The act of collecting stamps started when the first initial stamp was released and was known as Penny Black which appeared in 1840 and was created at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign, the stamp is said to resemble the young monarch. By 1860 there were thousands of stamp collectors and dealers around the world.

At Mesa Stamps, we provide collectible Explorer stamps for stamp collectors. Many of this one of a kind Explorer stamps depict an array of colors, designs, and themes. Some of our best Explorer stamps include "Vasco da Gama Issue", "Dumont d'Urville, south seas explorer" and "Exploratory voyages of the M. S. Gallieni".

With around 394 rare Explorer stamps to choose from you're certain to find some great choices to add to your collection. These stamps come from countries like French Southern Antarctic Territories, Australia, Bahamas and many more.

The purpose of stamps was originally to serve as a label, this allowed for the mail to be prepaid by the sender. Only with the introduction of specific rare collections was the act of collecting introduced. Be sure to check the condition of the collectible Explorer stamp. A never hinged stamp is a stamp that has never had a hinge attached to it. Not hinged stamps are seen as more preferable than hinged stamps, even if it is the same issue, this is because they are seen as being in a fresher state. This fresher state is because the not hinged stamps are in the same condition as they were when originally bought at the Post Office. Here at Mesa Stamps, we offer not hinged stamps ranging from $0.20 to $115.00.

If you have questions regarding any of our collectible stamps, please reach out to us today. Our collectible Salvation Army stamps are one of our more popular categories. We receive new stamps EVERY month, so please check back often, or give us a call and we can assist you further. Thanks again for shopping online for collectible Explorer stamps.


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  • Countries
  • Items :
CountryScott #ItemCondPriceStockImageBuy

Aitutaki

162a Cook’s discovery of Hawaii
wood carvings of Hawaiian gods, souvenir sheet
NH $2.304 No image Add to cart

Aitutaki

172a Captain Cook’s death bicentennary
souvenir sheet
NH $2.151 No image Add to cart

Albania

2477 Arctic explorers
block of 4
NH $2.802 No image Add to cart

Andorra, French

414-415 92 Europa;;Discovery of America, 500th anniversaryNH $5.751 No image Add to cart

Angola

197 Vasco da Gama overprintedLH $5.751 No image Add to cart

Angola

198 Vasco da Gama overprintedLH $2.301 No image Add to cart

Angola

206 Vasco da Gama overprintedH $2.401 No image Add to cart

Angola

274-291 Vasco da Gama Issue
Bright & fresh set, 2 or 3 scattered short perfs, otherwise a very attractive set
NH $115.001 No image Add to cart

Angola

542-545 Pedro Alvares Cabral, navigator
took possession of Brazil for Portugal
NH $2.001 No image Add to cart

Anguilla

178a Columbus discovers the West Indies
souvenir sheet
NH $6.651 No image Add to cart

Anguilla

866 Discovery of America
souvenir sheet
NH $11.751 No image Add to cart

Antigua

242a Columbus and Nina
wmk 314 upright
NH $0.305 No image Add to cart

Antigua

547-550 Captain CookNH $2.953 No image Add to cart

Antigua

551 Captain Cook and Resolution
souvenir sheet
NH $2.152 No image Add to cart

Antigua

1092-1099 Discovery of AmericaNH $8.751 Add to cart

Antigua

1100-1101 Discovery of America, Columbus
set of 2 souvenir sheets
NH $6.851 Add to cart

Antigua

1577-1578 Discovery of America
set of 2 souvenir sheets
NH $9.001 No image Add to cart

Antigua

1578 Discovery of America
souvenir sheet
NH $4.601 No image Add to cart

Antigua

2940 Christopher Columbus, explorer
souvenir sheet
NH $4.501 No image Add to cart

Ascension

160-163 Antarctic Explorer ShackletonNH $1.952 No image Add to cart

Ascension

163a Sir Shackleton, Antarctic explorer
souvenir sheet
NH $2.302 No image Add to cart

Ascension

235-238 Captain CookNH $1.452 No image Add to cart

Australia

227 John Forrest, ExplorerNH $0.403 No image Add to cart

Australia

336 The Overlanders, explorers of AustraliaNH $0.301 No image Add to cart

Australia

477-482 Captain Cook and ship Endeavour
477-481 are strip of 5, 481a
NH $3.753 No image Add to cart

Australia

482a Captain Cook’s discovery of Australia east coast
souvenir sheet
NH $12.003 No image Add to cart

Australia

482a
see note after
Captain Cook’s discovery of east coast of Australia
additional brown overprint on souvenir sheet for ANPEX
NH $21.0010 Add to cart

Australia

546-549
block of 4
M. Clarke, writer, M. Gilmore, writer, W. Wentworth, explorer, I. Isaacs, lawyer
549a
NH $2.501 No image Add to cart

Australia

630-635 Australian ExplorersNH $1.651 No image Add to cart

Australia

726 Matthew Flinders, explorerNH $0.303 No image Add to cart

Australia

885-888 Inland ExplorersNH $1.551 No image Add to cart

Australia

949-952 Early Australian ExplorersNH $2.953 No image Add to cart

Australia

952a Australian Explorers
souvenir sheet
NH $3.852 No image Add to cart

Australia

976-981 Cook’s New Holland VoyageNH $5.753 Add to cart

Australia

1226 Vancouver & Eyre ExplorersNH $1.753 No image Add to cart

Australia

1226a Vancouver and Eyre, explorers
souvenir sheet
NH $1.751 No image Add to cart

Australia

1252a Discovery of America
souvenir sheet
NH $4.952 No image Add to cart

Australia

1423
horizontal pair
Captain Cook’s EndeavourNH $2.151 No image Add to cart

Australia

4004 Ludwig Leichhardt, explorer of outback regionNH $0.951 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L1-L5 Australian Explorers of AntarcticaNH $11.503 Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L6 Australian Explorers of AntarcticaU $0.352 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L6 First attainment of magnetic poleNH $0.753 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L7 Sir Douglas Mawson, explorerNH $0.401 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L7 Sir Douglas MawsonLH $0.252 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L21-L22 Captain Cooks Circumnavigation of AntarcticaNH $4.153 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L23-L34 Food Chain in Antarctic and Explorers aircraftNH $7.504 Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L35-L36 Admiral Byrd, first flight over South PoleU $1.301 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L53-L54 Sir Douglas Mawson, explorer
single from set
U $1.451 No image Add to cart

Australian Antarctic Territory

L53-L54 Sir Douglas MawsonNH $1.056 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

116 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on George VI stamp
LH $0.203 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

116-129 Overprinted "Landfall of Columbus"
14 values complete
H $51.001 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

117 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on George VI stamp
LH $0.202 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

118 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on George VI stamp
LH $0.301 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

121 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on George VI stamp
LH $0.201 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

122 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on Sea Gardens stamp
LH $0.301 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

123 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on Fort Charlotte stamp
LH $0.302 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

125 Landfall of Columbus
overprinted on George VI stamp
LH $4.951 No image Add to cart

Bahamas

644 Discovery of America
souvenir sheet
NH $8.4010 Add to cart

Bahamas

667 Discovery of America
caravel under construction, souvenir sheet
NH $5.358 Add to cart

Bahamas

692 Discovery of America
souvenir sheet
NH $7.008 Add to cart