Philatelic record smashed by socialite’s ball

A new philatelic record has just been achieved, and it's all thanks to a colonial governor’s wife and her grand balls

Auction watch: The world’s most valuable stamp (it’s the ugly one)

If a stamp collector you know is jumping around like an excited puppy, either there’s a sale on argyle knitwear, or they’ve heard about Sotheby’s Three Treasures auction.

The South China Sea is LIT

The South China Sea is a tinderbox in which one spark threatens to set off World War Three. Bad news: the stamp collectors are getting involved

Witnessing history

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

Bodacious! It’s Pop Culture IV: The ’80s

The 1980s are the latest decade to feature in Jersey's pop culture series, with stamps that remind you to never look back

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?

Watch auctions for clues to buried treasure

Perhaps you can't afford to buy high-priced rarities. But pay attention, and maybe one day you'll sell one...

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...

Choo the fat with ‘Mainline Railway Stamps’

Colourful, readable and full of surprises, Howard Piltz's latest book about trains on stamps avoids the potential pitfalls you might expect from a book about trains on stamps

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