Contents to Volume 42, Number 2.
Contents July 2011
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at the 1951 Great Britain definitives of King George VI, dead and new countries and the Delhi Durbar of 1911.
The final set of Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps issued on 27 July.
John Deering discusses the Morris & Co prestige booklet and the third in the series of Birds Post&Go stamps.
Diplomatic Bag Labels
Bryan Kearsley and Arthur Weston survey some of the labels attached to diplomatic mail when dispatched to British Missions abroad.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Uganda Queen Victoria
George T Krieger takes a look at all the aspects, from design to usage, of the 1898 definitive set.
Reviews of recent books on Fiji’s 2006–9 definitive surcharges and Abram Games and the Festival of Britain.
In Part 2 of this article, Bryan Jones examines surcharges on the 23c. value of Fiji’s Birds definitives and speculates on what will happen next.
'Post Office' Mauritius
Paul Brittain reveals the story behind the famous 1d. and 2d. ‘Post Office’ stamps of Mauritius.
Spain’s churches and cathedrals have appeared on many of its stamps, often finely engraved. Anthony New FSA, FRIBA, MIStructE, begins a philatelic tour.
Tanganyika KGVI Postmarks
David Horry concludes his review of postmarks worth searching for on the stamps of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika.
Nimrod suggests stamps worth looking for from the New Hebrides. Your chance to win one of five Great Britain Concise Catalogues.
The Coronation of 1911
Although Britain did not issue a stamp to mark the Coronation of King George V, Peter van Gelder shows that there is still much interesting material to collect.
Rarities of the Emirates
The Gulf Emirates have a poor reputation amongst collectors but there are, as Jakob von Uexkull reveals, some very scarce items—and interest is growing and prices rising.
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, interviews David Beech who selects some of his favourite items from the British Library Philatelic Collections.
Foreign Postal Stationery, G–N
Geir Sør-Reime continues his survey of foreign postal stationery with countries from Germany to Norway.
Born Again Collector
In the second of his articles on returning to collecting, Ian Matthews asks what makes a stamp collector?
Dean Shepherd reviews the new Stanley Gibbons website.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on Alderney Birds, Jersey Shipwrecks and Manx Cats.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies reports on some more varieties.
A 16-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.