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Posted 03/17/2011   05:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Wadmalatz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I`ve found out Bernera issued several bird stamps, these are the first I`ve got.(1982)



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Posted 03/17/2011   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Bernera Island!

Never seen these before, new bogus stamps for moi!
Thanks for posting

Read about Clive the scallywag here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Feigenbaum

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Posted 08/07/2022   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping this older topic.

I just picked up this set of 7 stamps. (I don't know the series, but it looks like there should be 8 of them.) These are CTO Cinderellas, but interesting nonetheless. What I would like to ask the group is why is there no Scotland on the 4p Salmon? I've seen other copies with the same, but just wondering why. (Perhaps just lazy?)
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Posted 08/07/2022   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1 April 1978
The missing one is the 9p 'Yellow & Silver Eel'
The missing 'Scotland' on the 4p appears common.

Local carriage labels - not truly cinderellas - that could be bought from the ferryman. He would post the letters at the nearest official post box.

Many of these British local issues served a genuine postal service, even if privately produced and not valid in the 'normal' post. Places that had no post office or mail collection sold these stamps to pay for carriage to the nearest post office collection point: on the mainland or a bigger island.
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Edited by NSK - 08/07/2022 4:47 pm
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Posted 08/07/2022   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great info. Thanks.
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Posted 08/07/2022   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've not seen any evidence that these were ever used as local carriage labels.

I believe this was just a convenient story used by Clive Feigenbaum to sell his bogus labels in the same way he sold labels for various other islands.

Great Bernera has a post office and Little Bernera is uninhabited.
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Posted 08/07/2022   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Typical Feigenbaum,
he did similar with the Ajman Soldier Uniforms
Blacked out 1 stamp.

27th September 2005
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Edited by rod222 - 08/07/2022 9:53 pm
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Posted 08/08/2022   03:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I've not seen any evidence that these were ever used as local carriage labels.

I believe this was just a convenient story used by Clive Feigenbaum to sell his bogus labels in the same way he sold labels for various other islands.

Great Bernera has a post office and Little Bernera is uninhabited.


It does look like they are bogus Feigenbaum productions. I cannot find a reference to Bernera for James A. Mackay.
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Posted 08/08/2022   05:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Benera Islands
About 200Km North of the Mull of Kintyre.
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Posted 08/08/2022   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


There is a BENERA shown at the top, (Isle of Lewis) (Outer Hebrides)
That has a post office.
scan Philatelic database.
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Posted 08/08/2022   07:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice postmark Rod.

Little Bernera is just to the north of (Great) Bernera and is a very much smaller island.

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Nigel
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Posted 08/08/2022   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Little Bernera is just to the north of (Great) Bernera and is a very much smaller island.


Oh! well I had that wrong then Nigel.

So what is that Bernera just north of Glasgow?
I was assuming that was the genesis of the labels.
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Edited by rod222 - 08/08/2022 07:35 am
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Posted 08/08/2022   08:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The tidal island off Lismore:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernera_Island

The islands in the Outer Hebrides relating to the bogus stamps:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bernera
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Bernera
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Posted 08/09/2022   07:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add plazmatix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
lots of Bernera Islands' stamps are here https://portcol.ru/catalog3
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Posted 08/09/2022   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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lots of Bernera Islands' stamps are here


Link fails

NSK. Thee wiki page had a great link to the Scot Gazeteer
Nice to remember that

The Rodney Stone
(Rodney's Stone)
Situated by the drive leading to Brodie Castle in Moray, The Rodney Stone (or Rodney's Stone) is a Pictish cross-slab dating from the 9th century. The stone is clearly decorated with a cross on one side and fish-monsters, an elephant and double-disc and Z-rod symbols on the other. On the roll mouldings at the edge of the stone there are examples of Ogam script. The stone, which was found while digging out foundations at the church in the nearby village of Dyke, was set up in the village in honour of Admiral George Rodney's victory over the French in the West Indies in 1782. It was moved to its present site at Brodie in 1842.



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Edited by rod222 - 08/09/2022 2:51 pm
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Posted 08/10/2022   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add plazmatix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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