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The earthquakes 'at Taupo are ceasing. No damage has been done. A cool application for a pension was made by a young woman to the, .Benevolent Trustees at Wellington a few days ago (says the •Post'). The woman was twenty-eight years of age ; she was unmarried, but had a child twelve years old. She had Jbeen in service, but considered " that when'persons got to a certain age the Government should help them." She asked helpof the Trustees for the maintenance of her boy, and said that .for the reason above mentioned she would not seek another situation. The Trustees advised her to call upon the Government, and unanimously declined to kike any action. At the Philatelic Exhibition in London early in August Mr Avery showed two famous Mauritius wotfd blocks of 1847 that were valued at over £I,OOO tHe pair. Baron De Worms exhibited the finest lot of Ceylon stamps ever known; Mr Blest's Australian colonies, Mr Gordon Smith's South Australians, Mr Duveen's British Guianas, and Mr RoSeilberg's Unique collection of Heligoland Btainps were all matchless exhibits. Amongst .dealers Messrs Stanley Gibbons and W. H. Pocket had the finest display, the formor showing a collection of unused stamps in two volumes, valued at £20,000, the latter exhibiting a quantity of stamps such as the three-lire unused Tuscany, Ceyltih used and" unused, at prices ranging between £SO and £iso.

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BRIEF MENTION., Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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BRIEF MENTION. Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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