Sunday, 14 May 2017

George V Commemoratives - Sunday Stamps II

King George V (1910-1936) was a keen stamp collector who played a large role in turning the Royal Philatelic Collection into the most comprehensive collection of UK and Commonwealth stamps in the world, including setting record purchase prices for them.

A set of four stamps was issued to commemorate his silver jubilee in 1935. I can show two of them.

Great Britain - 7 May 1935
A 1 penny red and a 2.1/2d blue made up the set.

For other commemorative stamps check out the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-126.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - yes I remember seeing and/or reading about George V being a keen stamp collector ... interesting ... and reminds me of stamp collecting days - very basic! Happy days when I could sit in my bedroom sorting stamps and putting them into albums - days before I had a care in the world! ... Cheers Hilary

FinnBadger said...

Vintage classics - they do indeed have a silvery design.

viridian said...


In reference to your comment on my blog: The USPS starts advertising the upcoming commemorative stamps a head of time on their website and lists their day of issuance.

Joy said...

I like the designs from his reign. Jersey have just issued a set of stamps, one of which shows George V with a stamp album which I thought was a nice touch.

violet s said...

I've always been intrigued - and confused, a little - by the pre-decimalisation terms ... 1 1/2d is called three half pence!
Also, love the shading on these stamps.

FinnBadger said...

I saw you asked on viridian's blog about US stamps. Currently this is the best website for seeing an up to date list of current and future US stamp issues in one place.

Eva A. said...

How nice for a keen stamp collector to see himself on stamps...!