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 1921-29 Set of 15 to 1s SG62-76 Fine LMM CV £150 +
£80.00
Antigua 1938-48 Set of 12 SG98-109 Fine LMM (2)
£54.00
Antigua 1953-61 Set of 15 to $2.40 SG120a-133 V.F VLMM
£29.00
Antigua 1863 1d Rosy Mauve SG5 Fine Unused
£30.00
Antigua 1863 1d Vermilion SG7b Wmk Sideways Fine & Fresh Unused
£60.00
Antigua 1882 2 1/2d Red-Brown SG22 V.F MNH & MM Block of 4 Scarce Block
£590.00
Antigua 1882 4d Blue SG23 Fine & Fresh LMM Pair
£280.00
Antigua 1884 1d Carmine-Red SG24 P.12 V.F & Fresh MM & MNH Block of 4
£180.00
Antigua 1884 1d Carmine-Red SG24 P.12 V.F LMM & MNH Block of 4
£180.00
Antigua 1884 1d Rose SG26 V.F & Fresh MM & MNH Block of 4
£180.00
Antigua 1884 6d Deep Green SG29 Fine & Fresh LMM Pair
£62.00
Antigua 1884 6d Deep Green SG29 V.F & Fresh MM & MNH Block of 4 Scarce
£180.00
Antigua 1863 6d Green SG8a 'Wmk Upright' V.F.U Scarce (2)
£125.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh LMM
£85.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh LMM (2)
£85.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh LMM (3)
£85.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh LMM (4)
£85.00
Antigua 1867 1d Vermilion SG7 V.F & Fresh Unused
£75.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh MM (2)
£80.00
Antigua 1886 1s Mauve SG30 Fine & Fresh MM (3)
£80.00
Antigua 1867 1d Vermilion SG7b Wmk Sideways Fine & Fresh MM
£125.00
Antigua 1872 1d Scarlet SG14 Fine & Fresh MM
£110.00
Antigua 1876 6d Blue-Green SG18y 'Wmk Inverted & Reversed' V.F & Fresh MM Rare
£275.00
Antigua 1882 1/2d Dull Green SG21 Fine MM & MNH Block of 4
£20.00