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Attractive British Cover Dictionary,
This review is from: Collecting British First Day Covers 2013 (Paperback)
This is a well-produced but increasingly expensive compilation of British commemorative and definitive first day covers and their values in today's philatelic market.
The print is relatively small but a huge amount of detail, postmarks/handstamps and pictures of covers is included or rather packed in! Many covers appear to be extremely expensive but the huge number of modern covers with their equally enormous range of hand stamps and the equally massive total of new issues reveals that modern collectors cannot be beguiled into buying every issue or paying increasingly unrealistic prices.
A few years ago covers for new issues were well under £10 an issue but £20 per new issue is not uncommon. This is not just due to cover producers but the number of stamps in an issue and the value of the stamps in the issue. This catalogue is very well produced but it is sad to see how the number of issues has increased out of all proportion to the disposable income of potential cover collectors. Back in the 70's it was possible to purchase each handstamp, now it is virtually impossible to even illustrate each one!