Longer reads

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

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
Stamps and Latvia's bloodstained path to independence in 1918
In his latest blog, Dr David Parker introduces the stamps that chart Latvia's long road to independence in 1918.
07 February 2019

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