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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France celebrate vintage Peugeots
France pay homage to the Peugeot 204 convertible and the Peugeot 404 Sedan with their latest stamps, issued to coincide…
29 March 2020
Stamps celebrate pioneering Irish women
Five ‘Pioneering Irish women’ are celebrated in a set of colourful new stamps issued by An Post to coincide with last…
27 March 2020
Alderney sealife surfaces on stamps
Guernsey Post is delighted to announce the release of stamps depicting some of the species of sealife found in the…
25 March 2020
Faroe Islands Stamps: HM Queen Margrethe II – 80th Anniversary
On 16 April 2020, Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark celebrates her 80th anniversary.
22 March 2020
Jersey stamps: Ancient Postal Routes
Jersey's new stamps, issued as part of the 2020 Europa theme, depict a variety of vessels that span Jersey’s mail ship…
16 March 2020
The USA’s Dag Hammarskjöld invert stamp error
The USA’s Dag Hammarskjöld invert of 1962 was a rare error when it was first discovered… but not for long, as the…
02 March 2020
An introduction to the stamps of Scandinavia
The Nordic area is a treasure trove for stamp collectors, writes Christer Brunstrom, as he provides an introduction to…
18 February 2020
Royal Mail stamps 2020: James Bond, 17 March 2020
Royal Mail has released ten new stamps to celebrate James Bond films over the decades – and the release of the 25th…
18 February 2020
Jersey stamps: Beethoven 250
Jersey celebrates its connection with Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with stamps inspired by the music…
14 February 2020

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