The first stamps specifically marked Gibraltar were stamps of Bermuda overprinted as such and issued in January 1886. Before that British and Spanish stamps were used according to the type of mail and other arrangements were in place before the invention of postage stamps. British stamps used in Gibraltar may be identified by the use of cancels containing the numeral A26 or the letter G in oval bars.
From November 1886 Gibraltar had its own stamps including the word Gibraltar in the design with seven values from 1/2d to 1 shilling. From 1889 these stamps were overprinted in centimos until British currency began to be used again in 1898.
The post in Gibraltar is currently run by the Royal Gibraltar Post Office which in 2005 was granted the title of “Royal” by Her Majesty the Queen. Gibraltar is now the only commonwealth or British Territory outside the United Kingdom that bears this distinction, Canada and other nations having dropped the name some time ago. The Gibraltar Post Office is now known as the Royal Gibraltar Post Office and all stamps are issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau.
The Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp.
Stamps & Postal History of Great Britain
KING EDWARD VII
When Queen Victoria died January 1901, new stamps were issued in 1902 for the new king.
KING GEORGE V
The first stamps were not ready for issue until June 1911, over a year after his accession.
War Tax stamp
KING GEORGE VI
King George VI became King after the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII, in December 1936. However the first definitive stamps bearing his portrait did not appear until 10th May 1937, just before the Coronation.
75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The first stamp of Gibraltar for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II was the 1/2d Coronation commemorative omnibus stamp issued on 2nd June 1953.
To Pay Labels
International Telecommunications Union stamp. Formed in Paris, 1865, at the International Telegraph Convention, ITU is one of the oldest intergovernmental organisations in the world.
Military Uniforms Series III
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip Silver Wedding Anniversary
125th anniversary of Gibraltar Skull
Bicentenary of the American Revolution
Part of the Definitive Fauna & Flora stamp set
Gibraltar from space
Europa Folklore – The Pillars of Hercules
International Direct Dialling
18th century Kings Bastion
Queen Elizabeth II 60th birthday
Europa Architecture – Ocean Heights
From the Birds collection
Europa Children’s Toys
125th Anniversary of Gibraltar Fire Service
Europa – Space. Stamp features the Columbus Development Programme with the Free Flying Laboratory docked to the Spaceplane Hermes for in-orbit servicing and payload exchange.
40th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession
Prince Edward Gate