Stop Press: New Book - Anguilla's Quest for Identity - The Philatelic Story
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- Antigua and Barbuda
- British POs Abroad
- Cayman Islands
- Greater Antilles
- Leeward Islands
- Netherlands WI & Suriname
- Saint Kitts Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent
- Thematics etc
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks Caicos Is
- Virgin Islands
James Podger's zoom session: West Indies Postal History A to V
21 May 2023, 7:00 pm BST - 8:00 pm BST
Link to YouTube coming shortly..
A tour around the West Indies with pre-stamp, Ship Letters, GB used abroad, Crown Circles and early adhesive use.
Antigua 1758 entire to London rated at 3/- for 2 sheets
New publication (Oct 2023), available for £40 to members at Pennymead, click here to purchase.
This book contains a fascinating insight into the Philatelic History of Anguilla. The events of the 1967 revolution are well known and many former Philatelists have written articles on the stamps and history of the Island however, this is the first attempt to bring its Philatelic history into a single reference point.
Anguilla’s Postal History is interwoven with the economics, political and Government events of the day and explains why the Anguillians, through years of neglect by controlling authorities, wanted Independence. To see a clear philatelic history of the Island the authors have extensively researched the events, people, covers and stamps to produce a comprehensive review of Anguilla’s Philately.
It is hoped that this captivating book will stimulate interest and further research from other Philatelists.
Susan Taylor, Graham Stockdale and Julian Waldron presnting the book to Nicola Davies, RPSL Librarian (2nd from right).
In order to reduce stock of books held, several publications have been reduced in price - See publications page.
Jazad Ali (Jazz) has been researching and building a collection of Trinidad and Tobago Postmarks for over 40 years. Jazz is a WIPSG member and a longstanding member of the Philatelic Society of Trinidad and Tobago. In 1997 he and Ronald Wike established a Trinidad & Tobago slogans numbering system, at which time they published 'Machine Cancellations of Trinidad& Tobago'. The publication, a longstanding item of pride for the Philatelic Society of Trinidad & Tobago, won several international awards at the time. Ron Wike died in 1999, but Jazz has continued to collect and research, amassing thousands of covers. This book, published this month, is the result of a lifetime's work. It beautifully displays the postmarks, slogans, cancels and cancelling machines over the 1923-2023 period, and gives an informed insight to the social history that influenced each of the slogans over the years. A highly recommended read for all Trinidad and Tobago collectors.
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Early BWI Covers Perkins Bacon Adhesives – Barbados
Compiled by Peter Ford FRPSL; Letter size, perfect bound (softback), (vi) + 236 pages
Price: £28; BWISC Members’ Discount £2.
The original idea of recording as many covers as came on to the market must go to Michael Hamilton; his listing of philatelic events and covers posted at the time is a goldmine!
The next plaudit must go to Fitz Roett; from his lair in deepest Alberta, he has over the years amassed a fine collection of items from the island of Barbados. In 2013, he collaborated with that fine philatelist, the late Charles Freeland FRPSL and Peter Longmuir to produce a book entitled ‘BARBADOS –The Britannia Issues’.
The list that follows emanates mainly from these two sources. Other collectors have contributed as well and I list their names in alphabetical order: Graham Booth FRPSL, Jonathan Guy, Joseph Hackmey RDP FRPSL, Christopher Harman RDP Hon FRPSL, Stefan Heijtz FRPSL, Michael Medlicott FRPSL, Michael Rego, Simon Richards FRPSL, Ray Stanton, Richard Stupples and Takashi Yoshida FRPSL; all of these collectors have fine collections of Barbados covers.
Acknowledgement must also go to dealers and auction houses who have generously supplied me with high resolution scans of covers in their keep. These have been noted beneath the illustrations.
As with all these lists, it is a work in progress and we do not expect that we have listed all covers; others will no doubt exist and we would hope that collectors seeing this list will add to it with items we have failed to record.
The Untold Story of the Lady McLeod by Susan Taylor (December 2021).
This well researched book delves inside the prized Lady McLeod covers, untangling the family and business history that seeded their existence. It gives a detailed account of the Lady McLeod Steamer. The study takes a closer look at the contents of Lady McLeod letters, and raises questions about their markings. It links David Bryce, Alexander Taylor, Edward Bacon, James Graham Taylor and even King George V to the Covers, describing the stamp enthusiasts and forgers of the time. Readers are transported to Glasgow and Trinidad in the 1800s, where merchants using the steamer for communications, ran their businesses. There is also an updated census of the covers. A fascinating read for philatelists and a ‘must’ for any cover owner.
Tony Walker's Turks & Caicos is available to purchase from Corbitts..
Price on request and negotiable from firstname.lastname@example.org
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
A comprehensive quality collection of the Turks & Caicos Islands from pre-stamp to George VI including stamps and postal history. A working collection well written up with pencilled notes and explanatory diagrams and details which includes unique, rare and scarce items, many outside the scope of the catalogue.
Proofs, colour trials, errors, De La Rue archives etc. of particular note include
- Perkins Bacon original QV plate proofs engraved on India card, ditto block of 3x3 on rough wove India paper
- A number of Perkins Bacon coloured Head die proofs
- Two certified examples of SG.6 used, one on piece
- Numerous high catalogue examples of the 1881 Provisionals supported by 17 certificates incl.
- SG.11a (x2), 11c, 13a, 23, 27, 35, 35a, 36a, 37 & 39.
- Full sheet of SG.17/18 – Setting 10
- Block of four SG.42, horizontal strip of three SG.43, horizontal pair SG.44
- Full sheets of 30 stamps of SG.62,63 & 64(x2)
- Used single SG.66
- Original De La Rue Ink Recipe archive sheet for SG.101 to 109 plus Master Die Proofs of issue and set ovpt’d
- SPECIMEN De La Rue Original Appendix Archive Sheet 6436 with nine Letterpress trials with some hand drawing on the essays, one subsequently used as SG.72.
- De La Rue Archive Sheet 6444 (copy) but with original fourteen imperforate colour trials from which SG.112 was selected.
- KGV six number imperforates from first issue April 1913
- Rare KGV WAR TAX items, SG.140c (2x2), 140e and f in SW corner block of 6x2
- Selection of various imperfprate proofs from SG.162 to186
- Set of eleven imperforate colour trials SG.176 to 186
POSTAL HISTORY (various categories)
- SG.3 on commercial cover
- Registered cover to India with rare markings
- Newspaper wrapper to Bermuda, several scarce foreign destinations including British Guiana, Costa Rica,
- Fiji, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Virgin Ilands,
- Mail carried by named ships (19 covers)
- Extensive Registered Mail collection including SG.60 x18 commercial parcel piece to Holland.
- Earliest known use of single ring Registered cancel 15 Dec 1881 (1 of 2 known).
- Earliest recorded date (7 June 1924) Cockburn Harbour cancel
- Two covers censored in the USA (WWII) and one in T&CIls.
- Mail carried by SS Sanguinea, Boadicea and several other ships
- ‘Missent to TIls’ scarce mark
- Selection of M & U PPC’s from T&C Islands including one with rare cachet (1 of 3 known).
- Many stamp multiples are significantly more valuable than the sum of the individual stamps
- (the 1881 WAR TAX overprint and Registered Mail come to mind).
- Similarly postal history covers frequently have individual features that contribute to their particular scarcity, this collection has many such covers.
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