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

Antigua 1938-48 Extended Set of 14 SG98-109 Fine LMM CV £170+
Antigua 1938 1s Black & Brown SG105 Fine VLMM
Antigua 1938-43 1 1/2d Chocolate-Brown & 1 1/2d Dull Reddish Brown SG100 & 100a Fine MM
Antigua 1938-51 Extended Set of 18 SG93-109 Fine MNH & MM All Shades  CV £275+
Antigua 1949 RSW Set of 2 SG112-113 Fine LMM
Antigua 1938 Set of 9 to 2s6d SG98-106a Fine LMM
Antigua 1938 Set of 8 to 1s SG98-105 Fine & Fresh LMM
Antigua 1942 2s6d Maroon SG106a V.F VLMM
Antigua 1938 Set of 10 to 5s SG98-107 Fine Used
Antigua 1938-48 Set of 12 SG98-109 Fine LMM (2)
Antigua 1938 Set of 10 to 5s SG98-107 Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint
Regular Price £30.00 Special Price £15.00
Antigua 1938 set of 10 to 5s SG98-107 V.F Very Lightly Mtd Mint
Regular Price £32.00 Special Price £16.00

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