Great Britain Surface Printed Postage Stamps 1855-1883
Low values 2d to 2s

Robert B. Galland and Karl Louis

Profusely illustrated, largely in full colour, this major new work documents the first surface printed stamps of Great Britain; the essays, trials and proofs; the issued stamps; and their use by reference to rates to the relevant overseas countries and examples on cover.

  • Introduction
  • The printing plate
  • Die proofs
  • Black and white die proofs
  • Die proofs of December 1866
  • Coloured die proofs
  • Plate proofs
  • Sheet markings
  • Paper
  • Perforation
  • Ink
  • Gum
  • Specimen stamps
  • Post Office Circulars
  • Imperforate stamps
  • Imprimatur sheets
  • Stamps removed from the imprimatur sheets
  • Before and After the Stamp Committee Albums
  • Abnormals
  • Protective Underprints and Overprints
  • Government Mail and Departmental Official Issues
  • No Corner Letters 1855-1862 4d, 6d, 1s values
  • Small White Corner Letters 1862-1865 3d, 4d, 6d, 9d, 1s values
  • Large White Corner Letters 1865-1872 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 9d, 1s values
  • Large White Corner Letters 1867-1883 10d, 2s values
  • Change from Large White to Large Coloured Corner Letters
  • Die proofs with pencilled numbers
  • 'Old', 'New' and associated designs
  • Large Coloured Corner Letters 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 8d, 9d, 10d, 1s, 2s values
  • The Provisional Issue of 1880 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d, 1s values
  • Unification and the Temporary Unified Issue 3d, 6d, 1s values
  • Check-Lists
  • References

Hardbound, xii + 236 + A16 pages, size 8 x 11 in. Published 2009. Price £60 (GBPS members 54). ISBN 978-0-907630-21-0.

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