Compendium of postage stamp issuers (Brit–British)

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Each "article" in this category is a collection of entries about several stamp issuers, presented in alphabetical order. The entries are formulated on the micro model and so provide summary information about all known issuers.

See the Category:Compendium of postage stamp issuers page for details of the project.

Britain[edit]

Refer 
Great Britain

British Administration Issues[edit]

Refer 
Eritrea (British Administration);
Somalia (British Administration);
Tripolitania (British Military Administration)

British Antarctic Territory[edit]

Dates 
1963 –
Currency 
(1963) 12 pence = 1 shilling, 20 shillings = 1 pound
(1971) 100 pence = 1 pound
See also 
Falkland Islands Dependencies;
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

British Bechuanaland[edit]

Territory in southern Africa which was separated from Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) by the Molopo river. British Bechuanaland became a British colony on 30 September 1885 but was added to Cape Colony on 16 November 1895. It is now the northern part of Cape Province in South Africa.

The first stamps issued were Cape of Good Hope types with an overprint. Specific types were issued in 1887 but subsequently there were further British and Cape types with overprints. Cape of Good Hope stamps were introduced to British Bechuanaland in 1895 but, conversely, British Bechuanaland types were retained for use in the neighbouring Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1890 to 1897.

Dates 
1885 – 1897
Capital 
Mafeking
Currency 
12 pence = 1 shilling, 20 shillings = 1 pound
Refer 
Cape of Good Hope
See also 
Bechuanaland Protectorate

British Central Africa[edit]

Dates 
1891 – 1908
Capital 
Zomba
Currency 
12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
See also 
Malawi;
Nyasaland Protectorate

British Columbia[edit]

Dates
1865 – 1868
Capital
Vancouver
Currency
(1865) 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
(1868) 100 cents = 1 dollar
Main Article
Postage stamps and postal history of British Columbia
Includes
British Columbia and Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island
See also
Canadian Provinces

British Columbia & Vancouver Island[edit]

Dates
1860 only
Capital
Vancouver
Currency
12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
Refer
British Columbia

British Commonwealth Occupation of Japan[edit]

Refer
Japan (British Commonwealth Occupation)

British Consular Mail[edit]

Refer 
Madagascar (British Consular Mail)

British East Africa[edit]

Dates 
1895 – 1903
Capital 
Nairobi
Currency 
16 annas = 1 rupee
Includes 
British East Africa Company;
East Africa & Uganda Protectorates;
Uganda Protectorate
See also 
Kenya Uganda & Tanzania (Combined Issues)

British East Africa Company[edit]

Dates 
1890 – 1895
Currency 
16 annas = 1 rupee
Refer 
British East Africa

British Field Office in Salonika[edit]

Refer 
Salonika (British Field Office)

British Forces in Egypt[edit]

Refer 
Egypt (British Forces)

British Guiana[edit]

Dates 
1850 – 1966
Capital 
Georgetown
Currency 
100 cents = 1 dollar
See also 
Guyana

British Honduras[edit]

Dates 
1866 – 1973
Capital 
Belize
Currency 
(1866) 12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
(1888) 100 cents = 1 dollar
Main Article Needed
See also 
Belize

British Indian Ocean Territory[edit]

Dates 
1868 – 1976
Capital 
Victoria (on Mahe, Seychelles)
Currency 
100 cents = 1 rupee
Main Article Postage stamps and postal history of British Indian Ocean Territory
See also 
Seychelles;
Zil Elwannyen Sesel

British Levant[edit]

Refer 
British Post Offices in the Turkish Empire

British Middle East Forces[edit]

Refer 
Middle East Forces

British Military Administration Issues (BMA)[edit]

Refer 
Eritrea (British Military Administration);
Malaya (British Military Administration);
North Borneo (British Military Administration);
Sarawak (British Military Administration);
Somalia (British Military Administration);
Tripolitania (British Military Administration)

British New Guinea[edit]

Dates 
1901 – 1906
Capital 
Port Moresby
Currency 
12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
Refer 
Papua New Guinea

British Occupation Issues[edit]

Main Article Needed
Includes 
Baghdad (British Occupation);
Batum (British Occupation);
Bushire (British Occupation);
Cameroons (British Occupation);
East Africa Forces;
German East Africa (British Occupation);
Iraq (British Occupation);
Japan (British Commonwealth Occupation);
Long Island (British Occupation);
Mafia Island (British Occupation)
See also 
BA/BMA Issues;
Egypt (British Forces);
Germany (Allied Occupation);
Middle East Forces;
Togo (Anglo–French Occupation)

British Occupation of Italian Colonies[edit]

Refer 
BA/BMA Issues;
East Africa Forces;
Middle East Forces

British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia[edit]

British stamps overprinted with Indian currency; used in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.

Muscat and Dubai relied on Indian postal administration until 1 April 1948 when the British agencies were established. Two agencies were opened in Qatar: at Doha (August 1950) and Umm Said (February 1956). In Abu Dhabi, an agency was opened on Das Island in December 1960 and in Abu Dhabi City on 30 March 1963. The agencies also supplied stamps to Bahrain until 1960; and to Kuwait during shortages in 1951–1953.

The agency in Dubai issued the Trucial States stamps on 7 January 1961.

As each state took over its own postal administration, the offices closed. Closure dates were: Qatar on 31 March 1957; Dubai on 14 June 1963; Abu Dhabi on 29 March 1964; finally Muscat on 29 April 1966.

Dates 
1948 – 1966
Currency 
(1948) 12 pies = 1 anna; 16 annas = 1 rupee
(1957) 100 naye paise = 1 rupee
Main Article Needed
See also 
Abu Dhabi;
Bahrain;
Dubai;
Kuwait;
Muscat;
Qatar;
Trucial States

British Post Offices Abroad[edit]

Main Article Needed
Includes 
Bangkok (British Post Office);
China (British Post Offices);
China (British Railway Administration);
Crete (British Post Offices);
Japan (British Post Offices);
Madagascar (British Consular Mail)
See also 
British Post Offices in the Turkish Empire;
Morocco Agencies;
Tangier

British Post Offices in the Turkish Empire[edit]

Dates 
1885 – 1923
Currency 
40 paras = 1 piastre
Main Article Needed
Includes 
Beirut (British Post Office);
Salonika (British Field Office)

British Regional Issues[edit]

Refer 
Great Britain (Regional Issues)

British Solomon Islands[edit]

Dates 
1907 – 1975
Capital 
Honiara
Currency 
12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
Refer 
Solomon Islands

British Somaliland[edit]

Dates 
1903 only
Capital 
Berbera
Currency 
16 annas = 1 rupee
Refer 
Somaliland Protectorate

British South Africa Company[edit]

In 1924, the territory was divided into Northern and Southern Rhodesia.

Dates 
1890 – 1924
Currency 
12 pence = 1 shilling; 20 shillings = 1 pound
Main Article Needed
See also 
Rhodesia

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Dates 
1968 –
Capital 
Road Town
Currency 
100 cents = 1 dollar
Main Article
Postage stamps and postal history of the British Virgin Islands
Includes 
Virgin Islands
See also 
Leeward Islands

British Zone[edit]

No separate issues. From 1945–1949, always used the same stamps as the American Zone.

Refer 
American, British & Russian Zones (General Issues);
Anglo–American Zones (Civil Government);
Anglo–American Zones (Military Government)

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, Europe and Colonies 1970, Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1969
  • Stanley Gibbons Ltd, various catalogues
  • Stuart Rossiter & John Flower, The Stamp Atlas, W H Smith, 1989
  • XLCR Stamp Finder and Collector's Dictionary, Thomas Cliffe Ltd, c.1960

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