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tal issues for this colony. But we have not chronicled the other three values, because we have not felt that our readers would be interested in two overprints that only differed by three-fourths of a millimetre in their length. We now hear that a fresh supply of these denominations has been printed with “NAURU” in its original position at the foot of the stamp, but the width of the overprint is not stated.
IUE: We quote a letter recently received from Messrs. Bright & Son: “We have found the following very prominent varieties in the stamps of Niue overprinted on New Zealand issue of 1917, with the word ‘Niue only. “In the fifth row the third stamp has a much thicker ‘N’, or probably an inverted “Z” for ‘N’. The ninth stamp in the same row has the whole word ‘Niue' in thicker type and is quite noticeable from the fact that the letters being in thicker type make the spaces between them Tess than in the normal type. “We have found these varieties on the 2%d, 3d, 6d and 1sh values.”
PAIN: There is nothing new in the statement that philatelists do not see alike and that two of them seldom agree in naming a color or shade. We have just noticed an extreme example of this. Spain has recently issued a new 5c stamp, in the type of the current series with portrait of King Alfonso. We looked in five European stamp journals in succession and found that they called the color of the new stamp plum, violet, purple-magenta, lilac and purple, We have decided not to attempt to guess what would be the American name for this assorted color and shall withhold our chronicle until the stamp comes to hand. The 15c is reported in blue green, though that color is already in use for the 10c. The series also includes stamps of 10c and 25c printed in carmine. Are the Spanish printers running short of colors?
YRIA: When reporting the issue of the 75c on 15c gray green with the “Grand Liban” surcharge L'Echo de la Timbrologie says: “This stamp was put in use first at Aleppo, the other post offices in Syria still having many of that value with O.M.F.”
on hand. There remain also many of the 10 piastres and 25 piastres with that surcharge. There is talk of burning them, to permit those denominations with ‘Grand Liban' to be put in issue.”
TU' The long-heralded issue to commemorate the peace of Lausanne has at last appeared. The design is not that which has been repeatedly announced. As issued, the stamps have a portrait of Mustapha Kemal Pasha in an oval at the right, a rising sun behind a broken bridge and other ruins, and the usual inscriptions and values. The only illustration we have seen gives the impression that the workmanship is far from fine. It is stated that only 25,000 complete sets were printed, though there were more of the lower values, and that the stamps were only on sale for fifteen days. We quote from Stamp Collecting the following useful information about the Turkish stamps of 1913-20: “We are indebted to Colonel O. K. Tancock, C.M.G., for pointing out that the Tughra on the 1913 pictorials (printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.) is that of Sultan Mohammed V, whose second name, Reshad, is shown separately on the right of the main portion of the ‘Imperial signature. During the war this sultan took the title of “El Ghazi, which was substituted for the name Reshad in the Tughra on the Jubilee and Vienna printed pictorials of 1915 and 1917. Mohammed V died in July 1918, and the Tughra of his successor Mohammed Wahed-ed-Din, who reigned as Sultan Mohammed VI, has no subsidiary name or title at the side of the main design. Col. Tancock remarks that the alteration of the Tughra in the 1920 issue had nothing to do with the deposition of the late Sultan and Khalif, or the abolition of the Sultanate; but was merely the natural consequence of the death of Sultan Mohammed V and the accession of Sultan Mohammed VI.”
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COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL SERVICE
By Philip H. Ward, Jr.
THE philatelic papers have had short notes now and then regarding the series of Air Mail Stamps used in the Colombian Republic but heretofore I have not seen any authoritative statement regarding this issue. The Official Post Office Bulletin issued at Washington recently made note of this Service, and advised as to how those in this country interested could obtain the proper information together with the necessary stamps. The fact that this Government feels the Service is of sufficient importance to recognize it along with the fact, that the Colombian Government permits the issuing of special stamps for this purpose, gives them at least a semi-official standing. A circular distributed by the Company in question is worthy of record, for future philatelic reference. The circular is 9 inches by 19% inches and reads as follows:Colombian Air Mail Service Standard Advertisement Sheet Keep this sheet on your desk! COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL SERVICE INTINERARY: Barranquilla–Girardod (600 miles): Two Air Mails a week in connection with the incoming Steamers. Every Tuesday and Friday from BARRANQUILLA arriving at GIRARDOT the same day stopping to deliver mail at MAGANGUE, EL BANCO, BARRANCA-BERMEJA, PUERTO BERRIO and HONDA. . The Mail is taken by special messenger from PUERTO BERRIO to MEDELLIN, from HONDA to MANIZALES and from GIRARDOT to BOGOTA, IBAGUE and TUN.J.A. Mail forwarded from the Coast by the Air Mail Service arrives at MEDELLIN, IBAGUE and BOGOTA on Wednesdays and Saturdays; at MANIZALES, NEIVA and TUNJA on Thursdays and Sundays. Letters ad
dressed to any other cities of the Republic
of Colombia will be delivered at a port nearest to the National Post Office Station of that district,
GIRARDOD-NEIVA (110 Miles): Weekly Air Mail Service in connection with the Air Line Barranquilla-Girardot. Every Thursday from GIRARDOT to NEIVA, returning the same day to GIRARDOT GIRARDOT-BARRANQUILLA (600 Miles): Two Air Mails a week in connection with the outgoing Mail SteamerS. Every Tuesday and Friday in the afternoon from GIRARDOT after arrival of the train from BOGOTA, stopping to collect mail at HONDA, PUERTO BERRIO, BARRANCA BERMEJA, EL BANCO and MAGANGUE, arriving at BARRANQUILLA on Wednesday and Saturdays noon. Mail is picked up at TUNJA and MANIZALES on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from NEIVA on Thursdays and at HONDA, GIRARDOT and all the other ports of the Magdalena River on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Wednesday Air Mail makes connection with the Clyde Line Steamers, sailing on Fridays from Pto Colombia to New York. (NEW YORK-BOGOTA and BOGOTA-NEW YORK 14 days) and by special messenger from SANTA MARTA with Elders & Fyffes Steamers, sailing on Thursdays and Saturdays from this port to Rotterdam or Bristol (BOGOTA-LONDON and LONDON-BOGOTA 20 days). The Saturday Air Mail makes connection with the American Fruit Boats sailing on Sunday from Pto Colombia and on Tuesdays from Santa Marta to New York touching Colon (Panama Canal) and Kingston (Jamaica) (BOGOTA-NEW YORK and NEW YORK-BOGOTA 14 days.) BARRANQUILLA-CARTAGENA (70 Miles). Two Air Mails a week. Every Monday and Thursday from BARRANQUILLA to CARTAGENA, returning the same day to BARRANQUILLA in time to make connection with the Barranquilla-Girardot Line. BARRANQUILLA-SANTA (35 Miles): Special Flights.
SCOTT’S MONTHLY JOURNAL
393 “ 5 mlrd myellow & brown
Type of 1913-16 Issue.
1923 Type of 1921 Issue.
Wmkd. Double Cross.
975 “ 350k violet & red
33 A7 8p gray black -Stama Collecting. IRELAND. 1922-23 A1
Wmkd. S. E. in Monogram.
53 A1 6p red violet
Wmkd. Crown. Perf. 14. 150 A46 21 dark green & orange