Longer reads

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a longer read with these in-depth guide to stamps and stamp collecting

The rock 'n' roll theme on stamps: The day the music died
On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the 'Big Bopper' JP Richardson died in a tragic air crash. Here,…
13 July 2020
Europa stamps: the themes for 2020, 2021 and 2022
Jurgen Haepers takes a look at the Europa themes for 2020, 2021 and 2022, exploring how different countries might choose…
19 November 2019
A history of British Xmas stamps
We look back over the many Christmas stamps issued by Britain since the 1960s
15 October 2019
The brief independence of the Ukraine: expert stamp blog
In his latest expert stamp blog, Dr David Parker presents stamps that show the Ukraine’s struggle to create an…
16 April 2019
Romanov propaganda and deception: expert stamp blog
In the latest in his blog series, Dr David Parker explores an eye-catching range of stamps that chart the death throes…
15 April 2019
The stamps of Swedish designer Signe Hammarsten-Jansson
Few countries have had their stamp designs so dominated as had Finland by Signe Hammarsten-Jansson. Richard Tarrant…
10 April 2019
A lion and an angel: France's wartime pride
In his latest expert blog, Dr David Parker shares his research on World War I stamps that exemplify France's national…
01 April 2019
Belgium's buildings, monuments and wartime publicity, 1914-19 - stamp blog
In his latest expert stamp guide, Dr David Parker looks at what Belgium stamps of 1914 to 1919 can tell us about the…
25 March 2019
Stamp blog: The fraught history of postwar Vilnius and the Polish Republic of…
In the latest in his stamp blog series, Dr David Parker takes a look at the postwar history of Vilnius and the Polish…
04 March 2019

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