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THE

Stamp-Collector's Magazine.

ILLUSTRATED.

VOL. II.

LONDON :
E. MARLBOROUGH & CO., AVE MARIA LANE.

BATH :
STAFFORD SMITH & SMITH, THE FOREIGN STAMP AND CREST DEPÔT.

NDOCOLXIV.

INDEX TO VOL. II.

** Where only name of country is given, its stampa are intended to be indicated.

ABUSES of the Letter Franking system, 73

| Correspondence continued :--
Accumulation, Extraordinary, of Postage Stamps, 36

79; dealers' black list, 79; the Sydney postage
Addenda to Mount Brown's Catalogue, 87, 99, 119, 138, stamps, 79; Mr. Burn's reply to Dr. Gray on the
151, 167

Prince Albert essays, 95; prosecution of stamp
Albany Bazaar Post-office Stamp, 185

forgers, 111; questionable stamps, 111; Oppen's
Answers to Correspondents, 16, 32, 47, 63, 79, 96, 111, stamp album, ill; the British Guiana newspaper
128, 144, 160, 176, 192

stamps, 127, 143, 175; the Hamburg locals, 128;
Argentine, 72, 180; forged, 101; new series, 137

about essays in general, 143; the United States'
Australian Stamps, Notes on the, 134

Inter. Rev. stamps, 143; the Livonian stamps, 144 ;
Austria, complementary stamp, 48; forged Zeitungs. 67:

Brigham Young's denial of the existence of a Mor-
forged head of Mercury, 19, 90; 174

mon stamp, 144; the tenpenny stamp of Van

Diemen's Land, 160; reply to "No Essays,' 160 ;
Baden, 39, 169; Land-post, 101 ; forged, 182, 183

an uncatalogued Buenos Ayres stamp, 160 ; Pember-
Bahamas, 9, 47

ton on essays, &c., 173; Swiss stamp forgeries, 174;
Barbadoes, 48; value of, 80

the Central Fair stamps, 175; McRobish & Co.'s
Barnard's Carriboo Express, 160

' Acupulco and San Francisco'stamps, 175; the
Basle, 79, 181

Hamburg imitation stamps, 176; Pemberton's cor-
Bavaria, forged, 91, 182; envelope essays, 149, 169

rections and criticisms, 188; the Prince Consort
Belgium, 89; new issues, 105; essays, 121, 152, 169, 184 essays again, 189; concerning essays, 189; old
Bergedorf, 4, 47; forged, 67

Swiss stamps and essays, 190; impressions on blue
Blind Letter-office, 117

paper, 191, the New South Wales stamps, 191; can
Bolivia, Hand-stamp of, 23

forgers of stamps be prosecuted ? 191; the penny
Boyd's City Post, 57, 128

Ceylon adhesive stamps, 191; United States Central
Brazil, 179; forged, 61, 153

Fair stamps, 192; the South Germany gulden and
British Guiana, 25, 179; forged, 68, 91, 100, 155; news the Austrian florin, 192
paper stamp, 127, 143, 175

Correspondents, answers to, 16, 32, 47, 63, 79, 96, 111,
British Postal Parcels Stamp, 137, 153, 170

128, 144, 160, 176, 192
British Post (The) about the year 1780, 77

Country Postman, Thé, 126
Brown's (Mount) Catalogue, Addenda to, 87, 99, 119, 138, Curiosities of the Post Bag, 126
151, 167

Current Stamp Forgeries, 67, 89, 100, 154, 182
Brunswick, 154, 169 ; envelope, 173; forged, 183
Buenos Ayres, 64, 180, 188; rarity, 153, 160, 185

Danish West Indies, 176

Denmark, 105, 170; forged, 155
Caledonian Newspaper, 153
California, 169

Egyptian Postage Stamps, 25
Canada, 153, 192; buff envelopes, 184; local, 185

English envelope stamp, 96, 149; penny adhesive, 104;
Cape of Good Hope, 16; new issue, 39, 120; on tinted

on blue paper, 191
paper, 191; shilling blue, 112; fourpenny black, 128

Envelope stamps, Notes on, 149
Central Fair, 137, 175, 192

Essays in general, 143; meaning of the word, 174
Ceylon, 48, 136, 191

Extraordinary accumulation of postage stamps, 36
Chili Stamp, head on, 80, 180

Finland, 121 ; forged, 68, 155; envelopes, 149
Chit-Chat Postal, 77, 94, 109, 125, 142, 158, 173

Five Rs applied to Postage Stamps, 30; answered, 46, 62
Confederate States, 9, 40, 48, 73, 106; blockade stamp, 184 Forgeries, Current Stamp, 67, 89, 100, 154, 182
Connell Essay, 25, 64, 89
Corrientes, 85, 136, 180; city of, 86

France, Ancient Posts of, 23; Colonies, 25, 146; 1 franc

green, 96; essay, 105, 170; bon-bon stamp, 113;
Costa Rica, 57, 72
Continental Stamps and Stamp Countries, Jabez Jones's

newspaper stamp, 158
Recollections of, 97, 113, 129, 145, 161, 177

General Post Office at Six o'Clock, 38
Correspondence, 30, 46, 61, 78, 95, 111, 127, 143, 160, 173, Geneva, double 5 c., 62; envelope, 80

188; the five Rs applied to postage stamps, 30; the German Princes and Postage Stamps, 2
Paraguayan essay, 30; the Prince Consort essays, 31, Greece (Essays), 73, 88, 114, 190; forged, 155
46, 78, 95, 111, 127; the threepenny New Zealand
stamp, 31; Mr. Hussey and the American stamp Hamburg, 57, 73; forged, 155, 176; boten, 62, 96, 112, 128;
usually designated · Bighead, 31; the Editor's reply local, 121
to Fentonia, 46; the portrait on the Mexican stamp, Hanover, 9, 112; net-work series, 105; envelopes, 150;
61; how to prevent the sale of forged stamps, 61; Bestelgeld-frei, 25, 158
Dr. Gray on the Prince Consort essays, 78; Austrian | History of my Stamp Album, 1, 17, 33, 49, 65, 81
and Swiss stamp forgeries, 79; the Holstein stamp, | History of Postal Communications, 7, 23, 35, 69

Holland, 105, 136
Holstein, 57, political significance, 79; new issue, 105
Humboldt's Express, 169
India, red į anna, 64; ditto forged, 68
Inside the Post-office, 26
Ionian Islands, 57; postal value, 176
Italy, 9; new series, 32; Segna tassa, 80, 153; essays,

88; old issues, 122; newspaper stamps, 173; forged,

183
Jabez Jones's Recollections of Continental Stamps and

Stamp Countries, 97, 113, 129, 145, 161, 177
Japan, 137
Jerusalem Postage Stamps, 158
La Guaira, 121, 137, 169, 184
Langton's Pioneer Express, 160
Liability of Postage Stamps to Fraudulent Re-issue, 13
Liberia, 115; forged, 155
Lines for The Stamp-Collector's Magazine, 46
Livonia, 10, 24; geographical position, 144; new issue,

170, 185
London Parcels Delivery Company, 137, 144
Lubeck, 4; forged, 69; new issue, 73, 88; 4 sch. black, 111
Luxemburg, 19
Luzon, 105; obsolete, 184
Magazine, to the Young Readers of the, 29
Mauritius, 24, 40, 160; native stamps, 110
McRobish's Acapulco stamp, 73, 175
Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 168
Mexico, portrait on, 44, 61; Aztec posts, 70; essays for,

104; new issue, 120; names stamped on side, 173
Modena, 91, 112; tassa gazette, 155, 173
Moldavia and Wallachia, 41, 51, 82, 106
Monte Video, 89, 180; blue, 176; diligencia, 181
Montreal, local, 185
Morality of Postage Stamps, 92
Morman Stamp, 22; its reality denied, 144; fac-simile

of, 169
Mulready Envelope, 77, 80
Naples, 32, 192
National Post-office, 131
Nevis, 80; device explained, 93, 128, 143; forged, 155
New Brunswick, 10, 25, 128
New Caledonia, 137, 192; engraving of, 146; forged ,

156: more discovered. 176
New Granada, 40, 180
Newly-Issued or Inedited Stamps, 9, 24, 39, 56, 71, 88,

104, 120, 136, 152, 168, 179
New South Wales, 121, 135, 170, 191; envelop, 136
New Zealand Threepenny, 31
Nicaragua, Forged, 156
Norway, 9
Notes on the Australian Stamps, 134; en velope stamps,

149; the first series of New South Wales postage
stamps, 170; additional, 185; the South American

stamps, 178
Obsolete Spanish Stamps, 102
Oldenburg, 139; forged, 183
Opening Letters at the Post-office, 14
Oxford Union Society Stamp, 96
Paraguay, 30
Parma, Forged, 69; second issue, 149
Pemberton on Essays, 173
Penny Poem on the Penny Post, 125
Penny Postage, Early Squib on the, 187

Peru, Ancient Posts, 70; stamps, 180
Persian Posts, 8
Pleasures of the Post-office, 123
Polish Envelope Stamps, 185
Pony Express, Forged, 91
Portugal, Donna Maria, 73; Don Pedro, 112
Postage Stamp Collecting in Italy, 121
Postage Stamps, Morality of, 92
Postal Chit-Chat, 77, 94, 109, 125, 142, 158, 173
Postal Communication, History of, 7, 23, 35, 69
Postman, The Country, 126
Post-office, a singular, 38; inside the, 26; opening let.

ters at the, 14; our national, 131; pleasures of the,

123; the general at six p.m., 38; travelling, 10
Prince Consort Essay, 9, 31; engraving of, 40; discussion

on, 46; Dr. Gray on, 78; Mr. Burn's reply, 95; Dr.

Gray's rejoinder, 111; Mr. Burn's second reply, 127
Prussia, 48, 76, 128, envelopes, 137, 150; forged, 183
Reception of the Corrientes Stamp in Paris, 85
Reunion, 186, 192
Reviews of Postal Publications, 15, 29, 44, 75, 93, 109,

124, 141, 157, 172
Roman Posts, 35; stamps, 177
Rowland Hill, Press on the Retirement of Sir, 58
Royal Road to Learning, 25
Russia, 137; inland postage, 144; envelopes, 150
Sandwich Islands, 64, 80; rare 13 cents, 169; forged,

101, 156; new issue, 153
Sardinia, 32, 162
Saxony, 156; forged, 183
Schleswig, 73; Schleswig Holstein, 57
Sicily, 123; forged, 101, 156
Singular Post-office, 38
Sketches of the Less-Known Stamp Countries, 4, 19, 41, 51,

82, 106, 115, 139, 146
South American Stamps, Notes on, 178
Spain, new issue, 24, 40, 58; old issues, 102; official,

112; forged, 69, 90; envelope, 137; queen of, 178
St. Helena, 73, 136
St. Lucia, 105
Stamp Album, History of my; 1, 17, 33, 49, 65, 81
Stamp Collecting and its Uses, 37
Stamp Collecting not a Modern Idea, 44
Stamps, Newly-Issued or Inedited,'9, 24, 39, 56, 71, 88,

104, 120, 136, 152, 168
Stamp Forgeries, Current, 67, 89, 100, 154, 182
Standard Guide to Postage Stamp Collecting, 15
Stockholm, Local, 48, EO
Swiss Stamps, 32; forged, 175; old issues, 188, 190
Sydney, 79
Tahiti, 25
Tasmania, 120, 136, 154; tenpenny, 160
Travelling Post-office, 10
Turkey, 48, 94; local, 64
Tuscany, forged, 100, 111, 156, 170
United States, bighead, 31; blue 10 c., 48, 63; essays,

73, 152; Inter. Rev., 143; locals, 80
Vancouver's Island, 80
Van Diemen's (Charles) Local Hamburg, 121
Venezuela, 181, new issue, 9, 25, 73, 105; forged, 156
Victoria, 16; sixpenny, 112, 192; new issue, 183; black

essay, 47
V. R. Official, 32, 176
Wurtemburg, forged, 89; new issue, 105; envelopes, 186
Western Australia, 73, 135; forged, 89; perforated, 160

THE

STAMP-COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE.

THE HISTORY OF MY STAMP ALBUM.

INTRODUCTION.

MYSELF. • Pity the sorrows of a lonely man, With books, and friends, and ample means, that can Enjoy himself, and lounge about the town, And reach his lodgings fearless of a frown.' It was a cold, dark night in December: without, the wind moaned in fitful gusts, and the slow, steady rain beat in dreary, monotonous cadence on my window panes ; but I was little affected by either—the closely-drawn curtains shutting out the gloom of the evening; and a clear, bright fire defying the raging of the elements.

With a feeling of intense comfort and complacency, I glanced round my warm, snug bachelor's room. I was alone in the world, having lost my father and mother in early childhood. My bringing-up and education were superintended by a cross, selfish, and misanthropical old uncle, my sole relative, and who, as soon as he had obtained for me a lucrative situation as clerk in Messrs. Clark and Thomson's office, in the city, washed his hands of my future, and left his only nephew to make his way, unprotected and uncared for, in the wide world. But it was with no very keen sorrow at my lonely condition, that I drew my chair and table nearer the cheery wood fire on this cold winter's even. ing, and set myself to arrange, for the hundredth time at least, my choice collection of stamps-placing, replacing, and displacing them in my pretty russia-leather album. I had been peculiarly fortunate, and ranked amongst my collection the rarest and choicest specimens. The mania had just then come into fashion ; and I was one of the most ardent and devoted votaries of Timbromanie.

While thus, with pleased and satisfied eyes, gloating over my treasures, I was suddenly interrupted by the abrupt entrance of my former school friend, Charles Lawson, who in his usual impetuous manner rushed up to me, shook both my hands, and finally threw himself, breathless and exhausted, into the chair opposite mine. Before I had time to collect my scattered thoughts, he was pouring forth a string of arguments, entreaties, and supplications, the sense of which, after some time, I managed to gather. He was going with two or three mutual acquaintances to see the Colleen Bawn, then in the zenith of its popularity, and afterwards all were to adjourn to some famous oyster rooms to supper. "Would I be of the party ? If so, we must lose no time; we must start directly. I was about to replace my album in the table drawer as usual, when my restless, impatient friend interrupted me by exclaiming :-

Come along, old fellow; don't wait to put anything away ; I am off, you see.'

Hastily extinguishing my lamp, I followed Lawson, who had by this time nearly reached the street door.

CHAPTER I.

MY LOSS. "“ Madam! I've lost my album, with a pack

Of choicest postage stamps. Call Susan-JackConfound it !” And the woman cries, “ Alack ! :

If Con has found it, perhaps he'll bring it back.” It was long after midnight before I returned home, after this night of unusual dissipation. I was far too tired to think of anything but getting to bed as quickly as possible, and, once there, I fell into a sound and dreamless sleep, from which I did not awake until the stroke of eight tolling from St. Clement's Church, hard by, put the drowsy god to

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