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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

1866
Sc1 SG17
1 d blue
38 / 13
British Honduras

see also Belize, 1973


1921
Sc89 SG121
Peace
2 cents red
2.50 / 30p
-
1923
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 c black
1.50 / 10
-
1916
Sc-MR1 SG114
1 c green
o/p Sc85 SG111a, 1915
10p / 40p

see note 14.3


1932
Sc-B1 SG138
1c +1c green
o/p Sc91 SG126
Belize Hurricane Relief
70p / 6.50

 

1866
Sc1 SG1
5 paras grey
35 / 25


1867
Sc8 SG11
5 paras yellow
25 / 8

Egypt

see also UAR, 1958


1922
Sc78 SG
1 m brown
75p / 60p

see note 14.1


1922 Sc SG123
5 milliemes brown
3.75 / 3.75


1926
Sc-C1 SG132
27 m violet
11.50 / 14.50

see note 14.2


1933 Sc-C5 SG193
1 m orange and black
20p / 20p


1884
Sc-J1 SG-D57
10 pa red
42 / 9

1922
Sc-O1 SG-O64
(-) brown
1.60 / 10p

1940
Sc-B1 SG284
5m + 5m brown-lake
Child Welfare Issue
35p / 30p

1926 Sc-E1 SG-E138
20m deep green
Express Letter
10 / 5

Stamps on Stamps

1991
SG1797 10p

 


1866
Sc1 SG1
2 reales black on green
60p
Honduras
1892
Sc65 SG56
1 centavo grey
400th anniv. of Columbus's discovery of America
15p / 20p
1925
Sc-C1 SG227
5 c blue
o/p Sc176, 1915
65 / 65

1929
Sc-C13C SG?
50 c red
/

see note 14.9

-
1890
Sc-O1 SG-O56
1 c yellow
o/p Sc40, 1890
15p

1941
Sc-RA1 SG409
1 c brown
Obligatory tax, Red Cross
15p / 10p
 
Jammu and Kashmir

Image source 1
1866
Sc1 SG1
anna black
170 / 80

Jammu
1867
Sc6 SG52
anna black
700 / 225

Kashmir
1866
Sc62 SG87
anna black
2500 / 350

Jammu and
Kashmir
- - - 1878
Sc-O1 SG-O6
anna black
45p / 50p
-  

image source 1
1866
Sc1 SG?
1 para green
[$45]

see note 14.4

Serbia
1904
Sc79 SG108
5 p green
Centenary of the Karageorgevic Dynasty
20p / 10p
-
1895
Sc-J1 SG-D87
5 p mauve
50p / 30p
1943
Sc-2NO1 SG-GO78
3 dinar red
60p / 2

see note 14.5

-  

1866
Sc1 SG1
1 d green
45 / 60
(British) Virgin
Islands

1935
Sc69 SG103
1 d blue and red
Silver Jubilee
95p / 1.75
- - -
1917
Sc-MR1 SG78c
1 d red
War Stamp
20p / 2.75
 
               

image source 1
1867
Sc1 SG1
2 soldi yellow
1.10 / 22
Austrian POs
in Turkey

 
1908
Sc46 SG60
10 paras green on yellow
60th anniv. of Emperor's accession
15p / 10p
- 1902
Sc-J1 SG-D50
10 pa on 5h green
surcharge on Austrian stamp
1 / 2.50
- -  

1867
Sc1 SG3a Mi1
5 centavos green
2.40 / 3
Bolivia 1909
Sc78 SG110 Mi73
15 c blue
Centenary of the Revolution
5 / 2.75

1924
Sc-C1 SG170 Mi130
10c black and red
30p / 25p

1931
Sc-J1 SG-D265 Mi1
5 c blue
70p / 85p
-
1939
Sc-RA1 SG374 Mi1
5 c violet
Obligatory Tax, Workers' Home Building Fund
35p / 10p

Stamps on Stamps
1942 SG384 65p


1963 SG856- 858 MS


1867
Sc1 SG1
real blue
90p / 90p
(El) Salvador
1892
Sc60 SG52
1 centavo green
400th anniv. of Columbus' discovery of America
15p / 15p

1929
Sc-C1 SG771
20 c green
surcharge Sc501 SG756, 1924
45p / 45p

see note 14.6

1930
Sc-C11 SG775
15 c red
Curtis "Jenny" over San Salvador
30p / 10p

1895
Sc-J1 SG-D107
1 c green
10p / 15p

1896
Sc-O1 SG-O170
1 c blue
o/p Sc134 SG137, 1896
10p
-  

1867
Sc1 SG6b
schilling
Queen Victoria
95 / 150
see note 14.7
Heligoland

           

1867
Sc1 SG1
1 cents on anna blue
85 / 200

see note 14.8


1867
Sc10 SG11
2 cents brown
25 / 4

Straits Settlements

Malaysia


1922
Sc179d SG250
1 c black
o/p Sc150 SG218, 1918
Malaya-Borneo Exhibition
1.50 / 8.50


1922
Sc213 SG256
5 c blue and grey
Silver Jubilee
3 / 30p

-
1924
Sc-J1 SG-D1
1 c violet
4 / 5.50
- 1917
Sc-B1 SG216
2 c on 3 c red
surcharge Sc152 SG196a, 1912
Red Cross
1.75 / 22
 

1867
Sc1 SG63
1 d red
55 / 30

see note 14.10

Turks
Islands

see also  Turks and Caicos 1900

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First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 14

Notes:
14.1 Mackay shows the first Egyptian commemorative as the 1922 issue, a 1914 definitive overprinted in Arabic with the words "The Kingdom of Egypt, 15th March 1922". I suppose this is strictly true, but it is rather an lacklustre stamp. I also offer the first 'real' commemorative, the 1925 Thoth writing the name of King Fuad for the International Geographical Congress, Cairo, an altogether more attractive sight.
14.2 Egypt was my first real obsession in stamps and so I will indulge myself here. The first airmail is good, but the second is magnificent - this was the stamp which drew me to collect Egypt in the first place. So in it goes.
14.3 Mackay regards the first British Honduras Charity as the 1916 War issue. Scott's B!, however, is a 1932 issue for hurricane relief in Belize.
14.4 For Serbia, Scott starts with 4 imperforate stamps of 1 and 2 paras not listed in Gibbons Simplified.
14.5 The Serbian Official stamp was issued under German Occupation.

14.6 Scott and Gibbons disagree on the date of the first El Salvador airmail, 1929 and 1930 respectively.
14.7 Heligoland is an
other case where Scott makes many more distinctions (in terms of perforations and paper) than Gibbons Simplified. The price quoted in my Scott Classic 2001 for  the SC1 1867 schilling is $400 / $1,400, whereas Gibbons 1998 quotes 95 / 150. The designs of the early Heligolands are very similar, and so more reasonably priced options would be the 1873 schilling (Sc7 SG5) or schilling (Sc10 SG7) stamps at 26 and 29 mint respectively. Both catalogues warn of the many reprints in existence.
14.8 Straits Settlements starts in September 1867 with surcharges on Indian  stamps. Later that year the first real stamp arrives, Sc10 SG11.
14.9 I cannot find the Honduras ScC6 airmail in Gibbons Simplified.
14.10 Mackay is confusing on Turks (and Caicos), including in Turks Is the 1917 War Tax and 1935 on Turks and Caicos stamps.

 

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other
1868
Sc1 SG1 Mi1
2 centavos blue
450 / 225

1869
Sc5 SG5 Mi5
2 centavos blue
2.50 / 2

Antioquia

(Colombia)

- - - - -
Stamps on Stamps
1968 Colombia SG1234 10p (from a miniature sheet)

Image source 1
1868
Sc1 SG1
5 reis black
Portugal o/p
2,250 / 1,500

1868
Sc21 SG18
5 reis black
Portugal o/p
4 / 2


1910 Sc112 SG190
2 r lilac
35p / 30p

Azores

see also 1980


1894
Sc64 SG143
5 r orange
Portugal o/p Sc97
Prince Henry the Navigator
2.25 / 2.25
-
1904
Sc-J1 SG-D179
5 r brown
o/p Portugal Sc57
90p/ 80p
-
1911
Sc-RA1 SG-C218a
10 r green
o/p Sc114 SG206 , 1910
1.10 / 75p
 

1868
Sc1 SG1
20 centimos brown
Isabella II
400 / 120

see note 15.5

Fernando Po(o) 1929
Sc170 SG209
5 c red
20p / 20p

see note 15.3

- - -
1960
Sc-B1 SG229
10c + 5c purple
Child Welfare
10p / 10p
 

1868
Sc2 SG1
20 reis bistre
180 / 140

see note 15.4


1928
Sc45 SG148
3 centavos violet
60p / 60p

Madeira

see also 1980

Portuguese Colony

 


1898
Sc37 SG134
2 r green
Vasco da Gama Common Design
2.25 / 1.25
-
1924
Sc-RAJ1 SG-D145
30 c grey
o/p Portugal
1.25 / 1.25
-
1925
Sc-RA1 SG-C142
15 c grey
o/p Portugal
1.25 / 1.25
 

1868
Sc1 SG1
groschen mauve
15 / 12

see note 15.6

North German
Confederation

- - - SCAN
1870
Sc-O1 SG-O40
gr black and brown
22 / 45
- LAST
1869
Sc26 SG39
30gr blue
225 / 100

Stamps on Stamps

1968 Germany SG1471 depicting Northern District 1g and Southern District  7k 10p


1868
Sc3 SG2
1 d brown
3.50 / 30p

see note 15.1

Orange Free
State

Orange River Colony in Scott

- - - - - LAST
1907
Sc73 SG146
1 s red and brown
23 / 1.75

Stamps on Stamps
1990 South Africa SG708 depicting OFS SG9  40p


image source 1
1869
Sc1 SG5
4 d brown
350 / 180

see note 15.7


1886
Sc17 SG30
4 d brown
2.75 / 2


1965 Sc206 SG211
d multicoloured
First issue after independence
10p / 15p

Gambia
1935

Sc125 SG143
1 d blue and red
Silver Jubilee
50p / 30p
- - - - Stamps on Stamps

1969 SG256 20p

1979 SG416 10p

1869
Sc2 SG1
1 anna green
10 / 6

see note 15.8

1870/1
Sc1 SG2
a brown
4 / 4

Hyderabad

(Deccan)

Indian Feudatory State


1937
Sc47 SG49
4 pie slate and violet
The Nizam's Silver Jubilee
Unani General Hospital
30p / 60p


1946 Sc51 SG53
1 a blue
Victory
Soldier returning home
10p / 10p

- - SCAN
1873
Sc-O1 SG-O2
a brown
o/p Sc1 SG2
300
-
1871 Sc4 SG13
The first stamp to feature four languages - see First Firsts

1869
Sc1 SG17
5 reis black
85p / 75p
St. Thomas
and Prince Is
lands

Portuguese Colony

1938
Sc320 SG371
80 centavos green
Visit of the President of Portugal
Marble column with Portuguese Arms.
75p / 55p
1938 Sc-C1 SG362
10 c red
35 / 29


1938

Sc-C3 SG364
50 c orange
65p / 50p


1904
Sc-J1 SG-D121
5 r green
20p / 20p
-
1925
Sc-RA1 SG-C323
15 c orange and black
20p / 20p
 

1869
Sc1 SG1
3 cents brown on yellow
Sir James Brooke
45 / 225
Sarawak

Malaysia

 


1946
Sc155 SG146
80 c red
Centenary Issue
Sir James Brooke, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke and Sir Charles Brooke
50p / 30p
- - - -  
1869
Sc1 SG61
1 d red
20 / 14

see note 15.9


1882 Sc118 SG?
1 penny on 1d green
First stamp of the Second Republic
 

Transvaal
1895
Sc165 SG215c
1 d red
Commemorating Penny Postage
1 / 1.10
-
1907 Sc-J1 SG-D1
d black and green
2.50 / 1.25
 
- - Stamps on Stamps

1969 Sc357 SG298
RSA Stamp Centenary, Transvaal Sc3 SG32
3.25 / 3.25


1990 South Africa SG709 depicting Transvaal SG32  40p

First Country Commemorative Airmail Post Due Official Charity Other

Table 15

Notes:
15.1
 Orange River Colony (a.k.a. Orange Free State) Sc#3, above,  was issued 15 years before Sc#1 ( d brown), with Sc#2 ( d orange) even later in 1897.
15.2 It took 42 years for Azores to produce a real stam
p, the 1910 2 reis lilac.
15.3 Fernando Po (or is it Poo)'s first commemorative barely qualifies for the title. It is an overprint of a 1929 Spanish issue celebrating the Seville and Barcelona exhibition.
15.4 Madiera's stamps for 60 years from  1868 were overprints of Portugal's stamps: none of them are particularly affordable and forgeries are commonplace. The firs real Madeira definitive is the 1928 3 centavos.
15.5 Fernando Poo's #1 is its only stamp using that design and so there is no cheaper alternative value in a first set available.
15.6 For anyone who, like me, has difficulty in finding the North German Confederation in Scott, it is at the end of the German States, just before Germany itself.
15.7 The two 1869 Gambia imperforate issues (4d brown and 6d blue) are both expensive. The same design was used for the perforated issues of various denominations until 1897 and so the sensibly-priced 1886 Sc17 SG30 4d brown might be considered at 2.75 / 2.
15.8 For Hyderabad, Scott's #1 ( anna brown, SG1) and #3 (2a green, SG3) were issued in 1871, leaving #2 as the first stamp.
15.9 Gibbons Simplified, for Transvaal,  does not distinguish between imperforate and rouletted.