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Sci fi stamp valuations – collections that are out of this world

Serious and amateur collectors alike are always hoping to find the next ‘big thing’. With rarity and mint condition comes value and so the hunt is on to unearth hidden treasures that may net the owner a small fortune. Then there are those collectors who are looking for stamps which also coincide with another interest. [...]

Valuing the stamp collections of five famous philatelists

It’s been dubbed the world’s most beloved and popular pastime. Philately (better known as stamp collecting) can be traced back to the appearance of the first prepaid postage stamp, the Penny Black, in 1840. Since then, it has attracted young and old fans alike, from countries across the globe - including some very well-known and [...]

British postage stamp valuations: What’s the most valuable British stamp?

Did you know that some of the most valuable postage stamps in the world have been issued in Britain? So, if you think your collection is worth some money, we’ve put together a guide explaining which designs attract the most interest from philatelists and how to obtain a good stamp valuation from a reputable dealer. [...]

What is the process for valuing stamp collections?

If you’ve inherited any stamps or you’re simply curious as to what hidden gems might lurk within your own childhood album of treasures, then you might be wondering: what is the process for valuing stamp collections? Collecting stamps can be extremely educational. The activity feeds existing interests because stamps cover a huge variety of subjects [...]

Royal Mail celebrates UK’s comics with superhero special stamps

Special stamp issues have frequently celebrated the best of British. From high literature to artistic achievements, Royal Mail designs have been used to celebrate the cultural influence of the UK’s authors, illustrators and painters on the rest of the world. Now, it is the turn of comics with the announcement that a series of superhero [...]