Contents to Volume 44, Number 1
Contents June 2013
Gross US collection achieves $2million in charity auction, new RDPs announced. Plus: A report on the Scottish Congress
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
A collection of the latest auction results.
John Holman presents another inspiring article for new (and seasoned) collectors.
Stanley Gibbons’ announces the new 2013 Great Britain Concise Catalogue. Plus: News of Royal Mail’s imminent stock market flotation.
The 1953 Coronation issue
60 years on, John Holman takes a look at the development and introduction of the Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Coronation commemoratives.
James Chalmers: The Real Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp?
Did the Scottish postal reformer precede Rowland Hill with the idea for the postage stamp? Many still think so. Michael Peach looks at the evidence in a debate that has raged for 160 years.
Are special commemorative inscriptions from travelling Post & Go machines a good thing? John Deering gives his thoughts before diving head-first into the new Freshwater Life issue.
Stamp Variants in Royal Mail Smilers Sheets—an Update. Part 1
In an update to his previous article in 2011, John Gray highlights the differences to be found in Royal Mail’s recent Smilers sheets.
The Paquebot Service in the UK— Sunk Without a Trace
What has happened to Britain’s paquebot service? John Newcomb tries to discover the truth.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
China's Local Posts
As Christer Brunstrom reveals, the local post stamps of China’s Treaty Ports offer a fascinating and relatively inexpensive area of study for collectors.
Churches of Scandinavia on Stamps: Part 2
Anthony New concludes his thematic tour of Scandinavia’s religious architecture.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder and his latest round-up of postal stationery finds.
In the first in a series of ‘shorts’, John Hillson examines a Canadian high-value stamp, which has more to it than meets the eye.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
More wise words from an ordinarie collector of stamps.
The Story of the United States Certified Mail Stamp
Peter Martin’s latest state-side article reveals the fascinating story of the first and only Certified Mail stamp to be issued by the United States.
More philatelic publications are read and rated.
Sir Harry Luke Administrator and Philatelist 1908–1940: Part 1
Did Sir Harry Luke exceed his authority as a senior colonial administrator for his own ends? David Horry begins his investigations here.
Basil in St Helena: Part 2
GSM roving reporter, Basil Herwald, discovers that much has changed in recent years for St Helena’s inhabitants, as well as its postal services.
The Falkland Islands Give Lady Thatcher the Stamp of Approval
A special report on the new stamps issued by the Falkland Islands in honour of the late Lady Thatcher.
Nimrod highlights some important stamps to look out for from Oman plus five 2013 Great Britain Concise Catalogues to be won.
2011–12 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime continues his annual survey of postal stationery from around the world.
Shore to Shore
New issues from the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
More of the latest new issues get put under the spotlight.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II/Catalogue Column
The story behind an unissued miniature sheet of St Lucia. Hugh Jefferies presents his latest comments as SG catalogue editor.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.