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  Updated 14th December 2018   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  December 2018                     

  • Never on a Sunday and other Belgian curiosities - Dave Hill explains how the background to the "Do not deliver on a Sunday" labels on Belgian stamps and how the scheme worked in practice and  then takes a quick look at a couple of aspects of post World War II Belgian - envelopes printed using surplus Allied maps and the 105 reduction in postal charges.

  • The sideways duplex handstamp - By  combining an obliterator and the town of postings, Duplex cancels saved time in cancelling mail and were trialled in 1853. Ray Barton describes the sideways duplex handstamps that were introduced on 30th May 1854 and were widely used until the early 1870s.

  • Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our twice yearly listing covers the period January - June 2018.  

  • Keith Tranmer (1928-2018) - An obituary on this distinguished philatelist who was a regular contributor to Stamp Lover for many years. 

  • "Provocative" Lecture on Aerophilately - Michael Goodman reports on this year's Stuart Rossiter Lecture.

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the Display on Morocco Agencies (KGVI and QEII) given by Barrie Cook given on Saturday 13 October 2018 and on the Annual Competitions on Saturday 3 November 2018 

  • New Issues -
     
    -  Climate Change - three unusual stamps from Finland.  
      -  Ascension remembers RMS St Helena 
      -  Europa 2018 - Bridges.  
      -  Canada marks the Centenary of the 1918 Armistice
      - 
    Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - a new high value definitive from Canada
      -  Slovenia -
    Stamp Centenary 

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Catalogue - East Africa with Egypt & Sudan 4th ed. 2018
    Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 7 - Germany 12th ed. 2018
    British Printed Papers by Post 1836-1876
    by Gavin Fryer RDP, FRPSL
    Sammy the Stamp
    by Pip Comfort
    The Sub-Office Postmarks of Sheffield
    by Frank Walton RDP, FRPSL, RDYP.
     

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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 November, December 2018 & January 2019.

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


Annual Competitions, November 2018 

The National's Annual Competitions took place at the November Meeting. 

Michael Thompson won the  Traditional Class with his entry "The Crown Colony of Ceylon" whilst Michael Goodman's "Gone Astray" won the Postal History Class. The Thematic Class was won by Michael Thompson with "History of the Balloon" and Michael Thompson also won the Open/Social Class with "The Village of Rolvenden, Kent".


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".


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