Contents to Volume 42, Number 4.
Contents September 2011
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 Express Mail stamps, designers Arnold Machin and Stuart Rose, UK aerial Post and National Trust ‘Passport Stamps’.
September stamp issues: UK Aerial Post Centenary, The House of Hanover and British Birds Post&Go Stamps.
Coronation Aerial Post
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, takes a look back to an important aviation achievement.
First UK Aerial Post
Tony Buckingham looks at the souvenirs marking anniversaries of the first UK Aerial Post.
John Deering reports on the ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ retail booklet, Recorded Signed For stamps and updates NVI sheet printings.
A Tonic to the Nation
Derek Connell takes a philatelic visit to the Festival of Britain.
GB's Rarest Stamps
Exceptional British stamps are reviewed by Paul Brittain.
GB Specialised Supplement
A supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder reports on New South Wales Greater Jubilee cards, early GB aerogrammes, New Zealand postcards and Cecogrammes.
US Pioneer Airmail
Peter Martin tells the stories behind some of the early airmail flights and the pilots who undertook them.
Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS, reports on the stamps and postal service of the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’.
Nimrod suggests stamps worth looking for from Northern Rhodesia. Your chance to win a £50 SG voucher.
An Aviation Superstar
Ian Hamilton looks at the career of Andrei Tupolev – ‘the father of Soviet aviation’ – and the aircraft he designed.
Australian Food Parcel Labels
Neil Russell FRPSL, FBSAP, provides some further thoughts on the embossed labels used to send post-war food parcels to Britain.
Rugby World Cup in Stamps
The World Rugby Cup takes place this year in New Zealand; Professor Chris Coggins highlights some of the stamps produced to mark previous competitions
Gilbert & Ellice Postmarks
David Horry moves to the Pacific in search of postmarks to be found on the stamps of King George VI.
NZ Life Insurance Stamps
Robin Gwynn FRPSL, FRPSNZ, examines the first issue of New Zealand’s Government Life Insurance Department stamps.
Hindenburg over the Olympics
A brief history of Germany’s Zeppelin airships is provided by John Moody.
Diarie of Samuel Creeps
Extracts from the journal of ‘an ordinarie collector’, selected by Michael Banister.
Pangkor and the Dindings
A little-known area of Malaya is visited by Rob Holley.
Shore to Shore
Island Hopper reports on stamps for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a Commonwealth Youth Games sheet from the Isle of Man and issues for Jersey’s financial industry and scenery.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues from around the world.
Dean Shepherd investigates some recent new issues.
Unissued QEII/Catalogue Column
David Horry reveals the story behind another unissued stamp. Hugh Jefferies reports on the new Commonwealth and Empire Stamps catalogue.
A 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.