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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Thematics: Autumnal issues
The nights are drawing in, leaves are starting to fall, and autumn is on its way. It might feel a little colder, but…
29 September 2021
Australia: Prize-winning portraits
Australia Post is commemorating the centenary of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, with the…
28 September 2021
Fun twist on Swiss stamps
Swiss Post have added a simple new element to their latest stamp set, and it’s not a special ‘QR code’ for smart phones,…
27 September 2021
Tristan da Cunha stamps honour Prince Philip
A new set of stamps from Tristan da Cunha recall what has been described as ‘the single most important social event in…
23 September 2021
Webinar: Stamps, the Weird and the Wonderful
Marcus Orsi and Devlan Kruck from the Museum of Philately present another expert stamp collecting webinar this time…
21 September 2021
UN issues John Lennon stamps
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued three new stamps featuring illustrations of John Lennon, to…
21 September 2021
ILA/Covid-19 in the Faroe Islands
The Faroes Island have issued two stamps to reflect on the fight against viruses, including the Covid19 virus that…
20 September 2021
Royal Mail's DC Comics stamps
Royal Mail's 'DC Collection' features twelve stamps each featuring a character from the popular comic book franchise,…
02 September 2021
Thematics: Mermaids on stamps
In her latest thematics guide, Katrin Raynor-Evans dives into the unusual theme of mermaids on stamps, and discovers…
02 September 2021

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