Contents to Volume 41, Number 3.
Included in this month’s GSM, Ian Hamilton reviews stamps depicting the aircraft that took part during the Battle of Britain and a special report by Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, illustrated with material from the British Library, reveals that Africa’s oldest steamship is to become a floating health clinic on Lake Malawi.
Contents August 2010
Gambia Postmarks - KG VI
David Horry reveals some scarce cancellations worth searching for from this African territory.
Children’s books are this year’s Europa theme; Jeff Dugdale looks at some of the many works depicted on stamps.
The Battle of Britain
September sees the 70th anniversary of this famous aerial conflict; Ian Hamilton reviews stamps depicting the aircraft that took part.
RDPs on Stamps
Chris King FRPSL, Keeper of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, spends a day at an exhibition looking for stamps showing signatories to the Roll.
Morocco Agencies Stationery
The background to the issue and withdrawal of French currency stamps of the British post offices is examined by Dr David A Stotter of the Great Britain Overprints Society.
The Chauncy Maples
A special report by Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, illustrated with material from the British Library, reveals that Africa’s oldest steamship is to become a floating health clinic on Lake Malawi.
Foreign Postal Stationery, P–Z
The final part of Geir Sør-Reime’s annual survey of postal stationery.
Independence: Belgian Africa
After a brief look at the attractive colonial issues, David R Wright turns his attention to the independence issues of the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.
Steam locomotives—six new stamps to come on track on 19 August.
John M Deering looks at Smilers, the London 2010 Machin souvenir sheet and the Britain Alone prestige booklet.
Stamps of London 2010
Exhibition souvenirs collected by Derek Connell from the recent exhibition at Islington.
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Holiday Camp Post
David Horry visits Butlin’s and other British holiday camps.
GB Stationery, Labels and Pmks
John Holman highlights more recent changes.
Death of Machin photographer; 6d. ‘IR Official’ sold; New Postal Museum planned; Autumn Stampex.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results
John Holman looks at overprints, the Indian Feudatory States of Morvi and Nandgaon, 1966 World Cup football stamps and the London 2010 exhibition.
Nimrod suggests some modern British commemoratives that are worth looking for. Your chance to win a £50 SG voucher—the answers are in the magazine.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued Queen Elizabeth stamp. The Catalogue Editor reports on a Penny Red query, an Antigua frame break and a British watermark variety.
Shore to Shore
Railways and Tramways in the Isle of Man, Vintage Motoring in Jersey and Guernsey’s Liberation; Island Hopper reports on some new releases.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming new issues from around the world
Dean Shepherd investigates the background to some more new issues.
A 17-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.