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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Great FA Cup Moments!
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world’s longest running national club competition, Jersey Post has issued 150…
01 May 2022
Bees on the roof of the Museum of Stamps and Coins
Bee hives have been installed on the green roof of the Museum of Stamps and Coins in a bid to protect the insects. The…
01 May 2022
Ukraine's first stamps
These five Ukrainian stamps have suddenly acquired great historical significance: they were the first ones to be issued…
19 April 2022
Your guide to barcoded stamps
Royal Mail's announcement that it is adding unique barcodes to all its definitive stamps, with non-barcoded stamps to be…
06 April 2022
MonacoPhil 2022
The next edition of the prestigious philatelic exhibition, MonacoPhil, will take place from 24 to 26 November 2022, and…
05 April 2022
120th anniversary of the Police Department
Monaco Post mark the 120th anniversary of the Police Department on a new stamp featuring the official Monegasque police…
05 April 2022
An introduction to Machin stamps
It may just be the most reproduced image in the history of the world. The Machin stamp design, named after sculptor…
02 April 2022
Austria issue vaccination plaster stamp
Austria Post have issued a new stamps with a sticking plaster design, intended to encourage vaccinations.
31 March 2022
Myths and stories: Malizia
Monaco's contribution to this the 2022 Europa theme shows François Grimaldi, known as Malizia, who is said to have taken…
30 March 2022

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