Lundy Island stamps - and oddities

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I have just had a look at the site and I like what I see.
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Tommy218 wrote:For those interested in the Lundy Island Local Stamps, I am preparing a simplified illustrated list http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

It is slowly being added to and will include images of all stamps issued to date.

The List excludes Variations, Proofs, Specimens, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Trials, Essays, and Faults, and follows the stamp numbering in Jon Aitchison’s “Stamps and Postal History of Lundy Island”.

All images are relatively sized and can be clicked to display larger images.

Nice start, You are more than welcome to use scans of my examples for stamps u are missing like the Victory and Wright Brothers.
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Princestamps wrote:

Nice start, You are more than welcome to use scans of my examples for stamps u are missing like the Victory and Wright Brothers.
Many thanks, but I have all the stamps. The only stamp I don't have in mint is a 37B ""V & Plane" with Violet overprint...I only have this in used.

I will be added more images and text on an almost daily basis, and the list should be complete in about 6 to 8 weeks.

Thanks for the offer and the positive comments.

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I can't help with 37B as my mint copy is 37E.

Will we see a mint APPEAL stamp and card?
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
Will we see a mint APPEAL stamp and card?
Only the mint stamp (161B).

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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
Will we see a mint APPEAL stamp and card?
The appeal stamp is now included and the listing is about 50% complete.

Can be viewed at: http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

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Tommy218 wrote:
The appeal stamp is now included and the listing is about 50% complete.

Can be viewed at: http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

Cheers.
The Illustrated list as now complete and a listing of issues (without images) has also been prepared.
Both are accessible at http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

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A screen capture of Tommy218's Lundy listing. Very well done. Clean presentation. I give it a 12/10!
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I agree, just looked at it, all the stamps in stunning colour and clear presentation. A true asset for the Lundy collector, along with a stunningly complete collection.

I now feel stupid offering him scans of some of my stuff :mrgreen:
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:A screen capture of Tommy218's Lundy listing. Very well done. Clean presentation. I give it a 12/10!
Many thanks for such a generous comment.

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Princestamps wrote:I agree, just looked at it, all the stamps in stunning colour and clear presentation. A true asset for the Lundy collector, along with a stunningly complete collection.

I now feel stupid offering him scans of some of my stuff :mrgreen:
Offers of assistance are always appreciated and welcome; and many thanks for your kind comments.

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Are you looking at other aspects to list such as first day covers?
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For those wondering what the appeal stamp looks like.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:Are you looking at other aspects to list such as first day covers?
No, as I just wanted this to be a basic or simplified listing of the stamps issued, so FDC, presentation Packs, etc. are excluded.

Anything beyond this would be encroaching into the area of Jon Aitchison’s very detailed catalogue 'Stamps and Postal History of Lundy Island'.

I will eventually prepare a short history/summary of Lundy and it's stamps to accompany the list.

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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:For those wondering what the appeal stamp looks like.
Here is a larger image of the 161B Appeal stamp.

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Now, that is a true Lundy gem, the elusive APPEAL stamp!

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Panterra wrote:Now, that is a true Lundy gem, the elusive APPEAL stamp!
Three thousand stamps printed. 750 attached to the appeal card. A small number available mint. Uncertain what happened to the remainder.
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Some of my collection of Lundy literature. The Lundy Collectors Club quarterly magazine. Issues one and two.
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A 1982 Lundy Stamp Catalogue. The 1985 Lundy Field Society annual report. A small number of nesting puffins.
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The Birds of Lundy.1954.Lundy Field Society. Lundy Bristol Channel.The Official Guide. c1970's.
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I have been sorting through some odds and ends and noticed these Lundy stamps . I read through this thread before posting a picture . I assume that the 3 stamps pictured ( if genuine ) were cut from the 1942 mini sheet due to WWII stamp shortage as mentioned . The stamps appear genuine and postally used although I am not familiar with Lundy stamps so I cannot be sure ????

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Yes they were. To see the full version of the miniature sheet refer to page two of this thread.
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Actually they may not be, they are from the 1943 Tighearna minisheet, but there were notoriously crude printed forgeries from the 1970s and these were all imperf with fake postmarks. The Postmarks look like the pre 1950s ones, but could be fakes.

The ½ and 9 Puffin look okay, but that 2 Puffin looks very dodgy
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lawrencem271 wrote:I have been sorting through some odds and ends and noticed these Lundy stamps . I read through this thread before posting a picture . I assume that the 3 stamps pictured ( if genuine ) were cut from the 1942 mini sheet due to WWII stamp shortage as mentioned . The stamps appear genuine and postally used although I am not familiar with Lundy stamps so I cannot be sure ????

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Those postmarks are good. It's the "Lundy Lights & Leads" slogan cancel, used to promote one of His Majesty King Martin's money-making enterprises. And you have correctly guessed that the stamps are cut from the Tighearna minisheet.

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I found this in an auction lot I won at Brighton Philatelic Society:

Lundy European Architectural Heritage issued 1st July 1975.
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The Old Hotel 1p stamp, The Old Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters 6½p stamp, Millcombe House 8p stamp & Map 10p stamp:

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If you collect Lundy, I am giving away the above cover. Go to the thread below to win:
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For a new Lundy collector this thread is inspirational and inspiring. Excellent work. 8) :D
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Yet another gem from Lundy:
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Lundy 2006 maxicard with the Old Light, Lundy: a spectacular edifice!
Wikipedia wrote:Foundations for a lighthouse on Lundy were laid in 1787, but the first lighthouse (now known as the Old Light) was not built until Trinity House obtained a 999-year lease in 1819. The 97-foot (30 m) granite tower, on the summit of Chapel Hill, was designed by Daniel Asher Alexander, and built by Joseph Nelson at a cost of £36,000. Because the site, Beacon Hill, is 469 feet (143 m) above sea level, the highest base for a lighthouse in Britain, the light was often obscured by fog. To counter this problem, a Fog Signal Battery, equipped with a pair of 18-pound guns, was built about 1861; guncotton rockets replaced these fog signal guns in 1878.

The lighthouse had two lights: the lower a fixed white light and the upper a quick flashing white light, showing every 60 seconds (both lights were provided by Argand lamps fitted with parabolic reflectors). The flashing characteristic was an innovation at the time, however, the speed of revolution gave the impression it was a fixed light with no flashes detectable. This, combined with poor visibility, may have contributed to the grounding, at Cefn Sidan, of the La Jeune Emma, bound from Martinique to Cherbourg in 1828. 13 of the 19 on board drowned, including Adeline Coquelin, the 12-year-old niece of Napoleon Bonaparte's divorced wife Joséphine de Beauharnais. The following year the lower light was moved from a window part-way down the tower into a new lantern room at the base of the tower, with the hope that this would be less affected by fog.

Ongoing attempts were made to improve the quality of the main light. In 1842 a new rotating optic was installed: manufactured by Cookson & Co. of Newcastle, it combined dioptric lenses with mirrors. This arrangement was replaced in 1857 by a large (first-order) 8-sided revolving catadioptric optic manufactured by Chance Brothers giving the light a range (in fine weather) of over 30 nautical miles (56 km). (The following year, the dioptric section of the old 1842 optic was refurbished and installed in South Bishop Lighthouse.) Further attempts at improvement were made in 1889.

Owing to the ongoing complaints about the difficulty of sighting the light in fog, the lighthouse was abandoned in 1897 when the North and South Lundy lighthouses were built. The Old Light and the associated keepers' houses are kept open by the Landmark Trust.
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Seems like a lot of cardboard flying around by plane. But what a beautiful card it has turned out to be!

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First Lundy set issued November 1, 1929 on cover to USA with what appears to be a July 25, 1930 cancel

Would this cover have traveled the postal system to the USA?
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Anything on the other side?
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Battyrat wrote:Anything on the other side?

Unfortunately no. It would have been great to see a receiver cancel. :-)
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Lundy Island stamps only paid for the local carriage of the letter from the Island to a mainland receiving office. If there are no UK stamps on the letter then it would not of been able to travel through the British postal system.

It's more then likely that if it did get to America then it would of been the contents of another letter or outer wrapper which is now missing. I am assuming N.Y is New York?

Out of interest your 1 Puffin stamp has a nice variety of the line through "UF" of "PUFFIN" which is quite collectable.

More experienced Lundy collectors may be able to tell you if the boxed puffin cancellation was the one kept on Lundy or the one M. C. Harman (The Island owner) kept at his London Office. If it was the London canceller then the letter may of not of originated on Lundy but London instead.
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Lundy 1951 Air issue .... came across this little tri-fold in a box today ...
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A brief outline:

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The full set:

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including the legendary puffin

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and signed by the designer (n.b. "edited to proximity")

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I'm assuming, like all Lundy issues I come across, is was limited to "However many they could sell" :D

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SOLD ! 8)
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For Information

I have just updated my Lundy website http://acsc-history.info/Lundy.aspx to agree with the new numbering system of Jon Aitchison's 2019 6th Edition of 'Stamps and Postal History of Lundy Island'.

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Tommy218 wrote:For Information

I have just updated my Lundy website http://acsc-history.info/Lundy.aspx to agree with the new numbering system of Jon Aitchison's 2019 6th Edition of 'Stamps and Postal History of Lundy Island'.
You have done a superb job on that website, Tommy! Great to see such clear photos of the Lundy stamps and booklets!

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Hear hear, very well set out and what a grand collection!
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Hi Lundy Island fans

I am currently selling my collection, amassed over the last 60 years, but need a bit of help with the value of the attached Lundy cover. I can’t find an example of the cover anywhere, the stamps yes, but not on a cover. Any suggestions?

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Add a couple of pounds on top for the cover.
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Thank you for your reply. I have found this cover on eBay completed listings and it was sold for £6.50! I’ll put it up there and see what happens.

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Lundy certainly has its fans. I only put the cover up on eBay last night and have already had 21 views, 1 bid, and an enquiry if I would be willing to send it to Germany!

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Lots of Lundy fans on Stampboards too.
Put the link to the ebay lot up here so that we can all track it.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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Lots of Lundy fans on Stampboards too.
Put the link to the ebay lot up here so that we can all track it.
Thank you for the suggestion, here it is ...

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I see it is doing well. Already up to twenty quid. What do I know about Lundy pricing ! :lol: :lol:
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You and me both! I suppose that’s what can happen when two people want something!

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Re: Lundy Island stamps - and oddities

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That cover is valued at 14 quid in my 2003 version of the Newman catalogue of Lundy stamps! So 20 quid is a good price.

But I don't have one in my collection, yet. Nor have I ever seen one. So maybe not a lot were done. After all, that was 2 bob worth of stamps: a lot of money in 1967.

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Sold for £22!

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The West Auckland Stamp Club had its Lundy Evening tonight, which I am just home from after imbibing the puffinous atmosphere there. Lots of gems, puffins galore, and even a couple of puffin coins from Lundy to delight the attendees! Not to mention the yummy supper afterwards.

I know many folk enjoy Lundy too, so thought I'd better post one of my fave puffin covers here.
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This is one of Lundy's more controversial issues: the 1989 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. On this FDC, they somehow contrived to get the GB puffin stamp with a puffin in flight on the postmark, as well as the Lundy RSPB stamp, and stuck on the front of the cover too, not the back, as usually done!

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My first ever Lundy item, and rather nice it is too:
A Lundy stamp, postmark June 1986
A Lundy stamp, postmark June 1986
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