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First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

1855 Sc1 SG1
3 grote black on blue
£160 / £225

 

see note 6.15

Bremen

 

German State

 

-

-

-

-

-

LAST

1867 Sc14 SG22
10 gr black
£170/ £900


1855
Sc1 SG? Mi1
1 real black
[ $85 $110]

Corrientes

 

(Argentina)

 

 

 

 

 

 


1855
Sc1 SG6
½ reale plata fuerte (strong silver reales) blue-green
£5 / 50p

Cuba


1914 
Sc263 SG335
5 c blue
Centenary of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, poetess
£8 / £3


1927
Sc-C1 SG353
5 c blue
Seaplane over Havana Harbour
£3.25 / £1.40


1899
Sc-J1
1 c red

 

see note 6.3

 


1914
Sc-J5 SG-D335
1 c red
£1.25 / 65p

 -

1935
Sc-C16 SG226
10c + 10c red
Air Train Surcharge
£4.25 / £4.25


see note 6.11

 


1938 Sc-B1 SG427
2c + 1c red
Anti-Cancer Fund
£2.50 / 95p
 

 This is the first and, probably the only stamp issued for Rocket Mail. The service never materialised.

 


1939 Sc-C31 SG433
10 c green
£35 / £5.50

 

see First Firsts

 


1958 Sc? SG-E858
10 c blue
£1.40 / 65p

part of the Express collection


1855
Sc1 SG1
3 cents red
£29 / £48

Danish West Indies

 

-

-


1902
Sc-J1 SG-D43
1 c blue
£3.75 / £10.50

-

-

LAST
1915
Sc38 SG75
50 bits brown and yellow
£3.75 / £40


image source 5
1855
Sc1 SG1
1 d dull carmine
£32,000 / £9,500

 

see note 6.13

 


1864
Sc31 SG110
1 d  carmine-vermillion
£120 / £28

New Zealand


1900
Sc101 SG275b
1½ d brown
To honour the NZ forces in the South African War
£7.50 / £4

see note 6.4


1931
Sc-C1 SG548
3 d chocolate
Plane over lake Manapoori
£22 / £13


1899
Sc -J1SG-D9
½d red and green
£2.50/ £16

1892
Sc-O1 SG-O4
1 d red
handstamp o/p
£500

 

see note 6.5

 


1907
Sc-O23 SG-O59
½ d yellow-green
£8.50 / 60p

 


1929
Sc-B1 SG544
1d + 1d red
Anti-Tuberculosis Fund
£11 / £17

 
1939
Sc-E2 SG-E6
1
£1.50 / £1.75

see note 6.12

 

Stamps on Stamps
1980 SG1210 20p


1855
Sc1 SG1
4 skilling blue
£3,500 / £85

Norway


1914
Sc96 SG159
5 ore green
Centenary of the 1814 constitution.
40p / 15p


1927
Sc-C1 SG199a
45 ore blue
£2.25 / £2.10

see note 6.6


1889
Sc J1 SG-D95
1 o grey
75p / 75p


1925
Sc-O1 SG-O187
5 o mauve
75p / 75p

see note 6.7


1930
Sc-B1 SG223
15 o + 25 o brown
Norwegian Tourist Assoc. Fund
£2 / £3.25

 Stamps on Stamps

1955 SG452 20p

 


1855
Sc1 SG1
1 d green
£2,500 / £375

South Australia

-

-

-

1874
 SG-O1
4 d dull purple
£1,100 / £300

 

see note 6.14

 

1876
ScO34 SG-O43
1 d blue-green
£12 / £1

-

LAST
1912
Sc157 SG290
5 shillings red
£42 / £27
 

Stamps on Stamps

1955 Australia
SG288 10p


Image source 1
1855
Sc1 SG1
3 skilling banco green
£5,000 / £2,500

 


1855
Sc2 SG2
4 s blue
£1,000 / £44

 

Sweden


1903
Sc66 SG57
5 krona blue
Opening of GPO, Stockholm
£150 / £18


1920
Sc-C1 SG120a
10 on 3 ore brown
£1.50 / £4.50

see note 6.9

1930 Sc-C6 SG175f
10  ore blue
15p / 40p


1874
Sc-J1 SG-D27
1 o black
£1.75 / £2.50


1874
Sc-O1 SG-O28
3 o brown
£1.10 / £1.75

see note 6.10


1916
Sc-B1 SG86a
5 o + 5 o on 2 o orange
o/p Sc40
£3.50 / £5.25

 Stamps on Stamps


1954
SG362-3 10p + 80p

 

First

Country

Commemorative

Airmail

Post Due

Official

Charity

Other

Table 6

Notes:
6.3 Scott Post Dues for Cuba start with J1-J4 in 1899, overprints of US stamps. SG-D335 is the first original issue, Scott Sc-J5
6.4 Gibbons and Mackay date this as 1900, Scott as 1901.
6.5 New Zealand Officials - Mackay starts with the 1907 ½d grey (overprint of the 1900 SC84 / SG45). Gibbons and Scott go back to the 1891/92 handstamped overprints. Sc-O1 / SG-O4 is  a magenta overprint on a 1d red. Gibbons SG-O1 (SC-O6) is a violet o/p on the ½d pink (£450). I think the numbering arises from an arbitrary decision to group the overprint colours together. No matter, I'm not paying >£100 for either.
6.6 Norwegian Airmail. Mackay identifies the 1925 2 ore brown (Sc104 / SG84) issued to help finance Amundsen's attempted flight to the North Pole. Scott's C1 is the 1927 45 ore blue.
6.7Mackay date Norway's first Official as 1925, Scott as 1926.
6.9 Swedish Airmail - Sc-C1 / SG108 is an overprint of the 1910 Official 3 ore brown (Sc-O43 / SG-O20). The first real airmail is the 1930 Sc-C6, SG192 10 ore blue.
6.10 The Swedish Official SG-O1, 2 ore orange is dated 1891 by Scott
6.11 Presumably Cuba's 1935 charity stamp is not regarded as such by Scott because it is  an airmail first, thus Scott's first Cuba semi-postal is the 1939 SC-B1, SG427.
6.12 The site is developing a small leitmotif of express and special delivery stamps, see also Egypt and Russia

6.13 New Zealand#1 is clearly out of reach. I might aspire to a #2, the 2d blue at £14,000 / £550, but the best value is the 1864 1d, same design, perforated. Gibbons Simplified recommends the imperforate Sc11, SG35 at £375 / £225.
6.14 There are more South Australian Officials than there should be, including hoardes of unnumbered departmental overprints. SG-O1 is not in Scott. I am not excited by Official overprints so the
will have to be cheap.
6.15 All of Bremen's stamps are fairly expensive, so rather than identify an
, I would advise looking for a cheap #1.

 

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Image source 2
1856
Sc1 SG1
5 kopeks blue
£5,000 / £1,500

see note 7.13


1856
Sc2 SG2
10 k pink
£7,000 / £425

Finland
1927
Sc141 SG255
1½ markka mauve
10th Anniversary of Finnish Independence
10p / 15p

image source 6
1930
Sc-C1 SG281
10 m grey lilac
o/p Sc178 SG276B
£70 / £140


1944  
Sc-C2 SG397
3m50 brown
20p / 65p

 

- -
1922
Sc-B1 SG230
1 markka + 50 pennia red and grey
60p / £8.25


1944 Sc-B61 SG393
2m + 50p sepia
15p / 80p
see note 7.14


Stamps on Stamps
1956 SG560 £3

also 1931 SG287-8 £2 each

 


1856
Sc1 SG1a
4 x ¼ schillings red

1 x £10 £10
4 x £130 £110

see note 7.12

Mecklenburg-Schwerin

- - - - -
2006
150th anniversary commemorative postmark

image source 12


1856
Sc1 SG1
½ reale blue
£12.50 / £14
Mexico
1910
Sc310 SG282
1 centavo purple
Centenary of independence from Spain
Josefa Ortiz
10p / 10p

Image Source 6
1922
Sc-C1
50c red and blue
[$60 / $40]

see note 7.18

1927
Sc-C2 SG456
50c red and blue
70p / 40p

 

1908
Sc-J1 SG-D282
1c blue
£1 / £1

1884
Sc-O1 SG-O156
red (nvi)
30p / 20p

1919
Sc-B1 SG413
5c + 3c blue
surcharge on SG397
£9 / £9.50
 

1856
Sc1 SG1
6 d blue
£500 / £180

see note 7.17

St. Helena
1934
Sc101 SG114
½ d black and purple
Centenary of British colonisation
65p / 80p
- - -
1916
Sc-MR1 SG87
1d + 1d black and red
War Tax surcharge on SG73
85p / £2.75
Stamps on Stamps

1956 SG166 10p

Image source 1
1856
Sc1 SG1 Mi1
60 centavos blue
£190


1859
Sc13 SG15 Mi8
60 dull lilac
£15 / £13.50

Uruguay
1896
Sc130 SG177 Mi111
1c black and red
Unveiling of statue of Pres. Joaquin Suarez
30p / 30p

1921
Sc-C1 SG377 Mi243
25c sepia, blue o/p
£2.10 / £1.50

see note 7.1


1924
Sc-C4 SG436 Mi282
6c blue
75p / 85p


1902
Sc-J1 SG-D975 Mi1
1c green
10p / 10p

1880
Sc-O1 SG-O48 Mi1
1c brown
£1.10 / £1.10

1911
ScO111 SgO307 Mi101 25p 25p


1930
Sc-B1 SG655 Mi441
1c + 1c violet
Poor old people
20p / 15p
Stamps on Stamps

1956 Sc1055-1057 40p each

1857 Sc2 SG1
6 d purple brown
£7,500 / £450

 


1857
Sc1 SG2
1 d blue
£650 / £21

 

see note 7.15

 


1949
Sc300 SG406
First stamp after independence
4 cents red, yellow and brown
10p / 20p

 

Ceylon

 

See also Sri Lanka


1935
Sc-CD301 SG379
6 c blue and grey
Silver Jubilee
35p / 40p

-

-


1895
Sc-O8 SG-O1
2 c green
£6.50 / 40p

 

see note 7.15

 

 

1956
Sc-B1 SG-438
4c + 2c blue and yellow
Buddha 2,500th anniv. and Jayanto Fund
15p / 15p

LAST

1972 Sc469 SG590
5 c multicoloured

25th anniversary of E.C.A.F.E.
£3.50 / £2.75


Image source 1
1857
Sc1 SG4
3 d red
£400


see note 7.2

1863
Sc10 SG18
1 d lake
£85 /  £27

Natal - - - 1904
Sc-O1 SG-01
½ d green
£3 / 35p
- Stamps on Stamps

1990 South Africa SG707 depicting Natal SG7  40p

1857
Sc1 SG1
1 d purple
£85 / £140
Newfoundland


1897
Sc61 SG66
1 cent green
400th anniv. of John Cabbot's discovery of Newfoundland and QV's 60th
£1.75 / £3.50

image source 12
1919
Sc-C1 SG142
3 c brown
o/p SC? SG132a
£15,000 / £8,000
see note 7.3


1931
Sc-C6 SG192
15 c brown
£3.75 / £8.50


1939
Sc-J2 SG-D2
2 c red
£8 / £6.50

see note 7.4

-

 

-  

Image source 1
1857
Sc1 SG? Mi1
1 reale blue
[$1,250 / $1,450]

see note 7,5


1858
Sc3 SG8 Mi3
1 dinero blue
£75 / £5

Peru
1897
Sc154 SG349 Mi112
1 centavo blue
Opening of new postal buildings
Paucartambo Bridge
80p / 30p

1927
Sc-C1 SG463 Mi226
50 c violet
Sc248 / SG438 o/p Servicio Aéreo
£32 / £20

see note 7.6


1931
Sc-C2 SG464 Mi227
50 c green
70p / 35p


1934
Sc-C4 SG534 Mi287
2 sol blue
£4.50 / 35p


1874
Sc-J1 SG-D31 Mi5
1 c brown
10p / 10p

1890
Sc-O2 SG-O287 Mi1
1 c violet
£1.10 / £1.10

Image source 1
1964
Sc-CB1 SG888 Mi631
1s + 50c grey and pink
15p / 15p

see note 7.7

SoS

1957
Sc-C132 and C134 SG803 and 805
10p each

 


Image source 2
1857
Sc1 SG1
10 kopeks blue and brown
£4,000 / £400

see note 7.8


1857 Sc2 SG21
10 kopeks blue and brown
£32 / 25p


1918
Sc149 SG187
35 k blue
First RSFSR stamp
£1.75 / £17


1923 Sc242 SG325
1 rouble brown
First USSR stamp
£2.50 / £6.75

Russia
1913
Sc88 SG126
1 k orange
Peter I
Tercentenary of Romanov dynasty
30p / 15p

1922
Sc-C1 SG284
45 rouble black and green o/p
£22 / £45

see note 7.9


1924
Sc-C6 SG417
5 k on 3 r surcharge
£2 / £1.75


1924
Sc-J1 SG-D401b
1k on 35k blue
20p / 30p

see note 7.10


1925
Sc-J11 SG-D464
1k red
25p / 30p

 

-
1905
Sc-B1 SG
3 (6) k brown, red and green
War Orphans Fund (Russo-Japanese War)
£2.75 / £2

1932
Sc-E1 SG-E588
5 k sepia
£5 / £2.25

see note 7.11

 

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 7

Notes:
7.1 The first real Uruguayan airmail is Sc-C4, SG260 6c blue of 1924.
7.2 Natal's issues #1-7 are all embossed on coloured paper, and all expensive. the
is very similar to the first 'real' stamp, he Sc8 SG9 at £120 / £170.
7.3 Newfoundland's first real airmail, and a jolly good one too, is Sc-C6, SG192. The image of C1 is from Stamp Magazine, February 2006, reporting on a Cherrystone auction in November 2005 where it sold for $26,400 (est. $12,500).
7.4 Newfoundland's Post Due Sc-J1, SG-D1, the 1 cent green was issued in 1949. 
7.5 For Peru's  first stamp, Scott begins, as Mackay, in 1857 with a 1 reale blue, supplied to Peru by the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Gibbons Simplified begins in 1858 with Peru's first home-grown stamp, the affordable Sc3, SG8. Sc1 is available on a Stamps on Stamps commemorative issue, see Other column.
7.6 For Peru's airmails, Scott and Gibbons begin in 1927 with an overprint, Mackay, unusually, starts later with Peru's first real airmail of 1934.
7.7 Continuing Peru's wealth of choice this time in the Charity section, Mackay states 1964, presumably Sc-CB6 (air post semi-postal) SG888 Red Cross Centenary. On the same page of my SG Simplified is 1 1963 Sc-CB1-CB5 SG881-885 set for  the Chavin Excavations Fund and Scott offers as B1 a 1966 issue with a surtax for tourist publicity (SG916). I'm going with 1963 to begin with, but can be persuaded.
7.8
Russia #1 (10 k blue and brown, imperf) catalogues at £4,000 and £400 (SG 2001). Russia #2, issued 1 month later (10 k blue and brown, perforated) seems to be very similar and is priced at only £32 and 25p for mint and used. I'll settle for a #2 for now - knowing my luck, and with the prices I am prepared to pay for stamps, I would probably end up with a deperforated #2 anyway. The later stamps shown are the first stamps identified in Scott for the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
7.9 Russia airmails. Sc-C1 / SG284 is an overprint (albeit including a picture of an airplane). Sc-C2 though C5 (not in Gibbons Simplified)  are real airmails of 1923 but were never issued in that form. They were issued in 1924 with surcharges as Sc-C6 to C9 (SG417 to 420).
7.10 For the sake of completeness, I might as well include the first real Russian postage due.
7.11 I have included this as one of my favourite stamps, the first of the 1932 Special Delivery set (full set here). This is almost as good as the Egypt special delivery here - both share a delightful cartoon quality.

7.12 Mecklenburg-Schwerin #1 was issued as a group of four stamps. The prices shown are for singles (Sg1a) and a group of 4 (SG1).
7.13 Finland #1 is unaffordable, but #2 is similar and available (especially in this condition) - although the  catalogue price for the #2 is high, cut to shape, examples are available cheaply.
7.14 This Finnish ambulance belongs in my "Express cartoons" series.
7.15 For Ceylon, SG1 = Sc2 (1st April 1857) and Sc1 = SG2 (26th April 1857).  Given the relative prices, I will settle for the Sc1 as .
7.16 Ceylon Official - Scott starts in 1869 with an overprint. Gibbons SG-O1 (SG-O8) is much cheaper and so I will go with that
7.17 There is no obvious candidate for a St Helena
, so look for an inexpensive example of the #1.
7.18 Scott distinguishes between the 1922 Mexico C1, which has no watermark, and the 1927 C2 which has a watermark and a deeper shade of blue. Gibbons Simplified does not and at $60 plays 75c, neither do I.