Contents to Volume 51, Number 12
Inside this month’s packed GSM, Edward Barrow reveals why Trinidad and Tobago’s World War I charity issues are worth closer study despite comprising of just two overprinted stamps and a locally printed label and Richard West provides a guide for those who have taken up stamp collecting for the first time or made a return to the hobby during lockdown.
Contents May 2021
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
A Stamp and a Stiletto: Making Stamps Fashionable
As the 1856 British Guiana 1c. Magenta heads to auction once again, Devlan Kruck explains why this is a great moment to shine a ‘fashionable’ light on philately.
Richard West provides a guide for those who have taken up stamp collecting for the first time or made a return to the hobby during lockdown.
Royal Mail celebrates the very best of classic British science-fiction writing with a new six-stamp issue.
Undeliverable Mail: British Mail of World War I
In the first of a two-part article looking at returned letter mail during World War I, Robert Galland examines the various labels and handstamps used on undeliverable military mail.
In John Deering’s latest column for modern GB collectors he looks at the first of what could become a completely new breed of Machin design.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Trinidad and Tobago WWI Red Cross Stamps
Despite comprising of just two overprinted stamps and a locally printed label, Edward Barrow reveals why Trinidad and Tobago’s World War I charity issues are worth closer study.
2020 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime presents his annual review of postal stationery from around the world, beginning with issues from Commonwealth nations.
Malaysia: Issues of Malacca
Susan McEwen FRPSL of the Malaya Study Group gives a tantalising taste of what the postal history of Malacca has to offer.
Stamps to look out for from Egypt.
Overprinted GB used in Somalia: Part 2
Mike Sanders concludes his account of the overprinted GB stamps in use in British occupied Somalia during World War II.
Jeff Dugdale sees what the ever-popular world of science-fiction literature and mass media has to offer the thematic collector.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In his latest article on the stamps of ‘dead’ countries, John Moody investigates the early philatelic history of Georgia, which underlines its often complex relationship with its near neighbour – Russia.
The latest book releases read and rated.
Disability Awareness on Stamps
All kinds of disabilities have been illustrated on stamps, some with well intended, but often, politically incorrect messages. Michael Barron examines how the United Nations’ International Year of Disabled Persons helped change that.
Delivering the Mail: Part 4c Delivery by Animals
John Davis continues his thematic journey on the different ways the mail has been delivered.
Tonga’s 1897 Pictorials
Christer Brunström explains why this popular issue known for its varieties, die types and watermarks, should be a consideration for your next collecting adventure.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Isle of Man. Jersey and Guernsey.
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.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.