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Dummy Stamps Newsletter was first launched in the Summer of 2006 by the compiler of stampprinters.info
A Vermeil medal was awarded to the newsletter at the 2012 Iphla International Philatelic Literature Exhibition, Germany.

Each issue relates to items from the world of British dummy philatelic material from postage and (some) stationery stamp printers, with an occasional excursion abroad when relevant to Britain somehow, such as the stamp output of Cartor (FR) and Enschede (NL), both Royal Mail preferred print suppliers.

Dummy Stamps Newsletter comprises a minimum of four sides of A4 each quarter, but often has more pages sometimes with a supplement or appendix.


A typical front page.

All current and back copies of Dummy Stamps Newsletter can be viewed online below as PDF files, downloaded as a PDF file for printing on your colour / black and white printer, or can be saved as a file on your PC / Mac for screen viewing / printing at any time.

There have been 628 PDF pages of A4 text and 2,451 images published as of Christmas Bonus Issue 2016, covering subjects rarely written about elsewhere, but often of such importance to the development of the production stages of stamps.

latest issue
Issue 45 - Christmas 2016 (8.15mb, 14 pages)

 

cumulative index to issues 1-25

Cumulative Index for Issues 1 to 25

 

title pages for those binding their copies

Title Page - Issues 1-25 of DS

Title Page - Issues 26+ of DS

Title Page - Supplements and Appendices to DS  

Title Page - UK Coil Testing Research Papers

 

back issues

Issue 1 - Summer 2006
Issue 2 - Autumn 2006
Issue 3 - Winter 2006/07
Issue 4 - Spring 2007
Issue 5 - Summer 2007
Issue 6 - Autumn 2007
Issue 7 - Winter 2007/08
Issue 8 - Spring 2008
Issue 9 - Summer 2008
Issue 10 - Autumn 2008
Issue 11 - Christmas 2008
Issue 12 - Winter 2008/09
Issue 13 - Quarter Two 2009
Issue 14 - Quarter Three 2009
Issue 15 - Quarter Four 2009
Issue 16 - Quarter One 2010
Issue 17 - Quarter Two 2010
Issue 18 - Quarter Three 2010
Issue 19 - Quarter Four 2010
Issue 20 - Quarter One 2011
Issue 21 - Quarter Two 2011
Issue 22 - Quarter Three 2011
Issue 23 - Quarter Four 2011
Issue 24 - Quarter One 2012
Issue 25 - Quarter Two 2012
Issue 26 - Quarter Three 2012
Issue 27 - Quarter Four 2012
Issue 28 - Quarter One 2013
Issue 29 - Quarter Two 2013
Issue 30 - Quarter Two 2013
Issue 31 - Quarter Three 2013
Issue 32 - Quarter Four 2013
Issue 33 - Quarter One 2014
Issue 34 - Quarter Two 2014
Issue 35 - Quarter Three 2014
Issue 36 - Quarter Four 2014
Issue 37 - Quarter One 2015
Issue 38 - Quarter Two 2015
Issue 39 - Quarter Three 2015
Issue 40 - Quarter Four 2015
Issue 41 - Quarter One 2016
Issue 42 - Quarter Two 2016

Issue 43 - Quarter Three 2016
Issue 44 - Quarter four 2016 

See top of this list for current issue.

supplements

Hinckley Supplement - 2009
A Harrison Timeline Supplement
WIFAG Printing Presses and its Dummy Stamps
Abram Games Supplement

appendices

Appendix 1 - 1935 GVR St Andrew's Cross vertical delivery green labels
Appendix 2 - 1936 GVR green 'poached egg' vertical delivery green labels
Appendix 3 - 1957 QEII Scouts double-size FTPO vertical delivery red labels
Appendix 4 - 1962 QEII Multiple Crown FTPO counter sheet-printed red labels
Appendix 5 - 1967 QEII no-wmk FTPO horizontal  grey labels and blank
horizontal delivery labels for Type G coil machines
Appendix 6 - 1970 QEII Decimal training labels in counter sheet format.
Appendix 7 - Belgian Printing Works Visit, 1997
Appendix 8 - Frogmore Paper Mill Visit, 2009
Appendix 9 - 1967 QEII no-wmk FTPO horizontal  grey labels and
blank horizontal delivery labels for Type G coil machines
Appendix 10 - 1984 Frama Stamp Trials and Publicity Labels
Appendix 11 - 1989 Greetings Coil for Sunday Times Postcard Freebie