UHI-ARE YOU STAMPS COLLECTORS OR PHILLATELIST
One of the Dutch east Indie (Hindia Belanda) rare stamps,the hignest nominal value used stamps,the mint stamps more expensive, 55 years I am seeking this time ,and in 2009 I found this stam in jakarta from the senior stamps collectors from Bogor, I bought this stamps joint with my trader friend, I only bought this stamps and Bandung Jaarbeurs 10cent, and the other He bought, I am very happy as the phillatelist, I had ever seen in the auctions many times but never win the bidding, after the economic crisis and the price became only 10% of catalogue price I can bought this expensive stamps.(Dr Iwan S).
The very rare Indonesia postal stationer,Bulterman catalogue price 5000 US Dollar, I found this postal history 1n 1984, and in 1985 I sold to Mr Karel US$ 1500, Mr Karel Sold in Van Dieten Auction Nederland in 2008 estimate price US 5000,- but I didnot now who baought this very rare postal History, Mr Karel promise me not sold abroad,but because the economic crisis he must sold abroad due ton in Tangeran Stamps Austion of Mr Suwito Harsono no one bidding, I am very upset this collections must keep in Indonesia, like I have keep the Type Machinewriter overpring Republimk Indonesia on 20 cent Dai N ippon Sumatra stamps,used on fragment ,only two exist one My Ricardo Collections now in Den Haag Musuem ,and the other one still in my collections.(Dr Iwan S)
I. PREFACE (Dr IWAN S Notes)
This article dedicated to my Philatelist friend Mr Gogo who just pass away last week at Bandung, he was the first Phillatelist give me informations about Dai Nippon Occupation and Indonesia Independence war during my visit his stamps shop at Braga Street in 1984, this informations have help me starting to a phillatelist.
Before from 1955 until 1984 I am only the Stamp Collectors and investors I didnot know and no one gave me informations about phillatelis althought I have met senior Indonesia Phillatelist like Susantio, Dr Nelwan,Mr Thung Kim Tek, Wuysiang.General Surya Darma. Mr Pantau, Mpek Kok Sioe etc.
After have the phillatelist information from Mr Gogo Bandung in 1984 , starting from 1985 until now I learn many phillatelist literature, and met many senior phillatelis like Mr Ramkema, Mr P.R. Bulterman, Mr Suwito Harso, Mr Untung Raharjo, Mr Karel, Mr Dani etc from them I have many experience and information, I have bough many phillate;list Boooks, The International Stamp Catalogue like Stanly Gibbons,Yvert,Scott, and Michel, also collecting classic vintage catalogue,the postal history books and literature especially about the earliest 19th century Stamps.
I have write 389 article about unique collections, also about phillatelist from Asia country,after the old blog full, I am starting built the new internet blog in june 2010, with more profesional e-book,If you want to be the phillatelist you must joint my unqiue collection Club, and my editor will send the new e-book info you like via your e-mail, you only paid the operational cost,please fast contact my editor via comment, I have only send 100 e-book only, if you late , you never found the very best information which I have learned almost 25 years.
I am sorry, the -book very limited because I didnot have enough time to produce the e-boook, like Indonesia Independence war and Dai Nippon Occupation Indonesia I have write almost two years still not finish that is why I only send you if you join the club, part and part have finish may be in two or three years because I have thousand collections realted to this very special momment for Indonesian Nations.
II. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAMPS COLLECTORS AND PHILLATELIST
III. THE PHILLATELIST INFORMATIONS
1. Rare Sweden philatelic collections
One of the most valued Swedish stamp issues are so called Landstormen surcharges. These are semipostals used to collect funds to equip soldiers during World War I.
First about the series name… Between 1885 and 1941 Swedish soldiers were divided in “Beväringen” and “Landstormen”. Beväringen was the younger classess / men in the active service, and Landstormen referred to older classes in reserve. In practice Landstormen was used mostly for the Swedish army’s area defense.
The first Landstormen series (Landstormen I) contains a new print of the invalidated 1872/86 Circular type series. The stamps differ from the original circular type series on paper, which has wavy lines +letters watermark. However, there exists an special edition Landstormen I on original stamp paper (with post horn on back). The stamps were overprinted with new values and sold for the double face value.
1916 Sweden Landstormen I semipostal – Michel #86, cat.value 6.00€
The second Landstormen (Landstormen II) set was overprinted on old, and not any more used postage due stamps (or as swedish call – Löjsen). These are extremely difficult to find as perfectly centered copies; catalog prices usually apply for mixed / poorly centered copies.
On the left 1916 Landstormen II type, on the right 1918 Landstormen III typThe third Landstormen series (Landstormen III) reused unsold stamps from Landstormen I set. These were once again applied with new face value overprint. The Circular type values of 2 – 6 öre should be overprinted with 7+3 öre, and 12 – 50 öre with 12+8 öre face value. But there was some kind of mix up in the printing, and some of the overprints were mixed. The mixed overprint values are somewhat rare as used, but more common as mint/unused
2.The Rare Australian Bridge Postal History
||Former Australia Post Chairman Maurice Williams sold his collection of Sydney Harbour Bridge stamps for more than $120,000 at the same Prestige May 24 auction mentioned above.The “Five Bob Bridge” is this country’s most iconic stamp design – the one issue every collector of Australian stamps aspires to own.It is to Australia what the 1929 £1 PUC Pound is to Great Britain fans, and what the 1893 $5 Columbus is to United States collectors.Mr Williams’ collection went far beyond the basic stamps. He managed to acquire First Day Covers, rare plate dot blocks, varieties, and many of the non-stamp collectables associated with the Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.The illustration no installed !!!!!
$10,000 Smithy Cover
||Charles Kingsford Smith carried 15 postcards on his dare-devil flight to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The example in this sale franked with a near worthless 2d red, was signed by John Bradfield who designed the Bridge and other dignitaries, and sold for almost $10,000.Only a month or so back a similar opening day postcard flown by Kingsford Smith and signed by others, sold at a Charles Leski Melbourne auction for $A3,737. Maurice Williams’ example went for almost three times that figure at $9,611.A client of mine bought the Leski piece, and is absolutely delighted with his savvy judgment! Earlier this month I sold him a far rarer ‘Smithy’ signed cover for far less than that, so he is having a good year.The Illustration not installed!!!!!!
Sheet of 5/- Bridge
||A sheet of twenty of the 5/- Bridge value cost £5 ($10), or at least two weeks wages in the Depression era, when issued in 1932. It is no surprise that very few complete sheets still exist. Maurice Williams’ sheet of 20 in good condition sold for $27,960.Mr Williams and his wife Norma attended the sale, and claimed that they were thrilled with the results. As Mr Williams left the room he punched the air with delight I am advised! the illustration not installed !!!!!!!
||The one result that amazed me was a pretty rough looking telegraph punctured copy Has blue pen marks on it and lumpy perfs etc.Stolen goods pure and simple, as no telegraph punctured examples of any stamps have ever legally reached the market. In the past they have been sold as very cheap gap-fillers by the trade.High value Kangaroos sell for about 20-25% of normal price with a telegraph puncture, as space-fillers.This 5/- stamp shown nearby sold for about $A875 – or around four times what a nice CTO copy brings. How fashions change in stamp collecting – and very fast!
the end@copyright Dr IWAN S 2010.