Well lots of debating going on which is good.
I therefore conclude my end on this thread as I have stated all I need too.
1.)Announcing the presentation of the study of quantities produced for the LOW Automobiles/Locomotives issues produced by the Format International Security Printers via the internet.
2.)Showing by polling just how many BELIEVE each of the "Leaders of the World" issues were produced in the millions. Thus showing that the exaggerated statements and twisted wording in articles, comments and word of mouth have embedded into the collecting community as a whole by a few un-named entities this belief which is TOTALLY false.
3.)To show how some so fervently wish to keep this research from surfacing and will try to deferre it in any way possible from being known by the collecting community and the world as a whole.
4.)To show that all the issues were valid postage no matter how they were sold or used despite the objection of some versus the agreement of others as the debate here shows.
5.) To show that the sales of the varieties of the LOW Automobiles/Locomotive issues (and others) that were confiscated by the British Metropolitan Police so many years ago and held in their holding until 2008 has begun. Also showing that on the St.Vincent side of the holding that the way they are being sold "looks" like there are millions when in fact if you were to take each value and count the panes as a whole you would find the exact
numbers exist and in many cases less
as is shown in the presentation on the web pages.
6.) Finally to show that so far nobody has shown any
proof as in documents nor pictures showing counts higher than what is being portrayed via the research. Why is this? Because they have no evidence to back up their claims.
I am done with arguments that do not have anything to do with the topic of the thread of which much of the comments are.I am done posting to this thread
except for posting a small announcement when each country page as in St.Lucia, St. Vincent and Dependencies, Nevis, Bernera Island and Davaar are complete and go live which takes a lot of work and time.
I do not have time to continually post on any
forum as that is not what I do. I do research and have a life. This thread alone has interferred with that time that could be used much more efficiently in the research and developement of pages getting the information out.
You can call it what you like as in "talking up the market" or "hyping" etc; but in reality it is as I point out above. Verified information of what exists and that is all.
Let the debate continue as it only shows what I knew it would show. And this is good.
Please understand this...I will not be posting on this thread except for the announcements of the new pages stated above. Information is on the pages and does not need to be repeated here.
I encourage members to post more images of usage as some seem to want to argue against this. The 3 covers I posted I found in 10 minutes on the internet auctions and they are or were for sale. I have seen many
others. The argument
Well one of those covers can't be commecial?
60c airmail and then $1.80 airmail to the same address same 2466.
is invalid as have you ever thought about weight of a letter? Heavier....more postage.
I agree with admin in a way. I would say the stamps imaged are probably either removed from a FDC (although they are on brown paper) which leads me to believe they are from the Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau cachet covers which in turn despite arguments is valid postal usage. But the debate will carry on.
good luck to all. don't have a heart attack over it
The subject matter has been heatedly debated for many years.