Commons:Stamps/Public domain templates

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English: This page lists available PD templates by country, which should be used to tag the images of stamps and other philatelic material uploaded to the Commons, and the corresponding country categories.
Русский: Русский вариант этой таблицы см. здесь.


Country License template Commons category[1]
Abkhazia {{PD-AB-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Abkhazia
Albania {{PD-Albania-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Albania
Argentina {{PD-AR-Anonymous}} (upload date minus 50 years) Category:Stamps of Argentina
Armenia {{PD-AM-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Armenia
Australia {{PD-Australia}} (upload date minus 50 years) Category:Stamps of Australia
Azerbaijan {{PD-AZ-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Azerbaijan
Belarus {{PD-BY-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Belarus
Canada {{PD-Canada-stamp}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Canada
China (People's Republic of China and the Republic of China now based in Taiwan Area) {{PD-China}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of China
Croatia (1941—1945) {{PD-because|there is no copyright on stamps of the "NDH" (Croatia, 1941-1945). See: [[:Image:Briefmarkenblock NDH.jpg]]}} Category:Stamps of Croatia
Ecuador {{PD-because|stamps in Ecuador are in the public domain. See: [[Commons:Stamps/Public domain#Ecuador]]}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Ecuador
El Salvador {{PD-because|stamps in El Salvador are in the public domain. See: [[Stamps/Public domain#El Salvador]]}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of El Salvador
Ethiopia {{PD-Ethiopia}} (upload date minus 50 years ([1]); no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Ethiopia
Faroe Islands {{Faroe stamps}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of the Faroe Islands
Finland {{PD-FinlandStamp}} (only stamps first published before January 1, 1990 can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Finland
France {{PD-old}} (if the artist died more than 70 years ago) Category:Stamps of France
Georgia {{PD-GE-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Georgia
Germany {{PD-old}} (if the artist died more than 70 years ago). See Commons:Stamps/Public domain#Germany. Category:Stamps of Germany
Greece {{PD-old}} (if the artist died more than 70 years ago) Category:Stamps of Greece
Haiti {{PD-Haiti}} (60 years after the author's death; no uploads unless 60 years elapsed) Category:Stamps of Haiti
Hong Kong {{PD-HK}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Hong Kong
India {{PD-India}} (upload date minus 60 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of India
Indonesia {{PD-IDGov}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Indonesia
Iran {{PD-Iran}} (30 years after the author's death; no uploads unless 30 years elapsed) Category:Stamps of Iran
Iraq {{PD-Iraq}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Iraq
Ireland {{PD-IrishGov}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Ireland
Israel {{PD-IsraelGov}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Israel
Japan {{PD-Japan}} (50 years after the author's death; no uploads unless 50 years elapsed) Category:Stamps of Japan
Kazakhstan {{PD-KZ-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan {{PD-KG-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Kyrgyzstan
Laos {{PD-Laos}} (50 years after the author's death; no uploads unless 50 years elapsed) Category:Stamps of Laos
Latvia {{PD-LV-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Latvia
Lithuania {{PD-LT-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Lithuania
Manchukuo {{PD-Manchukuo-stamps}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Manchukuo
Moldova {{PD-MD-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Moldavia
Mongolia {{PD-Mongolia}} (50 years after the author's death; no uploads unless 50 years elapsed) Category:Stamps of Mongolia
Montenegro {{PD-MNEGov}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Montenegro
Nepal {{PD-Nepal}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Nepal
New Zealand, and Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Ross Dependency {{PD-NZ}} (only stamps issued before 1945 can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of New Zealand, Category:Stamps of the Cook Islands, Category:Stamps of Ross Dependency
Ottoman Empire {{PD-Ottoman}} (all in the public domain) Category:Stamps of the Ottoman Empire
Paraguay {{PD-Paraguay-stamp}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Paraguay
Romania {{PD-RO-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Romania
Russia/RSFSR {{PD-RU-exempt}}, {{PD-RusEmpire}} (if before 1917) Category:Stamps of Russia, year
Serbia {{PD-SerbiaGov}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Serbia
Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006) {{PD-SCGGov}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Serbia and Montenegro
South Africa {{PD-SAGov}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of South Africa
Spain {{PD-old}} (upload date minus 70 years; no uploads after that date unless an authorization in writing has been obtained) Category:Stamps of Spain
Syria {{PD-Syria}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Syria
Tajikistan {{PD-TJ-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Tajikistan
Thailand {{PD-Thai}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Thailand
Transnistria {{PD-PMR-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Transnistria
Turkmenistan {{PD-TK-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Turkmenistan
Turkey {{PD-TR}} (upload date minus 70 years) Category:Stamps of Turkey
Ukraine {{PD-Ukraine-stamp}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Ukraine
UK and its former colonies {{PD-UKGov}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of the United Kingdom (upload colonies to their own corresponding subcategories at Category:Stamps by country)
United Arab Emirates {{PD-United Arab Emirates stamp}} (only stamps first published before January 1, 1977 can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of the United Arab Emirates
USA {{PD-USGov}} (before 31 December 1977; no uploads since 1978 [2] without obtaining an authorization) (it is only for the Federal Government issues, and not states, territories, counties, municipalities, commonwealths and other subdivisions) Category:Stamps of the United States
USSR {{PD-RU-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of the Soviet Union, year
Uzbekistan {{PD-UZ-exempt}} (any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Uzbekistan
Yemen {{PD-Yemen}} (upload date minus 50 years; no uploads after that date) Category:Stamps of Yemen
Yugoslavia {{PD-Yugoslavia}} + {{PD-because|stamps in Serbia-Montenegro are in the public domain. See: [[Commons:{{PD-because|commons:Template:PD-SCGGov]]}} + {{PD-because|stamps in Serbia are in the public domain. See: [[Commons:{{PD-because|commons:PD-SerbiaGov]]}} (if issued from December 1, 1918 to June 30, 1991, any year can be uploaded) Category:Stamps of Yugoslavia

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Caveats:
    • For stamps of former nations, check the laws of the former nation and all of its successor states.
    • Use a more specific sub-category if one exists.