Mar 24th: MACAU – Richard Cuthbertson

Richard set up his first display of items from Macau, which stands alone but, like Hong Kong, is part of the Chinese Empire. The period displayed was from 1884 to 1910, which contained many “overprints” and some with 2 or 3 overprints, and with stamp bisections diagonally or vertically. Mostly, these stamps were printed in Portugal. The detail of his stamps was tremendous and extremely well set out.

After a break, he then displayed more Macau philatelic items from 1910 onwards. Again, many issues were sent out with “Surcharged” or “Overprints” stamped on each stamp issued. To attain this huge display of very small differences in so many issues, tells a story of hours of searching and examination. These early stamps were “definitive” stamps, with the first “commemorative” issue depicting the arrival of Vasco Da Gama, issued in 1913.

President Frank proposed the vote of thanks, to which the Members responded enthusiastically.

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