NO WAY.... THERE IS ABSOLUTELY ... NO WAY...That i am gunna lower myself to licking a sunliner on a postage stamp. NO, NO, NO... would much rather get splinters in my tongue from licking Bondwoods.
And dont think you are gunna get under my gaurd by sending me a christmas card with an olympic riviera or Kennedy on the envelope......... It will be "return to sender... no such number .. no such ......
Stamps with Aluminium vans on them are Ok. If i get enough i will be able to reclad my landrover.
Final word... stamps are made from paper, paper is made from wood.... I rest my case your honour ;D ;D ;D
Reddo .. President of the Royal society for preservation of Bondwood Caravan Stamps. ;D
Post by Don Ricardo on Sept 24, 2007 19:54:15 GMT 10
Ok, now I know what Mark T and Cobber have been whispering about behind their hands for the last three weeks
The stamps are to be issued by Australia Post on 16 October - just in time for you to use on the Vintage Caravan calendars you're going to send all your friends, relatives and acquaintances for Christmas.
What! You haven't got your calendar order in to Mark yet?? Better rush it in before he runs out. No better way to spread the illness...I mean hobby.
The stamps illustrate 'Caravanning through the years'. You may not be able to read the text, but each stamp represents a decade - 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 'caravanning today'. Not sure what happened to the 20's, 30's and 40's, Cobber? (Aus Post's publicity talks about the 50's being the decade when caravanning really took off in the general community.)
Reddo will be happy - there are no fibreglass vans to lick. ;D Pity really. It would have been good to include a Sunliner to provide a broader perspective. Plenty of aluminium there for all you tin people though.
Now, what I want to know is - did any of you V V'ers out there have anything to do with this? Cobber? Mark? Or is it just a happy coincidence? If one or more of you were involved - well done!
Just got on this thread to remind people that today is the day to get your stamps, and saw your post for the first time Don..... sorry we were away when you posted it... hence no response. You get the “Stamp Bulletin” also eh?
I had nothing to do with the stamps but Australia post have suddenly realized they didn’t have a van representing the 20’s, 30’s or 40’s........ so watch this space
Hey Cobber, thanks for the reminder. I'm a Clayton's collector of setenant stamp issues, and if I'm not up at my local PO on the day of issue, they're usually sold out by the end of the first day. Made sure I grabbed a variety of these ones this morning. I thought the Prestige Booklet was really good value, and full of interesting info about the early history. Looks like I'll be trying to hunt down old editions of the RACV and Home Beautiful magazines.
Interesting comment you make about vans from the 20s, 30s, 40s not being included. They also didn't feature van owners who were alive in the 20s, 30s, or 40s! I wonder if the whisper-whisper-secret involves a stamp featuring a van from way back, sayyyy...umm...about 1936...with the picture including some old codger from that same era?!! Come on Cobber, we have ways of making you talk! Remember that group of girls in the advertisement that Driftwood was in?...Well, they're coming around to your place tomorrow night to soften you up! THEN, you'll talk!!
Hi Cobber, Are you meaning go to air tomorrow? Or be filmed tomorrow?
Great set of stamps, I bought the 'standard booklet' & the prestige (10.95) version - which was great and also a $5 booklet of the 50s van stamps. In my generosity I gave the prestige booklet away yesterday to a mate (and fellow vv nut) so I will be off to the local P.O. tomorrow to secure another! Great effort aussie post! (altho some 30s & 40s woulda been great - perhaps a TD??) Look forward to seeing Kerry Anne kicking back in 'ol 36 having morning tea ;D
Onya Cobber ;D ;D...watched Kerry Anne trying to upstage the vans .......unsuccessfully....................she wouldn't let you get in anything about the Vintage van forum though, would she!!! I am at home after damaging my hands pulling annexe pegs
Fibreglass fantasia!....a Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)... 52 homemade plywood and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name (might be Skyline?) ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
OK Folks..... less said the better I think. It did get a plug in for vintage caravans I hope, as does the stamp release, the "Prestige Collection Booklet has some good historical info in it... worth getting. Humpty..... the time allowed was strictly policed..... no mucking around mate (hope your hands get better so you can get back to work soon). Geoff 'n Jude, They provided the clobber, “one size nearly fits all”, when I shook my head to get the fly of my nose the hat didn’t move .
The van on that post card has got some features similar to Ol’ 36 eh?
The “lantern roof” (I recently learnt of another name for that style of roof... “mollycroft roof ” ) and the quarter circle window. I suppose the front of the van is closest to the car, but for some reason it looks to me as though the front is up the other end, which means the door is on the off side.... but then it is “art work” , and artists are entitled to take liberties.
Post by Geoff & Jude on Oct 25, 2007 18:04:17 GMT 10
bit off the postage stamp thread but i had a look at the preston's site (very impressive stuff for sale) and on to the steam museum site.
it started by saying - "Like many museums, The Steam Museum can trace its origins to the enthusiasm, some might say the obsession, of one man who researched, discovered and assembled what today forms the nucleus of museum."
i guess one mans' obsessions can become contagious and spread like a virus across the country.