The kitchen conversation worth overhearing
Passing by the Stanley Gibbons kitchen at 399 Strand, I overheard a valuable and insightful conversation about the rare stamp market. It stopped me in my tracks to listen.
Dr Philip Kinns, our Director of Philately and an expert in Commonwealth stamps, was discussing the ebb and flow of the auction he was in the midst of:
“ … well, Switzerland looks pretty dead at the moment and with the Spanish economy as it is, the high price on that Spanish consignment looks a bit out of place …
BUT, when it comes to the Falkland Islands, that’s altogether another matter,” he said, shaking his head and his voice picking up emphasis and depth.
“The market there may flatten out one day, I suppose, but certainly not today, not today …”
“You can really feel and hear the buzz and the anticipation in the room, on the phones and even from the internet!”
That sort of market insight, straight from the ‘trading floor’ and from the horse’s mouth (or the expert’s mouth, at least…) is so valuable.
And the Falklands, relatively niche collecting area though it is, has some extraordinary and rare items, which are highly prized – and clearly, which continue to be highly prized, from the famous “HMS Glasgow” error, to the rare, 1933 “Penguin” centenary stamps like this one:
To find out rare and valuable what Falkland Island stamps we have available currently, just click or tap here.
Or email email@example.com with ‘Falklands’ in the headline.
PS – as well as Falkland Island rarities, we also have a selection of rare, Commonwealth stamps, recently picked out for us by Dr Kinns.
These are all stamps that have been specially selected as being for investment (though they are also in demand from collectors).
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