Reference Material

When I began collecting the fantastic Cinderellas designed by Mr. Gerald King (stamps, covers, proofs, trials, etc.), I spent quite a lot of time on the Internet searching and reading about Cinderellas.

Among other things, I used a great deal of time to identify the various catalogs, books etc. about the GK Cinderellas.

In this post I will gather the various reference materials for Gerald King Cinderellas  … thus helping new Gerald King collectors with getting started.


Catalogue – The Postage stamps of Wonderland 1840-1865

Catalogue - The Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-1865 (Yellow - Signed)

Gerald King Catalogue for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-1865.


Wonderland – 1840-1844 – 4 Plates

Wonderland (Pre Alice Period) - 1840-1844 - 4 Plates

Wonderland (Pre Alice Period) – 1840-1844 – 4 Plates


The original list for the 1st printing of the Gerald King Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land

From: 1965

The list is smaller than A4, with no pictures, only text describing the different stamps) and with the text “Catalogue for the 1st Printing” written on the top of the page.

On the back of the list the following is written: “Original Catalogue 1965, dealing with the first printings, large format, Black on colored papers, Perf. 11 3/4″…

1st printing (1965, black on colored papers) exists in at least two states. Imperforate and Perforated 11 3/4”.

Some of the printed sheets from Red Lodge Press, were “sent to Harry Rooke (Cinderella journalist for magazine “Stamp Collecting Weekly”) who in turn sent them to someone who had a perforating machine. They came back with at least two thirds badly perforated right into the design. Gerald King never used this guy again as by this time Gerald had been contacted by Dave Stirling who had his own machine which was much better at it.

Catalogue for the 1st Printing (Front)

Gerald King Catalogue (Front) for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-1871 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land.

Catalogue for the 1st Printing (Back)

Gerald King Catalogue (Back) for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land.


The original list for the 2nd printing of the Gerald King Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land

From: 1970.

2nd printing (Black on 10 different colored papers). Added the “Too late, 7 1/2 Winks” stamp, the “Mourning, 2 GS” stamp and the “Postage due, 4 winks” stamps. Refer to the picture below.

The one and three wink Alice heads were printed in blocks of 4. The sheets were box-rouletted 13 1/2.

Catalogue for the 2nd Printing Rouletted

Gerald King Catalogue for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land.


3rd Printing. Imperforated

From: Mid 1970´s – Colored designs on colored paper. 6 colors of stamps on 4 colors of paper – so 24 variants of each stamp.


4th printing: Perforated 11 and Imperforated

From: TBD


Catalogue – Curiouser and Curiouser The Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land

The listings are different to those in the later catalogs and help to throw light on the earlier issues. One thing it doesn’t mention is colors. Possibly because the third printing (colored stamps on colored and white papers) involved six colors and four papers for each stamp – so 24 varieties of each stamp!

From: TBD

Cataloque - Curiouser and Curiouser (Orange)

Gerald King Catalogue for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland 1840-71 – Including the territory of Looking-glass Land.


Book – Alice Through the Pillar Box

From: 1978

By Gerald M King published by Whizzard Press in 1978 features Alice in Wonderland stamps and stationery invented by Mr. King.

Book - Alice Through the Pillar Box - 1978

Gerald King Book “Alice Through the Pillar Box”, published by Whizzard Press in 1978… Features Alice In Wonderland stamps and stationery invented by Mr. King.


Catalogue – Alice, The Millennium Collection (Covers both Wonderland and Looking Glass Land)

From: June 2000.

Catalogue - Alice, The Millennium Collection (Yellow, Signed) - June 2000

Gerald King Catalogue for the Postage Stamps of Wonderland and Looking-glass Land.


Catalogue – Elizatoria Great Britain

From: October 1998

Gerald King Catalogue for the Elizatoria Great Britain Postage stamps – The first of two Catalogues for the Elizatoria stamps.

Catalogue - Elizatoria Great Britain (White, Signed) - October 1998

Gerald King Catalogue for the Elizatoria Great Britain Postage stamps – The first of two Catalogues for the Elizatoria stamps.


Catalogue – Elizatoria Part Two

From: October 1998

Gerald King Catalogue for the Elizatoria Part Two stamps – The second of two Catalogues for the Elizatoria stamps.

Catalogue - Elizatoria Part two (White, Signed) - October 1998

Gerald King Catalogue for the Elizatoria Part two Postage stamps of the New British Empire – The second of two Catalogues for the Elizatoria stamps.This catalogue include a 4 page Supplement / Addenda with additional stamps.


Catalogue – Snark Island 1876-1901

From: May 1983

Catalogue - Snark Island 1876-1901 (Light Green, Signed) - May 1983

Gerald King Catalogue for Snark Island 1876-1901. Postage Stamps, Post Cards etc.


Catalogue – Lundy, The Alternative Collection

From: November 2002

Which covers the postage stamps, revenues, officials, railway stamps, telegraphs, postal stationery and postal history – this last has letters sent from Lundy to real and fictional characters.

The catalogue include a 4 page Supplement / Addenda with information regarding the Royal Silver Wedding.

Catalogue - Lundy The Alternative Collection (Light yellow, Signed) - November 2002

Gerald King Catalogue – Postage Stamps, Revenues, Officials, Railway Stamps, Telegraphs, Postal Stationary and Postal History – This catalogue include a 4 page Supplement / Addenda with information regarding the Royal Silver Wedding.


Information about the Matrimonial Cause Stamps

Informations about the Matrimonial Cause Stamps

Gerald King – Information about the Matrimonial Cause Stamps


Illustrations of the Christmas 1981 Issue

From: 1981

Gerald King - Illustrations of the Christmas 1981 Issue

Gerald King – Illustrations of the Christmas 1981 Issue


The Revenue Society of Great Britain – 82nd Philatelic Congress

From: 8-10 September 2000 in London

Gerald King - The Revenue Society of Great Britain - 82nd Philatelic Congress - 8-10 September 2000 in London

Gerald King – The Revenue Society of Great Britain – 82nd Philatelic Congress – 8-10 September 2000 in London


Letter to Ken Lake

The letter is from 1964 and written by Gerald to Ken Lake (Ken Lake was one half of Lake and Brooks who produced the ‘Year of the Child covers’).

The letter clearly shows Gerry’s wit and humor.

Gerald King - Letter to Ken Lake (page 1 of 2). The letter is 52 years old (1964) and written by Gerald to Ken Lake (Ken Lake was one half of Lake and Brooks who produced the 'Year of the Child covers'. Apparently Ken died about 4 years ago). The letter clearly shows Gerry's wit and humor.

Gerald King – Letter to Ken Lake (page 1 of 2)

Gerald King - Letter to Ken Lake (page 2 of 2). The letter is 52 years old (1964) and written by Gerald to Ken Lake (Ken Lake was one half of Lake and Brooks who produced the 'Year of the Child covers'. Apparently Ken died about 4 years ago). The letter clearly shows Gerry's wit and humor.

Gerald King – Letter to Ken Lake (page 2 of 2)


The “Alice” Christmas Card

Fom: TBD

Gerald King - The Alice Christmas Card (Reference page)

Gerald King – The Alice Christmas Card


The Polish Special Forces in Lundy 1940-45

From: TBD

Gerald King - The Polish Special Forces in Lundy 1940-45 (Reference page)

Gerald King – The Polish Special Forces in Lundy 1940-45


The Burma Fantail

From: October 2006

Gerald King - From The Burma Fantail (page 1 of 2)

Gerald King – From The Burma Fantail (page 1 of 2)

Gerald King - From The Burma Fantail (page 2 of 2)

Gerald King – From The Burma Fantail (page 2 of 2)


Gibbons Christmas Carroll

From: December 1982

Gerald King - Gibbons Christmas Carroll 1982 (page 1 of 1)

Gerald King – Gibbons Christmas Carroll 1982 (page 1 of 1)


Stampex 1998 (Elizatoria)

From: 1998

Gerald King - Stampex 1998 (Elizatoria) (page 1 of 1)

Gerald King – Stampex 1998 (Elizatoria) (page 1 of 1)


The Paraphilately Page

From: 2007

Gerald King - The Paraphilately Page 2007 (page 1 of 1)

Gerald King – The Paraphilately Page 2007 (page 1 of 1)

 

 

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