Hans Eduard Arnhold was born on December 10th 1921 in Dresden, Germany.
A son and grandson of an important and traditional family of Saxony bankers,
he showed an early interest in philately. Eduard became a serious collector on
receiving part of his father, Kurt Arnhold’s prestigious collection which included
the stamps of the British Empire.
As a boy in the 1930’s Eduard was prevented from studying in his native country
by the anti-semitic laws at the time. As a result he went to school at Chateau
d’Oex in Switzerland. By December 1939 the stage was set for the Second World War and Eduard left from the UK, departing to Rio de Janeiro as a jewish refugee. He took his
beloved stamp collection with him.
By the early 1940’s he settled with his parents in Sao Paolo where he later
established both a family and a business. His collecting hobby became a passion which stayed with him until the last days of his life. Eduard spent the last fifteen years of his life in the small seaside town of Itapema in the state of Santa Catarina where he had studied nature, another of his passions.
Memoir 18 – Cross-Border Mail via Northern Rhodesia
From Schuckmannsburg via Shesheke, from Mbeyahof via Fife, from Vua and Tua via Sumbu, and from Kazombo via Mongu and Kalene Hill – these are but some of the postal routes explored in this Memoir, which marks the completion of an examination of Northern Rhodesian postal history led by that former Petauke resident, Alan Drysdall. In the last two years Alan has collaborated in three Memoirs concerning the early postal history of Northern Rhodesia.
In this Memoir he again teams up with Australian, Paul Peggie, to illustrate (literally and metaphorically) instances of cross-border mail via Northern Rhodesia. This is a tale of missionaries (the Springers, Dan Crawford, the Fishers and others) and early administrators in areas in Central Africa where formal boundaries were still evolving. The fact that the authors have chosen to define cross-border mail in a rather generous fashion is a great blessing. It allows the reader (and I am sure that there will be many) to be exposed to some fascinating items of postal history. The Memoir is produced, indexed and illustrated in a manner that is both pleasing and professional.
This Memoir not only complements Memoirs 13 (The Postal History of North-Eastern Rhodesia) and 15 (The early Postal history of Barotseland: the role of the Paris Missionaries in N.W. Rhodesia), it is an important addition to the understanding of subject matter. It is also a testament to the collaborate nature of the members of the RSC and of the Circle’s commitment to serious research provided in a lively and interesting fashion. The authors deserve our congratulations. Alan Drysdall deserves a medal for bringing this trilogy on Northern Rhodesian postal history to us all in so short a time.
70 pages with 56 illustrations, in colour, A4 with card and transparent plastic covers and spiral bound.
Dr Alan Drysdall collaborated with the Anglo-Boer War Society to produce a Memoir focusing on the participation of Rhodesian forces in the war and the philatelic record of that participation which has survived.
The work is not only an historical record of the war but includes up to one hundred illustrations of covers and other memorabilia from the time.
The Fletcher Jones (Revised) & Storey Correspondence
Memoir 5, the Fletcher Jones correspondence, proved to be something of a best-seller, and by mid 2005 it was apparent that the last copies were likely to be sold before the end of the year.
Rather than simply reprint the original version, Alan Drysdall decided to compile a completely revised edition incorporating the information published as an update in the Journal in June 2004, a substantial amount of new information resulting from the appearance on the market of a second batch of covers, and some further comments regarding the early postal routes in N.E. Rhodesia.
Added to this extended version of the Fletcher Jones story is an analysis of the Storey correspondence, the original version of which has also been extended as a result of more covers appearing at auction.
The two correspondences, which are contemporaneous, compliment one another in that the covers addressed to Storey illustrate the postal routes between the UK and Chinde, the British Concession at the mouth of the Zambesi, about which very little has ever been published, and the Fletcher Jones covers provide evidence of the postal routes and post offices within B.C.A. and N.E Rhodesia.
Memoir 6 is comb-bound substantial publication, comprising 150 pages of text with more than 50 illustrations, including three pages in colour, and a foldout map of N.E. Rhodesia, also in colour.
This profusely illustrated memoir explains the rather complex mining regulations and describes 23 different types of certificate together with the appropriate stamp duties, many of which varied during the period under review.
Comb bound with card covers, A4 format, x+ 58 pages, 64 illustrations including 40 in colour and 10 tables.