Contents to Volume 42, Number 12.
Contents May 2012
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
A Collector’s Collection — for Collectors
Hugh Jefferies previews the Arnhold Collection of British Africa, being sold by Stanley Gibbons Auctions.
John Holman looks at postage due issues, cathedrals on stamps and postmarks, and recalls a visionary artist and stamp designer.
Post & Go Pigs, Great British Fashion, last chance to win a very special GB Specialised Queen Victoria Catalogue.
Redirected Mail - Victorian Britain
Michael Peach presents a collection of covers that reveal how redirected mail was treated in the Victorian era.
John Deering examines Royal Mail’s Diamond Jubilee Definitives and Post & Go Sheep.
Stamping on with 1066
Inspired by the classic 1066 and All That, Alan Sacks concludes his own potted philatelic history of Britain
GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks
John Holman talks Special Delivery envelopes and reveals some previously unreported postal self-adhesive lables.
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue
The Royal Flying Corps
Ian Hamilton presents the history of the Royal Flying Corps—the precursor to the Royal Air Force—as told though stamps.
The 1988 Provisional Definitives of Ghana
Nicholas Pertwee concludes his stamp-by-stamp analysis of the Ghana 1988 C50 surcharges with a detailed look at the ‘Ashanti Weight’ and ‘Seat of State’ stamps.
A Beginner’s Guide to Working With Scanned Images
Dean Shepherd reveals some helpful tips on making the most of your scanned stamp images.
More readers have their say in the GSM letters page.
2010-11 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime begins his world tour of 2011 postal stationery issues with examples from the Commonwealth.
Stamps worth looking out for from Aitutaki and Penrhyn – plus the Stanley Gibbons competition
King George VI Postmarks of the Bechuanaland Protectorate
David Horry’s survey of King George VI Empire postmarks arrives at the Bechuanaland Protectorate.
For Real Isolation — Try Gough Island
Steve Pendleton looks at the history and philatelic legacy of the remote Gough Island.
Olympic Committee, Nairobi 1963’ Commemorative essays
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS brings us an exclusive report on a recently rediscovered Olympic essay prepared for East Africa.
A Philatelic Journey to Challenge Your Observation Skills
Noel Davenhill’s whirlwind journey might get you looking a little bit closer at the designs in your collection.
Royal Duties of the Stanley Post Office in 1935
A selection of letters obtained by Albert-Friedrich Gruene reveals a direct link to a very special Jubilee cover personally requested by King George V himself.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
A 17-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.