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Rare Stamps Gallery

Welcome to our Rare Stamps Gallery! Here you will find some of the most rare stamps in the world. 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 weekly 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 weekly 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 Auction

Highlights


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

  • AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1886 4d Lilac ERROR OF COLOUR, SG 300b, mint part OG example with light mark at top right corner and a short violet ink line across back of Queens neck. An attractive spacefiller example of this rare error.

    AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1886 4d Lilac ERROR OF COLOUR, SG 300b, mint part OG example with light mark at top right corner and a short violet ink line across back of Queens neck. An attractive spacefiller example of this rare error.

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  • SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - NATAL 1859-1909 mint and used (mostly used) range on stockleaves, some mixed condition and duplication, but with much of interest throughout. Strong QV including overprints and surcharges, plus KEVII values to £1.10s. Cat well over £2,500. (approx 330 stamps)

    SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - NATAL 1859-1909 mint and used (mostly used) range on stockleaves, some mixed condition and duplication, but with much of interest throughout. Strong QV including overprints and surcharges, plus KEVII values to £1.10s. Cat well over £2,500. (approx 330 stamps)

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Stamp Collections


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

  • AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1854 TO 1882 VERY FINE USED SPECIALISED COLLECTION. A beautiful collection with nice quality stamps expertly identified, begins with the 1854-55 complete set with all three listed shades of the 6d, all stamps with 4 margins apart from the 2s which just brushes at base SG...

    AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1854 TO 1882 VERY FINE USED SPECIALISED COLLECTION. A beautiful collection with nice quality stamps expertly identified, begins with the 1854-55 complete set with all three listed shades of the 6d, all stamps with 4 margins apart from the 2s which just brushes at base SG...

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  • NAURU - 1916-23 OVERPRINT VARIETIES AND PLATE FLAWS COLLECTION A fine mint or never hinged mint specialist's collection of the 12½mm first overprint issue on stamps of Great Britain (SG 1/12), includes the complete set to 1s with 1½d and both 2d dies, the 9d and 1s with

    NAURU - 1916-23 OVERPRINT VARIETIES AND PLATE FLAWS COLLECTION A fine mint or never hinged mint specialist's collection of the 12½mm first overprint issue on stamps of Great Britain (SG 1/12), includes the complete set to 1s with 1½d and both 2d dies, the 9d and 1s with "Blunt top...

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  • MALAYA STATES - PERAK 1880-1938 ATTRACTIVE MINT COLLECTION on stock pages, inc 1880-81 2c (x2) SG 5 & SG 9 (thin), 1882-83 2c rose (x3 different), 1883 2c on 4c (repaired corner), 1884-91 2c block of 4 SG 17a, 1886 1c on 2c SG 26, 1887 1c on 2c SG...

    MALAYA STATES - PERAK 1880-1938 ATTRACTIVE MINT COLLECTION on stock pages, inc 1880-81 2c (x2) SG 5 & SG 9 (thin), 1882-83 2c rose (x3 different), 1883 2c on 4c (repaired corner), 1884-91 2c block of 4 SG 17a, 1886 1c on 2c SG 26, 1887 1c on 2c SG...

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  • GENERAL SECTION - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FIVE VOLUME COLLECTION of islands, smaller countries or countries that have a short-lived period of British Commonwealth issues. Contains neatly arranged country ranges of QV to QEII sets & singles from Aden & States, Anguilla, Antigua, Ascension (mint KGVI to 2s6d), Bahamas, good section of...

    GENERAL SECTION - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FIVE VOLUME COLLECTION of islands, smaller countries or countries that have a short-lived period of British Commonwealth issues. Contains neatly arranged country ranges of QV to QEII sets & singles from Aden & States, Anguilla, Antigua, Ascension (mint KGVI to 2s6d), Bahamas, good section of...

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  • SPORT & OLYMPICS 1930's-2000's NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION in a stockbook, all different, inc issues featuring Sport & Olympic themes from various European countries, note Austria 1946 Horse Racing set & 1952 2.40s Olympics, Bulgaria 1958 Games & 1959 Football sets, Hungary 1958 Sports, 1969 Pentathlon & 1983 Winter Olympics...

    SPORT & OLYMPICS 1930's-2000's NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION in a stockbook, all different, inc issues featuring Sport & Olympic themes from various European countries, note Austria 1946 Horse Racing set & 1952 2.40s Olympics, Bulgaria 1958 Games & 1959 Football sets, Hungary 1958 Sports, 1969 Pentathlon & 1983 Winter Olympics...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • My First Day in the Philately Business My First Day in the Philately Business

    My First Day in the Philately Business I had landed the ‘Saturday Job’ at a stamp shop by first asking for advice on identifying a Cape of Good Hope 4d blue triangular stamp, then I asked if they had a Saturday position that might suit a 15 year old schoolboy?

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