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What is a charity stamp?
For almost 130 years, postal authorities have been issuing stamps with added surcharges to raise money for charity. Find…
03 February 2021
A timeline of British stamps and monarchs
Before you embark on a stamp collection covering stamps from 1840 to date, a quick revision of our monarchs may be…
15 October 2020
What is postal history?
Postal history is the study and collecting of letters (known as 'covers'), with particular interest paid to how the mail…
06 October 2020
Video: A philatelic collection is a fascinating walk through history
Former President of the Royal Philatelic Society London, Patrick Maselis discusses the appeal of philately.
18 August 2020
Stamp activities for young collectors
There are many activities available to young people to encourage them to find out more about stamp collecting, writing…
04 May 2020
Discover Postcrossing and keep in touch with the wider world
Isn’t it nice when a piece of mail drops through your letterbox? That’s the idea behind the postcrossing project which…
01 May 2020
Stamp projects: assess your collection
Now’s the time to dust off those neglected albums, and join Stamp Collector as we share five home-based projects to help…
30 April 2020
Five websites to help your collecting
The global pandemic means many of us are staying inside, and whilst our health and safety is the clear priority, the…
20 March 2020
How much is a forever stamp?
The 'Forever' stamp issued by the United States Postal Service (USPS) now costs 55 cents, although once purchased the…
08 April 2019

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