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COINS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: COINS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Description: NEW BOOK ON OLD COINS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS A new book narrating the story of the British Virgin Islands coins of the 1800s and 1900s has just been published by Laurel Publication International. The well-documented, ground-breaking work has a foreword by Michael O'Neal, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Island Resources Foundation. "Coins of the Virgin Islands" is a significant contribution to the memory bank of Virgin Islands history," Dr. O'Neal said. The Author of "The Beautiful and Mysterious Coins of the British Virgin Islands" is BVI Philatelic Society president Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. The findings of years of research on archive sources and lesser known published works are presented by the Author who has achieved a good balance between the historical background, the slavery issue and the numismatic focus. Migliavacca's presentation of numismatic aspects is humanistic rather than strictly scientific and provides a much wider picture. In fact, the Author throws new light on the role of local coinage during the 1800s utilizing newly uncovered and significant archival material. Modern coins and Virgin Islands currencies from the 1800s to date are also examined. "This book goes beyond the numismatic side of the story and explores the socio-economic facets revealing important aspects that have not emerged before in history books. Virgin Islands coinage dates back to the early 1800s. On 3 February 1801, an Act was passed by the local Legislature to stamp, or countermark, silver and copper coins in order to create an insular coinage," Migliavacca said. "In the Virgin Islands, slaves hoarded the local coins to buy their freedom, and emancipated blacks used “cut money” to buy estates, big and small. Even before emancipation, slaves, free blacks and Liberated Africans used Virgin Islands coins every day of the week. The local coinage was not a simple witness, it became part of unprecedented and unsuspected changes: from the abolition of slavery, to emancipation, to apprenticeship, to the dark, long and hopeless days of economic stagnation. “Cut money” became the key that opened the gate of true freedom, resulting in a sense of self reliance, autonomy, and security that still typifies the Virgin Islands of the third millennium," said Dr. Migliavacca. Migliavacca's narrative style makes easy reading and will prove of great interest to both coin collectors and persons interested in Virgin Islands and Caribbean history. The 52-page book is generously illustrated with well-chosen color photographs. Dr. Migliavacca is a member of the British Virgin Islands Stamp Advisory Committee since 1987. He has written articles for the ancient coins magazine Celator, and has contributed entries to the International Dictionary of Numismatics.
Price: $22.00
Item Id #004272    See Details...
LUINI Virgin & Child & St John BVI MAXIMUM CARD VIRGIN ISLANDS
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: LUINI Virgin & Child & St John BVI MAXIMUM CARD VIRGIN ISLANDS
Description: FOR MORE MAXIMUM CARDS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS USE OUR SEARCH ENGINE INSERTING "VIRGIN ISLANDS" OR LOOK THROUGH THE THEMATIC SECTIONS
Price: $25.00
Item Id #004989    See Details...
YACHTING BVI  30th SPRING REGATTA  Maximum Card
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: YACHTING BVI 30th SPRING REGATTA Maximum Card
Price: $13.00
Item Id #005967    See Details...
CHESS VIRGIN ISLANDS 1984 First Day of Issue PHOTO
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: CHESS VIRGIN ISLANDS 1984 First Day of Issue PHOTO
Description: PHOTO FROM WHICH THE STAMP WAS DESIGNED: THE STAMP IS CANCELLED BY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE PMK
Price: $13.00     Sale Price! $11.00
Item Id #005991    See Details...
YACHTING BVI SPRING REGATTA 30th Maximum Card cds
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: YACHTING BVI SPRING REGATTA 30th Maximum Card cds
Description: 30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL POSTMARK ***** A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Price: $14.00
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VIRGIN ISLANDS 1986 USA LIBERTY STATUE CENTENARY 9 FDCs
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: VIRGIN ISLANDS 1986 USA LIBERTY STATUE CENTENARY 9 FDCs
Price: $34.00
Item Id #006091    See Details...
FLOWERS scarce VIRGIN ISLANDS 1981 FDC
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: FLOWERS scarce VIRGIN ISLANDS 1981 FDC
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008211    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS NATURAL RESOURCES rare
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS NATURAL RESOURCES rare
Description: LARGE FORMAT replete with illustrations, reference work by Lettsome & Clarke includes chapters on GEOLOGY, VEGETATION, COASTAL PLANTS, FLORA, FAUNA, TURTLES, LIZARDS CORAL REEFS you name it - seminal work long out of print!!- no philatelic content - ALMOST AS NEW * FINE
Price: $40.00
Item Id #008493    See Details...
PRINCESS DIANA  VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: PRINCESS DIANA VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Price: $13.75
Item Id #008633    See Details...
WEST INDIAN SPIDER CRAB BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: WEST INDIAN SPIDER CRAB BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $13.00
Item Id #008634    See Details...
KAYAKING MAXIMUM CARD VIRGIN ISLANDS 2004
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: KAYAKING MAXIMUM CARD VIRGIN ISLANDS 2004
Price: $13.00
Item Id #008640    See Details...
EMANCIPATION BLACK HISTORY VIRGIN ISLES MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: EMANCIPATION BLACK HISTORY VIRGIN ISLES MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $11.00
Item Id #008642    See Details...
2013 60th ANNIVERSARY HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2013 60th ANNIVERSARY HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION OFFICIAL
Description: SEE SCAN FOR DETAILED DESCRIPTION 2013 60th ANNIVERSARY HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)
Price: $11.00
Item Id #009635    See Details...
2013 60th ANNIVERSARY HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION 4 values Mint NH
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2013 60th ANNIVERSARY HER MAJESTY'S CORONATION 4 values Mint NH
Description: SEE SCAN FOR DETAILED DESCRIPTION
Price: $8.90
Item Id #009634    See Details...
SINKING OF ROYAL MAIL STEAMER
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: SINKING OF ROYAL MAIL STEAMER "RHONE" Limited Edition Postcard
Description: On October 29, 1867, a disastrous hurricane lashed the Virgin Islands, many buildings were destroyed and the Royal Mail Ship "Rhone " was wrecked on Salt Island with the loss of 125 lives. Only 21 seamen and an Italian passenger survived. Nowadays the wreck of the "Rhone" is a tourist attraction and a favourite spot for divers. Hollywood producers chose the wreck for the filming of blockbuster movie, "The Deep". PICTURED HERE IS A LIMITED EDITION POSTCARD - the first to depict this old print of the historic ship
Price: $2.75
Item Id #009709    See Details...
3d WAR STAMP INVERTED WATERMARK BLOCK OF 4 & VARIETY MNH
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 3d WAR STAMP INVERTED WATERMARK BLOCK OF 4 & VARIETY MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED BLOCK OF 4 INVERTED WATERMARK, MARGIN AT LEFT, VERY FINE, FRESH COLOUR, **** UNRECORDED VARIETY bottom left stamp shows "A" of ISLANDS "SHORT RIGHT LEG" very clear
Price: $47.00
Item Id #010767    See Details...
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS STAMPS new revised 2012 Edition
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS STAMPS new revised 2012 Edition
Description: The Treasured Stamps of the British Virgin Islands *** All you wanted to know about BVI Stamps & Coins *** By Giorgio Migliavacca, 2012 Revised Edition ** Introduces and outlines all major aspects of BVI Philately & Coinage EARLY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS EARLY POSTAGE STAMPS: REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA THE MISSING VIRGIN LEEWARD ISLANDS STAMPS USED IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS THE THREE KINGS ERA THEMATIC ASPECTS PHILATELIC TRIBUTE TO SIR FRANCIS DRAKE FAMOUS VIRGIN ISLANDERS HURRICANE STAMPS & WRECKS UNIQUE FEATURES OF BVI STAMPS USEFUL INFORMATION FOR COLLECTORS THE STAMP ROOM *** BIBLIOGRAPHY *** FROM "BITTS" TO US DOLLARS: AN OVERVIEW OF VIRGIN ISLANDS CURRENCIES -- SOCIO-ECONOMIC, POSTAL AND PHILATELIC ASPECTS * MODERN COINAGE * 20 pages with black & white and color illustrations. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. -
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011248    See Details...
EARLY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS From Columbus to Emancipation: 4th EDITION 2014
Country: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: EARLY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS From Columbus to Emancipation: 4th EDITION 2014
Description: FOR SHIPMENT TO DESTINATIONS OTHER THAN USA WE WILL ADD $35 to the BASIC POSTAGE OF $10 automatically invoiced at check out point - therefore when we receive orders for This Book from places <<<< OUTSIDE OF USA >>>> we will send you a Paypal invoice for an additional $35 to complete postage costs. ******************************************** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ********** The fourth edition of the BVI’s best selling book, “Early History of the British Virgin Islands – From Columbus to Emancipation” has been published. The hardbound, A4, 248 page volume has over 60 large size illustrations and maps, including some historic documents and old prints, as well as colour plates and the colour reproduction of an 1819 historic map of the Virgin Islands. All previous editions of this popular book were sold out in 12 to 18 months. This book tells about the vicissitudes of the British Virgin Islands from their discovery to the days when the premises for a more humane society were introduced. These pages of History are full of well-known and less-famous characters — Francis Drake, Samuel Nottingham, William Thornton, John Pickering, Blackbeard and Columbus. Here and there you can catch a glimpse of the glitter of fabulous hidden treasures, you can leer at the grim shadows of pirates and buccaneers. The picture becomes lively from these pristine and peaceful beaches when the calm sea suddenly ripples and sometimes rises threateningly as a reflection of the “great” events which occur on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It would seem that these islands have very little historical importance but if we read the book carefully we are forced to change our opinion. When Samuel Nottingham emancipated his slaves some sixty years before the emancipation proclamation, he set an unheard of precedent. The capital punishment inflicted upon Arthur Hodge, a white man, accused of having tortured and killed many of his slaves, was an absolute first. These two events influenced and may have accelerated some major historical developments. We can also find a thorough examination of the African roots of many Virgin Islanders, with the portrayal of human beings cruelly torn from Black Africa and condemned to slavery. The immaculate scenery of these enchanting islands underlines each event, bluntly exposes and gives prominence to many details which would have failed to be observed elsewhere. Harsh contrasts are made evident: order and smuggling, superstition and religion, piracy and trade. Even Napoleon’s ghost is evoked with icy and equivocal irony when the name of Bonaparte is given to a freed slave. In the placid waters we can see the ships of Columbus and Drake, the boats of the smugglers and the packets which allow the European continent to communicate with all of the islands, great and small, of the West Indies. Impressive and not very well known aspects of the Virgin Islands are outlined: the horror of the missionaries for the lascivious dances of the Negroes; the Postmaster’s susceptibility in submitting letters to censorship; the contradictions of a religion professed to the point of bigotry, but almost never put into practice; and an eyewitness report on the working conditions at the Mount Healthy sugar works. An overall view, which embraces Ursula’s legend, the adventures of the buccaneers, the transient conquests of the Quakers, the battles and the subterfuges for a government, and the rebellions of the slaves, throws new light on the hidden folds of a little known but fascinating past. ************ A FEW COMMENTS FROM THE AUTHOR *********** “Having familiarised myself with the history of the BVI over a period of almost thirty years I have come to the conclusion that BVI history defies a simple description. In fact, the BVI is not only the repository of Nature’s Little Secrets but also the repository of History’s Little Secrets”, says Vernon Pickering. He added: “BVI history is not the conventional history of a small British colony; compared with the histories of its neighbours, the history of the BVI is not the usual quiet procession of events. As with its landscape, the smallest undulations relieve its cultural monotony, and it is exactly for this reason that the BVI is a most interesting laboratory for the study of the human response to landscape, geography and history — all prime ingredients of a people’s culture.” Pickering further commented: “It is for this reason that Falcon Publications International have not remained insensitive to the need for a fourth edition of “Early History of the BVI”. In these days of fleeting change the need for cultural identity is becoming more and more evident. Additionally, our heritage has its foundations solidly planted in our history.” ******** COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLISHER’S CONSULTANT *********** Falcon Publications International consultant, Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca said that “Pickering’s book has the distinctive quality of bringing together in an accessible and attractive form, information scattered over a wide and often difficult-to-trace variety of sources. Fascinating information about almost extinct folk culture, or surprising but “unknown” facts from earlier centuries have been included in Pickering’s book. Falcon Publications International are sincerely convinced that this new book will increase the widespread enthusiasm to know more and more about BVI history and heritage.” ********* A RECENT REVIEW OF THE BOOK PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK ******** Mekeel’s has published a lengthy review of the book: “In my experience, there have been few definitive books about history of individual Caribbean islands…For the British Virgin Islands at least, Mr. Pickering has filled a need for a well researched and nicely executed hardcover book,” Everett L. Parker writes in his column This Week in Literature. “As the name implies, the book is chronological, covering the period from discovery by Columbus in 1493 through the abolition of slavery in 1834. Pickering briefly touches on the earlier period when the islands were inhabited by Arawaks and later Carib Indians. We are treated to vignettes of early explorers in addition to Columbus, such as Francis Drake, and even so-called pirates such as Blackbeard. But perhaps even more importantly, we are treated to a thorough examination of African roots in the Virgin Islands,” Mr. Parker says. “It’s a bleak history in many ways as the author traces the desperate conditions of people snatched from their homes in Africa and forced into slavery. It’s a story of deprivation and cruelty as they are forced onto ships and transported to the islands. “Harsh contrasts are made evident: order and smuggling, superstition and religion, piracy and trade. Even Napoleon’s ghost is evoked with icy and equivocal irony when the name of Bonaparte is given to a freed slave. Impressive and not very well known aspects of the Virgin Islands are dutifully outlined, including the horror of the early missionaries at what they considered the lascivious dances of the Africans, the contradiction of a religion professed to the point of bigotry, but almost never put into practice, and an eyewitness report on working conditions at the Mount Healthy sugar works.” The reviewer continues by stating that “the book is in three parts; the first is titled “From Columbus to Emancipation” and chapter outlines include the Quaker tradition, establishment of a civil government, Methodists in the islands, Negroes and other slaves, and the abolition of slavery.” “The second part presents biographies of famous Virgin Islanders such as John Coackley Lettsom, William Thornton and the Humphreys. The third part — and which will be of most interest to philatelists — covers communications, and postal history of the islands.” “Running to 248 pages, the book has an attractive burgundy cloth cover stamped in gold. And there is a nice dustcover, also in burgundy and gold, with the reproduction of a color aquatint View of Tortola from Ruthy Hill.”
Price: $89.00
Item Id #011745    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS COLLECTION 250 DIFFERENT STAMPS MINT USED wide range
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS COLLECTION 250 DIFFERENT STAMPS MINT USED wide range
Description: 1867-2000 FANTASTIC, LOVELY COLLECTION of 250 + different stamps, mint, used, including COMPLETE SETS, HIGH VALUES and lots of elusive items. HIGH CATALOGUE VALUE! Excellent basis for expansion and a true BARGAIN! The quality ranges from average good (2%) to very fine (98%) -- by any description a SUPERB LOT. ALL STAMPS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. This is the BEST BUY you will ever make for these elusive stamps. NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD!! -- the stock book pages are not part of the collection
Price: $160.00     Sale Price! $129.00
Item Id #011957    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HIGH GRADE 1930s-2000 COLLECTION mint & used
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HIGH GRADE 1930s-2000 COLLECTION mint & used
Description: 1930s-2000 HIGH GRADE COLLECTION of 150 + different stamps, mostly mint, used, including COMPLETE SETS, HIGH VALUES, LOVELY MINIATURE SHEETS GALORE, and lots of elusive items. Many complete sets! HIGH CATALOGUE VALUE! Excellent basis for expansion and a true BARGAIN! The quality ranges from fine to very fine -- by any description a SUPERB LOT. ALL STAMPS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. This is the BEST BUY you will ever make for these elusive stamps. You will spend much more buying these stamps individually. NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD!! the stock book pages are not part of the collection
Price: $200.00     Sale Price! $155.00
Item Id #011958    See Details...
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS COLLECTION 240 DIFFERENT STAMPS 1870s to date
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS COLLECTION 240 DIFFERENT STAMPS 1870s to date
Description: 1870s-2010 FANTASTIC, LOVELY COLLECTION of 240 + different stamps, some mint, many postally used, including COMPLETE SETS, HIGH VALUES and lots of elusive items. HIGH CATALOGUE VALUE! Excellent basis for expansion and a true BARGAIN! The quality ranges from good to very fine (98%) -- by any description a SUPERB LOT. ALL STAMPS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. This is truly value for money. NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD!! -- the stock book pages are not part of the collection
Price: $150.00     Sale Price! $119.00
Item Id #011964    See Details...
2014 PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTENING set 4 values Mint Never Hinged (MNH)
Country: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2014 PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTENING set 4 values Mint Never Hinged (MNH)
Description: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS * 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 issue ** CHRISTENING OF PRINCE GEORGE Set of 4 Stamps depicting photos of Royal Babies: 50c. Prince Albert, later King George VI, and Elizabeth, Duchess of York, with Princess Elizabeth (1926) -- 75c. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles (1948) -- US$2 Queen Mother and Prince William (1982 -- US$2.50 Queen Elizabeth II, and standing Prince William with Prince George, and Prince Charles
Price: $13.75
Item Id #012045    See Details...
2014 PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTENING OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER limited edition
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2014 PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTENING OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER limited edition
Description: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS * 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 issue ** CHRISTENING OF PRINCE GEORGE Set of 4 Stamps depicting photos of Royal Babies on OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER: 50c. Prince Albert, later King George VI, and Elizabeth, Duchess of York, with Princess Elizabeth (1926) -- 75c. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Charles (1948) -- US$2 Queen Mother and Prince William (1982) -- US$2.50 Queen Elizabeth II, and standing Prince William with Prince George, and Prince Charles
Price: $14.35
Item Id #012046    See Details...
2015 MAGNA CARTA OCTO-CENTENARY 4 values SET * MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2015 MAGNA CARTA OCTO-CENTENARY 4 values SET * MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $9.25
Item Id #012417    See Details...
2015 MAGNA CARTA OCTO-CENTENARY  OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 2015 MAGNA CARTA OCTO-CENTENARY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
Description: A limited edition Official First Day Cover with the set of 4 stamps cancelled by a pictorial postmark depicting an enthroned King John was also prepared *** Supply Limited
Price: $12.00
Item Id #012418    See Details...