Postal History

Articles on Postal History including collectable covers, postmarks and more. Buy quality postal history in our Buy & Sell Collectables marketplace…

The strangest post offices in the world
Stamp & Coin Mart reader Aranya Dutta shares his impressive collection of stamps and covers sent from some of the…
04 March 2016
Stamp exhibition at the Royal Philatelic Society London: Portraits of South…
In our exclusive stamp collecting article, we examine the stamps and essays in a new exhibition at the Royal Philatelic…
27 January 2016
Stamp collecting interview: Alan Johnson MP
Labour MP Alan Johnson has written about his past as a postman and recently presented a BBC documentary on Britain’s…
07 January 2016
The ageless allure of stamp collecting - US television report on philately
Watch the seven-minute report on stamp collecting, broadcast on the CBS Sunday Morning television show in the USA… ...
26 January 2015
Classic British Stamps - Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover
Discover the most treasured 'first day cover' in the world, known as the Kirkcudbright Penny Black first day cover, in…
01 October 2014
Classic British Stamps - 1880 Watermark Spray 2 shillings brown sheet
In 2004 a 2 shillings brown stamps, achieved one of the highest prices ever achieved for any British stamp, selling for…
01 September 2014
British Library Philatelic Collections - the rocket mail to Wolf Rock 1948
Stranded on a lighthouse nine miles off the coast of Cornwall, thanks to relentless storms, three lighthouse keepers…
20 August 2014
Collecting the Great War: World War One postal history, postcards and stamps
Using postal history from the era, postcards and stamps, Alastair Gunn describes how World War One affected people at…
11 July 2014
Stamp collecting video: the travels of the British Guiana, the World's Most…
Watch as Sotheby's Selby Kiffer explores the travels of the British Guiana, the World's Most Famous Stamp, which was…
19 June 2014

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