Stamp Collector February 2020

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Bumper pack with Coin Issue 7! Plus, discover the beautiful stamps of Austria, and in-depth guide to the Kut Classics that gave commonwealth stamps a bold new look and a special report on the Queen's recent visit to the Royal Philatelic Society

On Sale: 10/01/2020

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The February issue of Stamp Collector includes an exclusive report on The Queen’s recent visit to the Royal Philatelic Society London, written by editor Matt Hill who was lucky enough to attend the event, along with all the latest collecting news and views.

In our market insight pages we recount the story of the Victorian 1 Shilling Green which was used in the famous Stock Exchange Fraud of the 1870s, and provide a guide to recent prices paid for examples of the stamps, whilst also publishing the latest auction results and prices paid on the internet.

Our popular ‘Celebrated Sets’ series details the Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika (KUT) set of 1960, which gave Commonwealth stamps a bold new look, and includes catalogue values.

We present an in-depth guide to the stamps of Austria, covering the country’s postal history, early stamp issues and picking out the notable stamps to collect; and we conclude our two-part guide to collecting the stamps of China, this time focussing on the stamps of the short-lived Chinese Republic.

Our special article from the British Library Philatelic Collections examines stamps celebrating national anthems; we retrace the journey of a fascinating wartime postcard sent from a POW camp in 1945; and tell the story of the Blue Riband race across the Atlantic and the many stamps and covers the maritime event has inspired.

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