Contents to Volume 53, Number 6
Inside this month’s packed GSM, We look at the four new stamps to be released by Royal Mail in memory of Queen Elizabeth II and a British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) was dispatched to Japan after its surrender in World War II. Malcolm Price looks at the Australian BCOF overprints issued during that occupation.
Contents November 2022
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
This month, Richard West tackles the question of condition and offers his advice on what to look out for and how to keep your stamps in tip top condition.
We look at the four new stamps to be released by Royal Mail in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.
Great Britain’s Unique Corner Letter System
Michael Maassen AIJP reveals the extent the British Post Office went to prevent the loss of revenue at the very beginnings of stamp design.
In his latest column for modern GB collectors, John Deering takes a closer look at the new barcoded Country emblem stamps, which include a very unusual discovery concerning phosphor bands.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022)
Cyril R H Parsons pays tribute to the life and service of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. This concludes a series of articles, written over the past 11 years, which focus on the many parts of the Queen’s life.
The First Stamps of Independent India
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s first independent issue, Pragya Jain tells the story of India’s National Flag and its role as a symbol of the Free India Movement.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody comes to the end of his journey through the Indian Feudatory States with a focus on the issues of Sirmoor, Soruth, Travancore and Wadhwan.
The Australian BCOF Japan Overprint Issues
A British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) was dispatched to Japan after its surrender in World War II. Malcolm Price looks at the Australian BCOF overprints issued during that occupation.
Iran: The Last Shah
Nigel Gooch examines the stamps and postal history of Iran during the reign of its last Shah, from 1941, following the invasion by Britain and the Soviet Union, to 1979 and the demise of the monarchy.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Singapore in the Stamp Album: Part 2
Michael Round offers some more practical advice on how best to present a collection in a stamp album.
Albert Schweitzer: A Postal Heritage
Bernard Brabin reveals stamp issues released in honour of Albert Schweitzer, a doctor in philosophy, theology, music and medicine, who changed and saved the lives of countless people around the world.
Batteries, Electric Vehicles and Their Environmental Impact
Battery–powered vehicles are more environmentally friendly than the combustion engine, but, as Josef Charrach demonstrates with the help of stamps and postal items, there are other implications to consider.
Stamps to look out for from British Levant.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.