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South Georgia and the
South Sandwich Islands

1963

GB Colony 85

South Georgia
  1-15 xxx

perf 15, wmk 314, engraved

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
½ penny red   1 1      
1d blue   2 2      
2d blue   3 3      
2½d black   4 4      
3d bistre   5 5      
4d green   6 6      
5½d violet   7 7      
6d orange   8 8      
9d blue   9 9      
1 shilling purple   10 10      
2/- olive and blue   11 11      
2/6 blue   12 12      
5/- brown   13 13      
10/- mauve   14 14      
£1 blue   15 15      
£1 black     15a      

South Georgia SG153
Independence
1986 Sc106 SG153

South Georgia was one of the Falkland Island Dependencies that had a set of its own overprints in 1944 then used the general issue. In 1963, three of the other dependencies became British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia then began its own issues. In October 1986, South Georgia joined with the South Sandwich Isles and became independent of the Falklands. Both Scott and Gibbons continue numbering from South Georgia.

Sources: ScS, SGPS.

Image from ebay.

FI ref: 670a Page credit: NB

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