In Depth Look at Valuable Stamps

  1. Cape of Good Hope pair of triangles

    Cape of Good Hope Postal History

    A look at the Cape of Good Hope's postal history, the post office stones, the famous Cape Triangular stamp and its connection with the birth of Stanley Gibbons as a stamp dealer
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  2. Imperium Proof Example

    Imperium Proofs: What Are They and How Much Are They Worth?

    Stamps don’t pluck themselves out of thin air. Before being issued and distributed for postage, they first have to be designed and proofed. This means that a printer has to create a trial run of prints as an example of what the final stamp will look like, so that they can be given the final go-ahead.
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  3. Printing Errors Found by Empire Philatelists

    Printing Errors Found by Empire Philatelists

    One thing philatelists learn quickly on the job is that no stamp is perfect. Not only do the individual stamps we handle come in varying conditions, but most stamps issued throughout history have variations involving printing errors. These errors are what makes philately so interesting, and also what can make certain stamps so valuable.

     

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  4. Rocket Mail: The Postage Revolution That Never Was

    Rocket Mail: The Postage Revolution That Never Was

    Rocket mail. No, this isn’t the name of a fancy new email service. Rather, ‘rocket mail’ is the term used to describe any attempt to deliver mail via a rocket or projectile.

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  5. Most Valuable Stamps of the British Commonwealth

    Most Valuable Stamps of the British Commonwealth

    The British Commonwealth has produced many valuable stamps over the years. Some, obviously, are more valuable than others, with rarity usually being the most important factor in deciding just how much a stamp is worth.

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  6. Lady Mcleod: Rare Postage Stamp

    Lady Mcleod: Rare Postage Stamp

    The stamp was issued to prepay mail carried by the steamer LADY MCLEOD which plied between Port of Spain and San Fernando.

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  7. Embossed Mt Cook Stamp

    New Zealand 5/- Mt Cook Stamps

    Due to its high value, there was little genuine postal demand for the 5/- value, therefore the majority were fiscally used

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