Starting in 1854, Burma used the stamps of British India without any form of overprinting. The stamps may be identified by the postmarks used which, after 1856, were specially prepared for Burma post offices.

The first stamps of Burma were stamps of British India overprinted BURMA from 1 April 1937.


The first stamps inscribed Burma in the design, rather than simple overprints, were definitive stamps of King George VI issued between 1938 and 1940. On 6 May 1940 a commemorative stamp was issued to celebrate the centenary of the first postage stamp. The stamp was created by overprinting a regular 2 Anna, 6 Pies, definitive stamp with a special design.

Burma 1947 10R Claret & Violet SG82 Fine MNH
Burma 1947 6p Deep Violet SG69Var Opt Inverted Fine MNH
Burma 1937 12a Claret SG010 Fine VLMM
Burma 1938 3a6p Light Blue & Blue SG27 Fine Used
Burma 1939 9p Yellow-Green SG017 Fine Used
Burma 1937 2R Carmine & Orange SG14 Fine Used
Burma Japan Occu 1942 8a Myrtle-Green SGJ44 Very Fine MNH
Burma 1943 1c Orange SGJ85b Perf x Roulette Fine MNH
Burma Jap Occu 1942 1a Purple-Brown SGJ19b Fine MNH Stamp
Regular Price £60.00 Special Price £30.00
Burmese Govt 1943 1c Orange SGJ85b Perf x Roulette Fine MNH Block of 4 Scarce