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: The History of Volleyball
Two Faroe Islands stamps celebrate the relatively recent history of volleyball on the islands.
21 January 2020
Ten rare King George V stamps collectors would love to own
Discover ten notable stamps from the reign of King George V, the so-called 'Collector King'
20 January 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: Mikkjal á Ryggi (1879-1956) 
A miniature sheet featuring two stamps celebrates the life of Faroe Islands author, poet and hymn composer Mikkjal á…
18 January 2020
Collecting rare British stamps - 10 facts about the 1840 'Penny Black' stamp
Collecting rare British stamps - 10 facts about the 1840 'Penny Black' stamp ...
17 January 2020
34th LEN European Water Polo Championships - new stamp from host country Hungary
Magyar Posta is marking the 34th LEN European Water Polo Championships, which are being held in Hungary, by issuing a…
10 January 2020
Guernsey stamps: Alderney birds, 21 January 2020
Guernsey Post has released a new set of sixteen definitive stamps depicting birds found on the island of Alderney.
10 January 2020
Jersey stamps: Claude Cahun
An eight-stamp Jersey Artists set from Jersey Post showcases the work of French surrealist Claude Cahun, who lived on…
10 January 2020
2020 stamps preview
A huge range of events, anniversaries and personalities will be celebrated on stamps in 2020. Take a look at some of the…
07 January 2020
Royal Mail stamps 2020: Video Games
Royal Mail has today (7 January) released a set of pixelated postage stamps honouring the UK’s contribution to video…
07 January 2020

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