Postage Stamp Picture Gallery

Eye appeal is what hooks many of us and this postage stamp picture gallery is designed as a stroll through some of the beautiful stamps issued over the past 150+ years.

We'll start with some early Worldwide and US Stamps and sets and will continue to add more stamp pictures regularly. Also, please feel free to jump in and leave a photo of your favorite stamp or post some comments at the bottom of the page.

Cayman Islands Postage Stamps

Rich colors are standard on stamps of the British Commonwealth from the early to mid-1900s. You will find some of the most beautiful, brilliant, artistic and valuable stamps from countries like these.

Sets like the Cayman Islands #100-111 (above) and British Honduras #144-155 (below) displayed the fauna, flora, sea creatures and varied wildlife of what are often remote, tropical destinations.

Naturally these countries and sets are an extremely popular area of stamp collecting. One great thing for the collector on a budget is that many of these expensive sets are only expensive because the highest one or two denominations is really expensive. For many sets, the highest one or two denomination stamps in a set may be worth 75% of the total value. This means you can buy a partial set of all but one or two stamps for a fraction of the price.

For example, the British Honduras set would be a pretty good buy, in my opinion, for around $30. But you'd probably have to pay about $25 for the highest denominated stamp in the set - the $5 Mountain Orchid stamp.

The positive way to look at this is that if you're patient you can have fun and save money. You can start to build a large and low-cost British Commonwealths collection by searching out partial sets that sell at significant discounts because they're missing the highest value stamps.

Postage Stamps of British Honduras
US Stamps First Issue #1
US Stamps First Issue #2

The US Stamps First Issue of 1847.

What a beautiful set of stamps and how thrilling to look at the two stamps above and realize they were cut out of a sheet by a postal worker, pasted onto a letter, and delivered to....?

That long-forgotten letter is lost to history but these stamps have amazingly survived to tell part of the story.

But there is something thing those old stamp designs are missing...Space Shuttles and Astronauts! Here are a few postage stamp picture examples of recent Priority Mail and Express Mail modern US postage, showing there are still beautiful stamps being produced today.

space stamps
astronaut stamps
space shuttle stamps
express mail stamps

For even more pics and stories, click over to the custom postage stamps page.

In addition to my personalized postage stamps there are about a dozen reader's submissions. Your submissions are incredible - check them out!

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