Delighted to announce that Virtual Stampex will be available to visit online until the end of December. This will give you the opportunity to visit the 84 booths, watch the talks and enjoy the Musuem of Philately.
Heralded as the world’s first international virtual stamp show, Virtual Stampex was an exciting addition to the philatelic calendar. The live show lasted for 3 days with the on demand period running until end of October.
Have you spotted the branding ‘Home of Great Collectors’ at Virtual Stampex and wondered what it is all about?
Everyone loves a mystery and we can exclusively reveal that Corinphila and Heinrich Kohler are behind the concept. The Global Philatelic Network, including Corinphila and Heinrich Kohler as well as other auction houses from all over the world, is the home for all great collectors. Brand founders Karl Louis and Dieter Michelson believe that every collector is a great collector and they invite you to join them at their booth to find out more (booth A13). stampex.vfairs.com
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau announces that it will vend Post & Go stamps with the new overprint ‘Virtual Autumn Stampex 2020’, at the forthcoming edition of the expo. The stamps will depict Guernsey’s colourful Bailiwick Fishing Boat designs, which were released in February this year.
To mark the launch of the exhibition, the philatelic bureau’s GG02 Envoy House unit will vend the new Stampex overprint from 1-3 October 2020; these will be available to purchase via the website www.guernseystamps.com or direct from the bureau. Pre-orders will be available from 15th September.
Bridget Yabsley, head of Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau, explained: - “We are excited to be involved in the world’s first virtual international stamp show, which the Philatelic Traders’ Society has organised in lieu of this year’s event in London. It looks set to be a great event, bringing together everyone from the world of philately.
“Guernsey Post is one of over 100 participants involved and will take part in the ‘live’ online event on 1 and 2 October, although our virtual booth will remain open for our customers to visit throughout October.”
The stamps: -
GY Letter – Ceralia, GU29
The Ceralia, along with numerous other boats, operates out of Bordeaux Harbour, a small, picturesque harbour found in the north east of Guernsey. She is owned by Mike Scrimshaw, for whom fishing has been a big part of his life, including working full-time as a fisherman.
GY Large Letter – Odilia, GU388.
The Odilia, which is owned by Paul Arnold who has been fishing for over 30 years, moors and operates from Grande Havre, a natural harbour with stunning beaches including Les Amarreurs.
UK Letter – Little Sister GU138.
Little Sister is a small fishing boat, which moors in the inner area of Les Amarreurs Bay. Bass, plaice, bream, mullet and more are readily available in the waters accessed from this large inlet. She is owned by John Niles, who became involved through his family and says that the best part of fishing in Bailiwick waters is the magnificent views from the boat.
UK Large Letter – Amber Dawn, GU98.
Owned by fisherman Damien Albin, Amber Dawn moors in Perelle Bay in St Saviour on the West coast of Guernsey. This part of Guernsey’s southwest coastline provides excellent fishing waters with its deep-water gullies and reefs.
EURO Letter – Sandra J, GU301.
A fisherman all of his life, Sandra J’s owner, Adrian Brache, has also fished commercially for the past 15 years. His is one of many fishing vessels that operate from St Peter Port harbour and the Fish Quay.
ROW Letter – Carina, GU113.
The Carina also operates out of St Peter Port in Guernsey. She is owned by fisherman Jordan De Carteret, who changed his career so that he could enjoy the sea and beautiful coastlines. Along with his dog Biff, Jordan heads to the waters around the tiny but beautiful island of Sark in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, where he fishes for lobster.
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You can expect a comprehensive and diverse selection, with an emphasis on rare and unusual pieces. There is something for every kind of GB collector, along with a wealth of knowledge and advice on collections and collecting as well as honest and fair valuations.
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Want to find out more about the Court of Honour at Virtual Stampex. Then this piece by Devlan Kruck from David Feldman is one to read.
Read more on the Court of Honour here.
by Sandeep Jaiswal founder of India & States who will be showing at Virtual Stampex
Meet Karl Louis creator of the Karl Louis "Card Index” The only industry tool which confirms provenance of your philately
Virtual Stampex are excited to announce that Karl Louis will be available on the Corinphila booth during the show.
He is inviting you to send in your philately to have it reviewed to establish its provenance. Provenance is a quality seal – As in Art, Provenance is an indispensible attribute for valuable and important stamps. Appointments are first come first served and will be held daily between 10am - 3pm.
Karl has worked for over 35 years to develop the Great Britain Karl Louis Card Index and it his extensive knowledge and passion that allows the index to be maintained. This index is by far the most comprehensive and important census of British Stamps in the philatelic world. Describing philatelic rarities calls for more than just quoting catalogue numbers and values. Provenance is a philatelic pedigree of former owners from the inception of philately until the present day. Those collections held in the highest esteem by their contemporaries and containing the great rarities, the modern day “Large Gold” exhibits can be traced back to the collectors who once owned the particular rarity and the auctions where they were sold and changed hands. Frequently, the further back a philatelic pedigree goes, the more coveted the rarity becomes. Provenance is a quality seal.
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