Stamps

THE VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION – KATRIN RAYNOR-EVANS

Philately is a new interest of mine, for no real reason than that I had not given it much attention before. My ignorance on the subject changed around five years ago when I was admiring a few first day covers that my father had: a keen stamp collector, he has amassed thousands of stamps over the years. I had just completed a GCSE in astronomy via evening classes; with my curiosity piqued, I started to wonder what astronomy- and space-themed stamps were out there.

THE ROYAL GOES TO STAMPEX – VIRTUALLY!!

On 5th March 2020, Bob Galland gave an excellent talk on The Evolution of the British Franking System at the Royal Philatelic Society London, 15 Abchurch Lane, with a full display of hundreds of sheets and the usual presentation to the assembled audience of 86 members and guests. The Auditors were hap-pily ensconced in the office on the third floor trying no doubt to find a flaw in our accounts to justify their fee.

FORTHCOMING EVENT – STAMPS AND COVERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

In 1974 Robson Lowe published an illustrated monogram on this correspondence to commem-orate his visit to the National Philatelic Exhibi-tion held in Pretoria. The collection was sold privately at the time, and 46 years later it has resurfaced, intact, to be offered in the October Stamps & Covers of Southern Africa auction.

FORTHCOMING EVENT – AUTUMN STAMP SALES

It is all hands on deck in our London office. Between September and December we boast no less than nine auctions ranging from the highly anticipated first part of the ‘Dubois’ collection of Jamaica postal history and stamps to a hugely exciting sale of worldwide rarities, the ‘Doyen’ collection.

STAMPS AND COVERS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

This sale primarily comprises items from the Straits Settlements and Malayan States. Throughout there are numerous hand painted essays, die and plate proofs from all the states plus a good range of issued stamps with many rarities.

Scroll to Top