BARBADOS

The early postage stamps of Barbados depicted the allegory of a seated Britannia ruling a vast empire. In the 1880s a conventional portrait of Queen Victoria replaced the earlier theme. By the turn of the century the popular Monarch was depicted in Neptune’s Chariot – an adaptation of the Colony seal. The same design was retained for the 1912 stamps of George V. However the new series of 1916 introduced a more appropriate design with the King in charge of the Chariot. The posture of the horses was changed and because of the peculiar position of the head of one of the horses the islanders nicknamed them PUSH & GO” and “WAIT & SEE”. The same design was used for George VI. “

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