Contents to Volume 52, Number 3
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Noel Davenhill returns with the latest in his long-running series on British colonial issues. This month, he provides a focus on the stamps from the ‘golden era’ of the former British Crown colony, Sierra Leone and Devlan Kruck reveals the truth behind a curious reprinting of the Penny Black in the 1860s. Initially thought to have been made at the request of royalty, these were incorrectly labelled ‘Royal Reprints’; a name which would mislead collectors for decades.
Contents August 2021
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
The 1c. Magenta Heads to the Home of Stamp Collecting
GSM talks to the new owner of the 1856 1c. black on magenta to discover what plans are in store for the world’s most valuable stamp.
More reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, you are going to need a means of storing and presenting your stamps safely. Richard West covers the vast range of options available to help you choose the one best suited to your needs.
Royal Mail commemorates the 70th anniversary of the iconic cartoon character Dennis The Menace (and his dog Gnasher).
A ‘Royal’ Bit of Fake News
Devlan Kruck reveals the truth behind a curious reprinting of the Penny Black in the 1860s. Initially thought to have been made at the request of royalty, these were incorrectly labelled ‘Royal Reprints’; a name which would mislead collectors for decades.
The Lundy Field Society 75 Years
The Lundy Field Society was founded 75 years ago to appreciate and preserve the rich flora and fauna on this small island. Christer Brunström examines the latest island issue, which marks the anniversary.
In his latest column for modern GB collectors, John Deering examines Royal Mail’s latest Music Giants issue featuring Sir Paul McCartney, and finishes his report on recent Post & Go issues from The Postal Museum.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 29: Sierra Leone
Noel Davenhill returns with the latest in his long-running series on British colonial issues. This month, he provides a focus on the stamps from the ‘golden era’ of the former British Crown colony, Sierra Leone.
From Tuva to Wales – Overland?
Adding to a recent article of Thomas Cliffe ‘The Packet Man’ by Michael Peach, Gwyn Williams investigates further into the ‘Cliffe’ covers story.
Games On: Collecting Olympic Stamps
After being postponed due to Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympic Games will finally begin in a few day’s time. With that in mind, Jeff Dugdale and Eve Archer offer collectors some guidance on creating an Olympic thematic collection.
Last Year of a Reign: The 1951 Commemoratives
After years of war and economic austerity there was plenty to commemorate towards the end of the reign of King George VI, something reflected in the stamps of the time. Peter van Gelder illustrates his favourite issues of the era.
Traditional Philately and the Transvaal 1d. Arms Stamp of 1883
Lars Jørgensen RDPSA demonstrates how building a collection based on just one stamp doesn’t limit the opportunity for research and enjoyment.
Ten Stamps, Ten Masterpieces
Fancy owning a collection of art masterpieces? With museum visits limited due to Covid-19, Christer Brunström curates his own miniature gallery depicting some of the world’s greatest paintings.
Stamps to look out for from the Pitcairn Islands.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another article on ‘dead’ countries, John Moody examines the German stamps and Cinderella mourning labels that were produced to remember the various territories and colonies lost by Germany at the end of World War I.
The latest book releases read and rated.
2020 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime concludes his alphabetical annual review of modern postal stationery from around the world with a listing from Romania to Vatican City.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Alderney, Jersey and Isle of Man.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of British Weihaiwei
David Horry presents another example from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.