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:

Price lists

SGX841-X1050 Queen Elizabeth II decimal definitives (½p - 5½p)

all stamps are 21mm x 24mm

Values ½p to 75p issued between 15th February 1971 and 6th February 1996
ValueSG #Phosphor* Printer** Perfs.
½p

½p turquoise-blue

X8412BH (P)15x14
X842LBH (P)15x14
X843CBH (P)15x14
X924ppH (P)15x14
1p

1p crimson

X8442BH (P)15x14
X845CBH (P)15x14
X846aopH (P)15x14
X847/EaL/RBH (P)15x14
X925ppH (P)15x14
1½p

1½p black

X8482BH (P)15x14
2p (wide)

2p myrtle-green/emerald green

X8492BH (P)15x14
X850aopH (P)15x14
X926ppH (P)15x14
X1000ppQ (L)14
X1000appQ (L)15x14
2p (narrow)

2p deep green/myrtle-green

X927 ppH (P)15x14
X928 ppH (P)15x14
X1001 ppQ (L)15x14
X1050 ppW (L)14 ¹
2½p

2½p magenta

X851CBH (P)15x14
X852/EaL/RBH (P)15x14
X8532BH (P)15x14
2½p

2½p rose-red

X8542BH (P)15x14
X929ppH (P)15x14
3p

3p ultramarine

X8552BH (P)15x14
X856CBH (P)15x14
3p

3p bright magenta

X8572BH (P)15x14
X930ppH (P)15x14
X930c (T2 value as pictured) ppH (P)15x14
3½p

3½p olive-grey

X8582BH (P)15x14
X859CBH (P)15x14
3½p

3½p purple-brown

X860CBH (P)15x14
X931ppH (P)15x14
4p

4p ochre-brown

X8612BH (P)15x14
4p

4p greenish blue

X8622BH (P)15x14
X863CBH (P)15x14
X864/EaR/LBH (P)15x14
X932ppH (P)15x14
X9962BJW (L)14
X997ppJW (L)14
X1002ppQ (L)15x14
4p

4p new blue

X933 ppH (P)15x14
4½p

4½p grey-blue

X8652BH (P)15x14
5p

5p pale violet

X8662BH (P)15x14
X934ppH (P)15x14
X1003ppQ (L)14
5p

5p claret

X867CBH (P)15x14
X1004/appQ (L)14/15x14
5p

5p dull red-brown

X935ppH (P)15x14
5½p

5½p violet

X8682BH (P)15x14
X869CBH (P)15x14

* Phosphor issues. Stamps are printed with: (2B) 2 phosphor bands, (CB) centre band, (LB or RB) left or right bands, or on (pp) phosphorised paper or with (aop) "all over phosphor".

** Stamps are printed by (E) Joh. Enshede en Zonen, (H) Harrison & Sons, (Q) Questa Colour Security Printers, (W) Walsall Security Printers or (JW) John Waddington Security Print.

** Printing methods used are (P) photogravure or (L) lithography.

¹ Booklet stamps with one or two sides imperforate

Phosphor bands are printed vertically on the face of the stamp and are visible under UV radiation or at an oblique angle to a light source. Some values occur with the phosphor missing. Such varieties are not mentioned here.

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