The Maldive Islands are located in the Indian Ocean and are formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India's Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago. They are known worldwide by their crystal blue seas, wonderful climate and lovely sandy beaches but have a much more to offer their visitors with idyllic locations and an amazing wildlife and fauna.
The first postal stamp of the Maldives was issued on 9th September 1906 giving birth to the philatelic industry of the Maldives. The 1906 stamp was a Cylon stamp of “King Edward VII” which was over printed with “MALDIVES” for the use in Maldives. After the stocks of the overprinted stamps were over, a true and more localised stamp was released depicting the iconic “Munnaaru”. Throughout the 100 years that has passed since then, locals and international philatelists around the globe have been collecting Maldivian stamps which commemorate a wide range of local and international thematic topics.
WOPA is proud to be able to offer the Maldives stamps direct from Maldives Post on its site