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STAMPS OF INDIA COLLECTORS COMPANION Issue # 283 - Mar 1, 2007
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; New Postal Stationery; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Army Postal Service Issues; Speed Post Network Expanded; Philatelic Calendar & Diary; Stamp Popularity Poll; Recent & Forthcoming Events; The Calendar of Worldwide Philatelic Auctions; Stamps on India: Zubin Mehta; $Readers Forum: Madhu Agrawal, Ranjit Singh; Scented Stamps Worldwide.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other information) 5.3.2007
MARCH 2007 PHILATELIC AUCTION CALENDAR
The MARCH 2007 edition of the Philatelic Auction Calendar reviews fifty-one (51) major worldwide auctions, to include detailing their contents, and provides links to the auctioneers' catalog WebSites, as well as their E-Mail Addresses. The WebSite reports and continuously updates the monthly "Philatelic Auction Calendar", and presents more, including: - Links to the more than 240 major worldwide Philatelic Auctioneers' E-Mail Addresses and WebSites...  - Auctioneer's Announcements on Future Sales and Other Trade Information... UPDATED FOR MARCH '07  - Philatelic and Other Useful WebSites...  - A Philatelic Auction Glossary...  - The beginnings of a master listing by Country of the worldwide classics-era numerical and alphabetical obliterators (cancellations). The auctions' details, including their contents, will be found on our WebSite: www.cwiakala.com
Charles E. Cwiakala 5.3.2007
3 x HILLESUM AUKTIONS
The catalogues of the April 2, 2007 auctions are on-line: www.filatelist.com There are 3 different auctions: Hillesum Special 6 - Incuding: - Collection Rothschild, "Plantations and Riverboat mail Surinam" - Collection Edwin Voerman: "Postal Stationery Central- and South America" Sheraton & Peel 37: Postal History whole world. Boekenland 42: Philatelic Literature, incl. from the store of the Dutch Postal Museum, The Hague. The text in ACROBAT.PDF format can be downloaded via page: http://filatelist.com/html/download_rene_hillesum_filatel.html  downloaden. Pictures via page: http://filatelist.com/html/pics_auction_april_1__2007.html  A bidsheet: http://filatelist.com/biedform.pdf  There are more scans to follow. For your information: the catalogue "Russian Empire Specialized Catalogue of Postage Stamps" 1845-1917 has been published. The price (including CD-ROM) is EUR 65 + shipment, and can be ordered from René Hillesum Filatelie. You wil find more information, including some sample pages, on my site on page: http://filatelist.com/html/ruscat.htm  This catalogue -full colour- is fully in Russian and English, and is very specialized, including valuations on cover, proofs/essays, posta stationery, postmarks etc. From the same publisher: The catalogue (also bi-lingual) of the Postmarks and Postal History of Saint Petersburg is sold out with the publisher, but René Hillesum Filatelie has still a few copies in stock. Price only EUR 27,50 + postage. (with postmark valuation). There are more catalogues available, both (specialized)stamp and postal stationery catalogues as picture postcard catalogues. Send e-mail for information!
René Hillesum  5.3.2007
AUCTION Jean François Brun
I am very happy to send you an auction. Postal history and stamps of France, French colonies and Others Countries... All these items are on line on our web site http://www.brunphilatelie.fr  I will be pleased to answer all inquiries.
Jean François Brun, Paris  5.3.2007
76th AUCTION BRNOFILA - BLAHA
Dear friends-collectors, I would like to invite you to visit us at www.brnofila.cz  and view our 76th mail bid sale BRNOFILA-BLAHA.
Petr Blaha 24.2.2007
A new book about French Philately
"Introduction ŕ l'Histoire Postale 1848 1878" by Michčle Chauvet and Jean-François Brun. 800 pages, of informations that you can't gather alone. All for building a fine collection of letters ans stamps from France. You will learn that you would like to know . In attached file some pages and a form for buying it.  You can save 25 % in buying now. Dead line march the 15 th. The book will be issued on May. Please contact me.
JF. Brun et M. Chauvet   (other information)  14.2.2007
PROXIMA SUBASTA PUBLICA - LUNES-MONDAY (19/ FEBR /2007)
International Auction of Postal History with 542 lots of covers from all the world and France - Spain postal history collection 1650/1850. You can now visit this auction catalog in our web: www.soleryllach.com
Bretislav Janik 14.2.2007
Knihtisk - The Typographic Stamps of CSR
The original Knihtisk website, by Dr. Mark Wilson, has been replaced by a newer and better version! - http://www.knihtisk.org/  The entire site has been reorganized into sections dealing with each of the issues. Also, because many visitors complained about the size of the images in the old site, every image in the new site -- more than 7,000 of them -- has been individually massaged into a consistent size and lighter weight. By the way, there are 11,281 files on the site of which 7994 are pictures. Of the 11, 281 files, only 800 are slow (take more than 30 sec to load on a slow connection), 62,596 hyperlinks on the site, all but 25 are internal! This site has nice and clean design and looks great! Please have a look, its an incredible source of information, scans, all about "The Typographic Stamps of CSR"! Good luck Mark!
Peter Hoffmann   (other information)  14.2.2007
meetings the Dutch "Vereniging voor Tsjechoslowakije-Filatelie"
As indicated in earlier messages and at our meetings the Dutch "Vereniging voor Tsjechoslowakije-Filatelie" has the plan to participate in the yearly exhibition POSTEX in Apeldoorn this year.First let me tell you something about POSTEX and Apeldoorn: Dates are: October 19th (Friday) until 21st (Sunday). Frames can be filled from Thursday October 18th at 4pm. Official opening is on Friday at 10 am so everything has to be in the frames at that time.The exhibition closes on Sunday at 4pm after which time the frames can be emptied. It exhibition will be held in the Americahal. There is more than enough parking space. During the exhibition there will be 4 specialist societies who will have special exhibitions: -Czechoslovakia (us)-Eastern-Europe (they cover everything from Poland until Bulgaria + Russia)-France-Germany (interesting for the Germany collectors among you) The exhibition is visited by about 2500 people. There are a lot of dealers present. Look at www.postex.info  There is catering present at the exhibition days. There is a good hotel, called De Cantharel which offers reasonable prices. A certain number of rooms there have been pre-booked by the organizers. Guests can mention "Poste" or "Mr. Louwerse" when booking, but are responsible for their own booking. They should not forget to make a booking for dinner as well, otherwise the restaurant might be full. We plan on organizing a get-together in the evening (probably Saturday) at some stage. If we decide to hold this outside the hotel, it will be easy enough to cancel the dinner booking. Guests wishing a more upscale hotel can get into the Hotel Keizerskroon. Since the region is a tourist region there will be plenty B&Bs as well, but because the weekend is in a school holiday reservations are necessary The region is a tourist region. The town Apeldoorn has a royal palace (with beautiful gardens) and a monkey zoo (Apenheul). South of the town is the National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". About 25 kms away is Deventer, a former Hanze-city with historical town centre. Our society has applied for about 80-100 frames. Frames hold 12 pages (like in Germany) of standard album size. They can hold 15 standard A4 sheets. We would like to invite you (our sister-societies from Germany and Great-Britain) to each fill about 25 frames. We are thinking about inviting 1 or 2 collectors from the Czech Republic to participate as well. Although they have expressed interest we are not thinking of inviting the Americans because of customs problems.In this way I think we could give a good overview to the public about Czechoslovak Philately. Exhibits will not be judged unless the participant wants this. In that case they will be judged by the Dutch society according to the Dutch rules either in rank 3 (no pre-qualification) or rank 2 (pre-qualification needed). The German and Dutch Philatelic Societies recognize results achieved in the other country for pre-qualification.If possible we would like to know by March 1st of your society is willing to participate with about 25 frames in this
exhibition. We would like to have the application forms by April 15th, after which we will let you know which exhibits have been accepted by May 15th. An application form is attached to this message.Application forms should be sent to my address only and not directly to the organizers. Our society will have an information stand, where we will have space to receive and meet fellow collectors. We will be able to sell literature there (Arge and CPSGB Monographs?). At the exhibition there will be no further society meeting, since there is no decent room at a desired moment There will however be lectures staged by the Dutch Philatelic Society. We do intend to have an evening meeting somewhere in Apeldoorn, but we can only plan this when we know how many people will be there. We sincerely hope that your society is willing to participate and are looking forward to your application. If anything remains unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me (+31.161.226507) or at hans57@home.nl  Best regards, Hans Hans van Dooremalen, Hoofdstraat 1015121, JC RijenNederlandTel. +31.161.226507Fax +31.161.232809 Email: hans57@home.nl   7.2.2007
STAMPS OF INDIA COLLECTORS COMPANION Issue # 282
In this issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; New Stamp Booklets; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Fake Stamp Scam Updates; The Calendar of Worldwide Philatelic Auctions.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other information)  7.2.2007
LAST CALL FOR HARMER-SCHAU AUCTION: OUR LARGEST PHILATELIC AUCTION EVER!
Low Estimate $2.8 Million. The auction of over 4200 lots will be held over 5 sessions during the three-day APS Ameristamp Expo, February 9-11 at the Riverside Convention Center in Southern California. The highlights of the auction will include the largest section of United States singles we have ever offered (2100 lots). This will include a section of Western Express covers that have not been on the open market since the 1970’s; and a collection of the U.S. 1851-57 Imperforate 3˘. We will also have our first separate section of forgeries, very attractive Great Britain classics, Canada singles, and over 130 lots of Mexico singles and postal history. The collections, once again will be a highlight of the sale; over 1200 in all with the two largest collections we have ever offered intact; a British Commonwealth collection in ONE Imperial album estimated at $100,000-125,000, and a worldwide Estate estimated at $55,000-65,000. Also scattered throughout the Foreign country collections will be an oldtime collection of Europe and Asia to 1926 formed in Europe and to be sold intact by country. Strong postal history lots will be a constant throughout the auction. The sale will commence on Friday with Forgeries, then Foreign & British Singles (853 lots), which will include the Mexico. The Friday evening session will start with the Express and postal history for the U.S. selection and will begin continue on Saturday throughout the day. The Saturday evening session will contain the U.S. “Collections & Various”. This section of almost 500 lots (our strongest grouping ever) will include 11 collections with a low estimate of at least $10,000 or above. There will be a very strong group of U.S. cover lots (160+); “Back of the Book” including Hunting Permit; an excellent group of postcards (55 lots), and an Aerospace collection formed by Matthew Radnofsky, former chief of Crew Systems at the Houston Space Center. British Commonwealth country collection will begin the final session on Sunday with excellent G.B., and Canada & Provinces. This will be followed by Commonwealth general collections (including the Commonwealth one album collection estimated at $100,000). Foreign country collections will be highlighted by China, France & Colonies, Germany & Colonies (with a cover group), an excellent section of Japan with one collection estimated at $14,000-16,000, Mexico, Netherlands & Colonies, Portugal & Colonies, Spain & Colonies, and an award winning collection of Venezuela. This section will be immediately followed by Foreign general collections, and our usual excellent selection of “Worldwide Collections & Various” highlighted by the intact Estate valued at $55,000-65,000. Also included will be a strong cover section with lots estimated at $20,000; $9500; $8000; $7500; $5000, etc. It will finally end with topical collections, and literature. You may also bid live throughout the entire auction through “Ebay Live” auctions. Contact us for details. If you would like to participate in our largest and most valuable auction we have ever offered, please feel free to email us, or go to our web site at www.harmerschau.com to view the sale, We are also “Official Auctioneers” for the upcoming APS August 9-12 Summer Ameristamp Expo Show in Portland, Oregon. We are accepting consignments for the best show every year. There is a form online that you can fill out, or feel free to email or call directly 800-378-6454 to include your material in this very important auction.
Chris Harmer & Kurt Schau, Harmer-Schau Auctions 7.2.2007
FEBRUAR 2007 PHILATELIC AUCTION CALENDAR ...
The February 2007 "Philatelic Auction Calendar" is attached.
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations)  3.2.2007
THE 16th E-MAIL BURDA AUCTION ENDED
The 16th mail auction of Burda-Auction, s.r.o. (Czech Rep.) has the closing date on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 23:00 GMT. We will receive your bids.
Richard Burda  (other information)   31.1.2007
Harmer-Schau Auctions - February 9-11 APS Expo Auction
Low Estimate $2.8 Million - The auction of over 4200 lots will be held over 5 sessions during the three-day APS Ameristamp Expo, February 9-11 at the Riverside Convention Center in Southern California. The highlights of the auction will include the largest section of United States singles we have ever offered (2100 lots). This will include a section of Western Express covers that have not been on the open market since the 1970’s; and a collection of the U.S. 1851-57 Imperforate 3˘. We will also have our first separate section of forgeries, very attractive Great Britain classics, Canada singles, and over 130 lots of Mexico singles and postal history. The collections, once again will be a highlight of the sale; over 1200 in all with the two largest collections we have ever offered intact; a British Commonwealth collection in ONE Imperial album estimated at $100,000-125,000, and a worldwide Estate estimated at $55,000-65,000. Also scattered throughout the Foreign country collections will be an oldtime collection of Europe and Asia to 1926 formed in Europe and to be sold intact by country. Strong postal history lots will be a constant throughout the auction. The sale will commence on Friday with Forgeries, then Foreign & British Singles (853 lots), which will include the Mexico. The Friday evening session will start with the Express and postal history for the U.S. selection and will begin continue on Saturday throughout the day. The Saturday evening session will contain the U.S. “Collections & Various”. This section of almost 500 lots (our strongest grouping ever) will include 11 collections with a low estimate of at least $10,000 or above. There will be a very strong group of U.S. cover lots (160+); “Back of the Book” including Hunting Permit; an excellent group of postcards (55 lots), and an Aerospace collection formed by Matthew Radnofsky, former chief of Crew Systems at the Houston Space Center. British Commonwealth country collection will begin the final session on Sunday with excellent G.B., and Canada & Provinces. This will be followed by Commonwealth general collections (including the Commonwealth one album collection estimated at $100,000). Foreign country collections will be highlighted by China, France & Colonies, Germany & Colonies (with a cover group), an excellent section of Japan with one collection estimated at $14,000-16,000, Mexico, Netherlands & Colonies, Portugal & Colonies, Spain & Colonies, and an award winning collection of Venezuela. This section will be immediately followed by Foreign general collections, and our usual excellent selection of “Worldwide Collections & Various” highlighted by the intact Estate valued at $55,000-65,000. Also included will be a strong cover section with lots estimated at $20,000; $9500; $8000; $7500; $5000, etc. It will finally end with topical collections, and literature. You may also bid live throughout the entire auction through “Ebay Live” auctions. Contact us for details. If you would like to participate in our largest and most valuable auction we have ever offered, please feel free to email us, or go to our web site at www.harmerschau.com to view the sale, or to request a catalog. We are also “Official Auctioneers” for the upcoming APS August 9-12 Summer Ameristamp Expo Show in Portland, Oregon. We are accepting consignments for the best show every year. There is a form online that you can fill out, or feel free to email or call directly 800-378-6454 to include your material in this very important auction.
Chris Harmer & Kurt Schau   15.1.2007
NEWS FROM PHILASEARCH.COM
54. Veuskens Auction sale on January 12/13 in Hildesheim/Germany. Nearly 7000 lots starting with small lots at 15 Euros up to large untouched estates and dealer stocks are waiting for a new home. More information and all items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/en/auction/haus.php3?id=43
Kohler Stamps Live online Auction
on January 15 at 8.00 pm (MET) live on Philasearch.com. Specialized sale stamps and combinations from the German Empire. More information and all items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/en/auction/haus.php3?id=5950
329th Heinrich Koehler Auction sale
on January 30 - February 3, 2007 in Wiesbaden/Germany. International auction sale including a large selection of rarities and specialities. Strong section semiofficial airmail stamps and pioneer airmail. More information and all items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/en/auction/haus.php3?id=35
Auctionon results and after auction sales:
18th Darmstaedter Stamp auction sale
on december 8 in Darmstadt/Germany. On offer a wide selection of over 6500 single lots from all philatelic areas. Incldued are strong sections Europe with over 1000 lots, German empire with over 900 lots, large section Zeppelin mail as well as specialities of post war germany. More information and all items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/en/auction/haus.php3?id=3
Franz Fedra, e-mail: Franz.Fedra@philasearch.com  7.1.2007
THE COMPULATELIST
Quarterly Publication of the Philatelic Computing Study Group, Vol. 17, Nr. 4 (70), October 2006. From last editing: Al Gore - Online exhibition - good or bad?; Milan Cernik - Philatelic exhibition on online at EXPONET. PDF file, 2706 kB.
Milan Cernik   (other information)  17.12.2006
CZECH POSTAL AGENCIES 1900 – 1958
from Petr GEBAUER, Brno, Czechia: http://www.japhila.cz/hof/0174/index0174a.htm
Postal agencies were small postal places opened when postal services were needed but a post office would not be profitable. The agency was managed by a reliable local citizen. Postal agencies were equipped with handstamps were placed aside of the stamps on covers and other mail. Owing to the small extent of mail and other factors is the collecting of agency handstamps a very difficult task; many handstamps are known in one or several items only and a number of them have not been found yet. Postal agencies existed unofficially already before 1900, officially they were introduced in 1900 by the Austrian posts. They were continued under Czechoslovak administration as well as under the German posts during 1938 - 1945. They ended under the Czechoslovak posts in 1958. The exhibit consists of 10 frames; the first 6 frames document the kinds of used handstamps and postal services for the individual postal administrations and times periods, the last 4 frames show special areas of postal agency collecting: 1. Austrian postal agencies 1900 - 1918; 2. Austrian agency handstamps used 1918 - 1924; 3. Czechoslovak postal agencies 1919 - 1939; 4. German postal agencies 1938 - 1945; 5. Postal agencies in Bohemia and Moravia 1939 - 1945; 6. Czechoslovak postal agencies 1945 - 1958; 7. Letter agency handstamps; 8. Postal agency buildings; 9. Local post from postal agencies; 10. Agencies in Forced Labour Camps 1938 - 1945.
OC EXPONET  17.12.2006
58. International Profila Auction
Hotel Kempinski Budapest. December 17th, 2006: Philately, Postal History, Almost 6000 foreign and Hungarian postage stamps and postal history lots, collections, accumulations, special rarities consisting of: Foreign Lots, British Commonwealth items, D. Reich, BRD, DDR, CH, Austria, Eastern -and Westerneurope, Overseas. Hungarian Lots: Prephilately, Austrian Post in Hungary, the 1st and 2nd Issue stamps and covers, Classic cancellations, Special Hungarian Edition Rarities and errors (from 1900), Airmail, Przemysl Ballon, Zeppelin, Catapult Post, Scout Airmail, Military Mails, P.O.W. Mail from the period of the 1st World War and Occupation Periods after WW I. and WW II. 1945-1946 Hungarian "Hyperinflation" Period, Postal and philatelical memories....
Bretislav Janik (other information) 14.12.2006
DECEMBER 2006 PHILATELIC AUCTION CALENDAR ...
The December 2006 "Philatelic Auction Calendar" is attached.
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 4.12.2006
LAST CALL - SHERATON AND PEAL - HILLESUM
Dear philatelist, It is just a few days left before the mail auctions of November 12 ends. SUNDAY November 12 at 15.30 CET (Central European Time), so you are invited to send your bids by fax (+31 165 527194) or e-mail to hillesum@filatelist.com  There are three auctions at the same time: - "Jan Dekker Selection" (Scandinavia Special, stamps + postal history with many gems!); - "Sheraton & Peel" (world wide postal history, including a part of the "Jan Dekker Stock" -also Scandinavia!-) ; - "Boekenland" Philatelic Literature. In the "Sheraton & Peel" auction there is a nice selection of milatary mail, scarce Dutch postal stationeries -including old proofs-, intersting real used Cour de Justice "Konijnenburg", Various items Scouting Mail 1945 and other scouting items like Jamboree 1937 (Netherlands) on Norway!, Archive "Imprimex". All three catalogues you will find in .PDF on http://filatelist.com  Many scans on:
http://filatelist.com/html/jan_dekker_sel___pictures.html  (Dekker Selection) en http://filatelist.com/html/s_p_36_pictures.html  (Sheraton & Peel)
Request for other scans at the latest on Friday November 10. There are viewing days at the office on November 11, 9.30-17.30hrs, November 12, 9.00-15.30hrs. Thursday and Friday November 9-10 viewing on appointment. Last but not least: The brand new specialized catalogue "Russian Empire 1845-1917" has been published. The price is EUR 65 + shipping for book including CD-ROM!The first shipment is on the way. Please order to be not too late for the first shipment! Info: http://filatelist.com/html/ruscat.htm
René Hillesum  9.11.2006
NOVEMBER 2006 PHILATELIC AUCTION CALENDAR ...
The November 2006 "Philatelic Auction Calendar" is attached.
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 5.11.2006
OCTOBER 2006 Philatelic Auctions
LATEST UPDATE: 30th September 2006, Auction Agent Representation Available From: CECwiakala@aol.com
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 8.10.2006
HELLMAN AUCTION ONLINE
For Kaj Hellman Auction Ltd. 7th see http://www.kajhellman.fi  All the lots are ilustrated.
Kaj Hellman 25.9.2006
Heinrich Koehler Auctions and Philasearch.com present: The Simon-Wiesenthal-Collection
This famous collection will be auctioned on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 during the 328th Heinrich Koehler Aucton in Wiesbaden. The sale includes from excellent single lots up to fantastic collections, like Bavaria, German Colonies, Poland, Zemstvo and many more.
Heinrich Koehler Auctioon  (weitere...) 25.9.2006
15th BURDA-AUCTION STARTED
Philatelic Firm BURDA AUCTION advises:
Our philatelic auction #15 is runing now! Take your chance and have a look in the internet  http://www.burda-auction.com/  and see the big variety and brilliant illustration of lots. Or come to our office in Strelice near Brno (Czech rep.) for viewing.
Richard Burda  7.9.2006
List of exhibitors at 9th international trade fair Collector Prague, September 15 – 17th 2006
Jindrich Jirasek  (other informations)  3.9.2006
SEPTEMBER 2006 Philatelic Auctions
News fromn Chuck E. Cwiakala.
Chuck E. Cwiakala  (
other informations)   3.9.2006
NEW ON THE EXPONET:  POSTAL HISTORY OF CZECH LANDS 1526 - 1850
VIT VANICEK, PRAGUE, CZECHIA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  30.8.2006
Swiss Post and UNPA to the Fair Collector in Prague
In the occasion of this year´s 9th international trade fair Collector which is held in Prague on September 15 – 17th, the Swiss Post is issuing a cancellation stamp and a cover. United Nations Postal Administration from Vienna is preparing a traditional post card (already the ninth one) for philatelists.
Jindrich Jirasek  (picture 1 / picture 2 / picture 3)  30.8.2006
Washington 2006 Exhibition Distributes Quarter Million Dollar Surplus
As Seed Money for 2016, Matching Grant to APS and Educational Gifts. Washington 2006 issued its final show report at its Board of Directors meeting at APS Stampshow in Chicago and announced that the world philatelic exhibition had not only received many accolades, but also had achieved a surplus of more than one quarter million dollars. President Michael D. Dixon stated that the surplus reflected the fact that significant contributions had been made by more than 600 individual and society members who had provided the seed money for Washington 2006. "We believe we were able to meet all our expenses and preserve most, if not all, the individually contributed funds." He said the Executive Committee recommended that the Board of Directors vote to reinstate past practices to provide seed money for the next international stamp show in the US and to support educational projects. The directors voted to distribute the initial surplus funds of just over a quarter million dollars to provide $100,000 in seed money to New York 2016 and $75,000 to the American Philatelic Society as matching funds in its fund raising campaign to move the Headsville post office from the Smithsonian to the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA. They also voted five gifts totaling $90,000 for various educational projects. The directors approved taking the necessary legal steps to discontinue the Washington Philatelic Exhibition corporation within one year and by August 2007 turn over any additional remaining funds to the American Philatelic Society. The educational support was provided in the following way: Smithsonian National Postal Museum -- $25,000 gift in support of philatelic programs. These include the ARAGO system which will enable collectors throughout the world to access the NPM collections for study and information from their own homes. The on-line system was introduced at Washington 2006. Washington 2006 had also provided in-kind services to the NPM during the show with a value of more than $40,000. Stamp Camp USA -- $50,000 to support this initiative in youth stamp education, which had been organized initially in Pennsylvania with the support of the US Postal Service. It proved to be an effective program with youngsters at Washington 2006. NAPEX--$5,000 to support this national stamp show's youth educational program. NAPEX provided many of the volunteer chairpersons for Washington 2006. Virginia Philatelic Federation and Springfield Stamp Club -- $5,000 each to augment their youth educational programs. Both organizations and the American Philatelic Society lent Washington 2006 their exhibit frames, thus helping to reduce show costs. The directors also voted to transfer ownership of the 1800 new A-frames (900 units), purchased by Washington 2006 for $80,000, to the American Philatelic Society. The 1500 pole frames which had been received from the Royal Philatelic Society Canada have been transferred to the Federación InterAmericana de Filatelia. FIAF has distributed them to federations in this hemisphere. Several of these federations had no frames and as a result had never held a national exhibition. Others had frames so old that they were nearly unusable. For additional information, write to Washington 2006, PO Box 2006, Ashburn , VA 20146-2006, or see the web site at http://www.washington-2006.org . Questions may also be emailed to info@washington-2006.org  Over 1,000 photos of the exhibition may be viewed at http://w2006.myphotoalbum.com . See photos of the presentations at: http://w2006.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=album58 .
Thomas Fortunato   30.8.2006
EXPONET:  APOLLO - SOYUZ TEST PROJECT
MACCO JOHN J., MARYLAND, USA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  29.8.2006
DID YOU KNOW?
A somewhat unusual but nevertheless worthy exhibit has made its way to EXPONET, virtual international exhibit, visible on www.japhila.cz/hof/0113/index0113a.htm  It is a single frame exhibit depicting the Second International Philatelic Literature Exhibit "EXPRINLIPH" held in conjunction with the well known PRAGA'1938 exhibition. Bretislav Janik's exhibit shows pages from the catalogue, lists the organizers and Patrons, and is presented in several world languages. But he raises a serious question to which he seeks an answer from our readers. It is: "Where did the FIRST International Literature exhibit take place?". If you know the answer, please contact Mr.. Janik directly by e-mail at janik@japhila.com
Henry Hahn   27.8.2006
Catalogue of Exprinliph - IInd International Exhibition of the Philatelic Press and Literature
OK, but where are 1st international exhibition? The first international association of the philatelic press was, the FIPP (Federation International de La Press Philatelique) founded in Italy by Giulio Tedeschi in 1927. The members were informed about the specialist publications with almost 200 bulletins worldwide intil 1938. World conventions took place in Le Havre (1929), Antwerp (1930), Brunswick (1931), Vienna (1933) and in Brussels (1935). The political situation at the time and the Second World War prevented the further development of this early association." http://www.aijp.org/AIJP_EN/History.php
Victor Manta  27.8.2006
German Post envelopes
After a two-year absence, Deutsche Post will be returning to the Collector Trade Fair to be held in Prague from 15 to 17 September. For this year’s fair, it has prepared this beautiful envelope for collectors.
Jindrich Jirasek  (other informations)  16.8.2006
The Dutch are coming back
Exhibiting at the Collector Trade Fair last year for the first time was the Netherlands company World Coins International from Huizen, which is one of the world’s leading wholesale companies in the area of modern collectable coins. This year, visitors will again find them at the same place.
In accordance with tradition, the Austrian firm Schoeller Münzhandel from Vienna will have the biggest exposition at the trade fair. At its stand it will be representing ten world mints.
Jindrich Jirasek  16.8.2006
UN Day on Sunday
Traditionally, Sunday at the trade fair has belonged to the United Nations Organization. The organizers declare it as UN Day, and a commemorative UN rubberstamp is available for collectors at the stand of the Czech Post. For the duration of the trade fair, postcards for the Collector Trade Fair will be on sale at the stand of the United Nations Postal Administration, and a cachet will be available. The UNPA has been a participant at the Collector Trade Fair every year since the very beginning and is one of the fifteen exhibitors that have not missed a single year’s trade fair in the nine years of its existence. They deserves our thanks, since at the fair’s premiere in 1998, they could not have known what they were getting into with us. It is also thanks to them that the Collector Trade Fair in Prague has over time grown to its current large dimensions and has become the biggest collector’s event in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Jindrich Jirasek  16.8.2006
New big exhibitors
First time a company Prague Classic Car Centre is participating at the fair. It will attract mainly admires and collectors of vintage and classical cars. From its collection the company will exhibit vehicle Praga Grand from 1929 whose owner was the son of the first Czechoslovak president Jan Masaryk and the luxory carriage RAF H 10 from 1909 which was built in Liberec in two pieces only for Austrian emperor Franz Josef and for fabricant Liebig. In front of the exhibition hall on the space of 100 sgm mainly women will have own back. The company Aleš Tůma from Rožnov will offer here inexhaustible quantity of minerals, gems and jewelry from natural stones.
Jindrich Jirasek  16.8.2006
About the fair
The trade fair is traditionally held in the Industrial Palace at the Exhibition Grounds in Prague 7 - Holesovice on the northern edge of the capital’s centre. The journey by tram or metro from the very heart of the city takes ten minutes. Metro line C (station Nadrazi Holesovice) and trams 5, 12, 14, 15 and 17 go to the exhibition grounds. Admission prices for the trade fair: one-day ticket CZK 60 and a ticket for all three days costs CZK 100. The entry ticket is also good for the trade fair Antikvariat Praha. Both trade fairs are open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. We recommend that those visitors who arrive late utilise the HAPPY HOUR. On Friday and Saturday from 16:00, and on Sunday from 14:00, the admission price to the trade fair will be a flat CZK 20. Women and young people up to the age of eighteen have free admission to the trade fair. For young visitors, the already proven “preparatory course for future collectors” will be prepared. Updated list of exhibitors as of 1 August 2006 Look at: http://new.ppa.cz/?page=sber_sezvyst_en
Jindrich Jirasek  16.8.2006
"3AKA3NOE" / ZAKAZNOE - REGISTRATION IN CZARISTIC RUSSIA
Thomas Berger, Kanton Bern, Switzerland. Actialistaion and extension. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  15.8.2006
EXPONET:  DENMARK - POSTAL STATIONERY 10 ÖRE COAT OF ARMS TYPE
Andreas Kessler, Federation Republic of Germany. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  15.8.2006
EXPONET:  BULGARIA 1879 - 1917
Erik Hvidberg Hansen, Denmark. Wellcome.

Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  15.8.2006
AUGUST 2006 (AND SEPTEMBER 2006) PHILATELIC AUCTIONS
Latest Update of worlds philatelic auctions. CECwiakala@aol.com 
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 4.8.2006
EXPONET:  EDWARD VII TELEGRAPH STAMPS OF INDIA
Steven Zwillinger, United States of America. Wellcome.

Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  1.8.2006

List of exhibitors at the fair Collector 15. – 17.9. 2006, Prague – state by 15/7
Jindrich Jirasek  (other informations)  27.7.2006

Washington 2006: A Success by All Standards
Collectors, dealers, postal administrations, exhibitors, seminar presenters and the non-collecting public alike agree that Washington 2006, the world philatelic exhibition held May 27-June 3 at the Washington, DC Convention Center was a success in all aspects.  The Washington 2006 Executive Committee has submitted official reports to the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP), American Philatelic Society and U.S. Postal Service summarizing the eight-day event.  Presented here are topics and data discussed in them.
Thomas M. Fortunato  (other informations) 23.7.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 279
In this Issue:
Ban on Display of Proofs; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; Rakhi Envelopes; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Auction Action; Eastern India Philatelists’ Association Recent & Forthcoming Events Recent Periodical Publications.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  23.7.2006
75TH MAIL BID SALE BRNOFILA-BLAHA
Dear friends-collectors, I would like to invite you to visit us at www.brnofila.cz  and view our 75th mail bid sale BRNOFILA-BLAHA.
Petr Blaha  21.7.2006
ALAND: COMPLETE LIST OF 2006 SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS
Complete list of the special cancellations from the Aland Post.
Katja Rikberg  (other informations)  20.7.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 278
In this Issue: Service Tax on Financial Services Abolished; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; New Meghdoot Postcards; Army Postal Service Issues; Getting Creative on eBay; New Director General of India Post; Commemorative Computer Generated Labels; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Chandigarh Philatelic Club; Readers Forum: Pradeep Kumar Agrawal; Kudva's Rare Collection of Stamps, Car Models and Coins.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  17.7.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 277
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Meghdoot Postcards; Army Postal Service Issues; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Recent Periodical Publications; Fakes Forgeries Experts; Another Large Gold for Pakistan; Errors Freaks & Oddities: Kurinji MS; The Calendar of Worldwide Philatelic Auctions; Readers Forum - S A Bhaskar, Sanjay Kansal.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  7.7.2006
JULY 2006 PHILATELIC AUCTIONS
Latest Update: 1st July 2006. JULY 2006 Philatelic Auctions: 1st - CAMBRIDGESHIRE PHILATELIC AUCTIONS (ENGLAND); 1st - SPINK [ASIA] PTE. LTD. (REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE); 3rd - SERGIO SANTACHIARA STUDIO FILATELICO (ITALY); 4th - ALLIANCE AUCTIONS (ENGLAND); 5th - WARWICK & WARWICK LTD. (ENGLAND); 6th - CORBITT STAMPS LTD. (ENGLAND); 10th - SOLER y LLACH SUBASTAS INTERNACIONALES, S.A. (SPAIN); 11th - FILATELIA LLACH, S.L. (SPAIN); 11th - ITALPHIL srl (ITALY) 11th - KRONENBERG AUKTIONEN AG (SWITZERLAND); 11th - 13th - SPINK (London) (ENGLAND); 12th - BRIGHAM AUCTIONS LTD. (CANADA); 13th - FILATELIA SAMMARINESE S.R.L. (REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO); 13th - STATUS INTERNATIONAL (AUSTRALIA); 15th - WESTERN AUCTIONS LTD. (WALES); 16th - TAKAHASHI STAMP COMPANY (JAPAN); 18th - EARL P. L. APFELBAUM INC. (USA); 19th - CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD. (AUSTRALIA); 19th - 20th - CHERRYSTONE PHILATELIC AUCTIONS (USA); 20th - CAVENDISH PHILATELIC AUCTIONS LTD. (ENGLAND); 22nd - STANLEY GIBBONS [AUSTRALIA] PTY. LTD. (AUSTRALIA); 25th - HARMERS OF LONDON (ENGLAND); 28th - 29th - STAMP CENTER (USA). CECwiakala@aol.com 
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 4.7.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 276
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; Postal Stationery Updates; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; New Meghdoot Postcards; India at Spink Auction; Post Office to Sell Railway Tickets; India Post and the Banks; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Nepal New Issues; Readers Formu = O P Gupta, Ashok Kumar Tiwary.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  4.7.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 275
In this Issue:
New Printers for Indian Stamps; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; New Meghdoot Postcards; New Stamp Booklet; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Stamp Paper Vending Machines; 12th Olympic Collectors World Fair.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)   4.7.2006
BOLIVIA - AIR MAIL 1924 - 1942
ROYUELA Carlos, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
.  Wellcome.

Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  23.6.2006
E-CATALOGUE ENTIRES OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1918 - 1939  (PART I.-IX.)
STEFEK Miroslav a KYPAST Jan, OSTRAVA, CZECHIA (only online and only in czech)
. Wellcome.

Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  22.6.2006
MEMORIES OF SCOUT NECKERCHIEF
BASSO Roberto, BRASIL
. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  22.6.2006
Great Britain Imperforate Line Engraved - the Vanity and the Insanity
FRAJOLA Richard C., TAOS, NEW MEXICO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  20.6.2006
Dear Japhila and Exponet visitor!
Since some weeks there is a new exhibit on EXPONET: The J.S. van Oosterhoud collection "World War II". http://www.japhila.cz/hof/0103/index0103a.htm  The collection has been built-up in 60 years and consists of different parts, partly exhibition collection (under cover addresses and Jewish Mail) and partly study collections, such as displaced persons, concentration camps and censored mail, Ghetto Mail. The entire collection is on sale in the upcoming auction of René Hillesum Filatelie, Roosendaal, Netherlands. The mail auction closes June 23 at 15.30 CEST (Central European Summertime), so you are invited to send your bids by e-mail to hillesum@filatelist.com  What makes is special AND attractive is that all lots have a flat startingprice per album page of just EURO 15! The (text)catalogue in PDF can be found on www.filatelist.com  We can proudly announce that even after the sale this interesting studycollection will be present on EXPONET!
René Hillesum 20.6.2006
Harmers of London in Prague
Joining the exhibitors already registered from Great Britain is another noteworthy company. Presenting itself for the first time at this year’s Collector (Sberatel) trade fair, to be held in Prague from 15 to 17 September, will be Harmers of London. Founded in 1918, it is one of the most respected auction houses in the world that is involved with all aspects connected with philatelic material. Other exhibitors from Great Britain will be Trevor Pateman, Peter McBride, Bill Barrell and David Morrison.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
What’s new from Czech Post
For this year’s trade fair, Czech Post is issuing post cards, on which in front of Prague Castle a cat is offering a dog a bone, and in return the dog is offering the cat a mouse. The humorous drawing is accompanied by the text “International Meeting of Collectors” and by information about the fair. The post cards will be for sale at the Czech Post stand. For the trade fair, Czech Post is also issuing a commemorative rubberstamp (the lettering is: Yearly Celebration of Collecting) and a commemorative rubberstamp for United Nations Day, which will be on Sunday, 17 September at the trade fair, as well as a sticker for registered letters (see the illustration
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4).
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Zberateľ will be back at Collector
After its premiere last year, the Slovak philatelic and numismatic company Zberateľ will be returning to the Collector trade fair. The company, which has an eleven-year tradition, is also the publisher of Netto catalogs of postage stamps of the Slovak Republic and of Zberateľ, the only monthly collector’s journal printed in Slovakia.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Telephone cards strongly represented
Collectors of telephone cards again have something to look forward to at this year’s trade fair. Among the telephone card dealers registered so far are Luboš Slezák, František Bartůněk, Jiří Bouček, Břetislav Folta and Robert Chaloupka from the Czech Republic, Buphila, George Shalev and Petar Ivanov from Bulgaria, Frank Heuer (Frutti69) from Germany, Mánia Magazin and Gábor Nagy from Hungary, Yevgeniy Nikiforov and Andrey Mikhailov from Russia, Mikhail Pinchuk from Belorussia, Karol Poláček and Jaroslav Müller from Slovakia, Bogdan Popa from Romania, Miroslav Prusac from Croatia, Rober Rozman from Slovenia, Monique Salmon from France, Lordanis Toutountzoglou from Greece and Xu Wei from China. Naturally, some of them will also have other, mainly numismatic and philatelic material available at the trade fair.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Telephone cards strongly represented
Collectors of telephone cards again have something to look forward to at this year’s trade fair. Among the telephone card dealers registered so far are Luboš Slezák, František Bartůněk, Jiří Bouček, Břetislav Folta and Robert Chaloupka from the Czech Republic, Buphila, George Shalev and Petar Ivanov from Bulgaria, Frank Heuer (Frutti69) from Germany, Mánia Magazin and Gábor Nagy from Hungary, Yevgeniy Nikiforov and Andrey Mikhailov from Russia, Mikhail Pinchuk from Belorussia, Karol Poláček and Jaroslav Müller from Slovakia, Bogdan Popa from Romania, Miroslav Prusac from Croatia, Rober Rozman from Slovenia, Monique Salmon from France, Lordanis Toutountzoglou from Greece and Xu Wei from China. Naturally, some of them will also have other, mainly numismatic and philatelic material available at the trade fair.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Another exhibitor from Argentina
In the field of philately, another exhibitor from Argentina has registered for the trade fair – Mr. Daniel Hugo Mello Teggia from Buenos Aires. The philatelic company Hanyfila from Hungary will be trying out the trade fair for the first time, and returning to Collector will be the biggest philatelic company in Moravia – Filatelie Klim. Naturally, Profilex from Tuszyn, Poland, also will not be missing. That company represents sixteen stamp countries for the Czech Republic starting with Angola and ending with Vanuatu. Returning is also Bosnia and Herzegovina Post.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Mints of Slovakia and Romania in PragueThe Kremnica
Mint is preparing a large exhibition for the trade fair. That Slovak mint has been making coins and medals continuously for seven centuries. After its premiere last year, the State Mint of Romania is also returning. A total of at least twelve mints will be represented at the trade fair.
Jindrich Jirasek  18.6.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 274
In this Issue: Service Tax on Postal Services; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Advertisement on The Postal Receipts; Stamp Exhibition in Train; 151 Years of India Post; Auction Action; Football through Philately; Recent Periodical Publications; Recent & Forthcoming Events; New Web Sites; India Post & Multi Commodities Exchange of India Pakistan; New Issues Errors; Freaks & Oddities: India Cyprus Joint Issue France Honors Indian Cinema.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  16.6.2006
HISTORIA POSTAL DE LA GUERRA DEL PACÍFICO 1879 - 1884
MILENKO OBILINOVIC, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  16.6.2006
ISSUES OF AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY (1850 - 1918) USED IN TERRITORIES OF FUTURE CZECHOSLOVAKIA
HENRY HAHN, USA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  13.6.2006
PALMARES WASHINGTON 2006
Pdf files - 5 MB.
Bretislav Janik  (další informace)  2.6.2006
COLLECTION J. S. van OOSTERHOUD - WORLD WAR II
Great collection 1560 pages on 108 frames.
RENÉ HILLESUM, Roosendaal, Netherlande. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  2.6.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 272
In this Issue:
400 Years of Guru Arjan Dev’s Martyrdom; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; Collector’s Pack 2004; New Maxim Cards; Auction Action; Philatelic Society of Rajasthan; Regular Thefts of Sped Post Articles; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Bhutan New Issues; Pakistan New Issues; Sri Lanka New Issues; Errors Freaks & Oddities: International Peace Day; Readers Forum – Dr Amitava Sen; The Great Philatelic Fraud.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  2.6.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 271
In this Issue: Gandhi Handbook; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; Postal Stationery Updates; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Postmen Selling Stamps & booking; Letters New Stamp Cards Indian Participation in Exhibitions Abroad Recent & Forthcoming Events; Speed Post Tracking on Mobile Phones Bank On Your Postman Mobile Phone Operators Tie-up with India Post ; Pakistan New Issues; Sri Lanka New Issues; Errors Freaks & Oddities: India Iran Joint Issue Readers; Forum.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  30.5.2006
ARGENTINA 1892: AMERICA'S FIRST COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS
WOLF SPILLE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  20.5.2006
VARIABLE RATE STAMPS - CASTLE VEVERI
JIRI SEDLAK, KLADNO, CZECHIA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  14.5.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 270
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; Postal Stationery Updates; New Meghdoot Postcards; Army Postal Service Issues; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; A Bouquet of Philatelic Articles; 25th Indian Antarctic Expedition; Recent & Forthcoming Events.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other informations) 14.5.2006
EXPONET NEWSLETTER Nr. 1 FOR WASHINGTON 2006
Newsletter in pdf.
Organisation Committee Exponet  (other informations)  13.5.2006
Washington 2006 Update 15 Released with Latest Schedule, Appearance and Auction Information
Washington 2006, the world philatelic exhibition scheduled for May 27 to June 3 at the Washington, DC Convention Center, has issued its 15th Member Update. It may be viewed and downloaded on the show's web site at http://www.washington-2006.org  The complete schedule of activities and events takes up nine of its ten pages. It contains many new listings and several date, time, and room number changes. Show visitors can meet with a race car driver, an astronaut, local radio DJs, collectible specialists, numerous stamp artists, and colorful characters throughout all eight days of Washington 2006. NASCAR Busch series champion David Green will autograph your souvenirs on Tuesday, May 30 between 10 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-3 PM. The USPS race car simulator can be driven by "big kids" and adults daily between 10:30 AM-12:30 PM and 2:30-5:30 PM. Former NASA astronaut Henry (Hank) Hartsfield, Jr. will be at Washington 2006 on Technology Day, Wednesday, May 31, signing autographs from 1 PM-2 PM in the Kids Zone. He is a veteran of three missions logging 483 hours total in space on Shuttles Columbia (STS-4 in 1982), Discovery (STS-41D in 1984) and Challenger (STS-61A in 1985).
Tom Fortunato  (other informations) 12.5.2006
Slovak Post first time with its own stand
Among the participants this year for the first time at the Collector international trade fair to be held in Prague on 15 – 17 September will be the Slovak Post with its own stand. Slovak Post employs the finest Slovak designers, so it is no surprise that Slovak stamps, FDCs and other philatelic materials are very popular, and not only with Czech philatelists. For example, a stamp issued last year from the art series Dinner at Emmaus by Rembrandt van Rijn was chosen as the most beautiful Slovak stamp.
Jindrich Jirasek  11.5.2006
Exhibitor from Argentina
Mr. Juan N. Simona of Buenos Aires will be coming to the Prague fair for the second time. He is among the most famous philatelic merchants in Argentina, and he has been a postage stamp dealer for over thirty years. In Prague, he will be selling not only Argentinean stamps including the latest issues, but also contemporary stamps from around the world, letters, envelopes, postcards and other material.
Jindrich Jirasek  11.5.2006
AIJP at the trade fair
This year’s trade fair will pay special attention to the World Association of the Authors and Journalists in Philately (AIJP). That organization brings together many outstanding journalists involved with philately both from a specialist’s perspective and with the aim of its popularization. Among its Czech members is for example Mr. Miroslav Langhammer. Late last year, the publisher Pofis released his beautifully illustrated work Filatelie je víc než známky (Philately is More than Stamps) for young and beginner philatelists.
Jindrich Jirasek  11.5.2006
H. D. Rauch plans to return to Prague
Among the regular exhibitors at the fair is the Austrian auction house H. D. Rauch from Vienna. Rauch regularly holds philatelic and numismatic auctions. Collectors can also buy many items over the internet, including postage stamps, coins, honorary decorations or medals. Dukát, a coin shop in Brno, will again be at the Collector fair. Among other activities, Dukát also organizes auctions of numismatic materials.
Jindrich Jirasek  11.5.2006
Promotional materials on the fair
For this year’s Collector international trade fair, the organizer has issued a size A2 poster (see the picture), a brochure in Czech, and a foreign language brochure (English, German, French, Russian and Polish). If you are interested in receiving promotional materials, just send an e-mail to sberatel@ppa.cz
Jindrich Jirasek  11.5.2006
Are you looking for accommodations?
If you are planning to come to Prague for the Collector trade fair and if you are seeking accommodations, just click on website at http://new.ppa.cz/?page=sber_ubytovani_en  There, you will find offers from our partner hotels.
Jindrich Jirásek  11.5.2006
MAY 2006 PHILATELIC AUCTIONS
Latest Update: 1st May 2006. Auction Agent Representation Available From:
CECwiakala@aol.com 
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 11.5.2006
THE AIR MAIL OF THE SOVIET ZONE OF OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND THE GDR 1945-1955
HELM BEDRICH, KLATOVY, CZECHIA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  29.4.2006
NEW ZEALAND POSTAL STATIONERY, 1876-1940
STEPHEN D. SCHUMANN, HAYWARD, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  25.4.2006

Washington 2006 News You Can Use
The Washington 2006 world philatelic exhibition is now just weeks away, taking place May 27-June 3 at the Washington DC Convention Center. Final preparations are in the works to make this once-a-decade event a must-see. The DC Convention Center is a huge facility three city blocks long and several stories high. Washington 2006 takes place in the lowest level of the building in halls A, B and C. The main entrance to the Center is on Mt. Vernon Place between 7th and 9th Street. Visitors will find show registration inside this center entrance on the left...
Thomas Fortunato  (other informations) 23.4.2006
UNITED STATES 90c STATIONERY - REAY AND PLIMPTON ISSUES / SOURCE MATERIAL AND USAGE UNITED STATES 30c STATIONERY
ROBERT L. MARKOVITS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  22.4.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 269
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; Postal Stationery Updates; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; Remembrance Pack; India Online Exhibits (EXPONET !); Recent & Forthcoming Events; Recent Periodical Publications; Maldives New Issues; Errors Freaks & Oddities: India Post 150 Years MS.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other informations) 21.4.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 268
In this Issue: Naresh Kumar Jain Passed Away; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; New Stamps Released; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; India KGV Re 1 Head Missing; SRJ Postal Auction; Gandhi Stamp Exhibition; Recent & Forthcoming Events; EIPA News Bulletin; Errors Freaks & Oddities: Black Missing in Builders Navy Readers Forum; Rakesh Walia Art in Miniature Annals of a Postal Journey.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other informations) 21.4.2006
Stamps of India Collectors Companion - Issue # 267
In this Issue: Best Stamps of 2005; Forthcoming Stamp Issues, New Stamps Released; Postal Stationery Updates; Farewell to the Postmaster General North Bengal & Sikkim Recent & Forthcoming Events Errors Freaks @ Oddities: Red Missing PFR Saif Shines on Aussie Stamp.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other informations) 21.4.2006
INDIA ONE-QUARTER ANNA ENVELOPES OF 1902-1907
STEVEN ZWILLINGER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  10.4.2006
POSTAL HISTORY OF THE U.S. CIRCULAR DIE POSTAL STATIONERY: RATES AND USAGES 1916-1960
SUFFET Stephen L. , NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  11.4.2006
INDIA ONE-QUARTER ANNA POST CARD OF 1902
STEVEN ZWILLINGER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  10.4.2006
STAMPS OF INDIA COLLECTORS COMPANION Issue # 266
In this Isue: Important Notice; Forthcoming Stamp Issues; Postal Stationery Updates; Army Postal Service Issues; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; New Meghdoot Postcards; Now Buy Tea At Post Office; Indian Participation in Exhibitions Abroad Recent & Forthcoming Events; Errors Freaks & Oddities: Yellow; Missing PFR Maldives New Issues The; Calendar of Worldwide Philatelic Auctions.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan  (other informations)  10.4.2006
HAWAIIAN POSTAL CARDS AND ENVELOPES: KINGDOM, PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT, AND REPUBLIC ISSUES
ERIC A. GLOHR, LANSING, MI, USA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  9.4.2006
CHILE POSTAL STATIONERY, 10 OR LESS
ROSS A. TOWLE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  9.4.2006
VICTORIAN POSTAL STATIONERY OF INDIA USED AT ADEN
JERONE R. HART, GREAT BRITAIN. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  8.4.2006
THE IOLANI PALACE POSTAL CARD
ELIZABETH J. NETLES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  8.4.2006
PAYING THE POSTAGE IN THE UNITED STATES: 1776-1921
This internet display examines the relationship between postal rates, both government and private, and the mode of payment that would have been used to pay those postal rates and fees in the United States between 1776 and 1921. The mounted collection will be exhibited at Washington 2006 World Stamp Show, May 26 - June 3, 2006.
FRAJOLA Richard C., TAOS, NM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Wellcome.
Exponet Organisation Committee  (other informations)  8.4.2006
24th AUCTION POSTAL STATIONERY & POSTAL HISTORY
Dear Collectors, a short reminder that our 24th Auction of Postal Stationery & Postal History closes on 16th April 2006 at 18am (CET). Only 14 days left !!! My site is worth a look and will the search engine easy to find items. Cut and paste in Web browser the URL http://www.pac-auction.com Auction contains approximately 3.250 different lots. Some interesting items as always: Cape of Good Hope: Folded letter franked by 1S Hope Seated, green (Scott Nr. 6, with border on right). Stamp very good sniped. Canceled by triangular cancel (not clear), sent to Paris. Transit calcels London 29 OC 1860 + Calais 29 OC 1860 on front, arrival Paris 30 OCT on reverse. Stamp signed. http://www.pac-auction.com/pict.php?pict=2684 ...
Milan Cernik  (other informations)  5.4.2006
Popular postal services are coming back to Prague Fair Collector
Swiss Post has taken a liking to the fair. They will participate at COLLECTOR this year (to be held on 15 – 17 September in Prague) for the third time in a row. The Swiss issue very interesting stamps and post cards/envelopes with printed postage stamps that attract much interest among the fair’s visitors. Among the record holders in terms of numbers of participants are the Australian Post and the Irish Post. Both of these postal services have had exhibits at the fair continuously since the first annual fair in 1998. Naturally, they will not be absent this year either.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Aix-phila will have an even bigger offering
Fifty German philatelic auction houses achieve an annual turnover in the hundreds of millions of Euros. One of the best known German auction houses is the firm Aix-phila from Aachen, another traditional exhibitor at the Prague fair. Founded in 1987, Aix-phila has been participating at the COLLECTOR fair from the very beginning, and each year its participation has grown. This year it is preparing an even bigger offering for visitors than it had last year.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Chinese telephone card at the fair
For the international fair COLLECTOR the Chinese telecommunications firm China Tietong (CTT) in Hunan Province is releasing a limited issue of 300 prepaid phone cards (see the picture). The card number is CTT-2006-197200-17, its face value is 10 Yuan RMB, and the issue date is 1 March 2006. The card (with an airplane of Czech Airlines) will be available in limited quantities at the fair.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Coins from around the world at the fair
The fair Collector is a Mecca for collectors of modern coins and for people who want to invest in coins. The Austrian Mint has traditionally had a large stand at the fair, along with several other mints, starting with the Royal Canadian Mint and finishing with mints from Australia, for example.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Lindner once again in Prague
Lindner Falzlos, a German maker of aids for philatelists and other collectors, will again be at this year’s fair. Founded in 1947 by August Lindner, since the start of the year the company’s management has passed on to what is now the fourth generation of Lindners. Right from the start, the firm has been known for its unique stamp protection system, from which over the years it has developed the famous Lindner-T-System, which is still used with success.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
A perfect offering of motifs
Since this year’s Collector trade fair does not conflict with the Stampex fair in London, the Dutch philatelic dealer Wim van der Bijl from Utrecht is returning to Prague after a year’s absence. His stand always attracts lots of visitors, and it’s no wonder. He amazes fair visitors with his perfectly prepared offering of motifs. Instead of just offering stamps, books of stamps or postcards/envelopes with pre-printed stamps broken down into categories like cars etc., he has them grouped as Ford, Volkswagen, FIAT etc., helping customers find what they are looking for very quickly.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Bill Barell is coming back
This year, Bill Barell from Lincolnshire, a well known expert on the history of the postal system and stamps in Great Britain, is taking advantage of how nicely the Stampex fair in London ties in with the Collector international trade fair in Prague. This year at the fair to held in Prague on 15 – 17 September, he will have an exhibit together with David Morrison, who will be exhibiting, among other things, envelopes from shipwrecks and mail from railway accidents.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
UNPA every year
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in Vienna has participated each year at the Collector international trade fair since the first annual fair in 1998. It considers the fair to be a prestigious event in Central Europe, both from an organizational standpoint and in terms of attendance levels. For each event it issues a so-called white card with a Prague motif. Sunday at the fair is always declared to be UN Day, and the Czech Postal Service uses a special postmark for the occasion. Naturally, this year will be no different.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Euronumix is satisfied
Last year the company Euronumix from Düsseldorf participated at the fair for the first time. They offered coins from Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City and they were successful. This year, Euronumix is returning to Prague. Last year they made their own photographic documentation of the Collector fair which devoted to the organizer of the fair.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Minerals and jewelry to add variety to the fair
Each year, minerals from around the world and jewelry made with precious stones add to the variety of the fair. It is especially the wives of visitors and collectors who will be making a real dent in their husbands’ wallets at gem dealers’ exhibits. Such traditional exhibitors as Mineral Metal, Luboš Poděbradský, Jiří Špalek, Jaroslav Hyršl and new exhibitors like Jiří Šedý – Probika will be represented at the fair this year.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Premiere of an Italian company
This year, the Italian company SEPA s.r.l. from the city of Faenza will be participating for the first time. The company manufactures accessories for philatelists and numismatists. Founded in 1963, the company was originally involved mainly with collecting, manufacturing and dealing in albums for coins, bank notes, postcards and other collectibles. Gradually, however, the company has expanded its activities into such new areas as paper goods, office supplies and publicity matter.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Czech philatelic dealers are gearing up
Czech philatelic dealers are also getting ready for the Collector trade fair. Among those already registered are Filatelie Karlin, Filatelie Onager, Artphila, Filatelie Podskalský, Filatelie Hobby, Alkado and Qarta. At the fair, the demand among both Czech and foreign collectors is strong for high-quality philatelic material. According to a survey taken in 2004, every seventh visitor to the fair is from abroad. The fair’s organizers will repeat the survey this year.
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
Important message of the fair organizer to exhibitors
In addition to many other firms, the company Construct Data GmbH offers exhibitors entries in trade fair catalogues. We would like to inform you that when making catalogues for our own fair Collector, Progres Partners Advertising s.r.o. acts wholly independently, and it has no connection whatsoever with the company Construct Data Verlag GmbH, which operates the Internet page Fair Guide. We have not permitted this company to use our name or trademarks in their advertising. In the case of the published advertisement of the company Construct Data GmbH, this is not our official trade fair catalogue nor official trade fair catalogue of our trade fair ordered by us. The unsolicited offer forms sent out were often filled in mistakenly and signed with the understanding that the entry in the so-called Fairguide was to be made free of charge. But in reality, costs exceeding 2,900 Euro are evident from the text in fine print. As the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) has informed, on the basis of the court ruling issued, there exists no legal claim against the customer, even in the eventuality that he signed the offer form. You can receive more detailed information on the ruling at http://www.auma.de/content/meldung29_d.htm 
Jindrich Jirasek 5.4.2006
STAMPS OF INDIA COLLECTORS COMPANION ISSUE # 265
In this Issue: Forthcoming Stamp Issues; Postal Stationery Updates; New Meghdoot Postcards; Recent Special Postmarks & Covers; More Philatelic Calendars; Gandhi Handbook; Jamshedpur Philatelic Society; The Eastern India Philatelists' Association; Recent & Forthcoming Events; Readers Forum - Ashok Bose.
Madhukar and Savita Jhingan (other informations) 5.4.2006
BC PHILATELIC SOCIETY PLANS VANPEX 2006
This year’s theme: “Three Kings for Canada”. The theme of VANPEX 2006, “Three Kings for Canada,” recalls the year 1936, when three separate monarchs served as monarchs for what was then the Dominion of Canada. The national-level stamp show is scheduled for September 8-10 in Coquitlam, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. It is hoped that many of the show’s 180 exhibit frames will feature collections relating to the “Three Kings” theme. Bourse Chair Jim Miller reports that the VANPEX bourse is already sold out, and that there is a waiting list. Twenty stamp dealers have rented all 29 dealer tables. Two additional tables are reserved for Canada Post, which has been invited to attend...
Bob Ingraham, Exhibits Chair, VANPEX 2006 (other informations) 4.4.2006
APRIL 2006 PHILATELIC AUCTIONS
Latest Update: 1st April 2006. Auction Agent Representation Available From:
CECwiakala@aol.com 
Chuck E. Cwiakala (other informations) 4.4.2006
BULGARIAN STAMP SMALL LION 1889-1901
TODOROV Orlin, BULGARIA. Wellcome.
Milan Cernik, Bretislav Janík  (other informations)  4.4.2006
WASHINGTON 2006: COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS AND PROMOTIONAL DISPLAY UPDATE
A total of 640 philatelic exhibits and 233 literature exhibits are now confirmed as competitors at Washington 2006, the world philatelic exhibition scheduled to begin Memorial Day weekend od Saturday, may 27 and run through the following Saturday, June 3 at the Washington, DC Convention Center...
Thomas M. Fortunato  (other informations)  3.4.2006
AUCTION RENÉ HILLESUM
Please be informed that my next sales will be February 27, 2005. "Boekenland", philatelic literature, "Sheraton & Peel", postal history / covers, "René Hillesum", loose stamps / postmarks. Soon you will find more info on www.filatelist.com For your information: I will be present with a sales stand at the "Eindejaarsbeurs" in Apeldoorn, Nederland 28 + 29 December info: www.eindejaarsbeurs.nl Do you like something to do in between? Maybe you will find some accumulations at www.stampsforsale.nl Practical! A philatelic four-language dictionary (incl. Dutch!) http://www.philaguide.com/philawords/index.htm
René Hillesum 23.12.2004

Int. Trade fair Collector in 2005 on dates Sept. 16.-18th
The eighth annual international trade fair Collector will be held in Prague at the same exhibition ground and in the same exhibition hall on the dates 16th  – 18th September 2005. The organising firm Progres Partners Advertising guarantees that it will be on at least the same level as last year’s event, which most exhibitors and visitors praised highly.
Jindrich Jirasek  13.12.2004

Every seventh visitor is from abroad
As we have already informed, at the last event in 2004, the organisers of the trade fair Collector organised a survey of visitor makeup. From the survey of a sample of 271 recipients addressed at random it was found that 14.8% of visitors came from abroad. This means that an average of every seventh visitor to the trade fair was a foreigner. Naturally, they mostly came from neighbouring countries – Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. But visitors from far more distant places came to the trade fair – from Slovenia, Great Britain, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium and also from Thailand, China and Japan. There was a total of 12,155 visitors at the last Collector.
Jindrich Jirasek  13.12.2004

Czech Mint satisfied
The Czech Mint first participated at the trade fair Collector as an exhibitor in 2003. During its first appearance it was satisfied, but this year’s participation exceeded all expectations. As the director of the mint, ing. Jan Vízek, said after the trade fair, “revenues for goods sold were even higher than last year, and we also had many interesting and useful discussions with exhibitors and mints from other countries. I believe that the trade fair Collector has become one of the most important European collecting trade fairs”. In 2005, the Czech Mint will naturally return to the trade fair.
Jindrich Jirasek  13.12.2004

Union of the Czech Philatelists at trade fair
Last year, the officials of the Union of the Czech Philatelists (UCP) expressed great satisfaction with the trade fair Collector. In a letter of thanks to the organisers of the trade fair, the chairman of the union, Lumír Brendl, wrote that there had been enormous interest on the part of visitors in the consultation services at the stand of the UCP. Many representatives of philatelic federations from abroad came to the trade fair, and the Federation talked to them. Amongst them was  a member of the executive committee of the Federation of Israeli Philatelists, M. Kremener, with whom the future participation of Israeli philatelists at the trade fair was discussed.
Jindrich Jirasek  13.12.2004

Free appraisal service at trade fair
Every year, a free consultation service is available to visitors in all fields of collecting. In the field of minerals and precious stones, the service is traditionally provided by the court appointed appraiser Karel Mařík from the Prague firm Mineral & Gem Collection. Every year, more and more visitors come to his stand. In 2002, there were 18, last year there were 26, and during the last event 32 people were interested in the service. There often arise curious situations during the appraisal of minerals, jewellery or precious stones.  Last year a gentleman stood before the exhibition stand for a while before asking whether he was in the right place for a decision and whether he had a diamond or not. He showed a gentleman’s gold (brass) ring with a solitary stone of considerable size. Following negative test results, he said that he had thought so too, but that he would come back. A few minutes later he was back, and he tipped out several small loose stones from a piece of crumpled up paper which were “definitely supposed to be diamonds”. The test results were negative once more. After a moment’s hesitation, he took it on board calmly and said that he would be back. He returned, but not alone. He had brought a lady with him, who he submitted for tests on the diamonds and jewels that she was wearing. The situation became slightly critical and became visibly worse after the discovery that the lady didn’t have a single diamond on her. It took a lot of explaining, but in the end the pair understood that the appraisal service provided did not consist of turning glass into diamonds.
Jindrich Jirasek  12.12.2004
Record in the field of telephone cards
In the field of telephone cards, Collector is becoming one of the largest and most frequented events in Central Europe. At the last trade fair, exhibitors from 18 countries offered cards, which is the largest number yet in the seven-year history: they came from Belorussia, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Japan, South Africa, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and, naturally, the Czech Republic.
Jindrich Jirasek  12.2.2004
CHINESE FAMILY NAMES
China issued a set of 128 stamps on November 18, 2004 on Chinese family names. The issue is sponsored by the Chinese Culture Research Institute. A 1982 government survey was used to select the most common surnames or family names, which account for nearly 90 percent of the population. These have been used on 100 stamps. The remaining 28 stamps feature the historical names include figures such as Yandi (Red Emperor) and Huangdi (Yellow Emperor). Li (plum) is one of the most common family name and makes up about 8 percent of the Chinese population.
3.12.2004
Helvetia to Hold Seminar on “Team Exhibiting à la Swiss”
A still-new concept of philatelic team competition will be described and displayed at a public seminar entitled “Team Exhibiting à la Swiss” on Friday, March 4, during the annual convention of the American Helvetia Philatelic Society (AHPS) by five members who have entered the current Swiss competition.
Tracy Feinsilver  (other information)  1.12.2004
McCANN ACCEPTS NEW WASHNGTON 2006 POST
Dr. Peter McCann, international exhibitor and judge, former APS president, and current W2006 Director, has been appointed chairman of the newly spun-off Washington 2006 Competitive Exhibit Selection Committee. The principal duty of the committee is to select the competitive exhibits for Washington 2006. Applications are expected to outnumber frames by a factor of two or three. McCann will work closely with John Lievsay, Commissioner General, who continues as liaison with all commissioners. Charlie Peterson will assist McCann in using FIP-sponsored software and records from previous FIP exhibitions to ensure compliance with their regulations. Peterson had previously headed the combined Jury and Exhibit Selection Committees. The Washington 2006 Management Committee decided that realigning the groups would allow each chairman to better focus on their respective mission. In addition to chairing the Jury Committee, Charlie continues to solicit world-class philatelic rarities, special collections and Court of Honor material for display at W2006. All three men hold positions with the FIP, the international philatelic federation based in Zurich, Switzerland. McCann is a vice-president, Peterson is a director, and Lievsay is a member of the FIP Fight Against Forgeries committee. Exhibitors are urged to apply early to Washington 2006. Although the deadline for submission is several months away, response from U.S. exhibitors continues to exceed expectations. The U.S. Commissioners are: George J. Kramer, 199 Charles St., Clifton, N.J. 07013 email: gjkk@optonline.net  Lewis E. Bussey, P.O. Box 18674, Denver CO. 80218 email: lebarch@aol.com  Washington 2006 will be held May 27-June 3, 2006 at the Washington DC Convention Center. It will feature 3,800 frames of exhibits, over 150 dealers and postal administrations from around the world, first day ceremonies sponsored by the USPS and other authorities, meetings and seminars from over 100 specialty societies, an interactive youth area, and much more. For details, see the exhibition's web site at http://www.washington-2006.org .
Thomas M. Fortunato, 42 Maynard St, Rochester, NY 14615-2022 USA Washington 2006 Media Communications Chairman  22.11.2004
AUCTION OLYMPSPORT ENDED
The results of last auction of Olympsport are on web! The adress is: http://web.telecom.cz/olympsport
Jaroslav Petrasek  18.11.2004
NEWS ON THE EXPONET: WHAT IS KOBAN?
As you can see on the following pages, the Koban issues of Japan are fascinating, because of the many paper and perforation varieties and, most of all, because of the many different cancellation types used for domestic and foreign mail in Japan and in the many post offices Japan operated in foreign countries. For that reason I collect only used stamps, preferably on cover, used postcards and other used Koban stationary...
Horst Mueller  (other information) 17.11.2004
ILLEGAL ISSUES OF GAMBIA
Maria Libera maria.libera@upu.int of WADP/UPU informs that a circular has just been published at the request of Gambia denouncing illegal stamps being offered on the international market, purportedly issued by the postal administration of Gambia, but which have no such authorization. Its stamps always bear the name of "The Gambia", while most, if not all, of the illegal stamps do not bear the prefix "The" in The Gambia. Postal administrations are therefore urged not to accept in their systems postal items with stamps that fit the descriptions as above. Investigations are continuing with the assistance of the administration's philatelic agent. These issues have not been authorized by The Gambia Post Office:
"Prehistoric World" miniature sheet with the Rotary logo portraying Dinosaurs – two stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Birds of Prey" miniature sheet with the Rotary logo – six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Chinese New Year" miniature sheet with a gorilla and Chinese inscriptions in the background – two stamps portraying monkeys, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Oceans" miniature sheet with the Rotary logo depicting marine life in the background and on the stamps. There are nine stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Polar Birds" miniature sheet with the Rotary logo depicting scenes with penguins in the background and on the stamps. There are three stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. The sheet is also sold in the imperforate and cancelled-to-order versions.
"Orchids" miniature sheet with the Rotary logo depicting different orchids in the background and on the stamps. There are six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Looney Tunes" miniature sheet depicting cartoon scenes in the background and on the stamps. There are two stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. They also feature the inscription "75th Birthday of Mickey Mouse".
"Games & Sports" miniature sheet depicting sports personalities in the background and on the stamps. There are two stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. The sheet is also sold in the imperforate and cancelled-to-order versions.
"John Paul II" miniature sheet depicting different scenes of Pope John Paul II in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. There is also the logo of the Red Cross "COMITE INTERNATIONAL GENEVE" and the inscription "25 years of the Pontificate".
"John Paul II" miniature sheet depicting different scenes of Pope John Paul II in the background and on the stamps.
"New Cinema" miniature sheet depicting different actresses in the background and on the stamps. There are six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. The sheet is also sold in the cancelled-to-order version.
"Nude Art" miniature sheet depicting paintings of different artists (Renoir, Courbet, Boucher and Cézanne) in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Vincent van Gogh" miniature sheet depicting various paintings of this artist in the background and on the stamps. There are six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Great Composers" miniature sheet depicting various composers on the stamps (Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven, Bach). There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
"Lighthouses" miniature sheet depicting lighthouses with the Rotary logo in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. The sheet is also sold in the imperforate version.
"Monuments of Egypt" miniature sheet depicting various pyramids with the Rotary logo in the background and on the stamps. There are six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
A miniature sheet depicting various aircraft with the Rotary logo in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
A miniature sheet depicting various fire engines and memorabilia of September 11th in New York in the background and on the stamps. There are six stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. There is also the inscription "Remember September 11th".
A "Classic Actresses" miniature sheet depicting various actresses in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003.
A "Pin-Up Art" miniature sheet depicting various semi-clad women in the background and on the stamps. There are four stamps, each of 25 D, with the year 2003. There is also the inscription "Earl Moran".
WADP appeals to the philatelic community to continue to be extremely vigilant regarding the presence of illegal stamps, in particular on the Internet, at stamp shows and trade fairs and in various publications. WADP also renew their appeal for assistance to the philatelic community to receive as much material as possible that is on the market that is or may be doubtful in nature and which requires investigation. This helps WADP to provide guidance and assistance to the countries concerned. It is important that the stamp collectors check the listing of the legal issues (through www.wnstamps.ch website) and double-check beforehand the authenticity of the stamps they want to purchase.
The summary of circulars issued to date which denounce illegal stamps is also available at http://www.upu.int/philately/en/index.shtml 
Madhukar Jhingan 17.11.2004
Z. MIKULSKI'S COLLECTION OF RUSSIA
(1864-1905) to be held on December 8, 2004. The Zbigniew S. Mikulski collection of Russia 1864-1905 will be sold by Cherrystone at auction on December 8, 2004. This entire auction is online now - 170+ lots with the most important rarities of Imperial Russia, including imperforate errors, inverted centers and backgrounds, with many unique items never before offered for sale at auction. Only a limited number of handbook-style catalogues are available from Cherrystone Auctions at $35. Reminder! Our November 17-18 auction is just days away! Do not miss this important sale of United States; British Commonwealth; Europe with specialized Germany; Russia; France; South America and much more.
http://www.cherrystoneauctions.com  Most of the single lots are accompanied by quality color scans. Opening Prices updated daily. Bid online through our secure server, mail, telephone, or fax. Personal assistance always available. Printed catalogues available. Cherrystone Auctions, 119 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone 212-977-7734, E-Mail info@cherrystoneauctions.com

14.11.2004
New WASHINGTON 2006 Web Site Design Unveiled
The web site for Washington 2006, the international exhibition scheduled for May 27-June 3, 2006 at the Washington, DC Convention Center, has been completely redesigned. It can be viewed at http://www.washington-2006.org Randy L. Neil of Neil Creative Media took on the challenge of giving the show's web presence a new look and making it easier to navigate. An initial prototype was presented to and approved by W2006 officers in August. Work on the final product began soon thereafter. It has been online since mid-October. Neil has since accepted the position of webmaster, taking over from Doug Lehmann, who held the post since the first web site went up in 1998. Doug was recently named chief administrator of the exhibitor's bin room. "A redesign was always in our plans to take place about two years before the event," says W2006 Media Communications chairman Tom Fortunato. "The Washington 2006 web site has been a collaborative effort from the start. Doug laid the groundwork, and Randy's new look continues to set the standard other international philatelic exhibition sites should emulate now and into the future." Much can be found on the web site. Visitors will be interested in learning about show registration and area hotel discounts. A current listing of attending dealers, postal administrations and societies is there as well.
Exhibitors from around the world will find details about applying for the exhibition, including The Bulletin and national commissioner contact information. Advertisers will find several options in both print and electronic formats. Unlike other international exhibitions, individual and society memberships financially support Washington 2006. The show is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization, allowing donors to take a tax deduction to the fullest extent of the law. Contributors should bear this in mind as 2004 comes to a close.
Questions about Washington 2006 may be emailed to info@washington-2006.org, or by writing to Washington 2006, PO Box 2006, Ashburn, VA 20146-2006 USA.
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope
Thomas M. Fortunato  4.11.2004
11th BURDA AUCTION STARTED
You can visit our website on url
http://www.filatelie-burda.cz/
Richard Burda  29.10.2004
PAC AUCTION
I would like to invite you to visit our 21th Auction of Postal Stationery & Postal History at www.pac-auction.com  There you´ll find a list of unsold auction items, which I am now offering for the original starting price plus 10 commission, plus postage. All items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. It contains approximately 1.200 different lots. The largest portion comprises mostly of items from former Czechoslovakia for the period of 1918-1939, followed by items from the Protectorate Bohemia & Moravia and Slovakia. Other items of interest include items from Germany and Austria, and there are numerous items from the D.P. Camps (concentration camps); various advertising items as well as Air Mail and Cinderella items. All prices shown are in Czech Crowns (CZK), and the exchange rate at the time of printing is approximately as follows: 1000 CZK = 31.83 Euros, or 1000 CZK = $39.75 US Milan Cernik - Auction of Postal Stationery & Postal History, P.O.Box 243, CZ-16041 Praha 6, Czech Republic, Tel.: +420-608-539-581, Fax: +420-233-342-383, E-mail: icernik@volny.cz  http: www.pac-auction.com 19.10.2004
CLOUDBERRIES CONCLUDE BERRY SERIES
In January, the third and last Frama label motif will be issued (3 january 2005). News from Alland.
Bretislav Janik  (other information) 18.10.2004
NEW AUCTION of OLYMPSPORT
See adress http://web.telecom.cz/olympsport
Jaroslav Petrasek  18.10.2004
Fair Collector Prague 2004: Record Broken Once Again!
Every year the number of exhibitors and visitors rises at the international trade fair Collector in Prague. This year’s seventh annual event, which was held from 10th to 12th September was no exception. A record number of 220 exhibitors from 34 countries came to the trade fair, and 12 thousand visitors came. The trade fair moved to a different hall on the Prague Exhibition Grounds which is one thousand square metres larger than the hall where it had been held before. The exhibitors thus occupied a gross area of 4700 m2. This year, women had free admission to the trade fair for the first time.
Jindrich Jirasek  (other information)  3.10.2004
CZECH EXHIBITS AT WORLD STAMP CHAMPIONSHIP - SINGAPORE 2004
The FIP "World Stamp Chapionship" show took place in Singapore from August 28 to September 1, 2004.  Held in the most modern and certainly cleanest Asian city, she show was located on the sixth floor of a huge exhibition and shopping complex adjacent to the elegant Marina Mandarin hotel where most participants stayed.  The international jury of about 52 included one Czech juror, Union of Czech Philatelists President Lumir Brendl, who was assigned to only judge Single Frame exhibits.  The US Commissioner was Stepthen Reinhard, who also served as Apprentice Juror.
Henry Hahn  (other information)  9.9.2004
BOOK REVIEW: "SCOUT PHILATELY IN OUR TERRITORY"
(Skautska Filatelie na Nasem Uzemi) by Ivan Vapenka. The handbook and unpriced catalogue published by PRAGOLINE in Prague in 2004 is particularly directed to non-Czech collectors of Scout issues, though unfortunatelly not as yet translated into English or German except for a two-page abstract at the back of the book. The major intent of the book is correct existing foreign publications which have misled Scout collectors in the past.
Henry Hahn  (other information)  6.9.2004
FINAL LIST OF EXHIBITORS
at 7th International Fair Collector in Prague.
Jindrich Jirasek  (other information)  1.9.2004
INSTANT STAMPS, NOW FROM CHINA
China is issuing stamps for the Chinese winners of the gold medals at at the 28th Olympic Games as quickly as possible. This is for the first time for China to record the Olympic gold medals won by Chinese athletes with stamps. The stamps in a sheet of 8, for each Olympic gold medal winner will feature with the portrait of the athlete. Albums are also being issued for these stamsp. Australia Post introduced Instant Stamps, in less then a day, for Australian athletes winning Gold medals at Sidney Olympics in 2000 and is issuing Instant Stamps for Athens Olympics.
stampsofindia@vsnl.net 23.8.2004
212th RUDOLF STELTZER AUCTION
September 9-11 in Oberursel/Germany. Large selection of German and international material with a traditional strong section in lots and collections. All items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com
Franz Fedra  22.8.2004
195th EDHAR MOHRMANN AUCTION
75 years Edgar Mohrmann Auctions. Jubilee Auction with many international rarities. Highlight is a huge zeppelin and airmail collection. All items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com
Franz Fedra  22.8.2004
AMERICAN STAMP DEALER ASSOCIATION
American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc. named “Official Sponsor” of the Washington 2006 International Dealers Bourse Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition has named the American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc. as the “Official Sponsor” of the International Dealers Bourse. The two day Dealers Bourse will be held on Thursday and Friday May 25-26, 2006. The official public opening of the event will be Saturday May 27, 2006. The Bourse will be located on the show floor, this will enable dealers to easily move their stock from the Dealers Bourse area to their assigned booth. The Bourse will be open to all dealer members in good standing of ASDA, APS, IFSDA (Member Association), PTS. Additional information, pricing and reservation forms will be available in the coming months. MAY 27-JUNE 3, WASHINGTON 2006, WASHINGTON PHILATELIC EXHIBITION, WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
B. J. (
www.asdaonline.com ) 19.8.2004
BRITISH COLUMBIA PHILATELIC SOCIETY PLANS VANPEX 2004
VANPEX, the annual national-level exhibition and bourse hosted by the British Columbia Philatelic Society, is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2004, at the Best Western Hotel & Convention Centre in Richmond, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. VANPEX organizers expect a 175-frame exhibit; we have received applications for exhibits totalling 43 frames, so there is still time to book your exhibit space. There will be 29 bourse tables, representing dealers from across Canada. Canada Post will have a booth, and the post office of Saint Pierre & Miquellon will have an official representatives on hand to sell stamps and other philatelic items, and to service covers. Two VANPEX show covers have been printed. In addition, there will be generous door prizes and seminars for beginning and advanced collectors.
Admission is $2 for adults, or $4 for the weekend. Children are free. Participants in VANPEX will be able to take advantage of a special hotel rate of $99 a nite during the event. Complete details, including links to the printable prospectus and exhibit entry form, are on our VANPEX 2004 web page, at VANPEX. Printable copies of the prospectus and official exhibit entry form are also available on the Society's web site. You will also find links to PDF files of a fliers which individuals and clubs may download and print to help advertise VANPEX.
Bob Ingraham, VANPEX Exhibits Chair  (other informations...)  8.8.2004
STAMP MADE OF WOOD
It may sound funny and next to impossible, a stamp made of real wood; but the Swiss Post is not yet at its end of innovation! After the issue of round self-adhesive postage stamps to commemorate Sydeney Olympics (2000), the first-ever embroidery stamp (2000), stamp with the flavour of real Swiss Chocholate (2001), stamps depicting roses with the real fragrance of rose (2002), the Swiss Post has again demonstrated its rich heritage of innovation!
This new stamp of wood will be issued in limited quantity on 7th September 2004. It will be of rectangular shape with dimensions 40 x 50 mm and will be 0.7 mm thick. It is made of high quality fir. The word "HELVETIA" and the denomination "500" (5 Swiss Francs) will appear on the stamp and the typical year rings of the wood will decorate the stamp. It will be self-adhesive. It will be on sale at all post offices and philatelic sales points and will also be on sale in the 2004 year-set.
The announcement of this novelty was not disclosed till 5th August. Usually there is a special occasion for the issue of such "out-of-way" stamp, for example the Swiss National Exhibition, which is held after every 4 years. Also it is not clear how the Swiss Post decided to choose such a material, which is brittle and a stamp made of wood would not "servive" the shocks and rough handling, including the pressure applied by the obliterator for canceling it!
The Swiss Post claims that they wanted to remind to the Swiss and to the world that although Switzerland is in reality a rich nation, it is surprisingly very poor in natural resources! Very few people in the world know this fact. One of their great natural resources is "Water" and now also "Wood". The stamp presented by Swiss Post together with representatives from the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape (SAFEL) and the Swiss Wood Industry Federation (Lignum). Swiss Post demonstrates the many possible uses for Swiss wood and and its significance for a tiny country like Switzerland. This wooden stamp is likely to arouse the public interest, not only in Switzerland but all over the world.
According to the Swiss philatelists Swiss Post will better their revenue by selling this stamp mainly to the philatelists and it is believed that most of these stamps will never be used for franking letters. This stamp with denomination of 5 Swiss Francs are used for paying the postage(plus registration fees) of a registered letter in Switzerland. There will not be a block of four stamps, as it was in case of the reputed embroidery stamp. The embroidery stamp, sold at 5 Swiss Francs is now catalogued at a value of 12 Swiss Francs, and the block of four sold at 20 Swiss Francs is catalogued at 350.- Swiss Francs. Perhaps the wooden stamp may also face a similar “fate" in future! Swiss Post issued about 1.3 million embroidery stamps, of which there were about 10 000 blocks of four. Most probably the number of Wood Stamps will be much lower than that of the embroidery stamp. Swiss Post normally declares the figures of stamps issued after about a year and a half. It is said that Swiss Post collected a revenue of about three to four millions of Francs by issuing the embroidery stamp, most of these stamps found their way in the collections of philatelists all over the globe, so the covers franked with these stamps and gone through the postal channel are scare and this will determine their price. The marketing strategy will surely reward Swiss Post, even when these wooden stamps will not be sold and used as normal postage stamps but will be treasured as a novelty world over. The embroidery stamp was "copied" by other countries, perhaps this wooden stamp will have its "rivals" in days to come!
Dr. Avinash B Jagtap, Binningen, Switzerland, (STAMPS OF INDIA COLLECTORS COMPANION) 8.8.2004
WALTER DIENGER 7th MAIL AUCTION
Picture Postcard and Philatelic Mail Bid Sale. Over 12.000 picture postcards with strong section in art, Propaganda and aviation cards.
Additional sale of a collection of "Felle" picture postcards. Online bidding Ends September 10, 2004. All items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/
Franz Fedra  5.8.2004
47th VEUSKENS STAMP AUCTION SALE
On August 7, 2004 in Hildesheim. Largest Sale held by now including many large estates, huge lots and collections. Also there are strong sections in Zeppelin mail, Propagandapostcards, Topical and Thematic items, as well as German Empire including a large sections of specialities and varieties. Additional you can fin exhibition class collection of "Olympic Games since 1896", German Colonies Southwest Africa, DDR registration stamps and much more. All items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/
Franz Fedra  5.8.2004
COLLECTOR 2004
Newsbulletin Nr. 8/2004
Jindřich Jirásek (other information) 2.8.2004
AUSTRIA HONORS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Austria Post will issue a commemorative stamp on Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Austrians Living Abroad series on July 30, 2004 in the denomination of Euro 1. The stamp designed by Hannes Margreiter is printed in photogravure in the quantity of 600,000. Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Graz Thal, the son of a gendarme. He discovered bodybuilding while he was still at school and began to train regularly at the age of 15. In 1966, he was elected "Mr. Europe" and in 1967 he was elected the youngest "Mr. Universe" in London. By 1980, he had won the title "Mr. Universe" five times and "Mr. Olympia" seven times. These successes made him one of the most important individuals in the history of bodybuilding. Schwarzenegger emigrated to the USA in 1968. In 1973, he began to study business management and economics, graduating in 1980. He acquired American citizenship in 1983, and in 1986 he married the journalist Maria Shriver, a niece of John F. Kennedy. The couple has four children. His well-trained body led him to the film industry. In his first role in 1970, in "Hercules in New York", his voice had to be synchronised because of his very strong accent. Schwarzenegger achieved an international reputation 12 years later with the film "Conan the Barbarian" (1982). Films such as "Terminator", "Total Recall", "Kindergarten Cop" and "True Lies" made him one of the highest-earning Hollywood actors. In his honour, the newly renovated Graz "Liebenau" stadium in his home country was renamed the "Arnold-Schwarzenegger Stadium". Politically, this moderate Republican was for a long time relatively inactive (apart from his function as consultant for American sport). On October 7, 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger (nicknamed by many the "Governator") was elected governor, and on November 17, 2003 before 7,500 invited guests he was inaugurated as the 38th Governor of the US state of California.
stampsofindia@vsnl.net 26.7.2004
SPECIALIZED AUCTION SALE WITH MANY VERY INTERESTING
OFFERS: Highlights include: - Covers and Postcard lots, - Leftovers from lots and collections, - Topical lots, - better priced single issues, - much more. Many real bargains are waiting for you. Everything for a minimum of only 5 Euro each. All items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/ Please note depending on your time Zone the auction starts late morning or early afternoon in the US. Please check the auction time on our web pages for the exact time.
Franz Fedra 25.7.2004
47th VEUSKENS STAMP AUCTION SALE
On August 7, 2004 in Hildesheim. Largest Sale held by now including many large estates, huge lots and collections. Also there are strong sections in Zeppelin mail, Propagandapostcards, Topical and Thematic items, as well as German Empire including a large sections of specialities and varieties. Additional you can fin exhibition class collection of "Olympic Games since 1896", German Colonies Southwest Africa, DDR registration stamps and much more. all items can be found at: http://www.philasearch.com/

Franz Fedra 17.7.2004
MAR HISTORICAL MONTHLY "LIVE" - AUCTION #2
on Sunday July 25 at 8:00pm MET: Specialized auction sale with many very interesting offers for the German Empire collector Highlights include: - Covers, Cards, Propaganda items, - Revenues/Vignettes, KZ Mail- Nürnberg rally items, Feldpost, - - Sudetenland, Occupations, Censorships, - Postal History, Lots/collections, Documents and much more. all items can be found at:
http://www.philasearch.com/ Please note depending on your time Zone the auction starts late morning or early afternoon in the US. Please check the auction time on our web pages for the exact time.
Franz Fedra 17.7.2004
STANLEY GIBBONS...
HOW STAMPS HELPED TO SAVE THE ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1896
John Moody relates the tale of how stamp collectors came to the aid of the Greek Olympic Committee in charge of the first modern Games
NEW INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS
New International Security Printers Aim to be the Best in Europe. Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, talks to Adrian Aspinall of Walsall Security Printers and Gilles le Baud of Cartor regarding an exciting new development in stamp production and marketing
AUSTRIA'S LANDMARK SERIES OF 1957–70
James Mackay explains why he believes this to be ‘one of the most fascinating definitive sets ever produced'
The latest issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly has just been published on webpage and is ready for you to browse in it's entirety.
Stanley Gibbons promo@stanleygibbons.com 17.7.2004
CZECH ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
First Czech stamp relating to accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union was issued in 1995 to celebrate European Treaty on Affiliation of the Czech Republic...
Lubor Kunc (other information) 11.7.2004
JOINT ISSUE - DEFINITIONS AND NEW CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
A proposal for a new classification system for joint issues was made in August 2003. Several comments from collectors helped to refine the definitions and the classification system itself. The deeper we go in details, the higher becomes the number of sub-classes. At a certain stage it becomes obvious that some sub-classes will have to merge again, as otherwise, most of the sub-classes will contain only one example of an issue. There are still some issues that could be reconsidered, but overall we think we came to something coherent and probably also reliable for future issues...
Richard Zimmermann (other information) 11.7.2004
FILA 2004 IN ANTWERP - BELGIUM
The Largest Stamp and Coin Fair in the BENELUX. FILA 2004, the International Stamp and Coin Fair of the Benelux, will be held at the Antwerp Expo (Antwerp, Belgium) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September. With 130 exhibitors from all over Europe and more than 4000 visitors, FILA 2004 is a most attractive fair. FILA 2004 stamp and coin fair provides great opportunities for buying and selling philatelic and numismatic material. With very low rates for exhibitors FILA 2004 is your gateway to collectors in Belgium, the Netheralnds and Luxemburg. For all information about FILA 2004 please contact us.
Bret Janik  (other information)  6.7.2004
VOJTA & PETERS AUKTIONEN
At this year’s trade fair, the auction house Vojta & Peters Auktionen from Vienna will be presented for the first time. In addition to philatelic auctions, the new auction firm also specialises in conventional trading in philatelic material and in postal history. Mr Michael Vojta, a leading philatelic expert, has been participating at the trade fair collector every year since the first event in 1998...
Jidrich Jirasek  (other information) 17.6.2004
POSTAL HISTORY AND POSTCARD AUCTION - 50th PROFILA
Auction Haus from Hungary. Welcome. Auction close at June 19.
Bret Janik  (other information) 3.6.2004
CZECH AND BELGIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Dear friends, last weekend I was at the Czech National Exhibition. Regretfully I did not have the opportunity to talk with Lumir Brendl, because they were all at their meeting while I was there. What was a good sign was the fact, the neither Mr. P. nor his exhibits were present. A good sign perhaps? ...
Hans van Dooremalen  (other informations)  26.5.2004
EUROPEAN EXHIBITION OF POSTAGE STAMPS BRNO 2005
European Exhibition of Postage Stamps Brno 2005 invites you.

Jaroslav Punčochář  (other informations)  25.5.2004
21th MAIL BID AUCTION ALFIL - AVAILABLE ON-LINE
On saturday 29 May 2004 our auction end. Take your chance and have a look in the www.alfil.cz and see the variety of lots. Or come to us shop for viewing. Please let us have your bids at your earliest convenience.
ALFIL (other informations) May 18, 2004
REFERENCE THE RASDALE STAMP COMPANY
... (Chicago) 22nd May 2004 Public Auction No. 380, the following lots may be of interest: Nos. 648-650 (CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 3 different Cover Collection Lots - [1] 100 immediate post-WWII group; [2] +40 1945 Provisional Covers or cards; [3] +50 WWII Fieldpost & Government in Exile Covers and Postal Cards). RASDALE will include an additiona15% Buyer's Premium added to all purchased lots. If you do not receive the RASDALE catalog, the listings can be accessed on their WebSite. Credit Cards are accepted for payment: VISA and MasterCard are accepted for payments with no additional charges.
Charles E. Cwiakala (other informations) May 13, 2004
20th AUCTION OF POSTAL STATIONERY & POSTAL HISTORY
There you´ll find a list of unsold auction items, which I am now offering for the original starting price plus 10 provision and postage. All items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. It contains approximately 1,500 different lots. The largest portion comprises mostly of items from former Czechoslovakia for the period of 1918-1939, followed by items from the Protectorate Bohemia & Moravia and Slovakia.
Milan Cernik (other informations)  30.4.2004
COLLECTOR 2004 PRAGUE
News Nr. 5
Jindrich Jirasek (other informations)  20.4.2004
AUCTION PAC 20th CLOSES ON 18th APRIL
Dear Collectors, a short reminder that our Auction of Postal Stationery & Postal History #20 closes on 18th April 2004 at 18am (CET). It contains approximately 3,500 different lots. The largest portion comprises  mostly of items from former Czechoslovakia for the period of 1918-1939, followed by items from the Protectorate Bohemia & Moravia and Slovakia. Other items of interest include items from Germany and Austria, and there are numerous items from the D.P. Camps (concentration camps); various  advertising items as well as Air Mail and Prephilately items. All prices shown are in Czech Crowns (CZK), and the exchange rate at the time of printing  is approximately as follows: 1000 CZK = 30.26 Euros, or 1000 CZK = $37.40 US. You may check out the latest exchange rates at www.xe.com/ucc Should you need any assistance with translation from Czech to different languages we'd be very pleased  to assist you at no charge. You may also view this auction online at our web site,
www.pac-auction.com
Milan Cernik  14.4.2004
INTERNATIONAL FAIR COLLECTOR PRAGUE 2004
World known mints are returning
Every year, at its large stand the firm Schoeler Münzhandel from Vienna offers coins from several of the world’s mints. This year will be no exception. As director Elmar Schmid confirmed for us, this year visitors will have a chance to buy new items from the following mints: British Royal Mint, Die Deutschen Münzprägestätten, Mint of Finland, Monnaie de Paris, Münze Österreich, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Royal Dutch Mint and South African Mint. The Swiss Mint and United States Mint are still in negotiations. The firm Schoeller Münzhandel is very active at the trade fair Collector, as it is on the entire Czech market, and several years ago it even established a customer centre in the Czech Republic.
Great interest of Portugal Post
Last year for the first time the Portugal Post made a presentation at the trade fair, and apart from its activity of regular issues, it also offered philatelic material associated with the Euro football competition. This year the Portugal Post will be back at the trade fair, and once again it will have beautiful postage and revenue stamps. As the director of the philately department Luis M. Andrade,  confirmed, the post has a tremendous interest in cooperation with philatelic traders and collectors in the Czech Republic and in the entire central European region. This year they will continue issuing stamps commemorating the football championship (for example, in the shape of a football).  Shortly before the  finale, it has a great surprise prepared. A stamp prepared for the occasion of the accession of ten countries to the European Union will be of interest for our philatelists.
The trade fair is once again being held under the aegis of the Czech Numismatic Society
Consultants of the Czech Numismatic Society have appraised several tens of thousands of coins, medals, bank notes, orders and decorations which visitors have brought over the last six years of the trade fair. The society, which has forty branches throughout the republic, accepted patronage of the trade fair during the first event in 1998, and every year it helps collectors and amateurs to appraise the material they bring free of charge. And every year the CNS also enriches the trade fair with an accompanying exhibition. Last year it was the Greatest Inflation in the History of Man (Hungary), in the year 2002 it consisted of a collection of Bills of Exchange, and three years ago it was medals issued by the society since 1924.
Japanese association at trade fair for first time
In last year’s last edition of the German magazine TeleSammler, which focuses on collecting telephone cards, there was a two-page item praising the last Collector trade fair, because the Prague trade fair is one of the events where there is still a representative offer of telephone cards. And so both buyers and sellers enjoy Prague. News of the success of the trade fair has reached as far as Japan. The result is an application from the Association of Collectors of Japanese Telephone Cards which was sent from Tokyo to the organisers for this year’s event by the president of the association, Hidetaka Matsuda.
Czech Post at trade fair
Česká pošta s.p. (Czech Post) was patron of the trade fair Collector during its second annual event in 1999, and one year before this it was one of the co-organisers of the international exhibition Praga, which is held in the Czech capital once every ten years. At the Collector trade fair, its stand is one of the largest, and in addition to the sale of philatelic material, at the stand it also ensures commemorative rubber stamping and other services for philatelists. This year the Czech Post (OZ DOS Postfila) issued its own category A postcard for the trade fair for the first time.
Kremnica Mint with new items
This year the Slovak Kremnica Mint will exhibit for the third time at the Collector trade fair. For this year it is preparing many new stamping, be they commemorative coins or medals. For example, upon the occasion of the accession of Slovakia to the European Union, the mint is preparing a commemorative bimetal coin (gold, platinum) with a value of ten thousand Slovak crowns, a commemorative silver medal with a value of SKK 200 and medals in silver and gold. All items will be issued in May.
More mineral this year
This year more firms will be joining the traditional exhibitors in the field of mineralogy such as the firms Mineral Metal and Mineral & Gem Collection. After several years the firm Mine Art is returning to the trade fair, and for the first time at Collector the firms Luboš Poděbradský and Jiří Špalek will be exhibiting. Visitors will thus have the possibility of choosing not only from a broad range of minerals and fossils, but primarily from amongst jewellery made from natural materials and precious stones, pearls, corals and diamonds. The fair Collector will be held on September 10 – 12th 2004.
Jindrich Jirasek  8.3.2004
KNIHTISK ANNOUNCES THAT ENGLISH LANGUAGE
...translations of plating manuals for the first four Hradcany designs (and the 10h green of the fifth design) are available to be read on-line for free or purchased at www.knihtisk.com
Mark Wilson, Knihtisk Editor  28.1.2004
FAIR COLLECTOR PRAGUE 2004 - FIRST NEWS
Other new postal administrations at the trade fair. This year new postal administrations enrolled for this year’s international trade fair Collector in Prague (September 10–12). Immediately after the New Year the organisers received applications from the postal administrations of the Republic of Turkey, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Cyprus and the Switzerland. Visitors will undoubtedly swarm over their stands with postage stamps and revenue stamps, especially as they have not yet had the opportunity to see their new editions in the Czech Republic.
Jindrich Jirasek (other information) 28.1.2004
INDIAN PHILATELIC ROAD SHOW
The Delhi Circle of India Post is holding Philatelic Road Shows in nearly 40 locations in Delhi from January 15 to February 7, 2004 to promote philately and to generate interest in collecting stamps. These shows are being organized in conjunction with the Western Union Money Transfer Services Road Shows in association with India Post....
Bretislav Janik 23.1.2004
CHERRYSTONE's FEBRUARY 18-19 SALE IS NOW ONLINE
Cherrystone presents our February 18-19, 2004 auction. There are over 2,600 lots, featuring a variety of stamps, postal history and philatelic material from all over the world. In addition to our U.S. Selection, there are specialized collections of Israel, Poland, British Commonwealth, Mexico, Switzerland (with never hinged officials) and numerous World-Class rarities. Bid online at http://www.cherrystoneauctions.com through our secure server or by Phone, Fax, or Email. You can also visit us in person during regular business hours in the heart of New York City. Cherrystone Auctions, 119 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019 USA, Inside the U.S. (800) 886-9313, Outside the U.S. (212) 977-7734, Fax (212) 977-8653, info@cherrystoneauctions.com Visit us on the web at http://www.cherrystoneauctions.com  23.1.2004

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