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3rd June 1861

British Colony 17

  Grenada #1 #2  

Perf 14-16, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by Perkins Bacon

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#  
1 penny green   1 2     May 1862 according to Gibbons
1d blue-green   1a 1      
6d rose   2 3      
6d red-lake   2b 3a     perf 11-12½, May 1862

Scott notes that Sc2b was not issued and that Sc2 imperf is a proof.

Mackay [1] states that, “Unlike the majority of Perkins Bacon contracts of this period, those relating to Grenada were never surrendered to De La Rue, though the latter company typographed the stamps of Grenada from 1993 onwards.”

1974 Sc528 SG594
o/p Sc294 SG317a

Changes of Administration

Grenada gained independence in 1974.