& DECEMBER 2010
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.
an Empire - The Robson Lowe Story - Brian Schofield tells
the story of Robson Lowe's Encylopaedia of British
Empire Postage Stamps.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
- Regular Features -
to the Editor, The President's
Piece, National PS News
Fairs Listing - October,
November & December 2010.
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
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.
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
to return to Cyprus via Egypt.
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.
of Articles in the British Philatelic Press
- our twice yearly listing covers the period
January - June 2010.
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.
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.
to publish a society journal - a report on the
National Philatelic Society seminar led by Richard
West and David Alford and held on 13
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