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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
AlbumEasy - Free software for creating custom stamp album pages ImageSleuth - Images, hidden inside images, revealed. A retroReveal alternative PSGSA - The Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa
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.
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 .