Guyana stamps

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Guyana is the former British colony British Guiana on the northern coast of South America.

See: British Guiana


#26-27

Scott: #26-7P

Issued: 23.2.1967

Honoring the Unique British Guiana 1c Stamp of 1856

%2313 Inside #26-7: British Guiana #13O

The British Guiana 1¢ magenta is regarded by many as the world's most famous stamp. It was issued in limited numbers in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1856, and only one specimen is now known to exist.

It is imperforate, printed in black on magenta paper, and it features a sailing ship along with the colony's Latin motto "Damus Petimus Que Vicissim" (We give and expect in return) in the middle. Four thin lines frame the ship. The stamp's country of issue and value in small black upper case lettering in turn surround the frame.

The 1¢ magenta was part of a series of three definitive stamps issued in that year and was intended for use on local newspapers. The other two stamps, a 4¢ magenta and 4¢ blue, were intended for postage.

The issue came through mischance. An anticipated delivery of stamps never arrived by ship in 1856, so the local postmaster, E.T.E. Dalton, authorised a printer, Joseph Baum and William Dallas, who were the publishers of the Official Gazette newspaper in Georgetown, to print out an emergency issue of three stamps. Dalton gave some specifications about the design, but the printer chose to add a ship image of his own design on the stamp series. Dalton was not pleased with the end result, and as a safeguard against forgery ordered that all correspondence bearing the stamps be autographed by the post office clerks. This particular stamp was initialed E.D.W. by the clerk E.D.Wight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Guiana_1c_magenta


%23197%23199#197-200 b

Scott: #197-200P

Issued: 18.6.1974

Centenary UPU

 Inside #197, #199: British Guiana #63O


#298 #300

#299 #301

Scott: #298-301P

Issued: 30.5.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Scan%20not%20available Inside #298: British Guiana #5O

%2313 Inside #299: British Guiana #13O

%23152 Inside #300: British Guiana #152O


Scott: #426O

Issued: 13.11.1981

Surcharge #298

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


%23437

Scott: #437O

Issued: 18.1.1982

Conversion to Metric system

Inside #437c: Stamp on Envelope


%23449

Scott: #449O

Issued: 11.10.1982

Surcharge #300


%23480

Scott: #480O

Issued: 15.2.1982

Surcharge #299


%23557

Scott: #557O

Issued: 18.1.1982

Overprint #437; "CARICO / Heads of Gov't / Conference / July 1982"


%23O22

Scott: #O22O

Issued: 17.5.1982

Surcharge #480


%23O6

Scott: #O6O

Issued: 7.7.1982

Surcharge #300


 

Scott: #578O

Issued: 1.7.1983

Surcharge #299

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Scott: #586O

Issued: 1.2.1983

Surcharge #300

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


%23614

Scott: #614O

Issued: 7.3.1983

Surcharge #298


%23617

Scott: #617O

Issued: 7.3.1983

Surcharge #480


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%23708%23709

Scott: #706-9P

Issued: 1.10.1983

Postal Service in British Guiana, 125th Anniversary

%2320 Inside #706: G.B. #20O

%2326 Inside #707: G.B. #26O

%2327 Inside #708: G.B. #27O

%2328 Inside #709: G.B. #28O

   

Scott: #706-9 tete-beche

Scott: #710a-dO

Scott: #711a-dO

Scott: #712a-dO

Scott: #713a-dO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for the scans


%23796

Scott: #796O

Issued: 19.6.1984

Overprint #713 "UPU / Congress 1984 / Hamburg


%23903%23905

Scott: #903O, #905O

Issued: 22.10.1984

Surcharge #712 & #480


%23912

Scott: #912O

Issued: 15.11.1984

Overprint #713 in Red; "Philatelic Exhibition/New York 1984"


Scott: #933O

Issued: 11.3.1985

Surcharge #O6

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


%231000

Scott: #1000O

Issued: 28.6.1985

Surcharge #426 "135th Anniversary / Cotton Reel / 1850-1985" in Red


%231448

Scott: #1448O

Issued: 26.5.1986

Surcharge #713 "Independence / 1966-1986"

Lou wrote: Guyana #1448a-d was also issued in a booklet, not noted in Scott, but listed in Gibbons as SB 37.


 

Scott: #1461a-bO

Issued: 19.7.1986

Halley's Comet

%23172 Inside #1461: British Guiana #172O

%23931 Inside #1461: Guyana #931O

Scott: #1461cO

Scott: #1461 UnlistedO

Perf'ed all around and in between stamp (1461a) and label (1461b)


%23E5

Scott: #E5O

Issued: ??.??.1986

EXPRESS Surcharge on #1461c

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Scott: #1822O

Issued: 10.6.1987

#1461 Overprinted "CAPEX '87"

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Scott: #1822cO


#E6

Scott: #1836O

Issued: 9.10.1987

Surcharge #1461c


Scott: #E6O

Issued: 3.3.1987

#E5 Overprinted with Maltese Cross

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Scott: #E11O

Issued: 0.11.1987

Surcharge #1461c "EXPRESS/FORTY DOLLARS"

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Scott: #1982O

Issued: 16.11.1988

Surcharge #713 "CHRISTMAS / 1988"

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Scott: #2029-30O

Issued: 22.2.1989

Surcharge #1461 & #1822

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans


Scott: #E14-5O

Issued: 1.3.1989

Surcharge #1461 (imperf between variety) & #1822c "EXPRESS/FORTY DOLLARS"

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans


Scott: #2268O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

GB #1 te Inside #2268b: G.B. #1

#2268#2268 overprinted2

Scott: #2268 Overprinted


Scott: #2273O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

%23C76 Inside #2273i: US #C76P


Scott: #2274O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 3.5.1990

500th Anniversary, Thurn & Taxis Postal System

GB #1 te Inside #2274 (In Margin): G.B. #1

#2274 surchangeuntitled2

Scott: #2274 Overprinted


Scott: #2275-6O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans

Issued: 3.5.1990

500th Anniversary, Thurn & Taxis Postal System

Scan%20not%20available Inside #2275: Thurn & Taxis #7O

Scan%20not%20available Inside #2276: Thurn & Taxis # 45O


Scott: #2395O

Issued: 12.08.1991

Olympic Gold Medal Winners

 Inside #2395: Austria # 714 (with special commemorative cancel)

Lou wrote: I just noticed you are missing these, and they are among my favorite discoveries-- one, because the sos is unusual, in that it is a grey-tone image "hidden" in the background, and second, because it also includes a commemorative cancel which I also collect, and three, because I was able to find a cover with the stamp and cancel to show with the s/s.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #2507O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 30.12.1991

17th World Scout Jamboree, Korea

%231145 Inside #2507: US #1145P


Scott: #2551iO

Issued: ??.??.1992

Overprint #2273i "ALBERTVILLE '92" in black and in red

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans


Scott: #2553O

Issued: 09.12.1991

Albertville '92 Olympic Games

ALBERTVILLE '92 overprint on Guyana #2395

(Overprint is only on Guyana #2553c stamp!)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


 

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: ??.??.1992

#2275-6 overprint and surcharged in black and red

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


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Scott: #2765-6O

Issued: 20.12.1993

Hongkong '94

Jockey club 4v Inside #2765: Hong Kong #437O

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan

Scan%20not%20available Inside #2766: Guyana #2545O

#2766A1

Scott: #2766aO


2005

Scott: #3912O

Issued: 8.5.2005

VE Day

The Famous Netherlands Liberation Stamp posted 2 days before Potsdam and

The British Royal Family waves to the crowds - ALL for VE Day or Victory in Europe

96B39A25 Inside #3912: Netherlands #277O

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan


2006

Scott: #3933O

Issued: 27.07.2006

One cent black on magenta

%2313 Inside #3933: British Guiana #13O


%233941

Scott: #3941

Issued: 14.9.2006

2006 World Cup Championship

Sport in old China 4v Inside #3941: China (PR) #2073

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan


#4000

Scott: #4000O

Issued: 10.04.2009

Landmarks in China - China 2009

Inside #4000: Pseudo Stamps (logo)


Scott: #????P

Scott: #????P

Scott: #????P

Scott: #????P

Issued: 27.08.2014

British Guiana 1c Magenta

%2313 Inside #???: British Guiana #13O

Lou wrote: The designer used the actual photograph from the Auction catalogue, with what looks like pieces of a stamp hinge on the surface of the stamp, so I am sending a scan of that photo.

I was at the auction and was able to look at the front and back of the stamp for the first time. I had seen it before several times, the last time in 1986. I was able to examine it at my leisure before the actual auction and the stamp was very worn and much more faded since the last time I saw it. The sale itself was very low-keyed--no excitement-- and was over in less than seven minutes.  Still, I was glad I went.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


guyana      3v ss  11 3 14 (3) guyana     1v ss  11 3 14

Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 03.11.2014

Rare Stamps of the World

  

Inside #????: British Guiana #3O, #4O, #5O

Inside #????: British Guiana #1O

Lou wrote: All are actual stamps from Feldman auction of DuPont collection.

Note Sc #1 was actually issued the year after the other values.

For more information visit:

http://britishguiana.org/catalog/

Thanks to Lou Guadagno and Paul Ramsaroop


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