Contents to Volume 45, Number 3
Included in this month’s GSM, Douglas Muir examines the work of the Army Postal Service which provided such a morale boost to British troops during World War I and Long-time GSM contributor Cyril R H Parsons examines the sources of some of the many stamps from around the world featuring British monarchs.
Contents August 2014
The latest philatelic news including: British Guiana 1c. Black on Magenta sets new auction record; John du Pont collection achieves staggering results; Stafford show report.
The latest reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Another inspiring article for new (and seasoned) collectors.
Discover Royal Mail’s Commonwealth Games issue and the new products to accompany their initial World War I issue.
World War I and the Army Postal Service
Douglas Muir examines the work of the Army Postal Service which provided such a morale boost to British troops during World War I.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: 1906
Derek Connell takes a look at the 1906 exhibition which marked the beginning of a long association with the Royal Horticultural Society.
In his regular column, John Deering examines what the latest era in Post & Go has to offer collectors.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks
John Holman reports on the latest developments in GB postal stationery, labels and postmarks including changes in postal rates, new handstamps and meter marks.
Basil in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
40 years after Cyprus was split in two, Basil Herwald travels to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to explore its unique postal history.
2012–13 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime concludes his annual survey of postal stationery.
When Stamps Helped Clothe the Swedish Army
Christer Brunstrom explains how fund-raising efforts through the sale of surcharged stamps during World War I provided uniforms for its Landstorm force.
World War I Mail of German East Africa
The outbreak of World War I isolated those on either side of the conflict. Michael Farrant examines the postal situation in German East Africa before and during the war.
A Diplomatic Solution
Communication with enemy countries initially ceased following the outbreak of World War I. However, as Graham Mark explains, there were ways to stay in touch with family and friends.
Reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Monkey Business in Benin
Nicholas Pertwee discusses the use and reuse of Benin’s ‘Zin Kaka’ set of 2003.
Transatlantic Airmails: Part 2
Continuing on from last month’s article, John Roe details some ground-breaking transatlantic flights and their philatelic legacy.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag
Geopolitics versus the Post!
David Smitham highlights six covers that illustrate the struggle sometimes seen between the delivery of the mail and historical events.
Stamps to look out for from Basutoland.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
British Monarchs on Stamps
Long-time GSM contributor Cyril R H Parsons examines the sources of some of the many stamps from around the world featuring British monarchs.
Packs and Cards Competition
£50 Packs & Cards gift vouchers to be won.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaux.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some new and recent issues commemorating World War I.
Shore to Shore
More issues from Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the catalogue editor’s chair, including a perforation appeal for Zambia.
A 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.