It should surprise no one that birds depicted on stamps is one of the most popular topics amongst thematic stamp collectors. Birds have fascinated humans for thousands of years and it is gratifying that such energy is devoted to their protection around so much of the world. Whilst Switzerland’s 1845 “Basel Dove” may be the first ‘proper’ bird stamp (we shall not count the partial eagle on Geneva’s coat of arms) and almost certainly the most valuable the joy of stamps depicting birds is indeed the image itself and as any good ornithologist will tell you, there is nothing more beautiful than the simplest sparrow (other than perhaps if it’s on a stamp!)
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.