September 2016

Issue: 4

Volume: 47

In the September issue of GSM, John Holman takes a look at the stamps of the Turks and Caicos Islands in New Collector and Michael Peach reveals the full story of the Nova Scotia cent remainders and their role in ‘the biggest coup on the American continent’.

Contents September 2016

Contents to Volume 47, Number 4


A round-up of the latest news from the philatelic world, including British success at the recent Asiago awards and new SG catalogue releases.


Dean Shepherd reports back from Cambridge and the 2016 Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.


GSM looks ahead to see what Autumn Stampex has is store this September.

Society News

More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.

Diary Dates

Forthcoming fairs and auctions.

Around the Houses

New Collector

John Holman takes a look at the stamps of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

GB News

Read all about Royal Mail’s latest issue celebrating the creativity of Capability Brown and the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London receives a graphic treatment.

Great Britain's Queen Victoria Embossed Stamped-to-order Postal Stationery

The first issues of Victorian stamped-to-order postal stationery are some of the most attractive stamps produced by Britain and new discoveries are still being found. Edward Klempka provides an overview.

Machin Watch

John Deering looks at the latest date code discoveries, new Post & Go inscriptions and the defining characteristics of 2nd and 2nd Large Post & Go Machins – plus he pulls a few rabbits out of the hat too!

GB Specialised Supplement

The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.

Nova Scotia Cent Remainders

Michael Peach reveals the full story of the Nova Scotia cent remainders and their role in ‘the biggest coup on the American continent’.

New Zealand Marine Post Offices

Mike Dovey of the TPO and Seaposts Society talks us through the variety of Marine Post Office postmarks used by the fleet of the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand.

Botswana – 50 Years of Stamps: Part 4 – Miniature Sheets

In the final instalment of his series, Otto Peetoom presents and critiques the miniature sheets issued by Botswana since its independence in 1966.

British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 1: St Helena

In the first of a new series charting the development of British Colonial and Protectorate stamps, Noel Davenhill discusses the issues of St Helena.

Getting Tanked Up

Using stamp issues from around the world, Jeff Dugdale explores the history of the tank, from its humble beginnings in World War I, to its use around the world in various theatres of war.

Confederate States of America: Secession and the Beginnings of Confederate Postal History

The beginnings of the Confederacy resulted in a highly complex postal system. John L Kimbrough guides us through the period with some important postal history.

Postal Stationery Matters

Peter van Gelder looks at British cards with perforated edges, the ‘Dreyfus Injustice’ and updates us on his investigations on New South Wales ‘Special’ cards.

Stamp Hunting

Nimrod highlights the stamps of Tristan da Cunha.


Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.

From Pitcairn to Norfolk – and the Other Way Round

Steve Pendleton highlights the final Norfolk Island independent issue and looks back at the island’s historical and philatelic relationship with the Pitcairn Islands.


Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.

Shore to Shore

Waterfowl from Jersey, the Battle of Hastings from Alderney and Aardman Studios from the Isle of Man.

Stamp News in Brief

A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.

The Unissued Stamps of King George VI

More fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.

Catalogue Column

More thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.

Catalogue Supplement

A 11-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.