SPECIALITY AREAS OF EXPERTIZING:
The foremost professional philatelic expert in the world for a number of philatelic fields, including the 1914-18 "GRI" & other British & Allied Occupation overprints, and an internationally recognized expert for many other areas & countries.
A.I.E.P. ACCREDITED AREAS OF EXPERTIZING:
AUSTRALIA - COLONIES:
- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & Western Australia, from 1st issues onwards
- Especially all overprints such as NSW 1880s “POSTAGE”, NSW “OS” Officials, SA “OS” Officials & Departamentals etc,
- As well as WA & Tas provisional perfs & roulettes, and Vic & Qld postal fiscals.
- Commonwealth period material from Colonies 1900-13 interim period issues
- Kangaroo high values (including checking whether never hinged or not), errors & varieties, proofs, specimens etc
- KGV errors & major varieties, proofs etc
- Perf OS Kangaroo & KGV officials can often be expertized, but not always
- later issues proofs, major varieties & errors including decimal missing colors.
- Postage Dues including perf varieties
- BCOF in Japan: 1946-48 overprints
PAPUA & NEW GUINEA:
- Papua Lakatoi issues including perf & paper varieties, overprint errors, proofs, perf OS officials etc
- New Guinea GRI overprints on both New Guinea & Marshall Islands inc errors
- New Guinea NWPI overprints & perf OS
- PNG 1960 Postal Charges overprints
- PNG 1994-95 provisional overprints etc
ANTARCTIC, COCOS, NAURU etc:
- Antarctic early expeditions etc
- Modern errors of all the territories
1914-23 BRITISH & OTHER ALLIED OCCUPATIONS:
of former German Colonies:
- Cameroon: CEF British & French overprints
- Marshalls: GRI overprints + Japanese h/s
- Nauru: 1916-23 NAURU overprints
- New Guinea: 1914-15 GRI overprints
- Samoa: 1914-15 GRI overprints
- South West Africa: 1923 overprints
- Tanganyika: “GR Mafia” overprints etc
- Togo: British & French overprints
in Middle East:
- Baghdad: 1917 British overprints
- Batum: 1919-20 British overprints
- British Levant: 1916 Salonica overprints
- Bushire: 1915 British overprints
- Iraq: 1918-21 overprints inc Mosul
- Kuwait: 1923 overprints inc KOWEIT essay
- Long Island: 1916 GRI issues
- Hungary: 1918-21 all Allied occupation overprints (Arad, Debrecen, Cluj, SHS etc)
POLAND & ALL RELATED AREAS:
with all standard issues:
- 1860 Arms 10k (plus also usages of Russian stamps in Kingdom of Poland)
- 1918-19 Kraków overprints on Austria
- 1919 Lublin overprints on KuK Feldpost
- 1918-19 Warsaw, Poznan & Gniezno overprints on Germania
- 1920-39 issues including errors, proofs etc
- 1944-2000 regular issues inc errors, proofs, GROSZY overprints etc
plus all locals, occupations, military posts etc
- 1914-18 Local Post issues
- 1918-19 local overprints on Germany, Austria & Ukraine
- 1918 Polish Corps in Russia
- 1914-18 German occupation including Ober-Ost 10th Army, Grodno, Bialystok etc
- 1919-30s Polish POs in Constantinople, Odessa & Port Gdansk
- 1920s most Plebiscite issues & most Danzig
- 1939-45 Polish military posts in England, Italy, Russia etc
- 1944 Warsaw Uprising
- 1944-45 local overprints on Hitler
- 1939-45 German occupation including Generalgouvernement, Vilnius, North Ukraine etc. Also Litzmannstadt Ghetto etc.
- Central Lithuania: 1920-24 issues etc
- 1918-19 Lviv, Kolomyja & Stanislaviv overprint issues, plus Vienna unissued etc
- 1918-19 provisional usages & covers
- 1919 “CMT” Romanian occupation
CARPATHO-UKRAINE: 1944-45 overprints
OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTIZING:
note: My specialty is 20th century provisional overprints especially related to Boer War, WWI & WWII occupations & locals.
Only very few classic issues are accepted for expertizing, and generally not any shade related items,
while covers & unusual postmarks only from very few areas & only by prior arrangement.
BRITISH PACIFIC (& ANTARCTIC):
- New Zealand: Most issues, especially overprints, errors, officials & postal fiscals.
- Solomon Islands, Niue, Tonga, New Hebrides etc, especially overprints.
- Antarctic Expedition overprints & covers including 1908 KEVII Land, 1909-13 Victoria Land, 1922-23 Shackleton, 1934 Bouvet Island etc
- India: 1852 Scinde Dawks, 1854 SG 1, Officials inc 1866 SERVICE overprints on fiscals, 1948 SERVICE on Gandhi etc
- India Convention States: 1885-1948 overprints inc errors & varieties, also Bahawalpur 1947 overprints, and some India Feudatory States issues
- Hong Kong: 1862 onwards especially surcharges & postal fiscals etc
- Straits Settlements: from 1867 crown overprints onwards, especially surcharges etc
- PO in Bangkok: 1882-85 “B” overprints
- Malayan States: FMS, Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Sungei Ujong, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor & Trengganu - especially overprints & errors.
- North Borneo, Labuan, Sarawak: Especially overprints & errors
JAPANESE OCCUPATIONS IN WWII:
- Burma: 1942-44 Peacock overprints etc
- Malayan States: 1942-45 overprints inc Johore, Malacca, Penang etc plus Thai occup
- Brunei, North Borneo, Sarawak: 1942-44 overprints.
- Andaman Islands: 1942 surcharges.
- South Africa: 1899-1902 Boer War occupations & provisionals of Mafeking Siege, Vryburg, Lydenburg, Rustenburg, Schweizer Renecke, Wolmarandstad etc.
- Sudan: Army & Official overprints & perfins
- Egypt: overprints such as 1926 Port Fouad
- Niger Coast: 1892-94 overprint provisionals
- many other overprints such as Basutoland: 1934 officials, Sierra Leone: 1897 “Postage & Revenue”, 1941-45 occup Italian Colonies etc
other BRITISH EMPIRE:
- High values of all QV, KEVII & KGV keyplate issues (mainly in * or ** condition) inc varieties
GERMAN OCCUPATIONS in WWI & WWII:
- Most of 1938-45 overprints & other issues of Albania, Bohemia&Moravia inc Theresienstadt, Estonia, Lithuania, Kotor, Kurland, Laibach, Montenegro, Russia, Sudetenland, Ukraine, Zante & Zara etc (but not all cancels can be expertized)
- Fieldpost inc “Inselpost” & Legion issues.
- German & Allied Propaganda Forgeries.
- Russia: most classics plus most Soviet period, especially RSFSR overprints such as 1922 Consular Airmails, 1922 Philately for Children, and later Soviet overprints such as 1927 ovpts on Postage Dues, 1935 San-Francisco etc
- Russian Civil War: Many issues especially Army overprints, Siberia & Ukraine, plus many of the Soviet local surcharges.
- Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania: 1918-40s all issues & occupations.
- Yugoslavia: most 1918-50s issues inc Croatia NDH 1941-45, Italian Occupations 1941-44 of Lubiana, Montenegro, Fiume-Kupa etc
- Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania: especially 1910s-50s overprints.
- Germany: Some 1925-50s issues especially Third Reich including Zeppelins, some of the Allied Occupation zones, some locals etc
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