Norman Batho was a founding member of the Bicycle Stamps Club and probably one of the most dedicated bicycle stamps collectors - not only in the collecting, but also in research work. This is proven by the 45 entries of his name in the index of the BS magazine. In 2004 he was made the first honorary member of the club
for which he also created and maintained the following electronic check-list.
THIS LIST OF "BICYCLE" STAMPS HAS BEEN PREPARED IN AN EFFORT
TO PRESENT TO THE BICYCLE STAMP COLLECTOR A SINGLE LIST, CONTAINING
ALL OF THE KNOWN BICYCLE STAMPS OF THE WORLD.
FOR THIS LIST "BICYCLE" INCLUDES ANY PORTION OF A BICYCLE, TRI-
CYCLE, UNICYCLE OR OTHER PEDAL POWERED VEHICLE; THE WORD "BICYCLE",
IN ANY LANGUAGE; VELODROMES; PERSONS WHO EITHER RACED BICYCLES OR
HAD SOME OTHER SUBSTANTIAL BICYCLE CONNECTION; AND LOCAL STAMPS
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN USED ON MAIL DELIVERED PRIMARILY BY BICYCLE OR
"STAMP" IS DEFINED TO INCLUDE THE BICYCLE STAMPS LISTED IN ALL
OF THE MAJOR STAMP CATALOGS OF THE WORLD.
"SHEET" INCLUDES SHEETS AND SHEETLETS OF ALL SIZES.
THE SCOTT CATALOG IS THE BASIC CATALOG USED. IN ADDITION,
YVERT & TELLIER NUMBERS ARE GIVEN, WHEN AVAILABLE. IF THESE TWO
CATALOGS DO NOT LIST A PARTICULAR STAMP, MICHEL, STANLEY GIBBONS,
MINKUS, YANG, SASSONE, SCHEIZERISCHEN SOLDATENMARKEN, LOCAL STAMPS
OF GR. BRITAIN OR SOME OTHER CATALOG NUMBER IS GIVEN, IF AVAILABLE.
EVERY STAMP IS LISTED ON A SEPARATE LINE. DESCRIPTIONS ARE
THOSE OF THE COMPILER AND DO NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH ANY CATALOG
MANY OF THE STAMPS AND SHEETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AS PROOFS, ESSAYS,
IN DELUXE FORMATS, AND OR COLOR SEPARATIONS; OR IN SOME OTHER SPECIAL
AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO DESCRIBE THE CONTENTS OF THE COMPLETE
SET, WHEN THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, AS FOLLOWS: SURFACE MAIL IS
SEPARATED FROM AIR MAIL AND SHEETS ARE SEPARATED FROM STAMPS ACCORDING
TO THEIR SIZE. THUS, 4+2+2S+S INDICATES 4 SURFACE MAIL STAMPS, 2 AIR
MAIL STAMPS, 2 SHEETS (BOTH OF THE SAME SIZE), AND 1 SHEET OF ANOTHER
SIZE. MANY OF THE SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE PERF AS WELL AS IMPERF.
THIS LIST IS THE RESULT OF THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF THE MEMBERS
OF THE BICYCLE STAMPS CLUB, WHOSE ASSISTANCE IS GREATFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED.
SUGGESTIONS, CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE
SEND TO NORMAN BATHO, AT THE ADDRESS BELOW.
NORMAN BATHO JUNE 13, 1999
PRESIDENT, BICYCLE STAMPS CLUB
358 IVERSON PLACE
EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520