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262 2000
268 2001
274 2002
281 2003
286 2004
292 2005
298 2006
304 2007
310 2008
316 2009
322 2010
328 2011
334 2012
340 2013
346 2014
352 2015
359 2016
365 2017

Pages from a Competition Winner

283 The 1880 Provisional Issue -- C.Dupplin
346 The 1888 British Bechuanaland Half-Penny Vermilion -- Tony Stanford
295 The 1919 Railway Strike -- Max Melrose
335 5d Machin Cylinder Blocks -- Martin Bomford
310 The 5d Royal Blue Pre-Decimal Machin Definitive -- Tony Walker

325 At Sixes and Sevens [6d and 7d Wildings] -- Mike Osborne

320 The Battle of the Falkland Islands 1914 -- Tony Walker
334 British Post Office Telegraph Stamps -- Chuichi Ota
364 Brunel's Steamship - "Great Britain" -- Graham Booth

359 The Collection of Postage Due Fees in Ireland 1914-1926 -- Robert Benninghoff

316 'A Distinct and Separate Service' - Registration of Overseas Mail 1795-1841 -- Maurice Buxton
342 The Decimal Castles 1988-1999 and the Problems Encountered -- Peter Shaw
340 Delivered by Royal Mail -- George King
347 The Demonetised Stamps of Queen Victoria (1841-1901) -- David Leathart
337 The Development of British Postage Printed On-Site -- Glenn Morgan
318 Downey Head Die 1A -- Fred Smallbone

349 Early Merchant Post -- Alan Holyoake
344 Edinburgh and District Penny Post -- Tim Ledlard
327 Embossed Adhesive Stamps Overprinted Large 'Inland Revenue' 1860 to 1864 -- Chris Harman
329 The Englishman Who Posted Himself -- John Tingey
355 Evolution of British Stamp Perforation 1840 to 1880 -- Ray Simpson
288 Exeter Cancellations 1840-1860 -- Michael Lockton

336 Failed Frees: A Reappraisal of Handstamps -- Bob Galland
339 The First Three Surface Printed Postage Stamps -- Bob Galland
331 Flying Down to Rio -- Iain Stevenson

360 GB Line Engraved One Penny Stamps Used in Malta with 'A25' Cancellations -- Martin H. Lloyd
280 The Great Britain 1d Black -- Simon Beresford-Wylie
312 Great Britain Line-Engraved Plates 1-11, 1840-1841 -- Jennifer Burnett
356 Great Britain Parcel Post 1882-1935 -- Nick Wraith
362 Great Britain Victorian Propaganda Envelopes -- Richard Hobbs

358 The Halfpenny (Decimal) Machin -- Larry Haber

345 The Imperforate Issues of Great Britain (1840-1853) Cancelled Contrary to Regulations -- Chris Jones
361 Insured Mail Irregularities -- Maurice Buxton
297 The introduction of Registered Mail -- Alan Holyoake
281 It Began With Mulready -- John Bohn

357 A Jubilee Reminiscence -- John Davies

275 KGV - The High Value Stamps -- Leslie Wilkinson
294 KGV photogravure issue - trials to issued stamps -- Peter Tanner
286 KGVI 10s Dark Blue -- Peter Dawson
282 KGVI 10s Ultramarine -- Peter Dawson

298 Line-engraved issues 1840-1879 -- W.Kaltwasser
276 The Liverpool Penny Post -- Nick Wraith
330 London Numbers in Maltese Cross -- Graham Booth
365 London Stamp Exhibitions 1890-1960 -- Stephen Teuma

293 Machine vended booklets Series 4 S/Series A-D -- Robin Tibbenham
356 Mail from the United Kingdom to the Italian Peninsular from the Late 18th Century to the GPU -- Ken Burr
292 Mail in Northumberland 1600-1739 -- Al Hurst
353 The Maltese Cross -- Howard Hughes
304 Manuscript franks, 1652-1715 -- Rex Clark
322 Military and Army Telegraphs -- Tony Stanford

363 An Olympic Effort -- Glenn Morgan
354 The Origins of Express Mail -- Alan Holyoake
274 Overseas Postal Rates from the 1840s to the Start of the General Postal Union -- James Grimwood-Taylor

311 Parcel Post Labels and Associated Postmarks of the Channel Islands 1895-1913 -- Max Melrose
348 Parcel Post Private Labels -- Max Melrose
305 Post Office (Parcels) Act 1882, Early labels and cancellations -- Max Melrose
284 Post Office Act 12 Car II c35, 29 December 1660 -- A.Green
315 Postal Art -- John Bohn
321 Postal History of Northumberland -- the Early Years -- Al Hurst
292 The Postal Reform, 1839 -- O.Sundström
298 The Postal Reforms -- Malcolm Suttill
287 Postally Used OW Official Overprints 1896-1904 -- David Milsted
368 Postmarks of Leith from 1800 to 1840 -- Robin Morton
367 The Pre-Decimal Machin High Values -- Tony Walker

314 Queen Victoria 'Army Official' Issues 1896-1904 -- David Milsted
326 Queen Victoria ½d Vermilion Army Official Issue -- David Milsted

307 Registered Letter Envelopes Issued Between January and August 1878 -- Edward Caesley
332 Returned Letter Wrappers -- Bob Galland
277 Royal Navy -- Tony Walker

366 Suburban Receiving Houses of London -- Dave Simmons

323 The Transition from Red to Black Ink During the Maltese Cross Era -- Howard Hughes

306 Victorian First Days -- Nick Amor
350 Victorian High Values for Postage -- Max Melrose
328 The Victorian Letter Card -- Iain Stevenson

317 Welsh Postal History -- Richard Thomas
338 Wesleydale (with Bedale -- Post Town) -- Malcolm Suttill
341 Wings & Squadrons of the Royal Naval Air Service in World War 1 -- Tony Walker
289 A wounded soldier's journey home -- Eddie Weeks

Pages from a Competition Entry

351 Book Tokens -- Iain Stevenson

336 The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge -- Malcolm Suttill

347 The Dover Patrol in WW1 -- Tony Walker

345 GB Unappropriated Dies Stamps Produced for the Bechuanaland's Use -- Tony Stanford
337 Great Britain Security Machins: The Security Pattern Lettering Issues from 2009 -- Michael Dodd

351 Just After Official Paid -- George King

352 King George V Commemorative Stamp Issues -- Mary Pugh

339 The Low Value Printing Changes 1879-1880 -- Malcolm Suttill

335 The Maltese Cross Cancels -- Rod Paige

285 The One Penny Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1840-1864 -- Tim Burgess

313 Penny Pink Cut-Outs -- Michael Lockton

311 The Two and a Half Penny Pink -- George King