THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST STAMP

In this informative display, Russell Boezak concentrates on the origin, design and postal use of South Africa’s first postage stamp, the 2½d Opening of Parliament Commemorative of 1910. It provides the newcomer with a comprehensive introduction to this attractive stamp while also providing the critical specialist with a feast of detailed information.

NOW INCLUDES
TELEGRAPHIC USE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST STAMP

(ex. Ian Paterson)

NEW BI-MONTHLY SA STAMP E-NEWSLETTER
STAMPS SOUTH AFRICA

A new generation of Young Turks at the PFSA, the Philatelic Federation of South Africa, looking to drag the organisation into the modern age. We wish them every success in their endeavours. The first of their initiatives is STAMPS SOUTH AFRICA, a bi-monthly neswletter edited by Hugh Amoore RDPSA. It aims to appeal to “collectors within the hobby of stamps”. STAMPS SOUTH AFRICA is a positive move to save our hobby. We recommend it to you.

COMING SOON TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU
UPDATED 25th March 2021

THE NEW YORK COLLECTORS’ CLUB ZOOM MEETING

The South African Philately Club iinvites you to join the New York Collectors’ Club Zoom Meeting in which Prof. Keith Klugman will be presenting a selection of his World beating Victorian Natal collection. All are welcome. For further details, CLICK HERE.

HOT OFF THE PRESS
Congratulations to Keith Klugman who has won the prestigious 2021 Tapling medal for his article “Natal: Use of 1857 Embossed Stamps” in the London Philatelist during 2020.

PRETORIA PAQUEBOT MARK

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THE BARRED OVAL NUMERAL CANCELLERS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

This monograph is a major study of the BONCs of the COGH 1863 – 1963. Previously only available for sale, its author, David Mordant, has generously allowed the South African Philately Club to make it freely available to all Cape Collectors as a PDF download. This is a marked improvement on Goldblatt, the ubiquitous BONC reference used by most Cape collectors.

CAPE TOWN STAMP EXHIBITION CANCELLED BUT BLOEMFONTEIN STILL LOOKS LIKELY

Sources advise that the Cape Town International Exhibition scheduled to be held from 9-13 November 2021 has been postponed till further notice. This has been confirmed by Paul van Zeyl who was to have attended it. Paul advises that the National being undertaken by the Orange Free State Philatelic Society in the Kopano Nokeng Conference Centre to the east of Blomfontein from 22-25 July 2021 is still on. “Hou moed en stuur voort manne!”