August issue

The August issue of Stamp Magazine, published on July 11, includes...

Postal history of the Saar
This contested region of western Europe issued stamps in three different guises within the space of 40 years, as a League of Nations mandate, a French protectorate and a West German state

Military hero Sir Isaac Brock
Both Guernsey and Canada have commemorated this 19th-century British general, and more than once. Who was he, and why isn’t he more famous in Great Britain?

Commonwealth Classics
New Zealand’s splendid 1940 Centennial set celebrated monarchs and migrants alike

Early Elizabethans
The 1965 United Nations pair were Jeffery Matthews’ first stamp designs for Great Britain

Strange But True
The classy British Empire pictorial definitive depicting a landscape which was in the wrong country

Auction Highlights
Realisations of £2.9m, £1.8m and £725,000, all from the same United States collection

Rear-View Mirror
Whatever became of single-stamp special issues? Should there still be space for them in the schedule?