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OCTOBER & DECEMBER 2017

 

              
October 2017 

  • Butterflies as Emblems, Trademarks and Logos - some ideas for a thematic collection - A new angle on a thematic butterfly collection is given by Vladimir Kachan in this and comprehensive article. 

  • The Postal Museum - An Exclusive PreviewChris Oliver attended a press preview of the new Postal Museum ahead of its public opening on 28 July 2017. Here he describes his visit and explains what each of the museum's five zones has to offer. 

  • A London/Bermuda Mystery Card - Michael Round recently bought a postcard that reached it's destination  without surcharge despite being posted in London bearing two Bermuda farthing stamps. The moiral is - always read postcard messages.

  • The World's Worst Commemorative Issue? - Dave Hill speculates...    

  • Meeting Report - A detailed and informative reports on the display of South Georgia given by Wilf Vevers on Saturday 12 August 2017. 

  • New Issues -
     
    A joint issue from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Ukraine for the 300th   Anniversary  of the Birth of the Empress Maria Theresa.
      
    The Falklands Journal 
      Canada 150 -
    some strung maple leaf stamps.
      
    New small bird definitives  from the Falkland Islands.

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise - 32nd edition
    SG Commonwealth Catalogue -Leeward Islands 3rd ed
    Stanley Gibbons Cartalogue - Czech Republic & Slovakia 1st ed.
    A View of the Postal History of Malayan Emergency - Occupation to Independence
    by Susan McEwen

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    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 September, October & November 2017.


December 2017

  • The stamp fun factory - poking fun at editors and collectors - Gerhard Lang-Valchs takes a good look at the work of Spanish engraver and stamp dealer Placido Ramon de Torres  who used illustrations and forgeries to play pranks on his clients and philatelic editors.

  • Your Editor is taken for a ride - Michael Goodman describes his visit to the newly re-opened Mail Rail

  • A bloody war and the early stamps and postal history of Paraguay - Following  war with its neighbours in 1862 Paraguay lost much of its territory and its population was reduced from half a million to just over 200,000.  Against this background the country issued its first stamps in 1870 and in this article, John Shaw, FRPSL describes material from these early days. 

  • Catalonia in the news now and also 70 years ago -  Recent events in Catalonia have led Dave Hill to produce a 1936 cover when 1936 when Catalonian independence was again in the news.. 

  • Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our twice yearly listing covers the period January - June 2017    

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the displays Birds of the World and British Occupation of former Italian Colonies given by Ralph Bridgeman and Michael Carter respectively on 9 September 2017 meeting, Paraguay - the first Peter Brack memorial display - given by John Shaw FRPSL on 14 October  2017 and the NPS Annual Competitions held at the meeting on 4 November 2017.. 

  • New Issues -
     
    -  Undersea Life definitives and special issues from the British Virgin Islands
      -  Australia
    marks the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway
      -  The Upper Rock Nature Reserve issue from Gibraltar
      -  NVI stamps with a difference - Concession stamps from Australia
      -  Europa 2017  The winners of the annual Europa stamp competitions  

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Suffolk Postal History and Postal Markings to 1844 by Thomas Slemons, FRPSL (A replacement of the Suffolk Chapter of the British County Catalogue)
    SG Commonwealth Catalogue - St. Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha (6th ed 2017)
    A Postal History of Oundle or A History of Oundle through the Post
    by Richard Capon
    Stanley Gibbons Catalogue - Finland & Sweden 1st ed.

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    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 November, December 20`17 & January 2018..

 

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