Volume 4 Issue 2


In this issue

When the Australian Hospital Ship AHS Centaur was sunk off Moreton Island in 1943, there was an outpouring of national grief and rage over the loss of life – and especially over the death of a large contingent of Aussie nurses bound for Papua to help nurse wounded Diggers back to health. The Japanese submarine commander was damned as a war criminal, but we ponder whether he could see as much of the ship as the war propaganda suggested. This article might stir up some people, but nobody’s saying the Japanese of the day were saints. Far from it! But let’s just examine this matter calmly…

News & Editorial

  • Editorial – “May You Not Live In Interesting Times”
  • ASP P-Stamps & Covers – Centaur, Vera Lynn And Flaws
  • Smooth Take-Off For Powered Flight Issues
  • Collectors Rally For 2010 Orange Expo
  • Waverley’s Open Door In Wide-Ranging Competition
  • Wagga Set To Roll – Stamp & Coin Fair
  • An Extraordinary Founding Father – Lachlan Macquarie
  • Victoria’s Early Philately – The Hobsons (Bay) Choice – By Les Molnar
  • WWII In Oz and NZ – From Lipstick To Death Stick – By John Leah
  • Orlo-Smith’s 1941 ‘ACSC’ Top Ten Still Holds Up More Details
  • Brian Peace Inspires ASP Ship Search
  • Jerry Blair’s Postal Bid Sale – It’s Advertising, But A Good Read!
  • The Amundsen South Pole Bid Was Simple, Swift and Sure (Part 2) – By John Leah More Details
  • Lakatoi Breakthrough! Lakatoi Opt Flaw In New 6d Value – By Michael Parr
  • Australia Post Awarded Gold Medal In Winter Olympics More Details
  • Smithy – One Record Too Many For Kingsford Smith – By John Leah
  • The Tory: Her Two Stamps Of Approval – By Christopher Moor
  • Stamps To Die For – Cotter Cairns Exhumes Some Philatelic Corpses – By Ashley Cotter-Cairns
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