Great Britain, May 6, 1840 First Issues Collectors Club of stamps and philatelic material

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Year Month Day Name Scott Set range Perforation Watermark Description
1840 5 6 Great Britain 1 1 - 2 Imperforate 18 White paper. Engraved..
1842 2 1 City Despatch Post 40L1   Imperforate   Grayish paper
1843 3 1 Canton Zurich 1L1 1L1 - 1L2 Imperforate None Red vertical lines. Lithographed.
1843 8 1 Brazil 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None  
1843 9 30 Canton Geneva 2L1   Imperforate None Lithographed.
1845 7 1 Canton Basel 3L1   Imperforate None Embossed. Typographed.
1847 7 1 United States of America 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None  
1847 9 21 Mauritius 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None Engraved.
1849 1 1 France 3 3, 8 Imperforate None Typographed
1849 7 1 Belgium 1 1 - 2 Imperforate Two L's framed  
1849 11 1 Bavaria 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Typographed.
1850 1 1 New South Wales 3a 1, 3a, 9a Imperforate None Engraved.
1850 1 1 Spain 1 1 - 5 Imperforate None Lithographed
1850 1 3 Victoria 1 1 - 12 Imperforate None Lithographed
1850 4 7 Switzerland 4 1 - 4 Imperforate None Without frame around cross. Lithographed.
1850 6 1 Austria 1 1 - 5 Imperforate None Handmade paper. Typographed
1850 6 1 Lombardy-Venetia 1 1 - 6 Imperforate None Handmade paper. Typographed
1850 6 29 Saxony 1   Imperforate None Typographed
1850 7 1 British Guiana 2 2 - 5 Imperforate None #1: 1851. Typeset
1850 11 15 Prussia 2 2 - 5 Imperforate 162 Engraved. Background of crossed lines. #1: 1856
1850 11 15 Schleswig-Holstein 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None Typographed, arms embossed. With silkthreads.
1850 12 1 Hanover 1   Imperforate Square frame Rose gum. Typographed
1851 1 1 Sardinia 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Lithographed.
1851 4 1 Denmark 2   Imperforate 111 Yellow brown burelage.Typographed. #1: May 1 (local)
1851 4 1 Tuscany 2 2 - 3, 5 - 7 Imperforate 185 Blue, grayish blue or gray paper. Typographed. #1: 1852
1851 4 23 Canada, Province 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Laid paper. Engraved. #4: Wove paper 1852
1851 5 1 Baden 1a 1a - 4a Imperforate None Typographed, thin paper, first printing
1851 8 14 Trinidad 2 2 - 3 Imperforate None Blued paper. Engraved.
1851 9 1 Nova Scotia 2 2 - 5 Imperforate None Blue paper. Engraved.
1851 9 6 New Brunswick 1 1 - 4 Imperforate None Blue paper. Engraved.
1851 10 1 Hawaii 1   Imperforate None Typeset
1851 10 15 Wurttemberg 1 1 - 2, 4 - 5 Imperforate None Typographed. No Scott #3. #6: July 1852
1852 1 1 Brunswick 1   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 1 1 Netherlands 1   Imperforate Posthorn Engraved
1852 1 1 Roman States 1a, 1c   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 1 5 Oldenburg 1   Imperforate None Lithographed
1852 1 16 Reunion 1   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 1 29 Thurn & Taxis, Northern district 3   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 1 29 Thurn & Taxis, Southern district 42   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 4 15 Barbados 1 1 - 3a Imperforate None Blued paper. Engraved
1852 6 1 Modena 1   Imperforate None No period after figure of value. Typographed
1852 6 1 Parma 1   Imperforate None Typographed
1852 7 1 Scinde, India A3 A3, A1, A2 Imperforate None Embossed
1852 9 15 Luxembourg 1 1 - 2 Imperforate 149 Engraved.
1853 7 1 Chile 1   Imperforate b Blued paper. Engraved.
1853 7 1 Portugal 1 1 - 4 Imperforate None Typographed & embossed.
1853 9 1 Cape of Good Hope 1 1 - 2 Imperforate 15 Blued paper. Engraved.
1853 11 1 Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None Engraved.
1854 2 1 Philippines 1   Imperforate None Engraved.
1854 7 26 India, East India Company 2 2, 4 Imperforate 37 Lithographed
1854 8 1 Western Australia 1   Imperforate 82 Engraved
1855 1 1 Norway 1   Imperforate 159 Typographed.
1855 1 1 South Australia 1 1, 3 Imperforate 6 Engraved. #2: November 1, 1855
1855 4 10 Bremen 1 1, 1a Imperforate None Horizontally laid paper. Lithographed
1855 4 24 Cuba 1 1 - 4 Imperforate 104 Typographed
1855 7 1 Sweden 1 1 - 5 14 None Typographed.
1855 7 18 New Zealand 1 1 - 3 Imperforate 6 White paper. Engraved.
1856 1 1 Saint Helena 1   Imperforate Star Engraved.
1856 3 1 Finland 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None Small perls, wove paper. Typographed.
1856 4 1 Danish West Indies 1   Imperforate 111 Typographed
1856 7 1 Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Typographed
1856 8 1 Mexico 1 1 - 5 Imperforate None Engraved.
1856 8 21 Corrientes 1   Imperforate None  
1856 10 1 Uruguay, Carrier 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Lithographed
1857 1 1 Newfoundland 1 1, 3 - 9 Imperforate None Thick porous paper with mesh. Engraved.
1857 4 1 Ceylon 2   Imperforate 6 Blued paper. Engraved.
1857 5 26 Natal 1   Imperforate None Colorless embossing.
1857 12 1 Peru 1   Imperforate None Engraved. #3: 1858/3/1
1858 1 1 Russia 1   Imperforate 166 Typographed
1858 1 1 Naples 1 1 - 7 Imperforate 186 Engraved.
1858 4 29 Buenos Aires 2 2 - 5 Imperforate None #1: October 26
1858 5 1 Argentina, Confederation 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Lithographed.
1858 7 15 Moldavia 1 1 - 4 Imperforate None Handstamped
1858 10 28 Cordoba 1 1 - 2 Imperforate None Laid paper. Lithographed.
1859 1 1 Hamburg 1   Imperforate 128 Typographed
1859 1 1 Lubeck 1   Imperforate 148 Lithographed
1859 1 1 Sicily 10 10 - 18 Imperforate None Engraved
1859 1 1 Venezuela 1   Imperforate None Lithographed
1859 5 15 Ionian Islands 1 1 - 3 Imperforate None Engraved.
1859 6 1 French Colonies 3 3,5 Imperforate None Typographed
1859 6 10 Bahamas 1   Imperforate None Typographed.
1859 6 26 Uruguay, Government 7 7 - 12 Imperforate None Thin numerals.
1859 8 4 New Caledonia 1   Imperforate None Lithographed. No gum. Conunterfeits abound.
1859 8 31 Colombia, Grenadine confederation 1   Imperforate None Wove paper. Lithographed
1859 9 1 Romagna 1 1 - 9 Imperforate None Typographed
1859 9 21 Sierra Leone 1a   14 None Typographed. 1a: 1859. 1b: 1865. 1: 1874

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