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Posted 08/07/2022   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Regional Australia 6th August 2022



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Posted 08/08/2022   06:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod.
The visual of crushing pylon is strong! Anti-pylon opinions must have been existed from the beginning of the pylon history, I guess. There are some law firm in the UK who are specialised into the area, offering helps to people whoes own land where the development is planned. And I guess laying cables underground cost more than the compensation to those land owners. Matter of "visual environment" is left alone, that is what the protest comes in.

Historical towns are often protected by law in Europe, and of course landscapes are precious commodity for many people. All large scale developments such as bridges, dams, railways and roads do bring both benefit and abrupt change of a familiar scenery. And pylons are the subject of health problems, too!! I have been looking at pylons and vintage insulators in scenic Cotswold this weekend and thinking about it, in fact.

This stamp (with tiny insulators between lines) is from 52 years ago, 2 massive national projects had to be promoted on the national stamp. Do we see a change of tide by issuing body and will see anti-pylon stamps in the future..?

Australia
1970

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Quote:
Anti-pylon opinions must have been existed from the beginning of the pylon history, I guess.


I wasn't aware of it, but neither was I ever close to them.


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change of tide by issuing body and will see anti-pylon stamps in the future..?


I doubt it, postage stamps, in general, support positive themes, in Australia certainly.
I have witnessed complaints on wind turbines,
and, Telstra (our nationwide telco) intended to put up a microwave tower
just 200 or so feet from my front door, my vote of course was in the negative,
and the local citizens won.

I was excited to see a new and successful wave generator recently,
I hope that come to fruition.
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Posted 08/17/2022   06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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a new and successful wave generator

That sounds good, as many countries are surrounded by ocean!

Here is one from the era whenl "expansion" was truly believed. Tiny group of insulators are found.

DDR (German Democratic Republic)
3 September 1962 / Tenth Anniversary of Friedrish List Transport Hight School, Desden / design: A. Bengs


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The 125th anniversary of the city Addis Ababa, issued by Ethiopia on August 20, 2013:

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Nice addition, Eli - once our eyes are hooked on to a subject/impression of objects, there are more in your horizon... I found this in my "sorting soon" box recently, and learnt about this gentleman who was a part of early recognition of the "multi-ethnic" Australia.

Australia
1965
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Posted 09/11/2022   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Going back to a simple setting of a telegraph insulator pole, because I found a German toy from 1910s in an auto-jumble this weekend! I couldn't resist to buy this...

Indonesia
26 October 1959 / 11th Colombo Plan Conference, Djakarta / design: Risman Suplanto


This is a part of railway models, height 27cm, and very similar to following stamps, which are already featured on this thread.



Switzerland 1952 (page 5)


Bulgaria 1947 (page 8)


Slovenia 1940 (page 10)
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Posted 10/12/2022   09:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would you count tiny dots on horizontal bars as insulators??

Bolivia
1955
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Posted 10/12/2022   09:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are no doubt, porcelain insulators!

Gambia
1965 / ITU Centenary

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Posted 10/12/2022   09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And three more! (insulator shapes are varied slightly, in each country)

All "ITU Centenary" in 1965

Taiwan


Brazil


Ceylon
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The birth of telegraphic news in Britain
1847-1868
Roger Neil Barton

Academia.

World News drove the Telegraph.

The Opening of the Electric Telegraph and Intelligence Department
The electric telegraph instrument had been originally patented in 1837 jointly by William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone. In 1842 Cooke alone patented the insulators for the transmission system and was solely responsible for commercialization of the telegraph (Kieve 'Telegraph Industry' 42).

He personally financed the pilot system from Paddington to Slough and thence to Windsor (Cooke 214).
The first press news item sent by telegraph was to announce the birth of Prince
Alfred Ernest at Windsor Castle on 6 August 1844 (History of The Times 81). In February 1845 Cooke won a contract from the Admiralty and laid the electric telegraph on the London and South West Railway between its Nine Elms, Vauxhall, terminus in London and Gosport, Portsmouth. Half of Cooke's revenue for the line came from the Admiralty which wished to use it to transmit messages between Whitehall and the port where the Fleet was
docked.
The other half came from the railway company which used it for logistical
purposes. Cooke was allowed to use a spare line to resell capacity as a 'commercial telegraph' (Kieve 'Telegraph Industry' 52).
Cooke started to market the 'commercial telegraph' service without being entirely sure how it was going to operate. Probably the first press story to be filed by electric telegraph was in connection with a public meeting held in Gosport to proselytize the projected Direct London and Portsmouth Railway, of which Ricardo was a director probably responsible for raising the finance. As the meeting was scheduled to finish at 10.30 p.m. the Morning Chronicle journalist, instead of travelling back by train and filing in the morning, filed his story by telegraph which allowed it to appear in the following morning's edition. At the end of the 350 word story there was a suffix including details of
the communication method used.

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Really interesting, Rod!
The parallel of telegraph line to the railway, and similar birth time to postage stamps - amazing. Then people started to understand the important of speed gradually, then formed the international union within 20 years.

Did they use the Morse key - or different telegraph key did they use? I am still a bit confused in those area.. For example, this one (no insulators, sorry ) shows a type of key and flying tapes are recorded telegraphs..

Austria
1947 / Centenary of Telecommunication / design: H. Strohofer, engrave: H. T. Schimek

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There is an interesting story behind that Austrian stamp.
See here on the Stamp Engravers blog by SCF member AKPhilately.

https://stampengravers.blogspot.com...og-post.html

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Did they use the Morse key - or different telegraph key did they use? I am still a bit confused in those area..


Hi Tomoko,
beyond me, but I would guess a Yes, similar keys.

Fascinating info Lithograving!
Alas! No secrets in my 2 mint copies
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