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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 Auction

Highlights


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

  • SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1855-63 4d blue on white paper, SG 6a, mint, three good to huge margins.

    SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1855-63 4d blue on white paper, SG 6a, mint, three good to huge margins.

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  • SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE - OFFICIALS 1903 ½a green, 1a carmine & 2a violet stamps, all showing the spectacular DROPPED

    SOMALILAND PROTECTORATE - OFFICIALS 1903 ½a green, 1a carmine & 2a violet stamps, all showing the spectacular DROPPED "E" variety (position R. 1/6 from the upper pane), SG O6/8 var, fine mint, fresh colours, very rare & attractive. (3 stamps)

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Stamp Collections


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

  • UNITED STATES - FASCINATING

    UNITED STATES - FASCINATING "BACK OF THE BOOK" ISSUES ACCUMULATION IN A CARTON. An untidy accumulation with stamps on old & handmade album pages, on stock cards, in packets, loose etc. Contains a wide- ranging and unusual holding of non-regular stamp issues hoarded by a collector who only kept postage...

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  • FRENCH COLONIES - CAMEROUN MINT SEMI-SPECIALISED FRENCH OCCUPATION OVERPRINTS COLLECTION. An attractive collection spanning 1915 to 1917 arranged and written-up on a group of large album pages includes various better items and sets, also varieties, begins with the 1915 (Nov) issue complete (less the 20c, 25c & 40c values) with...

    FRENCH COLONIES - CAMEROUN MINT SEMI-SPECIALISED FRENCH OCCUPATION OVERPRINTS COLLECTION. An attractive collection spanning 1915 to 1917 arranged and written-up on a group of large album pages includes various better items and sets, also varieties, begins with the 1915 (Nov) issue complete (less the 20c, 25c & 40c values) with...

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  • KUWAIT - 1923-1950 ATTRACTIVE SUPERB MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, inc 1929-37 set to 2r, 1939 5r NHM, 1945 set, plus blocks of 4 to 1a, 1948-49 set, plus blocks of 4 most vals to 1r, 1948 Wedding set, 1949 UPU set of Cylinder blocks of 6, 1950-54...

    KUWAIT - 1923-1950 ATTRACTIVE SUPERB MINT COLLECTION in hingeless mounts on leaves, inc 1929-37 set to 2r, 1939 5r NHM, 1945 set, plus blocks of 4 to 1a, 1948-49 set, plus blocks of 4 most vals to 1r, 1948 Wedding set, 1949 UPU set of Cylinder blocks of 6, 1950-54...

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  • AUSTRALIAN STATES - NEW SOUTH WALES 1851 3d bright green on laid paper, SG 43d, fine used with 4 good neat margins, barred oval cancellation and fresh original colour.

    AUSTRALIAN STATES - NEW SOUTH WALES 1851 3d bright green on laid paper, SG 43d, fine used with 4 good neat margins, barred oval cancellation and fresh original colour.

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  • SOUTH WEST AFRICA - 1915-22 FORERUNNERS POSTMARKS COLLECTION A fine collection of the stamps of the Union of South Africa with values to 1s showing a lovely display of early South West Africa town postmarks, many on piece or as multiples with full or near full strikes - includes examples...

    SOUTH WEST AFRICA - 1915-22 FORERUNNERS POSTMARKS COLLECTION A fine collection of the stamps of the Union of South Africa with values to 1s showing a lovely display of early South West Africa town postmarks, many on piece or as multiples with full or near full strikes - includes examples...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Gabriele d’Annuzio and the Occupation of Fiume Gabriele d’Annuzio and the Occupation of Fiume

    Sometimes from the political turmoil and aftermath of war there can be unexpected yet welcome philatelic consequences. This is just the case with the stamps issued by the short-lived Free State of Fiume (September 1919 – December 1920). During this period postage stamps bearing the portrait of a quite remarkable...

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