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The Gospel Truth about a Stamp

The Gospel Truth about a Stamp

The British Guiana Cotton Reels are among the World’s rarest stamps and these Primitives are scarcely, if ever, described as ‘attractive’ but we take a closer look at one example which most definitely can be called a ‘beauty’. There was once a notable 17th century...
A Unique Peruvian Export

A Unique Peruvian Export

No philatelists ever wants to draw a connection between bird excrement and a rare 1858 Peru cover franked with a ‘Medio Peso’ error of colour, estimated at 20-30’000 EUR (lot 61683). However, the fact is without ‘guano’ which is the accumulated waste from seabirds and...
The Quantum Science of a Stamp

The Quantum Science of a Stamp

 In the world of philosophy and indeed specifically science, they talk about ‘objective reality’. It apparently means that something is actual, or it exists independent of the mind. So in simple terms an objective reality is a universal truth that can be demonstrated...
The backside of a China Cover

The backside of a China Cover

In the last few weeks it seems that the news has been awash with stamp world rarities being cast into the limelight, and one in particular has caused a bit of fuss about what’s been put on the back of the thing rather than what we all tend to focus upon, the front....
The 1897 Red Revenue 2c Green Surcharge

The 1897 Red Revenue 2c Green Surcharge

As if our recent revelation of the re-discovery of the $2 Hall of Classics block with inverted centre were not enough, an earlier Chinese rarity of comparable importance has also now appeared….or, more accurately, re-appeared. The “Red Revenue” issues have intrigued...