Contents to Volume 47, Number 11
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Geir Sor-Reime’s continues his annual survey of stamp booklets with a rundown of 2015-16 issues from foreign postal administrations and after King Edward VIII’s abdication, a new colonial Coronation omnibus issue was needed for King George VI. Brian Livingstone describes the race to produce the initial essays, die proofs and final stamps.
Contents April 2017
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
On the 50th anniversary of their last regular appearance on British stamps, John Holman looks at watermarks in use at home and overseas.
Starter’s orders: We see the line-up for Royal Mail’s Racehorse Legends issue.
Essays of the First Low Value Surface-printed Postage Stamps of Great Britain
Continuing his series on the first low value surface-printed postage stamps of Great Britain, Robert B Galland looks at the essays produced during their development between 1855 and 1882.
British Private Posts
Downstream Access and End-to-End delivery mail are reported on by John Holman, before he turns to the latest issues in tourist stamps, Christmas charity mail, railway letter and island stamps.
GB Stamp Variants in Smilers Sheets: An Update on 2016 Issues
The variants found in the Smilers sheet and business sheet issues of 2016 are highlighted by John Gray.
John Deering reports on new Machins from Windsor Castle products, ordinary gummed, litho-printed Security Machins and British Post & Go issues at Spring Stampex.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
The Omnibus Design Issue of King George VI Coronation Commemorative Stamps
After King Edward VIII’s abdication, a new colonial Coronation omnibus issue was needed for King George VI. Brian Livingstone describes the race to produce the initial essays, die proofs and final stamps.
GB Stamps Used in Morocco
As Richard Garcia describes, GB stamps were used in Morocco from 1860 until control of the Gibraltar Post Office was handed over to the Gibraltar Government in 1886.
Postal Stationery Matters
In his latest round-up of new postal stationery finds, Peter van Gelder shows how cards can offer a window on Victorian and Edwardian life and presents another past personality on stationery.
The Russian Revolution: Military Intervention into Russia 1917-22 Part 2
To conclude his discussion, Edward Klempka focuses on mail sent by troops based in the Caucuses and Batum during the Russian Revolution.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 4: Gibraltar
In his continuing series charting the development of British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill turns his attention to the stamps of Gibraltar.
Nimrod highlights some desirable stamps to look out for from Sierra Leone.
2015-16 Foreign Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime’s continues his annual survey of stamp booklets with a rundown of 2015-16 issues from foreign postal administrations.
The 1928 Airmail Overprints of Chile
The Chilean Post Office released a provisional airmail issue in 1928. Martyn Cusworth discusses their production, known varieties and postal usage.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
More reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
More issues from the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Unissued Stamps of Switzerland
More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers his thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 18-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.