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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Faroe Islands stamps 2020
Discover much more about the range of special stamps issued by the Faroe Islands during 2020.
11 December 2020
Jersey stamps: Year of the Ox
Jersey celebrate the Chinese Year of the Ox, an animal which is seen as a symbol of prosperity, being hardworking, kind…
05 December 2020
Canadian stamp set to raise millions
The Canada Post Community Foundation recently announced that 118 organisations across the country will receive $1.3…
19 November 2020
GB Stamps One-Page Competition
Do you collect GB stamps? Do you have a story you'd like to tell using British stamps? Why not enter the latest All…
13 November 2020
Stamp collecting guide: the Victorian halfpenny stamp of 1870
The first Victorian halfpenny stamp was issued in October 1870 due to a reduction in the postal rate for newspapers and…
06 November 2020
British Christmas stamps 2020
Royal Mail’s Christmas 2020 stamps feature a series of six stained-glass Nativity scenes based on the windows of…
03 November 2020
Stamp collecting guide: Victorian 1d lilac stamp of 1881
The Victorian 1d lilac stamp of 1881 was issued in its billions, proving to be one of Britain's most widely used stamps.…
02 November 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: Franking Labels 2020
The theme for this year's franking labels is hay harvesting.
01 November 2020
Irish stamps honour U2
An Post has unveiled four special stamps celebrating the music of rock band U2, who have sold more than 175 million…
31 October 2020

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