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TIMELINE VIEW

Jan 2022
8th Jan 2022

Cape of Good Hope – Guy R. Dillaway -Section 1

A triangular/rectangular combination cover census


Upon conducting a thorough search of auction catalogues we began to realize how truly scarce these combination covers really are. A total of 25 different covers were found with four from 1864, 15 from 1865, one from 1866, three from 1867 and two from 1868 when there was a re-issue of the triangulars. The largest accumulation was in the “Franschhoek” collection where only seven covers were found closely followed the Antonio Bertolaja Rectangular collection where there were six. The Guy Dillaway exhibit collection had five covers, exclusively from the Eastern Province. There are four illustrated in the Joseph Hackmey exhibit book, Sir Maxwell Joseph had four and there were three in the Dale-Lichtenstein collection.

Most interestingly there were none to be found in Grand Prix collections such as C. Emerson Huston and “Maximus.” Also none were found in the D. Alan Stevenson collection or the “Maria de La Queillerie” collection and the Royal Philatelic Collection has none. The Grand Prix International collection of Emil Buhrmann had only two combination covers when exhibited in Melbourne in 2013.
8th Jan 2022

Cape of Good Hope – Eastern Province 1864 – 1910 The Guy R. Dillaway Gold Medal Exhibit Collection

This highly unusual postal history collection is both restricted to a specific area, namely the Eastern Cape Province, including British Kaffraria and Griqualand East and a time period that is limited to 1864 - 1910,
Dec 2021
10th Dec 2021

Harmers on the Move

 Keith Harmer is vaccinated and able to travel or meet you online.


 - call 914.962.6900 to arrange a date.


  Often to the West Coast Florida - By Appointment


Call 212.532.3700


We are always willing to make arrangements to view your collection at your home or work location


  We have several other trips penciled in, so feel free to call – we would love to see you.

10th Dec 2021

Consignments are arriving for our Next Auction – call now

Mr. Keith Harmer has begun accepting consignments for his next Auction.  Early consignments are particularly encouraged for large or complex collections.  Please contact our offices at 212.532.3700  for more information or to schedule an appointment.   If you are in Europe - contact our London Office at (01144) 020 79893700 we will be happy to assist.  Please note that meetings at our London Office are by appointment only.
10th Dec 2021

The Harmer Family Role in the Recovery of the Mauritius Post Office: The Printing Plate

"Reviewing the history of the lost plate in The London Philatelist
in 2012, the centenary of its discovery, philatelist David Beech related
a story told to him by H.R. Harmer’s son. Harmer the elder had sold
the plate around 1930, it was thought, to Maurice Burrus, but it was not
amongst Burrus’s Mauritius collection when auctioned in 1963, four
years after his death. H.R. Hamer believed it had been kept as a souvenir
by a nephew. The fear was that it had been lost, perhaps during the
preparation for auction. In the months following the publication of this
article David Beech’s determined sleuthing in the archives of the Royal
Philatelic Society London uncovered written proof (a letter from Burrus)
that Burrus had owned the plate in 1935.
I was thrilled early in 2015 when contacted by David Feldman
SA letting me know that the plate had been rediscovered; not lost, but
in the possession of Maurice Burrus’s late niece, Odile. H.R. Harmer,
as conveyed by his son to David Beech, had, essentially, been correct.
The plate had stayed in the family, kept it seems as a souvenir of their
uncle."

From the 2016 Feldman Catalogue
10th Dec 2021

Harmers International, Inc. Supports Joan Harmer and the British Empire Study Group

Harmers is happy to support Joan Harmer and the British Empire Study Group in their monthly webinars. Visit BEstudygroup.org for a schedule.
10th Dec 2021

Sharing Resources with Clubs

Are you a club looking to conduct online meetings? - Contact us for free assistance.

Harmers International is helping several different stamp groups by providing access to their online tools.
9th Dec 2021

Harmers To Reprint Articles

Harmers to Reprint Articles


We will be reprinting articles from the famous Harmer’s Stamp Hints of the 1940-1950.
8th Dec 2021

Great Britain 1884 10 shilling pale ultramarine on white paper

Great Britain 1884 10 shilling pale ultramarine on white paper

never hinged, extremely fine SG#183a L2,500
8th Dec 2021

1847 5c red orange, “The Mask Franklin”

1847 5c red-orange, "The Mask Franklin"

The most expensive 5c shade by far being the last printing and Fifth Delivery (Dec. 7 1850) just 3 months before the introduction of the new rates and the 1851 Issue,
8th Dec 2021

Great Britain 1840 Mulready 2d Blue

Great Britain 1840 Mulready 2d Blue

Spectacular fresh envelope (Stereo A210) uprated with bright 2D adhesive, Plate 1 "JL" (margins to touching all around, guide dot in L square, tied by black Maltese Cross, addressed to Wigton (Cumberland)

SG#5 L30,000
8th Dec 2021

Cape of Good Hope Combination Cover to the United States: 1865 (12 Mar.)

Cover to the United States: 1865 (12 Mar.) single rate cover from the Howland correspondence from Port Elizabeth to Boston bearing 4d steel blue, two copies mostly with just clear to large margins in combination with 1864-77 1s green