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Valentine’s Day postage stamps celebrate the month of love

In an age when sentimental declarations can be easily sent with the click of a button, there is something truly meaningful about receiving a thoughtful card or a loving letter through the post. Thankfully, the designers at Royal Mail are no strangers to creating Valentine’s Day postage stamps to help the rest of us observe [...]

Fancy a Royal Postage Stamp for your collection?

Royal Mail has enjoyed a long tradition of celebrating occasions of national significance and marking momentous moments in Great Britain’s history. Royal postage stamps are a favourite among collectors and represent an opportunity to chart the progress of our most recognisable family as they navigate birthday milestones, public marriages and high-profile births. Part of the [...]

How long have World Cup football stamps been a thing?

It all began in 1934 when the Italian postal service issued a set of stamps to commemorate the country’s staging of the football World Cup. Some 84 years on, and with just a few weeks to the big kick off, this year’s host nation Russia is doing exactly the same. And, of course, they’re not [...]

New Seahorse Discovery

Tony Lester has recently discovered a 1913 Waterlow 2/6d used with watermark inverted and reversed, and the item has a 2017 RPS certificate. The stamp has a corner crease and surface rub, but is probably unique. No watermark varieties have previously been recorded on the 1913 Waterlow Seahorses, and it therefore stands alongside the De La [...]

Stamp mosaic beats the world record!

A stamp mosaic consisting of over 528,000 stamps has recently entered the Guinness Book of World records for being the biggest ever created. On the 9th March, stamp enthusiast Peter Boyd, took part in a very special art project held at the Southern England stamp show in Farnborough, Hampshire. He put the finishing touches to [...]