Apollo's Most Wanted & GB Stamps News January 2024

Queen Victoria 6d chestnut stamp with superb upright Kilmarnock cancellation

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

January 2024 preamble

It's been just over a month since I started Apollo's Lots website and it's become pretty time consuming. The idea was this website would be primarily to list selected GB Stamps for sale, to supplement or complement the eBay business side of things. With the hours put in to each over the past month it's beginning to look the other way around.

'Apollo's Most Wanted' will likely feature a handful of stamps, half-a-dozen or so, and stay in this blog post format for the foreseeable. As opposed to an email newsletter. Although I might explore that option at a later date.

Thanks for reading, Dan

Most Wanted: January's pick of GB stamps

Nice or collectable pieces, recently added to the site, not necessarily valuable or rare stamps.

Apollo's Lots website news

Coming soon. We have more new stock ready and waiting to be listed including: SG364a 1½d chestnut showing the infamous 'THREE HALFPENCF' error from the Royal Cypher Harrison printing, SG70a 6d pale lilac on AZURE paper, some fine Victorian stamps with CDS cancellations, plated Penny Red Imperfs and more...

There are some new sections/categories in the pipeline. Including Distinct Maltese Crosses although that's likely to be sparce for a while.

Prefer the thrill of bidding? See our eBay stamp auctions page or go direct to our GB Stamps eBay store for more items.

Do you have a query or suggestion? Please get in touch, details further down this page.

Stamp news elsewhere

Spice Girls special stamps - The Spice Girls 30th Anniversary commemorative stamps went on sale 11th January 2024. This includes the usual set of stamps and miniature sheet, but also expands to a range with Gold stamps and a Prestige Booklet.

Royal Mail special stamp calendar - The Royal Mail have issued their schedule of Commemorative stamps for 2024. A basic rundown of the with the date of issue and the corresponding theme.

Unique Penny Black for auction, est. $1.5 million to $2.5 million! -  A short article I wrote about why this Penny Black on Mulready dated 2nd May 1840 could become most expensive British stamp ever! It has an estimate of $1.5 million to $2.5 million and is going to auction at Sotheby’s, New York, in February. 

Thank you

If you find this type of article interesting or of use then please let me know. Or anything to do with the website - good or bad. Or you have a question, a wants list or help sourcing a particular stamp. Please leave a comment below or continue to our contact us page and fill the simple form in. It would be great to hear from you, happy collecting, Dan

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