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The Springbok Archive
This Page allows Access to previous Journals From No's 1 - 12, 285 - 324 & 340
The aim is to revitalize the Society's obsolete Journals in PDF format
Issues after 2014 are not regarded as Archival
The Springbok Archive
Indexes

The Basic Index

Provides a Cross Reference to the Year of Publication,
the Whole No Volume & Issue

71 Pages - PDF Up to 2003 - Volume 51 No 4 No 284
Past and Present Editors of The Springbok
Name
Member
Editor From
Name
Member
Editor From
C.E. Sherwood
R.D. Allen
C.P. Ravilious
D.W. Painter
F. Heymann
No 1
No 116

No 599
No 524
No 971
January 1953 to October 1962
October 1962 to December 1981
January 1982 to December 1989
January 1990 to December 1997
January 1998 to December 2003
E. Bridges
O. Peetoom
E. Bridges
R. Ross

No 977
No 799
No 977
No 993

January 2004 to April 2012
April 2012 to September 2012 September 2012 to April 2013
April 2013 to date
The Changing Face of The Springbok

Front Cover of the first edition of The Springbok
The Front Cover of The Springbok
Using a customized image of a ½d Definitive stamp on the front cover during 1953 may be thought of as 'very upmarket' for that era and its use continued until the end of 1992, thus it enjoyed forty years of 'Service'.

By the early 1990's the editor D.W. Painter thought it was time for a change and employed a new image for the front cover. In my opinion it looks like a pregnant Springbok, either that or, it had just devoured several plates of Mince Pies! F. Heymann took over as editor in 1998 continued using 'The fat Springbok' and at the end of 2000 he 'boxed' the image.

A New Slender Springbok
The first journal for 2002 (Issue 277) brought a much better image into use. Eddie Bridges became the editor at the beginning of 2004 and by 2006 colour finally arrived. In my opinion this was an ideal opportunity to change over to a 'pretty' front cover, but most society's are loathe to change and are slow in embracing the available technology.

Late 1992 - Last use of the 1953 Emblem

From 1993 - The Fat Springbok

From 2003 - The Slender Springbok
Colour Copying Arrives

March 2012 an Eddie Bridges Production

August 2012 an Otto Peetoom Production

August 2016 a Roy Ross Production
How the Society Journal came about
1953 The Springbok No 1

Starting in late 2017 I decided ‘with time and patience’ to systematically work my way through all the journals.

In The Springbok No 341 I presented an article entitled The ‘Vintage’ Springbok - The object is to note items of interest and from experience it taught me that major articles are usually remembered. Often useful snippets of information disappear, unless someone takes the time and effort, to bring them back to life...
With the introduction of this new web page it allows the viewer to download some of the fledgling journals and make their own observations.

A Philatelic Forum on the Website
The foregoing started at the end of November 2017 and I posted a snippet from The Springbok No 1 re its fledgling library.

Eric Sherwood was the inspiration and co-founder of the society in May 1948 and once the membership had reached 100, the need for a regular journal became a must. In 1953 Eric took on the task as editor and held that position for almost twenty years.

  Interesting and/or Useful Information
Important items often do not feature in the ‘Contents’ of the journals as they may be included under general headings such as an Editorial, Auction Report, Correspondence, Society Meetings or any other ‘Non-specific’ title.
The foregoing is effectively a very good reason to ‘search’ old journals.

From ‘I’ to ‘We’ - Eric’s ‘Twin’?

At first Eric’s editorials were in the singular, but he grew in stature and he became ‘We’...thus it was what ‘we’ said or what ‘we’ heard...it is a trait I do not favour and I usually enquire who exactly is ‘We’?

The 1953 ‘New Members Boom’
The introduction of a regular journal may well have been a reason why an unprecedented number of collectors joined the society during 1953.
Eric Sherwood commented on the steady increase of members in every editorial. In issue No 2 the total was 131 and his aim was 250 by the end of the year. Issue No 3 up to 166. Issue No 4 - Over 200 with 39 in South Africa plus 17 USA.
Issue No 5 - Well over 200 and in Issue No 6 - Eric commented...A pleasing feature of the membership is the number of overseas collectors who have joined and particularly so in South Africa...

1953 The Springbok Volume 1 No 1
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY
THE SPRINGBOK
1953
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Contents
• The Editors chair
• The narrow perforation variety in the Union stamps
• Current topics
• The Ha’penny Springbok (halfpenny)
• Its never too late
• Union Philatelic diary for 1952
• The production of the “Kings Head” Coil stamps of S Africa
• Resume of auction realisation during 1952
• O.A.T. (Onward Air Transmission)
• Membership information
• Library
• Stop Press


Download Issues No's 1 to 12

Author
CE Sherwood
WN Sheffield
CE Sherwood
PD Haigh
CE Sherwood
CE Sherwood
JAJ Peters Voortrekker
HA Stewart
CE Sherwood
CE Sherwood
CE Sherwood
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The Early Springbok Issues from 1953 Onwards
This section will be expanded soon - Thus 'Watch this Space'
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Date
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Volume
No
Date
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Volume 1
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7
Volume 2
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13
Volume 3
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January 1955
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8
 
2
14
 
2
March 1955
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9
 
3
15
 
3
May 1955
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4
10
 
4
16
 
4
July 1955
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11
 
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17
 
5
September 1955
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6
12
 
6
18
 
6
November 1955
Editor - Eric Sherwood
Editor - Eddie Bridges From Issue No 285
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Volume
No
Date
No
Volume
No
Date
No
Volume
No
Date
281
Volume 51
1
 
285
Volume 52
1
289
Volume 53
1
282
 
2
 
286
 
2
290
 
2
283
 
3
 
287
 
3
291
 
3
284
 
4
 
288
 
4
292
 
4
Editor - Franz Heymann
Editor - Eddie Bridges
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Volume
No
Date
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293
Volume 54
1
301
Volume 56
1
309
Volume 58
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294
 
2
302
 
2
310
 
2
295
 
3
303
 
3
311
 
3
296
 
4
304
 
4
312
 
4
297
Volume 55
1
305
Volume 57
1
313
Volume 59
1
298
 
2
306
 
2
314
 
2
299
 
3
307
 
3
315
 
3
300
 
4
308
 
4
316
 
4
Editor - Eddie Bridges
No 288
No 293
No 297
No 300
No 303
No 308

The Springbok Archives From No 316 to 324

The Springbok
Front Cover

Same design as No 316 in
use from issue No 300

Prior to that the cover
was the 'Slender Springbok'


See illustrations under
The Changing Face of
The Springbok
October 2011 - No 316
January 2012 - No 317
May 2012 - No 318
August 2012 - No 319
December 2012 - No 320
January 2013 - No 321
April 2013 - No 322
September 2013 - No 323
November 2013 - No 324

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August 2016 - No 335

November 2016 - No 336

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October 2017 - Special Edition
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