UGANDA 1896 typeset 5r black, SG61
Uganda 1896 (Nov) typeset 5r black, right marginal, SG61.
A fine used example with a neat pen cross making it most attractive. There is a light bend at the foot of the stamp, but remains fine for this issue.
A very scarce stamp.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £350.
The first stamps of Uganda under the British Empire were only valid for internal postage. Then Reverend Ernest Millar at Mengo of the Church Missionary Society produced the first stamps on his typewriter from 1895-1896. These are some of the most crude and valuable pieces of paper ever created.
The Typeset stamps, which followed in 1896, are only slightly less crude and valuable. As they were only used locally, few examples have survived and most of those have serious condition issues.
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