Contents to Volume 53, Number 12
Inside this month’s packed GSM, stamps that have either featured or had a connection to the life of King Charles III over the 70 years that he was heir to the throne are reviewed and illustrated by Cyril R H Parsons and in the first of a two-part study of the first skilling stamps of Denmark, Lars Jørgensen RDPSA, FRPSL discusses the various printings, retouches and design changes of Denmark’s first stamp issues.
Contents May 2023
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Amritpex–2023: India’s National Philatelic Exhibition
A special report from New Delhi by Pradip Jain FRPSL.
Richard West explores the impact of the UPU over the past 150 years.
A ‘blooming’ lovely new set from Royal Mail illustrates ten popular flowers grown in UK gardens. This issue is also the first British set to feature the silhouette of HM King Charles III.
The British Home Front in 1940: Part 2
Jim Etherington concludes his look at the postal history of the British Home Front in the run-up to World War II. This time he focuses on the postal markings that highlighted the importance of food production and the conservation of useful resources for the war effort.
After 40 years, John Deering’s regular column for modern GB collectors gets a new name. However, you can still expect the same attention to detail as he keeps an ever-watchful eye on the latest developments. This month, John reports on The King’s new definitives and the Machin pane from the Flying Scotsman p.s.b.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
King Charles III on Stamps
Stamps that have either featured or had a connection to the life of King Charles III over the 70 years that he was heir to the throne are reviewed and illustrated by Cyril R H Parsons.
The Rhodesian Remainders
In 1923, following the end of its administration of Central Africa, the British South Africa Company performed a demonetising exercise on its redundant stamp stocks. Adrian de Bourbon of the Rhodesian Study Circle presents a study of the stamps and postmarks involved in the exercise.
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Rhodesian Study Circle
As the Rhodesian Study Circle celebrates its 75th anniversary, we look at its founding in 1948 before exploring some of the many topics that have captivated its members over the years.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
The Skilling Stamps of Denmark 1851–1875: Part 1
In the first of a two-part study of the first skilling stamps of Denmark, Lars Jørgensen RDPSA, FRPSL discusses the various printings, retouches and design changes of Denmark’s first stamp issues.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
The Philatelic Face of the World Health Organisation 1948 to 2020
Bernard Brabin presents a selection of issues from around the world which have honoured the hugely important work of the World Health Organisation.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody begins a two-part article discussing the complex philatelic history of immediate post-World War II Germany.
Stamps to look out for from Nyasaland.
2022 Commonwealth Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime presents his annual review of postal stationery from around the world, beginning with issues from Commonwealth nations.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Don’t miss your chance to 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 thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
An 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.