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This is a Website dedicated to good-to-fine used Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1840-to-1951 at sensible prices - typically around 10% of catalogue value. We hope that you will enjoy your visit to this site, and will find that our offerings are not only full of interest (see below for this month's new offerings!), but also represent excellent value for money...


THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY: We wish to reassure our customers that we are complying with all Government instructions regarding personal hygiene, and social distancing, during the course of the current emergency. Although little information has been given regarding the survival of the virus on surfaces (such as paper etc), Royal Mail are making reassuring noises, apparently on scientific advice, about the safety of postal deliveries. At the time of writing the relatively low number of 240 or so cases have been reported in Dorset, most in the major conurbations, between 20 and 30 miles away from us. We feel relatively safe in our peaceful rural backwater! In the event however that either of us develops symptoms of the disease, we will immediately cease handling all stamp stocks, and postpone all despatches until we are clear of infection. In the meantime, we shall be taking advantage of our 'isolation' to load lots of new material - so if in doubt, KEEP SAFE AND BUY ONLINE!

Although our POST OFFICE is functioning more or less as normal, albeit with slightly limited opening TUESDAY-to-FRIDAY only, in order to minimise my exposure to queues, I propose to restrict my trips to the Post Office to FRIDAYS ONLY (except for Good Friday - posting THURSDAY) as long as the current emergency lasts. I am sure you will understand, and hope you will bear with us for the time being!

POSTAGE PRICE INCREASES:
I have managed to keep my postage prices more or less static, with only minor variation, for several years now. Unfortunately however, swingeing price increases by Royal Mail, with effect from MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020, mean that I have been forced to increase my prices across the board...sorry!

TO CHEER YOU UP IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES:  An excellent batch of nearly 50 new Alphabet I 1d Reds from Plate 54 up to Plate 123, including several pairs, some useful shades, many varieties, and numerous large-margined examples...  A useful batch of 30 or so new Alphabet II 1d Reds from Plate 135 up to Plate 172... And a nice batch of 30 or so 1854 1d 'Stars' SG17 (Spec C1) from Plate 162 to Plate R4...ENJOY

For more of these wonderful classic issues, including matched pairs of the RARE PLATE 11, please visit our companion Premium website www.sturstamps.com...

If you do not yet see what you want, bear with me - we continue to add new material on a regular basis, so please come back to check again...

Martin Jenkinson
April 2020

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