Sunday, 25 September 2016

Orange or Yellow - Sunday Stamps II

Colours are not always what they seem to be. 

The earliest 'yellow' in my collection is the Golden Jubilee issue for Queen Victoria of January 1,1887.

Great Britain
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue describes this as purple 0n yellow.

On May 5, 1937 the first 15 definitives for George VI were issued and included a 2d orange stamp.


6 February, 1952 saw the issue of the Wilding definitives for Queen Elizabeth II. The lowest denomination of 1/2d is described as orange-red.


I had to wait until 25 February 1976 for a Machin derivative in a colour to meet the theme - 10.1/2p yellow.


The capital of Gambia was founded by the British in 1816, before the reign of Queen Victoria began and of course well before the first postage stamps. Founded as a trade post or base to suppress the slave trade it was named after the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, the 3rd Earl of Bathurst.

In 1966 (on 24th June) a set of stamps commemorated the founding of Bathurst.

Gambia
Bathurst was renamed Banjul in 1973.

This is an orange or yellow post for Sunday-Stamps-II-93. Don't forget to check the links there for other contributions.

6 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - I can see that yellow and orange aren't easy colours for stamps. Cheers Hilary

Eva A. said...

Great, great selection!

Joy said...

I like the Queen Victoria stamp there was a certain exuberance with the Jubilee stamps they issued at that end of her reign.

FinnBadger said...

Fantastic selection of definitives, I don't think I've ever seen the 3d Victoria before.

The Gambian stamp is stunning.

Maria said...

It's a great idea to share the stamps according to the year of issue.

Heleen said...

Amazingly old, over 100 years even, and still look new, the stamps you show on top!
Pretty selection. I like the elephant in the Gambian stamp.