Postal Stationery Information

Postal Stationery Information

The What, Why and How of Collecting Postal Stationery

Postal Stationery is stationery issued by the postal authorities which has an impressed stamp indicating the prepayment of a postal service. Usually the imprinted stamp will indicate the value of the postage paid although many modern issues just have an indication that postage has been paid. The most familiar are stamped envelopes, aerogrammes, stamped postcards, letter cards, and newspaper wrappers. To read more about the what, why and how of collecting and exhibiting Postal Stationery please download the following article :

 COLLECTING-POSTAL-STATIONERY

INDEX TO THE POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTOR 1995-2011

This Index to the Society’s Journal was prepared by Derek Brennan.  It covers the period 1995-2011; Issues No 1 – 67

POSTAL-STATIONERY-COLLECTOR INDEX BY AUTHOR

POSTAL-STATIONERY-COLLECTOR INDEX BY TITLE

POSTAL-STATIONERY-COLLECTOR INDEX BY TYPE OF POSTAL STATIONERY

POSTAL-STATIONERY-COLLECTOR INDEX BY ISSUE

CHRISTMAS AND COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AEROGRAMMES

A collection of articles on Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands aerogrammes published in the Postal Stationery Collector

  Christmas Island Aerogrammes

  Cocos (Keeling) Island Pictorial Aerogrammes

MILITARY AND OTHER STATIONERY USED BY ITALIAN POWS HELD BY THE BRITISH IN LIBYA 1942-1946

Italian POW Mail in Libya 1942-1946 by Derek Brennan documents the military and other stationery used by Italian prisoners of war held by the British in Libya during the period 1942-1946 as well as the associated postal history and a brief summary of the military history of the period.

Cards were provided for use by POWs to notify their next of kin of their capture as well as for general use.  The book also documents lettersheets used from the camps as well as Red Cross stationery used for notification of capture and other purposes.

  Italian POW Mail In Libya 1942-1946

LISTING OF AUSTRALIAN NON-DENOMINATED AND FLAT RATE POSTAL STATIONERY

In its first issue, the Postal Stationery Collector (PSC), the Journal of the Postal Stationery Society of Australia, included the first instalment of a listing of Australian non-denominated stationery. Once the original listing was completed, almost every issue has included an update to the listing.

This monograph brings together the listings from the various issues of the PSC up until November 2010.
In 1986, Australia Post began experimenting with a range of unconventional postal stationery, many of which bore no indication of value, being inscribed ‘Postage Paid’. The first was the ‘Super Satchel’ which prepaid the delivery of contents of any weight to any destination in Australia by airmail for a flat charge of $1.50. This was followed in 1987 by the $2.50 ‘Flat Rate’ envelope which unlike its predecessor was inscribed with its value of
$2.50. This envelope was launched with considerable fanfare with glossy advertising brochures and advertisements in the public press but no mention at all in the Philatelic Bulletin.

Following these issues, Australia Post experimented with a wide range of prepaid products including prepaid boxes, padded envelopes, parcel labels, express post envelopes and satchels and courier satchels, many of which have now become a standard part of Australia Post’s product range.
While the first experiments in issuing postal stationery (the New South Wales embossed lettersheets of 1838 and the Mulready envelopes of 1840) were nota great success, entering an Australia Post Shop in the 1990s postal stationery one could be forgiven for thinking that postal stationery had finally achieved the success which Rowland Hill first predicted and that we had indeed entered the ‘golden age of postal stationery’.

  Listing of AUSTRALIAN NON-DENOMINATED AND FLAT RATE POSTAL STATIONERY 2016

POSTAL STATIONERY COLUMN 2016-2019

Postal Stationery Column 2016-2019.

  Part 1

  Part 2

  Part 3

  Part 4

  Part 5

POSTAL STATIONERY ARTICLES

New South Wales

Article on NSW PS Specimens

Victoria Specimen Postal Stationery

Hong Kong Formular Postcards

Australia George V Coronation Postcards

Australia George V 1913 Envelopes

Australia George V (misc)

Australia Non_denominated Postal Stationery

Queensland 1d Lettercards

Queensland PTPO Envelopes

Queensland Wrappers

Queensland PTPO Envelopes, Lettercards and Postal Notes

Queensland Postcards

Collecting Machin Postal Stationery

Postal Stationery Collector

Past issues of the Postal Stationery Collector are available from the members’ section.

A Society for all Postal Stationery Collectors

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