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AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links

British Virgin Islands
Dependent territory of the U.K.

Tortola was coloized by British planters in 1666. Constitutional government was introduced in 1774. It became part of the Leeward Islands in 1872 and a separate Crown Colony in 1956. Postage stamps have been issued since 1866


Philatelic Bureau (cf.)
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

Crown Agents Stamp Bureau - Worldwide agent

CIA data for British Virgin Islands
Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
National holiday: Territory Day, 1 July

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