• New ListingROMANIA BUTTERFLY/INSECT STAMPS .Rfno.B49.

    Rest of World £2.00.
    $0.64
    0 bids
    $2.61 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 9:59AM PST4d 16hFrom United KingdomRegion: RomaniaTopic: Butterflies
  • New Listing/ 4X TONGA - MNH - NATURE - FLOWERS - BUTTERFLIES -2016

    Jekabpils, LV-5201. SIA KREICBURGA.
    $0.01
    1 bid
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 2:28AM PST4d 8hFrom LatviaRegion: TongaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Topical stamps: Butterflies and Insects, 170 Different, Worldwide

    Used and unused.
    $5.00
    0 bids
    $1.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 1:31PM PST5d 19h
  • H361 Mint NH 2014 3 Diff Hexigon Souvenir Sheets of Insects Bumble & Honey Bees

    $0.99
    Type: Souvenir Sheet
    $0.99 shipping
    Topic: Insects
  • FS722 1994 Comp. Set of 7 + Souvenir Sheet Scorpion Spider Tanzania Area Stamps

    FS722 1994 Comp.
    $0.39
    1 bid
    $0.79 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:05PM PST4d 18hRegion: TanzaniaType: Souvenir Sheet
  • New Listing== TONGA - MNH - BUTTERFLY

    Jekabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $1.25
    2 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:45AM PST4d 6hFrom LatviaRegion: TongaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • [124268] Indonesia 1993 Butterflies good sheets (2) very fine MNH

    MNH : Mint never hinged ( ) : Mint not original gum MH : Mint hingedUsed : canceled ( ) : Mint no gum. Pas d'exception. F/VF : Fine/Very fine : stamp in good quality and very fine apperence but with faults (thin(s), fold(s), etc).
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:23PM PST4d 18hFrom BelgiumRegion: IndonesiaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • [124914] Anguilla Butterflies good set of stamps very fine MNH

    B/TB : Beau/Très Beau : timbre de bonne qualité et de bel aspect présentant un défaut (mince, pli, etc). Pour leurs calculs, nous appliquons les règles suivantes Envoi recommandé pour commande de plus de usd50.
    $4.20
    6 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:14PM PST4d 19hFrom BelgiumRegion: AnguillaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New Listing== TONGA - MNH - BUTTERFLY - FLOWERS

    Jekabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $1.35
    3 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:45AM PST4d 6hFrom LatviaRegion: TongaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New Listing== COOK ISLANDS 2014 - MNH - INSECTS - BUTTERFLY

    Jekabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $0.01
    0 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:46AM PST4d 6hFrom LatviaRegion: Cook IslandsQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Insects
  • LJ26188 Vietnam insects bugs flowers butterflies blocks of 4 MNH

    We can make mistakes but for every problem there is a solution. What you see is what you get.
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $3.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 1:32AM PST1d 7hFrom BelgiumRegion: VietnamQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHType: Block
  • New Listing/ SAMOA - MNH - BUTTERFLIES - NATURE - 2015

    Jekabpils, LV-5201. SIA KREICBURGA.
    $0.01
    1 bid
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 2:28AM PST4d 8hFrom LatviaRegion: SamoaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • HUNGARY - 1966 - BUTTERFLIES - MOTHS - INSECT - 8 X MINT - MNH SET!

    BUTTERFLIES - MOTHS - INSECT - 8 X MINT - MNH SET! HUNGARY - 1966. CONDITION: Excellent. Mint, Never-Hinged. LOW Buy It Now Price!
    $1.99
    Region: Hungary
    $1.50 shipping
    Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingTANZANIA BUTTERFLY STAMPS USED.Rfno.B47.

    Rest of World £2.00.
    $0.64
    0 bids
    $2.61 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 9:55AM PST4d 16hFrom United KingdomRegion: TanzaniaQuality: UsedTopic: Butterflies
  • Colombia #1354 MNH 2011 Biodiversity BEAUTIFUL! Butterflies Birds Fishes Frogs

    2011 Colombia Biodiversity issue. Great Topical! Sheet is MNH in very fine and fresh condition.
    $1.55
    2 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Today at 8:13PM PST2h 27mFrom CanadaRegion: ColombiaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • DE COOK ISLANDS - MNH - IMPERF - FISH - BIRDS - BUTTERFLY

    Jēkabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $1.26
    2 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 4:38AM PST1d 10hFrom LatviaRegion: Cook IslandsQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • MALAYSIA 1970 MNH BUTTERFLIES SET SEE

    Get images that.
    $3.53
    5 bids
    $1.50 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 1:26AM PST5d 7hFrom NetherlandsRegion: MalaysiaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingCongo 2011 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH

    Congo 2011 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:27PM PST6d 19hRegion: CongoQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingMalawi 2011 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH

    Malawi 2011 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:29PM PST6d 19hRegion: MalawiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingI779 1993 NAMIBIA FLORA & FAUNA BUTTERFLIES !!! BIG SET MNH

    Before open a letter take a stationeryknife, becareful don ’t make fast moves.
    $1.99
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 11:15AM PST6d 17hFrom Russian FederationRegion: NamibiaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingCongo 2013 Butterflies. Sheet of 6 MNH

    Congo 2013 Butterflies. Sheet of 6 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.99
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:28PM PST6d 19hRegion: CongoQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Serbia 2001 Insects Butterfly Schmetterlinge Papillons complete set MNH

    Beautiful MNH complete set.
    $1.36
    2 bids
    $4.25 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:12AM PST1d 9hFrom DenmarkRegion: SerbiaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • CI COOK ISLANDS - MNH - BUTTERFLY - INSECTS

    Jekabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $0.01
    0 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:44AM PST1d 9hFrom LatviaRegion: Cook IslandsQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Insects
  • [130013] Cayman Is. 1990 Butterflies good set of stamps very fine MNH

    B/TB : Beau/Très Beau : timbre de bonne qualité et de bel aspect présentant un défaut (mince, pli, etc). Pour leurs calculs, nous appliquons les règles suivantes Envoi recommandé pour commande de plus de usd50.
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:21PM PST4d 19hFrom BelgiumQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • [130014] Cayman Is. 1990 Butterflies good lot of stamps very fine MNH

    Lot remark(s) : No remarks. MNH : Mint never hinged ( ) : Mint not original gum MH : Mint hingedUsed : canceled ( ) : Mint no gum. premier lot . F/VF : Fine/Very fine : stamp in good quality and very fine apperence but with faults (thin(s), fold(s), etc).
    $1.58
    2 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:21PM PST4d 19hFrom BelgiumQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • INSECTS BEES FAUNA IVORY COAST 2018 MNH STAMPS SET

    $15.00
    From Spain
    Free shipping
    Region: Ivory CoastQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHType: Full Sheet
  • New Listing== NIUAFO'OU 2013 - MNH - BUTTERFLY - FLOWERS - NATURE

    Jekabpils, LV-5202. LV 45403024069.
    $0.01
    0 bids
    $4.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:44AM PST4d 6hFrom LatviaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingIvory Coast 2013 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH

    Ivory Coast 2013 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:28PM PST6d 19hRegion: Ivory CoastQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingMalawi 2011 Dogs Sheet of 4 MNH

    Malawi 2011 Dogs Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:29PM PST6d 19hRegion: MalawiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • New ListingMalawi 2011 Dogs. Sheet of 4 MNH

    Malawi 2011 Dogs Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:29PM PST6d 19hRegion: MalawiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • BUTTERFLY STAMP NATURE 1991 POLAND POSTAGE WILDLIFE ORANGE POLSKA BUTTERFLIES

    1991 Panaxia dominula "Butterfly" Poland.
    $1.00
    Region: Poland
    $0.85 shipping
    Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHType: Postage
  • [124994] Fiji Butterflies good set of stamps very fine MNH

    B/TB : Beau/Très Beau : timbre de bonne qualité et de bel aspect présentant un défaut (mince, pli, etc). Pour leurs calculs, nous appliquons les règles suivantes Envoi recommandé pour commande de plus de usd50.
    $1.25
    2 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:20PM PST4d 19hFrom BelgiumRegion: FijiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Tajikistan 1998 Insects Butterfly Schmetterlinge Papillons Moth set, MS + SS MNH

    Beautiful MNH complete set. MS and SS.
    $1.11
    2 bids
    $4.25 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:34AM PST1d 9hFrom DenmarkRegion: TajikistanQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingDUBAI BUTTERFLY STAMPS USED.Rfno.B48.

    Rest of World £2.00.
    $0.64
    0 bids
    $2.61 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 9:57AM PST4d 16hFrom United KingdomQuality: UsedTopic: Butterflies
  • [124652] Djibouti 1984 Butterflies good set of stamps very fine MNH

    B/TB : Beau/Très Beau : timbre de bonne qualité et de bel aspect présentant un défaut (mince, pli, etc). Pour leurs calculs, nous appliquons les règles suivantes Envoi recommandé pour commande de plus de usd50.
    $1.30
    2 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:53PM PST4d 19hFrom BelgiumRegion: DjiboutiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • J962 ! IMPERFORATE 2011 BURUNDI BUTTERFLIES LES PAPILLONS BURUNDI !!! 4KB MNH

    Don ’ t rip the adhesive tape from plastic! But rather rip the plastic first! First cardboard closes the invoice, thendelete the adhesivetape. Before open a letter take a stationeryknife, becareful don ’t make fast moves.
    $0.99
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 12:50PM PST1d 19hFrom Russian FederationRegion: BurundiQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Singapore Stamp Booklet Complete Scott # 660a Never Hinged Unused

    Complete Booklet never hinged from 1993.
    $3.25
    5 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Thursday at 5:04PM PST2d 23hRegion: SingaporeType: Booklet
  • FS4083 2008 Malawi Sheet of 4 Worker Honey Bumble Bees Souvenir Sheet

    $0.29
    0 bids
    $0.79 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 1:03PM PST4d 19hRegion: MalawiType: Souvenir SheetTopic: Bees
  • New ListingIvory Coast 2013 Eagls Sheet of 6 MNH

    Ivory Coast 2013 Eagls Sheet of 6 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries.
    $1.99
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:28PM PST6d 19hRegion: Ivory CoastQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • New ListingIvory Coast 2013 Dinosaurs Sheet of 6 MNH

    Ivory Coast 2013 Dinosaurs Sheet of 6 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries. DO NOT pay purchased items without receiving your bill first. EBay adds the individual shipping fee for each item purchased. I combine purchased items into single invoice to save on shipping fees. You can always request invoice at any time.
    $1.85
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:28PM PST6d 19hRegion: Ivory CoastQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • Bulgaria 1998 Insects Butterfly Schmetterlinge Papillons complete set MNH

    Beautiful MNH complete set.
    $0.99
    0 bids
    $4.25 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:02AM PST1d 9hFrom DenmarkRegion: BulgariaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Palestine 1998 Insects Butterfly Schmetterlinge Papillons complete MS MNH

    $1.36
    3 bids
    $4.25 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:21AM PST1d 9hFrom DenmarkRegion: PalestineQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingUSA BUTTERFLY STAMPS USED.Rfno.B46.

    Rest of World £2.00.
    $0.64
    0 bids
    $2.61 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 9:54AM PST4d 16hFrom United KingdomQuality: UsedTopic: Butterflies
  • [G45188] Australia 1998 : Butterflies - Good Very Fine MNH Sheet

    MNH : Mint never hinged ( ) : Mint not original gum MH : Mint hingedUsed : canceled ( ) : Mint no gum. F/VF : Fine/Very fine : stamp in good quality and very fine apperence but with faults (thin(s), fold(s), etc).
    $0.99
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 9:45AM PST5d 15hFrom BelgiumRegion: AustraliaGrade: G (Good)Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • [G45241] Australia 1998 : Butterflies - Good Very Fine MNH Sheet

    MNH : Mint never hinged ( ) : Mint not original gum MH : Mint hingedUsed : canceled ( ) : Mint no gum. F/VF : Fine/Very fine : stamp in good quality and very fine apperence but with faults (thin(s), fold(s), etc).
    $0.99
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 9:48AM PST5d 16hFrom BelgiumRegion: AustraliaGrade: G (Good)Quality: Mint Never Hinged/MNH
  • [107269] Cayman Is. 1988 Butterflies good Set very fine MNH Stamps

    B/TB : Beau/Très Beau : timbre de bonne qualité et de bel aspect présentant un défaut (mince, pli, etc). Pour leurs calculs, nous appliquons les règles suivantes Envoi recommandé pour commande de plus de usd50.
    $0.99
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Nov 18 at 11:10AM PST5d 17hFrom BelgiumQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • Mongolia 1963 Insects Butterfly Schmetterlinge Papillons complete set MNH

    Beautiful MNH complete set.
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $4.25 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 3:19AM PST1d 9hFrom DenmarkRegion: MongoliaQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
  • New ListingChad 2013 Butterflies.... Sheet of 4 MNH

    Chad 2013 Butterflies Sheet of 4 MNH. I will combine shipping. No shipping to Russia and other Eastern European Countries.
    $1.35
    0 bids
    $1.25 shipping
    Ending Nov 19 at 1:27PM PST6d 19hRegion: ChadQuality: Mint Never Hinged/MNHTopic: Butterflies
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Insect and Butterfly Postal Stamps

Butterfly postage stamps aren't just for mailing. Postage stamps can represent an idea, culture, art, and history, and can hold a special meaning to you. Butterfly postage collecting allows you to further enjoy the aesthetics of these delicate, beautiful insects and the feeling they stir within.

What is a mint never-hinged stamp?

Mint never-hinged, or MNH, refers to the condition of the gum. A MNH is a stamp that has never been used, is in its original, undisturbed gum and that has accrued no damage done by hinging. The gum is the sticky stuff on the back of the stamp that allows it to adhere to surfaces like envelopes or paper.

Any postage in MNH condition are considered premium postage stamps. Mints can be in old condition but considered mint as long as they haven't been used.

Other types of postage stamps include:

  • Original (OG): This means these postage stamps are original but have been degenerated with age.
  • Regummed (RG): New gum has been put on the stamp.
  • No gum (NG): This means the gum has been washed off.
  • Lightly Hinted (LH): These are mint-condition postage that have been only lightly disturbed by hinging.
  • Heavily Hinged (HH): These are mint-condition but have been damaged by hinging.
  • Error, Freak, Oddity (EFO): These generally imply production errors or unusual issuance that set the postage apart from the rest of its kind. EFO postal is rare and is a sought-after variety to some collectors.
How do you know a butterfly stamp has matte finish?

In older postage stamps, an older butterfly postage may have a matte finish if it's been exposed to sunlight or chemicals, or it may be tagged. Tagged postage is virtually unseen by the naked eye. To detect a taggant on your butterfly postage stamps, shine an ultraviolet light on them. If it's a taggant, the tagging will show up as bright yellow green fluorescent.

How can you certify a rare butterfly stamp's authenticity?

The easiest way to verify any butterfly type or other rare stamp is to find a reputable philatelist dealer, collector, or auctioneer. International philatelist authorities have worldwide specialist auctions with experts who can also help verify. The Philatelic Foundation can help verify any rare stamp.

Can vintage butterfly postal stamps be used for postage?

Postage stamps do not expire and can be used indefinitely; however, depending on what's being mailed, additional postage stamps may be required.

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