The Rare Stamps Error Collection
Since the birth of philately 180 years ago, collectors have been hunting for error stamps.
For many, they are the most desirable postage stamps on Earth.
Because these stamp aren't supposed to exist.
They are glorious mistakes, never to be repeated.
So the fact that you can actually own them is truly exciting.
At every stage of postage stamp production, there are dozens of quality control checks. It takes a unique set of circumstances for an error to slip through.
But a single printing mistake can produce stunning results.
And some of the most valuable and iconic stamps in philatelic history.
That's why the error stamps market is one of the most popular, vibrant and rapidly growing areas in the entire hobby.
The Rare Stamps Error Collection is your opportunity to own 14 striking error stamps from around the world.
Each one highly rare. Highly desirable.
And in many cases priced below their catalogue value.
This is a unique collection, with each stamp carefully chosen for it's rarity, condition and visual appeal.
You'll discover a wide variety of errors including missing colours, text and images, inverted overprints and imperforate stamps.
It's a fascinating introduction into the field of stamp errors collecting.
And your pathway into a dynamic market which has seen stunning growth in recent years.
Rare error stamps offer you pleasure of ownership unlike any other field of philately. The chance to own the world's most improbable stamps.
And this special collection is the perfect place to start.
Australia 1984 'Maximum card' error (cover)
Australia 1984 (18 Jun) 'Maximum card' franked with 55c Nudibranch showing ERROR NEW BLUE 'BENNETS NUDIBRANCH' OMITTED, tied by commemorative Gladstone first day circular date stamp.
An attractive, rare and unusual error.
Only about 10 examples recorded, all used on similar cards.
The Pierron catalogue value is £1,650.
Barbados 1988 Cricket 50c error
Barbados 1988 Cricket 50c error WRONG PORTRAIT showing E. Lawson Barlett, lower right corner block of 4 with '1C' (x4) plate numbers, SG856a.
A superb unmounted mint positional block with full original gum (trivial gum bends, which do not detract, mentioned for accuracy).
This stamp celebrating Barbadian cricket hero Herman Griffith was accidentally printed with an image of his teammate Lawson Bartlett instead.
101 examples were reportedly sold before the stamps were withdrawn, after Griffiths' own son spotted the error.
A rare positional multiple of this very popular British Commonwealth modern error.
Canada 1969 Christmas 6c error (unused)
Canada 1969 Christmas 6c, 'Children of the World in Prayer', error Black (inscription, value and frame) omitted, SG645a.
Very fine unmounted mint with full original gum presented with the normal stamp for comparison.
Very scarce, only 400 existed (of which 204 are in the Library and Archives, Canada). The first time we have enjoyed the privilege of handling this famous and dramatic stamp error from Canada.
Dominica 1951 1c black and vermilion error
Dominica 1951 1c black and vermilion showing watermark error 'JA' for 'CA', SG121c.
A fine and fresh mint example with large part original gum.
A very scarce watermark error of this attractive King George VI pictorial stamp depicting "Drying Cocoa".
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £450.
Falkland Islands 1971 5p on 1½d error
Falkland Islands 1971 5p on 1½d, ERROR OF SURCHARGE ON THE WRONG VALUE, SG264a.
Post Office fresh example, unmounted mint with full original gum.
A rare error as only 3 sheets totalling 180 stamps originally existed (with surcharge at left).
Great Britain 1968 4d Christmas error
Great Britain 1968 4d Christmas error, SG775b
Superb unmounted mint, with full original gum, example with vermilion omitted. Offered with normal for comparison.
The error results in the base of the rocking horse which appears orange instead of red. The reigns, saddle and children's faces are also affected.
An excellent visual QEII error of colour. A scarce and reasonably priced modern error. Pierron records only 120 mint examples in existence.
Great Britain 1972 7½p British Polar Explorers error
Great Britain 1972 7½p British Polar Explorers error, SG899a
Very fine unmounted mint, with full original gum, example with gold (Queen's head) omitted, offered with normal for comparison.
A very scarce and reasonably priced QEII stamp error. Pierron records 50 mint examples known.
Malaysia - Penang 1965-68 15c 'Orchids' error
Malaysia - Penang 1965-68 15c 'Orchids', error GREEN (value and leaves) OMITTED, left marginal example, SG71b.
A pristine and very fine unmounted mint example with full original gum.
A spectacular error of missing colour with both the all-important value being omitted along with the green leaves. Very rare as only 28 examples are reported.
Penang was one of the Straits Settlements which did not join the Federation of Malaya until 1 February 1948.
New Zealand 1902-07 2d purple "Pembroke Peak" error
New Zealand 1902-07 2d purple "Pembroke Peak", watermark 43, perforations 14, vertical pair, ERROR IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY, SG319ac.
A very fine mint example with original gum.
A rare imperforate error of this attractive pictorial issue.
North Borneo 1891-92 6c on 8c yellow-green error
North Borneo 1891-92 6c on 8c yellow-green (type 14), type 22 surcharge, error 'cetns.' for 'cents.', from R3/7 occuring in the first two print settings only, SG55c.
A fine quality mint example of a very scarce and startling stamp error.
A lovely stamp design with the coat of arms and Arabic and Chinese script at either side.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £700.
Northern Rhodesia 1963 3d yellow error
Northern Rhodesia 1963 3d yellow, 'Coat of Arms', error ORANGE EAGLE OMITTED, SG78d.
A right marginal, unmounted mint example with full original gum.
Only one sheet existed and very seldom available. Particularly rare as a marginal example and a much desired error of missing colour from the British Commonwealth in this particularly popular area of study.
SG Catalogue Value: £1,300.
Rhodesia1970-73 2c ultramarine Postage Due error
Rhodesia 1970-73 2c ultramarine Postage Due, lower marginal block of ten (5x2) being the bottom two rows of a sheet showing plate number '1B', imprint and '20756' sheet number, error printed on the gummed side, SGD19a.
A very fine unmounted mint positional piece with full original gum.
A rare and unusual error, particularly in this form.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £500+.
Sudan 1902 1m brown and pink Official error
Sudan 1902 1m brown and pink Official, type O1 overprint, ERROR OVERPRINT INVERTED, SGO3c.
A fine mint example with original gum. Trivial gum wrinkles, mentioned for accuracy, but of very fine appearance.
A rare error as only six panes of 30 originally existed. "O.S.G.C." represents "On Sudan Government Service".
Accompanied with a clear British Philatelic Association certificate of authenticity (1975).
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £350.
Tonga 1962 1s "Emancipation" blue and black error
Tonga 1962 (7 Feb) "Emancipation" 1s blue and black, type 59 overprint, ERROR OVERPRINT INVERTED, SG125a.
A very fine unmounted mint example of this great rarity with full original gum.
A major British Commonwealth rarity in unused condition, being the finer of just TWO examples recorded, with the remainder of the half-sheet of 30 issued at Vavau being used on first day covers.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £650, which appears ridiculously under-valued in the context of this stamp's rarity.
The complete Rare Stamps Error Collection can be yours to own.
14 rare and fascinating error stamps of the highest quality...
At a price you won't find repeated anywhere else.
The catalogue value of this unique collection is £12,650.
But you can purchase it today for just £10,000.
That's a discount of 21% on full retail value.
So take advantage today, and secure these rarities for your collection now.
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