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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2016 at 03:51
Perhaps Gerry has 2 sets. Wasn't there kerfuffle when one set was posted on eBay and he withdrew them?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 02:24
Inspired by Jesper's recent post, I've added the Newfoundland Airship Company to the Newfoundland page on Askme.

I can't spot where I've ever posted about the original Nefoundland Air essays that Gerry produced in 2003 and which caused a great stir at the time.  So you may all enjoy the whole page at the other end of this link.  http://www.askmeaboutstamps.com/?page_id=4147

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2017 at 11:23
Originally posted by JesperDK JesperDK wrote:

Hi all,

Does anyone know what exact year (about 20 years ago) these "Gerald King - Newfoundland Airship Company" stamps were produced? ... and does have more information about them? ... I believe only 2 sets have been produced?



Thanks in advance...


This is very curious. The Newfoundland Airship Company stamps were produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2004, I believe, by someone working at Harvard and with links to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. I have a few of the stamps, an essay, a cover and a boarding pass all lovingly created and I also have the top stamp of this set that you have featured. Most of the stamps have frames taken from the stamps of Newfoundland and feature airships and whaling vessels. On the reverse, they have the word Cinderella printed multiple times (early issues were stamped with the word 'faux' on the back). They were sold on eBay on an auction basis and I do not know in what quantity they were produced. Therefore, I do not believe that Gerald designed this set but were probably, as with his other Newfoundland set, copies. I haven't posted much recently but I'll try to show what I have in a separate thread.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Colin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2017 at 22:36
I love a mystery!  

Perhaps Keith could also ask Gerry what the true background to these stamps might be?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2017 at 02:44
I shall ask nicely and report back.  They could be fake cinderellas - Gerald would like that.  Images from a Google search suggest to me that the top stamp might be the original as described by Daniel and the other three are Gerald versions.  I'll let you know.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 January 2017 at 02:13
Gerry confirms my speculation that, having acquired the original Newfoundland Airship Company stamp, he "worked in the others" to produce the strip of 4.  He was amazed the discover that the original stamp was issued in 2004 so all we now know is that the Gerry King versions were produced some time between 2004 and 2012 (ish).  Can anyone throw any more light on the date?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2017 at 14:03
Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

I recently purchased a couple of blocks of the original Bahrain Camel Post stamps. I was fortunate insofar as they were not identified as being by Gerald King but I was able to recognise them from Keith's images. There used to be a pecking order for Gerald's stamps in this order; Wonderland, Lundy, Sark and Everything else with this later category being more readily affordable. These days almost anything by him commands a good price. Anyway, here are the stamps:



I've managed to purchase a couple of philatelic items, a postcard and an envelope (back and front shown), depicting these stamps presumably as sent in Bahrain by the person who commissioned them:




The envelope is addressed to a well-known Cinderella collector (blanked out to protect his privacy).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2017 at 03:48
I envy you the card and the envelope Daniel  Well spotted too and I'm glad the website helped; I suspect there are not many of us who would have realised that these were Gerry King items - they must be as rare as hens' teeth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2018 at 10:39
I came across a nice lot of Gerald's Bahrain Camel Post stamps, mainly the one with the green border, and including multiple imperforate blocks and singles. These imperforate versions all appear to be errors with the centre only inverted. In addition there are proofs of the centre camel design, again, both perforated and imperforate. An example of this is shown on the reverse of the envelope shown above.

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