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  • Spanish Andorra

    Stamps of Spanish Andorra in complete sets

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  • Gibraltar

    Gibraltar is a peninsula in southern Spain, at the eastern end of the strait bearing its name. This very strategic strait links the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.

    The site is very famous for its rock which is represented on many stamps.

    For example, you will find it on this series of 2007 (Nb 1226 to 1229)

    Timbres de Gibraltar de l'année 2007 représentant le rocher

    and also on this series of Europa stamps of 2012

    Série de timbres de collection de Gibraltar

    Long disputed between the Spaniards and the Arabs, Gibraltar was finally conquered by the English in 1704. Since 1886, stamps are issued as a British colony. Prior to that date, British stamps were used.

    The first series of stamps of 1886 was stamps of Bermuda overloaded "Gibraltar". Then, and until today, specific stamps have been issued by this colony.

    The first souvenir sheet issued in 1974 celebrates the centenary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Great Britain

    Great Britain is an island located west of Europe and mainly surrounded by the Channel, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Great Britain means England, Scotland and Wales, while the United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland.

    The following islands are also part of the United Kingdom: Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Man. Nevertheless these islands obtained their postal autonomy (see the stamps corresponding at these names).

    It should be noted that many other smaller islands issued stamps in the years 1960-1970 (eg Staffa, Bernera or Eynhallow), often for tourist reasons. Some stamps may have been used for local mail but these programs are not recognized and do not appear on this site.

    Following the independence of Southern Ireland in 1924, it issued its own stamps from that date (see the corresponding stamps in Ireland).

    Rowland Hill proposed the adoption of the stamp to improve the functioning of the postal services (the port was previously paid by the recipient) and the first stamp was issued on May 6, 1940. It represents the Queen's effigy and was dubbed "Black Penny (Stamp of black color and worth a penny). Like all British stamps, this stamp did not have a name but only the effigy of the queen (or the king for other stamps).

    The first souvenir sheet from Great Britain was issued in 1978 at the London International Philatelic Exhibition (London 1980). It represents various palaces and castles of the country.

  • Greece

    Greece is a southeastern European country comprising the tip of the Balkan Peninsula and many islands of the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea (including Crete, the Ionian Islands and the islands Cyclades). Greece has borders with Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania in the north and Turkey in the east.

    Greece has been issuing stamps since 1861 (head of Mercury) and in 2011 has celebrated the 150th anniversary of the issuance of its first stamp with a series of 7 values.

                                               Timbres de Grèce de 2011

    Emissions continued through the monarchical and republican periods. Greece is now a Republic since 1973.

    The first block-sheet was issued in 1978 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Hellenic posts.

    Greece has been issuing Europa stamps since 1960. Since the 1990s, it has regularly issued a serrated Europa series and a series from a vertically serrated booklet only.

                                               Timbres de Grèce de 1990 (Série Europa sur les établissements postaux)

  • Greenland

    Greenland is an immense island in northeastern Canada and northwestern Iceland.

    This territory became a Danish colony in the 18th century and in 1953 became an integral part of Denmark. Since 1979, it is an autonomous territory of Denmark.

    Before 1938, Danish stamps were used. From 1938, specific stamps were issued as a Danish colony until 1979.

    The first set of 1938 stamps is about King Christian X of Denmark and the Polar Bear.

    Timbres de collection du Groenland représentant le roi Christiaan XTimbre du Groenland de 1938 représentant un ours polaire

    Since then, Greenland has issued numerous thematic series on the polar world (birds, marine mammals ...).

    • as, for example, this series on birds

    Timbres de collection du Groenland de 1988 sur les oiseaux

    • or marine mammals

    Timbre du Groenland de 1997 représentant un phoque

    The first bloc-sheet was issued in 1987 at the World Philatelic Exhibition in Copenhagen ("Hafnia 87").

    Premier bloc-feuillet émis par le Groenland en 1987

  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kosovo

    Kosovo, an Albanian majority territory, was part of Yugoslavia. It is located in the Balkans in Southeastern Europe and mainly surrounded by Serbia to the northeast, Macedonia to the south and Albania to the east. Declared independent since 2008, the capital of Kosovo is Pristina.

    Between 2000 and 2007, Kosovo is administered on an interim basis by the United Nations and stamps are issued during this period. These stamps, entitled "United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo", are represented in this section.

    Timbre du Kosovo - Administration des Nations Unies - 2004 - No 27

    As from 2008, the stamps are entitled "Republic of Kosovo".

    Timbre du Kosovo - 2006 - No 22

    The first block-sheet, in the interim period of Kosovo, was published in 2006 with the theme of Kosovo's fauna.

    The first block-sheet of the independent republic was issued in 2008 on the Europa theme of the year (writing a letter).

  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Man (Ile de)
  • Moldova

    Moldova is a landlocked European country by Ukraine to the north and east, and Romania to the south and west.

    The Second World War allowed the USSR to annex Moldova as an independent Federal Republic of Ukraine. In 1990, Moldova claimed its sovereignty and proclaimed its independence in August 1991. Since then, Moldova has issued its own stamps.

    The first series in 1991 celebrated the first anniversary of the sovereignty proclamation of the Moldovan state (unperforate stamps).

    Première série de timbres de Moldavie de 1991

    The first thematic series in 1992 focused on the summer Olympic Games in Barcelona.

    Timbres de Moldavie sur les jeux olympiques d'été de 1992

    This is also the theme of the first souvenir sheet

    Moldova has issued Europa stamps since 1993.

  • Montenegro
  • United Nations (UN -...
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  • Norway
  • Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan is a country south of the Aral Sea and Kazakhstan and north of Afghanistan.

    A former socialist republic of the USSR since 1924, Uzbekistan has been an independent republic since 1991 and has issued its own stamps since 1992.

    Before 1992, Soviet stamps were used.

    The first stamp issued in 1992 represents a national heroine.

    Timbres d'Ouzbékistan de 1992

    The first thematic series is about various animals from the country and was issued in 1993. The first souvenir sheet was issued on this occasion.

    Timbres d'Ouzbekistan de 1993 représentant divers animaux

    Uzbekistan does not issue Europa stamps.

  • Order of Malta

    Having been dispossessed of its territory by Bonaparte and then by Great Britain, the Order of Malta only has a head office established in a villa in Rome since 1834. In 1966 the Order of Malta decided to issue its own Stamps as an organization without national territory (such as UNESCO or the Council of Europe). However, these stamps had no official power of postage.

    Only in 2005 (the Order of Malta issued stamps in euros) did Italian Post recognize the postage stamping power of these stamps (for mails deposited in the letter boxes of the Order in Rome ).

    Given its origins, the Order of Malta issues numerous series on the religious world, especially in the field of painting.

                                 

    It should be noted that before 2005, the Order of Malta issued its stamps in Scudo (plural Scudi).

                                                 Timbres de l'ordre de Malte de 1994

  • Netherlands

    Stamps of Netherlands.

  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Portugal (Azores)
  • Portugal (Madeira)
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saar
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Swiss
  • Tajikistan
  • Czech (Republic)
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Turkey
  • Vatican
  • Yugoslavia