First Issues

page 11.8a

Large stamps, including First Issues

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Mackay's piece on large stamps [1, p.109] does not include any first issues and so I'll gradually assemble the largest examples across the range as I encounter them.

Incidentally, Mackay's champions are several:

There's nothing I can (or want to in the case of Fujeira) afford in the list so far. Mackay goes on to list large 'ordinary' stamps', two Russian, one Polish and one for Sharjah.

Russia
Barguzin nature reserve
1966 SG3308 Sc3218
Russia
Cedar Fall nature reserve
1967 SG3464 Sc3379
Poland 1961 SG1236 Sc990
Poland
B79 Tanker
1961 SG1236 Sc990
Sharjah
New York world fair
1964 SG81-83 Sc-C22-C24

First Issue
On the first issue, my FICC colleague Tim Balm suggests the 1884 Madagascar British Consular Mail issues. These will definitely take some beating, but as they are all expensive, I'll also be looking for a large 'regular' mail example.

Madagascar 1886 SG21 Sc45          
Madagascar: British Consular Mail          
World's largest first issue
[1884]
1886 SG21 Sc45
Commemorative
year SG Sc
text
Airmail
year SG Sc-C
text
Charity
year SG Sc-B
text
Official
year SG-O Sc-O
Post Due
year SG-D Sc-J

First Issues
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Commemoratives
text
     
       
       
Airmail
Check -the Grenada overprint and St Lucia and look at Dominican Republic
Grenada SG476 Sc-C1 St. Lucia SG240 Sc-C1  
  Grenada St. Lucia  
  Airmail
1972 SG476 Sc-C1
Airmail
1967 SG240 Sc-C1
Independence
 
Charity
An early candidate for large charity is the first charity stamp issued, the 1897 New South Wales Consumptives Home. But by coincidence, on the day Tim replied to my question, I was writing up the Falkland Islands for Display 10 and found a serious contender for the largest charity issue.
Falkland Islands SG430 ScB1  
  Falkland Islands New South Wales  
  Charity
1982 SG430 Sc-B1
Rebuilding Fund
World's First
Charity
Consumpives' Home
1897 SG280 Sc-B1
 
Official
Check Montserrat
Montserrat SGO1 ScO1    
  Montserrat    
  Official
1976 SG-O1 Sc-O1
   
Post due
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