Contents to Volume 53, Number 3
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Robert Benninghoff examines the postal history left behind as the ‘phoney war’ between the IRA and National Army became a full scale civil war and with Royal Mail set to issue eight stamps to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Richard West goes behind the scenes to find out just what it takes to produce a new stamp issue.
Contents August 2022
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Royal Mail commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Rally with eight colourful new stamps.
Getting a New Issue on Track
With Royal Mail set to issue eight stamps to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Richard West goes behind the scenes to find out just what it takes to produce a new stamp issue.
Souvenirs of London 2022: Part 3
We join Derek Connell as he continues to show a selection of souvenirs from the long-awaited London 2022 International.
In another round up of news for modern GB collectors, John Deering reports on Barcoded Security Machins with alternate backing paper and some unusual varieties from museum Post & Go machines.
Lilacs and Greens Revisited Part 1: Essays and Die Proofs
A recent discovery of De La Rue essays and die proofs produced for the 1883–84 Lilacs and Greens Unified series allows John Roe to compare the subtle differences between the initial designs and the final issued stamps.
Aviation Pioneers: The World Record Flights of Charles Kingsford Smith
The incredible achievements of famed pioneering aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, who set many early records, is traced by Sue Burn of the British Society of Australian Philately.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Aegean Islands Part 2: Italian Rule and German Occupation 1923 to 1945
Giorgio Migliavacca returns to the Aegean Islands to discuss the stamp issues produced under Italian rule and the German occupation period.
Morris Giwelb 1853–1937
Using a collection of contemporary advertisements and covers, Michael Peach recounts the successful career of another leading 20th century stamp dealer.
Delivering the Mail: Part 6b Delivery by Land (Motorised)
John Davis FRPSL compiles another article in his thematic series on the various ways mail has been transported over the years.
The Most Shared Artworks Across Stamps
While being unable to travel due to Covid, art lovers around the world shared their favourite artworks on social media, most of which have been represented on stamps, as Michael Barron reveals.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 35: Somaliland Protectorate
Noel Davenhill makes a return to his series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps with a focus on the stamps of Somaliland Protectorate.
The Irish Civil War 1922 and 1923 Part 2: The Road to War
Robert Benninghoff examines the postal history left behind as the ‘phoney war’ between the IRA and National Army became a full scale civil war.
Stamps to look out for from Turks and Caicos Islands.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another of his regular articles looking at the stamps of ‘dead’ countries, John Moody continues his journey through the Indian Feudatory States with a look at the issues of Faridkot, Hyderabad, Idar and Indore (Holkar State).
Postal History of the Falklands War 1982: Part 2
Forty years after the invasion of the Falklands, Gerald Marriner FRPSL illustrates mail sent to and from the local civilians and Argentinian troops when the post office was controlled by occupying postal staff.
2021 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime continues his annual review of modern foreign postal stationery from around the world with issues from Estonia to Portugal.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man, and Guernsey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.