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These pages shows stamps celebrating our architectural heritage, and cultures world wide. Some are 'folk' cultures, others of peoples who were already established in areas colonised by Europeans, such as the Canadian Inuit. Today, everything appears to be moving to standardised, commercial models. Our European past, and pre or non-European cultures can provide a breath of fresh air. World Music draws on traditional music, while fashion designers value traditional and non-European designs, as sources of inspiration.

This modern cross-cultural fertilisation is really nothing new. Throughout human history, designs for clothing and pottery, and musical styles have travelled from one culture to another, and been adapted to suit the tastes of new devotees. 'Folk art' that may seem to have been unchanged for centuries often has quite recent influences. These stamps represent a little image bank of some of the designs and artefacts found in our different cultures across the world.

The stamps on this page are mainly postally used, except where it's stated that they are mint or CTO (cancelled to order, or postmarked neatly for collectors). They have been specially selected for light postmarks. The postmarks will vary from the one in the picture, and you are welcome to a refund if you don't like the postmark. The mint stamps are all unmounted.

If you want to ask about any stamps you are especially looking for, please email me alisonlever@yahoo.co.uk




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Australia

2004 Landmark Bridges
set of five, £0.85

 

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Austria*

1973 Views (Mostly farms, castles and churches)
1s, 1.50s, 2s, 2.50s 3s and 10s @ £0.05 each
5.60s @ £0.35 and 50s @ £0.45

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Barbados

1970 Architecture and Monuments (25c shown here)
4c St James's Monument, 5c St Anne's Fort, 8c Cenotaph, 10c South Point lighthouse, 15c Moravian Church, and 25c George Washington House, all @ £0.05 each
(more of this set available)

2000 Various themes
$3 Wildlife reserve and peacock £0.85
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Canada

1972 Landscapes
$1 Vancouver £0.20
$2 Quebec £0.65
(more of this set available)

1977 Various themes
50c Prairie Town, Main Street £0.25
75c Eastern City Street £0.30
80c Maritimes Street £0.25

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Cyprus

1966 Various themes
5m Church of St James £0.05

1973 Traditional Architecture
20m Archbishop's Palace, Nicosia £0.05

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Denmark

1978 Europa
1.20k House, Aalborg £0.05

1978 Central Jutland
1.20k Post Office, Arhus Old Town £0.10

1995 Anniversary, Cathedral School
3.75k The Red Building £0.10

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Faroes

2004 Churches
5.50k Vagur Church £0.45

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Finland

1979 Business
1.10m Town street and trade signs £0.10

1979 Peasant Architecture (six from the set of ten shown here)
These stamps show various rural houses, some with detail of decorations, doorways and the like. They all have a face value of 1.10m, and all cost £0.15 each.
The other four from this set, which are not shown here, are also available at £0.15 each.

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Germany

1978 Traditional Architecture
50pf Old Town Hall, Regensburg £0.05

1996 Farmhouses (2nd series)
100pf Westphalian farmhouse £0.40
More of this set available

1998 Anniversary Nordingen
110 pf Walled City £0.25

2002 Millenary of Bautzen
56c Bautzen £0.25

2003 World Heritage
55c Cologne Cathedral £0.30

2003 German Cities
55c Building facades, Aldstadt Gorlitz £0.30

2003 Eriztal Railway Viaduct
55c Viaduct £0.30

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Gibraltar

This set of views is unusual in showing a similar location depicted in an early 19th century painting, and in a modern photograph. The pair of 2p stamps is shown here.

1p Trinity Church and quarters in painting and photo. £0.15 for the pair
2p View from North Bastion, in painting and photo. £0.50 for the pair.
3p Convent garden, in painting and photo. £0.15 for the pair.
The 2p pair is priced at a tenth of its 2010 catalogue value.
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Great Britain

1966 Westminster Abbey
3d Abbey £0.05

1968 Bridges
4d Prehistoric bridge £0.05

1970 Rural Architecture
5d Fife Harling £0.05

1972 Churches
5d Essex £0.05

1973 Inigo Jones
3p Inigo Jones, architect £0.10

1975 Architecture
7p Chester £0.05

1978 Historic Buildings (9p shown here)
9p Tower of London £0.05
10.5p Holyrood House £0.10
11p Caernarvon Castle £0.10
13p Hampton Court Palace £0.10

1978 London
10.5p Buckingham Palace £0.05
12p Albert memorial £0.05
13.5 Royal Opera House £0.15
17.5p Kensington Palace £0.20

1992 Castles (£1.50 and £2 shown here)
£1 Carrickfergus Castle (green) £0.25
£1.50 Caernarvon Castle £0.30
£2 Edinburgh Castle £0.30
£3 Carrickfergus Castle (red) £0.75
£5 Windsor Castle £0.75

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Guernsey

1978 Old Guernsey Prints
5p View from Clifton £0.05

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Ireland

1975 European Architectural Heritage Year
7p Holycross Abbey £0.05
9p also available @ £0.20, same design but different colours.

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Isle of Man

1999 Churches
21p St Luke's Church £0.15

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Italy

1980 Castles (Six from the set are shown here)
This is a very successful set, which expanded over time due to its popularity. It's a must for anyone interested in castles. I can offer 16 different castles with the following face values in lira (l):

10l, 30l, 40l, 50l, 100l, 120l, 150l, 200l, 400l, 450l, 500l,
700l, 750l, 800l, 900l and 1000l, all @ £0.05 each.

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Liechenstein

1978 Buildings
40r Monastery £0.10

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Malta

1980 Monuments
2c5 Hypogeum £0.05
6c Palace £0.15
8c Citadel £0.10
12c Fort St Elmo £0.15

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Papua New Guinea

1971 Native Dwellings
5c Eastern Highlands dwelling £0.05

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Sweden

1978 Europa
1.70k Doorway Orebro Castle £0.15

2003 Garden Follies (Ebba Brahe's and Raised follies shown here)
5.50k Emmanuel Swedenborg's Folly £0.25
5.50k Ebba Brahe's Folly £0.25
5.50k Raised folly £0.25
5.50k Godegard Manor folly £0.25

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Switzerland

1977 Europa
40c St Visanne £0.05

1978 Lucerne
40c View of Lucerne £0.05

1978 Europa
40c Stockalper Palace £0.05

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Zambia

1968 Various themes
1n Lusaka Cathedral £0.05

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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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