November issue

The November issue of Stamp Magazine, published on October 13, includes...

Definitives of Queen Elizabeth II
Our tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch centres on a pictorial review of her portrait definitives. Can you guess how many we thought we needed to illustrate?

Postal history of the Orient Line
For nearly 90 years, much of the mail between Britain and Australia was carried on ships whose names began with ‘O’. Covers, stamps and postcards tell their story

The Thule issue of Greenland
Genuine postage stamps, local carriage labels or cinderellas? The quaint and unusual 1935-36 issue of Thule could be used to send mail 2,000 miles, but is denied full catalogue status

Commonwealth Classics
Jamaica opted for a coat of arms design instead of portraying King Edward VII in its 1903 series

Early Elizabethans
The Post Office Savings Bank set of 1961 piled a lot of pressure on the printers, and it showed

Was it normal for linen sacks to be posted as ‘letters’ in Victorian times? And was it legitimate?

Talking Point
The success of philately has been built on its level of organisation, but what are today’s priorities?

GB new issue
Full details of Britain’s In Memoriam set for the Queen