Ascension Collection Page Scans

The Ascension King George VI set of stamps were printed from 1938 until about 1955 when the last stamps of the series were printed. The stamps were printed by De La Rue, so you can expect a lot of collector interest due to the color shades and the perforation varieties that always seem to be found with De La Rue King George VI sets.

The perforation changes evolved at various times as the stamps were reprinted. Initial issues were perforated 13.5, followed by 13 x 12.75, and finally for some issues 14. For a more detailed view of these stamps, see my Ascension King George VI web page. It includes information on how to sort the stamps as well as the various printings that exist.

There is also a link to David Studd's Crown Agents report for Ascension showing the printings he documented. I don't have permission to share it, but David's web site has gone inactive. So hopefully he won't mind. Unfortunately the Crown Agents did not report any color information, so you will have to try to figure that out for yourself. My pages were created before I obtained a copy of the report, so it does not include this information.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons, and Scott numbers in that order. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

Please be patient if it takes a few minutes for each page to load.

Ascension Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-30 38-47 40-49 Ascension 1938 Set - Page 1
      Ascension 1938 Set - Page 2
      Ascension 1938 Set - Page 3
      Ascension 1938 Set - Page 4
      Ascension 1938 Set - Page 5
David Studd's Crown Agent Report for Ascension
Excel Spreadsheet for Ascension
Richard Lockyer's GSM Original Article for Ascension
Richard Lockyer's GSM Follow Up Article for Ascension

This article was written to help you identify your stamps.
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Ascension King George VI Stamps for sale
Web pages describing various sets from the British Colonies
Index to KGVI Stamps Web Sites
Web pages with links to full page scans from the KGVI Stamps Reference Collection
Index to KGVI Stamps Collection Page Scan Sites
Links to other British Colonial Stamp Sites