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Britain

Four Horsepower

Four Horsepower

From the 1780s until the 1840s, horse-drawn mail coaches were the fastest way to transport mail betw...

50 not out!

50 not out!

The Machin definitive is 50 years old this month. What are the qualities that has allowed this serie...

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

What would the postage stamps of Nazi-occupied Britain have looked like?

Commonwealth

Boer necessity

Boer necessity

The newly conquered Boer republic of the Transvaal required stamps portraying the British monarch in...

Natal: Last but not least

Natal: Last but not least

The stamps of Natal were not always inspired, but ended on a high note with the characterful 1902 po...

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

Australia: Victim of the paparazzi

A chance encounter in the remote Australian outback produced an iconic stamp image. And the first ch...

Europe

France: Seeds of an idea

France: Seeds of an idea

They were far from universally popular when they first appeared in 1903, but in a 35-year lifespan F...

France: Femme fatale?

France: Femme fatale?

Critics in France thought the 1900 'Mouchon' definitive design appeared to promise a liaison dangere...

The Italian Machin

The Italian Machin

The Siracusana series broke with tradition by offering Italians a single-design definitive range, an...

World

Stars in our eyes

Stars in our eyes

The USA’s Legends of Hollywood series has been celebrating many of the world’s most famous film acto...

Judge Obock by its covers!

Judge Obock by its covers!

The small French colony of Obock produced a surfeit of provisional overprints in 1892-94, but also s...

Latest Features

Stars in our eyes

The USA’s Legends of Hollywood series has been celebrating many of the world’s most famous film acto...

Four Horsepower

From the 1780s until the 1840s, horse-drawn mail coaches were the fastest way to transport mail betw...

50 not out!

The Machin definitive is 50 years old this month. What are the qualities that has allowed this serie...

Boer necessity

The newly conquered Boer republic of the Transvaal required stamps portraying the British monarch in...


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