Contents to Volume 49, Number 8
Contents January 2019
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
Before its move in June 2019, GSM takes a tour of the new premises of the Royal Philatelic Society London to see the Society’s vision for its new home.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest report from the auction rooms.
Richard West concludes his study of King George VI definitives with issues from Burma, Ceylon, Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore and North Borneo.
We see what Royal Mail’s 2018 Yearbook and Collector Packs have to offer.
The Stamp Designs of David Gentleman: Part 2
Richard West examines David Gentleman’s close working relationship with Tony Benn, the Postmaster General – a pairing that would have a dramatic impact on British stamp design.
John Deering sees what the Harry Potter retail booklet and the new Special Delivery stamps from Walsall offer Machin collectors, and provides an end-of-year update on self-adhesive security Machins with M18L year codes.
Wilding Portrait Stamps: Part 1
Despite being issued more than 60 years ago, the study of the Wilding portrait stamps is still very much in its infancy. Edward Klempka tells you why the Wildings should be your next challenge.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Fiji 1874-75 'VR' Overprints
When Fiji was ceded to the UK in 1874, its stamps were overprinted locally with ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). David Alford studies the overprint’s varieties, surcharges and use on cover.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 14: British Solomon Islands
Continuing his series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps up to the Elizabethan era, Noel Davenhill looks at the issues of the British Solomon Islands.
The History of Radio Through Stamps
Using a variety of postage stamps, QSL stamps and licence-fee stamps, Christer Brunstrom tells the history of radio, from the end of the 19th century to the digital era.
Jersey, Guernsey, Macao and the Faroe Islands provide an overview of their 2018 issues.
Nimrod highlights some key issues from Kiribati for collectors to look out for.
Mandated New Guinea
Steve Pendleton shows how officials, covers and postmarks can add an extra challenge to collecting New Guinea during the Australian mandate era.
The 1850 Arms of Austria
As Alan Wishart explains, Austrian postal reforms in the 1840s led to the German-Austrian postal union and Austria’s first stamps – the 1850 Arms of Austria issue.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the philatelic legacy left behind by the troubled area of Palestine and takes a look at the classic issues of Trinidad.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest issues from Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Victoria
Another gem from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies comments from the Editor’s chair.
Your 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.