Stamp & Coin Mart: new front cover same great magazine!


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07 March 2014
imports_CCGB_stampcoinmartsnewl_76535.png Stamp & Coin Mart's new-look April 2014 issue
Stamp & Coin Mart Editor Matt Hill gives you a sneak preview of the magazine's new-look front cover… ...
A large chunk of my work on Stamp & Coin Mart is taken up by commissioning, reading and editing in-depth articles on a range of stamp and coin-related subjects.

It's hard work, with deadlines coming round each month, but it's also very enjoyable and rewarding, as I work alongside the country's top experts to give readers the best stamp and coin collecting advice and opinion, presented in an informative and engaging way.

Add in our regular news pages, auction updates, events guide, interviews, new issues listings, and opinion pieces, and the each issue of the magazine boasts a long list of editorial features.

Then comes the really fun part as we try to showcase all this content on the magazine's cover.

What those in the magazine industry consider to be the most important page in the publication, the front cover is a chance for us to sell the magazine to readers, show off about what's inside and grab people's attention while they're browsing in the newsagents.

As you'll see, the April 2014 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart has a new-look cover, with a new background and a more fluid design.

Each month we'll be updating the cover's background to reflect the subjects covered and to make the stamps and coins really stand out and grab your attention.

In the past, perhaps, we relied on the red masthead as our identity but we felt this approach wasn't quite reflecting what was inside the pages of the magazine. Now, we're letting the stamps and coins take centre stage and are sure collectors will be drawn to these strong images.

Of course, each cover will be different depending on the contents, and since the April issue covers the forthcoming sale of the British Guiana 1c Magenta - a rather scruffy stamp it has to be said - we're showing this rarity in full on the cover.

For May's issue we have a lovely African theme, which shows off some beautifully produced stamps.

I'd love to know what you think of the new-look cover and the articles in Stamp & Coin Mart, so feel free to drop me an e-mail with your feedback.
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