Contents to Volume 41, Number 5.
Inside this month’s packed GSM, Steve Hiscocks provides an illustrated introduction to British Telegraph companies and their stamps, along with those issued by the Post Office and for military use and the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s first photogravure definitives is celebrated by Paul Wreglesworth.
Contents October 2010
The latest news from the stamp world.
Reports from philatelic societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
John Holman looks at overprints and surcharges, the Indian Feudatory States of Poonch and Rajasthan, New Zealand Private Post issues and new stamps honouring engraver Czeslaw Slania.
Have a Go and Show!
Why not show your philatelic material to others? Paul Brittain explains the benefits.
New Royal Mail issue: Winnie-the-Pooh, six stamps and a miniature sheet for 12 October. Northern Ireland missing colour discovery.
John Deering looks at John Hedgecoe’s contribution to the Machin design, pre-decimal Machin colour trials and the 60p and 97p Country stamps.
The Essential Bear
An intriguing souvenir of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in London is based on an Edwardian postcard; John Scott provides the details.
Telegraph Stamps of GB
Steve Hiscocks provides an illustrated introduction to British Telegraph companies and their stamps, along with those issued by the Post Office and for military use.
GB Specialised Catalogue
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
New Zealand's Third Pictorials
The 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s first photogravure definitives is celebrated by Paul Wreglesworth.
Peter Ford surveys the early postal history and handstruck stamps of Trinidad.
A Beginner in Malaya
Rob Holley explains why he took up stamp collecting and why he chose Malaya.
Gibraltar Study Circle
The Study Circle celebrates its 35th anniversary this year; Eric Holmes reflects on its history and achievements.
The Cable Cards of Cocos
Maragaret Noack explains how the cable station established on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in 1901 enabled islanders to communicate by mail with the outside world.
The Glorious Islands
Another remote island group’s postal history is reviewed by Steve Pendleton.
Reviews of recent books on the Airmails of East Africa and Malaya Postal Stationery.
Churches of Croatia on Stamps
The first part of a philatelic tour conducted by Anthony New FSA, FRIBA, MIStruct E.
60c. Hunting Dog
David Sinclair illustrates the varieties to be found on this South African stamp and explains how they occurred.
Nimrod suggests some stamps to look for from the Orange Free State. Your chance to win a £50 SG voucher in our easy-to-enter competition.
What's in a Letter
Look at the contents of a letter, not just the stamps and postal markings, recommends Rufus Barnes.
Catherine de Valois
The Chapel of Queen Catherine de Valois in Westminster Abbey will remind Pope Benedict XVI of their Bavarian heritage says Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS.
Shore to Shore
Nimrod looks at the latest issues from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Dean Shepherd investigates the background to some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies reports on a Tristan da Cunha watermark, a Nigerian broken ‘E’ variety and Newfoundland’s 1932 Caribou stamp.
A 16-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.