Bahá'í Stamps

Last updated August 8, 2010
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Country Israel

     

    

Title Israeli Ports
Issue Date Feb. 19, 1969
Catalogue Number Scott #378 - 380
Status Easy to find
Notes
  • The Shrine of the Bab is seen in the centre of Haifa's stamp (see opposite for an enlargement).
  • This stamp was printed with decorative marginal tabs.
  • Each printed sheet of stamp has one stamp with a serial number printed on its marginal tab. Block of stamps with the plate serial numbers are called Plate Blocks

 


Complete Set

Pamphlet issued for this set

 


Artist's Signed Original Artwork

Is this the official Maxi Card? Anyone?

The First Day Covers

Again, is this the Official First Day Cover or Maxi card?

Plate Block First Day Covers

Full Sheet

Country Israel

   

    

Title Landscapes
Issue Date Nov. 7, 1972
Catalogue Number Scott # 474
Stanley Gibbons # 510
Status Easy to find
Notes:
  • This stamp is a part of the Israel Landscapes set issued 1971-75.
  • There are also two stamps in the set which feature Akka and Akka's Aqueduct. The 0.88 and 1.10 denominations.
  • This stamp was printed with decorative marginal tabs (see the image).
  • It seems that this set is continuously getting newer addition. A new stamp showing Akko's clock tower was recently released.
 


The Pamphlet Issued for this Stamp


Israel Landscapes set issued between 1971-75


Akka


Akka's Aqueduct


One of the Many Unofficial Maxi Cards


Official First Day Cover


Official Maxi Card


Full Sheet


This stamp was released a number of times,
some of which were printed on phosphorus paper.
The was also the first Israeli stamp ever printed phosphorus paper.
 


Country Panama



 

Title Freedom of Worship
Issue Date Oct. 21, 1983
Catalogue Number Scott # 635
Status Hard to find
Notes:
  • This is part of a set of 4 stamps (Panama Scott # 634-637).


The Complete Set


Official Maxi card


The First Day Cover


This Cover was Issued in 1992 (July 9?) to honour the Holy Year
(This is not the FDC)


Country Sri Lanka

   

   

Title World Religion Day
Issue Date Jan. 20, 1985
Catalogue Number Scott # 742
Stanley Gibbons # 881
Status Can be found
Notes:
  • The First Day Cover for this issue seems to be much harder to get hold of then the stamp itself
 

   
First Day Cover


Country Samoa



 

Title Christmas 1988
Issue Date Nov 14, 1988
Catalogue Number Scott # 750 (Complete set# 747-750)
Stanley Gibbons # 816 (813-816)
Status Can be found
Notes:
  • This set was also printed in a miniature sheet
  • I am looking for the First Day Cover of this stamp. Contact me
  • I have spare of miniature sheets for exchange with other Baha'i stamps. Contact me


Complete Set

Imperforated Error

Miniature Sheet

The Official First Day Cover

First Day Cover for Miniature Sheet

Country India



 

Title New Delhi Diamond Jubilee Anniversary
Issue Date June 25, 1991
Catalogue Number Scott # 1364, (Pair # 1364a)
Stanley Gibbons # 1456-7 
Status Easy to find
Notes:
  • The Baha'i Lotus temple is on the right panel.
  • Full sheet (new)
 


Complete Set


Official First Day Cover


Country Trinidad & Tobago



 

Title Religions
Issue Date April 21, 1992
Catalogue Number Scott #548, (Complete set# 544-548)
Stanley Gibbons # 811-814 (or is it 812-815?)
Status Can be found
Notes:
 


Complete Set


Official First Day Cover


Full Sheet


Country Guyana
Title Baha'i Holy Year
Issue Date Issued as overprints on May 29, 1992
Catalogue Number

No Catalogue Numbers for the Overprints

Status Rare
Notes:
  • Guyana regularly releases their existing stamps with overprint. This is a series of 4 orchid stamps overprinted with Baha'i Holy Year 1992

  • As this set is not listed in the Scott catalogue it is very hard to find.
  • The four original orchid stamps (without the overprint) issued July 9, 1985 - Scott for these are 1022, 1033, 1045 & 1061.
  • I am looking for these stamps and the cover. Contact me

      



 


Country Israel

    

 

Title The Baha'i World Centre in Haifa
Issue Date Feb 16, 1993
Catalogue Number Scott #1157
Status Easy to find
Notes:
  • This stamp was printed with decorative marginal tabs (see the image)
 


Official First Day Cover


Full Sheet

First Day Cancellation on the Stamp and Tab

Pamphlet issued for this set

Country Grenada

   

    

Title The 100th Anniversary of the Baha'i Faith
Issue Date May 1993
Catalogue Number Scott # 2193
Stanley Gibbons # 2499
Status Can be found
Notes:
  •  The First Day Cover shows April 7, 1993 but Scott says it was released in "May 1993"
 


The Official First Day Cover


Country Israel    

  
Title Haifa in Klussendorfs Tourism Series
Issue Date 1996-97
Catalogue Number Not listed in Scott
Status Easy to find
Notes:
  • This stamp was issued for vending machines with different values
  • Motif is based on Beckman’s watercolour paintings of Haifa
  • These are also printed on different paper and there are slight variation, some of which are very rare.
  • Recently Akka has also been added to the Klussendorfs series
 

Complete Set

First Day Covers of the Set


First Day Cover


The Recent Addition for Akka

Special Presentation Folder - Signed by Stamp Designer

Country Singapore
Title Inter-Religion Organisation
Issue Date January 15, 1999
Catalogue Number Scott # 886-888
Stanley Gibbons # 975-977
Status Can be found
Notes:
  •  I have spare of this stamp for exchange with other Baha'i stamps. Contact me

Complete Set

The Official First Day Cover

A Maxi/Post Card was also Released

Country Australia

    

    

Title The Baha'i Temple in Sydney
Issue Date 2000
Catalogue Number No listed
Status Rare
Notes:
  • This a personalised stamp, where you send your own photo and Australia Post prints it on the sheet of stamps in tabs between stamps.

  • It was NOT available from post offices. They were specifically ordered by the Regional Teaching Committee of Metro Sydney. The image of temple is printed on the tab between the stamps.
  • The actual stamp features a hologram showing "1999" which changes to "2000" along with some fireworks.
  • The stamps were mainly used during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
  • There is no first day cover for this stamp.
  • This stamp was produced in very limited numbers.
  • I have spare of this stamp for exchange with other Baha'i stamps. Contact me


Full Sheet


Country Israel

  

   

Title The Terrace Gardens of the Shrine of the Bab, Haifa
Issue Date May 23, 2001
Catalogue Number Scott #1443
Technical Details Denominations: NIS 3.00
Phosphor Bar: no phosphor bar
Size of stamps
: 30.8 x 61.6 mm
Plate Nos.: 440
Artist: Moshe Pereg
Printers: House of Questa, UK
Method of printing: Rotogravure
Sheets: 10 stamps (5 tabs)
Plate no: 440

Price of FDC
: NIS 3.90
Status Easy to find (Souvenir Leafs are rare)
Notes:
  • This stamp is printed in sheets of 10 with decorative bottom marginal tabs.
  • A souvenir leaf was printed in seven languages exclusively for the Baha'i World Centre. They were not publicly available. Some have leaked in the market and being sold at very expensive prices.
  • I have spare of this stamp, its FDC and the English souvenir sheet for exchange with other Baha'i stamps. Contact me.


Official First Day Cover

Souvenir Leaf

Pamphlet Issued for this Stamp

The original Artwork showing some of the options Submitted by the Artist

Original Artwork Signed by the Artist

Original Artwork Signed by the Artist

Limitted Numbered Edition FDC with Full Sheet

Country Guyana



 

Title Baha'is of Guyana 50th Anniversary
Issue Date Issued as an overprint some time in 2003
Catalogue Number No Catalogue Numbers for Overprints
Status Rare
Notes:
  • Not much is known about this overprint
  • The bird on the stamps is an Egyptian Goose
  • Original stamp issued Sept. 15, 1994, Scott number 2858F
 

Country Solomon Islands
Title Baha'i Faith 50 Years
Issue Date March 21, 2005
Catalogue Number Scott # 996-998
Status Can be found
Notes:
  •  I have spare of this FDC for exchange with other Baha'i stamps. Contact me

Complete Set

The Official First Day Cover Signed by the Artist

About the Artist

Country Republic of Congo



 

Title World Religion Day
Issue Date Jan. 20, 2007
Catalogue Number Scott # 1280
Status Hard to find
Notes:
  • Full sheet (new)
  • The only known copies of the First Day Cover for this issue look very dubious (here is an image of it - the image shows one signed by the Baha’i designer Randall) - The entire cover seems to have been printed with an inkjet printer, including what resembles the postal cancellation, which is not an impression of a rubber stamp at all! (My view is that it is either a forgery or someone has tried to improvise).

  • Please contact me if you can provide any information, especially the first day cover.

 

Country Samoa

 

 

Title Churches of Samoa
Issue Date May 16, 2007
Catalogue Number  
Status Should be easy to find
Notes:
  • Issued as set of singles and as miniature sheets



Miniature Sheet



FDC of the Miniature Sheet
 


Country Israel & France (Joint Issue)
Title Israel: Commemorating first flight between France and Israel (June 12, 1948)
France: 60 years of friendship
Issue Date November 6, 2008
Catalogue Number  
Status Easy to find
Notes:
  • Two identical stamps issued by each country

  • Two stamps per country

  • First day covers available with mixed stamps from both countries. Mixed Israeli souvenir leaf also exists

 


 


Where to Find these Stamps

Use the catalogue numbers to search for these at www.stampfinder.com and www.zillionsofstamps.com. It is the easiest way to find most of these stamps. Sometimes, you can also find some of these listed at www.ebay.com for sale.

If you are a dealer and have any of these items for sale, let me know and I will list your details here for others to contact you.


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