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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...

  • WORLD WAR 2 - POLISH FORCES IN ITALY 1946 Polish 2nd Corps imperf miniature sheet, Sassone 1A, very fine used with each of the four stamps cancelled by

    WORLD WAR 2 - POLISH FORCES IN ITALY 1946 Polish 2nd Corps imperf miniature sheet, Sassone 1A, very fine used with each of the four stamps cancelled by "POCZTA POLOWA / 177" cds postmarks of 27.5. 46.

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  • GREAT BRITAIN - 1959-63 2s6d black-brown Castles Bradbury printing with WATERMARK INVERTED variety, SG Spec T5a, very fine cds used, fresh & very scarce, a beauty.

    GREAT BRITAIN - 1959-63 2s6d black-brown Castles Bradbury printing with WATERMARK INVERTED variety, SG Spec T5a, very fine cds used, fresh & very scarce, a beauty.

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Stamp Collections


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

  • EGYPT - 1922-36 FINE MINT COLLECTION clean & fine collection on album pages with issues covering the reign of King Fuad I, we see 1922 Proclamation of Monarchy ovpts definitives set, 1923-4 defins to 200m and official ovpts set, 1925 Geographical Congress & 1926 Agricultural & Industrial sets, 1926 King's...

    EGYPT - 1922-36 FINE MINT COLLECTION clean & fine collection on album pages with issues covering the reign of King Fuad I, we see 1922 Proclamation of Monarchy ovpts definitives set, 1923-4 defins to 200m and official ovpts set, 1925 Geographical Congress & 1926 Agricultural & Industrial sets, 1926 King's...

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  • GERMAN STATES - BAVARIA 1850-1920 FINE USED COLLECTION with shades on a full set of Lighthouse hingeless pages, inc 1850-58 set to 18k, plus 9k plate flaw Michel 5 PF IV, 1914-151862 set to 18k, 1867-68 set, 1870-73 to 18k, 1876-79 set to 2m, 1911 to 5m, 1911 Birthday set...

    GERMAN STATES - BAVARIA 1850-1920 FINE USED COLLECTION with shades on a full set of Lighthouse hingeless pages, inc 1850-58 set to 18k, plus 9k plate flaw Michel 5 PF IV, 1914-151862 set to 18k, 1867-68 set, 1870-73 to 18k, 1876-79 set to 2m, 1911 to 5m, 1911 Birthday set...

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  • EL SALVADOR - 1867-1980's SPECIALIST'S VAST COLLECTION/ACCUMULATION of mint (some modern issues never hinged) and used stamps stuffed onto manila stock pages & in packets in five binders, inc plenty of postmark interest, plating possibilities, proofs, errors, imperfs, imperf between pairs, various surcharges & overprints etc. Note 1879 to 20c...

    EL SALVADOR - 1867-1980's SPECIALIST'S VAST COLLECTION/ACCUMULATION of mint (some modern issues never hinged) and used stamps stuffed onto manila stock pages & in packets in five binders, inc plenty of postmark interest, plating possibilities, proofs, errors, imperfs, imperf between pairs, various surcharges & overprints etc. Note 1879 to 20c...

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  • JAPAN - 1946-54 SPECTACULAR COLLECTION ON SCOTT SPECIALTY ALBUM PAGES A lovely clean mint or used collection which includes for example: 1947 Sapporo and Kyoto mini-sheets NHM, 1947 Railway mini-sheet NHM, 1947 Athletics set mint, 1948 Hokusai mini-sheet mint, 1948 Tokyo, Aomori, and Kumamoto mini-sheets mint, 1948-49 defin range with...

    JAPAN - 1946-54 SPECTACULAR COLLECTION ON SCOTT SPECIALTY ALBUM PAGES A lovely clean mint or used collection which includes for example: 1947 Sapporo and Kyoto mini-sheets NHM, 1947 Railway mini-sheet NHM, 1947 Athletics set mint, 1948 Hokusai mini-sheet mint, 1948 Tokyo, Aomori, and Kumamoto mini-sheets mint, 1948-49 defin range with...

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  • COOK ISLANDS - 1892-1961 MINT COLLECTION neatly presented on album pages, includes 1892 Federation complete set  with some white & toned paper examples,1893-1900 P.12 x 11½ set from 1d blue to 10d with shades, P.11 range with all values, 1899

    COOK ISLANDS - 1892-1961 MINT COLLECTION neatly presented on album pages, includes 1892 Federation complete set with some white & toned paper examples,1893-1900 P.12 x 11½ set from 1d blue to 10d with shades, P.11 range with all values, 1899 "ONE HALF PENNY" surcharge, 1901 1d brown with Crown ovpt,...

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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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