Longer reads

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

The British Central Africa 'Cheque' Stamp Issue
When a case of stamps went missing on its long journey to British Central Africa, only arriving a year later, the…
19 April 2021
France's Ceres Stamps
The first stamps of France followed the earlier British example, showing a simple left-facing portrait of Ceres, with…
04 January 2021
Reassessing Colonial Stamps
The statues of figures involved in the slave trade have long created impassioned debate and recently protesters have…
13 October 2020
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

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