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A brief history of stamp collecting PDF Print E-mail
Philately is not just about collecting stamps and sticking them into albums. There is a sociable side to the hobby as well. Of course, it is perfectly possible to collect stamps in splendid isolation, bidding by post (and now on the web as well) or obtaining new issues by mail order, but man is a gregarious animal and half the fun of any hobby is in meeting other like-minded individuals. To read the full article goto
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Latest Indian stamp releases PDF Print E-mail

February 5, 2010

Special Covers - Tiruchirappalli

First cover is on released on 11th January 2010 marking the occasion of the the 14th IndianRailways Jamborette from 11th to 16th January at golden rock, Tiruchirappalli organised bySouthern Railway State Bharat Scouts and Guides. The cancellation shows the sketch of the Rock Fort, the historical landmark of Tiruchirappalli.

The second cover was released on 27th January 2010 on the occasion of All stal Kabaddi Tournament Tamilnadu Circle, with the cancellation of the Kabaddi match. The cover was sponsored by Lakshmi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Trichy.

London 2010 postcards PDF Print E-mail
The fourth in a series of philatelic postcards promoting London 2010: Festival of Stamps will be available from 8 January 2010.

philatelic postcards promoting London 2010 London 2010 Postcard #4 features the original metal master die for Bertram Mackennal's 'Seahorse' design with three colour trials, one of the treasures of the British Postal Museum & Archive's philatelic collection. The postcard comes free with the February 2010 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine sold in WH Smith from 8 January 2010. The postcard is exclusive to Stamp & Coin Mart, but postcards #2 and #3 can be obtained free of charge by visiting our Archive Search Room. Postcard #1 is no longer available, but limited edition complete sets of London 2010 postcards will be available for purchase later in the year.

For more information visit Postal Heritage News

How stamps are made PDF Print E-mail
Check out the exclusive video of how stamps are made starting from designing printing checking security perforating and packing. Go to the Philately News page to watch this video and find out more about the latest stamp releases.
New issues for February PDF Print E-mail
February 2 Girl Guide Centenary

25 350th ann of the Royal Society
Find out more at the Norvic Philatelics website

25 Olympic Games retail book 2
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London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
8th - 15th May 2010
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
The 8-day London 2010 International Stamp Exhibition will feature the finest competitive exhibits from collectors around the world, plus stamp dealers, auctioneers and postal administrations, including a major presence from Royal Mail. This show takes place in London just once every ten years and is not to be missed by enthusiasts!

Hours of opening
8 - 14 May 10:00am to 6.00pm
15 May 10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission charge 10.00 on 8 May.
Free on all other days.
Exhibition handbook 5.00. Available to buy at the show

Download a PDF leaflet for Visitor Information

How to Buy or Sell Stamps PDF Print E-mail

How to Buy or Sell Stamps

Stamp collecting is a popular hobby the world over. People have been collecting stamps almost from the day Great Britain issued the first adhesive postage stamp in May 1840, the celebrated "Penny Black." And groups like the American Philatelic Society estimate that today there are more than 200 million collectors worldwide, including 25 million in the United States.

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