COGH 1880 3d Surcharge in Black

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue : 1880 August
  • Design : Seated Hope by Charles Bell
  • Overprinted by : Saul Solomon & Co - Cape Town
  • Watermark : Crown over CC
  • Perforation: 14
  • Colour : Pale Dull Rose
  • Catalogue N°s Michel 21I-II, Yvert 25I-II, SG 37-38

The 3 pence of 1880 was overprinted in black for easier identification, it is thus not a surcharge.

Stamps[edit]

Wide 3[edit]

Wide Surcharge unused
Used with lozange lines. SG37

Narrow 3[edit]

Thin Surcharge
Used with plume SG38
Oval 3 SG38

Varieties[edit]

  • Wide - Inverted Surcharge SG37a
  • Thin- Inverted Surcharge SG38a
  • Thin - Inverted Watermark
  • Wide - Horizontal pair with one stamp without surcharge
  • Combination - Vertical Pair showing both wide and thin surcharge
  • Combination - Strip of Three, Top Stamp - Wide Surchage, Middle Stamp - No Surcharge, Bottom Stamp - Thin Surcharge