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SOUTHERN NIGERIA

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In 1906 Lagos was added to Southern Nigeria.

1901 Queen Victoria

With german 'Seepost' cancel

  1/2 p green and black
  1 p red and black
  2 p brown and black
  4 p green and black
  6 p lilac and black
  1 Sh black and green
  2 Sh 6 p brown and black
  5 Sh yellow and black
  10 Sh lilac and black on yellow

These stamps have 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 *** ***  
4 p *** ***  
6 p R R  
1 Sh RR RR  
2 Sh 6 p RR RR  
5 Sh RR RR  
10 Sh RR RR  

Cancels:


Akassa cancel

With german 'Seepost' cancel
German "DEUTSCHE SEEPOST LINIE HAMBURG WESTAFRIKA" cancel


Registration cancel

Forgeries:

Image obtained from Stanley Gibbons.
A forgery on genuine paper with watermark and correct perforation.

 

1904 King Edward

4 p green and black 5 Sh yellow and black 1 Pound violet and green

  1/2 p green and black
  1/2 p green
  1 p red and black
  1 p red
  2 p brown and black
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue and black
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac and brown
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p green and black
  4 p red and grey on yellow
  6 p lilac and black
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black and green
  1 Sh black and grey on green
  2 Sh 6 p brown and black
  2 Sh 6 p red and grey on blue
  5 Sh yellow and black
  5 Sh red and green on yellow
  10 Sh lilac and black on yellow
  10 Sh red and green on green
  1 Pound violet and green
  1 Pound black and lilac on 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p green and black ** *  
1 p red and black ** *  
2 p brown and black *** ***  
2 1/2 p blue and black *** ***  
4 p green and black *** ***  
6 p lilac and black R R  
1 Sh black and green R R  
2 Sh 6 p brown and black RR RR  
5 Sh yellow and black RR RR  
10 Sh lilac and black on yellow RR RR  
1 Pound violet and green RRR RRR  
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p green and black * *  
1/2 p green * *  
1 p red and black ** *  
1 p red ** c Two types
2 p brown and black *** ***  
2 p grey *** ***  
2 1/2 p blue and black *** ***  
2 1/2 p blue *** ***  
3 p lilac and brown *** ***  
3 p lilac on yellow *** ***  
4 p green and black *** ***  
4 p red and grey on yellow *** ***  
6 p lilac and black *** ***  
6 p lilac (two shades) *** ***  
1 Sh black and green *** ***  
1 Sh black and grey on green *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p brown and black R R  
2 Sh 6 p red and grey on blue R ***  
5 Sh yellow and black RR RR  
5 Sh red and green on yellow RR RR  
10 Sh lilac and black on yellow RR RR  
10 Sh red and green on green RR RR  
1 Pound violet and green RRR RRR  
1 Pound black and lilac on red RRR RRR  

Cancels:


Ida cancel

Forgeries of the higher values exist. See the Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn for examples of these forgeries. I have no further information on the distinguishing characteristics of these forgeries.

 

1912 King George

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

These stamps have perforation 14 and 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * *  
1 p * c  
2 p *** ***  
2 1/2 p *** ***  
3 p *** ***  
4 p *** ***  
6 p *** ***  
1 Sh *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p R R  
5 Sh RR RR  
10 Sh RR RR  
1 Pound RR RR  

 

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


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