A collectors guide with over 500 full colour illustrations providing a chronilogical index and listing of: Generic Stamp Sheets, Customised Stamp Sheets, Business Customised Stamp Sheets, Themed Customised Stamp Sheets, Commemorative Stamp Sheets, Smilers for Kids packs, Isle of Man Stamp Sheets, Universal Mail Customised Stamp Sheets. The guide includes all stamp sheets issued since they first apperared in 2000 with additional information on special presentation packs, covers and ephemera of this growing area of stamp collecting & study. Includes a guide to market prices in fact everything for the novice and expert collector alike, in one handy comprehensive reference guide.
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A detailed listing of all known first day issues including early Channel Isles and most Great Britain overprints. The new catalogue is in full colour for the first time. More pages than ever, 496 to be exact, of photographs, postmarks and pricing of GB first day covers from 1840 to 2013. Improved coverage of, especially Queen Victoria fdc’s. Sections on Commemoratives, Definitives, GB Overprints, Pre-Release Dates and Missing Colours. Several Gems Pages presenting some of the very best in GB fdc’s. Added background information on a number of the new Stamp Issues
Autograph collecting is an exciting and often very passionate hobby. It is also a worthy alternative investment, where autograph prices continue to rise, and collectors remain passionately keen to increase their holdings, but there are relatively low cost barriers to entry. The second edition of this successful introduction to collecting autographs brings the latest information on trends in autograph collecting. Find out which autographs have become more collectible, and which are the most highly traded. Here is the latest information on the Fraser's 100 autograph index as well as Fraser's Top 30 Selling Autographs.· New feature: Fraser's Top 30 Selling Autographs index. · Key information on the rising popularity of autographs from film and TV personalities such as Heath Ledger and Madonna· Trends and pricing information to help you explore in this exciting alternative investment. · Analysis of key price increases over the past year. · Analysis of the Fraser's 100 autograph index. · Full colour, highly illustrated guide.
Third edition of this helpful catalogue. Published Nov 2009.The popularity of collecting and investing in autographs continues to rise and rise. Find out from a variety of experts what makes an attractive autograph, and what makes it valuable to others as well as you. How can you tell whether it's a 'fabulous or fake'? David Lowenherz, renowned dealer in Autographs, shares his knowledge and experience. Autograph collecting is an exciting alternative investment, where many autograph prices continue to rise, and collectors remain passionately keen to increase their holdings, but there are relatively low cost barriers to entry. Full colour over 3,000names, prices and images of collectable personalities. Read our analysis of key price changes over the past year and Fraser's 100 autograph index. Buying sports autographs? Read our insider tips. Discover the top ten factors which determine an autograph's value. Find out the fascinating stories behind some of our key items.
Complete listings for all of the specialised issues, including central and South American provincial, private and commercial banks, China, European Colonial banks and worldwide Guerilla revolutionary and siege notes.
This Catalogue lists over 12,500 sets with values and is divided into 3 parts - British Tobacco Issues, Overseas Tobacco Issues and Non Tobacco card Issues. All series have a firm price whether or not they are in stock at the time of compilation. The Catalogue has 320 pages with 16 in FULL COLOUR. There are also comprehensive lists of Reference and General Interest books and accessories, including our Hendon and Nostalgia albums for cards.
The collectors price guide to dinky toys (English and French), Corgi toys, Matchbox toys, Tri-Ang, Spot-on, Meccano, Models of YesterYear, plus listings from all the major British manufacturers from 1933-1983. Over 3,000 new and updated entries. 13th edition.
First published in 1974, this 34th edition is devoted entirely to non-tobacco cards plus a section at the end of the catalogue which details reprinted series. This year’s edition has a new section of colour illustrations covering 61 series with over 180 new entries. The catalogue gives an up-to-dateprice guide for odd cards, sets and special albums plus details of over 40 reference and other books etc. The catalogue has over 6,000 entries covering a magnificent selection of issues by non-tobacco firms, such as the ever-popular series by Brooke Bond Tea, Bassett, A & BC Gum., Topps, Typhoo Tea etc., as well as the newer companies such as Rittenhouse, Skybox, Inkworks, Golden Era, Rockwell. Sets from the turn ofthe century, including Fry’s Chocolate and Cadbury’s issues right up to the latest series of Stargate SG1, Star Wars, Footballers, Motoring etc.
Still priced at just £19.95 this book represents incredible vale listing as it does all British, Irish and Dominion (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa) medals complete with full descriptions and up to date prices! Whether you are a medal collector, antique dealer or an historian this is THE book on medals that you just must have
"The coin yearbook is one of the best value price guides for British coins on the market today and is used by professional numismatists, serious collectors and the "manon the street" alike. Illustrated in full colour with price guides going back to coins of Roman and Celtic Britain as well as covering the coinage of Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands."
Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only single-volume reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to the present day with accurate market values for every coin type listed. It is an essential guide for beginners, serious numismatists and anyone interested in British Coinage. As with every new edition, all sections of the catalogue have been carefully checked by the specialists at Spink and the prices of the coins have been updated to reflect current market conditions. The reference numbers used are recognized world-wide and are quoted by all of the leading auction houses and dealers.
Released to mark the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This unique publication combines brand new information and specially selected features from the newly released Gibbons Stamp Monthly Archives to provide an anthology of articles featuring the Royal Family. Covering key royal events from 1952 to the present day, this fascinating title offers an unparalleled snapshot of royal philatelic releases over the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, as reported through comtemporary articles in Gibbons Stamp Monthly.
Available Mid March 2010. The most authoritative international directory and handbook for philately. Essential reading for all those interested and involved in philately, this handbook provides a wealth of up-to-date information on contacts in the area, helping collectors find the right dealers to assist in enhancing their collections. As well as contact details, many listings contain details of dealer specialities and indices to help you find exactly the right dealer in the right location for you. Dealers and Auction Houses are listed, many with their phone and email contact details. Societies list their area of interest as well as current contact information. Organised by geographical region.
This highly illustrated book from the experts at the Bath Postal Museum is a must-read for all philatelists, postal historians, and lovers of local history. Ralph Allen was a highly influential postal pioneer who developed the postal network of ‘Cross Posts’ which helped build the postal network in England and Wales. Allen was closely linked with Bath, and this fascinating history traces his links with the City as well as his intriguing personal history. PUBLISHED MAY 2010
Featuring some of the most popular features from the bestselling 'Gibbons Stamp Monthly', this indispensable taster willfascinate all philatelists, from novice to expert. It will show you philately from unusual angles. Here is an entertaining mix of the stories behind attractive and intriguing new stamp issues from around the world, featuring a wide variety of subjects from railways to art. Also featured are the answers to a selection of the most interesting questions to feature in the ever-popular 'Ask GSM' column, where the expert Stanley Gibbons staff wrestle with the queries sent to them by a huge variety of collectors. Also featured are the writings of our very own (fictional) Samuel Creeps who despairs at the folly of dealers and collectors alike in his inimitable way.
Published December 2009. The story, penned in French by G. De Beauregard and H. De Gorsse was translated by Edith C Phillips and charts the adventures of two competing philatelists from the New York Philatelic Society; The Stamp King, William Keniss and young novice, Miss Betsy Scott as they travel the world in search of the rare Brahmapootra stamp. Theft, forgeries, betrayal and espionage abound in this fast-paced novella set in the goklden era of philately.
The Stanley Gibbons Antarctic Catalogue is the only catalogue published in English which covers the stamp issues of the Antarctic region in a single volume.
Information is provided at the beginning of each country covering history, early issues and currency changes. Major varieties including perforation, watermark and shade variations, overprint types and najor errors are included.
A facsimile edition of July 1911 Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal containing an article on the Coronation of King George V and the new stamps of his reign. Published to coincide with the centenary of the coronation and to co-ordinate with the theme of the London Festival of Stamps.
A philatelic guide to London covering many famous and familiar landmarks from the South Bank to Islington, including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and many, many more. Richly illustrated showing how Britain’s capital city has been commemorated on stamps and postcards, and explaining fascinating aspects of its history and architectural significance. A lively and interesting companion for all visiting the city – whether it is for the first or the 100th time. PUBLISHED MAY 2010
The long awaited sixth edition of this specialised catalogue was published on 20th February 2013, seven years after the fifth edition and 25 years since the first edition.
Major work has been done on not only adding virtually every known Falkland Islands variety, but also to illustrate them all with enlarged details.
Many sections have been entirely re-written including the FID 1946 and 1948 Maps issues, which are covered in full detail.
The other major change is in the Miscellaneous chapter, which deals with every aspect of Falkland Islands philately not covered elsewhere in the catalogue. This chapter has grown from 50 to 90 pages and virtually every section in this chapter has been re-written and expanded, and there are 10 new sections as well including:
- Avis de Réception (Return Receipts) - Consular Handstamps - Crash & Damaged-in-Transit Mail - OHMS Mail - Operation Tabarin 1944-45 - Post Office Notices - Gazettes & Shipping Time Tables - Postage Due Mail - Postal Forms & Receipts - QSL-Cards.
Naturally everything else in the catalogue is entirely updated as well, including prices and data.
The number of pages in the catalogue is unchanged 272, and this has been possible by compressing the listing of modern stamps (1986 onwards), but this listing is still complete and every issue has one stamp illustrated.
Even today, some postal historians and authorities believe that James Chalmers from Dundee was the inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. This misinformed fact is almost entirely due to the industry and fanatical devotion of his son, Patrick Chalmers, in the 1880s. This book relates the extraordinary story of that achievement, in one of the most celebrated philatelic debates ever conducted in the United Kingdom.