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1913 As Trinidad issue, but inscription 'TRINIDAD & TOBAGO'

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

Larger size

5 Sh lilac

  5 Sh lilac
  1 Pound green and red

Surcharged with red cross (border black) and black date

  '21.10.15.' and red cross on 1 p red
  '19.10.16.' and red cross on 1 p red

Overprinted 'WAR TAX'

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias
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  1/2 p green (3 types)
  1 p red (6 types)

Overprinted 'War Tax'

Image obtained thanks to Peter Elias

  1/2 p green
  1 p red

Some of these 'War Tax' overprints exist double or inverted (all very rare), example:


(Double overprint)

I have seen forged double and inverted overprints (I'm not sure if the above double overprint is genuine).

All these stamps are perforated 14. Two watermarks were used: 'Multiple CA crown' or 'Multiple Script CA crown' (1921).

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 pccIssued with both watermarks
1 p red*cIssued with both watermarks
1 p brown**With watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' only
2 p***With watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' only
2 1/2 p***Issued with both watermarks
3 p****With watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' only
4 p****With watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' only
Exists with white and yellow backside of the stamp
6 p******Issued with both watermarks
1 Sh ******With watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' only
Exists with white and yellow backside of the stamp
5 ShRRRRIssued with both watermarks
1 PoundRRRRRRIssued with both watermarks
Red Cross issue (all watermark 'Multiple CA Crown')
1 p (21 10 15)**** 
1 p (19 10 16)** 
War Tax (all watermark 'Multiple CA Crown')
1/2 pc to *c to * All types
1 pc to *c to *"

 

1922 King George and Brittania


(Reduced size)

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

These stamps are perforated 14 and have watermark 'Multiple Script CA crown'. The values 4 p and 1 Sh were also issued with 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 pcc 
1 p cc 
1 1/2 p*c 
2 p*c 
3 p** 
4 p** 
6 p lilac****** 
6 p red and green on green *** 
1 Sh ****** 
5 Sh***R 
1 PoundRRRR 


Postage due stamps

1885 Inscription 'TRINIDAD SURCHARGE POSTAGE'

1/2 p black 8 p black 1 Sh black

  1/2 p black
  1 p black
  2 p black
  3 p black
  4 p black
  5 p black
  6 p black
  8 p black
  1 Sh black

These stamps are perforated 14 and exist with various watermarks.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
With watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p****** 
1 p *** 
2 p***** 
3 p****** 
4 pR*** 
5 pR*** 
6 p R*** 
8 p R*** 
1 Sh RR 
With watermark 'Multiple CA Crown' (1906)
1 p** 
2 p*** 
3 p**** 
4 p**** 
5 p*** 
6 p*** 
8 p**** 
1 Sh***** 

With watermark 'Multiple Script CA Crown' (1922)

1 pc* 
2 p** 
3 p** 
4 p** 


Official stamps

1893 Queen Victoria, overprinted 'OS'

1 p red

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p grey
  6 p black
  1 Sh orange

Larger size:
  5 Sh 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
1/2 pRR 
1 pRR 
2 1/2 pRRRR 
4 pRRRR 
6 pRRRR 
1 ShRRRR 
5 ShRRRRRR 

 

1909 Stamps of 1896 type overprinted 'OFFICIAL'

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

  1/2 p green
  1 p 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
1/2 p****** 
1 p** 

 

1909 Stamp of 1909 type overprinted 'OFFICIAL'

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

  1/2 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** 

 

1913 Postage stamps of 1913 (Trinidad & Tobago) surcharged 'OFFICIAL' (4 types)


(Reduced size)

  1/2 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* to *** to **Depending on the type

Returned Letter labels

1890 Label with inscription 'POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALLY SEALED TRINIDAD' with crown


Image found at: http://www.poseal.com/trinidad01.html

  (-) black

This label has perforation 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
(-)RRRR 


Postal stationary

Postcards:


(Reduced size)

  1/2 p brown
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p blue

Other values might exist.



Principality of Trinidad

Trinidad was an inhabited island in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Brasil (this is not the same island as the Trinidad of 'Trinidad and Tobago'!). Some bogus stamps were issued for this island, inscribed in French 'Principauté de Trinidad', and 'Timbre Poste et Fiscal'. These stamps are unofficial stamps of a man who made himself King James the First of Trinidad.


(Reduced size)

I have also seen the values: 5 c green and black, 10 c orange and black, 25 c blue and black 50 c yellow and black, 75 c lilac and black and 1 F red and black.

There also seems to exist some postal stationery, however I've never seen this.


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