Gold Coast Aerogrammes Detailed Listing

British Crown Colony from 1874; extended over the years to include the Ashanti and the North region and later British Togoland under British Mandate. On March 6, 1957, Gold Coast became an independent state under the name "GHANA".

This listing draws heavily on both the EAPC "Katalog der Aerogramme von Afrika 1995" and Kessler's "Catalog of Aerograms", Volume 1. In order to provide as consistent a listing as possible, the assigned catalog numbers are as close to those of the EAPC catalog as possible. Thanks to the many individuals who contributed to both catalogs.

(Last Modified: April 03, 2005)


1) 01.07.48. 6d yellow-orange Farmer and King EdWard in an oval. Dark blue inscriptions, bluish gray overlay on greenish gray paper. Size 125 x 100 mm. The opening for the stamp imprint is 24 mm wide. The text "AIR LETTER" in the tablet is 38 mm long, "First fold here" is 16 mm long. 20.00 15.00
SP)  overprinted "SPECIMEN" in black across the center fold line 100.00 --

2) Before 24.05.50. 6d yellow-orange, similar to No. 1. Dark blue inscriptions, grayish blue overlay on gray paper. The opening for the stamp imprint is 25.5 mm wide. The text "AIR LETTER" in the tablet is 37 mm long, "First fold here" is 13 mm long. 12.00 10.00
   a)  used in Ghana after March 6th, 1957 -- 15.00
  NOTE:Although commercially used copies of Gold Coast aerogrammes postmarked "Ghana" after Independence are known, they are quite rare. The prices here are for those created for philatelic purposes, which are still uncommon.

3)
 
 
Before 08.11.52. 6d yellow-orange, similar to No. 2, but new Tablet. Dark blue inscriptions, grayish blue overlay on gray paper. New 4-line admonitory text under "AIR MAIL". 20.00 15.00

4)
 
09.11.53. 6d yellow-orange and black Farmer, Queen Elizabeth in the oval. Light blue overlay on front and back panels only on white paper watermarked "IMPERIAL AIR MAIL" and letter "F" (reversed). Tablet now includes wore "AEROGRAMME". Rectangular opening in overlay for stamp imprint has simulated perforations. Text under "AIR LETTER" is in four lines. 9.00 9.00
   a)  used in Ghana after March 6th, 1957 -- 12.00
SP)  overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and perfinned "SPECIMEN" thru stamp 100.00 --

5)
 
Before 24.10.55. 6d yellow-orange and black, similar to No. 4. Light blue overlay on entire outside, except for space for stamp imprint and spaces for gummed flaps. Unwatermarked. New tablet without admonition. Admonitory text now on reverse panel in two lines. 8.00 8.00
   a)  used in Ghana after March 6th, 1957 -- 10.00

6)
 
 
 
Before 03.07.56. 6d orange and black, similar to No. 5. Printed on blue paper watermarked "IMPERIAL AIR MAIL" and letter "I". Stamp imprint is printed directly on the blue paper (no white space) with black simulated perforations. Admonitory text on reverse panel is in 3 lines. 6.00 8.00
   a)  used in Ghana after March 6th, 1957 -- 10.00
SP)  overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and perfinned "SPECIMEN" thru stamp 100.00 --


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