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Updated 17th August 2021                             

The current issue of Stamp Lover - August 2021
  • A Philatelic Tribute to Michelangelo's Masterpiece - Flavia del Giudice takes a good look at the Costine Chapel through the Italian Michelangiolesca definitive series of 1961.   

  • Broadcasting Mail - Following the feature on BBC mail in June 2021 Stamp Lover, Peter Mellor shows how the BBC expected their correspondents to pre-pay tyheir letters and lpooks back to the days of experimental broadcasting in 1922.

  • The Butterflies you can find in Canadian philatelic material - Vladimir Kachan shows how butterflies can be found in the counrtry's 19th century cancels.
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  • Why shouldn't all Philatelic Societies consider running Zoom meetings?- unkown to most of us before the pandemic Huw Williams  explains how Societies might take advantage of the new technology.

  • Avec "Les Poilus", or "The Hairy Ones" - Dave Hill explins through a postcard from World War One.

  • Rare NPS Cover error comes to light! - Michael Goodman reports on errors found in the special Nationmal Philatelic Society cancellation used on souvenir covers sold on the Society's stand at the November 2011 Christmas Ideal Home Exhibition.

  • New Issues - And now for the Olympics.
  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
        -
    Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise  catalogue 2021
        - Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised  catalogue - Volume 1, part 1 Queen Victoria
        - Australian Airmails across the Pacific Ocean 1937-1951
    by Laurence Kimpton
        - Pan American's Final Flight
    by Jon E. Krupnick
       

    Plus OTHER REGULAR FEATURES

      • The President's Piece, Message from the Editor
      • Letters to the Editor
      • NPS News
      • Newsmix (formerly Other Philatelic News)     
      • Stamp Fairs Listing -  late May, June & July 2021

    MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY RECEIVE SIX ISSUES OF "STAMP LOVER" A YEAR  


 
Johnson wins Johnson award again

The Johnson Award for 2020 has been won by Keith Johnson for his series “Tennyson through philately” published August, October and December 2020 which topped the poll for most popular feature in Stamp Lover in 2020. Keith also won several years ago with a feature on Fanning Island.


Col. E. X. Halliday


The Society has been very saddened to learn that Ted Halliday died on 12 February 2021. For some twenty year the names Ted Halliday and the NPS Library were synonymous and before that Ted had been the National Philatelic Society's Hon General Secretary from 1980 to 1996. Greatly respected, he worked tirelessly for the Society for some forty years. A full obituary will be published in the Society's journal, Stamp Lover.


Can any military experts help?

We have received an enquiry from a military enthusiast seeking to know more about the kit of the infantry men illustrated on this GB PHQ card of the D day issue and wonders if anyone can help.

1. The infantryman in the foreground is carrying a coiled-up rope on his back. Was he a Commando and was the rope for climbing cliffs?

2. What is the white tube in the pack of the soldier on the lower right?

1. The infantryman in the foreground is carrying a coiled-up rope on his back pack. Was he a Commando and was the rope for climbing cliffs?

2. What is the white tube in the pack of the soldier on the lower right?

3. What is the large load on the back of the man on the extreme left . He is bent down and his boot heel is visible above the 25 of 25p.

If you know any of the answers, please let our editor know at stamplover@ukphilately.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 November 2020

National PS Members' Auctions - Vendors Forms

Members who want to sell material in our forthcoming auctions need to list them on our vendor forms. These can be downloaded from this website by clicking here.  Only NPS members can enter material in the auctions. The minimum lot reserve is £2 and as the auctions are currently postal only, please do not send bulky lots.



2020 Annual General Meeting

Under the Society’s Constitution, the Annual General Meeting is held in June or July each year. However, this has not been possible this year due to the current Coronavirus restrictions and it will now be held within three months of meetings of the Society resuming after the emergency has ended. An amendment to the Constitution to that effect was passed by a virtual Extra-ordinary General Meeting of the Society held on 4 July 2020.


 

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