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Welcome to Ceylon Stamps

The online portal for the community interested in Ceylon and Sri Lanka stamps


UPDATE - August 31, 2008:

** We have relaunched our discussion forum and invite all visitors to register for an account.

This site features a discussion board and an image library, and offers advice on investments into rare stamps.

The investment advisory service assists prospective investors decide on the best opportunities available to grow their capital through strategic investments in rare stamp portfolios. We also maintain "wants" lists and will be glad to assist you fill in the spaces of your album. The discussion board is meant to be a forum in which newcomers and experienced philatelists alike can discuss matters relating to Ceylon/Sri Lanka philately online. A comprehensive Ceylon and Sri Lanka stamp image library is an ongoing collaborative effort to document all philatelic issues from Ceylon and Sri Lanka from the very first 1857 6d to the most recent issues. 

We hope you enjoy this site and participate actively. As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome at


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Here are some interesting facts about Ceylon/Sri Lanka's postal history:

* Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) has a postal history dating back to 1798 (just two years after Britain occupied the island's coastal regions) when post offices were established in the towns of Jaffna, Mannar, Trincomalee, Colombo and Galle.

* The first mail coach service in Asia was inaugurated in Ceylon in 1836. The service linked Colombo and Kandy.

* The first postage stamp was issued in 1857, a 6d purple-brown imperforate which the Stanley Gibbons catalogue values at £7500 (unused) and £450 (used).



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