A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar

A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered by the blog author, Jim Jackson, with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Saturday, March 5, 2011


1922 Scott 2 1p rose red, overprinted 
On stamps of Leeward Islands 1912-22
Quick History
Now part of the State of Antigua and Barbuda in the Leeward islands,  Barbuda in 1922 had the 1912-22 issues of the Leeward Islands overprinted for use. It was a dependency of Antigua, and had a population of 1,000 in the 1940's. Codrington is the main town.
Trivia: Barbuda has a sanctuary set aside for the Frigate Bird.

Codrington, Barbuda today
Big Blue Picture
On one line of one page, Big Blue(1969) has 5 stamp spaces.
The 2011 Scott Classic Specialized catalogue has 11 major descriptions for stamps.
Big Blue's coverage is 45%.
Reviewing the one issue, there are several stamps that could be added. 
Scott 10 and 5 ($1+-$2+)

Big Blue Checklist
1922 George V issues of Leeward islands 1912-22 overprinted
9 ($2+)
Barbuda is the most northern of the Leeward Islands
Kinds of Blue
The 1997,1969,1947 and 1941 editions are identical for content.

Big Blue Bottom Line
Short and sweet.
Actually, finding Barbuda stamps in a general collection is fairly rare.
Note: Map and pic appear to be in the public domain.

Note: You will need to consult a Scott catalogue for specific pricing. I only give a very "ball park" price, and never the actual catalogue value.
<$1= less than a Dollar
$1+= more than a Dollar
$2+= more than two Dollars
$5+= more than five Dollars
$10+= more than ten Dollars
$20+..and so on.

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