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1920 Wmkd. Crown and G. R.
IPerf. 14, 1.5.x. 14.
Bring from Palestine Nos. 26 to 36 and give
them new numbers 1 to 11.
1922 Stamps of 1920 Issue
Surcharged in Arabic, "Ushrul qirsh"
(tenth of piastre) in Black,
Red or Violet,

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20pi gray (B)
Palestine Stamps of 1918-19
Surcharged with New Walue in Arabic,
28 A1 10q on 10pi ultramarine
29 20d on 20pi gray
1928 Palestine Stamps of 1918-19
Surcharged in Arabic
"Hukumat ul sharkil Arabiya"
(Arab Government of the East)
in Wiolet,

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REPUBLICA 0. DEL URUGUA.
Perf. 11%.
260 A97 8c rose
ARTIGAs CoMMEMORATIVE Issu E.

12 A1 1m dark brown (B) | –Whitfield King & Co's. Bulletin. 13 # # # –Stanley Gióðons Month/y Circular. 1923 Unwmkd. 1. : m blue green TUNIS. - Perf. 14. # : ###$! POSTAGE DUE STMPS. 26, AS9 2c carmine & sepia 17 “ 3m light brown (B) 1923 New Design. 265 : 5c violet & sepia 18 “ 4m scarlet (B) 162 D2 1c black 266 12c blue & sepia 19 “ 5m orange (B) 163 “ 2c yea/ow -Metropoliton Stamp Co. GUATEMALA UNITED STATES Revenue Stamps Cordials, Wines, etc. Watermarked Single-lined U.S.P.S. 4169 1914 $2 green . . . . . . . . . . .75 .40 Watermarked Double-lined U.S.I.R. 4189 1914-18 $2 green . . . . . . . . . . . .75 .40 UNITED STATES 142a 1911 5p red & black. Error C I d Cat. No. Unused Cat. Price enter Inverted. 414 1917-19 5c rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.00 Catalogue Price .................#25.00 Design slightly cut into

Net Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unused, full original gum

Special Price $3.00

... . . . . . 15.00

410, 4142c and 5c, pair, in good condition

Special Price $4.50

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4 varieties. . $ 75

40c, complete. 3 varieties. . $ .30

JUGO SLAVIA *1636 Postage Due, 1919, 2L on 35L, to 4k on 7h, complete. 13 varieties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00

100 varieties at 75c

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All unused in fine condition

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THE rapidly increasing demand for postage stamps as well as the necessity for economy in production have been accountable for the use of rotary presses to print stamps which are perforated both vertically and horizontally.

These sheets first appeared as rotary press waste. All of such stamps were perforated Io as usual on one side but were perforated II horizontally when the stamps were printed from sidewise coil rotary plates and II vertically when printed from endwise coil plates.

Early in 1922 the rotary stamps appeared with the perforation Io in both directions and later the perforation was changed to

II.

Only the I cent stamps appeared perforated IoxIo. These were the product of the new large rotary press which was put in operation recently. Four of the large presses are now in operation. These are designed to print stamps in the same manner as the small rotary presses. The cylinder of the press has been enlarged, however, so that it will accommodate two plates of 400 subjects each. The top and bottom edges of these plates are bent around the forming cylinder; consequently the stamps emerge from the press endwise. A careful measurement of the dimensions of the stamps will indicate that they are similar to the endwise coil stamps which are printed on the small presses. The plates from which these stamps are printed differ from the normal 400-subject plates in that a margin is left between panes of IOO which make up the sheet. .

A special machine has been designed to perforate the stamps from the large rotary presses. This not only perforates between the stamps but also cuts the large continuous sheet into panes of 100. The vertical perforations are made by means of wheels which are spaced to correspond to the width of the stamps. The horizontal per

forations are made by means of a revolving cylinder in which rows of perforating pins are fixed. It is interesting to note that there are no straight-edged stamps made by this process.

The perforated panes of 100 stamps each are made up into large post office books in the same manner as previously described. It is a noticeable fact that the stamps printed on the large rotary press do not lie flat even when bound into post office books of 500 panes. In spite of the fact that the gum used on these stamps is made more deliquescent by the addition of glucose, the gum side shrinks. Another disadvantage lies in the fact that the paper of these stamps has not been “worked” to remove its stiffness. The stamps themselves are beautiful examples of the engraving art and superior in appearance, in the opinion of the writer, to the flat plate stamps. It is said that about 15 per cent of the total number of stamps produced by the Bureau are printed on the rotary presses.

Conclusion

WF have all noticed during the past year that the Government has taken an active interest in the activities of philatelists. The Philatelic Stamp Agency has been established by the Post Office Department to cater to the most exacting whims of stamp collectors.

The director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is thoughtful of our needs and supplies our journals with data to aid the specialists. In other words, our existence has been recognized.

Our trip through the Bureau is an added courtesy on the part of our Government. Although the Postmaster General has several times in his announcements to the press accused us of paying for the making of the dies for the new issue of stamps, we cannot help but believe that his interest is more than pecuniary. Needless to say, we appreciate his endeavors to please us,

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as well as Mr. Hill's kindness in approving our trip through the place where our

stamps are made.

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est of interest in our quest for knowledge and has spared no pains to make us feel

perfectly at home. We have had the comWe are especially indebted to John T. fortable feeling that we were welcome

guests and wish to express our sincerest thanks to him for his success in making our trip an instructive and pleasurable one.

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221 to 225 5, 10, 25, 27, 45r complete

'. #. 5 varieties $1.00 231 1922 201 on 70k brown & Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 232 44 40r on 15k red brown & blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 234 40 15k red b r On 1 ok red DroWn 336 to 339 (200.000r + 50.000r) complete & blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 4 varieties $1.00 e Special BRANCH Offer Cat. * Indicates Unused Cat. Net No. - Price Price *50 Australian C. W., 1915-20 £1 ultramarine and brown . . . 8.00 6.00 17 British Honduras 1884-87 1sh gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.50 15.00 6 Cape of Good Hope 1855-58 1sh yellow green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.00 *21 Falkland Islands 1898 5sh brown red . . . . . . . . . . . * * * * * * * 8.50 6.50 *1 Gambia 1869 4p brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 17.50 *55 44 1906 %p on 2sh 6p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 6.00 +56 * - 44 1p on 3sh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 6.00 *48 Gold Coast 1902 20sh violet and black red. . . . . . 13.50 - 10.00 *55 44 4- 1904-07 2sh 6p green and yellow . . . . . . 5.00 4.00 80 * * 44 1913-16 20sh violet and black red . . . . . . 6.00 4.50 *18 Malta 1899 10sh blue black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 5.00 *9 Nyasaland Prot. 1908 5sh red and green, yellow . . . . . 7.50 5.75 *115 Natal 1908-09 10sh red and green, green . . . . . 8.00 6.00 *9 So. Nigeria 1901 8.00

10sh violet and black yellow .. 11.00

BRANCH STORE

178 Fulton Street,

•- New York City

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Of Topical Interest

* By Kent B. Stiles

OME new figures regarding the sale of stamps at the Philatelic Stamp Agency in Washington were issued recently by the Post Office Department. To quote from a despatch broadcast by The Associated Press: “Postage stamp collectors poured $41,000 into the Treasury of the United States through the Post Office Department’s Philatelic first three months of this year for unused postage stamps to add to their collections, principally stamps of the new issue. “The money received not only is virtually clear profit for the Government, but would pay several times over the entire cost of preparing the new issue of stamps, which was about $8,500. No estimate can be made of stamps sold to collectors for their collections through the regular post offices, but the amount is thought to be considerable. “Since the Government decided to

encourage the collecting of postage stamps in December, 1921, approximately $100,000 has been taken in

through its sales.”

Thus is justified the vision of Warren Irving Glover, Third Assistant Postmaster General, in establishing the Agency. It is related that he had a hard job convincing Mr. Hays, then Postmaster General, that such an agency would be remunerative. Perhaps Mrs. Glover, who is a collector, first had to convince the Third Assistant. Who can say?

Merely Advertising Labels

ROM Percy A. Hill, a Journal subscriber in the Philippines, comes some information regarding the Bandoeng, Dutch Indies, Fair “stamps” which several British philatelic journals apparently have recognized as genuine postal adhesives. Current Dutch Indies stamps were, late in 1922, overprinted 3de N. I. Jaarbeurs Bandoeng 1922, in red or green or black, two types of surcharges being provided. In some quarters abroad

Agency during the .

these are described as Dutch Indies provisionals, but Mr. Hill, who translates the first part of the overprint to mean “3d Annual Fair,” states that the surcharge is significant of nothing more startling than an official endeavor to advertise the Bandoeng Fair. Apparently even the secretary of the Fair association had no intention of purporting the stamps to be new varieties, the overprinted stamps being regarded in Bandoeng as souvenirs solely. They were on sale until April 23, 1923. Mr. Hill in his letter states that the communications officials of the Philippines have submitted to the GovernorGeneral, Leonard A. Wood, a proposal to raise the first class postage in the islands to three cents, as compared with two cents at present, but that as yet (March 6) nothing has been decided. Should the plan go through, Mr. Hill comments, it “would necessitate a new set of stamps for the Philippines.” Our correspondent adds—pardon us!— “Out here we enjoy the breezy Scott's much better than the Australian, British and New Zealand stamps journals.”

Memel’s Status

IN view of the numerous and various stamp issues emanating from Europe it is natural that philatelists are interested in the exact status of each of the new governments which have arisen out of world war conditions. Newspaper despatches from abroad are not always complete and are often confusing. It is perhaps timely, accordingly, to quote the following, from official sources in Washington, as to the present position . of Memel: “By the treaty of Versailles the Memel territory, consisting of the three counties—Memel, Heydecrog and Pagegen— was separated from Germany and put under the protection of the Allies until its final disposition should be made by them. The territory is located on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, occupies an area of 1,057 square miles, and has a population of 150,000.”

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