Contents to Volume 51, Number 10
Included in this month’s GSM, Dominic Morris, an active member of the Malaya Study Group, outlines the stamp issues of Trengganu, from the very first issue until administration passed to Thailand after World War II and Dorothy Wilding’s work has been immortalised through its use on stamps for many years, including present day issues. Michael Peach examines her life, her career and her philatelic legacy.
Contents March 2021
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Richard West’s last instalment examining things that can go wrong during the stamp production process takes a look at errors on stamp booklets.
We ‘trot’ over to see Royal Mail’s latest issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the much-loved British sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
GB Undeliverable Mail: Returned to Sender Handstamps
Robert B Galland looks at the evolution of Return to Sender handstamps, from the Victorian period to modern times.
GB Overprints: Block Cypher George V Varieties
As part of the GB Overprints Society’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Marius Wlodarczyk illustrates two recent varieties discovered on the King George V ½d. green overprinted ‘MOROCCO AGENCIES’ and explains how the overprint helps identify the plate they came from.
John Deering presents more new releases and discoveries, including the newly reintroduced £2.55 Security Machin, and provides a guide to all known M20L counter sheet stamps.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Dorothy Wilding (1893–1976): Portrait Photographer
Dorothy Wilding’s work has been immortalised through its use on stamps for many years, including present day issues. Here, Michael Peach examines her life, her career and her philatelic legacy.
The latest book releases read and rated.
Malaya: The Stamps of the Sultanate of Trengganu 1910–45
Dominic Morris, an active member of the Malaya Study Group, outlines the stamp issues of Trengganu, from the very first issue until administration passed to Thailand after World War II.
2020 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sør-Reime presents his annual survey of stamp booklets, this month looking at Commonwealth issues.
Delivering the Mail: Part 4b Delivery by Animals
John Davis continues his thematic presentation on how mail has been delivered with a focus on more animals that have been used to carry the post.
Postal Stationery Matters
In his latest round-up of recent postal stationery finds, Peter van Gelder highlights a well-travelled Uruguay postal card, presents another past personality on stationery and shows some GB postal cards which saved savvy senders a small fortune.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another of his regular articles on ‘dead’ countries, John Moody takes a look at the strange case of Cape Juby. A lot of stamps were issued for this tiny strip of land at the tip of Morocco, even though its own post office never produced a single one.
There and Back Again: A Much Travelled Cover From World War II
The impact of war led to many changes to postal routes, making delivery of mail all the more difficult. Bryan Jones highlights an example associated with US Forces that has an interesting tale to tell.
Tackling Climate Change with Philately
Michael Baron explores how the philatelic world has helped to spread the message about the impact of global warming and climate change.
In his latest report on market trends, Nimrod highlights the stamps to look out for from Perlis.
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
We highlight the latest new issues from Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more opinion from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.