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VICTORIA 1874-1901

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1881 Queen Victoria

4 p red 4 p olive4 p olive 'POSTAGE' 4 p typical cancel

  2 p brown
  2 p lilac
  2 p lilac ('POSTAGE' added,1901)
  4 p red
  4 p olive
  4 p olive ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)

Overprinted 'Stamp Duty' (1885) in blue

4 p red 'STAMP DUTY'

  4 p red

Surcharged
  'ONE PENNY' on 2 p lilac ('POSTAGE', 1912)

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 'V Crown'
2 p brown*** 
2 p lilac** 
2 p lilac*c'POSTAGE' added in the design
4 p red****** 
4 p redR***Stamp duty overprint
4 p olive**** 
4 p olive***'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
2 p lilac*vc 
4 p olive*** 
1 p on 2 p lilac ** 

Reprints, example:


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

 

1884 Queen Victoria, inscription 'STAMP DUTY'

1886 type 2 p lilac, solid background 2 p lilac, lined background 3 p brown 4 p lilac 6 p blue, new type 1886 8 p red on red 1 Sh blue on yellow 2 Sh green on green 2 Sh green 2 Sh green

  1/2 p red
  1 p green
  1 p green (different type, 1886)
  2 p lilac (solid background)
  2 p lilac (lined background, 1886)
  3 p brown (many shades to olive-yellow)
  4 p lilac (solid background)
  4 p red (lined background, 1886)
  6 p blue
  6 p blue (new type, 1886)
  8 p red on red
  1 Sh blue on yellow
  2 Sh green on green (as 8 p design)
  2 Sh green (as 8 p design, two different shades of green exist)

Fiscal stamp

A 3 p olive was also issued (see picture above), but it is a fiscal stamp (however, it's use was authorised for postage during a short time).

All these stamps have watermark 'V 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***Perforated 12 1/2
1 p ***Perforated 12 1/2
1 p***Design of 1886, perforated 12
2 p****Solid background, perforated 12 1/2
2 p*vcLined background, perforated 12
3 p***Perforated 12 1/2
4 p*****Solid background, perforated 12 1/2
4 p***Lined background, perforated 12
6 pR**Perforated 12 1/2
6 p***New type 1886, perforated 12
8 p*****Perforated 12 1/2
1 Sh R***Perforated 12 1/2
2 Sh green on green *****Perforated 12 1/2
2 Sh green******Yellowish green or bluish green
Perforated 12

Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint':

 

1886 Queen Victoria, lying format

1/2 p lilac 1 1/2 p green 'Postage' 1 Sh brown 1 Sh red

  1/2 p lilac
  1/2 p red (1887)
  1/2 p green (1898)
  1 1/2 p green (1897)
  1 1/2 p red on yellow (1898)
  1 1/2 p red on yellow (Inscription 'POSTAGE', 1901)
  1 Sh brown 
  1 Sh red

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and are perforated 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
1/2 p lilac**** 
1/2 p red*c 
1/2 p green*vc 
1 1/2 p green ** 
1 1/2 p red on yellow ** 
1 1/2 p red on yellow **'POSTAGE' added in the design
1 Sh brownR** 
1 Sh red*** 


(Envelope in the same design)

 

1888 Woman

  1 Sh 6 p (Eighteen pence) blue
  1 Sh 6 p (Eighteen pence) orange

These stamps have perforation 12 and watermark 'V 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 Sh 6 p blueRR 
1 Sh 6 p orange ****** 

 

1890 Queen Victoria

1 p red

  1 p brown 
  1 p orange on red 
  1 p red (1899)

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and 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
1 p brown*vc 
1 p orange on red ** 
1 p red*vc 

A 1 p olive in the same design (see above) is a fiscal stamp (which was allowed for postage also during a short period).

1890 New desing, Queen Victoria, small head

  2 1/2 p brown on yellow (stamp duty)
  2 1/2 p blue (stamp duty, 1899)
  2 1/2 p blue (postage, 1901)
  5 p brown (stamp duty)
  5 p brown (Postage, 1901) 

 

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 'V Crown'
2 1/2 p brown on yellow **** 
2 1/2 p blue**Stamp duty
2 1/2 p blue*cPostage
5 p ***Stamp duty
5 p***Postage
Watermark 'Crown A'
2 1/2 p blue***Postage
5 p***Postage

 

1897 60 years reign of Queen Victoria, large sized stamps

1 p blue 2 1/2 p brown

  1 p blue
  2 1/2 p brown

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and 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
1 p***** 
2 pRR 

 

1900 Charity stamps, large design


(Reduced size)

  1 p brown (cross)
  2 p green (soldiers on horses)

These stamps have watermark 'V Crown' and 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
1 p****** 
2 pRR 

 

1901 King Edward

  1 Pound red
  2 Pounds blue

The perforation of these stamps is either 12 1/2 or 11.

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 'V Crown'
1 PoundRR 
2 PoundsRRRR 
Watermark 'Crown A'
1 PoundR*** 
2 PoundsRRRR 

Forgery of these stamps, example:

Forgery!


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