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Long Pound Surface Printed Stamps

The Long One Pound Stamp is a stunning feature to Great Britain’s postal history. Issued in 1884, these striking stamps have features which are distinguishing to modern day postage; as they are surface printed high value stamps. To find out more information about surface printing or Queen Victoria High Values please check out these separate videos on our YouTube Channel.

This YouTube Video has lots interesting information about the Long One Pound Stamps but also can be a useful tool for distinguishing varieties of these prestige stamps. For example, it talks about the Long One Pound brown-lilac which was issued with a Crowns watermark; and how a misprint meant that it is possible to get this stamp with an orb watermark which was actually intended for fiscal stamps. Yet, this variety can mean the stamps value is tens of thousands of pounds more than the original stamp with a crown watermark. The YouTube Video also has fantastic examples of Mint Long One Pound Stamps for you to admire.

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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2b Bisects

If you did not already know Bisects are a rare anomaly in postal history, as they are stamps which have been cut up as in order to spread the cost of the stamp over more than one piece of postage. A fantastic and rare version of this irregularity is the 1840 2d Bisect. This YouTube Video is very informative and highly interesting as it discusses why this might have happened as gives beautiful examples of the only three of the few known in existence.

One of these illustrations photographed in this video has been described as one of the rarest stamps in Great Britain. So, if you are interested in learning about these fascinating stamps? Or perhaps you have heard of the famous pair of 2d stamps we are referring to and would love to see them for yourself? Then I suggest you watch this YouTube Video as it will not disappoint!

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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Dorothy Wilding and Queen Elizabeth II: Wildings

The Wildings were a series of definitive postage stamps. They are illustrated with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which was photographed by Dorothy Wilding, hence the name Wildings. Maybe you are a collector of these stamps and want to know more? Perhaps you would like to start collecting Wildings? Or it could be that you are simply starting a stamp collecting hobby and browsing where to start? Well, if so wildings are fantastic stamps to collect as they have many varieties, some which are listed and some which are not. That’s what makes these definitive postage stamps so fun to collect.

Another excellent feature of being a collector of Wildings, is you can use various budgets to put one together. This means that if you are only just entering the philatelic world of collecting that you can create a great collection which is affordable to build. this YouTube Video is a useful tool for understanding the many varieties which can be found on Wilding Postage stamps. For instance, it illustrates how to decipher between different watermarks. It identifies the distinct types of phosphor or graphite lines which can be spotted on certain wildings. It also explains why there are these differences.

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.

We hope you enjoy!
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