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 1916-18 War Stamp Set of 3 SG52-54 Fine LMM
£5.00
Antigua 1921 2 1/2d Bright Blue SG71 Fine LMM
£5.00
Antigua 1921 6d Dull & Bright Purple SG75 Fine LMM (2)
£4.00
Antigua 1932 Set of 10 SG81-90 V.F MNH
£225.00
Antigua 1925 3d Purple-Pale Yellow SG74 Fine Used
£3.00
Antigua 1932 1d Scarlet SG82 Fine Used
£5.00
Antigua 1935 Jubilee Set of 4 SG91-94 Fine Used
£13.00
Antigua 1921 6d Dull & Bright Purple SG75 Fine LMM
£5.00
Antigua 1913 5s Grey-Green & Violet SG51 Fine & Fresh LMM
£58.00
Antigua 1922 £1 Purple & Black-Red SG61 Fine & Fresh MM
£165.00
Antigua 1908-17 Set of 8 SG41-50 Good to Fine MM
£80.00
Antigua 1913 5s Grey-Green & Violet SG51 Fine MM
£50.00
Antigua 1915 1d Scarlet SG44 Fine MM
£5.00
Antigua 1922 3s Green & Violet SG79 Fine MM
£33.00
Antigua 1932 1s Olive-Green SG88 Fine Used
£16.00
Antigua 1932 Set of 6 to 3d SG81-86 Fine Used
£33.00
Antigua 1916-18 War Stamp Set of 3 SG52-54 Fine MM
Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
Antigua 1925 3d Purple-Pale Yellow SG74 Fine LMM
£8.00
Antigua 1921-29 Set of 15 to 1s SG62-76 Fine LMM CV £150 +
£80.00
Antigua 1927 2s6d Black & Red-Blue SG78 V.F.U
£32.00
Antigua 1932 1 1/2d Brown SG83 V.F.U 'Madame Joseph' Forged Cancel
£10.00
Antigua 1932 1d Scarlet SG82 V.F.U 'Madame Joseph' Forged Cancel
£10.00
Antigua 1932 2 1/2d Deep Blue SG85 V.F.U 'Madame Joseph' Forged Cancel
£15.00
Antigua 1932 3d Orange SG86 V.F.U 'Madame Joseph' Forged Cancel
£15.00