'A modern classic...at once authoritative and compelling' The Royal Mail


National Circular Delivery Company (1867)

By |July 15th, 2015|

Arctic Air Mercy Flight Cinderellas

By |May 27th, 2015|


The Rattlesnake Island Local Post

By |May 7th, 2015|


Railway Newspaper Parcel Stamps of Rhodesia

By |March 25th, 2015|

Railway Newspaper and Parcel Stamps (1899)

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Railway stamps may be divided into three classes, namely, Newspaper, Parcels, and Letter. The newspaper stamps were the first to make their appearance, for as far back as July, 1855, five companies adopted the use of these labels

Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

By |February 25th, 2015|

Zeppelin Stamps: German Gasbags

By |January 5th, 2014|

Count von Zeppelin's airships were sinister to Britons but glamorous to Germans, so it's no surprise that they were a popular theme for Teutonic poster stamps.

Stamps of Spain: Barcelona Exposition (1929)

By |November 27th, 2013|

Here are two of the cinderellas issued for the Barcelona Exposition in 1929.


Stamps of Norway: Aaleshund Issues (1880-4)

By |July 17th, 2013|

Map of the Spanish Civil War October 1937

By |June 27th, 2013|


Video: Living Utopia Anarchists and the Spanish Civil War

By |June 27th, 2013|


Collecting U. S. Booklets – A Boundless Challenge

By |April 24th, 2013|

The Pleasures of Stamp Collecting (1975)

By |November 18th, 2012|

british_guiana_13_small This article originally appeared in the "New Zealand Stamp Collector", the official journal of the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand. It is republished by kind permission of the Society.

AIF Overprints on King George V Stamps: New Discoveries

By |June 14th, 2011|

For many years philatelists have been puzzled by these overprints, who produced them, and the circumstances which led to their production. The solution was thought to be provided in articles published in the philatelic press in the 1980s...

Cinderella Booklets

By |April 18th, 2009|