Monday, May 18, 2009

Map of Local Government Overprints on SG 518

There are many ways we can organize information about commercial overprints. For example, to see a map of all the reported local governments that used commercial overprints on issue SG 518, click here.

You can make maps of your own using Google's "My Maps" feature.

Arthur and Company, Limited, Part 2

Tom Sanford sent a scan that shows that Arthur and Company used commercial overprints at least as late as the Edward VII era.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Sloper Records

This is something special: an example of a sample overprint from the Sloper records; J. Sloper & Co. Ltd. being a firm that produced perfins and commercial overprints.

The astounding story of how the Sloper records were saved can be found in the COSGB newsletters.