As part of my Christmas Collection for New Zealand I have lots of First Day Covers. I would like more information on F J P Boric and his covers:
1. From Stephen Jones books it would appear that Boric first issued covers in 1962 for the Health issue, continuing up to 1994. Covers were not issued in several of these years. 2. No Boric covers are in Jones book for Commemorative issues. 3. I have Boric Christmas covers for 1974 - 1983, 1988, 1989 and 1995. Were there covers for the missing years? 4,. Was the 1964 cover - Jones Catalogue X64.1H - a Boric cover - it certainly has the style?
Can anyone elucidate me on some background to F J P Boricx or point me in the right direction? As far as I can ascertain he was a leading light in the World Wide Pen Friends Club in Auckland and operated out of or used the facilities of the Aotearoa Stamp Company to produce the covers. The Aotearoa Stamp Company is no longer in business.
Posted by: MichaelW
5/2/2015, 9:55 pm
Re: F J P Boric Covers
I can find little about Boric’s covers, but I have found information about his non-philatelic activities.He features as a key witness to the Commission of Inquiry into “Hubbard Scientology” in New Zealand which reported in June 1969.It seems that Mr Boric, “who since 1961 has carried on a small independent business as a stamp dealer and manufacturing stationer in Queens Arcade in Auckland”, objected when the Scientologists set up an office in the Arcade, “accosted people walking through, giving them pamphlets and asking them to have a personality test”.In response the Scientologists handed Boric an “Ethics Order” declaring that he was “in a Condition of Enemy to and a Suppressive Person to Scientology”.Mr Boric “regarded this as a declaration of war and took strong counter-measures”, which you can read all about atwww.antisectes.net/official-new-zealand-report-powles-dumbleton-1969.pdf.
The NZ Electoral Rolls list Frederick Joseph Peter Boric as a storeman living in Wynyard Street, Devonport in 1957 and 1963 and as a stationer living in Gillette Road, Roskill, in 1969.According to Wikipedia the Boric family hailed from Dalmatia (now part of Croatia).F J P Boric was born in New Zealand and, in 1983, so was his son Anthony Frank Boric.Anthony is a rugby player and played with the All Blacks in 2008-11.
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