Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)


Like many of us, I collected worldwide stamps as a child, having been introduced to the hobby by an elderly Great Aunt. However other more pressing matters (education, career, etc..) soon took precedence and my collecting activity became virtually nonexistent for many years.

But once a collector, always a collector; and during the early 2000’s, I started actively collecting again, this time focusing solely on Great Britain’s imperforate issues, the 1d black and red, and the 2d blue. I have acquired a number of items within this area but have found myself wanting to arrange items differently at different times and sometimes have the same stamps in two (or more) parts of my collection at the same time – not a realistic possibility.

My way of accommodating this conflict was to design this web site, to allow me to view a virtual representation of my collection in several different ways at once - each image may be viewed in greater detail by clicking on it.

There are currently six sections to it:


The main section contains everything in the collection organised by face value

Penny Black
Penny Red
Two Pence Blue

and then within each section by plate number


Geography - This section re-organises the stamps based upon their cancellations


Cancellations - A multi frame display (in development) of the various methods used to cancel stamps


Positional Reconstruction  - re-constructed sheets of 240 stamps (from various plates)


New Additions - Items added recently


Exhibits - ideas In development, laid out as traditional pages



This will always be a “work in progress” with some pages not being complete and some remaining empty for a long time. Also a few items are added to the collection most months (see the New Additions page)

If you like what you see, I am more than happy to hear from you at chris[at]  These pages were last updated in July 2016. 

© Chris Jones, 2010 - 2016

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