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Carys Llewelyn is the 2017 Young Collector of the Year

A collector from South Wales has been awarded the Anne Dummer award for 2017. Carys Llewelyn joined the stamp club at Neyland Junior School when she was 9 years old. Her enthusiasm was soon evident, not only in her own collecting and competition work, but also in her encouragement of other club members and in helping with the running of the club. The Anne Dummer Award is promoted by the Stamp Active Network and recognises a young person, not only as a collector, but as someone who has made a wider contribution to philately in general.

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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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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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