Greetings all! Our offices are hopping with the recent acquisition of a large and impressive collection of stamps from the reign of King George VI. The collection is a marvel of quality and diversity, with material ranging from the basic to the rare, both LH and NH, including many varieties and an impressive range of Bermuda and Leeward Islands Keyplates. We will be offering items from the collection in our usual manner, as carefully described individual items on our website and printed price lists. Much of the new material has already been added, with plenty more to come.
The purchase of this collection has increased the breadth of our stock of Keyplates enormously, and we are planning to experiment with different options for offering these fascinating issues to our specialized collectors. For example, we will be putting together small lots featuring an array of printings and positional flaws for certain denominations. We will also be offering advice and supplemental information to collectors new to the topic of Keyplate positional flaws. Using the definitive Dickgiesser reference work full of detailed illustration, we will provide documentation for each of the flaws we offer along with the stamp. We hope that this will encourage more collectors fond of the George VI era to expand into this highly rewarding arena. For more information on the Keyplate issues of Bermuda, please see our previous blog posting HERE.
Clients are encouraged to contact us with King George VI want lists, questions about the new material, or queries regarding ways to expand your collection in new and interesting ways.
— Regards to all from Aron and Kathryn at Aron R. Halberstam Philatelists, Ltd.