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World War I - Collecting the History through Stamps

World War I provided the largest disruption of postal services experienced since the advent of the international postal system and has long been recognised as a philatelic subject worthy of investigation by collectors.

Both during, and in the immediate aftermath of the war, the changing nature of international boundaries, and alliances, caused a huge problem for the postal systems of both the major protagonists and the countries occupied and re-occupied throughout the period.

Shipping losses, censorship and constantly moving battle fronts meant that mail movement slowed to a crawl and in some areas ceased completely. Stamp production came low in any nations list of priorities creating the need for the large numbers of surcharged and overprinted issues of the time.

As countries were occupied it became common either to surcharge that country's issues with the currency of the occupier (e.g. Romanian Bani surcharges on Hungary issues) or to surcharge the invading country's stamps with the currency of the occupied territory (e.g. Belgian Franc surcharges on German stamps). The large numbers of these modified issues, together with the emergence of new countries (such as Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia & Poland) and the many special stamps created (Red Cross, 'War Tax' & War Orphans and other Charity types plus many local issues) make this a vast and interesting area for philatelists.

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Lot Number: 2054
Closing: 27 December 2018

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Lot Number: 2707
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Lot Number: 6746
Closing: 18 December 2018

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Lot Number: 2708
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Lot Number: 2709
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Lot Number: 6748
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 160
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Lot Number: 2711
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Lot Number: 1135
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Lot Number: 1136
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Lot Number: 6749
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 200 - 250
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Lot Number: 7212
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 75 - 90
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Lot Number: 2712
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 240 - 280
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Lot Number: 3522
Closing: 27 December 2018

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Lot Number: 7974
Closing: 18 December 2018

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Lot Number: 6501
Closing: 18 December 2018

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Lot Number: 6750
Closing: 18 December 2018

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Lot Number: 6751
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Lot Number: 2713
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Lot Number: 6752
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 300 - 320
  • Currency guide (USD): 381 - 406
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Lot Number: 2584
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 500 - 600
  • Currency guide (USD): 635 - 762
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Lot Number: 5773
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 160 - 170
  • Currency guide (USD): 203 - 216
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Lot Number: 3347
Closing: 27 December 2018

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Lot Number: 3637
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 120 - 140
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Lot Number: 5373
Closing: 18 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 75 - 85
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Lot Number: 1768
Closing: 27 December 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 75 - 85
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