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1882 Issue
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1884 Issue A
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1884 Issue B
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The 1882 - 1890 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

 

1882 Issue d green
2d red-brown
4d blue

perforated 14 on paper watermarked Crown CA

82mint1.jpg (16919 bytes)82mint2.jpg (15116 bytes)82mint4.jpg (18138 bytes)
1884 Issue A 1d carmine-red

perforated 12 on paper watermarked Crown CA

 

84Amint1jpg.jpg (19805 bytes)
1884 Issue B 1d carmine-red
1d rose
6d blue-green

perforated 14 on paper watermarked Crown CA

84Amint1jpg.jpg (19805 bytes)84Bmint1.jpg (17997 bytes)84Bmint6.jpg (22410 bytes)
1886-1887 Issues 2d blue
4d brown
1s mauve
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