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[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 1 January 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 31 December 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]

Russian Empire[edit]

RSFSR[edit]

  • 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 tête-bêche block (1922) – 7,500-ruble blue, horizontal watermark, gutter tête-bêche block of four; possibly unique
  • 70r Red Army Soldier error (1922) – 70-ruble perforated 12.5 or imperforate orange red error; position 72 in part of the issue; 4 imperforate specimens known

Soviet Union[edit]

The 1932 Personalised Kartonka

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]

References[edit]

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