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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.

 

Postcards

Oil Rivers card halfd

NC1 Queen Victoria. d brown card, overprinted "BRITISH PROTECTORATE OIL RIVERS" in 2 lines below the inscription. 1892. 

Oil Rivers 1d postcard 400d 500p

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.

Oil Rivers Niger Coast 1d postcard 400d 500p

NC3 Queen Victoria. 1d red card, similar to No. 3, but overprinted "NIGER COAST PROTECTORATE". 1895. size b.


Registered envelopes

Oil Rivers Registration H2 with label 96 

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.

Oil Rivers registered H2 �25 printed (no label)

NR2-4 as above but the insurance table is now printed for £5 to £25. 1892. sizes F, G, H2.

Oil Rivers registered H2 �50 printed

NR5-7 as above but the insurance table is now £5 to £50. 1892. sizes F, G, H2.

Oil Rivers reg front 400 400

Oil Rivers reg rear 400 400 

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.


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