The brand new 2013 release of 'Part 1' is the edition that you must own
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor Hugh Jefferies discusses the 2012 edition of the catalogue:
A sample page from the Australia section of the catalogue:
What the critics have said about previous editions:
'Its time-honoured place as the standard work of reference for its subject remains unchallenged'
- John van der Kiste, The Bookbag, Sept 2010
'Trust me – you'll do well to invest in one'
- Glen Stephens, Australasian Stamp News, Nov 2010
'No serious collector or dealer of the ‘Empire' can possibly keep up to date without this volume…I heartily recommend it'
- David Rennie, Philatelic Exporter, Dec 2010
'A bargain when one considers the quality of its workmanship, its comprehensive content and practical lifetime…
it continues to improve with each new edition'
- Tony Shaman, The Canadian Philatelist
'Authoritive as always, it will prove to be very useful'
- The London Philatelist, Dec 2010
'The six-page article ‘The Importance of Condition' is a welcome addition with much detail and relevant illustrations.'
- INT, Amazon reviewer, Oct 2010
'The best reference work. …by far the best overall listing of the basic stamps and varieties… accurate and very helpful…catalogue prices are the most reflective of the actual market.'
- W. Danforth Walker, Philatelic Literature Review, 1st Quarter 2009
'….a large hardcover volume of amazing scholarship….There is no doubt as to this volume's authority and reputation for excellence….I would recommend it for purchase by all large public libraries and suggest that it be considered as an extra title in areas where local stamp clubs exist.'
- Aileen Wortley, CM Magazine, Dec 2009
'…this annual volume has become a masterful source of information and research relating to Commonwealth material'
- Michael O Nolan, Canadian Stamp News 27 Oct 2009
'There is no question in my mind that Stanley Gibbons has the most information about British Commonwealth stamps in its catalogues…..Impressive…. I make extensive use of the StanGib catalogues…countless pages of very useful collector information…something all philatelists should read'
- Dr Everett Parker, Meekels and Stamps 8 May 2009
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