Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF

S C OT T'S MO N T H L Y Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

136

J O U R N A L

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

PRICES BELOW ARE FOR SINGLES
Pairs and strips can be supplied at the same rate

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

ALL UNUSED

1908–09 Perf.
1910 Perf.
1910 Perf.
1910 Perf.
1910 Perf.
1910 Perf.

1912–15 Perf.
1912–15 Perf.
1912–15 Perf.
1912–15 Perf.
1914–15 Perf.

1916-17 Perf.
1916-17 Perf.
1916-17 Perf.
1916-17 Perf.
1916-17 Perf.
1922–23 Perf.

('at. Net Price Price 12 horizontally . . . . . . . .20 .15 12 horizontally . . . . . . . . .15 .12 8% horizontally . . . . . . . .06 .04 8% vertically . . . . . . . . . . 12 .08 8% vertically . . . . . . . . . .15 .12 8% vertically . . . . . . . . . .25 .20 8% horizontally . . . . . . 08 06 8% vertically . . . . . . . . . .08 .06 . 8% horizontally . . . . . . . .12 .08 8% vertically . . . . . . . . . .12 .08. 10 horizont’ly (Rotary Press) 08 .06 10 horizont’ly (Rotary) .04 .03 10 vertically (Rotary) . . .06 .05 10 vertically (Rotary). .10 .08 10 horizont’ly (Rotary) .10 .08 10 vertically (Rotary). .20 .16 10 vertically (Rotary).. — .04.

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT COIL STAMPS

A Complete Set of the above 17 Stamps, $1.40
The Same all in Pairs, $2.75

OUR BRANCH, 178 Fulton
NEW YORK CITY

offers the following at a reduction from catalogue

ST. L. UC I A

St.

price:

Cat. No. - * Indicates unused Cat. Pr. Net Pr.

8 1864 (4p) yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.00 $4.00 10 * * (1sh) red orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 2.50 *13 ** (6p) pale lilac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 9.00 24 1884 4p yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 4.00 *29 1883-87 2%p ultramarine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 .20 *30 * * 4p brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 .40 *34 1886-91 3p lilac and green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 .25 *35 * * 6p lilac and blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 .70 *37 44 5sh lilac and orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 3.00 *41 1892 1p on 4p brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 .50 *42 1898 2p ultram. and orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 .18 *43 1902-03 % violet and green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 .15 *44 44 1p violet and rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 .20 *46 “ 2%p violet and ultram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.50 1.50 +47 * * 3p violet and yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 .65 *48 * * 1sh green and black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 .85 53 1904-05 3p violet and yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 .50 *60 1907-11 3p violet on yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 .45 *61 4 * 6p violet and red violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.50 1.50

Published Monthly by Scott STAMP & CoIN Co., 33 West 44th St., New York City, N. Y.

[blocks in formation]

The issue number with which your subscription will expire is shown at left of address on envelope Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

The Month

By John N. Luff

NITED STATES : Mr. H. K. Schoch has shown us a copy of the 30 cents orange of 1861 (No. 71), printed on both sides of the paper. The impression on the back is clear and distinct though not as strong as that on the face of the stamp. We are indebted to Mr. Philip H. Ward, Jr., for the information that three new airpost stamps are in preparation and are expected to be issued about August 20th. They are to be: 8c deep green, 16c dark blue, and 24c carmine, the colors of the current 25C, 14c and 20c ordinary postage stamps. The design of the 8c will show the radiator of an aeroplane, the 16c a winged circle (the device of the aerial service), and the 24c the latest type of government aeroplane.

EYLON: Mr. D. Field shows us the 2 cents orange War Stamp of 1918 (No. 401) with double overprint.

HINA: In recent purchases of current used Chinese stamps our publishers have found copies of the $2 and $5 stamps overprinted with three Chinese characters. We were told that the overprint meant “Manchuria” but no reasons were given for its having been applied. Stanley Gibbons Monthly Circular supplies the desired information, which we quote: “Mr. Chung Foh Ziang writes that these stamps are only intended for use on money-orders, the overprint being in the nature of a control to prevent high value stamps stolen by brigands from being used on letters. On the $5 he shows us a black overprint signifying “Taheiho, a town on the Amur Railway. Ichang, Chungking and Kiukiang are also said to have similar overprints.” It is generally understood that all foreign post offices in China were discontinued at the end of 1922, in accordance with the

Washington conference, but we learn that a few offices are still being operated. According to the Philatelic Magazine Japanese stamps overprinted “China” have been withdrawn from circulation but there “remain post offices at Ryojun, Darien, etc., and along the South Manchurian Railway line, which, however, use stamps of the mother country without any overprint.”

In this number we chronicle a new series of stamps of Indo China overprinted for use in Kouang Tcheou Wan. It is stated that the reason for this issue is that this territory is not strictly Chinese, having been leased to France for 99 years.

DA' The 5 marks slate and carmine of the 1906-II issue of Germany was recently reported with inverted centre. The Nassau Stamp Co. now show us a copy of this stamp with the overprint “Danzig" in “Old English” type. This will become a variety of No. 18 in our catalogue.

REECE: We have received from

Mr. P. J. Drossos a letter on the subject of the stamps of Greece and Crete with a surcharge meaning “Revolution, 1922,” and new values. He writes: “Fifty-six values have officially been issued and many of the Cretan values, of which there was a very small quantity (under 3,000), were destroyed after they had been surcharged. “On June 1st, 1923, this issue was put on sale and divers values appeared at the Athens P. O. Others were distributed among the provincial towns. Upon demand every person was only given 5 to Io stamps of each kind that was at that moment on sale. When one value was exhausted, it was replaced by another one. The lithographed issue is always still on sale.

138

S C OT T'S MO N T H L Y

J O U R N A L

Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

"At the request of stamp dealers and

collectors, the Postal Authorities of Athens completed 500 sets of 56 varieties and distributed them among collectors (who received a set each) and dealers (who were given 5 to 15 sets each). In Athens nearly all the Cretan values and most of the other small values were at once bought up by the postal officials themselves.

"As mentioned above, the official values are only 56, and any other value that might appear on the market is of those which were ordered to be destroyed and which might have been put aside by some official.”

Other reports state that 57 stamps were surcharged, printed lists call for that number, and we have seen one of the sets made up by the Post Office Department and having 57 varieties. We regret to say that other stamps than those which may be termed “official” are already being reported. Thus it is evident that stamps that should have been destroyed have escaped their intended fate and remain to trouble those collectors who demand completeness.

AYTI: In the May Journal we chronicled, on information received from Mr. A. O. Litt, three postage stamps overprinted “T. M.” We were told that these letters were the initials of the words “Timbre Ministerial” and signified that the stamps were for official use. We have received a letter from our valued correspondent, Mr. E. A. Colson, telling us that the “T. M.” signifies “Timbre Mobile”, and that the stamps are for fiscal use and not to frank official correspondence.

UNGARY: We notice that the 200k and 500k “Patrona Hungariae” stamps, which we chronicled last month, are on a paper with a new watermark. This change was foreshadowed in the February number of the Journal. We anticipate that all future printings of Hungarian stamps will be on this paper. We regret the change. The issues of Hungary are already so numerous and so complicated that they discourage many collectors and the introduction of a new watermark will add greatly to the confusion. In the so-called Double Cross watermark, which first appeared in 1913, the crosses are arranged one above another in vertical rows, with the tops of the crosses pointing in opposite directions

in the alternate rows. For example, in the first and third rows they point upward, and in the second and fourth rows they point downward. In the new watermark the crosses are smaller and are arranged in fours around a small square, one cross at each corner, pointing diagonally outward. We have not yet found a brief and satisfactory name for the new watermark. The crosses are double (i.e., they have double crossbars), as in the 1913 watermark, though they differ in size and arrangement. The term Multiple Crosses would apply to either watermark, as each forms a pattern covering the entire sheet, instead of small designs falling on the individual

stamps. Can someone suggest a short and appropriate name for the new watermark?

[blocks in formation]

“Dante Commemorative stamps from the Dante National Society, which had the remainder from the Italian Government with authorization to sell at many times over face value for philanthropic benefit. “As by law and guarantee, the stamps were issued in only 400,000 sets of three values and of these only 130,000 were sold to the public by the post offices. The remainder of the stock I bought, as said above, that is to say 270,000 sets." From the fact that these stamps are now offered at a trifling price we conclude that this particular speculation has not been successful. When our Editor was recently in Italy he tried at the principal Post Offices in several of the larger cities to purchase a set of the stamps issued in commemoration of the Third Centenary of the Propaganda of the Faith. He was unable to purchase or even to see the stamps. In some places they apparently did not know anything about the issue. In Rome an Italian friend made the application and translated the clerk's reply: “We haven’t the stamps. If you want them, you must go to those who bought them for speculation.” It has been repeatedly stated in philatelic publications

[blocks in formation]

Cat. No 16 Brit. Honduras 20 Brit. Honduras 1 Gambia 55 Gambia 56 Gambia 6 Gibraltar 12 Gibraltar 13 Gibraltar 44 Gibraltar 45 Gibraltar 54 Gibraltar 23 Gold Coast 48 Gold Coast 21 Montserrat 40 Montserrat 115 Natal 17 Northern Nigeria 18 Northern Nigeria 26 Northern Nigeria 37 Northern Nigeria 9 Nyasaland Prot. 39 Selangor (S.S.)

178 Fulton Street

Scarce British Colonies

Unused and in Fine Condition

Cat. Price Net Price

1884-87 6p yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 17.50 1888 2c on 6p rose. . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00 6.00 1869 4p brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 18.50 1906 %p on 2sh 6p . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 5.75 1906 1p on 3sh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 5.75 1886 6p violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 7.50 1886 4p orange brown . . . . . . . . . 7.50 5.00 1886 6p violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 5.00 1903 2sh green & ultramarine. 10.00 7.00 . 1903 4sh violet & green . . . . . . . 7.50 5.75 1904-08 2sh green & ultramarine. 7.00 5.00 1889 10sh lilac & red. . . . . . . . . . 10.00 7.00 1902 20sh violet & black, red. . 13.50 10.00 1903 5sh carmine & black. . . . . 12.00 8.50 1908-10 5sh green & scarlet, yellow 9.00 7.00 1908-09 5sh red & green, yellow. 7.50 5.75 1902 20h 6p green & ultramarine 5.00 3.50 1902 10sh green & brown. . . . . 8.50 6.00 1905 2sh 6p green & ultramarine 6.00 4.50 1910-11 5sh green & red, yellow. . 4.00 3.00 1908 10sh red & green, green... 800 6.00 1895-99 $5 green & ultramarine.. 7.50 5.00

At Our BRANCH STORE

New York City

140 S C OT T'S MO N T H L Y

J O U R N A L

IIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliliiliili

tion date will be about October 15th.

will be the same as last year's edition.

Cloth Bound

33 WEST 44th STREET

Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue
1924 EDITION

Press work began July 17 and we are pleased to announce the publica

This new edition has been thoroughly revised both as to listing and prices. All new issues up to the time of publication are included.

U. S. Illustrations, in accordance with the new law, are included, and there will be many more pages than in any previous edition.

PRICES
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1.50
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.00

Cloth Bound, with thumb index--
Forwarding charges extra.
Orders are now being entered for shipment the day of publication.

SCOTT STAMP & COIN CO.

The price, however,

[ocr errors]

NEW YORK CITY

German Emergency Official Stamps
By A. B. Saunders

Tow's the end of 1922, when the postage of a simple inland letter cost as much as 25 marks and when ordinary postage stamps were already in circulation up to the value of 500 marks, the highest current Official stamp was still that of Io marks. The State Printing Works, long overburdened with orders, found it impossible to cope with the demand for higher denominations caused by the galloping rise of the postal tariff during several months, so that the authorities had to manage as well as they could with the Official stamps in stock. Nor was it at that time a rare thing to see Official letters bearing ten, twenty, even fifty and more stamps stuck on. This forced waste of stamps led, of course, to the inevitable consequence that the stock of Official stamps of the Post Office was soon greatly reduced, so that the Official stamps in many places were quite used up.

Various were the ways in which the authorities tackled the difficulty. Some of them sought a respite for the payment of their postage fees, others paid in cash, others again simply used the current ordinary stamps instead of Officials. The latter way was chosen by the “Preussische Regierung Wiesbaden,” that is, the administration of the Prussian district of Wiesbaden, which, however, overprinted by hand the postage stamps thus employed with the inscription “REGIERUNG” running across the Stamp.

In the work of overprinting three hand stamps were used, distinguishable from each other by the height of the type and kind of characters. The overprint is black on all the stamps, only two values—20 mk. Posthorn, and 50 mk. Numeral—are found with black as well as with red overprint. The following are the denominations overprinted in this way: Emergency Official Stamps (ordinary postage stamps overprinted by hand “REGIERUNG”) Overprint in Gothic, 2% mm high : 2,50 mk (Zunstein No. 137). 5 mk. Posthorn, mono-color. IO mk. Posthorn. 20 mk. Posthorn, bi-and mono-color. 30 mk. Posthorn, bi-color. Overprint in Gothic, 3% mm high : Io mk. Posthorn. 20 mk. Posthorn, mono-color (black and red). 30 mk. Posthorn, bi-color. 50 mk. Posthorn, bi-color. Overprint in Italics, 2, 6 mm high : 50 mk broad Numeral (black and red) 100 mk broad Numeral.

These Wiesbaden Emergency Officials were made and used for a few weeks only, from the middle of December, 1922, until the beginning of February, 1923. Then the issue of regular high-value Officials of 20, 50 and 100 marks put a speedy end to the “REGIERUNG” stamps.

« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »