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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How to collect the 1955 £1 Windsor Castle
The first high values of the Queen’s reign have long interested collectors thanks to the beautifully produced artwork…
14 September 2020
GB stamps celebrate 100 years of Rupert Bear
Royal Mail have issued a set of eight stamps to mark the 100th birthday of Rupert Bear, the popular children's…
03 September 2020
125 years of motion pictures
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the first motion picture screening and to mark the event, the Faroe Islands have…
01 September 2020
New Irish stamps celebrate Father Ted
That’s Mad Ted! An Post are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hugely popular sit-com Father Ted, with a booklet of…
01 September 2020
#GuernseyTogether and #AlderneySpirit
Guernsey Post is delighted to announce the release of two new stamp sets, #GuernseyTogether and #AlderneySpirit, which…
01 September 2020
100 Years of the Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car Club
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Jersey Motorcycle & Light Car Club (JMC&LCC), and jersey Post are celebrating…
01 September 2020
Royal Mail stamps celebrate Sherlock Holmes
Royal Mail's set of ten stamps celebrate one of the most beloved fictional heroes of all time, Sherlock Holmes, with six…
04 August 2020
Luxembourg stamps mark lockdown
A new set of stamps from Luxembourg feature drawings by children aged between 8 and 12, who were challenged to draw a…
01 August 2020
The rock 'n' roll theme on stamps: The day the music died
On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the 'Big Bopper' JP Richardson died in a tragic air crash. Here,…
13 July 2020

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