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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Leeward Islands-1938-51-A 1 Pound George the 6th Postage Stamp-illustrated

Shown below is the 1 Pound value stamp issued during the reign of King George the 6th for the Leeward Islands. Part of a set with values from a Halfpenny (brown) to the 1 Pound value shown here. The 1 Pound value was issued four times between 1938 and 1951,with a variation for each issue. The first issue of 1938 was printed in brown-purple and black on red paper. The second in 1942 in purple and black on a carmine paper. In 1945 the stamp was again issued this time in brown-purple and black on salmon paper. (This is the example shown here). The final issue of 1952 was in violet and black on a scarlet paper. The most highly valued of the set is the original printing of 1938, however some plate errors are known and these are the most highly valued of all.

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