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St HELENA 1890 onwards

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1890 Queen Victoria, inscription 'postage postage'

2 1/2 p blue 5 p lilac and 10 p brown

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown and green
  2 p yellow
  2 1/2 p blue
  5 p lilac
  10 p brown

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 ** **  
1 1/2 p ** ***  
2 p *** ***  
2 1/2 p *** ***  
5 p *** ***  
10 p *** ***  


(Stamps with a remainder cancel)

The remainders of this serie were sold to a dealer, cancelled with a grille consisting of violet lines (see photo, see also comments on these remainders after the previous issue). Only the values 1 1/2 p, 2 p, 2 1/2 p, 5 p and 10 p received this remainder-cancel.

Other cancels:


Cross in circle cancel on three 1 p stamps on prisoner of war envelope

 

1902 King Edward, small size

Inscription 'POSTAGE POSTAGE'

  1/2 p green
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * * Watermark 'CA Crown'
1 p *** *** Watermark 'CA Crown'
Inscription 'POSTAGE REVENUE'

6 p lilac and red on green

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

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
2 1/2 p *** *** Watermark 'CA Multiple Crown'
4 p *** *** Watermark 'CA Multiple Crown'
6 p *** *** Watermark 'CA Multiple Crown'
10 Sh RR RR Watermark 'CA Crown'

 

1903 King Edward with 'Government House' or 'The Wharf', large size

  1/2 p green and brown
  1 p red and black
  2 p green and black
  8 p brown and grey
  1 Sh light brown and dark brown
  2 Sh violet and black

These stamps have watermark 'CC 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 *** ***  
8 p *** ***  
1 Sh R R  
2 Sh R R  

 

1912 King George

Small size

'POSTAGE & REVENUE' 'POSTAGE POSTAGE'

  4 p black and red on yellow (inscription POSTAGE & REVENUE)
  4 p black and red on yellow (inscription POSTAGE POSTAGE)
  6 p lilac and red (inscription POSTAGE & REVENUE)
  6 p lilac and red (inscription POSTAGE POSTAGE)

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
4 p *** *** 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' (1912)
4 p ** ** 'POSTAGE POSTAGE' (1913)
6 p ** *** 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' (1912)
6 p *** *** 'POSTAGE POSTAGE' (1913)
Large size 'Government house'

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

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 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14 (1912)
1/2 p * *  
2 p ** **  
3 p lilac and red on yellow ** **  
1 Sh *** ***  

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' and perforation 14 (1921)

3 p blue *** ***  
Large size, 'The wharf'

1 1/2 p orange and black 2 1/2 p blue and black

  1 p red and black
  1 p green
  1 1/2 p orange and black
  1 1/2 p red
  2 1/2 p blue and black
  8 p lilac and black
  2 Sh blue and black on blue
  3 Sh violet and black

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 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14 (1912)
1 p red and black * *  
1 1/2 p orange and black * *  
2 1/2 p ** **  
8 p *** ***  
2 Sh R R  
3 Sh R R  

Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' and perforation 14 (1921)

1 p green * *  
1 1/2 p red ** **  
Surcharged


(reduced sizes)

  'WAR TAX ONE PENNY' on 1 p red and black
  'WAR TAX 1d.' on 1 p red and black

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 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14
1 p * * 'ONE PENNY'
1 p * * ' 1d.'

 

1922 Large sized stamps with King George Sailship (seal of the colony)

1 1/2 p red 1 Pound violet on red

  1/2 p black
  1 p green and black
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p grey and black
  3 p blue 
  4 p black on yellow
  5 p red and green on green
  6 p red and black
  8 p violet and black
  1 Sh brown and black
  1 Sh 6 p green and black on green
  2 Sh blue and brown on blue
  2 Sh 6 p red and black on yellow
  5 Sh green and black on yellow
  7 Sh 6 p orange and black
  10 Sh green and black
  15 Sh violet and black on blue
  1 Pound violet and black on red

 

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 'Multiple CA Crown' and perforation 14
4 p *** ***  
1 Sh 6 p *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p R R  
5 Sh RR RR  
1 Pound RR RR  
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' and perforation 14
1/2 p c c  
1 p c *  
1 1/2 p * *  
2 p * *  
3 p * *  
5 p * *  
6 p * **  
8 p ** **  
1 Sh ** **  
1 Sh 6 p *** ***  
2 Sh *** ***  
2 Sh 6 p *** ***  
5 Sh *** ***  
7 Sh 6 p R R  
10 Sh R R  
15 Sh RR RR  

The following genuine stamps have a forged cancel (ST HELENA 30 OCT. 36), I don't know who made them. Images obtained thanks to Robert.W. Richardson:


(Forged cancels)

There also exist some so-called Hialeah forgeries (I have seen the values: 7 Sh 6 p, 10 Sh in sheets of 6x7). They are computer generated; scanned from genuine stamps and then printed in sheets, the smaller details of the design are lost in this way. I have only seen them in imperforate condition. These forgeries are not very dangerous, but I thought it would be useful to mention them here.


A 7 Sh 6 p stamp with a forged 'ST HELENA A DE 18 27' cancel. I've also seen a 15 Sh stamp with the same forged cancel. These cancels were probably applied after removing the fiscal cancel.

 

1934 Inscription '1834 1934' various designs

  1/2 p violet and black (Lot and his wife, mountains)
  1 p green and black (plantation)
  1 1/2 p red and black (map)
  2 p orange and black (the quay)
  3 p blue and black (James valley)
  6 p blue and black (Jamestown)
  1 Sh brown and black (Mundens)

 

1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, inscription '1910-1935'

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

A 1 1/2 p red and blue, 2 p grey and blue, 6 p grey and green and 1 Sh lilac and black were issued in a design identical to many other British colonies (Windsor castle).

 

1937 Inscription '12th MAY 1937' portrait of King and Queen

  1 p green
  2 p orange
  3 p blue 

The design is identical to that of many other British colonies. For more information on stamps for other British colonies, commemoration the coronation, click here

 

1938 King George VI, ship (the colony badge)

  1/2 p violet
  1 p green
  1 p green and black (1949)
  1 p yellow
  1 1/2 p red
  1 1/2 p red and black (1949)
  2 p orange
  2 p red and black (1949)
  3 p blue
  3 p grey
  4 p blue
  6 p blue
  8 p green
  1 Sh black
  2 Sh 6 p red 
  5 Sh brown
  10 Sh lilac


These stamps exist with Tristan da Cunha

 

1946 Victory issue, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '8th JUNE 1946'

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  2 p orange
  4 p blue

 

1949 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '1923-1948', image of King and Queen

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p black (smaller size)
  10 Sh blue

 

1949 UPU issue (design similar to many other British colonies)

3 p red, 4 p blue, 6 p olive and 1 Sh blue.

 

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, inscription 'CORONATION JUNE 1953', design identical to many other British colonies

For stamps in a similar design, but for other British colonies, click here

  3 p violet and black 

 

1953 Definitive set with Queen Elizabeth, various designs

13 values: 
  1/2 p green and black (the colony badge)
  1 p green and black (flax plantation)
  1 1/2 p lilac and black (heart shaped waterfall)
  2 p red and black (lace making)
  2 1/2 p orange and black (drying flax)
  3 p brown and black (wire bird)
  4 p blue and black (flagstaff & the barn)
  6 p violet and black (donkeys carrying flax)
  7 p black (map)
  1 Sh red and black (the castle)
  2 Sh 6 p violet and black (cutting flax)
  5 Sh brown and black (Jamestown)
  10 Sh orange and black (longwood house)

 

1956 Stamp centenary, inscription '1856 1956' and image of first stamp

  3 p red and blue
  4 p brown and blue
  6 p lilac and blue 

 

1959 Settlement Tercentenary, inscription '1659 1959'

  3 p blue and black (arms)
  6 p grey and green (ship)
  1 Sh orange and black 

 

1961 Queen Elizabeth II, new definitive set: wildlife, Queen's image and Queen with baby

14 values
  1 p lilac, blue and yellow (fish)
  1 1/2 p olive, green and yellow (bird)
  2 p grey and red (starfish)
  3 p violet and blue (face of Queen)
  4 1/2 p grey, green and brown (flower)
  6 p green, red and black (bird)
  7 p violet, brown and black
  10 p blue and red (starfish)
  1 Sh brown, green and yellow (plant)
  1 Sh 6 p blue and black (bird)
  2 Sh 6 p blue and red (starfish)
  5 Sh green, yellow and brown 
  10 Sh blue, lilac and black (fish)
  1 Pound blue and black (larger size, Queen with baby)

The values 1 p, 3 p, 6 p and 1 Sh 6 p were overprinted with 'FIRST LOCAL POST 4th JANUARY 1965' in 1965.

 

1963 Freedom from hunger

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  1 Sh 6 p blue

 

1963 Red Cross issue

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p black and red
  1 Sh 6 p blue and red

 

1965 ITU issue

For stamps in the same design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p olive and blue
  6 p green and violet

 

1965 International Collaboration Year

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  1 p blue and brown
  6 p violet and green

 

1966 Churchill issue

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  1 p blue, black, gold and red
  3 p green, black, gold and red
  6 p brown, black, gold and red 
  1 Sh 6 p violet, black, gold and red

 

1966 World Cup Championship England 1966

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p red, green, violet and gold
  6 p red, blue, brown and gold

 

1966 WHO new headquarters building

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p green, blue and black
  1 Sh 6 p lilac, orange and black

 

1966 20th anniversary of Unesco

For stamps in a similar design, but for another British colony, click here

  3 p grey, orange and red
  6 p green, yellow and blue
  1 Sh 6 p lilac, black and orange

Postal Stationery

Cut from a postcard:


(Reduced size, used in 1901)


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