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Antigua

Friday, August 1, 1862

British Colony 18
Caribbean 26

Ant1
  Antigua Scott #1  

Rough perforation 14 to 16, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co.

Description # issued Scott SG Mi Y&T
August 1, 1862. No watermark.
6 pence blue green
8,000 1 1    
January 1, 1863. Watermark 5 (star)
1 penny lilac rose
? 2c 5    
1 penny dull rose
? 2 6    
6 pence (dark) green
? 4 8 - 9    
6 pence yellow green
? 4a 10    
1867. Watermark 5 (star)
1 penny vermilion
? 3 7    

All issue quantities are approximate.
Scott #1a, 1b and 1c (= S.G. #2 - 4) are believed to be trial perforations. They are not known used.

Printed in sheets of 120.

These stamps are often badly centered and with very rough perforations, since the perforation pins were blunted.

Only two cancellations are known on the first issue: A02 and A18.


Ant199
Amt7Ant71818
Antigua independence
Antigua and Barbuda independence
1967 SG199 Sc186 1981 SG718 Sc633

Changes of Administration

Antigua became independent in 1967. Barbuda (first issue 1922) is a dependency of Antigua and both joint and individual stamps have been issued since 1981.


FI ref: 108, 729 Page credit: JA/NB

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