Contents to Volume 54, Number 8
In the January issue of GSM, as Royal Mail’s Post & Go series comes to an end, former Senior Curator of Philately at The Postal Museum, Douglas N Muir RDP, gives his unique perspective on the stamps’ 15-year run, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the series’ most prolific artists, Robert Gillmor and Pradip Jain, RDP, FRPSL provides a study of the Boycott British Goods labels produced at the beginning of the 20th century as part of India’s passive resistance campaign for independence, and their impact on contemporary Indian postal history.
Contents January 2024
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Richard West presents the first in a two-part article examining the various trials that helped determine the colours for the iconic Machin design. This month, he covers the Cambridge Trials used to establish the colour palette for the first Machin stamps issued in 1967.
We examine Royal Mail’s 2023 annual products which bring together its entire commemorative stamp programme from the last 12 months.
John Deering continues his look back at the Christmas booklets issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Covered this month are the different types of booklets issued from 1978 to 2000.
The Demise of Post & Go: And The Wildlife Designs of Robert Gillmor
As Royal Mail’s Post & Go series comes to an end, former Senior Curator of Philately at The Postal Museum, Douglas N Muir RDP, gives his unique perspective on the stamps’ 15-year run, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the series’ most prolific artists, Robert Gillmor.
The ‘Posted in Advance for Christmas’ Experiment 1902–1909
David Pollard examines the postal history left behind by an experimental scheme which ran during the early years of the 20th century to encourage the public to post their Christmas mail early for delivery on Christmas Day.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The Boycott British Goods Labels of India
Pradip Jain, RDP, FRPSL provides a study of the Boycott British Goods labels produced at the beginning of the 20th century as part of India’s passive resistance campaign for independence, and their impact on contemporary Indian postal history.
The Road to Wembley Part 1: Smithfield to Hyde Park
In a new series of articles to mark the up-coming centenary of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, Derek Connell charts the history of the festivals that helped shape Britain’s greatest ever showcase.
New Zealand’s 2001 Salute to its Aviation History
Thematic collector Christopher Moor looks back at a six-stamp issue from New Zealand which celebrated some of the important aircraft that helped shape the nation’s aviation history.
We take a look at the 2023 annual products from Macao, Jersey and Guernsey.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody reveals the philatelic story behind another postal administration which no longer exists. This month, he looks at the stamps and postal stationery of the infamous German Third Reich produced between 1933 and 1934.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Stamps to look out for from Victoria.
GSM investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher in our regular competition.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
The latest, 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.