Witnessing history

How an unexpected letter became a philatelic souvenir of a hometown lockdown

‘Collect Modern Stamps The Hard Way’: Punk’s APS Stamp Chat

The American Philatelic Society asked Punk to make a live worldwide presentation. Risky move...

Stamp of the day: sunnie side up!

Sometimes you can see a stamp dozens of times without fully appreciating its majesty. And then, for some reason, you happen to notice it in a certain light, or at a certain magnification, or across a cosy bar eight vodka and tonics into a Friday night

Cold War propaganda stamp of the day

What makes this Cold War childhood favourite so dynamic? The answer lies in one simple design feature

Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks…

Scents, silly shapes, heat-sensitive ink, music that you can hear on a record player... welcome to the super-fun world of novelty stamps!

Lost in the System

Punk returns with one of his favourite issues of 2016. Check out these stunning, spacey stamps!

Stamp of the Day: Sorrow

David Bowie's musical output speaks for itself. I speak for the many people who were once teenagers who felt like they came from another planet. Bowie showed us it was just fine to be a bit weird.

An apology to rich people

Recently I wrote that rich people would pay outlandish prices for things that rats have peed on. I was wrong.

Watch a rich person pay $85,000 for something a rat peed on

The story of a king's head and a rat who couldn't wait

Busy Punk!

Whoa, where have I been? One moment I'm slapping stamp posts up on the internet like a '60s actor slapping bums on a bus full of French nurses, and the next, I've gone AWOL. The truth, dear readers, is that I work in a freelance world, and sometimes, a punk's just gotta drop everything to... Continue Reading →

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