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In the February issue, we reveal the inside story of Great Britain’s two London 2010 Festival of Stamps miniature sheets, celebrating the iconic stamps of King George V, and the challenges they posed to the designers.
We also investigate the history of water postmen and postwomen, a small but intrepid band who have delivered the mail to ships moored in ports and to isolated communities which were inaccessible by land. And we recall the New Zealand stamp issues of 1963 and 1973 celebrating the railway locomotives which opened up the country.
Our regular Commonwealth Classics feature examines Malta’s 1922 definitive series, our Great Engravers slot showcases the work of Jindra Schmidt for Czechoslovakia, and our GB Themes pages bring together British stamps on the subject of flags.
In our news section, you’ll find full details of a new stamp-on-stamp miniature sheet from Royal Mail, our pick of the most interesting new issues from around the world, and the latest highlights from the auction rooms. There’s no shortage of forthright opinions, naturally, from our columnists and our readers.