12th 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, 19th March, 2011


 

The 19th March is the date when judging results are announced and the entries are on public display at the Manawatu Convention. Actual judging takes place during the weeks before with entries being judged by each judge and normally with a ‘judging day’ to discuss and finalise results. This year the books and journals were in Christchurch when the city was struck by the disastrous earthquake of 22nd February and by good luck they were moved on the evening before from a building which is still not accessible. Communication between judges on the results was by email.

 

The original judging team was Norman Banfield FRPSNZ (Chairman), Jeff Long FRPSNZ, Steven McLachlan and Alan Jackson (apprentice). Because the earthquake forced cancellation of the normal ‘judging day’, it was fortunate that Jenny Banfield, an accredited national literature judge, could be co-opted onto the jury to provide live discussion of entries and this proved invaluable. The organisers particularly thank the three Christchurch judges for completing judging under extremely difficult circumstances. The judging team thanks the Trustees of the Central Districts Philatelic Trust for organising this exhibition. We particularly thank all exhibitors for their entries – it is their research and willingness to make their knowledge accessible to their fellow philatelists that makes such exhibitions possible.

 

Medals awarded ranged from bronze to large gold. The Grand Award was awarded to entry  #7 The Postage Stamps of New Zealand 1855-1873: The Chalon Head Issues, and the Runner-up was entry #21  Railway Disaster Mail. The first book takes a new look at a number of controversial areas and the second is the first comprehensive record of the subject. The award for the Best Periodical went to entry  #39 The Collectors Club Philatelist which continues to provide in depth articles on a wide range of subjects with The Changing Formulas of the GPU/UPU for Postage Due being an important contribution on a complex subject.

 

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 #7 The Postage Stamps of New Zealand 1855-1873: The Chalon Head Issues and to entry #23 New Zealand Postal Notes 1886-1986 which was awarded a special prize for research. We also acknowledge the amount of research in entries #25 The Maritime Postmarks of the Danish Kingdom and entry #30 Egypt: The Rural Post Service – An Introduction.

 

In addition to our thanks to individual authors and journal editors for their entries, we particularly wish to acknowledge Vaccari SRL for their continued support over a number years.

 

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, the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand for donating the prize for the Best Periodical and Norman and Jenny Banfield for a special prize.

 

 

List of Entries and Awards

MONOGRAPHS

 

1.       Title                 Vaccari Catalogue 2011-2012. Postage Stamps & Postal History -              84 Large Vermeil

                       Historical study & catalogue with valuations - Italian States,

Provisional Governments, Kingdom of Italy-1850-1900

Author[s]           Paolo Vaccari                                                                            

ISBN                978-88-96381-07-6      Date   2010           496 pp Softbound

Publisher           Vaccari srl.

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

Cost                 25 + postage.         Email: info@vaccari.it

 

2.       Title                 Scillia 1859 – Comparative Plates of Stamps                                      86 Gold

Author[s]               Paolo Vaccari

ISBN                978-88-96381-02-4      Date   2009 128 pp Hardbound + 15 plates

Publisher           Viccari srl.

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

Cost                      140 + postage        Email:    info@vaccari.it

 

 

3.       Title                 Catalogue of Zeppelin Mail of Italy, Italian Colonies,                         85 Gold

                                  San Marino, Vatican City 1929-39

Author[s]           Fiorenzo Longhi

ISBN                978-88-96381-02-1      Date   2009           281 pp Hardbound

Publisher           Vaccari srl.

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

Cost                 100 + postage        Email:    info@vaccari.it

 

4.       Title                 211 Days in Space – Anatoli N Berezovoy, The Diary, Mail & History    64 Silver Bronze

Author[s]               Silvia Vaccari

ISBN                978-88-96381-05-2      Date   2009           54 pp Softbound           

Publisher           Viccari srl.

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

Cost                 15 + postage          Email:    info@vaccari.it

 

5.       Title                 Rates to Reform – A Guide to High Postage Rates in                               86 Gold

                                 Great Britain & Their Reform 1812-40                                                            

Author[s]           Rex Clark FRPSL

ISBN                978-09562883-0-1            Date   2009           261 pp Softbound           

Publisher           Rex Clark FRPSL

Available from    Tree Tops, Fulbeck, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3JT, UK 

Cost                 £25 + postage

 

6.       Title                 Great Britain & Ireland Railway Letter Stamps 1957-2007:                    67 Silver

                                 A Handbook & Catalogue

Author[s]           Neill Oakley (Compiler) & Frank J Wilson (Updater)

ISBN                978-0901667-98-4            Date   2008           128 pp Spiral bound    

Publisher               Railway Philatelic Group

Available from    Frank J Wilson, 57A Bourne Rd, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1JR, UK

                       <stamps@mailbyrail.com>   

Cost                 £25 + postage

 

7.       Title                 The Postage Stamps of New Zealand 1855-1873: The Chalon                93 Large Gold

                       Head Issues                                                                                              Felicitations

Author[s]           Robert P Odenweller RDP, Hon. FRPSL, FRPSNZ                                   Grand Award          ISBN                978-0-473-15397-7 (NZ)  Date   2009           361 pp Hardbound                 

Publisher          The Royal Philatelic Soc London & The Royal Philatelic Soc NZ

Available from     The Royal Philatelic Soc NZ, PO Box 1269 Wellington 6140, NZ

                       <office@rpsnz.org.nz>  

Cost                 Enquire

 

8.       Title                 New Zealand Stamps Overprinted “O.P.S.O.”                                         82 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Colin Capill FRPSNZ

ISBN                978-0-9514667-3-5      Date   2010           53 pp    

Publisher          Royal Philatelic Soc NZ & NZ Soc of Great Britain

Available from    Royal Philatelic Soc NZ, PO Box 1269, Wellington 6140, NZ

                       NZ Soc of GB, 13 Briton Cres, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR20 0JN, UK

Cost                 NZ$50 + postage

 

 

9.       Title                 Hibernian: Handbook & Catalogue of the Postage Stamps                     77 Vermeil

                                 of Ireland 1922-2008       

Author[s]           Roy Hamilton-Bowen & Lee R Wolverton (Compilers)

ISSN                978-3-9807973-1-3      Date   2009           236 pp

Publisher          Roy Hamilton–Bowen BPP

Available from    Publisher, Eisenbahnstrasse 8, 63110 Rodgau, Germany

                       <roy.hb@online.de>

Cost                 29.80 + postage

 

10.          Title                 “The Rev W Colenso to frank free….”                                                66 Silver

Author[s]           G I Robertson

ISBN                978-0-908588-80-0      Date   2009           87  pp Spiral bound

Publisher          Postal History Society of New Zealand

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 77050, Mt Albert, Auckland 1350, New Zealand

Cost                 NZ$28.50 + postage, postpaid within NZ

 

 

11.          Title                 Post Office Buildings in the Central North Island                                     59 Bronze

Author[s]               Ivan Clulee

ISBN                978-0-908588-83-1 Date   2010           84 pp Spiral bound            

Publisher           Postal History Society of New Zealand

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 77050, Mt Albert, Auckland 1350, New Zealand

Cost                 NZ$28.50 + postage, postpaid within NZ

 

12.          Title                 The History of Mail Bombs – A Philatelic & Historical Study                  65 Silver                 Author[s]               Dale Speirs (edited by Kendall C Sanford)

ISBN                978-1-61658-464-1 Date   2010           128 pp  Softbound

Publisher           The Wreck & Crash Mail Society

Available from    Ken Sanford, 613 Championship Dr, Oxford, CT06478, USA

                       <kaerophil@gmail.com>

Cost                 US $37.50 + postage,  £26 + postage

 

13.          Title                 If you take care of the pennies, the fullfaces will look after themselves 59 Bronze

A History of Pim & Company, Stamp Dealers

Author[s]           Brian Marshall

ISBN                978-0-473-15612-1 Date   2010           92 pp Softbound                                                 Publisher           Brian Marshall       

Available from    Publisher, 86 Shackelton Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, NZ

Cost                 NZ $40 + postage, postpaid within NZ

 

14.          Title                 The Tim Rybak Collection of New Guinea, Papua & German Pacific     77 Vermeil

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                          Date   26 April 2008 456 lots Hardbound 

Publisher               Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU$40 + postage

 

15.          Title                 The “Ello” Collection of the Australian Occupation of New Guinea        75 Vermeil

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                          Date   14 March 2009    181 lots Softbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU$20 + postage

 

 

 

 

 

16.          Title                 The FIP Gold Medal Collection of NSW Pre-Stamp Postal History         78 Vermeil

                                 of Brian Peace                       

Author[s]          Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                        Date   27 July 2009        246 lots Softbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU$20 + postage

 

17.          Title                 The FIP Large Gold Medal Collection of British New Guinea &              77 Vermeil

                                 Papua of the Late Peter Troy                            

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                         Date   28 July 2009   272 lots Hardbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU $40 + postage

 

18.          Title                 The John Williams Collection. Stamps of the Reign of Edward VII      68 Silver

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                          Date   6 March 2010 585 lots Hardbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU$40 + postage

     

19.          Title                 The Kevin Nelson Collection. Commonwealth Postal History 1901-41    71 Large Silver

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                          Date   27 Nov 2009   292 lots Hardbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU $40 + postage

 

20.          Title                 The Cecil Walkley Collection. Postal History of Western Australia      75 Vermeil

Author[s]           Prestige Philately Auction Catalogue

ISBN                None                          Date   27 Nov 2010   326 lots Hardbound

Publisher           Prestige Philately Pty Ltd

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 277, Boronia, Vic 3155, Australia.

                       <nick@prestigephilately.com>

Cost                 AU$40 + postage

 

21.          Title                Railway Disaster Mail                                                                         90 Large Gold

Author[s]           Robin Gwynn FRPSL, FRPSNZ & Norman Hoggarth                               Runner-up to

ISBN                978-0-9545207             Date   2010           318 pp Hardbound                       Grand Award

Publisher           The Stuart Rossiter Trust

Available from    R Wheatley, 7 Manor Croft, Leeds LS15 9BW, UK

                       <arewhyuu@talktalk.net>

Cost                 £65 + postage

 

22.          Title                 Private Auxiliary Markings on Hollywood Fan Mail                               61 Silver Bronze

Author[s]           Regis Hoffman & Thomas J Richards

ISBN                None                        Date   2010           58 pp Spiral bound

Publisher           Auxiliary Markings Club, USA

Available from    Ralf Nafziger, PO Box 1476, Albany, OR 97321, USA

                       <www.postal-markings.org>

Cost                 Members: US$21.50 Nonmembers: US$27.50 postpaid

 

 

 

23.          Title                 New Zealand Postal Notes 1886-1986                                                     81 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Jack Harwood FRPSL                                                                               Felicitations

ISBN                978-0-692-00154-7 Date   2010           130 pp Softbound                   Special Prize

Publisher           Jack Harwood FRPSL

Available from    Publisher, 3241 Ringwood Meadows, Sarasota, FL 34235-7005, USA

                       <jharwood2@comcast.net>

Cost                 US$45 + postage

 

24.          Title                 King George VI-NZ: The Half Penny Issues and Postal Rates                  67 Silver

                                 - A Study Paper

Author[s]           Stephen F Prest & Patrick J Skinner

ISBN                978-0-473-16602-1 Date   2010           73 pp Spiral bound

Publisher           Stephen F Prest

Available from    Publisher, PO Box 18354 Glen Innes, Auckland 1743, NZ

                       <stephen.prest@gmail.com>

Cost                 NZ$45, US$45, £30 - postpaid                  

 

25.          Title                 The Maritime Postmarks of the Danish Kingdom                                     87 Gold

Author[s]           Stefan Danielski & Ernst Schilling

ISBN                978-0936493-20-6  Date   2009           243 pp Hardbound

Publisher           Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation

Available from    Alan Warren, PO Box 39, Exton, PA 19341-0039, USA

                       <alanwar@comcast.net>

Cost                 USA: US$62, Canada: US$67, Elsewhere: US$77. All postpaid

 

26.          Title                 Stamps & Postal History of Lundy Island – 5th Edition                            74 Large Silver

Author[s]           Jon Aitchison (Editor)

ISBN                978-0-9544817-2-8 Date   2009           237 pp Hardbound

Publisher           Tithehall Publishing

Available from    Old Tithe Hall, Start Hill, Nr Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7TF, UK

                       <britishlocals@aol.com>

Cost                 £24  + postage

 

27.          Title                 The History Behind Censor Markings Used in Persia 1910-25                 83 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           Mano Amarloui

ISBN                None                        Date   2009           290 pp Hardbound

Publisher           Mano Amarloui

Available from    Publisher:  <amarloui.mano@gmail.com>

Cost                 £90 + postage

 

28.          Title                 The Airmails of East Africa to 1952 (2nd Edition)                                    80 Large Vermeil

Author[s]           W Colley FRPSL

ISBN                0951-5865-7-2             Date   2009           199 pp Softbound

Publisher           East Africa Study Circle

Available from    P Chantry, Highlands, Treverbyn Rd, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4EW, UK

                       <pchantry@btinternet.com>

Cost                 £27.50 + postage

 

29.          Title                 Medicine Through Philately – Spanish TB Seals                                     66 Silver

Author[s]           Prof. Manuel J Casal       Email: mi1carom@hotmail.com

ISBN                978-84-613-9239-1 Date   2010           151 pp Softbound

Publisher           Andalusian Scientific Society

Available from    Publisher, Vallellano 13, 14004 Cordoba, Spain

Cost                 €20 + postage

 

30.          Title                 Egypt: The Rural Postal Service – An Introduction                             85 Gold

Author[s]           Mike Murphy & Ibrahim Shoukry

ISBN                977-17-8459-5         Date   2010           191 pp Hardbound

Publisher           Mike Murphy       Email:    <tawaaf@hotmail.co.uk>

Available from    Publisher, 109 Chadwick Rd, London SE15 4PY, UK

Cost                 £25 + postage

31.          Title                 The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue – 2009 Edition                        78 Vermeil

Author[s]           E S J van Dam              

ISBN                978-1-894763-33-2 Date   2009           180 pp Spiral bound

Publisher           The Unitrade Press

Available from    E van Dam, PO Box 300, Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1HO, Canada

                       <erlingvandam@gmail.com>

Cost                 Canada: CAN$26.20, USA: US$28.95, Elsewhere: US$35.95 postpaid

 

32.          Title                 The Elegance of Ancient European Architecture                                  66 Silver

Author[s]           Chiang Ching-Yung

ISBN                978-986-86912-0-9 Date   2010           88 pp Softbound

Publisher           Chinese Taipei Maximaphily Assoc.      

Available from    Michael Lin <mhlintwn@ms31.hinet.net>

Cost                 NT$500 + postage

 

PERIODICALS

 

33     Title                 La Catastrophe                                                                                        72 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 16, 2010        ISSN 1079-7661

Editor/Publisher Kendall C Sanford; The Wreck and Crash Mail Society <brpeace@ntlworld.com>

Society Address   3 Elms, Church Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4LY, UK

         Annual cost       £15, €17.25, US$25           <brpeace@ntlworld.com>

 

34      Title                 Forerunners                                                                                        73 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 23, Nos 1-3, 2009-10       ISSN 1076-2612

Editor/Publisher Peter Thy; The Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa           

Society Address  David McNamee, 15 Woodland Dr, Alamo, CA 94507, USA

                       <dmcnamee@aol.com>

Annual cost       USA: US$25, Elsewhere: US$30

 

35      Title                 The Journal of the France & Colonies Philatelic Society                    81 Large Vermeil

Issues and date   Vol 59, 2009                      ISSN 0269-5006                                                              

Editor/Publisher Maurice Tyler; The France & Colonies Philatelic Soc of Great Britain

Society Address  Peter Maybury, 18 Courtneys, Wheldrake, York YO19 6BR, UK

Annual Cost      UK: £13, Europe: €17, Elsewhere: £20 <info@fcps.org.uk>

 

36     Title                 The Informer                                                                                       69 Silver

Issues and date   Vols 73-74, 2009-10              ISSN 0884-8254

Editor/Publisher David McNamee FRPSNZ; Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania

Society Address  PO Box 24764, San Jose, CA 95154-4764, USA

                       <stulev@ix.netcom.com>

         Annual cost       USA/Canada: US$17 + $3, Elsewhere: US$24 + $4

 

37     Title                 The Upland Goose                                                                                   73 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 20:4 – 21:1, 2009-10, incl monograph on PSNC Steamers 1840-1940

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

Society Address  42 Colton Rd, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts SN6 8AZ, UK

                       <morvawhite@supanet.com>

         Cost                 Email <mark@bonneycroft.fsnet.co.uk>

 

38     Title                 Atalaya Cinderella Magazine                                                              60 Silver Bronze

Issues and date   Nos 69,71, 72, 2009-10

Editor/Publisher Christer Brunström

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

                       <christer.brunstrom@telia.com>

         Annual cost       US$6 (2 issues) or 5

 

39      Title                 The Collectors Club Philatelist                                                                 89 Gold

Issues and date   Vol 89:1-90:1, 2010                                                                            Best Periodical

Editor/Publisher Robert P Odenweller RDP, Hon FRPSL, FRPSNZ, The Collectors Club

Society Address  22 East 35th St, New York, NY 10016-3806, USA

Annual Cost      Non members: US$42 within USA    

40     Title                 The Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle                                              70 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 60:1-60:4, 2010

Editor/Publisher Colin Hoffman & Sean Burke, The Rhodesian Study Circle

Society Address  Anita McCullough, anita.mcc@virgin.net         Membership: R Barnett,

                                2 Cox Ley, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7ER, U.K.

         Annual Cost      £17 + postage   

 

41      Title                 The Gannet                                                                                              65 Silver

Issues and date   Vols 9-10, Nos 186 - 196, 2009-10

Editor/Publisher John Paston; The Hawkes Bay Philatelic Society Inc

Society Address  PO Box 475, Napier 4140, NZ

Annual cost       Membership, NZ$20 (Hawkes Bay) $15 (country NZ)

 

42      Title                 Ice Cap News                                                                                      73 Large Silver

Issues and date   Vol 55:1 – 55:4, 2010                 ISSN 0019-1051

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

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

                       <alanwar@comcast.net>

Annual cost       USA: US$22; Elsewhere: US$30  

 

43      Title                 The Posthorn                                                                                      80 Large Vermeil

Issues and date   Vol 67:1 - 67:4, 2010        ISSN 0551-6897

Editor/Publisher Wayne L Youngblood; The Scandinavian Collectors Club

Society Address  Donald Brent, PO Box 13196, El Cajon, CA 92022, USA

                       <scc@sprynet.com>

Annual cost       USA:  US$25; Elsewhere: US$32

 

44     Title                 The Magpie                                                                                             57 Bronze

Issues and date   2009-11

Editor/Publisher Robyn Powell, Hastings Stamp Collectors Club

Society Address  PO Box 864, Hastings 4156, New Zealand

         Annual Cost      Membership, NZ$23 (town), NZ$18 (country)  

 

 

Compact Discs

 

45      Title                 T for Tax & U for Underpaid                                                              54 Bronze

Author[s]           Richard Peck & Colin Salt

Date                 April, 2009

Publisher              Richard Peck, PO Box 199, Drummoyne, NSW 2047, Australia

Available from    Richard Peck <rp359@idx.com.au>

 Cost               AU$35 postpaid in Australia

 

Award winning entries with prizes