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Ceylon

Wednesday, April 1, 1857

British Colony 8

Ceylon Scott #1
  Ceylon Scott #1, issued after #2  

Imperforate, blued paper, watermark 6 (large star), engraved.

Description Paper   Scott SG Mi Y&T
April 1, 1857
6 pence plum
Blued
  2 1    
July 2, 1857
1 penny blue
White
  3a 2a    
1 penny blue
Blued
  1 2b    
2 pence yellow green
White
  4 3a    
5 pence orange brown
White
  6 5    
6 pence brown
White
  7 6a    
6 pence deep brown
White
  7a 6b    
6 pence pale brown
White
  7b 6c    
10 pence vermilion
White
  10 9    
1 shilling violet
White
  11 10    
1 shilling 9 pence yellow green
White
  12a 11a    
August 24, 1857
1 penny deep turquoise
White
  3 2    
2 pence deep green
White
  4 3    
October 1, 1857
½ penny lilac, typographed
Blued, glazed, unwatermarked
  15 16    
1858
½ penny lilac, typographed
Glazed, unwatermarked
  14 17    
April 23, 1859
4 pence dull rose
White
  5 4    
6 pence brown
White
  6A 6    
8 pence brown
White
  8 7    
9 pence lilac brown
White
  9 8    
1 shilling 9 pence green
White
  12 11    
2 shilling blue
White
  13 12    

You could visit Lanka Stamp Page if you wish to see some more stamps from Ceylon.


Sri Lanka

22nd May 1972

Asia 20
SL591
1972 Sc470 SG591 FICC705

Gibbons [1] states that, "Ceylon became a republic within the British Commonwealth in May 1972 and changed its name to Sri Lanka ("Resplendent Island")".
Both Scott and Gibbons number contiguously.

Sources: ScS, SGP1 [1].

Images from David Olson.

FI ref: 66, 705 Page credit: JA/NB

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