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BARBUDA (Dependency of Antigua)

Return To Catalogue - Leeward islands

Currency: 4 farthings = 1 penny; 12 pence = 1 Shilling; 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

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The stamps of this country seem to have been issued mainly for philatelic reasons.

1922 Stamps of the Leeward islands surcharged "BARBUDA"

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green (red overprint)
  2 Sh lilac and blue on blue
  3 Sh green and lilac
  4 Sh black and red (red overprint)
  5 Sh green and red on yellow

For the specialist: The values 3 p, 1 Sh and 5 Sh have the watermark 'Multiple CA Crown', the other have the watermark 'Multiple Crown Script CA' (the letters 'CA' are written in script)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * *  
1 p ** **  
2 p *** ***  
2 1/2 p *** ***  
3 p *** ***  
6 p *** ***  
1 Sh *** ***  
2 Sh R R  
3 Sh R RR  
4 Sh RR RR  
5 Sh RR RR  

The cancel "BARBUDA JU 1 23" has been forged by Madame Joseph (source: Gibbons Stamp Monthly September 2002, p. 67).


A "BARBUDA JU 1 23" forged cancel by Madame Joseph on a 3 Sh stamp.

From the end of 1924 onwards Barbuda used stamps from Leeward islands again.


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