Contents to Volume 50, Number 1
Contents June 2019
Catch up with all the latest news from around the philatelic world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest results from the auction rooms.
Richard West continues his look at the different methods of stamp printing with a focus on lithography, and reveals how public pressure forced a change to Royal Mail’s strict issuing policy in the 1950s.
We review Royal Mail’s recent tribute to British Engineering and look ahead to the upcoming stamps and miniature sheet marking the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Edward VII 2d. Deformed Value Tablet
Trevor Harris returns to GSM to reveal the events that led to an exceptional variety found on the 1902 King Edward 2d.
John Deering reports on the £1.35 and £1.55 emblem regionals before changing ‘tack’ to provide an update on the Post & Go inscriptions from the various Royal Navy museums.
British Island Locals - Real or Bogus?: Part 2
Christer Brunstrom continues his A-to-Z guide to British Islands issued local stamps.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Revenue Stamps of the Japanese Occupation of Malaya
Andrew McClellan discusses the fiscal overprints, or chops, on Malayan stamps produced during the Japanese occupation between 1941 and 1945.
The Brighton Forgeries
We enter the shady world of stamp forgery during the early 20th century with a report on the nefarious work of Brighton-based criminal, Harold Treherne.
Queen Victoria Around the World
A tour of the various monuments and structures named after Queen Victoria that have been depicted on stamps.
The ITU and UPU in Berne, Switzerland
The stories and related stamp issues of two institutions that changed global communication for ever.
MonacoPhil 2019: 100 Iconic Stamps and Documents
Vincent Schouberechts reveals the stories behind some of the superb items that will be on display at MonacoPhil 2019 this November.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder offers some encouragement and advice for those thinking of becoming postal stationery collectors.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the philatelic legacy left behind by the ‘phantom’ nation of Azad Hind.
Nimrod highlights the issues of the Cayman Islands that are worth looking out for.
2018 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime begins his comprehensive listing of foreign postal stationery issues.
US State Revenues: Stamps Taxed Almost Everything
Christer Brunstrom provides an insight into the huge and at times complex world of US revenue stamp collecting.
Early mail between the US West Coast and Great Britain
Julian Jones looks at early examples of mail between the US and Great Britain following the 1849 Gold Rush.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We look at the latest issues from the Isle of Man, Alderney and Jersey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor, Hugh Jefferies, gives us a sneek peak of an important new addition to the upcoming Concise catalogue.
Your 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.