I CHANGE MY GOALS

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AMONG MY MOST CHERISED ISSUES

After a few years I had most of the stamps needed to more or less have stamps on every page of my albums.  Because I believed that Postal authorities were ripping us off, I chose to collect certain year ranges e.g Great Britain 1840 - 1957 (Silver Jubilee), Canada 1866 - 1966 (a century before I arrived), France 1879 - 1979 (Bastille Days) and USA 1876 - 1976 (Independance), I needed something else.  BOB ( Back of Book), pre-cancels and varieties were there in the masses of stamps I had accumulated and were just waiting to be found and catalogued.  Catalogue values (CV) are only an estimate and tell you what some dealers may charge.  Realistically, selling is about 10 - 20% of the CV value.cry

PENNY BLACK. On cover. WITH CERTIFICATE, Re-entry, Bt. Rt. 'H' is doubled. CV $200 - 500.

ROWLAND HILL THOUGHT THAT THE MULREADY LETTER WOULD BE MORE POPULAR THAN THE PENNY BLACK.  THE DESIGN DEPICTS SCENES FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND ALLEGORICAL IMAGES.

LATHE WORK

The engraving is first class.  This 'block' is another form of variety (a 'dry' print).  There is also a 'wet' printing.  The stamps were either printed on a wet plate, when dried they shrank or on a dry one and stayed the same size.

GB USED 6d EMBOSSED

Catalogued at $2000. (Stanley Gibbons!!! usually over valued but indicative of the price SG sells at.)  There were three in the set,6d,10d and one Shilling.  I have yet to get a good copy of the 10d. brown.  OOOPS!  SEE "NEWEST FINDS" !

MOULTING WING

THE ARROWS POINT TO THE DIFFERENT DROOP OF THE WING

CAT ON THE ROOF ETC.

Varieties are often caused by dirt, misaligned or cracked plates or ?????

FIRST CENTS ISSUE.

The issue was imperforated.  CV $1000 +/-.  Again, I wish.

CANADA DIAMOND JUBILEE

The highlight of most collections would be a complete set of the Jubilee issues.  Cost was one reason for taking so long to complete the set, but, also the difficulty in even finding them in any condition. A CV value of this page is about $3500.  Don't I wish!!!!!  Thanks to Safety Boxes ........

EMPORER NAPOLEON III

Unfortunately, the 5 Franc is only a space filler (damaged).  Otherwise its CV would be around $1000.

THE RARE 12 1/2 PERF 3c SMALL QUEEN (ON A COVER)

WITH A CV $1500+ YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO FIND ONE I COULD AFFORD.

It is on a page with squared circle post-marks.

EARLY HISTORICAL EVENTS AND PERSONS

 

These are re-issues of the first pictorial US stamps depicting Ben Franklin, Pony Express, steam loco,  Washinton, Eagle, ship.

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

Over the years, many issues of the Presidents appear.  This is one of the easier sets to complete

NEWFOUNDLAND, ROULETTED ISSUE

After imperforated stamps (imperfs), there were other experimental efforts to make stamps easier to use..  Rouletting was one of them, different perfs were tried so that the stamps could be torn apart easily, not cut.  Rouletting looked rather like the top of a castle wall.  Perfs looked like saw teeth.

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STAMPS???

The oceans' colour can vary from that 'muddy' shade to blue, violet and more.

PRINTING ERRORS & OTHER VARIETIES

I HAVE MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF PERFORATION CHANGES AND PRINTING MISTAKES.  THEY WILL BE SHOWN ON ANOTHER PAGE, IN THE FUTURE.