St Lucia Stamps – Stamps from Britain were used on the island from 1858 with an ‘A11’ cancel, until the control passed to the local post office in 1860 and the first St Lucia stamps for the island were introduced. To save the Colony money only one plate was engraved, with the values identified by the colour of the stamps, red for 1d, blue for 4d and green for 6d, and as a further economy the design was copied from a Revenue stamp used in South Australia. From 1883 the ‘standard’ key plate design was introduced as a set of six values to 1s.
Sandafayre are highly respected as the leading expert and the global authority in the field of rare stamps, highly collectable stamps, postal history, collections and entire estates of collectables. We have stamps for sale from Great Britain, The Commonwealth and countries worldwide. Sandafayre buys stamp collections and are philatelic auctioneers. We sell stamps to philatelists and stamp dealers from all over the world. Sandafayre holds online stamp auctions every week, and we also hold public auctions of stamps and stamp collections.