Contents to Volume 48, Number 10
Included in this month’s GSM, a contemporary Dutch booklet provides an invaluable guide to the first stamps of the Netherlands, Cyril Parsons provides a rare insight in the evolution of British slogan postmarks and the work of early philatelic forgery expert, Robert Briscoe Earee RDP, is assessed by Michael Peach.
Contents March 2018
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest reports from the auction rooms.
We see what Royal Mail’s Votes for Women stamps and its latest Post & Go release have to offer
Slogan Dies at The Postal Museum
Cyril Parsons provides a rare insight in the evolution of British slogan postmarks.
John Deering casts a collector’s eye over the latest Star Wars and Games of Thrones, p.s.b. issues from Royal Mail.
Abuse of the Franking System of Great Britain
Robert Galland discusses just some of the countless cases of abuse of Britain’s free franking system prior to 1840.
The First Official Aerial Post of the United Kingdom, 1911: The Story So Far...
As Derek Connell explains, when a new venue was needed for Britain’s first aerial post in 1911, specially designed souvenir stationery helped raise funds.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
Netherlands' First Issue 1852–63
A contemporary Dutch booklet provides an invaluable guide to the first stamps of the Netherlands.
Niuafo'ou and its Tin Can (Canoe) Mail Service 1882–1983: Part 1
Following the structure of his award-winning collection, John Davis outlines Niuafo’ou’s Tin Can Mail service, from its establishment in 1882 until just before World War II.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 9: British Honduras
Noel Davenhill discusses the stamps of Britain’s only colony in Central American, British Honduras.
A Paradise Island Local Post
For 20 years, there was a thriving local post on Herm, part of the Channel Islands. Christer Brunstrom discusses the service and the stamps created for it.
Robert Briscoe Earee RDP 1846–1929
The work of early philatelic forgery expert, Robert Briscoe Earee RDP, is assessed by Michael Peach.
Kenya–Sudan Interrupted Air Mails of 1927
Richard Stock discusses crash mail from a 1927 flight and the interrupted mail that was due to be carried on board the subsequently abandoned service.
The Bird Definitives of Niger
Michael Round concludes his study of Niger’s Bird definitives with a focus on the redrawn designs issued between 1996 and 2000.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the philatelic legacy left behind by the Confederate States of America and Danzig.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder returns with another selection of postal stationery from around the world.
More reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
2017 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sor-Reime presents the first part of his annual survey.
The Carmarthen Sorting Tender and Carriage
As Keith Morris reveals, even the smallest Victorian railway line could run a sorting tender and a TPO.
Nimrod highlights the key issues of Ghana.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest new issues from Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of Jamaica
Get ready for more faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor, Hugh Jefferies, talks about one of his favourite Hong Kong varieties and reveals a newly discovered variety from the King George VI period.
Your essential 14-page update to the world famous Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.