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Key Selling Features

  • General notes preface each section – including notes on condition. 
  • Essays, Die Proofs, Plate Proofs, Colour Trials, Imprimaturs Reprints, Specimen and Cancelled Overprints and Controls all listed and priced. 
  • Cancellations on line-engraved and Mulreadys
    listed and priced.
  • Plate varieties listed and priced throughout.
  • Watermark varieties and errors priced. 
  • Details of ‘states’ on line-engraved. 
  • Notes on perforation trials. 
  • Guidance on ‘plating’ the line-engraved issues. 
  • Helpful indexes and checklists to guide the less experienced collector. 
  • Prices for stamps on cover and in blocks of four. 
  • Extensive bibliography. 
  • Prices carefully revised throughout to reflect the current market. 

Detailed Contents/Countries Covered

  • Historical Introduction 
  • Mulready Letter Sheets and Envelopes 
  • The Line-Engraved Issues 
  • The Embossed Issues 
  • The Surface-Printed Issues 
  • Departmental Official Issues and Government Mail 
  • Postal Fiscal Stamps 
  • Post Office Telegraph Stamps 
  • Appendixes: 
  • Mulready Advertisements 
  • Protective Overprints and Underprints 
  • ‘Specimen’ and ‘Cancelled’ overprints 
  • Postage Rates (1839-1900) 
  • Circular Delivery Companies 
  • College Stamps

Stanley Gibbons Journal

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