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What’s on the telly?

What’s 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 Canada’s 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

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 Britain’s stamps, but generate some attractive and eye-opening designs when they do.

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

1937 CORONATION ISSUE: Brownie Points

It’s a single stamp, and you might think it’s rather dull, but the postal history of the 1937 Coronation 1½d can make for a lively collection. Here are some exhibition pieces to look for..

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.

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

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

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

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

Stamps in Nazi-Occupied Britain

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

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

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?

Royal Mail 2016 Special Stamp Programme

Royal Mail 2016 Special Stamp Programme

Literary and historical anniversaries to dominate 2016 stamp issues

Royal Mail 2015 special stamp programme

Royal Mail 2015 special stamp programme

Historic events to dominate 2015 stamp issues

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