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Worldwide Stamp Identifier

This on-line identifier should be useful to any philatelist. It was compiled from 10 different sources. To make your search easier, you may use the "FIND" command within your browser (usually under the "VIEW" drop-down box). Otherwise, click on the first letter of the word you're looking for, or simply scroll down. Also check out our companion listing of bogus issues.

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Last updated May 24, 2003.

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A (back to top)

A. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Architect].

A.B. (overprint on stamps of Russia): Far Eastern Republic (1923).

ABASI (currency): Afghanistan.

A BETALE-PORTOMAERKE: Norway, postage dues.

ABLOSUNG: Prussian local officials.

ABNA ПOYRA: (overprint): Russia, airmails.

ABNO ПOЧTOBЯ: Russia, airmails.

A.C.C.P.: Azerbaijan.

A CERTO (overprint): Peru- Ancachs (1884).

ACO Hbi ATPAD: White Russia.

ACORES: Azores.

ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL: Great Britain, officials.

A.E.F.: French Equatorial Africa.

AEПTA: Epirus.

AFFRANCHI AINSI-FATUE FIGURINE (overprint): Madagascar or Diego Suarez used during stamp shortage (speculative) [Postage Paid Thus Low Values Scarce].

AFFRANCHts (overprint precancel in France, Morocco, Andorra, Monaco): officials for government mail.

AFGHAN: Afghanistan.

AFGHANES: Afghanistan.

AFRICA CORREIOS: Portuguese Africa.

AFRICA OCCIDENTAL ESPANOLA: Spanish West Africa.

AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA: Italian East Africa.

AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE (overprint on stamps of Gabon): French Equaitorial Africa.

AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE (overprint on stamps of Middle Congo): French Equatorial Africa.

AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE (overprint with bars): French Equatorial Africa.

AFRIOUE EQUATORIALE GABON: Gabon.

AFRIQUE FRANCAISE COMBATTANTE: French Equatorial Africa, semipostals.

AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE: French West Africa.

AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL DE KANDAHAR: Afghanistan.

A.G. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Attorney General].

A.H. PD. (overprint on stamps of Azores): Angra, Horta, Ponta Delgada (1906).

AIDEZ LES TUBERCULEUX (surtax overprint): Tunisia, semipostals.

AITUTAKI (overprint on stamps of Cook Islands): Aitutaki.

AITUTAKI (overprint on stamps of New Zealand): Aitutaki.

AJANLAS (overprint): Hungary, registration stamps (1946).

Ajl.1, Ajl.2 (overprint): Hungary, registration stamps (1946).

ALAOUITES (overprint on stamps of France): Alaouites.

ALAOUITES (overprint on stamps of Syria): Alaouites.

ALBANIA (overprint on stamps of Italy): Italy- Offices in Turkey- Albania (1902-7).

ALBANIE CENTRALE: Central Albania (1915).

ALCANCE Y.U.H.: Uruguay, late fee stamps.

ALEXANDRIE: France- Offices in Egypt- Alexandria.

ALFABETIZACION (overprint): Ecuador, adult education propoganda.

ALLEMAGNE DUITSCHLAND (overprint): Germany- Belgian occupation (1919-21).

ALLIED MILITARY POSTAGE: Germany- Allied military government (1945-6).

A.M. (overprint): Greece [Axia Metalliki (value in coin)].

AMBULANTE LAQUINTINIE (overprint): Camerouns, semipostal.

A.M.G.-F.T.T. (overprint on stamps of Italy): Trieste (1947-54).

A.M.G.-V.G. (overprint): Italy- Allied occupation of Venezia Giulia (1945-7).

A M POST: Germany- Allied military government (1945-6).

AMSTERDAO (overprint): Portugal, private overprint to send Olympic athletes to Amsterdam.

AMTLICH ERPFFNET BURCH DIE K.W. POSTDIRECTION: German States-Wurttemberg , return letter stamps.

AMTLICHER VERKEHR: German States-Wurttemberg , officials.

AMЧPCKAЯ OБЛACTAHЯ: Far Eastern Republic.

ANDORRA (overprint on stamps of Spain): Andorra- Spanish sector.

ANDORRE (overprint on stamps of France): Andorra- French sector.

ANHAPA DINERA (currency): Yugoslavia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia.

ANNA (currency): British East Africa, India, Indian States, Mesopotamia, Zanzibar, Pakistan.

ANNA (currency surcharged on French stamps): France- Offices in Zanzibar.

ANNA (currency surcharged on stamps of Great Britain): Muscat & Oman.

ANTIOQIUIA: Colombia- Antioquia (1868-1904).

A.O. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Audit Office].

A.O. (overprint on stamps of Congo): German East Africa- Belgian occupation (1918)[Afrique Orientale (East Africa)].

A.O.F. (overprint on stamps of France): French West Africa, semipostals 1945) [Afrique Occidentale Francaise (French West Africa)].

A.O.I. (overprint on stamps of Italy): Italian East Africa, postage dues (1941).

A PAYER: Luxembourg [to be paid].

A PAYER TE BETALEN: Belgium.

A PAYER TE BETALEN: Belgium, Belgian Congo, postage dues.

A PERCEVOIR: Belgium, France, French Colonies [To Collect].

APURIMAC: Peru- Apurimac- Chilean occupation (1885).

A.R.: Colombia, Panama, Chile [Aviso de Recepcion (Advice of Receipt)].

ARCHIPEL DES COMORES: Comoro Islands.

A RECEBER: Portugal, Portuguese Colonies, postage dues [To Be Received].

AREQUIPA: Peru- Arequipa- Chilean occupation (1881).

ARMENWET (overprint): Netherlands and colonies, officials [Poor Regulations].

ARMY OFFICIAL (overprint): Great Britain, officials (1896-1904).

ARMY OFFICIAL (overprint): Sudan, officials (1905).

ARTS FESTIVAL ST. KITTS (overprint): St. Kitts- Nevis (1964).

ARVIZKAROSULTAKNAK KULON (overprint): Hungary (1913) [For the Flood Sufferers, Extra].

ASCENSION (overprint on stamps of St. Helena): Ascension

ASEGURADO: Spanish speaking countries [insured].

ASISTENTA SOCIALA: Romania, postal tax stamps.

ASSICURATO: Italian speaking countries [insured].

ASSISTENCIA- D. L. no. 72 (overprint): Timor, social welfare.

ASSISTENCIA NACIONAL AOS TUBURCULOSES- PORTE FRANCO: Portugal, franchise stamps [National Assistance for Tuberculosis].

ASSISTENCIA PUBLICA: Portuguese India and Mozambique, postal tax stamps [Public Assistance].

ASUNCION (underprint): Paraguay, officials for 350th anniversary of the capital (1886).

A&T (overprint on French Colonies): Annam and Tonkin.

AT BETALE: Norway, postage dues [To Pay].

ATT(S) (currency surcharges on stamps of Siam): Thailand (1893-1908).

AUNUS (overprint on stamps of Finland): Russia- Finnish occupation (1919).

AUR (currency): Iceland.

AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY: Australia- Australian Antarctic Territory.

AUTOPAKETTI: Finland, parcel post stamps.

AVION MESSRE TAFARI: Ethiopia, air mails.

AVIONSKA POSTA: Yugoslavia, air mails.

AVISO DE RECEPACION: El Salvador, acknowledgement of receipt stamps.

AVISPORTO MAERKE: Denmark, newspaper stamps sent in bulk to agents or singular non-subscribers.

AVISPORTO MAERKA: Denmark, newspaper stamps.

AVIS DE RECEPCION: El Salvador, acknowledgement of receipt stamps.

AVO(S): : Macao or Timor.

AYACUCHO: Peru- Ayacucho- Chilean occupation (1881).

AYTONOMOΣ: Epirus.

AYUDA EL ECUADOR (overprint): Paraguay, semipostals [help for Ecuador (earthquake victims)].

AZERBAIDJAN: Azerbaijan (1919-22)

A3БAИДЖAЯ: Azerbaijan.

 

B (back to top)

B (in an oval with no country name): Belgium, parcel post stamps.

B (overprint on stamps of Straits Settlements): Bangkok (1882-5).

BADEN: Germany- French military occupation (1947-9).

B.A. ERITREA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Eritrea.

BAGHDAD (overprint on stamps of Turkey): Mesopotamia- British occupation (1917).

BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan- Bahawalpur.

BAHRAIN (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Bahrain (1948-60).

BAHRAIN (overprint on stamps of India): Bahrain (1933-44).

BAHT (currency): Thailand (Siam).

BAJAR PORTO: Indonesia, postage due stamps.

BAMRA: India- Bamra (1888-94).

BANAT BACSKA (overprint): Hungary- Banat issues (1919).

BANI (currency): Romania.

BANI (currency overprint on stamps of Germany): Romania- German occupation (1917-9).

BANI (currency overprint on stamps of Hungary): Romania- Austro-Hungarian occupation (1919).

BARANYA (overprint): Hungary- Serbian occupation (1919).

BARBERIA (overprint): Italy- Offices in Tripoli.

BARBUDA (overprint on stamps of Leeward Islands): Barbuda (1922).

BARCELONA: Spain.

BARWANI: India- Barwani (1921-48).

BASEL: Switzerland- Basel locals (1845).

B.A. SOMALIA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Somalia.

BASUTOLAND (overprint on stamps of South Africa): Basutoland (1945).

BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR (overprint): Philippines- Japanese occupation (1942).

B.A. TRIPOLITANIA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Tripolitania).

BATЧM (overprint on stamps of Russia): Batum.

BAYERN: Bavaria.

BAYR: Bavaria.

B.C.A. (overprint on stamps of Rhodesia): British Central Africa (1891-95).

B.C.M.: Madagascar- British Consular Mail (1884-6).

B.C.O.F.- JAPAN 1946 (overprint): Australia, military stamps [British Commonwealth Occupation Force].

B.D. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Barracks Department].

B. DPTO. ZELAYA: Nicaragua- province of Zelaya (used to prevent currency manipulation).

BECHUANALAND (overprint on stamps of South Africa): Bechuanaland (1945).

BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE (overprint on stamps of Cape of Good Hope): Bechuanaland Protectorate (1899).

BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Bechuanaland Protectorate (1897-1926).

BECПPИ3OPHbIM ЛETЯM: Russia, semipostal.

BEHAEHCKAR: Russia.

BEHДEHCKAЯ Чlb3ДHAЯ ПOЧTA: Russia- Wenden.

BELGIAN EAST AFRICA: Ruanda-Urundi.

BELGIE: Belgium.

BELGIEN (overprint on stamps of Germany): Belgium- German occupation.

BELGIE POSTERIJEN: Belgium (1891-6) [Belgium Post].

BELGIQUE: Belgium.

BELGISCH CONGO: Congo (1910-60).

BELIZE RELIEF FUND (overprint): British Honduras, semipostals (1932) [for hurricane of Sept 1931 relief].

BENADIR: Italian Somaliland (1903-26).

BENGASI- 1 piastre 1 (overprint on stamps of Italy): Italy- Offices in Africa- Tripoli (1901).

BENIN (overprint on stamps of French Colonies): Benin (1892).

BERLIN (overprint): Germany- Berlin- military occupation (1948).

BESA (currency): Benadir.

BESA (overprint): Albania, validity control (1922) [Genuine].

BESETZTES GEBIET NORDFRANKREICH (overprint): France- German occupation (1940).

BEYROUTH (overprint on stamps of France): France- Offices in Turkey- Levant (1905).

BEYROUTH (overprint on stamps of Russia): Russia- Offices in Turkey- Levant (1910).

B.G.: Modena, newspaper stamps [Bollo Gazzette].

B.G. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Botanical Gardens].

B. HПEIPOΣ: Epirus.

BHOPAL: India- Bhopal (1908-49).

BHOR: India- Bhor (1901).

BIAFRA (overprint): Nigeria- revolutionary forces (1968-9).

BICENENAIRE DE PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti.

BIJAWAR: India- Bijawar.

BIJZONDEREVLUCHTEN: Netherlands, airmails.

B.I.O.T. (overprint on stamps of Seychelles): British Indian Ocean Territory (1968).

B.L.P. (overprint): Italy, semipostals used on envelopes with advertisements sold to benefit invalids [Buta Lettera Postali].

B.M. (overprint): South Australia, officials (1868-74) [Bench of Magistrates].

B.M.A. ERITREA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Eritrea (1948) [British Military Administration].

B.M.A. SOMALIA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Somalia (1948) [British Military Administration].

B.M.A. TRIPOLITANIA (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Great Britain- Offices in Africa- Tripolitania (1948) [British Military Administration].

BMA MALAYA (overprint on stamps of Straits Settlements): Malaya (1945-6) [British Military Administration].

B.N.F. CASTELLORIZIO (overprint on stamps of French Offices in Turkey): Castellorizio- French occupation (1920) [Base Navale Francaise].

BOARD OF EDUCATION (overprint): Great Britain, officials (1902-4).

BOCTOЧHAR (overprint on stamps of Russia): Russia- Offices in Turkey (1868-84).

BOCTЧHA KOPPECПOHAEHЧIЯ: Russia- Offices in the Turkish Empire.

BOSTGBIET OB, OST (overprint on stamps of Germany): Lithuania- German occupation (1916-7).

BOGACHES (currency): Yemen.

BOCCHAH (currency): Yemen.

BOCHA XEPЦEΓOBИHA: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BOCTOHHAЯ KOPPECПOHДEHЦIЯ: Russia- Offices in Turkey.

BOGSHA(S) (currency): Yemen.

BOHMEN UND MAHREN: Czechoslovakia- Bohemia and Moravia.

BOLIVAR: Colombia- Bolivar (1863-1904).

BOLIVAR (currency): Venezuela.

BOLIVAR, SUCRE MIRANDA- DECRETO… (overprint on Escuelas stamps of Venezuela): Venezuela,validation of non-postage school stamps.

BOLLO DELLA POSTA DI SICILIA: Italian States- Two Sicilies (1859).

BOLLO DELLA POSTA NAPOLITANA: Italian States- Two Sicilies (1858).

BOLLO POSTALE: San Marino.

BOLLO STRAORDINARIA PER LE POSTE:Italian States- Tuscany, newspaper tax stamps for foreign publications [Stamp Extraordinary for the Post].

BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA (overprint on stamps of Bosnia and Herzegovina): Yugoslavia (1918).

BOSNIEN HERZEGOVINA: Bosnia and Herzegovina (1912-8).

BOSNIENI HERZEGOWINA: Bosnia and Herzegovina (1906-12).

BOYACA: Colombia- Boyaca (1902-4).

B.P.C.: Belgian military postmark [Bureau de Poste de Campagne].

B.P.C. with V.P.K.: Belgian military postmark [Bureau de Poste de Campagne- Veld Post Kantoor].

B.R.A. 5 CENTS (overprint): China, railroad late letter fee (1901) [British Railway Administration].

BRASIL: Brazil.

BRAUNSCHWEIG: German States- Brunswick.

BRIEFPOST: Germany, under French occupation.

BRITISH BECHUANALAND (overprint on stamps of Cape of Good Hope): Bechuanaland.

BRITISH BECHUANALAND (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Bechuanaland.

BRITISH BECHUANALAND: Bechuanaland.

BRITISH EAST AFRICA (overprint on stamps of British India): British East Africa (1895-7).

BRITISH EAST AFRICA (overprint on stamps of Zanzibar): British East Africa (1895-7).

BRITISH NEW GUINEA: Papua and New Guinea (1901-5).

BRITISH NORTH BORNEO: North Borneo.

BRITISH OCCUPATION (overprint on stamps of Russia): Batum.

BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS: British Niger Coast Protectorate.

BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS (overprint on stamps of Great Britain): Niger Coast Protectorate (1892-93).

BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY: Rhodesia (1890-1920).

BRITISH SOMALILAND: Somaliland Protectorate.

BRITISH VICE CONSULATE: Madagascar (1884-6).

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Virgin Islands.

BRUNEI (overprint on stamps of Labuan): Brunei (1906).

BRUXELLES BRUSSEL (surcharge precancel): Belgium (1929).

BUCHANAN: Liberia.

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina- Buenos Aires (1858-62).

BUITEN BEZIT (overprint): Netherlands Indies for Java and Madura, to check the use of mail (1908) [Outlaying Possessions].

BULEAGA O TOGA: Tonga [Government of Tonga].

BULGARIE: Bulgaria.

BUNDI: India- Bundi (1894, 1941-7).

BUNDI SERVICE: India- Bundi, officials (1919).

BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DU TRAVAIL: Switzerland- Int. Labor Bureau, officials.

BUSHIRE UNDER BRITISH OCCUPATION (overprint on stamps of Iran): Bushire (1915).

BUSSAHIR: India- Bussahir (1896-1901).

BUU-CHINH: Vietnam.






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