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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Collecting Disney theme park stamps: an expert guide
Bring some fun and colour to your stamp collecting by starting a Disney theme park theme. This thematic has plenty of…
16 August 2019
Leonardo Da Vinci 500 year anniversary stamps available to pre-order
Gibraltar Stamps has revealed the designs of four stamps to be issued on 3 September 2019 to mark the 500th anniversary…
14 August 2019
Royal Mail Stamps 2019: Forests, 13 August 2019
Royal Mail’s summertime stamps focus on six of the country’s forests which between them attract tens of thousands of…
13 August 2019
Europa stamps 2019: National Birds - a look at some of the first on the theme
We take a look at some of the first stamps issued for the 2019 Europa theme National Birds.
09 August 2019
How to collect the stamps of Egypt
Collecting modern Egyptian stamps can be challenging and rewarding with various scarcities to seek out, as our expert…
08 August 2019
Stamp honours novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch
A plaque and a special postage stamp to honour author and philosopher, Dame Iris Murdoch was recently unveiled in…
30 July 2019
Guernsey Post & Go celebrates postal independence
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau has announced that it will vend Post & Go stamps with a special overprint to celebrate…
30 July 2019
Guernsey stamps: the odes of John Keats
Six new stamps from Guernsey Post, issued on behalf of Alderney, spotlight the six odes of the poet John Keats, which…
24 July 2019
Guernsey stamps: SEPAC, old residential houses, Hauteville House
Guernsey Post celebrates the SEPAC old residential houses theme with a miniature sheet featuring Hauteville House,…
24 July 2019

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