The many Gerald King SNARK ISLAND etc Cinderella stamps

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The very talented British Philatelic artist Gerald M King has produced many Cinderella/Fantasy stamps including Lundy, and a great series called Postage Stamps of Wonderland. (Based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - written 1865.)

Another series based on the writing of Lewis Carroll, (1832 - 1898), is the Stamps of Snark Island. This Snark Island series is a compelling and whimsical philatelic take on the poem "The Hunting of The Snark", written in 1876.

As can be seen later on in some of the many images, Gerald's artistic ability to mimic anything philatelic is brilliant! The covers and stamps are exceptionally diverse including most topics collected by serious philatelist. I am sure the humour involved can be seen by all.

(My favorites include the covers to Messrs Benjamin, Sarpy & Jeffry's, The Queen Victoria - "We are NOT amused!", and Justice Will B Dunne of the Central Criminal Court. - but more of that later!) :)

Firstly, to the poem itself, for without that, none of the following stamps, proofs, covers etc will make sense.

(I am sure like me you'll find yourself going back to the poem for relevance of the various issues and characters.)

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK:
(Lewis Carroll, 1876.)

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And now to the main menu : The Snark covers and stamps:

A general geographical intro: (Many arguments have risen as to the exact whereabouts!)

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The Wonderland Telegraph Stamps - also showing De-valuation to anticipate postage rates en route!

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Snark Island Essays: (prepared by The Beaver.):

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The Earliest Entire:

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Snark Island Incoming Mail:

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Incoming Mail to Snark Island: (Postage rate 2d):

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A great Rum advertising cover! :D

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Snark Island 1876 1d Plate Proofs:

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1876 First Definitive Issue:

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1877 The 4d Provisionals:

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1876: First Issues on cover:

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1877 Colour Trials:

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Die Proofs:

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1877 Four Pence Denomination:

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Much more to come when time allows!
Enjoy!
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1877 London - Snark Island mail:

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Snark Island Official Perfins:
HM / SC : Her Majesty's Snark hunting Organisation.

1878 Snark Island Perfins:

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Here's a great looking cover addressed to Sherlock Holmes!

(I love the backstamped cachet: UNDELIVERED FOR REASONS STATED : Intercepted by M (presumably Professor Moriarty! :lol: )

1879 Snark Island ½d Provisional surcharge:

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1880 Snark Island Definitive Proofs:

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Die Proofs cont...

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1880 Definitive Keyplate Issues:

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Ship Letter to Charles Darwin showing use of 1880 Issues:

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1880 Definitives:

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1880 First Postal Stationery Cards:

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Die Proofs:

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Die Proofs cont...

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1880 Crown Plate Issues:

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1881. Second Provisional Surcharge Set:

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1882. Third Provisional Surcharge Set:

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As a serious collector of Western Australian Forgeries, I love this cover below: :mrgreen: :D :D

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1883 Die Proofs of 'Views'.

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1883 'Views' Stamps:

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(I wonder if the infamous Castle Crag suburb was named after the 6d & 8d Bakers Crag releases?? :lol: :lol: :roll: )

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Railway Revenue Die Proofs:

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Railway Share Duty Stamps:

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'SNARKFINDER' Proofs:

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HMV SNARKFINDER:

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1884 Snarkfinder cover:

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1884 Hunting Tax Frame Proofs:

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1884 Snarkfinder Postal Stationery:

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I am personally not really a fan of Gerald King's cinderellas, although I do understand the considerable effort he must have put into all of these items.

However, thanks for posting these here. I think it's important and very useful that such cinderellas should be documented online, and the collection you are posting is an excellent resource. :D Keep them coming!
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I am personally not really a fan of Gerald King's cinderellas, although I do understand the considerable effort he must have put into all of these items.

However, thanks for posting these here. I think it's important and very useful that such cinderellas should be documented online, and the collection you are posting is an excellent resource. Keep them coming!
Thanks Halfpenny Yellow.

I tried to find any other source of info for these, and although there were some with a few pages, I couldn't find a complete reference. Hence my thread here to have a 'go to' thread for the Snark Island issues.

Once these covers are finished, I will show the stamps themselves and the catalogue Gerald produced.

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1884 Snark Island Hunting Tax:

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1884 London to Snark Island Parcel Piece:

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1885 Letter London to Snark Island:

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1885 LIFE INSURANCE STAMPS: (tete-beche!)

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1887 DEFINITIVE ISSUE: Figurehead, HMV Snarkfinder, Ships Anchor, Captain's Bell :

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1887 Pictorial Difinitives FDC to Stanley Gibbons:

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1887 Pictorial Postal Stationery:

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1887 Die Proofs of Frames for HIGH VALUE SERIES:

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1887 TRIALS & Vignette Die Proofs:

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1887 HIGH VALUE DEFINITIVES:

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1887 Registered letter to STANLEY GIBBONS:

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PROOFS of the SNARK ISLAND CREW:

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Commemorating the Crew of HMV Snarkfinder:

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1888 BUJOMO to LONDON cover with 'THE CREW' set:

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1889 The 4/- LAW STAMP:

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1889 Cover with BRIBERY TAX Overprint :
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SNARK ISLAND POSTAGE DUE DIE PROOFS:

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SNARK ISLAND LIFE INSURANCE DIE PROOFS: (tete-beche)

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1889 Snark Island Postage Dues:

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1889 - 1896 Die Proofs: Snark Island Landfall, Mathematics, Mourning stamps.

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1889 Court Fee stamp: Snark Island Transportation:

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1889 Snark Island Mourning stamp:

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1890 Snark Island Advanced Mathematics:

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1890 Die Proofs & Vignettes:

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SNARK ISLAND WILDLIFE STAMPS:

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Snark Island cover to P.T. Barnum's Circus:

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