Contents to Volume 48, Number 9
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, George Rab details the overprinted stamps in use in newly-formed Pakistan following partition in 1947 and Edward Klempka looks at Imperial Russia’s first issue – an iconic bi-coloured stamp which remained the principal design for Russian issues until the Revolution of 1917.
Contents February 2018
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
Alan Wishart reports back from another successful International.
Spring Stampex 2018
A sneak peek at the upcoming Stampex exhibition.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest reports from the auction rooms.
We take a look at the Royal Mail’s first issue for 2018 and see what the rest of the year’s programme has in store.
The First Official Aerial Post of the United Kingdom, 1911
Using a wide variety of illustrated material, Derek Connell explores the ground-breaking events that inspired the first official aerial post of the UK.
Slogan Postmarks and The Postal Museum
To mark the centenary of British slogan postmarks, Cyril Parsons searches through The Postal Museum archives to provide a guide to their introduction and use.
John Deering offers some breaking Post & Go news, takes a closer look at the 2017 Christmas issues and gives an update on retail booklets.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
The Day the Gibraltar Post Office Ran Out of Stamps
During February 1891, Gibraltar ran out of its 5c. and 10c. stamps. Richard Garcia explains how this occurred and the temporary measures it instigated.
The First Issues of Russia
Edward Klempka looks at Imperial Russia’s first issue – an iconic bi-coloured stamp which remained the principal design for Russian issues until the Revolution of 1917.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the philatelic legacy of the Ciskei homeland and Fiume.
High-Flying Issue from the Isle of Man
To mark this year’s centenary of the RAF, Isle of Man Post has issued a special commemorative set of stamps. Richard West takes a look at its creation.
The Pakistan Provisional Issues: 1947/48
George Rab details the overprinted stamps in use in newly-formed Pakistan following partition in 1947.
Readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Nimrod highlights the key issues of Kenya.
Christchurch Cathedral on New Zealand Stamps
Last year’s decision to rebuild the earthquake-damaged Canterbury Cathedral has inspired Christopher Moor to look at how it has been depicted on New Zealand stamps.
A Study of the First Issues of India (1852–54): Part 3
In this final instalment of Pragya Jain’s study of India’s first issues, he discusses the bi-coloured 4a. stamp and the production of the 1854 2a.
More reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Paradise on Stamps
Stamps depicting the magnificent Bird of Paradise make an attractive addition to any ornithological-themed album.
Alphonse Mucha: A First for Czechoslovakia
As Alan Wishart explains, the famous Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha also made a significant contribution to Czech philately during the early part of the 20th century.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest news from Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Unissued Stamps of Jamaica
More faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies comments from the Catalogue Editor’s Chair.
Your 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.