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Posted 08/05/2022   12:33 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add wheelman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Should I assume these are all 1875-1895 reprints or does anyone see something that bears closer scrutiny?
Thanks for helping.
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Posted 08/05/2022   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvol21 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably safe to assume that most are reprints. This guidebook is my first stop for Heligoland and should be useful to help ID which reprint series (if any):
https://www.geocities.ws/stamplink/...s/Heligo.pdf
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Posted 08/05/2022   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, that's the one I recommend, and I've downloaded it in the past. (Just couldn't find the link.)
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Posted 08/05/2022   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
your out of luck here for anybody to know which of the three reprints and which printing it was . Your scans are not clear enough .
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Posted 08/05/2022   4:41 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for the quick responses.
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Posted 08/05/2022   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wheelman ----- Give me a week to get my material from storage . I work on this a few years ago . My problem was finding the right material , back then as I was building this collection ,the two auction lots purchased were just common stuff that I already had .So I just ended working on it, until I could find someone else's serious study on the subject up for sale .

But I will show you my stuff ,it is far from what I hope to have on this subject ,but you will get a idea how difficult this Helioland subject is .
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Posted 08/06/2022   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Thinkstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What I use is an AP article from November 1987. I made a copy and keep it with Heligoland in my album. Not as detailed as previous link but it does OK for me.

My 1st attempt at inserting an image. Hurray! It worked ...with some thinking and clicking.

My photocopy of 1st page of article and my feeble attempt at categorizing.

'floortrader' is right! A real difficult task!

I more or less have to guess even with info in front of me.


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Posted 08/06/2022   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvol21 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thinkstamp, I wasn't aware of that article - too bad it's not freely available online. I'll have to track down a copy for my Heligoland reference file! Thanks for sharing, and looks like you've put together a nice collection.
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Posted 08/06/2022   6:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greetings all. Sort of off topic but Robert Pollard was my grandfather and was the one who got me into stamp collecting. He went by R.T or Bob. Heligoland was his passion and he was the definitely the expert. I remember many ocassions of going to stamp shows and setting up his heligoland and airmail exhibits. I remember when the AP article came out. He was very proud of that. Such good memories. Sadly he passed away back in the nineties. Most of his collection was auctioned off at Schuyler Rumsey in December 2020 including his entire heligoland collection. I recently noticed that Sandafayre auction house has been auctioning various pieces from his collection so apparently they have acquired it or are selling it for someone else. To this day I find myself talking to him in my head about the various projects I am working on.

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Posted 08/07/2022   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Thinkstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steve, thanks for sharing the info about your grandfather, Robert T Pollard.

It amazes me the depth of knowledge some, such as Robert Pollard, have about their chosen collectable. Although I would like to have the knowledge, I'm too much of a generalist to have the patience for real deep study. But I'm sure grateful to those who do and who care to pass it on.
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Posted 08/07/2022   2:44 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are my best guess for the original post. I tried scanning for a better view of the page. Hope this helps for better determination.
Thanks always for the great assistance.
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Posted 08/09/2022   12:28 am  Show Profile Check clivel's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add clivel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have just added a comprehensive Heligoland album to:
https://www.thestampweb.com/albums/free-downloads

The album, which was not created by me, may be downloaded as a ready-to-print PDF file or as an AlbumEasy file for easy customisation.
Included with the download is a spreadsheet giving details of each printing.

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Posted 08/09/2022   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the link to Robert Pollard's Heligoland collection 184 page PDF courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey:

https://www.rumseyauctions.com/lotp...4/217860.pdf
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Posted 08/09/2022   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Incredible
Amount of time/study to produce this presentation by Mr. Pollard is noteworthy at the highest levels of philately

Thanks for posting link. Such a complex classification system. Nice to see a see a few in world capable of figuring it out
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Posted 08/09/2022   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was equally wowed by Mr. Pollard's Heligoland presentation. IMHO it is infinitely more worthy of accolades than collections such as Gross assembled. The amount of research is stunning and putting it all together is yeoman's work. Mr. Gross really just needed to write checks and have other people such as Charles Shreves find the goods.
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Posted 08/09/2022   6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is sad that so many of these type of collections are broken up before anybody could make a record of them and place them on the internet .

We got over 100 years of collections that have disappeared ,then with the internet stuff is being recorded and saved .Mr. Pollard collection is outstanding and to think he never got to see all his research and collection will be saved for hundreds if not thousands to see his work .
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