The story of the postal card is the subject of a recent major publication by the Society, in this 5.00 p.m display Vice-President, Simon Richards, examines its introduction to the British West Indieswith emphasis on Grenada.
Grenada’s postal stationery is of particular interest as the postal cards show the only Perkins Bacon material for the area as that firm was still producing the postage stamps for the colony in the run up to UPU admission in 1881. Grenada was also the only island to issue basr rate and international rate postcards on admission. The illustrations show the only known non-uprated usages of their 1d card and the first De La Rue 1d card.
The following year De La Rue took over the production of stamps and postal stationery and the range of items expanded to include reply cards, wrappers and registered envelopes. Victorian wrappers for Grenada include 1½d and 2d denominations and the registered envelopes include the full range of sizes from F to K. Usages of the large I a