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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Great Britain-1912-24-George the 5th Defintiive Postage Stamp Set-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the 1912-24 definitve stamp set (with some shade variations). The set had values from a Halfpenny to 1 Shilling and originally issued as a Halfpenny (green), 1 penny (bright-scarlet), 1 Penny/Halfpenny (red-brown), 2 Pence (orange-yellow), 2 and a Halfpence (cobalt blue), 3 Pence (dull reddish-violet), 4 PEnce (deep grey-green), 5 Pence (brown), 6 Pence (dull-purple), 7 Pence (olive), 8 Pence (black/on yellow paper), 9 Pence (agate), 10 Pence (turquiose-blue) and 1 Shilling (bistre). Subsequent issues between 1912 and 1924 produced shades and some (like the 9 Pence value) were issued with a colour change and are know in shades. Some of the colour changes and shades are illustrated below.
The Halfpenny (green) is known in shades of yellow,deep,very yellow(1914) and bright. A yellow and green are shown here

Originally issued in bright scarlet (on the right) the 1 Penny value is known is shades of vermilion (left), pale rose-red, carmine-red and scarlet vermilion.

Originally issued in red brown (left) the Penny/Halfpenny is known in shades of chocolate-brown (right), chestnut and yellow-brown.

Originally issued as orange-yellow (left) the 2 Pence value was also produced using 2 Dies. Die 1 shows four shaded lines above the head of George the 5th ( right)  Die 2 only three. A reddish-orange (right) was issued from Die 1 in 1913. Other shades were orange from both Die 1 and 2 and a bright-orange from Die 1.

The 2 Pence/Halfpenny was originally issued in cobalt-blue shades are known in blue (left) and bright-blue (1914-right) with indigo and dull-prussian-blue issued in 1920 and 1921.

The The 3 Pence originally issued in dull reddish-violet (left) shades are known in violet (right), bluish-violet and pale-violet.

The 4 Pence value has three shades of grey-green. Originally issued in deep grey-green (right) two other shades of
grey-green (left) and pale grey-green are known.

Originally issued in brown (right) the 5 Pence value is known in two other shades of yellow-brown (left) and bistre-brown.

Originally issued in a dull purple (right) the 6 Pence value has shades of reddish-purple (left) and deep reddish-purple.

Originally issued in olive (above) the 7 Pence value is also known in shades of bronze-green (1915) and
 sage-green (1917)

Issued in black the 8 pence value has no known shades but was printed on yellow paper (above) and on a buff paper
in 1917.

The 9 Pence value was originally printed in agate (left) a shade of this issue in deep-agate (right) is known. In 1922 the
colour if the value was changed to an olive-green and shades of pale olive-green are known. Two examples of
the colour change are shown below.

The 10 Pence value was originally issed in turquoise-blue with a shade of deep turquoise-blue known.

The 1 Shilling value was originally issued in bistre (left-1913) with bistre-brown shades (right) known.

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