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List of entities that have issued postage stamps (A-E)

This is a list of entities that have issued postage stamps at some point since stamps were introduced in 1840. The list includes any kind of governmental entity or officially approved organisation that has issued distinctive types of stamp for postal purposes. These include post offices in foreign countries and postal services organised by military occupations, international organisations, colonies, provinces, city-states and some revolutionary movements. The list includes members of the Universal Postal Union that are also listed at postal organisations.

Many of these entities are historic and some were very short-lived indeed. Philatelists and stamp collectors often refer to the entities that no longer issue stamps as dead countries.

The dates are the generally-agreed-upon dates of first and last stamp issues. "Date of issue" is taken to mean the date when a particular type or variation was first issued but its usage would often continue for many years. For example, although an entity may have issued its last stamp in 1951, actual usage may have continued until 1960: in that case, 1951 is the last stamp issue date.

The list has a short to medium term purpose for World Heritage Encyclopedia:WikiProject Philately in that it identifies the country surveys which the project aims to introduce.

Contents

List

The list has been comprehensively revised to include extra entities and to direct the links away from the country articles to the (proposed) philatelic articles.

Aden Protectorate States

  • Aden 1937 – 1963
  • Kathiri State of Seiyun 1942 – 1967
  • Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and Socotra 1967 only
  • Qu'Aiti State in Hadhramaut 1955 – 1967
  • Qu'Aiti State of Shihr and Mukalla 1942 – 1955
  • South Arabian Federation 1963 – 1968
  • Upper Yafa 1967 only

Afghanistan

Aitutaki

Åland Islands

  • Åland Islands 1984 –

Albania

  • Albania 1913 –
  • Ottoman Empire issues 1870 – 1913
  • Foreign Post offices in Albania
  • Occupation issues

Algeria

Angola

Antarctic Territories

Argentina

Argentine Territories

  • Buenos Aires 1858 – 1862
  • Córdoba 1858 only
  • Corrientes 1856 – 1878

Armenia

  • Armenia (pre–Soviet) 1919 – 1923
  • Armenia 1992 –

Ascension

Australia

  • Australia 1913 –
  • New South Wales 1850 – 1913
  • Queensland 1860 – 1913
  • South Australia 1855 – 1912
  • Tasmania 1853 – 1912
  • Van Diemen's Land 1853 – 1860
  • Victoria 1850 – 1912
  • Western Australia 1854 – 1912

Austria

Austrian Post Abroad

  • Austrian post offices abroad
  • Austro–Hungarian Military Post 1915 – 1918
  • Austro–Hungarian Post in the Turkish Empire 1867 – 1915
  • Crete (Austro–Hungarian Post) 1903 – 1914
  • Italy (Austrian Occupation) 1918 only
  • Lombardy and Venetia 1850 – 1866
  • Montenegro (Austrian Occupation) 1917 only
  • Romania (Austrian Occupation) 1917 – 1918
  • Serbia (Austrian Occupation) 1916 only

Azerbaijan

Azores

  • Azores (Acores) 1980 –
  • Azores (Portuguese Colonial Issues) 1868 – 1931

Azores Territories

  • Angra 1892 – 1905
  • Horta 1892 – 1905
  • Ponta Delgada 1892 – 1905

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgian Post Abroad

  • Eupen and Malmedy (Belgian Occupation) 1920 only
  • German East Africa (Belgian Occupation) 1916 – 1918
  • Germany (Belgian Occupation) 1919 – 1920

Belgium

Belize

  • Belize 1973 –
  • British Honduras 1866 – 1973

Benin

Bermuda

  • Bermuda 1865 –

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 1993 –
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ottoman Empire) before 1878
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Austro–Hungarian Empire) 1878 – 1918
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Provincial Issues) 1918 – 1921
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslav Regional Issues) 1945 only
  • Croatian Posts in Bosnia 1992 – 1996

Botswana

Brazil

British Antarctic Territory

British East Africa

British Guiana

British Post Abroad

  • British post offices in Africa – various issues
  • Baghdad (British Occupation) 1917 only
  • Bangkok (British Post Office) 1882 – 1885
  • Batum (British Occupation) 1919 – 1920
  • Beirut (British Post Office) 1906 only
  • British Post Offices in the Turkish Empire 1885 – 1923
  • British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia 1948 – 1966
  • Bushire (British Occupation) 1915 only
  • Cameroons (British Occupation) 1915 only
  • China (British Post Offices) 1917 – 1930
  • China (British Railway Administration) 1901 only
  • Crete (British Post Offices) 1898 – 1899
  • East Africa Forces 1943 – 1948
  • Egypt (British Forces) 1932 – 1943
  • Eritrea (British Administration) 1950 – 1952
  • Eritrea (British Military Administration) 1948 – 1950
  • German East Africa (British Occupation) 1917 only
  • Iraq (British Occupation) 1918 – 1923
  • Japan (British Commonwealth Occupation) 1946 – 1949
  • Japan (British Post Offices) 1859 – 1879
  • Long Island (British Occupation) 1916 only
  • Madagascar (British Consular Mail) 1884 – 1895
  • Mafia Island (British Occupation) 1915 – 1916
  • Malaya (British Military Administration) 1945 – 1948
  • Middle East Forces (MEF) 1942 – 1947
  • Morocco Agencies 1898 – 1957
  • North Borneo (BMA) 1945 only
  • Salonika (British Field Office) 1916 only
  • Sarawak (BMA) 1945 only
  • Somalia (British Administration) 1950 only
  • Somalia (British Military Administration) 1948 – 1950
  • Tangier 1927 – 1957
  • Tripolitania (British Administration) 1950 – 1952
  • Tripolitania (British Military Administration) 1948 – 1950

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria

Bulgarian Territories

  • Dobruja (Bulgarian Occupation) 1916 only
  • Eastern Rumelia 1880 – 1885
  • South Bulgaria 1885 only

Burkina Faso

Burma

Cameroun

Canada

Canadian Provinces

Canal Zone

Cape of Good Hope

Cape Verde Islands

  • Cape Verde Islands 1877 –

Cayman Islands

  • Cayman Islands 1900 –

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

  • Chile 1853 –
  • Tierra del Fuego 1891 only

China

  • Chinese Empire 1878 – 1912
  • Chinese Nationalist Republic 1949 –
  • Chinese People's Republic 1949 –
  • Chinese Republic 1912 – 1949
  • Treaty ports
    • Amoy 1895 – 1896
    • Chefoo 1893 – 1894
    • Chinkiang 1895
    • Chunking 1894
    • Foochow 1895
    • Hankow 1893 – 1896
    • Ichang 1894
    • Kiukiang 1894 – 1896
    • Nanking 1896 – 1897
    • Shanghai 1865 – 1898
    • Wei–Hai–Wei date not established
    • Wuhu 1894 – 1897
    • Tientsin: Treaty port stamps from this city are regarded as bogus.[1]

Chinese Provinces

  • Kirin and Heilungkiang 1927 – 1931
  • North Eastern Provinces 1946 – 1948
  • Sinkiang 1915 – 1949
  • Fukien 1949 only
  • Hunan 1949 only
  • Hupeh 1949 only
  • Kansu 1949 only
  • Kiangsi 1949 only
  • Kwangsi 1949 only
  • Manchuria 1927 – 1928
  • Shensi 1949 only
  • Tsingtau 1949 only
  • Szechwan 1933 only
  • Taiwan 1945 – 1949
  • Yunnan 1926 – 1933

People's Republic of China Regional Issues

  • Central China (People's Post) 1949 – 1950
  • East China (People's Post) 1949 – 1950
  • North China (People's Post) 1948 – 1950
  • North East China (People's Post) 1946 – 1950
  • North West China (People's Post) 1949 only
  • Port Arthur and Dairen 1946 – 1950
  • Shensi–Kansu–Ninghsia 1946 – 1949
  • South China (People's Post) 1949 only
  • South West China (People's Post) 1949 – 1950

Christmas Island

Cilicia

  • Cilicia (French Occupation) 1919 – 1921

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Colombia

Colombian Territories

  • Antioquia 1868 – 1906
  • AVIANCA 1950 – 1951
  • Bolívar 1863 – 1904
  • Boyacá 1899 – 1903
  • Cauca 1886 only
  • Cundinamarca 1870 – 1904
  • Granadine Confederation 1859 – 1861
  • LANSA 1950 – 1951
  • New Granada 1861 only
  • Santander 1884 – 1903
  • Tolima 1870 – 1903

Comoro Islands

Congo

  • Belgian Congo 1909 – 1960
  • Burundi 1962 –
  • Congo Free State 1886 – 1908
  • Congo Republic 1959 –
  • Congo Republic (Zaire) 1960 – 1971
  • Katanga 1960 – 1963
  • Ruanda – Urundi 1924 – 1962
  • Rwanda 1962 –
  • South Kasai 1961 – 1962
  • Zaire 1971 –

Cook Islands

  • Cook Islands 1892 –
  • Penrhyn 1902 – 1928, 1973 –

Costa Rica

Crete

  • Crete 1900 – 1913
  • Cretan Revolutionary Assembly 1905 only
  • Crete (British Post Offices)
  • Crete (French Post Offices)
  • Crete (Italian Post Offices)
  • Crete (Russian Post Offices)

Croatia

  • Croatia 1991 –
  • Croatia (Provincial Issues) 1918 – 1921
  • Croatia (Semi–Autonomous State) 1941 – 1945
  • Sremsko Baranjska Oblast (Croatia) 1995 – 1997
  • Srpska Krajina (Croatia) 1993 – 1995

Cuba

Cyprus

  • Cyprus 1880 –
  • Northern Cyprus

Czech Republic

Czechoslovakia

Danzig

  • Danzig 1920 – 1939

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

  • Ecuador 1865 –
  • Galapagos Islands 1957 – 1959

Egypt

  • Egypt 1866 –
  • Gaza (Egyptian Occupation) 1948 – 1967
  • Palestine (Egyptian Occupation) 1918 – 1920
  • United Arab Republic 1958 – 1961

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia (Abyssinia)

See also

References

Bibliography

  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, Europe and Colonies 1970, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1969
  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, various catalogues
  • Stuart Rossiter & John Flower, The Stamp Atlas, W H Smith, 1989
  • XLCR Stamp Finder and Collector's Dictionary, Thomas Cliffe Ltd, c.1960

External links

  • AskPhil – Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms
  • Encyclopaedia of Postal History
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