vintage postage stamps

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a visual look at vintage postage stamps from around the world with a focus on design and illustration (any additional history in forms of notes always appreciated)

Curated by Karen Horton

"A sheet of 25 green horse-and-dragon stamps, along with a sheet of a similar design but in red, sold for $1.3 million at auction Saturday in Hong Kong, setting a new record for a set of Chinese stamps.”

c. 1886, “commissioned by the Chinese Empress Dowager in 1886 for Taiwan”

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