Worldwide Stamps Issued

Stamps from countries other than the United States and Canada that commemorate or feature people or events of the African diaspora will be presented in this section.  We will try to include as much basic information as possible.  We begin with stamps (and formats) that have been recently issued.  Subsequent pages will catch up on the stamps issued since the last stamps presented on our old website.  Those "older" stamps can be seen using the links at the bottom of this page.  Elsewhere on our website will be links to international posts and to dealers who may sell the stamps we present.  

Issued by Togo, a souvenir sheet featuring a stamp depicting gymnastics to commemorate the 2016 Olympics is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The selvage shows Olympic venues and a track and field athlete.

Issued by Sierra Leone, a souvenir sheet commemorating the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with football/soccer players featured on a single stamp as well as in the selvage. 

Issued by Benin, a souvenir sheet commemorating the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with stamps featuring Olympians Jesse Owens and Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias and Henri de Baillet-Latour, a Belgian aristocrat and the third president of the International Olympic Committee.

Issued by Benin, a diamond-shaped stamp commemorating the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring Olympians Jesse Owens and Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias and Henri de Baillet-Latour, a Belgian aristocrat and the third president of the International Olympic Committee.

Issued by Uganda in 2013, a souvenir sheet commemorating Famous People of African Origin who were Olympic Champions: Jesse Owens (USA), Abebe Biklia (Ethiopia), Maria Mutola (Mozambique), and Derartu Tulu (Ethiopia).  

Issued by Central African Republic, a Champions of the World souvenir sheet featuring Usain Bolt (Jamaica) on the stamp and Mohamed "Mo" Farah (Britain),  Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (Kenya), and Ashton Eaton (USA) in the selvage. 

Issued by Tuvalu, a souvenir sheet of Pope Francis' trip to Africa.  He is pictured with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, at the State House of Nairobi on November 25, 2015. 

Issued by Tuvalu, a souvenir sheet of six stamps commemorating Pope Francis' travels to Africa in November 2015.  The Pope made visits to Kenya, the Central African Republic, and Uganda. The stamp in the lower right corner shows Pope Francis and the President and First Lady of Kenya.