List of people on stamps

Although many smaller countries will put a hodge-podge of international personalities on their stamps in an effort to make sales to collectors, countries with a more respectable issuing policy will more often feature people who have played an important role in the country's own history and culture.

What follows is a list by country (i.e. by stamp-issuing authority) of identified people on stamps with the year in which that person was first featured on the stamp. The extensive use of catalogue numbers has been avoided because of potential copyright problems. The Scott Publishing Co. in particular has a reputation for diligently protecting its copyrighted numbering system. A more practical reason for shunning catalogue numbers is that each of the four major publishers (Scott, Gibbon, Michel and Yvert) has its own system that is incompatible with all the others. The italic note after the country name is merely to indicate the extent that its stamps have been reviewed.

Table of contents
1 Abu Dhabi 1964-1972
2 Aden 1937-1965, all
3 Aitutaki 1903-1932
4 Angola 1870-1938+
5 Angra 1892-1905, all
6 Anjouan 1892-1912, all
7 Annam and Tonkin 1888-1892, all
8 Antigua 1862-1951+
9 Argentina (1858-)
10 Australia (1913-)
11 Austria (1859-)
12 Azores 1868-1930+
13 Bahamas 1859-1951+
14 Bahrain 1933-1951+
15 Bangkok 1882-1885, All
16 Barbados 1852-1952+
17 Barbuda 1922, 1968-1969+
18 Basutoland 1933-1966,All
19 Batum 1919-1920, All
20 Bechuanaland 1886-1897, All
21 Bechuanaland Protectorate 1888-1966, All
22 Belgian Congo 1886-1950+
23 Belgium (1849-)
24 Bermuda 1848-1956+
25 Bolivia 1867-1930+
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina (1879-1918, 1993-)
27 Brazil (1843-)
28 British Central Africa 1891-1907, all
29 British Columbia and Vancouver Island (1860-1871)
30 British East Africa 1890-1903, all
31 British Guiana 1850-1966, all
32 British Honduras 1866-1973, all
33 British Indian Ocean Territory 1968+
34 Brunei 1906-1970+
35 Bulgaria (1879-)
36 Burkina Faso 1920-1931, 1959-1965+
37 Burma (1937+)
38 Burundi 1962+
39 Bushire 1915, All
40 Cambodia 1951-1974+
41 Cameroon 1897-1974+
42 Cameroons 1960, all
43 Canada (1851-)
44 Cape Juby 1916-1948, all
45 Cape of Good Hope 1853-1904, all
46 Chile (1853-)
47 China (1878-)
48 Colombia (1859-)
49 Confederate States 1861-1863, all
50 Costa Rica (1863-)
51 Crete 1898-1910, all
52 Cuba 1855-1914+
53 Czechoslovakia (1918-)
54 Danish West Indies 1856-1917, all
55 Denmark (1851+)
56 Estonia (1918+)
57 Finland (1856+)
58 France (1849+)
59 Gabon (1886-1933, 1959+)
60 Germany (1872+)
61 Guam 1899-1900, 1930, all
62 Hawaii 1851-1899, all
63 Ireland 1922-1979
64 Lebanon 1924+
65 Liberia
66 Lombardy-Venetia 1850-1865, all
67 Namibia 1990-1997
68 Natal 1860-1909, all
69 Nauru (1916-)
70 Nepal (1881-)
71 Netherlands (1852-)
72 Netherlands Antilles (1873-)
73 Netherlands Indies (1864-1949)
74 Netherlands New Guinea (1950-1962)
75 Nevis (1861-)
76 New Britain 1914-1915, all
77 New Brunswick (1851-1867)
78 New Caledonia (1859-)
79 Newfoundland (1857-1949)
80 New Guinea 1925-1939, all
81 New Hebrides 1908-1980, all
82 New Republic 1886-1887, all
83 New South Wales 1850-1907, all
84 New Zealand (1855-)
85 Nicaragua (1862-)
86 Niger (1921-)
87 Nigeria (1914-)
88 Niue (1902-)
89 Norfolk Island (1947-)
90 North Borneo 1883-1963, all
91 Norway (1855-)
92 Nova Scotia (1851-1867)
93 Obock 1892-1894, all
94 Oltre Giuba 1925-1926, all
95 Oman 1948-
96 Orange River Colony 1868-1908
97 Pakistan (1947-)
98 Palau 1983-1990+
99 Palestine 1918-1942, all
100 Panama (1878-)
101 Papua New Guinea 1901-
102 Paraguay (1870-)
103 Penrhyn (1902-)
104 Peru (1857-)
105 Philippines 1854-1947+
106 Pitcairn 1940-1985+
107 Poland (1918-)
108 Ponta Delgada (Azores 1892-1905, all
109 Portugal (1853-)
110 Prince Edward Island (1861-1873)
111 Puerto Rico 1873-1900, all
112 Queensland 1860-1909, all
113 South Australia 1855-1912, all
114 Switzerland (1843-)
115 Tasmania 1853-1912, all
116 United Kingdom (1840+)
117 United States (1847+)
118 United States Offices in China 1919-1922, all
119 Victoria 1850-1912, all
120 Western Australia 1854-1912, all

Abu Dhabi 1964-1972

This entity also issued many other stamps of dubious legitimacy; this gave it the reputation of being a "sand dune" country among philatelists.
Since 1971 Abu Dhabi has used the stamps of the United Arab Emirates.

Aden 1937-1965, all

also for Kathiri State of Seiyun
  • Hussein al-Kathiri (1954)
  • Ja'far bin Mansur al-Kathiri (1942)
also for Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Mukalla
  • Saleh bin Ghalib al-Qu'aiti (1942)
Also for Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut
  • Awadh bin Saleh al-Qu'aiti (1963)
Before 1937 Aden used the stamps of India.
By 1965 all parts of Aden were using the stamps of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen

Aitutaki 1903-1932

Between 1932 and 1972 Aitutaki used the stamps of the Cook Islands.

Angola 1870-1938+

Evita Peron on an Argentina stamp.

Angra 1892-1905, all

Used stamps of Azores from 1906.

Anjouan 1892-1912, all


No persons were featured on the stamps of Anjouan.
Anjouan used the stamps of Madagascar from 1912 until 1950,
and those of Comoro Islands since then.

Annam and Tonkin 1888-1892, all


No persons were featured on the stamps of Annam and Tonkin.
From 1892 Annam and Tonkin used the stamps of Indo-China.

Antigua 1862-1951+

Argentina (1858-)

See
List of people on stamps of Argentina

Australia (1913-)

See List of people on stamps of Australia

Austria (1859-)

See List of people on stamps of Austria

Azores 1868-1930+

Bahamas 1859-1951+

Bahrain 1933-1951+

Bangkok 1882-1885, All

Horatio Nelson on a stamp of Barbados.

Barbados 1852-1952+

Barbuda 1922, 1968-1969+


Used the stamps of the
Leeward Islands between 1922 and 1968

Basutoland 1933-1966,All

With independence subsequent issues were produced as Lesotho from 1966.

Batum 1919-1920, All

Used stamps of Russia from July 1920.

Bechuanaland 1886-1897, All

Used stamps of Cape of Good Hope from 1897.

Bechuanaland Protectorate 1888-1966, All

With independence subsequent issues were produced as Botswana from 1966

Belgian Congo 1886-1950+

Belgium (1849-)

See
List of people on stamps of Belgium

Bermuda 1848-1956+

Bolivia 1867-1930+

Bosnia and Herzegovina (1879-1918, 1993-)

See
List of people on the stamps of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil (1843-)

See List of people on stamps of Brazil

British Central Africa 1891-1907, all

From 1908 British Central Africa used the stamps of the Nyassaland Protectorate.

British Columbia and Vancouver Island (1860-1871)

See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

British East Africa 1890-1903, all

From 1904 British East Africa used the stamps of the East Africa and Uganda Protectorate.

British Guiana 1850-1966, all

From independence in 1966 stamps were issued as Guyana

British Honduras 1866-1973, all

From 1973 British Honduras became known as Belize.

British Indian Ocean Territory 1968+

Brunei 1906-1970+

Bulgaria (1879-)

See
List of people on stamps of Bulgaria

Burkina Faso 1920-1931, 1959-1965+


No identified person on stamps as Upper Volta colony, 1920-1931.
Used stamps of French West Africa between 1931 and 1959.
Name changed from Upper Volta in 1984.

Burma (1937+)

See
People on the stamps of Myanmar

Burundi 1962+

Bushire 1915, All

Cambodia 1951-1974+

Cameroon 1897-1974+

Cameroons 1960, all


This territory (with an "s") refers refers to the southern part of the United Kingdom trust territory that eventually voted in a referendum to join the Republic of Cameroun. Its stamps were overprinted Nigerian stamps, and none featured identifiable individuals.

Canada (1851-)

See list of people on stamps of Canada

Cape Juby 1916-1948, all

  • Alfonso XIII of Spain (1916)
  • Prince Asturias of Spain (1926)
  • Beatrice of Spain (1926)
  • Princess Maria Cristina of Spain (1926)
  • Mulay Hassan bin al-Mahdi? (1935)
  • Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1926)
Used stamps of Spanish Sahara from 1948.

Cape of Good Hope 1853-1904, all

Chile (1853-)

See
List of people on stamps of Chile

China (1878-)

See List of people on stamps of China

Colombia (1859-)

See List of people on stamps of Colombia

Confederate States 1861-1863, all

Used stamps of United States from 1865.

Costa Rica (1863-)

See List of people on stamps of Costa Rica

Crete 1898-1910, all

  • Prince George of Greece (1900)
  • A.T.A. Zaimis (1907)
Used stamps of
Greece from 1913.

Cuba 1855-1914+

Czechoslovakia (1918-)

See
List of people on stamps of Czechoslovakia

Danish West Indies 1856-1917, all

The Danish West Indies have used the stamps of the United States since 1917.

Denmark (1851+)

See List of people on stamps of Denmark

Estonia (1918+)

See List of people on stamps of Estonia

Finland (1856+)

See List of people on stamps of Finland

France (1849+)

See List of people on stamps of France

Gabon (1886-1933, 1959+)

See List of people on stamps of Gabon

Germany (1872+)

See List of people on stamps of Germany

Guam 1899-1900, 1930, all

Guam has used the stamps of the United States since 1901, except for a special "guard mail" issue of 1930.

Hawaii 1851-1899, all

  • Sanford Ballard Dole (1894)
  • David Kalakaua (1875)
  • Emma Kaleleonalani (1883)
  • Victoria Kamamalu (1871)
  • Kamehameha I of Hawaii (1883)
  • Kamehameha III of Hawaii (1853)
  • Kamehameha IV of Hawaii (1861)
  • Kamehameha V of Hawaii (1866)
  • Kapiolani (1882)
  • Matalo Kekuanaoa (1871)
  • William Pitt Leleiohoku (1875)
  • Likelike (1882)
  • Liliuokalani (1891)
  • William Lunalilo (1883)
  • Lorrin Andrews Thurston (1896)
Hawaii has used the stamps of the United States since 1899.

Ireland 1922-1979

See List of people on stamps of Ireland

Lebanon 1924+

See List of people on stamps of Lebanon

Liberia

Lombardy-Venetia 1850-1865, all

  • Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary (1858)
Used stamps of
Italy from 1866.

Namibia 1990-1997

Natal 1860-1909, all

Used stamps of South Africa from 1910.

Nauru (1916-)

See List of people on stamps of Nauru

Nepal (1881-)

See List of people on stamps of Nepal

Netherlands (1852-)

See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles (1873-)

See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands Indies (1864-1949)

See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands New Guinea (1950-1962)

See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Nevis (1861-)

See List of people on stamps of Nevis

New Britain 1914-1915, all

It previously used the stamps of German New Guinea, and is now a part of Papua New Guinea

No persons were featured on the stamps of New Britain.

New Brunswick (1851-1867)

See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

New Caledonia (1859-)

See List of people on stamps of New Caledonia

Newfoundland (1857-1949)

See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

New Guinea 1925-1939, all

New Hebrides 1908-1980, all

New Republic 1886-1887, all


No persons were featured on the stamps of the New Republic.

New South Wales 1850-1907, all

Used stamps of Australia from 1913.

New Zealand (1855-)

See List of people on stamps of New Zealand

Nicaragua (1862-)

See List of people on stamps of Nicaragua

Niger (1921-)

See List of people on stamps of Niger

Nigeria (1914-)

See List of people on stamps of Nigeria

Niue (1902-)

See List of people on stamps of Niue

Norfolk Island (1947-)

See List of people on stamps of Norfolk Island

North Borneo 1883-1963, all

Norway (1855-)

See List of people on stamps of Norway

Nova Scotia (1851-1867)

See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

Obock 1892-1894, all


No persons were featured on the stamps of Obock.

Oltre Giuba 1925-1926, all

Oman 1948-

Orange River Colony 1868-1908

Used the stamps of South Africa from 1913.

Pakistan (1947-)

See List of people on stamps of Pakistan

Palau 1983-1990+

Palestine 1918-1942, all


No persons were featured on the stamps of Palestine.

Panama (1878-)

See List of people on stamps of Panama

Papua New Guinea 1901-

See List of people on stamps of Papua New Guinea

Paraguay (1870-)

See List of people on stamps of Paraguay

Penrhyn (1902-)

See List of people on stamps of Penrhyn

Peru (1857-)

See List of people on stamps of Peru

Philippines 1854-1947+

See List of people on stamps of the Philippines

Pitcairn 1940-1985+

Poland (1918-)

See List of people on stamps of Poland

Ponta Delgada (Azores 1892-1905, all

Portugal (1853-)

See List of people on stamps of Portugal

Prince Edward Island (1861-1873)

See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

Puerto Rico 1873-1900, all

Used the stamps of the United States from 1900

Queensland 1860-1909, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

South Australia 1855-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Switzerland (1843-)

See List of people on stamps of Switzerland

Tasmania 1853-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in St Pauls Cathedral, London, England, on the 29th of July 1981.

United Kingdom (1840+)

see List of people on stamps of the United Kingdom

United States (1847+)

see People on stamps of the United States

United States Offices in China 1919-1922, all

Used stamps of China from 1922

Victoria 1850-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Western Australia 1854-1912, all

Used stamps of Australia from 1913



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