• GREECE 1967-1990 comprehensive all different vfu colln on pages(app 700)


  • GREECE 1946 300d Venizelos DOUBLE PRINT+offset,Hellas 660b,NHM BLOCK of4


  • GREECE 1946 300d on 80L surch in red-brown,Mi514b,SG634a,vfm/NHM BLK of4


  • GREECE 1952 Birthday set, Michel 592/95, SG 702/04, NHM BLOCKS of 4 (16)


  • GREECE POSTAGE DUE 1943 100d, Michel 69,NHM corner BLOCK of 4,PERF ERROR


  • GREECE METELIN 1900s-1910s unused picture postcards,some with messages,4


  • GREECE 1873 (25 Nov) entire from Paxos Island to Corfu, bearing 1872-76 5L & 20L Large Hermes meshed paper (Michel 39 & 41, SG 40 & 42) tied by Paxoi cds’s, plus another strike alongside and Kerkyra arrival cds on reverse. Both stamps roughly cut with four margins – 5L just touching in the corner. Fresh.


  • GREECE STAMP pictorial embossed postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused


  • GREECE 1862-67 20L blue on bluish Large Hermes Second Athens print with DOUBLE CONTROL FIGURES on back variety (Hellas 19 NoI, SG 20h), very fine used, four good to large margins, fresh & very scarce.


  • GREECE 1933 Air (Govt issue) complete set, Michel 362/368, VFU (7)


  • GREECE 1906 3d yellow-olive Olympic games, SG 195, good used


  • GREECE CHARITY 1917 10L on 70L perf through centre,SG C326,NHM BLOCK of4


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

Greece Stamps – One of the most important areas of classic philately is Greece stamps, with many of the greatest names in collecting having formed important collections. Included are the Greece stamps, first printed in Paris and issued on 1st October 1861. However, the plates were subsequently transferred to Athens, where printings were produced from November 1861. These imperforate classical stamps are known by philatelists as the “Large Hermes Heads”. In 1886 a smaller, less impressive design was issued called the “Small Hermes Heads” series. Initially printed in Belgium production moved to Athens and perforations in various gauges are known as well as imperforates. The first pictorial issue was for the 1896 First International Olympics, its classical Greek designs are highly regarded amongst philatelists.

The rarest is from the Large Hermes Heads series, the 1870-71 40L ‘Solferino’ is an unusual lilac-rose colour. This apparently matches a shade created by the mixture of blood and tunic seen in the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino. A turbulent history with many local uprisings saw the Turkish sultan propose a rectification of the frontiers in July 1878 and also in the many conflicts that followed. For example, in the Balkan Wars, WWI and conflicts with Turkey we see many wonderful and unusual stamps issued! WWII saw an invasion by Italy and Germany, however, Greece stamps continued to be used throughout the territory until independence was regained in October 1944.

Greece Stamps