Miscellaneous Articles

This is a list of the articles I have written for various journals over the years on a variety of subjects.

DateTopicPublicationVolumePublishedPage
Accidents on LandKiwiV 22/31973 Apr49-53
Air Mail Collection by Phoenix Auctions 7 June 2013Phoenix Auctions2013 Jun 7
Australian Forces in Viet NamBSAPV 21/51966 Aug36-37
Australian Letter BombsCatastropheV 16/592010 Sep18-24
Boxed Free Mark in BlackBSAPV 55/52000 Oct124-125
Captain's Gratuities Relating to Mail from Australia to GBASSGNo 181974 Jul18/6
Captain's Gratuities Relating to Mail from Australia to GBASSGNo 191974 Nov19/8
Damage to Mail in Posting BoxesBSAPV 51/51996 Oct121-125
Detained On Board ShipShillingNo 501998 Jun164-165
Letter from Poland Intercepted at MelbourneBSAPV 60/12005 Feb23
Political Unrest in PapuaBSAPV 52/51997 Oct112
Printed Postage Paid MarkBSAPV 39/61984 Dec68
The Rod Perry Interrupted Australian Air Mail Auction held by Phoenix Auctions 7 June 2013CatastropheV 19/712013 Sep3-4
Report on Phoenix Auctions Australia 26 Nov 2011CatastropheV 18/652012 Mar24-25
The Plight of the 19th Century Australian MailmanBSAPV 65/12010 Feb11-12
Transmission and Delivery ProhibitedBSAPV 52/51997 Oct109-111
The Basil W Bourne TasmaniaBSAPV 69/62014 Dec144-146
The Robin Gwynn Americas & West Indies Wreck Mail: Argyll Etkin 2 October 2014CatastropheV 20/762014 Dec12-13
A Remarkable Collection of Adsons at Auction - Recollections of Harry PettitKiwiV 64/12015 Jan25
The Real Bourne Identity!ASPV 8/62014 Dec28-32
Inaugural WA Contract Air Mail 5 December 1921Black SwanV 14/122014 Dec138-139
New Cachet on Cover from ApiaPacificaV 53/2122015 Jul48
The 'Detained on/Board (of) Ship' Cachets Used at Sydney and MelbourneSydney ViewsNo 1322016 Aug7-18
Report on the Cavendish Auctions Sale of the Captain T G S Ward collection on 15 June 2016CatastropheV 22/832016 Sep9-10
The 'Detained on/Board (of) Ship' Cachets Used at Sydney and Melbourne (Part 1)BSAPV 71/52016 Oct110-118
The 'Detained on/Board (of) Ship' Cachets Used at Sydney and Melbourne (Part 2)BSAPV 74/42019 Aug85-89
The 'Detained on/Board of Ship' Cachets Used at MelbourneP from AV 73/42021 Dec98-100
Detained On / Board Ship Mark: Further DetailsSydney ViewsNo 1332016 Nov4-6
Interrupted Mail from the Tom Frommer Grand Prix Australian Air Mails sold By Mossgreen on 11 September 2016CatastropheV 22/842016 Dec3-5
The Tom Frommer Airmails Part II: Mossgreen 4 April 2017CatastropheV 23/872017 Sep5
The Tom Frommer Airmails Part II: Mossgreen 4 April 2017CatastropheV 23/882017 Dec6-7
Brian Peace Gives Display At Australian Air Mail Society MeetingCatastropheV 23/872017 Sep7
Papua Mail Delayed Over Seven Years by WarCatastropheV 23/872017 Sep18
Interrupted Mail from the Tom Frommer Grand Prix Australian Air Mails sold By Mossgreen on 11 September 2016Aust AerophilNo 1122017 Jan-Jun9-13
The Tom Frommer Airmails Part II - Famous Pilots and Famous Flights Mossgreen Auctions Melbourne 4 April 2017 Crash CoversAust AerophilNo 1122017 Jan-Jun14-16
Crash Covers at Auction - Argyll Etkin Sale 20 September 2017CatastropheV 23/882017 Dec16
Vale - John Christopher LeahASPV 11/42017 Dec4
Cavendish Auctions 20 June 2018 Disaster Mail ResultsCatastropheV 24/912018 Sep16-17
New Schomberg Cover Appears on Ebay (by John Thiesen & BRP)CatastropheV 24/912018 Sep18-19
Crash Covers at Auction - Realisations from the Grosvenor Auction 28 October 2020CatastropheV 26/1002020 Dec34
New Zealand Returned MailAir Mail NewsV 64/2582022 Nov18-19
VariousSydney Packet ServiceS P A Journal (Society of Philatelic Americans)V 37 / 91975 May561-567
VariousRail Crashes Delay the Mail Part 1ASPV 9/32015 Jul36-39
VariousRail Crashes Delay the Mail Part 2ASPV 9/42015 Sep46-50
VariousCachet on Two Covers from ApiaSamoa ExpressV 32/32016 Sep56-58
VariousBrigs & Barques Beached Quarantined & Blasted! - HM Brig Fantome / The SS Great Britain / The Catherine Sharer & the Detained On/Board Ship Mark Part 1ASPV 12/12018 Feb38-40
VariousMurder Mugging and Theft of Mail on the Bathurst to Sydney Trail - HM Brig Fantome / The SS Great Britain / The Catherine Sharer & the Detained On/Board Ship Mark Part 2ASPV 12/22018 Apr40-43
VariousCulpable Crews Lead to Acrimonious Acts! - HM Brig Fantome / The SS Great Britain / The Catherine Sharer & the Detained On/Board Ship Mark Part 3ASPV 12/32018 Jun38-43
VariousDead & Missing Letters of the Late 19th CenturyBSAPV 76/52021 Oct180-182
1830s-1860sBritish Post Office Reform Conflict (1830s to 1860s) The Career of William Bokenham and his Relationships with Colonel Maberly Anthony Trollope and Rowland HillLPV 125/ 14412016 Dec494-506
1830s-1860sGB PO Reform ConflictASPV 18/42024 Aug27-29
1841 Jan 011841 London GPO Demand for 8d Caused Delay in DeliveryCourierNo 742023 April17
1846-18471846-47 Letters to Collector of Customs AdelaideBSAPV 74/12019 Feb10-11
1851-1852Ryalston NSW Post Office: Correspondence between William Armstrong, the New Postmaster, and the GPO, 1851-52 (Part 1)BSAPV 70/42015 Aug81-89
1851-1852Ryalston NSW Post Office: Correspondence between William Armstrong, the New Postmaster, and the GPO, 1851-52 (Part 2)BSAPV 70/52015 Oct104-114
1853A New 'Detained On Board Ship' Example RecordedSydney ViewsNo 1372017 Nov2
1855The Workings of the Sydney GPO in 1855 as observed by Members of the Legislative Council during a Guided InspectionBSAPV 73/22018 Apr46-50
1861 JulSouth Australia PMG Apologises for Delaying the Mail in 1861 - co-written with the late A Ronald Butler and Dr Donald PearceSydney ViewsNo 1242014 Aug4-6
1861South Australia PMG Apology for Delayed Mail in 1861 - co-written with the late A Ronald Butler and Dr Donald PearceLPV 124/14292015 Oct395-397
1861South Australia PMG Apology for Delayed Mail in 1861 - co-written with the late A Ronald Butler and Dr Donald PearceBSAPV 70/62015 Dec124-126
1881 AprMail Robber Chokes to DeathBSAPV 65/32010 Jun52
1881 AprMail Robber Chokes to DeathCatastropheV 16/592010 Sep15
1883-1884Disinfection of Australian Mail due to Cholera OutbreakCatastropheV 28/1052022 Mar18-19
1892 Oct 28Australian Mail Recovered from Nevada Train FireBSAPV 67/32012 Jun60-61
1889 Oct 15Australian Mails Destroyed in Nebraska Rail CrashCatastropheV 21/782015 Jun16
1892 Oct 28Australian Mail Recovered from Nevada Train FireCatastropheV 18/672012 Sep12-13
1893 Jun 2784-Year Old South Australian Mailman Drowns in 1893BSAPV 69/22014 Apr29
1897 Jul 28Mail Stolen from Stratford Post Office 1897KiwiV 71/42022 Jul144-145
1899 Mar 04-05Australia's Most Deadly Natural Disaster: Over 300 Killed by 1899 Cyclone Mahina in Northern QueenslandCatastropheV 23/852017 Mar9-13
1899 Mar 04-05Australia's Most Deadly Natural Disaster: Over 300 Killed by 1899 Cyclone Mahina in Northern QueenslandInformerV 81/2 No 6952017 Apr23-26
1899 Mar 04-05Australia's Most Deadly Natural Disaster: Over 300 Killed by 1899 Cyclone Mahina in Northern QueenslandASPV 15/2 No 882021 Apr20-22
1901 Dec 13Railway Station Fire at Broken Hill NSW 1901P from AV 73/42021 Dec113
1906 SepA Postcard from China a Typhoon The Steamer Changsha and the Detained on Board Ship CachetASPV 15/52021 Oct18-19
1908 Jun 25NZ Postmaster General's Report to Parliament 1908-09: Mail Stolen by a StarlingCatastropheV 22/832016 Sep19
1912 Mar 27Was the Mail Steamer Makura Diverted to Collect Castaways on Washington Island?PacificaV59 No 2362021 Jul67-68
1915Damaged by Fire in TransitBSAPV 53/61998 Dec140
1916Damaged Mail from Unidentified VesselCatastropheV 18/682012 Dec8-9
1917 Aug 06The Extraordinary Voyage of the German Raider Wolf and the Capture of the MatungaCatastropheV 21/802015 Dec9-12
1917 Aug 06The Extraordinary Voyage of the German Raider Wolf and the Capture of the Matunga (continued)CatastropheV 22/812016 Mar10-13
1919 Jan 07Australian Mail in 1919 USA Train DisasterBSAPV 57/12002 Feb25
1919 Jan 07Australian Mail in 1919 USA Train DisasterBSAPV 60/42005 Aug87
1919 Jan 07Australian Mail in 1919 USA Train DisasterCatastropheV 8/12002 Jan4-5
1924 Sep 23Two Mail Train Accidents within Two Weeks for Sydney to Melbourne ExpressCatastropheV 20 /732014 Mar12
1924 Oct 06Two Mail Train Accidents within Two Weeks for Sydney to Melbourne ExpressCatastropheV 20 /732014 Mar12
1928 Dec 11American Ornithologist Stranded on Steamer with Birds of ParadiseASPV 16/12022 Feb36-37
1931 Apr 301931 Sydney-Canberra Mail Train RobberyCatastropheV 20/742014 Jun7-8
1931Stamp Duty Prepaying Postage (Query)BSAPV 52/41997 Aug73
1931Stamp Duty Prepaying PostageBSAPV 52/41997 Aug73
1932Two Unusual Delays to Mails in 1932BSAPV 70/22015 Apr35-36
1932Two Unusual Delays to the Mails in 1932CatastropheV 21/782015 Jun15-16
1934 May/JunCachet on Two Covers from Apia to AustraliaASPV 16/32022 May18-19
1935Quarantine NSWBSAPV 59/52004 Oct134
1935Contract between Ernest Crome and Sir Charles Kingsford Smith for Exclusive Agency for Signed Covers on 1935 Jubilee FlightBSAPV75/52020 Oct178-181
1935 May 311935 Quetta Earthquake Cover to AustraliaCatastropheV 21/792015 Sep16
1936-1939Caution Required in Attributing Commercial Airmail Covers to Specific Interruptions between Australia and Europe during 1936-1939Aust AerophilNo 1222020 Dec30-32
1936-1939Caution Required in Attributing Commercial Airmail Covers to Specific Interruptions between Australia and Europe during 1936-1939CatastropheV 26/1002020 Dec34-36
1937 09 06Perth-Adelaide Express Jumps the Rails and Mails TransferredCatastropheV 25/962019 Dec5
1938Damaged Mail from VictoriaBSAPV 60/62005 Dec142-143
1939 Sep 16Letter Box Fire Kingsford Post Office SydneyBSAPV 60/42005 Aug88-89
1940Mail Captured by the EnemyBSAPV 53/41998 Aug84-86
1940 051940 Mail Hidden for 5 Years by Paris Post Office During German OccupationCatastropheV 27/1032021 Sep16-17
1941Recovered from Stolen MailbagBSAPV 54/11999 Feb25
1942Papuan Mail Lost due to Enemy ActionBSAPV 54/61999 Dec187-188
1944 Aug 08Fire on Post Office Van Perth WABSAPV 31/71976 Oct51-53
1944Unidentified 1944 Crash off Queensland CoastCatastropheV 15/542009 Jun8-9
1945 JanDamaged by RodentsBSAPV 29/51974 Aug46
1945 Jan 28Airgraph Film Thrown OverboardCatastropheV 26/982020 Jun6-7
1945Damage to cover 1945 (Query)BSAPV 37/41982 Oct26
1946 Aug 20Manawatu River Railway Accident (co-authors Robin Gwynn RDP & Ken Sanford)CatastropheV 12/432006 Jun15-16
1946 Aug 20The 1946 Manawatu River Railway AccidentNZ Stamp CollectorV 101/32021 Sep100-102
1950 Jun 26Mail in Rail Van Mostly Destroyed by Fire at Masterton NZCatastropheV 22/842016 Dec11
1950 Jun 261950 Mail Destroyed in Railway Van Fire at MastertonCatastropheV 28/12022 Mar12
1960 JunMail Caught in Safe DoorBSAPV 54/21999 Apr75
1965 06Train Fire in the USA in 1965CatastropheV 27/1032021 Sep10
1967 Nov 27Melbourne Mail Exchange FireBSAPV 49/51994 Oct147-151
1968Australian Letter for New Zealand found in SussexBSAPV 74/32019 Jun78
1974 AprA Letter of Apology from the Australian Post OfficeBSAPV 77/62022 Dec226
1979 Aug'Offensive Matter in Letter Receiver'BSAPV 51/51996 Oct119-120
1984 Apr 22Dogs Stop Postal DeliveriesCatastropheV 22/842016 Dec19
1984 Jul 27Bus Burns Bull Dies Mail LostCatastropheV 14/512008 Sep15
1994 May 19Australia Post Transit Van Containing Mail StolenCatastropheV 20/742014 Jun17
2001 Sep 12International Mail Delays due to Terrorist AttacksBSAPV 57/12002 Feb26
2001 Sep 09Serious Fire at GPO MelbourneBSAPV 57/12002 Feb25-26
2003 OctDelayed by Aviation Security Regulations? (Query)BSAPV 58/62003 Dec195
2008 DecMissorted to Australia (Query)BSAPV 64/32009 Jun45

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