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Updated 4th June 2021                             

The current issue of Stamp Lover - June 2021
  • Amazing adventures of the Air Marshal’s butterfly, Vladimir Kachan highlights the Purple Emperor Butterfly on stamps and how it was a favourite of a British Air Marshal.  

  • Cataloguing poster stamps. Stewart Gardiner FRPSL describes some catalogues which might be of use to collectors in this field.

  • With a song in my heart, or down memory lane at the BBC. John Davies highlights covers sent to celebrities at the BBC from his own collection, while the editor shows a cover sent from the USA to the BBC which had been checked for Anthrax.
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  • Stanley Gibbons only foray into philatelic publication index. Brian Birch FRPSL describes how Gibbons made a foray into this field after World War I.

  • Butterflies and the British upper classes. Vladimir Kachan continues his series on butterflies ,describing how British monarchs, aristocrats and politicians  loved butterflies.

  • Checklist of articles in the British Philatelic Press , July to December 2020. Compiled by Rodney Knight.
  • Newsmix (formerly Other News) - Competition for GB Covid heroes stamps. Annual music stamp poll. New Postal Museum Post and Go.

  • New Issues - The new bar coded second class stamp, and why the idea is not so new. New stamps to honour Prince Philip due June 24th.

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
        -
    Australasion Crash Mail and Mail from other Incidents Vol Three 1936-1939 by Brian R Peace
        - The Wreck of SS Jebba 18 March 1907
    by Martin B Evans FRPSL
       
    -  Placido Ramon de Torres - From Foundling to Master Forger by Gerhard Lang-Valchs

  • Plus OTHER REGULAR FEATURES

      • The President's Piece, Message from the Editor
      • Letters to the Editor
      • NPS News
      • Other Philatelic News     
      • Stamp Fairs Listing -  late May, June & July 2021

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


 
Johnson wins Johnson award again

The Johnson Award for 2020 has been won by Keith Johnson for his series “Tennyson through philately” published August, October and December 2020 which topped the poll for most popular feature in Stamp Lover in 2020. Keith also won several years ago with a feature on Fanning Island.


Col. E. X. Halliday


The Society has been very saddened to learn that Ted Halliday died on 12 February 2021. For some twenty year the names Ted Halliday and the NPS Library were synonymous and before that Ted had been the National Philatelic Society's Hon General Secretary from 1980 to 1996. Greatly respected, he worked tirelessly for the Society for some forty years. A full obituary will be published in the Society's journal, Stamp Lover.


Can any military experts help?

We have received an enquiry from a military enthusiast seeking to know more about the kit of the infantry men illustrated on this GB PHQ card of the D day issue and wonders if anyone can help.

1. The infantryman in the foreground is carrying a coiled-up rope on his back. Was he a Commando and was the rope for climbing cliffs?

2. What is the white tube in the pack of the soldier on the lower right?

1. The infantryman in the foreground is carrying a coiled-up rope on his back pack. Was he a Commando and was the rope for climbing cliffs?

2. What is the white tube in the pack of the soldier on the lower right?

3. What is the large load on the back of the man on the extreme left . He is bent down and his boot heel is visible above the 25 of 25p.

If you know any of the answers, please let our editor know at stamplover@ukphilately.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 November 2020

National PS Members' Auctions - Vendors Forms

Members who want to sell material in our forthcoming auctions need to list them on our vendor forms. These can be downloaded from this website by clicking here.  Only NPS members can enter material in the auctions. The minimum lot reserve is £2 and as the auctions are currently postal only, please do not send bulky lots.



2020 Annual General Meeting

Under the Society’s Constitution, the Annual General Meeting is held in June or July each year. However, this has not been possible this year due to the current Coronavirus restrictions and it will now be held within three months of meetings of the Society resuming after the emergency has ended. An amendment to the Constitution to that effect was passed by a virtual Extra-ordinary General Meeting of the Society held on 4 July 2020.


 

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