Best Philatelic Bureaus - An Introduction

Philatelic bureaus are another good resource for stamp collectors. Even though, the web presence is minimal for the vast majority of countries, there are a quite a few countries that do provide good quality services online. Below is a list of the countries with philatelic bureaus (the ones we are aware of) that provide at the very least an English website and an order form:



Country (click for link to philatelic bureau) Flag Thumbnail (click to see location in a map) Stamp Sample (click to see purchase options on eBay) Comments
Albania Basic English Website – Philately section with illustrations from 2004 onwards. Order Form.
Anguilla Basic English website and order form.
Aruba Basic website with order form & stock list that starts from 1986 issues.
Ascension Website with shopping cart & offers from Ascension, Saint Helena, and Tristan da Cunha.
AustraliaFull-fledged website. Free subscription to stamp bulletin at http://www.stamps.com.au/collectors/publications. Free “Stamp Explorer” magazine (pdf) aimed at children between 6 and 13. Also offers Christmas Island & Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamps through stamp shot at http://www.stamps.com.au/shop .
Bangladesh Full-Fledged English Version with illustrated stamps from 1971. The shopping cart is not functional at the moment.
Barbados Basic English website with standing order service and shopping cart.
BotswanaEnglish website with stamp illustrations from 1999, mailing list subscription offer, and shopping cart.
British Antartic Territory, Falkland Islands, & South Georgia Islands Some services including a free stamp news pdf, store, and stamp issue details.
Canada Collections (three times a year) & Details (quarterly) Magazine Subscriptions free. Full-featured website
Cyprus Basic website with order form and subscription options.
CzechoslovakiaOrder form and illustrated issues from 1993.
DanmarkEnglish version with shopping cart and subscription options.
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and British Antartic TerritoryEnglish version with order form.
Faroe Islands English version with order form. Parts of the website appears to be not functional yet.
Gibraltor Website with standing order, shopping cart, and certain other services.
Greenland Website with subscription options and shopping cart.
Guernsey & Alderney Shopping cart, subscription and other services.
Hong Kong Website with shopping cart and offers from other countries that have some connection to Hong Kong.
Iceland English version with stamp illustrations from 2000 and shopping cart.
Isle of Man Website with shopping cart current issue illustrations, and other services.
JerseyWebsite with shopping cart and listing of current stamps.
Latvia English version with order/subscription forms, illustrations of some stamps from the 1991 onwards.
MonacoEnglish Version with shopping cart and illustrations of issues from 2002.
Montserrat Website with basic order form (2007 version).
NamibiaWebsite with online catalog, shopping cart, and illustrations from 2000.
New Zealand Website with shopping cart, free biannual philatelic subscription offer, shopping cart, etc.
Norfolk IslandsBasic website with order form (2003).
Papua New Guinea (PNG)Basic site with order form and current illustrations.
Poland English version with illustrations of issues from 1990 and order form.
St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da CunhaEnglish website with some illustrations and shopping cart.
Saint Pierre English version with illustrations of issues from 1986 and shopping cart.
San MarinoWebsite with illustrations from 2007 and shopping cart.
SwedenEnglish version with current issues and shopping cart. Leaflets (5 times a year) available for free to customers.
United KingdomWebsite with current illustrations and shopping cart. Publications are available for a subscription fee.
Unites States Full-fledged website with store & free quarterly bulletin subscription.
Unites Nations Full-fledged website with store & free bulletin subscriptions.



Last Updated: 09/2015.

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