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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All aboard for a big adventure!
Isle of Man Post Office have issued six jolly seasonal railway stamps, featuring the familiar faces of the Thomas the…
22 October 2021
Folklore franking
A new set of franking lables from the Faroe Islands highlights some of the region’s important storytellers.
22 October 2021
Ten facts about stamp engraver Czeslaw Slania
Find out more about Master Stamp Engraver Czeslaw Slania, the most productive stamp artist of all time, and one of the…
19 October 2021
Bergerac is back!
Jersey Post has issued a set of eight stamps on to commemorate Bergerac, the popular BBC crime drama set in Jersey…
18 October 2021
Monaco: Christmas stamp
The Office des Timbres celebrates Christmas with a single stamp showing a Nativity scene.
15 October 2021
Thematics: Mushroom stamps
Do you have mush-room in your collection for more stamps? In her latest thematics column, Katrin Raynor-Evans takes a…
07 October 2021
Rugby Union stamps from Royal Mail
Royal Mail's eight stamps celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the formation of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the…
05 October 2021
Scandinavian motorcycles
The first motorcycle to be manufactured in Norway was built in 1903 by Oscar Engstrøm. Although this was probably the…
02 October 2021
Celebrating Czeslaw
On what would have been Czeslaw Slania’s 100th birthday, Sweden issued a special miniature sheet to celebrate the…
01 October 2021

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