Contents to Volume 53, Number 7
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, George Rab champions the case for the controversial Star and Crescent overprints from Bahawalpur, which marks their 75th anniversary this year and the Irish Postal Authority issued its first definitive stamp one year after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Barry Cousins discusses the background of the first definitives with emphasis on the 2d. ‘Map of Ireland’ design.
Contents December 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.
In the first of a series of articles looking at where philatelists can go to see and research stamps, Richard West examines the vast Philatelic Collections held by the British Library in London.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
We take a look at two new Royal Mail issues this month; a commemorative issue for some of the most popular characters to have come out of the animation studio, Aardman, and this year’s Christmas issue.
Modern GB collectors are once again brought up to date by John Deering as he takes a closer look at the 2022 Christmas issue and highlights a new variety in the Transformers p.s.b.
Land Tax Redemption and the Franking System: Part 1
Robert Galland makes a return to the free franking system of Great Britain as he illustrates wrappers, circulars and other items connected to the Department of Land Tax Redemption.
Delivering the Mail: Part 7b Delivery by Air (Rocket and Balloon)
John Davis FRPSL continues his thematic series on the many different ways mail has been transported over the years. Here, he looks at transportation by air with the focus on the use of rockets and balloons.
Stamps to look out for from Cape of Good Hope.
Ireland’s First Definitive Stamps
The Irish Postal Authority issued its first definitive stamp one year after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Barry Cousins discusses the background of the first definitives with emphasis on the 2d. ‘Map of Ireland’ design.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another of his regular columns on former stamp-issuing regions, John Moody looks at Saarland, a former independent state in what is now south-west Germany.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder returns with another collection of postal stationery examples from around the world.
Alfred Nobel and his Legacy
Michael Peach examines the stamps from around the world that have commemorated Alfred Nobel and the winners of the coveted prizes that carry his name.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 37: Nyasaland
For the latest article in his series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps Noel Davenhill highlight the issues of Nyasaland.
Bahawalpur: The Star and Crescent Overprints
George Rab champions the case for the controversial Star and Crescent overprints from Bahawalpur, which marks their 75th anniversary this year.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
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.