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Stamp collecting and first day covers: Columbus Day stamps & FDCs

Posted: 12 Sep 2014
In his latest stamp and FDC collecting article, Ed Fletcher provides a background to Columbus Day stamps & FDCs

STAMP COLLECTING BLOG: Collecting stamps by theme - No.5 Stamps on stamps

Posted: 07 Sep 2014
It should come as no surprise that one of the most popular themes for stamp collectors is ‘stamps on stamps’, writes Matt Hill in his regular blog on collecting stamps by theme, ...

Collecting British Stamps: The Wilding Definitives

Posted: 01 Sep 2014
Only three weeks after the death of her father King George VI, the soon-to-be-crowned Queen Elizabeth II welcomed fashionable photographer Dorothy Wilding to Clarence House before ...

Classic British Stamps - 1880 Watermark Spray 2 shillings brown sheet

Posted: 01 Sep 2014
In 2004 a 2 shillings brown stamps, achieved one of the highest prices ever achieved for any British stamp, selling for £241,500, as our latest guide to rare GB stamps reveals…

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - 1935 Silver Jubilee Prussian Blue stamp

Posted: 22 Aug 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 ...

British Library Philatelic Collections - the rocket mail to Wolf Rock 1948

Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Stranded on a lighthouse nine miles off the coast of Cornwall, thanks to relentless storms, three lighthouse keepers were able to communicate with the outside world thanks to a ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - 1955 half-crown booklet errors

Posted: 15 Aug 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 ...

Discovering stamp collecting rarities - a stamp vending machine error

Posted: 08 Aug 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 latest ...

STAMP COLLECTING BLOG: Collecting stamps by theme - No.4 An open approach

Posted: 07 Aug 2014
A recent talk on Concorde-related material was both fun and informative, writes Matt Hill in his latest blog on collecting stamps by theme, and it wasn’t just the stamps that kept ...


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