From Senegal in the West to Somalia in the East and from Tunisia in the North down to South Africa this magnificent continent offers stamp collectors so much. The splendid old stamps produced for the Belgian, British, French, Italian & Portuguese colonies contrast wonderfully against the spectacular issues from Independent Algeria and Angola through to Zambia & Zimbabwe richly enhanced by the vibrant colours and amazing wildlife so beloved of philatelists. Africa’s first stamps were the Cape of Good Hope 1853 1d and 4d triangulars, such novelties were these early ‘labels’ that a sack of them was raffled and on returning to London the winner sold his prize to a young Stanley Gibbons who built his new business from them! From its darkest corners we might find the issues of the Belgian Congo and from its brightest perhaps Nelson Mandela’s joyful 1994 Presidential Inauguration set.
We offer African stamps, African stamp collections, complete African stamp sets, errors & varieties, proofs, essays, postal history and covers including first day covers for this area. Philatelists should regularly visit this page as our auction lots constantly change so whether you are searching for rare stamps, classic stamps, postmarks & cancellations, specialised collections, estate boxes and anything related to stamp collecting and filling your stamp albums - just keep your eye on us!
Sandafayre are highly respected as the leading expert and the global authority in the field of rare stamps, highly collectable stamps, postal history, collections and entire estates of collectables. We have stamps for sale from Great Britain, The Commonwealth and countries worldwide. Sandafayre buys stamp collections and are philatelic auctioneers. We sell stamps to philatelists and stamp dealers from all over the world. Sandafayre holds online stamp auctions every week, and we also hold public auctions of stamps and stamp collections.
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