Autumn Stampex International 2018 - Court of Honour

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S120-Imp-58767.jpg Stampex Court of Honour
Be sure to visit the Court of Honour during your visit to Stampex International; to see the award-winning collection of Wildings, put together by former President of The Royal Philatelic Society, Frank Walton RDP FRPSL.

Be sure to visit the Court of Honour during your visit to Stampex International; to see the award-winning collection of Wildings, put together by former President of The Royal Philatelic Society, Frank Walton RDP FRPSL.

The series of definitives feature a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II taken by Dorothy Wilding, the first lady to receive a Royal Warrant to be the official photographer for the King & Queen. The portrait was used on definitive stamps from 1952 until 1967, and Wildings were the first high value stamps and the first to include regional emblems.

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In 1967 the Stamp Advisory Committee decided the portrait should be updated due to the angle of the photo and the familiar ‘Machin’ design was born.

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Frank started the collection only a few years ago, in a bid to expand his collecting into a GB topic. He picked a subject that hadn’t been a great focus to others, with the aim of exhibiting the collection in the future. The stand-out pieces include the artist’s essay and proofs, and the imprimaturs, whilst the collection also includes values which are harder to find on cover than others, including the ½d and 11d.

Read much more about Stampex International in the official show guide - free with the October 2018 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.