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FEBRUARY & APRIL 2017


February 2017

  • Philatelic English - Peter Read asks whether "Philatelic English" is the DNA and Lingua Franca for global communication or is "philatelic jargon" the real Foreign Language?

  • How to outwit the Forgers and Fakers - Advice on ways to ascertain whether you have fraudulently produced material is given by Paul Leonard.

  • "Como buen Mexicanos" - A World War II slogan on a Mexican cover prompts Dave Hill to reflect on Germany's attempt to form an alliance with Mexico in World War I.

  • American Art on Stamps - Chris Oliver considers examples of the USA's promotion of its art via the postage stamp.

  • Familiar philatelic faces appear on TV Documentary -  The editor welcomes the TV Documentary  Timeshift: Penny Blacks and Two Penny Blues  covering philately that appeared on our screens on 14th  November 2016, whilst a review of the programme itself by Michael Round  is featured within this issue's Book Reviews.

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the displays given by Members at the Christmas Meeting on 3rd December 2016 and  the "Beyond the Back of The Book"  given by Chris Tennant on Saturday 14th January 2017

  • New Issues -
     
      New Zealand Scenic Definitives 2016
       Pillar Boxes from Gibraltar
      
    A Bank and a Court commemorated by Pakistan
       The Royal New Zealand Navy
      
    Biodiversity from Tristan da Cunha

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Antigua - The Stamps and Postal History  by Charles Freeland and John M. Jordan
    The 1866-71 Lithographed Stamp Duty Adhesives of Queensland
    by Dave Elsmore and the late Francis Kiddle
    Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq
    by Clayton Rubec and Akthem Al-Manaseer

  • .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 and March 2017


April 2017

  • Newspapers and the Railways - Chris Tennant explains how the railways issued stamps for the carriage of newspapers a practice that continue into the era of decimalisation.

  • A Somme Survivor -  Whilst rummaging, Robert Jack came across a battered postcard which turned out to have been sent by a wounded soldier on HMNZS Hospital Ship Marama.

  • An Idiot's Guide to British ATMs by the Proverbial Idiot - Beginning with a visit to sample the first Frama machine in 1984 Southampton, John McCallum describes subsequent developments through to the present day.

  • The Moens-Torres Fantasy Stamps and Forgeries - Part 1 - In looking at some of the bogus stamps that appeared in philatelic journals in the nineteenth century, Gerhard Lang-Valchs begins with fantasy stamps from Tahiti/Haiti in 1868.

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the display "Anglo-French Postal History 1580-1900" given by Tony Allen on Saturday 4th February 2017 and on "Rural Russian Postal Services - Zemstvos 1865-1917" given by Terry Page, FRPSL on Saturday 4th March 2017.

  • New Issues -
     
      International Physics Olympiad marked by Slovakia.
      
    The Royal Visit to Tristan da Cunha of 1957
       Austria features Peter Mitterhofer and the typewriter
       New Zealand Scenic
    Definitives 2016
       The latest UNESCO Heritage stamps from Canada  
      

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons, Collect British Stamps 2017 
    Aviation and Airmail Encyclopaedia Vol 2
    by J L C M Tschroots & H H C Tschroots-Boer  
    Newlands Road to Success
    by Chris Phillips

  • .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 and May 2017.

 

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