11th New Zealand National Philatelic Literature Exhibition

 

Held by the Manawatu Philatelic Society under the Patronage of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation and with support from the Central Districts Philatelic Trust and the New Zealand Philatelic Trust Inc

Palmerston North, 27th June, 2009


 

The judging team, Robin Gwynn FRPSL FRPSNZ, Jenny Banfield, David Smitham, Jeff Long FRPSNZ (apprentice), thanks the Trustees of the Central Districts Philatelic Trust for organising this exhibition, and Jenny and Norman Banfield for providing excellent facilities for judging. We particularly thank all exhibitors, whose research and willingness to make their knowledge accessible to their fellow philatelists, makes such exhibitions possible.

 

Entries in this National exhibition were judged in accordance with the New Zealand Philatelic Federation requirements. Entry 59 was adjudged hors concours because it fell outside the scope of the exhibition, not being primarily in English. Robin Gwynn took no part in judging entries 13, 48 and 53, and David Smitham took no part in judging entries 27 and 43.

 

The field of entries was very strong. Medals awarded ranged between bronze and large gold. The Grand Award was awarded to entry 19, The Half-Lengths of Victoria: the stamps and postal history 1850-59, and the Runner-up was entry 25, Letter Mail from and to the Old Italian States. Both books cover important fields of philately in new depth, and are beautifully produced. The award for Best Periodical went to entry 44, The Collectors Club Philatelist; its articles in 2008 included challenging work on the GB 1d red plate 77, and important general articles on subjects such as ‘Interpreting On-Cover Survival Rates’ and new analytical ways of examining printings of early stamps.  

 

We considered felicitations only with regard to works applying to New Zealand and Pacific Territories, since research work in other fields is better rewarded in their home countries. We award them with pleasure to entry 41 by Stanley J. Kundin, The Vending and Affixing Machine Coils of New Zealand.  Two books the Jury particularly enjoyed were entries 15 and 31, where the authors’ skills in imparting their enthusiasm were especially evident. A special prize was awarded to 31, The Pony Express, a postal history.

 

It was sad indeed to hear of the very recent death of Charlie Peterson RDP. He was a delightful man with immense breadth of philatelic knowledge, and an outstanding judge of literature which was his particular and abiding philatelic interest.  He strongly encouraged the series of literature exhibitions the Central Districts Philatelic Trust has held biennially since 1987, and wrote in support of them in The Philatelic Communicator. The present exhibition includes a strong showing of American entries, and they are of very high quality. It may be that both their number and their quality is in part, due to seeds Charlie sowed years ago. He will be sorely missed.

 

Finally, the organisers would like to thank the Manawatu Philatelic Society for donating the Grand Award, the Palmerston North Stamp Centre, (Bruce Graves owner/manager) for donating the prize for Runner-Up to the Grand Award and the Royal Philatelic Society New Zealand, for donating the prize for the Best Periodical.

 

List of Entries and Awards

MONOGRAPHS

 

1.       Title                 A S Paterson & Co Ltd: a philatelic and postcard study                      60 Silver Bronze

Author[s]           ‘Safari’                                                                            

ISBN                0-908588-78-X             Date   2009          

Publisher           Postal History Society of New Zealand Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 99-673, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, NZ

Cost                 NZ $16 postpaid within NZ, $17.50 elsewhere

 

2.       Title                 Cachets, Cancels, Cards: aspects of the postal history of                      67 Silver

the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War I

Author[s]               John Murr

ISBN                0-908-588-4-6              Date   2009

Publisher           Postal History Society of New Zealand Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 99-673, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, NZ

Cost                NZ $31 postpaid within NZ, postage extra elsewhere

 

3.       Title                 The Commonwealth King George VI Postage Stamp Catalogue      80 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Murray Payne Ltd

ISBN                978-1-901624-07-6 Date   19th edition, 2008

Publisher           Murray Payne Ltd

Available from    Author, PO Box 1135, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2EW, UK

Cost                 £39.95 + postage

 

4.       Title                 The Congress Book 2004                                                                79 Vermeil

Author[s]               Various

ISBN                0-929333-30-6             Date   2004

Publisher           The American Philatelic Congress Inc

Available from    Ross Towle, 400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

5.       Title                 The Congress Book 2005                                                                79 Vermeil

Author[s]           Various

ISBN                0-929333-31-4             Date   2005

Publisher           The American Philatelic Congress Inc

Available from    Ross Towle, 400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

6.       Title                 The Congress Book 2006                                                                80 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Various

ISBN                none                         Date   2006

Publisher               The American Philatelic Congress Inc

Available from    Ross Towle, 400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

7.       Title                 The Congress Book 2007                                                                78 Vermeil

Author[s]           Various

ISBN                none                         Date   2007

Publisher          The American Philatelic Congress Inc

Available from    Ross Towle, 400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

8.       Title                 The Congress Book 2008                                                                79 Vermeil

Author[s]           Various

ISBN                none                         Date   2008

Publisher          The American Philatelic Congress Inc

Available from    Ross Towle, 400 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

9.       Title                 Cumulative Index to Japanese Philately Vols 1-60 (1946-2005)        81 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Ron Casey and Kenneth Kamholz

ISSN                0146-0994               Date   2006

Publisher          The International Society for Japanese Philately Inc

Available from    Publisher, c/o Lee Wilson, 4216 Jenifer St NW,

Washington DC 20015, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid within USA, $65 elsewhere

 

10.          Title                 Czeslaw Slania – Master Engraver 1921-2005                                    70 Large Silver

Author[s]           John Campbell

ISBN                none                         Date   2008

Publisher          Author

Available from    Author, 1c Haumoana Rd, Haumoana, Hawkes Bay 4102, NZ

Cost                 NZ $90 postpaid within NZ, NZ $115 elsewhere

 

 

11.          Title                 Document Trivia of Great Britain and Ireland: circular datemarks     60 Silver Bronze

Author[s]               William A Barber and A Frank Brown

ISBN                978-0-9613725-6-9 Date   2007

Publisher           Authors

Available from    W Barber, PO Box 15009, Chesapeake, VA 23328, USA

Cost                 US $10 + $12 postage

 

12.          Title                 Document Trivia of Great Britain and Ireland: costmarks                  64 Silver Bronze

Author[s]               William A Barber and A Frank Brown

ISBN                978-0-9613725-7-6 Date   2008

Publisher           Authors

Available from    W Barber, PO Box 15009, Chesapeake, VA 23328, USA

Cost                 US $20 + $12 postage

 

13.          Title                 The 1893 New Zealand Advertisement Stamps:                              82 Large Vermeil

an illustrated guide to identification

Author[s]           J A Robb

ISBN                978-0-473-11337-7 Date   2007                                                                                  Publisher           Christchurch (N.Z.) Philatelic Society Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 29, Christchurch, NZ

Cost                 NZ $59.95 + postage

 

14.          Title                 The Encyclopaedia of British West Indies Postmarks:                    80 Large Vermeil

King George VI

Author[s]           David Horry

ISBN                1 901624 06 4              Date   2007

Publisher               Murray Payne Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 1135, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2EW, UK

Cost                 £39.95 + postage

 

15.          Title                 Essence of Polar Philately: an encyclopedia of polar philately            83 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Hal Vogel (edited by Alan Warren)

ISBN                978-0-9776449-0-2 Date   2008

Publisher           American Society of Polar Philatelists

Available from    Publisher, c/o Ned Harris, PMB 303, 120 S Houghton, Ste138,

Tucson, AZ 85748-2155, USA

Cost                 US $65 postpaid within USA, $80 elsewhere

 

16.          Title                 Falkland Island Flower Definitives 1968-1974: Part 1                       63 Silver Bronze

Author[s]           Malcolm D. Barton

ISBN                None                        Date   2009

Publisher           The Falkland Islands’ Philatelic Study Group

Available from    Publisher, 6 Russet Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2LG, UK

Cost                 £7.50 + postage

 

17.          Title                 Franked! The Official Mail of Victoria 1864-1902                         84 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           C L Steig and M B Watson

ISBN                978 0 947345 20 4       Date   2008

Publisher           The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 548, Heathmont, Vic 3135, Australia

Cost                     A $120 + postage

 

18.          Title                 From Hinrichsen to Krag: the experimental and early machine     83 Large Vermeil

postmarks of Germany (1866 until 1906)

Author[s]           Jerry H Miller

ISBN                978-0-615-20520-5 Date   2nd edition, 2008

Publisher           Germany Philatelic Society Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 6547, Chesterfield, MO 63006-6547, USA

Cost                 US $68 + $12 postage outside USA

19.          Title                 The Half-Lengths of Victoria:                                                             95 Large Gold

the stamps and postal history 1850-59                                           Grand Award

Author[s]           J H Barwis and R W Moreton

ISBN                0 957345 21 3              Date   2009

Publisher           The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 548, Heathmont, Vic 3135, Australia

Cost                  $180 + postage

 

20.          Title                 100 Years of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain 1909-2009        65 Silver

Author[s]           Colin Searle

ISBN                978-0-9561905-0-5 Date   2009

Publisher           The Association of British Philatelic Societies

Available from    Publisher, Mill Close, Hickling, Norwich NR12 0YT, UK

Cost                 £36.00 + postage

 

21.          Title                 The Impressed Duty Stamps of the British Colonial Empire:           67 Silver

updated information to the first edition

Author[s]           William A Barber (editorial assistance: Norman Seidelman)

ISBN                978-0-9612725-8-3 Date   2009

Publisher           Author

Available from    W Barber, PO Box 15009, Chesapeake, VA 23328, USA

Cost                 US $20 + $12 postage

 

22.          Title                 The Impressed Duty Stamps of Ireland: a priced catalogue of             76 Vermeil

embossed non-adhesive fiscal stamps (1774 to the present time)

Author[s]           William A Barber and A Frank Brown

ISBN                0-9613725-5-9             Date   2nd edn, 2004

Publisher           Authors

Available from    W Barber, PO Box 15009, Chesapeake, VA 23328, USA

Cost                 US $18 + $12 postage

 

23.          Title                 Index to Congress Books Nos 1 – 72 (1935-2006)                              67 Silver

Author[s]           John Kevin Doyle and David L Herendeen (eds.)

ISBN                none                         Date   2007

Publisher           American Philatelic Congress

Available from    J K Doyle, 5815 Lenox Rd, Lisle, IL 60532-3138, USA

Cost                 US $42 + $5 postage outside USA

 

24.          Title                 Keith Collinson: cacheted cover producer                                       57 Bronze

Author[s]           Tony C Thackery

ISBN                978-0-473-12360-4 Date   2007

Publisher           Palmerston North Stamp Centre 2007 Ltd

Available from    Publisher, 99 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North 4410, NZ

Cost                 NZ $30 + postage

 

25.          Title                 Letter Mail from and to the Old Italian States 1850-1870                   92 Large Gold

Author[s]           Mario Mentaschi and Thomas Mathà                                    Runner-Up to Grand Award

ISBN                978-88-85335-89-9     Date   2008

Publisher           Vaccari SRL

Available from    Vaccari, via Michelangelo Buonarroti 46, Vignola (Mo) 41058, Italy

Cost                 €59 + postage

 

26.          Title                 The Modern Postmarks of Nepal                                                        75 Vermeil

Author[s]           Colin Hepper

ISBN                None                        Date   2005

Publisher           The Nepal & Tibet Philatelic Study Circle

Available from    No information supplied

Cost                 No information supplied

 

27.          Title                 The New Zealand Airmail Catalogue                                                  67 Silver

Author[s]           Mike Shand

ISBN                0 9597787 8 0              Date   2009

Publisher           The Air Mail Society of New Zealand Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 29144, Fendalton, Christchurch 8540, NZ

Cost                 No information supplied

 

28.          Title                 New Zealand Wage Tax Stamps                                                     66 Silver

Author[s]           Bernard Styris (comp.) based on notes by Ken J McNaught

ISBN                none                         Date   2009

Publisher           Bernard Styris

Available from    Publisher, 289 Bankwood Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton 3210, NZ

Cost                 NZ $50 + postage

 

29.          Title                 Pierron’s Modern Great Britain & Commonwealth Missing            82 Large Vermeil

Colour Errors: 1952 to date

Author[s]           Tom Pierron

ISBN                0-9544501-2-4             Date   2008

Publisher           Author

Available from    David Brandon, PO Box 247, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1EL, UK

Cost                 £49-95 + postage

 

30.          Title                 The Return Post of the Danish Postal Service                                 68 Silver

Author[s]           Kurt Hansen and John R Sabin

ISBN                None                        Date   2007

Publisher           JRS Publishing

Available from    Publisher, 415NW 23rd St, Gainesville, FL 32607-2618, USA

Cost                 US $45 postpaid

 

31.          Title                 The Pony Express: a postal history                                                 87 Gold

Author[s]           Richard C Frajola, George J Kramer and Steven C Walske               Special Prize

ISBN                0-911989-03-X             Date   2005

Publisher           The Philatelic Foundation

Available from    Publisher, 70 West 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

Cost                 US $45 + postage

 

32.          Title                 The Postal History of Costa Rica to 1883                                       87 Gold

Author[s]           Richard C Frajola and Frederick R Mayer

ISBN                0-912574-496          Date   2008

Publisher           The Collectors Club

Available from    Publisher, 22 East 35th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Cost                 US $50 + postage

 

33.          Title                 Regno Lombardo Veneto [trilingual]                                                   77 Vermeil

Author[s]           Paolo Vaccari, based on the collection of Emil Capellaro

ISBN                978-88-85335-88-2 Date   2007

Publisher           Vaccari SRL                  

Available from    Vaccari, via Michelangelo Buonarroti 46, Vignola (Mo) 41058, Italy

Cost                 €35 + postage

 

34.          Title                 The Revenue Stamps of Peru                                                          76 Vermeil

Author[s]           Clive Akerman and Herbert Moll

ISBN                none                         Date   New edition, 2007

Publisher           Clive Akerman

Available from    John Barefoot, PO Box 8, York YO24 4YZ, UK

Cost                 £20 postpaid

 

 

 

35.          Title                 South African Airmails                                                                   76 Vermeil

Author[s]           Nicholas Arrow

ISBN                none                         Date   2008

Publisher           Author

Available from    Author, The Beeches, Axminster Rd, Musbury, EX13 8AZ, UK

Cost                 ₤30 + postage

 

36.          Title                 Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalogue: New Zealand      75 Vermeil

Author[s]           Stanley Gibbons Ltd

ISBN                10: 0-85259-704-5       Date   2009

Publisher           Stanley Gibbons Ltd

Available from    Publisher, Christchurch Rd, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3SH, UK

Cost                 £17.50 + postage

 

37.          Title                 The United States Five Cent Stamp of 1856                                        87 Gold

Author[s]           Richard C Frajola and Frederick R Mayer

ISBN                0-912574-47-X             Date   2005

Publisher           The Collectors Club

Available from    Publisher, 22 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA    

Cost                 US $45 + postage

 

38.          Title                 The United States Post Offices in China and Japan 1867-74              88 Gold

Author[s]           Richard C Frajola, Michael O Perlman and Lee C Scamp

ISBN                0-912574-48-8             Date   2006

Publisher           The Collectors Club

Available from    Publisher, 22 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA

Cost                 US $60 + postage

 

39.          Title                 Venice: the places of writing and of mail (12th–18th century)          73 Large Silver

Author[s]           Franco Rigo

ISBN                88-88939-32-6             Date   2008

Publisher           Editrice Elzeviro, Padova

Available from    Author, Contrada della Sorgata 15, Noale (Venezia) 30033, Italy

Cost                 €60 postpaid

 

40.          Title                 Youth Camps in New Zealand: 40 years 1966-2006                           62 Silver Bronze

Author[s]           Barbara Streeter

ISBN                0-9598047-2-2             Date   2007

Publisher           Philatelic Youth Council of New Zealand Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 2979, Auckland 1141, NZ

Cost                 NZ $40 postpaid

 

41.          Title                 The Vending and Affixing Machine Coils of New Zealand                   86 Gold

Author[s]           Stanley J Kundin                                                                             Felicitations

ISBN                978-0-9597883-9-6                         Date   2007                                                        

Publisher           Royal Philatelic Society Inc

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 1269, Wellington 6140, NZ

Cost                 NZ $130 + postage

 

PERIODICALS

 

42.          Title                 Atalaya Cinderella Magazine                                                          60 Silver Bronze

Issues and date   32:2 - 34:1, 2007-9

Editor/Publisher Christer Brunström

Contact Address Editor, Kungsgatan 23, SE-302 45 Halmstad, Sweden

Annual cost       US $6 (2 issues)

 

 

 

43.          Title                 Captain Coqk                                                                                 62 Silver Bronze

Issues and date   Vols. 35 - 36, 2007-8

Editor/Publisher Bernard Hempseed; Christchurch Philatelic Society Inc.            

Society Address  PO Box 29, Christchurch, New Zealand

Annual cost       Membership, NZ $40 (11 issues)

 

44.          Title                 The Collectors Club Philatelist                                                            88 Gold

Issues and date   87:1 - 87:6, 2008                                                                           Best Periodical

Editor/Publisher Robert Odenweller; The Collectors Club

Society Address  22 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA

Cost                 US $42 + postage for the 6, 2008, issues

 

45.          Title                 The Cover Collector                                                                        68 Silver

Issues and date   Nos 14 - 19, 2007-9 (3 issues p.a.)

Editor/Publisher Michael Moore; Australian Cover Society

Society Address  PO Box 2066, Bayswater, Vic, 3153, Australia

Annual Cost      See website <www.acs-inc.com.au>

 

46.          Title                 First Days                                                                                       71 Large Silver

Issues and date   53:1 - 53:8, 2008

Editor/Publisher Richard Sine; The American First Day Cover Society

Society Address  PO Box 16277, Tucson, AZ 85732, USA

Annual cost       Intnl membership, US $40 (8 issues)

 

47.          Title                 Forces Postal History Society Journal                                            80 Large Vermeil

Issues and date   28:1- 28:8, 2007-8, incl ‘The Michael Sullivan Correspondence’

Editor/Publisher Colin Tabeart; Forces Postal History Society

Society Address  52 Leamington Ave, Bromley, Kent BR1 5BL, UK

Annual cost       Membership, £15 (4 issues)

 

48.          Title                 The Gannet                                                                                         62 Silver Bronze

Issues and date   Nos. 176 - 187, 2007-9

Editor/Publisher John Paston; The Hawkes Bay Philatelic Society

Society Address  PO Box 475, Napier 4140, NZ

Annual cost       Membership, NZ $20 (Hawkes Bay) $15 (elsewhere) (6 issues)

 

49.          Title                 Ice Cap News                                                                                  68 Silver

Issues and date   53:2 - 54:1, 2008-9

Editor/Publisher Alan Warren; The American Society of Polar Philatelists

Society Address  PO Box 39, Exton, PA 19341-0039, USA

Annual cost       Membership, US $22 (N America) $30 (elsewhere) (4 issues)

 

50.          Title                 India Post                                                                                       71 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 42, 2008 (3 issues)

Editor/Publisher Peter Leevers; The India Study Circle for Philately

Society Address  See <www.indiastudycircle.org>

Annual cost       Not known

 

51.          Title                 The Israel Philatelist                                                                       80 Large Vermeil

Issues and date   58:1 - 59:6, 2007-8

Editor/Publisher Donald Chafetz; The Society of Israel Philatelists Inc.

Society Address   <israelstamps@gmail.com> 

Annual cost       Membership, US $37.50 (USA) $57 (elsewhere) (6 issues)

 

52.          Title                 Japanese Philately                                                                         76 Vermeil

Issues and date   62:1 - 64:1, 2007-9

Editor/Publisher Robert Spaulding (to 63:3) and Ron Casey (63:4 and 64:1)

International Society for Japanese Philately

Society Address  PO Box 1283, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0760, USA

Annual cost       Membership, US $16 (6 issues)

 

 

53.          Title                 La Catastrophe                                                                                   68 Silver

Issues and date   Vols 13 - 14, 2007-8

Editor/Publisher Kendall C Sanford; The Wreck and Crash Mail Society

Society Address   3 Elms, Church Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 $LY, UK

Annual cost       Membership, £12.50 or US $20 (4 issues)

 

54.          Title                 Lighthouse of the Philatelist                                                            76 Vermeil

Issues and date   2:2 - 2:5, 2008

Editor/Publisher Kostas Hatzis; The Philatelic Society of Patras, Greece

Society Address  PO Box 1010 26001, Patras, Greece

Annual Cost      Membership, €20 (Greece) €25 (Europe) €30 (elsewhere) (4 issues)

 

55.          Title                 New Zealand Air Mail News                                                           57 Bronze

Issues and date   Nos 669 - 690, 2007-9

Editor/Publisher Alan Tunnicliffe; The Air Mail Society of New Zealand Inc.

Society Address  PO Box 29144, Fendalton, Christchurch 8540, NZ

Annual Cost      Membership, NZ $15 (NZ) $26 (Aus) $30 (elsewhere) (11 issues)

 

56.          Title                 The Penny Post                                                                              83 Large Vermeil

Issues and date   Vol 16, 2008

Editor/Publisher Larry Lyons; The Carriers and Locals Society

Society Address  PO Box 74, Grosse Ile, MI 48138, USA

Annual Cost      Membership, US $35 (US) $37 (Canada) $45 (elsewhere) (4 issues)

 

57.          Title                 The Posthorn                                                                                  78 Vermeil

Issues and date   65:1 - 65:4, 2008

Editor/Publisher Paul Albright; The Scandinavian Collectors Club

Society Address  See <www.scc-online.org>

Annual cost       Membership, US $25 (N America) or $32 (elsewhere) (4 issues)

 

58.          Title                 The Upland Goose                                                                              74 Large Silver

Issues and date   19:3 - 19:6, 2008, incl monograph on Falkland Island Postcards

Editor/Publisher Bill Featherstone; The Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group

Society Address  See <www.fipsg.org.uk>

Cost                 Journal, £1.50/issue, monograph, £7.50 + postage

 

59.          Title                 Vaccari Magazine                                                                               Hors concours

Issues and date   Nos 39 - 40, 2008; also Indice Analatico 1989-2008

Editor/Publisher Paolo Vaccari; Vaccari SRL

Available from    Vaccari, via Michelangelo Buonarroti 46, Vignola (Mo) 41058, Italy

See also <www.vaccari.it> and <info@vaccari.it>                           

Cost                 Overseas Subscription, €50 postpaid (2 issues + index)

 

Compact Discs

 

60.          Title                 Bone and Stone: echoes of the past through philately                          63 Silver Bronze

Author[s]           Fran Adams

Date                 Version 4, 2009

Available from    <iceageman@boneandstone.com>

 

61.          Title                 The Postal Rates of the Yugoslav Territories                                   83 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Geoff Barling

Publisher           Yugoslavia Study Group

Date                 2nd edn, 2008

Available from    Michael Chant, 8 Ullswater Rd, London SW13 9PJ, UK

Cost                 £14 or US $28