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Anguilla Mint Stamps - Anguilla Used Stamps - Anguilla Newest Stamps

Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island against the wishes of the inhabitants – was incorporated into a single British dependence along with Saint Kits and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

Anguilla early overprint issues were brought to the market by Herrick Stamp Company. At our office on Herrick Drive appeared one evening the finance minister of the Anguilla Revolutionary Government. In his satchel was the entire post office stock of excess stamps now needed for mail.
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View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 119-22 Easter 1971 MINT VF NH ANGU119-22H8Price: $1.49
 ANGUILLA - Scott 271-74 Silver Jubilee MINT NH ANGU271-74H8Price: $1.49
 ANGUILLA - Scott 300A Royal Visit S/S MINT NH ANGU300AH8-XSPrice: $1.49
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 318A Coronation S/S MINT NH ANGU318AH8-XSPrice: $1.49
 ANGUILLA - Scott 348b Strip of 6 MINT NH ANGU348bH8Price: $1.70
 ANGUILLA - Scott 394-97 Queen Mother MINT NH ANGU394-97H8-XSPrice: $2.70
 ANGUILLA - Scott 397a Queen Mother S/S MINT NH ANGU397aH8-XSPrice: $3.59
 ANGUILLA - Scott 433 Lord Nelson S/S MINT VF NH ANGU433H8Price: $3.20
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 473 Key Undervalued Stamp MINT NH ANGU473H8Price: $3.50
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 525 Commonwealth Day S/S MINT NH ANGU525H8-XSPrice: $4.60
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 526-35 Easter MINT NH ANGU526-35H8Price: $9.75
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 568 Disney Olympics 1984 Type I No Rings. Linns Retail $25.00 MINT NH ANGU568H8Price: $8.00
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 603 Donald Duck in Anguilla MINT NH ANGU603H8Price: $3.00
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 619-21 Queen Mother MINT NH ANGU619-21H8Price: $2.49
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 631-32, 634-35, 639 Birds II MINT NH ANGU631-32,634-35,639H8Price: $15.00
 ANGUILLA - Scott 1033 Int'l Arts Festival 2000 S/S MINT NH ANGU1033H8Price: $4.60
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 1168-75 Historical Architecture MINT NH ANGU1168-75H8Price: $8.00
View ImageANGUILLA - Scott 1215-18 Secondary Education (4) MINT NH ANGU1215-18H8Price: $3.56

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To make a long (very long) story short. Herrick Stamp Company and Stanley Gibbons in London shared in the overprinted stamp stock brought that night and distributed stamps to collectors in London and New York on a per one basis.

Thus, mint and dealer overprints do not exist in dealer stock anymore as they were widely spread around. Used stamps were bought on the Island by traveling English dealer John King who distributed these to the London trade.

Later John Lister received the contract to produce stamps from Anguilla and he made such interesting topical stamp issues as turtles, Olympics, various bird issues and Royal Stamp issues.

Anguilla stamps are not held by dealers in large quantity and are probably the second most elusive recent issues from the Caribbean area. Barbuda is the scarcest of all modern Caribbean stamps.

To see the latest Anguilla new stamp issues please see the New Issue Listings at Herrick Stamp Company website.