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A Brief History of Stamp Collecting

Ever since the launch of the very first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued by Great Britain in 1840, stamp collecting started to gather interest. The Penny Black, featuring a young Queen Victoria was produced without perforations which meant it had to be cut from the sheet in order to be used. Today, unused Penny Blacks are a pretty rare stamp find but used examples turn up relatively frequently and fetch sums ranging from £15 to £150 depending on their condition. […]

By | June 10th, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Seasonal British Stamps

Seasonally-themed stamps have always been popular with collectors. Stamps depicting images from the four seasons and of course, Christmas-themed stamps are a regular sight every year. In fact, the first British Post Office Christmas stamp issue was in 1966 and there have been Christmas stamp issues every year since. […]

By | May 1st, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments

The 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland celebrated through stamps

Earlier this year the Royal Mail marked the 150th anniversary of the famous book Alice in Wonderland with a beautifully illustrated set of 10 stamps. […]

By | April 27th, 2015|Other|0 Comments

Iconic British Stamps Of The 60s

British stamps have always been highly collectable and commemorative stamps which depict particular eras and points in history are particularly popular. The 1960s is an iconic period in the eyes of many. With rationing becoming a distant memory and the emergence of a new and confident Britain demonstrated by British design, fashion and music, the 1960s is symbolic of a Britain that was beginning to change and find a new identity in the world. In these three examples of commemorative stamps you will see how Britain was starting to make an impact. […]

By | March 26th, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Stamp Collecting – Still a Valuable Investment?

With around 50 million stamp collectors across the planet, stamp collecting is still the world’s most popular hobby. Most collectors aren’t really in it for the money. They do it because of the joy of collecting and a genuine interest. The majority of stamp collections across the world aren’t worth huge sums of money but there are some very serious collectors out there who have very rare stamps amongst their collections and these can amass a small fortune. […]

By | March 21st, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments