Contents to Volume 46, Number 1
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Giorgio Migliavacca examines the short-lived stamps of the Provisional Government of Tuscany and 160 years after they were introduced, Robert B Galland describes the reasons for, and the development of, Britain’s first surface-printed issues.
Contents June 2015
Inverted Jenny makes six-figures at Siegel and the Royal baby stamp boom begins.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman offers more collecting ideas for new and seasoned collectors.
Details of Royal Mail’s latest issues marking the centenary of World War I and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
The Rise and Fall of The Mulready Stationery
Edward Klempka explores the short history of the much-derided, but now much-desired, Mulready stationery.
The First Low Value Surface-printed Postage Stamps of Great Britain
160 years after they were introduced, Robert B Galland describes the reasons for, and the development of, Britain’s first surface-printed issues.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: (Part 15) 'The Stamp Show 2000'
In his final article on the exhibitions of London, Derek Connell turns his attention to Stamp Show 2000 and the vast range of philatelic memorabilia produced for it.
The short-lived Post & Go stamps with inscriptions are proving to be a big hit with collectors. John Deering provides a guide to the issues produced so far.
GB Stamp Variants in Smilers Sheets: An Update
John Gray returns to GSM to bring us up-to-date with the variants of self-adhesive stamps found only in GB Smilers sheets.
The 1988 Provisional Definitives of Ghana: The C20 Overprints (Part 1)
In the first part of his concluding article on Ghana’s 1988 provisional issues, Nicolas Pertwee discusses the uses and varieties of the ‘C20’ overprint on the ‘Mounted Warrior’ design.
Recess Printing with Particular Reference to the Canadian 'Queens'
John Hillson talks us through the recess printing method used to create the Canadian ‘Queens’—and their varieties
A Fortunate Find
A long-forgotten manuscript by his grandfather provided Simon Catling with an insight into the contentious suppression of the Cambridge College Messenger Stamps.
The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge: 1871 to 1885
The history of the College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge, one of the oldest and most important of the privately run posts, is traced by Chris Harman.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder returns to GSM with another medley of British and Commonwealth postal stationery.
2013–14 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime presents the first of a three-part alphabetical listing of foreign issues.
Len Stanway demystifies the subtle differences found between Singapore’s MyStamps and their regular-issued counterparts.
Italian States: The Grand Duchy of Tuscany (Part 2)
Giorgio Migliavacca examines the short-lived stamps of the Provisional Government of Tuscany.
125 Years of GSM
Former GSM Editor John Holman looks back at the July 1914 issue—the last before production was suspended by World War I.
Stamps to look out for from Samoa.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man celebrate the Magna Carta, Penny Black and maritime history.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the catalogue editor’s chair.
A 18-page update to the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.