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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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
Aland first with 2019 festive stamps
Once again the Finnish archipelago province of Aland have revealed their Christmas stamp designs well in advance, whilst…
27 August 2019

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