Stamp Collector December 2019


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Issue Number:
161
On Sale:
08/11/2019
Digital Edition:
£4.99
Print Edition:
£4.75 (plus postage)

Issue Summary

A focus on Gandhi stamps from around the world, NEW Christmas stamps revealed, 10 facts about The Penny Black and all the latest market news

On Sale: 08/11/2019

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The December issue of Stamp Collector is packed full of guides, facts and prices, to give readers the knowledge they need to buy stamps with confidence.

Our spotlight on the Mulready letter sheet of 1840 gives a background to the famous postal stationery and provides an insight into the prices paiud and the material available to collectors. Meanwhile, we provide ten facts on the Penny Black, and take a look at an award-winning collection which tells the story of the ‘Rise and Demise of the Wafer Seal’.

With Xmas on the horizon we preview the latest Xmas stamps from Royal Mail and a host of other nations, and take a look at stamps featuring ‘Peace’.

Stamp guides include an insight into China’s beautiful ‘Dream of Red Mansions’ set, and we conclude our in-depth analysis of Greece’s complex but rewarding Hermes Head stamps.

We also test readers knowledge of stamp mishaps and errors in our latest quiz, unravel the intriguing story of a cover with perfin-ed stamps, and continue our postal history tour of the country with a focus on the Scottish county of Kincardineshire.

All this, plus the usual news, views, new issues and auction results.

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