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Post by ozstamps »

Bought this beauty today. Lovely condition for something that started in NZ, went via Sydney, and ended up in the UK.

Lovely picture postcard of Queen Street Auckland on reverse.

Superb sharp Sydney cds "16 AP - 13" and the 100% complete rare boxed violet blue

POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS
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A cancel that I have NEVER seen or handled before.

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another beauty

enjoying all the scans folks - keep em coming...

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Glen

If that one if for sale put my name on it. Here is one from my collection. Its 1/- block of 6 postmarked in Hawaii. Its small multi watermark. The parqubot is misspelled.

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Not so glamorous, but in line with my bent for social history, the reverse has the name of the passenger and the vessel. It's an indistinct 1939 postmark.

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Hi all,

Like what i see so far, especially yours Glen.

As you can see this is just as spectacular, being an australian stamp thats used offshore

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Here's some nice info re my little boat, the Maloja

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On 11 September 1939 RMS Maloja was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser in Bombay, India which included having one of her funnels removed to increase the arc of the anti-aircraft guns. After the conversion she joined the Northern Patrol as H.M.S. Maloja with the number F26. The Northern Patrol had the unenviable task of covering the area between Shetland and Iceland. On 13 May 1940 H.M.S. Maloja intercepted a ship south-east of Iceland in position 63.00N, 10.20W. She claimed to be the Japanese vessel Taki Maru and although the captain suspected otherwise he was unable to send a boarding party due to the adverse weather conditions. As the weather cleared it became clear that she was in fact German, namely, the La Coruna of the Hamburg South American line. The German crew then proceeded to scuttle her to evade capture, and after they had abandoned ship and been picked out of the water by H.M.S. Maloja, she sank with the aid of gunfire from the Maloja. On 6 November 1941 H.M.S. Maloja was returned to P & O and she underwent a conversion to a troopship. She had her funnel reinstated, albeit a shorter version. In 1942 on 11 December she took part in the Allied landings in North Africa.
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I got this pair of NZ 1d. KGV Field Marshall stamps (SG468) in a bulk lot and just happened to notice the part paquebot cancel on each.

When joined they form the complete word:

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Why wouldn't someone have left them on cover? :twisted:
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Post by Didge »

Folks,

How nice is that pair and what a shame they were not left on the cover.

We and not getting a lot of Paquetbots. I thought there would be quite a few out there.

Where are they all?

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Now THAT is nice Andrew. :)
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Not a main collecting area of mine, but I have a few in a "fun" collection.

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That's a really nice one, Mike! :D

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Post by OttawaMike »

Eric Casagrande wrote:That's a really nice one, Mike! :D
Thanks, Eric. Terribly philatelic, though, as a lot of these would seem to be. The fellow mailed it to himself, and probably didn't pick it up on purpose so it woud get the desired markings and eventually be mailed back to his home. Worked, though, didn't it?

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Post by Eric Casagrande »

Eventually is the key word.

It didn't get hand-stamped as undeliverable until about 90 days after mailing ... and then it took a little while longer for it to get hand-stamped by the Dead-Letter-Office, before being returned to the address on the back.

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Post by Didge »

Folks,

There are some great cancels and covers there.

They seem to have some mystery about them being posted on the high seas.

So much nicer to see them on the cover rather than removed.

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Post by Didge »

Folks,

Here is a poscard stamped Colombo Paquebot. The card is from Port Said. I will post the back of the card as well. Its a ripper.

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Very nice. :)
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Folks,

Here is the front of the card. Its a nice one.

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Post by Eric Casagrande »

Okay ... I need it explained to me.

What's a ripper?

Great postcard, by the way.

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Eric,

Sorry mate. Its probably an Australian thing. I ripper means its a really good one. In Aussie speak you could also say its bonza. Anyhow its a good thing.

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Ripper : great, fantastic - "it was a ripper party"

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Post by Lakatoi 4 »

Going through a lot of Pacific Island issues today I noticed this one and thought it deserved to be posted in this topic.

New Hebrides "Weapons & Idols" issue:

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Here's a Paquebot cover - but it's so clean and undamaged that I have to suspect it didn't get sent through the mail....

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And I'm not sure that this one qualifies ie. would the Maritime Mail postmark have been applied on board, or added by some civil servant in a Naval office on shore?

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Post by GlenStephens »

jeneralist - what a strange one.

The "POST OFFICE" is not any kind of OFFICIAL cancel is my strong guess, but as it is part of a roller cancel duplex, would not imagine it was something a ship would have been able to create easily.

Most interesting. 8)
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Post by GlenStephens »

Did some research on the Arctic cover above and that cancel does appear to have been applied on board:

http://www.hms-vengeance.co.uk/arctic.htm

A pricey item is my guess. 8)
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Thanks Glen - great link and the sample shown is very similar. I'll have to fine-tune my googles better in future.

Dare I say it - purchased on "that place" a few years ago for my polar bear collection. Priced next to nothing, but an interesting cover.

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Glen,

Good find. Its a very interesting cover. Arctic items are very collectable arnt they?

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Post by GlenStephens »

Yes Arctic from THAT vintage era is MOST collectible.

I took photos of the most Northern Point in the USA on the Arctic Sea 10 years back - bear in mind this was mid SUMMER:

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And I once spent Xmas Day literally on the Arctic Circle in Finland! Minus 30º. This was the Santa Claus Post Office there!


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Here are some other Arctic stamp shots:

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Glen,

Wow. Thats 75 degrees difference in temperature than we have had here in Mildura over the last couple of weeks.

I think I would prefer the hot than the cold. Great experience though.

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I gave this nice pair today to Kennywkt as a good luck 'Ang Pow' gift in RED for Chinese New Year there in Malaysia!

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.ph" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 137#148137


"WELLINGTON - NZ - 14 MR :14 - LOOSE LETTER.

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Glen,

That's really swell of you.

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NZ Onwards cover, with NZ GVI, Capetown Paquebot plus Tristan da Cunha C11 pmk. Is nice.

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This and a whole pile of other south atlantic & antarctic covers (c.1000) are being lotted for the May RPSNZ postal bid sale. I'll post a notice in the auction forum at the time.

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Something from my dungeon.


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Continuing the Eqypt and Suez theme...

I am sure almost every collector has a Suez paquebot postcard lying around.

But if you have one from before 1894, please tell me... :wink:

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From memory, this was a AUD2.00 purchase (about 3c or Half of One Razoo in any other currency at the moment!)

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Philatelic as they get, I know, but still very nice (well I think so anyway).

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The colours are brighter in reality. My scanner is having a bad day.

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Hi all,

dug out a few Paquebot bits i have knocking around, love these threads so will try to keep nudging them with more examples

Hope others find them interesting :D
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Here is one I found buried in my fish topicals.

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thought I've seen something like this in my Collection. Her is a nice one frome Äquatoriental Guinea to Hamburg
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Is this a Ships Letter ?

When the envelope is unfoled the inside cover is a decorated Menu from S.S. KUMANO MARU, plus space where the sender has written. (like an arerogram)

Was not posted at sea though.

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Leeward Islands:

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United Arab Emirates, landed in Egypt (cancelled PAQUEBOT PORT SAID) and sent to New Zealand.

This postcard is for sale on these Boards:

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This one turned up in an auction I won for my wife as she likes Japanese stamps. Only on piece but still nice !!

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Two that I could find.

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Nice covers Arlene.

Very attractive NZ Paquebot cover in particular.

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Two covers from early 1923 with paquebot markings from different ports. Covers still contain letters from same SS Narkunda passenger to family members
Copy of one of the letters on ship stationary also shown.

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Anyone know if the London FS cancel would originate from the RMS Majestic?
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