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1892 Seal of the colony, Victoria ruling the sea (so-called small chariot issue)

8 p orange and blue

  1 farthing grey and red
  1 farthing brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p orange and black
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  5 p brown
  6 p violet and red
  6 p lilac
  8 p orange and blue
  10 p green and red
  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh 6 p black and orange
  2 Sh 6 p violet and green

Surcharged 'Kingston Relief Fund. 1d.' (1907)


(Reduced sizes)

  1 d. on 2 p orange and black

For the specialist: Al these stamps are perforated 14. All the non-overprinted stamps were issued with watermark 'CA crown' (except 1 f brown, 2 p grey and 1 Sh), the values 1 f grey and red, 1/2 p, 1 p, 2 1/2 p, 6 p, 8 p and 2Sh6p violet and green were also issued with watermark 'Multiple CA crown'. The values 1 f brown, 2 p grey and 1 Sh were only issued with the watermark 'Multiple CA crown'.
Inverted overprints exist, as well as overprints without the '.' behind '1d.'. This surcharged stamp was issued to get money for an earthquake fund in Jamaica.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 f grey and redcc 
1 f brown** 
1/2 p*c 
1 p *c 
2 p grey and orange****** 
2 p grey****** 
2 1/2 p**** 
5 p****** 
6 p****** 
8 p****** 
10 p****** 
1 ShRR 
2 Sh 6 p black and orange RRRR 
2 Sh 6 p violet and greenRRRR 

Kingston Relief overprint

1 p on 2 p ****** 

 

1897 Jubilee issue, 60 th year of the reign of Queen Victoria inscription 'VICTORIA:R:I 1837 1897'

8 p orange and blue

  1 farthing grey and red
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  5 p brown
  6 p lilac and red
  8 p orange and blue
  10 p green and red
  2 Sh 6 p grey and orange

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark 'CA crown' and are perforated 14. Some stamps seem to exist printed on blue paper (much rarer than the normal stamps).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 f** 
1/2 p** 
1 p *** 
2 1/2 p***** 
5 pRR 
6 pRR 
8 p****** 
10 pRRRR 
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 

1905 Nelson monument, inscription 'Nelson Trafalgar'

  1 f grey and black
  1/2 p green and black
  1 p red and black
  2 p yellow and black
  2 1/2 p blue and black
  6 p lilac and black
  1 Sh red and black

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark 'CC crown' (all values) or 'Multiple CA crown' (1907: 1 f, 2 p and 2 1/2 p only) and are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 f** 
1/2 p*** 
1 p *** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
6 pRR 
1 ShRR 

 

1905 Sailship 'The olive blossom', inscription '1605 1905'

  1 p black, blue and green

For the specialist: This stamp has watermark 'Multiple CA crown' and is perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 p**** 

 

1912 King George and seal

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue

Slightly different design

  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p black and red on yellow
  6 p lilac and violet

Larger size

  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh lilac and blue on blue
  3 Sh green and lilac

Surcharged 'WAR TAX'
  1 p red

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark 'Multiple CA crown' and are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 p** 
1/2 p*c 
1 p **c 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p***** 
3 p****** 
4 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 ShRR 
2 ShRRRR 
3 Sh RRRR 

War Tax overprint

1 pcc 

Fiscal stamps, postage stamps overprinted 'REVENUE', 'Revenue', 'REVENUE ONLY' or 'Revenue Only', example:


'REVENUE' and 'Revenue One Penvy', (second 'n' in 'Penny' inverted variety)

The overprint 'Revenue' (small characters) exists on the values 1 p red (overprint black or blue), 2 p grey (overprint red), 3 p lilac on yellow, 4 d black and red on yellow (overprint gold or brown), 6 p lilac and violet, 1 Sh black on green (overprint red), 2 Sh lilac and blue on blue (overprint red) and 3 Sh green and violet (overprint red). Several surcharges exist. Another overprint 'REVENUE' (large characters) exists on the values 1 p violet, 2 p grey, 3 p lilac on yellow and 4 p black and red on yellow (overprint gold). The 'REVENUE ONLY' overprint only exists on a stamps 2 Sh on 3 Sh green and violet. The overprint 'Revenue Only' exist on the 2 p grey.

 

1916 Arms of the colony in a circle, so-called 'large chariot issue'

2 Sh violet on blue

  1/4 p brown 
  1/2 p green 
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p violet on yellow
  4 p red on yellow
  4 p red and black (1917)
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh violet on blue
  3 Sh violet
  3 Sh violet and green (1917)

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark 'Multiple CA crown' and are perforated 14. These stamps have been re-issued in smaller sizes in 1921.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 pcc 
1/2 p*c 
1 p *c 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p**** 
3 p****** 
4 p red on yellow****** 
4 p red and black****** 
6 p****** 
1 ShRR 
2 ShRRRR 
3 Sh violetRRRR 
3 Sh violet and green RRRR 

 

1920 Commemoration of the Victory

  1 p brown and black
  1/2 p green and black
  1 p red and black
  2 p grey and black
  2 1/2 p blue (2 shades)
  3 p lilac and black
  4 p green and black
  6 p yellow and black

Different design
  1 Sh green and black
  2 Sh brown and black
  3 Sh orange and black

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark 'Multiple CA crown' and are perforated 14. The 1 p was also issued with watermark 'Multiple Script CA crown' in 1921.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 pcc 
1/2 p** 
1 p *c 
2 p**** 
2 1/2 p****** 
3 p*** *** 
4 p ****** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 ShRR 
3 ShRR 


Postal stationery

POSTCARDS and WRAPPERS:

1881 Queen Victoria

  1/2 p brown

1882 Queen Victoria in circle

  1/2 p brown
  1 p red
  1/2 d. (violet) on 1 p red

The inscription on the 1 p wrapper reads: 'This Wrapper may only be used for Newspapers, or for such documents as are allowed to be send at the Book-rate of postage, and must not enclose any letter or communication of the nature of a letter (whether separate or otherwise). If this rule be infringed, the packet will be charged as a letter'.

I have also seen a rectangular design of a postcard with Queen Victoria in an octagonal (I have only seen the values 1 1/2 p brown and 1 1/2 p lilac).

 

ENVELOPES:

1882 Envelope with Queen Victoria in an ellipse


(With typical duplex-cancel of Barbados)

1 p red

  1 p red red

Surcharged in violet or black '1/2 d.' (1893)
  1/2 d. on 1 red

 

Registration Fee


(Reduced size)

  1 p red (Queen Victoria)
  2 p blue (Queen Victoria, borders different)
  4 p grey

Fiscal stamps

Except from the postage stamps with overprint 'REVENUE' or 'Revenue' (as in the picture above, issued in 1916, for a description: see under the postage stamps), Barbados also used some of the embossed fiscal stamps of Great Britain with overprint 'BARBADOS' (1916 onwards, sorry no picture available yet).


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