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Famous Stamp Collectors

Stamps are renowned for featuring the great and the good. But history tells us that a fair number of those self-same great and good have doubled up as collectors. “Beatling” through youth Take John Lennon as an example. Before he found fame and fortune as a Beatle, like many a child in the Fifties he [...]

When pop stars share billing with the Queen

If there’s a single song that sums up the summer of 2018, it would have to be The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun. The Beatles are cultural icons on whom the sun will never set. And yet, the Royal Mail and popular culture haven’t always been the most natural match. In recent times, Royal Mail [...]

What price a royal wedding stamp?

The royals may have moved forward and modernised, but some things never change. When it comes to commemorating a royal wedding, the traditional stamps, tea towels, and mugs are a must. Manufacturers of all three gifts love a royal wedding. Everyone wants a memento and this trio of methods hasn’t been bettered for decades. Collectors’ [...]

When does the Royal Mail mark an anniversary?

The arrival of the MV Windrush from Jamaica and Trinidad in 1948 was a landmark moment in British history. On board were 492 men invited to help Britain rebuild after the war. In the years to come, thousands of others from across the world would follow in their wake. The Windrush generation have been back [...]

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 [...]