Thursday, 8 August 2013

RAPKIN Sr, Joseph

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The vignette dies for the 1894 North Borneo definitives were also used for the 1897 set.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1869
Hyderabad, Definitive

1894
North Borneo, Definitives, 1c and 6c completely, 5c, 12c and 24c frame only

1896
Belgian Congo, Definitives (? could have been Rapkin Jr as well)

1897
North Borneo, Definitives, 1c, 2c and 6c frames only
Rhodesia, Frame of £1 definitive

1898
Rhodesia, Vignettes of pence and shilling definitives, plus complete 2.5d stamp

STAMP-RELATED ITEMS BY YEAR

1888
Bhavnagar (Bhavnager), Court fee stamps with security background printing in value panel
Morvi (Morvee), Vignette similar to 1883 revenues but small and oval

1896 
Rhodesia, Unadopted die of vignette for 1897 Large Arms definitives

1897
Indore, Holkar XII Revenue stamps, 2, 4 and 5 annas
Rhodesia, Large Arms revenue series, vignette plus duties for £50, £100 and £200

REFERENCES

- The Die Proofs of Waterlow & Sons, Part 1, Great Britain & the Empire to 1960, Colin Fraser and Robson Lowe (1985)

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