Contents to Volume 41, Number 12.
Contents May 2011
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 the 1951 Festival of Britain and stamps for and against Sunday delivery.
New Issues: Morris and Company stamps and prestige booklet, Royal Wedding miniature sheet and more Post & Go Birds.
John Deering looks at low value self-adhesive Machins and the WWF prestige booklet.
Victorian STO Envelopes
Colin Baker concludes his examination of these items and explains how an embossing die is made.
Wilding Castle DLR Plates
Peter Shaw updates his article of September 2009.
The King is Dead …
A visit to the exhibitions that took place during the reigns of Kings Edward VII and George V with Derek Connell.
A report on recent developments by John Holman.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Happy Birthday, Hubble!
Margaret Morris reviews the history of the Hubble Space Telescope and the man behind it.
Postal History at Stampex
John Holman reports on the Postal History Society’s display at this year’s Spring Stampex.
Railway Parcel Stamps
Christer Brunström explores a fascinating collecting field.
Behind the Scenes
Crests and seals can be important as John Scott shows in another of his articles on the social history aspects of philately.
Murder and Mysteries
The story behind the British Guiana 1c. Black on magenta is told by Paul Brittain.
Nimrod suggests stamps worth looking for from Egypt. Your chance to win one of five Great Britain Concise Catalogues.
North Korea Postmarks
Nicholas Pertwee provides an appendage to his previous articles with an explanation of the Korean writing system.
ABPS Sheffield 2011 Exhibition
Donald Radley and Greg Spring report on the exhibits.
Dublin''s Postal Museum
‘Letters, Lives and Liberty’, an exhibit at Dublin’s Postal Museum is outlined by its Curator, Stephen Ferguson.
Kenya KGVI Postmarks
David Horry reveals Kenyan postmarks to look out for from the King George VI period.
Ferndown Philatelic Club
John Garrett provides a brief history of the Ferndown and West Moors Philatelic and Postcard Club, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Europe's First Audio Stamp
A visit to Joh Enschedé by Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, where he sees some innovative Dutch stamps.
2009–2010 Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime begins his annual survey of the world’s postal stationery, listing countries of the Commonwealth.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
The greatest TT races, Guernsey forests and Orchids and Royalty from Jersey – Island Hopper reports.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind an unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies provides an update on the 2012 ‘Part 1’ and reviews an important criterion for catalogue listing
A 19-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.