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Inside the October issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly

The latest issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly is available to download now. The October issue comes with another eclectic mix of in-depth articles, reader-favourite features and the latest hobby news from around the world.

A few highlights of this month’s issue include:

Edward VIII: The Uncrowned King
This month marks the 80th anniversary of the only British stamps issued during the brief reign of King Edward VIII. Douglas Muir talks us through the difficult development of this short-lived issue.

The Central African Republic
Since its independence from France in 1959 the history of the Central African Republic, located in the heart of the African continent, has been a troubled one – not least the harsh imperial period under the brutal rule of the infamous Jean-Bédel Bokassa. Michael Round shows how the nation’s stamps reflect, directly or indirectly, the troubled and often chilling history of the country.

The First Stamps of Imperial Germany
In 1871, following the Franco-Prussian War, King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed the Emperor of the newly-formed state of Germany. The new, unified nation needed a unified postal service and, of course, common stamps to use within it. Unfortunately, at the time these stamps were introduced in 1872, Germany was still operating with two different monetary systems – one in the north and another in the south. As a result, the first stamps of Germany were issued in two very different currencies. John Moody talks us through this first issue.

All this and much more can be found in the October issue of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, which is available to download now.

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