World Stamp Catalogue/Biafra

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1st Year of Independence



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-02-05 2D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 1
MI 1
Map of Republic Typography & Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-02-05 4D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 2
MI 2
Arms, flag and date of independence Typography & Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-02-05 1Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 3
MI 3
Mother and child Typography & Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon


Definitives of Nigeria optd SOVEREIGN BIAFRA and arms



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-04/05 1/2D. Multi 12 x 12 1/2 REG Lions SG 4
MI 4
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 1D. Chalk-surfaced Multi 14 x 13 1/2 REG Elephants SG 5
MI 5
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
1968-04/05 1D. Chalk-surfaced Multi 14 x 13 1/2 REG Elephants SG 5a Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
Overprint double
1968-04/05 1D. Chalk-surfaced Multi 14 x 13 1/2 REG Elephants SG 5b Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
Overprint omitted (in pair with normal)
1968-04/05 1 1/2D. Multi 12 1/2 x 12 REG Splendid sunbird SG 6
MI 6
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
See also note below
1968-04/05 2D. Chalk-surfaced Multi 14 x 13 1/2 REG Weavers SG 7
MI 7
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
1968-04/05 4D. Chalk-surfaced Multi 12 1/2 x 12 REG Leopards SG 8
MI 8
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
1968-04/05 6D. Multi 12 x 12 1/2 REG Saddle bill stork SG 9
MI 9
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 9D. Chalk-surfaced Prussian Blue and Orange-red 14 x 13 1/2 REG Grey parrot SG 10
MI 10
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
1968-04/05 1Sh. Multi 12 1/2 REG Kingfishers SG 11
MI 11
(Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 1Sh. 3D. Multi 12 1/2 REG Crown bird SG 12
MI 12
(Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 1Sh. 3D. Multi 12 1/2 REG Crown bird SG 12a (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Black overprint omitted
1968-04/05 1Sh. 3D. Multi 12 1/2 REG Crown bird SG 12b (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Red overprint omitted
1968-04/05 2Sh. 6D. Orange-brown, Buff and Brown 12 1/2 REG Kobs SG 13
MI 13
(Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 2Sh. 6D. Orange-brown, Buff and Brown 12 1/2 REG Kobs SG 13a (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Red overprint omitted
1968-04/05 5Sh. Chestnut, Light Yellow and Brown 12 1/2 REG Giraffes SG 14
MI 14
(Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 5Sh. Chestnut, Light Yellow and Brown 12 1/2 REG Giraffes SG 14a (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Red overprint omitted
1968-04/05 5Sh. Chestnut, Light Yellow and Brown 12 1/2 REG Giraffes SG 14b (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Black overprint omitted
1968-04/05 5Sh. Chestnut, Light Yellow and Brown 12 1/2 REG Giraffes SG 14c (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Red overprint double
1968-04/05 5Sh. Pale Chestnut, Yellow and Brown-purple 12 1/2 REG Giraffes SG 14d (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 10Sh. Multi 12 1/2 REG Hippopotamus SG 15
MI 15
Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
"Sovereign" not on this value
1968-04/05 £1 Multi 12 1/2 REG Buffalos SG 16
MI 16
(Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
1968-04/05 £1 Multi 12 1/2 REG Buffalos SG 16a (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Black "Sovereign Biafra" overprint omitted
1968-04/05 £1 Multi 12 1/2 REG Buffalos SG 16b (Black and Red overprint) Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Red "coat of arms" overprint omitted

Notes: The 1977 S.G. Elizabethan Catalogue states that "Examples of the 1sh. and 10sh. have been seen with the obliterating bars over "NIGERIA" strengthened with additional bars in ballpoint pen."

It also states that "The 1 1/2D. is known, unused, with an overprint, similar to that used on the 2D., inverted and with "SOVEREIGN BIAFRA" omitted.


Definitives of Biafra optd BIAFRA - FRANCE FRIENDSHIP 1968



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968 1/2D. + 5Sh. Multi 12 x 12 1/2 REG Lions Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Delrieu
Also exists with double overprint, one being inverted.
1968 1D. + £1 Chalk-surfaced Multi 14 x 13 1/2 REG Elephants Designer: Maurice Fievet
Photogravure
Printer: Harrison
Also exists with double overprint or double overprint, one being inverted.


First Anniversary Independence



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-05-30 4D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 17
MI 17
Weapon Maintenance Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 1Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 18
MI 18
Victim of Atrocity Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 2Sh. 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 19
MI 19
Nurse and Refugees Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 5Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 20
MI 20
Arms and Banknote Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 5Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 20a Arms and Banknote Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Indigo (banknote) omitted
1968-05-30 5Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 20b Arms and Banknote Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Red (from flag) omitted
1968-05-30 10Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 21
MI 21
Orphaned Child Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 10Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 21a Orphaned Child Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Bright Green (from flag) omitted


First Anniversary Independence overprinted HELP BIAFRAN CHILDREN



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-05-30 4D. + 2D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 22
MI 22
Weapon Maintenance Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 4D. + 2D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 22a Weapon Maintenance Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Overprint inverted
1968-05-30 1Sh. + 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 23
MI 23
Victim of Atrocity Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 1Sh. + 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra Victim of Atrocity Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Double Overprint
1968-05-30 1Sh. + 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra Victim of Atrocity Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Overprint inverted
1968-05-30 2Sh. 6D. + 1Sh. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 24
MI 24
Nurse and Refugees Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 5Sh. + 2Sh. 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 25
MI 25
Arms and Banknote Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 10Sh. + 2Sh. 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 26
MI 26
Orphaned Child Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
1968-05-30 10Sh. + 2Sh. 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 26a Orphaned Child Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Double Overprint
1968-05-30 10Sh. + 2Sh. 6D. Multi 12½ REG Biafra SG 26Eb Orphaned Child Designer: S. Okele
Lithography
Printer: Mint, Lisbon
Bright Green (from flag) omitted


Butterflies and Flowers



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-09-02 4D. Multi 14 REG Papilio dordanus Lankesteria barteri SG 27
MI 27
Lithography
1968-09-02 1Sh.6D. Multi 14 REG Papilio antimachus Ipomea involucrata SG 28
MI 28
Lithography
1968-09-02 2Sh. 6D. Multi 14 REG Papilio zalmoxis Haemanthus cinnabarinus SG 29
MI 29
Lithography
1968-09-02 5Sh. Multi 14 REG Papilio hesperus Clerodendrum splendens SG 30
MI 30
Lithography


Butterflies and Flowers Overprinted MEXICO OLYMPICS 1968



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1968-09-02 4D. Multi 14 REG Papilio dordanus Lankesteria barteri SG 31
MI 31
Lithography
1968-09-02 1Sh.6D. Multi 14 REG Papilio antimachus Ipomea involucrata SG 32
MI 32
Lithography
1968-09-02 1Sh.6D. Multi 14 REG Papilio antimachus Ipomea involucrata SG 32a Lithography Inverted Overprint
1968-09-02 2Sh. 6D. Multi 14 REG Papilio zalmoxis Haemanthus cinnabarinus SG 33
MI 33
Lithography
1968-09-02 5Sh. Multi 14 REG Papilio hesperus Clerodendrum splendens SG 34
MI 34
Lithography


2nd Anniversary of Independence



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1969-05-30 2D. Yellow-orange (frame) 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra SG 35
MI 35
Child in Chains, Globe Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-05-30 4D. Red-orange (frame) 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra SG 36
MI 36
Child in Chains, Globe Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-05-30 4D. Red-orange (frame) 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra SG 36a Child in Chains, Globe Lithography Green (wreath) and Orange (sun) omitted
1969-05-30 1Sh. Blue (frame) 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra SG 37
MI 37
Child in Chains, Globe Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-05-30 2Sh. 6D. Emerald-green (frame) 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra SG 38
MI 38
Child in Chains, Globe Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-05-30 10Sh. Orange Perf. Miniature Sheet Biafra MI 39 Children Also exists imperforate


Visit of Pope Paul to Africa



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1969-09-25 4D. Orange 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI SG 39
MI 40
Papal Arms Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-09-25 6D. Blue 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI SG 40
MI 41
Arms of Vatican Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-09-25 9D. Green 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI SG 41
MI 42
Saint Peter's Basilica Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-09-25 3Sh. Magenta 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI SG 42
MI 43
Statue of Saint Peter Lithography Also exists imperforate
1969-09-25 3Sh. Brown-red or Brown 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI SG 42
MI 43
Statue of Saint Peter Lithography
1969 10Sh. Red OR Pale Red Perf. OR Imperf. Miniature Sheet Pope Paul VI MI 44 Pope Paul and Map of Africa Black control number on back


Visit of Pope Paul to Africa Overprinted CHRISTMAS 1969 PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1969-12-17 4D. Orange 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI MI 45 Papal Arms Lithography
1969-12-17 6D. Blue 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI MI 46 Arms of Vatican Lithography
1969-12-17 9D. Green 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI MI 47 Saint Peter's Basilica Lithography
1969-12-17 3Sh. Mauve 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI MI 48 Statue of Saint Peter Lithography
1969 £1 Red Perf. Miniature Sheet Pope Paul VI MI 49 Pope Paul and Map of Africa Black control number on back


2nd Anniversary of Independence Overprinted SAVE BIAFRA 9TH JAN. 1970



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1970-01-09 2D. + 8D. Yellow-orange with Black Border 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra MI 50 Child in Chains, Globe Lithography
1970-01-09 4D. + 1Sh. 4D. Red-orange with Black Border 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra MI 51 Child in Chains, Globe Lithography
1970-01-09 1Sh. + 4Sh. Blue with Black Border 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra MI 52 Child in Chains, Globe Lithography
1970-01-09 2Sh. 6D. + 10 Sh. Emerald-green with Black Border 13 x 13 1/2 REG Biafra MI 53 Child in Chains, Globe Lithography
1970-01-09 10Sh. + £1 Orange with Black Border Perf. and Imperf. Miniature Sheet Biafra MI 54 Children Black control number on back


Visit of Pope Paul to Africa Overprinted HUMAN RIGHTS and U.N. Symbol



Date Issued Denom. Paper. Color Perf. Type
Die/Wmk
Subject Cat. No.
Mi/Sc/Gi
Design No. Issued Designer/
Engraver
notes
1970 6D. + 10Sh. Blue 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI Arms of Vatican Lithography
1970 9D. + 10Sh. Green 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI Saint Peter's Basilica Lithography
1970 9D. + 10Sh. Green 13 x 13 1/2 REG Pope Paul VI Lithography overprint inverted


"SERVICE" Overprint on Nigeria 1956 Royal Visit Stamp

The 2001 S.G. British Commonwealth Catalogue states that this stamp has been reported with a SERVICE overprint and with "ROYAL VISIT 1956" AND "NIGERIA" obliterated. The example is known with a "UMUAHIA" cancelled to order postmark.


References[edit]

Stanley Gibbons Elizabethan Catalogue 1977 Edition

Stanley Gibbons British Commonwealth Catalogue 2001 Edition