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This is a listing of the publication date and page numbering for each issue of the GB Journal. Issues marked "Undated" have the year only, and those with irregular page numbering (whether due to error, or because of a special edition) are footnoted.

In the early years, issues were somewhat irregularly sized and spaced, with the first six volumes continuing over a period until ten issues had been published. From volume 7 (1969) onwards, each volume has occupied one calendar year, and generally contained six issues. Some volumes, however, had only five, with the sixth usually being replaced with another publication: British Stamp Booklets, 1987-1994 & 1997; and the Cumulative Indexes to the GB Journal, 1976 & 1984. Vol. 24, No. 6 (1986) was cancelled to aid the introduction of a new-style GBJ.

Vol. 43, No. 1 (2005) was the first issue to include colour on a regular basis.

Volumes 1-6: 10 issues per volume

  No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Vol. 1
1956-58
1-12
Dec
1956
13-24
Mar
1957
25-36
Jun
1957
37-48
Sep
1957
49-64
Dec
1957
65-80
Feb
1958
81-92
May
1958
93-104
Aug
1958
105-116
Oct
1958
117-127
Dec
1958
Vol. 2
1959-61
1-12
Mar
1959
13-24
May
1959
25-35
Sep
1959
36-46
Oct
1959
47-57
Jan
1960
58-68
Mar
1960
69-90
Jun
1960
91-101
Sep
1960
102-115
Dec
1960
116-129
Feb
1961
Vol. 3
1961-62
1-16
Apr
1961
17-32
Jun
1961
33-48
Aug
1961
49-64
Oct
1961
65-80
Dec
1961
81-95
Mar
1962
96-110
[1] Jun
1962
111-126
Aug
1962
127-142
Oct
1962
143-158
Dec
1962
Vol. 4
1963-65
1-15
Feb
1963
16-34
Apr
1963
35-49
Jun
1963
50-64
Aug
1963
65-80
Dec
1963
66b-81b
[2] Jan
1964
82-97
Mar
1964
98-121
Jul
1964
122-136
Oct
1964
137-156
Jan
1965
Vol. 5
1965-67
1-15
Mar
1965
16-30
May
1965
31-46
Aug
1965
47-62
Oct
1965
63-78
Dec
1965
79-94
Feb
1966
95-110
Apr
1966
111-126
Jun
1966
127-142
Sep
1966
143-157
Jan
1967
Vol. 6
1967-68
1-23
Mar
1967
[24-39]
[3] May
1967
40-55
Aug
1967
56-71
Nov
1967
72-87
Jan
1968
88-103
Mar
1968
104-123
May
1968
124-139
Jul
1968
140-159
Sep
1968
160-175
Nov
1968

Volume 7 onwards: 5 or 6 issues per volume

  No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
Vol. 7
1969
1-16
Jan/Feb
17-28
Mar/Apr
29-40
May/Jun
41-52
Jul/Aug
53-64
Sep/Oct
65-76
Nov/Dec
Vol. 8
1970
1-16
Jan/Feb
17-32
Mar/Apr
33-48
May/Jun
49-64
Jul/Aug
65-84
Sep/Oct
85-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 9
1971
1-16
Jan/Feb
17-32
Mar/Apr
33-48
May/Jun
49-68
Jul/Aug
69-88
Sep/Oct
89-108
Nov/Dec
Vol. 10
1972
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-124
Nov/Dec
Vol. 11
1973
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-44
Mar/Apr
45-64
May/Jun
65-88
Jul/Aug
89-112
Sep/Oct
113-136
Nov/Dec
Vol. 12
1974
1-24
Jan
25-48
Feb/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Sep
97-120
Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 13
1975
1-24
Jan
25-48
Feb/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Sep
97-120
Oct
121-140
Nov/Dec
Vol. 14
1976
1-20
Jan/Apr
21-44
May/Jun
45-64
Jul/Sep
64-84
Oct
85-112
Nov/Dec
Vol. 15
1977
1-20
Jan
21-40
Feb/Apr
41-64
May/Jun
65-88
Jul/Sep
89-116
Oct
117-140
Nov/Dec
Vol. 16
1978
1-24
Jan
25-44
Feb/Apr
45-68
May/Jun
69-88
Jul/Sep
89-108
Oct
129-128
Nov/Dec
Vol. 17
1979
1-20
Jan
21-40
Feb/Apr
41-60 [4]
May/Jun
61-76
Jul/Sep
77-96
Oct
97-116
Nov/Dec
Vol. 18
1980
1-16
Jan
17-32
Feb/Apr
33-60
May/Jun
61-84
Jul/Sep
85-104
Oct
105-128
Nov/Dec
Vol. 19
1981
1-16
Jan/Feb
17-32
Mar/Apr
33-48
May/Jun
49-64
Jul/Aug
65-80
Sep/Oct
81-96
Nov/Dec
Vol. 20
1982
1-16
Jan/Feb
17-32
Mar/Apr
33-48
May/Jun
49-64
Jul/Aug
65-80
Sep/Oct
81-96
Nov/Dec
Vol. 21
1983
1-16
Jan
BP Index [5] 25-40 [6]
May/Jun
41-56
Jul/Aug
57-72
Sep/Oct
73-88
Nov/Dec
Vol. 22
1984
1-16
Undated
17-32
Undated [7]
33-48
Undated
49-64
Undated
65-80
Undated
Vol. 23
1985
1-16
Undated
17-32
Undated
33-48
Undated
49-64
Undated
65-80
Undated
81-96
Undated
Vol. 24
1986
1-16
Undated
17-32
Undated
33-48
Undated
49-64
Undated
65-80
Undated
Vol. 25
1987
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 26
1988
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 27
1989
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 28
1990
1-20
Mar/Apr
21-56
May/Jun [8]
57-76
Jul/Aug
77-96
Sep/Oct
97-116
Nov/Dec
Vol. 29
1991
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
May/Jun
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 30
1992
1-20
Mar/Apr
21-40
May/Jun
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 31
1993
1-20 [9]
Mar/Apr
21-40
May/Jun
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 32
1994
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
May/Jun
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 33
1995
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 34
1996
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 35
1997
1-20
Mar/Apr
21-40
May/Jun
41-60
Jul/Aug
61-80
Sep/Oct
81-100
Nov/Dec
Vol. 36
1998
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 37
1999
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 38
2000
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun [10]
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 39
2001
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 40
2002
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-80
Jul/Aug
81-100
Sep/Oct
101-120
Nov/Dec
Vol. 41
2003
1-20
Jan/Feb
21-40
Mar/Apr
41-60
May/Jun
61-84
Jul/Aug
85-108
Sep/Oct
109-132
Nov/Dec
Vol. 42
2004
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-68
May/Jun
69-92
Jul/Aug
93-116
Sep/Oct
117-140
Nov/Dec
Vol. 43
2005
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 44
2006
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 45
2007
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 46
2008
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 47
2009
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
[73-96] [11]
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 48
2010
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-80
May/Jun
81-104
Jul/Aug
105-128
Sep/Oct
129-152
Nov/Dec
Vol. 49
2011
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 50
2012
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 51
2013
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 52
2014
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 53
2015
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 54
2016
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 55
2017
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr
49-72
May/Jun
73-96
Jul/Aug
97-120
Sep/Oct
121-144
Nov/Dec
Vol. 56
2018
1-24
Jan/Feb
25-48
Mar/Apr

Notes

  1. Vol. 3, No. 7 started numbering at 96, but 'Society News' appeared on the previous unnumbered page.
  2. Vol. 4, No. 6 started numbering from one higher than the first page of the previous issue, not the last page, and thus repeated most of its numbering -- 66-81 instead of 65-80. The page numbers from this issue are given in the indexes as 66b-81b, as Vol. 4, No. 7 then continued numbering from 82.
  3. Vol. 6, No. 2 was a 'special number' consisting of A Preliminary Study of the Imperforate Surface Printed Stamps of Great Britain (1855-1880) by Dr. Douglas Latto. The pages were unnumbered, but numbering continued from 40 in the next issue.
  4. Vol. 17, No. 3 was incorrectly numbered 41-61 on the front cover.
  5. Vol. 21, No. 2 was the Cumulative Index to The British Philatelist, compiled by Dr J. W. M. Stone, FRPSL. The pages were numbered 1-24.
  6. Vol. 21, No. 3 started at page 25 in error (instead of page 17).
  7. Vol. 22, No. 2 was numbered 'No. 3' in error.
  8. Vol. 28, No. 2 was a special issue produced to coincide with Stamp World London 90. It was edited by Hassan Shaida and gives a general account of the stamps and postal history of Great Britain from pre-1840 through to 1989. Although published as an issue of the GBJ, it is regarded as a separate book, and references in the index are indicated by '(SWL90)' after the entry.
  9. Vol. 31, No. 1 had pages 19 and 20 transposed.
  10. Vol. 38, No. 3 had a 16-page pull-out colour supplement on the Royal Philatelic Collection; pages numbered A1-A16.
  11. Vol. 47, No. 4 was incorrectly numbered and ran from page 25 to 48, thus repeating the page numbers found in issue No. 2. The numbering should have been from 73 to 96.