Peter's GB Stamp Album

British stamps from 1924 to date. If you are interested in buying any stamps illustrated on these pages, please make a note of the SG catalogue number(s) and go to my price list:

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SG595-598 High Value definitives
Issued: 15th June - 22nd July 1959
Designer: L. Lamb
Printed in recess by: De La Rue & Co. Ltd, London until 31st December 1962
Subsequent printings by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co Ltd. (SG595a-598a)
Watermark: Multiple Crowns (see under)
Perforations 11x12 - Stamp size 44mm x 27mm

 

St. Edward's CrownMultiple Crowns

Phosphor band issues. Vertical phosphor bands are printed on the face of the stamp and are visible under UV radiation or at an oblique angle to a light source. They may be applied to the left, right and/or centre of the stamp. Only the fact that a stamp has phosphor bands is mentioned here. Some values occur with bands at left, right, centre or with two or three bands.

SG599-609 Graphite-lined definitives (3rd) with phosphor bands
Issued: 18th November 1959
Designers: Enid Marx and M. Farrar-Bell
Printed in photogravure by: Harrison & Sons Ltd. High Wycombe
Watermarks: St. Edward's Crown ((½d-1½d) & Multiple Crowns (2d-4½d) (see above)
Perforations 15x14 - Stamp size 21mm x 24mm

 

SG610-616,616b&c,617,617a-e,618 & 618a Queen Elizabeth II definitives with phosphor bands
Issued: 22nd June 1960-June 1967
Designers: Enid Marx, M. Farrar-Bell, G. Knipe, Mary Adshead & E. Dulac
Printed in photogravure by: Harrison & Sons Ltd. High Wycombe
Watermark: Multiple Crowns (see above)
Perforations 15x14 - Stamp size 21mm x 24mm

 

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