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NORTHERN NIGERIA

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1900 Queen Victoria

2 Sh 6 p green and blue

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1 p lilac and red
  2 p lilac and yellow
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  5 p lilac and brown
  6 p lilac and violet
  1 Sh green and black
  2 Sh 6 p green and blue
  10 Sh green and brown

For the specialist; this issue has watermark 'CA Crown' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * **  
1 p ** **  
2 p R R  
2 1/2 p R R  
5 p R R  
6 p R R  
1 Sh RR RR  
2 Sh 6 p RR RR  
10 Sh RR RR  


I've been told that this is a forgery.

 

1902 King Edward

5 p lilac and brown 6 p lilac and violet 1 Sh green and black 5 Sh green and red on yellow Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1/2 p green (1909)
  1 p lilac and red
  1 p red (1909)
  2 p lilac and orange
  2 p grey (1909)
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  2 1/2 p blue (1909)
  3 p lilac on yellow (1909)
  5 p lilac and brown
  5 p lilac and green (1909)
  6 p lilac and violet
  6 p lilac (country name and value in different shade)
  1 Sh green and black
  1 Sh grey and black on green (1909)
  2 Sh 6 p green and blue
  2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue (1909)
  5 Sh green and red on yellow
  10 Sh green and brown
  10 Sh green and red on green (1909)
  25 Pounds green and red (mainly fiscally used)

These stamps have perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p lilac and green * *  
1 p lilac and red ** *  
2 p lilac and orange *** ***  
2 1/2 p lilac and blue ** **  
5 p lilac and brown *** ***  
6 p lilac and violet *** ***  
1 Sh green and black *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p green and blue RR RR  
10 Sh green and brown RR RR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p lilac and green * *  
1/2 p green * *  
1 p lilac and red ** *  
1 p red * *  
2 p lilac and orange *** ***  
2 p grey *** ***  
2 1/2 p lilac and blue *** ***  
2 1/2 p blue ** **  
3 p ** *  
5 p lilac and brown *** ***  
5 p lilac and green *** ***  
6 p lilac and violet R ***  
6 p lilac *** ***  
1 Sh green and black R R  
1 Sh grey and black on green *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p green and blue RR RR  
2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue R R  
5 Sh RR R  
10 Sh green and red on green RR RR  
25 Pounds RRR RRR  

Forgeries of the 25 Pounds exist, made from a cheap 1c Straits Settlements 1902 stamp, chemically removing the value and country name. The value 25 and 'NORTHERN NIGERIA' were added in by the forger. However, the watermark of the Straits stamp is 'CA Crown', while the genuine Northern Nigeria stamp has watermark Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (source: Berner Briefmarkenzeitung January 1923 or http://briefmarken.ag/).


Forgery

 

1912 King George V

5 p lilac and green 6 p lilac and violet 10 Sh green and red on green

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p black and red on yellow
  5 p lilac and green
  6 p lilac and violet
  9 p lilac and red
  1 Sh grey and black on green
  2 Sh 6 p black and red on blue
  5 Sh green and red on yellow
  10 Sh green and red on green
  1 Pound lilac and black on red

These stamps have Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * *  
1 p * c  
2 p * *  
3 p ** **  
4 p ** **  
5 p ** **  
6 p *** ***  
9 p *** ***  
1 Sh *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p R ***  
5 Sh RR RR  
10 Sh RR RR  
1 Pound RR RR  

 

From 1914 on Northern Nigeria was united with Southern Nigeria to form Nigeria.


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