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Perf 14, no watermark, typographed.
Printed by De La Rue, London
|Description||Date of issue||Scott||SG||Mi||Y&T|
|6 pence dull purple||
21st September 1859
|6d grey lilac||
|6d reddish violet||
|6d reddish lilac||
|1872 Sc6 SG7|
Sierra Leone had an internal postal service from 1852, but when stamps were introduced in 1859, they were only used for external mail, hence the relatively high value of its only stamp until the introduction of a 1d value for internal mail in 1872.
James Mackay, The World of Classic Stamps, 1972
Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-52, 106th edn., 2003
Scott Classic, 10th edn., 2003
Images from David Olson, ebay.
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