The July issue of Stamp Magazine, on sale from June 14, includes these great features:
National birds as stamp motifs
Many countries have a designated national bird. Ranging from eagles to sparrows, these have been appearing on stamps since the mid-19th century, often in iconic definitive issues
Stamp designs by Howard Brown
He has created some of the most memorable British stamps over a period spanning 25 years. We examine the highlights, and ask him where he gets his inspiration
International Post of Australia
It was a quirk in taxation law that necessitated the International Post stamps of Australia, with their distinctive blue flash. But these globetrotters have become a lively and attractive collectable
British Columbia & Vancouver Island issued only one stamp, but it served many postage rates
José Moreno Benavante quit Waterlow & Sons to transform the reputation of Chilean stamps
Royal Mail stamps have often honoured great British institutions, such as those with royal charters
Mobilisation scenes are reported on a cover posted at the moment Britain entered World War I
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