FI Guinness Page 10
 

 

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Other


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1875
Sc1 SG1
1 d blue
450 / 80

see note 18.8


1875
Sc5 SG5
1 d blue
18 / 6.50

Gold Coast

see Ghana, 1957


1935
Sc108 SG113
1 d blue and black
Silver Jubilee
60p / 50p

-

1923
Sc-J1 SG-D1
d black
14 / 100

see note 18.9


1923
Sc-J2 SG-D2
1 d black
75p / 1.25

-


1918
Sc-MR1 SG85
1d on 1d red
surch Sc57 SG72
War Tax
30p / 40p

LAST


1876
Sc1 SG5
anna black
3.50 / 6.50

see note 18.10

Bhopal

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-

1908
Sc-O1 SG301
a green
1.50 / 10p

-

LAST
1908
Sc99 SG100
1 a green
2 / 1.75

 

1876
Sc1 SG1
2 cents brown
8,500 / 3,500

see note 18.7


1891
Sc19 SG22
2 c purple  and yellow
Sultan Abubakar
50p / 1.50

Johore

Malaysia


1896
Sc30 SG32
1 c purple
Coronation Issue
o/p Sc18
45p / 85p

-

1938
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 c red
11 / 29

see note 18.11

-

-

 


1876 Sc1 SG7
1 d red
12 / 17

see note 18.2

1880 Sc3 SG9
2 d brown
225 / 65


1884
Sc5 SG7
d green
1 / 6.50

Montserrat

1932
Sc75 SG84
d green
300th anniv. of Montserrat colonisation
75p / 4.50

 

 


1976
Sc-O1
SG-O1
5c multicoloured
o/p SG264
65p


1917
Sc-MR1 SG60
d green
(red o/p Sc43 SG50)
10p / 1

 

1876
Sc1 SG1
6 d red
2,750 / 90

Poonch

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-

1888
Sc-O1 SG-O1
1 d black
1.40 / 1.50

see note 18.3

-

LAST
1888
Sc24 SG52
2a red on lavender
85p / 1.50

see note 18.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1877
Sc1 SG1a
anna blue
7 / 7

Alwar

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-

-

-

 


1877
Sc1 SG1
5 reis black
1.25 / 95p

Cape Verde Islands

1939
Sc252 SG316
80 c violet on mauve
Visit if the President of Portugal
1.90 / 1.40

see note 18.12

-


1904
Sc-J1 SG-D119
5 r green
15p / 15p

-

1921
Sc194 SG255
centavos on 1 c green
15p / 15p


1925
Sc-RA1 SG-C266
15 c violet
25p / 25p

 


1877
Sc1 SG1
5 reis black
50p / 40p

Mozambique


1924
Sc237 SG317
80 c pink
400th death centenary. of Vasco da Gamma
50p / 30p

see note 18.13


1930 Sc-RA32 SG321
50 clake and red
Albuquerque's Victories, Macontene
3 / 3


1938
Sc-C1 SG369
10 centavos red
10p / 10p

see note 18.5


1946
Sc-C11 SG391
1c20 red
1 / 65p

1904
Sc-J1 SG-D146
5 r yellow-green
15p / 15p

 

1916
Sc-MR1 SG-C234
1 c green
35p / 25p

see note 18.6


1920
Sc-B1 SG-C309
c olive
70p / 70p


1952 SG492 30p


1877
Sc1 SG1
1 docra blue
40p / 20

Nowanugger

(Nawanagar)

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-

-

-

 


1877
Sc1c SG15
1 d blue
24 / 40

see note 18.1

German Dependancy
1900
Sc51 SG-G1
3pf brown
German o/p
8 / 9


1900
Sc57 SG-G7
3pf brown
75p / 75p

New Zealand Dependency
1914
Sc101 SG101
d on 3pf brown
Sc57 surch
32 / 9


1921
Sc142 SG153
d green
4.50 / 1.75

Samoa

See also Western Samoa 1935


1920
Sc136 SG143
d green
o/p of NZ Victory issue of 1919
2.25 / 4


1965
Sc-C1 SG263
8 d black, orange and blue
50p / 10p

-

-


1966
Sc-B1 SG273
8d + 6d turquoise, green and black
surch SG244
Hurricane Relief
10p / 10p

 


1877
Sc1 SG1
2 centesimi green
3.50 / 1.60

San Marino


1894
Sc29 SG29
25 c purple and blue
Opening of new govt. palace and installation of new Regent
1.50 / 70p


1931
Sc-C1 SG164
50 c green
4 / 4.25


1897
Sc-J1 SG-D38
5 c green and brown
10p / 10p

 

1917
Sc-B1 SG55
25c on 2c violet
surch 1903 Sc40
Hospitals for Italian Soldiers
1 / 90p

 

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Table 18

Notes:
18.1 The Samoan #1 is listed in four varieties in Scott:

Year # Type Description
1879 1 III 1 d blue
1879 1a III 1 d ultra
1878 1b II 1 d ultra
1877 1c I 1 d ultra

The distinctions are rather fine for my sensibilities (e.g. the Type II has a broken line above the 'X' and a small dot near the upper right serif of the 'M'). The 1c is significantly more expensive and so I might settle for one of the others. Gibbons Simplified just specifies SG15 as 1d blue and notes that most examples found in old collections are worthless reprints. Mine (from a FICC auction, April 2004) is a Type III.

18.2 Montserrat #1 is an Antigua overprint. The first real Montserrat stamp is the 1880 2 d red Sc3 SG9, but that is rather expensive at 225 / 65. I favour the d green Sc5 SG6, dated 1884 by Scott, at 1 / 6.50.
18.3 A Poonch Official is not mentioned in Mackay. Scott lists an 1888 Sc-O1 1d black handstamp.
18.4 For Poonch's last issue, five values from 1880-88, Scott lists six separate sets on differently coloured paper, the last being an inexpensive 2 anna red on lavender paper, Sc24. My Gibbons Simplified merely mentions that they were printed on different papers.
18.5 Mackay dates Mozambique's first airmail as 1946. Scott starts in 1938 with Sc-C1, 10 centavos red.
18.6 For Mozambique charity, Mackay specifies the impressive 1916 War Tax stamp, ScMR1 / SG234. Scott's first charity is the (equally impressive) 1920 B1 / SG309 for the benefit of war victims.
18.7 Johore's first stamp is a Straits Settlements handstamp overprint. Their first real stamp is the 1891 Sc19 2c lilac and yellow. The 1c purple Sc18 SG21 is dated 1894 by Scott.
18.8 Gold Coast's d  yellow and green stamps (SG 4 and 11a) were issued in 1879 and 1884. The only difference between Gold Coast #1 and #5 is the price and the perforations. I'll settle for a #5.
18.9 Gold Coast's first post due is rather fully-priced and so I will settle for the J2 D2.
18.10 Scott quotes Bhopal #1 as $300 min or used, Gibbons Simplified as 3 or 6. Presumably a variant of shade / paper etc.
18.11 Johore's first Postage Due, ScJ1 SGD1 is the least expensive of the group.
18.12 Mackay states 1921 for Cape Verdi's first commemorative, but I can't spot such a stamp in Scott or Gibbons. I'll go for the 1939.
18.13 Again on Mozambique I'm struggling to find Mackay's 1913 commemorative and so will go for the 1924.

 

First

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Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

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Charity

Other


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1878
Sc1 SG1
1 candareen green
160 / 120

Chinese Republic
1912
Sc146 SG192
cent brown
China o/p
50p / 25p

China

see note 54.1 on subsequent page

1894
Sc16 SG16
1 ca orange
60th birthday of Tsz'e Hsi, Empress Dowager
7.50 / 5

1921
Sc-C1 SG352
15 cents black and green
12 / 10

see note 19.2


1932
Sc-C11 SG422
15 c green
15p / 15p

1904
Sc-J1
c chocolate
[$6 / $2]

see note 19.3


1912
Sc-J19 SG-D207
c blue
60p / 40p

-


1920
Sc-B1 SG349
1c on 2c green
Yellow River flood victims
3.75 / 1.50

see note 19.4

1932
Sc307 SG406
1 c orange
North-West China Scientific Expedition
17 / 19

 


1878
Sc1 SG23
1 d red
550 / 300

Falkland Islands


1933
Sc65 SG127
d green and black
Centenary of occupation as a British Territory
Romney Marsh Ram
1.50 / 4.75

-

1991
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 p red and mauve
King Penguin
15p / 30p

 

-


1918
Sc-MR1 SG70b
d green
50p / 6.50


1982
Sc-B1 SG430
1 + 1 multi
Rebuilding Funs
1.50 / 4


Stamps on Stamps
1978
SG351
3 p multi
25p / 20p


1878
Sc1 SG1
5 centavos green
15 / 13.50

Panama


1913
Sc202 SG160
2 c green and yellow
400th anniv. of Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean
45p / 40p


1929
Sc-C1 SG225
25c on 10c orange
surch Sc-E3 SG-E226
1.10 / 90p

see note 19.5


1930
Sc-C7 SG235
15 c green
45p / 10p


1915
Sc-J1 SG-D169
1 c brown
1.90 / 30p

-


1939
Sc-RA1 SG353
1 c red
Cancer Research Fund
55p / 15p

 


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1878
Sc1 SG1
2 cents brown
Straits Settlements o/p
1,200 / 900


1878
Sc7 SG16
2 cents red
Straits Settlements o/p
2.50 / 1.75

see note 19.10


1892
Sc42 SG61
1 c green
2.25 / 15p

Perak

Malaysia


1948
Sc99 SG122
10 c violet
Silver Wedding Issue
15p / 10p

-

-

1890
Sc-O1 SG-O6
12 c blue
150 / 160

see note 19.15

1890
Sc-O3 SG-O1
2 c red
2 / 3.25

-

 

1878 (1882)
Sc3 SG3
2 cents brown
Straits Settlements o/p
65 / 70

see note 19.12


1891
Sc24 SG49
1 c green
70p / 25p

Selangor

Malaysia


1948
Sc74 SG88
10 c purple
Silver Wedding Issue
20p / 10p

-

-

-

-

 


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1878
Sc2 SG1
2 cents brown
Straits Settlements o/p
1,800 / 2,000

see note 19.13

1891
Sc31 SG50
2 c red
24 / 27

Sungei Ujong

Malaysia

-

-

-

-

-

 


1879
Sc1 SG1
anna red
1.75 / 3.25

Bhor

-

-

-

-

-

LAST 1901
Sc3 SG3
anna red
6.50 / 28


1879
Sc2 SG135
1 kreuzer grey
3 / 90p

see note 19.11


1894
Sc1 SG106
kreuzer black
16 / 23

Bosnia and Herzegovina

see also 1918


1910
Sc46 SG343
1 heller black
80th birthday or Emperor Franz-Joseph
30p / 20p

-


1904
Sc-J1 SG183
1 h black, red and yellow
40p / 10p

-


1914
Sc-B1 SG383
7h on 5h green
30p / 30p

see note 19.7


1916
Sc-B9 SG391
5h + 2h green
War wounded
60p / 80p



1917
Sc-B13-15 SG413-415
Archduke Ferdinand and Duchess Sophia memorial fund
20p each

 


1879
Sc1 SG1
5 c black and orange
85 / 25

Bulgaria


1896
Sc43 SG78
1 stotinki green
Baptism of Prince Boris
35p / 15p


1927
Sc4 SG281
1 l on 6 l green and blue
o/p SG273

1 / 7.50

see note 19.1


1884
Sc-J1 SG-D75
5 s orange
17 / 2.50


1942
Sc-O1 SG-O507
10 s green
10p / 10p

1916
Sc113 SG185
3s on 1s mauve
Red Cross Fund
5 / 5.75


1920 Sc-B1 SG210
2s + 1s green
Returned prisoners of war
10p / 10p

1925
Sc-RA1 SG286b
1 lev black
Sunday Delivery
2.75 / 15p

see note 19.14


1939
Sc-E1-E5 SG-E429-433
Express Delivery
50p - 1 each


1879
Sc1 SG-N5
1 folus blue
1 / 2.25

see note 19.8


1879
Sc4 SG1
anna turquoise
1.25 / 1.10

Faridkot

Indian Feudatory, then Convention State

 

 

 

1866
Sc-O1 SG-O1
anna turquoise
15p / 40p

 

LAST 1900
Sc14 SG14
12 a violet
27 / 275

 

1879
Sc1 SG1
2 cents blue-green
900 / 650

see note 19.9

1880
Sc5 SG5
2 cents yellow-green
20 / 28

Labuan

Malaysia

 


1896
Sc66 SG83
1 cent mauve and black
50th anniv. of the cessation of Labuan to GB
17 / 21

 

1901
Sc-J1 SG-D1
2 c green and black
o/p SG111
11 / 20

see note 19.17

 

 

 

1879
Sc1 SG1
1 pice green
6.50 / 160

see note 19.16

Sirmoor

Indian Feudatory State

 

 

 

1890
Sc-O1 SG60
3 d orange
50p / 40p

 

 


1879
Sc1 SG1
1 d red
75 / 60

Tobago

-

-

-

-

-

 

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Table 19

Notes:
19.1 Bulgaria airmail. C1 and C3 are dated 1928. C2 and C4 are equal candidates for the first airmail. I'm going with C4 as the lowest denomination and the first in Gibbons. See Bulgaria page.

19.2 Mackay's first Chinese airmail is dates 1932, presumably the Sc-C11 SG422 15c green. Scott begins with the 1921 ScC1 15c green and black.
19.3 Similarly for Post Dues, Mackay and Gibbons begin in 1912 (Sc J19 c blue, SGD207), Scott in 1904 with the ScJ1 c chocolate.
19.4 Scott first China Charity is the 1920 ScB1 SG349 1c on 2c green for victims of the 1919 Yellow River flood. Mackay's is the 1932 (Sc307 SG406) North-West China Scientific Expedition, some of which were sold at a premium to finance the venture.
I suspect that there is something I don't yet know about regime change or provinces in China which informs these differences.
19.5 The first real Panamanian airmail is the 1930 ScC7 SG235 15c green. The three stamps ScC6A-C were issued in 1941.
19.6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Scott #1, the kr black was issued in 1894 and so #2 is the first, but I'll aim to get both.
19.7 On Bosnia and Herzegovina Charity, Scott's B1 is the 1914 7h on 5h green, the purpose of which is unclear. Mackay's 1916 is, presumably, the ScB9 SG391 5h + 2h  green for war wounded. It is worth noting that the 1917 set B13-15, SG413+, three values to fund a memorial church at Sarajevo to he assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and Archduchess Sophia, without which the world would be a different place.
19.8 Faridkot is listed in Scott as both a Feudatory State and a Convention State.#1-#3 are from the former and the latter runs from #4.
19.9 The first Labuan issue is another example of Gibbons Simplified living up to its name as Scott shows #1 at $600. SG17 will be the 1880 Sc5 with a different watermark. In Scott terms, the best value of the 1879 issue is the Sc#4, SG4 16c blue is the most affordable at 45 / 85.
19.10 Perak's first stamp is a Straits Settlements handstamp overprint. Their first real stamp is the 1892 Sc42 1c green.
19.11
For Bosnia and Herzegovina, Scott #1, the novcica black, was issued in 1894, so first place goes to #2, the 1n grey.
19.12 Selangor's first stamp is a Straits Settlements handstamp overprint. Scott also notes that for Sc#1, #2 and #2a, their "authenticity is questioned". #3 is another expensive overprint. Their first real stamp is the 1891 Sc24 SG40 1c green.
19.13 Sungei Ujong's first stamp is a Straits Settlements overprint and is numbered #2 - no mention of #1. Their first real stamp is the 1891 Sc31 2c red.
19.14 Bulgaria issued he first ever Sunday Delivery stamp in 1925.
19.15 On Perak Official, Gibbons SG-O1 is the 2c red. Scott regards that as Sc-O3 because of a watermark variation. Given that the Sc-01 12c blue is priced at 150 and the SG-O1 (Sc-O3) 2c red at  2, I'll take the 2c.
19.16 For Sirmoor, Mackay and Scott date the first as 1879, Gibbons as 1876.
19.17 All the Labuan Post Dues are around the same price range.