Contents to Volume 46, Number 10
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, with its 175th anniversary just weeks away, Edward Klempka takes a look at the history of the iconic Penny Red and gives an account of the seven Penny Black plates used to print them and George T Krieger takes a look at what happened after the amalgamation of the post offices in East Africa and Uganda in 1901, and the evolution of its postal stationery from 1904 to 1922.
Contents March 2016
Catch up with all the latest news from the philatelic world including: the emergency issue which is causing a stir with Australia collectors; A Royal visit to Fox Bay Post Office Museum and a new exhibition at the Royal Philatelic Society London.
GSM presents more reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at philatelic material relating to Saint Patrick and of Queen Elizabeth II and Malta.
Great British humanitarians are commemorated, the new Post & Go finally gets moving and the 175th anniversary of the Penny Red is marked.
The 1d. Red Imperforate Printed From Penny Black Plates
With its 175th anniversary just weeks away, Edward Klempka takes a look at the history of the iconic Penny Red and gives an account of the seven Penny Black plates used to print them.
John Deering takes a look at Post & Go recent developments and gives a simplified checklist for the issues and inscriptions from Armed Forces museums.
British Postal Stationery Cut-outs and Stamp Dealer Mail
In the early 20th century, cut-outs from postal stationery could be used for prepayment of postage. Exploring this neglected field of philately, Michael Peach reveals how several stamp dealers used this method.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
Postal Stationery Matters
Another varied selection of postal stationery items presented by Peter van Gelder.
2015 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime’s annual round-up of stamp booklets begins by focusing on those from the Commonwealth.
Gravure Stamp Cylinders: Part 2
In the second of three articles, Glenn Morgan continues the history of gravure printing with the story of modern production and a visit to cylinder manufacturer, Saueressig.
Basil in Guernsey
This month, Basil Herwald is a little closer to home. He reports from the island of Guernsey and discusses its relationship with the UK and its stamp issuing policy.
The Postal Stationery of East Africa and Uganda Protectorates
George T Krieger takes a look at what happened after the amalgamation of the post offices in East Africa and Uganda in 1901, and the evolution of its postal stationery from 1904 to 1922.
Karl Bickel: Of Mountains and Men
In the first of a two-part article, Adrian Keppel charts the early career of Karl Bickel, Swiss artist and sculptor, whose talents extended well into the stamp world.
Affordable Spanish Colonials
A possible new collecting area for you that is both interesting, attractive and ‘won’t break the bank’ is discussed by Christer Brunstrom.
Nimrod highlights stamps from the Cook Islands.
The Dog: 'Man’s Best Friend'
Barry Floyd takes a look at the wealth of stamp issues available from around the world which depict our four-legged friends.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
The Isle of Man commemorates poignant World War I centenaries, Jersey celebrates the reign of George V and Alderney releases a set on the Longis Nature Reserve.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies reveals an unusual find and an important discovery from Barbados.
A 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.