When was a dealer called William Ackland (Melbourne) active?

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When was a dealer called William Ackland (Melbourne) active?

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Hi

When picking up some new issues from Max Stern's in Melbourne Australia this week, I noticed some of the glassine envelopes the stamps were in, were stamped with:-

William Ackland
Alston's Buildings
Cnr Collins St & Elizabeth Sts.
Melbourne C1

Any ideas when he was active?

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This (and more) from http://www.auspostalhistory.com/articles/1592.php


WILLIAM ACKLAND, LEADING MELBOURNE STAMP DEALER’S CATALOGUES

It is not surprising that considerable incoming and outgoing mail exists for Australian stamp dealers, particularly for William Ackland. This mail would be partly for the consignment of stamps, but also for the dissemination of catalogues. In addition to Ackland, the names of Fred Hagen and J.H. Smyth are commonly seen. William Ackland (1872-1953) was the senior charter member of the Australian Stamp Dealers’ Association (A.S.D.A.) who operated a stamp business in Melbourne since 1892 for 60 years, and he accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience which he shared with his customers, philatelists and fellow dealers. In the 1920s he began regular publication of priced catalogues to advertise his stock. His outgoing mail was characterised by the handstruck purple oval WM. ACKLAND/ STAMP IMPORTER (Figure 1).
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Rod Perry wrote:Probably the Australian Colonies' "Stanley Gibbons" equivalent, William Ackland was long-lived, and highly active in Australian philately . . . for over 60 years.

I'm biased; I wandered in to his "Edwardian" decor office (with Mum), in 1959, and met "Bill's" lovely daughter Joyce (who, with respect, seemed older than my Grandma, and probably was).

I wanted an SG "Simplified" catalogue, which I got (and still have), but left the office with a tiny publication on the Australia 1938 ½d Kangaroo (unsure if I still have that). Joyce was a persuasive salesperson, for which her father would have been proud.

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Established 1892, and was certainly around in 1928 for the International Philatelic Exhibition in Melbourne.


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Ackland not only produced his own catalogues, one of which I have here somewhere.

It appears that he also sold stamp hinged under his own name.

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jherek99 wrote:Hi

When picking up some new issues from Max Stern's in Melbourne Australia this week, I noticed some of the glassine envelopes the stamps were in, were stamped with:-

William Ackland
Alston's Buildings
Cnr Collins St & Elizabeth Sts.
Melbourne C1

Any ideas when he was active?
Max Stern bought the William Ackland stock, after Ackland passed away in 1953.

Extraordinary that Max Stern & Co still have remnant stock of his glassine envelopes, over 60 years later!

Perhaps now that Max has passed away, staff are using up material that Max had stored away?

Phil Downie, who was involved in the sale of the Ackland stock to Max, once told me that when valuing the Ackland stock he found an envelope containing jumbo-margined Australia 1927 Canberra commemorative. The envelope was labelled:
"1½d Canberra - to be imperfed"
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Rod Perry wrote:
Phil Downie, who was involved in the sale of the Ackland stock to Max, once told me that when valuing the Ackland stock he found an envelope containing jumbo-margined Australia 1927 Canberra commemorative. The envelope was labelled:
"1½d Canberra - to be imperfed"
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Why do I not have difficulty believing this!?

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One of the Acklands Special Catalougue

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A Cook Islands fdc addressed to William Ackland:

COOK ISLANDS 2nd September 1940 Tropical Landscape 3d overprint on three half pence issue CDS "RAROTONGA" to William Ackland Melbourne, Australia
COOK ISLANDS 2nd September 1940 Tropical Landscape 3d overprint on three half pence issue CDS "RAROTONGA" to William Ackland Melbourne, Australia
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Niue fdc addressed to William Ackland:

COOK NIUE ISLANDS 2nd September 1940 Tropical Landscape 3d overprint on three half pence issue "Niue NZ" CDS to William Ackland, Melbourne, Australia
COOK NIUE ISLANDS 2nd September 1940 Tropical Landscape 3d overprint on three half pence issue "Niue NZ" CDS to William Ackland, Melbourne, Australia
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