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2016 Commonwealth & Empire Stamps 1840-1970

Product Code: 290617_CD_0001
Price: £24.95
The authoritative reference source for GB and Commonwealth information – all stamps from 1840-1970 l

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    The authoritative reference source for GB and Commonwealth information – all stamps from 1840-1970 l

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    To help readers avoid buying forgeries or fakes, or stamps with forged postmarks

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    Unique listing by SG number

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    Full colour illustrations.

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    Invaluable six-page article on stamp condition

The standard work of reference for collectors of Commonwealth stamps all over the world.
As usual, there have been a number of additions and improvements to the 2016 edition.
There is a fully priced listing of South African stamps used in South West Africa and the listing of Transvaal stamps used in Swaziland has been extended to cover the Edward VII period and postage dues.
The 'CSAR' railway company officials of Transvaal and Orange River Colony are also now listed and priced.
There are additions to the 'used abroad' sections (notably India used in Bahrain and Hong Kong used in the Treaty Ports) and several new inverted and reversed watermarks have been added, while others, previously listed without prices, are now given a value.
New plate flaws and varieties range from the well-established, such as the 'Barbed wire' on the South Africa 1d. Victory and further flaws on the New Zealand 1d. 'Dominion', to new discoveries, including the spectacular 'Break in cloud' on the Falkland Islands Centenary stamp of 1933

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