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londonbus1
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29 Jun 2019
10:06:14am
I had the opportunity to view and help organize the collection of our former member (deceased) Clive Smyth (Ningpo) during my recent UK visit.

On Monday the collection will be taken to one of the UK's top Philatelic auction houses for lotting ready to go under the hammer later in the year in London.

Clive's Widow Tina very kindly agreed to let me buy some items from the collection and I am offering some of those in a Giveaway here under the heading 'The 'Ningpo' Giveaway which I know Clive would approve of. I am also pretty certain that he would like the idea of some his items going into the albums of members of his two Internet 'homes', Stamporama (Ningpo) and (TSF) The Stamp Forum (Anping), where there will also be a Giveaway.

His chosen handles 'Ningpo' and 'Anping' both appeared a number of times on cancellations when I was looking through his Postal History of Hong Kong. Ningpo is one of the Central Treaty Ports while I believe Anping refers to the district which is now in Taiwan but once of China. (Not sure about the latter, will search the forum !)

His collections of Hong Kong and British Aden stamps were almost complete with many varieties and 'extras' and the Postal History was quite extraordinary and a little beyond my knowledge. But prices noted and quick references to the many books and catalogues told me to leave them well alone when searching for items. Best they get the prices they deserve at Auction.
So I came back with some peripheral items, Cinderellas and other unusual bits that I thought would be of interest. I hope you will agree.

For this Giveaway I have chosen 6 lots.
The WINNER can choose TWO items and I will add to that TWO surprise extras which you won't know about until they land on your doormat/mailbox/PO Box ! Day Dreaming
The RUNNER-UP can choose ONE item and I will add to that ONE surprise extra.
The WINNER gets FIRST CHOICE, the RUNNER-UP gets SECOND CHOICE and then the winner can choose again from the remaining 4 items.
The other Three items will go into my collection !! (just joking, but I will think of something)

Just plonk your name down in a reply comment to enter. No strings attached. Just good fun in memory of a great guy. If he's looking down on us, he would give his seal of approval. I know it.
Clive was not only a collector of Hong Kong and British Aden but of many other topics. Germany (propaganda), Cinderellas, Ephemera, Modern GB (?) and more. I hope you will enjoy the choice.

I will endeavour to post some scans during the next day or two, but the 6 lots are :

1). A small lot of British Newspaper dies and Impressed revenues. The latter still have the original KGIV and VR Cyphers on the reverse side.

2). A nice little packet of Miniature sheets including some from India, Germany (Exhibitions) and Great Britain.

3). Set of 12 Poster Stamps from Germany showing the Michelin Man. This item, as I understand it, is quite scarce and I have seen quite high prices for both individual stamps and part sets. These are in good condition too which is most unusual.

4). Beautiful selection of British Philatelic Exhibition sheets including the odd scarce item. Great condition.

5). A little packet of Stamps, Cinderellas and covers/cards including a nice little lot of European Poster stamps.

6). A packet of British Island Locals which includes a nice Progressive Proof lot from Easedale of the 'leaders of Hong Kong'.

Good Luck.

It is 22 years since Hong Kong went back to China. It was July 1st 1997. So an appropriate time to hold this giveaway with a Hong Kong connection.

Draw will be made next Saturday (July 6th) at a time to be announced.

Londonbus1


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2010ccg
29 Jun 2019
11:33:12am
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What a kind thing to do . Thankyou Cheryl

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Calstamp
29 Jun 2019
11:39:33am
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Thank you. Very generous.

Plz enter me.

Jim in SoCal

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d1stamper
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29 Jun 2019
12:29:36pm
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Thank you for this very generous offer.

Please enter my name.

Doug

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sgm
29 Jun 2019
12:48:09pm
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What a great tribute to a nice gentleman!

Please enter my name.

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Benque
29 Jun 2019
01:28:21pm
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Creating a legacy for a much respected collector. I learned so much from Ningpo's posts.

Please enter my name.

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Martyn
29 Jun 2019
01:48:30pm
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Lovely idea, would like my name to be put in the draws for lots 5 and 6 please

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upsguy62
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29 Jun 2019
02:03:10pm
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Great Idea! Please put my name in the hat! Thanks!

Art

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simothecat
29 Jun 2019
02:22:25pm
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Thank you for this nice offer in rembranced of Ningpo.

Please enter me in the draw.

Jan

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Dakota
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29 Jun 2019
07:45:51pm

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What a great thing to do.

Please enter me in the draw. Thank you.

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michael78651
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29 Jun 2019
08:48:05pm
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Thanks very much. Please enter me in the contest.

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DannyS
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29 Jun 2019
09:09:50pm
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A very nice gesture and my best wishes to Tina on the upcoming auction.

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snowy12
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29 Jun 2019
10:36:21pm

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What a good idea Thank you . Please enter me in the contest.
Brian


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boseauro
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29 Jun 2019
10:45:00pm
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Nice way for the tribute. Please count me in.
Thanks

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vinman
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30 Jun 2019
12:04:54pm
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Count me in.

Vince

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John Macco
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30 Jun 2019
12:25:14pm
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Count me in

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Linus
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30 Jun 2019
05:00:34pm
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Thank you Londonbus1, and put my name in the drawing, in memory of my friend Ningpo.

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01 Jul 2019
04:19:10am

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What a nice way to pay tribute. Please add my name to the list.

Jan-Simon

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DavidG
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01 Jul 2019
08:06:14am
re: The 'Ningpo' Giveaway

A great way to remember a valued member of StampoRama. Please enter my name.

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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tomiseksj
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01 Jul 2019
09:30:09am
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In addition to his postings, Clive also wrote two interesting articles for The Stamp Forum's Newsletter: WWI Censored Royal Flying Corps Cover (V1.6, p.24), and Hong Kong: The German Propaganda Forgeries (V2.1, p.19).

For those who might be interested, Clive's articles may be viewed here.

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david13617
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01 Jul 2019
09:49:22am

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Super tribute to a valued SOR member. Please count me in.
David

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01 Jul 2019
11:21:42am
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Michael,

what a fabulous tribute to Clive and gift to us. Of course, I am in: David (AMSD)

i should also say I've been fortunate to get to know some of our members and meet a few as well. I've also learned an immense amount.

David

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FrequentFlyer
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01 Jul 2019
07:30:54pm
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A very kind gesture in memory of a friend. Please enter my name in the drawing.

FF (Don)


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Sally
02 Jul 2019
07:23:26am
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Very thoughtful. Please enter my name.

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londonbus1
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05 Jul 2019
10:22:25am
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The draw will take place tomorrow, Saturday 6th July at 4pm New York time.

Bit late with some pics after a hectic week, but here are a few. Apologies.

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05 Jul 2019
10:26:40am
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londonbus1
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06 Jul 2019
04:57:05pm
re: The 'Ningpo' Giveaway

A bit later than planned due to unforeseen circumstances. The draw has been made !! Drooling

I would normally draw the names from my Washington Nationals Cap but I couldn't find it !! I looked everywhere.
So, instead of resorting to the empty sugar bowl or biscuit tin I used a Randomizer and this is what they gave me...........

boseauro
michael78651
simothecat
Martin
amsd
david13617
DavidG
snowy12
Linus
2010ccg
Calstamp
John Macco
smaier
Dakota
upsguy62
sgm
Benque
Jansimon
FrequentFlyer
d1stamper
vinman
DannyS

Many Congratulations to the WINNER, Boseauro
and to the RUNNER-UP, michael78651 Party Big Hug Rock On Thumbs Up Applause

In case you choose the same item as your first choice, please send me by Stamporama message your 2 choices plus a third choice (for the WINNER)....and for the RUNNER-UP your first choice plus a second choice.
Please add your addresses to the messages....thanks.

You will both be sent surprises as promised in the opening post of this thread. I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed.

Thanks to all for your participation and your support for a former member. Clive would have been very happy.

More next time,

Londonbus1



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07 Jul 2019
08:04:03am
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thanks, again, for doing this Michael

love how we treat the members who've passed with such kindness and our current members with treats

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boseauro
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09 Jul 2019
06:51:59am
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Thank You so much !!
Delighted to see my name in the winner position.

Regards
Auro

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londonbus1
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09 Jul 2019
02:08:36pm
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Auro,

Please reply to my Stamporama message with your first THREE choices from the list.
Thanks.
Any questions, just ask.

Londonbus1

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vinman
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09 Jul 2019
02:19:50pm
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Thanks for the "give away". these are a lot of fun, even if I didn't win the drawing.

Vince

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DannyS
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09 Jul 2019
09:17:33pm
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I will second Vince's thoughts even though I did even worse than him in the draw;-)

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