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 Maltese Cross Postmark
Discover more about the postmark that cancelled the world's first postage stamps with this comprehensive presentation,…
03 January 2021
The 1890 Penny Post Jubilee
John Davies, immediate past president of the Great Britain Philatelic Society, provides a guide to the 1890 Penny Post…
02 January 2021
Usages of King George VI Stamps
In this exclusive video King George VI stamp expert Maurice Buxton provides an in-depth guide to the many different…
31 December 2020
A video guide to Edward VIII Stamps
There are only a few stamps of King Edward VIII, thanks to his brief time on the throne, but as Barry Stagg reveals in…
29 December 2020
Royal Mail celebrate UK's National Parks with ten stamps
Royal Mail marks seventy years since the first National Parks opened in the UK with a set of ten stamps featuring UK…
24 December 2020
Philippines' family stamp reflects difficult year
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently celebrated National Stamp Collecting Month with a Christmas stamp…
21 December 2020
New bird definitives for Guernsey
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau has announced the release of a new set of definitive stamps depicting some of the…
21 December 2020
Slovenia honours Tour de France heroes
Slovenia Post have celebrated the double victory in this year’s Tour de France of cyclists Tadej Pogačar and Primož…
20 December 2020
Hong Kong issue 'Together, We Fight the Virus’ stamps
Hong Kong Post are the latest philatelic bureau to add to the growing number of stamps issued honouring key workers.
18 December 2020

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