Journal Topics - June 2018

Topics in the June 2018 Issue:

We continue to explore CGH, Natal and Zululand themes with a combination of research, history and related matters. New research which we trust will whet your appetites include the following articles.

  1. A recently discovered cover with a pair of unused SG13 6ds. This 6d is rare even as an unused single, so to find an unused pair on cover is most surprising. John Dickson has once more worked his magic and the route taken by the letter has been very neatly extracted from historical records.
  2. Peter Whitmore contributed a thoughtful review of the POA 51 cancellation and also added a snippet on some very unlikely Cape – Mafeking forgeries. A short note on the 1d cyclist of Mafeking fame ties in with Peter’s forgeries. The Mafeking Blues will be revisited in a future article, especially since there is now a treasure trove of material (through some recent auctions) waiting to be examined.
  3. A major study of the 1902-03 Natal Edwardians is provided by your editor. For this I am indebted to Brian Trotter whose in-depth past articles and extracts from his book, the major work on this subject, enabled me to prepare an update together with some recently available images.

Zululand also features with several fascinating covers from correspondence sent during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War. There are many more covers which will follow in forthcoming Journals.

The Journal concludes with a very detailed review of Cape Official Bow Tie Perforations, this article compiled through the efforts of Robert Johnson and Hugh Amoore.

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Simon Solomon
Honorary Editor

Rael Solomon