Contents to Volume 42, Number 10.
Included in this month’s GSM, Tom Slemons reassesses the much derided Mulready envelopes and letter sheets and concludes that, contrary to the generally-held belief, they were enormously successful and Robin Gwynn looks at the New Zealand’s Arms Type which doubled as the country’s middle and high value postage stamps for over half a century.
Contents March 2012
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman reveals the new Irish definitives, Charles Dickens’ 200th anniversary, and stamps depicting Annigoni portraits of The Queen
Britons of Distinction, Post & Go Sheep
Stamping on with 1066
Inspired by the classic 1066 and All That, Alan Sacks continues his own potted philatelic history of Britain
John Deering brings another update on Britain’s definitive stamps, including issues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the latest news from the ever-changing Post & Go series
Tom Slemons reassesses the much derided Mulready envelopes and letter sheets and concludes that, contrary to the generally-held belief, they were enormously successful
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue
New Zealand’s 1931 Arms Type
Robin Gwynn looks at the New Zealand’s Arms Type which doubled as the country’s middle and high value postage stamps for over half a century.
2011 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sør-Reime presents his annual survey of stamp booklets, beginning this month with commonwealth issues
A Couple of Crude Ones
Paul Brittain looks at two primitive first issues, which, while not famed for their ground breaking designs, are certainly not lacking in philatelic interest
Ghana’s Provisional Definitives
Nicholas Pertwee examines the provisional definitives of Ghana, beginning with the C50 value
Australia’s Postage Due Stamps
Richard Breckon charts the rise and eventual demise of Australia’s recess-printed postage due stamps
Stamps worth looking for from Cyprus
Copper through the Ages
Josef Charrach shows through stamps how copper has shaped the of millions of people for thousands of years.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder presents another compilation of highly collectable postal stationery.
Ethiopia’ s Postal Heritage
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, visits the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the headquarters of the Ethiopia Postal Service.
British Somaliland Postmarks
David Horry’s tour of post offices open during the reign of King George VI, brings him to the Somaliland Protectorate
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies looks at plate flaws from Great Britain and Sudan and an inverted over print from Mauritius
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.