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Inscription 'Postage', Coloured letters in the corners

 

1870 Coloured letters in the four corners

1/2 p red 1/2 p red platenumber
1/2 p red and platenumber (here '8' see second image)

1 1/2 p (=THREE HALFPENCE) red 1 1/2 p red

  1/2 Pence brown (small size)
  1 1/2 Pence red

These stamps are perforated 14 and have watermark 'half penny' (1/2 p) or 'Crown' (1 1/2 p).

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****Plates 1 to 20 (2 does not exist?)
1 1/2 pR**Plates 1 and 3 (difficult to distinghuish)

 

1873 Large coloured letters in the four corners

4 p green 4 p brown

 

  1 Pence red (1880)
  2 1/2 Pence lilac
  2 1/2 Pence blue
  3 Pence red
  4 Pence red
  4 Pence green
  4 Pence brown
  6 Pence grey
     (exists in brown; very rare)
  8 Pence orange
  1 Shilling green
  1 Shilling orange

Surcharged

  3 d. on 3 Pence lilac
  6 d. on 6 Pence lilac

 

These stamps are perforated 14 and have watermark 'Rose', 'Anchor', 'Globe with cross', 'Crown' or 'Chain'.

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 'Rose'

3 pRR***Plates 11 to 20 (13 does not exist?)
6 pR***Plates 15 to 17
6 p brown: RRR
1 Sh greenRR***Plates 8 to 14 (14: RRR)
1 Sh orangeRRRRPlate 13
Watermark 'Anchor'
2 1/2 p lilacRR***Plates 1 to 3
Watermark 'Globe with cross'
2 1/2 p lilacRR*Plates 3 to 17
2 1/2 p blueR*Plates 17 to 20
Watermark 'Chain'
4 p redRRRRPlates 15 and 16
4 p greenRR***Plate 15 to 17
4 p brownRRRRPlate 17
8 p RRRPlate 1
Watermark 'Crown'
1 p*cNo plate numbers
2 1/2 p blue****Plates 21 to 23
3 pR***Plates 20 and 21
4 p brownR***Plates 17 and 18
6 p R***Plates 17 and 18
1 Sh orangeRR***Plates 13 and 14
'3d' on 3 p****** 
'6 d' on 6 pR*** 


Inscription 'Postage & Revenue', letters in the four corners

 

1883 Inscription 'POSTAGE AND REVENUE', letters in the four corners, colors purple and green, different types

1 Sh green

  1 1/2 P lilac
  2 P lilac
  2 1/2 P lilac
  3 P lilac
  4 P green
  5 P green
  6 P green
  9 P green
  1 Sh green

These stamps are perforated 14 and have watermark '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 1/2 p**** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p**c 
3 p***** 
4 pR*** 
5 pR*** 
6 pR*** 
9 pRRRR 
1 ShRR*** 


'Postage & Revenue', no letters in the corners

 

1881 Inscription 'Postage and Inland Revenue'

"16 pearls" "14 pearls"

  1 Penny lilac

Two types of this stamp exist: with 14 and with 16 pearls in the corners. They have watermark 'Crown' and are perforated 14.

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 p****14 pearls
1 p*vc16 pearls

 

For the 1887 issue click here. For stamps with Queen Victoria, but larger sized, click here, Queen Victoria 1887 jubilee issue click here or Penny Black and similar stamps click here.


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