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Member postings for Paul Davey 1

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Thread: Game of thrones iron throne, misprinted/error stamps value?
31/01/2018 22:11:18

Hi Jack

if these are printing errors rather than minor non-constant varieties, the value much depends on what they look like. If you can add a scan (much better than a photo on a phone) then we can judge. Search the forum for ways to add a picture (create an album, upload a picture then link to it)


Thread: Perfin - how does it affect the value of the stamp
30/01/2018 23:07:25


perfins tend to reduce the value of an otherwise decent stamp. I regard them as properly used rather than damaged, others have a different opinion! You have seen the effect it has on the price of, particularly, high values.

as with all such things - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!


Thread: New member looking for advice
18/01/2018 19:13:28

Hi Nick

There is a regular stamp fair in Beverley according to the internet and there is a Beverley Stamp Club. No web site, but your local library would have contact details. They would, I'm sure, be pleased to take a look and advise.

Alternatively there is a two day fair at York racecourse on 19-20 this month, (ie starting tomorrow!) details, times etc can be found at: **LINK**. Most dealers would take a look and suggest what next.

Good luck!


Thread: Norge 5 ore imperforate
19/12/2017 20:53:20

Hi Bobby

I reckon it is a postal stationery cut-out. I am in a different country to my catalogue - so no further info for a couple of weeks!


Thread: Antigua sg16
14/12/2017 20:19:58

In the same catalogue quoted above, used is £11.00

Yours looks nice, albeit with disturbed gum


13/12/2017 20:34:34

2013 SG Commonwealth 1840-1970 says £200. This is for good colour, good centering, lightly mounted with original gum, no pulled perfs of course. Including a scan would help!


Thread: Perfin ID please . Anyone still out there ?
08/12/2017 17:52:41

Hi Trev - I'm still here, but I would look at Tomkins too so I can't id it for you. Any legible cancel or part which might help?

Seems like Stamp Magazine doesn't want to police its own Forums so spam remains and the spammers are not removed from membership. As a mod I can delete individual posts but not the whole thread or the miscreants who post to them. Unless it is moderated better by the owner I fear it will become so spam heavy nobody else will visit.

Shame. Ho hum


Thread: Nigeria stamp query
21/11/2017 20:17:39

I got that far with Kano, but I can't find any mention of a local post on the www which I would expect. Any specialists out there?

Thread: Machines and stamp packs
11/11/2017 17:09:13

Hi Bill - welcome to the forum.

The packs shown in your link are Presentation Packs. Virtually all issues from Royal Mail come out in packs and some people still collect them. Of course the stamps are valid for postage so if you bought them you could still use the contents on the Christmas cards this year! They are sold from the Bureau or from some Post Offices.

Arnold Machin was the designer of the image of the Queen which first appeared in the 1960s and continues in use to this day, thus best seen on definitives.


Thread: Chinese Imperial?
10/11/2017 17:00:42

Yep - it was issued in Canada for 保皇會, the Chinese Empire Reform Association who wanted to return to the Empire. Details at **LINK** I have not seen this one before and it is not listed in Ed Bohannon's "Seals and Labels of China", CSS, 1985. Nice thing!


Thread: Major Collection
01/11/2017 17:16:02

Hi Gary

for something like that you need professional help! If you Google stamp auctioneers in Germany I would give one of them a call. Depends where the collection is but I have dealt with one of them & been happy with the result. Happy to PM details. The reason I suggest this is they will have a better market for German material and are used to dealing with large lots. Shipping it all to the UK would be expensive and give potential customs issues.

Alternatively turn over a floor of your house to stamps and join us collectors!


Thread: Switzerland 1910 stamp in colour I can't find listed
20/10/2017 17:56:31

Hi Tim,

I think you will find the cancel is 1925 rather than 1910. It is the 5th Tell series issued in 1924, according to Zumstein, #157. The colour is "grauviolet" or "violett-gris". 185 million printed, catalogued at CHF0.50


Thread: Stockbook without interleaves
10/09/2017 16:50:07

Greetings Geoff,

I guess the difference is between a stockbook, where one puts in the stamps so half of the stamp is held by the strip and half protrudes out above the strip of plastic above, and a Hagner type leaf where the stamp is fully behind the plastic strip. In the former case use an interleaf, in the latter, no need.

I have to add, Alex, that even the cheap PRC produced ones I have seen recently include an interleaf. Not high quality and may not stay there for long, but definitely there when new!

Many dealers have second hand stockbooks. I don't know the going rate in the UK, but at a fair I went to today they were CHF4 each for a 16 pager, A4 size.

Thread: Philatelic Congress, covers & Postmarks
07/09/2017 17:36:37

Cover similar to number 2 on e-bay £8.99 with a blue label. With no label but illustrated I would expect £10 +/- £5. However others may well disagree!

Thread: Cape of Good Hope triangles - largest blocks
05/09/2017 20:54:18

Great first post Bob. It's not my field, but I appreciate any research like this. Nothing in the "Big COGH" sales of more recent times? Hackmey, Maxwell- Joseph, Maximus etc? I have some of these auction cats in my cellar store. There is also the Corinphila edition d'or of the Hackmey collection with much useful info.

I look forward to more useful stuff!


Thread: Canada 5c
31/08/2017 16:17:05

Hi Julian,

I don't know the perfin and my catalogues are not currently available (now sitting in airport awaiting a flight). However take heart that perfins, with very few exceptions, are almost never forged. For many years they were regarded as worthless and destroyed. The high value stamps occasionally found are worth far less, so why spoil a "good-un" by perforating it. Some of the low value, cheap stamps might command a slight premium with a perfin, but not many. Four main exceptions come to mind:

GB Board of Trade with a crown & BT

​various countries with "specimen" or the local language equivalent - almost always a premium item

Various commonwealth countries where stamps were perfinned "OS" for "On Service" where there are some rarities

Finally, China where a certain dealer a few decades ago made bogus and fake perfins on some decent stamps. He charged a premium price, in one case over $1000 for something which would have been $20 before. There is a rare price-list he prepared, fortunately illustrating some of them. I reckon the price-list is worth more than the stamps!


Thread: George VI 1 1/2d flaw?
21/08/2017 21:07:24

Hi Keith -

took a look at my lone example of the 1 1/2d and decided I had it too! My 2013 Commonwealth shows a pretty poor illustration and when I searched the net, I found this site which makes this comment too and offers a couple of better illustrations. Another which was / is for sale is here showing a positional block.

Keep looking!


Thread: N.E.T.P.O
21/08/2017 16:57:27

Hi Sonia

North Eastern Travelling Post Office - Night Up (not Op)

So used on the railway.



Thread: Bermuda GeorgeVI High values
10/08/2017 17:07:13

Hi Keith

a nice couple of pages to find! There are a number on there with catalogue prices of several hundred £s each.

I think it would make a fine lot in a big auction. I note there are a few used as well as mint. I also suggest that you don't fold the marginal items. There are many varieties of these keyplates and if it happens that you have one, there is a premium for marginal examples. Worth getting an up-to-date SG 1840-1970 commonwealth & checking.

Of course a smaller auction may break the lot down a bit more for a bigger total (or a few unsolds - life's a gamble after all!)

If you are UK based there are many advertisers on this very site who may be interested.

Good luck!


Thread: Found my collection after 45 years
09/08/2017 19:58:30

Hi Gillian

shame you didn't keep the QSL cards and envelopes as they arrived. They can fetch good money from smaller. more obscure places!

A relative of my wife, many years ago, handed me a carrier bag full of British 1d reds, all badly torn from the covers - by her to help me! I could have cried!

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