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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Royal Mail stamps 2019: Music Giants III, Sir Elton John - 3 September 2019
Royal Mail marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first album of one of the UK’s greatest music legends with a lively and…
11 September 2019
Europa 2019 National Birds - bird stamps of years gone by
In our latest expert blog we take a look at stamps featuring national birds from previous years.
06 September 2019
Jersey Stamps: Links with China - woodland wildlife
New stamps from Jersey Post look at woodland wildlife recorded in both Jersey and China.
02 September 2019
Aland first with 2019 festive stamps
Once again the Finnish archipelago province of Aland have revealed their Christmas stamp designs well in advance, whilst…
27 August 2019
Woodstock stamp celebrates peace and music
The US Postal Service has issued a single stamp to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock Festival with the…
27 August 2019
Europa 2019 National Birds - what about the countries that don't have a national…
In our Europa spotlight, we take a look at how countries that don’t have a national bird have managed to produce stamps…
27 August 2019
Collecting Disney theme park stamps: an expert guide
Bring some fun and colour to your stamp collecting by starting a Disney theme park theme. This thematic has plenty of…
16 August 2019
Leonardo Da Vinci 500 year anniversary stamps available to pre-order
Gibraltar Stamps has revealed the designs of four stamps to be issued on 3 September 2019 to mark the 500th anniversary…
14 August 2019
Royal Mail Stamps 2019: Forests, 13 August 2019
Royal Mail’s summertime stamps focus on six of the country’s forests which between them attract tens of thousands of…
13 August 2019

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