Stamps and Postal History

The need to communicate has made the post office a cornerstone of life across the world for centuries, and items like stamps, postal scales or other postal memorabilia reveal much about the past.

Today, stamp collecting is one of the world's most popular hobbies. Traced back as early as 1774, it has brought joy to children and adults around the globe.

More than 200 countries currently issue postage stamps and produce commemorative or special event stamps for a range of occasions, anniversaries, national figures, characters or celebrities. Rare finds also make stamps a safe form of investment.

With a worldwide following of collectors, our stamps and postal history department is vibrant and diverse. Offering world accumulations, single country or themed lots, single stamps and specialised collection, errors and varieties, together with accessories and reference works, we can help you discover that perfect item.

In addition to stamps, British and overseas postal history memorabilia from pre-stamp items to modern times, along with postal history, ephemera and first day covers, also fill this diverse department with stories, items and history.

To find out more, or arrange a free valuation, email [email protected]

We hold specialist Stamp Auctions throughout the year - Click to view our 2018 auction calendar

Stamps and Postal History

Stamps and Postal History Team Members

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer

Head of Books, Prints, Maps, Manuscripts & Ephemera

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