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The 1872 - 1881 Period

The second period, 1872 - 1881, covers the stamps produced by De La Rue & Company on paper with a Crown CC watermark and their usage. In November, 1871 De la Rue obtained the printing contract and the plates previously used by Perkins, Bacon & Company were delivered to them. The first stamp deliveries arrived in Antigua in 1872.

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Watermark varieties are common to all three issues and are treated on a single page which can be found here: 

Watermark Varieties

 

1872 Issue 1d lake
1d scarlet

6d blue-green

perforated 12.5 on paper watermarked Crown CC

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1876 Issue 1d lake-rose
1d lake

6d blue- green

perforated 14 on paper watermarked Crown CC

 

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1879 Issue 2 d red-brown
4d blue

perforated 14 on paper watermarked Crown CC

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