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letter A

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A overprinted on stamps of South Australia South Australia – official stamps – Architect – 1868-1874
A overprinted on stamps of Colombia Colombia – airmail stamp – 1950
A overprinted on stamps of Colombia Colombia – airmail stamp – 1950-1951 – Avianca airlines
AALESUND Norway – Aalesund – local post – 1880
AANGEBRAGT PER LAND-MAIL Netherlands Indies – Postage Due – 1845-1846
A.B. overprinted on stamps of Russia Far Eastern Republic
ABASI Afghanistan – monetary unit
A BETALE PORTOMAERKE Norway – postage due stamp
ABLOSUNG NR 16 and FREI DURCH Germany – local official stamp for Baden
ABLOSUNG NR 21 and FREI DURCH Germany – local official stamp for Prussia
ABYSSINIA Ethiopia – Abyssinia is another name for Ethiopia
ACCISE and EXCISE and CANADA Canada – revenue stamp
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – 1911, postage due stamps – 1904, 1911, 1918, 1922-1924
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – postal tax due stamps – 1925
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – newspaper stamps – 1876-1888
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – parcel post stamps – 1921-1922
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – 1868-1885, 1887, 1894-1895, 1898, 1911-1931
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – postal tax stamps – 1915, 1925
ACORES overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores
ACORES and 15 CTS overprinted on stamps of Portugal Azores – postal tax stamps – 1924
ADAMS & CO’S EXPRESS United States of America – carriers’s stamp 1840’s – operated in the states of California, Oregon, Washington
ADAMS CITY EXPRESS POST United States of America – carriers’s stamp 1850’s – New York City, New York
A.D. HALL United States of America – Confederate States – Gainsville, Alabama
ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL overprinted on stamps of Great Britain Great Britain – official stamp – Admiralty Department – 1903
AEB Bulgaria – monetary unit – Aeba
AEBA Bulgaria – monetary unit (first A is an upside down V)
A.E.F. French Equatorial Africa – AEF is “Afrique Equatorial Francaise”
A.E.F. overprinted on stamps of France Gabon – postage due stamp
AEREA Italy – air mail
AEREO Spanish speaking countries – air mail stamp
AEREO Spain – air mail
AEREO and COLOMBIA Colombia – airmail stamp
AEREO EXTERIOR overprinted on stamps of Guatemala Guatemala – air mail
AEREO INTERIOR overprinted on stamps of Honduras Honduras – air mail
AEREO INTERIOR overprinted on stamps of Guatemala Guatemala – air mail
AEREO OFICIAL overprinted on stamps of Honduras Honduras – Official air mail
AEREO SEDTA overprinted on stamps of Ecuador Ecuador – air mail – SEDTA – Sociedad Ecuatoriano de Transportes Aereos
AERIANA Romania – airmail stamp
AERIENNE France – air mail – other French speaking countries??
AERO Switzerland – airmail stamp
AFF EXCEP FAUTE TIMB overprinted on stamps of Ethiopia Ethiopia – 1911 – Affranchissement Exceptionnel Faute Timbres
AFFRANCHTS overprinted on stamps of Monaco Monaco – precancelled stamp
AFFRANCHTS overprinted on stamps of France France – precancelled stamp
AFGAN Afghanistan
AFGHANES Afghanistan
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE and OUBANGUI CHARI overprinted on stamps of Middle Congo Ubangi-Shari – 1924-1937? Issues
AFRICA OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE and NIGER Niger
AFRICA OCCIDENTAL ESPANOLA Spanish West Africa
AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA Italian East Africa – 1938-1941
AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA and ESPRESSO Italian East Africa – special delivery stamp
AFRIQUE EQUALE FRCAISE French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE overprinted on stamps of Gabon Gabon – 1924-1931 issues
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE GABON Gabon – 1910-1931 issues
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE overprinted on stamps of Chad Chad
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE overprinted on stamps of Middle Congo French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE and GUINEE French Guinea
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE and TCHAD overprinted on stamps of Middle Congo French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE and TCHAD overprinted on stamps of Middle Congo Chad
AFRIQUE EQUATORIAL FRANCAISE and TCHAD overprinted on stamps of Middle Congo Chad – 1924-1933 issues
AFRIQUE FRANCAISE COMBATTANTE overprinted on stamps of French Equatorial Africa French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE FRANCAIS LIBRE overprinted on stamps of French Equatorial Africa French Equatorial Africa
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE French West Africa
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE and DAHOMEY Dahomey
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE MAURITANIE Mauritania – 1906-1940
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANCAISE and SENEGAL Senegal – 1903-1933
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTAL FRANCAISE and COTE D’IVOIRE Ivory Coast
A.G. overprinted on stamps of South Australia South Australia – official stamps – Attorney General – 1868-1874
AGENCE INTERNATIONALE DE L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE and REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE Gabon – ‘International Atomic Energy Agency’ commemorative issue – 1967
AHMNOE overprinted on stamps of Greece Greece – Aegean Islands – Lemnos
AIDE A L’ETUDIANT overprinted on stamps of Cambodia Cambodia – semipostal stamp – 1952 – student aid
AIDEZ LES TUBERCULEUX overprinted on stamps of Tunisia Tunisia – 1948 anti-tuberculosis semi-postal
AIRLIFT FOR OUR SERVICEMEN United States of America – 1968 – first used for regular postage – usage was restricted to special services on airmail in April 1969
AITUTAKI overprinted on stamps of Cook Islands Aitutaki
AITUTAKI overprinted on stamps of New Zealand Aitutaki
AJANLAS overprinted on stamps of Hungary Hungary – registration stamp
AJL. L. overprinted on stamps of Hungary Hungary – registration stamp
AJRORE Albania – airmail stamp
ALAND Aland Islands – Finland province
ALAOUITES overprinted on stamps of France Alaouites – before 1925
ALAOUITES overprinted on stamps of Syria Alaouites – 1925-1929
ALBANIA overprinted on stamps of Italy Italy – offices in Turkey – Albania
ALBERTA LAW STAMP Canada – revenue stamp – Alberta, Canada
ALCOHOL PROD. TAX and IMPERIAL ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT Ethiopia – revenue stamp
ALCOHOL TAX and IMPERIAL ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT Ethiopia – revenue stamp
ALDERNEY Great Britain – Alderney – dependency of Guernsey (Guernsey is a dependency of Great Britain)
ALEXANDRIE overprinted on stamps of France France – offices in Egypt – Alexandria
ALEXANDRIE and POSTE FRANCAISE France – offices in Egypt – Alexandria
ALFABETIZACION overprinted on stamps of Ecuador Ecuador – adult education publicity
ALGERIE overprinted on stamps of France Algeria – 1924-1926
ALGERIE and 1/2 CENTIME overprinted on stamps of France Algeria – newspaper stamp
ALLEMAGNE DEUTSCHLAND overprinted on stamps of Belgium Germany – Belgium occupation – 1915-1920
ALLEN’S CITY DESPATCH United States of America – carriers’s stamp 1880’s – Chicago, Illinois
ALLIED MILTARY POSTAGE and ITALY Italy – stamps issued for Italy by allied military government after World War 2 – run by Great Britain and United States
ALWAR India – Alwar
AMBASADA ST. ZJ. AMERYKI WARSZAWA WRZESIEN 1939 and POCZTA POLSKA Poland – government in exile in Great Britain – 1941
AMELIA EARHART VUELO DE BUENA VOLUNTAD MEXICO 1935 overprinted on stamps of Mexico Mexico – airmail stamp – 1935 – commemorating Amelia Earhart’s flight to Mexico
AMERICAN LETTER MAIL CO. United States of America – carriers’s stamp 1840’s – Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AMERICA ON GUARD and US POSTAL SAVINGS United States of America – postal savings stamp – 1941
AMG stamps issued by allied military government after World War 2 – run by Great Britain and United States
AMG-FTT overprinted on stamps of Italy Trieste – Zone A
AMG FTT FIERA DI TRIESTE overprinted on stamps of Italy Trieste – Zone A
AMG-FTT TRIESTE overprinted on stamps of Italy Trieste – Zone A
AMG-VG overprinted on stamps of Italy Italy – Venezia Glulla – allied occupation
AM POST Germany – allied occupation
AMTLICHER VERKEHR Germany – Wurttemberg – official stamp for State Authorities – 1881-1919
ANCIENS COMBATTANTS overprinted on stamps of Tunisia Tunisia – war veterans semi-postal
ANDORRA Andorra – Spanish administration
ANDORRA overprinted on stamps of Spain Andorra – Spanish administration – 1928
ANDORRE overprinted on stamps of France Andorra – French Administration – 1931
ANDORRE Andorra – French administration
ANGOLA and PORTEADO Angola – postage due stamp
ANGOLA and POVOAMENTO Angola – postal tax stamp
ANNA Mesopotamia – monetary unit
ANNA Pakistan – monetary unit
ANNA Zanzibar – monetary unit
ANNA India – monetary unit
ANNEE DE LA COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE 1965 and REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE Gabon – 1965 – ‘Annee de la Cooperation Internationale 1965′ – ‘International Cooperation Year’
ANNEE INTERNATIONALE DE LA FEMME and REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE Gabon – International Women’s Year – 1975
ANNEE INTERNATIONALE DU TOURISME and REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE Gabon – 1967 – ‘Annee Internationale du Tourisme’ – ‘International Tourism Year’
ANNEE PREOLYMPIQUE and REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE Gabon – 1975 – ‘Annee Preolympique’ – ‘pre-Olympics Year’
ANNESSIONE ALL ITALIA overprinted on stamps of Fiume Fiume – 1924
ANOTACION and CORREOS NALES and EE UU DE COLOMBIA Colombia – registration stamp
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA Antigua – 1982 and later issues
ANTIGUA and STAMP DUTY Antigua – revenue stamp
ANTILLA PACIFICO overprinted on stamps of Colombia Panama – circa 1887 issues
ANTILLEN Netherlands Antilles
ANTIOQUIA Colombia – Atioquia
ANTWERPEN ANVERS and BELGIQUE and BELGIE Belgium – 1930 – Antwerp Exposition
ANZAC COMMEMORATION overprinted on stamps of Australia Australia – 1935 – commemorative issue for the 20 year anniversary of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli in World War I
A.O. overprinted on stamps of Belgian Congo German East Africa – Belgium occupation – semi-postal stamp – 1918 – “Afrique Orientale” – “East Africa”
A.O. overprinted on stamps of South Australia South Australia – official stamps – Audit Office – 1868-1874
AOF French West Africa – Afrique Occidentale Francaise
AOF overprinted on stamps of France French West Africa – semipostal stamp – 1945
AOF COTE D’IVOIRE OBLIGATIONS Ivory Coast – revenue stamp – bonds and debentures
AOF and MAURITANIE Mauritania – 1938-1940 – “Afrique Occidentale Francaise”
AOF and SENEGAL Senegal – 1935-1940
AOI overprinted on stamps of Italy Italian East Africa – postage due stamps – 1941
A PAYER TE BETALEN Belgium Colonies – postage due
A PAYER TE BETALEN Belgium – postage due stamp
A PERCEVOIR France – postage due stamp
APURIMAC Peru – Apurimac – 1885
AR Colombia – acknowledgement of receipt stamp
AR overprinted on stamps of Panama Panama – acknowledgement of receipt stamp
AR Colombia – acknowledgement of receipt stamp
AR Panama – acknowledgement of receipt stamp
ARABIE SAOUDITE Saudi Arabia
ARBE overprinted on stamps of Fiume Fiume – 1920 issues for occupation of the island Arbe / Rab
ARBITRIO MUNICIPAL and ISLA DE PUERTO RICO and MAYAGUEZ CONSUMOS Puerto Rico – revenue stamp
ARCHIPEL DES COMORES Comoro Islands – 1950-1975 issues
AR and CORREOS DE CHILE Chile – acknowledgement of receipt stamp
AR EGYPT Egypt
AREQUIPA Peru – provisional issue for Arequipa – 1881-1885
ARGENTINA and SERVICIO AERO Argentina – airmail stamp
ARMENWET overprinted on stamps of Netherlands Netherlands – official stamp – 1913-1918
ARMY OFFICIAL overprinted on stamps of Sudan Sudan – official stamps – army – 1905
ARMY OFFICIAL overprinted on stamps of Great Britain Great Britain – official stamps – army – 1896-1903
ARMY POST and EGYPT Egypt – military stamp
ARMY SERVICE overprinted on stamps of Sudan Sudan – official stamp – army – 1906
ARRIBA ESPANA 1936 overprinted on stamps of Spain Spain – San Sebastian – 1937
ARRIBA ESPANOA MALAGA LIBERADA overprinted on stamps of Spain Spain – revolutionary overprint for Malaga – 1937
ARRIBA ESPANOL 18 JULIO 1936 CANARIAS AVON overprinted on stamps of Spain Spain – revolutionary overprint for Canary Islands airmail service – 1937
ARTICLES D’ARGENT and VALEURS COTES and TRIMBRE IMPERIAL France – revenue stamp – money order
ARVIZKAROSULTAKNAK Hungary – semi-postal stamp – 1913 issues
ASCENSION overprinted on stamps of Saint Helena Ascension
ASEAN and SINGAPORE Singapore – “Association of South East Asian Nations”
ASECNA and REPUBLIQUE FEDERIALE DU CAMEROUN Cameroun – 1969 – ‘Agence pour la Securite de la Navigation Aerienne en Afrique et a Madagascar’ – ‘Agency for Security of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar’
ASISTENTA SOCIALA Romania – postal tax stamp
ASISTENTA SOCIALA and TAXA DE PLATA Romania – postage due stamp
ASSISTENCIA overprinted on stamps of Azores Azores – postal tax stamps – 1911-1913
ASSISTENCIA overprinted on stamps of Portugal Portugal – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA Portugal – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA Portuguese Colonies – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA ANGOLA Angola – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA D.L. overprinted on stamps of Portuguese India Timor – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA MACAU Macao – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA MACAV Macao – postal tax stamp – the ‘V’ is actually a ‘U’
ASSISTENCIA NACIONAL AOS TUBERCULOSOS Portugal – franchise stamp – national aid society
ASSISTENCIA PUBLICA overprinted on stamps of Mozambique Company Mozambique Company – postal tax stamp
ASSISTENCIA PUBLICA and INDIA PORTUGUESA Portuguese India – postal tax stamp
ASSURANCE LICENSE STAMP and QUEBEC Canada – revenue stamp – Quebec, Canada
A&T overprinted on stamps of French Colonies Annam and Tonkin – 1888
AT BETALE PORTOMAERKE Norway – postage due stamp
ATT Siam
ATTS Siam
AUNUS overprinted on stamps of Finland Russia – Finnish occupation of Russia – 1919 – occupation of the town of Olonets (Russian name) / Aunus (Finnish name)
AUNUS overprinted on stamps of Finland Russia – Finland occupation – 1919
AU PROFIT DE LA CROIX ROUGE overprinted on stamps of Ruanda-Urundi Ruanda-Urundi – semi-postal stamp – 1945
AUR Iceland – monetary unit – Aur is short for Aurar – 100 Aurar = 1 Krona
AUR Iceland – monetary unit
AURAR Iceland – monetary unit
A US POSTAGE United States of America – nondenomiated stamp/no value indicated – 1978 – 15 cent face value
AUSTRALIA and CUSTOMS DUTY and LONDON Australia – revenue stamp – customs
AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY Australia – Australian Antarctic Territory
AUSTRALIAN NATURE CONSERVATION AGENCY and WETLANDS CONSERVATION Australia – revenue stamp – wetlands conservation
AUSTRALIA and TAX INSTALMENT and NOT TRANSFERABLE Australia – revenue stamp
AUTOPAKETTI Finland – parcel post stamp
AUTORAHTI Finland – parcel post stamp
AVA PENE (HELF PENNY) overprinted on stamps of New Zealand Cook Islands
AVIAO overprinted on stamps of Macao Macao – airmail stamp
AVION overprinted on stamps of Syria Syria – airmail stamp
AVION overprinted on stamps of Lebanon Lebanon – airmail stamp
AVION MESSRE TAFARI and ETHIOPIE Ethiopia – air mail stamp – 1931
AVIONSKA POSTA overprinted on stamps of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia – air mail stamp – 1949
AVISO DE RECEPCION El Salvador – acknowledgement of receipt
AVISPORTO Denmark – newspaper stamp
AVO Macao – monetary unit
AVOS Macao – monetary unit
AYACUCHO Peru – provisional issues for Ayacucho – 1881
AZERBAIDJAN Azerbaijan
AZERBAYEDJAN Azerbaijan

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