Contents to Volume 50, Number 2
Contents July 2019
Catch up with the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest results from the auction rooms.
In his latest column for new collectors, Richard West takes a look at some of the less common methods used in stamp production and examines the history of British presentation packs.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
We review Royal Mail’s latest issue, which marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Forgeries of the Great Britain 2s. Brown: Part 1
The 2s. brown, introduced in February 1890, is a very rare stamp – and a prime target for forgers. Robert Galland FRPSL shows us how to identify the real from the replicas.
Stamps in Coils
Due to the huge public demand for stamps in the early 20th century, Britain’s Post Office needed to find ways to ease pressure on its counter staff. The solution – stamps in coils from automated machines.
John Deering reveals the first MPIL Security Machins with an M19L year code to appear, and highlights some important colour changes in the latest Penny Black, Penny Red and Two Pence Blue definitives.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
India's 1929 Airmail Stamps
During the height of the British Empire, India became one of the first British domains to issue a set of stamps to serve a fledgling airmail service. Pradip Jain provides detailed insight to this attractive issue.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody discusses the philatelic legacy left behind by the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
A Short Run Up to One Giant Leap
This year marks the 50th anniversary of when mankind first set foot on the moon. Jeff Dugdale brings together a selection of stamp issues from around the world to tell the story leading up to this historic achievement.
2018 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime continues his alphabetical listing of the foreign postal stationery issues of 2018.
CAUTION! Enter at your own risk! Steve Pendleton takes a look at one tiny island with a somewhat chequered past.
Collecting on a Shoestring
Take some strain off your wallet with Christer Brunstrom’s guide on how to build a comprehensive, but affordable stamp collection.
Belgian Sunday Delivery Label Stamps 1893 to 1914
Alan Wishart talks us through the various Belgian definitive, commemorative and charity issues produced with Sunday delivery labels.
Nimrod highlights some of the classic issues of Canada that are worth looking out for.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 17: Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
Noel Davenhill returns with another instalment of his popular series looking at the key colonial issues up to the early Elizabethan period.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
The latest issues from Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
We reveal the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of King Edward VII
Another gem from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 10-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.