84 Countries. 310 Stamps. 1 Historic Collection.
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84 Countries. 310 Stamps. 1 Historic Collection.

1949 UPU Omnibus Stamp Collection (1)
1949 UPU Omnibus Stamp Collection

84 Countries. 310 Stamps. 1 Historic Collection.

**Just 27 collections available**

The Universal Postal Union Omnibus Stamp Collection brings together a complete uniform collection of stamps issued by Commonwealth and Crown colonies all to celebrate a specific subject.

310 stamps from 84 different countries!

This Omnibus collection was issued in 1949 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union. It was only the second British Empire Omnibus Collection not to mark a Royal anniversary. It is also the largest Omnibus collection ever issued – featuring a total of 310 stamps from 84 different countries!

A logistical challenge 

With so many stamps in one issue, for ease, a uniform design was chosen. A majority of the stamps feature the uniform design. As with previous Omnibus issues, the responsibility and distribution of the majority of the stamps went to the Crown Agents in London. 

Through communication with the issuing countries, the stamps were designed in Great Britain, then approved by Buckingham Palace before being printed and then transported overseas. 

Some countries such as Bahrain, Eastern Arabia and Kuwait, simply overprinted the British stamps. Whereas other countries such as Australia and South Africa issued their own designs. 

All 310 stamps are carefully presented for you on archive quality display pages housed in their own luxury Presentation Album, along with a detailed Information Page.

We have just 27 collections available. And one of them can be yours if you act quickly. 

The only way to guarantee your collection of historic firsts is to secure yours now. 

Order Ref 185/E133/0
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Price £695.00 (+ £7.99 p&p)


  • 310 Stamps in total from 84 countries

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.