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  1. (MR1-MR2), Sheets of 100 - 406179
    (MR1-MR2), Sheets of 100 - 406179
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: 12,000.00
    Stock #: 406179
    Your Price $2,000.00 Originally $4,000.00
  2. (MR1) Sheet of 100 - 406180
    (MR1) Sheet of 100 - 406180
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $6000.00
    Stock #: 406180
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  3. (MR5) Sheet of 100 - 406178
    (MR5) Sheet of 100 - 406178
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $14,000.00
    Stock #: 406178
    Your Price $2,000.00 Originally $4,000.00
  4. (MR6), Pair, VERY FINE, og, NH - 406370
    (MR6), Pair, VERY FINE, og, NH - 406370
    Canada (CANAD)
    Scott Catalog Value: $700.00
    Stock #: 406370
    Your Price $225.00 Originally $450.00
  5. (OX1, OX2, OX4), #OX1 (no gum), VERY FINE
    (OX1, OX2, OX4), #OX1 (no gum), VERY FINE
    Canada (CANAD)
    Stock #: 401248
    Your Price $227.50 Originally $650.00
  6. 1935-36 1c Green, pre-canceled postal card (Webb's #P62j), EXTREMELY FINE (Webb's C$300)
    1935-36 1c Green, pre-canceled postal card (Webb's #P62j), EXTREMELY FINE (Webb's C$300)
    Canada (CANAD)
    Stock #: 402131
    Your Price $45.50 Originally $130.00
  7. CANADA-REVENUES - 405976
    CANADA-REVENUES - 405976
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250
    Stock #: 405976
    Your Price $700.00 Originally $1,400.00
  8. (Van Dam #FWH3b), complete sheet of 16, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (Van Dam C$375)
    (Van Dam #FWH3b), complete sheet of 16, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (Van Dam C$375)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 395974
    Your Price $36.00 Originally $120.00
  9. van Dam #FCF1, stains, strip of 2, VERY FINE, og, NH (van Dam C$1250)
    van Dam #FCF1, stains, strip of 2, VERY FINE, og, NH (van Dam C$1250)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 390113
    Your Price $42.00 Originally $140.00
  10. (van Dam #FB17), pair, F-VF, og, NH (van Dam C$480)
    (van Dam #FB17), pair, F-VF, og, NH (van Dam C$480)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 395947
    Your Price $51.00 Originally $170.00
  11. (van Dam #NSB12a), VERY FINE (van Dam C$375)
    (van Dam #NSB12a), VERY FINE (van Dam C$375)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 396915
    Your Price $42.00 Originally $140.00
  12. (BLC38, van Dam), sheet of 25, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (C$375 van Dam)
    (BLC38, van Dam), sheet of 25, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (C$375 van Dam)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 398348
    Your Price $45.00 Originally $150.00
  13. (van Dam #SL68-SL78), five sets, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH  (van Dam C$600)
    (van Dam #SL68-SL78), five sets, EXTREMELY FINE, og, NH (van Dam C$600)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 396925
    Your Price $54.00 Originally $180.00
  14. (van Dam #SE27), VERY FINE, og, NH, (van Dam C$3750)
    (van Dam #SE27), VERY FINE, og, NH, (van Dam C$3750)
    Canada - Revenues (CREV)
    Stock #: 398343
    Your Price $330.00 Originally $1,100.00
  15. CANADA REVENUES - 406261
    CANADA REVENUES - 406261
    Canada - Revenues Collections (CREVX)
    Estimated Catalog Value: $650.00 – $700.00
    Stock #: 406261
    Your Price $325.00 Originally $650.00
  16. (1/15) Nice quality selection of some of the most desirable stamps in all of philately
    (1/15) Nice quality selection of some of the most desirable stamps in all of philately
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    (Catalog Value): $8,125.00
    Stock #: 401008
    Your Price $437.50 Originally $1,250.00
  17. (1, 2a), VERY FINE
    (1, 2a), VERY FINE
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    (Catalog Value): $770.00
    Stock #: 401304
    Your Price $113.75 Originally $325.00
  18. (5b), VERY FINE, partial og SCARCE RICH SHADE
    (5b), VERY FINE, partial og SCARCE RICH SHADE
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    (Catalog Value): $5,000.00
    Stock #: 395244
    Your Price $300.00 Originally $1,000.00
  19. (5c), VERY FINE, no gum - 405515
    (5c), VERY FINE, no gum - 405515
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,150.00
    Stock #: 405515
    Your Price $562.50 Originally $1,250.00
  20. (7) FINE-VERY FINE - 405510
    (7) FINE-VERY FINE - 405510
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,750.00
    Stock #: 405510
    Your Price $382.50 Originally $850.00
  21. (7a), faults, FINE, Brandon Cert - 405512
    (7a), faults, FINE, Brandon Cert - 405512
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,000.00
    Stock #: 405512
    Your Price $427.50 Originally $950.00
  22. (9), faults, F-VF, Brandon Cert - 405513
    (9), faults, F-VF, Brandon Cert - 405513
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $4,000.00
    Stock #: 405513
    Your Price $450.00 Originally $1,000.00
  23. (20), VERY FINE, og
    (20), VERY FINE, og
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    (Catalog Value): $550.00
    Stock #: 401279
    Your Price $131.25 Originally $375.00
  24. (8), FINE-VERY FINE - 405530
    (8), FINE-VERY FINE - 405530
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,350.00
    Stock #: 405530
    Your Price $247.50 Originally $550.00
  25. (178), short corner perf, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 405512
    (178), short corner perf, FINE-VERY FINE, og - 405512
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,300.00
    Stock #: 405514
    Your Price $225.00 Originally $500.00
  26. (179), tied to piece, F-VF - 405531
    (179), tied to piece, F-VF - 405531
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $525.00
    Stock #: 405531
    Your Price $135.00 Originally $300.00
  27. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - Group of 16 used issues on a stock page. Gen. F-VF, some VF-XF.
    CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - Group of 16 used issues on a stock page. Gen. F-VF, some VF-XF.
    Cape of Good Hope (CGOHO)
    Estimated Net Value: $900.00 – $1,000.00
    Stock #: 401432
    Your Price $367.50 Originally $1,050.00
  28. (85-96), VERY FINE, og - 405809
    (85-96), VERY FINE, og - 405809
    Cayman Islands (CAYIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $282.85
    Stock #: 405809
    Your Price $90.00 Originally $200.00
  29. (3, 4, 6, 6A, 7 [2],  10, 11, 14), F-VF - 406362
    (3, 4, 6, 6A, 7 [2], 10, 11, 14), F-VF - 406362
    Ceylon (CEYLO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $2,442.50
    Stock #: 406362
    Your Price $287.50 Originally $575.00
  30. (8), FINE-VERY FINE - 405529
    (8), FINE-VERY FINE - 405529
    Ceylon (CEYLO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,750.00
    Stock #: 405529
    Your Price $247.50 Originally $550.00
  31. (8), VERY FINE - 405527
    (8), VERY FINE - 405527
    Ceylon (CEYLO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,750.00
    Stock #: 405527
    Your Price $337.50 Originally $750.00
  32. (13), thin, VERY FINE - 405528
    (13), thin, VERY FINE - 405528
    Ceylon (CEYLO)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,400.00
    Stock #: 405528
    Your Price $247.50 Originally $550.00
  33. (17), thin, VERY FINE, no gum - 405526
    (17), thin, VERY FINE, no gum - 405526
    Cyprus (CYPRU)
    Scott Catalog Value: $1,750.00
    Stock #: 405526
    Your Price $225.00 Originally $500.00
  34. (19-25a), #24a light stain, VERY FINE, og - 405402
    (19-25a), #24a light stain, VERY FINE, og - 405402
    Cyprus (CYPRU)
    Scott Catalog Value: 537.50
    Stock #: 405402
    Your Price $108.00 Originally $240.00
  35. (30A), used to pay court fees, Scott value for postal use, VERY FINE
    (30A), used to pay court fees, Scott value for postal use, VERY FINE
    East Africa & Uganda Prot. (EAUPR)
    (Catalog Value): $4,250.00
    Stock #: 400729
    Your Price $227.50 Originally $650.00
  36. (1), F-VF, og - 405283
    (1), F-VF, og - 405283
    Falkland Islands (FALIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: 850
    Stock #: 405283
    Your Price $160.00 Originally $400.00
  37. (22-29, 23a), VERY FINE, og - 405546
    (22-29, 23a), VERY FINE, og - 405546
    Falkland Islands (FALIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $610.00
    Stock #: 405546
    Your Price $180.00 Originally $400.00
  38. (107-120), VERY FINE, og - 404945
    (107-120), VERY FINE, og - 404945
    Falkland Islands (FALIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $200.40
    Stock #: 404945
    Your Price $60.00 Originally $150.00
  39. (1L19-1L33), VERY FINE, og - 404947
    (1L19-1L33), VERY FINE, og - 404947
    Falkland Islands (FALIS)
    Scott Catalog Value: $238.25
    Stock #: 404947
    Your Price $72.00 Originally $180.00
  40. FALKLAND ISLANDS - NEARLY ALL PREMIUM SELECTION - 403960
    FALKLAND ISLANDS - NEARLY ALL PREMIUM SELECTION - 403960
    Falkland Islands (FALIS)
    Scott Catalog About: $1400.00
    Stock #: 403960
    Your Price $190.00 Originally $475.00
  41. GAMBIA - 406425
    GAMBIA - 406425
    Gambia (GAMBI)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,000.00 – $1250
    Stock #: 406425
    Your Price $500.00 Originally $1,000.00
  42. (16), VERY FINE, og Griqualand West stamps were issued for a short period of time by the Griqua people
    (16), VERY FINE, og Griqualand West stamps were issued for a short period of time by the Griqua people
    Griqualand West (GRIQW)
    (Catalog Value): $800.00
    Stock #: 401274
    Your Price $183.75 Originally $525.00
  43. BRITISH GUYANA & GUYANA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION OF OVER 1,000 DIFFERENT - 406393
    BRITISH GUYANA & GUYANA - HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION OF OVER 1,000 DIFFERENT - 406393
    Guyana (GUYAN)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1750
    Stock #: 406393
    Your Price $750.00 Originally $1,500.00
  44. HONG KONG - WONDERFUL COLLECTION STORED IN A - 406072
    HONG KONG - WONDERFUL COLLECTION STORED IN A - 406072
    Hong Kong (HOKON)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1,500.00
    Stock #: 406072
    Your Price $625.00 Originally $1,250.00
  45. HONG KONG - MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 404750
    HONG KONG - MAINLY PREMIUM SELECTION - 404750
    Hong Kong (HOKON)
    Scott Catalog About: $1,850.00
    Stock #: 404750
    Your Price $280.00 Originally $700.00
  46. INDIA & STATES - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS TO 1960 - 406298
    INDIA & STATES - VERY NICE COLLECTION OF HUNDREDS TO 1960 - 406298
    India (INDIA)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,000.00 – $2500.00
    Stock #: 406298
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,000.00
  47. INDIA - COLLECTION OF SEVERAL HUNDRED STAMPS - 406221
    INDIA - COLLECTION OF SEVERAL HUNDRED STAMPS - 406221
    India (INDIA)
    Estimated Net Value: $500.00 – $600.00
    Stock #: 406221
    Your Price $250.00 Originally $500.00
  48. INDIA - EXTENSIVE COLLECTION WITH STATES - 403839
    INDIA - EXTENSIVE COLLECTION WITH STATES - 403839
    India (INDIA)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3000
    Stock #: 403839
    Your Price $1,000.00 Originally $2,500.00
  49. INDIA - TELEGRAPHS - Collection of hundreds of used Telegraph forms. VERY FINE
    INDIA - TELEGRAPHS - Collection of hundreds of used Telegraph forms. VERY FINE
    India (INDIA)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – 2000
    Stock #: 399010
    Your Price $525.00 Originally $1,500.00
  50. INDIA & STATES PLUS PAKISTAN - OVER 1,900 DIFFERENT STAMPS IN A BEAUTIFUL - 406399
    INDIA & STATES PLUS PAKISTAN - OVER 1,900 DIFFERENT STAMPS IN A BEAUTIFUL - 406399
    India & Area (INDAR)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,500.00 – $1750
    Stock #: 406399
    Your Price $750.00 Originally $1,500.00
  51. INDIA & STATES - 406283
    INDIA & STATES - 406283
    India & States (INSTA)
    Estimated Net Value: $2,500.00 – $3000.00
    Stock #: 406283
    Your Price $1,250.00 Originally $2,500.00
  52. 1907-16 Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, forerunners, F-VF
    1907-16 Sinn Fein Propaganda Labels, forerunners, F-VF
    Ireland (IRELA)
    Stock #: 397892
    Your Price $36.00 Originally $120.00
  53. (78), block of four, VERY FINE, og, NH - 406420
    (78), block of four, VERY FINE, og, NH - 406420
    Ireland (IRELA)
    Scott Catalog Value: $640
    Stock #: 406420
    Your Price $250.00 Originally $500.00
  54. IRELAND - EXCELLENT STOCK BOOK SELECTION - 406517
    IRELAND - EXCELLENT STOCK BOOK SELECTION - 406517
    Ireland (IRELA)
    Estimated Net Value: $550.00 – $650.00
    Stock #: 406517
    Your Price $275.00 Originally $550.00
  55. IRELAND - 406421
    IRELAND - 406421
    Ireland (IRELA)
    Estimated Net Value: $1,250.00 – $1500
    Stock #: 406421
    Your Price $625.00 Originally $1,250.00

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Collecting British Commonwealth Stamps

In 1840, the United Kingdom was the first country in the world to introduce nationwide postal service. As such, it should be no surprise that the country has a rich philatelic history filled with many notable, rare and collectible stamps. The UK is also remarkable for establishing functioning postal systems in its colonial territories — many of which laid the basis for a national system following independence from the Empire.

Collectible UK Stamps

One of the most collectible UK stamps is the Penny Black, notable for being the first in the world to use an adhesive backing. First printed in 1840, the Penny Black had a value of one cent and featured an iconic profile of Queen Victoria against a black backing. One interesting feature of the stamp with implications for collectors is that each pane was cut by hand, resulting in great variance in consistency.

Penny Blacks with uniform margins are highly prized by today's collectors. However, because of its historically wide circulation, many Penny Blacks do still exist today, making them an excellent first purchase for anyone interested in beginning a collection of rare British stamps.

Other notable British stamps from this period include the Penny Red (the successor to the Penny Black), the two pence blue, the Prince Consort Essay and more. Anyone interested in adding to their collection should speak with the team at Apfelbaum, Inc. directly for information about upcoming sales.

British Colonial Stamps

Collecting rare British Commonwealth stamps is another popular hobby that combines history with philately in fascinating ways. At its peak, the British Empire spanned over 33 million square kilometers and included territories in North and South America, Africa and the Middle East. Stamps from former colonies are known as “dead country stamps” and are highly prized by collectors. In fact, as of 2014, the most valuable stamp ever sold was the British Guyana 1 cent magenta — the only existing copy was sold at auction for an estimated $9.4 million.

Apfelbaum, Inc. frequently has rare British Commonwealth stamps for sale in our Stamp Store from all corners of the globe. Check out our next Public Auction or browse our Stamp Store to see what’s available.

Learn more about the British Commonwealth and its postal history.