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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Rolling Stones stamps from Royal Mail
Royal Mail issue twelve stamps as a tribute to one of the most enduring rock groups of all time – The Rolling Stones.
11 January 2022
Year of the Tiger
Guernsey Post announces that it will release a range of stamp products to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which is the…
10 January 2022
Centenary of the Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton
The British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands have joined together to…
05 January 2022
Winter Olympics
Beijing will become the first city to host both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games this year, and…
05 January 2022
Jersey: Year of the Tiger stamps
The seventh issue in Jersey Post’s Lunar New Year series celebrates the Year of the Tiger and comprises a single stamp…
04 January 2022
Serbian stamps honour Djokovic
Serbia Post have issued a pair of se-tenant stamps in honour of tennis player Novak Djokovic, marking the first time the…
04 January 2022
Christmas stamps round-up
Seasonal stamps are here and we bring you a selection of Christmas stamps in this new stamps round-up.
07 December 2021
Christmas Seals
The Faroe Island's Christmas Seals depict portrait photos of sheep with flower wreaths on their heads. Harriet…
06 December 2021
Royal Mail's Christmas 2021 stamps
It’s that time again and, as we keep our fingers crossed for a more sociable season of goodwill this year, Royal Mail…
02 December 2021

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