Contents to Volume 42, Number 8.
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Peter Martin provides an overview of the Liberty Series that heralded the modern era of US stamp production and Steve Pendleton turns his attention to the southernmost—and in some ways the strangest of the sub-Antarctic isles—Macquarie Island.
Contents January 2012
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at the stamps of Montenegro and the stamps issued by Great Britain 50 years ago to mark the centenary of the Post Office Savings Bank
Royal Mail’s Kings and Queens series closes with five monarchs from the House of Windsor
Those Magnificent Diplomatic Bag Labels
Brian Kearsley FRPSL and Arthur Weston, report on several new examples in this update to their previous article
Stamping on with 1066 and All That
Inspired by the classic 1066 and All That Alan Sacks presents his own potted philatelic history of Britain
British Private Posts
John Holman presents the recent issues and developments from Britain’s private postal operators.
John Deering reflects on a year crammed with Machin firsts, before discussing recent new issues
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Singapore’s Flora and Fauna
Len Stanway looks back at the colourful 2007 issue, which offers a variety of interesting elements for collectors
Joh Groenewald tells the amazing story of the Transvaal Republic’s last stamps
The ‘Definitive’ Theory of Evolution
Barry Floyd offers some advice on creating your own Darwinist stamp collection
South Africa and Indonesia Launch Joint stamp issue
A special report from Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, in Cape Town, South Africa
The US Liberty Series
Peter Martin provides an overview of the Liberty Series that heralded the modern era of US stamp production
Nimrod suggests more stamps worth looking for from . Your chance to win a £50 SG voucher.
South Along the Ring of Fire—Macquarie Island
Steve Pendleton turns his attention to the southernmost—and in some ways the strangest of the sub-Antarctic isles—Macquarie Island
A Beginner’s Guide to Scanning Stamps
In the first of a new series we look a how the home computer can help you with your stamp collecting hobby, beginning with a philatelists’ guide to scanning.
Five Famous Firsts
Paul Brittain examines the first stamps of Switzerland, France Gambia, Trinidad and India
The Story of the Diamond
Josef Charrach, digs deep to present another gem of a thematic article on precious stones.
The latest philatelic publications read and reviewed
Solomon Island Postmarks
David Horry reports on the postmarks of the British Solomon Islands within the King George VI period.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies records St Helena and Mauritius varieties.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.