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Postage stamps, booklets, flight, censored and maritime mail and philatelic covers of Grenada for sale.

Collecting Grenada stamps seems to have become more popular in the last few years.  When I started the business back in 1982 I found it very hard to sell and was told the island had been out of favour ever since producing the surcharge stamp issues of the 1880s which were seen by Victorian philatelists as unnecessary.  Many of the classic stamps still have very low catalogue values.

Postal history collectors can find a reasonable quantity of pre stamp covers on the market and for postmark collectors there are the Parish letter cancels.

There is no up to date handbook on Grenada philately.  The classic stamp issues are covered in Sefis The postage stamps of Grenada and Charltons The postal history and stamps of Grenada is also useful.  Postal history collectors should see Dan Walkers Grenada postal history 1764-1913 work which is actually a photocopy of his written up collection.


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1883 Grenada 1d orange overprinted
1883 Grenada 1d orange overprinted 'POSTAGE' (SG27),

blue cds cancel, f.u. Cat 60
£10.00


1883 Grenada 1d revenue stamp ovptd.
1883 Grenada 1d revenue stamp ovptd. 'POSTAGE' (SG27)

with s/ways wmk, perforated at base but cut with scissors so presumably from bottom row, v.g.u.
£10.00


1886 Grenada postal stationery 2d registered envelope
1886 Grenada postal stationery 2d registered envelope

size K (H/G1e) unused, minor stains.
£9.00


1886 Grenada postal stationery 2d registered envelope
1886 Grenada postal stationery 2d registered envelope

size H2 (H/G1c) Clean unused.
£12.00


1886 Grenada postal stationery 1d postal card
1886 Grenada postal stationery 1d postal card

(H/G7), ovptd. Specimen, fine.
£10.00


1886 Grenada postal stationery 1d newspaper wrapper
1886 Grenada postal stationery 1d newspaper wrapper

(H/G E2), used to London in 1896.
£10.00


1886 Grenada d postal stationery card (H/G5)
1886 Grenada d postal stationery card (H/G5)

ovptd. Specimen. Heavy mount marks on back.
£4.00


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ANDREWS W.S. Gulf of Paria, Trinidad & Grenadines W.S. Andrews 1860 (circa) Coloured litho print showing perspective views of the Trinidad, Cariacou and Union Island. Small stains affect top image only. 10 x 8.5" From Andrews 'Sailing directions in the West Indies.'
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