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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Alderney postboxes
A set of six stamps were released illustrating Alderney post boxes on 14 February. The story of the post box, or…
14 February 2024
Marine Mosacis from Isle of Man
A new set of stamps released by the Isle of Man on 7 March provides a mesmerising view of the world beneath the waves…
31 January 2024
'Typically Dutch' cows on new stamps
PostNL released the latest in its Typically Dutch series on 2 January – the first of this year’s issues in the series.…
24 January 2024
150th anniversary of the GSPCA
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau will release new stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Guernsey Society…
24 January 2024
Norfolk Island's Humpback whale
Released on 8 January, a new stamp issue from the Norfolk Islands illustrates the Humpback whale. Two stamps and a…
22 January 2024
Hong Kong postal HQ on stamps
Released on 19 December, a new set of stamps in the ‘Hong Kong Past and Present’ series reveals the appearance and…
17 January 2024
Metamorphosis on Aland's franking labels
On 1 February, Åland Post will release a new series of self-adhesive franking labels. Titled 'Metamorphosis', these…
12 January 2024
Marie Curie on new UN definitive
On 7 November, the UN Postal Administration issued a CHF2.30 defintive stamp to honour Marie Curie. The stamp is part of…
05 January 2024
2023 in Stamps: your guide to stamp year books
Each year, post offices around the world bring together their 2023 stamp issues as a souvenir year book or year pack.…
11 December 2023

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