May Empire Sale now online

Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History,

23rd, 24th and 25th May

A specialised auction of over 2,500 lots, the property of 137 vendors, including the first offering from the extensive all World collection formed by the late Dr. Ronnie Straus, FRPSL, of Wimbledon and featuring the Charles Harrison ‘Concorde’ collection and a special section of Telegraphs & Revenues with the collections of Colin Lee Read more...


WASC publish “Gambia Perforated Cameos” By John F. Rose

The West Africa Study Circle are pleased to anounce the publication of “Gambia Perforated Cameos” by John F. Rose.

The perforated Cameo stamps of The Gambia were produced between 1880 and 1898. During this period there were numerous printings of each value. Besides intentional changes in colour and watermark, these can be distinguished by more subtle factors: orientation of the watermark, type of perforation, positioning of guide dots on the … Read more...


The John Rose Collection of Gambia

An outstanding auction of 476 lots, including postal history rarities and exceptional items from the Cameo and Key Type issues

John Rose 1948–2010

John was born in Meonstoke, Hampshire, but moved to Middlesex when he was three. He left Twickenham Grammar School at sixteen and returned to live in Meonstoke, taking his A levels at college in Portsmouth. He attended Hull University where he gained a BSc in Geology followed … Read more...