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1879 Queen Victoria, inscription 'TOBAGO' only (no 'POSTAGE')

Fiscally used Fiscally used 6 p orange Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com

  1 p red
  3 p blue
  6 p orange
  1 Sh green
  5 Sh grey
  1 £ lilac

Surcharged and bisected

Could be a forgery

  '1d' on half of 6 p orange

For the specialist: these stamps are perforated 14 and have watermark 'Crown and CC' (the same stamps with watermark 'Crown and CA' are fiscal stamps):

6 p brown, watermark Crown and CC

These stamps were used as fiscal stamps aswell (see second picture). Other fiscal stamps in the same design exist (1 p lilac, 3 p lilac and black, 4 p lilac and red, 6 p lilac and blue). Examples:


(Fiscal stamp; 1 p lilac and 3 p lilac 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
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 p****** 
3 p****** 
6 p ****** 
1 ShRRR 
5 ShRRRR 
1 PoundRRRRRR 
Surcharged and bisected
1 p on 6 pRRRRR 

Forged cancels: fiscally used stamps can be found with removed pen-cancellation and a forged postal cancel applied instead.

 

1880 Queen Victoria, inscription 'TOBAGO POSTAGE'

1/2 p green 1 p brown 4 p green 6 p brown 1 Sh yellow

  1/2 p lilac
  1/2 p green
  1 p brown
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p green
  4 p grey
  6 p brown (2 shades of brown)
  1 Sh yellow

Surcharged

'1/2 PENNY' on 6 p brown '1 PENNY' on 2 1/2 p blue '2 1/2 PENCE' on 4 p grey '2 1/2 PENCE' on 6 p brown

  '1/2 PENNY' on 2 1/2 p blue
  '1/2 PENNY' on 4 p grey
  '1/2 PENNY' on 6 p brown (2 shades of brown)
  '1 PENNY' on 2 1/2 p blue
  '2 1/2 PENCE' on 4 p grey
  '2 1/2 PENCE' on 6 p brown

For the specialist: these stamps are perforated 14 and exists with watermark 'Crown and CC' and 'Crown and CA':

1/2 p on 6 p brown, watermark 'Crown and CA'
(Watermark '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
Watermark 'CC Crown'
1/2 p lilac****** 
1 p brown****** 
4 p green****** 
6 pRRRR 
1 Sh****** 
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p lilac** 
1/2 p greencc 
1 p brown**** 
1 p redcc 
2 1/2 p** 
4 p greenRRR 
4 p grey** 
6 p** 
1 Sh**Misprint 1 Sh brown: *
Surcharged
1/2 p on 2 1/2 p *****Watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p on 4 p******

"

1/2 p on 6 p*****

Watermark 'CA Crown', two shades of brown
(see pictures above)

1 p on 2 1/2 p ******Watermark 'CA Crown'
2 1/2 p on 4 p******

"

2 1/2 p on 6 p******Watermark 'CC Crown'

 

1896 Fiscal stamp surcharged '1/2 d POSTAGE'

  '1/2 d POSTAGE' on 4 p lilac and red

This stamp has watermark '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 on 4 p ****** 

 

From 1898 onwards the stamps of Trinidad were used in Tobago.


Cancellations

Typical Cancellation 'A14', examples:

6 p brown, A14 cancel 3 p blue

A fiscally used stamp:

Fiscally used


Postal stationary

I have seen a postcard in a rectangular design with Queen Victoria in an octagonal (only the value 1 1/2 p brown is known to me).


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