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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

Famous Stamp Collectors

If you’re a stamp collector then you’re certainly in good company. Over the years there have been many famous collectors and it still holds a fascination for some celebrities today. Here’s a list of just some of the famous collectors from the past and now: […]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments

The Service You Should Expect From a Stamp Dealer

If you have a stamp collection to sell then it’s important to work with a stamp dealer who has plenty of experience, a good reputation and also a member of the Philatelic Traders Society. By choosing a member of the society you know that they have to abide by a strict code of ethics so it’s very much in their interest that they provide you with a good service because they could be accountable to the society if they don’t. […]

By | February 25th, 2015|Other|0 Comments

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. […]

By | February 14th, 2015|Stamp Info|0 Comments