The British Virgin Islands played a role in the overall postal history of the Caribbean that is much more important than almost any of the other small British islands.
This exhibit is structured as a classic postal history study with an organization by markings and rates and encompasses the known postal markings used in the British Virgin Islands from 1787 to 1944 as well as all the postal rates applicable in the colony from 1711 through 1944.
The markings shown are the most comprehensive examples in one collection of the entire array of BVI postmarks and other ancillary marks ever assembled.
It is unlikely to be ever duplicated.
The exhibit was first shown in 1988 and then periodically at other national exhibitions over a 15 year period, receiving 9 Gold medals and two Grand Awards.
It also received one international Gold medal in New Zealand in 1990.