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Re: My Catalogue of Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrappers

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Spencer wrote:The Philatelic Record in December 1900 reported as follows

“SPECIMEN STAMPS. A set of Victorian Postage and Postage-due Stamps of all denominations, from ½d to 20s, including Post Cards, Stamped Envelopes and Newspaper wrappers, may be purchased for £1. The full set, from ½d to £100, may be obtained for £5. Applications to be made to the Comptroller of Stamps. The stamps will be cancelled either by light postmark, or by being marked ‘Specimen’, as the purchaser may desire.”

In addition wrappers with a Melbourne CTO dated 26 Apr 1901 were supplied as specimens to the UPU.
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At long last the "Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue" has been published.

The catalogue is in three parts, Part 1 (countries A to F) has 396 pages, Part 2 (countries G to Z) has 454 pages and Part 3 (Great Britain) has 418 pages. In total the catalogue contains 5,553 illustrations. Each part weighs about 1½kg.

For more details see https://www.stampdomain.com/catalogue/

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Well done Jan!

That's quite an achievement. 8)
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Spencer wrote:At long last the "Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue" has been published.

The catalogue is in three parts, Part 1 (countries A to F) has 396 pages, Part 2 (countries G to Z) has 454 pages and Part 3 (Great Britain) has 418 pages. In total the catalogue contains 5,553 illustrations. Each part weighs about 1½kg.

For more details see https://www.stampdomain.com/catalogue/

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Jan, will you provide us with images of Australia Kangaroo wrappers page/s, please?

That will be helpful in assessing that particular contribution to what appears to be a Herculean effort by you.

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Congratulations on finishing the task Jan and getting these published. It's been an immense task and you should take huge credit for doing this.

One question though, is it possible to purchase a single volume rather than all three as a group? I only ask as my sole interest is in Barbados and I believe I have a pretty comprehensive collection of these wrappers but would welcome a reference book like yours to double check. On that basis I'd be happy to buy volume one but would find no use for two and three.

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Rod Perry wrote: Jan, will you provide us with images of Australia Kangaroo wrappers page/s, please?

That will be helpful in assessing that particular contribution to what appears to be a Herculean effort by you.

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This may sound like a simple request, but it's the first of how many more? Once I agree to one, what do I do with the next one? and so on.

It would become very time consuming, so I would prefer not to go down that road.
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JonEboy wrote: One question though, is it possible to purchase a single volume rather than all three as a group? I only ask as my sole interest is in Barbados and I believe I have a pretty comprehensive collection of these wrappers but would welcome a reference book like yours to double check. On that basis I'd be happy to buy volume one but would find no use for two and three.

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Congratulations Jan! We conversed some time ago about Argentine wrappers, so am glad to see that you have got this Herculean task completed.
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Spencer wrote:
JonEboy wrote: One question though, is it possible to purchase a single volume rather than all three as a group? I only ask as my sole interest is in Barbados and I believe I have a pretty comprehensive collection of these wrappers but would welcome a reference book like yours to double check. On that basis I'd be happy to buy volume one but would find no use for two and three.

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Hi Jan, nothing received. Just double checked all my Junk and Spam folders as well.

Do you want to send it to admin at barbadosstamps.co.uk as that should get to me?

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Spencer wrote:
Rod Perry wrote: Jan, will you provide us with images of Australia Kangaroo wrappers page/s, please?

That will be helpful in assessing that particular contribution to what appears to be a Herculean effort by you.

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This may sound like a simple request, but it's the first of how many more? Once I agree to one, what do I do with the next one? and so on.

It would become very time consuming, so I would prefer not to go down that road.
Hard for me or anyone else to recommend the catalogue without seeing a few internal pages, Jan?

I suppose it comes down to do you want what appears to be a marvellous new publication, on a subject (Postal Stationery) that most countries of the world rely upon the ancient Higgins & Gage for guidance, to be a commercial success?

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How about a sample of two or three pages from any country, would certainly give me an idea of how useful it would be as a general dealer to buy and own a set.
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Jan, congratulations on finishing the task.

I'd agree that scans of a couple of typical pages, plus the indexes (or detailed abstract) for each volume would be good.

8 pages out of over 1200 would give us "a much better feel" for this new and important set.

(I have this vision of JonEboy buying volume 1 for Barbados, only to find three pages on that topic).

The GB one looks interesting (to me). Perhaps you could also show "individual volume prices" on your site, if you are prepared to ship singles?

Are there any plans to put them with a distributor (especially for stamp shows, such as York Race Course), so people can see them first hand?

..... I wonder how long before SG Publications get this in their sights "as a separate offering, or a major enhancement to the Concise"? :D
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ViccyVFU wrote:
(I have this vision of JonEboy buying volume 1 for Barbados, only to find three pages on that topic).
Indeed, it wouldn't be the first time!

I'm curious because I have a fair collection of the wrappers from 1896 with the Crowned Circle cancels on them and these are relatively scarce. I also believe I have at least one of each of the other wrappers that were used across the reigns but would like some confirmation.

And if all else fails, I will have to add to my Antigua, Bahamas, British Guiana, Cameroons, Dahomey etc. collections :lol:

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This catalogue has been published with the primary aim of promoting postal stationery newspaper wrappers - a very neglected area of philately for a very long time. It is not aimed at collectors who specialise in a single country. There are countries such as the Cayman Islands and Fiji which issued just one wrapper each or Antigua and Montserrat which issued just 2 wrappers each; each of these entries occupy just a few lines in the catalogue. Barbados, as ViccyVFU has correctly guessed, occupies just 3 pages. In these instances and quite a few more, this catalogue is not a solution for the single country collector.

Prior to publication no time was spent on plans of how to market the catalogue. Having spent nearly 18 years compiling the catalogue, I have learnt not to rush such things, so I will take a little while to decide how to best market this catalogue. All suggestions are very welcome.
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PRICE
The price for the 3 part catalogue is £110 plus delivery.

DELIVERY (by a courier company)
When ordering please give full address (P.O. Box is not accepted), delivery will have to be signed for. Also please give your telephone number for the courier to contact you if needed.
Delivery within UK - £9.00
Delivery to Germany - £13.75
Delivery to France - £17.50
Delivery to USA - £32.50
Delivery to Australia - £39.50
Delivery to Canada - £52.00

£150 to Australia, so around AUD $275.

Quite well-priced on a per-volume basis.
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At least a Tasmanian wrapper made the front cover of Part 2. :D That wrapper is usually found trimmed down at the edges.

Would have thought at at least one sample page of one Australian Colony could have been shown to give people a taste.

And appoint a local agent. :idea:
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Spencer wrote: 23 Jun 2019 02:38
Prior to publication no time was spent on plans of how to market the catalogue.

Having spent nearly 18 years compiling the catalogue, I have learnt not to rush such things

18 years of work on compiling it, and no effort to sell it. no even bothering to add a sample page etc, as politely requested.

How many times have I seen this. A real shame. :roll:

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The Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue (2019), pg. 7.
The Postal Stationery Newspaper Wrapper Catalogue (2019), pg. 7.
Might I be so bold as to insert the Index here, straight from Spencer's website, for those interested... 8-)

And the below excerpt, from a review in the August 2019 volume of the Postal Stationery Commission Newsletter...
Dr John K. Courtis FRPSL wrote:Every known post office issue of the approximately 140 countries and postal entities has been listed together with relevant illustrations of the indicia in colour. Varieties have been carefully identified and explained with illustrations to reveal the differences. Information not previously recorded in the literature has been added, especially printing variations of text line layouts. Issue dates have been carefully checked from different sources and there are some instances where dates have been added or changed. In short, the catalogue is comprehensive and includes official and private overprinting.
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I have zero doubt it is a fine work.

However, he is one of an enormous conga line of self-publishers who make less than zero attempt to entice anyone to BUY them!
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Jan Kosniowski died in 2021. That is why you haven't had a follow up.
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Sad to hear.

However, he was asked repeatedly in mid 2019 - 4 years back, so the comment is still valid.

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