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  Updated 29th September 2018   


The current issue of Stamp Lover -  October 2018                     

  • The obsession with butterflies of Lord Walter Rothschild - Vladimir Kachan describes the Victorian passion for butterfly collecting.

  • A postcard to an iconic property and a postcard about a major biblical discovery - Two redirected postcards catch the eye of Michael Goodman. One is addressed to Cragside, the Northumberland home of the Armstrongs and the second to Cambridge which has biblical connections.

  • What the Stuart Rossiter Trust does for philately - With its annual memorial lectures and its important publishing role, the Trust does a great deal for philately as Susan McEwen explains.

  • "Undercover Mail" after the 1967 Six Day War - John Davies explains how mail destined for Gaza and the West Bank has been intercepted and held by the Israeli authorities.

  • Caesar's Wife - or Stamp out vandalism at Home - Whilst deploring Royal Mail's vandalism, Michael Round asks where we collectors are entirely blameless in this regard and describes his battle to retrieve stamps affixed to Packet envelope. 

  • The 100th Philatelic Congress of Great Britain held in Gateshead - This year's congress is described in this report by Christopher Oliver.

  • Meeting Reports - Detailed and informative reports on the Members' Displays given on Saturday 14 July 2018. 

  • New Issues -
     
    -  Isle of Man - 125 years of the Manx Electric Railway  
      -  Malta commemorates Operation Husky
      -  Stamps from the Czech Republic publicising PRAGA 2018 
      -  Birds of Canada

  • Book Reviews - Detailed and informative reviews are a regular feature of the magazine. In this issue we look at
    Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise 2018
    Stamps as witnesses to history, a guide to political philately
    by Ruth Lea
    Bahamas George VI Head Type Stamps 1938-1953
    by Philip MacMurdie

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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 2018.

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


Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover                    

The winner of the Johnson Award for philatelic writing in Stamp Lover during 2017 has been announced. The winner is
John McCullum  for his three-part feature “Respite in Algeria" that appeared in the August 2017 issue of Stamp Lover.
New Meeting Venue for the National from January 2018

The National Philatelic Society now holds its monthly meetings at the New Postal Museum at 15-20 Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DA.

The Postal Museum is within easy walking distance of our previous meeting place - the Welsh Centre -  and further information can be found by visiting the Postal Museum website.

It has been good to return to a "philatelic venue" and our first meeting at the Postal Museum was on Saturday  13th January when Paul Cahill displayed "Crash Mail " Times for the Display and the Members' Auction are unchanged.


New Zealand Award for Stamp Lover -  2017

Stamp Lover was awarded a Large Vermail in the Periodicals section of the has 15th New Zealand National Philatelic Literature Exhibition held in Christchurch from 30 September to 1October 2017. In terms of content the magazine was coinsidered easy to read with a good range of regular articles  and was given full marks foir presentation particularly the fuill colour and "excellent front cover".

Annual Competitions, November 2017 

The National's Annual Competitions took place at the November Meeting and this year the judges were Dr Patrick Reid FRPSL and Christine Earle FRPSL.  

Peter Wood  won the  Traditional Class with his entry "Irish Animals and Marine Life Post" with Michael Goodman's entry "New Lease of Life for Machines as the runner up.


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