• GAMBIA 1902-05 KEVII definitive set, CA Wmk, SG 45/56, fine mint (12 stamps)


  • GAMBIA 1902-05 set (less 1s), SG 45/56, fine mint. (11 stamps)


  • GAMBIA 1880-1881, ½d, 1d, 2d, wmk upright, SG 10B-12B, fine mint.


  • GAMBIA 1935 Jubilee 1½d, 1s and 3s in block of 4,  vf mint, each showing the variety “Vertical line from left of Round Tower” (Plate 2 Row 8/6). Unlisted SG but a recognised variety.


  • GAMBIA 1922-29 1s purple on yellow wmk MCA, SG 120, fine mint, fresh


  • GAMBIA 1953 – 1959 complete set, SG 171/85, NHM. (15)


  • GAMBIA 1902 1d carmine with DENTED FRAME variety, SG 46a, very fine mint.


  • GAMBIA 1898 3d deep purple and ultramarine, SG 41b, very fine mint.


  • GAMBIA 1922-29 3s slate – purple, SG 139, very fine mint. Scarce shade, very different to the regular stamp.


  • GAMBIA 1922-29 1s blackish purple / yellow- buff, SG 134a, very fine mint


  • GAMBIA 1902-05 ½d green SLOTTED FRAME variety, SG 45 var, fine mint in pair with normal stamp, fresh. (2 stamps)


  • GAMBIA 1886-93 4d deep brown WMK TO RIGHT variety, SG 31w, fine used


  • GAMBIA 1953-59 Pictorials complete set, SG 171/85, superb NHM,fresh (15)


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

Gambia Stamps – Gambia, a small West African country, has a rich philatelic history dating back to the late 1800s. The first stamps of Gambia were issued by the British colonial authorities in 1869, and they featured the portrait of Queen Victoria. These stamps were mainly used for official correspondence and were not widely available to the public.

In 1880, Gambia issued its first postage stamp series that was specifically designed for public use. The stamps featured the profile of Queen Victoria and were printed in various denominations and colours. Over the next few decades, Gambia issued several stamp series, including the King Edward VII series in 1902 and the King George V series in 1912.

During the early 1920s, Gambia issued a series of stamps featuring local scenes and wildlife, which proved to be very popular among collectors. These stamps featured various images, such as a crocodile, an elephant, and a palm tree. In the 1930s, Gambia continued to issue stamps with local themes, such as the Kinteh Commemorative Issue in 1936, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the arrival of Kinteh, a Gambian slave, in America.

During World War II, Gambia faced a shortage of stamps due to the disruption of postal services. To address this, the authorities issued a series of provisional stamps in 1942, which featured a design of a palm tree and the words “Postage Paid.”

In the post-war era, Gambia continued to issue stamps with a variety of themes, such as sports, politics, and culture. Notable examples include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series in 1986 and the International Year of Astronomy series in 2009.

Today, Gambia stamps remain highly sought after by collectors due to their unique designs and cultural significance. Whether you are a philatelist or just interested in the history of this small African country, Gambia stamps offer a fascinating glimpse into the country’s past and present.

Gambia Stamps