In the Queen Victoria period we have added a few gems that might tempt the collector who waits for the ultimate in quality. The Nevis 4d, Scott 15 SG 18 is the nicest copy we have seen – a corner margin copy with crisp color. In Hong Kong Scott 58 SGF5 is an unusually fresh example which contrasts sharply with the faded color so often seen on this issue. For the serious collector of animal themes we have a fresh multiple of the bright blue shade of the Newfoundland seal 5c, Scott 55 SG 59a.
In the era of King George V we feature both NH (UM) as well as LH (LM) examples of the Cyprus ₤ value, Scott 110 SG 102, and a similar choice for the Falkland 1912-20 definitives, Scott 30-40 SG 60-69. Many collectors who insist on NH condition despite the large premium price this entails do not even bother perusing the LH section. However, those who are open to both LH and NH condition are often disappointed when a Geo V set appears only in NH condition. It is always nice to have both alternatives appearing side by side. Additionally, 2 nice multiples in the Geo V era are the Hong Kong broken crown variety, SG 100b, and the 1’ shade of the Bermuda that is often needed to complete the basic script set per Scott (Scott 93) but is listed as a variety in Gibbons (SG 87a). We have added this variety both as an NH single and a corner margin block of 4.
Finally in the King George VI era we have added a fresh group of Bermuda flaws – both singles and multiples. These are offered with only small premiums as compared to the flaws which are listed by Gibbons. Also, in British Asia we have added the increasingly elusive Kelantan set in fresh condition, Scott 29-43 SG 40-54, and for those a bit more forgiving of the LH requirement the rare Gibraltar 2d, Scott 110d SG 124ad, priced at about one half of a recent auction realization for an LH copy.
All these items, with the exception of the most of the Bermuda stamps mentioned, can be found on the home page of our website, with further descriptions available by clicking on the image of each item.
With regards to all our customers and readers,