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Stamp Collector March 2020

Stamp Collector gives you all the information, news, expert advice, market insight and inspiration you need to build your stamp collection and get the most from your hobby. Every issue features the latest prices, expert collecting advice, in-depth guides giving you the lowdown on classic stamp sets, new stamps, postal history, first-day covers and much more. Our stamp stories shed light on intriguing stamps and why they were produced, and our stamp sidelines pages provide an insight into postmarks, first-day covers, Cinderellas, Post & Go and Europa stamps.

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this is how the stamp trade works

1 If You want to learn how the stamp trade works, please read on… When I was 15, I did. I wondered if there was some secret source of supply? So, I bought my 1st stamp mixture, (wholesale I thought), broke it into 50 smaller units, advertised it in Stamp Magazine ‘Classifieds’, and waited for the orders to roll in… I’m still waiting, 48 years later!… 2 Three years later, attending my first public stamp auctions I wondered how some bidders seemed to buy everything, paying the highest price? It didn’t occur to me that they were probably Auction Bidding Agents, paid by absent (dealer) bidders to represent them. I wondered why two collectors sitting side by side muttered to each other “he’s a dealer” as if that justified him paying…

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welcome

Ask any GB stamp collector about the modern sets issued by Royal Mail over the past few decades and you’ll probably be met with a roll of the eyes or a shake of the head. The subjects, approach to design, and large number of stamps issued are all cause for complaint. The criticism is often justified – how many of us still buy every single stamp released? – but shouldn’t we pause for a moment and reflect on the many beautifully produced stamps that are carefully considered, bringing together the country’s top talents, celebrating aspects of our nation that make us proud? We’ve taken a step back and done exactly that in this issue, taking a look at the designers, illustrators, and artists of British stamps and their often remarkable contribution…

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meet the experts…

Dr Richard Scott Morel is a widely accomplished historian, archivist and curator of Philatelic Collections at The British Library. He is currently working on a two-year project featuring The Fitzgerald Collection of Pioneer Airmail. Richard teams up with the British Library’s Eyob Derillo for our thematics article on page 70. Steve Allen moved to Norway in 1999 and was intrigued by a nearby statue of a polar explorer. An interest in History and the Arctic soon led to Polar Postal History. Steve provides a guide to creating a collection of Polar postal history on page 62. Stamp Collector Advisory Board Richard Johnson, President, International Federation of Stamp Dealers’ Associations (IFSDA) Birthe King, Danish and UK national judge, FEPA Board Director Chris King, signatory of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists John Scott, Postal Historian Paul Skinner, Head Curator,…

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2020 gb stamp subjects revealed

Royal Mail have revealed the subjects to be celebrated on British stamps during 2020, with Star Trek, James Bond and Coronation Street amongst the highlights. The stamp schedule for the coming year was revealed in early January, though only the title of each stamp set has been detailed. The full schedule is as follows: 21 January....... Video Games (see February 2020 issue) 11 February...... Visions of the Universe (see page 20) 17 March.......... James Bond 7 April............... The Romantic Poets 8 May............... End of the Second World War 28 May............. Coronation Street 18 June............ Roman Britain 9 July............... Queen 30 July............. The Palace of Westminster 18 August......... Sherlock 3 September.... Rupert Bear 1 October......... Brilliant Bugs 3 November..... Christmas 13 November... Star Trek The schedule features a large number of what could be viewed as more commercial subjects, with at least two film franchises (James Bond…

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countdown to london 2020… something for every collector

Every London international stamp exhibition has historically attracted many of the best exhibits from across the world, and this is certainly true of London 2020, writes Richard West. Regrettably, the organisers have had to turn down many top class exhibits but hope that the goal of offering the visitor examples of the finest exhibits across a wide range of subjects has been achieved. As with previous international stamp exhibitions held at the Business Design Centre in Upper Street, Islington, this exhibition is divided, for the purposes of the competitive exhibits, into two halves. On Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 2 to 5 May, exhibits will be shown covering Postal History, Revenues, Postal Stationery, Open Class, Postcards (experimental class), and part of the Youth section. Over Tuesday night every frame will be dismounted…

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in brief

Scottish MP Richard Lochhead has written to Royal Mail asking for a stamp to be issued to mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, which will be celebrated throughout the year. According to a report on the Northern Scot website, Lochhead was prompted to write the letter after being contacted by members of the Moray Stamp Club. The Declaration of Arbroath is a letter, submitted to the Pope in 1320, which confirmed Scotland’s independent status. Croatian Post have issued the country’s first self-adhesive postage issued in rolls. The three stamps, on the theme of ‘Natural Beauties of Croatia’, show photographs of the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo, the Kopački Rit Nature Park, and Telašćica Nature Park, respectively. Reports suggest North Korea are not planning to issue any anti-American…