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African Grey Parrots are so loved, they’ve even been honored with stamps in many countries! The stamp on the upper left was a 3 cent stamp issued in Cuba in 1967, one of 15 in a collection of birds in the Havana Zoo. The lower right stamp is from Sierra Leone in Africa, issued in 1999. It was also part of a set of 20 stamps entitled ‘Beautiful Parrots and Parakeets of the World.’ I once collected stamps as a kid but quit after my precious collection was water-damaged beyond repair. However, these stamps are really beautiful, and I wish I had them!

Here’s another sheet of parrot stamps with a Grey Parrot (below), from Somalia..

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My favorite is this stamp from Guinea:

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And for more African Grey Parrot stamps than you thought possible, visit this link. Awesome!


  1. #1 knobody
    November 25, 2006

    all those greys and not one timneh. i guess congos are just more flashy.

  2. #2 Shelley Batts
    November 27, 2006

    I just chock it up to Timneh’s being rarer. They are as flashy–I’ve always loved their interesting horn-colored beaks.

  3. #4 Terrence Medawatta
    October 8, 2007

    I am from Sri-sanka.
    My son( 10 years old) collecting stamps as his hobby.
    If you have stams in other countries, can you kindly send few for him. I can send you some Sri Lankan and USA stams.
    His address is
    Binara Medawatta
    No 155
    Siri Dhamma Mawatha
    Colombo 10
    Sri Lanka


  4. #6 vikram
    April 11, 2010

    hey if u like parrots check the mauritius parrot stamps

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