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Stanley Gibbons Queen Victoria Specialized Catalog

 
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Posted 11/04/2019   9:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add oldmanriver to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know which edition was the first one published in color? I'm thinking about picking one up on eBay or Amazon.
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Posted 11/05/2019   03:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have the 16th edition, published in 2011. The stamp illustrations are in black & white but the advertisements are in colour. I'm not sure if a revised edition has been issued since. Stanley Gibbons have the 16th edition in digital format but no edition at all in the catalogue section: https://www.stanleygibbons.com/shop...64&groupId=3

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Posted 11/14/2019   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldmanriver to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bobby for the info. I see tons of the older editions for sale and will just pickup one of them. Color illustrations are nice to have but in the end, not a deal breaker.
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Posted 11/14/2019   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 16th edition is the most current, although it is getting a bit long in the tooth and I think is sold out from Gibbons.
A 17th edition is planned to be released around the time of London 2020 in May. There's talk that it might be issued in two volumes - one for the line engraved and one for the surface printed and embossed stamps. With each edition, the "specialists" try to get the listings revised to better reflect current research on the stamps and the differentiators.

If you can get a 16th edition at a reasonable price, I'd pick that one, as they were issued about every two years prior to the 16th, which makes other editions fairly old and not necessarily accurate.
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