Contents to Volume 53, Number 9
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Christer Brunström FRPSL provides an overview of the story behind the stamps, cachets and postal history of a tiny and secretive island situated in the middle of Lake Erie in the US state of Ohio and in his latest article in the series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill highlights the issues of Swaziland.
Contents February 2023
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
Christer Brunström FRPSL reports back from another premier philatelic exhibition in Monaco.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
In his third instalment of articles looking at research opportunities, Richard West looks at what the Royal Philatelic Society London has to offer philatelists when it comes to philatelic study.
We review the seventh instalment in Royal Mail’s Music Giants series, which features heavy metal band, Iron Maiden.
John Deering’s latest report for modern GB collectors includes a surprise from the delayed Tutankhamun prestige stamp booklet and a detailed checklist for Post & Go issues from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail.
The Portland Ship Letter Cancels
With just a handful of examples known – one with no reported use – Mike Dovey discusses these ultra-rare ship letter cancellations.
Niuafo’ou and its Tin Can (Canoe) Mail Service 1882–1983: Part 1
John Davis FRPSL presents the first in a two-part study of the tin can mail service of this remote island. Here, John introduces the location, discovery and charting of Niuafo’ou, and the early pioneers who introduced this famous way of transporting the mail.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 38: Swaziland
In his latest article in the series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill highlights the issues of Swaziland.
Benin Bronzes: The Treasures of a Lost Empire
Western expansion in Africa in the 19th century left an almost entirely divided continent, with lasting global repercussions. Using the world-famous Benin Bronzes, Michael Burzan discusses this difficult history and the legacy it has left behind.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
65 Years of Rockets on Postage Stamps
Michael Barron uses stamps from around the globe to illustrate some of the finest achievements in the history of rocket flight.
Rattlesnake Island Local Post
Christer Brunström FRPSL provides an overview of the story behind the stamps, cachets and postal history of a tiny and secretive island situated in the middle of Lake Erie in the US state of Ohio.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Principality of Trinidad: A Story of Tragic Megalomania
The result of one man’s fantasy to establish his own independent state has produced some very elusive and much sort after stamps, as Christer Brunström FRPSL reveals.
Celebrating Classical and World Music on Stamps
Classical and world music has been a feature on many stamp issues from around the world. Michael Barron highlights examples from each genre.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another of his articles on ‘dead’ countries, John Moody turns his attention to the Cape of Good Hope.
Stamps to look out for from North Borneo.
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
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man and Alderney.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.