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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 [...]

A Stamp Collecting Date for your 2019 diary every philatelist should have

Rare finds, specialist dealers and world-class collections will feature at an event that has established itself as one of the most important stamp collecting dates in the philately calendar. Stampex International takes place between Wednesday, February 13 and Saturday, February 16, 2019 and is set to attract stamp enthusiasts from around the globe. The internationally-renowned [...]

Christmas stamps 2018 are a nostalgic reminder to send a message of goodwill

Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps for 2018 provide a master class in reminding us of the traditions that matter – and in this case it is posting Christmas cards. The evocative snowy scenes conjure up a nostalgic wistfulness for this simple pleasure that stands for family, friendship and community. The Christmas stamps depict children posting their [...]

What is the most expensive stamp ever sold?

It is what stamp collector’s dreams are made of – finding yourself in the possession of an ultra rare and ultra valuable stamp. Clearly this is not the sort of luck most people enjoy every day, but such gems are certainly out there. The Penny Black is very often talked about as the most valuable [...]

Birthday stamps offer a fascinating glimpse into the past

Nostalgia gifts are always popular as we look to mementos of the past to understand decades gone by and stamps present an excellent snapshot in time. Reflecting the interests and designs of the time, stamps focus on popular themes owing to the widespread nature of their use. An example of this is the use of [...]