We are lucky to have 2 world experts on our team: Tony Buckingham and Brian Austin. That means we can give you a lot of advice and help, whether you are new to collecting covers or an old hand.
See below for our selection of online articles. But if you have any other questions, feel free to email them to us and we'll do our best to help.
Did you know we offer a Wish List service? If there is something you really want in your collection, let us know what it is & your budget and we'll do our best to track it down for you. We can't make any promises but we see so many collections for sale privately and at auction that we're well placed to try! Email Betty to take advantage!
Judging a cover's condition - just as with antiques or any other collectable, condition is everything when it comes to covers. Here is our guide.
Beginner's Guide to Collecting - a history of the hobby and tips for what to look out for today.
Jargon Buster -confused by all the jargon surrounding covers? Here's our glossary of all the main cover collecting terms.
Frequently Asked Questions - answers to questions we often get asked by new collectors.
Collecting Covers as an Investment - we believe you should collect what you like and collect for fun, but a wisely chosen cover collection can be also a good long-term investment. If that is your aim, then here are some quick tips!
Limited Editions - how many is "too many"? A controversial subject in the world of cover collecting! Here are our thoughts.
Producing covers - many collectors have no idea of the work, sweat, blood, tears and not to mention, panic that go into creating a cover. An insight into some of the scares and triumphs!
Links and Resources - where to go for more advice, days out, insurance or other great collectables.
Tony Buckingham is recognised worldwide as a leading authority on first day and commemorative covers. He was the first winner of the prestigious Rowland Hill Award for his contribution to philately. Tony edited Collect FDC for nearly 20 years and has served on the Philatelic Trade Society Council. Click here to learn more about Tony.
Brian Austin has 25 years experience in first day covers and was trained by Tony Buckingham. Also known world wide for his expertise, he is a regular writer for Stamp & Coin Mart magazine and our Head Buyer. Click here to learn more about Brian.
Buckingham Covers Limited, registered in England No. 03877048 is part of Internet Stamps Group Limited, registered in England No. 03497867. Registered office for both: Warren House, Shearway Rd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4BF, UK.