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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 Contents/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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