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.

Scottish Terrier - Venda 85 cent special issue stamp


There have been terriers in Scotland since at least the early 17th century, with the "Scottie" seemingly developed from a variety bred in the Blackmount region of Perthshire. It was not until 1879 that, after heated arguments, agreement was reached as to what exactly constituted a Scottish Terrier. Even then for some years these dogs continued to be called variously Scotch, Brokencoated and Aberdeen teriers—the latter because one of the main breeders lived in that city. Terriers were originally bred for hunting animals in burrows.