Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Nigeria and connected areas

Sierra Leone Protectorate 1859–1956
Gambia Colony and Protectorate 1869–1964
Lagos Colony 1874–1904
Gold Coast 1875–1953
Oil Rivers Protectorate 1892–1893
Niger Coast Protectorate 1894–1897
Northern Nigeria Protectorate 1900–1912
Southern Nigeria Protectorate 1901–1912
Nigeria Colony and Protectorate 1914–1959
Nigeria 1960–today
Biafra State 1968–1970
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Nigeria and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1859–1956 Sierra Leone Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 200
1869–1964 Gambia Colony and Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 200
1874–1904 Lagos Colony
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 50
1875–1953 Gold Coast
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 200
1892–1893 Oil Rivers Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 10
1894–1897 Niger Coast Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 30
1900–1912 Northern Nigeria Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 50
1901–1912 Southern Nigeria Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 60
1914–1959 Nigeria Colony and Protectorate
→ see under British West Africa
≈ 90
1960–today Nigeria ≈ 700 ≈ 20
1968–1970 Biafra State ≈ 7

About Nigeria

Bibliography

  • Nimrod [pseud.], “Stamp Hunting: Nimrod suggests some stamps worth looking for Nigeria,” Gibbons Stamp Monthly, May 2014: 97.

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