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Address: Cayside Galleries, Harbour Dr., George Town KY1-1110, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-917-8273

Best stamp shop in Cayman Islands! Excellent for souvenirs and gifts. Great...

Best stamp shop in Cayman Islands! Excellent for souvenirs and gifts. Great for collectors and stamp enthusiasts. Pop in and say 'Hi'... we'd love to see you.(up on the 2nd floor... look for 'The Penny Black' signs!)

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Not just for stamp collectors!

Don't make the mistake of thinking you need to collect stamps in order to appreciate this shop (although Ivan, the proprietor may very well get you interested!). If you like... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't make the mistake of thinking you need to collect stamps in order to appreciate this shop (although Ivan, the proprietor may very well get you interested!). If you like history, miniature art, good conversation, postcards, old photos, sports, the Royal Family, nature, politics...well let's just say, if you're interested in anything at all, you'll adore this store. I visited... More 

Thank judybemard
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is my first destination when visiting Grand Cayman! A small shop with a high quality selection of unique stamps. The owners are knowledgeable, friendly, and awesome to work and shop with!

Thank Wolfgang H
Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this review

Many thanks, glad you enjoyed your visit, until next time. Ivan More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My 3 children (ages 9, 11, 13) are stamp collectors, so this store was heaven for them! No only do they have an amazing assortment of stamps from around the world, but so many historical & interesting stamps as well. Even if you're not really into stamps, it's still like an art or history museum, you can find any subject... More 

2 Thank mommying
Oakville, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was my third year that I stopped at the The Penny Black. What a wonderful find. I walk in and don't know where to look first. I just tell them what I collect, and they start to point to cabinets and pulling out books of stamps. Ivan has never been in the store during my visits but his staff... More 

2 Thank SRae H
Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this review

Thank you sorry I missed your visit again. Ivan More 

Saskatchewan, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Take a look, amazing everything they have, much more than we ever thought!! Seriously a gem! We weren't sure what we'd find, but so many stamps, and my husband ended buying silver coins. But the amount of stamps and unique selection is unbelievable! I highly recommend this unique shop in Georgetown.

1 Thank Laron2
Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this review

Thank you very much. More 

Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Being on the American Philatelic Society 2015 Stamp Cruise, we were graciously hosted in George Town by The Penny Black. If you are a collector, or want to start a collection, stop and see Ivan. He has a good selection to browse and excellent knowledge to get started!

1 Thank NashLithuanian
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I happened upon this shop almost by accident while on a family cruise vacation with my family. It is conveniently located just a block away from where the cruise ships drop anchor, but tucked away from the typical tourist fanfare. The owner (Ivan the Terrible, as he is referred to by his employees), was extremely helpful with helping me locate... More 

2 Thank Timothy O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Last week (February 25, 2015) I visited the Penny Black based on TripAdvisor comments. Had a delightful chat with the owner (Ivan Burges) about stamps, postal covers, etc. Then we started to chat about the island and how much it had changed since I was there 35 years ago. Ivan showed me the book he had written - centered around... More 

1 Thank Peter H
New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The Penny Black Stamp Shop is an unexpected oasis amid all of the tourist spots on Grand Cayman. Elaine was very helpful and patient while I sorted through new and used Cayman Island stamps. The selection was impressive and the prices were very reasonable. The Penny Black will definitely be a first stop during any future trip to the Caymans.

1 Thank Richard C
Burlington, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I had a nice time browsing through this collection and chatting with the nice gentleman at the store this afternoon (Jan. 1, 2015). It was nice to get away from the maddening cruise crowd (nothing wrong with cruisers, it's just that when 6 of them dock at a tiny island at the same time, it gets claustrophobic) and tacky souvenir... More 

2 Thank Trips8967

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