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 1884 6d Deep Green SG29 Fine MM
£28.00
Antigua 1915 1d Scarlet SG44 Fine MM
£5.00
Antigua 1922 3s Green & Violet SG79 Fine MM
£33.00
Antigua 1938 Set of 8 to 1s SG98-105 Fine & Fresh LMM
£13.00
Antigua 1942 2s6d Maroon SG106a V.F VLMM
£20.00
Antigua 1882 1/2d Dull Green SG21 Fine Used
£10.00
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 1932 1s Olive-Green SG88 Fine Used
£16.00
Antigua 1932 Set of 6 to 3d SG81-86 Fine Used
£33.00
Antigua 1938 Set of 10 to 5s SG98-107 Fine Used
£20.00
Antigua 1953-56 Set of 15 SG120a-134 Fine Used (2)
£28.00
Antigua 1903 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG37 Good Used
£25.00
Antigua 1908 1s Blue & Dull Purple SG49 Fine Used
£37.00
Antigua 1863 6d Dark Green SG9 Fine Used (2)
£13.00
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
Barbuda 1981 Royal Wedding 50c SG573 'Opt Double' V.F MNH
£14.00
Barbuda 1982 21st Birthday Princess of Wales Set of 3 SG624w-626w Wmk Inverted V.F MNH
£8.00
Antigua 1863 1d Vermilion SG7b Wmk Sideways Fine Used
£20.00
Antigua 1863 6d Green SG8 Fine Used (2)
£13.00
Antigua 1884 1d Carmine-Red SG24 Fine Used (3)
£10.00
Antigua 1882 4d Blue SG23 Good Used
£5.00
Antigua 1884 6d Deep Green SG29 Fine Used (2)
£60.00