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VICTORIA 1857-1873

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Victoria 1854-1856

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

Imperforated

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
With watermark 'Star'
1 p R R Imperforate
1 p RR RR Rouletted
1 p RRR RRR Perforated 12
4 p RR *** Imperforated, shades of colour
4 p RR R Rouletted
No watermark
1 p RR R Imperforate
1 p RR R Rouletted
1 p RR R Perforated 12
Exist on laid paper
2 p RR R Imperforate
2 p RR *** Rouletted
Exists on laid paper
4 p RRR R Imperforate
Exists on laid paper
4 p RR *** Rouletted
Exists on laid paper
4 p RR *** Perforated 12
Exists on laid paper
Watermark 'Value in letters'
1 p R *** Watermark 'ONE PENNY'
Watermark 'FOUR PENCE': RRR (error?)
2 p R *** Watermark 'TWO PENCE'
Watermark 'THREE PENCE': R (error?)
Watermark '2'
2 p RR R Exists with watermark '6': RRR(error?)

Cancels:


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

The 'Barred Numeral' cancel was used from 1856 to 1906 (the numbers '1' to '2100' 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
No watermark
3 p blue RRR R Perforated 12
Watermark 'Value in letters'
3 p blue R R Perforated 12, watermark 'THREE'
3 p red R R Perforated 12, watermark 'THREE'
4 p R ** Perforated 12, watermark 'FOUR'
Exists with watermark 'FIVE SHILLINGS': R
6 p orange RRR RRR Perforated 12, watermark 'SIX'
6 p black R *** Perforated 12, watermark 'SIX'
Watermark '4'
4 p R ** 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'ONE'
1 p RR R  
Watermark Thin '1'
1 p R ***  
Watermark Double lined '1'
1 p RR R  

 

1862 Queen Victoria, 'adapted desing'

  6 p black

This stamp has perforation 12. The central part of the 'beaded oval' 6 p was used for this stamp and a new outer section was 'adapted'. Some stamps show heavy wear in the central design leaving large portions of the ellipse white (see images above).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'SIX'
6 p R **  
Watermark '6'
6 p R **  

Reprint


(Official reprint with red overprint 'Reprint')

Forgery


Forgery of the 6 p stamp with the head of the Queen different from a genuine stamp. I've only seen it with a 'C64' numeral cancel.

 

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
  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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Single lined value'
1 p *** **  
2 p R **  
4 p R **  
6 p R **  
8 p orange R R  
8 p brown on red R R  
Watermark 'Double lined value'
1 p R *** Exists on wrong paper with watermark 'SIX'
4 p R ***  

Watermark 'V Crown'

1 p *** **  
2 p *** *  
4 p R ***  
8 p brown on red R ***  
1/2 p on 1 p *** *** To be used on inland newspapers
Exists with short right '1': RR

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')


Cancel '1' with horizontal lines covering almost the whole stamp (1 p)

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Single lined value'
10 p brown on red R **  
10 p grey RR R  
9 p on 10 p RR *** 1871
Watermark 'SIX'
6 p blue RRR R Exists 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

Forgery:


A forgery made from a reprint with 'Reprint' erased (though thraces can still be seen) and a forged 'VICTORIA' cancel applied to it.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'Single lined value'
3 p lilac R R  
Watermark 'V Crown'
3 p lilac R R  
3 p orange R ***  
3 p brown *** *  
3 p brown ** * 'POSTAGE' added in the design
3 p orange R *** 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
Value Unused Used Remarks
2 p R *  

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark '10'
9 p brown on red R ***  
Watermark 'V Crown'
9 p brown on red RR R  
8 p on 9 p RR R  
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')


Forgery (presumably a genuine stamp with forged overprint?).

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
Watermark 'V Crown'
1/2 p red *** *  
1/2 p green c c Perforated 12
1/2 p green c c 'POSTAGE' added in the design
Watermark 'Crown A'
1/2 p green * c  

Official reprint:


Postal stationary in the same design; 1/2 p green

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
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 blue R R Stamp duty overprint
1 Sh orange *** **  
1 Sh orange ** * 'POSTAGE' added in the design
2 Sh blue on green R ***  
2 Sh blue on green R *** 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


1 p with "RAINBOW VICTORIA" cancel.

Reprints, example:


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

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


(Forgery of the 2 Sh stamp?)


An imperforate Fournier forgery of the 2 Sh stamp. I don't think Fournier actually sold this forgery, but used it to illustrate his pricelists.

 

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
Value Unused Used Remarks
2 p *** *  


(Official reprints with overprint 'Reprint')

 

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