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  Updated 7th June 2018   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  June 2018                     

  • How to handle (or mis-handle) the Exchange Packet Part 3 - Barbara Priddy continues her guide and calls this instalment "You did your best, but Royal Mail defeated you" 

  • “And our dear Channel  Islands are due to be free today“  Winston Churchill's words on 8 May 1945 form the title of this article by Christine Earle FRPSL featuring mail and postcards sent by the newly liberated islanders.

  • Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our twice yearly listing covers the period July - December 2017

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the displays of the second part of the display given by Derek Mauri on Saturday 10 March which covered German Inflation following World War I, and the display on Norway and Spitzbergen given by Patricia Adams on Saturday 14 April 2018.

  • New Issues -
     
    -  The series of "Delicious Deserts" stamps from Portugal.  
      A beautiful stamp from Canada for the 65th Anniversary of the Coronation.
      -  Australia marks the 150th Anniversary of the 1868 Aboriginal XI cricket tour.
      -  New Zealand has issued the fifth in its series of stamps on the First World War entitled "Back from the Brink" 

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue - Denmark & Norway 1st ed 2018
    Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue - North-East Africa 2nd ed 2017
    Freedom just around the corner: black America from Civil War to Civil Rights

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    PLUS -  Other Regular Features - 

    • The President's Piece, National PS News, Message from the Editor

    • Letters to the Editor

    • Other Philatelic News   

    • Stamp Fairs Listing -  late May, June & August 2018.

      and more on "philatelic vandalism"

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY RECEIVE SIX ISSUES OF "STAMP LOVER" A YEAR 


Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover                    

The winner of the Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover during 2017 has been announced. The winner is
John McCullum  for his three-part feature “Respite in Algeria" that appeared in the August 2017 issue of Stamp Lover.
New Meeting Venue for the National from January 2018

The National Philatelic Society now holds its monthly meetings at the New Postal Museum at 15-20 Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DA.

The Postal Museum is within easy walking distance of our previous meeting place - the Welsh Centre -  and further information can be found by visiting the Postal Museum website.

It has been good to return to a "philatelic venue" and our first meeting at the Postal Museum was on Saturday  13th January when Paul Cahill displayed "Crash Mail " Times for the Display and the Members' Auction are unchanged.


New Zealand Award for Stamp Lover -  2017

Stamp Lover was awarded a Large Vermail in the Periodicals section of the has 15th New Zealand National Philatelic Literature Exhibition held in Christchurch from 30 September to 1October 2017. In terms of content the magazine was coinsidered easy to read with a good range of regular articles  and was given full marks foir presentation particularly the fuill colour and "excellent front cover".

Annual Competitions, November 2017 

The National's Annual Competitions took place at the November Meeting and this year the judges were Dr Patrick Reid FRPSL and Christine Earle FRPSL.  

Peter Wood  won the  Traditional Class with his entry "Irish Animals and Marine Life Post" with Michael Goodman's entry "New Lease of Life for Machines as the runner up.


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