The February issue of Stamp Magazine, on sale from January 10, includes these great features:
Designing the London 2010 issues
The special stamp issues which accompanied Britain’s most recent world philatelic exhibition were modern creations with a period feel. We uncover the secrets behind the miniature sheets
Celebrating New Zealand railways
Commemorative issues in 1963 and 1973 hailed the locomotives which helped to open up the rugged territory of New Zealand in the years after European settlement took root
Various locations in Britain have a long tradition of delivering mail to riverine barge-owners, island house-holders and other remote communities by boat. There are quirky examples overseas too
Malta’s definitive series of 1922, portrayed the same allegorical figure in very different ways
Jindra Schmidt was part of one of the most fruitful designing and engraving partnerships ever
Many types of flag can be found fluttering on British stamps, from girl guiding to piracy!
An 18th-century letter written by a Scottish visitor to London is full of superlatives, and name-dropping
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