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The latest Auction Highlights for September 2017

North Korea stamps depict the crushing of the United States

North Korea stamps depict the crushing of the United States

At a time of heightened international tension in the far east, North Korea has issued two stamps graphically foretelling the violent annihilation of the United States.

Whatís on the telly?

Whatís on the telly?

Television programmes have been a regular theme of populist stamp issues in recent years. Are they intended to appeal to children, or grown-ups?

World athletics championships - Feeling on top of the worlds

World athletics championships - Feeling on top of the worlds

The World Athletics Championships, which comes to London in August, is among the biggest sporting events on the planet. Over the course of 35 years, stamps and postmarks from host cities have built into a great collectable

Champlain celebration

Champlain celebration

1908 was a champagne moment in Canadaís history, and the Tercentenary of Quebec was celebrated by a fine recess-printed set of portrait and pictorial stamps

Flight of fancy

Flight of fancy

The concept of issuing dedicated airmail stamps never took off in Britain. It was, however, given serious consideration in the 1920s

Princess Royal gets sneak preview of Postal Museum

Princess Royal gets sneak preview of Postal Museum

The Princess Royal carried out a ceremonial opening of The Postal Museum on June 13, six weeks ahead of its opening to the public.

Shattered illusions and shattered lives

Shattered illusions and shattered lives

The fourth issue in Royal Mailís five-year series commemorating the First World War

Iconic architecture for the 21st century

Iconic architecture for the 21st century

The Landmark Buildings set, to be issued on July 13, is a celebration of excellence and originality in contemporary British architecture.

Thermochromic stamp for the USAís total solar eclipse

Thermochromic stamp for the USAís total solar eclipse

The US Postal Service has pre-empted the total solar eclipse which will be visible across the country on August 21 by issuing a stamp which mimics its effect.

Television animations to stir childhood memories

Television animations to stir childhood memories

A look back at a 2014 special issue that celebrated much-loved animated characters

British Eccentricities

British Eccentricities

Folk customs and traditions make only rare appearances on Britainís stamps, but generate some attractive and eye-opening designs when they do.

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

Itís a single stamp, and you might think itís rather dull, but the postal history of the 1937 Coronation 1Ĺd can make for a lively collection. Here are some exhibition pieces to look for..

Stars in our eyes

Stars in our eyes

The USAís Legends of Hollywood series has been celebrating many of the worldís most famous film actors since 1995. Itís a star-studded portrait gallery.

Every dock has its day

Every dock has its day

In 1902, Bermudaís stamps abandoned the monarchís head in favour of a maritime motif unlike any other in the Edwardian period

Four Horsepower

Four Horsepower

From the 1780s until the 1840s, horse-drawn mail coaches were the fastest way to transport mail between British towns and cities. Romanticised in retrospect, in reality they were fraught with discomfort and danger

Workshops wound by wind and water

Workshops wound by wind and water

The Windmills & Watermills set will salute an endearing and important part of Britainís industrial archaeology

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday with maple-leaf stamps

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday with maple-leaf stamps

Canada is celebrating 150 years of nationhood with a set of 10 stamps celebrating the countryís achievements since its centennial in 1967.

India 1948 rarity sold for record £500,000

India 1948 rarity sold for record £500,000

A rare multiple from Indiaís 1948 set of official stamps has been sold by Stanley Gibbons by private treaty for a record £500,000.

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