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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10 facts about the 1840 Penny Black stamp
Discover fascinating facts about one of the world's most famous stamps. How many do you know?
27 October 2020
Discover the rare Fiji Times Express stamps
Mike Jackson describes a reconstructed sheet of the rare Fiji Times Express stamps, which formed part of the King George…
21 October 2020
Rare Stamps - Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover
Discover the most treasured 'first day cover' in the world, known as the Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover, in…
14 October 2020
Reassessing Colonial Stamps
The statues of figures involved in the slave trade have long created impassioned debate and recently protesters have…
13 October 2020
Jersey Stamps: Tales from the Sea
As an island, Jersey’s culture, identity and history have all been moulded by the ocean. As such, it is no surprise that…
06 October 2020
Jersey stamps: Popular Culture, the 1980s
Jersey continue their nostalgic Popular Culture series with six stamps the explore different aspects of the 1980s,…
06 October 2020
St Anne’s Church, Alderney
Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau has released a miniature sheet stamp depicting St Anne’s Church on the island of…
05 October 2020
Conserving the Perkins Bacon Archives (The Royal Philatelic Society London)
In this exclusive presentation from the Royal Philatelic Society London, ICON Conservator Victoria Stevens ACR discusses…
02 October 2020
Royal Mail stamps: Brilliant bugs
Royal Mail issue six stamps to celebrate the enormous diversity, intrigue and importance of pollinating insects in the…
01 October 2020

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