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1895 Stamps made with a typewriter, inscription 'U G' and value


Left image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com, middle and right image obtained from a Shreves auction


(Genuine stamps)

in black
  5 c black
  10 c black
  15 c black
  20 c black
  25 c black
  30 c black
  40 c black
  50 c black
  60 c black

in violet


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  5 c violet
  10 c violet
  15 c violet
  20 c violet
  25 c violet
  30 c violet
  40 c violet
  50 c violet
  100 c violet

The black stamps exist in three types, the violet ones only in one type (corresponding to one of the types of the black stamps). All the black stamps are very rare, the violet ones are rare.

Cancelled stamps:


(Left image obtained from a Shreves auction)

The above stamps were issued by Reverend E. Miller-Mengo (an English missionary). These stamps were always cancelled with a crayon as shown above.

Forgeries exist, example:


(Forgery)

 

1896 Stamps made with a typewriter, inscription 'V.96.R Uganda'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image obtained from a Shreves auction

  5 c violet
  10 c violet
  15 c violet
  20 c violet
  25 c violet
  30 c violet
  40 c violet
  50 c violet
  60 c violet
  100 c violet

These stamps are not as rare as the preceding ones, but still very uncommon.


(Reduced sizes, could be forgeries, the lettering is different)

 

1896 inscription 'Uganda Protectorate'

Genuine Genuine 1 R black on yellow


(Block of four 1 a stamps, genuine)

  1 a black
  2 a black
  3 a black
  4 a black
  8 a black on yellow
  1 R black on yellow
  5 R black on yellow

Surcharged with a 'L' (local)

  1 a black
  2 a black
  3 a black
  4 a black
  8 a black on yellow
  1 R black on yellow
  5 R black on yellow

The stamps without overprint are uncommon, the ones with overprint rare to very rare.

Forgeries, examples:

Forgery!


(A Sperati forgery)

 

1898 Queen Victoria, inscription 'UGANDA PROTECTORATE'

  1 a red
  2 a brown
  3 a grey
  4 a green
  8 a olive

Larger size

5 R brown

  1 R blue
  5 R brown

For the specialist, these stamps have watermark 'Crown CA' 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 accShades of colour exist
2 acc 
3 a** 
4 a** 
8 a** 
1 R**** 
5 R****** 

The small sized stamps exist with overprint 'INLAND REVENUE', the larger stamps with 'Inland Revenue' (issued 1898 for fiscal purposes), example:

 

1902 Stamps of British East Africa surcharged: 'UGANDA'

  1/2 a green
  2 1/2 a blue (surcharged in red)

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 acc 
2 1/2 acc 

Kenia and Uganda

1922 King George V

1 c brown 50 c grey

  1 c brown
  5 c violet
  5 c green (1926)
  10 c green
  10 c black (1926)
  12 c black
  15 c red
  20 c orange
  30 c blue
  50 c grey
  75 c yellow
  
Larger sizes

1 Sh green 5 Sh red 1 Pound orange and black

  1 Sh green
  2 Sh lilac
  2 1/2 Sh brown
  3 Sh black
  4 Sh grey
  5 Sh red
  7 1/2 Sh orange
  10 Sh blue
  1 Pound orange and black
  2 Pound green and violet
  3 Pound violet and yellow
  4 Pound black and red
  5 Pound blue and black

These stamps have watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown'. The values 10, 20, 25, 50, 75 and 100 Pounds were mainly used fiscally.

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 cvcvc 
5 c violetcvc 
5 c greemcvc 
10 c greencvc 
10 c blackcvc 
12 c** 
15 ccvc 
20 ccvc 
50 c*vc 
75 c** 
1 Sh** 
2 Sh** 
2 1/2 Sh*** 
3 Sh**** 
4 Sh**** 
5 Sh***** 
7 1/2 Sh****** 
10 Sh****** 
1 Pound****** 
2 PoundsRR 
3 PoundsRRRR 
4 PoundsRRRR 
5 PoundsRRRRRR 

Many of these stamps exist with fiscal overprint 'Uganda Revenue' (two types of overprint). Also the overprint 'KENYA JUDICIAL' was printed on many values.

 

Later issues


(Stamps of South Africa, overprinted 'KENYA TANGANYIKA UGANDA')


Railway Telegraph Stamps

1902 Inscription 'UGANDA Railway TELEGRAPHS.' (rare):


Kenia Fiscal Stamps

In 1934 a fiscal stamp with the portrait of King George V were issued with top-inscription 'KODI' and 'KENYA' below in the value 1 Sh orange and lilac (sorry, no picture available).


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