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VICTORIA 1857-1873

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Victoria 1850-1856

1857 Queen Victoria, symbols in the 4 corners, so-called 'Emblems'

Imperforated

1 p green 2 p lilac 4 p red

  1 p green
  2 p lilac
  4 p red

Perforated

  1 p green
  2 p lilac
  4 p red

For the specialist: the laid paper of this issue:

Laid paper
(Front and backside of the stamp)

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 'Star'
1 pRRImperforate
1 pRRRRRouletted
1 pRRRRRRPerforated 12
4 pRR***Imperforated, shades of colour
4 pRRRRouletted
No watermark
1 pRRRImperforate
1 pRRRRouletted
1 pRRRPerforated 12
Exist on laid paper
2 pRRRImperforate
2 pRR***Rouletted
Exists on laid paper
4 pRRRRImperforate
Exists on laid paper
4 pRR***Rouletted
Exists on laid paper
4 pRR***Perforated 12
Exists on laid paper
Watermark 'Value in letters'
1 pR***Watermark 'ONE PENNY'
Watermark 'FOUR PENCE': RRR (error?)
2 pR***Watermark 'TWO PENCE'
Watermark 'THREE PENCE': R (error?)
Watermark '2'
2 pRRRExists with watermark '6': RRR(error?)

Cancels:


('Barred Numeral' cancels '1' and '43')

The 'Barred Numeral' cancel was used from 1856 to 1906 (if I'm informed correctly 2100 different types exist).

 

1861 Queen Victoria, in an ellipse of pearls, so-called 'Beaded Ovals'

4 p red

  3 p blue
  3 p red
  4 p red
  6 p orange
  6 p black

These stamps exist with various perforations.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
No watermark
3 p blueRRRRPerforated 12
Watermark 'Value in letters'
3 p blueRRPerforated 12, watermark 'THREE'
3 p redRRPerforated 12, watermark 'THREE'
4 p R**Perforated 12, watermark 'FOUR'
Exists with watermark 'FIVE SHILLINGS': R
6 p orangeRRRRRRPerforated 12, watermark 'SIX'
6 p black R***Perforated 12, watermark 'SIX'
Watermark '4'
4 pR**Exists imperforate or rouletted


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

 

1862 Queen Victoria, in an ellipse, wavy patterns in the four corners

  1 p green

This stamp 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
Watermark 'ONE'
1 pRRR 
Watermark Thin '1'
1 pR*** 
Watermark Double lined '1'
1 pRRR 

 

1862 Queen Victoria

  6 p black

This stamp 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
Watermark 'SIX'
6 pR** 
Watermark '6'
6 pR** 


(Official reprint with red overprint 'Reprint')

 

1863 Queen Victoria in a circle, so-called 'Laureates' (1)

1 p green 1 p green, typical cancel 2 p lilac

  1 p green
  2 p lilac
  3 p lilac
  4 p red
  8 p orange
  8 p brown on red

Surcharged

  '1/2 1/2 HALF' (red) (1873)on 1 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
Watermark 'Single lined value'
1 p***** 
2 pR** 
4 pR** 
6 pR** 
8 p orangeRR 
8 p brown on red RR 
Watermark 'Double lined value'
1 pR***Exists on wrong paper with watermark 'SIX'
4 pR*** 

Watermark 'V Crown'

1 p***** 
2 p**** 
4 pR*** 
8 p brown on redR*** 
1/2 p on 1 p****** 

The value of the stamp should correspond with its watermark for the 'Single lined' and 'Double lined' watermarks, i.e. '2' for 2 p etc. However, some stamps exist were printed on paper with the wrong watermark, for example the 2 p with watermark '1' etc.

Official reprint:


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

 

1863 Queen Victoria in an ellipse, so-called 'Laureates' (2)

6 p blue 6 p green

  6 p blue
  6 p green (1901)
  6 p green ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)
  10 p brown on red
  10 p grey (1864)

Surcharged

' 9 9 NINEPENCE' on 10 p brown on red

  '9 9 NINEPENCE' (blue) on 10 p brown on red (1871)

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 'Single lined value'
10 p brown on red R** 
10 p greyRRR 
9 p on 10 pRR***1871
Watermark 'SIX'
6 p blueRRRRExists on paper with watermark 'THREE' or 'FOUR'

Watermark 'V Crown'

6 p blue**** 
6 p green**** 
6 p green****'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
6 p green****'POSTAGE' added in the design

Reprints, example of a 10 p reprint:

Official reprint of this stamp

 

1864 Queen Victoria in an ellipse, value in 4 corners, so-called 'Laureates' (3)

3 p lilac 3 p brown 3 p brown 'POSTAGE'

  3 p lilac
  3 p orange (1869)
  3 p brown (1901)
  3 p brown ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)

Overprinted 'Stamp Duty' (1884) in blue

3 p orange, 'STAMP DUTY' overprint

  3 p orange

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 'Single lined value'
3 p lilacRR 
Watermark 'V Crown'
3 p lilacRR 
3 p orangeR*** 
3 p brown**** 
3 p brown***'POSTAGE' added in the design
3 p orangeR***Stamp duty overprint
Watermark 'Crown A'
3 p brown***'POSTAGE' added in the design


(Official reprint with overprint 'Reprint')

 

1870 Queen Victoria in an ellipse, ornaments in the 4 corners

  2 p lilac

This stamp has perforation 12 1/2 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
2 pR* 

 

1873 Queen Victoria with special crown

9 p brown on red 9 p green 9 p red

  9 p brown on red
  9 p green (1892)
  9 p red (1895)
  9 p red ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)

Surcharged

'8d 8d EIGHTPENCE' on 8 p brown on red

  '8d 8d EIGHTPENCE' on 9 p brown 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 '10'
9 p brown on red R*** 
Watermark 'V Crown'
9 p brown on redRRR 
8 p on 9 p RRR 
9 p green****** 
9 p red***** 
9 p red*****'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
9 p****'POSTAGE' added in the design


(Official reprint with overprint 'Reprint')

 

1873 Small sized stamp, perforated

1/2 p red 1/2 p green 1/2 p green (POSTAGE)

  1/2 p red
  1/2 p green (1901)
  1/2 p green (inscription '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'
1/2 p red**** 
1/2 p greenccPerforated 12
1/2 p greencc'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
1/2 p green*c 

Official reprint:

1874 Queen Victoria

1 p green (other ornaments) 1 Sh orange 'Postage' yellow 'Postage' orange 2 Sh blue on green 2 Sh blue on red

  1 p green
  1 p green (other ornaments left and right)
  1 p red (Postage added, 1901)
  1 Sh blue on blue
  1 Sh orange (1901)
  1 Sh orange ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)
  1 Sh yellow ('POSTAGE' added, 1903)
  2 Sh blue on green
  2 Sh blue on red (1901)
  2 Sh blue on red ('POSTAGE' added, 1901)

Overprinted 'Stamp Duty' (1885)

'STAMP DUTY' overprint 'STAMP DUTY' overprint

  1 Sh blue on blue (overprint blue)
  1 Sh blue on blue (overprint black)
  2 Sh blue on 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
Watermark 'V Crown'
1 p green ****Exists on yellowish or grey paper
1 p green****Other ornaments
1 p red*vc'POSTAGE' added in the design
1 Sh blue on blue R** 
1 Sh blue on blueRRStamp duty overprint
1 Sh orange***** 
1 Sh orange***'POSTAGE' added in the design
2 Sh blue on green R*** 
2 Sh blue on greenR***Stamp duty overprint
2 Sh blue on red****** 
2 Sh blue on red****'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
1 p red*vc'POSTAGE' added in the design
1 Sh orange***'POSTAGE' added in the design

Reprints, example:


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

I don't trust the next stamp, forgery?:


(Forgery of the 2 Sh stamp?)

1873 Queen Victoria, triangles in the corners

  2 p violet

This stamp has watermark 'V Crown'. Two types exist of this stamp: with single external line of the oval or with double line.

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**** 


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

 

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