The Philatelic Traders’ Society is delighted to announce that eBay will become the official Stampex 2022 partner for the Stampex Talks Auditorium. Now in its third show, the auditorium space has become a key part of the Stampex experience both for visitors in person, and online. The eBay Auditorium is set to boost an array of philatelic talks throughout the four days. We are delighted to confirm that talks by Richard Morel from The British Library, Chris Taft from The Postal Museum, Daniel Piazza from Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Graham Beck of Exploring Stamps, Ian Shapiro at Spink, and Court of Honour collector, Chris Harman have already confirmed their attendance as speakers. A full schedule will be announced at the end of August.
Suzanne Rae, The PTS comments
‘We have been working with eBay for two years now ensuring the PTS shield can be seen across eBay UK so that collectors can buy safe in the knowledge that they are purchasing from a verified PTS Member. We are delighted that eBay are joining us at Stampex celebrating their prominent philatelic community and supporting the Auditorium.”
Frances Monroe, eBay comments “Collectors and enthusiasts have been at the heart of our marketplace for over 25 years. That’s why we’re extremely excited to bring eBay to Stampex this year, providing the ideal arena to connect and celebrate with the vibrant community of philatelists that trade with us.”
Please find all details about the event and register your attendance at: www.stampexinternational.com/tickets
Note from the Chairman
GBPS Meeting Update
The Great Britain Philatelic Society have announced their upcoming meeting dates. It is wonderful to see so many in person meetings.
Saturday 1 October 2022 - Stampex MeetingThe first meeting the new season of the Great Britain Philatelic Society will be on Saturday 1 October 2021 at Stampex in the Business Design Centre, Islington from 1:45pm in room “C”.
At this meeting Ray Barton will be showing some of his collection of Sideways Spoons & Scots Locals. Ray says, ‘’By 1854 mail was increasing so fast that a quicker way of cancelling mail was needed so the spoon and sideways duplexes were introduced as an experiment to try to speed up the process. The spoon cancels were also used in Wales and Ireland as well as England though the sideways were only used in England and Wales. In Scotland it was decided that they would allow the Village hand stamps to be used to cancel the mail meaning they did not have to be cancelled by the Head Offices thus saving time.”
Saturday 22 October 2022 – KGVI Definitive & QEII Wilding DayThe meeting on Saturday 22 October 2022 will be held at the Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW from 11:00 a.m. This will be a King George VI Definitive & Queen Elizabeth II Wilding Day consisting of as many members’ displays as possible.
This is an opportunity for members to show any aspect of the KGVI or QEII Wilding definitives that are interesting be they stamps, covers, proofs, errors or whatever. Do you have a new theory to air with your peers? Do you have a problem with which you would like some help?
The only restriction for the day is it must be GB King George VI Definitive or Queen Elizabeth II Wilding related material.
As the day consists solely of in-room members’ displays there will be no PowerPoint/Zoom element so please do come along and join us in person, if you are able.
Top Philatelic Accessories
with thanks to PTS Member Dauwalders.
If you are looking for a sophisticated means to store or display your collection, LIGHTHOUSE will likely have something to suit. See also the range of Optical Accessories, magnifiers from 2x-20x in a range of styles with various illumination options, and microscopes – which are ideal to quickly identify Penny Red plate numbers.
Below are a handful of popular options from the available range of over 6,000 products.
LIGHTHOUSE Great Britain Albums
Unmatched in detail, accuracy and quality and is the benchmark for all others. Using the SG Great Britain Concise catalogue for guidance, each stamp is represented by a photo image and necessary technical information.
Loose leaf, 4-ring leatherette binders.
Available in a range of sizes and colours. Suitable for mint sheets, strips, blocks, single stamps and everything in between!
Pictured left: Kanzlei, Maximum, Folio, Grande, Vario & Optima binders. Right: A selection of Grande sheets.
Stamp stock approval cards
The stamp dealers choice – we supply the stamp trade with hundreds of thousands of stock cards each year. An ideal way to store and display & priced-up higher value stamps. https://www.dauwalders.co.uk/stock-approval-cards-147520-p.asp
Hawid Stamp Mounts
Every avid stamp collector is familiar with the HAWID brand. Since 1st September 2021, the popular HAWID stamp mounts have been part of LEUCHTTURM’s portfolio. The stamp mounts are made of polystyrene (PS), which is PH- neutral and does not contain chemical softeners. This extensive range comprises strips, block mounts and pre-cut mounts. The stamp mounts are available with either a black or a clear backing film. https://www.dauwalders.co.uk/hawid-mounts-2159-c.asp
“6 in 1” Pocket Magnifier
Handy, multifunctional magnifier with practical LED microscope. In addition, two aspheric Perspex lenses (large lens with 3x magnification, small lens with 10x magnification). White LED lights, longwave UV light and a leatherette protective case.
LCD Digital Microscope With 10x - 500x Magnification
With its built-in 3.5" LCD screen, this digital microscope is easy to use and doesn’t have to be plugged into a PC or laptop. The 5-megapixel active pixel sensor, the 8 LEDs for illumination, and the adjustable focusing ensures excellent definition and crystal-clear images. Ideal for identifying paper repairs, errors and plate numbers.
We have been UK distributors for Leuchtturm (Lighthouse) stamp and coin accessories since taking over from Duncannon in 2018. Our staff are knowledgeable in the large range of Lighthouse accessories and GB stamps.
Visit us at Autumn Stampex on stand 102, at our large shop in Salisbury, or online at www.dauwalders.co.uk
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