Welcome to my website! This is where I record my observations about revenue stamps and documents. Some of my research has previously been published in The Revenue Journal, The Malayan Philatelist, The Pakistan Study Circle Newsletter and Gibbons Stamp Monthly. This website was started in November 2009 and I have worked on it every month or so since then. There is a What's new section on this page so that you can check my progress.
_A major (and long overdue) update for the Syria chapter:
Earlier What's new? entries are archived here
How this website works
This website follows the format of a catalogue, but with a few features which distinguish it from most other revenue catalogues:
1. It's published free online, giving easy access to anyone who wants it. (You can freely copy or reproduce any of the information contained here, but please include an acknowledgement to www.revrevd.com).
2. I update it constantly to reflect the latest discoveries. Send me a new scan today and it will be on the website tomorrow. That's the theory anyway! - subject of course to work and family commitments.
3. Every stamp is illustrated, so you can see the proof that every listed stamp exists. I have never found any revenue catalogue to be completely reliable - so if a stamp is listed in another catalogue but I have not seen it, I will footnote it to indicate that it might exist or might not. I will occasionally list a stamp in square brackets If I am fairly confident that it exists but am unable to illustrate it for the time being.
4. Not priced. Sorry but I just don't have time - I'm more interested in helping revenue philatelists to know what stamps to look for than in telling them what to pay for them. My own rule of thumb is simple: if it looks interesting or unusual or attractive, buy it!
I would be very keen to receive illustrations proving the existence of stamps I have not listed. I also welcome any comments and suggestions as to how this website can be improved. All correspondence can be sent to my mailbox.
Revenue stamps for sale?
If you have any revenue material for sale, I would be very happy to advise on disposal. I have run all the postal auctions for The Revenue Society in recent years, as well as a private treaty sale for an outstanding GB revenue collection. I also have my own revenue collections of GB, British Commonwealth and Middle East, and am always keen to acquire new and interesting material.
If you are interested in revenue philately, you might like to consider joining The Revenue Society, of which I am Secretary.
When I am not doing stamps, I work for a church in Bromley, UK. Our church website can be found here.