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                                  OCTOBER & DECEMBER 2002

October 2002

Unpaid and Underpaid mail in the UK 1838-1995
by Michael Pitt-Payne. A most detailed illustrated article based on a display given to the Royal Philatelic Society by the author.

New Stamps from the Faroe Islands � Eric Glasgow gives some interesting background information on recent issues featuring carved pew gables and commemorating the Faroese Red Cross.

Distant Lands from the Catalogue - Tuvalu � part of a series of articles by David Sibley about the stamps of some of the lesser-known Pacific Islands.

British Occupation of Palestine � continuing Bernard Towler�s long-running series of articles about the issues of former stamp-issuing countries.

East Timor � Independence at Last � this war torn country has now achieved independence and Alan Bartlett writes about its new set of postage stamps.

The Postage Stamps of Clipperton Island by Ian Nutley who tells us about ten stamps issued by the Oceanic Phosphate Company for the use of its employees in their phosphate business on Clipperton Island, located about 1800 miles from San Francisco. The stamps were intended for use on mail between the island and San Francisco and as an advertisement for the island�s products. However it is extremely unlikely that the proposed mail service was ever established.

Birdmen and Balloons by K W Austin describes a selection of postage stamps depicting early fliers and balloonists from a variety of countries.

Story behind a Cover � Number 5 in Keith Tranmer�s series of articles about unusual covers which he has researched. This one refers to Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria who addressed a cover and letter to Prince Hohenlohe at Schloss Friedstein on 19th July 1894.

NPS Annual General Meeting � a report on the AGM plus the Officers� Reports presented on the day.

December 2002

On the trail of the Mail in the USA
� an interesting feature by Adele Woodyard on the development of postal services in America.

The Numbers Game - Australian States. Part 1 deals with the numeral cancellations of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Eyeless in Gaza - A thematic feature by Tom Wilson describing stamps issued in connection with loss of sight.

OOPS �Royal Mail puts its Mathematic Foot in its Astronomic Mouth (or is it the other way round?) - Ron Berger uses the recent �Across the Universe� prestige booklet to do a few calculations.

Autumn STAMPEX 2002 - a report on another successful show

Search for the North West Passage � Scott Owen describes the exploration that lasted 400 years and the stamps commemorating attempts to undertake passages north of the American continent

Checklist of Articles in the British Philatelic Press - our regular twice-yearly feature 
covers the period January � June 2002.

PLUS the usual Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews, News from Far & Near and Members� Classified Advertisements. 


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