Contents to Volume 44, Number 9
In the February issue of GSM, John Wright discusses the role mail played in the early colonisation of Australia due to its ability to link fledgling communities and provide news from the mother country and discover why the first stamps of the Anglo–Boer War should be considered a proper Transvaal issue.
Contents February 2014
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
London 2015 Commemorative Cards: The Story So Far
A review of the special promotional cards issued to highlight the London 2015 Europhilex exhibition.
The latest reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
The child welfare stamps of the Netherlands and the depiction of Britons on overseas stamps.
Discover the latest new issue from the Royal Mail stable.
The Litho-printed Country Definitives of Great Britain
Paul Brittain reveals the subtle differences to be found in the first decimal Country definitives.
To round off 2013 John Deering provides a complete run-down of Machins with a year-13 date.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
A Great Postbox Gathering
GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks
John Holman reports on Royal wedding STO labels, Post & Go developments and the latest Royal Mail postmark slogans.
Edwardian Emails: Collecting Early Picture Postcards in Australia
Through some little-known statistics Richard Breckon reveals how the Edwardian ‘mania’ for collecting picture postcards affected Australia.
Danger in the Antarctic
Some of the highly collectable covers and cachets that reflect the tragedy and mishap of life in the Antarctic are revealed by Steve Pendleton.
The Falkland Islands Dependencies: 'Operation Tabarin'
David Horry reveals how a secret World War II operation left behind a legacy of remarkable overprints, covers and postmarks.
Australia's Postal Pioneers
John Wright discusses the role mail played in the early colonisation of Australia due to its ability to link fledgling communities and provide news from the mother country.
Canada's 19th Century Typewriter Advertising Covers
Using 19th century Canadian typewriter advertising covers Pete Martin explains how the invention of the typewriter transformed 19th century communications.
Philatelic publications reviewed and rated.
Creating a Jewel of the Jubilee: Part 10—The European Connection: Spain and Spanish Colonies
In his latest article based on his highly-respected Diamond Jubilee exhibition, John Davis turns his attention to the monarchy of Spain and its depiction on stamps.
Benin's Agency Issues
Nicholas Pertwee reveals why the Agency issues of Benin deserve closer inspection.
Vryburg 'ZAR on Cape'
Discover why the first stamps of the Anglo–Boer War should be considered a proper Transvaal issue.
The hidden secrets of Canada’s high value Wildlife series.
Stamps to look out for from Aden.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaux.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on a very cultured set from the Isle of Man, the latest ‘Endangered Species’ issue from Guernsey and the first Post & Go stamp from Jersey.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II/Catalogue Column
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection. Hugh Jefferies presents his latest comments as SG catalogue editor.
The 11-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.