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Unique Provenance

Unique Provenance

‘Provenance’ has a practical application in the world of philately. It provides a chronology of the ownership for rare and valuable items, which is a powerful tool in establishing the authenticity of material being presented for exhibition or for sale. And, there’s...
The Bearded Lady – French Chic or Risqué?

The Bearded Lady – French Chic or Risqué?

Let’s ‘face’ it, none of us are getting to the barbers or beauty salons at the moment. I’ve been hauled up in a house with three ladies for the last four weeks and although it matters little that my male grooming has slipped a grade or two,...
It’s a “Bull Market” for Romania

It’s a “Bull Market” for Romania

The Moldavian Bull’s Head stamps are renowned in the Philatelic ring for their rarity. And like their namesake these ‘bulls’, or more accurately ‘Wisent’ which is a European bison, are pretty unsophisticated in form and appearance. Their engraving, and engraver it...
British Guiana’s 1c Magenta by L. N. Williams

British Guiana’s 1c Magenta by L. N. Williams

For the first time since the record-breaking auction in June last year, the famous British Guiana 1c Magenta will be on display on behalf of the new owner for at the prestigious Monacophil 2015 in December. Below is an article about the 1c Magenta taken from the...