Worldwide Illustrated Stamp Identifier - Stamps With No Country Inscription

The purpose of the Worldwide Illustrated Stamp Identifier is to provide a visual tool to assist in identifying the country of origin of particularly challenging stamps. On this page are stamps with no clear country inscription. With its heritage as the first stamp producing nation, Great Britain is the only country that by tradition does not inscribe the country name on its stamps. However it is not uncommon for stamps from the very early days of the postage stamp to lack the country name or for new postal administrations to overprint stamps of other countries without indicating the new country name. In addition to very old stamps, you will find special use stamps, such as postage due or official use stamps, which have no country name.

Stamps With No Country Name Inscription



Armenia


1919
Russian Stamps Handstamped


1920
Russian Stamps Handstamped


1920
Russian Stamps Handstamped



Austria


1915-17
Military Stamp


1867
Offices in Turkey



Belgium


1858-61
King Leopold I


1866-67
Coat of Arms



Bosnia and Herzegovina


1879-94
Coat of Arms


1900
Coat of Arms



Cuba


1855
Queen Isabella II


1862-64
Queen Isabella II



Great Britain


1840
Queen Victoria (Penny Black)


1883-84
Queen Victoria


1948
King George VI


1974
Horse Chestnut


1924-30
Postage Due


1970-75
Postage Due


1967-69
Machin



Hungary


1871
Franz Josef I



Iran


1876
Nasser-eddin Shah Qajar



Italian States


1855-63
Sardinia



Netherlands


1896-1910
Postage Due



Norway


1975-82
Official - Coat of Arms



Portugal


1855
King Pedro V



Spain


1851
Queen Isabella II


1852
Queen Isabella II



Thailand


1883
King Chulalongkorn




See Also

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