Contents to Volume 50, Number 12
Inside this month’s edition of Gibbon’s Stamp Monthly Christer Brunstrom takes us on a tour of Peru’s 1936-37 airmails and, as we reach the 180th anniversary of the Penny Black, we highlight some of the most desirable stamps and postal stationery material to come from the reign of Queen Victorian
Contents May 2020
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Hugh Jefferies completes his five-part survey of surcharges and overprints on Commonwealth stamps with a run through of the many ways in which overprints can be applied.
We explore the history behind Royal Mail’s new ten-stamp ‘Romantic Poets’ issue commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth.
The William Hartree Collection of Paid Postmarks
For many years, the unique collection of British Paid postmarks formed by William Hartree laid untouched in The Postal Museum’s collections. Cyril Parsons reveals some of the discoveries he has made while examining this important collection.
John Deering spies on Royal Mail’s recent James Bond issue and takes a closer look at the latest Machin stamps issued to comply with the 2020 tariff changes.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Morocco Local Posts
Richard Garcia presents some compelling new research on the often overlooked and sometimes misunderstood Sherifien and Local Posts of Morocco.
Peru's 1936-37 Airmails
Christer Brunstrom takes us on a tour of an intriguing set of stamps designed to advertise Peru’s industries to the outside world.
Comic Books on Stamps
Michael Baron investigates the philatelic world’s recent love affair with comic book characters and creators.
Celebrating the Music of Ludwig Van Beethoven
We see what Jersey Post’s new stamps and miniature sheet, marking the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven, has to offer collectors.
2019 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
Geir Sor-Reime presents his annual review of postal stationery from around the world.
Jewels of Queen Victoria Philately: British Stamps
As we reach the 180th anniversary of the Penny Black in 2020, we highlight some of the most desirable stamps and postal stationery material to come from the reign of Queen Victoria.
Jewels of Queen Victoria Philately: British Empire Rarities
Hugh Jefferies talks us through his pick of the best Empire stamps from the Queen Victoria period.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Jewels of Queen Victoria Philately: The Face of the Empire
Throughout the British Empire many countries tried to emulate the Penny Black by using a portrait of Queen Victoria on their stamps. As John Moody finds out, some were much more successful than others.
399 Strand: The Home of Stamp Collecting
We take a sneak peek at Stanley Gibbons’ new-look shop at 399 Strand, London.
The Romantic Poets
With the 250th birth anniversary of William Wordsworth being celebrated this year, Jeff Dugdale takes a closer look at how he and other famous Romantic poets have been depicted on stamps from around the world.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another article looking at stamp issues from ‘dead’ countries, John Moody turns his attention to the Middle East and examines stamps from the British Levant.
Australia and the Antarctic: Part 3
Nicholas Oughton concludes his articles on the stamps, cancellations, cachets and postal history connected to Australia and its links with the frozen continent of Antarctica.
Stamps to look out for from the Gold Coast.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Hugh Jefferies offers more collecting advice from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.