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Obviously this leads to complications. The U. S. standard album—incidentally this also is illustrated—will have stamp spaces each of which contains a. number corresponding with the stamp’s number in the catalogue. This new album will be issued in June, and the numbers in the spaces are the numbers in the forthcoming I924 catalogue.

Alluding again to the illustrations, it may be stated that every major feature of all the U. S. stamps will be reproduced in the manner shown in an advertisement on another page of this month's Journalnot only the regular adhesives, but the department and envelope stamps revenues and so on.

Adding to the value of the U. S. section there will be printed, in conjunction with the illustrations, informative footnotes. Collectors may have observed that in recent years the catalogues have contained more of these footnotes than were in earlier editions. Evidence is at hand that these footnotes are both helpful and appreciated, and they will be used in increasing number beginning with the I924 catalogue.

Revised “Specialized”

THE Federal Act permitting limited illustrating of American stamps will, it may be announced, lead to the issuing of a revised edition of the book “Specialized United States” compiled by Eugene N. Costales and published by Scott's early this year.

Work on the revised edition will be put under way early in July and should appear about Nov. I5, 1923. The new “Specialized” will not only be profusely illustrated but it will contain additional listings, and all the listings from I902 to date will be identified with the new members selected for these issues in the 1924 standard catalogue.

Tanganyika

WITH Tanganyika possessing its own stamps by authority from the British, collectors may be interested in the following official statement emanating from Washington regarding economic conditions and resources in this former Teuton colony, German East Africa:

“Primitive states of technical education among the natives were begun under the

German administration and are now continued under the British authorities.

“The vast wealth of Tanganyika Territory in forestal, agricultural and mineral products are practically untouched. Native industries are at the present time greatly undeveloped, consisting mainly of fishing, forest exploitation, agriculture, stock raising, hunting and ropemaking. The possibilities of the country in raising rubber trees, its future as regards the sisal and hemp industry, as well as its possibilities in the production of gold, mica, graphite, iron and copper ores, cobalt and nickel, are as yet only slightly known."

Airpost Items

N official authority it is learned in

Washington that the Canadian Government, “owing to difiiculties and delays experienced in the delivery of mail to Prince Edward Island,” especially during the Winter months, is making an investigation “with a view to establishing an airmail service to the island, if possible.”

A Government subsidy not to exceed 110,000 crowns will finance the establishing of an airmail route between Copenhagen and Hamburg.

The Saxon Government will appropriate 10,000,000 marks this year for the promotion of commercial air service, including mail transportation, throughout Saxony.

An aerial postal route between Malmo and Hamburg was opened in April, and an airpost has been established between Hamburg and London to connect with the Swedish line transporting mails from Sweden, Norway and Finland to London. On the Malmo-Hamburg route hydroairplanes will be used and the postage will be 20c extra for letters to Germany, 40c extra on letters to Holland and France, and 60c extra on letters to England.

The foregoing oflicial news announced in Washington is here offered for the information of collectors especially interested in airmail stamps, as the creating of new airposts more often leads to new aerial adhesives.

Mauritius Rarity Sold

T another of the auctions of the famous Ferrari collection, held in Paris late in April, the sum of 120,000 French francs was paid for the Mauritius Ip orange of

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A French franc was worth approx- stamp is given the philatelic value of imately 6.66 American cents on the day of $12,500.

Other stamps at the April auction brought

the sale so that the sum which this “Fer

rarity” brought is equivalent to about amounts ranging from 42,000 to 54,000 $18,000. In Scott's 1923 catalogue this French francs. *1550 Bavaria 1888-1900 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 80p. . . . . . . . . . . 9 .75 *109 Bosnia, Charity, 1915 7h on 5h, 12h on 10h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 .20 *1608 Danzig 1921 5p to 20M complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 .65 1063 Epirus 1914 1 L to 5d complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 .50 1547 Esthonia 1918 5, 15, 35, 70k complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 .25 1548 64 1919 5p to 5 M complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 .25 1554 Greece 1911 1 L to 2d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 .50 *1552 Italy Offices in Turkish Empire, 1922, 10pa on 1c to 7pi 20pa on 60c . . . . . . . . 7 .75 *1573 Lithuania 1921 10sk to 25 auk complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 .65 *1574 • 44 Air Post, 1921 20sk to 5 auk, First Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 .25 *822 Montenegro 1896 ln to 2f complete . . . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12 .50 *1359 Upper Silesia 1920 2% p to 5 M complete. Second Set. ... 17 .50 *1360 * 4 “Official, 1920 surcharged on German Official, 5p to 5 M complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.00

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Cat. Price. Singles. Pair. of four. lc blue green Franklin, 1902-3 No. 3001) . . . . . .. .18 .15 .30 .60

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. 1.50

5c blue Lincoln, 1902-3 No. -304b . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6.00 5.00 10.00 20.00

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.00

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. 50.00

1c green Franklin, 1908-9 No. 323a . . . . . . . . . . .. .06 .05 .10 .18

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .75

2c carmine Washington, 1908-9, No. 324a . . . . .. .10 .08 .15 .30

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 ,

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . 1.00

3c deep violet VVashington, 1908-9, No. 325a... .15 .10 .20 .40 4c orange brown Washington, 1908-9, No. 326a .18 .15 .30 .60

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. 1.50

2c carmine Lincoln, 1909 No. 335a . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 .08 .15 .30

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.75

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Zc carmine Alaska-Yukon, 1909 No. 336a . . . . .. .10 .08 .15 .30

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-. . . 1.00

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .80 2c carmine Hudson Fulton, 1909 N0. 337a. . . .. .10 .08 .15 .30 Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .80

lc green Franklin, 1910 No. 338a . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06 .04 .08 .15

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

2c carmine Washington, 1910 No. 339a . . . . . . . .. .06 .05 .10 .20

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .80

1c green Washington, 1916-17 No. 389a . . . . . . .. .04 .03 .05 .10

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .40

3c violet Washington, 1916-17, No. 391a . . . . . .. .10 V .08 .15 .30

Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Center line block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. . . . 1.25

Plate number block of six . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .70

1c gray green Washington (Surface printed), 1918-20 No. 435b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .04 .03 .06 .12 Arrow blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2c carmine Washington (Surface printed),
1918-20 No. 436a, type IV. . . . . . . . - - .75
Arrow block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • - -
Center line block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plate number block of six. . . . . . . . . . . .
2c carmine Washington (Surface printed) -
1918-20 No. 436a, type VI. . . . . . . . - - .03
Arrow blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - -
Center line blocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plate number block of six. . . . . . . . . . . . - - - -
1c green Franklin, 1922-23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - .02
Arrow blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - -
Plate number block of six. . . . . . . . . . . . - - - -
2c carmine Washington, 1923. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - .03
Arrow blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • - -
Plate number block of six. . . . . . . . . . . .

1.50

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The BRANCH Store

178 Fulton St., New York City

Offers the following at a liberal reduction from catalogue:

Cat Pr. Net Pr.

Cat. No.
171a Brazil 1905 1000r green and violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00
185 “ 1906 5000r carmine rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
190 “ 1910 10000r brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00
19 Canada 1859-64. 12%c yellow green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50
25 st 1868 6c dark brown . . . . . . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1.25
+27 s & " 15c lilac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25
*88 44 1902 7c olive yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
56 Cape of Good Hope 1893-96 5sh brown orange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00
62 44 &c. 44 1902-04 3p red violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
*69 st 44 44 44 6p violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
*73 Chili 1905-09 12c lake and black. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
*78 * * “ 1p gold, green and grey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.75
3 China 1878 5c yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00
*18 Curacao 1891 25c on 30c gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
43 * * 1908 7%c gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
2 Danish W. Indies 1867 3c rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00
125 Dutch Indies 1918 30c on 1gld lilac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
133 44 44 1921-22 40c on 50c green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - -
255 Greece 1918-22 2d vermilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
256 s & 44 3d carmine rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
257 4 & * * 5d ultramarine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - -
38 Hawaiian Isls. 1882 2c lilac rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
*51 * * “ 1886-89 2c carmine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
*72 * * “ 1893 50c red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.75
*73 & 4 & 4 “ $1 rose red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00
*77 4 * 1894 10c yellow green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
*78 4 & ** " 12c blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
*79 * * * * “ 25c deep blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

* Indicates unused.

$ 50 .35 1.25 .90 .60 .65 .25 .60 .40 .35 .40 1.75 .50 .25 .25 2.50 .15 .10 .08 .15 .25 .18 .35 1.00 2.25 .20 .55 .50

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IN the later part of October, 1915, the town of Guayamas, Sonora, was captured from the Villistas by Constitucionalista (Carranza) troops. If I remember correctly, General Obregon was in command of the Carranza forces. Guayamas is rather an important seaport on the Gulf of California coast, and is also a railroad terminus. It has a population of six to eight thousand. To supply stamps for immediate postal necessities, the entire stock of stamps captured, which was very small, consisting only of a few of the 20 and 50 centavos denominations of the Coach Seal Issue, were immediately surcharged, by rubber hand stamp, the letters “EC” in purple, meaning “Ejercito Constitucionalista,” or “Constitutionalist Army.” These stamps were in use for several weeks before a supply of the regular issue was furnished from Mexico City, this delay being caused as the new set of Mexican postage stamps known as the 1915 Famous Men, rouletted set, was just coming into issue at this time. This use of the Villista stamps by the Constitucionalist government is the only known instance of its kind, the very fact of such use establishing their authenticity beyond a doubt. If listed in the catalogue these stamps should follow No. 505, being numbered 505A, 505B, and 505C. Guayamas being a seaport, most of its outside correspondence was carried on with San Francisco, the Chinese merchants in Guayamas being quite active and carrying on a large volume of business with San Francisco. I have a number of covers received through ordinary and registered mail by Chinese business firms in San Francisco. These covers are dated from October 30, 1915, to November 15, 1915. I have never seen or heard of any errors in this issue, such as inverted or double surcharges, and do not believe that any exist, the small number of stamps surcharged evidently having the work rather carefully done and all at one time. Both varieties of the 20 centavos Coach Seal Is

Army.

sue were surcharged (Scott's No. 398 and 399), but I have never seen a copy of No.

398 on cover, although a number of un

used ones have come to my notice. These came from the General Post Office at Mexico City, having been turned in as remainders, with a few of the 50 centavos, from the Guayamas Post Office, on receipt of the regular issue. The number of these stamps issued cannot be determined, but evidently the quantity is very small. At one time I had nine or ten covers bearing from one to three of these stamps each on them, and I have seen probably an equal number of covers in the hands of others. No official records are available showing the authority for this surcharging, but it undoubtedly was authorized by the proper officials in Guayamas at that time, as necessary to meet the emergency, as the stamps were recognized not only by the Mexican postal authorities but passed by the postal authorities of the United States without question.

REVIEW

“VICTORIA, the Half-length Portraits and the Twopence Queen Enthroned.” By Charles Lathrop Pack.

T# first thing to be said of this volume is that is is sumptuous. The details of binding, paper, letter press and illustration attract our attention before we come to the more important matter of the text. On several occasions Mr. Pack has published articles on these subjects in philatelic magazines. From them we know that the completed book, with revisions and amplifications, must be a work of the first rank, and it is a satisfaction to see it presented in a manner worthy of its contents. To review the book adequately, one should be familiar with the stamps that form its subject and with their many varieties. It should be read leisurely, if one is to benefit from the detailed information it presents. Unfortunately, the London Philatelic exhibition will not wait, and the

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