Contents to Volume 45, Number 4
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, John Hillson FRPSL, FCPS talks us through the duplex, combination and machine cancels introduced in Canada during the latter half of the nineteenth century in an attempt to speed up postal services and John Griffith-Jones FRPSL looks beyond the well-documented typeset issues of 1926–35 to reveals the vast variety of other postage due material available to study.
The latest philatelic news including: the winners of the UPU letter writing competition, Australia’s first airmail flight re-enactment and the opening of a Royal Mail time capsule.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming Fairs and Auctions
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
In another inspiring article, John Holman takes a look at Scottish stamps and labels before turning his attention to a new Euromed stamp from Cyprus and a case of missent mail from France to the UK.
Royal Mail takes a trip around Britain’s coasts with its Seaside Architecture issue. Plus: we discover the meaning behind the new Symbolic Flowers Post & Go issue.
The Philatelic Exhibitions of London: (Part 6) 'The Jubilee International Stamp Exhibition' 1912
Derek Connell surveys the memorabilia of the Jubilee International Stamp Exhibition of 1912, including the much-admired and highly-collected, ‘Ideal Stamp’.
In this month’s regular update, John Deering discusses new examples with 2014 date codes, as well as highlighting a previously unnoticed anomaly on Large Letter counter sheets.
The Father of London Philately
Although virtually unknown today, William Lincoln was one of the founding fathers of London Philately. Michael Peach examines his career and his legacy.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
The RDP Ceremony Weekend
Dean Shepherd reports from the 2014 RDP Ceremony Weekend which took place in the Flemish town of Ypres. As Dean reveals, the weekend offered numerous highlights, including a superb, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of World War I material.
Postal Stationery Matters
Another varied selection of postal stationery items are presented by Peter van Gelder, including an early picture card from Basutoland and paired cards from America.
Canadian Postmarks—The Early Labour-savers
John Hillson FRPSL, FCPS talks us through the duplex, combination and machine cancels introduced in Canada during the latter half of the nineteenth century in an attempt to speed up postal services.
Stamps to look out for from St Lucia.
Your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
World War I Mail Censorship in Malaya, 1914–19
In another well-illustrated article, Mac McClaren discusses the marks, seals and labels that were employed during the Malayan civilian postal censorship of World War I.
The Diarie of Samuel Creeps
More wise words from an ordinarie collector of stamps.
The Postage Dues of Zanzibar 1875–1964
John Griffith-Jones FRPSL looks beyond the well-documented typeset issues of 1926–35 to reveals the vast variety of other postage due material available to study.
Tanganyika 1922–25 High Values fine used
Using the high value Tanganyika giraffe issues of 1922–25, Brian Cartwright FRPSL outlines the difficulties of creating a specialised collection of fine used stamps.
The Rekkas of Morocco
Numerous local postal services were set up in Morocco after 1891. Christer Brunstrom details the various routes that were set up and discusses the key issues and contemporary forgeries that were produced.
Stamp News in Brief
Your monthly summary of recent and forthcoming stamp issues from the world’s philatelic bureaus.
Alison Boyd reveals the stories behind some of the latest new stamp issues from around the globe.
Shore to Shore
Another round-up of new releases from Britain’s island bureaus: Guernsey celebrates the life of Ian Fleming, the history of Manx playing cards is played out on the Isle of Man and, with the recent discovery of Roman hoard, Jersey explores its Roman connections.
The Unissued Stamps of Queen Elizabeth II
More tongue-in-cheek fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the catalogue editor’s chair.
A 20-page update to the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.