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Grenada



FIRST STAMPS Britain 1858-60 (oblit. A15 St Georges).

FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 1861.


CURRENCY

1861, sterling.
1949, 100 cents = 1 West Indian dollar.



Discovered by Columbus in 1498, it was settled by the French in 1650. Captured by Britain in April 1762 and held by them until July 1779. Grenada was finally awarded to Britain by the Treaty of Versailles in 1783.


Like the other Windward Islands, Grenada was under control of the British GPO in London, especially for overseas mail, and British stamps were introduced in 1858.


Discovered by Columbus in 1498, it was settled by the French in 1650. Captured by Britain in April 1762 and held by them until July 1779. Grenada was finally awarded to Britain by the Treaty of Versailles in 1783.


Grenada was granted responsible government in 1951, ministerial government and then associated statehood in 1967. It became independent within the Commonwealth on 7 December 1974. A left-wing government became established and there was an internal revolt in November 1983, which was followed by invasion by US troops. The occupying force left early in 1984 and no special stamps were issued. However, mail from American forces can be recognized by special Army P0 numbers.


Grenadines of Grenada


FIRST STAMPS 29 December 1973



Group of islands south of Grenada, the largest of which is Carriacou. Used the stamps of Grenada until 1973.


Some issues have been remaindered, cancelled to order, to the philatelic trade, for which most of them were designed. Their necessity for postal purposes is minimal.




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