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Articles on Railway Stamps covering Multiple Countries:

Subject Click on Image Key Content Aspects covered in Article Posted / Updated
G.P.O.Berlin Hauptpostamt Berlin Briefmarken 1 Mark Tram Tracks
1900-1920
Hauptpostamt Tram
& Tracks: Stamps
of Germany & Cols.
Upgraded: Jan. 2020
Perforated
SPECIMEN
image description All World Perforated with
word SPECIMEN
in any language
New : January 2020
Sources of
Stamp Images
Source Images for Stamps All-world Source
Material
Postcards (mostly)
used for stamp design
New: Oct. 2018
Sydney Harbour
Bridge (Australia)
Sydney Harbour Bridge on Stamps 1932-2007: Stamps
& Postal Stationery
All-world thematics
+ Australian postal
stationery & cancels
Updated: Aug. 2019
Unissued Unissued Railway Thematic Stamps All World
Stamps Prepared
but not issued
Updated: Nov. 2019
UPU 1949 Issue
British Com'wealth
1949 British Empire Omnibus UPU Stamps UPU Low Value
1949
List of the
63 Countries.
New: c.2003

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Railway Stamps : One-Country Articles :

Country Click on Image Key Content Aspects covered in Article Posted / Updated
Algeria Algerian Railways Parcel Post Stamps Control Handstamps
1941-1949
'Contrôle des Recettes':
Opt. Colours used &
Omitted Handstamps
Updated: Nov. 2006
Austria Austria Publicity Cinderella Stamps Austria Charity Stamps Railway Widows &
Orphans Charity Stamps
New: c.2015
Bangladesh Bangladesh Independence local handstamps on  railway train Stamps Local Handstamps
1971
Independence from
Pakistan : Handstamps
of Local Postmasters
New: May 2010
Belgian Congo

Congo Belge
Belgian Congo Belge Stamps Belgian Congo
1894-1948
Postage Stamps,
mainly Mols 50c +
Postal Stationery
New: Oct. 2018
Belgian Congo

Congo Belge
Belgian Congo Chemin de Fer du Bas-Congo à Katanga BCK Timbres-Poste Vicicongo Stamps Vicicongo & BCK
c. 1939-1970
Vicicongo Railway
Parcel Stamps &
Chemin de Fer du Bas-
Congo à Katanga (BCK)
New: Sept. 2018
Benin Benin Surcharge Stamps on trains Local Surcharges
1989-2009 & later
Click to view article
(in new tab).
Updated: Oct. 2018
Bolivia Bolivis Obligatory Tax Stamps Obligatory Tax
1944-1948
Specialized Study New: January 2010
Bosnia-Serb. Bosnia Republika Srpska Stamps Provisional Issue
1992
Click to view article
(in new tab)
New: c.2004
Reworked: Mar 2020
China China Junk & Train 1913-1933 Stamps Junk & Train
1913-1933
The Three Printings
& Regional Overprints
Rewritten: Jan. 2020
China Transport Revenue stamps of China Transport Revenues
1948-c.1950
Study of Printings,
Regional Overprints
& Local Oveprints
New: Sept. 2018
China China Unit Stamps 1949 (Train) Unit Stamps (train)
1949
Study of National,
Regional & Local
Issues: 1949/50
Updated: May 2006
Costa Rica Costa Rica Telegraph stamps used for Postage - Trains Postage & Telegraph
1907-1945
Postal Surchs.
Telegraph stamps
Varieties.
New: c.2007
Colombia:
Santander
& Cucuta
Colombia Santander & Cucuta Train Stamps Santander & Cucuta
1904-1907
Study: Surcharge
Styles and Varieties
Updated: Sept. 2005
Revised: Feb. 2020
Czech Army
in Siberia
Czech Army in Siberia Stamps Armoured Train
1918-1920
Identification
Issues & Proofs
Trans-Siberian Rly.
New: c.2004
Rewritten: Mar.2020
Ecuador Ecuador Tobacco Tax Stamps Tobacco Tax Stamps
c. 1920-1946
Postage, Telegraph
& Railway Revenue
New: Sept. 2018
Ecuador Ecuador Railway Stamps of 1926 Railway Issue
1926
Overprint Varieties
& Valuations
New: c.2007
Rewritten: Mar.2020
Ecuador Ecuador Stamps 1929 Essay Steam Train Essay
1929
Unadopted Essay
New: c.2009
Re-edited: Mar.2020
El Salvador sellos postales El Salvador stamps 1891 1896 1897 Railway issues:
1891 1896 1897
Stamps & Proofs
of three issues
Updated: Jan. 2020
El Salvador Sellos El Salvador 1916 Teatro Theatre Stamps design Theatre/Tram Tracks
1916-1921
Detailed Study
of Surcharges
Rewritten: Jan 2020
France France Occupation and Liberation Stamps 1940 Occupation
1944/45 Liberation
German Occupation
of Dunkerque
& Liberation issues
Updated: June 2004
French Eq.
Africa
French Equatorial Africa Mindouli Viaduct Stamps and Revenue Stamps Mindouli Viaduct Middle Congo &
French Equatorial
Africa incl.Revenues
Rewritten: May 2018
Great Britain GB Stamps Strike Post 1971 Railway Thematics GB Strike Post
1971
Stamps & Covers
of Postal Strike
Jan-Mar 1971
New: c.2017
Guatemala Guatemala Stamps 1886 : Lithjo and Recess-Engraved Printings Quetzal & Train
1886
Identifying Litho
& engaved printings
New: May 2010
Guatemala Guatemala Stamps 1920-22 Radio Station & Railway Bridge with train Sucharge Types
1920-22
Radio Station
& Railway Bridge
designs: Surcharges
Updated: Oct. 2002
Guatemala Guatemala Stamps - 1922 Surcharge Errors Major Errors
1922
Examples of
wild surcharging on
Radio Station design
New: May 2010
Guyana Guyana Millennium stamp sheet Millennium
2000
Image(left) taken off
Chinese banknote
for thumbnail view!
New: c.2004
Honduras Rep. Honduras Republic 1898 Railway Train stamp issue Locomotive Design
1898
Description of
forgeries and
PERMITASE ovpts.
Updated: May 2006
Replaced: Apr.2020
Honduras Rep. Honduras Republic stamps Ulua Railway Bridge 1915-1933 Ulua Bridge
1915-1933
Overprints &
Surcharges incl.
rare airmails.
Upgraded: Jan.2020
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1980s Definitives Queen's Head imprint dates Kowloon Station
1987-1990s
Imprint Dates &
Miniature sheets
New: c.2004
Updated: Feb. 2020
Isle of Man Isle of Man stamps; definitive imprint dates - trains Definitives
1988-1992
Imprint Dates &
Booklet Panes
New: c.2002
Upgraded: Mar 2020
Manchuria Manchurian Local Overpints Manchukuo Local Overprints/1945/46 39 fen steam
train on bridge
optd at 20+ towns
Rewritten: April 2006
Mexico Mexico 40c map 1 Peso & 5 Pesos Correos Mexico Tram Tracks Map & Post Office
1915-1934
40c Map and Post
Office Design (1P, 5P)
Rewritten: Jan. 2020
Mozambique
Company
Mozambique Companny train stamps Printings Includes shades &
Waterlow Samples
Rewritten: Feb 2020
Newfoundland Newfoundland railway stamps identified Printings
1910-1931
Paper Mills
S.S.Caribou
Express Train
New: c.2002
Nicaragua Nicaragua Momotombo Volcano Steam Train Stamps sellos Momotombo
1900-1905
Recess / Litho +
Overprints & to
Private Order
First uploaded: c.2004
Rewritten Mar.2020
Nicaragua Nicaragua Telegraph Stamps Train & Mount Momotombo Telegraphs
1900-1912
Incl. varieties,
Zelaya & Cabo
Updated: June 2012
Paraguay Paraguay 15c Official Stamp Steam Train 1886 Official 15c
1886
Plates of
Perf and Imperf
plus Proofs
New: Nov. 2018
Peru Peru stamps 1871 Trencito train 'Trencito'
1871
Study of shades
on World's 1st
commemorative
Updated: Nov. 2003
Rewritten: Mar.2020
Spain Spain Railway Thematic Stamps sellos ferroviarios Espana All Issues
1883-1948
Postage, Telegs,
Civil War,
Cinderellas
New: February 2019
Sudetenland Sudetenland Stamps Overprints on Plsen Works etc Niklasdorf, Rumbrug, Reichenberg-Massersdorf, Karlsbad, Konstantinsbad Pilsen Works & loco
1938
Various Local
pro-German opts
New: c.2002
Updated: March 2020
Switzerland Switzerland Definitive Stamps 1930s/1940s Definitives
1934-1950
Interpanneau,
tête-bêche, Gums,
Officials etc.
Rewritten: Feb.2020
Turkey Turkey 1930 Sivas Railway stamps - Varieties Sivas Railway
1930
Extensive study
of Opt. Errors
New: c.2004
Turkey Turkey / Romania Danube & Black Sea Railway Danube & Black
Sea Rly: 1867
Guide to Originals,
Reprints and
Forgeries
New: c.2016
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia & Macedonia stamps Skopje Earthquake railway station clock & Macedonia
1975-1996
Obligatory Tax
Stamps & Labels
New: c.2016
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