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Rare Stamps Gallery

Welcome to our Rare Stamps Gallery! View rare stamps featured in this Gallery and from here you can also browse and buy rare and valuable stamps in our weekly stamp auctions. Please note that none of the items featured in this Gallery are for sale on our site, the rare stamps illustrated on these pages are intended as a resource only.

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Stamps for sale

If you are interested in buying stamps, we hold stamp auctions in which thousands of lots are offered for sale. Great Britain stamps, Commonwealth stamps - in fact, every country of the world from Aden to Zululand! With lot prices ranging from £20 to £20,000 there really is something for everyone in our stamp auctions! Don't forget, you can bid in complete confidence as all the lots we sell are covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Our Rare Stamps Gallery is presented by country, simply browse for your country below, or click a letter to jump straight in!

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Z

A
Aden States
Afghanistan
Albania
Andorra
Antigua
Argentina
Australia
Australia States
Austria
Austrian States
Azores


B
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangkok
Barbados
Basutoland
Batum
Bavaria
Bechuanaland
Belgian Colonies
Belgian Offices in China
Belgium
Bermuda
Bolivia
British Bechuanaland
British Central Africa
British Columbia
British East Africa
British Guiana
British Honduras
British Levant
British Virgin Islands
Brazil
British POs in Siam
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bushire

C
Cameroon
Cameroon Post Offices
Canada
Cape of Good Hope
Cayman Islands
Ceylon
Chile
China
Chinese Post Offices
Chinese Treaty Ports
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia

D
Danish Colonies
Danzig
Denmark
Dominica
Dutch Colonies

E
East Africa and Uganda
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador

F
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Colonies
French Levant
French Post Offices in Zanzibar

G
Great Britain Islands
Gambia
German Colonies
German Post Offices in China
German States
Germany
Germany WWII
Gibraltar
Gold Coast
Great Britain
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Griqualand West
Guam
Guatemala

H
Hawaii
Heligoland
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary

I
Iceland
India
Indian States
Indonesia
Iran
Iranian States
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italian Colonies
Italian Offices in China
Italian States
Italy

J
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan

K
K.U.T.
Kenya and Uganda
Korea
Kuwait

L
Labuan
Lagos
Leeward Islands
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania - Russian Occupation
Lombardy-Venetia
Long Island
Luxembourg

 

M
Madagascar
Malawi (B.C.A.)
Malaya Japanese Occupation
Malayan States
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Morocco Agencies
Mosul

N
Natal
Nauru
Netherlands
Nevis
New Brunswick
New Caledonia
New Guinea
New Hebrides
New Zealand
Newfoundland
Nicaragua
Niger Coast
Nigeria
Niue
North Borneo
Northern Nigeria
Norway
Nova Scotia
Nyasaland

O
Orange Free State

P
Palestine
Papua
Paraguay
Penrhyn
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Polish Levant
Polish States
Portugal
Portuguese Colonies
Puerto Rico

R
Reunion
Rhodesia
Rumania
Russia
Russian Levant
Ryukyu Islands

S
Saar
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somaliland
South Africa
South West Africa
Southern Rhodesia
Spain
St Christopher
St Helena
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent
Stellaland
Straits Settlements
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria

T
Tahiti
Tanganyika
Tasmania
Thailand
Tobago
Togo
Tonga
Transvaal
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuscany

U
United States Offices in China
United States Possessions
Uganda
Ukraine
United States of America
Uruguay
U.S.S.R.

V
Vancouver Island
Vatican
Venezuela
Virgin Islands

W
Wurttemburg

Z
Zanzibar
Zululand


Current Stamp Auctions

Highlights


    We offer thousands of items for sale, here are just a few of our favourites...

  • SIERRA LEONE - 1897 2½d on 1s dull lilac TYPE 11 WITH ITALIC

    SIERRA LEONE - 1897 2½d on 1s dull lilac TYPE 11 WITH ITALIC "N" + TYPE 8 PAIR, SG 66a+63, mint, slightly washed gum & minor discolouration on reverse (as is normal on the 1s values which fell into the sea) but an exceptionally rare multiple. Apart from a sheet last seen in 1971 it is unclear if another mixed- type multiple exists showing the italic "N" in "REVENUE" variety. A rarity (pair)

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  • KUWAIT - 1929-37 KGV (wmk Mult Stars) complete set, SG 16/29, generally very fine mint, the 10R and 15R with minor gum bends and light gum toning. Attractive and scarce! (20 stamps)

    KUWAIT - 1929-37 KGV (wmk Mult Stars) complete set, SG 16/29, generally very fine mint, the 10R and 15R with minor gum bends and light gum toning. Attractive and scarce! (20 stamps)

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Stamp Collections


    We have hundreds of great stamp collections for sale; here are just a few of our favourites!

  • SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - NATAL 1859-95 USED QUEEN VICTORIA HOARD. An old time range discovered in glassines, now presented on stock pages with much shade & postmark interest, watermark & overprint varieties & values to £1. Includes a useful

    SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - NATAL 1859-95 USED QUEEN VICTORIA HOARD. An old time range discovered in glassines, now presented on stock pages with much shade & postmark interest, watermark & overprint varieties & values to £1. Includes a useful "Chalon" range with No Wmk, Star Wmk &...

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  • CANADA - NEWFOUNDLAND - 1908-1947 FINE MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, ALL DIFFERENT, inc 1908 2c Map, 1910 perf 12 set to 6c, 9c & 15c (corner thin) and perf 12x14 to 5c, 1911 recess set mint, 1911-16 Coronation vals to 15c inc 4c & 9c, 1920 surchs...

    CANADA - NEWFOUNDLAND - 1908-1947 FINE MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, ALL DIFFERENT, inc 1908 2c Map, 1910 perf 12 set to 6c, 9c & 15c (corner thin) and perf 12x14 to 5c, 1911 recess set mint, 1911-16 Coronation vals to 15c inc 4c & 9c, 1920 surchs...

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  • HONG KONG - 1903-1949 ATTRACTIVE FINE MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, virtually ALL DIFFERENT with a few shades, inc 1903 to 4c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 30c, 50c & $1, 1904-06 set to 20c (x2) & $1 (this ordinary paper), 1907-11 set to 30c, 1912-21 set to $1 inc...

    HONG KONG - 1903-1949 ATTRACTIVE FINE MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, virtually ALL DIFFERENT with a few shades, inc 1903 to 4c, 8c, 10c, 12c, 30c, 50c & $1, 1904-06 set to 20c (x2) & $1 (this ordinary paper), 1907-11 set to 30c, 1912-21 set to $1 inc...

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  • SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE - 1903-1953 DELIGHTFUL MINT COLLECTION chiefly fine condition including much never hinged. With 1904 KEVII set to 12a, plus 3R; KGV to 5R; 1938 KGVI complete set never hinged mint, plus 8a & 12a perf

    SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE - 1903-1953 DELIGHTFUL MINT COLLECTION chiefly fine condition including much never hinged. With 1904 KEVII set to 12a, plus 3R; KGV to 5R; 1938 KGVI complete set never hinged mint, plus 8a & 12a perf "SPECIMEN"; 1951 complete set (less 2s on 3R) never hinged mint; 1953 QEII...

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  • GREAT BRITAIN (QUEEN VICTORIA) - 1856 - 1862 1D REDS INFORMATIVE EXHIBITION COLLECTION. A beautiful collection of very fine used stamps plus examples used on cover with all stamps plated plus a plethora of re-entries, constant plate varieties, recuts & constant marks identified and often illustrated, also matched pairs from...

    GREAT BRITAIN (QUEEN VICTORIA) - 1856 - 1862 1D REDS INFORMATIVE EXHIBITION COLLECTION. A beautiful collection of very fine used stamps plus examples used on cover with all stamps plated plus a plethora of re-entries, constant plate varieties, recuts & constant marks identified and often illustrated, also matched pairs from...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • The Empires Grandest Issue? The Empires Grandest Issue?

    In pride of place on our catalogue’s front cover is a complete run of the Kenya and Uganda 1922-25 large high value stamps from £1 up to the magnificent £100 red and black.

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