Antigua

Here you will find a selection of Commonwealth stamps from Antigua

Antigua was discovered by Christopher Columbus, in 1493, and was named after the church of Santa Maria la Antigua in Seville. It was first settled in 1632. By the Treaty of Breda in 1667 it became a British Possession.

The postal arrangements of Antigua were controlled by the British Postmaster General in London till 1 May 1860. The island authorities set up an internal post in March 1841, between St John's and English Harbour, with Mr Scotland as the postmaster. From 1858 Great Britain stamps were made available for use in Antigua. Letters from St John’s were postmarked “A02” and those from English Harbour were obliterated with “A18”

The Post Office Act of Antigua, passed on 24 April 1860, by the Assembly of the Leeward Islands, transferred control to the local government. The first order for stamps was for a sixpence denomination to be used for the letter rate from Antigua to Great Britain. A consignment of 8,000 stamps, was sent out on 1 July 1862, by the printers, Messrs Perkins Bacon and Co. These arrived and were issued sometime in August 1862. A one penny stamp was issued in 1863. The design of these stamps is based on a drawing of Queen Victoria’s head by Edward Henry Corbould and was engraved by Charles Henry Jeens

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Antigua 1903 1d Grey-Black & Rose-Red SG32 Fine LMM
New
£7.00
Antigua 1903 1/2d Grey-Black & Grey-Green SG31 Fine MM
£3.00
Antigua 1903 Set of 10 SG31-40 Fine Used
£295.00
Antigua 1908-17 Set of 8 SG41-50 Good to Fine MM
£80.00
Antigua 1903 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG37 Good Used (2)
£25.00
Antigua 1908 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG49 Fine Used (2)
£37.00
Antigua 1903 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG37 Good Used
£25.00
Antigua 1908 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG49 Fine Used
£37.00
Antigua 1908 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG49 Fine LMM
£17.00
Antigua 1903 6d Purple & Drab SG36 Superb VLMM & MNH Block of 4
£100.00
Antigua 1903 Set of 10 SG31-40 Superb Used All with CDS
£325.00
Antigua 1908 Set of 8 SG41-50 V.F.U
£167.00
Antigua 1903 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG37var Design Missing Top Right Corner
£50.00

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