While Great Britain was first to use postal stamps as a means of collecting revenue for the mail service in 1840, those who want to collect Bangladesh stamps will not find any dating back further than 1971, which is when the country released a set of eight stamps as a means of supporting the liberation war. A year later, they issued the first commemorative stamps in honor of the Great Language Movement of 1952, featuring Shaheed Minar. Since those momentous spots in philately history, Bangladesh has issued 732 postage stamps and 28 souvenir sheets, all tempting offers for collectors.Definitive Stamps
For stamp collectors, definitive stamps have great value and interest. With definitive stamps (which are just regular-issue stamps), you note small differences in colour, watermarks, perforations, margin dates and type of gum they use.Commemorative Stamps
Commemorative stamps are special ones in stamp collecting, as they are special to begin with. Usually honoring a person, event, or anniversary, commemorative stamps can cover a wide range of topics. For example, Bangladesh commemorative stamps include important sports events and the Taka archeological treasure.Animal Kingdom Stamps
With Bangladeshi animal kingdom postal stamps, you find just about any of your favourite animals on a stamp. Get the Bangladesh birds series, featuring the Kingfisher, woodpecker and more, or honor the tiger with Bangladesh stamps, as this country is one of the few places wild tigers are still living. From marine life to butterflies to endangered wild animals, there are many animal kingdom stamps to add to your collection.Sports Stamps
When it comes to Bangladeshi sports postal stamps, an obvious yet still desirable selection of stamps are those for the Olympic Games. For every Olympic season, Bangladesh issues a new set of stamps, making it a series collectors don't want to leave incomplete. Additionally, there are sets of stamps for the Cricket World Cup and equestrian stamps depicting jockeys and their horses leaping over gates.