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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

1850
Sc1 SG6a
1 kreuzer yellow
£1,000 / £70
Austria

 


1908
Sc110 SG189
1 heller black
60th anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph I's accession
20p / 10p

1918
Sc-C1 SG296
1k50 o/p on SG242  2k blue
£2 / £4.75

see note 2.1


1922
Sc-C4 SG546
300k claret
30p / £1.50


1894
Sc-J1 SG-D96
1k brown
£1.50 / £1.25
-
1914
Sc-B1 SG240
5h + 2h green
War Charity Funds
10p / 40p
 

1850
Sc1 SG1c
5 centesimi orange
£950 / £55

Lombardy and Venetia

(Austrian Italy)

- - - - -  

1850
Sc1 SG1
2 cents black on red
 £75,000

see note 2.2


1869
Sc50 SG85
1 c black
£10 / £4.25

British Guiana

see also Guyana, 1966


1898
Sc152 SG216
1c black and red
QV Jubilee - Mt. Roraima
£3 / 40p
-
1940
Sc-J1 SG-D1a
1c green
£1.25 / £7

1875
Sc SG-O1
1c black
o/p of 1866 SG85
£38 / £14

1918
Sc-MR1 SG271
2c red
o/p of 1913 SG260
War Tax
30p / 15p
Stamps on Stamps

1967 Guyana
SG414 10p


1979 Guyana
SG717 15p


1850
Sc1 SG1
1 gutegroschen
 black on blue
£2,500 / £42
Hanover

German State

- - - - -  

1850
Sc1 SG1
1d red
£4,250 / £450

see note 2.10

New South Wales

Australian State


1888
Sc77 SG253
1d mauve, view of Sydney
Centenary of NSW
£3.75 / 10p
-
1891
Sc-J1 SG-D1
½d green
£2.50 / £2

1879
Sc-O1 SG-O2b
1d red
£5 / £1.40

1897
Sc-B1 SG280
1d (1s) green and brown
£40 / £40
Stamps on Stamps
1950 Australia
SG239 10p

1850
Sc2 SG4
6 pfennig red
Friedrich Wilheln IV
£70 / £40

see note 2.3

Prussia

German State

 

- - - - -  

Image source 2
1850
Sc1 SG1
3 pfennig red
£5,000 / £5,000


1851
Sc3 SG10
½ neu groschen black
£50 / £7.50

Saxony

German State

 

- - - - -
Stamps on Stamps
1978 Germany SG1872  50p

Image source 2
1850
Sc1 SG2
1 schilling blue
£300 / £4,500

1865
Sc3 SG6
½ s rose
£25 / £40

Schleswig-Holstein

German State

see note 2.8

- - - - -  

1850
Sc1 SG2
6 cuartos black
£300 / £11
Spain
1905
Sc287 SG307
5 centimos green
300th anniversary of the publication of Cervantes' Don Quixote
£1.60 / 80p

1920
Sc-C1 SG353
5 c green
o/p 1909 SG330
90 / 70p

see note 2.4


1929
Sc-C6 SG515
5 c brown
£4.50 / £4.25

-
1854
Sc-O1 SG-O46
½ onza black on orange
£2 / £2.25

1926
Sc-B1 SG394
1 c black
£1.60 / £1.60

see note 2.5

Express

1902 Sc-E1 SG308
20 c red
£37 / 90p

1940
 
Sc-EB2 SG1006
25c +5c  red and buff
25p / 25p


Image source 2
1850
Sc1 SG1
2½ rappen black and red
£1,500 / £1,000


1851
Sc41 SG52
2 centimes grey
£55 / £2

Switzerland
1900
Sc98 SG191
5 centimes green
25th anniversary of UPU
£2 / 50p
1919 Sc-C2 SG303
50 c green and deep green
£32 / £95



Image source 6
1920
Sc-C1 SG302
30 c green and brown
£100 / £900


1923
Sc-C3 SG316
15 c green and red
£2.75 / £5.50

see note 2.6


1878
Sc-J1 SGD89
1c blue
£1.25 / 75p
1918
SG-O308
3c brown
£3 / £20

see note 2.9


1938
Sc-O1 SG-O381
3c green
£3 / £20


1913
Sc-B1 SG-J1
5c green
Children's Fund
£2.75 / £3.75
 
1850  SG1
1d orange vermillion
£15,000 / £1,900


1850
Sc1 SG5
1d red brown
£3750 / £325

Victoria

Australian State

- -
1890
Sc-J1 SG-D1
Vd blue and red
£2.50 / £2
-
1897
Sc-B1 SG353
1d (1s) blue
Hospital Charity Fund
£18 / £18
Stamps on Stamps

1950 Australia
SG240 10p
First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 2

Notes:
2.1 Mackay starts Austrian airmails with the 1922 republic stamps designed as airmail (C4, SG546 40p / £1.50). Scott and Gibbons go back to 1918 overprints of monarchy stamps.
2.2 This is clearly one I will never acquire. The illustration from SG is of the 12c black on blue SG5 which sells for £5,000 / £1,900. This also features on the 1979 Guyana SoS issue. Most of the stamps from 1851 o 1867 are of similar designs, the first sensibly priced (FSP) stamp is the 1869 1 cent black. This
is the first of a feature I will apply to the site on the second pass.
2.3 Scott #1 (SG14), the  4pf green was issued in 1856 (£65 / £24). The first stamp, Sc2 (SG4) was 1850.
2.4 The first 'real' Spanish airmail stamp was the 1929 Sc-C6 SG515 5c brown (£4.50 / £4.25)
.
2.5 Mackay lists the first Spanish charity stamp as 1938, presumably the Republican issue 45c +2p with a surtax for the defenders of Madrid (Sc-B106, SG839, 50p / 50p). Scotts first semi-postal, Sc-B1 SG394 is the 1926 Red Cross 1 c black issue (£1.60 / £1.60).
2.6 Scott's first Swiss airmails SC-C1,2 are expensive and frequently forged overprints (C2 of 1919 predates the C1 of 1920). They are SG 302 and 303,  priced at £100 / £1,100 and £30 / £95 respectively. I am happy to go with Mackay on this occasion.
2.7  removed
2.8 Scott Classic and Gibbons Simplified both list Schleswig-Holstein (Sc1-7, SG2-10), then Schleswig (Sc8-14, SG24-29), then Holstein (Sc15-25, SG51-67), numbering consecutively. Mackay treats the three entities separately.
2.9 For Switzerland Officials, Mackay and Gibbons start in 1918, Scott in 1938.
2.10 New South Wales #1 imperfect but decidedly cheap at $5.58 on eBay. Both Scott and Gibbons list many variations of the two plates in various shades on a variety of papers. There is no clear
, so the best advise is to keep looking for a cheap 1 d red.

 

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

1851
Sc1 SG1
1 kreuzer black on buff
£240 / £200
Baden

German State

- -
1862
Sc-LJ1 SG-D39
1k black on yellow
£5 / £250
- -  

Image source 1
1851
Sc1 SG1
3d red
£11,000 / £650

see note 3.8


1852
Sc4 SG8
3d red
£1,200 / £160


1859
Sc15 SG31
5c red
£250 / £11

Canada


1897
Sc50 SG121
½c black
QV Jubilee
£48 / £48
see note 3.1

1928
Sc-C1 SG274
5c brown
£3.75 / £2.25

1906
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1c violet
£7.50 / £2.50

1949
Sc-O1 SG-O162
1c green
£1.75 / £2

1916
Sc-MR3 SG233
2c +1c red
War Tax
£14 / 65p


1974 Sc-B1 SG772
8c + 2c
1976 Olympics
25p / 45p

Stamps on Stamps

1951 SG439 85p


1982 SG1017 30p


1851
Sc2 SG2
4 rbs brown
£400 / £26
see note 3.5

Denmark
1920
Sc156 SG208
10 ore red
Recovery of Northern Schleswig
£2.40 / 20p

1925
Sc-C1 SG224
10 ore green
£15 / £19

1921
Sc-J1 SG-D214
1 ore orange
o/p SG173, 1905
£1.25 / £1.50

1871
Sc-O1 SG-O51a
2 skilling blue
£70 / £50

1921
Sc-B1 SG214
10 ore + 5 ore green
surch Sc159 SG209
£7.75 / £17
 

Image source 4
1851
Sc1 SG1
2 cents blue
£300,000 / £150,000


Image source 6
1869
Sc10 SG18
5 c blue (reissue)
£16

Hawaii

- - - 1896
Sc-O1 SG-O83
2 c green
£30 / £13
- Stamps on Stamps

USA 2002 Sc3694

Hawai'i Post

2003 Blackburn's Blue Butterfly (Udara blackburni)


1851
Sc1 SG1
3 d red
£60 / £28
New Brunswick

- - - - -  

1851
Sc2 SG4
3d blue
£700 / £130


1853
Sc1 SG1
1d brown
£2,000 / £400

see note 3.2

Nova Scotia

- - - - -  

Image source 2
1851
Sc1 SG1
5 centesimi black
King Victor
£2,750 / £1,600

1862
Sc10 SG27
5 c green
£3.75 / £11

see note 3.9

Sardinia

Italian State

- - - - - Stamps on Stamps


1951 SG798 and 799 £1 each

see note 12.6


image source 7
1847
SG1
5  c blue
£25,000 / £10,000

see note 3.3


1851
Sc2 SG2
1d purple-brown
£11 / £70

Trinidad

see  also Trinidad and Tobago, 1913

- -
image source 9
1885
Sc-J1 SG-D1
½d black
£16 / £40


1885
Sc-J2 SG-D18
1d black
£1 / £1.75

1894
ScO1 SG-O1
½d green
o/p Sc68
£30 / £50
1914

see note 3.4

Stamps on Stamps

Trinidad and Tobago
1972 SG415 70p

Image source 2
1851
Sc2 SG4
1 soldi orange on blue
£6,000 / £1,200

see note 3.6


1852 Sc1 SG1
1 quattrino black
£4,000 / £900


1851
Sc5 SG11
2 crazie blue
£800 / £24

Tuscany

Italian State

 

- - - - - Stamps on Stamps

1951 SG779 £1

see note 12.6


1851
Sc1 SG1
1 kreuzer black on buff
£600 / £90
Württemberg

German State

1906
Sc-O109 SG-M153
2 pf grey
Centenary of the establishment of the kingdom
SG-M147 (Sc-O94) o/p 1806-1906 and crown
£40 / £7.50
- - 1881
Sc-O3 SG-O112
5pf mauve
£3.25 / 60p
see note 3.7
-  
First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 3

Notes:
3.1 The first Canadian commemorative issue is the
½c black, priced at £48. The next in the series is the 1d orange (Sc51, SG122) at £8 and £2.75. I'll probably settle for that.
3.2 The Nova Scotia Sc1/SG1 is a 1d brown priced at £2,000 / £400. Scott shows this as issued in 1853, making the more reasonably priced Sc2/SG4 the first.
3.3 Gibbons' Trinidad #1 is the Lady MacLeod private issue for the shipping of stamps between Port of Spain and San Fernando. Scott mentions this but does not number it. Sc1, SG8, the 1 d brick red was issued in 1856, which brings us to Sc2, SG2 as the first issue.
3.4 I think this is an error in Mackay - the 1914 and 1915 Red Cross stamps were issued under Trinidad and Tobago which opened for business in 1913.
3.5 Denmark Sc2/SG4, 4 rbs brown was issued April 1, 1851. Sc1/SG3 issued a month later, May 1 and was a local stamp for use in Copenhagen. RBS means  rigsbank skilling, of which there were 96 in 1 rigsdaler. The FDC of Denmark's first stamp is from an auction on 24th March 2007 at Swedish auction house Postiljonen: the starting price was
€60,000.

3.6 Tuscany SG1 (£4,000 / £900) is the 1q black, but Scott, although making this the Sc#1, dates this an 1852 issue. Sc#2, 1851, 1 soldi ochre, is probably SG4 (£ 6,000 / £1,200). This is interesting but academic as, at those prices, I will not be pursuing either. The most reasonably priced stamp of the set is the 2 crazie blue - same design, same year, so that's the one I bought.
3.7 Identification of Würtemmberg's first Official is rather messy. SG-O181, 2pf grey is Sc-O1, but dated 1900. Similarly, SG-O182, 2½pf grey, is Sc-O2 but dated 1896. That leads us to SC-O3, SG-O112 but dated 1875 by Scott.
3.8  A Canadian Beaver is essential in any first issues collection. One of the 1852-1857 shades on handmade paper is about as good as a #1. Failing that the perforated 1857 5c version will suffice.
3.9 For Sardinia, in addition to the FSP, it is probably worth looking out for inexpensive used copies of the 1851 20c blue (Sc2, SG3 or Sc2a SG4 deep blue) as these share the same design as the #1 and catalogue at around £90.