Contents to Volume 52, Number 11
In the April issue of GSM, in another article on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill highlights the stamps of Dominica, from its 1874 first issues to independence and while perforated stamps are taken for granted these days, the road to their introduction 170 years ago was a huge struggle for their determined inventor, Henry Archer, as Devlan Kruck explains.
Contents April 2022
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
London 2022 Weathers the Perfect Storm to Deliver a World Class Exhibition
A special report from the decennial International stamp exhibition.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Richard West explains how many factors have caused major changes in stamp production and design over the years.
We kick off this month’s GB section with a look at Royal Mail’s new stamp issue commemorating 150 years of the FA Cup.
When ALF met ELSIE at Southampton in 1957: Part 2
Jeremy Meal returns with his second part to the story of the trials of two revolutionary new sorting machines at Southampton in the 1950s. In his first article he focused on ALF (Automatic Letter Facer), this month he talks about the introduction of ELSIE (Electronic Letter Sorting Indicator Equipment).
While perforated stamps are taken for granted these days, the road to their introduction 170 years ago was a huge struggle for their determined inventor, Henry Archer, as Devlan Kruck explains.
In his regular round-up for modern GB collectors John Deering sees what Royal Mail’s new Platinum Jubilee p.s.b. has to offer collectors and takes a sideways look at counter sheets of the new barcoded security Machins.
The Shields Collection
GSM looks inside the Shields Collection, currently being offered for sale by Stanley Gibbons, which contains some of the finest Victorian stamps of Great Britain ever to be assembled.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 33: Dominica
In another article on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill highlights the stamps of Dominica, from its 1874 first issues to independence.
An Alien’s Take on Cricket
The rules, heroes and history of the very English game of cricket are highlighted through various stamp issues compiled by Christer Brunström FRPSL.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Nickel Through the Ages
Josef Charrach digs up another thematic topic as he looks at stamp and postal history connected with nickel, a metal used for thousands of years.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Irish Free State: The Transition of British to Irish Postal Stationery (1922−24)
In the third of a series of articles on the Irish Free State, Brian Callan FRPSL discusses the postal stationery in use just after the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty and through the Transition Period, which took place until late 1924.
An Index of a Lady Philatelist’s Mind: Charlotte Tebay (1819−1901)
Following on from a previous article looking at women figures in philately, Eva Mealing highlights the considerable contributions to the hobby made by Charlotte Tebay.
Major Edward B Evans, RA, RDP 1846−1922
Michael Peach rediscovers another important figure in the world of philately. The legacy of the collector, writer and editor, Major Evans, stands out in many ways, including the early evolution of this very magazine.
1943−1945 Operational Zone of the Alpine Foothills
After Germany invaded northern Italy during World War II, it established an operational zone in the Alpine foothills. Gerhard Freund discusses the postal history left behind by the occupation.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody continues his introduction to the philatelic history of the Indian Feudatory States.
Geir Sør-Reime presents his latest annual survey of foreign stamp booklets.
Stamps to look out for from the Sudan.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.