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1st August 1879

British Colony 38


perf 14, Crown and CC wmk, typo

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
1 penny rose   1 1      
3d blue   2 2      
6d orange   3 3      
1 shilling green   4 4      
5/- slate   3 5      
£1 mauve   4 6      

Tobago is a West Indies Island north of Trinidad. The first stamps used had been intended for fiscal purposes but were used postally while stocks were awaited. Buyers should therefore be wary of fiscally-used stamps being sold with forged postmarks. In 1899 Tobago joined with Trinidad and thereafter used the stamps of Trinidad or Trinidad and Tobago.

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 202 Page credit: NB

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