Contents to Volume 51, Number 6
In the November edition of GSM, Michael Peach provides a guide to the different operators who took control of the post during the 1971 postal strike in Britain, David Milsted FRPSL of the GB Overprints Society presents a study of rare Army Officials used during the Boer War and Julian Bagwell highlights some of the pitfalls to avoid when it comes to British stamps overprinted for use in the Levant.
Contents November 2020
Catch up with the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Cambridge Philatelic Society
Richard Husband FRPSL provides a brief history of the Cambridge Philatelic Society, which celebrates its centenary this year.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
Your monthly roundup of recent auction results.
In his latest column for new collectors, Richard West explains how a bad day at the printing presses can lead to a wealth of opportunities for philatelists.
Royal Mail celebrates the important role of Britain’s pollinating insects with its latest six-stamp issue.
The 1971 British Postal Strike: Part 1
In the first of a two-part article, Michael Peach provides a guide to the different operators who took control of the post during the 1971 postal strike in Britain.
The 50th Anniversary of the GB Overprints Society
To mark their 50th anniversary, over the next few months members of the GB Overprints Society will be highlighting the benefits of this diverse collecting field. To start off, Julian Bagwell provides a brief history of the Society itself.
Army Officials and the Boer War Post 1899-1902
David Milsted FRPSL of the GB Overprints Society presents a study of rare Army Officials used during the Boer War.
British Levant: Dodgy and Fake Issues
Julian Bagwell highlights some of the pitfalls to avoid when it comes to British stamps overprinted for use in the Levant.
In his latest column for modern GB collectors, John Deering showcases some newly discovered retail booklets with M20L year codes and presents some very big news concerning Post & Go.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
More Overprints and Surcharges: Part 1
Hugh Jefferies provides an insight into some of the interesting aspects of collecting overprints and surcharges.
Brazil’s DIY Stamps
For the third article in their occasional series on Brazilian Philately, Janet and Nick Nelson piece together the bizarre story of Brazil’s first perforated stamps, an issue that still manages to catch out a lot of collectors, as well as a few expertisers.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Cyprus: The 1934 Pictorial Stamp Issue
In 1934, Cyprus produced a set of 11 attractive stamps depicting its most famous local landmarks. Alan Wishart FRPSL talks us through this popular King George V issue.
Delivering the Mail: Part 3: Delivery by Mixed Transport
In the latest instalment of his ongoing thematic series looking at how the mail is delivered, John Davis turns his attention to different ways in which mail is transported.
70 Years of the United Nations Postal Administration
Michael Barron illustrates some of the stamp issues from the UN (some being controversial) that have made global headlines.
Stamps to look out for from the Straits Settlements.
Malaya: Airmails from Johore to the UK 1930-42
Susan McEwen of the Malaya Study Group provides a study of the airmail rates and routes from Johore to the UK from the 1930s until the Japanese occupation in 1942.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody unearths the story behind another ‘dead’ country – or in this case an Empire. This month, he takes a look at the stamps from the very short-lived Central African Empire 1976-79
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more opinion from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.