first issues > countries > ceylon, sri lanka

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    

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

Page created 19 Feb 2014 Page updated 12-Aug-2017