ASV publishes catalogues, books, articles and other philatelic resource material about Australian stamp variations

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Just published

  ASV Catalogue 2016-2020

 The catalogues and books below are available from the Blurb Bookstore

International Post Catalogue 


     Australian Prestige Booklet Pages   

Recent Stamp News articles and BPS presentation


Stamp Variation

A version or format in which a stamp was issued or released, compared with the original single gummed sheet stamp.  This includes those stamps that may not have been issued or released in a normal gummed sheet of the same stamp.  They may be “issued” on the official First Day of Issue or “released” before or after that day.  Variations are produced on purpose and do not include printing or production mistakes or errors.

The main variations are:

Annual Collection Pages   Blocks, Strips & Pairs   Decorative Gutters   Image   Imperforate   Minisheets   Overprints   Perforations

Prestige Booklet Pages   Printed Perforations   Self-adhesive   Shapes   Sheetlets   Size   Tabs


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