cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Saturday, April 07, 2018

  

 

I have written before about the importance of having a catalogue and while some are of the view a collector does not necessarily need a catalogue I believe it can make collecting more enjoyable.

These stamps are some you might easily find in a general mix or old time collection. You might want to know that there are in fact three perforation varieties for this value. Perf 12½ issued in 1938, Perf 13 x 13½ issued in 1939 and Perf 12½ x 13 issued in 1951. This George VI issue from 1938 with various perforation differences through to 1952 makes an interesting set to collect I think. But you cannot fully do it without a catalogue.

Also, if you do come across lots of Jamaica in some kiloware or swaps, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what stamps you have? For this issue and many others from the British Commonwealth there are frequently more than one perforation issue for the same value, and often the catalogue value for one is many times more than the other. Just a few thoughts.

Enjoy your collecting however you do it.

Michael cddstamps.com

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