Scarce Guam Guard Stamps
Less Than 1,000 Collectors Worldwide
Can Own a Complete Set
Very scarce Guam Guard stamps were issued in very low quantities over 80 years ago. Only 1,000 of the 1¢ stamps and 2,000 of the 2¢ stamps were produced – and every stamp sold out on the first day of issue. Even if every copy survived the ravages of time, only 1,000 collectors worldwide could own a complete set of 1930 Guam Guard stamps. But now you can get the two key stamps and come one step closer to being one of the lucky few.
Guam became a U.S. territory following the Spanish-American War. In 1929, Guam’s newly appointed governor, Willis W. Bradley, Jr., learned that the U.S. Post Office had ceased mail service on the island. So Bradley ordered his assistant to produce stamps for local use.
The resulting Guam Guard stamps were produced in sheets of 25 in a labor-intensive, two-step process. The amateur technique required 50 separate impressions for every sheet of 25 stamps – the first for the Seal of Guam and another in a second color ink for the logo and denomination. A total of 3,000 stamps were issued, and sold out in one day.
Be one of only 1,000 collectors worldwide who can own a complete Guam Guard stamp set.