The August issue of Stamp Magazine, on sale from July 8, includes these great features:

Olympic Games logos & mascots

Among many possible entry points for collecting Olympic Games commemoratives are stamps featuring the host city’s official logo or mascot, both increasingly prominent since 1964

Construction camp mail

Some of Britain’s rarest postal history comprises covers mailed from the post offices set up in construction camps for  hydroelectric or nuclear power stations in the mid-20th century  

Commonwealth Classics

New Zealand issued two of the most curious portrait stamps of Queen Victoria in 1890-91

Great Engravers

Many of the best-recognised stamps of the United States were engraved by Marcus Baldwin 

Black Magic

Was it really an act of treason to affix a Penny Black to a cover upside-down?

World News

How you could get to own a piece of the world’s most expensive stamp