List of entities that have issued postage stamps (A–E)

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This is a list of entities that have issued postage stamps at some point since stamps were introduced in 1840. The list includes any kind of governmental entity or officially approved organisation that has issued distinctive types of stamp for postal purposes. These include post offices in foreign countries and postal services organised by military occupations, international organisations, colonies, provinces, city-states and some revolutionary movements. The list includes members of the Universal Postal Union that are also listed at postal organisations.

Many of these entities are historic and some were very short-lived indeed. Philatelists and stamp collectors often refer to the entities that no longer issue stamps as dead countries.

The dates are the generally agreed-upon dates of first and last stamp issues. "Date of issue" is taken to mean the date when a particular type or variation was first issued but its usage would often continue for many years. For example, although an entity may have issued its last stamp in 1951, actual usage may have continued until 1960: in that case, 1951 is the last stamp issue date.

The list has a short to medium term purpose for Wikipedia:WikiProject Philately in that it identifies the country surveys which the project aims to introduce.

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List[edit]

The list has been comprehensively revised to include extra entities and to direct the links away from the country articles to the (proposed) philatelic articles.

Aden Protectorate States[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Aitutaki[edit]

Åland Islands[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • Albania 1913 –
  • Ottoman Empire issues 1870 – 1913
  • Foreign Post offices in Albania
  • Occupation issues

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

Antarctic Territories[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Argentine Territories[edit]

Armenia[edit]

  • Armenia (pre–Soviet) 1919 – 1923
  • Armenia 1992 –

Ascension[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Austrian Post Abroad[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Azores[edit]

  • Azores (Acores) 1980 –
  • Azores (Portuguese Colonial Issues) 1868 – 1931

Azores Territories[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belarus[edit]

  • People's Republic of Belarus 1923
  • Belarus 1992 –

Belgian Post Abroad[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

Benin[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 1993 –
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ottoman Empire) before 1878
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Austro–Hungarian Empire) 1878 – 1918
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Provincial Issues) 1918 – 1921
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslav Regional Issues) 1945 only
  • Croatian Posts in Bosnia 1992 – 1996

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

British Antarctic Territory[edit]

British East Africa[edit]

British Guiana[edit]

British Post Abroad[edit]

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgarian Territories[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burma[edit]

Cameroun[edit]

Canada[edit]

Canadian Provinces[edit]

Canal Zone[edit]

Cape of Good Hope[edit]

Cape Verde Islands[edit]

Cayman Islands[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Chinese Provinces[edit]

People's Republic of China Regional Issues[edit]

Christmas Island[edit]

Cilicia[edit]

Cocos (Keeling) Islands[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Colombian Territories[edit]

Comoro Islands[edit]

Congo[edit]

Cook Islands[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Crete[edit]

Croatia[edit]

  • Croatia 1991 –
  • Croatia (Provincial Issues) 1918 – 1921
  • Croatia (Semi–Autonomous State) 1941 – 1945
  • Sremsko Baranjska Oblast (Croatia) 1995 – 1997
  • Srpska Krajina (Croatia) 1993 – 1995

Cuba[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Danzig[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia (Abyssinia)[edit]

  • Ethiopia 1894 –
  • Etiopia (Italian occupation) 1936

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. A. Pappadopulo, Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue of China and Treaty Ports, Second Edition, Shanghai, Stephens Stamp. Co., 1933, p. 42

Bibliography[edit]

  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, Europe and Colonies 1970, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1969
  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, various catalogues
  • Stuart Rossiter & John Flower, The Stamp Atlas, W H Smith, 1989
  • XLCR Stamp Finder and Collector's Dictionary, Thomas Cliffe Ltd, c.1960

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