Contents to Volume 52, Number 5
In the October issue of GSM, Devlan Kruck unmasks an affordable and fun variety to be found on the Queen Elizabeth 1958–61 3d. deep lilac Wildings and in the latest instalment in his ongoing series looking at British colonial issues, Noel Davenhill turns his attention to the stamps of the former British Crown colony of Basutoland.
Contents October 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.
As stamp exhibitions make a welcome return after the Covid-19 pandemic, Richard West looks back at some of the many national philatelic exhibitions held in Britain and illustrates some of the collectable souvenirs they produced.
We review Royal Mail’s new ten-stamp issue which showcases some of the ground-breaking British inventions that helped to define the Industrial and Electric Revolutions.
Queen Elizabeth Wildings: The Phantom of the ‘R’
Devlan Kruck unmasks an affordable and fun variety to be found on the Queen Elizabeth 1958–61 3d. deep lilac Wildings.
In his regular roundup for modern GB collectors, John Deering examines Royal Mail’s new Industrial Revolutions p.s.b. and raises a glass to the latest Post & Go offering from Royal Navy museums.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The latest book releases read and rated.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 30: Basutoland
In the latest instalment in his ongoing series looking at British colonial issues, Noel Davenhill turns his attention to the stamps of the former British Crown colony of Basutoland.
Malaysia: Postal History and Philatelic Interests: Part 2
Michael Waugh FRPSL of the Malaya Study Group concludes his investigation of Penang postal history by focusing on airmails, the Japanese occupation, British Military Administration and other post-war issues.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the relatively short period when Tobago and the Turks Islands issued their own stamps, and looks at the curious independent issues of the Caicos Islands.
The (Other) Phoenix Islands
Steve Pendleton takes us to the South Pacific to see what the remote Phoenix Islands have to offer postal history collectors.
Constitutional Status: A Definition
Do you know your Dominions and Dependencies from your Condominiums and Convention states? Mark Hornsey provides a comprehensive guide.
Animals in Space
Long before mankind took that ‘one small step’ numerous fauna had already paved the way for space travel. Katrin Raynor-Evans sees how Earth’s animal astronauts have been celebrated on stamps.
Trinidad and Tobago: 1960 Queen Elizabeth Definitive Series
Commonwealth stamps of the Queen Elizabeth era offer plenty of interest for collectors, as Edward Barrow proves with a study of the 1960 definitive series of Trinidad and Tobago.
Paraguay: The 1944–1945 Waterlow Definitives
Often dismissed as wallpaper issues, the stamps of Paraguay can offer plenty of interest for collectors, as the beautiful 1944–45 definitives prove.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Fluorine and Philately
Former chemical physicist Michael Peach is in his element as he builds a thematic collection based on the many uses of flourine.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Stamps to look out for from Queensland.
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.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
David Horry presents another example from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.