WWI era Smyth Approval book of GB QV/KEVII Officials. SG $4,500 for $A265!
Wonderful old relic and survivor that arrived today.
A WWI era W. H. Smyth approval book. Smyth was the leading dealer here. He founded his business in 1890 and died in 1923.
Stamps have been in this book untouched, for a Century or so
GB QV and KEVII in this Century year old stapled Approval book, that looks exactly like the 1913 2/- Kangaroo stamp Booklet style!
Most are lovely clean and sound clean FU, and from this era will be genuine most likely as most faking took place in late 1930s. The spivs crudely fake things on ebay today in large numbers as can be seen -
Generally above average condition for these.
SG Cat as you can see is £2,247 = $A4,500. Bought well to sell fast at about 5% of SG - $A265 or just $US155.
A scene at Smyth & Nicolle’s stand at the 1900 Philatelic Exhibition held in Sydney 7 and 8 September 1900. It was at this exhibition that their new magazine ‘The Australian Journal of Philately’ was launched.
Smyth was Secretary around turn of the Century of the Royal Sydney Philatelic Club which gives the Smyth Medal to a philatelist that has done a considerable amount over a number of years to further philately.
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