The August issue of Stamp & Coin Mart includes a set of six 'The Great War' stamps on all print copies, courtesy of Jersey Post.
The popular 'GB Gems' article this time focuses on the 1924/25 British Empire Exhibition 1 1/2d value, one half of the pair that were Britain’s first commemorative stamps. Our quick guide reveals the history behind the famous issue and how collectors can start a collection, while also highlighting the range of prices the stamp can demand.
Away from our shores we take an in-depth look at the stamps of Singapore, formally part of the Straits Settlements until the 1940s, and continuing under British rule until the 1960s. As our guide reveals, the stamps provide great scope for the Commonwealth collector, with an intriguing history adding context to a collection.
Our Stamp Showcase article this time presents an extensive collection of 19th-century GB propaganda envelopes. Often beautifully designed, the postal history items recall campaigns including the call for the repeal of the Corn Law Act of 1842, the introduction of an Ocean Penny Postage, and anti-slavery. The collection on show was awarded a Large Gold Medal at Stampex in February 2017.
To coincide with the set of Jersey WWI stamps, our special 'Around the Islands' feature will examine Jersey's long-running stamp series which has marked the centenary of the Great War, whilst we will provide a guide to the many WWI stamps issued over the past few years in our thematics pages.