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How to sell a stamp collection

Have you Inherited a stamp collection from a loved one? Perhaps you would like to sell it or maybe you are just intrigued in what it might be worth? It might be the case that you have you bought a stamp collection at an auction and would like to sell it on. Maybe you are a collector yourself and have decided to release capital out of your collection or fancy starting a new collection and need to sell your old one to fund your new adventure? Well, in either of these situations, knowing where to sell your stamp collection can be a daunting task.

However, here at Bloxham Stamps we provide free valuations for any stamp or collection. Not only that but we are a highly reputable company, so much so that our director is also a director of the PTS which is the Philatelic Trade Society. The PTS pride themselves on having a code of ethics to abide by, which means that as a director of this society will value your collection, you know that you will receive a fair valuation.

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How Valuable is your Penny Black?

Are you interested in buying a penny black? Perhaps you are a collector? Or you have acquired a penny black and would like to know more? Maybe, you are just interested in finding out information about this famous stamp? After all it is the most renowned stamp ever issued! Well to find out more about the Penny Black please check out this YouTube Video.

This YouTube Video has lots interesting facts about the Penny Black but also can be a useful tool for valuing these prestige stamps. For example, it provides tips to estimate the worth of a penny black yourself, and offers a guide to how much different varieties of these stamps might be worth. This ranges from a standard Penny Black which might be worth £50 to the most expensive block of penny blacks in known existence.

Maybe you are just interested in finding out more about the famous Penny Black? Well, this YouTube Video also provides information about this stamp. For example, how many were issued back in 1840 and how many are in known existence today. There is also information available on how to contact us to value your stamp or collection for free.  

We also recommend that you click on this link and then subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We have many videos which can help you along with your hobby, give valuable information on a variety of different stamps and are interesting to watch. As with all our YouTube Videos the items shown are either currently in stock or have been sold by Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd.

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Imprimaturs, Victorian era history

Imprimatur is a term that stamp collectors need to understand. Imprimaturs are as old as the first stamp issued: The Penny Black. Interestingly, they have been used throughout postal history and are still used today. They are the first sheet printed of a stamp which is held by the post office in their archives. Usually there is only one sheet per stamp which is kept by the Treasury. However, on occasion there would be some from each sheet which would have been removed. And so naturally these particular items are rare and highly sought out.

Maybe you are a collector of Imprimaturs? Perhaps you are simply an admirer? After all they are absolutely stunning and represent an important aspect of postal history! Well this YouTube Video shows some of the rarest and most valuable Imprimaturs in known Existence. For example, a Penny Black from the bottom left corner of Plate 2.

Not only is this YouTube video eye candy for an admirer of the Imprimatur but it is also informative as it explains where the term derives from and why they were printed. So, if you are interested in finding out more about these intriguing items or would like to appreciate some fantastic examples of them, then please check out this YouTube Video.

We also recommend that you click on this link and then subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We have many videos which can help you along with your stamp collecting hobby, give valuable information on a variety of different stamps and are interesting to watch. As with all our YouTube Videos the items shown are either currently in stock or have been sold by Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd.

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Chalmers’ Essays, the history of James Chalmers

Knowledge is perhaps one of the greatest assets to a stamp collector. This YouTube Video talks about James Charmers role in the creation of the pre-paid postage stamp we know today. As the postal system was expensive, easy to manipulate to avoid paying and not very efficient; Rowland Hill published a pamphlet named ‘Post Office Reform, Its Importance and Practicability’. This proposal was the catalyst for the treasury announcing a competition to design pre-paid postage, with the prize of £200. James Chalmers was one of the most renowned applicants of this competition and this YouTube Video shows you why.

Perhaps you already know of Chalmers Essays and would love to admire some fantastic examples of his Essays? Or would love to appreciate a copy of the instructions of which he sent in alongside his competition entries? Well this YouTube Video will be a really interesting watch for you!

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RAF Commemorative Covers

RAF Commemorative Covers were issued by the Royal Air Force Museum and charities to raise money. The brilliant thing about RAF covers is that they are really detailed and stunning collectable pieces which represent a piece of British Heritage. You can collect the original items which were issued and you can collect covers which are signed by the pilots themselves. There are even covers which have been signed by others such as Maggie Thatcher. Maybe you are interested in starting a collection and would like to find out more? Well this YouTube Video will tell you valuable information about the splendid covers.
Perhaps you are already familiar with RAF Covers and would like to admire some fantastic examples of them? Well this YouTube Video will be a really interesting watch. We also recommend that you click on this link and then subscribe to our channel. We have many videos which can help you along with your stamp collecting hobby, give valuable information on a variety of different stamps and are interesting to watch. As with all our YouTube Videos the items shown are either currently in stock or have been sold by Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd.

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Stamp Collecting: The Maltese Cross Cancellation Postmark

Understanding the Maltese cross can add depth to your collection. For instance, some people might collect Maltese Cross Cancelations from certain areas. Some collectors are interested in the distinctive Maltese Cross (more information on distinctive Maltese cross’ are described in the YouTube Video). Others only collect these cancellations; and apart from anything else they are really pretty to look at.

This YouTube video explains the different problems that the Post Office encountered with the original postmark and how these issues framed its development. We exemplify some of the rarest types of Maltese cross and some possible variations of it. For example, it illustrates the different coloured postmarks that you might encounter when collecting these cancellations.

Understanding this beautiful postmark can also help you with understanding the value of your stamp or collection. For instance, this postmark can increase the value of a stamp considerably: As you might have a stamp, which alone is worth only a few pounds, but a rare Maltese Cross might increase its value by thousands.

We also recommend that you click on this link and then subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We have many videos which can help you along with your hobby, give valuable information on a variety of different stamps and are interesting to watch. As with all our YouTube Videos the items shown are either currently in stock or have been sold by Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd.

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