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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Europa stamps: the themes for 2020, 2021 and 2022
Jurgen Haepers takes a look at the Europa themes for 2020, 2021 and 2022, exploring how different countries might choose…
19 November 2019
Your guide to Hitler stamps
Between 1933 and 1945 Adolf Hitler appeared on a range of stamps issued by Germany and those countries occupied by…
16 November 2019
Gibraltar-Romania joint issue spotlights national nature reserves
The Post Office Gibraltar has today (15 November) announced the release of a two-stamp Gibraltar-Romania joint issue.
15 November 2019
Spain honour The Simpsons
The Spanish Post Office, Correos, has issued a one-stamp miniature sheet celebrating the US animated television…
14 November 2019
Guernsey Stamps: The Nativity, 30 October 2019
The nativity theme is celebrated with Guernsey Post, who have added a welcome twist to this well-loved topic with stamps…
08 November 2019
Jersey Stamps: A Children's Nativity Play, 20 November 2019
Jersey Post gets into the Christmas spirit with heart-warming stamps showing the humour and emotion of the school…
08 November 2019
Falkland Islands support charity with new stamps
The Falkland Islands are marking the 25th Anniversary of the official forming of the Cancer Support & Awareness Trust,…
07 November 2019
Gibraltar Christmas 2019 stamps revealed
Six new festive stamps have been released by the Gibraltar Post Office, featuring well-loved Christmas Carols.
06 November 2019
Royal Mail Stamps 2019: Christmas 2019
Royal Mail’s most eagerly-anticipated issue of the year has been revealed – a re-telling of the nativity story, with…
05 November 2019

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