Probably the most obvious opportunity in the stamp market right now
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That benefit is the market intelligence I am willing to share with you.
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The information I am about to reveal to you today, I think, presents the most obvious opportunity to profit from rare stamps I have seen in years.
It relates to a pricing anomaly in a specific area of the stamp market.
I think this anomaly is about to correct itself.
And when it does…
You could be looking at prices potentially doubling in value.
All the evidence points towards this.
A market correction coming
One area of the rare stamp market has failed to follow the trend in recent years.
Unlike most of the market, which has gone up in value, this area has actually fallen in value over the past five years by an average of around 50%.
In other words, prices are roughly half what they were five years ago. In some cases, prices are back to where they were at the turn of the century.
Imagine buying a property today for what it was worth in the year 2000!
Now, there is an interesting point here you need to understand…
This market has only fallen in value for one reason…
Stanley Gibbons reduced their listed catalogue values for this specific area of the market between 2017 and 2021.
Why they did this, I am not entirely sure.
It seems peculiar as we have always found demand in this area very strong with many collectors willing to pay listed catalogue values… and that was before the 50% price cut.
The area of the market in question is British stamp errors from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
All the evidence in the market right now points towards an upward correction in this popular area of the market.
There are five compelling reasons why I expect to see prices rise again (and soon) …
- In the most recent Stanley Gibbons auction, estimates for QEII stamp errors are at around or above their listed catalogue values. There is one thing that is clear: if items sell at Stanley Gibbons’ own auctions at above their catalogue values, we can take it as read that next year’s edition of Stanley Gibbons’ catalogue will reflect these higher prices.
- A number of QEII stamp errors listed for sale on the Stanley Gibbons website are listed at prices above their catalogue value (which was unheard of until now). I even found one stamp listed at £250 compared to a catalogue value of £125.
- The stamp trade are buying up QEII stamp errors like crazy at the moment where they can pick them up at these depressed prices. In my experience, when the stamp trade acts in unison seeking to buy in a particular area, it is highly improbable they would all be wrong.
- There is a healthy and growing number of collectors interested in purchasing British stamp errors at the moment. By nature, these errors are extremely scarce. The basic laws of economics dictate demand exceeding supply will cause prices to rise.
- On a “fair value” basis, compared to their peers, QEII stamp errors look decidedly good value at current SG catalogue values. The ability to buy a scarce tangible asset where there are only, for instance, 100 examples in existence for a few hundred quid is not a difficult decision to make.
With these factors in play, I would be as bold as to say, the chances of catalogue values going down for QEII stamp errors seems improbable.
On the other hand, the chance of catalogue values rising again soon looks highly likely.
What makes QEII stamp errors so appealing to collectors
Because there is such a diverse range of interesting QEII stamp errors to hunt for, the area has always been attractive to a large number of collectors.
Also, collecting stamp errors is an area of philately understandable to a much larger audience than some of the more complex areas of collecting.
Some collectors focus entirely on building a collection of stamp errors. Others purchase errors as showpiece items within their collection.
Despite modern automated printing processes reducing the number of errors occurring, no system is perfect. A small number of mistakes can happen despite rigorous quality controls in place throughout the process.
Errors occurring in modern printing techniques have created some of the rarest and most visually striking stamps in the world.
Because they are so rare, the reign of Queen Elizabeth II has become the golden era of British stamp errors for collectors.
Furthermore, they remain surprisingly affordable and accessible to a large number of collectors - creating a vibrant market.
British Stamp Errors Collection you can own today
To give you the chance to profit from the current depressed prices of modern British stamp errors, I have managed to put together a collection for you.
The collection comprises seven rare modern stamp errors across a range of price levels.
All stamps in the collection are scarce due to the limited number of errors printed.
The stamps are all in pristine unmounted mint condition and represent examples of the highest condition grade.
Details of the collection are summarised in the table below:
Some points to draw to your attention:
- The total collection has a current value of £34,320, which is almost half its value six years ago
- The 1973 British Explorers error is available at less than half its value at the turn of the century
- The potential for growth in a five-year period is illustrated, with the collection showing growth of 185% between 2005 and 2010
- The 1974 Christmas error represents one of the greatest stamp error rarities of Great Britain. With only 3 examples recorded, it is comparable to the 1976 13p Roses error in terms of rarity, which is valued at £150,000
The market capitalisation referred to in the table above relates to the number of examples multiplied by current valuation.
I consider any rarity with a market capitalisation of under £100,000 as trading well below fair value.
To put into context, there are 306 known mint examples of the famous “King’s error”, the Prussian Blue stamp, which has a market value of £18,500. The market capitalisation of the Prussian Blue is therefore £5.7 million.
It is now time to reveal to you these undervalued QEII stamp errors…
The Missing Head
Great Britain 1971 7½p Christmas error, SG896a.
Superb Post Office fresh unmounted mint, with full original gum, example with gold (Queen's head) omitted, offered with an example of the normal stamp for comparison.
The missing colour results in the loss of the Queen's head.
An iconic and scarce QEII stamp error, which appears very reasonably priced in the context of its rarity. Pierron records only 106 mint examples.
Great Britain 1973 9d British Explorers (Charles Sturt) error, SG927b (error is on left).
Very fine unmounted mint, with full original gum, example with brown-grey printed double affecting the hair and facial features. Offered with an example of the normal stamp for comparison.
A scarce and striking QEII error. Pierron records only 200 mint examples (2 complete sheets) known to exist.
The doubling is more noticeable on examples coming from the top of the sheet. The more pronounced the effect, the greater the premium you should expect to pay. Examples of this quality have sold in the past for as much as £850.
Highly visual error of colour
Great Britain 1968 4d Christmas error, SG775b (error is on left).
Superb unmounted mint, with full original gum, example with vermilion omitted. Offered with an example of the normal stamp for comparison.
Most noticeably, the error results in the base of the rocking horse appearing orange instead of red.
An excellent visual QEII error of colour.
A scarce and reasonably priced modern error. Pierron records only 120 mint examples in existence.
Great Britain 1986 17p Royal Wedding of Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson (from photo by Gene Nocon) error, SG1334a.
A very fine unmounted mint, with full original gum, imperforate left hand marginal pair.
A very scarce QEII stamp error. Pierron records only 45 mint imperforate pairs in existence.
The error was discovered on a sheet in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which was almost completely imperforate other than the top left corner.
Great Britain 1998 30p Comedians 'Joyce Grenfell' error of value, SG2043var.
Superb unmounted mint, Post Office fresh, with full original gum left hand marginal example of this famous error of value. Offered with normal for comparison.
According to the Post Office, the 30p denomination was never officially released. All copies should have been returned and destroyed when a rate increase to 37p was approved, but a sheet was found in North London.
One of the most famous stamp errors of recent times. A very rare and highly sought after QEII error stamp.
Pierron records only 30 mint examples.
Rare Positional Piece
Great Britain 1998 26p 'Sir Henry Segrave's Sunbeam 1926' error of missing value, SG2060a.
Superb, Post Office fresh, unmounted mint, with full original gum corner marginal cylinder block of ten with face value "26" omitted on the two stamps from column 4.
The error, which results in the loss of the face value, occurred on the fourth column of several sheets. Some examples have the colour rosine (the value) completely missing while others show one of the figures that make up the value missing. It is believed solvent probably spilled onto the cylinder thus preventing the ink from taking properly.
A rare positional piece and a fascinating QEII stamp error. Pierron records only 17 mint examples.
Major QEII Rarity
Great Britain 1974 3½p Christmas error, SG966a.
Superb unmounted mint with full original gum vertical strip of three with light stone (background shading) completely omitted from the top stamp and partially omitted from the middle stamp.
A hugely rare and quintessential Queen Elizabeth II error, with only three examples recorded.
No longer listed in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue, due to their change in policy regarding not listing prices of stamps of the most extreme rarity, but was previously listed at a value of £45,000.
Own the Entire Collection
- A collection comprising 7 rare British stamp errors from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the finest condition grade
- Available at almost half the value the collection was worth six years ago
- Very clear and tangible current market indicators suggest prices will rise again in the short term
- A hugely popular and growing area of stamp collecting, providing further stimulus and pressure on prices to rise
You can purchase the entire collection from me for the price of £34,320.
You will need to contact me quickly if you wish to secure the collection intact.
Based on recent experience, I would expect to see individual items in the collection purchased by clients directly from our website soon after reading this e-mail.
To secure the collection, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Although it’s Friday, I will monitor my e-mails all evening.
Remember, these stamps increased in value by 185% in five years from 2005 to 2010. Current market indicators suggest this could happen again.
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