Contents to Volume 40, Number 12.
Contents May 2010
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at issues of King George V, the Indian Feudatory States of Faridkot and Idar, and updates earlier articles.
A multitude of issues for May: London 2010 issues; Britain Alone stamps, sheet and prestige booklet.
2d. Distorted Value Tablet
The story behind a complex variety is told by Trevor Harris AEIP.
John Holman reports.
John M Deering reviews the ‘Castles of Wales’ generic sheet and Royal Society prestige booklet.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Nimrod suggests some stamps that are worth looking for from the People’s Republic of China..
Key plate varieties on the King George V large ‘Nyasa’ type high values are reviewed by Denis Littlewort.
Richard Breckon outlines the background to the Western Australia stamp issues following Ferderation.
Federation of Malaya
Rob Holley begins a detailed review of the Federation of Malaya issue, in use between 1949 and 1960.
Swaziland KGVI Postmarks
David Horry suggests some difficult to find cancellations.
Your chance to win a £100 SG voucher.
In the case of South Africa some of the ‘Independence’ stamps date back to the 19th century, as David R Wright reveals.
A report from Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, on some unusual covers transported across the desert of Iraq.
New Zealand Centennial Issue
A design of quality that is well worth studying in detail; Robin Gwynn FRPSL, FRPSNZ, takes a closer look.
Japanese Steam Engines
Nicholas Pertwee concludes his series recalling his time in Japan as the role of the steam engine there was coming to its close.
Geir Sør-Reime begins by looking at the countries of the Commonwealth in his annual survey of postal stationery.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on motoring history in the Isle of Man, Jersey mail ships and regionals and a Battle of Britain issue from Alderney.
John Moody investigates the background to some recent new issues.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of new and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. The Catalogue Editor reports.
A 17-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.