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Great Britain Stamps

Postage Stamps and Postal History of Great Britain

Wikipedia page providing a useful overview of GB stamps and postal history.

Collect GB Stamps

The aim of this website is to be an enthusiasts' site for collecting GB stamps, especially commemmorative stamps. There is a lot of information here not just about the stamps but also FDCs, presentation packs, etc.

GB Machin Definitives

This is your stairway and guide to a clear concise layout on Machin definitive stamps and all related counterparts - covering every topic from the actual development of the Machin design right through to today's current issues. You will also find the latest information on all forthcoming and latest releases. - The Place on the Web for Great Britain Philately

News, information, links, and fun for collectors of Great Britain stamps and related material. Home of the Great Britain Collectors Club web site.

Great Britain Line Engraved Victoria Made Easy

A superbly illustrated introduction to these fine classics, by Wm F Blank.

Great Britain Machins

Enjoy the over 1,400 varieties identified here for collectors of the Great Britain Machins.

Great Britain Philatelic Society (GBPS)

The GBPS has over 700 members worldwide. One of the society's primary objectives is "to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of philately of Great Britain". The GBPS therefore covers all aspects of GB philately: postal history back through the ages; postal stationery; booklets; college stamps; philatelic conservation and postage stamps. The GBPS also publishes, usually six times a year, the GB Journal. This is a high quality publication which carries authoritative articles on all GB matters with the emphasis on research and new discoveries.

Great Britain Philately

John A. McCulloch's online exhibition featuring stamps from the Victorian era. The two main sections are Problems of the Penny Plates and Errors, Freaks and Oddities. Although concentrating on the Victorian era, the site opens with a lovely image of the four George V high values, known as the Seahorses.

Jonz Stamping Ground

Jon has features on several aspects of GB collecting including the penny red, security embossing, commercial overprints, perfins, and Machins.

Machin Collectors Club (MCC)

At this site you will find full details of the Machin Collectors Club and why it has become the most popular comprehensive Machin news provider in the United Kingdom. Direct links to other specialized Machin societies, dealers and other sources of information are also provided.

People on Stamps of the United Kingdom

Wikipedia listing of people depicted on British stamps, with links to biographical data.

GB Overprints Society

he GB Overprints Society (GBOS) helps members and collectors to explore the many ways and reasons why British stamps and other postal material have been overprinted, whether it is for use outside the UK or for special functions within the UK. This opens up a wide variety of avenues, which will interest not only GB collectors who want to find out other uses of their favourite stamps, but also collectors of particular countries or themes.

Rare Great Britain Stamps

Scans of classic stamps of Great Britain in the Sandafayre Rare Stamp Gallery.

The Great Britain Collectors Club - USA

The purpose of the Great Britain Collectors Club (GBCC) is to bring together collectors of Great Britain stamps and related items. It offers something for everyone, regardless of level of experience or years of collecting.

UK Philately

The site for all GB collectors - with contributions from the Association of British Philatelic Societies, British Philatelic Trust and National Philatelic Society.

Arthur Ryan & Co.

U.K. dealer with stock covering the entire range of British stamps from the first Penny Black of 1840 through to current issues, including first day covers, presentation packs, booklets, regionals, officials, postage dues, etc.

Bill Barrell Ltd

Fully illustrated lists of British postal history and British stamps, from early letters before the advent of the Penny Black through to major modern printing errors, with many fine and unusual items.

British First Day Covers

Established in 1980, A G Bradbury is a leading producer of limited edition first day covers for all British commemorative stamp issues.

Embassy Philatelists

Dealer in classic stamps of Great Britain. Hundreds of items to see and buy online.

K & C Philatelics

Specialists in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain covering the pre-stamp era and the reign of Queen Victoria.

Mark Sargent - Great British Stamps

A comprehensive list of GB stamps, all reigns.

Mike Holt - British Stamps

U.K. dealer offering GB stamps from 1840 to date. One of the world's largest stocks of specialised Machins. Machin New Isssue Service.

SH Stamps - Great Britain and British Commonwealth stamps

Dealers in fine quality stamps from Great Britain and the British Commonwealth - 1840 to the present.

Stanley Gibbons

The most famous name in GB philately - for stamps, albums, catalogues, literature, accessories, etc.