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Insuring your collection

Insuring your collection

If you haven't specifically insured your stamp collection, you should think about it now, say industry bloggers Samantha Alexander and Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley

USA: Politically corrected

USA: Politically corrected

The cornerstone of Franklin D Roosevelt’s 'New Deal' for Depression-hit America was celebrated with a curious stamp depicting the President in a false moustache!

China: Good money after bad

China: Good money after bad

Strange issues of old China looked the part in 19th-century stamp albums. This one is still highly prized today, almost 130 years after being revealed as bogus!

Nicaragua: No smoke without fire

Nicaragua: No smoke without fire

The Panama Canal is one of the engineering marvels of the world, yet its course was diverted by a postage stamp. Otherwise, it might have been the Nicaragua Canal

Nicaragua: No man's land?

Nicaragua: No man's land?

Two central American nations almost went to war in 1937, over the usual points of conflict. You know: national pride, disputed territory, postage stamps...

Korea change

Korea change

On the day that turbulent 19th-century Korea tried to set up a very civilised modern postal system, all it got was murder and arson

Abraham Lincoln on stamps

Abraham Lincoln on stamps

President during the Civil War and emancipator of the slaves, Abraham Lincoln was shot dead just after the end of the War. Countless stamps have paid tribute.

How the Netherlands Indies' stamps transformed into Indonesian ones

How the Netherlands Indies' stamps transformed into Indonesian ones

The metamorphosis of the Netherlands Indies into Indonesia was traumatic, with invasion followed by revolution. So there's an engrossing range of stamps to collect

Top 5 World

Nicaragua: No man's land?

Two central American nations almost went to war in 1937, over the usual points of conflict. You know: national pride, disputed territory, postage stamps...

Nicaragua: No smoke without fire

The Panama Canal is one of the engineering marvels of the world, yet its course was diverted by a postage stamp. Otherwise, it might have been the Nicaragua Canal

China: Good money after bad

Strange issues of old China looked the part in 19th-century stamp albums. This one is still highly prized today, almost 130 years after being revealed as bogus!

USA: Politically corrected

The cornerstone of Franklin D Roosevelt’s 'New Deal' for Depression-hit America was celebrated with a curious stamp depicting the President in a false moustache!

Index of Stamp Magazine articles 2000-2014

Compiled by Jeff Dugdale.

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