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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UN stamps encourage us to confront the climate crisis
UNPA recently issued a special event sheet to promote the ACT NOW Climate Action campaign.
21 April 2020
Ozzie comedians raise a smile on stamps
Four Australian comedians are honoured in this year’s Australia Post Legends Awards, to celebrate their significant…
20 April 2020
Jersey stamps: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
This year marks 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), widely regarded as the greatest author of the…
12 April 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: Ancient Postal Routes
The 'difficult and challenging' postal routes in the Faroe Islands are the subject of the Faroes Europa set for 2020,…
08 April 2020
Royal Mail stamps 2020: Romantic Poets
On the anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth – he was born on 7 April 1770, exactly 250 years to the day of the…
07 April 2020
Isle of Man celebrate Wordsworth 250
This month the Isle of Man Post Office celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth, one of…
07 April 2020
Guernsey stamps: Ancient Postal Routes
Guernsey's Europa stamps depict mail and packet ships that sailed between Guernsey and the United Kingdom, as the post…
01 April 2020
Jersey stamps: Jersey's Liberation
A new set of colourful stamps celebrate Jersey's liberation at the end of the Second World War, after five years of…
01 April 2020
Alderney stamps: William Wordsworth
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau has issued a set of commemorative Alderney stamps to mark the 250th anniversary of the…
31 March 2020

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