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Turks & Caicos Islands

10th November 1900

- see also Turks Islands, Caicos Islands

British Colony 56

Turks and Caicos SG1to9
  1900 Sc SG101 xxx

perf 14, wmk , engraved
Printed by De La Rue, London

Description Year Design Scott SG Mi Y&T  
½ penny green   1 1 101      
1d red   1 2 102      
2d sepia   1 3 103      
2½d blue   1 4a 104      
2½d greyish blue 1904 1 4 104a      
4d orange   1 5 105      
6d dull mauve   1 6 106      
1 shilling purple-brown   1 7 107      
2/- purple   2 8 108      
3/- lake   2 9 109      

Year of issue, where later than 1900.
Watermark Crown CA (½d to 1/-), Crown CC (2/- and 3/-)

The Turks and the Caicos are groups of islands in what was once the British West Indies, both administerd from Jamaica from 1867. The Turks Islands issued in their own name stamps from 1867 until 1900, when these were replaced by stamps inscribed for both groups. As Bob Sylvester stated in his article for the Journal in 2004, they "remained a dependency of [Jamaica] until 1959 when they became a part of the Federation of the West Indies. In 1962 the Federation was dissolved and the Turks and Caicos Islands became a Crown Colony".

Sources: ScS, SGP1, FICC Journal vol.12 no.3.

Image from ebay.

FI ref: 359 Page credit: NB

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