I've been putting together an informal list of cancel dates for these - some of which will be CTO/favour cancels
Earliest I've come across so far for the non-defaced postcard is March 6 1892 and latest is Mar 27 1896
For the defaced card Ba…
I don't have one of these but two references that may be of use:
a) Rogers mentions this in the LPS Journal Sep. 1971: 3–4
" This cover is franked 86 as foreign surface mail with #115, #164, #216 and a unique variety of #229, which has a …
Interesting that "The late Postmaster General writes the Monthly Journal that they were ordered by him from America"
Rogers states that all postal stationery was produced by Waterlow (p151) although Saleski indicates that Waterlow were responsible…
thanks for this
the fact that someone - the President or PMG - didn't like the engraved portrait of Johnson seems to fit better than the story of Johnson absconding with the Treasury money and being impeached
Johnson's portrait on these is …
not sure exactly what extra detail you're looking for
Both Manfred's and Travis's websites I find very useful
Rogers and Saleski publications are also useful but can be hard to come by
The Cockrill booklets are also hard to come by but go …
Is there a lawyer in the LPS!
you may be right about the US situation
However, the UK Government has published information about copyright in the US for UK businesses (but remember this is the same UK government that thought Brexit was a …
If only it were that simple!
not sure of copyright law in the US but in the UK (where these were published) the situation is clear (I'm in the process of sorting out copyright on some academic works I've had published over the years so I sp…
not sure I fully understand the difference between a surcharge and a re-valaution
eg the 1916 red cross (B1-B15) show a surcharge (according to Scott)
whereas the 1941 air (C17-C26) are also surcharged (according to Scott) but with the sur…
I personally like the idea of "presentation sheets" as suggested by Travis
Some would be definite souvenir sheets for a specific event, others are just sheets presenting specific Liberia stamps for collectors
I suspect the term "de-luxe" came fr…
I told Travis that I'd try to track down copyright ownership
However, no success
I found Cockrill's will (and his wife's) but no mention of the booklets
Tracked down his lawyer (or rather the company that took over his lawyer's business). T…
you may be right about hair splitting - however it's also a source of confusion and misunderstanding if we can't agree which term to use for what
Also, Cockrill suggests that Hayman may have come up with the first miniature sheets in the 1…
and to add to the confusion Stanley Gibbons says:
"A Sheet of stamps containing a much smaller number than the normal sheet (pane) format ...always including more than one copy of each stamp design ."
So according to SG Manfred's cover stamp isn't…
by the accepted definition these aren't souvenir sheets since they have no text or mention of an event
Also, Ive not seen the term "presentation sheet" mentioned anywhere on the terminology websites - although in the case of Liberia this m…
And as for MS and SS there's soem agreement and some differences
It seems that all SS are MS but not all MS are SS!
Stanley Gibbons states:
"Miniature sheets originated to celebrate special events, particularly stamp exhibitions. Rather than the n…
I know that Cockrill at times used teh word "pulls" rather than "proofs" - ie printed from the die/plate but not for proofing purposes
I've also seen the word "reprint" used
I think any glossary would need to be put together …
I'll leave others to give their opinion but my own casual research concludes that (some) philatelists are quite careless about their terminology at times which doesn't help us amateurs. I've been trying to get my head around "proofs" and tra…
Interesting that in the Victorian/Edwardian heyday of stamp collecting even the royals got involved
Maybe LPS should apply for the "By Royal Appointment" logo given the royal connections - although that might not sit well with our US colleagues gi…
I think you're right about this referring to the future Edward VIII
Those around in 1906 would have been:
- King Edward VII (died in 1910)
- his second eldest son George Frederick Ernest Albert (born 1865) who was Prince of Wales in 1906…
I'm still puzzling over these with help still needed
These are usually described as "defaced die proofs".
I assume this to mean that the die proof itself (on paper) has been defaced rather than the actual die itself.
The deface line seems to confi…