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.

Green-banded swallowtail butterfly - 35 cent Venda stamp set

Green-banded swallowtail

This magnificent black and iridescent bluish-green butterfly frequenst wooded areas, usually along rivers. It is particularly partial to wet sandy patches where it will spend long periods fluttering its wings and sucking up the moisture, often in the company of many others. The sexes are similar when viewed from above but the male has a distinct cream stripe across the underside of the hind wing. Green-banded swallow tails fly throughout the year. This species is also known as Princeps Nireus lyaeus.