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  Updated 31st July 2018   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  August 2018                     

  • How to handle the Exchange Packet Part 4 - Barbara Priddy concludes her guide and offers the Packet Team's thanks to the vendors and checkers. 

  • Confessions of a Compulsive Competitor - Having taken part in philatelic competitions for over thirty years, Michael Goodman draws on this experience to offer advice and guidance with a view to increasing the number of participants in such events, including the National's own annual competitions.

  • French "Ambulant" postmarks -  The last Travelling Post Office ran on the French railways in 1995 and here Dave Hill looks bank at some of the postmarks used on these services. 

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the display Mexico (The Peter Brack Memorial Lecture) given by Ray Barton on Saturday 11 May and the President's Display on Saturday 9th June which featured Cinderellas and Ephemera. 

  • New Issues -
     
    -  Early Trades of Singapore.  
      Postal History Definitives from Hungary..
      -  Gibraltar, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha and the Falkland Islands mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
      -  Austria celebrates the "Day of the Stamp". 

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth Stamp Catalogue - India, including Convention and Feudatory States 5th ed.
    Stanley Gibbons King George VI Stamp Catalogue - 9th ed 2018
    Entertainments Tax in South Africa - Four papers
    by Ian Matheson and Andrew McClellan
    Jusqu'a handstamps and other route indications 2nd rev ed. by Jan C. ter Welte
    Canal Zone Airmail Rates by Tom Brougham & Bradley White

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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 July, August & September 2018.

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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