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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 [...]

A Stamp Collecting Date for your 2019 diary every philatelist should have

Rare finds, specialist dealers and world-class collections will feature at an event that has established itself as one of the most important stamp collecting dates in the philately calendar. Stampex International takes place between Wednesday, February 13 and Saturday, February 16, 2019 and is set to attract stamp enthusiasts from around the globe. The internationally-renowned [...]

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 [...]

Christmas stamps 2018 are a nostalgic reminder to send a message of goodwill

Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps for 2018 provide a master class in reminding us of the traditions that matter – and in this case it is posting Christmas cards. The evocative snowy scenes conjure up a nostalgic wistfulness for this simple pleasure that stands for family, friendship and community. The Christmas stamps depict children posting their [...]

What is the most expensive stamp ever sold?

It is what stamp collector’s dreams are made of – finding yourself in the possession of an ultra rare and ultra valuable stamp. Clearly this is not the sort of luck most people enjoy every day, but such gems are certainly out there. The Penny Black is very often talked about as the most valuable [...]