Auction Watch: Meet Australia’s prized ‘Monograms’

Would you know one of Australia's most valuable stamps if you found one? Learn to look for those squiggles underneath...

Dragons fire up StampShow

A superbly named fire-breathing mascot seeks to fan the flames in a new generation

New Zealand has worms

New Zealand has worms, but New Zealand's worms have a secret...

African stamps: the hairdos and the tortoise

A shock discovery sends Punk down memory lane to a world of matinee icons and Japanese railroads. Somehow it ends up with Bowie and a tortoise. It will make sense when you read it.

Riding the sheep’s back… or is it a goat?

Once upon a time, the Lunar (or “Chinese”) New Year was just a thing that Asians did. Whitey went to Chinatown to watch the firecrackers and eat yum cha, but that was about it. But a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century. Asia got richer, and China boomed. As the Chinese... Continue Reading →

Lots of love from abroad

As I wrote this rant on Australia Post's annual stamp issue that isn't really a Valentine's Day stamp issue but just happens to always feature lots of love and roses, I came across a few examples of similar issues from overseas. So I thought I'd add them here for hopeless romantics or equally hopeless philatelists.... Continue Reading →

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