Whether you're looking for rare old stamps to add to your existing collection, or you've just started stamp collecting and are after some new stamps to get you started, you'll find just what you're looking for with eBay's franked and unfranked stamps. Find the rarest Edwardian and Victorian UK stamps, plus recent European and American pieces, or expand your selection with finds from far-off locations such as the British Colonies to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Present your stamps and keep them in pristine condition with albums, mounts, hinges and protective envelopes.
Stamps of the Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth is a very prominent figure on stamps that adorn letters. While some come from the UK, many overseas territories also include the Queen's head on their stamps. Explore the smaller lands of the monarch's realm with releases from places such as Tristan da Cunha, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.
Postage stamps can also demonstrate the changing face of the nation states and how the British Empire has changed over the years. A stamp from places such as Hong Kong, Rhodesia and even India are great pieces to add to your collection.
Pre-loved or Mint Condition
As well as postage stamps from every corner of the planet and across different decades, you can choose to collect stamps with a postal mark or those that are in mint condition. Postage stamps in mint will look the same as when they left the printing press and can make valuable rare philately pieces for collectors.
Pre-used stamps give a sense of the reality of the story behind them. Often, they will have a different postal mark from the type of stamp used, and it's fascinating to trace the patterns as they crisscross the globe. For some collectors, this adds additional value.
Value vs. Worth
Rare stamps can often reach incredibly high prices at eBay auctions. Such rare stamps are usually worth a lot of money and can be seen as a good investment. However, passionate stamp collecting goes much deeper than treating stamps as valuable pieces of paper. Even regular Royal mail stamps can be priceless for a true collector.