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Falkland Islands

Wednesday, June 19, 1878

British Colony 36

FI1
  Falkland Islands Scott #1 xxx

Perforated 14 and 14½, no watermark, engraved

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T
No watermark
June 19, 1878.
1 penny claret
  1 1    
6 pence green
  3 3    
1878.
1 shilling bister brown
  4 4    
September 1879.
4 pence dark gray
  2 2    
Watermark 2 (Crown and C A)
November 22, 1882.
1 penny claret
  5 5    
4 pence gray black
  6a 6    
Watermark 2 (Crown and C A) sideways
March 23, 1885.
1 penny claret
  5a 7    
4 pence pale gray black
  8a 9    
October 3, 1887.
1 penny brownish claret
  7a 8    
4 pence olive gray
  8 10    

The dates used are the dates the stamps were delivered from the printer. Several months could pass before the stamps were available on the islands, depending on the availability of shipping.

The different printings are very similar - beware of stamps with watermark being passed as #1.

FI ref: 193 Page credit: JA

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