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Variety Values




Bruce Davies has been campaigning to secure values for used examples of varieties which have otherwise achieved catalogue status.


You may have noticed some additions to the recent edition of Gibbons Part One, mentioned in the last edition of our Stop Press and a summary of which is given in the adjacent table.


Now Bruce is pursuing further varieties, backed up by examples accompanied by certificates from expert committees – B.P.A. unless otherwise stated.


Amongst them are as follows…




Lightning Conductor

Bv3.2/5 (SG: -c)




Gambia 1½d (River Gambia T.P.O. cds)

Jamaica 6d (Liguanea 18.5.36)

Jamaica 1/- (Sav La Mar, b/s Kingston 28.12.35)

Malta 1/-

Swaziland 6d (Mbabane 25.10.35)


Flagstaff on right-hand turret

Bv5.7/1 (SG: -d)



Gilbert & Ellice 3d (Reg Ocean Is 4.2.36)

Double Flagstaff

Bv6.5/2 (SG: -e)




Gilbert & Ellice 1d (28.10.35)

Hong Kong 5c (Victoria 5.12.35)

Dash by turret

Rv4/.3/6 (SG: -i)



Dominica 1/- (Roseau 22.11.35)

Albino frame

Rf (SG: -a)

British Solomon Islands (RPSL Ltd certificate)


Although not a used copy, Bruce’s stamp does seem to establish the variety for this value.


Dot to left of chapel

Rv2B.8/3 (SG: -g)

British Guiana 12c

Perhaps we can look forward to additional prices being included in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Part One catalogue.


AJA March 2016

Some previous articles are available as PDF's by clicking their titles below:



    “Fragmented Fiji" - Some postmarks of Fiji

    "Absentee Rupee" - The Mauritius 1 rupee as a stranger to postal rates

    "Postal Usage of the Egypt Seal" - Nick Levinge looks at the Crowned Circles of the forces bases

    "Over Fifty Shades" - Something wrong with the colour?

    "Ghana Guide" - Some postmarks of Gold Coast

    "Vanuatu Voyage?- A look at Hong Kong used in New Hebrides

    Surfing the Solomon Sea” - The few operating post offices in the Solomon Islands

    “Security Punch” - A look at the Jubilee’s perfins by Jeff Turnbull

    “Morocco Now and Then” - A tour of the British post offices in Morocco

    “Fault lines of the Falklands” - Part two of Ralph Riddell-Carre’s analysis

    “Straddling the Straits” - Some postmarks of the Straits Settlements

    “Set and Match” - Can full set covers be non-philatelic?

    “Boating around The Bahamas” - Some postmarks of The Bahamas

    “Serial Salutes” - Some of the Silver Jubilee’s own anniversaries

    “Mauritius Meanderings” - Some postmarks of Mauritius

    “A Cat among the Penguins” - A suspect Falklands cancel

    “Cycling Cyprus” - Some postmarks of Cyprus

    “Scars of Conflict” - How the Jubilees were affected by war

    “Bech Trek” - Some postmarks of Bechuanaland Protectorate

    “Specimen Specifics” - A look at the various uses of the word SPECIMEN

    “Hong Kong Hike” - Some postmarks of Hong Kong

    “Aden Funnel” - Covers from and through Aden

    “Grenada Guide” - Some postmarks of Grenada

    “In The Frame” - A look at some frame plate flaws

    “Basuto Byways” - Some postmarks of Basutoland

    “Cyprus Cypher” - Chris Georgallis examines the colony’s Madame Joseph forged postmarks

    “Trinidad Tour” - Some postmarks of Trinidad & Tobago

    “Commercial Ceylon” - A look at the perfins of the colony

    “Guiana Panorama” - Some less common British Guiana postmarks

    “Where were they then?” - From the more recent stamp-issuing territories

    “Cautious Mauritius” - A variety of Mauritius perfins

    “Madame Joseph’s Masquerades” - Some examples of forged first day covers

    “Tag Wrestling” - A look at the higher postal rates through parcel labels

    “AR” - An article on Avis de Reception by David Handelman

    “The Fleury Flair” - Hugo Fleury’s designs for the Jubilee

    “Split the Difference” - Some occurrences of bisects among the Jubilees

    “Specimen Fundamentals” - Notes on U.P.U. requirements & some forged examples

    “Windsor Spoofs” - Gerald King’s alternative Jubilees

    “Puncturing Oz” - Some speculations about Australian perfins

    “Perforating the Silver Jubilee Stamps”- An article on GB by Harvey Russell

    “Nauru’s Split Personality”  - Split “B” variety on the 2d value?

    “In Camel’s Clothing” - The Egyptian seal’s booklet

    “Rural Disservice” - The Cyprus low value forgeries

    “Canadian Precancels” - The only precancel involvement with the Jubilee

    “Phoenix-like Sphinx” - Some notes about the Egyptian seal

    “Fag Tax” - Observations on South West Africa’s cigarette duty overprints

    “From the collection of...” - Jubilee items from some illustrious collectors

    “Prize-less Specimens” - Beware of forged specimen stamps

    “Dubious Jubilees” - Spoofs, parodies and bogus overprints