Turks & Caicos Islands
10th November 1900
|1900 Sc SG101||xxx|
perf 14, wmk ‡, engraved
Printed by De La Rue, London
|½ penny green||1||1||101|
|2½d greyish blue||1904||1||4||104a|
|6d dull mauve||1||6||106|
|1 shilling purple-brown||1||7||107|
† 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".