Wild Animals (by Theme)

Many people collect stamps of particular kinds of animals, so this page is deovted to bats, bears, big cats, elephants, hares and rabbits, monkeys and apes, squirrels, and whales and dolphins. If you are looking for general wild animals sets, please go to Wild Animals by Country.

There are selections at the start of most categories, which you can buy as a group, usually at a discount, or you can pick and choose and buy the stamps in the selections individually.

The stamps are postally used, apart from those described as CTO (cancelled with neat postmarks for collectors) or mint. The mint stamps are all unmounted.

I have more of all of these, especially big cats, and also stamps showing antelopes, badgers, bison, camels, deer, giraffes, hedgehogs, hippos, hyenas, llamas, rhinos, tapirs, wild pigs, goats and sheep, and zebras. Please email me at alisonlever @ yahoo.co.uk if you are looking for a particular stamp, or would just like to know what other animal stamps are available.

 

 




See also : Main Index, Birds (by country), Farm Animals, Cats, Dogs, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish and Water Life, Butterflies and Other Insects, Botanicals, World Art and Culture, Transport, Sports, Miscellaneous



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Bats

Bat Selection

The Cambodian 500r stamp is from a 1993 Wildlife and Technology set, and shows a Satellite and Natterer's bat. Next comes a 45c Hoary Bat from Canada's 1995 Migratory Wildlife set, and thirdly a 2L Bat from the 1973 Maldives Fauna set.

Prices:
Cambodia 1993 Natterer's bat £0.05, CTO
Canada 1995 Hoary bat £0.45 fine used.
Maldives 1973 Bat £0.05, mint
Or £0.50 for all three, a saving of £0.05.

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Abkhazia

1989 Animals

This minisheet with a set of four stamps depicts two frogs and an iguana, as well as a bat.
Price: £0.85 for the minisheet, CTO.

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Tanzania

1995 Bats

This dramatic 500s minisheet from shows a Pteropus Sp.
Price: £0.95, mint.

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Vanatu

1996 Flying Foxes

Two different types of flying foxes are depicted in this set of four, each with a face value of 25v. They are very expressive bats.
Price: £0.75 for the set of four stamps, mint.

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Zambia

1989 Bats

2.85 Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat, and 10k Peter's epauletted bat. They are the two highest values in this set.
Price: £0.80 for the pair, mint.

 

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Bears

Three Bears

The 10c Nicaraguan Brown bear is from the 1988 Mammals and their Young set, The 1.30 Swedish stamp showing a Teddy bear comes from a 1978 Christmas set showing Old Toys, and the 1.15 Brown bear was also issued in 1978.. The Nicaraguan stamp is in fact larger than a normal commemorative, while the Swedish stamps are medium sized, though they look a similar size on the scan.

Prices: The Nicaraguan 1988 Bear and the Swedish Teddy bear cost £0.05 each, while the Swedish Brown bear costs £0.10.

 

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Afghanistan

1990 Bears

The next four bears are an Ursus americanus, an Ursus maritimus, an Ursus malayanus, and an Ursus arcto horriblis.
Price: £0.25 for the four stamps, CTO.

 

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Canada

Various Bears

The 25c Polar Bears on the ice is a medium sized stamp, from a 1972 set also showing landscapes. The 76c Brown bear, also medium sized, is from a 1988 Mammals set. The 45c Polar bear is from the 1995 Arctic set. The $2 Polar bear is from the 1997 Mammals set and is a very large stamp.
Prices: 1972 Polar bears £0.05, 1988 Brown bear £0.15, 1995 Polar bear £0.45, and 1997 Polar bear £0.45.
Or £1.00 for the four stamps, a saving of £0.10.

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Korea

1991 Pandas

The Pandas shown here are the first five stamps from a set of six.
Price: £0.35 for the five stamps, CTO.

 

 

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Mongolia

1989 Bears
A complete set of seven different bears.
Price: £0.75, mint

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Big Cats

Selection of Ten Big Cats

First, ten Big Cat stamps from around the world. The first is one of the first stamps issued by Czechoslovakia, in 1919. It shows a symbolic Lion.

The 15p Indian stamp shows a Tiger. It is a small stamp and was issued in 1974 as part of a multi-theme set.

The 4 cor Nicaraguan stamp shows a Cheetah, and is from a 1988 set called Mammals and Their Young. The 5c Nicaraguan stamp shows a Jaguar, and is from the 1991 Animals set.

Nigeria's 10k Cheetah was issued in 1973 as part of a multi-theme set.

The 20gr Cheetah from Poland came out in 1972 as part of a set very large stamps showing Zoo Animals.

The 3c Cheetah from South Africa is part of a 1976 World Environment Day set.

The small 50c stamp from Tangynika shows Serengeti lions. It is a small stamp, and was issued in 1961 as part of a multi-theme set.

The 17k Zaire stamp shows a Lion and lilies, and was issued in 1979 as part of the Zaire River Expedition set.

The 11c Zimbabwe stamp was issued in 1980 as part of a set showing animals and minerals, and uses the same design as an 11c stamp issued in 1978, when Zimbabwe was called Rhodesia.

Prices: £0.05 each except the 4 cor Nicaraguan Cheetah at £0.10, Or £0.35 for all 10 stamps (a saving of £0.20).

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Australia

1996 Children's Books, Animalia
45c Lion £0.20

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Belize

A first day cover with the 10c Jaguar Standing from the 1983 set. This is an especially attractive cover both for the illustration and the postmark.
Price £0.50

 

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Burkina Faso

1996 Big Cats

The three stamps shown next depict a Lion, Cheetah and Lynx, and illustrate both the heads and the animal as a whole. They are larger than usual stamps.
Price: £0.20 for the three stamps, CTO.

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Ceylon

1970 Wildlife Conservation

1r Leopard. This is the highest value in a four value set
Price: £0.40 or £0.20 according to the postmark. While most have CDS postmarks, some of the postmarks are nicely placed, and these stamps cost more, while others are on the leopard's head, and these stamps cost less.

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Guyana

1985 Wildlife Protection

The two Guyana stamps here show a young ocelot. They are from a set which shows these two pictures with different coloured backgrounds, and a macaw. If you just want the picture of the ocelot's head, ie the picture on the 130c stamp shown here, it makes sense to go for the cheapest, which is the 60c at £0.10, though the 130c doesn't cost much more. The prices are all for mint stamps.

25c Young ocelot's head, green background £0.50
60c Young ocelot's head, coffee brown background £0.10
130c Young ocelot's head, cocoa brown background £0.15
320c Macaw, green background £0.95
330c Ocelot standing, green background £0.30

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Malawi

2010 Tigers

A minisheet with a set of four stamps depicting tigers.
Price: £0.65 the the set, CTO.

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Mongolia

1985 Snow Leopard.

A set of four stamps showing a very exotic leopard species.
Price: £0.75, mint.

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Tanzania

1986 Endangered Animals

30s Cheetah £0.40

This is the highest value in a four value set. The stamps come from FDCs, so have very good postmarks, ie neat and discrete in the corner.

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United States

1990 Wildlife

$2 Bobcat £0.20

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Elephants

Elephant selection

The 15c KUT stamp came out in 1954 and is part of a mixed theme set, while the 50c KUT stamp is from a 1975 Rare Animals set. The Laotian stamp is from a 1958 Laotian Elephants set. I have both the 20k and 30k from this set, at the same price, both mint. The 4k Zaire stamp is from a 1979 River Zaire set.
Prices:
KUT 1954 Elephants £0.35
KUT 1975 Elephant £0.05
Laos 1958 Elephants £0.10, mint
Zaire 1979 Elephant £0.05, CTO.
Or £0.50 for the four stamps, a saving of £0.05.

 

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Cuba

2008 National Zoo

A minisheet depicting African elephants, with one 1p stamp.
Price: £0.65, CTO.

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Hares and Rabbits

Hare and Rabbit Selection

The Ghanaian 20np stamp shows a Bush hare and is from a 1967 mixed theme set. The 9p GB Hare is from the 1977 Wildlife set, while the 9p GB stamp shows Peter Rabbit from a 1979 Year of the Child set. Alderney is part of Guernsey. The 20p Alderney Rabbit is from a 1994 Flora and Fauna set, while the 15p Irish stamp is part of a 1980 Wildlife set, and shows an Arctic hare. The 40c South African Rabbit, is from the 1993 Endangered Fauna set, and the 70c Swiss Rabbit is from a 1990 Animals set.

Prices:
Ghana 1967 Hare £0.05
GB 1977 Hare £0.05
GB 1979 Peter Rabbit £0.10
Alderney (Guernsey) 1994 Rabbit £0.15
Ireland 1980 Hare £0.05
South Africa 1993 Rabbit £0.05
Switzerland 1990 Rabbit £0.10
Or £0.50 for the seven stamps, a saving of £0.05.

 

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Cambodia

1999 Year of the Rabbit
5,400r minisheet depicting a Rabbit, and a Hare with very big ears on a single stamp.
Price: £1.50, mint.

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Mongolia

1999 Year of the Rabbit
A set of two stamps, 250 and 300, showing Rabbits facing different ways.
Price: £0.65 for the set of two, mint.

 

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Monkeys and Apes

The 50c Christmas Island Monkey stamp celebrates the Chinese New Year, and was issued in 2004. It is fine used, and embossed in gold. The 0.56 euro German Mountain Gorilla and Young is also fine used, and is from a 2001 Endangered Species set.

Prices:
Germany 2001 Gorilla £0.25
Christmas Island 2004 Monkey £0.20
Or £0.40 for the two stamps, a saving of £0.05.

 

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Ajman

1972 Monkeys and Apes

Three Monkey stamps, 1dh, 2dh and 5dh, and what looks like a young Orang utan on a 5 Ryal stamp. The stamps are larger than usual, and nicely drawn.
Price: £0.65 for the four stamps, CTO.

 

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Korea

1992 Monkeys

A set of three stamps depicting Squirrel monkeys, Pygmy marmosets, and Red-handed tamarins. This is available as three separate stamps, and with the stamps joined, and a border, ie a minisheet with three stamps. There is also a minisheet with an 80ch Leaping monkey stamp that goes with this set.

Prices: £0.25 as a set of three separate stamps, and £0.35 as a minisheet, both CTO.
The 20ch and 30ch stamps can also be bought individually at £0.05 each.

The Leaping Monkey minisheet with a single 80ch stamp costs £0.60, CTO.

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Squirrels

Cambodia

1993 Fauna

200r Flying Giant red squirrel £0.05.

 

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Hungary

1976 Young Animals

60f Red squirrel £0.05

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Whales and Dolphins

Australia

1982 Whales

24c Sperm whale £0.05

1998 Year of the ocean

45c Bottlenose dolphin £0.15 (self adhesive version)

 

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Benin

1996 Whales

135f Gramphidelpus griseus £0.25

 

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Bermuda

1978 Wildlife

$2 Humpbacked whale £0.80

 

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Canada

1979 Endangered Species

35c Bowhead whale £0.25

1988 Mammals

57c Killer whale £0.15
78c White whale £0.10.

2000 Whales

These four 46c whale stamps form a composite design showing different types of whales under the water.
Price: The set of four costs £1.00

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Cuba

2004 Marine Mammals

A set of five whales and dolphins, with face values from 5c to 75c, and an accompanying minisheet with a $1 stamp, and showing a Killer whale.
Prices: the set of fivecosts £0.60, and the minisheet costs £0.75, both CTO.

 

 

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Iceland

1999 and 2001 Whales

The overprinted version of this stamp was issued in 2001.
35g optd 50g Killer whale £0.35

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Jamaica

1988 Marine Mammals

25c Gervais's whales 20p

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New Zealand

1978 Resources of the Sea

23c Humpbacked whale and Bottlenosed dolphins £0.10.

 

 

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Papua New Guinea

2003 and 2004 Dolphins

70t on 65t Green humpbacked dolphin £0.20
The design first came out in 2003, but the 70t on 65t overprint was issued in 2004. The 70t on 65t Bottlenosed dolpin is also available at £0.20

 

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Rwanda

2009 Dolphins and Whales

Minisheet with nine stamps with face values from 50f to 800f.
Price: £0.95 for the minisheet, CTO.

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Solomon Islands

1994 Dolphins

$2.50 Spinner dolphin £0.75, mint

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Touva

1999 Dolphins and Penguins
A minisheet with four stamps showing two Penguins and two Dolphins.
Price: £0.85, CTO.

 

 

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Zil Elwannyen Sesel

1980 Marine Life

5r Sperm whale £0.20, mint

 

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For Wolves, please click here http://www.filatelicbird.co.uk/animals_domesticdogs-s-z.html which takes you to Wild Canids in Dogs S-Z

 

 

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See also : Main Index, Birds (by country), Farm Animals, Cats, Dogs, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish and Water Life, Butterflies and Other Insects, Botanicals, World Art and Culture, Transport, Sports, Miscellaneous

 

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Ordering stamps:

To order stamps, just email me alisonlever @ yahoo.co.uk and let me know what you want. I'll answer as soon as possible. This may not be the same day, but you do get personal service, and I am happy to search for stamps on just about any theme. There are a lot more stamps in stock than is possible to show here, so it's worth asking about your particular interest.

Please allow £0.95 (95p) if you come from anywhere in Europe, and £1.50 if orders are to be sent elsewhere. The postage charge is the same however many stamps you buy. This means that it's cheaper to buy more than one stamp, because the cost of packaging and postage is less per stamp. This reflects the time spent ensuring that the stamps are packed so that they arrive to you safely - it takes about the same time for one stamp as for larger orders.

Your stamps will be sent as soon as I receive payment. You can return the stamps and obtain a refund if they are not what you expected. Paypal is preferred, though other forms of payment can be negotiated. Euros are welcome as well as pound sterling.

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