Contents to Volume 53, Number 1
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, to commemorate The Queen’s Jubilee year, Majed Halawi shows how the political and economic climate of post-war Britain influenced the design of the 1953 Coronation omnibus issue and in a continuation to his previous articles, Robert Benninghoff looks at the social and political history of Ireland during the first six months of independence from Great Britain.
Contents June 2022
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
This month, Richard West provides an overview on the history of the humble stamp perforation; from the very first Archer trails to the latest high-tech processes being employed today.
We look at the latest issue from Royal Mail which commemorates the Unsung Heroes of World War II.
Souvenirs of London 2022
In the first article in a new, small series, Derek Connell showcases some unique covers commemorating the run-up to the long-awaited London 2022 International Stamp Exhibition.
In another round-up for modern GB collectors, John Deering reports on Cartor’s recent rebranding and reveals some of the hidden features found in Royal Mail’s new Unsung Heroes p.s.b.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Exhibiting: How One Frame Can Say it all
With Canada’s Capex 22 just a few weeks away, Isobel Klempka catches up with the Chairman of the Exhibition Committee, David McLaughlin, to learn more about the international’s one-frame stamp championship.
The 1953 Coronation Omnibus Issue
To commemorate The Queen’s Jubilee year, Majed Halawi shows how the political and economic climate of post-war Britain influenced the design of the 1953 Coronation omnibus issue.
Stamps as Propaganda: An Italian Stamp Issue of 1941
Italy and Germany’s 1941 joint issue, the Brothers in Arms, was used to illustrate the alliance between the two countries during World War II. Clive Griffiths examines the Italian release and shows how they were used as a propaganda tool.
The Provisional Government of Ireland
In a continuation to his previous articles, Robert Benninghoff looks at the social and political history of Ireland during the first six months of independence from Great Britain.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another of his regular columns on former stamp-issuing regions, John Moody returns to the Indian Feudatory States, this time with a focus on the issues from Cochin 1892-1949.
We take a look at the gold-medal-winning Graham Booth collection, the most comprehensive collection of Cayman Islands postal history ever assembled, which is to be auctioned by Stanley Gibbons on 15 June.
Postal Stationery Matters
Another collection of postal stationery items from around the world is provided by Peter van Gelder.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 34: Ascension
In another article on classic British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill illustrates the issues from Ascension Island, where a range of unusual and interesting varieties await the collector.
Stamps to look out for from Samoa.
The Pictures That Moved: The Epic Tale of Cinema - Act 1
By using stamps from around the world that relate to its story and history, Nicholas Oughton begins a new series of articles on the evolution and origins of the silver screen.
2021 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime begins his annual review of modern foreign postal stationery, beginning with issues from Aland to Belarus.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.