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October 2010

  • The 1923 International Exhibition and all that...  As reported in June Stamp Lover, the National Philatelic Society recently purchased a gold medal produced by the Society (then the JPS) for the International Exhibition organised by the Society in 1923. Ted Halliday (NPS Archivist) and Michael Goodman tell us more about that exhibition.

  • Building an Empire - The Robson Lowe Story - Brian Schofield tells the story of Robson Lowe's Encylopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps.

  • To-day's definitives and postal rates - Niue. In the latest of this occasional series, Peter Mellor turns to the attractive definitives issued by this Pacific island and its current postal operations.

  • More Scenic Definitives from New Zealand  -  The recent additions to this series and the associated revised postal rates are described and bring up to date the article that appeared in the October 2009 issue of Stamp Lover.

  • GB Framas, remember the 1980's experiment?  With Royal mail encouraging the use of the payment of postage by means of labels, Robert Bostock looks back at Royal Mail's experiments with labels back in the 1980s.

  • Security Machins and all that.. Michael Goodman looks at the security Machins with their oval die cuts that were issued last year, "the post and go labels" and the gold Horizon Labels now being used by the Post Office that are nine times as large as the Machin definitives.

  • Recent Displays - Reports on the display -  Overprints and Underprints, a somewhat neglected aspect of the Victorian era - given by Andy Donaldson at the Saturday Meeting on 10 July and at the Display of Forgeries from the National PS Collection presented at the Meeting on 14 August.

  • New Issues considers some of the stamps issued to mark this year's FIFA World Cup in particularly by the host country, South Africa,  and that three stamps from Iceland that have been printed with a volcanic ash silk screen containing ash that fell on 17 April 2010 as part of the eruption that caused the highest level of air travel disruption since World War II.

     PLUS -  Regular Features - 

    • Book Reviews

    • Letters to the Editor, The President's Piece, National PS News

    • Stamp Fairs Listing - October, November & December 2010.

December 2010

  • On with the (Miller) and the Motley - Dave Hill describes the trails - legal and philatelic associated with the Printex process and the new King George V stamps.

  • More on Robson Lowe, Philatelist and Pioneer Postal Historian - a 1928 cover forwarded to Robson Lowe on "Intermediate Steamer" SS Dunluce Castle and endorsed "Not on Board" prompted some research and reflection on the part of Dave Hill.

  • A South African Idyll as I buy window-net, sandbags....!  David Alford's series on the correspondence of Cyprus based Arthur Hubert Stanley Megaw CBE ("Peter") and his wife, Electra, features mail to her husband from wartime South Africa as Electra hopes to return to Cyprus via Egypt.

  • New Issues - looks back at the Centenary of the Girl Guides, the 2010 Europa stamps ("Children's Books"), a most attractive Postal Museum stamp from the Czech Republic, the joint Czech-Luxembourg issue marking the 700th Anniversary of the Succession of the House of Luxembourg to the throne of Bohemia with a look back to the Luxembourg charity stamps of the 1930s and 1940s, and an update on the Urban Transport stamps from Portugal, the fourth issue of which appeared in 2010.

  • Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our twice yearly listing covers the period January - June 2010.

  • How the Blind have been served by the Post - Michael Goodman reports on this year's Stuart Rossiter Memorial Lecture given by Gavin Fryer FRPSL and reviews Gavin Friar's book Blindman's Mail. 

  • Recent Displays - Reports on the displays given at the Country Meeting at Salisbury on Saturday 2 October and on recent Saturday Displays in London - Iceland by Ernie Burkin on 11 September and Aspects of the Netherlands East Indies by John Jackson FRPSL on 9 October.

  • How to publish a society journal - a report on the National Philatelic Society seminar led by Richard West and David Alford and held on 13 October 2010.

  • Book Reviews - With the run-up to Christmas in mind, this issue includes a bumper  book review section.

     PLUS -  Other Regular Features - 

    • The President's Piece, National PS News

    • Letters to the Editor, 

    • Stamp Fairs Listing - December, 2010, January and February 2011 


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