Biafra Free State

Official Mail and Postal Stamps

The first Independence issue of Biafra (issued 5th February 1968) was printed by the Mint in Lisbon.

The second issue, from which the offset (offered as lot 7656 in our 9th November sale) comes, was overprinted on Nigerian stamps at the Biafran Government Printer. A third issue, the First Anniversary of Independence, was also printed in Lisbon. Stanley Gibbons footnote a fourth issue of Butterflies, plus the same overprinted for the 1968 Mexico Olympics.


A complete list (1968-1970) of Biafra postage stamps and souvenir sheets (miniature sheets)

Scott #      SG #         Year Description                                                              


---          1-3         1968 Independence (3v)                                             
---          4-16       1968 Defs/Sovereign - 1/2d-1.00 (ovpt) (13v)                   
---          ---         1968 BIAFRA-FRANCE FRIENDSHIP (ovpt) (2v)                
---          17-21     1968 First Independence Anniversary (5V)                       
---          ---         1968 First Independence/HELP CHILDREN (5v) (ovpt)        
---          ---         1968 Butterflies (4v)                                
---          ---         1968 Butterflies/MEXICO OLYMPICS  (ovpt) (4v)             
---          35-38     1969 Second Independence Anniversary (4v)                  
---          ---         1969 Second Independence Anniversary (ss)                  
---          39-42     1969 Pope Paul Visit (4v)                                             
---          ---         1969 Pope Paul Visit (ss) (mag)                                   
---          ---         1969 Pope Paul Visit (ss) (brwn)                                  
---          ---         1969 Pope Paul Visit/CHRISTMAS (4v) (ovpt)                   
---          ---         1969 Pope Paul Visit/CHRISTMAS (ovpt) (ss) (mag)         
---          ---         1969 Pope Paul Visit/CHRISTMAS (ovpt) (ss) (brwn)        
---          ---         1970 Second Independence/SAVE BIAFRA (ovpt) (4v)      
---          ---         1970 Second Independence/SAVE BIAFRA (ss) (ovpt)      
---          ---         1970 Pope Paul Visit/HUMAN RIGHTS (ovpt) (2v)              
                                                                               

 



2 p Map of Republic
1968 1st Year of Independence
5th Feb. Special issue, typography, perforation K 12 1/2

 



4 p  Arms, flag and date of independence

1968 1st Year of Independence
5th Feb. Special issue, typography, perforation K 12 1/2

 

1 Sh Mother and child
1968 1st Year of Independence
5th Feb. Special issue, typography, perforation K 12 1/2

 



1969 Visit Pope Paulus

Miniature sheet No. 2, size 140 x 110 mm

10 Sh. miniature sheet 2 A, perforated, multicoloured

 



1969 Visit Pope Paul to Africa

25th Sept.  Special issue, offset printing, perforated K 13 1/2 : 13 3/4

4 P.  Papal Arms

6 P.  Arms of Vatican

9 P.  Saint Peter's Basilica

3 Sh.  Statue of Saint Peter, colour: carmine-rose

 

1968 Butterflies and Flowers (4v)

2nd Sept. Special issue, multicoloured, offset printing, perforated K 14

4 P Papilio dordanus, Lankesteria barteri

1 Sh 6 P Papilio antimachus, Ipomea involucrata

2 Sh. 6 P.  Papilio zalmoxis, Haemanthus cinnabarinus

5 Sh.  Papilio hesperus, Clerodendrum splendens

 

1969  2nd Independence Anniversary

30th May  Special issue, offset printing, perforated K 13 3/4

2 P.  Child in Chains, Globe; multicoloured

4 P.  Child in Chains, Globe; multicoloured

1 Sh.  Child in Chains, Globe; multicoloured

2 Sh. 6 P.  Child in Chains, Globe; multicoloured

 

 

1969  2nd Year of Independence

30th May Special issue of miniature sheet, multicoloured

10 Sh  miniature sheet 1 A, size 140 x 110 mm

 

1969  First Independence Anniversary

30th May Special issue, multicoloured, offset printing, perforation K 12 1/2

4 P. Weapon Maintenance

1 Sh. Victim of Atrocity

2 Sh. 6 P. Nurse and Refugees

5 Sh.  Arms and Banknote

10 Sh. Orphaned Child

 


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GOVERNMENT LINKS
Free State of Biafra Biafra Central Bank
Biafra Maps Charter of Biafra Republic Biafra Currency Coins
Implementation of Aburi Agreements Proclamation Republic of Biafra Republic Biafra Postal Stamps
Biafra men who wrote the history Biafra Declares Independence
Nigeria does not recognise and invades Biafra thus beginning a war
Les Frontieres du Biafra (PDF)
BIAFRA INFORMATION LINKS
The Republic of Biafra:
Once Upon A Time In Nigeria
Nigeria Exist on Paper Only;
Nigeria is Neither a Country nor a Nation
Nigeria for reasons well known was made a country comprising Peoples with
stretching diversities and dissimilarities
Biafra a Nation
deprived of its Sovereignty
Biafra: A People Betrayed VIDEOS
Why Nigeria must break now Biafra History
Nigeria / Biafra conflict
 

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