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History of the First Stamp Issued in Trinidad and Tobago
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The private local post of the Lady McLeod began as soon as its service started in November 1845. There were two rates: a monthly subscription of one dollar, or ten cents per letter.
In April 1847, Bryce decided to introduce stamps that were sold individually for 5 cents, or for 4 cents if bought by the hundred. The Lady McLeod only transported letters bearing stamps, or pre-paid mail of the subscribers. The imperforated stamp’s illustration was a white ship on a blue background, with the initials “LMc L” printed underneath. Lithographically printed, the stamp was cancelled by a cross drawn by hand or by ripping up a corner. On the right hand side of your screen you can choose which years to view.