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 stamps round-up
Seasonal stamps are here and we bring you a selection of Christmas stamps in this new stamps round-up.
07 December 2021
Christmas Seals
The Faroe Island's Christmas Seals depict portrait photos of sheep with flower wreaths on their heads. Harriet…
06 December 2021
Royal Mail's Christmas 2021 stamps
It’s that time again and, as we keep our fingers crossed for a more sociable season of goodwill this year, Royal Mail…
02 December 2021
Symmetrical snowflakes
Luxembourg's seasonal stamps show what at first glance appears to be a simple graphic representation of winter, but…
01 December 2021
Thematics: books on stamps
Now that the nights are drawing in and we are spending more time indoors, some of us just love to curl up on the sofa…
22 November 2021
UN stamps mark World Toilet Day
The United Nations Postal Administration have issued a set of three stamps to mark World Toilet Day, an initiative that…
18 November 2021
It was the night before Christmas…
Jersey Post have released eight illustrated stamps depicting the story of the much-loved festive poem ‘A Visit from St.…
14 November 2021
Christmas stamps
Guernsey Post will issue two sets of Christmas stamps this year, reflecting the story of the nativity, also known as the…
25 October 2021
Philippines stamps encourage vaccination
The number of stamps issued to reflect on the global pandemic continues to increase, and now the Philippines have issued…
23 October 2021

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