Contents to Volume 43, Number 1.
Contents June 2012
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
GSM Goes Mobile
Gibbons Stamp Monthly launches its new mobile App
John Holman presents another eclectic mix of philatelic advice for new stamp collectors.
Royal Mail’s Diamond Jubilee issue revealed, plus new changes to the 2012 and 2013 stamp programmes.
John Deering brings another update on Britain’s definitive stamps,
British Private Posts
John Holman reveals more developments in Downstream Access mail and Universal Mail’s popular Tourist stamps, as well as another helping of Railway and Island issues.
The Court Post Office: Part One
Glenn H Morgan and John Holman report from Buckingham Palace to offer a rare glimpse inside the Court Post Office of the Royal Household.
Return to Sender: A Remarkable Discovery
Douglas Muir reveals an important new discovery in the field of British Return to Sender labels.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The OTHER Diamond Jubilee
Discover the stamps, stationery and Cinderellas issued to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Transit of Venus
Margaret Morris looks at how this rare celestial spectacle has been represented on stamps from around the world.
Looking for Roger Wells
David Horry investigates the life and work of Roger Wells, whose study of contemporary postmarks during the middle of the 20th century has left a vital legacy for collectors.
Sheet Numbers of the Falkland Islands Birds definitives of the 1960s
Hugh Osborne explains the use of sheet numbers on the Falkland Islands’ ‘Birds’ definitives.
Lord Coe Stamp of Approval for Isle of Man Olympic ‘Runners’ Stamp
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS meets former Olympic champion, Lord Coe.
2010-11 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime provides the first of a three-part listing of recent foreign postal stationery issues.
Stamp Hunting and the GSM Competition
Nimrod highlights some important stamps of Tanzania. Plus, your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Veins of Empire
Discover how some very affordable pieces of postal history can offer a unique insight to the mercantile history of the British Empire.
Another new philatelic publication from the GSM Bookshelf is read and rated.
Spectacular Exhibition of 1847 Post Office Mauritius Stamps at the Museum for Communication Berlin
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS supplies a special report on the ‘Meeting of the Queens’ exhibition in Berlin.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
More wise words from an ordinarie collector of stamps.
Australia Post Competition
Your chance to win one of ten sets of Australia Post’s Diamond Jubilee commemorative collectables.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder’s roundup of new postal stationery finds.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Shore To shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
A special roundup of new Diamond Jubilee issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind an unissued stamp of Trinidad and Tobago. Hugh Jefferies’ latest comments as SG catalogue editor.
A 13-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue