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Formula One Legends Honoured by Canada Post

Lewis Hamilton is among 5 Formula Racing Legends being commemorated by Canada Post this year.

With less than a month to go before the Grand Prix in Montreal, legendary Scottish racer Sir Jackie Stewart and the first lady of Canadian racing, Joann Villeneuve, helped to unveil stamps featuring five famous FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA winners.

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Dr Bernhardt Assmus: Britain’s First Convicted Stamp Forger

On 8 February 1892, Dr Bernhardt Burghardt Assmus was found guilty at the Central Criminal Court, London, for unlawfully obtaining money by false pretenses by selling forged stamps as genuine to London stamp dealers Theodore Buhl and Morris Giwelb. After being found guilty for this crime, he was sentenced to three years penal servitude. This was the first prosecution of this sort in Great Britain.

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Finlandia 2017

Stanley Gibbons & Murray Payne will be in attendance at Finlandia 2017, “the largest philatelic exhibition in Europe”. As always, we will be at this prestigious event (STAND 21D) with a wide selection of items from Great Britain, Commonwealth and everything in between.

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Churches of Brazil on Stamps

Brazil offers a rich architectural history – not least the magnificent array of religious buildings that have been built since it was colonised by the Portuguese in the 1500’s. Many of these splendid buildings, some of which cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, have been shown on the stamps of Brazil and further afield. We explain what a thematic collection of Brazilian churches on stamps has to offer collectors.

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New Collector: King George VI Definitives from GB & Dominions

Eighty years ago, on 12 May 1937, King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey and the first stamps of his reign went on sale in April and May 1937. George VI was ‘catapulted’ onto the throne by the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, five months earlier. Edward had reigned for less than a year, having only succeeded his father, George V, in January 1936. The coronation of Edward VIII had been fixed for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to go ahead with this date for the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

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National Stamp Celebration Day

A new, annual National Stamp Celebration Day, held in association with The Philatelic Traders’ Society, is being launched this year to celebrate and promote philately. The celebration will be held on 4 May to commemorate the world’s first ever adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, which was issued on 1 May 1840 but officially used from 6 May.

**Stanley Gibbons invites you to celebrate this historic artifact with 20% OFF all items in store, with the exception of bullion items and Pink Zone items. As well as this, you can post any letter from our shop on the 4th – 6th May (standard letter sizes only – no packages).**

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