Contents to Volume 48, Number 4
Included in another eclectic mix of articles, specialist King George VI dealer Dickon Pollard offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls associated with the philatelic fakes and forgeries from the reign of King George VI and when Saint Lucia found itself dangerously short of 1d. and ½d. stamps following a reduction in postal rates, existing stamps were overprinted locally. Alister Kinnon talks us through this provisional issue.
Contents September 2017
Your regular round-up of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
All you need to know about the latest Stampex exhibition.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Royal Mail celebrates the classic toys of yesteryear with a new ten-stamp issue.
The Wilding Castles Inverted Watermarks of Great Britain
The various examples of inverted watermarks from the iconic Wilding Castle High Values are discussed by GB specialist Peter Shaw.
Postal Fraud in the Modern Era
Edward Klempa provides a guide to the numerous types of modern-day Machin fakes.
In his latest Machin column, John Deering reviews the latest batch of M17L releases and shows us how they compare to previously issued stamps.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the GB Specialised Catalogue.
King George VI: Fakes and Forgeries
Specialist King George VI dealer Dickon Pollard offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls associated with the philatelic fakes and forgeries from the reign of King George VI.
Reviews of the latest philatelic publications.
The Canadian Admirals 1911-29
The Canadian Admiral issue, depicting King George V in the uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet, made its appearance in late 1911. John Hillson discusses the development and evolution of this popular issue.
The Comoro Islands: Part 1
In the first of a two-part article, Michael Round investigates what the little-known Comoro Islands offer the collector.
Postal Stationery Matters
In his latest round-up, Peter van Gelder looks at the ‘kepi’ cards of Belgium, some commemorative envelopes that are not for posting and some pictorial stationery from Argentina.
The Pemberton Story: A Family Philatelic Affair
With Michael Peach as our guide, we discover just how much philately owes to the once well-known Pemberton family.
Nimrod highlights some desirable stamps to look out for.
Saint Lucia: The Provisional Overprints of 1891 and 1892
When Saint Lucia found itself dangerously short of 1d. and ½d. stamps following a reduction in postal rates, existing stamps were overprinted locally. Alister Kinnon talks us through this provisional issue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 6: Montserrat
In his series charting the development of British Colonial and Protectorate stamps up to the early Elizabethan era, Noel Davenhill turns his attention to the issues of Montserrat.
Karl Bickel Junior: Like Father, Like Son
Karl Bickel was one of Switzerland’s most prolific stamp designers and engravers. Here, Adrian Keppel pays tribute to his equally talented son, Karl Bickel Junior.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
The Monarchies of Malaya through their Stamps: A Collector's View
From 1891, the eight states of Malaya issued stamps depicting their own rulers. Dominic Morris provides a guide to the stamps depicting the sultans of each state.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
Discover the latest stamp issues from Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
The Unissued Stamps of Costa Rica
More faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers his thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 11-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.