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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...

  • NORTH BORNEO - 1931 50th Anniversary of BNB Company complete set (SG 295/302) of IMPERF PLATE PROOF PAIRS in the issued colours on stamp- quality ungummed paper. From the Waterlow archives with part punch hole and occasional printers annotation. Very beautiful and rarely encountered, some minor wrinkles (8 imperf proof pairs)

    NORTH BORNEO - 1931 50th Anniversary of BNB Company complete set (SG 295/302) of IMPERF PLATE PROOF PAIRS in the issued colours on stamp- quality ungummed paper. From the Waterlow archives with part punch hole and occasional printers annotation. Very beautiful and rarely encountered, some minor wrinkles (8 imperf proof pairs)

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  • LITHUANIA - CENTRAL LITHUANIA - POLISH OCCUPATION 1920 10m on 3a red and brown and 10m on 5a red and blue green, Mi 12/13, superb cds used. Signed Mikulski. RARE ONLY 283 PAIRS OF THESE TWO VALUES ISSUED. Cat. Michel €6000 (£5100)  (2 stamps)

    LITHUANIA - CENTRAL LITHUANIA - POLISH OCCUPATION 1920 10m on 3a red and brown and 10m on 5a red and blue green, Mi 12/13, superb cds used. Signed Mikulski. RARE ONLY 283 PAIRS OF THESE TWO VALUES ISSUED. Cat. Michel €6000 (£5100) (2 stamps)

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Stamp Collections


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

  • K.U.T. - 1922-1953 MINT COLLECTION A most useful collection with shade & perforation variants, presented chronologically on a series of stock pages. Includes 1922-27 KGV definitive set to 1s with some shades, 1935-37 Pictorial set to 3s with some shades, 1935 Jubilee set, KGVI with some light duplication includes 1938...

    K.U.T. - 1922-1953 MINT COLLECTION A most useful collection with shade & perforation variants, presented chronologically on a series of stock pages. Includes 1922-27 KGV definitive set to 1s with some shades, 1935-37 Pictorial set to 3s with some shades, 1935 Jubilee set, KGVI with some light duplication includes 1938...

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  • ITALY - 1862 - 1969 2 VOLUME ITALY AND STATES COLLECTION Neatly presented collection of mint and used issues with an extensive range of Colonies and better used 1930s sets, including 1863-65 set with shades, strong Victor Emmanuel ranges to 5L & 10L inc Express range to 2L50, 1917 Air...

    ITALY - 1862 - 1969 2 VOLUME ITALY AND STATES COLLECTION Neatly presented collection of mint and used issues with an extensive range of Colonies and better used 1930s sets, including 1863-65 set with shades, strong Victor Emmanuel ranges to 5L & 10L inc Express range to 2L50, 1917 Air...

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  • ZANZIBAR - 1895 - 1963 FINE MINT COLLECTION Interesting collection with many better values including 1895 values to 5r, incl a range of

    ZANZIBAR - 1895 - 1963 FINE MINT COLLECTION Interesting collection with many better values including 1895 values to 5r, incl a range of "small z" values to 1r, 1895 Provisionals incl 2½ on 1½a sepia, plum and on 2a pale blue, 1896 ovpt on BEA set, 1898 wmk mult Rosettes...

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  • INDIAN CONVENTION STATES - PATIALA 1884-1945 MINT COLLECTION presented on stock pages. Includes 1884 2a & 4a, 1885 red & black opt'd sets inc 2a red opt

    INDIAN CONVENTION STATES - PATIALA 1884-1945 MINT COLLECTION presented on stock pages. Includes 1884 2a & 4a, 1885 red & black opt'd sets inc 2a red opt "AUTTIALLA" variety, 1891-96 range with most values to 1r, 1912-26 set less 4a, 1928-34 Nasik printed set, 1935-37 set, 1941-46 KGVI range to...

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  • UNITED STATES - 1851-1932 COLLECTION - PACKED WITH HIGH CAT STAMPS mint and used (the 19th century mostly used), mixed condition and duplication, but with numerous decent high cat stamps evident. Can see 1851-57 imperfs including 12c; 1857-61 range to 10c (3 types); 1861-62 all values to 90c; 1862-66 2c...

    UNITED STATES - 1851-1932 COLLECTION - PACKED WITH HIGH CAT STAMPS mint and used (the 19th century mostly used), mixed condition and duplication, but with numerous decent high cat stamps evident. Can see 1851-57 imperfs including 12c; 1857-61 range to 10c (3 types); 1861-62 all values to 90c; 1862-66 2c...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • It's never too late to fall in love It's never too late to fall in love

    After nearly 50 years in the stamp trade I guess I have pretty much seen it all, yet quite often I will glance at the cover page of one of our catalogues and get a jolt of excitement from one of the images staring back at me.

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