November Auction Update

Ace: Ace held their latest auction on 3–4 September at the Cannington Exhibition Centre in Perth. An extremely rare Australia 1914–20 inverted watermark 5d. chestnut was printed on the gum side and with line perfs (lot 1253). Additionally, perfined ‘OS’, its hammer price of A$6250 was more than double its estimate of A$2500. Cheshire Stamp Auctions: On 10 September, Cheshire Stamp Auctions held an auction … Continue reading November Auction Update

October Auction Update

Abacus: On 3–4 August, Abacus in Australia held their latest public auction. The Australian stamps section started with a substantial offering of Kangaroo singles and positional pieces. In the First watermark Kangaroos, there was a marginal 5s. grey and yellow (plate 2), showing a dark back on the kangaroo and a ‘CA’ monogram in the margin, which was in mint condition (lot 161). The second … Continue reading October Auction Update

September Auction Update

Brian Reeve: The latest Brian Reeve auction was held on 27–28 July. A comprehensive f.d.c. section included a number of highlights. A registered 1953 Coronation BPA/PTS cover, with a Buckingham Palace c.d.s. and neat handwritten address, achieved £975 from an estimate of £800 (lot 556). Cavendish: On 6 July, Cavendish sold the David Brown Collection of Great Britain Stamps and Covers. A very rare use … Continue reading September Auction Update

August Auction Update

Auckland City Stamps: Auckland City Stamps held the public auction of the New Zealand Full Face Queen Collection formed by the late George Branam, as well as other New Zealand stamp rarities, on 18–19 June. From the 1855–58 imperforated issue printed by Richardson, a fine used horizontal strip of five 1d. reds, on unwatermarked paper, was a rare multiple (lot 1). With four clear margins, … Continue reading August Auction Update

July Auction Update

The ‘Around the Rooms’ feature in Philatelic Exporter provides a monthly update on worldwide stamp auctions. Here are a few key highlights from the auctions featured in the July edition. Brian Reeve – All World (27–28 April): From the surface-printed issues, a used 1882 £5 orange on white paper bore a full Glasgow c.d.s. (lot 553). In a fine condition, this well-centred example went under … Continue reading July Auction Update

The Philatelic Exporter Reader Survey 2022 – Now Closed

Thank you very much for reading the Philatelic Exporter. We relaunched the publication back in May 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic was making itself felt around the world, and we are now bringing back our reader survey to hear your thoughts on the magazine and what else you would like to see covered. Through your valued help, this survey will help us to best shape the magazine to your needs. … Continue reading The Philatelic Exporter Reader Survey 2022 – Now Closed

Centenary of Birth of Czesław Słania

Czesław Słania (1921–2005) is considered one of the world’s most productive and accomplished engravers, as he engraved over 1000 postage stamps for 32 different countries and was known for the precision, speed and sophistication of his work. His output ranged from portraits to landscapes, buildings and nature, working across a variety of engraving techniques. In what would have been his 100th birthday year, a number … Continue reading Centenary of Birth of Czesław Słania

Private Versus Public Ownership of Philatelic Treasures

In private communications, I’ve visited with several different collectors and dealers, some of whom expressed the desire that rarities, such as the British Guiana One-Cent Magenta and the 24c. Inverted Jenny plate block currently owned by Stuart Weitzman but due to be sold at Sotheby’s on 8 June, would be picked up by museums, such as the US National Postal Museum branch of the Smithsonian … Continue reading Private Versus Public Ownership of Philatelic Treasures

My Favourite

Sébastien Delcampe, philatelist and founder of, reveals one of his favourite philatelic items. One of my philatelic interests consists in collecting the first stamp of each country on cover. I am still far from having a cover for each country, and I remain attentive to any possible addition I can make to this collection. Last year, I was browsing my website ( to check … Continue reading My Favourite

Virtual Stampex Returns

This week, the Philatelic Traders’ Society are once again presenting a Virtual Stampex show. As with last October’s event, Virtual Stampex, which runs 25–27 March, will connect the world’s philatelic community 24 hours a day for three days, with the aim of bringing together collectors from all over the globe. Virtual Stampex is driving the philatelic revolution, capitalising on the resurgence of the hobby due … Continue reading Virtual Stampex Returns