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.

Cocker Spaniel - 45 cent Venda stamp set


As a grouup of dogs, spaniels are an ancient breed with the word first known to occur in the Irish laws of the 7th century. By the mid-17th century these dogs had been divided into water and land spaniels. The latter included what are now divided into the cocker, English springer, Sussex and field varieties. It was only in 1893 that the cocker was recognised as a separate breed. These dogs were originally known as woodcock or cocking spaniels as they were more adapted to covert and woodcock hunting than the larger types of land spaniel.