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SCOUTING, SCULPTURE, SEAPOST, SERBIA,
SHELLS, SHIPS, SIERRA LEONE & SINGAPORE
COVERS & POSTAL HISTORY

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SCOUTING TOPICAL COVERS & SCOUT PHILATELIC LITERATURE
SPEJDERBEVAEGELSE / PADVINDERIJ / การลูกเสือ / 童军 /
SCOUTS / SCOUTISME / Pfadfender / Izviđači / Escultismo /
Partio / Skátahreyfingin / İzcilik / Скаутское движение /
SCAUTISMO / PFADFINDERBEWEGUNG / ಸ್ಕೌಟ್ ಚಳುವಳಿ

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See also Scouting topical stamps
& Scouting postcards & paper memorabilia.

Cover_LionsInternational_GuyanaScouting.jpg (248912 bytes)9 OC 1969 clear New Amsterdam cancel ties two Guyana Caribbean Scout Jamboree stamps to airmail #10 cover to Chicago, violet "UNITE MANKIND / THROUGH / LIONISM" handstamp on front, neatly addressed, corner card of the Berbide Lions Club with logo, slight reduction at edge furthest from stamps & tear to backflap when opened. Cover sold, but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ls

Cover_CentralAfricanRepublic_Scouting99For66.jpg (211687 bytes)-9.10.99 light Grimari Central African Republic cancels, one ties 25-f Scouting stamp to small greeting-card size cover to Illinois, reduced slightly in opening, 2 corners away from stamp wrinkled a bit, light toning along front bottom edge. Note: the 99 is really an inverted 66 (known from the rest of the correspondence), and the rate paid should have been 60-f, but no one caught it at either end of its journey. Cover sold, but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cs

Cover_CostaRica_Scout_small.jpg (3853 bytes)Costa Rica #12 cover with advertising fro Revista Scout de las Americas publication over both sides, franked with 4 stamps (3 National painter issue for Quiros & Garcia, another damaged), airmailed to Illinois & Porte Pagado marking. A little crinkling & a small tear due to opening; but neat overall. $2.50


SCOUTING PHILATELIC LITERATURE

January 1969 The American Philatelist with 15-page article on "The Czech Scout Official Mail Delivery Service 1918" with 33 figures. Essential for recognizing the counterfeits. $5.00 the complete issue


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SCULPTURE TOPICAL COVERS
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4.11.78 cacheted Jugoslavia FDC for the 4 sculpture stamps, sent to the United States, neatly addressed, unopened. $2.00 js

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SEAPOST COVERS & SHIP MAIL
See also Paquebot covers, OPSAIL / tall ship covers,
Ship topical covers & the Ship postcard overview.

Cover_Iraq_1908India-200_small.jpg seapost cover available from LotsOfCovers.com"B 1245 / The Lion at Babylon" showing a massive statue there; black & white Post-Karte mailed 16 MA 08 with a 1-anna India stamp (clear BAGDAD hand cancel) to Salamanca New York, clear SEA-POST-OFFICE A 18 MA 08 transit mark in message area, minor corner & edge wear, light album impressions at the corners. At that time, the Ottoman Empire was collapsing due to the 1908 revolution, so Turkish stamps were not used. Writer comments 'We couldn't send post cards from Babylon, for there is nothing but a small village, and no post office, there.' Sold but stamp side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i-is

BREMEN-NEW YORK SEAPOST CANCEL on postcard franked by 10 pfg. German stamp to New Jersey, receiving mark on image side (real photo showing Le Grand Hotel in Paris). $3.75

Cover_Ship_MAY7-1910-200_small.jpg ship cover available from LotsOfCovers.com"Hamburg-Amerika Linie / An Bord der 'Amerika' / F. 1023 ... No. 902" underway with 3 small boats for comparison, signed art on Postkarte mailed May 7 1910 via U. S. GERMAN SEA P. O. (15 in killer ties US 2-c Washington stamp) to New York City, light toning in the message area. $15.00 s(o)-s

Almost complete USTP SEA POST /  EAST / DEC / 3 / 1930 / SS PRES. TAFT duplex cancel with 21 in killer ties 2-c Washington franking greeting-card size envelope from 'Fern  Sinkey / Yenping China' to Ohio. neatly opened, stamp overhangs right edge a bit. Fern Myrtle Sinkey (1887 - 1970) was active in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, serving in Yenping Fukien China. SALE IN PROGRESS cs

Clear May 9 1939 AGENCIA POSTAL COLON with commemorative inscription in killer bars ties pair of 1-c US friendship stamps to #6 multi-color cacheted cover for the maiden voyage of the SS Panama (Panama Line coming back from New York City, clear oval violet MAIDEN VOYAGE / APRIL-MAY / 1939 / S. S. PANAMA handstamp, clear black THE PANAMA LINE / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS / S. S. PANAMA also ties the stamps, typed address, small Panama Line insignia on backflap, envelope glue show-through on back, brownish toning along 3 front edges affecting one stamp. $3.00 ps

ShipOwner_MatsonLines_Lurline-200_small.JPG"MATSON LINES LUXURY LINER LURLINE / Length 632 feet--Speed 22 knots--..." with 'MAILED AT SEA ABOARD Matson Lines S. S. LURLINE' handstamp attractively struck on the front, sent SEP 22 1956 to Ohio (stamp cancel is San Pedro California), speckles of cancel ink show in the sky. $3.00 s(m)s(o)-s

23.7.59 clear DEUTSCHE SHIFFSPOST / JUNGFERNREISE / T.S. BREMEN / N.D.L cancel ties 10-pf leader stamp to #6 cover sent to Knoxville Tennessee, folder insert with much detailed information (Kurzinformation) about the Turbinenschiff in German, neatly addressed & opened. $4.50 gs

ShipOceanic_SwedishAmericanLineKungsholm-200_small.JPG"SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE - GOTHENBURG DIRECT NEW YORK / REGULAR CALLS AT COPENHAGEN, BREMERHAVEN AND HALIFAX" showing the MS Kungsholm sailing  right as seen from above, post card mailed 1959 to Pennsylvania (clear violet SWEDISH-AMERICAN LINE POSTED ON BOARD m/S KUNGSHOLM hand cancel tied to one of the 2 Swedish stamps, the other stamp's cancel is black & not entirely readable), several tiny speckles of cancel ink in the water, minor edge wear. $3.25 s(o)-s. Same, but unused, trivial wear to the bottom edge. $3.50 s(o)

29. 3. 66 #6 cover mailed at Drucksache rate from ship M/S Europa (clear Rotterdaam-Basel- Rotterdam blue-green cachet with date) to Saarbruücken West-Germany, franked by 10-pf satellite communications stamp tied by light Internationale Kölner Messen und Ausstellungen fancy cancel, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 gs

-3.11.67 clear Kiel Germany cancel ties 10+5-pf Frau Holle spinning stamp to #6 cover from Indienststellung Eisbrecher Max Waldeck (violet cachet with yellow brown toning depicts the icebreaker) to Merkstein Deutschland, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.50 gs

23 JAN. 1968 airmail #6 cover from ship M-M Pasteur (including their clear Messageries Maritime & date markings) to West Elizabeth Pennsylvania, franked by 40-pf leader stamp lightly cancelled at Hamburg, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 gs

-3.12.68 fancy Flensburg 3 heraldic shield cancel ties 30-pf Robert Schuman stamp franking #6 cover from ship Tender Rhein (blue-green cachet) to East Detroit Michigan, Drucksache rate, stamp also cancelled MAR 11 1969 at East Lansing Michigan, neatly addressed, never sealed, small bends at bottom corners. $5.00 gs

Cover_Germany_4-6-68_small.jpg (8379 bytes)-4-6-68 airmail #6 cover from Nordkapfahrt der Prinsesse-Ragnhild (fancy blue cachet & black handstamp) with its cancels on a pair of 20-pf German CEPT stamps, large blue boxed Paquebot marking, sent Drucksache rate to West Elizabeth Pennsylvania, neatly addressed, never sealed. Gorgeous! $3.75 gs

\Cover_Greenland_9-22-1970-200_small.JPG ship cover available from Judnick.comClear Nanortalik -9.-11.1970 hand cancel ties 60 Greenland hut & flag stamp franking #6 envelope airmailed to Ohio at the Tryksager rate, large well-struck red cachet for the Danske Polar Skibet Ms. Edith Nielsen (violet handstamp) on Greenland Arctic Supply mission, never sealed. $8.50 gs

18.11.1973 Hamburg Germany St. Gabriel 20 jahre fancy commemorative cancel ties 30-pf rundfunk stamp with selvedge to #6 cover from tall ship Barba Negra (black 'sailing since 1896' cachet) to Worthington Ohio, also postmarked clearly 14.12.73 at Hamburg, Drucksache rate. $2.50 gs

Cover_Greenland_13-9-1975-200_small.JPG ship cover available from Judnick.com13.-9.-1975 Lindblad Explorer cover from the ship on their Summer 1975 Angmagssalik--East Greenland cruise (small cachet with harpooning native well struck in corner card area) to Ohio, franked by 1.50 sailing ship stamp tied by light Prinschristiansund cancel, neatly addressed, not sealed. $4.50 gs

"TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR" of the Mobile Post Office Society. 81 gently used issues of the whole numbers 222 - 308 (January-February 1978  to May-June 1992) offered as an instant & authoritative library. Includes numerous tables, maps & illustrations you will have a hard time finding elsewhere, indexed, with a membership directory. Even most covers are interesting. Shown left: West End Route to Coney Island of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company (Brooklyn streetcar RPO's). Shown right: Boston & Wellfleet RPO cover with directional killer. $150.00 postpaid to any US location. tr NEW / NOV / NOWY

Cover_Guernsey_Jul1982-200_small.JPG Guernsey post card available from LotsOfCovers.com"Fermain Bay, Guernsey, C.I." showing a boat heading out from the beach, continental postcard mailed JUL 1982 to The Netherlands, tiny spot of toning in address area, tiny corner bends, a little toning in the front caption area. Franking is the 20-p ship stamp issued for Europa, which is tied by a fancy COLLECT GUERNSEY STAMPS machine cancel. $1.50 g-gs

MARIEHAMN (AALAND) 1987 FANCY SHIP CANCELS (struck 4 times) on an cover to Texas, bearing Finnish 1,00+0,20 flower semi-postal & 0,90+0,10 rodent semi-postal & 0,20 coat-of-arms definitive & 0,70 scenery stamps. Very attractive. $3.00

ODESSA UKRAINE BLACK CANCEL & PAR AVION marking on cover from Russian ship (violet cachet in Cyrillic lettering) to New Jersey, 15 k 1984 soccer & 5 k 35-year anniversary Russian stamps tied. $2.00

PORT MORESBY PNG (Papua New Guinea) 1985 black dial cancel on cover from Fiji ship L.P.G.T. Coral Gas to Texas, pair of 10-c. Visitors Bureau stamps both tied. $3.00







January 1991 American Philatelist: Sea mail by bottle; Busch-Quayle inaugural postmarks; nondenominated postage in international mails; US large numeral postage dues; Serrane translation for Parma; and more. $3.75 the complete journal. asiu(p)

TALLINN ESTONIA DIAL CANCEL on cover from M / S Georg Ots (a ferry between Helsinki & Tallinn, 15 k 25-years in space stamp & 5 k 35-year anniversary Russian stamps tied, violet ship's cachet. $2.00


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SÉNÉGAL POSTAL HISTORY & SENEGALESE COVERS
REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL / SENEGAL / Senegāla / Senegalas /
Seneqal
/ Szenegál / Սենեգալ / Сенегал / 塞内加尔 /
სენეგალის / Σενεγάλη / सेनेगल / セネガル / 세네갈 / செனகல

See also Sénégal postcards.



"REPUBLIQUE DU SENEGAL / 3968 - Vue aérienne sur N'GOR" with an aerial view of that coastal village & its beach, mailed 1966 from nearby Dakar to New York City using a 45-f butterfly (Papilio nireus) stamp, trivial corner wear. $1.25 s-sb


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SERBIA POSTAL HISTORY & SERBIAN COVERS
SERBIE / SERBIEN
See also Serbia postcards & Serbian stamps.

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"Asta Nielsen / In ihrem Heim / 8612" real photo postcard mailed from Serbia with three Hungarian stamps, fairly fresh. Front shown. $10.00 n-s

Cover_Jugoslavia_1927Refused.jpg (233096 bytes)10.VIII.27 fairly clear Tržič hand cancels tie 3-d & 5-d & 15-d King Alexander stamps to parcel card that was refused at Pančevo on the 14th (2 bold Pančevo hand cancels on back), label "Ne prima. / Refusé" attached to front, annotations indicating returned on the 23rd, paper adherence on front indicates another sticker may have been removed on that arrival, corner wear & wrinkling at 2 corners affecting nothing philatelic. Tržič is a very small Slovenian town; Pančevo is now in Serbia. $10.00 jss

Two 15 VIII 27 Pančevo hand cancels on back of parcel card franked by 3-d & 5-d & 15-d King Alexander stamps tied by Tržič hand cancels, label "Ne prima. / Refusé" attached to front, paper adherence on front indicates another sticker may have been removed on arrival, edge wear & a small corner crease. Tržič is a very small Slovenian town; Pančevo is now in Serbia. $10.00 jss

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November 1967 American Philatelist: Ecuador's Liberal Party Issue of 1896; Italy--1930 Virgil Issue; Serbia--First Postage Stamps of the Principality; & much more. $3.75 the complete journal. aeis


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SEYCHELLES POSTAL HISTORY
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Clear 15.12.93 GRAND ANSE PRASLIN SEYCHELLES hand cancel ties R3.50 killifish stamp franking #6 airmail cover to a college in Winchester England, a tiny disturbance at the top edge upon opening. $6. We sometimes see the administrative district written GRAND'ANSE. $6.00 fs NEW / NOV / NOWY


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SHELL TOPICAL COVERS
CONCHAS / COPERTURE / ESCUDOS / SHELLES
GRÁNÁT / LJUSKA / LASTURY / AFSKALLER
/ SCHILD
KUORI / SKEL / BLISG / BOMBARDEIA / SKALEN
AVSKALLER / MUSZELKI / SKORJA
See also Shells on stamps & Shell postcards.

Clear 20-11 1973 machine cancel with slogan 'REBOISE / AVEC L'AIDE DU / FOND FORESTIER' ties 25-f Lambis Crocata Link (Pteroceres) & 1-f Chambranle de Goa stamps franking greeting-card size envelope airmailed to Laboratoires SOFCA Department Veterinaire in Paris France, return address of Comptoir d'Approvisionnement Pharmaceutique, neatly addressed, neatly opened. $6.00 nsa

Cover_FrenchPolynesia_OfficialShell_small.JPG (3066 bytes)5.4.78 OFFICIAL cover from Papeete to Michigan, light "TAHITI / la joie de vivre" fancy slogan cancel, gorgeous multicolor cachet showing a Conus Marchionatus shell. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (fs)

Cover_Belize_JA21'81Shells.jpg (223015 bytes)JA 21 81 mostly clear ORANGE WALK TOWN hand cancels tie 50-c & 85-c shell stamps franking #6 airmail cover sent registered express to Chicago Illinois, 3 different & clear backstamps, small tear at top closes well, backflap a little wrinkled, small staple holes in address area. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bs

Cover_Belize_JA22'81Shells.jpg (214450 bytes)JA 22 81 well-inked COROZEL TOWN hand cancel ties Belize 35-c &50-c shell stamps to registered #6 airmail cover to Clearwater Florida, violet handstamp at upper right front indicates 1st notice 2 days later. Attractive. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bs

-6 MAR 81 clear BELIZE CITY / BELIZE hand cancel ties 85-c shell stamp franking registered #10 cover to Ohio, typed address, neatly opened, 5 clear backstamps (2 different). $5.00 bs

Cover_Belize_29MR82-200_small.JPG29 MR 82 clear BELMOPAN Belize cancel ties 85-c shell stamp franking #6 cover airmailed to Chicago Illinois, 3 different & clear backstamps, neatly opened, tiny staple holes in address area. $7.50 bs

1985 19-12 clear MATA-UTU cancel ties 3-f murex bruneus & 7-f murex ramosus shell stamps franking #10 airmail cover to Reverend Philip P. Gallagher at the Society of the Propagation of the Faith in Lansing Michigan, neatly opened. We are used to seeing the Latin name for the predatory sea snail as murex brunneus. $8.00 ws ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Cover_TongaUsedInFiji_Paquebot_small.jpg (3322 bytes)LAUTOKA FIJI 21 NOV 89 PAQUEBOT cancel on four Tonga 5-s Cypraea mappa veridis shell stamps franking #6 cover to Wisconsin from MV Fua Kavenga. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 fpst


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SHIP TOPICAL COVERS & PHILATELIC LITERATURE
BARCOS / BATEAUX / SCHIFFE / NAVI / NAVIOS
BROD / AFLADE / VAARTUIG / LAIVA / HAJÓ / SKIP
NAVĂ / LADJA / SKEPPEN / LLONGAU / STATKI / NAVES
See also Paquebot covers, OPSAIL / tall ship covers,
Seapost covers, Ship topical stamps & Ship postcard overview.

Norway_Lyngseidet-200_small.JPG"Lyngseidet." including a small steamer departing from there, color brevkort fra Norge mailed 9VII06 at Trondhiem to Mikana Wisconsin (clear AUG 2 1906 Doane 2 receiving mark), well-struck violet 'Turistskibet / TRONDHIEM / NORDKAP / Kong Harald' ship cachet in the message area completes a very attractive back. Album impressions at the corners & minor corner wear. $10.00 n-nwsm(d)

Cover_Tonga_AU13'34.jpg (316267 bytes)Tin can mail dated AUG 13 1934 from Niuafo'ou, light 'DISPATCHED / BY TIN CAN / CANOE MAIL' ties 2-1 / 2-d Queen stamp (also cancelled by small 7-line cancel at its bottom) franking #6 cover to Ohio, violet cachet of S. S. City of Los Angeles / SECOND 1934 / SOUTH SEAS / EXPLORATION CRUISE / ... / MATSON LINE / OCEANIC LINE' which lists their ports of call, neatly opened, slight yellowing of the paper with age, some envelope glue show-through on back. $15.00 trs

Almost complete OCT 17 1955 USS   O'HARE (DDR-889) hand cancel ties US 3-c Great Lakes ship transportation stamp franking #6 cover to Maryland, addressed twice (by hand & hand-stamped) the same way, never opened. $2.00 ns ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

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22 -5 1958 cacheted FDC for pair of 30-ore + 10-ore on 50-ore semipostal stamps (ship near iceberg design), to Ontario, tiny spot of ink on bottom edge. $25.00 gs

DEC 14 1962 clear New Orleans cancel on 4-c Louisiana stamp franking cacheted #6 cover commemorating the sesquicentennial of the New Orleans, first Mississippi River steamer, violet oval handstamp reads "NEW ORLEANS / STEAM-BOAT / MAIL / NATCHEZ". An official cover of the Crescent City Stamp Club. Blue paper. Nice. $2.00 ls

Cover_Tonga_15NO64.jpg (371911 bytes)15NO.64 clear NIUAFO'OU cancels tie 1-1 / 2-d fisherman & 3-1 / 2-d map & 4-d harbour stamps franking greeting-card size cover to Ohio, two-color Matson Lines® logo at upper left, clear '...DISPATCHED BY CANOE MAIL' in blue green circle & clear green straight-line 'TIN CAN ISLAND CANOE MAIL' at LL, backflap handstamp in blue-green 'MAILED AT SEA ABOARD / Matson Lines / S. S. Mariposa', opening at top a little ragged but mercifully missing the stamps. $10.00 ts

29.5.1965 German FDC for 20-pf stamp honoring the centenary of the Ship Rescue Society, neat typed address, multicolor cachet. $1.75 gs

Mostly clear OCT 21 1963 CAPTIVA FLA. hand cancel on 5-c Lincoln #6 postal stationery to Fort Meyer, clearly struck violet cachet 'CARRIED ON ONE OF / AMERICA'S LAST REMAINING / MAIL BOATS / FROM / CAPTIVA, FLORIDA / ISLAND PARADIS / OFFICIAL CACHET, small spot of toning to right of indicia. $1.50 fps

Cover_CaymanIslands_UsedInJamaica-100.jpg (305443 bytes)Clear 15 AUG 1969 Kingston Jamaica machine cancel ties two 6-d Cayman Islands schooner stamps franking #6 airmail cover to Illinois, commercial mail, reduced at bottom neatly when opened. Weird--no paquebot markings anywhere! $10.00 cjs

Cover_NewCaledonia_18-8-1972-200_small.JPG ship topical cover available from Judnick.com18-8 1972 clear NOUMEA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE machine cancel with slogan 'EVITEZ DES RETARDS / A VOS CORRESPONDANTES / EN LIBELLANT CONVENABLEMENT / LES ADRESSES' ties 16-fr sailboat racing stamp franking greeting card size envelope airmailed to Aboa, Santo. Religious correspondence that is neatly addressed & neatly opened. Backstamped on arrival 3 days later. $6.00 ns

Cover_BAT_1972OverprintPair.jpg (305084 bytes)1972 light Signy Islands South Orkneys dial cancel ties 2-p overprinted on 2-d skiing stamps franking #6 cover from the M.S. Lindblad Explorer (clear black & red cachet pictures ship) to Labrador Canada, clear red 'DEPOSITED IN ANTARTICA(sic--C missing)', neatly addressed. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bss

Cover_Astronomy_1973Madonna-100.jpg (282046 bytes)DEC 9 1973 clear New York double-ring hand cancel ties 8-c Madonna Christmas stamp to a gorgeous Comet Kohoutek cover from the ship Queen Elizabeth 2, clear violet "Posted on board / High Seas /  mail". Explanatory insert provides pertinent information about the comet & the ship. $2.75 ams**

Cover_BAT_25DE74.jpg (166049 bytes)25 DE 74 clear Argentine Islands Graham Land dial cancel on 4-p C. A. Larsen and ship Jason stamp franking #6 cover from Antarctic Tourist Expedition 1974 / 75 of the M.S. Lindblad Explorer (well struck black cachet showing ship) to Ohio, dark red boxed Argentine Islands Station cachet with sled dogs at LL, neatly addressed, never sealed. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bs

Cover_Montserrat_1976Bicentennial-100.jpg (247443 bytes)13 DE 76 FDC for se-tenant 40-c & 75-c naval ship battle (The Raleigh attacking HMS Druid), large multicolor cachet marks American Revolution Bicentennial, unaddressed, certificate of authenticity printed on large backflap, fresh appearance. $1.75 mbs!

Cover_Indiana_Evanspex1976and1996.jpg (261063 bytes)SEP 18 1976 clear Evanspex '76 Sta. fancy cancel ties 9-c freedom of assembly stamp to unaddressed continental postcard, also franked by 32-c Far West stamp cancelled by fancy Evanspex '96 steamboat cancel for a unique combo card. View side shows the ship 'Mister Charlie Walker' traversing the Ohio River Lock & Dam, cancel ink there too. $3.00 is

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Cover_FSAT_18-11-1983.jpg (210142 bytes)18 -11 1983 clear Port-aux-Français hand cancels tie 2,70 shipwreck at Arched Rock airmail stamp franking #6 cover from ship C. G. M. Marion Dufresne (black circular cachet with anchor a bit light) to Ohio, black 'Paquebot-Mixte Marion-Dufresne / Missions aux Iles Australes / Courrier posté ŕ bord / Posted at sea' handstamp, initialed attest of the Commandant, violet 'OP-84 / 1' handstamp front center, neatly addressed, never sealed, small R5 US routing mark on back, recipient's penciled annotation on back. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 100-dpi scan (about 2xnormal, 206 Kb) in .jpg format. $1.50

Cover_FSAT_25-11-1983.jpg (262223 bytes)25 -11 1983 clear Martin-de-Vivies-StPaul-AMS French Southern & Antarctic Territory hand cancels tie 1,50-fr F740 ship & 1,10 F-728 ship stamps (the complete issue) tie #6 cover from ship C. G. M. Marion Dufresne (black circular cachet with anchor) to Ohio, black 'Paquebot-Mixte Marion-Dufresne / Missions aux Iles Australes / Courrier posté ŕ bord / Posted at sea' handstamp, initialed attest of the Commandant, neatly addressed, never sealed, small R5 US routing mark on back, recipients penciled annotation on back. $10.00 fps

Bold violet NOV 2 1984 USCGC GLACIER (WAGB-4) cancel ties 20-c Roanoke Voyage stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, large black cachet depicts Greely relief expedition of 1884(masted ship in ice, so nice selection of stamp), autographed by the cachet designer David E. Hunter, cachet is heavily inked, neatly addressed, small S5 & JA routing marks on the back. $2.25 cs

Circa 1985 light SORTING OFFICE SIERRA LEONE cancel ties 20-c UK Navy Board Transport Atlantic & 70-c Cable Ship Scotia stamps franking #10 airmail cover from "C / O Chiefdom Administration Office, Bumpe Chiefdom, Bumpe, Via Bo" to Illinois, neatly addressed & neatly opened, staple holes in recipient address tore a bit when the staple was removed, small blue US B4 routing mark on back, backflap sealed with stamp selvedge. Exceptionally interesting. $7.00 ss& NEW / NOV / NOWY

Cover_FalklandIslands_1980Local.jpg (263851 bytes)5 -8 86 Port Stanley complete machine cancel ties 10-p Falkland Island stamp (showing the ship the "SS Great Britain") franking #6 brown local cover to 'Pink Shop / Stanley', neatly opened. Unusual because this is not a philatelic usage; instead, it shows the originally intended use and justification for the stamp of that denomination at that time. It is also interesting because it shows how local mail was addressed. $10.00 fs

JUL 14 1993 Show Boat stamp tied maximum-card style to a first-day cover fashioned from a continental postcard with an image of the Suwanee steamboat in use. Stamp & cancel harmonized with the image to create an beautiful composition. Only 2 exist. $4.50 u(f)s

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1.3.1995 Ĺland FDC for sailing ships issue in block of four different 2.30 stamps, multicolor cachet, unaddressed, fresh appearance. $5.00 as


  \Finland_19-5-97Ship-200_small.JPG ship maximum card available from Judnick.com                   Finland_19-5-97Ship2-200_small.JPG
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19-5-1997 Finnish masted sailing ship issue: 2,80 "Fregatti  Fregatt  Frigate" (above left); 2,80 "Parkki  Bark  Barque" (above right); 2,80 "Kaljaasi  Galeas  Galleass" (at left); & 2,80 "Meripelastusalus ... Sea Rescue Vessel" (not shown). Hard to find complete set of 4 maximum cards. $11.50 f-f
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Umzimvubu (ship registered in 1896). Continental maximum card from Transkei, fancy cancel for FDC, writing on back. $3.00 s-st

Cover_Tanskei_Official_ShipwreckPair.jpg (284631 bytes)Indistinct date MADEIRA STREET (Transkei) cancel ties pair of 45-c shipwreck stamps to EYOBURULUMENTE / OFFICIAL cover which has had the official notice neatly crossed off to enable private use, to Southampton England where it was carefully opened. $5.00 ts*


SHIP PHILATELIC LITERATURE

1978:18 Swedish official announcement of the 1.30 postal card depicting the warship Wasa issued for the Postal Museum. $1.00 ss


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SIERRA LEONE POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS
SIERRA LEĂO / SIERRA LEONA
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Cover_SierraLeone_1937FDC-100.jpg (272219 bytes)Partial 12 MY 1937 first day cancels on 3 different stamps (comprising their complete Coronation issue) franking registered #6 cover to Rochester Minnesota, 3 backstamps (2 different), couple light paper bends near the edges, never opened. Well struck small blue cachet in upper left front pictures the King between these lines: POSTED ON DAY OF ISSUE / H. M. KING GEORGE VI". $2.75 s

Cover_SierraLeone_KenemaRegistered-100.jpg (371291 bytes)22 NO 73 Kenema cancels tie 15-c & 18-c leader stamps franking #6 registered cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, 2 tiny staple holes miss everything, slight reduction at bottom due to opening. May be underfranked due to clerical error. Circled 43 at upper right front corner does not equal 15+18. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (371,291 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 s

19 MY 78 oval registered GPO Freetown cancels tie 20-c & 25-c & pair of 15-c ruler stamps franking #10 cover sent registered express to Washington DC, 6 backstamps (4 different), neatly addressed, crinkling along short edge furthest from stamps. $5.00 s NEW / NOV / NOWY

2 FE 81 REGISTERED GPO cancels tie 50-c ruler & 15-c rule & 1-c bird stamp franking registered letter from Freetown 100 (etiquette label corrected from Freetown 95) to Illinois. 4 backstamps (2 different), tiny staple holes (one of which nicks a backstamp). $3.50 s

10 AU 81 Water Street Freetown cancels tie 1-c & 5-c & two 10-c bird stamps & pair of 20-c ruler stamps franking $10 cover sent registered to Illinois, 8 backstamps, tiny staple holes miss everything important. $3.75 s

14 SEP 81 hand cancels tie two 15-c quail stamps franking #6 airmail cover to Illinois, small TC & K6 & P2 US routing marks on the back, tiny staple holes miss everything important. $2.00 sb

Cover_SierraLeone_ChiefdomShips-100.jpg (361967 bytes)Circa 1985 light SORTING OFFICE cancel ties 20-c UK Navy Board Transport Atlantic & 70-c Cable Ship Scotia stamps franking #10 airmail cover from "C / O Chiefdom Administration Office, Bumpe Chiefdom, Bumpe, Via Bo" to Illinois, neatly addressed & neatly opened, staple holes in recipient address tore a bit when the staple was removed, small blue US B4 routing mark on back, backflap sealed with stamp selvedge. Exceptionally interesting. $7.00 ss

Miscellaneous lot of four #6 covers with indistinct cancels sent to Illinois circa 1981. Rates paid: 35-c, 31-c, 30-c & 25-c.
Return addresses include Regent Village & Police Barracks Freetown. All have tiny staple holes near the center. One 5-c bird stamp has a gash in it. All neatly opened. $3.75


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SILESIA POSTAL HISTORY & SILESIAN COVERS
See also Silesia postcards.

SINGAPORE POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE / Sinapoa / Singapoer / Singapor /
 
SINGAPOUR / SINGAPUR / Singapůr / Singapűr / Singapura /
Singapůůr / Σιγκαπούρη/ সিঙ্গাপুর / 新加坡 / சிங்கப்பூர்
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Straits Settlements postal history.



Clear fancy 7.7.74 Singapore cancels on unaddressed first day cover marking the UPU Centenary, including the official stiffener in 4 languages (including English), stamps well-centered & tied, two envelope corners with tiny bends diagonally away from the stamps. $3.75 us
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Cover_USPostageDue_SingaporePaquebot_small.jpg (2690 bytes)22 OCT 81 2 PAQUEBOT / 2 SINGAPORE cancel clearly ties Danish 1.00 Truet Flora flower stamp to cover from ship t.s. Arthur Maersk to Sioux City Iowa, violet POSTAGE DUE ___˘ filled in 50, black T100 / 200 marking. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 usf

"A magnificent view of Orchard Road by night." showing a busy intersection with time-lapse photography within a red border, mailed 7 SEP 93 to The Netherlands (30-c bicycle cab & building stamp neatly cancelled). $1.50 s-s*


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