Contents to Volume 52, Number 8
In the January issue of GSM, Brian Peace FRPSL turns crime scene investigator as he looks at the philatelic evidence left behind from the theft of Australian mail that took place from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century and John Moody gets in festive mood to give a philatelic twist to the Nativity story.
Contents January 2022
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Richard West looks at the collectable material left behind by the UK’s various international exhibitions.
We take a look at Royal Mail’s 2021 annual products which gather together its entire commemorative stamp programme from the last 12 months.
Three Kings: An Alternative Christmas Story
John Moody gets in festive mood to give a philatelic twist to the Nativity story.
We catch up with John Deering for another roundup of new issues for modern GB collectors. This month’s offering covers some newly arrived M21L year coded Machins, the latest Post & Go inscriptions and some hidden features on the new DC Collection set that you may have missed.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Australian Mail Robberies: 1862–1920
Brian Peace FRPSL turns crime scene investigator as he looks at the philatelic evidence left behind from the theft of Australian mail that took place from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody reveals the philatelic story behind more countries which no longer exist. For his latest article he investigates the postal history of the Indian Convention States.
Christmas Post Offices
Gerhard Freund takes a festive tour of the collectable postmarks, stamps and labels from temporary Christmas post offices from around the world.
Newfoundland: Britain’s First Colony
In 1897 Newfoundland issued a 14-stamp set to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its discovery. Christer Brunström reveals the history behind the issue and reports on some interesting errors in the descriptions.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Brothers in Arms. Part 3: The Later War Years
Using contemporary postal history, Nicholas Oughton concludes the story of two Australian brothers who joined up to fight during World War II.
Stamps to look out for from Ceylon.
Jersey, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, and Macao provide an overview of their 2021 annual issues.
1908 Messina Earthquake Charity Labels
Alan Becker highlights the charity labels issued to raise money for survivors of the largest earthquake ever recorded in Europe, which struck the Italian harbour city of Messina in 1908.
Delivering the Mail: Part 6a Delivery by Land (Non-Motorised)
John Davis FRPSL continues his thematic series on the different ways mail has been delivered over the years. This month looks at delivery on land, in particular, non-motorised transport.
The Madagascar Hoard Part 2: The Stamps
In the second part of Michael Round’s report on a newly discovered treasure trove of Madagascar material, he discovers that some stamp issues, previously dismissed by the catalogues, were in fact postally used.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.