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Niger Coast Protectorate

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Stamps (62)

All collections (4)

Images (46)
[ stamp (43) | cover (2) | group (1) ]

Things

Name: Niger Coast Protectorate (GB-NC)
What: country

The Oil Rivers Protectorate was established in 1884 around the mouth of the Niger River, renamed to the Niger Coast Protectorate in 1893, and merged into Southern Nigeria in 1900.

Initially used stamps of Great Britain (1891-1892), then overprinted British stamps.

Areas: Africa, Commonwealth

Stamps issued from 1892 to 1898

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1940: 62



Watermarks used: Watermark_Crown_CA.jpgcrown & CA, imperial crown

Currencies used: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb (Pound sterling (pre-decimal))

Overprints: Niger Coast Protectorate (6)



Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Niger Coast
Colnect Niger ..t - Oil Rivers
Commons Stamps..t Protectorate

Catalogs:
Yvert et Tellier
Michel
Stamp Number

Cross-references
Image cross-references
Data missing
Stamp problems


Chart of stamps issued by year (blue), plus estimate of types still unrecorded (dotted red lines):
35
1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898


Chart of stamps (blue) with illustrations (green):
35
1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898