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Monday, July 30, 2012

St Helena-1922-37-A George the 5th Halfpenny Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the George the 5th Halfpenny stamp issued for St Helena between 1922 and 1937. Originally the set had only four values from 4 Pence and  three higher values of 1 Shilling and Sixpence, 2 Shillings and Sixpence, 5 Shillings and 1 Pound. The values of the first issue were all printed on coloured paper.  The 4 Pence, 2 Shillings and Sixpence and 5 Shillings all printed on yellow paper. The 1 Shilling and Sixpence on blue/green paper and the 1 Pound value on red paper. During the 1920's and 30's other values were addedd to the set the Halfpenny shown below was added in 1923. St Helena is perhaps best known as the island on which Napolean Bonaparte wa imprisoned after losing the Battle of Waterloo.

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