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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Greta Thunberg appears on Swedish stamp
An illustration of the climate activist Greta Thunberg features on a new stamp from Sweden, part of their recently…
16 January 2021
Songbird franking labels arouse joys of spring
On 2 February, Åland Post will issue a new series of franking labels depicting four musically gifted small birds:…
08 January 2021
Jersey Stamps: Flockdown - the story of the Lockdown Birds 
During the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, we all found different ways of coping, be it baking, gardening, writing or…
08 January 2021
Test your knowledge with our regular Stamp Quiz
Improve your grasp of philately and you’ll soon improve your stamp collection, and gain much more satisfaction from the…
06 January 2021
Stamp Quiz #1 Answers
No peeking! Here are the answers to the philatelic quiz, see how many you got right!
06 January 2021
Faroe Islands Stamps: 150 years of postal history
This year the Faroe Islands will celebrate two postal-related anniversaries with stamps.
05 January 2021
The Penny Post
The Penny Post, first used in London in 1680, allowed the public to send a piece of mail for one old penny. Discover…
05 January 2021
Jersey stamps: Coastal Towers
Six new stamps from Jersey feature fortifications that define Jersey’s coastline. From Georgian and Victorian era…
04 January 2021
France's Ceres Stamps
The first stamps of France followed the earlier British example, showing a simple left-facing portrait of Ceres, with…
04 January 2021

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