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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 [...]

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 [...]

Valentine’s Day postage stamps celebrate the month of love

In an age when sentimental declarations can be easily sent with the click of a button, there is something truly meaningful about receiving a thoughtful card or a loving letter through the post. Thankfully, the designers at Royal Mail are no strangers to creating Valentine’s Day postage stamps to help the rest of us observe [...]