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Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Britain-1969-High Value Queen Elizabeth Definitive Postage Stamp Set-Illustrated

Shown below is the set of definitive stamps issued in 1969 of high value stamps. This was the last set of QE2 definitives issued in pre-decimal British currency. The set had four values a 2 Shillings and Sixpence (brown), 5 Shilling (lake), 10 Shilling (ultramarine) and 1 Pound (black). Details of the 10 Shilling and 1 Pound value are shown below the set.




Great Britain-1969-"First Flight of Concorde" Postage Stamp Set-Illustrated

Shown below is the set of postage stamps issued for great Britain in 1969. The set commemorates the first flight of the now defunct Concorde aircraft. The set had three values (multicoloured) all illustrated here. A detail of the 1 Shilling and sixpence value is shown below the set.



Friday, March 9, 2012

Newfoundland-1938-A Partial Set of Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Shown below are three of the values from the stamp set issued for Newfoundland in 1938. the set had four values of 2 Cents (green), 3 Cents (carmine), 4 Cents (light-blue) and 7 Cents (deep-ultramarine). The 2 Cent value has a side portrait of the newly crowned George the 6th. The 3 Cent value shows the Queen Mother (widow of George the 5th) and the 4 Cent value the young Elizabeth (Elizabeth the 2nd). The 7 Cent value had a portrait of Queen Mary (wife of George the 6th). Below the illustration of the partial set is a detail of the 4 Cent value.







Newfoundland-1933-Anniversary of the Annexation of Newfoundland-1 Cent Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1933 1 Cent (slate) stamp issued for Newfoundland. The stamp was part of a set of fourteen values issued for the Anniversary of the Annexation of Newfoundland by Britain in 1583 by Sir Humphrey Gilbert. The designs of the set are of historical scenes of the founding of Newfoundland and historical portraits from the Elizabethan era.


Newfoundland-1932-The 3 Cent (orange-brown) Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 3 Cent value from the first stamp set issued for Newfoundland in 1932. The stamp bears a portrait of Queen Mary (wife of George the 5th). In the second issue of 1932 this value and design was not re-used.


Newfoundland-1932-2 Varieties of the 1 Cent "Codfish" Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below are the two varieties of the 1 Cent stamp issued for Newfoundland in 1932. The first issue (in January of 1932) was printed in green. The second issue (in August 1932) the colour was changed to grey. The first 1 Cent (green) was part of a set of twelve values from 1 Cent to a 30 Cent (ultramarine). The values were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15, 20, 25, and 30 Cents.  The second issue re-used the 1, 2, 4, 5 and 30 Cent designs from the first issue but with changed colours and values.


Monday, March 5, 2012

New Zealand-1940-The 9 Pence Postage Stamp-Centenary of New Zealand-Illustrated

Shown below is the 9 Pence (olive-green and orange) value from the stamp set issued for New Zealand in 1940 to commemorate the Centenary of British Proclamation of Sovereignty. The set had thirteen values from a Halfpenny to 1 Shilling. The set had designs showing historical scenes from the first Maori occupation to 1940's New Zealand agriculture and industries.


New Zealand-1937-The 1 Penny+1 Penny Rock Climbing "Health" Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1937 1 Penny+1 Penny Rock Climbing "Health" (scarlet) stamp issued for New Zealand. The stamp is more highly valued lightly postally used than MUH.



New Zealand-1936-The 1 Penny+1 Penny "Safeguard Health" Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1936 1 Penny+1 Penny "Safeguard Health" stamp issued for New Zealand . The stamp is more highly valued lightly postally used than MUH.


New Zealand-1929-The 1 Penny+1 Penny "Stamp Out Tuberculosis" Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below are two 1 Penny+1 Penny "Stamp Out Tuberculosis" postage stamp issued for New Zealand in 1929. The stamp was issued in two varieties, the 1929 version had the legend as shown below. Issued again in 1930 with the new legend "Help Promote Health". The 1929 and 1930 issues are both valued more highly lightly postally used than MUH. The 1930 issue also being more highly valued than the 1929 issue.



Cook Islands-1949-A Two Pence Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 2 Pence (reddish-brown and scarlet) stamp issued for the Cook Islands in 1949. The stamp was part of a set of ten with values from a Halfpenny to 5 Shillings. The designs of the set showed scenes from both island life and island history.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jamaica-George the 6th-A Partial Set of the 1938-52 Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Shown below is a partial set of the 1932-1952 definitives issued for Jamaica. The set had eighteen values from a Halfpaenny to 1 Pound. The Halfpenny, 1 Penny and Penny/Halfpenny showed a side-facing portrait of George the 6th , values above these had designs showing island life with a side-facing portrait of George the 6th set in an oval to left of the stamp. The partial set shown here shows most of the values to 2 Shillings. Details of the 2 Shilling value and the 6 Pence value are shown below the set.



Jamaica-3 Varieties of the 3 Pence Postage Stamp-George the 6th 1938-52-Illustrated

Shown below are the three varieties of the 3 Pence stamp issued for the George the 6th definitive set between 1932 and1952. The design of the value stayed the same throughout the issue with three colour changes.The first issue of 1938 was in ultramarine and green, the second of 1949 in greenish-blue and ultramarine, the third issued in 1952 in green and scarlet. All three are illustrated below. The most highly valued is the 1952 issue.





Jamaica-1932-A Partial Set of Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Shown below are two of the postage stamps issued for Jamaica in 1932. Only three stamps were issued for that year. A 2 Pence (black and green), 2 and a Halfpence (turquiose-blue and ultramarine) and 6 Pence (grey-black and purple). The 2 Pence and 2 and a Halfpence are illustrated here. The designs were all of island scenery. The 6 Pence showed a section of Priestman's River at Portland.



Jamaica-1919-1921-George the 5th-The 1 Shilling Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1919 1 Shilling (orange-yellow and red-orange) postage stamp. Issued during the reign of George the 5th. The stamps was part of a set of twelve values from a Halfpenny to 10 Shillings. The set had designs showing scenes of the island, historical scenes and island architecture. the 1 Shilling shows a memorial statue of Queen Victoria. This example is interesting for the cds showing a lacale and year date, it also has a print flaw with one of the borders misprinted.




Friday, March 2, 2012

Trinidad-1909-The 1 Penny (rose-red) Postage Stamp-Illustrated

In 1909 another set of stamps were issued for Trinidad. The set had only three values of a Halfpenny, 1 Penny and 2 Pence Halfpenny. The stamp design being modified again. The seated Britannia was re-used  with the values expressed in numerals and letters, where formerly the values were expressed in letters only.


Trinidad-1904-1909-2 Varieties of the 1 Penny Postage Stamp-Illustrated

In 1904 a new set of stamps were issued for Trinidad. The 1 Penny design changed again. The same seated Britannia was used but in this issue printed in black on red paper, then re-issued again in 1907 in rose-red on white paper. The black on red paper shows the oval  "O" in the "ONE PENNY" value as in the 1896 issue of postage stamps. The 1907 issue was printed from a new die. The spear-tip of Britannia breaks the shading line just below the border.



Trinidad-1896-1906-The 1 Penny Postage Stamp-Illustrated

In 1894 the Queen Victoria side face portrait issue of the postage stamps for Trinidad were discontinued. In 1896 a new design was issued of a seated Britannia. This issue had ten values from a Halfpenny to 1 Pound. The lower values of the set, the Halfpenny to 6 Pence were all printed in dull purple with the value printed in green (halfpenny), rose (1 Penny), blue (2 Pence Halfpenny), orange (4 Pence), mauve (5 Pence) and black (6 Pence) respectively. In 1900 the 1 Penny was re-issued in dull-purple and the value formerly with a round o in "ONE PENNY" (shown here) was changed to an oval shape. The later issue in MUH condition is now of considerable value.



Trinidad-1883-Queen Victoria-1 Penny (carmine) Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1883 Queen Victoria 1 Penny stamp. Part of a set with seven values from a Halfpenny to 5 Shillings. At this time postage stamps showed only Trinidad in the country legend with a side face portrait of Queen Victoria. It was not until 1913 that the legend was changed to Trinidad and Tobago.The set had a Watermark of a Crown with "CA" underneath. The watermark is illustrated below the stamp face illustration. This particular example has a nice clear cds showing locale and date.



Virgin Islands-1952-George the 6th-A Partial Set of Definitve Postage Stamps-Illustrated

Shown below is a partial set of the stamps issued for the Virgin Islands for 1952. The set consisted of twelve values from 1 Cent to $4.80 Cents. Illustrated below are the values from 1 Cent to 60 Cents. Some designs were  scenes of Virgin Island life, others, maps of individual Islands of the Virgin Island Group, with a late portrait of George the 6th in an oval to the left edge of the stamp.  Not illustrated are the $1.20 (black and bright blue) with a design of Sir Francis Drake Channel, the $2.40 (yellowish-green and red-brown) with a design of Road Town, the capital city of the Virgin Islands and the $4.80 (bright blue and carmine) with a design of a map of the Virgin Islands. The 24 Cent value shows the badge of the Presidency of the Virgin Islands. Below the set are details of the  5 Cent and 60 Cent values.