Nigeria may not seem the obvious choice of country for a specialist in postal stationery. With a rather limited set of postal stationery classes and issues involved, the number of pages in the Higgins & Gage catalogue is very small. Furthermore, with most issues up to 1960 printed by De la Rue and with their high quality of work, not many varieties are found. However, when we include the precursors from Lagos, Oil Rivers/Niger Coast Protectorate and Southern Nigeria, and if we look beyond the Higgins & Gage catalogue, a whole new world is unravelled with many possibilities of specialisation turning up, as well as many mysteries.
The book was about 90% completed by Peter Hørlyck Hon. FRPSL. Ray Harris took over to finish it following the death of his friend Peter in late 2021.
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