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Stamp Collector May 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!… me but I was only 15 at the time!) 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…

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may 2020 welcome

At times like these, discussing our hobbies may seem trivial or inappropriate – obviously our health and safety takes priority over everything. But whilst we’re stuck indoors, spending time on our hobby could well be a welcome distraction and, as I write, there are still many ways you can buy and sell your stamps. It could be a good time to start on those albums you’ve always wanted to write up, work through your check-lists, and get your collecting organised like never before. As I sit in my make-shift home office, we’re about to launch a new weekly email, a podcast, and we’re adding a host of new content to our website (allaboutstamps.co.uk) all to help you keep collecting during this really tough time. Be sure to visit the website and…

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collecting during the covid-19 outbreak

Does the virus spread on pieces of mail? An update from Royal Mail (13 March) states: ‘Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the corona-virus. From experience with other corona-viruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water.’ The statement also explains that, during deliveries, the hand-held devices used to take signatures will not be used. When delivering parcels that don’t fit through a letterbox, the postal worker will knock on the door and then step back and await the recipient to answer the door and safely take the item. Those who…

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the roll of distinguished philatelists introducing the 2020 signatories

An invitation to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (RDP) is the most prestigious honour in philately, which recognises achievement, research, publication and service in many areas of philately, writes Jon Aitchison RNCP, FRPSL, Keeper of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. The Roll was instituted in Harrogate in May 1921 and the signature of His Majesty King George V appears at its head as the first signatory. In its design, it contains the names of 42 so-called ‘Fathers of Philately’, names of great philatelists who would have been invited to sign had they been alive at the time. At the first ceremony in Harrogate the signatures of the initial 39 names were added to the Roll. At the annual meeting of the Board of Election of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists on…

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get online and keep collecting

All About Stamps www.allaboutstamps.co.uk Of course we had to pick our very own website. Since we launched the allaboutstamps.co.uk site, we’ve enjoyed a consistent growth in numbers, with more and more collectors bookmarking the site and returning to pick up the latest news, buy and sell updates, stamp guides and expert advice. Be sure to sign up to the free email newsletter whilst on the site and we’ll send you a regular, friendly email with more updates and offers. The Smithsonian National Postal Museum postalmuseum.si.edu The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately, and the website reflects this goal very well. At the time of writing virtual exhibitions included ‘Women on Stamps’, ‘The Black Experience African-Americans on Postage Stamps’, and ‘Lincoln from Postmaster to President’.…

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iran pays homage to medical workers

Iran have issued the first postage stamp to directly reference the Covid-19 pandemic, with a single 18,000-rial value which pays tribute to the country’s health workers. The stamp design shows medical staff at work alongside what appears to be a soldier wearing a gas mask. The background depicts the virus itself and English text reads ‘National Heroes’. The stamp was recently unveiled by the country’s president as part of a cabinet meeting. At the time of writing, Iran has one of the highest rates of infection with over 2,600 deaths reported.…