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Although many smaller countries will put a hodge-podge of international personalities on their stamps in an effort to make sales to collectors, countries with a more respectable issuing policy will more often feature people who have played an important role in the country's own history and culture. For a Wikipedian, a list of such people can be a source of inspiration to find more obscure topics to write about.

What follows is a list by country (i.e. by stamp-issuing authority[?]) of identified people on stamps with the year in which that person was first featured on the stamp. The extensive use of catalogue numbers has been avoided because of potential copyright problems. The Scott Publishing Co. in particular has a reputation for diligently protecting its copyrighted numbering system. A more practical reason for shunning catalogue numbers is that each of the four major publishers (Scott, Gibbon, Michel and Yvert) has its own system that is incompatible with all the others. The italic note after the country name is merely to indicate the extent that its stamps have been reviewed.

Abu Dhabi 1964-1972

This entity also issued many other stamps of dubious legitimacy; this gave it the reputation of being a "sand dune" country among philatelists.
Since 1971 Abu Dhabi has used the stamps of the United Arab Emirates.

Aden 1937-1965, all

also for Kathiri State of Seiyun[?] also for Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Mukalla[?] Also for Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut[?] Before 1937 Aden used the stamps of India.
By 1965 all parts of Aden were using the stamps of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen[?]

Aitutaki 1903-1932

Between 1932 and 1972 Aitutaki used the stamps of the Cook Islands.

Angola 1870-1938+

Evita Peron on an Argentina stamp.

Angra[?] 1892-1905, all

Used stamps of Azores from 1906.

Anjouan 1892-1912, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Anjouan.
Anjouan used the stamps of Madagascar from 1912 until 1950,
and those of Comoro Islands since then.

Annam and Tonkin[?] 1888-1892, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Annam and Tonkin.
From 1892 Annam and Tonkin used the stamps of Indo-China.

Antigua 1862-1951+

Argentina (1858-). See List of people on stamps of Argentina

Australia (1913-). See List of people on stamps of Australia

Austria (1859-). See List of people on stamps of Austria

Azores 1868-1930+

Bahamas 1859-1951+

Bahrain 1933-1951+

Bangkok 1882-1885, All

Horatio Nelson on a stamp of Barbados.
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Barbados 1852-1952+

Barbuda 1922, 1968-1969+
Used the stamps of the Leeward Islands[?] between 1922 and 1968

Basutoland 1933-1966,All

With independence subsequent issues were produced as Lesotho from 1966.

Batum 1919-1920, All

Used stamps of Russia from July 1920.

Bechuanaland 1886-1897, All

Used stamps of Cape of Good Hope from 1897.

Bechuanaland Protectorate[?] 1888-1966, All

With independence subsequent issues were produced as Botswana from 1966

Belgian Congo 1886-1950+

Belgium (1849-). See List of people on stamps of Belgium

Bermuda 1848-1956+

Bolivia 1867-1930+

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1879-1918

Used stamps of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1993.

Brazil (1843-). See List of people on stamps of Brazil

British Central Africa[?] 1891-1907, all

From 1908 British Central Africa used the stamps of the Nyassaland Protectorate[?].

British Columbia and Vancouver Island (1860-1871) See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

British East Africa 1890-1903, all

From 1904 British East Africa used the stamps of the East Africa and Uganda Protectorate[?].

British Guiana 1850-1966, all

From independence in 1966 stamps were issued as Guyana

British Honduras 1866-1973, all

From 1973 British Honduras became known as Belize.

British Indian Ocean Territory 1968+

Brunei 1906-1970+

Bulgaria (1879-). See List of people on stamps of Bulgaria

Burkina Faso 1920-1931, 1959-1965+
No identified person on stamps as Upper Volta colony, 1920-1931.
Used stamps of French West Africa between 1931 and 1959.
Name changed from Upper Volta in 1984.

Burma (1937+) See People on the stamps of Myanmar

Burundi 1962+

Bushire 1915, All

Cambodia 1951-1974+

Cameroon 1897-1974+

Cameroons[?] 1960, all
This territory (with an "s") refers refers to the southern part of the United Kingdom trust territory that eventually voted in a referendum to join the Republic of Cameroun. Its stamps were overprinted Nigerian stamps, and none featured identifiable individuals.

Canada (1851-). See list of people on stamps of Canada

Cape Juby[?] 1916-1948, all

Used stamps of Spanish Sahara[?] from 1948.

Cape of Good Hope 1853-1904, all

Chile (1853-). See List of people on stamps of Chile

China (1878-). See List of people on stamps of China[?]

Colombia (1859-). See List of people on stamps of Colombia

Confederate States 1861-1863, all

Used stamps of United States from 1865.

Costa Rica (1863-). See List of people on stamps of Costa Rica

Crete 1898-1910, all

Used stamps of Greece from 1913.

Cuba 1855-1914+

Czechoslovakia (1918-). See List of people on stamps of Czechoslovakia

Danish West Indies 1856-1917, all

The Danish West Indies have used the stamps of the United States since 1917.

Denmark (1851+). See List of people on stamps of Denmark

Finland (1856+). See List of people on stamps of Finland

France (1849+). See List of people on stamps of France

Gabon (1886-1933, 1959+). See List of people on stamps of Gabon

Germany (1872+). See List of people on stamps of Germany

Guam 1899-1900, 1930, all

Guam has used the stamps of the United States since 1901, except for a special "guard mail" issue of 1930.

Hawaii 1851-1899, all

Hawaii has used the stamps of the United States since 1899.

Ireland 1922-1979

Lebanon 1924+ See List of people on stamps of Lebanon

Liberia

Lombardy-Venetia[?] 1850-1865, all

Used stamps of Italy from 1866.

Namibia 1990-1997

Natal 1860-1909, all

Used stamps of South Africa from 1910.

Nauru (1916-). See List of people on stamps of Nauru[?]

Nepal (1881-). See List of people on stamps of Nepal[?]

Netherlands (1852-). See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles (1873-). See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands Indies[?] (1864-1949). See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Netherlands New Guinea (1950-1962). See List of people on stamps of the Netherlands

Nevis (1861-). See List of people on stamps of Nevis[?]

New Britain 1914-1915, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of New Britain.

New Brunswick (1851-1867). See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

New Caledonia (1859-). See List of people on stamps of New Caledonia[?]

Newfoundland (1857-1949). See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

New Guinea 1925-1939, all

New Hebrides 1908-1980, all

New Republic[?] 1886-1887, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of the New Republic.

New South Wales 1850-1907, all

Used stamps of Australia from 1913.

New Zealand (1855-). See List of people on stamps of New Zealand

Nicaragua (1862-). See List of people on stamps of Nicaragua[?]

Niger (1921-). See List of people on stamps of Niger[?]

Nigeria (1914-). See List of people on stamps of Nigeria[?]

Niue (1902-). See List of people on stamps of Niue[?]

Norfolk Island (1947-). See List of people on stamps of Norfolk Island[?]

North Borneo[?] 1883-1963, all

Norway (1855-). See List of people on stamps of Norway[?]

Nova Scotia (1851-1867) See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

Obock 1892-1894, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Obock.

Oltre Giuba 1925-1926, all

Oman 1948-

Orange River Colony 1868-1908

Used the stamps of South Africa from 1913.

Pakistan (1947-). See List of people on stamps of Pakistan[?]

Palau 1983-1990+

Palestine 1918-1942, all
No persons were featured on the stamps of Palestine.

Panama (1878-). See List of people on stamps of Panama[?]

Papua New Guinea 1901-1990+

Paraguay (1870-). See List of people on stamps of Paraguay[?]

Penrhyn[?] (1902-). See List of people on stamps of Penrhyn

Peru (1857-). See List of people on stamps of Peru[?]

Philippines 1854-1947+

Pitcairn 1940-1985+

Poland (1918-). See List of people on stamps of Poland[?]

Ponta Delgada[?] 1892-1905, all

Portugal (1853-). See List of people on stamps of Portugal[?]

Prince Edward Island (1861-1873) See People on stamps of Canadian provinces

Puerto Rico 1873-1900, all

Used the stamps of the United States from 1900

Queensland 1860-1909, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

South Australia 1855-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Switzerland (1843-). See List of people on stamps of Switzerland

Tasmania 1853-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in St Pauls Cathedral, London, England, on the 29th of July 1981.
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United Kingdom (1840+) see List of people on stamps of the United Kingdom

United States (1847+) see People on stamps of the United States

United States Offices in China[?] 1919-1922, all

Used stamps of China from 1922

Victoria 1850-1912, all

Used the stamps of Australia from 1913.

Western Australia 1854-1912, all

Used stamps of Australia from 1913



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