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NEVIS LEADERS OF THE WORLD 1ST SERIES 1983 LOCOMOTIVES 5-STAGE PROGRESSIVE COLOR PROOF STAMPS

For the majority of earlier Nevis LOW Trains and Cars stamp series the original color proofs that were saved came from press sheets. Very few of them were retained and thus the sets that were created from them are quite rare. For the 5-stage sets that exist they are easily proven to come from the press sheets because the older method of the combined yellow and black proofs is all the evidence you need.
The 6-stage sets are a bit more difficult because of their similarity to 7-stage sets in that they are only missing the all colors stage. The only way to define them then is if they have the very large selvage or, where the 7-stage sets exist, a comparison of the two versions can be made for the differences in color.

You can view on this page the four values that exist for the Nevis 1st trains series in the 5-stage variety.

It is interesting to note that these four stamps were all printed on the same press sheet as shown by the last two digits of the sheet number which are 5A through 5D.
The other four stamps of the series were printed on a different press sheet and I note the change in format of the last two digits being a space between the number and the letter like this: 2 A through 2 D.
Evidence of the change to a 6-stage form as the other four values are only found that way or in 7-stage form. I have seen none of them in 5-stage form.

1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0, U.K.
Scott Catalog Number 198, Stanley Gibbons Catalog Number 132a

1945 COUNTY OF OXFORD COUNTY CLASS 4-6-0 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series 55c 1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Final Stage Color Proof

THE 55c COUNTY OF OXFORD BLUE-RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series 55c 1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Blue-Red Stage Color Proof

THE 55c COUNTY OF OXFORD BLUE STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series 55c 1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Blue Stage Color Proof

THE 55c COUNTY OF OXFORD RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series 55c 1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Red Stage Color Proof

THE 55c COUNTY OF OXFORD YELLOW AND BLACK STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series 55c 1945 County of Oxford County Class 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Yellow and Black Stage Color Proof

1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0, U.K.
Scott Catalog Number 211, Stanley Gibbons Catalog Number 136a

1934 STANIER CLASS 5 4-6-0 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Final Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 STANIER BLUE-RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Blue-Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 STANIER BLUE STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Blue Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 STANIER RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 STANIER YELLOW AND BLACK STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1934 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Locomotive Stamp Yellow and Black Stage Color Proof

1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2, U.K.
Scott Catalog Number 212, Stanley Gibbons Catalog Number 140a

1946 WINSTON CHURCHILL BATTLE OF BRITAIN CLASS 4-6-2 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 locomotive Stamp Final Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 WINSTON CHURCHILL BLUE-RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Blue-Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 WINSTON CHURCHILL BLUE STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Blue Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 WINSTON CHURCHILL RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 WINSTON CHURCHILL YELLOW AND BLACK STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1946 Winston Churchill Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Yellow and Black Stage Color Proof

1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2, U.K.
Scott Catalog Number 213, Stanley Gibbons Catalog Number 142a

1938 MALLARD A4 CLASS 4-6-2 TRAIN STAMP
FINAL STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Final Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 MALLARD BLUE-RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Blue-Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 MALLARD BLUE STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Blue Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 MALLARD RED STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Red Stage Color Proof

THE $1.00 MALLARD YELLOW AND BLACK STAGE COLOR PROOF
Nevis 1st Series $1.00 1938 Mallard A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive Stamp Yellow and Black Stage Color Proof

The quantities that exist for the 5-stage Nevis 1983 Leaders of the World 1st series locomotives is unknown. Due to the low availability on the market and the fact that they were cut from press sheets of which very few were saved, the 5-stage sets can be classified as extremely rare.

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