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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...

  • MACAU - 1985 Camoes Museum set in four se-tenant strips of four, SG 606/609, with these within a complete sheetlet of 16, Michel 536/539 Bogen, never hinged mint.

    MACAU - 1985 Camoes Museum set in four se-tenant strips of four, SG 606/609, with these within a complete sheetlet of 16, Michel 536/539 Bogen, never hinged mint.

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  • NEPAL - 1927-30 Redrawn (plate II) 1a imperf (SG 42/42a, Scott 29A/29Ab, Hellrigl 44/44d) - telegraphically used COMPLETE SHEETS OF 64 STAMPS in grey-blue, deep blue and black-blue. Scarce group! ( 3 sheets = 192 stamps)

    NEPAL - 1927-30 Redrawn (plate II) 1a imperf (SG 42/42a, Scott 29A/29Ab, Hellrigl 44/44d) - telegraphically used COMPLETE SHEETS OF 64 STAMPS in grey-blue, deep blue and black-blue. Scarce group! ( 3 sheets = 192 stamps)

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Stamp Collections


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

  • UNITED STATES - POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS SIX VOLUME COLLECTION of postal history & assorted covers, we see First Day covers, Airmails incl. First Flight covers, postal stationery postcards or envelopes, many are uprated, some unused items, quantity of more modern commercial mail, saved for their frankings, two large 1911...

    UNITED STATES - POSTAL HISTORY & COVERS SIX VOLUME COLLECTION of postal history & assorted covers, we see First Day covers, Airmails incl. First Flight covers, postal stationery postcards or envelopes, many are uprated, some unused items, quantity of more modern commercial mail, saved for their frankings, two large 1911...

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  • GENERAL SECTION - SPECTACULAR STOCK CARDS SHIRTBOX STASH all period worldwide mint and used on numerous stock cards. Sets, part sets, many better values and some miniature sheets. On brief inspection can see good Italy and Colonies, France and Colonies, Germany, British Commonwealth, and much more. Enormous catalogue value. See...

    GENERAL SECTION - SPECTACULAR STOCK CARDS SHIRTBOX STASH all period worldwide mint and used on numerous stock cards. Sets, part sets, many better values and some miniature sheets. On brief inspection can see good Italy and Colonies, France and Colonies, Germany, British Commonwealth, and much more. Enormous catalogue value. See...

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  • PORTUGAL - 1931 - 1971 EXTENSIVE COLLECTION - PLENTY OF GOOD SETS Good mint and used collection on album pages, mostly complete sets with all the better issues from the 1940s and 1950s. Includes 1931 Nuno Alvares set used, 1938 Wine Congress mint, 1941 Costumes, 1945 Carmona set mint, 1946...

    PORTUGAL - 1931 - 1971 EXTENSIVE COLLECTION - PLENTY OF GOOD SETS Good mint and used collection on album pages, mostly complete sets with all the better issues from the 1940s and 1950s. Includes 1931 Nuno Alvares set used, 1938 Wine Congress mint, 1941 Costumes, 1945 Carmona set mint, 1946...

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  • GENERAL SECTION - BRITISH ASIA COLLECTION MINT & USED KGVI plus mostly early period QEII issues presented on album pages, briefly we see Ceylon with most additional perfs of KGVI defins mint & used, Hong Kong with KGVI defins to $5 mint, $10 used, plus range of QEII defins used,...

    GENERAL SECTION - BRITISH ASIA COLLECTION MINT & USED KGVI plus mostly early period QEII issues presented on album pages, briefly we see Ceylon with most additional perfs of KGVI defins mint & used, Hong Kong with KGVI defins to $5 mint, $10 used, plus range of QEII defins used,...

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  • BURMA - JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1942-4 VERY FINE USED COLLECTION neatly displayed on written up album pages, this superb collection covers Japanese Army Administration issues, this fastidious collector also added attractive covers to enhance the collection, we begin with the 1942 1a Yano Sitza seal issue on cover plus issued stamp,...

    BURMA - JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1942-4 VERY FINE USED COLLECTION neatly displayed on written up album pages, this superb collection covers Japanese Army Administration issues, this fastidious collector also added attractive covers to enhance the collection, we begin with the 1942 1a Yano Sitza seal issue on cover plus issued stamp,...

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Stamp-Cam!

  • Why Do I Do This? Why Do I Do This?

    Every couple of weeks I write about stamp collecting. Occasionally I write about my working life because it’s simply fun, or I might invite you to try your hand at one of our stamp competitions. Often it can be an article about a stamp or area of philately which we...

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