Apollo's Stamp Collecting Blog & News

1st May Penny Black on Cover

Erratum: First Penny Black On Cover at Auction

Dan Williams

Recently I've published two posts about the William Blenkinsop Penny Black Cover that went to auction at Sotheby's (February 2024). In the first post titled Could this Penny Black become the...

Erratum: First Penny Black On Cover at Auction

Dan Williams

Recently I've published two posts about the William Blenkinsop Penny Black Cover that went to auction at Sotheby's (February 2024). In the first post titled Could this Penny Black become the...

2nd May 1840 Penny Black Cover from Sotheby's auction

William Blenkinsop Penny Black Cover: Did It Be...

Dan Williams

Back in January I penned a short news item about an extremely rare piece of postal history that was to be auctioned by Sotheby's in their The One auction (today 2nd February '24).  In...

William Blenkinsop Penny Black Cover: Did It Be...

Dan Williams

Back in January I penned a short news item about an extremely rare piece of postal history that was to be auctioned by Sotheby's in their The One auction (today 2nd February '24).  In...

Queen Victoria 6d chestnut stamp with superb upright Kilmarnock cancellation

Apollo's Most Wanted & GB Stamps News January 2024

Dan Williams

Apollo's Most Wanted January 2024: a monthly section featuring our top picks from the website, together with news about GB stamps that collectors might find interesting.

Apollo's Most Wanted & GB Stamps News January 2024

Dan Williams

Apollo's Most Wanted January 2024: a monthly section featuring our top picks from the website, together with news about GB stamps that collectors might find interesting.

2nd May 1840 tombstone cancellationon penny black for auction

Could this Penny Black become the most expensiv...

Dan Williams

It's not everyday that such rare items come to market. A Penny Black on an inside-out Mulready wrapper sent from Northumberland to London, reversed and turned back into a Mulready wrapper and sent...

Could this Penny Black become the most expensiv...

Dan Williams

It's not everyday that such rare items come to market. A Penny Black on an inside-out Mulready wrapper sent from Northumberland to London, reversed and turned back into a Mulready wrapper and sent...

Both Royal Household Official stamps issued 1902

A Fine Pair! The R.H. Official Stamps

Dan Williams

Recently, I was fortunate enough to acquire a lot from auction which included a fine looking pair of notable examples - the Royal Household (R.H.) Official Stamps. Given their appeal...

A Fine Pair! The R.H. Official Stamps

Dan Williams

Recently, I was fortunate enough to acquire a lot from auction which included a fine looking pair of notable examples - the Royal Household (R.H.) Official Stamps. Given their appeal...

1990 penny black anniversary miniature sheet

The Penny Black Anniversary Stamp Issues: A His...

Dan Williams

We recently received a selection of Penny Black Anniversary Stamps, and I want to share some insights about them. As many are aware Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp...

The Penny Black Anniversary Stamp Issues: A His...

Dan Williams

We recently received a selection of Penny Black Anniversary Stamps, and I want to share some insights about them. As many are aware Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp...