Dominica stamps

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Flag of Dominica

Dominica is an island nation between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago (Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic which is part of the island of Hispaniola, the other part of which is Haiti).

Dominica originally occupied by the French and captured by the British in 1761, the French re-captured it in 1778 but it was restored to British control in 1783 and later became a Crown Colony, and then part of the "Federated Colony" of the Leeward Islands. Apart from its own stamps, first issued in 1874, Leeward Islands stamps came in from 1890. As with the Virgin Islands, however, Dominica started issuing stamps again (from 1903) and which had concurrent validity with those of the Leeward Islands. Dominica was withdrawn from the Leeward Islands in 1939, to become part of the Windward Islands (which didn't have its own stamps). Dominica was a British Crown Colony until 1968 and an Associate State between 1968 to 1978 when became independent.

File:LocationDominica.svg http://www.trussel.com/detfic/dominica.gif


#118

Scott: #118O (CD308)

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #118: Stamps on Envelopes


#389-394

Scott: #389-94P

Issued: 27.5.1974

Centenary of Dominican Stamps

#1 Inside #389, #392: Dominica #1O

 Inside #390, #393: Dominica #2O or #8O

Thanks to Zhang Kanghua for the scan

#3 Inside #391, #394: Dominica #3O or #9O

#394a

Scott: #394aO

#389-394 card#394a card


#419a

Scott: #419aO

Issued: 4.12.1974

Centenary of U.P.U.

Inside #419a (In Margin): Stamps on envelopes


#608-11

Scott: #608-11P

Issued: 19.3.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Inside #608, #611: Pseudo Stamp

#4-1 Inside #609: G.B. #4O (Thanks to Lou)

#1 Inside #610: Dominica #1O

#612

Scott: #612O

#1 KL Inside #612: G.B. #1 [S-F]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


#608-11a

#608-11 ms

MK #679-82O

Issued: 19.3.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

(Reprinted in Color Shading and M/S of 5)


#663A-D with label

Scott: #663A-DO

Issued: 6.5.1980

London 1980” Overprint on #608-11

On label:

#1 AA

#1-1

#12

#1

G.B. #1

Saxony #1

France #12

U.S. #1


#706

Scott: #706O

Issued: 2.11.1981

Christmas 1981

Inside #706: Stamps on Envelopes


E5593CD4#932#933

Scott: #931-3O

Issued: 22.11.1985

40th Anniversary, UN

Scan not available Inside #931: UN #442O

#157 Inside #932: UN #157O

#278 Inside #933: UN #278O

#934

Scott: #934O

#110 Inside #934 (in Margin): UN-Geneva #110O


#954#955

#956#957

Scott: #954-7O

Issued: 22.5.1986

AMERIPEX '86

Inside #954-8: Stamp Collecting

#958

Scott: #958O


#1121

Scott: #1121-4O

Issued: 31.10.1988

10th Anniversary, Independence

 Inside #1122: Dominica #1O

#602 Inside #1123: Dominica #602O

Thanks to Lou and Lloyd for some of the scans


Scott: #1205O, #1206O

Issued: 17.11.1989

200th Anniversary, American Presidency

 Inside #1205C: US Wells Fargo Pony ExpressO

Wells Fargo & Co. is a financial services company in the US.

The Pony Express was a fast mail service crossing the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast, operating from April 1860 to November 1861. Messages were carried on horseback relay across the prairies, plains, deserts, and mountains of the western United States. It briefly reduced the time for mail to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to around ten days. By traveling a slightly shorter route and using mounted riders rather than stagecoaches, the founders of the Pony Express hoped to establish their service as a faster and more reliable conduit for the mail and win away the exclusive government mail contract.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pony_Express)

From 1855 through 1866, Wells Fargo expanded rapidly, becoming the West's all-purpose business, communications, and transportation agent. The company developed its own stagecoach business, helped start and then took over the Overland Mail Company, and participated in the Pony Express.

Overland Mail was organized in 1857 by men with substantial interests in four of the leading express companies--American Express, United States Express, Adams Express, and Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo's involvement in Overland Mail led to its participation in the Pony Express in the last six of the express's 18 months of existence. Russell, Majors & Waddell launched the privately owned and operated Pony Express. By the end of 1860, the Pony Express was in deep financial trouble; its fees did not cover its costs and, without government subsidies and lucrative mail contracts, it could not make up the difference. After Overland Mail, by then controlled by Wells Fargo, was awarded a $1 million government contract in early 1861 to provide daily mail service over a central route (the Civil War had forced the discontinuation of the southern line), Wells Fargo took over the western portion of the Pony Express route from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. Russell, Majors & Waddell continued to operate the eastern leg from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph, Missouri, under subcontract. The Pony Express ended when transcontinental telegraph lines were completed in late 1861. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Fargo

See Also: http://www.stjosephmuseum.org/PonyExpress/ponyexpress.htm

#c3 Inside #1206c: US #C3O


#1233-8

Scott: #1233-8O

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#1 HH Inside #1233-8: G.B. #1

#1239

Scott: #1239O

Scott: #1240O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


#1288

#1289Scan not available

#1291Scan not available

Scan not available#1294

Scott: #1287-94O

Issued: 26.3.1991

Cog Railways of Switzerland

 Rigi hotel local for Dominica 1294 Inside #1294: Switzerland Rigi-Scheideck Hotel Post Stamp of 1870O

Swiss hotel post

In the Swiss mountains, remoted hotels often issued their own stamps (comparable stamps from Austria, Romania and Hungary) to carry the post from the hotel to the nearest post office, examples are Rigi Kaltbad, Belalp, Maderanerthal, Rigi Scheideck etc.

The Swiss stamps were used for about 20 years. In 1864, the first Swiss hotel postal service functioned with its own stamps: Rigi-Kalibad. From September 26, 1883, a special service order by the postal services made an end to this stamping with such private stamps and the use of these stamps was forbidden by the government (but some hotels still issued labels).

The hotel’s aim was clear: provide more service to its customers. So, important hotels had their own mailman who brought the mail to the official post office down in the valley and from there also brought back the mail to the hotel.

For this service, the hotel charged a minimal fee, usually 5, 10 or 15 rappen, with which the extra postage by means of a private stamp was settled. The official post office then stuck on the normal postage.

Unused, there are but a few hotel stamps rarely to be found. On postal items and especially on complete letters, such stamps are, without any exception, very expensive and wanted. http://www.europeanstamps.net/articles/index.asp?ID=21

#1296 ss

Scott: #1296O

#738-1 Inside #1296: Switzerland #738P

hotel richi coulm Inside #1296 (In margin): Switzerland Richi-Coulm/Rigi-Kulm Hotel Post 10c, local, 1870O

 

Error: The designer has the stamp on end instead of horizontal as issued (Thanks to Lou)


Scott: #1644-5O

Issued: 18.2.1994

Hong Kong '94

#527 Inside #1644: Hong Kong #527O

#1294 Inside #1645: Dominica #1294O

Scan not available

Scott: #1645aO


  

   

Scott: #1869-75O

Issued: 1.10.1996

World Post Day

 Inside #1869, #1870: Dominica #1O

#67 Inside #1869: Dominica #67O

http://www.jaysmith.com/

#163 Inside #1874: Dominica #163P

#602 Inside #1875: Dominica #602O

Pictures of the original mural paintings

(Thanks to Lou)

 

Lou wrote: All are only partial reproductions of painted stamps on the mural in the General Post office in Roseau, the capital of Dominica. The commissioned mural was painted in oils on two joined plywood panels by Lennox Honeychurch in July 1993 for the August opening of the then new post office building.  For the theme of the 4 x 16 foot continuous mural he chose to depict the postal history of the Dominica post from colonial-time ship’s mail up to the present( in 1993). Dr. Honeychurch, in addition to being an artist who has painted murals for churches and other public buildings, is a College professor, and a noted author-lecturer of Caribbean history and culture.   

The stamps do not do justice to the mural at all, as they show only small disjointed parts and are not even in size proportion to each other. 


#2143-4

#2145-6

Scott: #2143-6O

Issued: 22.6.1999

IBRA 1999

#12 Inside #2143: Cameroun #12O

#10 Inside #2143: Cameroun #10O

#11 Inside #2144: Cameroun #11O

#9 Inside #2144: Cameroun #9O

#19 Inside #2145 & #2147: Cameroun #19O

#6 Inside #2146: Cameroun #6O

#2147

Scott: #2147O

#18 Inside #2147 (In Margin): Cameroun #18O


 I

Scott: #2548O

Issued: 07.09.2005

Schiller jubilee

+DDR M464+DDR M465+DDR M466

 Inside #2548a-c: Germany DDR #241-3O

Thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán


Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

2006a2006b

Scott: #2571-4O

Issued: 29.3.2006

White Olympic Anniversary

#1649 Inside #2571: Yugoslavia #1649O

 Inside #2573: Japan #2607gO

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan


2010

Scott: #2726AO

Issued: 04.01.2010

30th Anniversary Chinese Lunar New Year Stamps

Inside #2726A:

#1586_1

 

#1647

#1764_1

China (PR) #1586O

China (PR) #1647O

China (PR) #1764P

#1832

#1900_1

#1966

China (PR) #1832O

China (PR) #1900O

China (PR) #1966O

#2019

#2074

#2131

China (PR)

#2019O

China (PR)

#2074P

China (PR) #2131O

#2193

#2258

#2315

China (PR) #2193O

China (PR) #2258O

China (PR) #2315P

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


2010 dominica year of tiger

Scott: #2727O

Issued: 04.01.2010

Year of the Tiger

#2019 Inside #2727: China (PR) #2019O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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Last update: 30.09.2016