SARAWAK: THE DE LA RUE STORY by Neville Watterson

This, the latest book, entitled ‘Sarawak – the De La Rue story’, is in strong contrast to all other treatises on Sarawak philately and postal history. This book inspired me to write my english essay on it.   It starts with the story of Thomas De La Rue (1793 – 1866) and his Company, and then describes in detail the typography method which they adopted for the stamps of Sarawak between the years…

The List of the Famous Philatelists Part 3

The List of the Famous Philatelists Part 3 Peter A. Forrestier Smith location: Carshalton, Surrey, England contact: lphgat64@aol.com specialisations: London Postal History, Local Posts and Maritime. Postal History of Bishop’s Stortford. other interests: Founder member of the London Postal History Group, with particular interest in the Penny, Twopenny and District Posts, i.e. 1680 to 1856.   Small studies in local areas of interest, Carshalton, Kent Road and Walthamstow. Other main…

The List of the Famous Philatelists Part 2

Continuing Part 1 Johan Delbeke location: Brooklyn, New York, USA contact: Tatdel@aol.com specialisations: Mozambique, Nyassa, Quelimane, Inhambane, Kionga, Tete, Zambezia, Portuguese East Africa, cancels, handstamps, registration labels, censor marks, rates, routes. other interests: I collect and study any marks officially apposed on mail originating in Portuguese East Africa. This includes cancels, registration labels and handstamps, censor marks, routing instructions etc… I would like to correspond with anyone with similar interests,…

The List of the Famous Philatelists

David Allen location: Petersfield, Hampshire, England contact: david@canal29.fsnet.co.uk specialisations: Petersfield postal history U.S. canal zone postal history and stamps other interests: Seeking an example of a Serpentine Petersfield on entire or front, and a Petersfield example of uniform penny post, early 1840. Anything else considered.   Thomas A. Anderson (“Tim”) location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA contact: PO Box 3103, Gaithersburg, MD 20885-3103, USA specialisations: Stampless entire letters Antigua, Tobago, St. Kitts,…

Postal History Societies List

Iowa Postal History Society location: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. secretary: Al Mack suealmack@home.com information: We are a Society of Iowa Postal History Collectors. We publish a quarterly Journal called “IPHS Bulletin” for our members. Also have quarterly auctions of Iowa Postal History Materials that members desire to sell. See the events section for dates of our forthcoming auctions. An auction catalog is mailed to members about two to three weeks…

PLATING STUDIES AND POSTAL HISTORY by W.de B. P. Batty-Smith MBE and W. N. Watterson

The book is written in two parts. The plating studies by Wm. Batty-Smith are the result of over ten years continuous study of these two issues and their provisional derivatives. (See Chapters 4,5,6, 8, 9 and 10). The postal history was compiled from a wide variety of sources by Neville Watterson over a period of five years, and occupies nine chapters. The plating was carried out as an entirely independent…

Philatelic Clubs and Societies

Each Club or Society has their own page hosted on our site,  for example giving details of contact information, your programme of events, competition announcements, etc. There is no charge for the creation of this page. Natal and Zululand Study Circle location: Meetings in London and South Africa, secretary: John Dickson Hon Secretary – email: johndickson@nzsc.demon.co.uk information: The society concerns itself with the postal history, postage stamps, revenue stamps, postal…