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This is a selection of some of the many CTO, postally used and mint stamps I have showing butterflies and other insects. Everything listed here is fine used or CTO, except where it is described as mint. The postally used stamps have been specially selected for light postmarks, which sometimes means rejecting around four fifths of the stamps available, so that you get the very best. The postmarks will vary from the one in the picture, and you are welcome to a refund if the stamp is not what you expected. The mint stamps are all unmounted.

If you are especially looking for stamps to fill gaps in your collection, please email me c/o alisonlever@yahoo.co.uk, and I will see if I have them. There is a longer list of stamps showing butterflies and other insects available by email.

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Ajman*

1972 Butterflies

This is a very striking set of 5, available CTO at £0.75

 

 

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Alderney

1994

These are large definitives, and the three shown here depict butterflies and other insects

Description Price
1p   £0.05
16p   £0.10
18p   £0.10

 

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Angola

2000 Butterflies

This very attractive CTO Butterflies set from Angola costs £0.75.

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Antigua*

1975 Butterflies (Mint)

Description Price
0.50c   £0.05
1c   £0.05
2c    £0.10

 

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Antigua and Barbuda*

1988 Caribbean butterflies

45c, 50c, are available at 15p for the pair

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Australia

1981 animals, 3rd series butterflies from this set (not shown here)

Description Price
4c   £0.20
10c   £0.05
27c   £0.10
30c   £0.05
35c   £0.10
45c   £0.10
60c   £0.10
80c   £0.50
$1   £0.10

1997 Flora and fauna (the white spotted butterfly at the top shown here)
$1 butterfly £0.20p

1998 Butterflies (under the white spotted butterfly)
This is a very attractive set of five butterflies, which costs £0.95,
These are also available as individual stamps at £0.20 each

2003 Insects
This set has a similar design to the 1998 set, and includes one butterfly. Set of 6 £0.75. These are also available as individual stamps at £0.15 each,

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Bahamas*

1975 Butterflies

3c £0.05

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Belgium*

1993 Butterflies

Inachis Io £0.10 

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Belize (not shown here)

1974 Butterflies of Belize

0.50c £0.25, Mint.

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Benin

1996 Butterflies

Five values from this set are shown here, the 40f, 50f, 75f, 100f, 135f. The CTO is discrete. This is one of my favourites. £0.50 for the five stamps

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Bhutan*

1975 Butterflies

1c 1c, 2c, 3c mint £0.10 for the 3

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Bulgaria

1992 insects (small)

The 5L, 7L, and 20L are shown here, and they cost £0.50 for the three. More from this set available.

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Cambodia*

1989 Butterflies CTO Minisheet  £0.25

1990 Butterflies CTO Minisheet  £0.30

1998 Beetles Mint set £2.50

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Canada*

from 1995 Migratory wildlife set

Monarch butterfly £0.35

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Chad (Tchad)

2004 Butterflies

Shown here is a CTO set of 9 stamps showing butterflies and moths, at £0.85 for the set of 9

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Colombia*

1976 Butterflies

$3 - £0.10

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Cuba

1980 Insects

Shown here are five values from a classic insects set, the 1, 5, 6, 10 and 13 Price: £0.25 for the five stamps.

1995 Butterflies

Illustrated here are five values from this set, the 10, 15, 65, 75 and 85, which cost £0.75 for the five stamps.

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Czechoslovakia

1987 Butterflies

1kcs Butterfly Admiral £0.05

1992 Beetles (not shown here)

2,3,4 kcs £0.10 for the 3

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Dominica*

1975 Mint 0.50c, 1c : £0.05 each

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France*

1999 Nancy school butterfly: £0.10

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Germany*

2002 Molluscs set of 2 £0.60

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Gibraltar*

1977 Birds, Flowers, Fish and Butterflies set

Description Price
2p   £0.45
5p   £0.25
12p    £0.15

 

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Great Britain

1981 Butterflies

Shown here is a classic set of four native British butterflies, the Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Blue and Chequered Skipper. The first two butterflies are especially attracted to buddleias, and their caterpillars like to eat nettles, so you can encourage them in your garden by keeping a nettle patch and growing buddleias (also called 'butterfly bushes'.) Nettles are good for making compost too. Large Blues are feared extinct, while Chequered Skippers are mainly found in Scotland.

Description Price
14p Aglais urticae £0.10
18p Maculinea £0.15
22p Inachis £0.25
25p Carterocephalus  

or all four stamps for £0.65

This set is also available mint at £1.25

2000 Leafcutter ant, London zoo  (not shown here)

1st class £0.20

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Grenada

1975 (not shown here)

0.50c, 1c,2c, mint £0.05 each or £0.10 for the 3

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Grenadines (not shown here)

1975 Butterflies

0.50c, 1c, 2c,3c, mint - £0.05  each

1976

2c Tarantula, Mint - £0.05

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Grenadines of St Vincent

1975 Butterflies (not shown here)

Mint 3c and 5c - £0.05  each

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Grenadines of St Vincent, Union Island,

1985 Leaders Butterflies

Shown here are three joined pairs, or six stamps, two each of the 15c, 25c, and 75c. Price: £0.35 for the six stamps, mint.

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Guernsey*

1997 Butterflies and moths

18p  Holly blue £0.15
25p  Hummingbird hawk moth £0.20

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Guyana

1978 Butterflies

Four stamps from this set are shown here. The  10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 40 and 50c cost £0.05  each, while the 60c costs £0.20. They are all small, postally used stamps

2003 Butterflies (not shown here)

Again these are small stamps. The $200 costs £0.35, and the $300 costs £0.45

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Hong Kong*

1979 Butterflies 20c used - £0.05

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Hungary*

1966 20, 60, 1 - £0.05  each 1.60 - £0.10

1969 40,60,80, 1,1.20 - £0.05  each or £0.20 for the 5

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Ireland

1985 Butterflies

Shown here is a four value set available mint at £1.75 for the complete set, or two are available as individual stamps, used:  22p - 25p, 26p - £0.15

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Isle of Man*

1993 Butterflies

set of 5, £0.75

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Ivory Coast (Republique De Cote D'Ivoire)

2004 Butterflies

Shown here is a colourful CTO butterfly minisheet which would look good in a frame. It costs £0.85.

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Jamaica

1964 (not shown here)

Papilio homerus 6d - £0.05  also same, 6d and 5c - £0.05 , and, same design, 1970 5c - £0.15

Butterflies, same design, issues in 1975, 1977 and 1978 (two from those below shown here)

1975 Butterflies 10c - £0.05 , 20c - £0.35, 25c - £0.55
1977 Butterflies 10c - £0.05 , 20c - £0.15
1978 Butterflies 10c - £0.05 , 20c - £0.10, 25c - £0.15

1989 (shown here)

25c Jamaican moth 25c. This costs £0.05

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Jersey

1989 Wildlife

The butterfly from this wildlife set, the 13p skipper butterfly, is shown here. It costs  £0.25

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Kenya

1988 Butterflies, lower values are small stamps (five from this set shown here)

10c - £0.45, 20c - £0.15, 50c - £0.15, 70c - £0.15, 80c - £0.15, 1s - £0.10, 1s.50 - £0.10, 2s - £0.15, 2s.50 - £0.25, 3s - £0.25, 3s.50 - £0.15,  5s - £0.20, 20s - £0.95, 40s - £1.50

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Laos

1996 Animals

The butterfly from this animals set, the 250k swallowtail, is shown here. It costs £0.05 CTO.

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Malawi*

1970

4d Grasshopper - £0.05

2002 Butterflies

K5 - £0.05, K10 - £0.05, K20 - £0.10, K50 -£0.15, K100 - £0.45,

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Malaysia

1970 Butterflies

Two stamps from this set are shown here, the $1 and $2. The 25c Euploea, 30c Euxidia, 50c Polyura, and 75c, $1 Appias nero, and $2 Trogonoptero Brookiana are all available at £0.05 each.

The lower values available from particular Malaysian states are shown below 'Malaysia' under the heading 'Malaysian States' You find them splattered around Stanley Gibbons, and I thought it more convenient to group them in a table together.

1978 Scout jamboree

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Malaysian States

1971  Butterflies,

The 1c Delius ninus is mint in all cases, the other face values such as the 5c Parthenos, 6c Papilio, 10c Hebomia glaucippe, 15c Precis orithya and 20c Valeria are used.

State Price
Johor      1c - £0.15,  5c - £0.10, 10c £0.05, 15c - £0.05
Kedah    1c - £0.10, 15c - £0.30
Kelantan    1c - £0.10, 15c - £0.05
Melaka        1c - £0.20, 15c - £0.10
Negeri Sembilan   1c - £0.15, 10c - £0.05, 15c - £0.05
Pahang    1c - £0.10, 10c - £0.10, 15c - £0.05
Perak    1c - £0.15, 10c - £0.05, 15c - £0.05
Perlis   1c - £0.15,  5c - £0.35
Pulau Penang   1c - £0.15, 10c - £0.05, 15c - £0.05
Sabah    1c - £0.20, 15c - £0.05
Sarawak   1c - £0.20, 10c - £0.05 , 15c - £0.05
Selangor    1c - £0.20,  5c - £0.10, 10c - £0.05 ,15c - £0.05 , 20c - £0.15
Tregannu      1c - £0.15, 15c - £0.10

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Maldives*

1973 Fauna 4L butterfly, Mint - £0.10

1975 Butterflies Mint 1L - £0.05

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New Zealand*

1970 small butterflies

0.50c - £0.10p, 1c, 2c - £0.05 , 2.5c op 4c (issued in 1971) - £0.05 , 3c, 4c - £0.05  or £0.25 for the 6 stamps

1993 from Endangered species series,

45c bug, called 'tusked weta' - £0.45

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Papua New Guinea*

1966 Butterflies

1c - £0.20, 5c - £0.05

1975 Birdwing Butterflies

7t - £0.05

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Poland

1977 Butterflies

Shown here are the 1z Apollo, 1z large tortoiseshell, and the 1.50z Camberwell Beauty - They are very large stamps, and cost £0.05  each

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Rhodesia*

1974 Butterflies

20c - £0.10, 24c - £0.15, 25c - £0.45, $2  - £0.25

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Saint Kitts*

1997 Butterflies $1.20 - £0.20

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Saint Lucia

1985 Leaders of the World

This Mint set of eight stamps (4 joined pairs) is shown here. It costs £0.60 for the eight stamps.

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Saint Vincent*

1978 Butterflies and Bougainvilla

Mint 5c - £0.05

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Samoa*

1972 set with mix of fish, butterflies etc

2 sene - £0.10

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Seychelles*

1977 from marine life set

25c Butterfly - £0.45

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Sharjah*

Shown here is the 1972 Butterflies set of 4, which costs £0.35 for the set, CTO. Below, you can see the 1972 Insects set of 6. This costs £0.55 for the set, CTO.

Also available from Sharjah:

1972 Beetles

set of 4  £0.35

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Singapore

1985 Insects (10c, 15c and 20c shown here)
5c -  £0.15
10c - £0.20
15c - £0.45
20c - £0.45

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Slovakia*

1998 Stone and Butterfly - £0.05

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Solomons*

British Solomons 1972 4c- £0.15 (butterfly)

1980 Butterflies Mint 8c - £0.05 , 10c - £0.05   1980 used 20c - £0.20

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South Africa*

2000 Butterflies from Flora and Fauna set same design issued in 2000, 2001 and 2002

1.50r Brenton Blue - £0.10
1.90r chraxes - £0.10
2.30r Citrus blue - £0.15
7.40r Milkweed from 2001 issue - £0.40
9r    False tiger moth from 2002 issue - £0.45

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Spain*

1979 from Fauna set, Scorpion - £0.05

2000 Endangered Butterflies set of 2, Face values 35pta and 70pta - £0.20 for the two stamps.

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Sri Lanka

1978 Butterflies

The 25c stamp shows a Troides helena, and the 50c stamp shows the Cethosia nietneri. Both cost £0.05  each

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Swaziland

Butterflies with same design, issued in 1987 and 1992
(Four from these sets shown here)

1987

55c - £0.25, 70c - £0.45

1992

5c - £0.05
15c - £0.05
20c - £0.05
25c - £0.05 
35c - £0.10
45c - £0.10
50c - £0.10
55c - £0.10
1e  - £0.15
10e - £0.75

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Tanzania

1973 Butterflies (five from this set shown here)

10c - £0.05
15c - £0.10
20c - £0.05
30c - £0.15
40c - £0.05
50c - £0.05
70c - £0.10
1s  - £0.05
1.5s - £0.15
2.5s - £0.20
5s  - £0.25,

1986 Insects (not shown here)

Mint 1.50s - £0.20

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Umm al Qiwain*

1972 Exotic Butterflies, set of 6, £0.85

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Zambia*

1997 Butterflies and Moths

The K90 from this set is available at £0.65

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Zimbabwe*

2003 Spiders

$900  - £0.10 
$1250 - £0.10

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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.

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