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Rare Stamps Gallery

Welcome to our Rare Stamps Gallery! Here you will find some of the most rare and valuable stamps from around 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 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 Auction

Highlights


    We offer thousands of items for sale, here are just a few of our favourites...

  • GREAT BRITAIN - 1912 1d scarlet- vermilion Die 2, wmk Crown, SG Spec N11(6), never hinged mint. Copy of Philatelic Expertising (Great Britain) Ltd certificate of original block accompanies. Rare.

    GREAT BRITAIN - 1912 1d scarlet- vermilion Die 2, wmk Crown, SG Spec N11(6), never hinged mint. Copy of Philatelic Expertising (Great Britain) Ltd certificate of original block accompanies. Rare.

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  • COLOMBIA - 1932 ZEPPELIN FLIGHT. 1932 (29 Sep) cover bearing an interesting mixed franking of RIBON (Colombian private company), Colombia and Brazil stamps, tied by

    COLOMBIA - 1932 ZEPPELIN FLIGHT. 1932 (29 Sep) cover bearing an interesting mixed franking of RIBON (Colombian private company), Colombia and Brazil stamps, tied by "Conducto Ribon / Cali", "Cali" & "Rio de Janeiro" cds's, with blue 8th Zeppelin Flight "Servicio Aereo Transatlantico" & green boxed "Por Avion Correo Aero Mancomun" cachets alongside and three transit marks inc "Friedrichshafen" Zeppelin machine pmk on reverse. With a H.W.Sieger photo-certificate.

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Stamp Collections


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

  • SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1864 - 1904 Fresh mint collection of Seated Hope and Ed VII issues including 1864 1d carmine red, 1874 1d on 1s green (2),  1882 1d rose red (2), 1882 Halfpenny surch, 1891 2½d surch shades (3), 2½d sage,...

    SOUTH AFRICA - COLONIES & REPUBLICS - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1864 - 1904 Fresh mint collection of Seated Hope and Ed VII issues including 1864 1d carmine red, 1874 1d on 1s green (2), 1882 1d rose red (2), 1882 Halfpenny surch, 1891 2½d surch shades (3), 2½d sage,...

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  • CHINA - BOOKLETS 1980 - 2011 Complete collection of issues for the period (Numbered 1 - 47), SG SB10 - 50, all very fine and fresh, complete booklets. (47 items)

    CHINA - BOOKLETS 1980 - 2011 Complete collection of issues for the period (Numbered 1 - 47), SG SB10 - 50, all very fine and fresh, complete booklets. (47 items)

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  • CHINA - 1960 - 1980 SUPERB 3 VOLUME MINT COLLECTION Extensive collection of complete never hinged mint sets in 3 Lindner printed albums incl Sino Soviet Treaty, Birth of Lenin, Liberation of Czecoslovakia, Pig Breeding, Liberation of Korea, Birth of Engels, Completion of Great Hall, 1961 Paris Commune, Military Museum,...

    CHINA - 1960 - 1980 SUPERB 3 VOLUME MINT COLLECTION Extensive collection of complete never hinged mint sets in 3 Lindner printed albums incl Sino Soviet Treaty, Birth of Lenin, Liberation of Czecoslovakia, Pig Breeding, Liberation of Korea, Birth of Engels, Completion of Great Hall, 1961 Paris Commune, Military Museum,...

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  • BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY - 1971-2005 MAGNIFICENT NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION in an expensive boxed album, appears to be a COMPLETE run with sets and miniature sheets from the 1971 decimal surcharge set through to 2005 Halley Research Station set, includes for example 1971 Treaty set, 1973 Explorerers defin set (plus...

    BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY - 1971-2005 MAGNIFICENT NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION in an expensive boxed album, appears to be a COMPLETE run with sets and miniature sheets from the 1971 decimal surcharge set through to 2005 Halley Research Station set, includes for example 1971 Treaty set, 1973 Explorerers defin set (plus...

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  • GREAT BRITAIN - 1912-22 ROYAL CYPHER CONTROL NUMBERS 1s bistres (SG 395/96) control singles - a complete run except for

    GREAT BRITAIN - 1912-22 ROYAL CYPHER CONTROL NUMBERS 1s bistres (SG 395/96) control singles - a complete run except for "E 14" (one of each control number, imperf or perf), including "K 17" perf, generally fine/very fine mint. (22 stamps)

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Birds on Stamps Birds on Stamps

    BIRDS ON STAMPS A UNIQUELY COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF COLLECTIONS. Topical collecting can be rewarding, it’s certainly a feat to locate stamps bearing the same particular ‘thematic’ designs from SEVERAL HUNDRED different countries & colonies than to attempt, in the usual fashion, to hunt down stamps from just one place!

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