Sept 4: PRESIDENT’S NIGHT – Mike Turnbull

Mike displayed in the first round a selection from his collection of overprints. This consisted of stamps which had been overprinted for various reasons, such as stamps for use elsewhere, changes of value and/or usage (e.g. for airmail), events and commemorations, occupation issues, disaster relief and independence. Stamps overprinted specimen and forged overprints were also included.

The second round contained a new collection – Ascension Island. While stamps from the first issue overprinted on the stamps of St Helena, the main section of the display contained the stamps issued between 1970 and 1984. These included issues commemorating various aspects of the island’s history as well as views and flora and fauna of the island.

Vote of thanks – Stanley Gray

Posted in: 2008-09

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