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Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence

In celebration of the UK’s Black History Month season, we will be hosting an exhibition based on the stamp collection of Jon Daniel; a British-born, award winning creative of African Caribbean (Bajan and Grenadian) heritage.

This unique display of fifty stamps, specially selected from Jon’s personal collection and the archives of Stanley Gibbons has been created to celebrate Barbados’s historic fiftieth anniversary of Independence. … [Read More] “Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence”

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Nimrod takes us stamp hunting in Cyprus

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We begin with the 1881 key-type issue (SG 11/15). The 1pi. and 2pi. (12, 13) have never really been considered scarce stamps in used condition, but I feel that really ­fine examples are just as scarce as the ½pi. (11) and should be a lot closer in value to that stamp. New printings of the 1881 set took place on Crown CA and, along with two new values, form the 1882–86 set (16a/22). … [Read More] “Nimrod takes us stamp hunting in Cyprus”

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Gibraltar’s First Stamps

The fact that there are no less than four contenders for the title of Gibraltar’s first stamps gives a clue to the complex postal arrangements that existed in Gibraltar in the Victorian era. Two of them are in respect of the first adhesive stamps to bear the name ‘Gibraltar’, the other two are earlier still. Richard Garcia talks us through this complex period and puts forward the case for each of the contenders vying for the title. … [Read More] “Gibraltar’s First Stamps”

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