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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Landscapes and wildlife of Traversay Islands
On 10 February, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands released the last issue in a series dedicated to the South…
04 March 2024
Åland mini sheet celebrates 40 years of stamps
Åland recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Åland stamps with a special miniature sheet designed by…
01 March 2024
Honouring the people of the Underground Railroad
A new stamp issue from US Postal Service commemorates and honours ten brave individuals of the Underground Railroad, a…
23 February 2024
Latvia stamps feature historical ships
Latvijas Pasts recently released the latest in its series of stamps featuring Historical Ships of the 19th Century. The…
19 February 2024
Alderney postboxes
A set of six stamps were released illustrating Alderney post boxes on 14 February. The story of the post box, or…
14 February 2024
Marine Mosacis from Isle of Man
A new set of stamps released by the Isle of Man on 7 March provides a mesmerising view of the world beneath the waves…
31 January 2024
'Typically Dutch' cows on new stamps
PostNL released the latest in its Typically Dutch series on 2 January – the first of this year’s issues in the series.…
24 January 2024
150th anniversary of the GSPCA
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau will release new stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Guernsey Society…
24 January 2024
Norfolk Island's Humpback whale
Released on 8 January, a new stamp issue from the Norfolk Islands illustrates the Humpback whale. Two stamps and a…
22 January 2024

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