Contents to Volume 52, Number 4
Included in this month’s GSM, Michael Waugh FRPSL of the Malaya Study Group presents the first part of his introduction to the postal history of Penang and as the Pakistan Study Circle celebrates its 20th anniversary, several members discuss a selection of material from their own collections and explain why they are passionate about collecting this relatively new country.
Contents September 2021
The latest philatelic news from around the world.
More reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
In recent articles Richard West has dealt with how to correctly store and display stamps. This month his attention, and advice, turns to the many ways of buying and selling material.
We examine the new ten-stamp Wild Coasts issue from Royal Mail which showcases the diverse wildlife to be found around the UK’s coastline.
GB Undeliverable Mail: Wrappers for Returned Paid Letters, Free Franks and Foreign Mail
Robert Galland concludes his articles discussing the types of wrappers used to return undeliverable mail up to the mid-19th century.
In this month’s roundup of new GB finds, John Deering highlights some subtle differences to be found in the new Dennis & Gnasher issue and presents the latest Security Machin discoveries with M21L year codes.
Post & Go Forgeries and Fantasies
While no known forgeries of the basic designs of Post & Go stamps exist, there are several examples of forged inscriptions, ranging from the unlawful to the ludicrous. John Gray highlights several examples produced.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
Malaysia: Penang Postal History and Philatelic Interests: Part 1
Michael Waugh FRPSL of the Malaya Study Group presents the first part of his introduction to the postal history of Penang.
Delivering the Mail: Part 5b Delivery by Water
John Davis FRPSL continues his series on the ways mail has been delivered over the years with a look at how the post has been carried in water.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody reveals the philatelic story behind another ‘dead’ country. This month, he investigates the various governments of ‘independent’ Serbia that came about during the German occupation in World War II.
Celebrating 60 Years of WWF
The World Wide Fund for Nature marks 60 years this year. To celebrate, Michael Barron looks at just some of the many stamp issues released in support of this important organisation.
What Pakistan Can Offer You
As the Pakistan Study Circle celebrates its 20th anniversary, several members discuss a selection of material from their own collections and explain why they are passionate about collecting this relatively new country.
The latest book releases read and rated.
Postal Stationery Matters
We join Peter van Gelder for another mixed selection of postal stationery finds from around the world. This month, he offers some collecting advice for those new to the world of postal stationery and puts a pair of reply cards with a theatrical connection firmly in the limelight.
Stamps to look out for from St Vincent.
The Lowden Forgeries
Michael Peach reports on the antics of John Lowden, an unscrupulous vendor of forged stamps who attempted to deceive collectors in the early 20th century.
Philosophy and Philately: Has Britain Failed to Acknowledge its Philosophers on Stamps?
Dr Nick Hervey examines how philately has commemorated the great minds of philosophy over the years and asks why Great Britain has failed to celebrate its own great thinkers on stamps.
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
We highlight the latest new issues from Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 14-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.