Contents to Volume 47, Number 8
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Michael Round explains how, with an issuing period of about ten years, the French Territory of Afars and Issas is perfect for those looking for a new collecting area and acclaimed artist Jennifer Toombs talks to GSM correspondent Giorgio Migliavacca about the stamp designs she created for the British Virgin Islands – a body of work that offers a wealth of philatelic treasures.
Contents January 2017
Catch up with the latest news from the philatelic world, including: the multi-million pound sale of legendary ‘Post Office’ Mauritius material and why the Royal Philatelic society London is looking for a new home.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies. This month’s reports include Harrogate Philatelic Society and Royal Sutton Coldfield Philatelic Society.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
With numerous anniversaries, global events and philatelic exhibitions, 2016 offered much to commemorate on stamps. John Holman looks back on some of the issues, before he anticipates what might be in store for 2017.
The latest news for GB collectors. This month, we see how Prehistoric artefacts and sites have inspired Royal Mail’s first issue of 2017.
Since it first appeared in September 2014, the Royal Mail’s Poppy Post & Go design has made numerous reappearances. The different varieties are discussed by John Deering.
War Bonds Slogan Postmarks of World War I
Royal Mail’s ‘War Bonds’ slogans appeared in London from 10 December 1917. David Pollard discusses the different types of slogans produced and highlights a few rarities to look out for.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
As we say goodbye to another year, Jersey, Macao and Guernsey review their 2016 issues and look forward to a fruitful 2017.
The French Territory of the Afars and Issas
Michael Round explains how, with an issuing period of about ten years, the French Territory of Afars and Issas is perfect for those looking for a new collecting area.
Jennifer Toombs Treasured Stamp Designs for the British Virgin Islands
Acclaimed artist Jennifer Toombs talks to GSM correspondent Giorgio Migliavacca about the stamp designs she created for the British Virgin Islands – a body of work that offers a wealth of philatelic treasures.
Weimar Airmail Stamps
As John Moody reveals, the Weimar Republic’s position as a leader in the development of commercial aircraft resulted in a host of airmail material.
Nimrod highlights some desirable stamps to look out for from Sudan.
Tin through the Ages
Geologist and philatelist Josef Charrach uses philatelic items to explain how tin was first formed, discovered, mined and just how important it became before a ‘tin crisis’ almost crippled the industry.
British Indian Ocean Territory: The Beginning and Before
Steve Pendleton traces the history of the remote British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) through its postal history and stamp issues.
Early Victorian Postmarks of the Colonies
David Horry examines the colonial postmarks of the Victorian era, which was to be one of the most important evolutionary periods for postmarks within the Empire.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
Jersey and Guernsey celebrate the Year of the Rooster, while the Isle of Man looks back at another year of stamp issues with its annual yearbook.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world. Included in this month’s round-up: Hungary marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution and Finland highlights its traditional wooden paupers.
The Unissued Stamps of Pierre Nord-Alexis
Another helping of tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers his thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.