LEEWARD ISLANDS

The islands of the Leewards group had their own legislatures throughout the 1700s and the first half of the 1800s. There was a Governor for the entire group and each main island had its own Lieutenant Governor. During the post-emancipation years the respective legislatures became unrepresentative and neglectful; in 1871, the “Leeward Islands Act” established the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands The Virgin Islands and five other Lesser Antilles presidencies formed the newly established Federal Crown Colony of the Leeward Islands; it included five Presidencies under the leadership of one Governor. Separate Administrators and Commissioners were appointed for each Presidency. One Assembly passed laws for all the islands. The Federated Crown Colony began issuing its own stamps on 31 October 1890 – the very day the General Stamp Act (No. 3) came into force and supersed all of the separate stamp issues of the Presidencies which were simultaneously withdrawn from sale. From 1897 to 1903, these stamps depicting Queen Victoria facing left were the only stamps officially on sale; however, the Virgin Islands restarted to issue its own stamps in 1899, which led to the other Presidencies having similar concessions made in July 1903. The first stamps of the Leewards Federation were overprinted, in 1897, to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. These commemorative stamps were supposed to remain on sale for one week only, nevertheless sales were disappointing. The Leeward Islands - Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Christopher (St. Kitts, Anguilla), and the Virgin Islands all used postage stamps inscribed "LEEWARD ISLANDS" between 1890 and 1956, often concurrently with stamps inscribed with the colony's name. The Federation was never popular with the islanders as it was felt it took away a large degree of autonomy and flexibility. Eventually, in 1956, the Federation was dissolved. [By Giorgio Migliavacca] ****** COPYRIGHT: We own the copyright in this site and in material published on it such as articles, technical profiles, technical information, general information, descriptions and photographs of all items. Those works and the entire content of this website are protected by copyright laws around the world. All our rights are reserved. All images, text and stamps featured on this site (virginstamps.com) are our SOLE PROPERTY and may not be copied or reproduced in any form whatsoever. Swift legal action will be taken against any individual, organisation, group, or company found to have violated our copyright in any form or reproduced any of the webpages, images or content without prior written permission.

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STANLEY GIBBONS LEEWARD ISLANDS CATALOGUE 2012
Country: DOMINICA
Condition: STANLEY GIBBONS LEEWARD ISLANDS CATALOGUE 2012
Description: NEW STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE * LEEWARD ISLANDS ** 2012 EDITION IF YOU COLLECT BRITISH COMMONWEALTH THE CATALOGUE TO USE IS STANLEY GIBBONS (period) SEE SCAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN ENGLISH, 344 pages fully illustrated in color throughout BRAND NEW IN VERY FINE CONDITION A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $85.00
Item Id #002633    See Details...
1956 REGISTERED COVER TO AUSTRALIA mixed franking LEEWARD ISLANDS & VIRGIN ISLANDS
Country: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: 1956 REGISTERED COVER TO AUSTRALIA mixed franking LEEWARD ISLANDS & VIRGIN ISLANDS
Description: also 2 Monarchs!!! on back arrival cds NSW AUST two types
Price: $22.00
Item Id #013518    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...
1890 FEDERAL ISSUE 4d DULL MAUVE & ORANGE FINE USED
Catalog #: Gibbons #4
Condition: 1890 FEDERAL ISSUE 4d DULL MAUVE & ORANGE FINE USED
Price: $8.00
Item Id #010141    See Details...
1890 6d FEDERAL ISSUE DULL MAUVE & BROWN MINT HINGED
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #5
Condition: 1890 6d FEDERAL ISSUE DULL MAUVE & BROWN MINT HINGED
Description: GBP 12
Price: $9.90
Item Id #010140    See Details...
SEVEN PENCE 1890 USED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #6
Condition: SEVEN PENCE 1890 USED FINE
Description: USED, FINE, - SG VALUE is GBP 17 ** THE STANDARD REFERENCE CATALOGUE FOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS IS THE STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE: BEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION & ACCURATE PRICES. Would you allow anyone to assess the value of your collection using inaccurate catalogue prices??
Price: $18.00
Item Id #002812    See Details...
5 SHILLINGS FIRST ISSUE 1890 MH EX PRAPPAS
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #8
Condition: 5 SHILLINGS FIRST ISSUE 1890 MH EX PRAPPAS
Description: MINT HINGED, VERY FINE, SCARCE TOP VALUE FROM THE AWARD WINNING PRAPPAS COLLECTION - SG VALUE is GBP 140 ** MINT HINGED * -- THE STANDARD REFERENCE CATALOGUE FOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS IS THE STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE: BEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION & ACCURATE PRICES. Would you allow anyone to assess the value of your collection using inaccurate catalogue prices??
Price: $227.00
Item Id #002801    See Details...
1902 PROVISIONAL 1d on 4d MH PAIR ONE WITH NARROW
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #17a
Condition: 1902 PROVISIONAL 1d on 4d MH PAIR ONE WITH NARROW "O"
Description: STAMP WITH NARROW "O" IN ONE IS AT RIGHT -- MINT HINGED, VERY FINE, FASCINATING VARIETY FROM THE AWARD WINNING PRAPPAS COLLECTION - SG VALUE is GBP 45 ** -- THE STANDARD REFERENCE CATALOGUE FOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS IS THE STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE: BEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION & ACCURATE PRICES. Would you allow anyone to assess the value of your collection using inaccurate catalogue prices??
Price: $70.00
Item Id #002802    See Details...
HALF PENNY 1902 MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #20
Condition: HALF PENNY 1902 MINT HINGED FINE
Description: MINT HINGED, FINE, - SG VALUE is GBP 6 ** THE STANDARD REFERENCE CATALOGUE FOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS IS THE STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE: BEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION & ACCURATE PRICES. Would you allow anyone to assess the value of your collection using inaccurate catalogue prices??
Price: $6.50
Item Id #002807    See Details...
1912 1/4d BROWN MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #46
Condition: 1912 1/4d BROWN MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $1.95
Item Id #004102    See Details...
1912 ¼d BROWN MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #46
Condition: 1912 ¼d BROWN MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Price: $1.75
Item Id #010142    See Details...
1912-22 1/4d PALE BROWN MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #46a
Condition: 1912-22 1/4d PALE BROWN MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $4.75
Item Id #004103    See Details...
1912 HALF PENNY YELLOW GREEN MINT HINGED
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #47
Condition: 1912 HALF PENNY YELLOW GREEN MINT HINGED
Price: $6.00
Item Id #004099    See Details...
1916 1/2d DEEP GREEN MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #47a
Condition: 1916 1/2d DEEP GREEN MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $6.00
Item Id #004100    See Details...
1916 ½d  DEEP GREEN MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #47a
Condition: 1916 ½d DEEP GREEN MINT HINGED FINE
Description: vivid colour
Price: $5.45
Item Id #010138    See Details...
1913 2d SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #49
Condition: 1913 2d SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $4.45
Item Id #004096    See Details...
1913 2d LIGHT SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #49
Condition: 1913 2d LIGHT SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $4.00
Item Id #010135    See Details...
1913 2d SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #49
Condition: 1913 2d SLATE GREY MINT HINGED FINE
Description: distinctive nuance
Price: $4.00
Item Id #010139    See Details...
1912 2 1/2d BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #50
Condition: 1912 2 1/2d BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED
Price: $3.50
Item Id #004098    See Details...
1912 2½d     BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #50
Condition: 1912 2½d BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $3.30
Item Id #010136    See Details...
1914 2 1/2d DEEP BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #50a
Condition: 1914 2 1/2d DEEP BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Price: $6.00
Item Id #004097    See Details...
1914 2½d  DEEP BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #50a
Condition: 1914 2½d DEEP BRIGHT BLUE MINT HINGED FINE
Description: VIVID COLOUR
Price: $5.50
Item Id #010137    See Details...
1913 3d PURPLE ON YELLOW MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #51
Condition: 1913 3d PURPLE ON YELLOW MINT HINGED FINE
Price: $2.00
Item Id #004090    See Details...
1913 3d PURPLE ON YELLOW
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #51a
Condition: 1913 3d PURPLE ON YELLOW "WHITE BACK" MINT HINGED RARE
Description: FROM THE AWARD WINNING PRAPPAS COLLECTION - SG VALUE is GBP 90 -- THE STANDARD REFERENCE CATALOGUE FOR BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STAMPS IS THE STANLEY GIBBONS CATALOGUE: BEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION & ACCURATE PRICES. Would you allow anyone to assess the value of your collection using inaccurate catalogue prices??
Price: $115.00
Item Id #004091    See Details...
1920 3d PURPLE ON ORANGE BUFF variety
Country: LEEWARD ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #51d
Condition: 1920 3d PURPLE ON ORANGE BUFF variety "L" "W" FLAWED MH
Description: "L" "W" OF LEEWARD FLAWED - mint hinged - nice variety
Price: $20.00
Item Id #010133    See Details...