Album Weeds – Dominica

Spud_Dominica1 Spud_Dominica2 Spud_Dominica31874 & 1877. 1d., 6d. & 1s


Engraved in épargne, on thin, white wove paper, slightly surfaced; perforated 12 1/2 or 14, as above; watermarked with a Crown and CC. All the values are from the same die. The circle containing the name does not touch the value-label. The T of POSTAGE is very much dwarfed. The lower part of the tiara is divided into three compartments, with an oblong jewel in the first, over the forehead, a diamond-shaped one in the center, and another oblong one in the third, over the ear. The lobe of the ear is very round and fat. The last pearl of the tiara, over the ear, leans towards the left. The portrait is shaded all over, with very fine lines. The hair covers part of the eyebrow at the outer corner.

The colors of the genuine are:

  • 1d., bright mauve
  • 6d., emerald-green
  • 1s., rich rose, with a very slight tint of blue.


Lithographed, on soft, white wove paper, rather thick, and unsurfaced; imperforated, or pin-perf. 13, very badly; no watermark. All the values are from the same stone. The circle containing the name runs into the value-label, below the T of POSTAGE; and the said T is the same size as the other letters of that word. There is no jewel over the forehead; the center jewel is blotched; and the one over the ear is very indistinct. The lobe of the ear is quite thin, and does not hang down. The last pearl of the tiara, over the ear, is upright. The forehead is unshaded, and there is a white patch at the back of the neck. The hair does not touch the eyebrow.

The colors of these counterfeits are:

  • 1d., lilac
  • 6d., dark yellow-green
  • 1s., chalky rose


Genuine.—I have not yet seen any postmarked specimens of the genuine.

Forged.—The forgeries are cancelled with 62.


From: ‘Album Weeds’, 3rd edition by R. B. Eareé. 1906


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