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  Updated 31st January 2019   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  February 2019                     

  • A Philatelic Tour of Royal residences - Part One, Windsor Castle - Flavia del Giudice begins a series looking at Royal Residences and their depiction on postage stamps.

  • How a chance enquiry highlighted the work of an eminent NPS member - Michael Goodman describes how articles published in Stamp Lover fifty years ago came to light following an enquiry about a long lost railway. 

  • Meeting Report - A detailed and informative report on the Display on Members Christmas Displays given on Saturday 8th December 2018.

  • New Issues -
     
    -  500 Years of the country's Postal Services - a series of issues from Portugal to mark this forthcoming event. 
      -  Falkland Islands commemorate Fox Bay Post Office. 
      -  Sri Lanka - Rubber Centenary.  
      -  New definitives - Penguins and Chicks - from British Antarctic Territory. 

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970 121st edition 2019
    Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue - Middle East 1st ed 2018
    Cuba First Flights and Airmail Events Catalogue 1913 - 2018
    by Adolfo Sarrias Enriquez
    Operation Tabarin 1943-45 and its Postal History
    by Gerry Pearce
     
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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 January, February & March 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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