List of postage stamps

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This is a list of postage stamps that are especially notable in some way, often due to antiquity or a postage stamp error. Among the best-known stamps are:


Current political entities[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

China, People's Republic of[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Honduras[edit]

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Libya[edit]

  • "Khadafi" 1986 – Ordinary set of 12 stamps; error in design resulted in its withdraw from circulation hours after being issued on January 1, 1986
  • "Khadafi Prize" 1994 – Minisheet of 16 stamps; errors in design resulted in them not being released and instead substituted with a correct minisheet on December 31, 1994

Malta[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

The Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Cap de bour – Issued by the principality of Moldavia in 1858

Russia[edit]

  • Tiflis stamp (ru) (Tiflis unique) (1857) – One of the rarest Russian stamp issued in Tiflis, Georgia; only three specimens known.
  • First Russian stamp (ru) (1857).
  • Three pearls (ru) (1908) – A very rare Russian stamp with "Three pears" design; 15-20 specimens may exist.
  • Consular poltinnik (ru) (1922) – A rare 50-kopeck Russian consular tax stamp with Air Post and 1,200m overprint; estimated 50-75 specimens in existence. Overprint type IV occurs only twice per setting of 25, hence only four can exist.
  • R.S.F.S.R. Definitives tete-beche block (1922) – 7,500r blue, horizontal watermark, gutter tete-beche block of four. Possibly unique.
  • Red Army man (ru) (1922) – 70 rouble perforated 12.5 or imperforate orange red. Position 72 in part of the issue; 4 imperforate specimens known.
  • Soviet Air Post "Wide 5" surcharged (1924) – A surcharge of 10k on 5r green type II, basic stamp wide "5", complete pane of 25. Unique.
  • Limonka (postage stamp) (ru) (1925) – 15 kopek yellow, "Peasant", Gold Standard issue, if in mint condition.
  • Aspidka (ru) (1931) – A very rare Soviet stamp, especially if imperforate; 24 imperforate specimens known.
  • Personalized Kartonka (ru) (1932) – "All Soviet Philatelic Exhibition" in Moscow, souvenir sheet of four on thick card, with three line overprint "To the best shock worker of the All Russian Philatelic Society - President of the Moscow Philatelic Organization E.M. Nurk". 25 were issued.
  • Levanevsky with overprint (ru) (1935) – San Francisco inverted surcharge with small Cyrillic "f". Possibly unique. See also Overprint#Commemorative overprints.
  • Green souvenir sheet (ru) (1964) – Plate error (asymmetric star) of the first Soviet numbered Tokyo Olympic souvenir sheet.

South Africa[edit]

Sweden[edit]

  • Treskilling Yellow - Unique error, world's record auction sales price for a postage stamp.

Switzerland[edit]

Uganda[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Falkland Islands[edit]

Gibraltar[edit]

United States[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Former political entities[edit]

British Guiana[edit]

Ceylon[edit]

  • Dull Rose – A 4 pence denomination issued on 23 April 1859, considered the most valuable stamp of Ceylon

Confederate States of America[edit]

  • CSA #10 – Rarest Confederate Stamp

Kingdom of Hawaii[edit]

State of Buenos Aires[edit]

Western Australia (British colony)[edit]

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