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Key Selling Features

  • Provides a straightforward simplified, richly illustrated listing of every Great Britain stamp from the famous Penny Black up to the end of 2018. 
  • Your complete introduction to GB stamp collecting. 
  • All commemorative designs illustrated. 
  • A handy self-contained reference guide for the collector. 
  • A helpful introduction with advice on how to build a collection, choose an album and mount stamps, survey guide to philatelic accessories and the Stanley Gibbons numbering system. 
  • Stanley Gibbons prices are recognised everywhere as the standard guide to stamp values. 
  • Watermark and perforation differences included. 
  • Post Office year books, PHQ cards, postage dues, official stamps, commemorative and traffic light gutter pairs and much more. 
  • Design index for commemorative issues from 1924 to aid stamp identification. 
  • Quick-reference listing of all Prestige Stamp Booklets, 1969-2018. 
  • Regional stamps of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales included. 
  • Pre-postal independence issues of Isle of Man (1958-71), Guernsey (1941-69) and Jersey (1941-69), including the war time occupation issues of Guernsey and Jersey. 
  • First day covers for definitives from 1936, regionals and all special issues listed and priced. 
  • Visible plate numbers on the Victorian issues are listed. 
  • Graphite lined and phosphor issues are included. 

New for this edition: 

  • Complete listings of all 2018 issues. 
  • Prices have been carefully reviewed throughout. There are increases in all sections, but also a large number of reductions, bringing catalogue prices into line with today’s competitive market. 
  • The ‘Security’ Machins (with ‘U’ number prefixes) have been completely renumbered in order to remove suffix letters and to minimise future changes. A complete listing, cross-referencing former and new numbers is provided. 

Detailed Content/Countries Covered

 Great Britain, 1840–2018 

  • Regional Issues: 
  1. England 
  2. Northern Ireland 
  3. Scotland 
  4. Wales 
  • Isle of Man, 1958–71 
  • Channel Islands 
  1. General Issue, 1948 
  2. Guernsey, 1941–69 
  3. Jersey, 1941–69 
  • Postage Due Stamps 
  • Royal Mail Postage Labels 
  • Official Stamps 
  • Post & Go Stamps 
  • Philatelic, Numismatic and Philatelic Medallic Covers issued by Royal Mail 
  • Quick-reference priced listing of Prestige Stamp Booklets

Stanley Gibbons Journal

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