The G4UZN Historic QSL Collection

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                                                                The Don Miller Sponsor Cards

Danny Weil, Don Miller, and Gus Browning. The greatest dxpeditioners of all time, who created dxpeditioning as we know it today.

Well, it was still early days post-war, and if occasionally they were not exactly where they said they were, well, most of the time they were.

These are special cards sent by Don Miller to contributors to expenses, usually mailed direct from the nearest point to the location.

Only at most 200 cards were sent from any location. So there aren't many of them around today.

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Don Miller & Herb Kline

St. Peter & Paul Rocks


 

 

Tokelau Islands

Tokelau Islands

Tonga

 

 

New Hebrides

New Hebrides

 

New Hebrides

 

 

Niue

Niue

Cormoran Reef

 

 

Western Samoa

Western Samoa

Western Samoa

 

 

Burma

Burma

Mailed on Strand Hotel Rangoon postcard

 "The "Rangoon Sorting" postmark on this card is a definite fake. I've looked at thousands of Rangoon postmarks from this period, and I can say this with confidence. It's roughly the right format, but the wrong colour (should be black) and the wrong lettering fonts. It looks more like a US postmark, in fact. I'd imagine it's in water-soluble ink, from an office-type stamp pad, which a postal service would not use. The stamps are genuine, and so, I'm sure, is the card. And I'm no expert on Thai postmarks but the Bangkok GPO mark looks OK to me. But then the card (Union of Burma Airways) could probably be obtained at Bangkok airport, the stamps from any Thai stamp dealer, and it would have been simple to drop off the card by hand at Bangkok GPO, where it would have been postmarked and put in the PO Box"

(Thanks Richard Warren - Burma Philatelic Study Circle)

 

Navassa

 

 

Thailand

Thailand

Heard Island

 

 

Canton, China

 

Canton, China

 

Ebon Atoll

 

 

Baja Nuevo

 

Laccadive Islands

 

Serrana Bank

 

 

Chagos

 

 
 
 
Aldabra
 

 

Farquhar

 

 

Blenheim Reef

Suwarrow

 

Glorioso