Oil Rivers / Niger Coast postal stationery
Unlike the overprinted postage stamps, the use of overprinted postal stationery continued into the period after the change of name of the territory from "Oil Rivers Protectorate" to "Niger Coast Protectorate".
Note: the numbering system used below is copyright © GBOS, and may not be used without permission.
This is a simplified listing.
NC1 Queen Victoria. ½d brown card, overprinted "BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS" in 2 lines below the inscription. 1892.
NC2 Queen Victoria. 1d red card, overprinted "BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS" in 2 lines, together with three black lines obliterating most of the original inscription. 1892.
NC3 Queen Victoria. 1d red card, similar to No. 3, but overprinted "NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE". 1895. size b.
NR1 Queen Victoria. 2d blue envelope, overprinted "BRITISH PROTECTORATE - OIL RIVERS" above the impressed stamp. On the reverse a label for £5 to £25 compensation has been stuck over the obsolete printed insurance table for £5 to £10. 1892. size H2.
NR2-4 as above but the insurance table is now printed for £5 to £25. 1892. sizes F, G, H2.
NR5-7 as above but the insurance table is now £5 to £50. 1892. sizes F, G, H2.
NR8-10 as No. 3 but overprinted "NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE". 1894. The flap with the stamp now folds to the front. sizes F, G, H2.
page last updated: 28 August 2006, 23 May 2012
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