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Malaya Study Group

The Malaya Study Group is the specialist society for collectors of the stamps, postal stationery and postal history of the states of Peninsular Malaysia plus territories formerly administered by the Straits Settlements and overprinted Straits Settlements stamps used in the British Post Office in Bangkok.

They can be found here:

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The Cinderella Stamp Club

Founded in 1959 and based in the UK, the Cinderella Stamp Club is an association of philatelists, amateur and professional, whose interests lie in local stamps, telegraph stamps, railway stamps, revenues, fiscals, forgeries, bogus and phantom issues, Christmas, Red Cross, TB and other charity seals, registration labels, advertisement and exhibition labels and many other items — all of which are the so-called “Cinderellas of Philately”.

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Helgoland The Cuxhaven Railway Influence

In 1881 the railway from Cuxhaven to Harburg was completed. This improved links for Cuxhaven with Harburg, Hanover and Bremen. Harburg was already connected via a railway link to Hamburg. The steamer services then dropped mail off at Cuxhaven for onward delivery to Hamburg.

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Helgoland The Early Hamburg Influence

The Early Hamburg Influence on Helgoland Postal System

In 1859 Hamburg was issued with its own stamps and these could be used to pre-pay mail coming from Helgoland up to the introduction of the first Helgoland issues in 1867. Only three Hamburg values are currently known to have been used to pre-pay Helgoland mail.

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The Haiti Philatelic Society

Designed for collectors of the stamp and revenue issues of Haiti.

The society is dedicated to the purpose of informing interested persons about all aspects of the Haitian postal system from the mid 1700’s to the present time. The Society is composed of collectors of all degrees of sophistication from beginners to advanced specialists. However, all are constantly learning from each other largely through the interesting articles in our quarterly journal, Haiti Philately.

They can be found here:

https://www.haitiphilately.org

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The Postal History Society

On 26th September 1936, at the suggestion of Fred Melville, a group of eminent philatelists met at the offices of Robson Lowe. By a unanimous decision The Postal History Society was formed and a small committee appointed to draw up the rules. The objects of the Society were, and remain, the promotion and encouragement of the study of postal communications, local, national and international, to publish a journal for members and other works relating to postal history. The society can be found here:

http://www.postalhistory.org.uk

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Helgoland The Pre-Adhesive Stamp Period

Danish Rule

Letters from England to Helgoland are known from as early as 1810. Because Helgoland was officially under Danish rule until 1814 mail was cancelled with a red “Foreign” cancel inscribed with the number “195” and year.

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The Stamps of Helgoland

Introduction

Helgoland (Heligoland to the English and on the stamps) is located in the North Sea about 30 miles from Schleswig-Holstein and sixty miles from the great Elbe river port of Hamburg. It was taken from the Danish and given to the British as a part of the settlement following the Napoleonic wars. While the British used it for its naval facilities and tourism local fisherman and farmers inhabited it.

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The Transvaal Study Circle

The aims of the Transvaal club is to study and promote the Stamps, Postal History, Postcards, Revenue documents and Post Office practises of the Transvaal / South African Republic which includes the New Republic, Stellaland, Goshen, Pietersburg and early Swaziland.

They can be found here:

http://www.transvaalstamps.org.uk/transvaalstudycircle.html

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The Encyclopaedia of Jamaican Philately

The editor and contributors to the encyclopaedia are aiming to document everything known about the postal history and stamps of Jamaica. The project has been running since 1990 and the amount of information they have collated is a fantastic achievement. They envisage it will take a further 25 years to complete (if, indeed ever).

The encyclopaedia is highly recommended viewing and can be found here:

http://jamaicaphilately.info

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