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The Best Quarter of an Empire Laureate

The Best Quarter of an Empire Laureate

If you’re going to cut a Empire Laureate 80c postal adhesive into four equal parts and be left with one of those parts I guess it’s better to have the top left-hand corner as the piece you have on a cover. That way you have the forehead and part of the profile, an eye...
The Great Rarity of South Australia

The Great Rarity of South Australia

One of the curious things about philately is the fascination with errors. Or is it the fascination with how the errors occurred? Probably both, but whatever the reasons the featured stamp, which is the South Australia 1868 “3 PENCE” on 4d deep ultramarine with the...
The Bangkok “B” Overprints

The Bangkok “B” Overprints

Western European nations began trading with Siam as early as 1511 with the arrival of the Portuguese, before the Dutch and British in 1608 and the French in 1662. It was not until 18th April 1855 that more formal trading agreements were established when Great Britain...
A Gem of the Pontifical States

A Gem of the Pontifical States

  During our recent autumn 2021 auction series, there were a number of standout lots within the seven catalogues which attracted the eye of the discerning philatelist, and one item in particular, within the Italian States offering, received what can only be described...