Where do I begins?
I started collecting KGV 1d Red penny since I was 15 years old. Now I am 42 years old and still learning and chasing some of the rarest shade in KGV penny red.
I will post you some of my collections on Ebay in the near future in the section of the GUIDES.
Firstly, I would like to advice who wants to collect KGV 1d red penny should buy the guide THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH SPECIALISTS CATALOGUE KING GEORGE V BY BRUSDEN WHITE published in 2007 . I will called short for (ACSC). The cost around AUD$95. Please Google or check with the major Dealers around Australia. The reason to buy the ACSC is to guide the collectors with the market prices and also the history of the shades have being found in that particular shade.
Secondly. Please buy the lamps from Michael Eastick. He sells the most useful lamp to identify the KGV 1d red shades. Give him a call or email him.
Thirdly and also the last advice is how to store the stamps in the correct way. The idea to store the stamp the correct way is in the Mylar plastic . Mylar plastic is the free acid plastic design to hold the paper without corrosion into the surface of the stamps. The area to store the stamps should be free of heat or free of condensation.
I only do my best to write all these ideas from many years of experiences to pass it on to the future generations to continue the hobby of philatelic.