ANTIGUA 1863-67 6d green, SG8
Antigua 1863-67 6d green, watermark small star (sideways), rough perforations 14 to 16, SG8.
A fine mint example with large part original gum. Other than a couple of small marks on the reverse of the stamp it is in quite remarkable condition and very fine for this issue with lovely fresh colour.
A very scarce stamp, rarely seen in unused condition.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £700.
British stamps were used in Antigua between 1858-60. The first stamps for the Antigua Crown Colony were issued in 1862. An engraved portrait of Queen Victoria was used based on a drawing by Edward Corbould and were initially printed by the London printers Perkins, Bacon.
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