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Postal delivery through the ages

The present-day Royal Mail is a vast operation supported by a highly sophisticated infrastructure – enabling it to deliver 13 billion letters and 1.3 billion parcels this year. Built up over generations, it has not only been at the forefront of innovation in communication, it has also contributed to huge political, social and economic change [...]

UK stamps featuring famous landmarks

Royal Mail has a long tradition of honouring the best that the United Kingdom has to offer. Postage stamps that feature famous national landmarks are an opportunity to celebrate all the iconic places - both man made and natural - that have shaped our past and continue to inform the present. From castles and historic [...]

What factors are important when valuing stamp collections?

When valuing stamp collections, there are many factors to take into consideration. Before coming to a conclusion, valuers need to examine certain features of the stamp, alongside rarity and current market trends. So, if you think your collection may be worth some money, we’ve put together a short guide explaining what philatelists look for and [...]