Barbados: 1861-70 1/- brown-black, unused.
Printer: Perkins, Bacon & Co.
The first consignment of the 1/- stamp of the 1861-70 series, showing Britannia, were sent out to Barbados by the printers, Perkins, Bacon & Company of London in April, 1863.
The 50,000 stamps should have been printed in brown-black, but on arrival they were found to be printed in blue, the colour of the 1d stamp, in error. (A normal 1/- brown-black is shown here).
Almost all of the errors were returned to England, to be exchanged for new stock in the correct colour. A few examples were kept for a postage label album, and one of these is now in the Tapling Collection. Less than a dozen are known to exist today.