Contents to Volume 40, Number 8
Contents January 2010
Collect British Stamps redesigned; Gross collections make $3.2 million; Apollo 15 space cover purchased; Exhibitions; London 2010 update.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at letterpress printing, the Indian Feudatory State of Duttia, New Zealand private posts and items submitted by readers.
Miniature sheet celebrates 100 years of Guiding; New Smilers sheets; Olympic stamp book series.
John M Deering examines the ‘Castles of Scotland’ generic sheet and the new ‘Recorded Signed For’ stamps.
Stamps of the City: West
Derek Connell completes his philatelic visit to the historic City of London.
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Completion, the Curse of Stamp Collectors
Advice from Tony Buckingham to pick the stamps you like and enjoy collecting.
The MO&SB Postmarks of Ceylon
David Horry, with help from Ray Stanton, reviews the interesting and diverse Money Order and Savings Bank cancels.
Two Sailing Ships That Influenced New Zealand’s History
The histories of the Tory and Edwin Fox, both illustrated on New Zealand stamps, are told by Christopher Moor.
Stamp Hunting/ Competition
Nimrod suggests GB Year Packs and PHQ Cards that are worth looking for, as well as a Falkland Islands set.
Africa’s Independence Stamps
In the first part of a new series, David R Wright looks back 50 years to the independence stamps of West Africa.
The Telegraph Stamps of North America
The telegraph stamps of Canada and the USA are reviewed by Steve Hiscocks.
Bill Gross, Stamp Collector and Philanthropist
Gibbons Stamp Monthly has an exclusive interview with Bill Gross, who has recently donated $3.2 million to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
A Homecoming and a Bright Future
Chris Harman RDP, FRPSL, looks at the history of Frank Godden—long synonymous with the finest stamp albums—which has recently been acquired by Stanley Gibbons.
Birmingham Philatelic Society Celebrates 125 Years
The Society’s early years are reviewed by Alan Spencer, who reveals its connection with Stanley Gibbons.
London 2010—Finding the Right Venue
In the first of a new series, Paul Brittain examines the background to organising an international stamp exhibition.
Alan Bean, Intrepid Astronaut and World Renowned Artist—the Fourth Man on the Moon, November 1969
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, talks to Alan Bean about his space missions and his paintings.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper previews the Isle of Man’s Christmas stamps, the latest endangered species sheet from Guernsey and Jersey’s Guide stamps.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
John Moody investigates the background to some more new issues.
The Unissued Stamps of King George V/ Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. The Catalogue Editor reports on some more varieties.
A 20-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.