Contents to Volume 42, Number 3.
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, the background to three Australian attempts at producing a Royal Visit issue, all eventually abandoned, is provided by Richard Breckon and although the stamps of Abu Dhabi were short-lived they offer plenty of interest, as Rufus Barnes shows.
Contents August 2011
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at colour in philately and Universal Mail stamps.
Eight stamps depicting Crown Jewels are issued on 23 August; a commemorative sheet for Prince Philip.
An unusual addition to a postal history collection is outlined by Pauline Luscombe – the bags used for forwarding damaged mail.
John Deering offers advice on collecting cylinder blocks and reviews Horizon labels and Security Machins.
A report on recent developments by John Holman.
The Stamp Active Network’s one-sheet competition for youngsters is reviewed by Paul Brittain.
2011 RDP Ceremony
This year’s Philatelic Congress and Roll of Distinguished Philatelists ceremony.
The GB Air Letter
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, presents a miscellany from his collection to celebrate 70 years of the air letter.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Reviews of recent books.
Australia Royal Visit
The background to three attempts at producing a Royal Visit issue, all eventually abandoned, is provided by Richard Breckon.
The Philatelist Abroad
Michael Round visits Malaysia and Japan.
Anthony New FSA, FRIBA, MIStructE, concludes his philatelic tour of Spain’s cathedrals and churches.
David Beech FRPSL selects six more favourite items from the Library’s collections.
The Cape Triangulars
Paul Brittain continues his examination of some of the world’s most famous stamps.
Nimrod suggests stamps worth looking for from the French New Hebrides. Your chance to win a £50 SG voucher.
Canada – The Official Pitfalls
The OHMS overprints have been extensively forged – John Hillson FCPS provides some advice on detecting them.
Hanuman – The Monkey God
Eli Moallem looks at a Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
Miniature Works of Art
Rembrandt paintings in the Hermitage are discussed by Barry Floyd, along with German, English, French and Spanish works.
Nyasaland KGVI Postmarks
More difficult to find postmarks are revealed by David Horry.
Although the stamps of Abu Dhabi were short-lived they offer plenty of interest, as Rufus Barnes shows.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps depicting Isle of Man Postal History, Red Cross Uniforms from Alderney and two new issues from Jersey; National Trust Landmarks and Historic Coins.
Foreign Postal Stationery, P–V
Geir Sør-Reime concludes his survey of foreign postal stationery with countries from Poland to Vatican City.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies reports on varieties from New South Wales, Bahamas, St Helena and Dubai.
A 9-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.