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The Penny Black

Cayside Galleries, Harbour Dr., George Town KY1-1110, Grand Cayman
+1 345-917-8273
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Best place for unique and meaningful souvenir

We don't collect stamps but LOVED this shop experience. We bought quite a few things to take home... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Stephanie F
Hidden Gem

If you want to find something different on your holiday, which you will always remember, this shop... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
FussyFanshaw
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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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Cayside Galleries, Harbour Dr., George Town KY1-1110, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-917-8273
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We don't collect stamps but LOVED this shop experience. We bought quite a few things to take home for ourselves and family! It's a tiny shop packed with history and interesting finds. Come on by if you'd like to take home memorabilia that you definitely...More

1  Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you want to find something different on your holiday, which you will always remember, this shop is for you. It's more than stamps; it's postcards, old pictures, humour, and a Caribbean/English blend of kindest and laughter. Start a conversation here and you will be...More

1  Thank FussyFanshaw
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Happened upon this wonderful place while perusing the streets of George Town. What a treasure. Elaine was absolutely the most delightful host while we looked over the incredible stamp selections. Places like this are hard to find and it was such a welcome relief from...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank judybemard
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Reviewed 29 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!

1  Thank Wolfgang H
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Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

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

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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...More

3  Thank mommying
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Reviewed 14 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...More

3  Thank SRae H
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Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Thank you sorry I missed your visit again. Ivan

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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...More

1  Thank Laron2
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Ivan B, Owner at The Penny Black, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Thank you very much.

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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...More

1  Thank NashLithuanian
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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,...More

2  Thank Timothy O
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