GB Definitives

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Concept and design ©Nick Blackburn 2011. For the sources of individual stamp images, see image credits.

value 1840 1841 1847 1848 1854 1855 1856 1858 1862 1864 1865 1867 1869 1870 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1887 1890 1891 1892 1900 1902 E7 1909 1910 1911 G5 1912 1913 1922 1929 1934 1935 1936 E8 1937 G6 1938 1939 1941 1942 1947 1948 1950 1951 1952 E2 1953 1954 1955 1957 1959 1967 1968 1969 1970
½d sg48 sg164 sg187 sg197 sg213 sg215 sg279 sg321 sg338 sg351 sg434 sg439
It would be interesting to know how stamps would have developed from this elegant beginning if E8 hadn't thrown in the towel.
sg457 sg462 sg485
1941 colours allegedly lightened to save ink as part of the war effort.
sg503
1951 colour changes to meet UPU standards.
sg515 sg723
1d sg1 sg8 sg43 sg166 sg170 and sg172
The July 1881 printing of the 1/- lilac has 14 dots in each corner, the December printing 16 dots.
sg219 sg327 sg341 sg357 sg435 sg440 sg458 sg463 sg486 sg504 sg516 sg724
1½d sg51 sg167 sg188 sg198 sg221 sg362 sg436 sg441 sg459 sg464 sg487 sg505 sg517
2d sg5 sg14 sg45 sg168 sg189 sg199 sg225
The 1910 2d Tyranian Plum was printed but Edward 7th died before it was issued. A dozen copies remain and sell for around £75k.
sg266a sg366 sg442 sg465 sg488 sg506 sg518 sg543 sg726 sg727 font change
2½d sg138 sg142 sg190 sg201 sg230 sg371 sg437 sg443 sg460 sg466 sg489 sg507 sg519
3d sg75 sg92 sg143
The 3d and 6d overprints were a security measure. Further details here.
sg159 sg191 sg202 sg232 sg374 sg444 sg467 sg490 sg520 sg729
4d sg62 sg79 sg93 sg152 sg153 sg154 sg192 sg205 sg235 sg239 sg378 sg445 sg468 sg508 sg521 sg560 sg731 sg733
4½d sg206 sg577
5d sg169 sg193 sg207 sg242 sg381 sg446 sg469 sg522 sg735
6d sg59 sg69 sg84 sg96 sg108 sg122 sg125, sg145 sg146
The 1873 6d was also printed in deep buff, available only used @ £175,000.
The 1883 3d and 6d overprints were a security measure. Further details here.
sg162 sg194 sg208 sg245 sg384 sg470 sg523 sg736
7d sg249 sg387 sg471 sg524 sg737
8d sg156 sg390 sg472 sg525 sg738 sg739
9d sg86 sg98 sg195 sg209 sg250 sg392 sg393 sg447 sg473 sg526 sg740
10d sg57 sg112 sg210 sg254 sg394 sg448 sg474 sg527 sg741 sg829
11d sg474a sg528
1s sg54 sg71 sg90 sg101 sg150 sg151 sg196 sg211 sg214 sg257 sg395 sg449 sg475 sg529 sg742
1s3d sg530
1s6d sg531 sg743
1s9d sg744
2s sg119 sg121
2s6d sg175 sg260 sg399 sg450 sg476 sg476a sg536 sg787
5s sg126 sg176 sg263 sg401 sg451 sg477 sg537 sg788
10s sg128 sg177 sg265 sg402 sg452 sg478 sg478a sg538 sg789
£1 sg129 sg185 sg212 sg266 sg403 sg478b sg539 sg790
£5 sg137
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value 1840 1841 1847 1848 1854 1855 1856 1858 1862 1864 1865 1867 1869 1870 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1887 1890 1891 1892 1900 1902 E7 1909 1910 1911 G5 1912 1913 1922 1929 1934 1935 1936 E8 1937 G6 1938 1939 1941 1942 1947 1948 1950 1951 1952 E2 1953 1954 1955 1957 1959 1967 1968 1969 1970


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Concept and design © Nick Blackburn 2011, 2012. For the sources of individual stamp images, see image credits.


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