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.

Tabby cat - 65 cent Venda stamp

Tabby cat

The name "tabby" is usually given to any striped domestic cat, but the recognised breds of Tabby have distinctive patterns of markings. In the classic Tabby pattern, the stripes form whorls on the cheeks and a pair of spectacles around the eyes, while the markings on the forhead form an M. The necklace of stripes around the throat is popularly known as the Lord Mayor's Chains. On the shoulders, the markings resemble the wings of a butterfly and on the flanks they look like oysters. One or more black stripes run along the spine and the tail and legs have black bracelet markings. The short-haired Tabby is a British breed, the brown, silver and red varieties of which are best known. The stamp features a Brown Tabby. These Tabbies have big, round eyes of green, hazel, orange or deep yellow. The colour of the coat varies from beige to a rich sable brown, with the pattern of markings in dense black. Tabbies make charming, playful and self-reliant pets.