Specialist Articles

This section of the website is split in to two strands: firstly the Collecting Complexity series of articles, and secondly, a mixed bag of other specialist articles.

The Collecting Complexity Series features a number of articles where a set of stamps or a series of stamps is analysed in some depth. You may need a clear head when reading some of these!

The series currently includes: Australian KGV’s; Irish Definitives; Philippine Definitives; Uruguayan Lapwings and Guatemalan Quetzals. If you fancy some serious reading, click here.


First up is a mighty article on the Mexican Conservation stamps. A BSS member sought clarification on the conservation series and issuing authorities for these stamps. Mel West put pen to paper ….. read his response – The Mexican Conservation Question


The Falkland Islands Penguin.

Ever wondered why the Falkland Islands 5/- Penguin stamp varies so much in value … could it be the colour variants? Read A Penguin Stamp Too Far to find out.


Japanese Occupation Of Burma .. Bird Stamps or Not?

There are no rules to dictate what people should or should not collect so our Membership Secretary chooses to include the Burmese Peacock-pheasant Overprints as Bird stamps – would you? Read the article here to decide for yourself.

Bringing Bird Stamp Collectors Together