Contents to Volume 53, Number 11
In the April issue of GSM, Douglas Muir RDP presents original research on the development of the Mackennal portrait and De La Rue frames used for the first King George V stamps of India and Andrew Mortlock, FRPSL, FBSAP presents a study of the 12-year lifespan of the 1901–12 issues of Victoria, which were intended as a temporary stop-gap measure before the anticipated appearance of Commonwealth of Australia stamps.
Contents April 2023
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
The de Jong Collection: Untouched for 42 Years
Dickon Pollard discusses some of the highlights from a British Asia collection that hasn’t seen the light of day since 1980 and gives a background to the man who assembled it.
Ever since the first charity stamps were issued in 1897 there has been a wide variety of releases in aid of good causes, ranging from natural disasters to stamp shows, as Richard West illustrates.
We track down Royal Mail’s latest new issue, which pays homage to the world-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman as it celebrates its centenary year.
The British Home Front in 1940: Part 1
In the first of a two-part article, Jim Etherington illustrates British postal history items sent during the early months of World War II that relate directly to the nation’s wartime preparations at home.
In his latest article for modern GB collectors, John Deering previews the upcoming King Charles III definitives and reveals some unique Machins to be found inside the X-Men prestige stamp booklet.
The 1901–12 Issues of Victoria
Andrew Mortlock, FRPSL, FBSAP presents a study of the 12-year lifespan of the 1901–12 issues of Victoria, which were intended as a temporary stop-gap measure before the anticipated appearance of Commonwealth of Australia stamps.
Niuafo’ou and its Tin Can (Canoe) Mail Service 1882–1983: Part 3
John Davis FRPSL concludes his three-part study of the tin can mail service of this remote island. This month, he talks about more royal commemorations, the effect of a volcanic eruption and the final demise of this famous delivery service that lasted 101 years.
The King-Emperor’s Head: Mackennal’s Other Sculpture of George V
Douglas Muir RDP presents original research on the development of the Mackennal portrait and De La Rue frames used for the first King George V stamps of India.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 39: New Hebrides
A chain of islands in the southern Pacific is Noel Davenhill’s next stop in his series of articles on British and Colonial stamps. Jointly ruled by the British and French, New Hebrides offers philatelists a rewarding range of issues.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another article on postal authorities that no longer exist, John Moody examines an African country that was once the private property of a European King before it became a colonial state – the Belgian Congo.
2022 Foreign Booklets
Geir Sør-Reime presents his latest annual survey of foreign stamp booklets.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man.
Don’t miss 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.
Stamps to look out for from Sarawak.
An 11-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.