- More on Melville - A cover obtained by our President, Frank Jones,
prompted Michael Furnell to research our Society's founder's activities in
stamp dealing. In this, the first of two articles, he describes Fred Melville's
business as a stamp dealer in 1918-1922, concentrating on the War Stamps
associated with World War I and the issues of the new countries that emerged
from that conflict, which he referred to as "Neurope". Also recalled
is the Philatelic Institute through which collectors could undertake
correspondence courses on philately.
- East Timor Update- another update on the revival of postal services
in this country.
- Leeward Islands - In his series of articles on "Forgotten
Countries", Bernard Towler tells us this month about the stamps of these
- The Origins of the Stamps of Greenland are explained by Eric
- New Signatories to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists - A
report on the four distinguished philatelists recently invited to sign this
- Random Jottings from BELGICA 2001 Brussels - Ian Nutley organised a
party visit for members of the National Philatelic Society to BELGICA 2001 in
June. Here he gives his personal impressions of this international exhibition.
- Mail by the British to and from Latin America 1800-1880. Phil
Kenton describes the expansion of trade with Latin America in the 19th Century
as reflected in mail sent by British ships - Royal Navy vessels, British
packets and British-owned private ships.
- Museum of Communications - A brief report on the PTT Museum in The
- Stamps of the Ukraine - A story about some stamps issued by this
little known country by Tony Leliw.
- A Greek Islands Stamp Story - Bernard Towler writes about the
stamps of Greece following his vacation in the Greek islands.
- Classic Cars - Collectors of cars on stamps may be interested in K.
Austin's "Classic Cars" feature.
- More on Melville - Part 2 The feature commenced in our October
issue, continues with a review of Fred Melville's activities as Editor of
"The Postage Stamp" magazine immediately following the end of World
- More on Comoros - Following the interest shown in Bernard Towler's
recent article on the French Comoro Islands, Michael Round gives us a more
detailed study in his article "More on Comoros".
- The Story behind the Cover No 3 - an item of Postal Agent's mail
from World War I by Bernard Tranmer
- The Manchester Postal Museum reviewed - The organiser David Harrop
is a regular exhibitor at STAMPEX.
- British Press Checklist - Listing editorial features in leading UK
stamp magazines during January-June 2001
- Sweden 3 skilling-banco yellow - The rare 3 skilling-banco stamp of
Sweden, printed yellow instead of green, has been in the news recently, so we
reprint the story of its discovery which appeared in the May 1923 issue of