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  Updated 31st March 2018   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  April 2018                     

  • Some West Indies forgeries and fantasy stamps - Tracing the footsteps of a Spanish forger - Antigua, Nevis, Grenada and Montserrat attracted the attentions of  Plácido Ramón de Torres as Gerhard Lang-Valchs explains.

  • On your marks ! Charge, + instructional and explanatory marks - Dave Hill explains how he deals with some of the instruction marks and labels in languages other than English that have come his way. 

  • How to handle the packet  Part 2- Barbara Priddy continues her guide by looking at the circulation list and remittance advice slip. the Circulation Packet.  

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the displays of Belgium given by Nick Martin on Saturday 3 February and of Germany from 1555 given by Derek Mauri on Saturday 10 March. 

  • New Issues -
     
    Malaysia  commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly.
      -  Three striking designs from France (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival), Germany (Tafel) and Iceland (novelist Jón Thoroddsen).
      -  Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics stamps from South Korea and Slovakia.
      -  When is a stamp not a definitive?  Italy's classification of its new issues explained with a look at three stamps from the Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage series..

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    The Riddle of the Registered Ovals of Jamaica and Trinidad 1949-1962 by David Horry
    Postage stamps of the Russian Federation 1992-2017
    -
    catalogue published by Pochtobie marki Rossykoye Federaliy
    Meter Stamps from Kyiv
    by Andry Bilous.

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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 March, April & May 2018.

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


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.


Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover                    

The winner of the Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover during 2016 has been announced. The winner is Dave Hill for his three-part feature "Collecting World War I on all Fronts" that appeared in the April, June and October 2016 issues of Stamp Lover..

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