I can't believe that I let this blog die before I even got started. It's been almost 2 years since I posted anything and I attribute this to being busy, but also my perfectionism, which meant that everything had to be just so. So I never got around to posting.
Today that changes. I made a commitment earlier this month to make a presentation to the West Africa Study Circle next fall. What this means is that I will have a year to finish the work that I am doing on two major definitive issues of Nigeria.
So I guess the best place to start is to post some images to show the stamps that I am currently working with and then I can describe some of the nuances that I am studying.
The first set that I am working on is also the oldest. It is the Queen Victoria surface printed definitives that first appeared in 1874 and were in continuous use until they were replaced by the stamps depicting Edward VII in 1904. Below are some images of the stamps in this series: