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In 1906 Lagos was added to Southern Nigeria.

1901 Queen Victoria

1/2 p green and black With german 'Seepost' cancel 5 Sh yellow and black

  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p** 
1 p**** 
2 p****** 
4 p****** 
6 pRR 
1 ShRRRR 
2 Sh 6 pRRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
10 Sh RRRR 

 

1904 King Edward

1 p red and black 1 p red 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
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 blackRR 
1 Sh black and greenRR 
2 Sh 6 p brown and black RRRR 
5 Sh yellow and blackRRRR 
10 Sh lilac and black on yellow RRRR 
1 Pound violet and greenRRRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
1/2 p green and black ** 
1/2 p green** 
1 p red and black*** 
1 p red**cTwo 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 RR 
2 Sh 6 p red and grey on blueR*** 
5 Sh yellow and blackRRRR 
5 Sh red and green on yellowRRRR 
10 Sh lilac and black on yellow RRRR 
10 Sh red and green on greenRRRR 
1 Pound violet and greenRRRRRR 
1 Pound black and lilac on redRRRRRR 

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 p red

  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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 p ** 
1 p*c 
2 p ****** 
2 1/2 p ****** 
3 p****** 
4 p ****** 
6 p ****** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p RR 
5 Sh RRRR 
10 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 

 

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


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