Contents to Volume 48, Number 12
Contents May 2018
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest reports from the auction rooms.
Richard West takes a look at the early George VI definitives from the Falkland Islands and its dependencies.
We report on Royal Mail’s latest issue celebrating Britain’s reintroduced species and highlight the recently issued new tariff Machins and revised Country definitives.
Post Office Issued Postcards During the Reign of Queen Victoria
Edward Klempka examines the postcard formats and designs produced during the reign of Queen Victoria.
John Deering takes a look at Royal Mail’s Mail by Sea Post & Go issue and sees what the new RAF centenary booklets have to offer Machin collectors.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
Diamond Census Marks: Great Britain
Michael Peach discusses the variety of mail stamped with diamond census marks between 1922 and 1985.
The First Official Aerial Post of the United Kingdom, 1911: The Conclusion
In his series on Britain’s first aerial post of 1911, Derek Connell focuses on the mail carried during the final flights of the experiment.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 10: Cyprus
In his continuing series, Noel Davenhill looks at the stamps in use in Cyprus from 1878 to the first Independence issues of 1960.
Czechoslovakia 1919 Charity Issue
Following independence in 1918, the newly-formed Czechoslovak Republic had large stocks of obsolete stamps overprinted to raise money for charity. Alan Wishart talks us through the various issues produced.
2017 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
GSM’s annual survey of Commonwealth postal stationery.
Damage to the Mails on Land
John Roe of the Bath Postal Museum highlights some of the damaged mail covers held in the museum’s Major Adrian Hopkins Collection.
Civil War, Matches and Medicines Revenue Stamps
Christer Brunstrom discusses the attractive and highly collectable revenue stamps issued to raise government funds for the costly American Civil War.
'Guernsey's Own' 201 Squadron
Head of Philatelic at Guernsey Post, Bridget Yabsley, reveals how their recent commemorative issue marking the centenary of the RAF got off the ground.
More reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
Readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
A Flutter of Butterflies
A wide range of countries have issued stamps featuring the butterfly; Barry Floyd casts his eye over stamps featuring these colourful and intricate creatures.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the philatelic legacy left behind by the Gold Coast of Africa and the island of Labuan.
Nimrod highlights the key issues of Transvaal.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest new issues from Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
Get ready for more faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 13-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.