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                                  OCTOBER & DECEMBER 2003

 
October 2003


The USA Pictorial Postmark Scene
� an update by Paul Brenner.

Forgotten Countries � The states of Colombia � the latest in the �Forgotten Countries� series by Bernard Towler.

A Letter from a Packet Ship attacked off the Scillies during the Falmouth Packets �Mutiny� 1810 by James Grimwood -Taylor.

Anaesthesia and the Conquest of Operative Pain by Tom Wilson.

Space Shuttle Unit receives Special Covers by Ray E Cartier.

Stamp of approval for a new Queen�s Head.

East Timor Postscript
� Alan Bartlett adds to his previous reports.

Postage Stamps of Crete by Allan Boyce.

BVI Regatta � a new issue from the British Virgin Islands is described by Giorgio Migliavacca.

Is a love like yours wasted on the young? � Erene Grieve, Organiser of �Stamps in Schools� considers how we might introduce the young to stamp collecting.

Philatelists of the Past � The Earl of Crawford � Eric Glasgow tells the story of James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

The Handling of Bulk Mail by the Post Office - Newspapers by Dave Hill.

Plus the Officers Reports presented at the National Philatelic Society�s Annual General meeting in July 2003 and the regular items - Auction News, Members �Small ads�, Letters to the Editor etc.


December 2003


Handling of Bulk British Mail by the Post Office - Part 2
in which Dave Hill looks further at Newspapers and at Postal Stationery Cards and Letter Cards.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Isle of Man Post by Terry Cringle

Stamps & the Italian Renaissance by Eric Glasgow

Pioneer Stamp Collectors & Dealers - Collections and recollections by Fred Melville (founder of the Junior Philatelic Society � now the NPS)

Colombia�s Civil War Issues � Bernard Towler looks at the issues associated with �The War of the Thousand Days�

Research into War Tax Overprints � John Davis explains how he would like help in his researches.

The Great Divide � Keith Tranmer muses on the issues of Specialist vs. General Societies and Stamps vs. Postal History.

Check List of Articles in the British Press January - June 2003

Plus the other usual features � Auction News, Letters to the Editor etc.

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