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Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Catalogue 2021

Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Catalogue 2021

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The ever-popular Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Catalogue continues to provide the
perfect guide for the collector seeking more comprehensive information on Great Britain
stamps than provided by the Collect British Stamps checklist, without the highly detailed
coverage of the five-volume Specialised series.
  • The 2021 edition has been extensively updated with all prices reviewed and revised in linewith the current market.
  • Priced listings of definitives, commemoratives, regionals, postage dues, departmental officials,postal fiscals, first day covers, miniature sheets, booklets, specimens and post office ‘Smiler’ sheets.
  •  Priced listings of watermark varieties, major plate varieties, missing colours, phosphor, embossing and imperforate errors.
  •  Priced listings of Post Office Telegraph stamps, including watermark varieties, major errors and specimens.
  •  Priced listings for all booklet panes, including single value panes and those with inverted watermarks up to 1967.
  •  Commemorative design index included.
  •  Listings are complete from May 1840 to the end of March 2021.
  •  Helpful introductory notes.
  •  PHQ card and presentation pack listings include Royal Mail reference codes for easy identification.
  •  The Machin definitives are amalgamated in an easy-to-find separate section and fully updated. The highly collectable source and date codes are individually priced.
  •  Post & Go stamps are brought right up to date, with clear notes describing stamps from different machines. Separate illustrated tables give details of those only available at exhibitions and museums.
  •  Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Stamp Catalogue lists and prices all British stamps from 1840 to early March 2021.
  •  Every different stamp design is illustrated in full colour.
  •  Listings include changes of watermark, perforation, shade and phosphor.
  •  First day covers, Royal Mail postage labels, Post Office (PHQ) Cards, presentation packs, booklets, postage dues, regionals, official stamps, postal fiscals, PO telegraph stamps and Post Office label sheets (Smilers) all listed and priced.
  •  Gutter Pairs and “Traffic light” Gutter Pairs listed and priced in mint sets.
  •  First Day Covers for Special Issues from 1924 and for King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth definitives.
  •  Prestige Booklet panes included for Queen Elizabeth II.
  •  All British Post Office special First Day of Issue postmarks are priced on cover.
  •  Quick reference diagrams for listed Machin decimal booklet panes.
  •  Visible plate numbers listed for Victorian stamps including Telegraphs.
  • Unmounted and mounted mint prices given for stamps issued between 1887 and 1935 and oncover prices from 1840 to 1911.
  •  Major errors, including double or missing colours, imperforates, missing phosphors and embossing errors listed and priced.
  •  Helpful introductory section providing philatelic definitions and guidance for the collector.
  •  Comprehensive indexes of Machin definitives.
  •  Commemorative Design Index.
  •  Useful tables of postage rates contemporary with NVIs.
  •  Inverted, reversed, sideways and major watermark errors are listed and priced.
  •  Includes simplified listings of specimen overprints.
  •  Post Office Yearbooks and Year Packs.
  •  Post & Go stamps fully listed with helpful background information and comprehensive notes on the various machines, inscription types, date codes and errors provided by John M Deering.

New Issue Listings:-

  •  Listings are complete from May 1840 to the end of March 2021.


  •  New redrawn diagrams for all listed Machin decimal booklet panes, with the phosphor band layouts clearly depicted.
  •  Older legacy die diagrams upgraded or redrawn for better clarity.
  •  Post & Go and modern booklet tables all brought up to date by John MMachin Security​​​​​​​ Deering.
  •  Further notes added or expanded throughout the catalogue to aid the collector.

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