perf 14, no watermark, typographed
Printed by De La Rue, London
|1 penny pale blue||1||1|
|1 shilling green||3||4|
|Vertical gutter pair SC1 and Sc3||3a||4b||$22,500 In ScC 2004, £25,000 in SGP1 2004|
|Horizontal gutter pair Sc2 and Sc3||3b||4a||$15,500 In ScC 2004, £18,000 in SGP1 2004|
|SC2 and Sc3|
Turning again to Mackay , he states "Both Honduras and British Honduras introduced stamps in January 1866. British stamps had been used … from 1858 to 1860 [and then] the archaic system of hand-stamping mail was re-introduced." He continues, "As an economy measure all three denominations were printed in the same sheet separated by horizontal and vertical gutter margins. The sheet comprised two panes of sixty 1d stamps at the top, with panes of sixty 6d and 1s stamps at bottom right and left, so that interpanneau pairs of stamps of different denominations are possible, though extremely rare. Later printings of the 1d stamp were made in sheets without the other denominations."
The image of the interpanneau block is from Spink. There is no indication of the auction result.
Belize Hurricane Relief
|1932 Sc-B1 SG138
o/p Sc91 SG126
|1964 Sc182 SG217||1973 Sc312 SG347|
Changes of Administration
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 in 1973, though notably, the first Charity stamp, issued in 1932 following a hurricane, was for the Belize Relief Fund.