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Discovering stamp collecting rarities - 1966 Christmas stamps missing the Queen's head

Posted: 18 Jul 2014
We all dream of finding a valuable stamp or two amongst a packet of stamps, in an old album, or on a sheet purchased from the Post Office, writes Ed Fletcher, in the first part of ...

Royal Mail's World War One stamps

Posted: 15 Jul 2014
This month marks the start of a major six-year World War One stamp issue in which Royal Mail pays tribute to the thousands who fought in the Great War, and all of those affected ...

Collecting the Great War: World War One postal history, postcards and stamps

Posted: 11 Jul 2014
Using postal history from the era, postcards and stamps, Alastair Gunn describes how World War One affected people at home and on the Front, and provides a visual guide to the ...

Classic British Stamps - 1904 6d Pale Dull Purple (I.R. Official overprint)

Posted: 09 Jul 2014
Described in 2010 as ‘Britain’s rarest stamp’, an example of the 1904 Edward VII 6d pale dull purple was sold in ‘a deal worth over £400K’, find out more about the rare GB stamp ...

STAMP COLLECTING BLOG: Collecting stamps by theme - No.3 The write up

Posted: 02 Jul 2014
Collecting stamps by theme has long been considered the most simple way to collect, but by providing an in-depth write up of your collection it needn’t be any less interesting, ...

Win a VIP trip to The Royal Mint for two people

Posted: 01 Jul 2014
Win a VIP trip to The Royal Mint for two people in our exclusive competition!

Commonwealth Games and sports stamps: Ten stamps with a 'Games' theme

Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Stamp collecting expert Adrian Keppel reveals his ten stamps with a 'Games' theme, to mark the holding of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Stamp collecting video: the travels of the British Guiana, the World's Most Expensive Stamp

Posted: 19 Jun 2014
Watch as Sotheby's Selby Kiffer explores the travels of the British Guiana, the World's Most Famous Stamp, which was discovered in 1873 by a schoolboy in Demerara and, within the ...

Stamp collecting video: a young collector see the British Guiana, the World's Most Expensive Stamp

Posted: 19 Jun 2014
Watch eleven-year-old and avid stamp collector Asher Hurowitz set eyes on The British Guiana 1c Black on Magenta for the first time.


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