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1870 Queen Victoria

1/2 p green 1 p lilac 1 p red 2 1/2 p blue 2 1/2 p brown 4 p blue 4 p grey 6 p green 6 p olive 1 Sh lilac

  1/2 p green
  1 p lilac
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p brown
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p blue
  4 p grey
  6 p green
  6 p olive (1890)
  1 Sh lilac

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 'CC Crown' (1870)
this watermark also seems to exist rotated 90 degrees
1 p lilac******Perforated 12 1/2 or 14,
Fiscally used: *
2 1/2 p brownRRPerforated 12 1/2
4 p blueR***Perforated 12 1/2
6 p green*****Perforated 12 1/2 or 14
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1882), perforation 14
1/2 p ** 
1 p lilacRR***Fiscally used: **
1 p red**1884?
2 1/2 p brownR*** 
2 1/2 p blue**1884?
4 p blueRR*** 
4 p grey**1884?
6 p olive******1890
1 Sh******1887
Surcharged

'ONE PENNY.' on 6 p green

  'Halfpenny' on 1 p bisected red (1885)
  'ONE PENNY' and bar on 1/2 p green (1886)
  'ONE PENNY' and bar on 2 1/2 p blue (1888)
  'ONE PENNY' and bar on 6 p green (1886)
  'FOUR PENCE' on 6 p green
  '4 d.' and bar on 6 p 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 on bisected 1 p ******Not yet bisected: R
1 p on 1/2 p ******Exists without dot behind 'Y': RR
1 p on 2 1/2 p ******Second type 'Penny' shorter: RRR
1 p on 6 p**** 
'FOUR PENCE' on 6 p******Exists with dot behind 'PENCE': R
'4 d.' on 6 pRRExists without dots behind 'd': RR

Some varieties of the overprints exist:

Not yet bisected With '.' behind 'PENCE' Misprint, forgery? Bar below is very weak!

The first stamp is not yet bisected, the second one has a '.' behind 'PENCE'. The third stamp could be a misprint or a forgery; the bar below is very weak! I have seen forgeries of some overprints.

Cancels:

1 p red Circular cancel
(Typical cancellation "A12" (2x), circular cancel and bar in circle?)

Fiscal stamps:

3 p violet 6 p brown
(Fiscal stamps; as postage stamps design, overprinted 'SAINT KITTS NEVIS REVENUE')

The values 1 p red, 3 p lilac, 6 p brown, 1 Sh green and 5 Sh yellowish-brown exist with this 'REVENUE' overprint.

Forgeries, examples:

Forged overprints, example:


(left, forged overprint: it is too big, right: genuine stamp, images obtained thanks to the forgery site of Bill Claghorn)

 

1890 Stamp of Antigua used in St.Christopher

(Sorry, no picture available yet, if anybody possesses a picture, please contact me!)

This stamp can be recognized by the 'A12' cancel of St.Christopher.


SAINT CHRISTOPHER (St. KITTS), NEVIS AND ANGUILLA

Seperate issues for Nevis existed before.

 

1903 Columbus discovering America

2 Sh 6 p violet and black

  1/2 p green and lilac
  1/2 p green
  2 p brown and lilac
  2 1/2 p blue and black
  2 1/2 p blue
  6 p lilac and black
  1 Sh orange and green
  2 Sh 6 p violet 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
Watermark 'CA Crown' (1903)
1/2 p green and lilac cc 
2 p**** 
2 1/2 p blue and black ***** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh***** 
2 Sh 6 p***** 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1905)
1/2 p green and lilac****** 
1/2 p greencc1907
2 p** 
2 1/2 p blue and black ****** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh**** 

Overprinted 'WAR TAX'

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

  1/2 p green (1916)
  1 1/2 p orange (1918)

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'
1/2 p cc 
1 1/2 p cc 

Registration envelope cut in the same design:

There is something funny with these stamps; we see Christopher Columbus with a field-glass. This optical instrument was invented in 1608, more than a century after Colombus' discovery of America..... (for more details see: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/nemepoo/_cadres/stkits03.htm, site of Jean-Michel Urvoy).

 

1903 Medicinal spring (arms of Nevis)

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

  1 p red and black
  1 p red
  3 p orange and green
  2 Sh black and green
  5 Sh green 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' (1903)
1 p red and black cc 
3 p**** 
2 Sh***** 
5 Sh****** 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1905)
1 p red and black ** 
1 p redcc1907
3 p** 
5 Sh***R1918

 

1920 King George with Columbus or with arms of Nevis

2 Sh blue and lilac on blue

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 p violet (1922)
  1 1/2 p orange
  1 1/2 p red
  1 1/2 p brown (1928)
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p brown (1922)
  3 p lilac on yellow
  3 p blue (1922)
  6 p red and lilac
  1 Sh grey and black on green
  2 Sh blue and lilac on blue
  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.

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' (1920)
1/2 pcc 
1 p red cc 
1 1/2 p orangecc 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
3 p lilac on yellow ** 
6 p** 
1 Sh** 
2 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
5 Sh****** 
10 Sh****** 
1 PoundRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1921)
1/2 pvcc 
1 p redcc 
1 p violetcc 
1 1/2 p red** 
1 1/2 p browncc 
2 pcc 
2 1/2 p bluecc 
2 1/2 p brown** 
3 p lilac on yellow cc 
3 p blue** 
6 p ** 
1 Sh** 
2 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p *** 
5 Sh****** 

 

1923 The founding of the colony of St.Kitts 1623, bay with ship

1 p violet and black, 'A 12' cancel Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1/2 p green and black
  1 p violet and black
  1 1/2 p red and black
  2 p grey and black
  2 1/2 p brown and black
  3 p blue and black
  6 p lilac and lback
  1 Sh green and black
  2 Sh blue and black on blue
  2 Sh 6 p red and black on blue
  5 Sh red and black on yellow
  10 Sh red and black on green
  1 Pound lilac 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1920)
1/2 p** 
1 p ** 
1 1/2 p ** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p **** 
3 p** 
6 p**** 
1 Sh****** 
2 Sh****** 
2 Sh 6 p ****** 
5 ShRR 
10 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRR 

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