A 1914 five shilling stamp of Trinidad & Tobago.
This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago lies northeast of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Trinidad and Tobago was a Spanish colony from the times of Christopher Columbus to 1802, when it was ceded to Britain. The country obtained independence in 1962.
The first stamps of Trinidad and Tobago were the famous Lady McLeod stamps of 1847. Stamps of Tobago were not issued until 1879.
The Trinidad and Tobago Philatelic Page
- Aleong, Joe Chin and Edward B. Proud. The Postal History of Trinidad & Tobago. Heathfield: Proud-Bailey Co., 1997, 520 pages, ISBN 1872465242
- Ford, Peter C., Charles Freeland and Edward Barrow. Tobago: The Philatelic Story of a Small Island. Javea, Alicante: British West Indies Study Circle, 2014, 150 pages, ISBN 9781907481079
- Marriott, John B, Michael Medlicott and Reuben A. Ramkissoon. Trinidad: A Philatelic History to 1913. Alicante: British West Indies Study Circle in conjunction with the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group, 2010, 359 pages, ISBN 9781095065358
- Wike, R.G. Airmails of Trinidad and Tobago. Congleton: British West Indies Study Circle, 1999, 214 pages, ISBN 0950653594