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50 Best Philately Accounts to Follow on Instagram


I completed a year on Instagram a few months back and it’s been a fun journey sharing my collection there. I have found many other interesting philatelists on Instagram. I am compiling the list of best 50 Philately accounts to follow on Instagram. I started with preparing a list of best 25 accounts but just couldn’t get myself to stop at 25.

I have tried to not include professional large philately dealers, except one, Stanley Gibbon, for tradition. I also tried to not include pure dealers or sellers though many included in the list are also selling their stamps on eBay. Mostly I tried to include accounts that are specialized (a country or a theme), have great images, have some description and detail of what they are posting, and some really interesting quirky look at stamps too.

Feel free to write your comments on this post in case there are some that I should have considered and missed.

S No.
Instagram account
Why you should follow this account      
1.        
Give It Laldy
One of the best sources for El Salvador stamps and philatelic material (covers, envelopes etc.). Provides very useful commentary with the pics shared.
2.        
Stanley Gibbons
If you are a philatelist, you don’t need a reason to follow this account.
3.        
Empireposts
One of the best feeds of British empire stamps, mainly British stamps, but some colonies too.
4.        
Khalid Malik
Some great Pakistani stamps and stamps and covers from Middle Eastern countries.
5.        
Tiresias
A quirky funny look at stamps of people with facial hair.
6.        
One of the most creative postal projects, sending letters addressed to Ursula in different parts of the world to incorrect addresses and collecting the returned mail.
7.        
empirecollectables.com
Great collection of British covers and stamps
8.        
Classic stamps from all over the world, and a few post-boxes too.
9.        
Mint Never Hinged
One of the best collection of graphic design stamps.
10.    
Brazilian Stamps
As the name says, awesome and beautiful Brazilian stamps. One stamp at a time, nice clean images.
11.    
Ravikumar Babu
Not a purely philately account, more a photography and philately account. Follow for detailed background information about the stamps he posts.
12.    
Ghasem Safari
Nice collection of Iran stamps and other postal stationery. Write mainly in Arabic, but Instagram translation feature comes handy for this.
13.    
Great stamps and postal stationery mainly from the Middle Eastern countries.
14.    
Asfe1899
Some unique stamps from strange lands that don’t always exist
15.    
G R A P H I L A T E L Y
Graphic design stamps
16.    
Phil Krebs
Tiny little rats (I think) and a very organized stamp collection in album pages (mainly Singapore but many others too).
17.    
The best collection of Laos stamps and covers
18.    
Undust the Beauty
Great collection of classic stamps
19.    
Machin Collector
How can I not include a Machin account? Sharing the colors of Machins.
20.    
Shares USA stamps and other items, typically one stamp at a time.
21.    
stampscapetown
South African stamps, one stamp at a time
22.    
Crownfdc
Some great postal covers from Great Britain
23.    
PostNord
A snapshot of Danish art, culture, nature and history through stamps from Denmark. Great quality images.
24.    
Detailed statistical information about the stamps shared, one stamp at a time.
25.    
filateliaehistoria
Covers and FDCs from Spain
26.    
Philategram
Encourages philatelists to use hashtag #philategram to share their pics. Curates and
27.    
Interesting collection of reptile and amphibian stamps
28.    
PhilatelicExpert
Classic stamps, errors and forgery with detailed information about them. Very useful information about rare and expensive stamps.
29.    
Filateliaentreamigos
Interesting stamps, covers and other memorabilia from a personal collection.
30.    
World stamps, clean images with information about the stamps.
31.    
dunvr1
Mainly classic GB used covers (lots of Penny Reds and other classics here).
32.    
Tampere in old postcards | FI
Beautiful classic used postcards with detailed historical information about them.
33.    
Alladdin
Sharing a personal collection and some interesting eBay bids.
34.    
worldwidestamps
A great collection of mostly European classic stamps
35.    
Philately is FUN!
Great collection of world stamps, mainly older ones. Plus there’s a cat around, I mean who doesn’t like cats.
36.    
The Punk Philatelist
Don’t miss to read her blog posts accompanying here stamps. Lives true to her name.
37.    
mad_about_stamps
Some great pics and corresponding description of the stamps. Mostly classic worldwide stamps.
38.    
Some interesting postmarks from postcrossing worldwide.
39.    
Worldwide stamps, nice clean images
40.    
Poor Man’s Art Collection
What an interesting way to describe stamp collecting – Poor man’s art collection. I do believe there’s art in stamps. Follow for Indian stamps.
41.    
Collectornerd
Mainly stamps but also some other collectibles like covers and bonds/share certificates. Mainly Canada and USA items.
42.    
Mark Postington
If you thought Japanese stamps were cool wait till you see the postmarks
43.    
Carly’s Postmark Collections
Some really interesting Japanese postmarks
44.    
Carolyn Marks
Custom First Day Covers from USA
45.    
Dean Boswell
True to his bio, “Every stamp tells a story”, Dean tells you the story of every stamp he posts.
46.    
Hassan Al Hadethi
I have a feeling that Hassan hasn’t taken to Instagram completely yet. I have seen his Facebook posts, he is definitely a philatelist to follow and watch out for on IG.
47.    
Stamps from around the world with explanation.
48.    
Carolina Saheli
A personal collection of stamps
49.    
Daily Stamps 📚
A worldwide collection of stamps
50.    
Amateur Philatelist
For compiling this list… 😉

0 thoughts on “50 Best Philately Accounts to Follow on Instagram

  1. Zabardast ! This is needed for beginners to get a good start on Instagram. Thank you.

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