I CHANGE MY GOALS FOR COLLECTING
AMONG MY MOST CHERISED ISSUES
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.
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" !
THE ARROWS POINT TO THE DIFFERENT DROOP OF THE WING
CAT ON THE ROOF ETC.
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.
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.