The 1a Die III issue in red shades – 1855
The 1a Die III stamp is found in two distinct shades being red and dull red. The stamps were printed between 7 July and 25 August 1855 with the printing estimated to be about 1½ million stamps.
The 1856-1864 Queen Victoria Issue
Between 1856 and 1864 five new values were issue being ½a, 1a, 2as, 4as and 8as. The values were issued in eight different colors and, in some cases, different shades thereof.
The 1856-1864 Queen Victoria Issue - Imperforated
Between 1856 and 1864 thirteen new Queen Victoria stamps were issued and six of these stamps exist as imperforated as well. The imperforated values are ½a blue, 1a brown, 2as dull pink, 2as yellow-buff, 2as orange and 4as black.
The 1856-1864 Queen Victoria Issue – Unissued Value
A 2as yellow-green value was prepared for use but not officially issued. The stamp is known with trial obliterations and a few are known postally used. It also exists as imperforated and has not been recorded used.
The 1860 Queen Victoria Issue
In 1860 an 8 pies stamp was issued. Three different color varieties of the 8 pies stamps exist being purple/bluish, purple/white and mauve. That stamps do not have any watermark.