Contents to Volume 48, Number 3
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Hugh Jefferies offers the beginner a few pointers on collecting colours and shades, Martin Roper provides an introduction to what membership of the Malaya Study Group has to offer and learn how to correctly identify true imperforate examples of Britain’s first low value surface-printed stamps.
Contents August 2017
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Hugh Jefferies offers the beginner a few pointers on collecting colours and shades.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Royal Mail celebrates contemporary British architecture and continues its commemoration of World War I.
Postal Fraud: A Historical Look
Edward Klempka looks at postal fraud, particularly in Britain, from the pre-stamp period to the end of the 20th century.
John Deering casts a collector’s eye over the Machin Definitive 50th Anniversary products from Royal Mail and provides a comprehensive checklist of special imprints from The Postal Museum’s Post & Go machine.
Imperforates of the First Low Value Surface-printed Postage Stamps of Great Britain
Learn how to correctly identify true imperforate examples of Britain’s first low value surface-printed stamps.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
Antigua 1937: Then and Now
Rod Vousden traces the development of Antigua’s 1938 King George VI definitives and sees how the scenes have changed over the years.
The Malaya Study Group
Malayan philately and postal history is a diverse and challenging area. Martin Roper provides an introduction to what membership of the Malaya Study Group has to offer.
Pictorial Definitives of the Federation of Malaya
Sixty years after its release, Susan McEwen discusses the pictorial issue of the Federation of Malaya, released as part of the celebrations marking its independence.
Gibraltar George VI Stamps That Were Never Issued
Due to the death of King George VI, new commemoratives and a definitive for Gibraltar were never issued. Richard Garcia discusses each of the proposed design.
Reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Unusual names, unexpected languages and a lack of wording can make it difficult to identify a stamp. Christer Brunstrom highlights some anonymous troublemakers.
Seychelles Outer Islands
Between 1980 and 1992, the Seychelles issued stamps specifically for its outer islands. Steve Pendleton takes a look at the short-lived Zil Eloigne Sesel era.
Nimrod highlights some desirable stamps to look out for from St Helena.
Birds Behaving Strangely
Some of the strangest bird behaviours have been depicted on stamps, as P J Lanspeary reveals in another feathery philatelic write-up.
2016 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime concludes his alphabetical listing of foreign issues from 2016.
Japanese Steam Engines Part 3: Tender Engines
Nicholas Pertwee concludes his study of Japanese steam engines on stamps.
1957: What Did They Commemorate Then?
Peter van Gelder turns to 1957 to see what the world’s post offices were celebrating 60 years ago.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
New issues from the Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of King George V
More faux philatelic fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers his thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.