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One of the long term aims of this site is to offer PDF downloads of article, leaflets and magazines related to collecting GB Stamps. This included the Philatelic Bulletins and Royal Mail's publicity leaflets, Preview and First.

Listed here are some PDF documents you can download. They should all contain searchable text and I think provide a lot of good background information for those interested in collecting GB stamps.

The documents are also linked from the relevant Philatelic Bulletin and Issue pages.

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Philatelic Bulletin Articles

The British High Value Stamps of the 20th Century, King Edward VII - the £1 , Vol.10 No.10
PHQ Cards , Vol.30 No.10 (1993)
Air Mails to South America by British South American Airways: 1946-1949 , Vol.31 No.7 (1994)
Design Perspectives : War Artists , Vol.55 No.3

Issue Details

The Linnean Society , Vol.25 No.4 (1987)
The Welsh Bible (1588-1988) , Vol.25 No.6 (1988)
The Financial Times Prestige Stamp Book , Vol.25 No.6 (1988)
Extreme Endeavors Issue , Vol.40 No.7

British Special Stamps

An extensive series of articles detailing the design and origin of British Stamp issues by James Watson and Francis Kennedy.

3. Silver Jubilee of King George V 1935 , Vol.12 No.2 (1974)
7. Royal Wedding 1948 , Vol.12 No.7
9. Olympic Games 1948 , Vol.12 No.9
16. Tercentenary of the General Letter Office 1960 , Vol.13 No.4 (1975)
17. First Anniversary of European Postal and Telecommunications Conference 1960 , Vol.13 No.5 (1976)
59. British Ships 1969 , Vol.17 No.4
63. The Investiture of HRH the Prince of Wales 1969 , Vol.17 No.8 (1980)
65. British Post Office Technology 1969 , Vol.17 No.10 (1980)
67. Rural Architecture 1970 , Vol.17 No.12
71. Philympia 1970 , Vol.18 No.4
74. Literary Anniversaries 1971 , Vol.18 No.6
75. British Anniversaries 1971 , Vol.18 No.8
76. British Architecture University Buildings 1971 , Vol.18 No.9 (1981)
142. Christmas 1980 , Vol.25 No.4 (1987)
144. The International Year of Disabled People 1981 , Vol.25 No.6 (1988)
155. British Textiles 1982 , Vol.27 No.2 (1989)

Collecting Machin Definitives

6. Postal Stationery , Vol.18 No.8

The Development of Victorian Postal Stationery

By Colin Baker

1. The Birth of Postal Stationery , Vol.32 No.1 (1994)
2. The Mulready Replacement , Vol.32 No.2 (1994)
3. Inland Postcards , Vol.32 No.3 (1994)
4. Overseas Postcards , Vol.32 No.5 (1995)
5. Newspaper Wrappers and Letter Cards , Vol.32 No.7 (1995)
6. Registered Envelopes , Vol.32 No.8 (1995)

A-Z of Postal Stationery

Colin Baker

Letter Sheets , Vol.53 No.5 (2016)
Mulready Stationery , Vol.53 No.6 (2016)

Twentieth Century Postal Stationery

1. Edward VII , Vol.33 No.1 (1995)
2. George V and Rising Postage Rates , Vol.33 No.3 (1995)
3. George V Special Stationery , Vol.33 No.5 (1996)
4. George VI , Vol.33 No.7 (1996)
5. Elizabeth II pre-Decimal Issues , Vol.33 No.9 (1996)
6. Elizabeth II Decimal Issues , Vol.33 No.12 (1996)

The History of the Aerogramme and the Start of Commercial Air Mail

A series of articles from the Philatelic Bulletin by Peter Jennings FRPSL

Aerogrammes - Part One , Vol.13 No.7
Aerogrammes - Part Two , Vol.13 No.8
Aerogrammes - Part Three , Vol.13 No.9
Aerogrammes - Part Four , Vol.13 No.10
Aerogrammes - Part Five , Vol.13 No.11
Aerogrammes - Part Six , Vol.14 No.2
Aerogrammes - Part Seven , Vol.14 No.4

Postal Stationery Articles

New Pictorial Aerogrammes landscapes of Britain , Vol.26 No.11 (1989)
Golden Jubilee of GB Air Letter with Impressed 6d Stamp , Vol.30 No.10 (1993)
1998 Aircards , Vol.36 No.2 (1998)
30th Anniversary of Scottish Aerogrammes , Vol.41 No.9 (2004)

Collecting The Victorians

By James Watson

1. Sixty Years of Stamps , Vol.17 No.4 (1979)
2. The Penny Reds, 1841-1879 , Vol.17 No.5 (1980)
3. The Embossed Issues, 1847-1854 , Vol.17 No.6 (1980)
4. The Surface-Printed Issues, 1855-1883 , Vol.17 No.8 (1980)
6. Britains Smallest Stamp , Vol.17 No.10 (1980)

Preview Leaflets

Extreme Endeavours, No 99
Christmas 2003, No 108
Classic Locomotives, No 109
Jane Eyre, No 124
Sounds of Britain, No 152

First Leaflets

Post & Go : Winter Fur & Feathers

Collecting Decimal Machins

Part One , Vol.33 No.7 (1996)
Part Two , Vol.33 No.8 (1996)

Philatelic Terms Explained

30. Newspaper Stamps , Vol.26 No.12 (1989)

Unaccepted Stamp Designs

Christmas 1968 , Vol.6 No.4 (1968)
British Ships 1969 , Vol.6 No.6 (1969)
Concorde 1969 , Vol.6 No.7 (1969)
Notable Anniversaries 1969 , Vol.6 No.8 (1969)

National Postal Museum Notes

The Preperation of the Silver Jubilee Issue, Part Two

Philatelic Bulletins

July 1971 , Vol.8 No.11