Postage stamps and postal history of Nigeria
The first stamps for the modern state of Nigeria were issued on 1 June 1914 following the amalgamation of all of the British colonies in the area (Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria). The first stamps were the standard King George V Empire keytype, which was also previously used for the issues of Northern Nigeria.
Federation and Republic
The first issue of independent Nigeria was issued on 1 October 1960, following with a definitive issued on 1 January 1961. In 1963 Nigeria became a Republic within the British Commonwealth and a new definitive set was issued on 1 November 1965.
Between 1960 and 1961 Nigerian definitives of 1953-57 were overprinted "CAMEROONS/U.K.T.T." for use in Southern Cameroons. This issue was also valid for use in Northern Cameroons until it joined Nigeria. In 1961, Southern Cameroons became part of Cameroon.
- List of people on stamps of Nigeria
- Nigerian Postal Service
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- Postage stamps and postal history of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate
- Proud, Ted. The Postal History of Nigeria. Heathfield, Sussex: Proud Bailey, 1995. ISBN 1-872465-17-X
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