Almost a dozen countries around the world have issued postage stamps with Latter-day Saint images on them. Check out these 11 examples of Latter-day Saint–themed postage stamps that really were used to send mail:
Photo from Colnect. From Church News: "Saint Vincent issued an eight-stamp Walt Disney series featuring well-known landmarks in the United States such as Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial, and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Among the stamps in this series was one featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse feeding a seagull on Temple Square."
From Pipe Organ Stamps: Nicaragua issued a set of 11 stamps in 1975 featuring famous choirs from around the world. One of these is the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square.
Photo from Colnect.
From the Ensign: "[This stamp] is part of a four-stamp set, each stamp recognizing a religion in the Cook Islands—Roman Catholic, Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The stamps each depict a person and a church building representative of that religion. The [Latter-day Saint] stamp shows Elder Osborne J. P. Widtsoe (his name, unfortunately, is misspelled), the first [Latter-day Saint] missionary to the Cook Islands, along with a typical modern meetinghouse."
Photo from Rosebed's Stamp Shop.
From Church News: "This stamp, featuring a [Latter-day Saint] meetinghouse, celebrated the eighth anniversary of Samoan independence of 1962."
From Facebook: "25 years ago, Poland was opened for the mission. On the occasion of this feast day, the Polish Post has issued a special stamp!"
From Newsroom: "An artist's impression of the Suva Fiji Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be featured on a new stamp to be released by Post Fiji tomorrow [December 5th, 2014]. Adolf Johansson, Latter-day Saints' Fiji Service Centre Manager said he is 'grateful to Post Fiji for including the Suva Fiji Temple in this year’s Christmas stamp series as temples are the most sacred buildings of the Church.'"
From Newsroom: "This stamp marked the 150th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in French Polynesia."
Photo from delcampe.net.
From the Ensign: "The Nuku‘Alofa Tonga Temple adorns two postage stamps issued in commemoration of the centennial [of the Church in Tonga]."
Photo from delcampe.net.
From the Ensign: "On 9 June 1988, the Samoa post office issued a new postage stamp commemorating the arrival of the first Latter-day Saint missionaries in Samoa one hundred years ago." A "souvenir sheet" including the stamp is pictured above.
From iStock: "1947 stamp commemorating the centennial of the settling of the state of Utah." Note the pioneer wagon and the 'This Is the Place' statement (presumably made by the dark figure, who would be Brigham Young).
A postal "cancellation stamp" is stamped on top of a postage stamp to ensure it isn't reused. In addition to the traditional stamps we've reviewed so far, there have been several cancellation stamps with Latter-day Saint themes.
Photo from July 1990 Ensign.
From Church News: "The South Pacific island of Tonga commemorated the centennial of the first [Latter-day Saints] in Tonga by issuing a special temple cancellation."
Brazil and Sweden had also issued cancellations featuring the angel Moroni:
Photo from February 1986 Ensign.
From Deseret News archives: "A special postal cancellation, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Salt Lake Temple, was issued April 6 by the U.S. Postal Service in the North Visitors Center on Temple Square.
"The one-day cancellation, sponsored by the Utah Philatelic Organization, includes the original postmark used the day of the temple dedication on April 6, 1893, with the year changed to 1993. In addition to the postmark, the souvenir pictorial cancellation included a design of the temple and the wording: '100 years 1893-1993, Salt Lake Temple Centennial Station 84101.'"
Not pictured: Handcart cancellation from 1983, issued from Kanesville Station, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Not pictured: Tongan temple cancellation from 1991, issued on the centennial of the first Latter-day Saints arriving in Tonga