On November 19th, 1987, a 40c postage stamp called ‘The Word of God’ written in Greek and Hebrew was issued by South Africa. The stamps were withdrawn because of religious objections (see story below) , although examples are known to have been sold to the public at some smaller post offices (see footnote after SG 628). A complete sheet of 25 (5×5) with control numbers in upper right corner, unmounted original gum, a very rare INTACT SHEET is being offered …Continue reading →
The Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 values the Venezuelan stamp at $20 in unused, original gum condition. The stamp is an excellent buy if you find it offered at Scott catalog value.
GB Historic Scotland Scottish Archeology Stamp Design Error I just published an article on our ‘Everything Scotland‘ blog about the Ring of Brodgar design error. Below is an excerpt: I was tidying up some philatelic files and came across this beautiful booklet of ten (10) postage stamps depicting Scottish archeological sites, issued by Great Britain, for exclusive sale by Historic Scotland. I don’t remember at which property I bought same as there are over 300 properties in the care of …Continue reading →