List of entities that have issued postage stamps (M–Z)

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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.

Besides the period of which stamps were issued in the name of a particular entity, the list under that entity also bears any other name in which stamps had been issued for territory, name of any other entity which had had its stamps used in that territory, or new names which had subsequently replaced the name of that entity, together with their respective periods.

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.

Macao/Macau[edit]

  • Macao, Republica Portuguesa 1884 – 1999
  • Macau, China 1999 -

Macedonia[edit]

Madagascar and Dependencies[edit]

Madeira[edit]

Malagasy Republic[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Maldive Islands[edit]

Mali Republic[edit]

Malta[edit]

Marshall Islands[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Micronesia, Federated States of[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Mozambique Territories[edit]

Nagorno–Karabakh[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Natal[edit]

Nauru[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands (kingdom of the Netherlands)[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

* British claims with postal services formally assigned to the New Zealand Post Office

Nicaragua[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Nigerian Territories[edit]

Niuafo'ou[edit]

Niue[edit]

Norfolk Island[edit]

Norway[edit]

Obock[edit]

See Djibouti

Oman[edit]

Orange River Colony[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Palau[edit]

Palestine[edit]

Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Penrhyn[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Pitcairn Islands[edit]

Plebiscite Issues[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Poland 1918 –
  • Poland (Russian Province) 1860 – 1863

Polish Post Abroad[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Portuguese Colonies[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Ras Al Khaimah[edit]

See United Arab Emirates

Rhineland Palatinate[edit]

See Germany

Rhodesia[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Turkish postoffices
  • Foreign postoffices
  • Moldavia 1858 – 1862
  • Moldo-Wallachia 1862 – 1865
  • Romania 1865 –
  • Bessarabia 1941-1945
  • Bucovyna 1941-1945
  • Transistria 1941-1945

Romanian Post Abroad[edit]

Russia[edit]

  • Russia 1992 –
  • Russia (pre-Soviet) 1858 – 1923
  • Turkish postoffices (Batum)
  • British Occupation (Batum)

Russian Civil War Issues[edit]

Russian Post Abroad[edit]

Saar[edit]

  • Saargebeit, Sarre (Plebiscite) 1920 – 1935
  • Saar (Allied Occupation) 1947 – 1957
  • Saar (German Federal Republic state) 1957 – 1959

See Germany

Samoa[edit]

  • Samoa 1982 –
  • Samoa (Kingdom) 1877 – 1900
  • Samoa (New Zealand Administration) 1914 – 1935
  • Samoa I Sisifo 1958 – 1982
  • Western Samoa 1935 – 1958

San Marino[edit]

Sao Tome e Principe[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Serbian Post Abroad[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Sharjah[edit]

See United Arab Emirates

Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

  • Slovakia 1993 –
  • Slovakia (Autonomous State) 1939 – 1945

Slovenia[edit]

  • Slovenia 1991 –
  • Slovenia (Provincial Issues) 1919 – 1921

Solomon Islands[edit]

Somalia[edit]

British Somaliland[edit]

Oltre Juba[edit]

Italian Somaliland[edit]

  • Benadir 1903 – 1905

South Africa[edit]

South African Homelands[edit]

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands[edit]

South Sudan[edit]

Sovereign Military Order of Malta[edit]

Spain[edit]

Spanish Colonies[edit]

Spanish Post Abroad[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

St Helena[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

  • Swaziland 1933 –
  • Swaziland (Provisional Government) 1889 – 1894

Sweden[edit]

Swiss Cantonal Issues[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

  • Turkish Postoffices
  • Military occupation issues

– British occupation – French occupation

Taiwan[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Thrace[edit]

Thuringia[edit]

  • Thuringia (German Allied Occupation Russian Zone) 1945–1946

See Germany

Tibet[edit]

  • Tibet 1912 – 1959
  • Tibet (Chinese Post Offices) 1911 – 1912

Timor Leste (East Timor)[edit]

Togo[edit]

  • Togo 1957 –
  • Togo (Anglo – French Occupation) 1914 – 1919

Tokelau[edit]

Tonga[edit]

Transvaal[edit]

Trieste[edit]

  • Trieste (AMG) 1947 – 1954
  • Trieste (Yugoslav Military Government) 1948 – 1954

Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Trucial States[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • Angora 1920 – 1923
  • Turkey 1863 –
    • Ottoman Empire issues 1863 – 1923
    • Republic issues 1923 –
  • Foreign Post Offices in the Turkish Empire
  • Turkish Post Offices abroad

Turkmenistan[edit]

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Umm Al Qiwain[edit]

See United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United Nations[edit]

United States of America[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

US Post Abroad[edit]

USSR[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Vanuatu[edit]

Vatican City[edit]

Venezia Giulia and Istria[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Windward Islands[edit]

World Service Authority[edit]

According to Garry Davis, the World Government Stamps helped to convey thousands of letters between China and Taiwan in the early 1980s.[1][2]

Württemberg[edit]

See Germany

Yemen[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

  • Bosnian Serb Republic 1992 –
  • Croatia (Yugoslav Regional Issue) 1945 only
  • Montenegro (Yugoslav Regional Issues) 1945 only
  • Serbia (Yugoslav Regional Issues) 1944 – 1946
  • Serbia and Montenegro 2003 – 2006
  • Slovenia (Yugoslav Regional Issues) 1945 – 1946
  • Yugoslav Government in Exile 1943 – 1945
  • Yugoslavia 1944 –
  • Yugoslavia (Democratic Federation) 1944 – 1945
  • Yugoslavia (Kingdom) 1929 – 1941

Zululand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://worldservice.org/cat.html?s=4#stamps World Service Authority catalog
  2. ^ http://www.onefilms.com/garry-davis-herald-tribune-quixotic-quest-article.php International Herald Tribune, December 5, 2001

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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