Malcolm Campbell’s attempt on the World Land Speed Record at Verneukpan in 1929 resulted in three different skeleton date stamps being used in a special temporary field post office. Robert Hill investigates.
The Life and Times of Ralph Putzel, South Africa’s premier postal historian, is now avaliable as Version 6. Five new items have been added, the most important is a proving cover from Ian Shapiro which shows Ralph was still living with his mother in Newlands in August 1940. There are also contributions from Club Founder Member Robert Hill.
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Put together over 50 years from material that does not come up often, this is the “favourite collection” of Dr Joachim Frank.
Tony Howgrave-Graham shares his erudite love of the ships and the shipping lines that created South African Maritime Postal History.
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Join the Discussion. Yannis Lazarides, Robert Hill. Tony Howgrave-Graham and Johan Bezuidenout have provided a wide range of 19th c. cork cancellers, some on cover, even the legendary ‘KB’ on label.
An updated version of the article that documents the origins of Burmeister & Co. of East London is now available to view. Version 2 has new postcards, a postmark and two of just three known covers to the company at Kubusie in the 1920s. These Burmeister rarities have been generously contributed by the dealer, Simon Peetoom.