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: The Southern Cross in reverse
In her regular thematics column, collector Katrin Raynor-Evans, takes a look at the 'Southern Cross' constellation,…
24 June 2021
Thematic Philately: Introducing 'Thematic Thursdays!'
In the first of her regular columns on thematic stamp collecting, collector Katrin Raynor-Evans, introduces herself and…
17 June 2021
Nudes in art: Heracles and the Cretan Bull
A painting of Heracles (Hercules) attempting to tame the Cretan Bull was one of a number of paintings discovered during…
16 June 2021
SEPAC 2021 - Old Maps
Monaco's contribution to the SEPAC theme of old maps shows a map of the Principality of Monaco from 1914 that reveals…
16 June 2021
Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds: Effiat Castle
Effiat Castle, located in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, is the subject of a single stamp from Monaco with a value of…
16 June 2021
Centenary of the birth of Czesław Słania
Monaco celebrate the life and career of the stamp engraver Czesław Słania, on a stamp engraved by the renowned stamp…
15 June 2021
Fifteenth Monte-Carlo International Show-Jumping Event
Since it was founded in 2006, the Monte-Carlo International Show-Jumping Event has been one of the top stages on the…
15 June 2021
Alberto Giacometti exhibition at Grimaldi Forum
A single stamp from Monaco marks the special retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti…
15 June 2021
10th Monaco Literary Salon
A €1.08 stamp from Monaco celebrates the holding of the major literature festival, the Monaco Literary Salon.
15 June 2021

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