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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Monaco: Christmas stamp
The Office des Timbres celebrates Christmas with a single stamp showing a Nativity scene.
15 October 2021
Thematics: Mushroom stamps
Do you have mush-room in your collection for more stamps? In her latest thematics column, Katrin Raynor-Evans takes a…
07 October 2021
Rugby Union stamps from Royal Mail
Royal Mail's eight stamps celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the formation of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the…
05 October 2021
Thematics: Autumnal issues
The nights are drawing in, leaves are starting to fall, and autumn is on its way. It might feel a little colder, but…
29 September 2021
Fun twist on Swiss stamps
Swiss Post have added a simple new element to their latest stamp set, and it’s not a special ‘QR code’ for smart phones,…
27 September 2021
Webinar: Stamps, the Weird and the Wonderful
Marcus Orsi and Devlan Kruck from the Museum of Philately present another expert stamp collecting webinar this time…
21 September 2021
UN issues John Lennon stamps
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued three new stamps featuring illustrations of John Lennon, to…
21 September 2021
ILA/Covid-19 in the Faroe Islands
The Faroes Island have issued two stamps to reflect on the fight against viruses, including the Covid19 virus that…
20 September 2021
Royal Mail's DC Comics stamps
Royal Mail's 'DC Collection' features twelve stamps each featuring a character from the popular comic book franchise,…
02 September 2021

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