Contents to Volume 49, Number 4
Contents September 2018
The latest news from around the philatelic world.
Autumn Stampex 2018
Stampex, the largest philatelic exhibition in the UK, returns to London from 12 to 15 September 2018.
More reports from the nation’s Philatelic Societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
The latest reports from the auction rooms.
Stanley Gibbons: Exceeding Expectations
GSM talks to the new CEO of Stanley Gibbons about his vision for the future.
Richard West takes his tour of King George VI definitives to the Pacific Ocean, before looking at some very recent Royal Wedding issues.
Join Endeavour on her circumnavigation of the globe and celebrate the bicentenary of The Old Vic theatre.
Travelling Post Office After Midnight Postmarks
Dr Iain Wells and Keith Morris highlight a neglected area of first day cover collecting.
Charles Nissen RDP, 1881-1944
Charles Nissen is famous for his masterwork on the plating of the Penny Black written in 1922 and his legendary study of forgeries. Michael Peach examines his life and career, and his lasting legacy on British philately.
John Deering highlights more Ls and sL backing paper finds, discusses recent retail booklet releases and looks at more counter sheets and business sheets from Walsall.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 12: Bahamas
GSM’s series on British Colonial and Protectorate stamps continues with a focus on the issues of Bahamas.
Christer Brunstrom takes us beyond the catalogues as he goes in search of the unissued stamps of Persia.
The Stuart Rossiter Trust
Many collectors will be aware of the important books published by the Stuart Rossiter Trust but few will know much about the Trust itself. Susan McEwen explains why the Trust was set up and the vital work it carries out.
The Stamp Box Story
Erene Grieve discusses a side-line collecting area that is growing in popularity.
Nimrod highlights the issues of Southern Rhodesia that are worth looking out for.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
John Hawes discusses why revenue stamp collecting offers huge opportunities for those willing to tread a less beaten collecting path.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter Van Gelder returns with another varied selection of postal stationery items.
The latest book and catalogue releases read and rated.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody unearths the philatelic legacy left behind by more ‘dead’ countries.
Making a living on Pitcairn Island
Using stamps and covers, Steve Pendleton tells the story of the not-so idyllic life of those living on Pitcairn Island.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
New issues from Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
Another chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
The Unissued Stamps of King George VI
More faux fun from the Hedley Adams Mobbs collection.
Hugh Jefferies offers more comments from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
Your 15-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.