We promote interest in and the study of the STAMPS and POSTAL HISTORY of the islands that comprise the BRITISH WEST INDIES and in addition Bermuda, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize) and the  Postal History and Markings of other British interests in the Caribbean, and Central or South America.
We hold regular meetings including a week-end Convention (with partners) every other year,  have a Study Circle Library, publish a Quarterly Bulletin (in colour) and actively publish Books & Monographs. Our annual auction offers 600+ quality lots.
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The new website has gone live this month and provides personal log-ins to members with the ability to view subscription status and to amend their personal details, it is also mobile friendly. For first use please click on the Log In link (top right) and under Recover Password, enter your email address, then click Get New password - an email will be sent to you with a link that will allow you to set your password.

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Steve Jarvis

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'ANGUILLA/ROAD' T.R.D. 29mm. diameter single circle used from 1928 until 1931 on a airmail cover dated 15th July, 1930 sent via St.Kitts on 17th July, 1930.
Antigua_18640610

Antigua: 10 June, 1864. cover prepaid at the 1s 1863 rate. Adhesives cancelled A02 at St. John's.
Dominica_1883

Dominica: Bisects
1883 cover to the UK with twelve ½ red bisects paying the 6d rate (4d packet plus 2d registration)
Bermuda_docks

Bermuda: Docks Issue
Colour trials
Bahamas_19161012

Bahamas: The Queen's Staircase Issue - Special Delivery. Earliest known cover. Toronto duplex cancelled 'Oct 12 1916' and backstamped '18 Oct 1916' on arrival in Nassau..
Barbados_18680600

Barbados: Bootheel Cancel Officer's Letters from Staff Surgeon Major Poole
June 1868 6d Concessionary Rate
— St Michael GPO 1
BrGuiana_Ship_p02

British Guiana: Ship type
Corner marginal block of 8 showingfour different types (B, C, D, E)
BrHonduras_Revenue

British Honduras: 1899 Revenue overprint
Top row ovpt 12mm
Lower row  ovpt 11 mm
Cayman_StakeBay

Cayman Islands: Jamaica adhesive used. Local cover with Stake Bay TRD
Grenada_Essay

Grenada: 1903 De La Rue Essays June and September essays with different vignette designs
Jamaica inverted frame

Jamaica: 1919-21 Pictorials
Inverted frame variety
Leewards_Fees

Leeward Islands: Fees adhesives on indenture
Montserrat_Horseshoe

Montserrat: Horseshoe handstamp. 9 Jan 1805 cover to London
StKitts_1922

St Kitts: 1922 Essay
StLucia_1948

St Lucia: Express Special Delivery. 1948 registered cover to USA with AR (avis de Reception)
StVincent_1892

St Vincent: 5 Pence on 4d
Tobago_1838

Tobago: 1838 cover with Fleuron cancellation
Trinidad_DLO_19390429

Trinidad: Dead Letter Office. Much travelled 1939 cover with Trinidad postage due
Turks_1881

Turks Islands: 1881 2½ overprint setting V
Virgin Is missing virgin

Virgin Islands (British): 1867 issue. Missing Virgin variety