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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Christmas seals show Angel of Peace
Faroese artist Jonna Ljósádepicts the 'Angel of Christmas Peace' on a new sheet of 15 Christmas seals, with the dove,…
16 November 2023
Snow crystals from Switzerland
The charming wintry scenes on Swiss Post’s 2023 ‘Snow Crystals’ Christmas stamps were inspired by the contrast between…
16 November 2023
Winter woodland wildlife on US stamps
Deer, rabbits, owls and foxes, four species that make their homes in American woodlands, have been chosen to feature on…
14 November 2023
Aland's festive stamps promote peace
With global conflicts raging, the message of peace on Åland’s 2023 Christmas stamps strikes a heartfelt note. Åland is a…
13 November 2023
Guernsey celebrate the Christmas story
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau has issued Bailiwick Christmas stamps depicting scenes from the story of Jesus’s…
07 November 2023
Jersey stamps explore meaning of Christmas
On 11 November, Jersey issued a set of eight stamps that explored the meaning of Christmas. For the issue, eight local…
03 November 2023
Woolly jumper stamp from Austria
Austria Post have never been able to resist a novelty stamp, now it seems they’re producing their own line of stamp…
02 November 2023
Harry Potter stamps showcase good v evil
The Royal Mail’s new Harry Potter Special Stamps showcase the Harry Potter series’ epic final battle between good and…
13 October 2023
Åland Post stamp wins SEPAC recognition
Åland Post’s sea-buckthorn stamp has won silver in the vote for the most beautiful Sepac stamp 2022
19 September 2023

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