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Great Britain : On Steiner Pages.

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Arthur J Mongan : Trading Stamps.
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Philip Von Ferrary
1968


Ferrary's market extended all over the world, and he made periodical visits to London and other capitals to add to his treasures. He bought stamps from several of the leading dealers, but was not averse to conducting business with some of the lesser lights; in fact his charitable nature often led him to patronize small firms in the hope that he would be doing them a good turn. In this way he sometimes came into contact with disreputable characters, and among them were the notorious Benjamin and Sarpy who, together with Jeffryes, were known in the eighteen-nineties as 'The London Gang'. Ferrary bought stamps at the poky little shop in Cullum Street on a number of occasions, and there can be no doubt that not all his purchases were of genuine stamps, because Benjamin and Sarpy probably regarded him as a 'mug'. Indeed, there was a tendency in the philatelic world to decry Ferrary's knowledge of stamps because of the number of spurious specimens found in his collection.

Nevertheless, he had a real and extensive philatelic knowledge, and knew when he was buying duds, as the following story will show. While in Berlin on one occasion, and accompanied by the late Philipp Kosack, the leading German dealer, he made a point of buying about 100 worth of stamps from a small dealer who he knew had fallen upon hard times. After their return home Kosack drew Ferrary's attention to the fact that all the stamps were forgeries. At this Ferrary smiled and said: 'Do you think I had not seen that? The man wanted money badly, and had nothing else, so I had to take the forgeries.'

This was only one instance of his generosity: there were many more, but in every case he would give anonymously, and Charles Phillips has recorded how, in 1893, Ferrary gave 50 to a fund for the dependents of the victims of a naval disaster, and in 1899 100 towards helping British wounded in the South African War. On scores of other occasions he asked Phillips to send 100 or 200 to relieve cases of distress and always gave the description of the donor as 'A Paris Student' or 'A friend of Old England', or some similar designation.

LN & M Williams
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Strike Mail 1971
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Ephemera.
1871 Match Tax
"Ex Luce, Lucellum" Out of Light, a little profit.
CV : 20


http://www.ibredguy.co.uk/main.php?g2_itemId=40197
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Perkins Bacon & Co London

Perhaps a Seal

Incorporated under the Companies Act 1862, 23rd March 1866
Beehive :Thrift
Justice with Scales
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Commerce : Steam Paddle steamer, and Locomotive.
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The evils of Bryant and May, and the matchgirls' strike

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Wow! Thanks Geoff, look forward to reading that.

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Glass Slipper Postal Bid Sale (Cinderella get it?)
Andrew Hall Great Britain.

Circa 2011 sold out to Connecticut Cinderellas and Glass Slipper Auctions
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Always glad of the opportunity to post an ancient Private Eye cartoon ...

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Ephemera.


Scaramanga.
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Battle of Britain Cinderella inscribed "Val Doone"


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Telegraph Stamps
National Telephone Company.
Cancellation reads "National Telephone Company / DUNDEE" (Scotland.)

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Post Office Telegraph Stamps.
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These telegraph stamps are also listed by Stanley Gibbons.

The 1877 1 and 5 have designs very similar to the 1883 1 and 1882 5 postage stamps.
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From my Library.
The Postal History Of Great Britain and Ireland. Willcocks.
Cover
The General Post Office East
St Paul's Cathedral and the Bull and Mouth Inn, London.
Engraving by C.J. Embley 1829
(Post Office Records)


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1971 Postal Strike.
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