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Rare Stamps Gallery

Welcome to our Rare Stamps Gallery! Here you will find some of the most rare stamps in the world. 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 weekly 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 weekly 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...

  • FRENCH COLONIES - MAURITANIA 1906 local Boghe cover franked 25c (fault) and 35c ovptd with

    FRENCH COLONIES - MAURITANIA 1906 local Boghe cover franked 25c (fault) and 35c ovptd with "T" in triangle, postage dues. 35c is unlisted in Yvert or Maury but to the same addressee and with the same cancellations as illustrated on page 540 of Maury Africa catalogue. Signed and rare.

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  • ST VINCENT - 1869 no watermark 1s indigo, SG 13, fine mint.

    ST VINCENT - 1869 no watermark 1s indigo, SG 13, 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!

  • GREAT BRITAIN - GB SORTER CARTON includes much that is useful such as 1883-4 Lilac & Greens complete to 1s, used 1887-1900 Jubilee set, EDVII 2s6d, 5s & 10s used, good range of KGV incl. re-engraved Seahorses set, mint 1948 RSW, ranges of Guernsey & Jersey, mint 1900 1s green...

    GREAT BRITAIN - GB SORTER CARTON includes much that is useful such as 1883-4 Lilac & Greens complete to 1s, used 1887-1900 Jubilee set, EDVII 2s6d, 5s & 10s used, good range of KGV incl. re-engraved Seahorses set, mint 1948 RSW, ranges of Guernsey & Jersey, mint 1900 1s green...

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  • GERMANY - 1919-1923 HIGHLY SPECIALISED COLLECTION - FINE MINT, MANY NEVER HINGED  fascinating lot, carefully identified by Michel numbers with many better shades, varieties, blocks, booklet panes, coils, offsets, marginal markings, HAN-numbers pairs/strips, plate flaws, se-tenants, encapsulated stamp currency with adverts, varieties, most better varieties & shades are expertised. Almost...

    GERMANY - 1919-1923 HIGHLY SPECIALISED COLLECTION - FINE MINT, MANY NEVER HINGED fascinating lot, carefully identified by Michel numbers with many better shades, varieties, blocks, booklet panes, coils, offsets, marginal markings, HAN-numbers pairs/strips, plate flaws, se-tenants, encapsulated stamp currency with adverts, varieties, most better varieties & shades are expertised. Almost...

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  • UNITED STATES - LARGE UNRULY ACCUMULATION. A large carton crammed with stock pages, packets, small boxes & stock books with mostly used stamps, inc some earlier issues but the strength is in 20th Century inc 1909 2c Lincoln & 2c Alaska (x3) imperf used, 1918 & 1923 Air sets used,...

    UNITED STATES - LARGE UNRULY ACCUMULATION. A large carton crammed with stock pages, packets, small boxes & stock books with mostly used stamps, inc some earlier issues but the strength is in 20th Century inc 1909 2c Lincoln & 2c Alaska (x3) imperf used, 1918 & 1923 Air sets used,...

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  • K.U.T. - 1938-54 perf 13 x 12½ issues very fine mint with 5c, 10c (both colours), 25c, 50c (with dot), 50c (dot removed), 1s (both shades) and 3s, plus £1 perf 14 (ordinary paper) and £1 perf 12½. (11 stamps)

    K.U.T. - 1938-54 perf 13 x 12½ issues very fine mint with 5c, 10c (both colours), 25c, 50c (with dot), 50c (dot removed), 1s (both shades) and 3s, plus £1 perf 14 (ordinary paper) and £1 perf 12½. (11 stamps)

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  • PARAGUAY - 1870 TO 1975 ALL DIFFERENT COLLECTION on printed pages in a New Age spring back album. An attractive mixed mint & used range of issues inc a wealth of complete sets & many full and nearly full pages inc strong definitive & commemorative ranges, Welfare sets etc, plus...

    PARAGUAY - 1870 TO 1975 ALL DIFFERENT COLLECTION on printed pages in a New Age spring back album. An attractive mixed mint & used range of issues inc a wealth of complete sets & many full and nearly full pages inc strong definitive & commemorative ranges, Welfare sets etc, plus...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • My First Day in the Philately Business My First Day in the Philately Business

    My First Day in the Philately Business I had landed the ‘Saturday Job’ at a stamp shop by first asking for advice on identifying a Cape of Good Hope 4d blue triangular stamp, then I asked if they had a Saturday position that might suit a 15 year old schoolboy?

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