A nicely organised worldwide collection of stamps from the deceased estate of Col. Howard Mead. The batch photos included herewith capture the entire collection (select 'larger image' for best quality viewing). 

 There are 11 sleeve-albums of stamps, two of which are dedicated to Great Britain Queen Elizabeth era, another two albums of Commonwealth from A-Z. Then there are two albums dedicated to the rest of the world from A-Z. 5 albums are dedicated to South Africa from King George era upwards. Then there are two smaller mixed world albums (stamps will be removed from the small cellophane-sleeved stock-book and included in an envelope to keep weight down). There are also several envelopes full of stamps included in this lot.

Col. Mead was a hobbyist's stamp collector who collected everything he could get his hands on for the love of it. It best be noted then that there will be a few faults within the collection, bent corners, small tears to certain stamps, etc.....the kind of imperfections that one could expect in a large non-specialist general hobbyist stamp collection such as this. 

Lt. Col. Howard Mead

As a high ranking Salvation Army Officer and pastor in England, Lt.-Col. Howard Francis Mead (27/03/1911 - 19/01/1982) was appointed an overseas position in Zimbabwe on 23/11/1950 where together with his wife, Rose May Mead (nee Tillyer), ran the Salvation Army's Howard Institute, an educational and outreach community facility. After two years they were transferred to Johannesburg, where they were put in charge of the Johannesburg City Corps (church), followed by various other appointments, always situated in Johannesburg.

He was also a very successful and highly regarded Scout leader. His son, Colin Mead became a Queen's Scout at quite an early age and travelled to the 1957 Jamboree in England with his parents and sister. 

'Right from his early days as a Salvationist, when he was involved in all the youth activities at Southall, Howard Mead showed his awareness of the life of service he was to follow. His parents, early-day pioneers at Southall, gave great encouragement to him and the girl who was later to become his wife, May Tillyer. Following his commissioning as an officer, in 1931, he served for nine years in corps work, before his appointment in 1940, to the leadership of scouting throughout the territory.

In 1944, he was appointed as Divisional Young People's Secretary at Middlesborough. Further appointments followed until he was appointed as Principal of the Howard Institute, Rhodesia in 1950. Subsequently he was transferred to South Africa, where he served until his retirement in 1976

Howard Mead was a God-fearing man whose powerful prayers greatly helped many people troubled by the problems of life. Throughout all his service his life was an example to those who lived and worked with him.'

Oversees buyers, please note that while the combined weight of the collection has been kept to a minimum with no heavy hardcover stockbooks, etc, it nevertheless still comes in at 6.6 kgs excluding packaging. This will result in exorbitant air freight costs. Surface mail is suggested as the most cost effective option.

  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0685615292
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Internet banking transfer (EFT), PAYPAL. Regret no Credit Card facility.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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