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Currency: 4 farthings = 1 penny; 12 pence = 1 Shilling; 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

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1878 Queen Victoria

1/2 p green 1 p red 2 1/2 p blue
6 p green, 1 Sh brown and 6 p orange

  1/2 p green
  1 p redbrown
  2 p lilac (1896)
  2 1/2 p blue (1891)
  4 p black
  6 p green
  6 p orange (1892)
  9 p red (1896)
  1 Sh brown

For the specialist: these stamps were first issued without watermark in 1878 (1 p, 4 p, 6 p green and 1 Sh). From 1884 to 1896 stamps with watermark CA Crown were issued, the 6 p green only exists without watermark. The perforation of all stamps is 14 (14 1/2).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

No watermark

1 pRRRR 
4 pRRRR 
6 p greenRR 

Watermark CA Crown

1/2 p**** 
1 p******shades of red, watermark also exists lying instead of standing
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
4 p ******watermark also exists lying instead of standing
6 p orange****** 
9 pRR 
1 Sh ****** 

Surcharged

1/2 p on 1 pRRRRwatermark CA Crown, double or inverted surcharges: RRR

Forgeries exist, example:


(This forgery has a heavy outline around the face of the Queen)

 

1891 1 p red bisected and surcharged '1/2d.'

'1/2d.' on 1 p red '1/2d.' on 1 p red

These stamps are bisected diagonally from the left bottom corner to the right upper corner, or from the left top corner to the right bottom corner. Non-seperated stamps also exists, example:


(Reduced size)

1898 Queen Victoria large sizes

  2/6 Sh blue
  5 Sh red

For the specialist: these two stamps were issued on paper with watermark CC Crown and perforated 14 (14 1/2).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 

 

1904 King Edward

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p lilac
  2 1/2 p blue
  6 p orange
  1 Sh brown

Larger size

3 Sh green
(Reduced size)

  3 Sh green
  5 Sh red

For the specialist: all these stamps were issued on paper with watermark Multiple CA Crown.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p** 
1 p*** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
6 pRR 
1 Sh****** 
3 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 

 

1912 King George

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p lilac
  2 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p lilac on yellow (1923)
  6 p orange
  1 Sh brown

Overprinted 'WAR STAMP'(two types: with or without shiny ink)

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 Sh brown

Surcharged (provisional issue, 1928)

  '2 1/2 D' on 2 p lilac

Larger size

  3 Sh green
  5 Sh red
  5 Sh lilac (1914)
  10 Sh red on green
  1 Pound black on red

For the specialist: these stamps were issued with watermark Multiple CA Crown or watermark Multiple Script CA Crown

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark Multiple CA Crown

1/2 pcc 
1 p** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p blue**** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
3 ShRR 
5 Sh redRRRR 
5 Sh lilacRR 
10 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 

Watermark Multple Script CA Crown

1/2 pcc 
1 p** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p blue**** 
2 1/2 p lilac on yellow ****** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
3 Sh****** 

War Tax

1/2 pc*watermark Multiple CA Crown
1 p**watermark Multiple CA Crown
1 Sh******watermark Multiple CA Crown

Surcharge

2 1/2 p on 2 pRRRRRR 

Forgeries:

I have only seen forgeries of the surcharged stamp. Examples:


(Forged surcharges)

 

In 1929 a new serie with the image of King George was issued with a penguin at the right, a whale to the left and the face of the king in the center, example:


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