Witnessing history

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

When history is Cook’d, Black Stories Matter

Recent Australian stamps speak volumes about an urgent global issue. So why won’t you see them on your mail?

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...

Well-trained

I didn't plan to feature this stamp when it came out. But I've come to love one particular design element. It's probably not the one you think...

Putting the pieces back together

A few months back, I caught sight of a post headed 'A slightly different way to keep and display stamps'. You never know what lies ahead with that sort of subject line. Has some idiot just licked a bunch of Inverted Jenny plane stamps onto their cat?

Oh my stars!

Answers to all the questions you hadn't asked: where has Punk been lately? Why does Portugal's Christmas stamp outshine everyone else's? How did a pair of alpacas wind up in a nativity scene? Read on to find out...

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

A big, BIG issue

In 2018, Australia brought us Silo Art. But have you seen the 2020 additions to this series? They really hold water...

Jammin’ and jammin’ and jammin’, jam on

The jam tins starring in Australia's latest retro release threaten to burst off the stamps and cover us in their delicious, fruity goodness

Australia Day: an awkward first date

In 1994, January 26 officially became a day of national observance down under: Australia Day. We maybe should've thought that one through.

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