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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...

  • URUGUAY - 1856 1r vermilion Diligencia position 8, (Scott 3, SG 3), fine unused no gum, four margins, fresh colour, attractive.

    URUGUAY - 1856 1r vermilion Diligencia position 8, (Scott 3, SG 3), fine unused no gum, four margins, fresh colour, attractive.

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  • CANADA - 1859 TO 1953 RE-ENTRIES - AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION. A collection of stamps each with an identified (usually with plate position) re-entry. A labour of love that must have taken years to build. This collection contains just used stamps (almost entirely lightly used) including a good number of top quality and even 'jumbo' size examples. Begins with two 1859 5c reds including a rare perfectly- centered example with pretty cds pmk and the perfs clear of all the frame lines, then 1882 ½c blacks (6, different re-entries) including a superb jumbo example of the position 98 re-entry with Greene Foundation certificate; Small Queens with 10 items; 1893 50c deep blue Widow with major re-entry from position 6 PLUS SO MUCH MORE chiefly QV issues PLUS an impressive section of the 1875-1888 Registration stamps including a superb used jumbo example of the 2c rose- carmine with the position 40 major re-entry, also the 5c green with pos.77 major re-entry - both stamps with Greene Foundation certificates, plus many others. A fabulous collection, you may never see its like again (approx 190 items)

    CANADA - 1859 TO 1953 RE-ENTRIES - AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION. A collection of stamps each with an identified (usually with plate position) re-entry. A labour of love that must have taken years to build. This collection contains just used stamps (almost entirely lightly used) including a good number of top quality and even 'jumbo' size examples. Begins with two 1859 5c reds including a rare perfectly- centered example with pretty cds pmk and the perfs clear of all the frame lines, then 1882 ½c blacks (6, different re-entries) including a superb jumbo example of the position 98 re-entry with Greene Foundation certificate; Small Queens with 10 items; 1893 50c deep blue Widow with major re-entry from position 6 PLUS SO MUCH MORE chiefly QV issues PLUS an impressive section of the 1875-1888 Registration stamps including a superb used jumbo example of the 2c rose- carmine with the position 40 major re-entry, also the 5c green with pos.77 major re-entry - both stamps with Greene Foundation certificates, plus many others. A fabulous collection, you may never see its like again (approx 190 items)

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Stamp Collections


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

  • CANADA - 1859 TO 1953 RE-ENTRIES - AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION. A collection of stamps each with an identified (usually with plate position) re-entry. A labour of love that must have taken years to build. This collection contains just used stamps (almost entirely lightly used) including a good number of top...

    CANADA - 1859 TO 1953 RE-ENTRIES - AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION. A collection of stamps each with an identified (usually with plate position) re-entry. A labour of love that must have taken years to build. This collection contains just used stamps (almost entirely lightly used) including a good number of top...

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  • GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTTISH AIR SERVICES A beautiful collection arranged to an exhibition standard on 44 pages of flown covers, labels & ephemera relating to airlines offering services to and from Scotland between 1934 and 1938. We see items from Allied Airways Ltd (Shetland - Thurso - Aberdeen routes); Hillmans...

    GREAT BRITAIN - SCOTTISH AIR SERVICES A beautiful collection arranged to an exhibition standard on 44 pages of flown covers, labels & ephemera relating to airlines offering services to and from Scotland between 1934 and 1938. We see items from Allied Airways Ltd (Shetland - Thurso - Aberdeen routes); Hillmans...

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  • AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1856/81 FINE TO VERY FINE USED SPECIALISED COLLECTION - lovely lot containing quality stamps, expertly identified, begins with 1856 1d yellow-green; 1857

    AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1856/81 FINE TO VERY FINE USED SPECIALISED COLLECTION - lovely lot containing quality stamps, expertly identified, begins with 1856 1d yellow-green; 1857 "Emblems" imperf with all listed values & shades SG 41/45; 1857 (Aug-Sept) roulette 2d lilac (2, both shades) & 4d dull rose SG 47/a,...

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  • CANADA - 1903 TO 1962 SPECTACULAR BALANCE COLLECTION. The totally intact KEVII to early QEII portion of a comprehensive collection, displayed and expertly annotated but somewhat damp- affected (no toning and very fresh appearing but a most of the mint stamps partially adhered to the pages - many will obviously...

    CANADA - 1903 TO 1962 SPECTACULAR BALANCE COLLECTION. The totally intact KEVII to early QEII portion of a comprehensive collection, displayed and expertly annotated but somewhat damp- affected (no toning and very fresh appearing but a most of the mint stamps partially adhered to the pages - many will obviously...

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  • GUATEMALA - 1871-1960 INTERESTING MINT&USED COLLECTION presented on various page types in an album. Includes many complete sets, Officials, Airs, Miniature sheets, imperf variants, bisects, multiples, Postal Stationery items & a small selection of covers. We see a useful 19th Century range with the 1871 set of all values inc...

    GUATEMALA - 1871-1960 INTERESTING MINT&USED COLLECTION presented on various page types in an album. Includes many complete sets, Officials, Airs, Miniature sheets, imperf variants, bisects, multiples, Postal Stationery items & a small selection of covers. We see a useful 19th Century range with the 1871 set of all values inc...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Oh Why Do They Call Me Oh Why Do They Call Me "Strubel"?

    Switzerland’s beautiful Seated Helvetia imperforate stamps issued between 1854 and 1863 are commonly known as “Strubels” but these days few people know why!

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