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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Hong Kong postal HQ on stamps
Released on 19 December, a new set of stamps in the ‘Hong Kong Past and Present’ series reveals the appearance and…
17 January 2024
Metamorphosis on Aland's franking labels
On 1 February, Åland Post will release a new series of self-adhesive franking labels. Titled 'Metamorphosis', these…
12 January 2024
Underwater Fauna and Flora
On 8 January, Jersey issued its 2024 Europa issue on this year’s theme of ‘Underwater Fauna and Flora’.
08 January 2024
Marie Curie on new UN definitive
On 7 November, the UN Postal Administration issued a CHF2.30 defintive stamp to honour Marie Curie. The stamp is part of…
05 January 2024
2023 in Stamps: your guide to stamp year books
Each year, post offices around the world bring together their 2023 stamp issues as a souvenir year book or year pack.…
11 December 2023
Isle of Man stamps mark RNLI 200th anniversary
A six-stamp postal tribute from the Isle of Man to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) marks the 200th…
09 December 2023
Commandant René Mouchotte (1914-43) on French stamp
A new €8.75 stamp from La Poste commemorates the life of René Mouchotte, the Second World War pilot who took part in 408…
07 December 2023
Romania celebrate long-lasting animals
Romfilatelia have issued a four-stamp set highlighting four champions of longevity, with three of the creatures featured…
05 December 2023
Brandenburg Gate stamp from Germany
Deutsche Post recently launched a new stamp series, Historical Buildings in Germany, with a €1.60 issue depicting the…
01 December 2023

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