Cataloguing mysteries focus of tonight’s British Empire group webinar

The latest webinar offered for free to all collectors, courtesy of the British Empire Study Group (BESG), will focus on “everything you wanted to know about stamp catalogues but were afraid to ask.”

The webinar will take place today, Sept. 22, starting at 6 p.m. (ET).

Peeling away the layers of mystery surrounding catalogues will be speakers Hugh Jefferies, the former editor of Gibbons Stamp Monthly and current editor of the U.K.-based firm’s stamp catalogue, plus Steven Zirinsky, a BESG member and stamp dealer from New York.

Made a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for his services to philately, Jefferies is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, a trustee of the Bath Postal Museum and a member of the Ferndown & West Moors Philatelic & Postcard Club.

According to a BESG press release, tonight’s webinar will answer the following questions:

  • Did you know each of the three major catalogues – Scott, Gibbons and Michel – have different emphases and approaches to listing and pricing material?
  • Are you wondering if printed catalogues will be on the “endangered species list” in the near future?
  • Do you want to be entertained with interesting stories about the birth and evolution of the world’s oldest stamp catalogue?

The free webinar is open to anyone. Membership in the BESG is free but never required to attend its regular virtual programs.

To register for tonight’s webinar, click here.

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