The most expensive and valuable stamps



Below the links to the lists of the most rare, expensive and valuable stamps by countries.

The rarest and valuable stamps of Africa

Below the list of the most valuable classic African stamps, sold on public auctions during last years. 1. $63,250.00, Northern Nigeria. September 2008, Cherrystone auction. 1904 £25 green and carmine, original gum, BPA cert. 2. $15,525.00, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika. May 2015 , Cherrystone auction. 1922-27 George V, £10 green and black.

The most valuable and rare British stamps

The major GB rarities A select few Victorian stamps are very rare for the obvious reason that they had a high face value. In an age when the average take-home pay of a working man was under £1 a week, it stands to reason that few stamps of that value would be purchased solely for […]

The most rare, expensive and valuable Switzerland stamps

Below the list of the most valuable classic Swiss stamps, sold on public auctions during last years. 1. $12,650.00, Switzerland. July 2013, Cherrystone auction. Zurich 1846 4r black, Red Horizontal Lines, black Rosette cancel of Winterthur.

The rarest and valuable French stamps

Here is a constantly changing list of the most valuable French stamps and overprints with proofs of sale. 1. $23,100.00, France. May 2006, Cherrystone auction. 1859 10c Postage Due, original gum, Calves cert. (J1, cat. &;euro 32,500) 2. $21,850.00, Fezzan. January 2010, Cherrystone auction. Fezzan 1943 Postage Dues, surcharged 5fr on 1L orange. 3. $17,250.00, […]

The rarest and valuable German stamps

Here is a constantly changing list of the most valuable German stamps and overprints with proofs of sale. The list includes old states, but doesn’t colonies and occupied territories. 1.$16,100.00, Saxony. July 2007, Cherrystone auction. German States – Saxony. 1851 1/2ng black on pale blue paper, printed in error (paper color on 2ng, rather than […]
Spain’s Dos Reales

The most valuable and rare Spanish stamps

Spain’s Dos Reales The Dos Reales of 1851 – whose error of colour is well known as Spain’s most rare stamp – has had a strange existence. Although the value was needed right from the start of issuing stamps for Spain it wasn’t considered necessary. In 1850 the Spanish government preferred to print first the […]

The most rare, expensive and valuable US stamps

Here is the top 20 of the most rare, expensive and valuable US stamps, sold on public actions and ranged by price. 1. $345,000.00, December 2010, Cherrystone. Inverted jenny, 24c carmine rose and blue, center inverted, position 22 (C3a) 2. $165,000.00, March 2006, Cherrystone. United States 1893 4c blue, error of color, n.h. imprint block […]

The most rare, expensive and valuable Canadian stamps

Here is the top of the most rare, expensive and valuable Canadian stamps, sold on public actions and ranged by price. $225,000.00, February 2015, Canadian auction. Canada 1851 12d black, unused, slightly hinged. 2. $218,500.00, January 2008, Cherrystone. Canada 1851 12p black, unused, with part original gum, BPA certificate (Scott 3). 3. $200,000.00, November 1997, […]

The most rare, expensive and valuable Chinese stamps

The list of the top Chinese stamps, sold on public stamp auctions during last years. 1. $474,000, 2009, Hong Kong. The large version of The Whole Country is Red stamp, two times bigger than the original one, was sold in 2009 in Hong Kong. The stamp, issued in 1968 during the Cultural Revolution, has a […]
Newfoundland, 1933, Balbo Flight, $4.50 on 75c bister, surcharge inverted

Rare Canadian Province Stamps

British Columbia & Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland are provinces of Canada, which issued their own stamps in different periods between 1857-1947. Below the list of the most valuable sales of single stamps. 1. $115,000.00, January 2010, Cherrystone Auction. Newfoundland, 1933, Balbo Flight, $4.50 on 75c bister, surcharge inverted

The most rare and valuable Ceylon stamps

Let’s see at the most interesting and valuable Ceylon stamps, sold in last years on public auctions. $71,875.00, January 2008, Cherrystone auction. Ceylon, 1859 4d dull rose, Scott 5, unused with full original gum and with Royal certificate (Scott 5). One of the major British Colonial (and Ceylon, of course!) Classics, it has an attractive […]

The rare and valuable Italian stamps

Below the list of rarest and most valuable stamps of Italia. Will update it when new top sales will be tracked. 1. $63,250.00. March 2008, Cherrystone auction. Italy 1890 2c “Valevole per le stampe” on 1,25L orange, Scott 62a, surcharge inverted, one of two copies known unused. 2. $52,250.00. May 2006, Cherrystone auction. Italian Offices […]

The rarest and most valuable Polish stamps

This is a constantly changing list of the most valuable Poland stamps and overprints with proofs of sale. $63,250.00. October 2009, Cherrystone auction. Poland 1919 10 kr blue, overprinted in black on Austrian Empire stamp, position 17, both “P” letters in “Poczta” and “Polska” damaged. $57,500.00. October 2009, Cherrystone auction. Poland 1919 6h orange, Form […]