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Low Value Queen Elizabeth II St. Kitts-Nevis Definitives
Overprinted "Independent Anguilla"

Low Value QEII St. Kitts-Nevis Definitives Overprinted Independent Anguilla

Low Value Queen Elizabeth II St. Kitts-Nevis Definitives Overprinted "Independent Anguilla"

Anguilla unilaterally separated from the associated state of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla in 1967. These stamps, issued on September 4, 1967 were the first issued during this tumultuous period by the break-away administration established by Anguilla's Island Council. Existing stocks of "St Christopher Nevis Anguilla" pictorial definitive stamps on the island were overprinted in black "Independent Anguilla" with a thick bar obliterating the original name. The overprints were applied at St Thomas on the Virgin Islands by Island Press Inc. in the presence of their employee William Bracken, and a representative of the Anguilla Government who witnessed the destruction of the overprint form once the complete stock of sheets of 25 stamps was overprinted. All of the stamps were required to fulfil postal requirements so none were made available specifically for philatelic markets. As a result, all the stamps are, at the very least, scarce and the higher denominations are extremely expensive for stamps of this era.

Newspaper report on Anguillan Succession

Report from The Virgin Islands Daily News on Anguillan Succession

Newspaper report on Anguillan Settlement

Report from The Glasgow Herald on the settlement of the Anguillan Succession

20th Anniversary of Separation Souvenir Sheet

On May 25, 1987 a set of six stamps and a souvenir sheet were issued
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of separation from St. Kitts-Nevis.


"Agreement on Anguilla - and Lee Stays." The Glasgow Daily Herald, 1 Apr. 1969: 1.

"Anguilla." Stanley Gibbons Elizabethan Catalogue of Modern Commonwealth Stamps 1973
Silver Wedding Edition
. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., 1973.

"Anguilla Asks England To Send Delegation." The Daily News (Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I.)
     24 Jun. 1967: 3 and 6.

"THE 'INDEPENDENT ANGUILLA' OVERPRINTS ON ST. KITTS." Sandafayre: The Stamp People. 31 Mar. 2016. Web. 7 Jul. 2021.

Kloetzel, James E. ed. "Anguilla." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Sidney, Ohio: Scott Publishing, 2016.



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