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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Royal Mail Stamps 2019: Queen Victoria bicentenary, 24 May 2019
This year marks the bicentenary of the birth of royal power couple Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Six new stamps and…
31 May 2019
Ten new stamps celebrate the Gibraltar Island Games, 6 to 12 July 2019
Gibraltar Post has issued details of ten new stamps that celebrate the XVIII Gibraltar Island Games to be held in…
30 May 2019
Guernsey Stamps 2019: 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and…
The latest stamps from Guernsey Post commemorate the bi-centenary of the births of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince…
29 May 2019
Jersey Stamps 2019: Hamptonne Country Life Museum
A remarkable 15th-century farm that has been restored and renovated by three heritage organsiations in Jersey is the…
23 May 2019
White Stork and Great Egret featured on Hungary's Europa national birds stamps
Two of Hungary's best-known and specially protected bird species are featured on the country's stamps that form their…
15 May 2019
USS Missouri battleship honoured with Forever stamp
The United States Postal Service has released details and design for a new stamp honouring the battleship USS Missouri.
14 May 2019
Endangered Turtles stamps to be issued on World Turtle Day, 23 May
Canada Post has revealed the designs of two endangered turtles stamps
10 May 2019
Irish stamps celebrate songs by artists including U2 and The Cranberries
An Post has issued four stamps featuring four internationally recognised songs, performed by renowned Irish artists U2,…
08 May 2019
New space stamps from New Zealand contain meteorite dust
New Zealand Post are paying homage to five of the nation’s astronomers, cosmologists, discoverers and rocket scientists…
08 May 2019

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