Cayman Islands stamps

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Flag of Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the western Caribbean Sea comprising the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. It is known as one of the largest tax havens in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands


Scott: #120O (CD308)

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #120: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #368-71P

Issued: 12.3.1976

75th Anniversary of First Postage Stamps

Inside #368-9, #371: Cayman Islands #1O

Inside #368, #370-1: Cayman Islands #2O

Inside #370: Cayman Islands #20O

Scott: #371aO

A History of the Cayman Islands Post Office

The Cayman Islands Post Office was perhaps one of the first sources of income for the government. The first post office, now known as the General Post Office, was established on 12th April 1889 with Custos (governor) Edmund Parsons at its helm. The revenue recorded that year was 15. A year later, the revenue nearly doubled to 26. Prior to 1889, a Jamaican merchant named George Orwitt acted as a postal agent for the Cayman Islands in Jamaica, facilitating the mail process as far back as 1859. Mail destined for Cayman residents was first addressed to Mr. Orwitt, who then delivered letters to ships bound for the Cayman Islands. This arrangement stayed in effect until the opening of the General Post Office in George Town.

The postage rate during that period was based on Jamaicas rate, both for local and foreign letters and parcels. The postal rate for mail between Cayman and Jamaica was 1d (pence) for letters and d for postcards. The foreign rate was 4d per half ounce. But the rate changed in the early 1900s because a tariff revision took effect in Jamaica. The new rates were 2 d per half-ounce for foreign mail and 2d for the registration fee.

But it was not until 19th February 1901 that stamps bearing the name of the Cayman Islands first appeared. Prior to that, the stamps used said Jamaica Postage

http://www.caymanpost.gov.ky/


Scott: #426-8P

Issued: 15.8.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Inside #426: Cayman Islands #2O

Inside #427: G.B. #132P

Inside #428: Cayman Islands #149O

Scott: #429O

Inside #429: Cayman Islands #20O


Scott: #604-7P

Issued: 12.4.1989

Post Office Centenary

Inside #604: Jamaica #2O

Inside #605: Cayman Islands #1O

Inside #606: Cayman Islands #442O

Inside #607: Cayman Islands #191O


Scott: #787-90P

Issued: 17.11.1999

Christmas 1999

Inside #787: Cayman Islands #245O

Inside #788: Cayman Islands #532dO

Inside #789: Cayman Islands #749O

Inside #790: Cayman Islands #431O

Scott: #790aO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #796O

Issued: 15.03.2000

Sesame Street

Inside #796: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #1054-7O

Issued: 22.10.2009

Christmas 2009

Inside #1054-7: Cayman Islands #749-52O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

http://www.caymanpost.gov.ky/

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