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see also French Guiana
Typeset, imperforate, no watermark.
Printed at the office of the Royal Gazette, Georgetown, British Guiana.
|4 cents||orange medium wove||2||2|
|8 cents||green medium wove||4||4|
|12 cents blue||blue medium wove||5||5|
|12 cents indigo||indigo medium wove||5b||6|
|2 cents rose||rose medium wove||10 copies known||1||1|
|4 cents||lemon-yellow medium wove||3||3|
|12 cents||pale blue pelure||5a||7|
Commonly known as The Cottonreels, these stamps were typeset and printed at the offices of a local newspaper, the Royal Gazette. The stamps were initialled by one of several postal officials prior to issue.
|Guyana first stamp
1966 SG393 Sc7
o/p SG331 Sc253
|Guyana first real stamp
26th May 1966 SG408 Sc20
Guyana achieved independence in 1966, celebrated first as an overprint and then their first real stamp. The Scott catalogue (unlike Gibbons) helpfully restarts Guyana at #1.
Sources: JM1, ScS, SGP1, SGS.
Image1 from JM1, NB.
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