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Introduction

The GB Journal is the flagship magazine of the GBPS, with a deserved reputation for publishing original research and details of new discoveries on all aspects of Great Britain stamps and postal history. Articles are well-illustrated and make extensive use of full-colour printing.

For example, recent topics have included
  • Reports of important finds
    • the first recorded FDC of the 1841 embossed 'Penny Pink' postal stationery
    • the 'Dollis Hill' Wilding experimental phosphor trials
    • 1992 £2 Harrison Castle sheet with complete set-off on back
    • a completely unexpected 4d 1840 Houses of Parliament wrapper
  • Research articles
    • shades of the De La Rue Seahorses
    • the 1858-79 1d Plate 77 scientifically analysed
    • Returned Letter Wrappers
    • the experimental and promotional distribution of Archer-perforated stamps
  • Snippets and items of general interest
    • Forth Road Bridge GPO FDC emergency printing
    • QV Jubilee 2d and 3d plate varieties
    • paper: the essence of postal history and philately
    • reviews of major new books on various aspects of GB material
... and many more.

There are six issues a year, sent free to all members along with the Newsletter as a part of their subscription. Back numbers (subject to availability) are £4.00 each (£3.60 to GBPS members)

The editorial contents of some sample older issues are available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.