Contents to Volume 53, Number 4
Included in this month’s GSM, Andrew Mortlock discusses the surface-printed stamps of Queensland with a focus on the 1d. value, which was produced in the largest numbers, has the greatest number of designs and was used for a number of rouletting and perforation experiments and John Roe continues his study of the 1883–84 Lilacs and Greens Unified series with an examination of the imprimaturs, ‘SPECIMEN’ overprints, imperforates and colour trials for the issue.
Contents September 2022
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Richard West talks about Cinderella collecting this month, an area that offers excellent collecting and research opportunities.
We go from athletes to Autobots as we review the set of eight commemoratives issued to mark the 2022 Commonwealth Games, reveal a new generation of barcoded Country definitives and see why Royal Mail’s philatelic tribute to the Transformers has more than meets the eye.
Souvenirs of London 2022: Part 4
Derek Connell presents more souvenir covers and cards from the long-awaited London 2022 International. This time, he takes advantage of the exhibition’s postmarks to create one-off collectables that highlight some of the historic sites around London with important postal links.
Lilacs and Greens Revisited Part 2: Imprimaturs, ‘Specimen’ Overprints, Imperforates and Colour Trials
John Roe continues his study of the 1883–84 Lilacs and Greens Unified series with an examination of the imprimaturs, ‘SPECIMEN’ overprints, imperforates and colour trials for the issue.
In another round up of news for modern GB collectors, John Deering provides a comprehensive update on self-adhesive, non-barcoded Security Machins with M21L year codes, some of which are proving to be rather elusive.
Surface-printed Queensland 1d. 1878–1912
Andrew Mortlock discusses the surface-printed stamps of Queensland with a focus on the 1d. value, which was produced in the largest numbers, has the greatest number of designs and was used for a number of rouletting and perforation experiments.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody continues his journey through the Indian Feudatory States. This time, issues of Jaipur, Jasdan, Jhalawar, Jind and Kishangarh are examined.
A Titanic True Love Story: Three Titanic Survivors
After the astounding discovery of three rare postcards sent by a passenger on board the Titanic, Patrick Collyer showcases her story and illustrates these remarkable pieces of social history before they come up for auction.
Postal Stationery Matters
Peter van Gelder returns with another collection of postal stationery examples from around the world.
Jamaica: The 1919–29 Pictorial Definitives
Christer Brunström highlights a Jamaica pictorial definitive issue which can offer a lot of interest to collectors, including several varieties, a change of watermark and an abandoned design.
Stamps to look out for from Indian Feudatory States.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
The Pictures That Moved: The Epic Tale of Cinema – Act 2
Using stamp issues from around the world, Nicholas Oughton continues his discussion of the evolution and origins of the silver screen.
2021 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime concludes his annual review of modern foreign postal stationery from around the world with issues from Romania to Vatican City.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
A 11-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.