First Issues - S
 

 

    Further details are available for the following countries - Scotland, Sudan, Saar, Sri Lanka

Country Scott
#
SG
#
Date Notes Value M/U
2001
 
Saar 1 1 1920

2 pf grey

75p

2.25

St Helena 1 1 Jan 1856 6 d blue 500

180

St. Kitts

On 23rd Jun 1980 separate postal administrations were formed for St Kitts and for  Nevis, although both island remained part of the State of St Kitts- Nevis. (SG)

1 29B 1980 5 cents multicoloured
 
10p

10p

St. Kitts Nevis

Islands of the Leeward Is, British West Indies. The general issues for leeward Islands were in concurrent use until 1st Jul 1956. From 1952 the stamps are inscribed "St. Christopher Nevis Anguilla". Achieved Associated Statehood on 27th Feb 1967. St Kitts and Nevis had separate postal administrations from 23rd Jun 1980.  (SG)

1 1 1903 1 d purple and green
Christopher Columbus
1.50

70p

St Vincent Grenadines

Part of a group of Islands of St. Vincent which include Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union. (SG)

1 1 1973 25 cents green
Wedding of Princess Anne
10p

10p

St Vincent Grenadines, Union Island 1 not numbered 1984 2 x 1c multicoloured

or valued

 
Salvador
see El Salvador
           
San Marino 1 1 1877 2 centesimi green 3.50

1.60

Sarawak

Formerly an independent state on the north coast of Borneo under British protection. Under Japanese occupation from 1941 until 1945. A Crown Colony from 1946 until Sep 1963, when it became a state of the Federation of Malaysia. (SG)

1 1 1869 3 cents brown on yellow
Sir James Brooke
45

225

Schleswig

 

 

1 1 1920 2 pfennig grey 10p

10p

Scotland 1 S1 1958 3 d lilac 15p

15p

Seiyun
(Aden Protectorate, Kathiri State of)
1 1 1942 anna green

Sultan Ja'far bin Mansur al Kathiri

20p

50p

Serbia and Montenegro     2003 16 dinar multicoloured  
      2003 28.70 dinar multicoloured  
Seychelles 1 1 1890 2 cents green and red 1

90p

Seychelles
Zil Eloigne Sesel

Beginning in June 1980, stamps were issued in Zil Eloigne Sesel (Seychelles Outer Islands), including Aldabra, Coetivy, Farquhar and the Amirante Islands.

1 1 1980 5 cents multicoloured 15p

20p

Sharjah

One of the Trucial States on the Persian Gulf. Embodies the principalities of Dibbah, Khor Fakkan and Khor al-Kalba. On 2nd Dec 1971, Sharjah, together with six other Gulf Shaikdoms formed the United Arab Emirates. (SG)

1 1 1963 1 naye paise multicoloured
Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan al Qasimi, Flag and map
10p

10p

Shihr and Mukalla

Hadhramaut

 (Aden Protectorate, Quaiti State of)

 

1 1 1942 anna green

Sultan Sir Saleh bin Ghalib  al Qu'aiti

60p

40p

Sierre Leone 2 1 1859 6 d dull purple 200

50

Singapore 1 1 1948 1 cent black 15p

30p

Slovakia

Formerly part of Hungary, Slovakia joined with Bohemia and Moravia in 1918 to form Czechoslovakia. From 1939 to 1945 they were separate entities.
In 1993 the federation of Czechoslovakia was dissolved and Slovakia became an independent republic.

150 145 1993 3 koruna multicoloured

see note 1

20p

20p

Slovenia

Formerly part of Austria, in 1918 Slovenia was combined with other areas to  form Yugoslavia. Separate stamps were issued during the Second World War, whilst under Italian and German occupation. In 1991 Solvenia seceded and became an independent state.

1 134 1991 5 dinar multicolouored

see note 2

75p

60p

Solomon Islands

or British Solomon Islands

1 1 1907 d blue 8

13

South Africa

The Union of South Africa consisted of the Provinces of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. It became an independent republic outside the Commonwealth on 31st May 1961 and rejoined the Commonwealth on 1st June 1994. (SG)

1 2 1910 2 d blue 1.75

1.40

South Arabia

Comprising Aden and most of the territories of the former Western Aden Protectorate plus one from the Eastern Aden Protectorate. The South Arabian Federation became fully independent on 30th November 1967. (SG)

1 1 1963 10 cents red and black 40p

30p

South Georgia

An island in the Antarctic. From May 1980 to 1985 used stamps inscribed Falkland Islands Dependencies and thereafter those of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. (SG)

1 1 1963 d red 50p

75p


South Orkneys (Falkland Island Dependency)
4L1 C1 1944 d black and green

o/p Falkland Islands 1938

30p

1.75

Southern Rhodesia

A British territory in the northern part of South Africa, south of the Zambesi. In 1954 became part of the central African Federation which issued itsown stamps inscribed Rhodesia & Nyassaland until 1964 when it resumed issuing after the break-up of the Federation. In October 1964 Southern Rhodesia was renamed Rhodesia. (SG)

1 1 1924 d green 1.50

10p

Spain 1 2 1850 6 cuartos black 300

11

Sri Lanka

Ceylon became a republic within the British Commonwealth on 22nd May 1972 and changed its name to Sri Lanka ("resplendent island"). (SG)

470 591 1972 15 cents multicoloured
Inauguration of the Republic of Sri Lanka
30p

30p

Straits Settlements 1 1 1867 1 cents on anna blue 75

180

Sudan 1 1 1st March 1897 1 m brown 1.50

2.00

Surinam

A Netherlands colony on the north-east coast of South America. In December 1954 Surinam became an autonomous state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and in November 1975 an independent state.

1 32 1885 1 cent grey
King William III

see note 3

2.50

2.50

  3 14 1873 2 cents red 1.40

1.40

Sweden           see Sweden page

Notes
1. For Slovakia, both Scott and Gibbons start in 1939 with the Republic of Slovakia Sc#2, SG2 is a 1939 5 haleru overprint of a Czechoslovakian stamp. There is no Sc1 or SG1 in my books. These stamps run from 1939 to 1945. The 1993 stamp above is the first of the Slovak Republic.
2. Gibbons identifies three period for Slovenia, Italian Occupation from 1941 (SG1 to SG61); German Occupation from 1944 (SG65 to SG133); Independent State from 1991 (SG134 onwards).
3. Surinam Sc#1 and Sc#2 (2c yellow) were issued in 1885. Sc#3 was the first stamp in 1873.