Contents to Volume 50, Number 6
Contents November 2019
The latest philatelic news from around the world
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
MonacoPhil 2019: The Place To Be This November!
Vincent Schouberechts presents some of the outstanding covers that will be on display at this year’s MonacoPhil event.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
In another back-to-basics article, Richard West takes to the skies to reveal what aerophilately and astrophilately has to offer.
Royal Mail celebrates the 20th anniversary of the classic children’s book The Gruffalo.
Great Britain: The 1929 Postal Union Congress Issue
Richard West talks us through the development of Britain’s five-stamp set issued for the ninth Postal Union Congress in 1929.
John Deering reports on a special version of the Mail By Air Post & Go stamps, takes a close look at the new Elton John retail booklet and reveals the final member to join Royal Mail’s M19L business sheet line-up.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Colombia: The Third Olympics Issue 1935
Colombia has never hosted an Olympic Games, so why then did it issue a set of 16 stamps inscribed ‘Third Olympics’ issued in 1935?
Mahatma Gandhi: A Life in the Service of Humanity: Part 2
Pradip Jain continues his celebration of the man who paved the way for India’s independence and left such an indelible mark on 20th century history.
Jersey: 50th Anniversary of Postal Independence: Part 1
To celebrate 50 years of postal independence, Gerald Mariner begins a study of Jersey Post’s definitive stamp issues.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Thomas Cliffe 1896-1969: The Packet Man
From humble beginnings in the 1930s, Thomas Cliffe built one of the most famous brand names in the history of stamp retail. Michael Peach takes up the story.
Gone But Not Forgotten
In another article looking at the philatelic legacy of countries that no longer exist, John Moody discusses the issues from Zara and the Albanian Kingdom.
Travelling Post Offices: The London & Queenborough Sorting Tender
Ken Snelson and Keith Morris provide a detailed guide to the postal history produced by this turn-of-the-century TPO service.
Stamps to look out for from India.
Win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Stamps of the Papal States: 1852-1870
Postal historian Alan Wishart FRPSL uncovers the stamps, postal rates and postmarks that were in use in the Papal States before its postal administration was taken over by the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.
Creating a Buzz: New Zealand's 'Beehive' on Stamps
Christopher Moor sees what New Zealand’s iconic ‘Beehive’ parliamentary building offers the thematic collector.
The Great War: Victory and Peace
Peter van Gelder investigates why it took up to 2¼ years for some countries to issue commemorative stamps marking the end of World War I.
Fiji Airmails: Turning a Routine First Flight into a Complete Collection: Part 2
Bryan Jones concludes his article on how even a short-lived airmail service can bring about an extensive airmail collection.
Shore to Shore
More new issues from Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and the Isle of Man.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more collecting advice from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.