The Manly Warringah Stamp Club
MANLY - WARRINGAH STAMP CLUB
Meets at Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club Federal Parade, Brookvale
the Meeting of 13 February 2018
The President, John Higgs, welcomed the 18
Laurent Villoing, Peter Lehmann, Antony Shen, Barry
Minutes of the 9 January 2018 meeting were accepted
on a motion from Rod Sell and Gloria Bradley.
The January PHILAS News and March PHILAS Auction
Catalogue were received.
$80 was received from the January and February
Northside Stamp Fairs.
Paul Kay asked how well the January club fair had
done. Rod Sell and Gloria Bradley reported
that the attendance compared to an average Northside Stamp Fair; the
auction had been satisfactory with over $1000.00 turnover.
Darren Jones suggested the club start looking for a
new meeting venue in the light of the proposed demolition of the
League’s Club building. Rod Sell suggested waiting until after we had
heard any news from the League’s Club AGM on 28 March.
The Secretary, Graeme Morriss, gave his apology for
the March meeting as he would be displaying at the Royal Sydney
Philatelic Club’s meeting that night.
John Pearson drew members’ attention to the Orange
1-frame exhibition and stamp fair on November 17 - 18.
Ed Wolf reminded members of the PHILAS House Open
Day on Saturday 17 February.
The Secretary distributed the club’s 2018 Syllabus
and a few copies of the Northern Suburbs club syllabus.
Judith Jarolimek showed stamps picturing Canadian
dog-shaped letter boxes.
Rod showed Stamp-&-Coin covers featuring the
racehorse Winx, Holden cars and the 50th anniversary of decimal
currency. He also showed new Hong Kong definitive stamps for new postal
rates featuring the geology of Hong Kong island and Hong Kong Year of
the Dog stamps.
Gloria showed Andorra stamps on cover from an E-bay
purchase and the programme from Gem Aitken’s memorial service.
Garry Enfield showed the Scotts Catalogue listing of
2016 world stamp issues - their number and cost.
Jeff Stone showed the two types of the New Zealand
1996 Health stamp - from sheets and from self-adhesive rolls. He also
showed uncatalogued German stamps (for Revenue etc) and free postcards.
Paul Storm showed an envelope sent to him by Darren
Jones which was illustrated with a drawing of Paul’s house.
John Pearson showed Colonial Stamps of Tasmania.
The first two Tasmanian stamps were locally-printed
by the local newspaper company. They were for the 1d town rate and the
4d inland rate. Because Norfolk
Island was administered at that time by Tasmania, these two stamps were
valid there but are extremely rare with a Norfolk Island postmark.
The second series were ‘Chalon Head’ portraits of
Queen Victoria. The first printings were by Perkins, Bacon, then the
plates were shipped to Tasmania and used locally by the newspaper
company to print later supplies on unwatermarked paper. Finally, a
government printing office was established and supplies were printed
Apart from the major post offices in Hobart and
Launceston, stamps were sold through local licensed stamp sellers -
often local newsagents. As the stamps were issued imperforate, some of
the local sellers perforated the stamps by whatever means were
available - including using a sewing machine.
13 February 2018