Post by BasSWarwick on Oct 27, 2016 3:13:49 GMT -5
Auckland and Northland Assoc of Philately Societies. Glenbrook Vintage Railway Oct 1989 stamp week - mini-sheet on cover.
GLENBROOK VINTAGE RAILWAY
A Charitable Society run this Transport Museum on spacious grounds just south of Auckland. They operate a number of steam and other locomotives and use these sheets to raise funds and publicise their operation. All the sheets have four cinderellas which all feature different railway scenes all in multicolour. The sheets are issued during Stamp Week.
2009. Pirate postie Bruce Henderson is at it again – 40 years after his original Timaru bike post service was shut down. Mr Henderson is cycling from the Timaru District Council chambers to the SBS Centre on Morgans Rd at noon today to celebrate the opening of Timpex, New Zealand's annual stamp exhibition. It's the first time since 1950 Timaru has hosted a major stamp exhibition, and Timpex will run until Sunday. As an 18-year-old just out of Timaru Boys' High School, Mr Henderson was busted for operating the Timaru Bike Post. These days Mr Henderson holds a respectable job as a publisher, but when he heard Timaru was hosting the exhibition this year, he offered to re-enact his bike post delivery in celebration of the event. In honour of the occasion, he has even printed his own stamps – which, at 30c, again undercut the official post office stamp rate. This time, however, his stamps have a more professional look and he has official endorsement: Mayor Janie Annear will cycle with him. Mr Henderson and two school mates set up the Timaru Bike Post from their office "Moulins Services" in December 1968. The trio ran the operation for nearly half a year, producing their own stamps and undercutting the New Zealand Post Office delivery rate. They collected mail daily from five centres around Timaru and offered same-day delivery. The enterprise came to an end in April 1969, when the New Zealand Postmaster General ordered it to stop. The venture did no lasting damage to Mr Henderson's reputation, though. "The main result of that brief venture in 1968 was to get Timaru a listing in the International Encyclopedia of Stamps published in the United Kingdom. That's an achievement that Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Temuka and Geraldine do not have!" - The Timaru Herald
Cover from Bruce to me (thats my old address) 'Help Free Tibet' Cinderella on the left, plus another one which has crept in amongst the postage stamps to the right.........'Postes Moulins' - Local post of Timaru, New Zealand.
Post by BasSWarwick on Nov 4, 2016 15:55:59 GMT -5
I purchased this card about 6 years ago and what makes this stamp (and card) so interesting for me is that the writer of the card is the designer of the stamp - Ralph Dyer. He writes ........."the above seal is the design I made for that event (4th ASDA National Postage Stamp Show - Nov 1952......." It is not officially a 'postcard' as such - more a 'posted' card, because the card has a Ralph Dyer Cinderella stamp. Dyer also states "could not find room in your cover to stick it on......
Post by BasSWarwick on Nov 4, 2016 20:50:04 GMT -5
I received this cinderella maxi card as a 'gift' in a purchase from Romania, and initially thought it was a home made maxi-card using a conventional postage stamp. However on closer inspection it appears to be a cinderella . Rubber stamped on the back is the name of a Romanian Philatelist Grigore Grecu of Botosani, Romania
Postmarked Bapha IL ? Anyone have any info on this?
There is often treasure in trash. but sometimes its just recycled trash
I have a whole binder-full of Cinderellas, mostly easily found ones, but a few days ago, I learned that somebody in South Africa wants about $32.00 for a sheet I paid $5.00 for a couple of years ago. It`s this one:
Of course, I don`t know if the seller will GET that much for it, but it makes me glad to have it anyway!
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