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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The USA’s Dag Hammarskjöld invert stamp error
The USA’s Dag Hammarskjöld invert of 1962 was a rare error when it was first discovered… but not for long, as the…
02 March 2020
An introduction to the stamps of Scandinavia
The Nordic area is a treasure trove for stamp collectors, writes Christer Brunstrom, as he provides an introduction to…
18 February 2020
Royal Mail stamps 2020: James Bond, 17 March 2020
Royal Mail has released ten new stamps to celebrate James Bond films over the decades – and the release of the 25th…
18 February 2020
Jersey stamps: Beethoven 250
Jersey celebrates its connection with Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with stamps inspired by the music…
14 February 2020
Guernsey Stamps: Beethoven 250
In 2020, the world will celebrate 250 years of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Guernsey Post will mark the…
14 February 2020
The stamp that inspired a revolution
The eight-year war that won thirteen American colonies their freedom from British colonial powers started with the issue…
11 February 2020
Royal Mail stamps 2020: Visions of the Universe, 11 February
Two centuries of astronomical discoveries are at the heart of Royal Mail’s latest issue, celebrating the 200th…
11 February 2020
Luxembourg stamps: naturemwelt
A new stamp celebrates the centenary of the Luxembourg Nature and Bird Protection Society, known locally as naturemwelt.
10 February 2020
Luxembourg stamps: International Year of Plant Health
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 the “International Year of Plant Health” (IYPH) and Luxembourg…
10 February 2020

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