Philasearch has launched an exciting online show space for Stampex to support the physical show taking place at the Business Design Centre, London, next week (27th September - 30th September). This new online space for stamp shows allows individuals access to all the benefits of the Philasearch platform and will enable collectors to search all participating dealers and then Click & Collect at the show.
Philasearch x Stampex will allow visitors
And finally, it's FREE to register and browse, so there is no reason why you shouldn't jump online now… philasearch.com
Franz Fedra: "We are often asked what makes us so special. The main difference from other online sites is our usability. All visitors can shop on Philasearch through their favourite dealer and their area of expertise. They will also be able to click and collect directly to Stampex, and they will be able to chat with the dealer to make special requests. It also opens up the show to a wider audience, not just those who can attend but those individuals all around the world. I hope Stampex is just the first show to use this concept.'
The Stampex online shop on Philasearch is available to shop now. www.philasearch.com change link to philasearch Stampex event
Philasearch is the leading international online platform offering a unique 'One Stop Shop' for collectors to search and shop online. Their unique coding system enables collectors to find wanted items as soon as they are listed. www.philasearch.com
The Glasgow Stamp Shop are delighted to announce the launch of two new wonderful collectors books. Each comes free with purchase of the relevant stamps. Worlds 1st 4 stamps, 1840 1d Black, 2d Blue, 1841 1d Red and 2d Blue. Penny Black book, which is supplied with the 12 x 1d Blacks, one from each plate
Unlike anything else produced before this book - free with purchases of the above stamps - can be personalised with your initials.
It has taken Austin Carroll from The Glasgow Stamp Shop 18 months to create, write, patent and launch the book. It is available in several languages including English, German, French, Italian, Mandarin.
There will be a full range of books available at Stampex.
This is a wonderful collectors item.
For more information head to stand 16
Great to see this headline https://www.sberatel.info/en/fair-collector/
Record number of exhibitors heading to the Sberatel fair this weekend.The largest gathering of collectors in Central and Eastern Europe will take place from 8 to 9 September at the PVA Expo Prague.
This year, 35 companies are coming to Prague for the first time, joining more than two hundred exhibitors heading to the fair every year. The organisers are again expecting 10,000 visitors who will be able to buy stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, minerals, precious stones, but also old stocks, advertisements, autographs, posters and other collectible material.
Read more https://www.sberatel.info/en/fair-collector/
1. I started stamp collecting at quite a young age, when my dad split his collection up between me and my brother. All I can really remember was that there were stock books and folders full of stamps. I am also fortunate to have family members dotted across the world, so when I was younger, the arrival of Birthday and Christmas cards would see the delivery of stamps on the envelopes.
2. I am a firm believer that every single stamp is a piece of physical history, and that they have the ability to teach us something. For a relatively small piece of paper, stamps can be full of information. Also, I love how stamps are a real connection between us the collector, the person that first used the stamp, the postal office worker that cancelled it, the postie that delivered it and the person that received it. It gives us the ability to time travel.
3. One of my favourite memories was again when I was younger. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s my parents used to care for an elderly lady called Sybil. At the weekends I would sometimes visit her too. One day we were talking about hobbies and I mentioned that I collected stamps. She said that she had kept all the stamps she had from years ago. A few moments later she appeared with a huge jar absolutely full of Penny Red’s, 2d blue’s and so on, it was an incredible sight, and I still have most of those stamps today.
4. Rather embarrassingly, although I have visited plenty of stamp shows, I have never attended a Stampex in London. This will change this year though, and I’m really looking forward to having a good look round.
5. My main collection consists of British Commonwealth stamps up to 1970, and South American countries up to the 1940’s. I also have a good GB collection. I absolutely love King Edward VII stamps, and they are definitely my weakness. There are so many stamps I could say are my favourites, but if I had to choose, I would say my full set of mint KEVII stamps from Hong Kong are definitely up there. Also I have to mention KGV head stamps from Australia, they were the first stamps that ignited my philatelic flame.
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