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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Faroe Islands Stamps: Vatndalsvatn, the Heart Shaped Lake
The Faroe Islands stamp issue for Valentine's Day celebrates the mountain lake by the name of Vatndalsvatn… perfectly…
14 December 2019
Guernsey Stamps: Year of the Rat 2020
Year of the Rat is the seventh set in Guernsey Post’s Chinese New Year series and celebrates a New Year that begins on…
14 December 2019
Jersey Stamps: Year of the Rat 2020
The fifth issue in Jersey Post’s Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Zishu year (2020) which is the Year of…
12 December 2019
Jersey Stamps 2019
Discover much more about the range of special stamps issued by Jersey Post during 2019.
10 December 2019
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

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