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NYASALAND (Malawi)

Nyasaland protectorate (British Central Africa)

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1891 Stamps of Rhodesia overprinted 'B.C.A.'

6 p blue Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1 p black
  2 p green and red
  4 p brown and black
  6 p blue
  8 p red and blue
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh red
  2 Sh 6 p lilac
  3 Sh brown and green
  4 Sh grey and red
  5 Sh yellow
  10 Sh green
  1 Pound blue
  2 Pounds red
  5 Pounds green
  10 Pounds brown

Surcharged

'ONE PENNY' on 2 p green and red

  'ONE PENNY' and bar on 2 p green and red
  'THREE SHILLINGS' on 4 Sh grey and red
  'FOUR SHILLINGS' on 5 Sh yellow

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*** 
2 p***** 
4 p****** 
6 p****** 
8 p****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 ShRR 
2 Sh 6 pRR 
3 ShRR 
4 Sh RR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 Sh RRRR 
1 PoundRRRRRR 
2 PoundsRRRRRR 
5 PoundsRRRRRR 
10 Pounds RRRRRR 
1 p on 2 pRRExists with double surcharge: RRR
3 p on 4 ShRRRRRR 
4 Sh on 5 ShRRRR 

 

1895 Inscription 'BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA', central part black on coloured background

4 p orange and black

  1 p black
  2 p green and black
  4 p orange and black
  6 p blue and black
  1 Sh red and black

Larger size

3 Sh yellow and black Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  2 Sh 6 p lilac and black
  3 Sh yellow and black
  5 Sh olive and black
  1 Pound yellow and black
  10 Pounds orange and black
  25 Pounds green and black

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
No watermark
1 p****** 
2 pR*** 
4 pRR 
6 pR*** 
1 Sh RRRR 
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
3 ShRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRRRR 
10 PoundsRRRRRR 
25 PoundsRRRRRR 
watermark 'CA Crown'
1 p****** 
2 p****** 
4 pR*** 
6 pR*** 
1 ShRR 
watermark 'CC Crown'
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRRRR 
10 PoundsRRRRRR 
25 PoundsRRRRRR 

Forgeries exist of these stamps, example:


(Forgery, reduced size)


(A photolithographed forgery, made in 1920)

 

1897 Inscription 'BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA', new type arms on white background

  1 p blue and black
  1 p red and lilac (1901)
  2 p yellow and black
  4 p red and black
  4 p green and lilac (1901)
  6 p green and black
  6 p brown and lilac (1901)
  1 Sh lilac and black

Larger size

4 Sh red and black 1 Pound lilac and black

  2 Sh 6 p blue and black
  3 Sh green and black
  4 Sh red and black
  10 Sh green and black
  1 Pound lilac and black
  10 Pounds yellow and black

Surcharged

  'ONE PENNY' (red) on 3 Sh green and black (1898)

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 p blue and black ** 
1 p red and lilac***1901
2 p*** 
4 p red and black ****** 
4 p green and lilac******1901
6 p green and black ****** 
6 p brown and lilac******1901
1 Sh ****** 
Watermark 'CC Crown'
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
3 ShRRRR 
4 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 
10 PoundsRRRRRR 
1 p on 3 Sh******Erroneous overprint 'ONE PNNEY': RRR

 

1898 Fiscal stamp, overprinted 'INTERNAL POSTAGE'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1 p red and blue (imperforate)
  1 p red and blue (perforated)

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 pRRRRImperforate
1 pRRR***Perforated 12

 

1903 King Edward, inscription 'BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA PROTECTORATE'

  1 p red and grey
  2 p lilac
  4 p black and green
  6 p brown and grey
  1 Sh blue and grey

Larger size

1 Pound, red and grey

  2 Sh 6 p green
  4 Sh purple
  10 Sh black and green
  1 Pound red and grey
  10 Pounds blue and grey

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1903)
1 p *** 
2 p***** 
4 p****** 
6 p ****** 
1 ShR*** 
Watermark 'CC Crown' (1903)
2 Sh 6 pRRR 
4 ShRRRR 
10 Sh RRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 
10 Pounds RRRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1907)
1 p** 
2 pRRR? 
4 pRRR? 
6 pRRRR 

 

1908 King Edward, inscription 'NYASALAND PROTECTORATE'

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  3 p lilac
  4 p red and black on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green

Larger size

Postally used Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  2 Sh 6 p red and black on blue
  4 Sh black and red
  10 Sh red and green on green
  1 Pound black and lilac on red
  10 Pounds blue and lilac

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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 Sh****** 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p*** 
1 p*** 
3 p***** 
4 p****** 
6 p ****** 
2 Sh 6 pRR 
4 ShRRRR 
10 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 
10 PoundsRRRRRR 

 

1913 King George V, inscription 'NYASALAND PROTECTORATE'

1 Sh black and grey on green 1 Sh black on green

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p orange
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red and black on yellow
  6 p lilac and purple
  1 Sh black and grey on green
  1 Sh black on green

Larger size

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com


(Reduced size)

  2 Sh blue and violet on blue
  2 Sh 6 p red and black on blue
  4 Sh black and red
  5 Sh red and green on yellow
  10 Sh red an green on green
  1 Pound black and lilac on red
  10 Pounds blue and lilac

The 1 Sh and 2 Sh 6 p were overprinted 'Consular' in red to be used as fiscal stamps. The 6 p lilac and purple exist with overprint 'Revenue Only' to serve as fiscal stamp as well.

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' (1913)
1/2 p*c 
1 p*c 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p** 
3 p**** 
4 p**** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
4 ShRRRR 
10 Sh RRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 
10 PoundsRRRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921)
1/2 pcc 
1 pcc 
1 1/2 p ** 
2 p*c 
3 p** 
4 p** 
6 p **** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
4 Sh****** 
5 Sh****** 
10 ShRR 

Overprinted 'N.F.' (Nyasaland Force) for use in the occupied territories of German East Africa

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red and black on yellow
  1 Sh black on green

These stamps have 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**** 
3 pRR 
4 pRRRR 
1 ShRRRR 

 

Later issues


Fiscal stamps

Example:


(reduced size)

These revenue stamps were issued in 1891. The values 2 Sh 6 p lilac and red, 4 Sh black and red, 10 Sh green and red, 1 Pound blue and red, 10 Pounds orange and red, 25 Pounds blue and 50 Pounds green exist. Furthermore the surcharges 1 Sh on 10 Sh green and red, 1 Sh on 1 Pound blue and red (above picture), 6 Sh on 1 Pound blue and red and 6 Sh on 10 Pounds orange and red.


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