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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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,…
09 July 2020
John Lennon's childhood stamp album
John Lennon’s childhood stamp album, which includes 565 stamps on more than 150 pages, was acquired by the Smithsonian…
08 July 2020
Week One: festival videos, exhibits and more
The Summer of Stamps virtual festival is here, bringing you expert videos, exhibits, articles and guides on a daily…
08 July 2020
Stamps honour rock band Queen
Royal Mail's set of thirteen Special Stamps celebrate one of the UK’s most popular rock groups, Queen, who celebrate…
23 June 2020
Jersey Stamps: Harry Vardon – 150th Birth Anniversary
This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of world-renowned golfer, Harry Vardon, and Jersey are celebrating his…
02 June 2020
Owls In Botswana: African Scops
BotswanaPost has revealed the second stamp issue for 2020, with the title 'Owls In Botswana: African Scops'.
02 June 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: Ludwig van Beethoven - 250th Anniversary
The colourful, vibrant philatelic tribute to Beethoven sees the great composer dressed in the Faroese national costume,…
01 June 2020
Stamp set celebrates Coronation Street at 60
Sixty years after the first episode of soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast, Royal Mail have issued eight stamps…
12 May 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: National Gallery Art (SEPAC)
A single stamp celebrates the intriguing work of art entitled 'Moon Pigeons' by Faroese artist Díðrikur á Skarvanesi…
07 May 2020

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