Contents to Volume 53, Number 2
In the July issue of GSM, in the latest instalment in his thematic series looking at 20th-century Irish history, Robert Benninghoff focuses on the events leading up to the 1922–23 Irish Civil War and in the 1920s, the fledgling private aviation industry began to offer unprecedented mail delivery times, especially in vast countries such as Brazil. Nick Nelson FRPSL discusses the history of one such company, the Syndicato Condor, and the stamps it produced.
Contents July 2022
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.
In another article for new and seasoned collectors, Richard West turns to the ‘back of the book’ to highlight a host of other areas that offer excellent collecting opportunities.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
This month, we review a ‘purrfect’ set of eight stamps for cat lovers.
Souvenirs of London 2022: Part 2
Derek Connell gets creative with Royal Mail’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee set and the David Gentleman miniature sheet to create some unique covers to commemorate the road to the London 2022 International Stamp Exhibition.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
In his latest column for modern GB collectors, John Deering updates us on the rollout of Barcoded Security Machins and offers some advice for those looking to collect them.
Brazilian Private Airline Companies Part 1: The Syndicato Condor Limitada
In the 1920s, the fledgling private aviation industry began to offer unprecedented mail delivery times, especially in vast countries such as Brazil. Nick Nelson FRPSL discusses the history of one such company, the Syndicato Condor, and the stamps it produced.
Postablage: Auxiliary Post Offices in the High Mountains
Gerhard Freund showcases mail from remote local post offices that were created due to the increase in alpine tourism in the early-20th century.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another article looking at stamp issues from ‘dead’ countries, John Moody continues his look at the Indian Feudatory States, this time it is the turn of Dhar, Dungarpur and Datia.
The Irish Civil War 1922 and 1923 Part 1: The Road to War
In the latest instalment in his thematic series looking at 20th-century Irish history, Robert Benninghoff focuses on the events leading up to the 1922–23 Irish Civil War.
Collecting Covid-19 Philately: An Update
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 many postal authorities have produced items of philatelic interest related to the pandemic. Douglas N Muir RDP, who highlighted examples in a previous article, returns to explore the theme even more.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Postal History of the Falklands War 1982: Part 1
This year marks 40 years since the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands. Gerald Marriner FRPSL illustrates a selection of contemporary covers produced by military personnel from both sides of the conflict, as well as local civilians.
Stamps to look out for from Selangor.
2021 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime continues his annual review of modern foreign postal stationery from around the world with issues from Bulgaria to the Congo.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Isle of Man, Jersey and Alderney.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
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.