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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

1862
Sc1 SG1
6 d green
£800 / £500

see note 12.11


1863
Sc2 SG25
1d red
£1 / £2.50

Antigua and Barbuda
1982
Sc648 SG733
10 cents multi
30p / 10p

Antigua
1932
Sc67 SG81
½ d green
Tercentenary of the colony
Old Dockyard, English Harbour
£1.75 / £4.50
- - -
1916
Sc-MR1 SG52
½ d green
War Tax
40p / £1
Stamps on Stamps


1962
SG142-145
£3 the set


1862
Sc1 SG1
½ reale blue
50p / 25p
Costa Rica 1921
Sc103 SG115
5 centavos black and blue
Centenary of coffee cultivation
£1 / 85p

1926
Sc-C1 SG164
20 c blue
£1.25 / 40p

1903
Sc-J1 SG-D55
5 c blue
£4.50 / 90p
1883
Sc-O1 SG-O35
1 c green o/p in red
45p / 45p

1922
Sc-B1 SG130
5c + 5c orange
Red Cross
50p / 25p

see note 12.12


1958
Sc-RA1 SG565
5c on 2c black sand blue
10p / 10p

Stamps on Stamps
1963
SG666
30p / 10p

1862
Sc1 SG8a
2 cents brown
£110 / £6.50

see note 12.2

Hong Kong, China Admin


1997
Sc793 SG900
$1.30 multi
25p / 20p

also released as a miniature sheet

Hong Kong
image source 6
1891
Sc66 SG51
2 c red (o/p Sc36 SG33, 1882)
£225 / £85


1935 Sc147 SG133
3 c blue and black
Silver Jubilee
£4 / £3.50

 

-
1923
Sc-J1 SG-D1ab
1 c brown
30p / £1
- - Stamps on Stamps
1962
SG193-195
Stamp Centenary, but are there any stamps depicted?

 


1862
Sc17 SG1
10 centesimi bistre
£4,500 / £130

see note 12.3

1862
Sc19 SG2a
20 c blue
£4.25 / £14


1946
Sc478 SG678
1 lire sepia
First stamp of the Republic
10p / 10p

Italy

see also 1944


1910
Sc115 SG81
5c + 5c green
50th anniv of the freedom of Naples and Sicily
£8 / £14

1917
Sc-C1 SG103
25c on 40c violet
£5 / £11

see note 12.4


1863
Sc-J1 SG-D6
10 c yellow
£50 / £90

1875
Sc-O1 SG-O21
2 c red
70p / 75p

1911
Sc119 SG86
2c + 3c brown
£1 / £2.25

see note 12.5


1915
Sc-B1 SG96
10c + 5c red
Red Cross
£1.40 / £3.50

SARDINIA

1863
Sc11 SG40
10 c bistre
£3 / £5

see note 12.3

Stamps on Stamps


1962 SG1086

 see note 12.6

Stereoscopic
see here


1862
Sc1 SG4
2 cents blue
£2.25 / 75p
Nicaragua 1892
Sc40 SG47
1 centavo brown
400th Anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America
15p / 25p
1929
Sc-C1 SG614
25 c sepia
£1.40 / £1.40

1929
Sc-C4 SG631
25 c olive
50p / 30p


1896
Sc-J1 SG-D99
1 c orange
45p / £1.10
1890
Sc-O1 SG-O37
1 c blue
30p / 60p
1928
Sc510 SG590
1c on 5c blue blue and black
Obligatory Tax
45p / 10p

see note 12.8

 

Image source 6
1863
Sc1 SG1
10 centavos green
£530 / £275


1863
Sc3 SG3 Mi3
1 peso red
£10 / £10

Bolivar

see note 12.9

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1863
Sc1 SG2a
6 kopeks blue
£190 / £800
Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire

see note 12.1

1913
Sc213 SG213
5 paras on 1 kopek orange
Romanov Dynasty Tercentenary
40p / 40p
- - - -  

1863
Sc1 SG1
20 paras black on yellow
£60 / £25
Turkey
1908
Sc146 SG256
5 pa brown
Granting of the Constitution
20p / 15p

1934
Sc-C1 SG1157
7½ kurus lake
40p / 25p

Image source 6
1863
Sc-J1 SG-D7
20 pa black on brown
£55 / £22

1947
Sc-O1 SG-O1360
10 pa brown
10p / 10p

1915
Sc-B1 SG553b
1o pa green
War Orphans
25p / 10p

see note 12.10

1935
Sc-B54 SG1171
20pa + 20pa bistre
International Women's Alliance
35p / 25p

Stamps on Stamps

1963
SG2030-2034
pence

Image source 1
1863
ScL1
2 kopeks blue
[$20]
see note 12.13

1863
ScL2 SG1
2 kopeks black and red
£120/ £200

Wenden

(Livonia, Russia)

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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 12

Notes:
12.1 I am unexcited by  the various "offices in" and occupation issues, but I will include their details for completeness. I guess I will have to acquire them eventually to raise the score, but not with much enthusiasm. April 2004 - times have changed and I am now pursuing Offices Abroad with vigour. This is a good place to start as Russian Offices in the Turkish Empire #1 is one of the finest stamps in the #1 firmament, albeit my copy has seen better days. Scott also lists city issues, overprinted on the Sc#40, numbered sequentially, which are shown below. They are mentioned but not detailed in Gibbons Simplified, and so I will have to get hold of a Russian Specialised before completing the table.

Scott SG Year City Price  
61   1909 Constantinople  
71   1909 Jaffa  
81   1909 Jerusalem  
91   1909 Kerassunde (Kerason)  
101   1909 Mount Athos  
131   1909 Salanica    
141   1909 Smyrna  
151   1909 Trebizonde  
161   1910 Beirût  
171   1910 Dardanelles  
181   1910 Métélin  
191   1910 Rizeh  


12.2 Hong Kong #1, judging by the price differential between Scott's #1 and Gibbons 8a, I suspect 8a must be one of the later watermark variants, probably 1865. My approach is, differences I cannot detect with the naked eye (e.g. watermark or perforation variations) then it does not concern me.
12.3 Italy #1 presents a number of options. Scott starts with #17, the 1c bistre SG1, priced at £4,500 and £130. It is actually Italian State Sardinia's Sc11 (SG40), with added perforations. The Sardinia (unperforated) stamps catalogues at £3 / £5. Another stamp of the first Italian issue, of the same design but more reasonably priced is the 20c blue Sc19 SG2a at £4.25 / £14.
12.4 Italian airmail. The 1917 issue - the First Airmail is an overprint of the E1 (SG-E73) express stamp foe 'Esperimento Posta Aerea'. For once, there are no closely following real airmails with nice old planes on them.
12.5 Italian Charity. I assume Mackay must mean this 1911 issue, although the 1910 first and second commemorative sets also sold at a premium to face value. Scott's B1, SG96  is the 1915  10c + 5c red, Red Cross issue.
12.6 Italian First Issue Stamps on Stamps are a collection in themselves as they cover not only united Italy, but many of the previously independent states. Those I have spotted in a quick run through the catalogues are shown below. There may be more.
 

Scott SG Year Subject Notes    
568-569 779-780 1951 Tuscany 779 is affordable at £1.25 / 80p. 780 is £20 / £14  
587-589 798-800 1951 Sardinia The first two sell at around £1, SG800 at £9 / £7
602-603 815-816 1952 Modena and Parma Buy 815 at 80p / 60p  
752-753 975-976 1958 Naples Both around 10p
763-764 986-987 1959 Sicily Both at 10p
789-790 1010-1011 1959 Romagna Both 10p
865 1086 1962 Italy 10p  

12.7 Nicaragua's 1 c brown (Sc3 / SG13) was issued in 1871.
12.8 Nicaragua Charity seems to be an overprint on a stamp already overprinted and surcharged. Not listed as semi-postal by Scott.
12.9 Scott lists Bolivar under Columbia
12.10 Turkey Charity. Scott specifies B1 as the 1915 o/p for war orphans on 1905 Sc119 10pa green, probably SG553b. Mackay's 1935 is for the X11th Congres Suffragiste International SC-B54 / SG2171.
12.11 On Antigua #1, Scott starts with some 'A' issues for handstamps. Scott and Gibbons agree on a start date of 1862, where Sc#1 is the 6d blue-green (SG29). The 1d mauve (Sc3 / SG5, £110 / £42) is dated 1867. The 1d red (Sc2 / SG25), to the same design is dated 1863 and priced at £1 / £2.50, though SCott lists a number of peforation and watermark variants. I'll be collecting the 1d red.
12.12 For Costa Rica Charity / Semi=Postal, Scott starts in 1922, Mackay in 1958
12.13 For Wenden (aka Livonia, later part of Latvia), Scott's L1 is described as "might have been used for a short time ... Some consider it an essay". I'll go with Sc2 SG1, which I cannot afford, anyway.

 

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

1864
Sc1 SG1
King William III
10 cents red
£275 / £100
Netherlands Indies

Dutch East Indies

 

1922
Sc102a SG285
1 c green
Industrial Fair
£6 / £5.50

see note 13.2


1923
Sc151 SG296
5 c green
Queen Wilhemina Silver Jubilee
15p / 10p


1928
Sc-C1 SG303
10 c on 12½c red
o/p 1922 Sc116
£1.25 / £1.25

1928
Sc-C6 SG308
10 c purple
30p / 15p

 

SCAN
1845
Sc-J2
black
[$1,400]

see note 13.3

SCAN
1874
Sc-J3 SG-D56
5 c yellow
£250 / £225

 

1911
Sc-O1 SG-O186
½c lilac
o/p Sc38 SG142,1902
10p / 30p
1915
Sc-B1 SG243
1c + 5c green
o/p 1912 Sc102
Red Cross
£4.50 / £4.50
 

1864
Sc15 SG51
1¼ schillings blue
£35 / £45
Holstein

German State

see note 13.4

- - - - -  

1864
Sc1 SG2
½ silbergroschen orange
£150 / £2,250
Mecklenburg-
Strelitz

- - - - -  

1864
Sc8 SG21
1¼ schillings green
£40 / £14
Schleswig

German State

see note 13.4

- - - - -  
1864
Sc1 SG1
1 anna black
£650 / £60


official reprint
1868
Sc3 SG13
1 anna black
£18 / £19


1878
Sc11 SG16
1 anna green
70p / 30p

Soruth

Indian Feudatory State

- - -
1929
Sc-O1 SG-O1a
3 pies black and green
60p / 10p
-  

1865
Sc1 SG24a
1 d red
£6.50 / 24p
see note 13.1
Bermuda
1920
Sc55 SG59
½ d brown
Tercentenary of Local Representative Institutions
£1.50 / £12
- - -
1918
Sc-MR1 SG46
1 d red
War Tax
45p / 50p
Stamps on Stamps

1949 SC135 SG127 15p


Image source 1
1865
Sc1 SG1
½ reale black on red
£225 / £200
Dominican Republic 1899
Sc100 SG89
1 centavo purple
Columbus Mausoleum Fund
£4.50 / £3.50

1928
Sc-C1 SG256
10 c deep blue
£5.75 / £3
1901
Sc-J1 SG-D117
2 c sepia
40p / 10p
1902
Sc-O1 SG-O121
2c black and red
25p / 15p
1931
Sc-RAC1 SG289
5c + 5c black and red
Hurricane Relief
£15 / £15


1957 Sc-B1 SG678
1c + 2c multicoloured
surch. SG667
Hungarian Refugees Fund
£15 / £15


1920 Sc-E1 SG-E232
10 c blue
£5.50 / £1

1865
Sc2 SG1b Mi1
½ reale blue
£11.50 / £6.25
see note 13.5
Ecuador 1896
Sc63 SG118 Mi72
1 centavo red
Success of the Liberal Party
40p / 40p

1929
Sc-C8 SG458 Mi282
2 c black
10p / 10p

see note 13.6


1896
Sc-J1 SG-D105
1 c green
£1.50 / £1.50

1886
Sc-O1 SG-O20 Mi1a
1 c brown
60p / 60p

1920
Sc-RA1 SG374 [Mi1 comp'y tax]
1 c orange
25p / 10p

1921
Sc-RA15 SG405a
 [Mi9 c. tax]
20c on 1c blue
£19 / £2.25

see note 13.7

 
SCAN
1865
Sc1 SG12
2 cash black
£140 / £2.500
Shanghai 1893
Sc160 SG177
½ cent orange
20p / 20p
- 1892
Sc-J1 (J7) SG-D134
2 c brown
£2 / £1.75
see note 13.8
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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 13
 

Notes:
13.1 As noted on table 1, Mackay lists Bermuda's first issue as 1848. According to the Scott Classic, they started in 1845 with pre-stamp postal markings and progressed to postmaster stamps in 1848. The first little bits of sticky paper, i.e. what I would call a stamp, were in 1865 and so I have listed Bermuda here.
13.2 Dutch East (or Netherlands) Indies first commemorative is an overprint of the 1912 Sc102, SG209, celebrating the 3rd Industrial Fair at Bandoeng, Java. The first real commem in Scott is the 1923 5c green for the 25th anniversary of Queen Wilhemina's assumption of government in the Netherlands.
13.3 For Dutch East Indies post due, Mackay and Gibbons start in 1874 (Scott J3), but Scott goes back to 1845-6 and a couple of handstamps for J1 (1846) and J2 (1845). None (J1-J3) are affordable.
13.4 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.
13.5 Scott's Ecuador #1, the 1 reale yellow is dated 1872, and so the #2 is the first issue.
13.6 Ecuador Airmail - Mackay and Gibbons date the first as 1929. In 1928-9, Scott identifies expensive overprints Sc-C1 to C6 for a private service with government sanction. I'll start with the first real airmail, Sc-C7.
13.7 I am not entirely sure which 1921 stamp Mackay regards as Ecuador's first Charity issue. There is a 1921 Obligatory Tax Surcharge with the overprint Casa de Correos, but there were also Obligatory Tax issues in 1920 with the same o/p inscription (Sc-RA2 / SG375) and to fund the rebuilding of the Post Office (SC-RA10 / SG401). I suppose it is the surcharge aspect of the 1921 issue which decides the matter.
13.8 For Shanghai's first post due, Scott identifies an unwatermarked version costing $200, whereas the 1892 2c brown Sc-J7 has a watermark and a different perforation. Gibbons does not make the distinction and prices the 2c brown at £2.