Contents to Volume 49, Number 11
Contents April 2019
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
Spring Stampex 2019
GSM reports back from the Spring Stampex exhibition held at the Business Design Centre, London, in February.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest report from the auction rooms.
Richard West continues his look at the different methods of stamp printing with a focus on the letterpress process and highlights the delights of stamp card collecting.
CRASH! BAMM! Royal Mail’s new ‘super’ stamp set featuring popular Marvel comic book heroes.
The Stamp Designs of David Gentleman: Part 5 - Concepts and Beyond
In his concluding article on the stamp designs of David Gentleman, Richard West examines the so-called David Gentleman Album – a collection of experimental designs for British stamps that includes ideas for replacing the portrait of The Queen.
John Deering reports on a never-before-seen litho value found in the recent Leonardo da Vinci p.s.b., the first stamps to appear with the M19L date code and new tariff Machin and emblem stamps.
Queen Elizabeth II 1955-68 Castle High Values
GB specialist Edward Klempka shows us how to spot the differences between the various printings of the Wilding Castle high values.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
MonacoPhil 2019: An Event Not to be missed
Vincent Schouberechts gives us a sneak peek of the philatelic and social events to be offered by the MonacoPhil exhibition in November.
British Military Administration (BMA) and the Restoration of Postal Services in Post-war Malaya
Chang Kok Kay outlines how the BMA instigated the restoration of a desperately needed postal service in Malaya after its liberation from Japan in 1945.
The Wonderful World of Beetles
Barry Floyd gives new meaning to the phrase ‘getting the collecting bug’.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter Van Gelder returns with another varied selection of postal stationery items.
St Helena's 1934 Centenary Issue
Christer Brunstrom highlights one of the key sets in St Helena philately – the 1934 bi-coloured pictorial issue marking the centenary of British colonisation.
The First Issue of Crete
Alan Wishart FRSPL looks at the first issues of Crete following its hard-fought independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1899.
2018 Foreign Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime presents his latest annual survey of foreign stamp booklets.
Nimrod highlights some key issues from Barbados for collectors to look out for.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody unearths the stamp issues left behind by more ‘dead’ countries.
South Georgia Whaling Stations
The postal history of one of the world’s most remote workplace environments is discussed by Hugh Osborne.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
The latest issues from Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
Another gem from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies tells us what to expect from the new Volume 3 of the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Your 13-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.