Contents to Volume 45, Number 11
Included in this month’s GSM, Anthony Smith discusses the early postal history of Nauru with a particular focus on the British King George V overprinted issues and Michael Peach discusses the introduction and evolution of prestamped newspaper wrappers following the abolition of the newspaper tax stamp in 1870.
Contents April 2015
‘Read how an outstanding find of rare Chinese stamps discovered in an attic could be worth up to US$1million and why the US Postal Service has been ordered to pay an artist $540,000. Plus, Spring Stampex report.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman presents more collecting ideas for new and seasoned collectors.
Will Royal Mail’s latest issue bridge a gap in your collection?
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: (Part 13) 1980
Derek Connell’s extensive survey of London Internationals reaches London 1980 for which many philatelic souvenirs were created, including Britain’s first miniature sheet.
Victorian Postal Stationery Wrappers
Michael Peach discusses the introduction and evolution of prestamped newspaper wrappers following the abolition of the newspaper tax stamp in 1870.
In this month’s round-up, John Deering looks at Post & Go developments before providing a comprehensive update to date-coded Security Machins.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
Overprinted Stationery of the Imperial British East Africa Company, 1895
In 1895 the postal supplies of the troubled IBEAC were overprinted by the Crown to help protect revenue. George T Krieger discusses postal stationery with this overprint.
An 'Out of This World' Display
Alberto Bolaffi highlights some stellar philatelic items that will be on show during London 2015 that took stamp collecting to new heights.
The stamps of the Pitcairn Islands are used by Steve Pendleton to provide a guide to this famous isolated location in the southern Pacific Ocean.
2014 Foreign Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime continues his annual survey with recent foreign booklet issues.
The Early Postal History of the Island of Nauru
Anthony Smith discusses the early postal history of Nauru with a particular focus on the British King George V overprinted issues.
Facts and Figurines
Christopher Moor looks back to the Royal Doulton Ceramics Exhibition held in New Zealand in 1993 and the special stamp issue created for it.
Brandenburg's Post-war Local Posts
Christer Brunstrom reveals how the post-war local posts of Brandenburg rose from the rumble following the devastation of World War II.
Harrison & Sons Involvement with Stamp Papers: Part 2
Glenn H Morgan concludes his study of Harrison’s global contribution to stamp paper production, including its impact on the postage stamps of America.
125 Years of GSM
Former GSM Editor John Holman looks back at the April 1965 issue of the magazine.
Stamps to look out for from Burma.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Falkland Islands 1937 Coronation Issue
As Albert-Friedrich Gruene explains, a collection of letters by Ellen Maude Carey offers a unique insight into the work of the British Empire’s first female postmaster.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
Royal toys from Guernsey, 25 years of space exploration from Jersey and World War I battle scenes from the Isle of Man.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies talks missing numbers and the return of the 5c. ‘Dhow’.
A 20-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.