Here is the virtual catalogue of my postage stamp collection.
Concept is philatelic geography, or ASOF: «a stamp from everywhere».
My plan is to collect at least one postage stamp of:
- all existing countries of the world;
- all past countries/colonies/territories that issued stamps;
- all postal administrations (51 are missing according to colnect);
- all catalogued regional/local/provisional/separatist issues;
- all foreign post offices, occupation and plebiscite issues;
- each historical period of the country, if the state system has changed;
- each monarch, if the country is monarchy and rulers are depicted on stamps;
- each spelling of the country name, if it has changed over time;
- stamps dedicated to acquisition, annexation, return of territories;
- special types of stamps (newspaper, postage due, airmail, official, parcel, special delivery)
In addition, I collect:
- first issued stamps of all independent states and many colonies;
- stamps with Lenin and Stalin of each country that issued such stamps;
- definitives of Russian Empire, RSFSR, Soviet Union, Russian Federation, Tannu Tuva.
I tend to limit myself only to officially issued postage stamps.
Mostly ignored are revenue, tax, charity stamps, private mail, speculative issues.
Exception: German city post of the 19th century and post-war local mail, British private island issues.
This site is made for my convenience. I don't sell anything, don't swap anything, just showing.
With best regards, incorner.
Almost all of the stamp images are from colnect.
Year under the stamp - link to the corresponding page of the stamp on colnect.