Contents to Volume 45, Number 1
In the June issue of GSM, John Hillson highlights the different types of lathework designs used to embellish the bottom selvage of a number of Canada’s King George V Admiral plates and Giorgio Migliavacca returns to the Italian States to discuss the use of Venetia stamps in the Levant, newspaper stamps, postal stationery, postmarks, proofs and reprints.
Contents June 2014
All the latest philatelic news including: Inverted Jenny to be sold for an estimated $1m; Finnish stamps cause controversy; oldest post office in the world for sale; Titanic letter achieves record price at auction; new exhibition at the US National Postal Museum.
The latest reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at Scottish philatelic material connected to the Battle of Bannockburn, the Commonwealth Games and philatelic events in Glasgow.
Royal Mail’s Great British Film issue celebrating six key British films and four examples from the celebrated GPO Film Unit. We also have a sneak peek at the upcoming Commonwealth Games issue and highlight two new commemorative postmarks to look for.
In his regular column John Deering focuses on the recent postal rate changes and looks in particular at their effect on Post & Go stamps.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: Souvenirs of 1890 (Part 3)
Derek Connell continues his exploration of the postal souvenirs produced for the London philatelic exhibitions of 1890. This month he illustrates more amazing examples, including the satirical, and even borderline deceptive, parodies of the South Kensington cover.
GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks
John Holman delivers another report on the latest developments in British postal stationery, labels and postmarks. This month’s offering includes details on new Post & Go machinery and the latest postmark arrivals.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Italian States: The Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Part 2)
Giorgio Migliavacca returns to the Italian States to discuss the use of Venetia stamps in the Levant, newspaper stamps, postal stationery, postmarks, proofs and reprints.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder presents another fine selection of postal stationery items from around the world.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
More wise words from an ordinarie collector of stamps
Classic Maritime Mail from the British West Indies
David Watson’s research on old ships carrying Caribbean letters reveals some fascinating facts about postal services in the region.
2012–13 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime FRPSL continues his annual survey of the latest postal stationery with the first of a three-part alphabetical listing of foreign issues.
Zealandia on Stamps
In the early twentieth century Zealandia, the personification of New Zealand, was a regular feature on the nation’s postal material. David Smitham reveals the definitive, postal stationery and commemorative issues that show her iconic image.
Canada's King George V Admirals and Lathework
John Hillson highlights the different types of lathework designs used to embellish the bottom selvage of a number of Canada’s King George V Admiral plates.
The Postal Stationery of Barbados 1881 to 1950
Neil Sargent presents an illustrated history of the official postcards, envelopes and newspaper wrappers called into use in Barbados—from their inception in 1881 to key examples from the reign of King George VI.ds
Stamps to look out for from Botswana.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest issues from around the world.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaux.
Shore to Shore
Britain in Bloom from Guernsey, Rare Breeds from the Isle of Man and D-Day from Jersey.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II/Catalogue Column
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection. SG catalogue editor, Hugh Jefferies, highlights a surprise new discovery from the Falkland Islands.
The latest 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.