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See the full list of exhibits which form the full National Exhibition at Autumn Stampex International 2018, including a special displays by the American Philatelic Society, the Forces Postal History Society and the Civil Censorship Study Group

See the full list of exhibits which form the full National Exhibition at Autumn Stampex International 2018, including a special displays by the American Philatelic Society, the Forces Postal History Society and the Civil Censorship Study Group.


Frame 1
Mr Sandeep Jaiswal
Jammu & Kashmir Telegraphs
A study of the Telegraph Issues with special emphasis on Usages.

Frame 2
Mr Sandeep Jaiswal
The 1st Issue of Jaipur
An in-depth study of the first issue of Jaipur with special emphasis on Printings, Stones and Usages.

Frame 3
Mrs Elizabeth Hisey
The Bolivia Sports Issue, July 1951
The Bolivia Sports Issue, July 1951

Frame 4
Mr Atif Sarian
1922/1923 Official O.H.E.M.S. Overprint.
Stamps, varieties, the
study of the overprint

Frame 5
Mr Atif Sarian
1937 King Farouk Booklet Issue

Frame 6
Mr Atif Sarian
58th Birthday of King Fouad 1926
Study of Egyptian stamps

Frame 7
Mr Ahmad Nabil
S.A.I.D.E Flight
In 1948 the newly formed Egyptian Airline Service ‘Aeriennes Internationeaux d’Egypte’ (S.A.I.D.E.) had made its first flight which took place on the 23 August direct from Cairo to Rome announcing the start of its new service every Monday and Friday, and a trip from Alexandria to Athens then to Rome on the 25 August and every Wednesday after. To commemorate this event the Egyptian authorities decided to use 1947 stamps of the 100 Mil and 200 Mil and overprint on them ‘S.A.I.D.E.’ and the date of the first flight ‘23-8-1948’, the 100 Mil and 200 Mill were overprinted with new denominations of 13 Mil and 22 Mil, respectively, for foreign postcards and foreign letters and no airmail fee was added on the denomination or required on the flights until the 5 September 1948, after which any postcard or letter on SAIDE flights became liable for extra 5 Mil as airmail fee.

Frames 8 - 12
Mr Daniel Montes
Cuba, Perforated Stamps Under Spanish Dominion (1867-1898)
This is a traditional exhibit of Cuba’s perforated postal issues during the Spanish period which covers three decades, from 1867 to 1898. The purpose of this exhibit is to show all the issues of this period, as well as every possible aspect of their creation and usage. This includes proofs, specimens, colour shades, cancellations, surcharge varieties and different rates and usages. Many exceptional covers and destinations are included in this exhibit, such as the only known private postal card used in Cuba, registered letters, maritime mail, railroad mail, and multiples on cover. It also includes a study of the 1883 overprint plate.

Frames 13 - 17
Mr Arturo Codina
Cuba: Errors and Varieties 1899-1962

Frames 18 - 22
Mr Charles Verge
Patricia Airways & Exploration Limited – A.J. Algate’s Airmail Semi-Officials from Concept to First Usages, 1926-1927
Patricia Airways semi-officials stamps from their commission to their usages.

Frames 23 - 27
Mr Lawrence Haber
The Half-Penny (decimal) Machin
The Half-Penny (decimal) Machin

Frames 28 - 32
Mr Juan Farah
The Worlds First Perforated Postage Stamp: Great Britain Penny Red Stars 1850 - 1864
Traditional exhibit of the One Penny Red Stars. Shows their development and evolution from the Archer perforation trails to the Rose Red Reserve plates of 1862

Frames 33 - 37
Mr Adel Hanna
Air Mail of the Egyptian Kingdom
First airmail stamp 1927, second 1929, airmail set of 21 stamps of 1933, and the airmail set of 1941. Exhibiting the stamps, varieties and examples of the usages.

Frames 38 - 42
Mr Adel Hanna
Army mail in Egypt 1932-1941
As of November 1932 an official postal concession allowed the members of the British forces in Egypt and their families to send mail at a reduced rate to the British isles using one piaster postal seals for letters per 20 grams and 3 Milliemes Xmas seals for unsealed Xmas and new year greetings. Seals were replaced on 1936 by stamps bearing king of Egypt portrait. Exhibiting proofs, plate blocks issues, varieties and usages.

Postal Stationery

Frame 43
Mr Stephen Schumann
New Zealand Prisoner
of War Air Letter Cards
A comprehensive exhibit of all nine issues. Includes the only known master die proof, intact post office pack of five and partial double overprint plus one of two known inverted overprints and one of three known used to Java.

Frames 44 - 51
Mr Sandeep Jaiswal
British India – King George
VI Postal Stationery
An in-depth study of the postal stationery issued during the reign of KGVI till India’s Independence in 1947. With special emphasis on unusual and extraordinary usages.

Frames 52 - 59
Mr Sandeep Jaiswal
British India - Queen
Victoria Postal Stationery
An in-depth study of postal stationery issued by India during the reign of Queen Victoria with special emphasis on paper, dies, errors and varieties, and unusual and extraordinary usages.

Frames 60 - 67
Mr Behruz Nassre-Esfahani
Persia , Qajar Postal Stationery 1876-1925
This exhibit is an in-depth study of the development of postal stationery of Persia; envelopes, postal cards, and wrappers issued during the Qajar dynasty between 1876 and 1925.


Frames 68 - 70
Mr Brian Sole
The Philatelic Congresses
of Great Britain 1909-1939
Postmarks, Postal Stationery and special labels in use at Congresses from 1909 to 1939.


Frames 77 - 84
Mr Santiago Cruz
Colombia - The 1917 Perkins Issue
Highly specialised exhibit of this issue from essays and proofs to uses in covers thru specimens, definitives, varieties, errors and perforations.

Frames 85 - 92
Mr John Lievsay
France - Le 25 Centimes CERES 1871- 1876

Frames 93 - 100
Mr Roger Brody
Jamestown 1907
A traditional study of the three stamp issue celebrating the tercentenary of the 1607 English settlement of Jamestown and the 1907 World’s Fair and Naval Exposition. Featuring stamp development, production, domestic, foreign, and exposition mail use.

Frames 101 - 108
Mr W. Danforth (Dan) Walker
Soruth: A Princely Indian State
Development of the postage stamps of Soruth from its first issue in 1864 through to the closing of the post office in 1950.

Frames 109 - 116
Mr Eddie Bridges
The 1d Ship issues of the Union of South Africa 1926-1953
A philatelic study of the printings in sheet, roll and booklet form. Also shown is the stamps  overprinted for official use, in other territories such as South West Africa and KUT.

Frames 117 - 124
Mr Alfredo Frohlich
United States of Colombia, 1868-1881
Development of the six Colombian Post Classic issues of 1868 prior to Colombia joining the UPU in 1881.

Frames 125 - 129
Mr Atif Sarian
Egypt 1879 to December 1913. Fourth Issue. De La Rue.

Frames 130 - 134
Mr Ahmad Nabil
Farouk Civil ‘Boy King’
Port Issue 1937 - 1947
After the death of ‘King Fouad’ on 28 April 1936, preparations begun for a new definitive set to be issued on 29 July 1937 to celebrate the official accession of ‘King Farouk’ to the throne. The chosen design used a portrait by the official court photographer ‘Riad Shehata’ with a very simple border around it with various colours. Egypt pioneered the bleed-off technology successfully for the stamps, making it a world first.

Frames 135 - 139
Mr Brian Warren
Northern Ireland Regional Issues
This exhibit sets out, in chronological order, the stamps issued in sheet format for Northern Ireland from their inception in 1958 until replaced by a pictorial series in 2001.

Frames 140 - 144
Mr Terry Harrison
St Vincent 1861 to 1897
The first St Vincent stamps were all printed from the same Queen’s head design for 37 years and the Five Shilling ‘Arms of the Colony’ design for sixteen years. This exhibit features examples of essays, proofs, colour trials, specimens and issued stamps together with local provisionals and the conversion of postage stamps for revenue purposes.

Frames 145 - 149
Mr Adel Hanna
The Agricultural and Industrial Congresses of the Egyptian Kingdom
Kingdom of Egypt held two Agricultural, four Cotton and one Industrial Congresses from 1927 to 1951. Cotton congresses 1927, 1938, 1948, 1951. Agricultural congress 1931 and 1949. Agricultural and Industrial Congress 1936. Exhibit of the seven congresses, proofs, plate blocks, varieties and usages.

Frame 150
Mr Adel Hanna
The First Commemorative
Set of Egypt 1925
The first commemoratives 3 stamps of Egypt was issued on 1925 for the International Geographical congress. Exhibiting Proofs, colour trials, plate blocks, varieties and usages.

Frames 151 - 152
Mr Philip Waud
The 2d Jubilee of Queen Victoria
The 2d in the 1887 series of QV Jubilees. A new design and a first for a bicoloured GB stamp. The story from die proofs and imprimatur through the printings until replaced by KEVII. Stamps, varieties and usages and the overprints made for use abroad. Highlighted with a sprinkling of rarities.


Frames 153 - 154
Mr Jon Aitchison
Letters from spies in the Channel Islands during the French Revolution, 1793-1794.
Letters from spies in the Channel Islands during the French Revolution, 1793-1794. A series of letters from spies based in the Channel Islands who had been gathering intelligence on the French mainland during the French Revolution. The information was considered by William Pitt in deciding whether to mount an invasion but he decided not to proceed.


Frame 155
Mr Philip MacMurdie
Bahamas George VI Head Type stamps 1938-1953
Handbook, study of the Bahamas King George VI head type stamps of 1938-1953. The study details the printing process, history of the issue including; all printings, postal use and any errors and flaws associated with the issue.

Frame 156
Dr Simon Iredale FRSA
The Pneumatic Post of Paris 1879-1965. An Aid to the Collector

Display Only

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 157
British Censorship at Gibraltar
In May 1916 a team of censors was sent from London to examine transit mails passing via the Strait. From August the team also censored terminal mails. With increasing workloads, and departures from the original British team, local staff were recruited and some of their work is shown.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 158
British Postal Censorship at Syros
Censorship began at Syros, the hub of postal and cable routes in the Ægean, in November 1916, under Compton Mackenzie, then a Captain, Royal Marines. After he left the closure labels were numbered and tied by the ‘Lion’s Head’ handstamp. Mail to and from other Ægean islands is included.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 159 - 168
British censorship of civilian mail during WWI: 1914 - 1919
This exhibit illustrates many aspects of the British Postal Censorship: labels, hand-stamps, censor slips, additional services, transit mails, Return to Sender by Censor and mails seized by the enemy. Postal censorship was a War Office responsibility but the Admiralty got involved.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 169 - 170
Civil Censorship Study Group
Canadian civil mail censorship WWI
Cross-border mail was censored during April 1916, at the request of the British Censorship, and again in April 1917 as tests. Also shown is mail sent to USA from the Far East and censored at Vancouver.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 171
Censored mail to and from the Faroe Islands in WWI
This display shows the development of censorship of mails to/from the Faroes during WWI, from early sporadic British censorship in 1914, through to the more intensive British censorship of mail towards the end of the war, and post war. Additionally, seldom found German and Russian censorship is shown.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 172
Censorship of Civil Mail
in Egypt during WWI
Censorship officially began in November 1914, but an earlier example is shown. The closure labels developed over the following months and some handstruck markings are shown. British censors were sent to Egypt in August 1916 to examine transit mail passing through the Suez Canal. They became the Eastern Postal Censorship.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 173 - 174
Censorship of civilian mail in India and Persia during and after the Great War 1914-1920
The display begins with examples of Indian censor devices including ones used in the Third Afghan War and at Quetta the western gateway. The second section is set in northern Persia where civilian and official mail was censored by Indo-British army units - Dunsterforce, Norperforce and 39th Infantry Brigade

Frame 175
Mr David Alford
Fiji Censored Mail
A selection of mail from or to Fiji during the two world wars. Including a postcard from a WWI internee in Berlin jail for escaping attempts, thanking a person in Fiji for socks. On another WWII card from an American service man, a ‘naughty letter’ has been obliterated.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 176
Civil Censorship Study Group
French Censorship working in London: 1916 - 1919
In April 1916 a French team came to London to deal with certain transit mails landed at British ports. Their work can be recognised from the oval OUVERT handstamps used to tie the closure labels. Some quite exotic origins and unusual routes are shown among mail handled by this team.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 177 - 180
Internees and Prisoners
of War in the UK
Four frames show mail to or from major camps: Alexandra Palace, London (civilians), Dorchester, Dorset (initially mixed, but PoWs only from late 1914), Douglas, Isle of Man (civilians) and Lofthouse Park, Wakefield (civilians until late 1918).

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 181 - 182
Ireland, April 1916, and 1920 to 1923
Mail from soldiers sent from England to suppress the Easter Rising. Censorship was imposed for one week. The aftermath of the Rising is shown by postcards. The second frame deals with the post-war unrest and the civil war when mail was seized and ‘censored’ by the IRA.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 183
Mail of Philatelic Dealers and Auction Houses during WWI
War did not interrupt stamp collecting. From mid-1916, permits were required from the Postal Censorship for the export of stamps. They were only issued to recognised dealers, who had to enclose a certificate with each despatch and mark their covers with the sender’s name and permit number.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 184
Slogan postmarks - the first three
The first use of slogan postmarks in Britain was in 1917 to promote the sale of War Bonds. Three different slogans were used. With the Armistice on 11 November, the slogans were to be withdrawn from use, but some offices continued to use them for a few days.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 185
Some consequences of the  outbreak of war in 1914
British mail, sent before war was declared, addressed to or transiting Germany was delayed, censored or detained by the Germans, who were ready for war. The British Post Office returned some mail as undeliverable
before the official suspension of services, and some was submitted to censorship before the necessary warrant was issued.

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Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 186
The Revd Richard Petermann
A German missionary priest who was interned at Ahmednagar in September 1915. In March 1916 he was repatriated, first to UK where he was held at Alexandra Palace for four weeks before leaving for Germany. His internment in India and UK is shown through letters to and from his fiancé Apolline.

Postal History

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 187 - 191
Dr Robin Pizer
Delayed or returned to
sender mail due to First World
War processed in Germany
The exhibit shows examples due to changes in postal services (eg routes blocked, mail detained until 1920) of failure to comply with censorship regulations (eg unsealed letters, no picture postcards, restrictions on languages or permits not obtained in advance.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 192
Ray Welland
Germany - WWI Censorship of Commercial Mail
This exhibit covers various aspects of the WWI censorship of commercial mail including: outgoing mail submitted open for censorship, mail returned by the censor, mail posted without being submitted for censorship and intercepted, mail delayed by the censors and incoming mail opened and censored.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frame 193
Ray Welland
Netherlands Indies
WWII Censorship 1940-42
This exhibit focuses on censorship of commercial mail addressed to foreign destinations. Three types of censorship were used: General - checking message content; Currency - checking for illegal export of financial items, including cash and stamps; Economic - checking for illegal business transactions. Available routes for mail were affected by the progress of the war; where possible these are identified.

Civil Censorship Study Group
Frames 194 - 198
Mr Neil Ritchie
Russian Censor Marks in
Non-Combatant Military
districts 1914-1919
During World War One the degree of Russian censorship of the mail fell into two groups, the most extensive being in those areas affected by military action in the West and North West Russia and to a lesser amount that applied to the rest of the country. This exhibit examines the systems and censor markings used in Central, South and Eastern Russian areas away from the military action. Whilst most censorship ceased in 1917 just prior to the February revolution it continued in some large cities and entry/exit ports into 1919.

Display Only

Forces Postal
History Society
Frames 199 - 202
Mr Frank Schofield
British Army in Italy in WWI
A display of a little known front, the postal history side has been sadly neglected. An Item from the British Military Mission in 1915, further items from the Mission 1916 then the five Divisions sent in late 1917.

Forces Postal
History Society
Frames 203 - 205
Mr Peter High
Hospital Ships of WWI
First World War hospital ship postal history. Examples of mail sent from British, Australian, New Zealand and Italian hospital ships, illustrating their individual cachets and in some cases, censor marks.

Forces Postal
History Society
Frames 206 - 207
Mrs Lorraine Maguire
New Zealand WWI Wounded Soldiers and Their Care and Convalescence in England
This 32 sheet display concentrates on the N.Z. No. 1 General Hospital in Brockenhurst, No.2 N.Z. General Hospital in Walton-on-Thames and the N.Z. Convalescent Hospital in Hornchurch. Also their repatriation back to N.Z. if not fit to return to the battlefield after six months. It includes postcards, ephemera, correspondence and personal family mementoes.

Forces Postal
History Society
Frames 208 - 211
Mr Neil Ritchie
Postal Systems used by the Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-1919
This exhibit examines the postal systems used by the CEF and CSEF 1915-1919 including postmarks, how mail was delivered to the trenches, what happened to dead soldier mail, mail from seconded soldiers and from UK based depots and hospitals.

Forces Postal
History Society
Frames 212 - 215
Dr Nick Colley
Postmarks of the
Royal Navy, 1914-1919
A representative selection of the security postmarks used by the Royal Navy at their bases in the UK during World War One is presented. These include some single ring FLEET POST OFFICE or FLEET P.O. marks, the dumb 8 and 7-bar circular handstamps, and the F.P.O.a Krags. Some of the anonymous machine marks used at Inverness on naval mail are also included. A range of the mute cross and dumb circular marks from bases such as Portland, Rosyth, Sheerness, Devonport and Lerwick are also shown. A number of items from the Dover Command are included, one of which carries one of three known examples of the RN censor label used there in WWI.

Forces Postal History Society
Frames 216 - 217
Mr Geoff Hanney
The British Postal Service on the Western Front in 1918
The display is to show the different aspects of postal history that can be collected from the troops on the Western Front. I have tried to show all the areas of the British Army, except for Empire and Dominion troops who also used the British postal service as well as some foreign troops, but these are a collecting area in themselves.

Forces Postal History Society
Frame 218
Mr Alan Baker
The Portuguese Army
on the Western Front
An illustration of the Portuguese involvement in France, 1917-1918, with covers and postcards bearing examples of circular datestamps and censorship marks.

Forces Postal History Society
Frames 219 - 222
Mr Andrew Brooks
Three Soldiers in The Great War
Letters and postcards from the correspondences of two Germans and an Austrian who fought mainly on the Eastern Front.

Forces Postal History Society
Frames 223 - 224
Mr Colin Tabeart RDP
U-Boats in WWI
The U-boats almost won WWI
for Austro-Germany. Letters to
and from U-boats and their supporting organisations.

Forces Postal History Society
Frames 225 - 226
Mr Peter Burrows
United States of America in WWI
Various post cards issued for Selective Service Act, arrived safely, AEF and naval ‘I am well’, and Tobacco funds, plus Blue Envelope.

Forces Postal History Society
Frames 227 - 228
Mr Peter O’Keeffe
WWI Prisoner of War Mail to and from British Forces
A selection of mail from or to Prisoners of War including a notification of capture, and a field service card adapted for use by a released POW in November 1918. Two cards from injured prisoners interned and receiving medical treatment in Switzerland and communications to and from captured RFC/RAF pilots.

Postal History

Frames 229 - 236
Dr James Mazepa RDP
Colonial Central America
The purpose is to show the development of the postal system in the Spanish Colonial Kingdom of Guatemala with examples of mail coming into, going out of, and within the six provinces. Focus is on the rates, routes and postal markings used up to the establishment of the Central American Federation in 1823.

Frames 237 - 244
Mr Alan Warren
Denmark Birth Certificates: Commemorative First Day Covers 1920-1949
The evolution of first day covers of the commemorative issues of Denmark from the 1920s through the 1940s.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 245 - 252
Prof Paul Goodwin
Development, Organization and Operation of Argentine Railroads, 1857-1947
To show through railroad-related philatelic and collateral materials the development, organization and operation of Argentine railroads from their inception in 1857 until 1947 when foreign-owned lines were nationalized by the government of Juan Peron.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 253 - 260
Douglas and Nancy Clark
Massachusetts Island Counties postal History before 1890
Postal History of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands (USA) emphasizing maritime transportation of the mails.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 261 - 268
Prof Paul Allen
Outgoing Victorian
Indian Mail 1854-1876
This is a Postal History study or rates and routes of mail going from India to the rest of the world from 1854 when the P&O Line took over the mail contract from the East India Company to the time India entered the UPU in 1876. In addition to normal mail, special attention has been paid to extra fees to facilitate the mail, registration, printed circulars, and soldiers and officers special mail rates.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 269 - 276
Dr Armando Grassi
The Crimean War
Crimean War, October 1853 to March 1856, is considered to be the first modern war. This postal history exhibit includes material from all of the participants to the extent possible as well as material from affected countries. Included is a letter written by a British soldier after the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Frame 277
Mr Philip Cheetham
Evolution in Reverse -The Post Magazine Address Panel and its Decorative Borders From 25 July 1840 to 15 October 1853
The exhibit describes and shows how the Post Magazines address panels decorative border and the information on each side of it changed over the years. It started with a very elaborate border but was gradually reduced to no border at all. The fifth of the five recorded types had a blank address panel but still with information on each side but in a different format to the first four types. The exhibit also gives details of the stamps and cancellations used, how the postage was paid for (Stamp or prepaid in cash). Examples of each of the five types of the Post Magazine are shown.

Frame 278
Dr Nicholas Amor
The exhibit illustrates the major developments in postal history in the six months from December 1839 to May 1840. It includes first day and early dated entires, Mulready’s and adhesives, as well as Parliamentary stationery and embossed essays with Wyon’s crowned head and printed by Whiting.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 279 - 280
Mr Neil Donen
The 1935 Quetta Earthquake:
Postal responses to mail
and relief fund efforts
Two frame Postal History Class 2C Exhibit showing how the postal system responded a) to mail movement out of and in to Quetta and b) as a vehicle for earthquake relief funding efforts following the May 1935 earthquake.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 281 - 288
Mr Mark Schwartz
The Postal History of Salem, Mass.
Domestic Mail through Sept. 1883; Foreign up to UPU A postal history exhibit of one of the richest and most important early American ports.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 289 - 296
Ms Carol Bommarito
U.S. Mail To, From and
Through GB 1840-1875
Using adhesive stamped material, this exhibit illustrates how the bulk of transatlantic U.S. mail from 1840-1875 went to GB, came from GB or went through GB.

Frames 297 - 304
Mr Graham Booth
Anglo Australian Mail 1840-60:
the transfer from sail to steam
In 1840 all mail was carried very slowly by private sailing ships. The first packet service operated by the Toulmin Bros was not much better. The first steamships were withdrawn because of the Crimean War and were replaced by sailing clippers. E.A.R.M. was a disaster and it was not until the 2nd P&O service that reliable, fast passages became the norm.

Frames 305 - 312
Prof Peter Chadwick
Handstruck Prepayment Chargemarks of the Uniform Penny Post of Great Britain, 1840-1853
Marks listed, incompletely, inter alia, in British County Catalogue and in Auckland.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 313 - 317
Mrs Patricia Stilwell-Walker
Baltimore Postal History from Colonial Times until June 30, 1851
The objective of this exhibit is to illustrate how the significant aspects of United States postal history from colonial times to the end of the 5¢/10¢ uniform rate period can be documented using postal history material from, through and to one of our major cities: Baltimore, Maryland.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 318 - 322
Dr Yamil Kouri Jr
British Packets and Cuba
Mail to and from Cuba carried by British Packets.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 323 - 327
Mr Robert Hisey
Fall and Rise of French Air Routes in Africa World War II
A postal history exhibit, show the fall and rise of French air routes in Africa during World War II, during the Republic, Vichy and Free French periods.

Frames 328 - 332
Mr Eric Holmes
Gibraltar Postal History up to 1856
Showing examples of the handstamps, routes; rates and adhesives used on mail from Gibraltar during the, often turbulent, periods up to 1856.

American Philatelic Society
Frame 333
Mr Chip Gliedman
Mail Routes of Rupert’s Land, British North America
This exhibit shows examples from the four routes used to move supplies, furs, and mail in the area known as Rupert’s Land – 1.5 million square miles in central British North America that was granted to Prince Rupert and the Hudson’s Bay Company. It covers the period from the 1820s through the establishment of the Province of Manitoba in 1870.

American Philatelic Society
Frame 334
Dr Edward Laveroni J
St Petersburg - Moscow Railway, Nikolaveskaya Railway
The postal marking study of the first Russian TPO operating between St Petersburg and Moscow and the associated Nikolaev Railway Station Post Offices from the pre-adhesive period through the first date stamps incorporating the Route 1-2.

Frame 335
Mr Brian Sole
Communications at Sea
The use of postal stationery to pass messages between ships by cable and telegraph systems.


Frames 336 - 337
Mrs Claire Scott
Brunei Airmail Services 1930 to 1941
The exhibit begins with the RAF Survey flights of 1930 and 1931 and continues with the KLM Amsterdam/Batavia service and the Imperial Airways flights developing routes from London to Australia via Singapore and then illustrates the Empire Air Mail Service with the development in 1938 of the ‘All Up’ Air Mail Scheme. With the invasion of Brunei by the Japanese in December 194,1 mail to and from Brunei was suspended which is where the exhibit ends.

Frames 338 - 340
Mrs Wendy Buckle
Airmail Service
from Latvia 1921 - 1940
Latvia declared its independence in November 1918, and in 1921 the first international airmail service from Riga was launched. This exhibit charts the development of the service, including expansion of routes, changes in routes, the different carriers and changes in the airmail rates.


Frames 341 - 345
Mrs Maggie Thompson
A Short History of the Saar Area of Germany illustrated with Revenue Documents
The documents in this exhibit illustrate the turbulent recent history of the Saar area of Germany during its transition from just a group off towns near the river Saar into the Saarland of today.


Frame 346
‘First time entrant’
Frogs. Japanese Radio Cards.

Frame 347
Mr Craig Halstead
The Jaguar - He Who
Kills With One Blow
This single frame thematic exhibit is a study of the jaguar, a big cat in the genus Panthera and family Felidae. The exhibit comprises four chapters. The first looks at the jaguar as an animal, the second and third focus on the jaguar’s importance in ancient and contemporary culture, and the fourth looks at the jaguar’s conservation status.

Frame 348
Mr Gary Green
The Life of the Honey Bee
An exhibit describing the life of the Honey Bee, where they live, the function of the three types of bee in the hive, the products they produce, their predators and finally the causes of their decline.

Frame 349
Mr Malcolm Hawkins
The Silent Trolleybus
The Silent Trolleybus Power from overhead electric wires.

Frames 350 - 354
Mr Malcolm Hawkins
Hanoverian Postage From Reading
Thematic Postal History with maximum cards of ruling monarchs to mark each charter with relevant post markings of Reading therein.

Frames 355 - 359
Mrs Wendy Buckle
Paper Past and Present
The display charts the story of the invention of paper-making in China, and the spread of this knowledge across the world. At first made by hand, in the nineteenth century industrialisation led to large-scale production, and an insatiable demand which could not always be met.

Frames 360 - 365
Mr Roger Van Laere
Atlantic Puffin: Icon of
the Isle of Lundy
This exhibit shows the healthy brightness of the Atlantic Puffin and its popularity within the philatelic world.

American Philatelic Society
Frames 366 - 373
Mr Phillip Stager
The Coconut Palm -
Palm of Life & Palm of Commerce
The story of the Coconut Palm from its humble origins to the most economically important palm in the world for both the people of the tropics and the industrialized world.

Frames 374 - 381
Mr David Wiskin
Telling the life story of Ernest Shackleton the Arctic Explorer.

All competitive exhibits will be judged and the results posted on the frames during the exhibition. The main awards presentation will also take place on 15 September 2018 at the Awards Ceremony following the seminar. The judges will be available to give feedback to exhibitors between 1.15pm and 3pm on 15 September 2018 at the exhibition. Exhibitors who want to receive feedback should reserve an appointment with the jurors in advance. Appointments can be booked at the Executive Centre from Tuesday 11 September 2018.

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