Contents to Volume 49, Number 9
Contents February 2019
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
Spring Stampex International 2019
A preview of the upcoming Spring Stampex show.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest report from the auction rooms.
Richard West goes ‘back to basics’ with a look at the evolution of stamp design over the years.
Royal Mail celebrates classic British stamp design.
The Stamp Designs of David Gentleman: Part 3
Richard West looks at David Gentleman’s designs for Royal Mail during the 1970s and 1980s.
Wilding Portrait Stamps: Part 2
Edward Klempka offers hints and tips on collecting Wilding booklets, overprints and covers.
Discover why John Deering is getting in a bit of a spin over the new Harry Potter p.s.b. from Royal Mail.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
St Helena: Stamps Printed from the Perkins Bacon Plate 1856-94
Barry Burns FRPSL provides an illustrated guide to the 1856 6d. blue of St Helena and the subsequent surcharged issues printed from the same Perkins Bacon plate.
Early Correspondence From Straits Settlements Until 1870
Michael Waugh of the Malaya Study Group discusses Straits Settlements postal history until 1870.
Printing Stamps Digitally
Digital printing has the potential to revolutionise stamp production. Glenn Morgan FRPSL outlines its development and its impact on modern stamp design.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Ducks on Stamps
With almost 90 per cent of duck species appearing on stamp issues, P J Lanspeary issues a colourful collecting challenge.
Bijawar: Seven Years in the Philatelic Limelight
Although all the Bijawar issues can fit on one album page, Christer Brunstrom explains that finding varieties and postal history can offer a real challenge for collectors.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Nimrod highlights some key issues from Ireland to look out for.
Basil in South Georgia
GSM’s roving correspondent, Basil Herwald, reports back from the British Overseas territory of South Georgia.
The Rise and Fall of an Empire
Alan Wishart looks at the stamp issues and postmarks used during Napoleon III’s time in power.
Aluminium Through the Ages
Josef Charrach shows how the history, extraction and uses of aluminium can be illustrated through stamps.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the rather prolific philatelic history of Venda.
Amelia's Target: Howland Island
Stephen Pendleton discusses the postal history of Howland Island – the last known destination of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest issues from the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of King Edward VII
Another gem from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies comments from the Editor’s chair.
Your 18-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.