Gold Coast postal stationery
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This is a simplified listing.
GT1 King Edward VII telegraph form with an imprinted/embossed 6d stamp and a "Gold Coast" overprint. At least 4 copies have been identifed, all of which appear to have come from booklets of forms.
The Queen Victoria envelopes overprinted for the Gold Coast had all the normal compensation / insurance information omitted from the back, as the Colony had not yet signed up to the international scheme. A standard narrative was introduced for the King Edward VII envelopes.
GR1-3 Queen Victoria. 2d blue envelope, overprinted "GOLD COAST COLONY" in an arc over the stamp. 1888. Sizes F, G, J. Note: size J does not exist without the Gold Coast overprint.
GR4-7 Queen Victoria, 2d blue envelope with "GOLD COAST COLONY" in a straight line along the flap fold. 1891. sizes F, G
GR8 as above but the "florets" at the bottom of the stamp have been replaced by a weave design. 1893. Size J. Note: size J does not exist without the Gold Coast overprint.
GR9-13 Queen Victoria. 2d blue envelope overprinted "GOLD COAST COLONY" along the flap fold, but the stamp is now at the top of the flap (F, G round flap, F,G,H square flap). 1894. Sizes F, G, H
GR14-16 King Edward VII. 3d brown envelope. 1902, with insurance information on the reverses. sizes G, H, H2
page last updated: 16 October 2008, 8 January 2012, 22 May 2012
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