Contents to Volume 42, Number 9.
Contents February 2012
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 reveals the new Irish definitives, Charles Dickens’ 200th anniversary, and stamps depicting Annigoni portraits of The Queen
Britons of Distinction, Post & Go Sheep
GB Postal Stationery
John Holman presents more recent British postal stationery, postal label and postmark finding
John Deering brings another update on Britain’s definitive stamps, including issues for the Olympic and paralympic Games and the latest news from the ever-changing Post & Go series
GB Pioneer Flights of 1912
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS reveals the philatelic fall-out from the pioneering flights of 1912
Stamping on with 1066
Inspired by the classic 1066 and All That, Alan Sacks continues his own potted philatelic history of Britain
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue
Reg Taylor examines the new definitives of the Bahamas, five of which are provided free with this issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly.
At The Berlin Wall
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS meets William Kaczynski, co-author of a new book, Fleeing from the Führer, A Postal History of Refugees from the Nazis
Stamps worth looking for from Negri Sembilan
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
John Davis FRPSL showcases some of the highlights of a special philatelic Diamond Jubilee exhibition taking place in Dorset in February
A special report on Jersey Post’s ground-breaking Jubilee issue
Changes in Stamp Design
Cyril Parsons explores the impact new technology has had on the stamps issued during the reign of The Queen
IOM’s Olympic Games Issue
We get on-track with the Isle of Man’s Olympic issue, which has the honour of being the first London Olympic Games postage stamp issue of 2012.
Penang Hotel Post Office
Rob Holley presents a study of the Eastern and Oriental Hotel post office in Penang
Robert Jack reveals a collecting field where torn and otherwise damaged stamps are very much sought-after
King George VI Postmarks
David Horry highlights the postmarks in use during the British Occupation of the former Italian Colonies
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
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 looks at plate flaws from Great Britain and Sudan and an inverted over print from Mauritius
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.