March 2013

Issue: 10

Volume: 43

Inside March’s must-read issue of the world’s leading Philatelic Journal, W T Cochrane discusses one of the most fascinating issues of the Australian States and Steve Pendleton takes a look at the postal arrangements used during the short-lived Argentine occupation of the Falkland Islands.


Contents March 2013

Contents to Volume 43, Number 10


Antarctic post office reopens after 54 years, du Pont Falklands collection to be sold and David Beech receives international philatelic award

Society News

Reports from philatelic societies

Diary Dates

Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions

Around the Houses

Hugh Jefferies presents a round-up of the latest auction news from the UK and abroad.

New Collector

John Holman presents another inspiring article for new and seasoned collectors

GB News

Royal Mail’s latest Post & Go series celebrates Britain’s diverse freshwater wildlife

Jeffery Matthews: 50 Years of Design for Royal Mail

Part 4. The Definitive Approach

Breaking the Code

A new area of research on the ‘hamburger’ marks of London’s Penny Post

Machin Watch

Royal Mail’s 2012 Christmas stamps, red Machins and a new 2nd class rate for Post & Go stamps

GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks

John Holman reveals a ‘Special Delivery’ Post & Go and a selection box of Royal Mail 2012 Christmas slogans

GB Specialised Catalogue

The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue

New South Wales 2d. Diadem

W T Cochrane discusses one of the most fascinating stamps of the Australian States

Australia's Robes definitive stamps of 1938–49

The story of Australia’s belated Coronation issue

British Solomon Islands

King George VI postmarks revisited, 1937-56

Argentine Mail in the Falklands War

Steve Pendleton takes a look at the postal arrangements used during the short-lived Argentine occupation

Creating a Jewel of the Jubilee

John Davis FRPSL reveals more on the creation of his excellent Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

Falkland Islands Referendum on British Rule

Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS takes a look at the stamps produced to publicise the referendum taking place in March

2012 Commonwealth Booklets

Geir Sor-Reime begins his annual survey of stamp booklets with the 2012 Commonwealth issues

Dear GSM

More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag

Postal Stationery Matters

Peter van Gelder reports on an elusive oddity from Victoria and an ‘endangered’ Gambian registered envelope

Nimrod and the GSM Competition

Nimrod highlights some important stamps from British Honduras, plus your chance to with a £50 SG voucher

Shore to Shore

Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Stamp News in Brief

A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world


Dean Shepherd investigates the history behind some recent new issues

Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column

The story behind an unissued stamp of New Zealand. Plus, Hugh Jefferies’ latest comments as SG catalogue editor.

Catalogue Supplement

A 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue