British South Africa Company 1896-1897 Definitives Arms

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  • Issue Date : 1896-1897
  • Watermark : None
  • Printed by : Perkins, Bacon
  • Print Process : Centre Recess; Value Typo
  • Perforations : 14
Different Dies of the Large Arms Issue
Die I Die II
Lion Shading
British South Africa Company 1896-1897 Definitives Arms D1Lion.jpg
British South Africa Company 1896-1897 Definitives Arms D2Lion.jpg
Dot next to tail
British South Africa Company 1896-1897 Definitives Arms D1dot.jpg
British South Africa Company 1896-1897 Definitives Arms D2dot.jpg


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There is a small dot to the right of the tail of the right hand springbok. The body of the lion is only partly shaded.

1d Scarlet and emerald
.
2d Brown and Mauve
.
3d Chocolate and Ultramarine
4d Ultramarine and Mauve
.
6d Mauve and Pink
.
8d Green and Mauve on buff paper
1s Green and Blue
.
3s Green and Mauve on blue paper
4s Orange, Red and blue on green paper

No dot next to tail of springbok and lion heavily shaded.

½d Slate and Violet
1d Scarlet and Emerald
2d Brown and Mauve
4d Ultramarine and Mauve
.
6d Mauve and Rose
.
2s Indigo and Green on buff paper
2s6d Brown and Purple on yellow paper
5s Chestnut and Emerald
.
10s Slate and Vermillion on rose paper

Die I[edit]

3d
8d
3s

Die II[edit]

4d
2s
2s6d
5s
10s
1896 Plate proof of die I vignette in brown on gummed wove paper
1896 Plate proof of die I vignette in deep brown on gummed wove paper
1896-97 Die I 8d. imperf. plate proof in issued green and mauve on gummed buff wove paper, a lower right corner marginal horizontal pair with jubilee line
Unaccepted Design handstamped SPECIMEN - 8d
Unaccepted Colour Trial - No Crown at top - 8d