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                                  JUNE & AUGUST 2003
 

June 2003


Spring Stampex 2003 Report


A letter to the Lords of the Treasury in 1839. Revd. Robert White tells how he discovered this letter in a suitcase of old covers purchased at Auction. We gain an interesting insight into how the concept of penny post captured the imagination of ordinary people and how one man saw the
problems and the possibilities.

Eyewitness Report - David Sibley describes his visit to Chester 2002 

An Incomplete History of Stamp Affixing Machines by Dave Hill. An article about some of the stamp-affixing machines invented and used in the early part of the 20th century.

Sir Edward Bacon as a Stamp Collector. Eric Glasgow writes on the collecting interests and activities of Sir Edward Bacon when he was Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection 1913 to 1939.

More on Melville No.8 - More of Melville�s relations discovered 

Good News from the Friends of Postal Heritage. A report to the Friends from Martin Rush. Head of Heritage, Royal Mall, about plans and intentions for the future of the National Postal Museum. 

Forgotten Countries: Gwalior - Bernard Towler�s regular series about countries that no longer issue stamps

Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our regular twice-yearly feature covers the period July - December June 2002.

Thematica Summer 2003 - What to see and do.


August 2003


The USA Pictorial Postmark Scene
� an update by Paul Brenner

Forgotten Countries - French Algeria by Bernard Towler

Distant Lands from the Catalogue � The Azores - The philatelic history of this group of Atlantic islands by David Sibley

The Sun in the Caribbean. Stamps celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Sun Newspaper published in the Caribbean. Giorgio Migliavacca looks back to the British Virgin Islands in 1962 when the paper was founded and subsequent developments.

The Saga of Sedang - Further information on Ian Nutley�s feature published in the February issue

World War I POWs Mail from Camps in the Netherlands - Features mail from camps set up by Germany in neutral Netherlands as explained by Ron Berger.

Physicians on Stamps - Tom Wilson reviews some of the medical personalities featured on stamps

Congress Medal 2003 � This year�s winner, Peter Chantry.

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