Home

1d Plate
Varieties

6d Plate
Varieties

Fakes &
Forgeries

Contact

 

1858-1871
Period

1872-1881
Period

1882-1890
Period

 

1872 Issue
Specimens
Issued Stamps
Covers

1876 Issues
Issued Stamps
Covers

1879 Issue
Issued Stamps
Covers

1879 Issue Introduction

Commencing in 1879 De La Rue & Company began using the key plate designs for the printing of Antigua stamps needed to conform to Universal Postal Union (UPU) rates. Two different plates were used to print each denomination.

Specimens section includes about the information of the Specimen overprints. The Issued Stamps sections shows mint and used examples. The Covers section includes usages of the various printings on cover. For constant plate varieties, see link on top navigation bar. 


The 1879 Issue

79mint2.jpg (12833 bytes) 2d. red-brown-rose

watermarked Crown CC,  perforated 14

79mint4.jpg (18760 bytes) 4d. blue

watermarked Crown CC,  perforated 14


Previous