Contents to Volume 49, Number 6
Included in this month’s GSM, Noel Davenhill’s series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps continues with a focus on the issues of North Borneo and Edward Klempka provides details of the ground-breaking phosphor Dollis Hill trials which helped automate the handling of the mail.
Contents November 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 report from the auction rooms.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Richard West continues his series on the Commonwealth definitives featuring the portrait of King George VI with a look at the issues from Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta.
Royal Mail conjures up a mystery stamp release and we take a look at the latest Heritage Post & Go issue.
The Dollis Hill Phosphor Trials
Edward Klempka provides details of the ground-breaking phosphor Dollis Hill trials which helped automate the handling of the mail.
British Postmarks Displaced by the Two-Tier System
Cyril R H Parsons takes a look at the tariffs and postmarks that became obsolete following the introduction of the Two-Tier system in 1968.
John Deering reports on the latest Walsall-printed Machin values to appear.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 13: North Borneo
Noel Davenhill’s series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps continues with a focus on the issues of North Borneo.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody unearths the philatelic legacy left behind by more ‘dead’ countries.
Nimrod highlights some of key issues from Gibraltar that are making moves in the philatelic market.
How to Identify Your Grannies
The Brazilian Commerce and Industry definitive stamps of 1920-40, known as Vovos (Grannies), can be difficult to identify. Janet and Nick Nelson offer some advice.
End of World War I for Germany
Using contemporary covers, Robin Pizer looks at the mass evacuation of the German forces from occupied lands following the Armistice of 1918.
The Story Behind the Stories
As Guernsey Post’s five-year ‘Stories from The Great Wars’ series comes to a close, GSM goes behind the scenes to see how this ambitious series was put together.
The Art of Bridge Building
As this year’s Europa competition comes to a finale, we cross over to Barry Floyd for a guided tour of bridges depicted on stamp.
The 'Bontkraag' Issue 1899-1923
Alan Wishart delves into the ‘Bontkraag’ or ‘Fur Collar’ issue of The Netherlands, which provides plenty of study for philatelists and postal historians alike.
The 1848 Anglo-American Postal Treaty
Julian Jones gives an introduction to the accountancy marks employed by the British and US Post Offices following the introduction of the 1848 Anglo-American Postal Treaty, which allowed for the payment of door-to-door delivery to be covered by a single charge.
A collection of the latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
Catch up with the latest issues from the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
Get ready for more faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 16-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.