Contents to Volume 52, Number 6
Inside this month’s packed GSM, John Deering highlights more new finds for modern GB collectors. This month, he reveals more Machins with M21L year codes and the latest collectable items from Military Museum Post & Go machines and to mark the centenary of one of the best-known and admired engravers the world has known, Czeslaw Slania, Adrian Kepple picks out just a few of the many masterpieces he created over his long career.
Contents November 2021
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Following on from his theme last month on philatelic exhibitions, Richard West takes a historical tour of past international philatelic exhibitions held in Britain and illustrates some of the collectable souvenirs associated with them.
We review Royal Mail’s new stamp issue commemorating British Army Vehicles and its 12 stamps and miniature sheet celebrating the heroes, heroines and hoodlums of the DC Comics universe.
John Deering highlights more new finds for modern GB collectors. This month, he reveals more Machins with M21L year codes and the latest collectable items from Military Museum Post & Go machines.
The Liverpool Packet Cancellations
Mike Dovey provides a guide to the different cancellations used to sort the ever-increasing amount of packet mail arriving at Liverpool during the 1800s.
Great Britain Postage Stamps: Post Office Circulars
In the mid-19th century, the Post Office sent out printed circulars to inform postmasters and the public of any significant changes to British stamps. Few of these rare postal history items exist today. Robert Galland FRPSL gives a detailed report on the scarce survivors.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Engraving is a Matter of Light and Shadow
To mark the centenary of one of the best-known and admired engravers the world has known, Czeslaw Slania, Adrian Kepple picks out just a few of the many masterpieces he created over his long career.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody reveals the philatelic legacy left behind by another ‘dead’ country. In a two-part investigation, he reports on the stamp issues from the International Zone of Tangier, beginning with a focus on the British issues used in the region.
Jaipur: From Primitives to Superbly Recess-Printed Stamps
With an abundance of local and British-printed designs, numerous varieties and a relatively low output, the Indian state of Jaipur offers collectors many opportunities. Christer Brunström FRPSL provides a guide to its stamp issues from 1904 until 1949.
Delivering the Mail: Part 5c Delivery by Water
John Davis FRPSL continues his thematic series showing the different ways mail has been delivered. This month, he concludes his look at the ways mail has been transported in and on water.
The Feminine Touch: Fifty Years in Philately
Eva Mealing looks at how the participation of women in philately has changed in the modern age compared to Victorian times and reveals the story of the ground-breaking women who made their way to the very top of international philately.
Brothers in Arms. Part 1: Training for War
Nicholas Oughton uses a selection of postal history, commemorative stamp issues and contemporary accounts to tell the compelling story of two Australian brothers who joined up to serve during World War II.
The Bluenose: A Canadian Icon
A hundred years after it first set sail, Michael Peach looks at the history of Canada’s most famous schooner and the stamp and coin issues it inspired.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Stamps to look out for from Bechuanaland.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
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.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.