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1869 Queen Victoria

4 p grey

Small sizes (issued 1883)
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p grey
  6 p black
  1 Sh orange

Large size (1869)

5 Sh red

  5 Sh red

For the specialist: the 5 Sh stamp has watermark 'CC Crown' (see picture, perforated 12 1/2 or perforation 14 on bluish paper). All the small stamps are perforated 14 and have 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*c 
1 p*c 
2 1/2 p**** 
4 p*** 
6 p***** 
1 Sh****** 
5 ShRRAlso exist printed on bluish paper: R

Typical cancel:

Fiscal stamps:

Fiscal stamp FREE FEE stamp "Fiscal Stamp", overprinted "FREE FEE"

These stamps and stamps in similar design exist overprinted 'FEE' or 'FREE FEE' and are revenue stamps.

Forgeries, example:

Forgery!

Forgery!
(a non-existing 'ONE POUND' stamp, probably made from a 1/2 p stamp with value erased)

 

1896 'Brittania', new type


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 p lilac and green
  1/2 p green
  1 p lilac and red
  1 p black on red
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue on blue
  2 1/2 p blue
  4 p lilac and orange
  4 p green and blue on yellow
  4 p black and red on yellow
  5 p lilac and violet
  6 p lilac and black
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh green and orange
  1 Sh black and blue on yellow
  1 Sh lilac and blue on yellow
  1 Sh black on green

Larger size

5 Sh green and orange 1 Pound green and red 5 sh lilac and violet

  5 Sh green and orange
  5 Sh lilac and violet
  10 Sh green and blue
  1 Pound green and red

For the specialist: this issue has watermark 'CA crown' (see picture) or 'Multiple CA crown'. The 1 p lilac and red exists with a small 'O' in 'ONE':


(Small 'O' variety)

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 lilac and green *c 
1/2 p green** 
1 p lilac and red*c 
1 p black on red*c 
2 1/2 p lilac and blue *** 
2 1/2 p lilac and blue on blue ***** 
4 p lilac and orange****** 
4 p green and blue on yellow****** 
5 p lilac and violet****** 
6 p lilac and black***** 
1 Sh green and orange****** 
1 Sh black on blue on yellow ****** 
5 Sh green and orangeRRRRLarger size
5 Sh lilac and violetRRRRLarger size
10 ShRRRRRRLarger size
1 PoundRRRRRLarger size
With Watermark 'CA Multiple Crown'
1/2 p green *c 
1 p black on red*c 
1 p red*c 
2 1/2 p lilac and blue on blue****** 
2 1/2 p blue*** 
4 p black and red on yellow****** 
6 p lilac and black ****** 
6 p lilac****** 
1 Sh black and blue on yellow R*** 
1 Sh lilac and blue on yellowRR 
1 Sh black on green****** 
5 Sh lilac and violetRRRRLarger size
1 Pound green and redRRRRRRLarger size

The large-sized stamps with overprint 'GENERAL REGISTAR' seems to be less valuable (I have never seen this overprint).

 

1898 The landing of Columbus

  2 p lilac and brown

This stamp has watermark 'CC crown' and is perforated 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
2 p** 

 

1909 'Brittania', new type, values in corners

1/2 p green 1 p red

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue

These stamps have watermark 'Multiple CA crown' and are perforated 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*c 
1 p*c 
2 1/2 p****** 

 

1914 Red cross issue, inscription 'RED CROSS SOCIETY ONE FRACTION'

Red cross issue

  1/2 p red

This stamp was only valid for postage on 1 day: 18th of September 1914.

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 pRRR 


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