Large Gold Medal Winner

The £5 Orange

Stock Code: R2858

For the first time under one cover this book contains the fruit of a lifetime's research and presents a detailed analysis of over 3,500 £5 Oranges covering all aspects of this iconic stamp from essays; proofs; papers; trials; imprimaturs and specimens to its uses; cancellations; plate varieties; Officials; forgeries and related Cinderella items. Also included is an important section on the identification of forgeries and 'enhancements' and how to detect them including fake bluing, regumming, repairs, forged cancellations and fraudulent use. In 312 profusely illustrated pages this book will prove an indispensable guide for all collectors. The author has been an enthusiastic philatelist from the age of 7 when he was given his first stamp album. Like many collectors, his interest in the £5 Orange was stimulated, not only by its superb design, but by the scarcity of information available to collectors. The book was awarded a large gold medal at Autumn Stampex 2013.


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