The November issue of Stamp Magazine, on sale from October 12, includes these great features:

Russian Revolution

The stamps and postal history surrounding the October Revolution of 1917 reveal a country divided, badly governed and thrown into turmoil, as the Bolsheviks emerged triumphant

Enschedé’s Machin trials

The postal archives reveal the story behind the first contracts for  printing British definitive stamps to be placed with an overseas supplier, from 1989 to 1995

Pneumatic post of Paris

When a pressurised-air system was created to deliver the mail around the French capital faster, in the 19th century, it relied for many years on purpose-designed postal stationery

Commonwealth Classics

The inaugural definitive issue of Uganda, in 1898, saw local wildlife sharing the bill with Queen Victoria

Great Engravers

Our new series examining the most skilful of stamp artists starts at the very beginning, in 1840 

GB Themes

We do like to be beside the seaside, and that has been well reflected on British stamps