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1898 Discovery of America by Columbus, inscription 'LA CONCEPTION 1498 15 AUGUST 1898', ship of Columbus


(reduced size)

  2 1/2 p blue

This stamp has watermark 'CC Crown' and perforation 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
2 1/2 p ***** 

 

1902 King Edward VII

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1 p lilac and red
  2 p lilac and brown
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  3 p lilac and orange
  6 p lilac and green
  1 Sh green and orange
  2 Sh green and blue
  5 Sh green and red
  10 Sh green and lilac

These stamps have perforation 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
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1902)
1/2 p**** 
1 p*** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
3 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 ShRR 
2 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1905)
1/2 p****** 
1 p****** 
2 pRRRR 
2 1/2 pRRRR 
3 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 ShRR 
2 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 

I have seen forgeries of the 5 Sh and 10 Sh values:

All the above forgeries have 'FAUX' in small letters printed on them. I think the value of a lower stamp has been erased and then replaced by the 5 s and 10 sh values. Note that the value inscription is not straight, but slightly slanting.

 

1906 Ship, (La Conception of Columbus)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh lilac and blue on blue
  5 Sh red and green on yellow
  10 Sh red and green on green

These stamps have perforation 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
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 pR*** 
3 p****** 
6 pRR 
1 Sh****** 
2 ShRR 
5 ShRRRR 
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 ShRR 
10 ShRRRR 

Unlisted overprint 'OFFICIAL', or bogus issue?


(Unlisted overprint? or bogus issue?)

A fiscal stamp in a similar design was issued in 1903 in the value 1 Pound green and red (larger size).

 

1913 King George V

2 Sh lilac and blue on blue

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 p brown
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p orange
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p grey
  3 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red and black on yellow
  5 p lilac and green
  6 p lilac
  6 p red and black
  9 p lilac and black
  1 Sh black on green
  1 Sh orange
  2 Sh lilac and blue on blue
  2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue
  3 Sh green and violet
  5 Sh green and red on yellow
  10 Sh green adn red on green

These stamps have perforation 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
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1913)
1/2 p*c 
1 p red*c 
2 p orange** 
2 1/2 p blue**** 
3 p lilac on yellow ****With yellow or white backside
6 p lilac****** 
1 Sh black on green ******With green or white backside
2 Sh****** 
5 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p cc 
1 p red** 
1 p browncc 
1 1/2 p** 
2 p orange** 
2 p grey** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
2 1/2 p grey ****** 
3 p blue****** 
3 p lilac on yellow** 
4 p** 
5 p ** 
6 p lilac****** 
6 p red and black**** 
9 p**** 
1 Sh black on green****** 
1 Sh orange**** 
2 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
3 Sh****** 
5 ShRR 
10 ShRRRR 

Overprinted

Type 1 Type 2,  image obtained thanks to Peter Elias (this stamp is quite rare)

  'WAR TAX' on 1 p red (1916, 2 types of overprint)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1913)
1 p**Type 1
1 p******Type 2

Grenada implied an obligatory war tax of 1 p on all letters to Great Britain on 1st June 1916 (later this was extended to the United States). This obligatory tax was withdrawn in June 1919. The remaining war tax stamps were used up as ordinary stamps (information: Peter Elias). I have seen forgeries of the war tax stamp with inverted overprint:


(Note that the letters in 'WAR TAX' are not nicely aligned in this forged overprint)


Postage due stamps

1892 Inscription 'SURCHARGE POSTAGE'

  1 p black
  2 p black
  3 p black

These stamps have perforation 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
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1892)
1 p***** 
2 p***** 
3 pR*** 

Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1907)

1 p** 
2 p**** 
3 p****** 

 

1921 As 1892 stamps, but with inscription 'POSTAGE DUE'

  1 p black
  1 1/2 p black
  2 p black
  3 p black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1 pc* 
1 1/2 p** 
2 p** 
3 p** 

Postal stationary:


(Reduced size)

I have seen in the same design: 1/2 p green, 1 p red and 1 1/2 p (Penny halfpenny) brown. I have also seen a 1 p red with the head of King Edward VII in the same design.

Registration:


(Reduced size)


(Reduced size)


Red cross label

This label was not valid for postage, the inscription is 'RED CROSS SOCIETY GRENADA ONE FARTHING':


(reduced size)

I have seen two types, the first one with inscription '1914 1915' around the cross (see picture above) and the second one with inscription '1914 1915 1916 1917 1918' around the cross. I know that the second type was printed in two rows of 5, with one row printed upside down, thereby creating tete-beche pairs.


Typical cancellations

I have seen some very specific cancels for Grenada, a letter (I have seen 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'F', but probably others will exist), surrounded by the name 'GRENADA' and numbers. Examples:

'A' 'B' 'C' 'D' 'F'

If anybody has more information about these cancels, please contact me!


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