Contents to Volume 44, Number 10
Included in this month’s GSM, Peter van Gelder presents another varied selection of postal stationery items including: a two-part German story; Christmas aerogrammes from Australia; and a mystery card from New Zealand and despite the limited legitimate use of Canada’s smallest stamp, the ½c. ‘Small Queens’ of 1882, it still makes a hugely fascinating topic of study, as John Hillson FRPSL FCPS reveals.
Contents March 2014
All the latest philatelic news including: Stanley Gibbons’ acquisition of Murray Payne; an additional UK Philatelic Congress for 2014; and a report on MonacoPhil 2013.
The latest reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at the stamps issued during the tragically short reign of King Faisal II of Iraq.
Details on Royal Mail’s Spring Blooms Post & Go issue, and the last miniature sheet in its Classic Locomotives series.
John Deering highlights the latest Post & Go news before giving a comprehensive guide to Cartor-printed emblem stamps.
Please Turn Over
The reverse of postcards can often be just as interesting as the front. Colin Baker encourages us to take a look at a ‘different side’ of Britain’s postal stationery.
Stamping Around the Plaques of London: C
Alan Sacks continues his series on the philatelic associations of the blue plaques of London.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The Great Stamp Shortage in Malaya 1899–1901: Part 1
The delay in producing new stamps for the Federated Malay States resulted in the introduction of a range of emergency measures. Rob Holley examines the overprints, surcharges and other provisional issues used.
Despite the limited legitimate use of Canada’s smallest stamp, the ½c. ‘Small Queens’ of 1882, it still makes a hugely fascinating topic of study, as John Hillson FRPSL FCPS reveals.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder presents another varied selection of postal stationery items including: a two-part German story; Christmas aerogrammes from Australia; and a mystery card from New Zealand.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
More wise words from an ordinarie collector of stamps.
Creating a Jewel of the Jubilee: Part 11—The European Connection: Sweden
In the penultimate part of his series John Davis FRPSL examines the history of the Swedish monarchy through the nation’s stamps.
Muntok Crash Mail
Brian Peace FRPSL tells the gripping story of two pioneering aviators and the mail they carried during their ill-fated record attempt to fly from Britain to Australia.
Peter Paul Rubens: Artist and Diplomat
A richly illustrated account by Barry Floyd on the life and work of this acclaimed artist.
2013 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime presents his annual survey of stamp booklets, beginning this month with Commonwealth issues.
Germany's Old City Posts
City posts flourished in Germany before they ended in 1899. Christer Brunstrom highlights this affordable and wide field of interest.
Stamps to look out for from British Guiana.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Canadian Postal Stationery
The many types and varieties of Canadian postal stationery, and what they offer the collector, are outlined by Professor Iain Stevenson
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaux.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
This latest report on Britain’s island issues features music, commemorations for World War I and ladybirds.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II/Catalogue Column
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection. Hugh Jefferies presents his latest comments as SG catalogue editor.
The 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.