“Sneak Preview: Just in… Amazing British Empire Collection”
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
I am really enjoying myself right now…
I’m enjoying a rare and special treat.
Most stamp collections offered to us are, bluntly, no good.
We see hundreds of stamp albums full of modern stamps. There were millions printed of these stamps and they have no real value.
Alternatively, we see albums with older stamps that have been stuck to the pages of the album and are in a condition we would never consider handling.
So, when I opened the first page of this collection offered to us this week, my heart was all a flutter:
As I flicked through, it just kept on getting better…
Page after page of immaculately maintained and presented stamps.
The real treat for me though is that it is full of some of my favourite stamp issues from across the far reaches of the British Empire.
These are stamps from the golden era of stamp production. From a time when pictorial issues were, literally, miniature works of art.
For me, it doesn’t get better than this.
The collection contains complete sets of classic stamp issues and not just individual stamps.
As complete sets, each page is a stunning showpiece.
Here’s just a small sample of a few stamps within that have immediately caught my eye…
The first and most famous stamp issue from Aden
Price: £800 ($1,039)
Aden King George VI 1937 “Dhows” ½a to 10r set of 12, SG1-12. A fine mint lightly mounted set of fresh appearance of this very popular set being the first stamps issued from the former capital of the People's Republic of South Yemen. Aden was only a British Crown Colony from 1937 to 1963.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £1,200.
A set of gems from the Caribbean
Price: £90 ($117)
Antigua King George VI “Harbours, Fort and Dockyard scenes” 1938-51 ½d to £1 set of 12, SG98-109. A fresh and fine quality mint set, the high value £1 stamp with only a slight trace of a hinge. A beautiful set of stamps from the golden era of stamp designs.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £130.
An African Beauty
Price: £140 ($182)
Gambia King George VI 1938-51 ½d to 10s set of 16, SG150-161. A fresh and fine quality mint set, the high value 10s stamp with only the merest trace of hinge. A beautiful pictorial set of stamps creating a display representing a work of art as a complete set.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £170.
South American Coat of Arms
Price: £400 ($519)
Falkland Islands King George VI 1938-50 ½d to £1 set of 18, SG146-163. A lovely quality lightly mounted mint set of fresh appearance. A stunning set of stamps which can only be fully appreciated when viewed as a full set.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £475.
Isolated in the South Atlantic
Price: £250 ($325)
Ascension Island King George V “Badge of St. Helena” 1924-33
½d to 3s set of 12, SG10-20. A fine quality lightly mounted mint set of fresh appearance.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price for this set is £350.
Prices are low – now don’t be slow
As the vendor wanted a quick sale, we managed to secure this collection at a good price.
This means, all stamps are being offered at BIG discounts to Stanley Gibbons listed catalogue prices.
At these prices, everything in this collection will fly.
Also, most of these stamp sets are in the £100-£1,000 price range. In this price range, there are a huge number of prospective buyers.
It’s not just the low prices that makes the contents of this collection attractive…
Stamps from the British Empire are really hot just now and well supported, with a large and growing base of collectors across the world.
And… this collection contains some of the most popular stamp issues from the far reaches of the British Empire.
Contact us now to be an early bird
I have not yet had the time to describe the collection to list on our website for sale.
As a result, you are getting first chance to view the contents of the collection and to secure some fine quality British Empire stamps before the stamps in the collection are offered publicly.
This is your private viewing opportunity.
Please reply to this e-mail for access to your private viewing and the opportunity to secure some of these beauties for your collection.
It would also be helpful if you give us an indication of your budgeted spend and any countries of particular interest.
Alternatively, give us a call on +44(0)1534 639998 and we will be happy to help.
In the meantime, I best get back to my tweezers and describe this wonderful collection for you.
CEO Just Collecting
PS. We expect a lot of demand for these stamps, so please bear with us if it takes us longer than normal to deal with your request as we work on a first come, first served basis.
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