Contents to Volume 54, Number 9
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Noel Davenhill returns with the latest instalment to his articles looking at British colonial issues with a review of Southern Rhodesia from 1924 to 1964 and have you ever thought about trying to plate early GB stamps but been put off by what seems to be a complicated and time-consuming mission? We join John Tingey as he explains how technology can make plating a little easier.
Contents February 2024
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
In the second part of his article on the development of the colours used for the iconic Machin definitives, Richard West explores the huge contribution made by the late Jeffery Matthews, along with the various colours used for special occasions and anniversaries, and for the introduction of the Machin barcoded definitives.
Royal Mail spices things up with the ninth instalment in its Music Giants series with a tribute to the world’s biggest girl band – the Spice Girls.
John Deering conjures up another helping for modern GB collectors as he highlights what the recent Harry Potter p.s.b. has to offer, and continues his retrospective of the Christmas booklets issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Using Computers to ‘Plate’ GB Line-Engraved Stamps
Have you ever thought about trying to plate early GB stamps but been put off by what seems to be a complicated and time-consuming mission? We join John Tingey as he explains how technology can make plating a little easier.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The Road to Wembley Part 2: Hyde Park to Sydenham
In his latest article looking at the various British festivals that led up to the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, Derek Connell FRPSL turns to the international Great Exhibition of 1851 held in the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park.
Indian Refugee Relief Tax Part 1: Overview of RRT Postage Stamps and Stationery
In a new series of articles looking at the 1971 Refugee Relief Tax stamps of India, Surendra Anand Bhaskar ISC talks us through this relatively unexplored gold mine of post-independence India philately. In this first part he looks at provisional issues, definitive stamps and local overprints.
The 1940 War in North and West Africa
Using contemporary datestamps and censor marks on postal items, Jim Etherington gives a detailed study of the conflict between Britain and her Allies and Italy as they battled for supremacy in Egypt and East Africa during World War II.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody continues his review of the stamps and postal stationery of the German Third Reich. This month he investigates the stamps issued between 1935 and 1936.
Stamps to look out for from Cyprus.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 44: Southern Rhodesia
Noel Davenhill returns with the latest instalment to his articles looking at British colonial issues with a review of Southern Rhodesia from 1924 to 1964.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder presents more postal stationery items from around the world.
A Postcard from Robinson Crusoe Island
Ever since stepping ashore on Robinson Crusoe Island, Steve Pendleton has been on a quest to track down its rare postal history, as he showcases here.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
GSM investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher in our regular competition.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
The latest, 13-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.