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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...

  • SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - EAST GRIQUALAND - MOUNT CURRIE EXPRESS 1d green , Ballance and Goodliffe courier post stamp, very fine mint og. Extremely rare (The Tapling Collection in the British Museum has a strip of 4) and less than 50 can exist.

    SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - EAST GRIQUALAND - MOUNT CURRIE EXPRESS 1d green , Ballance and Goodliffe courier post stamp, very fine mint og. Extremely rare (The Tapling Collection in the British Museum has a strip of 4) and less than 50 can exist.

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  • HAWAII - 1860 ESSAY 1c orange

    HAWAII - 1860 ESSAY 1c orange "King Kamehameha III" imperforate Essay with 4 wide margins, unused with paper adherence to rear. (1 essay).

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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 - 1851-1903 POWERFUL COLLECTION ON LEAVES mint and used (mainly used), duplication and mixed condition but including many better stamps. Note (used unless stated) 1857-61 1c & 10c; 1861-67 all values to 30c (4) including 2c (3, one with grill), 5c (5), 10c (3, one with grill) and...

    UNITED STATES - 1851-1903 POWERFUL COLLECTION ON LEAVES mint and used (mainly used), duplication and mixed condition but including many better stamps. Note (used unless stated) 1857-61 1c & 10c; 1861-67 all values to 30c (4) including 2c (3, one with grill), 5c (5), 10c (3, one with grill) and...

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  • FRENCH COLONIES - TAHITI 1893 - 1915 mint and used selection including 1893 diagonal overprints 5c green mint and used, 10c black on lilac mint and used, 15c blue and 20c red on green mint, 25c used, 65c rose mint, 1fr olive marginal used. 1893 overprints 15c, 20c, 25c and...

    FRENCH COLONIES - TAHITI 1893 - 1915 mint and used selection including 1893 diagonal overprints 5c green mint and used, 10c black on lilac mint and used, 15c blue and 20c red on green mint, 25c used, 65c rose mint, 1fr olive marginal used. 1893 overprints 15c, 20c, 25c and...

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  • GREAT BRITAIN - CINDERELLAS 19th century to 1990's impressive collection in a large stockbook and on stockleaves. A wide variety of items - can see Commemorative Labels including  good pre World War I, Exhibitions and Fairs, Philatelic Congresses and Exhibitions including sheetlets and souvenir sheets, Patriotic and Propaganda Labels, Charity...

    GREAT BRITAIN - CINDERELLAS 19th century to 1990's impressive collection in a large stockbook and on stockleaves. A wide variety of items - can see Commemorative Labels including good pre World War I, Exhibitions and Fairs, Philatelic Congresses and Exhibitions including sheetlets and souvenir sheets, Patriotic and Propaganda Labels, Charity...

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  • SOUTH AFRICA - 1910-52 MINT COLLECTION on album pages, we see 1913-24 KGV set to 5s plus shade, 1½d tete-beche gutter pair, 1925 Air set, then all in correct pairs or units from here - 1926-7 defins set, 1927-30 to 1s incl. 3d P14x13½, 1929 Air set, 1930-44 to 2s6d...

    SOUTH AFRICA - 1910-52 MINT COLLECTION on album pages, we see 1913-24 KGV set to 5s plus shade, 1½d tete-beche gutter pair, 1925 Air set, then all in correct pairs or units from here - 1926-7 defins set, 1927-30 to 1s incl. 3d P14x13½, 1929 Air set, 1930-44 to 2s6d...

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  • MEXICO - 1874-1898 ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION in on leaves, mint & used stamps, inc 1874-80 set mint, 1879 set mostly mint, 1882 set to 100c black (this mint), 1882-83 set, 1884 to 5p mint (this regummed), 1885 set mint, 1886 to 25c used, 1887 perf 6 to 25c mint & perf...

    MEXICO - 1874-1898 ATTRACTIVE COLLECTION in on leaves, mint & used stamps, inc 1874-80 set mint, 1879 set mostly mint, 1882 set to 100c black (this mint), 1882-83 set, 1884 to 5p mint (this regummed), 1885 set mint, 1886 to 25c used, 1887 perf 6 to 25c mint & perf...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Remember Ye Olde Post Roads! Remember Ye Olde Post Roads!

    Here in the UK the state of our road network has probably overtaken the weather as our favoured gripe. It’s certainly top of the charts at Sandafayre as every morning we travel in from all points of the compass. I myself have only a short commute to reach the office,...

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