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.
Lady McLeod stamps
First Trinidad stamps
The first definitives for Trinidad were issued in 1851.
Trinidad and Tobago issues
Stamps inscribed "Trinidad & Tobago" were first issued in 1913 after the integration of the postal administrations of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago issued stamps as an independence state on 31 August 1962.
- Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. 110th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2008, pp.588-594. ISBN 0-85259-653-7
- https://web.archive.org/web/20180303055444/http://www.stampworldhistory.com:80/country-profiles-2/americas/tobago/ Retrieved 12 August 2018.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20180303052048/http://www.stampworldhistory.com:80/country-profiles-2/americas/trinidad-tobago/ Retrieved 12 August 2018.
- 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
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