Stamp Info

How the penny post really launched Valentine’s Day

The tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards can be traced back to 1840 in England with the emergence of the Penny Post and the prepaid postage stamp, both thanks to Sir Rowland Hill who was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer who went on to change the face of postage in Great Britain. […]

Why Have Rare Stamps Become So Valuable

The auction sale last year of the 1856 British Guiana 1c Magenta stamp for just under $9.5m dollars and other rare stamps such as ‘The Treskilling Yellow’ which could easily fetch more if it was to come to auction, highlights the fact that very rare stamps have become incredibly valuable. […]

Things To Know Before Starting A Stamp Collection

If you’re thinking about taking up stamp collecting as a hobby but not sure where to start then here are some things to think about that will help you choose what type of stamp collecting you might like to do: […]

The Pleasures Of Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting has been taking place since 1840 and with various stamp clubs across the country it begs the question why people still love to collect stamps and derive so much pleasure from the hobby? Britain has often been described as a nation of hobbyists and stamp collecting is right up there in terms of popularity. As hobbies go, stamp collecting is relatively inexpensive. […]

Great Britain 10 Shilling Stamp

Item 504 in our recent auction is a true giant in the philatelic world. The SG128 Great Britain 10 shilling issued in 1878 is an excellent example, greenish grey, fresh and unused. […]