Postal History

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British Guiana 1c Black on Magenta: 10 little known facts about the world's most…
The famous British Guiana 1c Black on Magenta has been sold for nearly one billion times its original face value. Here…
18 June 2014
Stamp collecting interview: stamp designer Jennifer Toombs
Stamp designer Jennifer Toombs recalls her varied career, which began with a stamp to mark the death of Winston…
08 May 2014
Stamp collecting feature: France's stamp for the State Visit of King George VI,…
The invitation to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to visit France provided the opportunity to reinforce the entente…
06 May 2014
Crimean War postal history - a letter written with gun powder
We take a look at a letter written with gunpowder rather than ink, sent from the frontline of the Crimean War of the…
18 April 2014
Switzerland's Bundesfeier (National Festival) postal cards
Switzerland's Pro Patria stamps have proved to be a long-running annual issue, helping to raise funds for a range of…
09 April 2014
How African stamps helped build the Spitfire - French Cameroun ‘Spitfire Fund’…
Vincent A Green reveals how French Cameroun stamps contributed to the production of the legendary Spitfire fighter…
05 April 2014
Collecting Cinderella stamps
A Cinderella stamp is a label which resembles a postage stamp but which has no postal validity. Cinderellas could be…
04 February 2014
Discover the stamp rarities inside The British Library Philatelic Collections
The British Library Philatelic Collections bring together some of the most prestigious and important stamp collections…
24 January 2014
Stamp collecting experts: Colin Such on Chinese Treaty Ports stamps
The market for Chinese stamps and postal history has grown dramatically in the past two decades and a collection of…
09 January 2014

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