. Noted the odd minisheet and complete set on piece. Well trimmed single paper, very high count of around 4500 – 5000 per kg. Very well priced. Per kg $125, 500g $65, 250g $35 (CMMY18) 154. Our own incoming mail, mainly Australian, some from overseas. Always popular with recent & latest issues, registered mail etc. Always popular, 1 lot only, 1 kg for $95 (CMMY20) 155. New Zealand World Wildlife Fund Collection including 1991 Tuatara, 1993 Birds of NZ, and 2005 Kakapo in a WWF padded black stockbook with matching slipcase. Each set includes stamps & FDCs. Includes fact sheets for Tuatara and Birds issues. Price $85 (WWF3) 156. Jamaica World Wildlife Fund 2006 Black-billed Amazon stamps, FDCs and factsheet. Price $33 (WWF7) 157. COCOS (Keeling) ISLANDS: 1963-2006 collection largely complete in as new Seven Seas Blue album retail $200 plus (with slipcase) vast majority are MUH including 1990-91 Postage Paid Overprints set of 7 (Retail $295+, 43c on 90c Coconut CTO as issued), later issues incl. M/ Ss and sheetlets; only stamp that appears to be missing is 1990 70c Map (SG.187a); generally fine/very fine. Stamps retail approx. $1325. A total replacement value here of over $1500. Price $1140 (CEM2) 158. NEW ZEALAND: A valuable collection 1912 – 2014 in Black 32 page Lighthouse Stockbook. album. Noted 1920 Victory set Mint; 1931 Smiling Boys Mint; 1935 Pictorials to 3/- M/MUH; 1935 Jubilee set MUH; KGVI defins to 3/- MUH; 1940 Centennial to 1/- Mint; 1953 QE2 series to 10/incl. Officials to 3/- MUH; 1967 Pictorials to $2 MUH; plus many other sets, mainly MUH. By no means complete, but huge retail and includes a number of plate blocks. About 500, mostly all different. Price $1275 (CEM3) 159. Japan Collection/Accumulation mint & used from earlies to 1970 in large Red Stockbook. Includes many mint unhinged with a lot of complete sets, minisheets, sheetlets & blocks. A fair amount of Expo ’70 items, inc. pre-publicity Cinderella sheets. A very good lot of about 700 – 800 stamps. Must be worth 50c a stamp plus, price $375 (CEM8) 160. Papua New Guinea Year Books 1985-1990 in superb condition as issued. Sydney retail $306, price $229.50 (CEM15) 161. Papua New Guinea 1985 Year Book, plus a large stack of 40 Post Office Packs ranging from 1984 – 1990. Just 3 appear to be duplicated. Very cheap at $110. (CEM15) 162. Pitcairn Is. 2003 -2013 Superb Official Unaddressed FDC’s x 65 plus many with minisheets and top values to $6 in as new Blue Padded Lighthouse Album and Slipcase on 24 double sided Vario Pages. These alone cost $125 plus. Beautiful presentation and all good thematics. The covers look to be a complete run of 10 years of what is an impossible period to buy on the secondary market. Retail for this era is huge around $20 to $30 each, totally about $1600…if you can

find them! So a total cost to replace of $1725 for just $995 (CEM17) 163. Shop packets, from closed down dealership. Worldwide from 1940’s to 1990’s, some mixed, some thematics, some single country. Most professionally made, some made in house. Great variety, mostly all different. Range from 10 different to 200 different. About 1000 for $149, 2000 for $285, 5000 for $675 (CEM21) 164. Belgium, very nice on paper mixture to about 2000. Most are 1990’s with some earlier. Very hard mix to source from a country of only around the population of Paris! Many commems. & better values. Maybe also some postmark interest particularly for small towns and villages. 4000 plus per kg. Because of the proximity to France & Germany there may be a few of these countries mixed in. Price per 100g $63.50, 250g $159, 500g $295 (CEM29) 165. Ceylon, virtually all pre-QEII off paper mixture. Mostly KEVII – KGVI plus the odd QV. Population up to 1930 was sub 4 million, compared to India of around 280 million! Really scarce mix, we have never had this before and even now only 125 grams. 1250 to 1500 in the 100 grams. Mostly letter post rates but a few higher values to 15c to 25c. Price around 20c per stamp. per 25g $72.50, 50g $137.50 (CEM30) 166. Ceylon/Sri Lanka, mainly on paper mix of stamps, 1950’s to about 2000. Noted many better values inc. the 1998 50R Elephant stamp in the overall mix there are none of these, even mint on eBay Worldwide! Neither is there any kiloware. A fabulous mix. About 500 stamps per 100g. 100g for $55, 250g $129, 500g $249. (CEM31) 167. 4kg Carton of World, ex deceased estate. Early to modern In packets, envelopes, small takeaway containers, Ice Cream Cartons etc. Some on paper, some off, a few mint. Noticed decent quantities of Germany, Japan, Switzerland, USA, Spain, Denmark, Norway etc., plus lots of smaller amounts from smaller areas, all sorted into countries. A lifetime accumulation! Must be 20,000 plus stamps here. Will split evenly into 1kg lots for $349, or take the lot for $1249. (CEM32) 168. Australian States used collections values to 1/-, all are visually different. 25 different $49, 50 Different $87.50, 100 different on Hagner pages, all States represented. $185 (CEM37) 169. Australia pre-decimal first day covers, various cachets 1940’s – 1960’s neat hand or type written address. 25 different for $149, 50 different for $329. Unaddressed 25 different for $298, 50 different for $649 (CD2) 170. Gilbert & Ellice Is., virtually complete mostly Mint Unhinged 1953 – 1979 on near new Ka-Be hingeless pages. These alone cost $100. Previous owner state she paid $575 for this. Just a very few minor condition issues, but very good value at $345 (CD2) 171. East Germany 1949 – 52, the hard period. Collection on leaves mostly fine used, some mint once lightly hinged. 75% - 80% complete for the period. About 80 stamps, cat. £650 = approx. $1150 currently. Priced previously at $425, very well priced at under 25% cat. at $279 (CD13)

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COLLECTIONS SALE MAY 2024 172. Europe 1964 - 83. Black ring binder with themed stamps, covers and mint unhinged sheets for a United Europe. Some stunningly attractive items here with sheets/sheetlets from Cyprus, Berlin, United Nations and Bulgaria and similar on cover from Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man & Gibraltar. Also some 1972 Olympics related covers. Several hundred stamps & covers. Originally priced at $550, now half price $275 (CD13) 173. Papua New Guinea 1952 - 1992, plus some earlier New Guinea & Papua mainly mint in near new Blue Padded Seven Seas Album. Commences Lakatois and Birds of Paradise etc, to 5d (24)) Then near complete mint inc. 10/- Rabaul & £1 QEII Specimens 1958 - 1992, unhinged from 1987 (No 1952 set) A nice clean lot, priced years ago by major dealer at $525. Our more realistic price is under half that, $259 (CD17) 174. Mostly pre-Independence French Colonies in Africa mostly mint also some Indo China in 1940’s Junior Globe Album. 500 to 600 appear al different. Great lot, and much cleaner than usually seen. Price $275 (CD19) 175. French Colonies, pre-independence great range of 500 different mint & used with brand new Prinz 32 page stockbook. Fast seller, we can never get enough of these! Price $329 (CD20) 176. NETHERLANDS 1960-93 mint collection in older Blue Schaubek hingeless album, virtually complete including definitives, Phosphors, M/Ss and sheetlets, fresh mint unhinged, stated Cat £1780+. (Many 100s) Very good value at $885 (CS1) 177. Worldwide early to modern 19th century onwards Postally used blocks and pairs inc. many high values. Huge variety and great value at under 25c per stamp. 1000 stamps, every block or pair will be different. (No Australia unless requested) Price $249 (CS7) 178. Worldwide early to modern (Mostly 1950s- 1980’s) Mint unhinged Blocks and Minisheets including many complete sets. Huge variety and great value at around 25c per stamp. 500 stamps, every block or pair will be different. (No Australia unless requested) Price $129 (CS8) 179. AUSTRALIA, KGV Heads 1916-21 group of covers with University of Melbourne printed covers with perf. ‘OS’ issues comprising 1d Red (4), 1½d Brown (3), 1½d Red (2) & 2d Orange; also Dept of Labour front with perf. ‘OS’ 1½d Red & 1919 use of “THREE/HALFPENCE” on 1d Postal Card to USA uprated with ½d Green with two-line “RECEIVED FROM NEW YORK/DAMAGED” handstamp in red; generally fine. Scarce assembly. 11 items. Price $459 (CJE3) 180. AUSTRALIA: KGV Heads. 1924-33 group of 1d Green covers, predominantly single frankings, noting three double-rate covers, also 1925 redirected OHMS cover with Large Mult perf ‘OS’ and three covers with SMW P13x12½ perf ‘OS’. Varieties noted, condition variable. Includes 3 advertising covers for Canada Cycle and Motor Company, Latrobe St. Melbourne, 1 x Dept of Health CSL, Royal Park Melb., and 1 x British Medical Association. East Melb. 19 items. Price $795 (CJE4) 181. Take both lots of covers as above for $1195 (save $59) (CJE4a)

182. 1977 QEII Silver Jubilee mint unhinged collection of Commonwealth issues in lovely quality Thick Schaubek Burgundy Padded Springback Album. Appears complete Antigua to Turks & Caicos Is. with sets, minisheet s& sheetlets. Huge original cost. Price $329 (CJE39) 183. Australia, 1944-45. Three amazing covers from Avoca Beach NSW to Oberlin, Ohio. All addressed to Mrs. Alice Wright Bryson – Wilbur, a former director at the Carnegie Library. (CJE39) 184. Great Britain 1940’s to late 1990’s complete fine used Commem. sets. 25 different for $49, 50 for $110, 100 diff. for $239 (better sets in the larger lots) (CM4) 185. Our own incoming mail, mostly form the last 6 months plus other bits & pieces from here & there. Lots of nice frankings including very recent, registered mails etc. Australia only. 1kg for $95 (CM8) 186. China mint unhinged complete sets, very recent from around 2012 up to 2016. This is a new lot just received. And will differ slightly from the last consignment we received. About 25 sets in each lot, around $2.75 per set. Many nice thematics. 5 lots only $69 each. (CM9) 187. New Caledonia mint unhinged collection 1989 – 1999 complete on as new Lighthouse Hingeless pages. Pages cost $200 alone! Stamps retail $645 plus. Total retail $845, price $565 (CM14) 188. Australia Collector’s Duplicates, 1937 – 2005 in 2 Binders of Hagner pages plus near new Blue 32 page Lion Brand Stockbook. These alone would cost $125 plus to replace. Many complete sets & High Values. Mostly used, a few mint. Must be around 4000 stamps. $259 the lot. (CM17) 189. British Empire Queen Victoria on quality Lighthouse style pages, mostly fine postally used. Comprises Bechuanland, Br. Honduras, Ceylon, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Labuan, St. Lucia, Sierra Leone & Trinidad. Catalogue some years ago at £2545. Checked a few, most have gone up in price by around 10% or more, the odd one has gone down, and a few SG numbers have changed. A very clean lot. Stand out items are Ceylon SG 18 £180, sg 193, £160, Cyprus SG 16 £500, Gibraltar SG 5 & 6 £325, SG 25 £100, SG 33 5 Pesetas, top value £120, etc, etc. Well above the condition usually seen. 104 stamps, price under 40% $1795 (CMN4) 190. Europa, wonderful lot of unaddressed FDC’s dating from 1958 – 1964. A very clean lot of illustrated covers, which sell at $5 to $15 each. All countries appear present. Could well be some complete year sets, no time to check, some minor duplication, but usually different cachets. Around 200 here, cheap at around $2 each, price $395. (CMY3) 191. Vietnam collection mint & used on stock pages, earlies to 1988 said to cat. £300. Looks to be about 300 different. Also, a page of Sri Lanka, not counted in value. Good clean lot, price $269 (CMY3) 192. Norfolk Island, breaking dealers mint unhinged stock into bite sized portions! The larger lots include many better and mini sheets 25 complete sets 1960’s on for $49, 50 different $119 (CMY10)

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The ALBINO reversed prints on the 30c are super rare. I’ve handled far more of these exciting stamp issue sets, than all others dealers combined, and have only seen a few. One was a strip that got $A7,900 at auction. I regularly sell normal sets 6 for $A2,000, or $A350 for singles. (Cat is $4,500 a set 6) Gibbons lists them now at £250 a *normal* single = $A500. Have this 30c Kangaroo single - see scan with ‘albino inverted’ ribbon print error. Very clear example – many are much more feint. They are 100 times scarcer than a normal single. Just $US365 at $A550 Stock 496LW

Tonga 2015/2015 Butterflies comp set FACE $A361 for just $A261 - save $100!!! -

A gorgeous set - cost owner $361 buying direct from the Tonga Bureau as a New Issue, as Tonga uses $A currency of course. These tiny islands now have MASSIVE postage rates as EMS screw them terribly. Each is inscribed - ‘Airmail Express EMS’ and the relevant zone that each stamp covers franking to. We were in Samoa recently, and visited the GPO there, and see my photos of clerk’s counter book, with sheets of stamps up to $200 FACE - all those shown here - tinyurl. com/FV200 - and clerk said she needed to put several x $200 on heavy air parcels to Europe/USA etc. These Butterflies were all for legit POSTALLY use. Values up to $A89 face each. SG #E13-16 and 18-19, $15 to $89 ‘Airmail Express’ set of 6 x imperforate Mini Sheets, each 76mm x 51mm, fresh MUH, SG Cat £329=$A658. A truly gorgeous looking, high cat set, for butterfly thematic or Tonga collectors, and seldom offered anywhere, much less at $100 UNDER face value! (6) $US169 - $A261 - Stock 497JQ

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In the past I have almost *NEVER* had current letter rate stamps in peel and stick to offer at well under face. Bought a Sprintpack printer carton with 20 x sealed boxes of 100 = 2,000 stamps in the box. ‘Native Animals’ - Platypus etc. Very pretty stamps as you can see. STOCK UP now - once sold, they can’t be replaced by me. A business bought to do a client mail out, but decided last minute to use a mass email program instead, as they could attach large PDF images that way, and save huge mail AND the even far larger print costs. Lots of senders use white plastic bag outer packaging - these stick tight - normal lickable gum does NOT of course. A huge plus. 

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Greenland : Tattoo Art Series I, II & III Greenland released a third set of two stamps featuring traditional tattoos on 29 February 2024. Traditional Inuit tattoos are gaining greater notoriety in Greenland. In 2022 the first set in a series on Tattoo art in Greenland was launched. The third part of the series, features a stamp debut for two younger artists, Ujammiugaq Møller and Mimi Josefsen. The stamps are printed in offset, and an attractive souvenir sheet is also available from Tuass Greenland at Face value / post office price: 38 DKK. Date of issue: 29th February 2024 The second set of two stamps was issued in 2022. Maya Sialuk Jacobsen created two eyecatching designs for the theme ‘Tattoo Art in Greenland’. The stamps are printed in offset and are also available in an attractive souvenir sheet. Face value / post office price: 35 DKK. Date of issue: 30th May 2023 Greenlandic tattoo art has its roots in Inuit culture. In recent years, Greenlandic tattoos have been experiencing a renaissance, especially among young people who use the tattoos as cultural markers. Visual artist and tattooist Paninnguaq Lind Jensen started the series with two beautiful stamps. They are printed in offset and issued both as a set and as an attractive souvenir sheet. Face value / post office price: 38,5 DKK. Date of issue: 31st August 2022 These three issues are available from Tuass Greenland at 40 - Stamp News

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philatelic news 60th Anniversary of the Tristan Volcanic Eruption Part 3 – Resettlement The determination of most Tristan islanders to return home from their enforced volcanic evacuation in October 1961 began in earnest on 13th April 1962 when islanders Adam Swain and Joe Glass returned to England from the Royal Society Expedition declaring that the island was fit for habitation. It proved a tricky exercise to plan and carry out resettlement. This began when on 9th August 1962 twelve men of the Resettlement Survey Party left Southampton Docks aboard the Stirling Castle, arriving on Tristan aboard the Tristania 8th September 1962. Although officially this was a survey trip, make no doubt that these ten men were never going to return to England – resettlement of Tristan began on that day. HMS Puma crew blasted a road from Garden Gate, the only usable beach for landings now that both Big and Little Beach had been destroyed by lava. Slowly the village was restored to some sort of order. Back in England pressure grew on the British Government to facilitate a resettlement of the island, but there were doubters on both sides. On Sunday 2nd December representatives from the Colonial Office arrived unannounced in Tristan Close to conduct their secret ballot. The vote in favour of going back was 148, with five voting to remain. Now return of the refugees was a certainty. The Advance Party of 51 islanders led by Willie Repetto oddly sailed from Tilbury aboard RMS Amazon on 17th March 1963, transferring to MV Boissevain at Rio de Janeiro and arriving on Tristan on 9th April, rather than using the conventional Southampton-Cape Town route. Also on board was Administrator Peter Day, returning to lead the effort to re-build crucial harbour and factory infrastructure on which a successful resettlement would depend. The main Resettlement Party of 198 islanders travelled direct from Southampton with 200 tonnes of cargo to Tristan aboard the Danish ferry Bornholm, departing on 24th October and arriving in triumph at Tristan on Sunday 10th November 1963. The islanders had made it home against the odds, and nothing could stop them. There were many early problems before a viable economy and a good standard of living was established. Poor weather meant the Bornholm took eleven days to offload; one family refused to stay in their lava-damaged home and returned to England; potato crops were poor; savings dwindled as earnings were low before commercial fishing operations resumed in 1966. 35 islanders left Tristan for the UK in April 1966, so, out of the 280 Tristan islanders who could have returned home in 1963, 66 (24%) remained in the UK or had subsequently moved back. Whilst many of the 35 returned to Tristan, these facts highlight the human side of the resettlement – there was uncertainty

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about what was best for families and the future of their young people. A full account of the 1961 volcanic eruption, the evacuation to the UK, times in England, resettlement and what has happened since can be found in the book Nothing Can Stop Us published by the Tristan da Cunha Association and available on This is Tristan’s first issue with King Charles III’s portrait. These old black & white photographs have been wonderfully brought to life with colour to show: 45p - Frank Glass begins his return home outside his Calshot home in March 1963 as he prepares to travel to Tilbury to board RMS Amazon as a member of the Advance Party. 60p - Breaking and moving volcanic stone to make a new road across the 1961 lava field in about May 1963 to access the new small beach that could be used as a landing place. Lars Repetto poses in the centre with his sledgehammer raised, Leonard Glass wearing a sailor’s cap stands to the right, while Joe Glass points into the distance. £1.10 - Islanders and their luggage on Garden Gate Beach during offloading of MV Bornholm in November 1963 (Photo Jim Flint) £1.80 – Interesting image of the scene on Garden Gate Beach on 9th April 1963 during the offloading of MV Boissevain. Bearded Frank Glass strides up the beach, busy drawing up loaded longboats and offshore further boats ply towards shore. The ship is the fishing vessel MV Tristania.

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Greetings from Great Britain Viking Britain…. and more Hello, welcome to a new series from me, Michael Dodd of cddstamps. Over the coming months I will be writing about some GB issues, new releases and some not so new but with a perspective on similar themed issues, their presentation on First Day Covers and how the covers and issues compare. Hopefully you will find this approach to seeing and reading about GB stamps interesting. Of course I welcome feedback and also ideas for future articles. In February 2024 Royal Mail released a new series of stamps: Viking Britain. A series of eight stamps which I for one find enjoyable to see and interesting to read about. I hope you find this brief review of a few Royal Mail stamp issues and their presentation on GB First Day Covers interesting. I will start with a very brief time line on Brit-

ish history which of course goes back many years, some suggest a million years. The periods over more recent years can be grouped as the Neolithic Period, the Bronze Age, The Iron Age, Roman Britain, Anglo Saxon Britain, Norman Britain and then the Plantagenets and Kings and Queens of the last say 700 or so years. You might already recognise some themes that Royal Mail have used for stamp issues. Obviously the Kings and Queens issues, and then Roman Britain, and one other you might not be so familiar with, Ancient Britain. I will keep to the Viking Britain, Roman Britain and Ancient Britain issues as I think they form a nice trio. The Viking Britain issue is described by Royal Mail as: “In the late 8th century, the first Viking raiders arrived on our shores in a maelstrom of fire

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and steel, setting in motion a period of profound transformation that would eventually unite an island of independent kingdoms into the country we know today. Royal Mail is honouring the enduring legacy of Vikings in Britain with a new First Day Cover to coincide with the 40th anniversary of York’s world-renowned JORVIK Viking Centre. The eight Viking Britain stamps feature colourful composite images showcasing historical artefacts and sites of archaeo-

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Fig 4 logical importance across the country”. Yes, somewhat flamboyant language, editorial prerogative perhaps, but it sets the scene for the stamps in the issue. I won’t repeat everything as you can easily read about each stamp from the Royal Mail publicity material on their website,, but will start by showing two First Day Covers with the stamps issued. The first is the Royal Mail cover. A pleasing design and one that easily accommodates the eight stamps. (Fig 1) The second cover is another I came across in my readings. A rather different idea but one I thought I would show. It combines the new Viking Britain stamps with those issued in 1993 for the first in the Royal Mail Roman Britain issue. (Fig 2) The next cover in the trio goes back to June 2020 when Royal Mail released their second Roman Britain issue. Again eight stamps and an issue that 48 - Stamp News

shows photographs of landmarks and artefacts to celebrate Roman life and culture in Britain. For an interesting read I suggest a visit to one of my favourite philatelic bloggers and philatelists: https://blog. (Fig 3) If by now these have not whetted your appetite to read more about the Viking and Roman periods in British History, well I am not sure what will. I suppose we all find different things interesting but this theme is one that has me reading more and more as I research materials for this article. Prior to 2020 there was another Royal Mail issue titled Ancient Britain. A 2017 issue of eight stamps which included illustrations to some well-known ancient sites and artefacts from British history across a timeline of thousands of years. These illustrations were cleverly done by the illustrator/designer Rebecca Strickson. Look carefully at the stamps and you

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Fig 5 will see the illustrations. Some of the places you may know, including the Skara Brae Village in the Orkney Islands, the Avebury Stone Circles which were built in the Neolithic period roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, and the Maiden Castle Hill Fort in Dorset which is an Iron Age hill fort built around 1800 BC near Dorchester. This First Day Cover showing the eight stamps is rather remarkable, don’t you think? Yes the stones are of the Avebury Stone Circle. (Fig 4) In my humble view this Cover is perhaps one of the best designs I have seen in a long time. This one is a Buckingham cover. My final Cover shows the first Roman Britain issue, released by Royal Mail in 1993 as I mentioned earlier. Just the stamps this time as we saw in Fig 2 but on a privately produced Cover. (Fig 5) If one were to start a thematic collection perhaps

The Ages of Britain might be an interesting choice? Royal Mail have made a good start by issuing many interesting stamps over the years and there are certainly a few more “Ages” one might think are yet to be considered. Perhaps like me you have read about a new area of philatelic interest, called Context Philately. A collecting theme one might say that goes beyond collecting stamps, based for example on a country or purely a theme, but on the historical and cultural context surrounding the stamps. I think these certainly fall into that category. I welcome feedback on this piece and also topics for future articles. About the Author: Michael is the owner of He can be reached at and welcomes feedback and ideas for future articles in this series. Stamp News - 49

A PHILATELIC SERIAL STORY Many weekly magazines offer their readers novels in the form of serial stories. One or two consecutive chapters are printed each week until the end of the novel. Many daily newspapers also provide their younger readers with comic strips which tell long stories over several weeks. Readers need to be equipped with a lot of patience and it is obviously most important not to miss a single issue of the magazine or newspaper. Many postal services have used similar methods to feature an important theme on postage stamps. In 1962, the Swedish Post Office began annual issues of stamps featuring the winners of

the Nobel prizes of sixty years ago. This series went on for years and it taught us a lot about achievements in science and medicine not forgetting some of the most important names in literary history. Sadly, this series of annual stamps was abandoned many years ago. But this story is not about Nobel Prize winners but about a saint. Saint Dévote is the patron saint of Monaco and it doesn’t take long for visitors to the tiny principality to discover her importance in local life and traditions. Recently a fortuitous purchase of twelve different stamps allows me to tell the story of Dévote.

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Christer Brunström They were issued over a period of six years with two new additions each year from 1987 until 1992. The two last stamps were different in size and design but they still belong to this philatelic serial story. It is not that common that stamps include a lot of descriptive text but this was the case with the ten first stamps in our serial story. The text is located to the right of each stamp. It explains the significance of the picture. Joined together all the twelve stamps tell the story of the life of a young woman who died for her faith and they also explain why she has become the principality’s

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patron saint. The first stamp issued in 1987 features the artist’s idea of depicting Dévote. According to the wording on the stamp, she was born in Quercio in 283 and she was martyred in Mariana on the island of Corsica, at the time a Roman colony. Apart from the portrait of the saint, the design includes a bird (which can be found on all twelve stamps but more about this later). The second value of the 1987 issue (Fig. 1) shows Dévote along with her “nanny” who told the young girl about the Christian faith. We don’t really know anything about the nanny but as the

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A PHILATELIC SERIAL STORY story unveils it becomes obvious that she was of paramount importance for the young girl. The story about Dévote had thus begun but all those who wanted to find out what happened next would have to wait twelve months for the next part. In late 1988 there were two new stamps. The first one tells us about the arrival of Barbarus, Corsica’s new Roman governor. One of his first decisions was to order a ceremony thanking the Roman gods for his safe arrival. The entire population of the island was expected to take part in the celebrations and those who refused would be punished. Dévote was certainly aware of the danger but she did not want to abandon her Christian faith. She sought protection in the home of Roman senator Eutychius. The 5-franc value (Fig. 2) shows Dévote and the senator. He does not share her Christian faith but he treats her with respect. After another year-long wait two new stamps were added to our philatelic serial. Eutychius refused to hand over the young woman to Barbarus. The governor was angry and somehow managed to kill the senator by poisoning his drink. The stamp features the scene when Dévote discovers the dead body of her protector (Fig. 3). Following the death of her protector, Dévote is arrested and taken to the governor. She blatantly refuses to worship the many Roman deities and the furious Barbarus condemns her to a punishment of torture. The stamp shows the governor and Dévote. What happened next? Those who bought the new stamps each year once again had to wait for the next installment in the story. On the first stamp of the 1990 issue the young woman is the subject of the torture ordered by Barbarus. Despite all the pain, Dévote refuses to abandon her faith. Finally the young woman succumbs to the torture. This is believed to have happened in 304. On the second stamp of the 1990 pair (Fig. 4) some fishermen have managed to get hold of the young woman’s body and they placed it in their 52 - Stamp News

boat to take it away for a Christian burial. Travelling at sea can sometimes be extremely dangerous in adverse weather conditions. This is exactly what happens to the fishermen and their boat on the first stamp of the 1991 set of two. The storm is terrible and the sailors soon are completely lost and they have no idea of how to reach a safe harbour. On the second stamp (Fig. 5) rescue arrives in the form of a white pigeon which shows the oarsman how to steer his boat to a safe anchorage in a calm bay in Hercule-Monecus, today’s Monaco. Dévote can now be given a Christian burial. On the site there is now a church consecrated to Saint Dévote. The ten stamps issued during a five-year period appear to have completed the story but there was more in 1992. These two additional stamps are larger in size using designs which are entirely different from the first ten ones. Saint Dévote is by far the most popular saint in Monaco and she is celebrated in late January each year by a series of activities many of which take place in the church which was built near the harbour. The church, Église de Sainte Dévote, can be seen on the 6-franc value (Fig. 6). As part of the celebrations, a symbolic boat is burnt on the 26th of January attracting thousands of spectators each year. Another rather spectacular event takes place on the following day. After the mass in the cathedral a procession of priests, government officials and members of the princely family makes its way through the streets of Monaco carrying the shrine containing the relics of the saint. This is the design of the twelfth and last stamp of our philatelic serial story. The 6-year philatelic serial story had two purposes. First of all it wanted to present the life of Saint Dévote but the twelve stamps were also issued to publicise the important work of the Red Cross and its mission to aid suffering people wherever they might be.

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