Contents to Volume 54, Number 1
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Roger Elliott FBSAP uses a selection of postal history items from his own collection to give an account of the 11 interment camps set up during World War I in Australia and Tasmania, which held nearly 7000 civilian and military prisoners of war and postmaster Henry Bishop literally left his mark on improving the efficiency of the mail in Britain when he introduced the world’s first postmarks in 1661. Peter Chadwick gives an introduction to the different types of Bishop marks adopted, which continued in use for many years.
Contents June 2023
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.
Richard West investigates the stamps produced for the League of Nations, United Nations and UN’s UNESCO agency, as well as other international offices.
Royal Mail targets the legendary British outlaw Robin Hood with ten, beautifully illustrated stamps, and commemorates the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla with a special four-stamp miniature sheet.
Bishop Postmarks: An Introductory Guide
Postmaster Henry Bishop literally left his mark on improving the efficiency of the mail in Britain when he introduced the world’s first postmarks in 1661. Peter Chadwick gives an introduction to the different types of Bishop marks adopted, which continued in use for many years.
John Deering’s ‘definitive’ monthly article for modern GB collectors examines the King Charles III definitives from counter sheets, retail booklets and business sheets, before exposing a strange Post & Go situation following the introduction of new tariffs on 3 April.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The Postal History of Australian Internees in World War I
Roger Elliott FBSAP uses a selection of postal history items from his own collection to give an account of the 11 interment camps set up during World War I in Australia and Tasmania, which held nearly 7000 civilian and military prisoners of war.
The Skilling Stamps of Denmark 1851–1875: Part 2
Lars Jørgensen RDPSA, FRPSL concludes his article on the skilling stamps of Denmark up to the introduction of decimal currency. Here, he discusses official and privately perforated stamps, rouletted issues and the bi-coloured stamps of the 1870s.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 40: New Hebrides and the 1977 Currency Change
In a follow up to his article in the April issue of GSM, Noel Davenhill elaborates on the Paris and local provisional surcharges introduced after the 1977 currency change.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Regular GSM scribe John Moody concludes his two-part article discussing the philatelic history of immediate post-World War II Germany.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
The Whaler’s Church, Grytviken, South Georgia
Hugh Osborne FRPSL presents a selection of postal history which directly relates to the establishment of the isolated whaler’s church at Grytviken.
Edward James Nankivell, FRPSL, 1848–1909
Michael Peach discusses the life of Edward Nankivell, whose prolific career had a huge impact on the history of philatelic publishing in Great Britain, including this very magazine.
Brazilian Private Airline Companies Part 2: Empresa De Transportes Aéreos Limitada (ETA)
Nick Nelson FRPSL returns with an account of one of the smallest and short-lived private airmail companies.
Stamps to look out for from Morocco Agencies.
2022 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime begins his annual alphabetical review of modern foreign postal stationery, beginning with issues from Aland to France.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
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 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.