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OIL RIVERS (NIGER COAST)

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1892 Stamps of Great Britain of 1881 and 1887 overprinted 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS'

2 p green and red 2 1/2 p lilac on blue 5 p lilac and green 1 Sh green

  1/2 p red
  1 p lilac
  2 p green and red
  2 1/2 p lilac on blue
  5 p lilac and blue
  1 Sh green

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****** 
5 p****** 
1 ShRR 
Surcharged in various colors and variations

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Certified genuine Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Certified genuine Certified genuine Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Certified genuine Certified genuine Certified genuine black overprint Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

'HALF PENNY.' (violet) on 2 p green and red 'HALF PENNY.' (green) on 2 1/2 p lilac on blue
(Reduced views)

  'HALF PENNY.' (green or violet) on 2 p green and red
     (3 types)
  'HALF PENNY.' (green, red, blue, violet or black)
     on 2 1/2 p lilac on blue (4 types)
  'One Shilling' (violet, red or black) on 2 p green and red
  '5/-' (violet) on 2 p green and red
  '10/-' (red) on 5 p lilac and blue
  '20/-' (violet, black or red) on 1 Sh green

The postmaster of this country seems to have amused himself by creating many very rare surcharged stamps in many colours and types (which were not necessary at all, it seems).

Value of the stamps

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

Bisected and surcharged

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Unsevered pair of the '1' on 2 p surcharge

  '1/2d' (red or violet) on half of 1 p lilac
  '1' on half of 2 p green and red

See the remark above on these surcharged stamps.

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 on half of 1 p RRRRwith violet surcharge: RRR
1 p on half of 2 pRRRRR 

Forgeries, examples:

Forgery! Forgery!


(This forged overprint is slanting)

 

1893 Queen Victoria inscription 'OIL RIVERS' overprinted 'NIGER COAST'

1/2 p red 1 p blue 2 p green 5 p grey

  1/2 p red
  1 p blue
  2 p green
  2 1/2 p red
  5 p grey
  1 Sh black

Surcharged and bisected

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

  '1/2' (red) on half of 1 p blue

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
1/2 p****** 
1 p****** 
2 pRRRR 
2 1/2 p****** 
5 p ****** 
1 Sh RRRR 
1/2 on half of 1 p RRRRR 

 

1894 Queen Victoria, inscription 'NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE'

1/2 p green 1 p red, with cancel 1 p red 2 p red 2 Sh 6 p yellow

10 Sh violet

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

Surcharged

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

  'ONE HALF PENNY' on 2 1/2 p blue

Surcharged and bisected

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

  '1/2' (black, violet or blue) on half of 1 p red

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 (1894)
1/2 p**** 
1 p****** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p****** 
5 p ****** 
1 Sh ****** 
1/2 on 2 1/2 p RRRR 
1/2 on half of 1 p RRRRRR 
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1897)
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
2 p****** 
2 1/2 p ****** 
5 p****** 
6 p****** 
1 Sh ****** 
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
10 Sh RRRR 

In 1898 some of these stamps were overprinted 'CONSULAR' to serve as fiscal stamps. The value 1 Sh either with an overprinted or a handstamp. All other values (1/2 p, 1 p, 2 1/2 p, 6 p, 2 Sh 6 p and 10 Sh) only with an overprint. Sorry, no picture available yet. If anybody possesses a picture, please contact me!

 

The stamps of Niger Coast were replaced by those of Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria in 1899.


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