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.
Friday, March 16, 2012
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Friday, March 9, 2012
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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.
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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.
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Monday, March 5, 2012
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.
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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.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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