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First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other


1885
Sc3 SG2
3 d red
35 / 42

see note 22.1


1886
Sc4 SG1
d black
CoGH o/p
13 / 20


1886
Sc1 SG3
4 d blue
CoGH o/p
55 / 65

image source 9

British Bechuanaland

see also, Bechuanaland
Protectorate, 1888

-

-

-

-

-

 


1886
Sc1 SG1
anna turquoise
10p / 30p

Chamba

Indian Convention State

-

-

-


1886
Sc-O1 SG-O1
anna turquoise
10p / 10p

-

 

1886
Sc1 SG1
5 centimes on 25 centimes brown on yellow
French Colonies o/p
120 / 85

see note 22.8

1886
Sc2 SG2
5 c on 2 c brown on yellow
French Colonies o/p
8 / 7.75

Cochin China

-

-

-

-

-

 


1886
Sc SG1
5 centimes green
Leopold II
8 / 18

Belgian Congo

see Congo (Kinshasa), 1960
 


1928
Sc115 SG145
5 c olive
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, explorer
10p / 10p


1920
Sc-C1 SG87
50 c orange and black
20p / 10p


1923
Sc-J1 SG-D141
5 c sepia
15p / 15p

-


1918 Sc-B1 SG78
5c + 10c green and black
surch. 1910 Sc45
20p / 25p

 

1886
Sc1 SG?
5 centimes on 2 centimes green
French Colonies o/p
350 / 350

see note 22.2


1892
Sc32 SG1
1 c black on blue
60p / 70p


1905
Sc51 SG58
1 c black on blue
15p / 15p

French Guiana


1931
Sc152 SG160
40 c black and green
Colonial Exposition Issue (CDT)
2.25 / 2.25


1933
Sc-C1 SG164
50 c brown
25p / 30p


1925
Sc-J1 SG-D117
5 c blue
French o/p
15p / 30p


1929
Sc-J13 SG-D160
5 c indigo and blue
15p / 2.50

-


image source 6
1915
Sc-B1 SG81
10c + 5c red
surch. 1905 Sc45
Red Cross
8 / 8

 


Image source 1
1886
Sc1 SG
5 centimes on 20 centimes red on green
French Colonies o/p
275 / 275

see note 22.3


1904
Sc16 SG16
1 c black on blue
 50p / 55p


1910
Sc33 SG33
1 c brown and orange
1.10 / 70p


Republic
1959
Sc148 SG161
15 fr brown
65p / 85p

Gabon


1931
Sc120 SG123
40 c green
Colonial Exposition Issue (CDT)
1.40 / 1.60


1960

Sc-C1 SG164
200 fr brown green and blue
5.50 / 2.75


1928
Sc-J1 SG123
5 c blue
10p / 30p

1930
Sc-J SG-D134
5 c drab and blue
1 / 3

1968
Sc-O1 SG-O333
1 fr  multicoloured
10p / 10p


1916
Sc-B1 SG79
10c + 5c red
surch. 1910 Sc37 SG37
10 / 10.50


1917 
Sc-B3 SG81
10c + 5c red
surch. 1910 Sc54 SG53
30p / 65p

see note 22.10

 


1886
Sc1 SG1
d green
8 / 6

see note 22.5


1886
Sc8 SG39
d green
3 / 1.25

Gibraltar


1935
Sc100 SG114
2 d black and blue
Silver Jubilee
1.60 / 2.50

-


1956
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 d green
2 / 3.50

-


1918
Sc-MR1 SG86
d green
War Tax
o/p 1912 Sc66 SG89
30p / 85p

 


1886
Sc1 SG2
anna mauve
Maharaja Tukoji Rao II
1.50 / 1.10

Indore

(Holkar)

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-


1904
Sc-O1 SG-S2
anna red
o/p 1908 Sc9
10p / 10p

 

-

 


1886
Sc1 SG1
5 centimes on 20 centimes red on green
French Colonies o/p
30 / 26

see note 22.2


1892
Sc33 SG33
1 c black on blue
80p / 80p


1908
Sc62 SG62
1 c chocolate and brown
15p / 20p

Martinique

1931
Sc129 SG130
40 c black and green
Colonial Exposition Issue (CDT)
2.25 / 2.25


1945
ScC1 SG222
50 fr green
50p / 35p


1927
Sc-J15 SG-D130
5 c blue
French Colonies o/p
50p / 85p

see note 22.6


1933
Sc-J26 SG-D174
5 c blue on green
15p / 40p

-


1915
Sc-B1 SG83
10c + 5c red
surch. 1908 Sc67
1 / 1

 


Image source 1
1886
Sc1A SG1
1 d black
3,000

1886 Sc1 SG2
1 d violet
10 / 12

New Republic

Boer republic, originally part of Zululand. Incorporated with the South African Republic in 1888 and annexed ti Natal in 1908.

-

-

-

-

-

 


1886
Sc1 SG1
1 d red
King George I
10 / 3.25

Tonga

1899
Sc53SG54
1 d red and black
Marriage of George II and Lavinia
27 / 55

see note 22.7

1938
Sc70 SG71
1 d red and black
Queen Salote Tupou
55p / 2.75

1963
Sc-C1 SG135
10 d red on gold
20p / 20p

-


1893
Sc-O1 SG-O1
1 d blue
o/p 'G.F.B.'
9.50 / 40

1982
Sc? SG808
1 pa'anga 50 seniti on 3p multi (Royal Wedding)
o/p 1981 SG788
Cyclone Relief
1.60 / 2.25


Stamps on Stamps
1961
SG115 10p
 

1986 SG951 1

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 22

Notes:
22.1 Bechuanaland Sc1-9 are overprints on the stamps of Cape of Good Hope. Their remaining stamps, 1887-1897, SC10-42 are overprints of GB stamps. There is, therefore no real first stamp to identify. Scott dates the Sc1 SG3 4d red as 1886.

22.2 French Guinea's #1 is a French Colonies overprint. Their first real stamp is the 1902 1c black.
22.3 Similarly Gabon. Their first real stamp is the 1904 1c black. Gabon's second charity is rather cheaper than the first.
22.4 Equally similarly Martinique. Their first real stamp is the 1892 1c black.
22.5 Contrariwise, Gibraltar's #1 is a Bermuda overprint. Their first real stamp is the 1886 d green.
22.6 Martinique ScJ15 (another French Colonies overprint) is the first Post Due. J1-14, also overprints, were not officially issued
22.7 Tonga's first commemorative celebrates the marriage of George II to Lavinia with an overprint of their initials (T for the family name L for the bride). The first designed commemorative is the 1938 1d red and black celebrating the 20th anniversary of the accession of Queen Salote Tupou.
22.8 There are only four stamps from Cochin China, all French Colony overprints. The first is rather expensive and so the second (which in any case has a more meaningful overprint) is to be preferred.
22.9 A general note - from this point onwards, I shall not bother to explain the concept of real #1s and airmails etc, just include details of both stamps within the table.
22.10 Given the similarity between Gabon's semi-postals and the price differential, I'll settle for the B3. Well, I would have, but picked up a reasonably-priced B1 in a FICC auction.

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other


1887
Sc1 SG1
1 pie green
2 / 6.50

Jhalawar

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

 

-

-

-

LAST

1887
Sc2 SG2
anna green
60p / 1.25

see note 23.4

1887
Sc1 SG1
5 centimes on 20 centimes red on green
French Colonies o/p
120 / 120


1892
Sc35 SG8
1 c black and red on blue
50p / 40p

Senegal

see French West Africa, 1943

1931
Sc138 SG135
40 c green and black
Colonial Exposition Issue (CDT)
1.40 / 1.40


1935
Sc-C1 SG178
25 c brown
20p / 40p

1903
Sc-J1 SG-D30
10c on 50c purple
50 / 50

see note 23.1

1906
Sc-J4 SG-D50
5 c green and red
3 / 3


1961
Sc-O1 SG-O240
1 fr black and blue
Arms of Dakar
10p / 10p


1915 
Sc-B1 SG89
10c + 5c pink and red
surch. 1914 Sc84
60p / 85p

 


1888
Sc1 SG1
1 centime on 2 centimes brown on yellow
French Colonies o/p
20 / 18

see note 23.2

Annam and Tonkin

-

-

-

-

-

 


1888
Sc51 SG40
d vermillion
o/p Bechuanaland Sc10 SG9
2.75 / 20


1932
Sc105 SG99
d green
1 / 30p

Bechuanaland Protectorate

see also British Bechuanaland, 1886

and

Botswana, 1966

 


1935
Sc117 SG111
1 d blue and red
Silver Jubilee
30p / 1.50

-


1926
Sc-J2 SG-D1
d green
GB o/p
4.50 / 70

1926
Sc-J1 SG-D2
1 d red
GB o/p
4.50 / 50

1932
Sc-J4 SG-D4
d green
6 / 27

-

-

 

1888
Sc SG
1
/

see note 23.3

Formosa

-

-

-

-

-

 


1888
Sc1 SG14c
1 chuckram blue
55p / 10p

Travancore

Indian Feudatory State

see Travancore-Cochin 1949


1931
Sc24 SG47
6 cash  green and black
Investiture of Sir Bala Rama Varma Sri Padmanabha shrine at Trivandrum
60p / 60p

-

-

1911
Sc-O1 SG-O5
1 ch blue
o/p ?
50p / 10p

-

 


1888
Sc1 SG1
1 centime black on blue
2.75 / 1.75

Tunisia


1938
Sc-B54 SG196
1c + 1c blue
50th anniv. of the Post Office
1.60 / 1.60


1919
Sc-C1 SG69
30c on 35c brown and green
surch 1906 Sc43
1.10 / 85p


1949
Sc-C14 SG321
200 fr black and blue
5 / 1.75

see note 23.5


1901
Sc-J1 SG-D28
1 c black
perforated 'T' on earlier issues.
15p / 15p

-


1915
Sc-B1 SG49
15 c violet
85p / 60p


1928
Sc-B47 SG155
40c + 40c brown
Tunis-Chad motor caravan
Child Welfare
1 / 80p

 


1888
Sc1 SG5
d black
4.75 / 5.50

Wadhwan

Indian Feudatory State

-

-

-

-

-

 


1888
Sc1 SG1
d red
2.75 / 2.50

Zululand

-

-

-

-

-

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 23

Notes:
23.1 Given the price of Senegal's first Post Due (a French Colonies surcharge), it is also worth noting the first real  PD, the 1906 J4.
23.2 All the Annam and Tonkin stamps were French Colonies o/ps: there were no real A&T stamps.
23.3 I cannot find Formosa in Scott. Gibbons refers to Taiwan but begins in 1945. Further research needed.
23.4 The perceptive reader will have realised that there are only two Jhalawar stamps.
23.5 On Tunisia's airmails, the 1949 SC14 SG321 has the Arabic inscription on two lines: the very similar 1951 ScC16 SG322 has the inscription on one line.