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Turks Islands

4th April 1867

British Colony 24

  Turks Islands #1  

perf 11½ to 13, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by Perkins Bacon, London

Description Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T#
1 penny rose 1 1    
6d grey black 2 2    
1 shilling slate blue 3 3    

The Turks Islands became a British colony in 1848, as did the nearby Caicos Islands. In 1867 they became a dependency under Jamaican administration, but continued to issue stamps until 1900, since when they have used Turks and Caicos Islands stamps.

Mackay [1] notes that these "were among the last to be recess-printed in the classic period by Perkins Bacon and, with their fine profile of the queen on an engine-turned background, conformed to the standards which characterized the work of this company."

Sources: JM1, ScC, SGP1.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 137 Page credit: NB

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