QEII 1953-1959

The Barbados FDC’s of QEII between 1953-1959

This page might seem a bit sparse and at first glance, clearly missing something, but the reality is there were only four main issues during this period.

Chief amongst these were the definitive set in 1953 but they weren’t all issued at the same time.

The initial issue was 13th April 1953 and that was only the 1c. On 15th April 1954, most of them were released including the 2c, 3c, 4c, 6c, 8c and 12c. After that came a single stamp, the 5c on 4th January 1954.

The next release was the 24c on 2nd March 1956, followed by the $2.40 on 1st February 1957. After this, there were three further issues but these were only shades of the existing stamps; the 4c and 12c shades on 18th March 1959, the 60c shade on 17th May 1960 and finally the turquoise blue and bronze-green shade of the 12c on 13th June 1961.

The only FDC’s I’ve been able to get so far are the main release, the 60c and $1.20 and the 5c.