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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, Issues 1900 and 1948

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, Issues 1900 and 1948

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am

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Turks and Caicos issued in 1900 and 1948 stamps, which shows a sailing vessel under full sail and in the foreground two salt heaps and a laborer working in the salt pans. The 3d of the 1948 issues shows the Turks and Caicos Island flag before 1968 with a steam-cargo ship of which I have not more info.

The stamps are designed after the badge in the flag.

The sailing vessel on the badge is also not identified but most probably a type of ship what was loading the salt. As she is seen under full sail she is passing the island. The 1900 issues shows her also under full sail but loading you see a gangway between the shore and ship. Under full sail and loading is not possible so a mistake in the design. On the 1948 stamp the gangway is not more visible.

Salt was the main industry on the island and after the decline in the 1960s the island was almost broke.

More info on the flag is given by Wikipedia.
The previous flag used up to 1968 was also a defaced blue ensign. This flag had been in use since 1875 and had a different coat of arms to the current flag. The former coat of arms (which can be seen on the former flag below) featured a ship offshore from a beach with the name of the islands in a circle. It also showed a man working on the beach between two piles of salt. This is in reference to the salt industry which once dominated the economy of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The 1889 Admiralty Flag Book introduced some shading into the left-hand salt pile and what appears to be a door into the right-hand salt pile. This led to confusion of what the salt piles really were, with an igloo even being suggested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_t ... os_Islands
Turks & Caicos Islands 1900 ½/3s sg 100/110, scott? and 1948 ½/3d sg 210/212, scott?
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