• BURMA 1937 – 1956 used collection on pages with some postal history. Includes complete set to 10r; a small selection on Indian stamps used in Burma; 1937 small selection of pairs and blocks; 1938 values to 2r; 1946 values from 6p to 5r; 1947 values to 2r; 1954 complete set; and other stamps and covers. (Approx 160 stamps and 5 cards/covers)


  • BURMA OFFICIALS. 1937 selection of superb never hinged mint BLOCKS OF FOUR of the 3p, 2a6p to 6a, 12a & 1r values SG O1, O6/8 & O10/11, lovely fresh items (6 blocks of 4)


  • BURMA 1937-1948 COMPREHENSIVE USED COLLECTION presented on album pages, all different & includes the 1937 KGV (of India) “BURMA” overprinted set to 5r,  1938-40 set, 1945 Military Admin set, 1946 new colour set to 2r, 1947 Interim Govt opt’d set, Officials inc 1937 (KGV) opt’d set to 1r. An attractive collection (100+ stamps)


  • BURMA OFFICIAL 1937 5r ultramarine & purple opt, SG O13, vfm, fresh


  • BURMA JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1942 (Oct) 10c on 3a on 7s green surcharge, SG J62, never hinged mint marginal example, fresh.


We sell Burma stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Burma Stamps – Following the first of three Anglo-Burmese Wars the British controlled much Burmese territory by 1826. The first stamps to be used in Burma were those of British India. Numeral postmarks allow collectors to identify Indian stamps used within Burma from 1856 onwards. Until the “BURMA” overprinted stamp issue in 1937, collectors of Burma had to be satisfied with collecting postal markings and postal history, including solders’ mail from those Anglo-Burmese Wars of 1824–26, 1852 and 1885. The first pictorial issues of Burma, issued on 15th November 1938 depicted typical Burmese scenes such as an elephant moving teak logs or oxen ploughing a rice field.

The Japanese Occupation saw many British Burma stamps seized and overprinted with a Peacock design, there followed stamps issued in 1942 for the Japanese Army Administration which included surcharges on domestic Japanese stamps, and then stamps devoid of Japanese design influence when in 1943 an independent Burmese Government was declared. After hostilities ceased the stamps were issued for the British Military Administration in 1945, the British Civil Administration in 1946 and for an Interim Burmese Government in 1947.

Philatelic postscript:

Since 1989 the re-named Myanmar continues to issue beautiful stamps.

Burma Stamps