Contents to Volume 42, Number 7.
Contents December 2011
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at the stamps of Montenegro and the stamps issued by Great Britain 50 years ago to mark the centenary of the Post Office Savings Bank.
Stamps, miniature sheet and prestige booklet feature the work of children’s author Roald Dahl on 10 January.
The Postal Union and Victorian Britain
The creation of the General Union of Posts resulted in the standardisation of postal rates; Michael Peach examines what these reforms meant for Victorian Britain.
John Deering reports on Post & Go issues at Stampex, the latest Olympic and Paralympic retail booklet and previews the Diamond Jubilee definitives.
Albert, Prince Consort and Visionary: 150 Years Later
Tim Burgess looks back on the life of Queen Victoria’s Consort and his appearance on stamps.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder reviews Gibraltar’s postal stationery, returns to a puzzling card, provides advice on looking after your collection and uncovers an Edwardian campaign against post office stationery.
Hong Kong Postmarks
David Horry reveals some of the interesting and rare postmarks within the King George VI period.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
Michael Banister selects extracts from the journal of ‘an ordinarie collector’.
Conquest of the Antarctic
The New Zealand issues provided for the Shackleton and Scott expeditions to the Antarctic are examined by Robin Gwynn FRPSL, FRPSNZ.
Bulls Eyes and Cotton Reels
In the latest in his series on famous stamps, Paul Brittain looks at the background to the first issues of Brazil and British Guiana.
KGV and Australian Philately
Richard Breckon investigates dedicated philatelist King George V’s relationship with Australian philately.
Nimrod suggests stamps worth looking for from Natal. Your chance to win a 2012 Stamps of the World catalogue.
PoW Camp Posts
The stamps produced by those interned during the two World Wars are the subject of Christer Brunström’s latest Cinderella stamp article.
Why Write up Your Collection?
Colin Mount FRPSL, FBSAP, explains the importance of preserving your collection.
Cape Town 2011
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, visits the Cape Town 2011 national stamp exhibition.
Fiji Sheet Watermarks
David Gillis expands on earlier research and discusses the relative scarcity of these watermarks.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Win signed first day covers from Jersey Post.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies reports on British watermark varieties.
An 18-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.