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The Leeward Islands are consisted of: Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, St-Christopher and the Virgin Islands.

 

1890 Queen Victoria inscription 'POSTAGE REVENUE'

1/2 p lilac and green 1 p lilac and red 6 p lilac and brown 1 Sh green and red

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1 p lilac and red
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  4 p lilac and orange
  6 p lilac and brown
  7 p lilac and grey
  1 Sh green and red
  5 Sh lilac and blue

These stamps have watermark 'Crown CA' 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
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 1/2 p***** 
4 pRR 
6 p****** 
7 pRR 
1 ShRR 
5 ShRRRR 

Surcharged (1902)

  'One Penny' on 4 p lilac and orange
  'One Penny' on 6 p lilac and brown
  'One Penny' on 7 p lilac and grey

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 on 4 p******Exists with small 'O': R
1 p on 6 p******Surcharge as on the 4 p,
exists with small 'O': R
1 p on 7 p****** 
Surcharged 'SEXAGENARY 1897' in a circle

1 p lilac and red
(Reduced size)

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1 p lilac and red
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  4 p lilac and orange
  6 p lilac and brown
  7 p lilac and grey
  1 Sh green and red
  5 Sh lilac and blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p****** 
1 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
4 pRR 
6 pRR 
7 pRR 
1 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
Forgeries:

The 'Sexagenary' overprints are known to have been forged. More information can be found in: 'Leeward Islands Philately 1897 Sexagenary overprint and its forgeries' by J.A.C. Farmer, ISBN 0 9513303 0 6. (I haven't seen this book myself). Example of a forged inverted overprint on a genuine basic stamp:

Cancels:


(A stamp with a 'A08' numeral cancel of Montserrat)

 

1902 King Edward VII


(Reduced size)

1 Sh black on green 2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue 5 Sh green and blue

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

These stamps have perforation 14. The watermark 'Crown CA' was used in 1902 and the watermark 'Multiple Crown CA' in 1905.

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'
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 black****** 
6 p lilac and brown****** 
1 Sh green and red****** 
2 Sh 6 p green and black RR 
5 Sh green and blueRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/4 p** 
1/2 p lilac and green*** 
1/2 p green** 
1 p lilac and red***** 
1 p red*** 
2 p lilac and brown****** 
2 p grey****** 
2 1/2 p lilac and blueRRRR 
2 1/2 p blue***** 
3 p lilac and black****** 
3 p lilac on yellow****** 
6 p lilac and brownRR 
6 p lilac****** 
1 Sh green and redRR 
1 Sh black on green****** 
2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue RR 
5 Sh green and red on yellowRRRR 

Stamp with fiscal cancel:

 

1907 King George V

1 p red 3 p lilac on yellow 6 p lilac and violet 5 Sh green and red on yellow

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

Larger size

  10 Sh red and green on green
  1 Pound black and lilac on red

These stamps have perforation 14. The watermark 'Multiple Crown CA' was used in 1913 and the watermark 'Multiple Script Crown CA' in 1905.

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'
1/4 pcc 
1/2 p cc 
1 p red*c 
2 p ** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
3 p lilac on yellow ****Exists with white paper at the back: RR
4 p **** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh******Exists with white paper at the back: RR
2 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
5 ShRRExists with white paper at the back: RR
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown'
1/4 pcc 
1/2 pcc 
1 p redcc 
1 p lilac** 
1 1/2 p red** 
1 1/2 p brown** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p yellow RR 
2 1/2 p blue** 
3 p lilac on yellow** 
3 p blue****** 
4 p**** 
5 p**** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
3 Sh****** 
4 ShRR 
5 Sh ****** 
10 ShRRLarger size
1 PoundRRRRLarger size

 

Later issues, example stamp of 1938 with portrait of King George VI:


Postal stationery

ENVELOPES:

1891 Head of Queen Victoria

2 1/2 p lilac

  1 p red (different design)
  2 1/2 p blue

REGISTERED LETTERS

1892

  2 p blue

WRAPPERS

1891 Queen Victoria


(Reduced size)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red

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

POSTCARDS

1891 Queen Victoria, same design as in the wrappers

1 1/2 p brown

  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown

Fiscal stamps

Example:


(Reduced size)

I have seen the values: 6 p lilac and blue, 1 Sh lilac and red and 2 Sh lilac and red.


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