British Philatelic Bulletin
Every month, Royal Mail publishes the British Philatelic Bulletin, which is full of information on the latest British stamps, features on postal heritage and prize competitions. To subscribe, contact Royal Mail Tallents House, 21 South Gyle Crescent, EDINBURGH EH12 9PB.
British Postmark Bulletin
Published by Royal Mail for postmark collectors. The British Postmark Bulletin contains articles about postmarks and lists all current special handstamps on offer. For subscriptions, write to: Tallents House, 21 South Gyle Crescent, EDINBURGH, EH12 9PB.
Clubs And Societies
The Association of Great Britain First Day Cover Collectors (GBFDC)
GBFDC was formed in 1994 to enable people who collect British first day covers to contact each other and learn more about the hobby. Most members are in the UK, but an important minority are overseas. They publish a great newsletter (First Day Coverage) and also run an annual Cover Fair.
The National Philatelic Society
One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain, this is a fantastic way to meet other collectors and learn more. Stamp Lover, their award winning magazine is sent free to members six times a year. Their impressive Library comprises over 6,000 volumes. Non-members may visit and use the library for reference purposes on payment of a fee.
AXA Art Insurance
AXA Art Insurance Limited mainly concentrates on art collectors. They have been insuring private collectors, dealers, museums and exhibitions in the UK since 1982 and internationally, through its London market operation, since 1991.
Wardrop & Co
Wardrop & Co have been arranging insurance for philatelic (stamp) collectors since the 1920's and quite a number of our clients have apparently been with them for over 40 years. They aim to provide a prompt, professional and personal insurance service, with real people to provide real answers to real questions.
Fairs And Exhibitions
Held in London in February, Philatex is another large stamp and cover exhibition that is worth checking out. The Folkestone Stamp Shop will be there.
Stampex is the biggest and most popular British stamp and cover exhibition, held twice a year in London. Entry is completely free. Nearly every large dealer will have a stand. There are all kinds of talks and events run by various societies and in the autumn, there are Senior and Junior stamp collection competitions. Stampex is run in the spring and autumn of each year and is highly recommended. Look out for Buckingham Covers and our parent company, Internet Stamps if you go!
York Stamp Show
The North of England is a bit neglected when it comes to large exhibitions, which is why we are delighted to support the York Stamp and Coin Fair.
Collectors Corner: First Day Covers
Collectors have been collecting stamps for over 150 years, soon after the very first Postage Stamp "The Penny Black" was introduced on May 6th 1840, the fascination with these small adhesive labels started......(continue on website)
Linns Stamp news and Insight
Linns Stamp News is an American weekly newspaper for stamp collectors. It is published by Amos Media Co., which also publishes the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, and the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940. Linns was founded in 1928 by George W. Linn as Linns Weekly Stamp News
Positively Postal is a new website that illustrates all things postal - from covers and stamps to letters and Post Offices, postal vehicles, post office advertising and even postal workers! They are developing a Postal Resource and Education Centre and have plans for an online Cover Collecting Resource soon. They also have frequent competitions. The site is changing all the time so they recommend regular visits.
The unusual internet stamp directory and much more! Lots of Philatelic resources, information and contacts. Have a browse around and see what else you can find!