Contents to Volume 46, Number 6
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, Edward Klempka explores the events surrounding the introduction of the Penny Black, its early usages and eventual replacement by the 1d. red-brown and Peter van Gelder turns the clock back 50 years to see what special (and not so special) events were being celebrated with stamp issues in 1965.
Contents November 2015
The latest philatelic news from around the world including: exhibition reports, competition results and news of a one-of-a-kind German discovery.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
More collecting ideas for new and seasoned collectors.
Royal Mail journeys to a galaxy far, far away for its latest commemorative issue.
Star Wars Competition
Win a Royal Mail Star Wars presentation pack
175th Anniversary of the Penny Black
Edward Klempka explores the events surrounding the introduction of the Penny Black, its early usages and eventual replacement by the 1d. red-brown.
John Deering reports back from Autumn Stampex, takes a closer look at the Long to Reign Over Us issue and highlights the latest Post & Go developments.
The Franking System of Great Britain: Part 2
This second instalment of Robert Galland’s FRPSL survey of Britain’s franking system looks at how mail was endorsed by post office officials in the pre-stamp era.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: Europhilex 2015 (Part 2)
Derek Connell examines the products issued by Royal Mail prior and during the Europhilex exhibition—including one very controversial item!
Let's Look at Letter Cards
Once Great Britain introduced letter cards in 1892, an interesting range of designs were created for a wide variety of purposes. Colin Baker provides an illustrated history.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
GB Postal Stationery, Postal Labels and Postmarks
John Holman highlights new labels, the latest slogan postmarks and reports on recent postal rate changes.
Tercentenary of the Romanov Dynasty
A 17-stamp set issued by Russia in 1913 marked the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. Edward Klempka looks at the issued stamps, stationery and overprints with particular attention to their usage.
1965—What Did They Commemorate Then?
Peter van Gelder turns the clock back 50 years to see what special (and not so special) events were being celebrated with stamp issues in 1965.
Coronation To Coronation: Part 1
Noel Davenhill presents an almanac of King George VI colonial issues.
150 Years of the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue
150 years ago the first Stanley Gibbons Catalogue was published. Current Editor, Hugh Jefferies looks back over one and a half centuries of progress and change.
The Postmarks of Benin: Part 1
Nicholas Pertwee begins an in-depth study of Benin’s postmarks.
The Meter Marks of Malaya 1927–41: Part 3
In the conclusion to his study, Rob Holley examines Malayan Meter marks on registered mail, postal stationery envelopes as well as their use for fiscal purposes.
Win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Nimrod highlights stamps to keep a collector’s eye out for from Ceylon/Sri Lanka.
Chile 1988/9 Booklets of Easter Island Anniversary Stamps
Rufus Barnes highlights new research on the booklets issued by the Chile Post Office in the late 1980s depicting Easter Island carvings.
Las Bela: A Short-lived Stamp Country
With only 12 basic issues, Christer Brunstrom explains why Las Bela makes an interesting side-line collection.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Deadly fungi, fine furniture and woollen Faroese fashions make up this month’s round-up of new stamp issues.
Shore to Shore
More issues from Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
The Unissued Stamps of Jamaica
More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
SG Catalogue Editor Hugh Jefferies offers advice on the re-entries (or should that be fresh entries) of Granada
A 13-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.