The Philatelic Traders Society, responsible for hosting Stampex International, the largest philatelic event in Europe, is taking its biannual expo online with a new, exciting modern-day digital version.
One thing philatelists learn quickly on the job is that no stamp is perfect. Not only do the individual stamps we handle come in varying conditions, but most stamps issued throughout history have variations involving printing errors. These errors are what makes philately so interesting, and also what can make certain stamps so valuable.
With schools around the world already closed, or closing, it is a testing time for parents and children.
Compared to the letters and documents they're ordinarily affixed to, the postage stamp is a relatively new invention.