Contents to Volume 46, Number 3
Contents August 2015
The latest philatelic news from around the world including: Singapore’s ‘living’ stamps, Picasso postcard sale and Plymouth’s tribute to Edward Stanley Gibbons.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
As ‘The Lion City’ marks 50 years of independence, John Holman looks at the stamp issues of Singapore.
See the buzz around Royal Mail’s new Bees issue.
Don Davies reveals some curious covers that offer a new ‘angle’ on British postal history.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
John Deering dissects Royal Mail’s Great War 1915 Prestige Booklet and highlights some new Machin printing ‘mishaps’.
British Private Posts
A round-up of news and new issues from Britain’s private posts, courtesy of John Holman.
Uses of the Mulready Stationery
In the follow-up to his June article, Edward Klempka discusses postally-used Mulready Stationery.
Inland Postcards: Victorian Britain
The development of inland postcards heralded the arrival of cheap, fast communication. Michael Peach traces their introduction and development.
Registration in Singapore
Len Stanway reveals how the Singapore Post Office has handled registered mail—from 1854 to the present day.
Singapore: Then and Now
Find out about some of the rare attractions that will be on display at Singapore 2015, courtesy of the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Singapore World Stamp Exhibition 2015
Discover who’s who, and who’s where, at Singapore 2015.
Postal Cards of the Federated Malay States
Henry Ong talks about the UPU colour scheme and its effect on the postal stationery of the Federated Malay States.
Kingston, Ontario Postmarks from 1851–80
As John Hillson explains, the mutilated, homemade and fancy cancels of Kingston, Ontario offer a great opportunity for collecting and study.
Swans on Stamps
P J Lanspeary presents another flock of his favourite ornithology-themed stamp issues.
The 1988 Provisional Definitives of Ghana: The C20 Overprints (Part 2)
Nicholas Pertwee continues his study of Ghana’s C20 Overprints with a focus on the different typefaces used.
Christer Brunstrom explains Bamra’s contribution to India’s rich stamp heritage.
Magna Carta Competition
Win one of only ten specially made prestige albums.
Philatelic legend to make an appearance at Monaco
MonacoPhil 2015 offers visitors the chance to see the legendary 1856 British Guiana 1c. black on magenta.
Stamps to look out for from Indian Convention States.
Win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
2013–14 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime concludes his annual listing of foreign stationery issues.
Crowns, Tiaras and a Diadem
Cyril Parsons uses stamps to explain the subtle differences between royal crowns, tiaras and diadems.
Reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
More new issues from Jersey, the Isle of Man and Guernsey
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more collecting advice from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.