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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Guernsey Post: Armistice centenary, 11 November 2019
Guernsey marks the centenary of the first ever Remembrance Sunday, held on the anniversary of the armistice – 11…
11 October 2019
Canada honours Leonard Cohen with three stamps
Canada Post have paid homage to the late singer songwriter Leonard Cohen on a set of three stamps issued on what would…
01 October 2019
Cricket World Cup Winners
After one of the most dramatic one-day internationals in history, England lifted the ICC Cricket World Cup in front of…
26 September 2019
Guernsey Post: Fifty years of Guernsey stamps
In celebration of fifty years of Postal Independence, Guernsey Post is issuing two commemorative stamp issues, the first…
23 September 2019
Jersey Post: then and now - new stamps celebrating fifty years of Jersey Post
We take a look at eight new stamps that profile five decades of Jersey Post, in a 'then and now' format.
23 September 2019
Royal Navy Ships: Royal Mail stamps, 23 September 2019
Eight illustrated ships that span five centuries of history are at the heart of Royal Mail’s newest issue – Royal Navy…
18 September 2019
Royal Mail stamps 2019: Music Giants III, Sir Elton John - 3 September 2019
Royal Mail marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first album of one of the UK’s greatest music legends with a lively and…
11 September 2019
Europa 2019 National Birds - bird stamps of years gone by
In our latest expert blog we take a look at stamps featuring national birds from previous years.
06 September 2019
Jersey Stamps: Links with China - woodland wildlife
New stamps from Jersey Post look at woodland wildlife recorded in both Jersey and China.
02 September 2019

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