Stamp Guides

Discover much more about the thousands of stamps you can add to your collection with our growing archive of stamp guides. From modern issues to classic 19th-century postage stamps, our expert collecting guides give you the background information, details of varieties and advice on how to buy the stamps.

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Thematic Philately: Introducing 'Thematic Thursdays!'
In the first of her regular columns on thematic stamp collecting, collector Katrin Raynor-Evans, introduces herself and…
17 June 2021
Nudes in art: Heracles and the Cretan Bull
A painting of Heracles (Hercules) attempting to tame the Cretan Bull was one of a number of paintings discovered during…
16 June 2021
SEPAC 2021 - Old Maps
Monaco's contribution to the SEPAC theme of old maps shows a map of the Principality of Monaco from 1914 that reveals…
16 June 2021
Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds: Effiat Castle
Effiat Castle, located in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, is the subject of a single stamp from Monaco with a value of…
16 June 2021
Webinar: Fakes, Forgeries and Funnies
Join Marcus Orsi and Devlan Kruck from the Museum of Philately for this expert stamp collecting webinar and discover…
15 June 2021
Centenary of the birth of Czesław Słania
Monaco celebrate the life and career of the stamp engraver Czesław Słania, on a stamp engraved by the renowned stamp…
15 June 2021
Fifteenth Monte-Carlo International Show-Jumping Event
Since it was founded in 2006, the Monte-Carlo International Show-Jumping Event has been one of the top stages on the…
15 June 2021
Alberto Giacometti exhibition at Grimaldi Forum
A single stamp from Monaco marks the special retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti…
15 June 2021
10th Monaco Literary Salon
A €1.08 stamp from Monaco celebrates the holding of the major literature festival, the Monaco Literary Salon.
15 June 2021

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