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Swaziland

Friday, October 18, 1889

British colony 45

Swaz1
  Swaziland #1 xxx

Perforated 12½ and 12½ x 12, no watermark, engraved.

Stamps of Transvaal 1885 - 93 overprinted in black.
Description Perforation   Scott SG Mi Y&T
October 18, 1889
½ penny gray
12½
  1 4    
1 penny rose
12½ x 12
  2 1    
2 pence olive bister
12½
  3 2    
12½ x 12
  3c 5    
6 pence gray blue
12½
  4 6    
1 shilling green
12½ x 12
  5 3    
October 20, 1890
2 shilling 6 pence yellow
12½
  6 7    
5 shilling slate
12½
  7 8    
10 shilling light brown
12½
  8 9    

Beware of counterfeits.

Perhaps the dates quoted were those on which the overprinting took place in Pretoria. The stamps may have been issued later in Swaziland itself.


Swaziland Sc139
Independence
1968 Sc138 SG137

Swaziland was independent in C19th, administered by Transvaal from 1894 to 1906, and then South Africa until 1934. It became self-governing in 1967 and independent again in September 1968.

Images from David Olson, ebay.

FI ref: 261 Page credit: JA/NB

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