Contents to Volume 54, Number 10
Included in this month’s GSM, in the first of a short series of articles, Robert B Galland examines the design, dies and paper associated with Britain’s first unified postage and revenue stamp, the 1881 1d. lilac and Surendra Anand Bhaskar ISC returns with the second instalment of his article exploring India’s 1971 provisional refugee relief stamps.
Contents March 2024
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world, including major changes for Denmark’s postal users and collectors, details of the upcoming Philatelic Congress of Great Britain and news of an outstanding new King George VI KUT discovery.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
The provenance of a stamp can add extra appeal for collectors, especially when it comes from the collections of a famous philatelist such as Philipp von Ferrary. Richard West talks us through some of the world-class items that can claim to be ‘ex-Ferrary’.
Royal Mail’s latest issue commemorates the 170th anniversary of the Met Office and Britain’s favourite topic of conversation – the weather.
In his latest column for modern GB Collectors, John Deering concludes his retrospective on Queen Elizabeth II Christmas booklets with a round up of festive issues from 2006 to 2022, and reports on the latest, and last, Remembrance Day inscriptions found on the now discontinued Post & Go stamps.
The 1d. Lilac Unified Stamp Part 1: The Basic Stamp
In the first of a short series of articles, Robert B Galland examines the design, dies and paper associated with Britain’s first unified postage and revenue stamp, the 1881 1d. lilac.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Indian Refugee Relief Tax Part 2: Rare Gems of the Provisional Typographed Refugee Relief Postage Stamps of India 1971/73
Surendra Anand Bhaskar ISC returns with the second instalment of his article exploring India’s 1971 provisional refugee relief stamps.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In part three of John Moody’s investigation into the stamps and postal stationery issued by the German Third Reich he covers the years 1937 and 1938.
Alderney Post Boxes on Stamps: A Nice Wayto Get The ‘Blues’
The distinctive post boxes of Alderney are commemorated with a special stamp set.
The Road to Wembley Part 3: Crystal Palace to South Kensington
Using contemporary postal history and modern-day commemoratives, Derek Connell FRPSL continues his tour of the British exhibitions that led to the 1924 British Empire Exhibition. The permanent exhibition spaces created in South Kensington are next on the journey.
The RNLI: 200 Years of Saving Lives at Sea
The Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey have each issued a set of stamps to honour the RNLI bicentennial and those who volunteer to risk their lives to save others.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Emil Paul Hugo Griebert, RDP, 1868–1924
Another important historical philatelic figure is revealed by Michael Peach.
Stamps to look out for from Dominica.
Baldwin’s Auctions: Unique Straits Settlements Cover Headlines Upcoming Singapore Sale
The first in a series of auctions of exceptional material from the Singapore Philatelic Museum includes a stand-out item not to be missed.
2023 Commonwealth Booklets
Geir Sør-Reime returns with his annual survey of stamp booklets, beginning with Commonwealth issues.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
GSM 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, Guernsey and Jersey.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher in our regular competition.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
The latest, 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.