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Posted 11/15/2019   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today in History
Qantas founded The Flying Kangaroo. 1920
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Covers Catalogues.
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Posted 11/16/2019   03:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222.

Are these FDCs listed in Franklin's guide.... Agricultural Show showing BOTH papers & Aust' Day with gutter se-tenant ?

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Hi Finches,
Alas! these are old catalogues, 50 years old (1968)
They have lost their pertinence regarding values as well.
I use the very occasionally to establish if a certain FDC exists.
The last addressed cover was the Macquarie Lighthouse 1968
Sorry.
I also have "Franklins Guide to Rare Australian Stamps"
Similar date 1968
Use for quick reference to oddities.

I'll post example pages shortly


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Finches,
I have 500 First Day covers, I don't have either of yours.
I see Stamp Booklet pages used.
I don't think I have one with gutter.
Still, First day cover collectors, are a rare breed these days.......
The "papers" FDC would be a rarity I'd think.

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Posted 11/16/2019   04:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Finches,
"The Australasian Stamp Catalogue" (1996)
has all First Day Covers priced (No specialty Items like yours)

Curious (need time to check)
Your FDC dated 21/4/1987.... this Catalogue shows 10/4/1987 ! ($5.50)
Agricultural shows... would that be possibly the other paper issue?

Your 26/1/1983 (pair only) $1.50
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Rod222.

At that time BOTH Agricultural stamp papers (Harrison & APWH papers) were released 'within' the 2 week FDC period qualifying them for same envelope officially.
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Quote:
At that time BOTH Agricultural stamp papers (Harrison & APWH papers) were released 'within' the 2 week FDC period qualifying them for same envelope officially.


That's a new one for me....amazing.
ergo, we can have 2 different dates for a "first day" cover.

The Americans are very pedantic in this regard,
they would have had a cachet on the FDC indicating a differing paper, and the date it was released.


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Total amount of stamps, issued World wide..........
1840........2
2001........360,000

Reconsidering the Smallest of Artifacts:
On the Origins of Philatelic Collecting

It's a long read, enjoy yourself, see if you can recognise where you fit in the hobby............

https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.p.../17983/21979


There is nothing puzzling about the fact that collectors have limited their descriptions of the vast house of collecting to the single rooms enclosing their own favorite specialties. On the other hand, in exploring that house, it must strike the investigator as increasingly strange that its domain should have been so sparingly reported by anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists; for the roots of the phenomenon of collecting are the roots of man himself, and they nourish many of us today through the practice of this ancient pastime.2
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That was an interesting article. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 11/24/2019   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OS = Official Service.
Australia Stamp News July 2007
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From way back when the first colonial stamps were overprinted OS, philatelists such as Basset Hull wrote about them.

Although they can be described as 'official' government overprints, the correct interpretation, according to Basset Hull and others at the time of their introduction, is that OS stands for 'On Service'.

One of the best ways to remember is OHMS - 'On Her/His Majesty's Service', wthout the HM!

From 'The London Philatelist', 1897:


From 'The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Wrappers, Post Cards and Telegraph Stamps of New South Wales' by A F Basset Hull, 1911:
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https://www.fairdinkumstamps.com Fair Dinkum Stamps - Specialising in stamps from early Australia and the colonies, Australian philatelic literature, catalogues, stockbooks and accessories.
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Nice work FDS, I like it.
I shall, in future, use "On Service"
Whom is going to argue with Bassett Hull?
Thank you.
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rod222...You are amazing..Keep posting buddy.

Robert
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Posted 11/27/2019   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add finches to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222,

1950's booklet...'Stamp Collecting can be fun'. Makes one feel better just reading this.


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