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Saint Vincent

Wednesday, May 8, 1861

Independence, Grenadines

British Colony 16, 16a
Caribbean 7, 22

StV1B
  Saint Vincent Scott #1B  

Perforated, no watermark, engraved.

Description Scott perf. SG perf.   Scott SG Mi Y&T
May 8, 1861
1 penny rose
Rough 14 to 16
Rough to intermediate 14 to 16
  2 1    
6 pence yellow green
14 to 16
Rough 14 to 16
  1B 2    
September 1, 1862
6 pence dark green
Rough 14 to 16
Rough 14 to 16
  3 4    
March 1863
1 penny rose
11 to 13
11½ to 12½
  5 5    
August 1866
1 penny rose
11 to 13 by 14 to 16
11 to 12½ by 14 to 16
  11 10    
1 shilling slate
11 to 13
11½ to 12½
  8A 8    
1 shilling slate
Rough 14 to 16
14 to 16
  4 9    
1 shilling slate
11 to 13 by 14 to 16
11 to 12½ by 14 to 16
  12 11    


Independence, Grenadines

St Vincent 1969
St Vincent 1979
St. Vincent Grenadines Sc1
Statehood
Independence
Grenadines #1
1969 Sc276 SG282 1979 Sc569 SG603 1973 Sc1 SG1

St. Vincent's first issue as a British colony was in May 1861. It became an associated state in 1969 and independent in 1979. In the independence set (Sc569-71), each stamp had a label attached.

St. Vincent Grenadines is a small group of islands including Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Canouan and Union Island. The issue of stamps was largely a money-making enterprise (starting with a royal wedding) rather than to fulfill a postal need. Worse still, many of the constituent islands also issued their own stamps in subsequent decades. Gibbons mentions some of the issues but does not number any of the stamps for the constituents.

bequia Sc1
Canouan
Mayreau 1a
Mustique
Union Island Sc1
Bequia
Canouan
Mayreau
Mustique
Union Island
1984 Sc1 SG- 1997 Sc1 SG- 2006 Sc1a SG- 1997 Sc1 SG- 1984 Sc1 SG-

Click the image to see the set of four.

Images from David Olson, ebay.

FI ref: 99, 708, 734, 767-9 Page credit: JA/NB

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