|Welcome to the Flags on Stamps Web site.
This site aims to provide listings of every stamp in the Stanley Gibbons
Stamps of the World 2006 catalogue that includes one or more flag(s) in
This includes stamps showing national colours, but
excludes stamps showing coats of arms, emblems, logos, banners,
etc. Miniature sheets are excluded, unless they are specifically illustrated (or mentioned as
including flags) in Stamps of the
World, or the sheets have been seen to include flags by
collectors. Some or all of these may be added at a later date.
Bob Hunt has been a tremendous
help to me in putting forward ideas for the web site, and
introducing me to the pleasures and pitfalls of collecting flags
on stamps. Please have a look at his web pages, starting
Other useful web sites are listed in the
Stanley Gibbons in the UK have
graciously consented to use of their catalogue numbers on this
non-profit web site. Unfortunately, Amos Hobby
Publications require a license and a 'substantial fee' for
allowing Scott numbers to be used as a cross reference to SG
catalogue numbers, even on a non-commercial web site, so the
Scott catalogue numbers have regrettably not been included here.
Flags on cigarette cards are included in a separate section. Just click on the button
at the top left corner of this page. I have also acquired
some embroidered post-cards from WW I, which I hope to
is hoped that this information will be useful to vexillologists,
cartophilists and philatelists, particularly
thematic or topical collectors.
This is a long term project, in which countries, stamps
and cards will be added frequently, so please come back often, or check
the revision history to see what has changed since your last visit.
These pages have been designed
so that they can be printed out easily. There is a
group (flagsonstamps) to discuss flags on
stamps, and the content and layout of this web site, and for you to post
images of stamps that include flags in their design, which will
be added to this web site.