The Connoisseur's Collection

The Stamp Man

The Stamp Man

2018-07-06 09:07:21

A Collection for the Philatelic Connoisseur at a remarkably reasonable price

There is such a thing as a stamp connoisseur. 

They exist deep in the world of philately (the study of stamps as opposed to just collecting).

The stamp connoisseur is obsessive about finding the finest stamps in the world.

They are expert judges of quality, authenticity and provenance.

They are very selective about what they consider good enough for their collection.

I consider one of my close friends a “philatelic connoisseur”.

He started collecting stamps long before I entered the world.

He has been something of a reluctant mentor to me over the years.

I go to him first when I have a technical question I cannot answer on stamps.

More often than not, he knows the answer.

My friend wouldn’t mind me saying he is quite introverted and prefers to stay out of the limelight. As such, he has asked to remain anonymous.

Nevertheless, he just did me a huge favour…

He agreed to select a small number of the finest British stamps for me to offer out in today’s newsletter.

Stamps that pass his expert judgement of taste and quality.

His recommended collection of British stamps is stunning in every respect. Each connoisseur stamp is: 

  • Extremely rare
  • Of exceptional quality
  • Authentic with sound provenance 

I asked him to only select stamps that were reasonably priced. Stamps for the connoisseur are notorious for being very expensive (£100,000+).

The total collection includes just 7 stamps and is available for you to purchase today for £10,490 ($14,184).

Here is what he has selected for you…

The Collection

1840 Penny Black (GB) Plate 3 SUPERB four margin Tiny Envelope Contrary to Regulations. Tiny Envelope posted on Monday the 31st of August 1840 in Liverpool to Regents Park, London.

Penny Black from Plate 3 (one of the rarer printing plates) placed on the bottom left of the envelope. Post Office regulations say the stamp must be on the top right corner. This envelope is written by Edwin Atherstone to his daughter Mary Elizabeth, who went on to publish and edit a distinguished book named "The Dramatic Works of Edwin Atherstone".

Edwin Atherstone was a poet but also supported his family by dealing in art. He was born in Nottingham in 1788 and was one of 15 children. He is described by his daughter Mary as a man of most honourable noble mind and heart. Atherstone was friend to the great John Martin who has been referred to as the most popular painter of his day. Martin supplied art for Atherstone’s poetry, such as “The Fall of Nineveh”, which is now part of the British Museum's collection, and the famous poem "A Midsummer Day’s Dream". Atherstone was in the same literary circle as the likes of Charles Dickens, John Hunt and William Godwin (the father of Mary Shelley). Thus their work was part of the Romantic Movement which marked an era of change for England. A stunning piece of philatelic history.

Price: £995 ($1,345)


Great Britain 1929 P.U.C. £1 black, SG438. Very attractive and scarce used on cover example to Paris on May 31st 1929. 

The P.U.C. £1 is an iconic British stamp and an example used within the month of issue is very desirable to the discerning collector.  

Price: £1,550 ($2,096)


Great Britain 1841 1d. Red Plate 24, SG8. A used block of four superbly cancelled by neat Maltese Cross in Black, lettered SK, SL, TK, TL. 

A magnificent and visually stunning showpiece and rare.

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from British Philatelic Association (BPA).

Price: £1,500 ($2,028)


Great Britain 1902 £1 Dull blue green, SG266. A superb unmounted mint marginal example with full original gum. 

Perfectly centred marginal example printed by De La Rue. A real beauty! SG catalogue price is £3,500 ($4,732).

Price: £2,500 ($3,380)


Great Britain 1867 5 shilling Rose (Plate 1), SG126. A superb used example of this beautiful stamp with fine deep colour, cancelled by ”Jersey” circular date stamp. 

Exceptional and probably unique.

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from British Philatelic Association (BPA).

Price: £1,500 ($2,028) 


 SG400a 1913 2/6d Sepia-brown Waterlow Seahorse re-entry, unmounted Mint.

The “Seahorse” stamps are one of the most coveted stamp issues in the world. Its intricate design and beautiful engraving defines King George V’s monarchy in one simple picture.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue price is £2,800 ($3,786). 

Price: £1,950 ($2,637)


1841 1d Red brown Plate 46. Very fine pre-paid entire addressed to Ballymoney as indicated by a red manuscript "1" alongside a Green "PAID AT/ COLERAINE" handstamp. This has then had a 1d red with good to huge four margins lettered SD affixed with red sealing wax over the top of the original handstamp and beautifully tied by a crisp Coleraine "149" numeral. Backstamped at Coleraine for NO.19.1844. A very attractive and unusual cover. 

Price: £495 ($669)


An Opportunity to Own a Fine Collection 

To summarise: 

  • A collection of British stamps put together by a connoisseur with expert knowledge and a fine eye for quality 
  • A focus on rare British philatelic items of exceptional quality and philatelic importance 
  • A collection suitable as an investment in a tangible asset class with a long term history of price appreciation 

The entire collection can be yours today for a price of just £10,490 ($14,184).

To secure the connoisseur’s collection, please e-mail me at

Alternatively call us today on +44(0)1534 639998. 

Sometimes it pays to rely on the experts.

Kind regards 


Mike Hall

CEO, Just Collecting Limited

PS. The Secret Rarities Collection featured in my last email was promptly sold in its entirety. If you would like to purchase the Connoisseur’s Collection, please respond to me swiftly. I apologise in advance if you miss out on the opportunity to acquire this fine collection.

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