The first stamps of Southern Nigeria were put on sale sometime around March 1900. A unique design which included the Heinrich von Angeli head of Queen Victoria, there was considerable delay in printing these stamps partially due to a change of printers from Waterlow to De La Rue. Happily this has given stamp collectors more proofs, essays and artwork than might normally be the case.The same frame design was used for all the King Edward VII sets, albeit with a new portrait and the De L Rue Universal Key Plate design only being used in 1912 for Southern Nigerias last set. There are no significant rarities in Southern Nigeria’s basic stamps however the complete stamp booklets, especially the 1914 2s.1d are all very scarce or rare. The postal history and postmarks are highly sought after including the early use of the Niger Coast Protectorate until the first stamps eventually arrived, and the using- up of excess Lagos stamps.
We offer Southern Nigeria stamps, Southern Nigeria stamp collections, complete Southern Nigeria stamp sets, errors & varieties, proofs, essays, postal history and covers including first day covers for this area. Philatelists should regularly visit this page as our auction lots constantly change so whether you are searching for rare stamps, classic stamps, postmarks & cancellations, specialised collections, estate boxes and anything related to stamp collecting and filling your stamp albums - just keep your eye on us!
Sandafayre are highly respected as the leading expert and the global authority in the field of rare stamps, highly collectable stamps, postal history, collections and entire estates of collectables. We have stamps for sale from Great Britain, The Commonwealth and countries worldwide. Sandafayre buys stamp collections and are philatelic auctioneers. We sell stamps to philatelists and stamp dealers from all over the world. Sandafayre holds online stamp auctions every week, and we also hold public auctions of stamps and stamp collections.