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1st June 1973

formerly British Honduras

Central America 11  

  Belize Sc312 SG347  

Belize, first set
1973 Sc312-324

perf 13x12½, wmk, lithographed

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T# Notes
½ cent multi   312 347      
1c to $5   313 348-359     set of 13

Only the ½c, 5c and $5 values are watermarked

Independence FDC
1981 Sc572 SG629 etc.
op Sc471 SG532

Formerly British Honduras, this Central American region bordering Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean became a Crown Colony in 1862, was granted self-government in 1964 and changed its name to Belize on 1st June1973. Belize became independent within the Commonwealth on 21st September 1981.