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Post by adam78 »

A couple more early gauges.

The Gem Stamp Case, produced by Errington & Martin. date unknown - 1920s?
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An anonymous early celluloid one.
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A selection of other Perforation Guides:

Top Left - a Lonlable Philarule - This is not strictly a Perf gauge, but rather some sort of measuring device. The angles scales on the left are numbered sequentially from 1 (bottom right of the scale) to 60(top left) - if anyone has a clue what this is for and how it works, please let me know...
I think it is a kind of micrometer. You measure the distance against the base line along the angle line and read the value from the scale on angle line. You will still need to work out the units. I would suggest mm but I cannot tell that with any certainty.

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Post by gavin-h »

Thanks, Kimmo, that would make perfect sense!

And I think you're right about the units being mm - I just need to find the thing now to have another close look!

It's one of the great things about Stampboards that something can sit here like this for 5½ years and then someone comes along with the answer. 8)

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The "Philarule" was used to measure postmarks. Released in 1957


https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19570526&id=d ... 9281&hl=en


And from "Maple Leaves" Canadian British Society:

"The Philarule
At 5/-. this is a transparent rule on lines already familiar as a well known
perforation gauge. but this one is designed principally for measuring surcharges.
diameters, cancellations etc. Supplied by the London Label Co. Ltd.,
it is going to be a great help to measurement fans. We expect it will be on sale
through usual trade channels. and can certainly recommend it is a very useful
article for those whose interests run on postmarks especially."
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Thanks, Greg - really useful. :D

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Gavin,

You are welcome. Happy to be of use. When you find it, could you offer a high resolution image of it. There is another scale I'm not sure about.

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Here's another old one, with a twist.

American, but anonymous, it has the US spelling of Millimeter at the top and centimeter at the bottom. The back is blank.

But it looks like an earlier European gauge has been shamelessly copied, as the central portion uses the European spellings of Millimetre and Centimetre.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/adam78-pix/SB/perf%20gauge%2016_1.jpg

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Found this lovely old brass perf gauge in an estate lot today.

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Ahoj everyone!

I am sure most of us come across stamp-related ephemera & memorabilia among our clutter.

I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to share these images and kindle a bit of nostalgia among our older members.

To start the ball rolling, here are two stages of 1000 Rapkins Ever-Ready No Folding peelable tasteless stamp hinges. They came already folded.

1. yellow & brown

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2 blue and red

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I am guessing the yellow & brown version was from the 1970s and the blue and red version later from the 1980s. Can anyone date them more precisely?

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honza wrote:I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to share these images and kindle a bit of nostalgia among our older members.
Ahoj, Honza,

I've used my "Moderator Superpowers" to merge this with an earlier thread (and amended the title of that thread!).

Look forward to seeing more!

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Was going through some lots I bought a while back today, found these :D
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gavin-h wrote:
honza wrote:I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to share these images and kindle a bit of nostalgia among our older members.
Ahoj, Honza,

I've used my "Moderator Superpowers" to merge this with an earlier thread (and amended the title of that thread!).

Look forward to seeing more!
Ahoj Gavin!

Thank you for adding my new thread to this existing one. I had seen one on vintage albums, but was unaware of this one.

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Ahoj again!

Another packet of vintage hinges. This time 1000 Stangib folded Stamp Hinges from Stanley Gibbons, again dating from the 1980s I would guess.

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Post by gavin-h »

honza wrote:This time 1000 Stangib folded Stamp Hinges from Stanley Gibbons, again dating from the 1980s I would guess.
Ahoj, Honza,

From the SG logo and the colourway used, I'd suggest maybe a little earlier: mid-1960s to mid-1970s would be my "guesstimate". :idea:

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Ahoj gavin!

Thank you. That's quite possible.

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Post by honza »

Ahoj again!

This is a calendar, perforation gauge and measusuring card made of plastic given to customers in 1973 by Harry Allen the Rickmansworth UK wholesale new issue service.

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The colour is identical to that used for the GB KGV 1d photogravure and later issues.

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Ahoj again!

a rather stylish stock card from London dealer Leo Baresch

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Does it bring back any memories to anyone?

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honza

Absolutely, I first encountered them in the 1960s, when Leo Baresch Ltd had a stall at the Strand Stamp Centre. I actually knew the old gentleman himself and there was a young man there called Werner ... and a lady.

I believe Werner eventually became the managing director and took over the business.

W.E.Lea (Philatelists) Ltd had an even fancier version with an embossed front with a Canadian 12d Black on it.

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Ahoj again!

These Papua & New Guinea Philatelic Bureau packets were used by one UK dealer to protect general purchases. Were they given away free to the trade for publicity reasons rather than containing actual purchases from the bureau?

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honza wrote:Ahoj again!

These Papua & New Guinea Philatelic Bureau packets were used by one UK dealer to protect general purchases. Were they given away free to the trade for publicity reasons rather than containing actual purchases from the bureau?

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G'day Honza,

These "packets" were used to protect the PNG "presentation packs" (booklet with mounting strips containing a stamp issue).

The "packets" may have been the contents removed, and they have been recycled.

I have tried storing my collection of PNG presentation packs in vario sheets with the original "packet" - but they don't look particularly good. I've removed the "packets" (have saved them for reuse if required), and the display a lot better.

Away from the house at the moment, will try and upload photos later.

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I couldn't resist this little 1939 item, which I bought for the folder rather than the stamps.

Excellent condition considering its age.

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Very nice - and the stamps look to be contemporaneous with the folder - do the dates on the postmarks of the KG VI ones reflect that?

The statement "At all times during 1939" may have proved to be sadly optimistic. :idea:

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Ahoj Gavin!

Woolworths in Britain used to sell packets of stamps for 6d and 1s in their FG range. I think FG was Frank Goddard, if I remember correctly.

This is a packet of 35 different KGVI British Empire stamps for 6d, dating from 1957.

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Bring back memories to anyone?

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Certainly brings back memories to me!

Woolworths in Rotherham was instrumental in more ways than one in my becoming a stamp collector.

As a young boy, I used to spend my pocket money on packets of stamps there. One of the ladies who worked there was married to a gentleman from Poland, who'd been a refugee from the Nazis, subsequently settled and changed his surname to Morrison (after Herbert Morrison the Labour minister). He still had family in Poland, and Mrs Morrison used to save the stamps from their correspondence and pass them on to me.

Our family and the Morrisons struck up a life long friendship as a result.

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Honza

Strangely I remember "FG" as Frank Godden, particularly as FG Series, makers of the very fine albums and as sellers of high-end Classics.

I admit that my memory may be playing tricks with me, second thing to go, etc.

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Glad to have brought back some happy memories Gavin.

Frank Godden sounds right, Dave; my memory going again.

This is the insert referred to on the front of the packet.

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1950s "Wide World" (Adelaide, South Australia) intact packets board:

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A card perforation gauge from Chorlton-cum-Hardy; actually quite useful for perfs below gauge 10, (where the 'Instanta' stops).

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Ahoj everyone!

Just came across this today.

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Stanley Gibbons stock card with strips of thin card circa 1960

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Ahoj again!

Here is another example of the sort of FG packets sold in Woolworths in the 1950s.

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This one was for 25 different Denmark, priced 6d (2½p).

Happy days!

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Ahoj everyone!

Another bit of philatelic nostalgia rediscovered to-day.

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A perforation gauge cum calendar from 1975.

This was a year's end promotion from Harry Allen of Rickmansworth UK, the major wholesaler of Commonwealth new issue stamps in the 1970s.

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Think I have shown this before. My dads old water mark detector in brown Bakelite.

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I used this myself for a few years in the 70's. :lol:
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A bump for this thread which I had not seen before, for some reason.

Somewhere I have a William Ackland glassine envelope (no contents) from the 1930s with his rubber stamp on it.

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Most unusual shaped perforation gauge - unbranded, and unsure of date.
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Kids in 2020: what the hell is a perf gauge? :lol:

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MJ's pet wrote:
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Kids in 2020: what the hell is a perf gauge? :lol:
Actually - more like what the hell is a postage stamp?

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Just cleaning house and stumbled across a pile of old glassine envelopes received from hotel gift shops, mail order dealers, and stamp issuing authorities which made me wonder if anyone collects such things?

Presumably there would be a premium with the original contents, but if they are empty is there anywhere to find comparables? I checked eBay and Stampboards, but came up empty handed. My apologies if there is a previous thread that deals with this topic.

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Short answer, no. No value that I’m aware of. People collect everything, but getting money for them will not likely happen.

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This thread is relevant, about philatelic accessories, etc:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=17540

I would say there are collectors of this sort of thing, and they are of interest, but monetary value is minimal.

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John and Peter,

Thank you very much for your replies. Now that it is pointed out, I distinctly remember that thread from 2015 when I first joined Stampboards.

Given the likelihood of very low commercial value, I guess that I will continue to use them when mailing things out in trades or sales transactions.

Much appreciated.
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I was actually looking at the thread below over the weekend, and was planning on reviving it with a request for some information. I need to do a little more research before I post my request, but here is another relevant thread on old packets.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=711042#p711042
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barryfe,

Well, I'll hold on for a little while yet. Most of the ones I have, come from my early career (1960s) and received from the Northeastern U.S.A (companies such as Garcelon, H.E. Harris and Kenmore).

However, the first envelope posted ("Honor-Bilt") almost certainly would date back to the 1930s when my dad and my uncle were involved in the hobby. There are three such items readily accessible, and I suspect several more among my duplicates filing.

If there is a member who collects these things, please feel free to get in touch.
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The envelopes used by postal administrations (only Liechtenstein in the lot above) can be considered "official", similar to unused postal forms (telegrammes, money orders, etc.). I keep them in country collections as an add-on to stamps, covers and postal stationery.

Some other postal history collectors may do likewise, but in general there is an interest only in material that is either very old or very exotic. As somebody has pointed out above, monetary value is minimal. I think I once sold a modern unused AR form from the Palestinian Authority postal service for the princely sum of one dollar!

Some people collect advertising and documents related to the history of well-known brands and companies, but I don't think any stamp dealer has risen to that level of prominence yet. Antique stamp catalogues are sought after, but paper bags? I don't think so.
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Just cleaning house and stumbled across a pile of old glassine envelopes received from hotel gift shops, mail order dealers, and stamp issuing authorities which made me wonder if anyone collects such things?

EVERYTHING vintage stamp wise has a market.

I know if I offered say 20 or 30 different old school pre=war empty dealer glassines someone would pay $1 each as a curio as a lot. All day long.

These few near worthless AMPOL petrol stamp freebie packets were bid up to $34 on BunnyBay .. real value about 3.4 CENTS the lot!

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My question to the Stampboards universe is; "Does anyone have examples of vintage stamp packets containing forgeries?

I have often heard that cheap forgeries were created for "the packet trade". Specifically, George Mueller in December 1958 Mercury Stamp Journal "The Philatelic Consultant" wrote:

"“Wholesale Forgeries are flooding the market in recent years and can frequently be found in cheap packages offered to beginners and children …they have also tried their luck on more recent issues, for example a 1946 issue of Albania (#379-383)."
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See this thread for details:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=6813503#p6813503


I'm working on an article, and single frame display of this issue, Albania (#379-383), and would like to include any packets containing forgeries. I don't hold out any hope of finding a packet containing these actual stamps, but any forgeries in cheap beginners packets would help.
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Re: Philatelic Accessories, Ephemera, Memorabilia - Old and New

Post by honza »

Ahoj everyone!

I have just posted a South Africa to Czechoslovakia cover missent to the UK from 1984 on another thread and inside was this leaflet from the Africa Exchange Circle.


1943a  SAF  missent to UK insert  19840803.jpg
Does it ring a bell with anyone?

Cheers,

Honza

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