The Derek Seaton MRCP, FRPSL Collections of British Post Offices Abroad & British Stamps (often Overprinted) Used Abroad.
Derek Seaton is well known as the regular convenor for many years of the Royal Philatelic Society's South-
Derek has collected stamps since his childhood years in the late 1920s and he is still enjoying one or two smaller sections of his collection. As is so often the case, Derek put away his boyhood album for many years while he qualified as a doctor, with a special interest in neurology. After hospital jobs, he became a partner M. a busy town general practice, which also provided the care in a local general hospital; it was a very busy career. Then, as retirement beckoned, he rediscovered the joys of collecting and was soon a familiar figure in the auction rooms and at philatelic exhibitions. He regularly appeared at Cavendish in Derby and never left empty-
I cannot recall having seen a collection where so few pages (of the hundreds that it includes) are not worthy of being a separate lot. Derek's eye for the rare and the visually appealing is unfailing. In addition to this special catalogue, a wide group of his other stamps and covers were included in Cavendish's June 2014 auction, where his Seahorses and Basutoland KGV "OFFICIAL" overprints (one of the 1934 covers realised a remarkable £15,000 hammer price) -
The hundreds of lots in this auction show us what a truly worldwide collection this is. Derek's favourite studies were the West Indies (and especially Jamaica), Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports, along with the Nigerias; but almost every country you can think of is included. The theme that unifies all these lots (from Aden to Zululand) is usually the use of British Post Offices and/or overprinted British stamps in far-
Derek still remains very active and his other interests currently include sailing, swimming, playing bridge, walking the clog, and enjoying the convivial company of family and friends. His expertise as a perfect host may have something to do with his being (as was the late Barrie Jay) a Past Master of a Livery Company in the City of London...
|Link||Exhibit||Oct 2006||BWISC Display||PreStamp, GB Used, QV & Beyond, TRDs, Instructional Marks|
|Auction||18 Jun 2014||Cavendish auction||GB Used in Jamaica Part 1|
|Auction||10 Sep 2014||Cavendish auction||The Derek Seaton Collection of British Post Offices Abroad & G.B. Stamps Overprinted for Use Overseas c.1780-1935.|