Collecting stamps is a fun, rewarding and inexpensive hobby. The world’s first stamp, Penny Black issued in Great Britain on 6 May, 1840 is highly regarded by stamp collectors. The most expensive stamp in the world is the misprinted 1855 Swedish Treskilling Yellow stamp which was said to be sold at auction for £1.6m in 1996.
However, stamps are not just collectibles. It is also a wholesome hobby that can foster family ties as it brings family members, especially young families, together in a quest to learn more about a country’s history, nature, art, culture and science.
Learn more about stamps or browse the latest commemorative stamp issues and the current definitive stamps available for purchase.