Antigua and Barbuda collectible postage stamps and covers


Antigua and Barbuda collectible postage stamps and covers


Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the Caribbean made up of two different islands, Barbuda to the north and Antigua to the south. The islands each gained independence from Britain in 1981, combining to form the modern country. Before this time, both islands issued their own separate postage stamps; afterwards, Barbuda continued to issue its own postage stamps until 2000; Antigua immediately began using stamps inscribed “Antigua & Barbuda”, but now they both do.

Names and dates at a glance

Confused? Here’s a handy chart of the actual names printed on the stamps of these islands:

“Antigua” stamps: 1862 — 1890; 1903 — 1981
“Barbuda” stamps: 1968 — 2000
“Antigua & Barbuda” stamps: 1981 —

Finding certain stamps for sale

All Antiguan, Barbudan, and Antiguan & Barbudan stamps are listed together in this section. See Antigua stamps for stamps of that island, or Barbuda stamps for stamps of that island.

Also check the specific subcategories of stamps from the islands: maximum cards, full sheets, souvenir sheets, MNH stamps, et cetera. We also list covers, including collectible first day covers, from Antigua and Barbuda for sale.

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