List of entities that have issued postage stamps (F–L)

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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.

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.

Falkland Islands[edit]

Falkland Islands Dependencies[edit]

Faroe Islands[edit]

  • Faroe Islands (British Occupation during WWII)
  • Faroe Islands 1975 –

Fiji[edit]

Finland[edit]

Finnish Post Abroad[edit]

Fiume[edit]

France[edit]

French Colonies[edit]

French Post Offices Abroad[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Georgia 1993 –
  • Georgia (pre-Soviet) 1919–1923

German Colonies[edit]

German Post Abroad[edit]

German States[edit]

Germany[edit]

Germany (Allied Occupation)[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Gibraltar[edit]

Gilbert and Ellice Islands[edit]

Greece[edit]

Greek Post Abroad[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Guinea–Bissau[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Indian Convention States[edit]

Indian Native States[edit]

Indian Overseas Forces[edit]

Indo–China[edit]

Indo–Chinese Post in China[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

International Organisations[edit]

Ionian Islands[edit]

Iran[edit]

  • Iran 1935 –
  • Persian Socialist Republic 1919-1921
  • Persia 1868–1935

Iraq[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Isö[edit]

  • Isö (A Swedish local post)

Israel[edit]

Italian Colonies[edit]

Italian Post Abroad[edit]

Italian States[edit]

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Japanese Post Abroad[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Korea[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

  • Greater Lebanon 1924–1926
  • Lebanon 1924 –

Leeward Islands[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Liechtenstein[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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
  • Rimeco S.A. / Switzerland, "Stamp Catalogue of Libya from 1942" and "Stamp Catalogue of Libyan Jamahiriya"

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