However we have yet to mention the third country which Reid focused on, far from the Caribbean: the island of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka.
The collection there starts early, but in fact the lot expected to generate the most interest is a 20th century rarity: a 1,000 Rupee stamp which was in production from 1912-1925.
The purple on red stamp depicts George V, who was an enthusiastic stamp collector in his own right. It is taken from the top edge of a sheet, and still has a piece of the margin attached.
Whilst valuable in almost any condition, this example is particularly fine and attractive. George himself would be proud to give it in a proud place in his collection. Spink have given it a guide price of £12,000, whilst the Stanley Gibbons listing is for £24,000.
Spink's sale takes place on March 11 in London. An extremely rare stamp depicting George V's father Edward VII is currently available.