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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...

  • AUSTRALIA - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCE (JAPAN) 1946-47 complete set, SG J1/7, in NEVER HINGED MINT BLOCKS OF FOUR. Lovely! (7 blocks = 28 stamps)

    AUSTRALIA - BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCE (JAPAN) 1946-47 complete set, SG J1/7, in NEVER HINGED MINT BLOCKS OF FOUR. Lovely! (7 blocks = 28 stamps)

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  • AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1900 2d (2s) emerald green

    AUSTRALIAN STATES - VICTORIA 1900 2d (2s) emerald green "War Fund", SG 375, fine mint

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Stamp Collections


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

  • SPAIN - 1939 - 1958 ISSUES FOR THE WHOLE OF SPAIN Superb mint and used collection with many complete sets, better items and varieties including 1939 Air set mint incl 50c imperf, 1939 Franco set with imprint complete mint, 10p green Airmail perf and imperf, 1940/2 Anti TB sets, 1939...

    SPAIN - 1939 - 1958 ISSUES FOR THE WHOLE OF SPAIN Superb mint and used collection with many complete sets, better items and varieties including 1939 Air set mint incl 50c imperf, 1939 Franco set with imprint complete mint, 10p green Airmail perf and imperf, 1940/2 Anti TB sets, 1939...

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  • TURKEY - 1920 - 1921 NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT, ANGORA Fine mint and used collection with many elusive issues including a good range of the 1920 Provisional Govt  surcharge issues incl scarce  3pi on 6pa blue, type 2 surcharge in black (2) and in red (2) mint, Handstamped

    TURKEY - 1920 - 1921 NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT, ANGORA Fine mint and used collection with many elusive issues including a good range of the 1920 Provisional Govt surcharge issues incl scarce 3pi on 6pa blue, type 2 surcharge in black (2) and in red (2) mint, Handstamped "Ottoman Posts" overprint on...

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  • ECUADOR - 1907-1908 LOCAL PROTECTIVE 'ESCOLAR' (SCHOOL) OVERPRINTS. A fascinating specialized mint & used collection of various handstamps produced by local postal authorities as control marks. The collection is nicely written up in hingeless mounts on leaves and includes various types & colours of overprints, pairs & stamps on pieces....

    ECUADOR - 1907-1908 LOCAL PROTECTIVE 'ESCOLAR' (SCHOOL) OVERPRINTS. A fascinating specialized mint & used collection of various handstamps produced by local postal authorities as control marks. The collection is nicely written up in hingeless mounts on leaves and includes various types & colours of overprints, pairs & stamps on pieces....

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  • CHRISTMAS ISLAND - POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTION REGISTERED ENVELOPES 1959-74 scarce collection of used and unused registered envelopes, includes 30c envelopes used (x13) from between 1959 and 1967 addressed to Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Penang, or England, five of these uprated with Christmas Island stamps, and all these with Registered labels...

    CHRISTMAS ISLAND - POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTION REGISTERED ENVELOPES 1959-74 scarce collection of used and unused registered envelopes, includes 30c envelopes used (x13) from between 1959 and 1967 addressed to Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Penang, or England, five of these uprated with Christmas Island stamps, and all these with Registered labels...

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  • TURKEY - 1863-1940 INTERESTING OLD MINT AND USED ASSEMBLY Mostly earlier issues and which includes 1863-64

    TURKEY - 1863-1940 INTERESTING OLD MINT AND USED ASSEMBLY Mostly earlier issues and which includes 1863-64 "Toughra" types with all values including 2pi on deep blue used, 1865-76 "Duloz" types good range incl 1865 Postage Due 20pa, 1pi, 2pi, and 5pi as mint blocks of four, 1868-78 perf 8 mint...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Fake News (and stamp design sexism) Fake News (and stamp design sexism)

    Behind my desk, wedged between our specialized reference collection of Bermuda large key plate stamps and an unsteady pile of old Sandafayre catalogues an open box clearly marked “FORGERIES” sits, its maw open wide awaiting its next debunked visitor.

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