Stamp Info

History of the UK postage stamp

The postage stamp – the Oxford Dictionaries definition refers to it as: “a small adhesive piece of paper of specified value issued by a national Post Office to be affixed to a letter or parcel to indicate the amount of postage paid.” We see and use them in everyday life without really thinking about it, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Solar Eclipse Stamp

An innovative new stamp will be issued by the United Stamps Postal Service on June 20th to mark the total solar eclipse that is due on August 21st 2017, which will be visible in parts of the US. In the UK, we will only be able to see a partial eclipse on this day but [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

In celebration of David Bowie

The death of David Bowie shocked everybody last year and, in celebration of his extraordinary career, the Royal Mail have taken the unprecedented step of dedicating an entire stamp issue in his honour, the first time that this has ever been done for a single music artist. With 10 stamps in total making up the [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments

What you can expect from a stamp dealer

If you have a stamp collection that you want to sell then it’s important that you engage the services of a stamp dealer who has good experience, a strong reputation in the industry and ideally, a member of the Philatelic Traders Society. If you choose a member of the society, then you are guaranteed that [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Other, Stamp Info|0 Comments

The diversity of stamp collecting

There is no doubt that stamp collecting is a very immersive hobby and the sheer diversity of the stamps that you can collect is truly remarkable. As a general rule, when collections are brought to us to value they tend to fall into the following categories – general, countries and themes: General – this just [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Auctions, Other, Stamp Info|0 Comments