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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Stamps showing support for Ukraine
Since the war in Ukraine began in February a growing number of post offices around the world have issued special stamps…
23 May 2022
William Morris in the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands remember the visit of textile designer William Morris to the Faroe Islands in 1871 on a new stamp.
12 May 2022
The story of Russia's Samantha Smith stamp
This stamp was issued by the Soviet Union in 1985, writes Chris West. The story behind it takes us back to the Cold War,…
11 May 2022
Stories & Myths
This year’s theme for the EUROPA special stamps, which are issued by the postal administrations are among the most…
10 May 2022
Esch2022, European Capital of Culture 2022 Joint issue with Kaunas2022
26 February marked the official start of Esch2022 in Esch-sur-Alzette, which, together with ten Luxembourg and eight…
10 May 2022
Mammals in Luxembourg
There are more than 6,350 species of mammal in the world, of which a good 70 can be found in Luxembourg (most are…
10 May 2022
Greener urban areas
By 2050, approx. 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, making it more and more important to…
10 May 2022
Albert I and Spitsbergen
From 23 to 28 June 2022, a commemorative voyage to Spitsbergen will be organised by the Oceanographic Institute and the…
10 May 2022
Federation of the Grimaldi of Monaco Historic Sites
HSH Prince Albert II has founded a Federation of the Grimaldi of Monaco Historic Sites, and Monaco are celebrating the…
10 May 2022

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