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Stamps policy

Counterfeit stamps can't be sold on eBay, while collectable and replica stamps must follow our policy.

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

We want our members to buy with confidence, so we've created a set of guidelines for selling stamps.

What is the policy?

  • Counterfeit stamps and equipment designed to make these items are not allowed
  • Collectable stamps must include a picture of the actual item being sold and specify any alterations or flaws not seen in the photo
  • For replica stamps, the listing's title, description and photos must clearly state or show that the item is a replica

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

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