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Calstamp
13 Aug 2020
11:55:28am

Has anyone on SOR purchased the following book?:

The Postage Stamps of Aden 1937 - 1968.

Authored by an Australian philatelist named Peter James Bond.

Published in Jan 2020.

Have not found any online reviews of this book. On Amazon it is described as
a “handbook” as well as a “complete catalogue with realistic market values”.

Am interested in learning if this book includes background info re the various issues
beyond what is included in popular sources such as Scott or SGibbons.

Thank you.

Jim
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rrraphy
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13 Aug 2020
04:42:31pm

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There is a good reference with many additional reference books listed in "stampdomain.com
Wonder if the Librarian at the APS knows anything about the book you mentioned. Publication date: 2020 would put it out of the radar except for specialist collectors.
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Calstamp
13 Aug 2020
06:25:03pm
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RRR...

Thx for the tip. Will check it out and report back.

Am quite surprised not to find a single review of the Aden book.

Jim

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Calstamp
13 Aug 2020
07:21:40pm
re: Aden


Ralph.

Stamp domain dot com has got to be one of the most comprehensive (online) philatelic bibliographic resources currently available. So thanks again for the tip.

In reviewing the Aden entries came across a citation for a review of Peter Bond’s book in the Spring 2020 (Number 14) issue of Tobias Zywietz’ “Middle East Philatelic Bulletin”.

The short review was written by Neil Williams. However, it was Zywietz’ editorial comment which I found particularly interesting: “One wonders why the effort of printing a physical book was undertaken rather than publishing a PDF or creating a website.” (To which I offer my “cheap seat” response: Because the author is also a limited-run publisher.)

Bottom line: Based on Williams’ review as well as my review of the TOC and sample pages, it appears most (if not all) of the book’s content is duplicative of content already available in other well-known philatelic catalogues.

Jim

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nigelc
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13 Aug 2020
07:21:48pm
re: Aden

I don't see how you can go far wrong with the price on Amazon UK at £9.46 including Prime delivery.Happy

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rrraphy
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13 Aug 2020
08:27:09pm

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Speaking about Aden, I am still missing the two high values of the first set (and they are consistently priced above my pain threshold). But I understand that the real specialty collectors are fond of the rare covers that are out there. Most are traded in the specialized UK stamp market arena, so it is tough to do too much in the US.
Also stamps from India with Aden Cancellations (usually on covers).

Maybe Nigel can tell us a bit more.
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jillcrow
14 Aug 2020
06:10:19am
re: Aden

Going back to the book, there is one enthusiastic review on Amazon.

Have you looked at the sample pages of each of the territories, as shown on the author's website?

https://www.pjbond.com/postage-stamps-of-aden

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nigelc
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14 Aug 2020
07:48:13am
re: Aden

Thanks jillcrow,

The example pages look very useful, both for varieties and for what seems to be a detailed listing of the SG Appendix issues with images.

In answer to rrr, I have to admit my own Aden collection is very sparse but I do very much agree that India Used in Aden covers and stamps are fun and worth looking for.Happy

Here are my only two examples, both on loose stamps.

These are Indian 3 annas and 4 annas 6 pies stamps with the Aden squared circle postmark which was in use from 1884 to 1895:

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Calstamp
16 Aug 2020
02:39:23pm
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Thank you jillcrow and Nigel for the addtl information.

Add another item to the to-do list: Go back through early India duplicates for possible “Aden” postmarks.

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nigelc
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09 Sep 2020
04:31:20pm
re: Aden

I ordered The Postage Stamps of Aden following our discussion here and am pleased with it. Happy

The listings are straightforward as shown on the example pages mentioned above and there are also a few introductory pages and illustrations with interesting historical information.

It allowed me to put my SG Appendix stamps in order (and also many stamps from post-Appendix sets which SG doesne't list at all) for Kathiri, Mahra, Qu'aiti and Upper Yafa.

For example, my old SG "Part 1" catalogue has a full listing only for the 1967 definitive set and a brief listing of the basic stamps in a further three sets in its appendix.

This new book lists 16 additional sets.

I expect that most (and maybe all) of these additional sets are listed in the relevant Michel catalogue but I don't have easy access to this.

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Calstamp
09 Sep 2020
07:07:49pm
re: Aden


Thanks for the update, Nigel.

Enjoy.

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10 Sep 2020
10:42:57am
re: Aden

While you are waiting for the book, you might find my on-line post of page scans from Aden to be useful. I collect King George VI stamps and try to find the various printings from the Colonies. The 1939 set is sorted based on the tables compiled by Potter & Shelton in 1952. They recorded the various printings as the stamps were released. There were a number of printings to this set - especially the 1a value which was heavily used by service members who passed thru Aden and mailed letters home.
Here is a link to the page if you are interested.

http://www.kgvistamps.com/PageScans/Aden-KGVI/Aden-KGVI.htm

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rrraphy
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10 Sep 2020
12:45:00pm

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re: Aden

Tom: Fascinating piece of work. I am more than impressed.
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10 Sep 2020
01:52:12pm
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at one time, Aden was the Macao of the civilized world, hence their motto, Abettin in Aden

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10 Sep 2020
07:03:43pm
re: Aden

Groan. I just did an online search of the term "Abettin in Aden" thinking there was a bit of history I was not familiar with...

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10 Sep 2020
09:27:32pm
re: Aden

Josh,

Coming up empty?

there's a little more history on Macao and Dabull. The former I've milked for all its worth and the latter was in a footnote to Pamplona

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