Natal stamps and postal history

Natal King Edward VII Postage and Revenue Stamps 1902-1908

Natal Stamp 1902 Crown CC £20 red and green, a lower right corner example with plate number 1

Previous Natal postage stamps and revenue stamps had always featured the effigy of Queen Victoria, so, after her death in January 1901, there was a need to make a change. Unlike the Cape, the Natal authorities did not seem to be in any great hurry to arrange for new stamps.

This chapter covers the dual-purpose postage and revenue stamps. The later issue of postage-only and revenue-only stamps are separately handled in subsequent chapters.