All Venda in stamps

The Republic of Venda was created by the South African government as an independent homeland for the Venda people. It existed from 1979 to 1995.

When South Africa moved to a democratic form of government, Venda was incorporated into the new South Africa and ceased to exist as a separate entity.
Venda stamps, which were issued regularly over the 15 years of the republic's existence, are increasingly hard to obtain. They are well designed, valuable in themselves, and are also prized as collectors' items. An additional benefit is that detailed information on the subjects that are pictured in the stamps are provided in fact sheets that accompany the original first-day covers.
A few of the many stamps that were issued are available for purchase here. A mint unused stamp set or individual set as well as information on the item featured on the stamp will be included with your stamp order.

We are regularly adding more stamps—so keep checking.

Barbel - 30 cent Venda stamp set


The sharptooth catfish, or barbel, is the largest fish species in Venda. It is easily recognized by islong scaeless body, broad, flat, bony head and the our pairs of barbels around the mouth. It is an extremely hardy species capable of air breathing, which enables it to survive harsh conditions unsuited for most other fish. It eats almost any kind of food and grows rapidly to reach a weight of as much as 66 lb. The sharptooth catfish is one of Venda's most important food fishes.