Collecting Guides

Read our range of entertaining features and articles on stamp and coin collectors and collectables here

Royal Mail celebrates the successful reintroduction of six UK species into their former habitats, paying tribute ...

17/04/2018

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We take a look at the development of one of the three British special sets issued in 1961, to mark the holding of ...

15/04/2018

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The Festival of Britain was held throughout the country in the summer of 1951 and the celebrations included the ...

12/04/2018

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By the mid-twentieth century, the volume of British stamps being used demanded some kind of automated process, ...

11/04/2018

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We look at the inspiration behind the King Edward VIII definitives of 1936 and reveal the identity of a young ...

05/04/2018

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Discover ten facts about the 'Inverted Jenny' stamp, the USA's world-famous stamp error which was discovered in ...

04/04/2018

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Paul Brittain looks at British sporting triumphs celebrated on British stamps and reflects on the unfulfilled ...

03/04/2018

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We turn the clock back to 1936 and examine the work on preparing a Coronation stamp issue for King Edward VIII ...

02/04/2018

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Ed Fletcher discovers the history of unofficial farthings and their widespread use in the towns of Victorian ...

26/03/2018

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The seated figure on the reverses of most British copper and bronze coins altered her appearance more frequently ...

26/03/2018

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The thorny issue of stamps being hastily cancelled with a biro pen has been the subject of debate for some years ...

24/03/2018

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Pobjoy Mint has issued the first commemorative coin to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St ...

22/03/2018

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