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The Unwatermarked Queen Victoria First Waterlow Issue of Niger Coast Protectorate Part One

The Unwatermarked Queen Victoria First Waterlow Issue of Niger Coast Protectorate Part One

This post is the first in a series that explores all aspects of the First Waterlow Queen Victoria Issue of Niger Coast Protectorate that first appeared in late 1893/early 1894. In this post, I introduce the stamp designs and give both issue dates and quantities for each of the three known printings. Then I provide an overview of the aspects of the issue that will be covered in more detailed posts, including: shade variations, perforation varieties, horizontal and vertical wove papers, sheet numberings, re-entries, plate flaws, cancellations, multiples and covers.
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The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part Five

The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part Five

This post is the last in the series exploring the 1892-1893 overprinted issue of Niger Coast Protectorate. In this post I focus mainly on the myriad of provisional surcharges. Rather than present them by type, I present them by value and attempt to provide a summary of what the collecting area entails, as they otherwise just appear in the catalogue as a page of listings. I also show you a number of forgeries and give some tips on how to spot them. Finally, I end the post by presenting some mint blocks of the regular overprinted issue.
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The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part Two

The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part Two

This post explores the various errors and varieties that can be found in the Oil Rivers overprint that was used on the stamps of Great Britain to produce the first overprinted 1892 issue of Niger Coast Protectorate. Included is a detailed and illustrated listing of the known, plated varieties for each value in the series, as well as a small section containing unlisted and unplated overprint varieties.
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The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part One

The Overprinted Great Britain Issues Of Niger Coast Protectorate 1892-1894 Part One

This post is the first in a series that explores the overprinted Queen Victoria issue of Niger Coast Protectorate, that first appeared in 1892. The post begins with an introduction to the stamps and gives both issue dates and quantities. Then, the post provides a broad overview of the various aspects of the issue, including: the specimen overprints, die type differences on the 5d, shade varieties, overprint varieties, plate flaws, bisects and provisional surcharges, overprint errors and control letters.
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