Contents to Volume 44, Number 12
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Steve Pendleton shows how a collection of stamps and special covers can tell the fascinating story of how Elephant Island became a symbol of human courage and fortitude and despite their large number and the high cost of some examples, Christer Brunstrom reveals that a representative and rewarding collection of Russian Zemstvo stamps is still possible.
Contents May 2014
All the latest philatelic news including British Guiana 1c. Black on Magenta recertified, new RDP signatories announced, Mail Rail plans approved.
Salisbury in the Mist
A full report from the recent Salisbury Stamp Show.
The latest reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at composite designs, Britons on stamps and definitive issues for three new kings.
Royal Mail’s issue on Buckingham Palace and details of the plans to commemorate World War I.
John Deering demystifies ‘Post & Go on the go’ with a comprehensive guide to material issued from mobile machines.
Britain's First Commemoratives
Despite their hurried creation and being initially branded as ‘un-English’ by King George V, Britain’s first commemoratives are now highly sought-after items.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: 1890 (Part 2)
Derek Connell continues his fascinating exploration of London’s early philatelic exhibitions with a highly illustrated account of the first International and the South Kensington Conversazione.
GB Specialised Catalogue
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Russia's Rural Posts
Despite their large number and the high cost of some examples, Christer Brunstrom reveals that a representative and rewarding collection of Russian Zemstvo stamps is still possible.
Journey to Elephant Island
Steve Pendleton shows how a collection of stamps and special covers can tell the fascinating story of how Elephant Island became a symbol of human courage and fortitude.
2012–13 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime FRPSL presents a round-up of Commonwealth Postal Stationery.
Hungarian PSGB Golden Jubilee
Mervyn Benford reveals the background of the Hungarian PSGB and gives a sneak preview of a special commemorative exhibition being held at the Royal Philatelic Society London on 22 May.
The King George VI Postmarks of Gibraltar 1937–53
David Horry’s popular series continues with a discussion on examples for this strategically important territory.
The Canadian Large Queens Issue of 1868
The development of this issue, along with its uses, varieties and known rarities, such as the famous 1868
Reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Creating a Jewel of the Jubilee: Part 13—The European Connection: Yugoslavia
In concluding his comprehensive philatelic tour of European monarchies, John Davis FRPSL focuses on the fascinating and, often, troubled history of Yugoslavia.
Italian States: The Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
Beginning with the introduction of foreign issues, and continuing with the first true stamp issues, Giorgio Migliavacca outlines the early uses of postage stamps in Italy.
The 75th Anniversary of a Royal Progress
Peter van Gelder tell the story of the ground-breaking visit of King George V and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the USA in 1939.
Stamps to look out for from Nigeria.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest issues from around the world.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaux.
Shore to Shore
An innovative stamp and seed issue, a contribution to the Europa theme of musical instruments and the work of artist Archibald Knox.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
SG catalogue editor, Hugh Jefferies, discusses the latest editions to be published.
An 18-page update to the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.