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BRITISH GUIANA 1889 onwards

Guyana

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1889 Ship, perforated, inscription "POSTAGE REVENUE"

1 c; both shades of green almost identical 12 c lilac and violet

  1 c lilac and grey
  1 c light green and green
  2 c lilac and orange
  2 c lilac and red
  2 c lilac and black on red
  2 c red
  4 c lilac and blue
  4 c brown and lilac
  5 c blue
  5 c lilac and blue on blue
  6 c lilac and orange
  6 c black and blue
  6 c grey and black
  8 c lilac and red
  8 c lilac and black (1890)
  12 c lilac and violet
  12 c orange and lilac
  24 c lilac and green
  48 c lilac and orange
  48 c grey and lilac
  60 c green and red
  72 c lilac and brown
  96 c lilac and red
  96 c black and red on yellow

These stamps have perforation 14. The 1 c light green and green exists with the light green almost in the same shade as the other green.

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
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1889), perforation 14
1 c lilac and grey * c  
1 c green c vc  
2 c lilac and orange c vc  
2 c lilac and red * c  
2 c lilac and black on red c vc  
4 c lilac and blue * *  
5 c * c  
6 c lilac and orange * *  
6 c black and blue ** **  
8 c lilac and red * *  
8 c lilac and black * *  
12 c lilac and violet * *  
24 c * *  
48 c lilac and orange *** ***  
48 c grey and lilac *** ***  
60 c R R  
72 c *** ***  
96 c lilac and red *** ***  

With watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1905)

1 c green c vc  
2 c lilac and black on red c vc  
2 c red c vc Two types: flag different
4 c lilac and blue ** *  
4 c brown and lilac * * 1907
5 c lilac and blue on blue ** *  
5 c blue * *  
6 c black and blue ** **  
6 c grey and black * *  
12 c lilac and violet *** *  
12 c orange and lilac * *  
24 c * *  
48 c grey and lilac ** **  
60 c *** ***  
72 c *** ***  
96 black and red on yellow *** ***  

Most higher values are fiscally cancelled (and less rare). Many of the higher valued stamps above have fiscal cancels. Other examples:

72 c lilac and orange, 96 c lilac and red, fiscal cancel
(Reduced sizes)


Fiscal cancel, reduced size


A bogus issues "6 1/2" and bar on 5 c blue.

Similar fiscal stamps exist with inscription "REVENUE" at the top

 

1906 Fiscal stamp with overprint "POSTAGE AND REVENUE"

  2.40 $ green and violet

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
2.40 $ RR RR  

 

1898 60th year reign of queen Victoria, inscription "1897", mountains and waterfall

1 c red and black

  1 c red and black
  2 c blue and brown
  5 c brown and green
  10 c red and black
  15 c blue and brown

Surcharged

  'TWO CENTS.' on 5 c brown and green (1899)
  'TWO CENTS.' on 10 c red and black (1899)
  'TWO CENTS.' on 15 c blue and brown (1899)

These stamps have watermark 'CC Crown' and perforation 14. The surcharge "TWO CENTS." exists without "." (once on every sheet of 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 c * *  
2 c * c Exists with inverted watermark
5 c * *  
10 c *** ***  
15 c ** **  
Surcharged
2 c on 5 c * *  
2 c on 10 c * *  
2 c on 15 c * *  
Sucharge without '.' *** ***  

 

1913 King George V with sailship

48 c black and brown 96 c grey and red on yellow

  1 c green
  2 c red
  2 c violet (1924)
  4 c brown and lilac
  5 c blue
  6 c grey and black
  6 c blue (1924)
  12 c orange and violet
  24 c lilac and green
  48 c black and brown
  60 c green and red
  72 c lilac and brown
  96 c grey and red on yellow

War tax issue, overprinted 'War Tax' (1918)

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

  2 c red
vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
With watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1913)
1 c c c  
2 c red c vc  
4 c * c  
5 c * c  
6 c grey and black * c  
12 c * *  
24 c ** **  
48 c ** **  
60 c *** ***  
72 c *** ***  
96 c *** *** With white or yellow paper at the back
2 c c c WAR TAX
With watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921)
1 c c vc  
2 c red c vc  
2 c violet c vc 1924
4 c c c  
6 c blue c c 1924
12 c * c  
24 c * *  
48 c * *  
60 c ** **  
72 c ** **  
96 c ** **  

 

1931 Various designs, inscription "1831 1931"

  1 c green (ploughing a rice field)
  2 c brown (indian fishing)
  4 c red (Kaieteur falls)
  6 c blue (public buildings Georgetown)
  1 $ violet (Kaieteur falls, design as 4 c)

 

1934 Various designs with views of the country (most of them with the portrait of King George V)

  1 c green (ploughing a rice field)
  2 c brown (indian shooting fish, similar to 1931 design)
  3 c red (alluvial gold mining)
  4 c grey (Kaieteur Falls)
  6 c blue (timber logs, to be seasoned, being shot over falls)
  12 c orange (Stabroek Market in Georgetown)
  24 c violet (sugar canes in punts)
  48 c grey (forest road in the interior)
  48 c orange (forest road in the interior, 1938?)
  50 c green (Kaieteur Falls)
  60 c brown (Victoria Regia lilies)
  72 c violet (mount Roraima)
  96 c black (Sir Walter Raleigh and his son)
  96 c brown (Sir Walter Raleigh and his son, 1938?)
  1 $ violet (avenue in Botanic Gardens, Georgetown)
  2 $ lilac (Mount Roraima, 1945)

 

1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, inscription "1910-1935"

A 2 c grey and blue, 6 c blue and brown, 12 c blue and green and 24 c lilac and black were issued in a design identical to many other British colonies (Windsor castle).

 

1937 Inscription "12th MAY 1937" portrait of King and Queen

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

The values 2 c brown, 4 c grey and 6 c blue were issued (design identical to that of many other British colonies).

 

1938 King George VI, various designs (similar to 1934 issue)

  1 c green (ploughing a rice field)
  2 c violet (Kaieteur Falls)
  4 c grey and red (map)
  6 c blue (Indian shooting fish)
  24 c green (sugar canes in punts)
  36 c violet (Kaieteur Falls)
  50 c green (Kaieteur Falls)
  60 c brown (timber logs, to be seasoned, being shot over falls)
  72 c violet (mount Roraima)
  96 c brown (Sir Walter Raleigh and his son)
  1 $ violet (avenue in Botanic Gardens, Georgetown)
  3 $ brown (Victoria Regia lilies)

 

1946 Victory issue, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription "8th JUNE 1946"

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  3 c red
  6 c blue

 

1948 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription "1923-1948", image of King and Queen

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  3 c red (smaller size)
  3 $ brown 

 

1949 UPU issue (design similar to many other British colonies)

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  4 c red
  6 c blue
  12 c orange
  24 c green

 

1951 University College of the West Indies

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Two different designs: 3 c red and black and 12 c blue and black.

 

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, inscription "CORONATION JUNE 1953", design identical to many other British colonies

For stamps in a similar design, but for other British colonies, click here.

  4 c orange and black 

 

1954 Queen Elizabeth II, various designs

  1 c black (G.P.O. Georgetown)
  2 c green (Botanical Gardens)
  3 c brown and green (Victoria Regia lilies)
  4 c violet (Amerindian shooting fish)
  5 c black and red (map)
  6 c green (rice combine)
  8 c blue (sugar cane entering factory)
  12 c brown and black (felling greenheart)
  24 c orange and black (mining for bauxite)
  36 c black and red (Mount Roraima)
  48 c brown and blue (Kaieteur Falls)
  72 c green and red (the Arapaima)
  1 $ black, green, red and yellow (toucan)
  2 $ red (dredging gold)
  5 $ black and blue (arms) 

All these stamps exist with overprint "GUYANA INDEPENDENCE 1966".

I have seen the following values with overprint "GUYANA INDEPENDENCE 1966" and further overprint "Commonwealth Day 14 March 1983" and surcharged: 1.20 $ on 6 c green, (blue second overprint and surcharge), 1.30 $ on 24 c orange and black, 2.40 $ (blue second overprint and surcharge) on 24 c orange and black.

 

1961 One people, one nation, one destiny; hands

5 c red and brown, 6 c green and brown, 30 c orange and brown.

 

1963 Freedom from hunger

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  20 c violet

 

1963 Red Cross issue

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  5 c black and red
  20 c blue and red

 

1964 Tokyo Olympic Games set

5 c orange, 8 c blue, 25 c lilac.

 

1965 ITU

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  5 c olive and green
  25 c lilac and blue

 

1965 International Collaboration year

  5 c blue and brown
  25 c violet and green

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1966 Churchill

  5 c red, black and gold
  25 c blue, black and gold

This issue is different from the one issued by most British Colonies. For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here. This issue has the St.George Cathedral in the center, Churchill at the right and Queen Elizabeth II at the left.

 

1966 Royal visit

  3 c blue and black
  25 c red and black

 

In 1966 Guiana became independent.

 


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