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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 actors since 1995. It’s a star-studded portrait gallery.

Every dock has its day

Every dock has its day

In 1902, Bermuda’s stamps abandoned the monarch’s 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 Britain’s 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 country’s 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 India’s 1948 set of official stamps has been sold by Stanley Gibbons by private treaty for a record £500,000.

50 not out!

50 not out!

The Machin definitive is 50 years old this month. What are the qualities that has allowed this series to enrapture so many enthusiasts, and how might you go about starting a collection?

Boer necessity

Boer necessity

The newly conquered Boer republic of the Transvaal required stamps portraying the British monarch in 1902. Bicoloured printing helped to give them a touch of elegance

Ships ahoy!

Ships ahoy!

British stamps have commemorated a wide range of seagoing vessels, from warships to cruise liners. They add up to an extremely impressive fleet

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

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

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 some genuinely interesting philately and postal history

Conquer & Divide

Conquer & Divide

The partition of Germany in the aftermath of World War II is reflected in some fascinating postal history

The Machin Definitive

The Machin Definitive

Birthday celebrations for a very familiar face

Time Stood Still

Time Stood Still

Much has changed in 50 years. Why has the Queen’s portrait defied the passage of time?

Auction Highlights - June 2017

Auction Highlights - June 2017

A round-up of some of the latest auction news

Songbirds

Songbirds

Issued on May 4, 2017

Racehorse Legends

Racehorse Legends

Issued on April 6, 2017

David Bowie

David Bowie

Issued on March 14, 2017

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Issued on February 15, 2017

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