January 2013

Issue: 8

Volume: 43

Inside January’s must-read issue of the world’s leading Philatelic Journal, John Holman takes a look at the stamps of Cambodia and Devlan Kruck tells us how to plate a Penny Black.

Contents January 2013

Contents to Volume 43, Number 8


Royal Mail announces huge profits, Morgan collection sells for £2.2 Million and news of the world’s fastest printed stamp

Society News

The latest reports from the philatelic societies around the world.

Diary Dates

Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions

Around the Houses

Hugh Jefferies presents a round-up of the latest auction news from the UK and abroad.

New Collector

John Holman takes a look at the stamps of Cambodia and reflects on 60 years of Stampex exhibitions

GB News

Royal Mail reveals the names of the London 2012 gold medal regional printers. Plus: Time is running out to buy your London 2012 Olympic stamp products

A Talent for Hooking a Penny Black

Want to discover how you can tell if a Penny Black is from the more valuable plate 11? Take a look at how Devlan Kruck does it!

Machin Watch

John Deering reveals the ‘next generation’ of Hytech machines and discovers what ‘Post & Go’ Christmas treats Royal Mail has in store

‘Pop-up’ Christmas Post Shop

We discover a new kind of post office in the heart of London that’s bringing a little philately to the festive Christmas fun

Jeffery Matthews: 50 Years of Design for Royal Mail

Paul Brittain presents the second in his series of articles about the life and work of one of this country’s leading stamp designers

150 Years of the Underground

As it marks its 150th anniversary, Len Stanway looks back at the parcel, newspapers and letter delivery service offered by the world famous London Underground

Stamping Along the Great West Road - Part 3

Alan Sacks continues his light-hearted philatelic tour along one of Britain’s grandest thoroughfares

GB Specialised Catalogue

The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue

The TPO and Seapost Society

Members of the TPO and Seapost Society share a few of the fascinating topics the society has to offer

Ghana’s 1988 C100 Surcharges

Nicholas Pertwee reveals how just one value in a series can provide a fascinating area of collecting – as well as the possibility to discover some real rarities

Tristan da Cunha

Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS reveals the inside story behind the change of agency for the world’s most remote island

Palestine: The Pictorial Issues 1927 - 1945

Ashley Lawrence FRPSL concludes his study of the stamps issued during the British mandate of Palestine

Stamp Hunting

Nimrod highlights some important stamps of Pakistan

Abu Dhabi

Now a goldmine for collectors who know what they are looking for, Rufus Barnes discusses the overprints and postmarks of the ‘UAE’ period

Shore to Shore

More issues from the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey

Stamp News in Brief

A summary of recent and forthcoming issues


Dean Shepherd investigates some more of the latest new issues

Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column

The story behind an unissued stamp of Tristan da Cunha. Plus, Hugh Jefferies’ latest comments as SG catalogue editor.

Catalogue Supplement

A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue