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                                 FEBRUARY & APRIL 2001
 

February 2001

  • East Timor An exclusive report on the planned first issue from this war-torn territory

  • Good News from the British Library, with details of two magnificent gifts/loans of valuable philatelic material received recently by the Philatelic Collections, British Library

  • A visit to GLASGOW 2000 - A Coincidence or Kismet. Our Vice President, Major Richard Pratt reports on the exhibition and his discovery of a postcard dated about 1910 that he realised was from his father to his grandmother.

  • The Plebiscite that Never Was. Ian Nutley describes the postmark, cachets and labels produced in connection with the cancelled Austrian plebiscite of 1938.

  • Crete in the Stamp Album A brief philatelic history of the island of Crete by Eric Glasgow

  • Forgotten Countries - Victoria An illustrated feature about some of the stamps issued by Victoria before the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • The Story behind a Cover. Keith Tranmer poses some questions regarding a cover from a member of the "Alois Furst Liechtenstein Linien Regiment No. 12" that has no postal markings but some interesting historical associations.

  • Canada wins Asiago Award. Giorgio Migliavacca reports on the winning entries in these awards.

  • NPS Visit to BELGICA. Booking arrangements for the members' proposed visit to this year's exhibition in Brussels. Plus the usual news, book reviews etc.
April 2001
  • Rare and Valuable "Medical" Stamps - Tom Wilson looks at some of the rarer stamps and philatelic material on medical topics

  • The Affair of the Arrow - Richard Pratt reports on the seizure of a British merchant ship in China at the end of the nineteenth century, and the involvement of British troops. He then describes the postage rates applicable to army and navy personnel serving in the Far East

  • A Postal Historian in Nepal - Keith Tranmer describes his visit to this remote Kingdom many years ago.

  • French Occupied Syria & Lebanon - Bernard Towler considers these issues

  • The Early Stamps of Switzerland by Eric Glasgow.

  • Riding the Skies - Air-mail collector Robert White captures the adventures of the early air mail pilots through the writing of Kingsmill Commander

  • The USA Pictorial Postmark Scene - an up-date by Paul Brenner

  • A New look at the Peace Stamps of 1946 - some thoughts by Michael Scollan about the British and Commonwealth stamps issued to record this important event in world history

  • Auction News - reports on the important forthcoming auctions by Harmers (the Radetzky-Soldi collection of Lombardy Venetia) and Spink (Duplicate and surplus items from the Royal Philatelic Collection including a first day cover of the Penny Black)

 
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