Albums


The following is a list of the Stamp/Banknote Albums from my collection that I have posted on this site. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

— A —


   Alaouites (Alawite State), French Mandate (1924 – 1930)
   Allenstein, plebiscite (1920)
   Alsace and Loraine, German Occupation – Franco Prussian War (1870 – 1872)
   Alsace, German Occupation – WW2 (1940 – 1944)
   Alwar, Indian Feudatory State (1803 – 1948)
   Anjouan (1886 – 1912)
   Annam and Tonkin, French Colony (1883 – 1887)
   Arequipa, Chilean Occupation of Peru (1881 – 1885)
   Armenia, Republic (1918 – 1920)
   Austria, Italian Occupation post WW1 (1919)
   Austria, Allied Occupation post ww2 (1945 – 1955)
   Aunus, Finnish Occupation (1919)
   Azerbaijan, Republic pre USSR (1918 – 1920)

— B —


   Baden, Grand Duchy (1806 – 1871)
   Bahawalpur, Princely State of India (1833 – 1947)
   Bahawalpur, Princely State of Pakistan (1947 – 1955)
   Bavara, Kingdom (1806 – 1918)
   Bavara, Revolution and Socialist Republic (1918 – 1919)
   Bavara, Free State (1919 – 1920)
   Bavara, Weimer State (1920 – 1921)
   Belgium, German Occupation – WW1 (1914 – 1918)
   Berlin-Brandenberg, Russian Occupation – post WW2 (1945-1949)
   Borneo and the Greater East, Japanese Occupation in WW2 (1942-1945)
   Bosnia & Herzegovina, Austro Hungarian Occupation (1878 – 1908)
   Bosnia and Herzegovina, Province of Austria-Hungary (1908 – 1918)
   British New Guinea (1884 – 1906)
   
Buenos Aries, Argentine State (1852 – 1861)

— C —


   Cape of Good Hope (Cape Colony) (1815 – 1910)
   Castelrosso, Italian Dominion (1921 – 1943)
   Central Lithuania (1920- 1922)
   Cephalonia and Ithaca, Italian Occupation – WW2 (1941)
   Chala, Chilean Occupation of Peru (1884)
   Chiclayo, Chilean Occupation of Peru (1884)
   China, Russian Offices in Imperial China (1886 – 1920)
   Cilicia, French Occupation (1918 – 1921)
   Cochin, Princely State of India (1835 – 1949)
   Cochin-China, French Colony (1864 – 1887)
   Constantinople, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1923)
   Corfu, Italian Occupation (1923)
   Crete, Autonomous Government (1898 – 1913)
   Crete, Austrian Offices (1903 – 1914)
   Crete, British Occupation (1898 – 1909)
   Crete, French Occupation (1898 – 1909)
   Crete, Italian Occupation (1898 – 1909)
   Crete, Russian Occupation (1898 – 1909)
   Crete, Theriso Revolution (1905)
   Crimea, German Occupation – WW1 (1918)
   Crimean Border Government (1918 – 1919)
   Crimea, White Army Control (1919 – 1920)
   Cyrenaica, Italian Colony (1919 – 1934)
   Cyrenaica, Emirate (1949 – 1951)

— D —


   Dalmatia, Italian Occupation (1918 – 1922)
   Danish West Indies (1754 – 1917)
   Danzig, Free State 1 – regular issues (1920 – 1939)
   Danzig, Free State 2 – back of book and postmarks (1920 – 1939)
   Danzig, German Administration – WW2 (1939 – 1945)
   Danzig, Polish Offices (1920 – 1939)
   Dardanelles, Russian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1774 – 1914)
   Dodecanese Islands, Italian Occupation (1912 – 1923)
   Don Republic / Don Cossack Government (1918 – 1920)

— E —


   East Karelia, Finnish Military Authority (1941 – 1944)
   Eastern Silesia, plebiscite (1919 – 1920)
   Epirus, Autonomous Republic (1914)
   Ethiopia, Italian Occupation (1935 – 1936)
   Eupen & Malmady, Belgian Occupation – post ww2 (1919 – 1920)
   Eupen, Belgian Occupation – post ww2 (1920 – 1925)

— F —


   Far Eastern Republic (1920 – 1922)
   Faridkot, Princely State of India (1763 – 1886)
   Fezzan-Ghadames, French Occupation (1943 – 1949)
   Fezzan, French Occupation (1949 – 1951)
   Fiume (1919 – 1924)
   Foochow, China Treaty Port (1895 – 1896)
   France, German Occupation – WW1 (1915 – 1918)

— G —


   Georgia, Republic – pre USSR (1918 – 1921)
   German East Africa (1885 – 1919)
   German New Guinea (1884 – 1914)
   Germany, Empire (1871 – 1920)
   Germany, AMG Occupation – post WW2 (1945 – 1946)
   Ghadames, French Occupation (1949 – 1951)
   Gwalior, India Convention State (1787 – 1947)

— H —


   Hatay State (1938 – 1939)
   Hawai’i, Kingdom (1810 – 1893)
   Hawaii, Provisional Government (1893 – 1894)
   Hawaii, Republic (1894 – 1897)
   Hejaz, Kingdom (1916 – 1925)
   Honan, Japanese Occupation of North China (1941 – 1942)
   Hopei, Japanese Occupation of North China (1941 – 1942)
   Huacho, Chilean Occupation of Peru (1884)
   Hyderabad, Indian Feudatory State (1798 – 1948)

— I —


   Ionian Islands, British Protectorate (1810 – 1864)
   Ionian Islands, Italian Occupation in ww2 (1941 – 1943)
   Italian Social Republic (1943 – 1945)

— J —


   Janina, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1902 – 1914)
   Java, Japanese Occupation in WW2 (1942 – 1945)
   Jerusalem, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1914)
   Jhalawar, Princely State of India (1838 – 1949)

— K —


   Kamerun, British Occupation (1915 – 1920)
   Kavala / Cavalla, Greek Occupation – Balkan wars (1913)
   Kerassunde, Russian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1774 – 1914)
   Kiautschau, German Colony (1897 – 1914)
   Kionga Triangle, Portuguese Occupation – WW1 (1916 – 1919)
   Klaipeda (Memel), Lithuanian Occupation (1923 – 1925)
   Korea, Japanese Offices (1876 – 1905)
   Kuban Cossack Government (1919 – 1920)
   Kwangtung, Japanese Occupation (1905 – 1945)

— L —


   Labuan, British Colony (1848 – 1906)
   Lagos, British Colony (1862 – 1906)
   Latakia, French Mandate (1930 – 1936)
   Lithuania, German Occupation – WW1 (1916 – 1917)
   Lemnos, Greek Occupation (1912 – 1923)
   Lorraine, German Occupation – WW2 (1940 – 1944)

— M —


   Manchukuo, Japanese Puppet State (1932 – 1945)
   Malmedy, Belgian Occupation – post ww2 (1920 – 1925)
   Marienwerder, plebiscite (1920)
   Memel, French Administration (1920 – 1923)
   Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), Japanese Occupation (1939 – 1945)
   Montenegro, Principality / Kingdom (1878 – 1916)
   Mozambique Company (1891 – 1949)

— N —


   Natal (1843 – 1910)
   Naples, AMG Occupation of Italy in WW2 (1943 – 1944)
   Netherlands Indies / Dutch East Indies (1801 – 1948)
   New Brunswick (1784 – 1867)
   Newfoundland (1548 – 1949)
   Niger Coast Protectorate (1893 – 1900)
   North China, Japanese Occupation (1942 – 1945)
   North Epirus, Greek Occupation – WW1 (1914 – 1916)
   North Epirus, Greek Occupation – WW2 (1940 – 1941)
   North German Confederation (1866 – 1871)
   North Ingria (1920)
   Northern Nigeria Protectorate (1900 – 1914)
   Nova Scotia (1713 – 1867)
   Nyassa Company (1891 – 1929)

— O —


   Obock, French Colony (1884 – 1902)
   Oil Rivers Protectorate (1885 – 1893)
   Oltre Giuba (Trans-Juba), Italian Colony (1924 – 1925)
   Orange Free State (1868 – 1902)
   Orange Free State, British Occupation (1900 – 1902)
   Orange River Colony (1902 – 1910)
   Ottoman Empire, Greek Occupations – Balkan/Greco-Turkish wars (1912 – 1923)
   Ottoman Empire, Polish Offices (1919 – 1922)

— P —


   Palestine, British Occupation (1918 – 1920)
   Palestine, British Mandate (1920 – 1948)
   Papua, Australian Administration (1906 – 1949)
   Peru, Chilean Occupation (1881 – 1884)
   Philippines, Japanese Occupation in WW2 (1942 – 1945)
   Poland, German Occupation – WW1 (1914 – 1918)
   Priamur Provisional Government under Merkulov (1921 – 1922)
   Priamur Rural Province under Diterikhs (1922)
   Prince Edward Island (1769 – 1873)

— Q —


   Quelimane, Portuguese Colonial Province (1913 – 1920)

— R —


   Rizeh, Russian Office in the Ottoman Empire (1774 – 1914)
   Romania, Austrian Occupation – WW1 (1916 – 1918)
   Rouad, Ile, French Occupation (1916 – 1920)
   Russian Armed Forces of the South, Gen. Denikin (1919 – 1920)
   Russian Army of the Northwest, Gen. Yudenich (1919)
   Russian Army of the North, Gen. Rodzianko (1919)

— S —


   Salonika, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1914)
   Sardina, Kingdom (1720 – 1861)
   Saseno, Italian Occupation (1914 – 1946)
   Schleswig, plebiscite (1920)
   Scutari, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1909 – 1916)
   Shanghai and Nanjing, Japanese Occupation (1942 – 1945)
   Shansi, Japanese Occupation of North China (1941 – 1942)
   Shantung, Japanese Occupation of North China (1941 – 1942)
   Siberia, Provisional Government, Adm Kochak (1918 – 1919)
   Sicily, AMG Occupation – WW2 (1943 – 1944)
   Sirmoor, Princely State of India (1858 – 1947)
   Smyrna, Italian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1923)
   Southern Nigeria Protectorate (1900 – 1914)
   Saxony, Kingdom (1806 – 1868)
   Straits Settlements (1867 – 1946)
   Sumatra, Japanese Occupation in WW2 (1942 – 1944)

— T —


   Temesvár, Serbian Occupation – post WW1 (1918 – 1919)
   Tete, Portuguese Colonial Province (1913 – 1920)
   Thessaly, Ottoman Occupation (1897 – 1898)
   Thrace, Greek Occupation (1920 – 1922)
   Trans-Baikal Region under General Semyonov (1920)
   Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (1922 – 1936)
   Trebizonde, Russian Offices in the Ottoman Empire (1774 – 1914)
   Tripolitania, Italian Colony (1923 – 1934)
   Tuscany, Grand Duchy (1569 – 1860)

— U —


   Ubangi-Shari-Chad, French Colonial Province (1910 – 1920)
   Ubangi-Shari, French Colonial Province (1920 – 1934)
   Upper Silesia, League of Nations Plebiscite (1920 – 1921)

— V —

— W —


   Wadhwan, Princely State of India (1740 – 1947)
   Western Australia (1832 – 1901)
   Western Thrace, Autonomous Government (1913)
   Western Thrace, Inter-Allied Occupation (1919 – 1920)
   Wrangel’s Army (1920 – 1921)

— Y —

— Z —


   Zakynthos (Zante), German Occupation – WW2 (1943 – 1944)
   Zambezia, Portuguese Colonial Province (1894 – 1920)
   Zululand, British Colony (1887 – 1897)

17 Responses to Albums

  1. Peter Conibear says:

    Among the areas that particularly interest me are the various territories in China between the foundation of the Republic in 1912 and the end of the civil war in 1949. There are dozens of different provinces or regions that issued stamps locally, some for many years, others for a period of a few months – I have built up a fair number of these but inevitably the resurgence of collecting in China itself has made some of these hard to find and of course expensive….
    This also applies to the various areas of China occupied by Japan.

    Another area that I find fascinating is South and Central America- so many revolutions, changes of government etc..

    Also the reorganisation of Europe after WW1 and WW2 with plebiscites and military occupations – frequently for quite short periods, -during which time someone had to sort out the post service…

    This also applies to the breakup of the former Ottoman Empire from the 1870s to the 1920s – I seem to have found a lot of stamps from various aspects of that.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Peter
      Welcome to DCStamps. You and I share some of the same interests as the history of many of these changes are quite fascinating and still play a big issue of what is happening to day, some 100 years later. Another area for me which is as interesting (and maybe for you also) is the period of the Russian Revolution and Civil War. Lots of dead countries and different entities issuing stamps.
      Good Luck on your Collection.
      Michael

      • Peter Conibear says:

        Hi Michael

        I have tried to post a reply several times but had trouble with your Captcha code as it was a combination of letters similar to a word so it kept changing it with some sort of spell check every time I pressed send…

        Anyway, we clearly find the same countries interesting as I also try to get different areas of Russia as well – not so many as China but they are another source of some obscure territories and issues.

        I found a book at a chain store booksellers here some years ago which was called “The Stamp Atlas” by Stuart Rossiter & John Flower, which covered pretty much the whole world up to about 1970, as it was published in the mid 80’s – my copy is 1989.

        Probably long out of print now.

        I note you rely on the Scott catalogue system but here in Britain it is Stanley Gibbons that I turn to – although they can be pretty hazy on some issues too.

        • Michael says:

          Hi Peter
          Sorry about the Captcha, It is just applied. Glad you were able to get through. (If you every have any real issues and need to contact me, feel free to email me at ILikeMaps@msn.com.

          I am very familiar with the Stamp Atlas, I have a copy of their 2nd edition. By the Way, Sandafayre Auctions publish an online version of Rossiter and Flower’s Atlas. Although, I sometimes define things differently, it is indeed a very handy resource. You can find it at: http://www.sandafayre.com/stampatlas/introduction.html

          Cheers
          Michael

  2. Peter Conibear says:

    This website looks great – I collect whole world to abut 1920 and then only countries that were transient thereafter – i.e. war zones, referendum territories, etc.

  3. Tom Barner says:

    les and chris,
    Ez stamp has a software called Stamp Identifier. If you have Ez stamp, you just scan the stamp that you want to identify and it pulls it up with the scott number and country.

    http://www.ezstamp.com

    I’ve used this for some time now and like what it can do.
    Tom

  4. John Buntsma says:

    Greetings
    I am wondering if the Confederate States established during America’s Civil War would be considered a dead state.
    Blessings
    John

    • Michael says:

      Hi John

      Welcome to DCStamps. The Confederate States of America is indeed considered a dead country and you can find it listed on my Dead Countries list. I haven’t written up anything on it yet, as I only have one stamp from the CSA, and for now I am prioritizing countries which I have lots of stamps in my collection.

      Michael

      • John Buntsma says:

        I was excited to find your site. The historical implications of every country’s existence and demise are fascinating. I like that every stamp has a history, and there’s even more to ponder when considering former sovereign nations. Thanks for your work on this site. My collection isn’t extensive, but I look forward to adding to my dead country collection with the thought that these places shouldn’t be forgotten.

  5. Natasha Sengupta says:

    Hello once again,

    Your collection and details ceases to amaze me. They are well arranged and explained. It is a live proof of hard work full of dedication and perseverance in getting to know the unknown and sharing with us all.

    It would be of great help if told how to go about my collection in getting these RARE STAMPS. Requesting for your guidance once again. If there are certain links from which these never heard before stamps can be bought (catalog prices for reference while bidding etc) for my collection. Most of the stamps and postal items are inheritance from pre and post Independent India only, with my forefathers working as govt officials. Now am on my own in building a mountain out of a tiny hill and surely I will, a long cherished dream of mine 🙂

    Warm Regards
    Natasha

  6. I collect worldwide stamps from 1840 to 1950, used, mint and on cover. Your website is awesome. I have managed to make stamp albums by printing your album pages and inserting them into plastic slip files. I mount the stamps using hawid mounts. It is really so much help. Thanks

  7. Chris Endicott says:

    A big thank you from Les and Chris! Your website has helped us tremendously. We have a rather large world collection and have only been collecting for 5 years. We are far from experts, but we have learned so very much in that time. There are stamps that we have been unable to identify, however, thankfully your site has literally freed us from frustration. You have no idea how very happy this makes us.

    We love the craziness of this “old man hobby”, as one of our friends has called it. The thrill of the hunt is ever present.

    So, we tip our hats to you sir. Your great work has made us two happier guys!

    • Michael says:

      Hi Les and Chris. Thank you for visiting DCStamps, and thank you for your gracious comment. I am really glad you find the site of use, these sorts of comments are a great encouragement to me. And as an “old man hobby” I am finding that it is really growing (even among the young) in many parts of the non-western world.

      Visit often as I continue to grow and add material to the site.
      Michael

  8. Michael says:

    New Brunswick Album page Added

    • Jeanete Pontes says:

      Michael
      Pelo visto voce não é brasileiro, nes-pas? Deve corrigir as palavras e termos aqui descritos pois senão confunde a todos, mas não deixa de ser um site muito bom. Como bibliotecária e colecionadora de selos eu amei!
      Parabens e forte abraço

      Jeanete Pontes – Bibliotecária Coordenadora (AABBSP)

      • Michael says:

        Jeanete
        Obrigado por visitar DCStamps. You are correct, I am not Brazilian. I am really glad you like the site. I an not sure what is not understandable on the site, but if you let me know what is confusing, I will be happy to reword to make the text clearer.
        Um abraço
        Michael

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