British Virgin Islands

Located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. First post Office opened in 1787.

Before 1866 un-overprinted British stamps were used which may be identified by the cancel A13 for the main city Tortola.

The first stamps were produced in 1866 and included a depiction of St. Ursul] who, according to legend, had 11,000 virginal handmaidens, and after whom the islands had been named.

In 1890 stamps for the islands were replaced with the general issue for the Leeward Islands until 1903 when separate issues for the Virgin Islands were resumed. Between 1903 and 1956 Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands stamps were used concurrently.

Since 1968 the stamps have been inscribed British Virgin Islands rather than just Virgin Islands as they had been before. This was to avoid confusion with the American Virgin Islands which are administratively separate and use United States stamps.

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Virgin Islands 1868 1d Yellow-Green SG8 Good MM
£33.00
Virgin Islands 1887 4d Chestnut SG35 Fine MM
£19.00
Virgin Islands 1916 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78-79 Fine LMM
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1916-19 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78-79 Fine LMM
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1916-19 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78c-79 Fine MM
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1919 War Stamp 3d Purple-Buff Yellow SGbw Wmk Inverted Fine MM
£7.00
Virgin Islands 1921 1/2d Green SG80 Fine MM (2)
£9.00
Virgin Islands 1867 4d Lake-Brown SG17 Good Used
£20.00
Virgin Islands 1916 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78-79 Fine MM (2)
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1943-47 Set of 12 SG110a-121 Good LMM  Good Value
£25.00
Virgin Islands 1928 Die II Set of 2 SG80-81 Fine LMM
£14.00
Virgin Islands 1916 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78c-79a Fine Used
£18.00
Virgin Islands 1916 3d Purple-Yellow SG79 Fine LMM
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1928 2s6d Black & Red-Blue SG100 Fine LMM
£12.00
Virgin Islands 1916 War Stamps Set of 2 SG78b-79 Fine LMM
£6.00
Virgin Islands 1921 Die II Set of 2 SG80-81 V.F VLMM
£16.00
Virgin Islands 1938 Set of 10 to 5s SG110-119 Chalk Fine VLMM CV £222
£88.00
Virgin Islands 1880 1d Emerald Green SG24 Fine & Fresh LMM Pl 1 Marginal
£57.00
Virgin Islands 1904 Specimen Set of 9 SG54s-62s Fine & Fresh MM
£80.00
Virgin Islands 1916 War Stamp Set of 2 SG78-79 Fine Used
£32.00
Virgin Islands 1917 1d Scarlet SG70b V.F.U
£8.00
Virgin Islands 1921 1/2d Green SG80 Fine MM
£8.00
Virgin Islands 1883 1d Pale Rose SG29 Fine Used (2)
£27.00
Virgin Islands 1887 1s Brown SG41 Fine Used
£43.00