List of people on stampsAlthough many smaller countries will put a hodge-podge of international personalities on their stamps in an effort to make sales to collectors, countries with a more respectable issuing policy will more often feature people who have played an important role in the country's own history and culture.
What follows is a list by country (i.e. by stamp-issuing authority) of identified people on stamps with the year in which that person was first featured on the stamp. The extensive use of catalogue numbers has been avoided because of potential copyright problems. The Scott Publishing Co. in particular has a reputation for diligently protecting its copyrighted numbering system. A more practical reason for shunning catalogue numbers is that each of the four major publishers (Scott, Gibbon, Michel and Yvert) has its own system that is incompatible with all the others. The italic note after the country name is merely to indicate the extent that its stamps have been reviewed.
Abu Dhabi 1964-1972
This entity also issued many other stamps of dubious legitimacy; this gave it the reputation of being a "sand dune" country among philatelists.
Since 1971 Abu Dhabi has used the stamps of the United Arab Emirates.
Aden 1937-1965, all
also for Kathiri State of Seiyun
also for Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Mukalla
Also for Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut
Before 1937 Aden used the stamps of India.
By 1965 all parts of Aden were using the stamps of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Anjouan 1892-1912, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Anjouan.
Anjouan used the stamps of Madagascar from 1912 until 1950,
and those of Comoro Islands since then.
Annam and Tonkin 1888-1892, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Annam and Tonkin.
From 1892 Annam and Tonkin used the stamps of Indo-China.
Bangkok 1882-1885, All
Horatio Nelson on a stamp of Barbados.|
- Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1968)
- George V of the United Kingdom (1922)
- Andrea Orcagna (1969)
- Raffaello Santi (1969)
Basutoland 1933-1966,AllLesotho from 1966.
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1888-1966, All
With independence subsequent issues were produced as Botswana from 1966
Bosnia and Herzegovina (1879-1918, 1993-)
See List of people on the stamps of Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Central Africa 1891-1907, all
British East Africa 1890-1903, all
British Honduras 1866-1973, all
From 1973 British Honduras became known as Belize.
British Indian Ocean Territory 1968+
See List of people on stamps of Bulgaria
Burkina Faso 1920-1931, 1959-1965+
No identified person on stamps as Upper Volta colony, 1920-1931.
Used stamps of French West Africa between 1931 and 1959.
Name changed from Upper Volta in 1984.
See People on the stamps of Myanmar
Bushire 1915, All
Cameroons 1960, all
This territory (with an "s") refers refers to the southern part of the United Kingdom trust territory that eventually voted in a referendum to join the Republic of Cameroun. Its stamps were overprinted Nigerian stamps, and none featured identifiable individuals.
Cape Juby 1916-1948, all
Used stamps of Spanish Sahara from 1948.
See List of people on stamps of China
See List of people on stamps of Czechoslovakia
Danish West Indies 1856-1917, all
Guam 1899-1900, 1930, all
Guam has used the stamps of the United States since 1901, except for a special "guard mail" issue of 1930.
Hawaii 1851-1899, all
Hawaii has used the stamps of the United States since 1899.
See List of people on stamps of Nauru
See List of people on stamps of Nepal
See List of people on stamps of Nevis
=New Britain 1914-1915, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of New Britain.
New Caledonia (1859-)
See List of people on stamps of New Caledonia
New Guinea 1925-1939, all
New Hebrides 1908-1980, all
New Republic 1886-1887, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of the New Republic.
New South Wales 1850-1907, all
Used stamps of Australia from 1913.
See List of people on stamps of Nicaragua
See List of people on stamps of Niger
See List of people on stamps of Nigeria
See List of people on stamps of Niue
Norfolk Island (1947-)
See List of people on stamps of Norfolk Island
North Borneo 1883-1963, all
See List of people on stamps of Norway
Obock 1892-1894, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Obock.
Oltre Giuba 1925-1926, all
Orange River Colony 1868-1908
See List of people on stamps of Pakistan
Palestine 1918-1942, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Palestine.
See List of people on stamps of Panama
Papua New Guinea 1901-1990+
See List of people on stamps of Paraguay
See List of people on stamps of Peru
See List of people on stamps of Poland
Ponta Delgada (Azores 1892-1905, all
Portugal (1853-)See List of people on stamps of Portugal
Puerto Rico 1873-1900, all
Used the stamps of the United States from 1900
Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in St Pauls Cathedral, London, England, on the 29th of July 1981.|