Cayman Islands Collection Page Scans

The King George VI Cayman Islands stamps were printed from 1938 until about 1952. There were two different sets. The first one was produced beginning in 1938. It was replaced with a new design in 1950. The 1938 set was printed by Waterlow for most of the values, and by De La Rue for the 1/2d, 2d, 6d, 1/ and 10/ issues. You will find that the Waterlow printings differ primarily in terms of the paper and gum characteristics. The De La Rue issues come in two different perforations - 11-3/4 x 13, and 14 with noticeable color shades. So you can get a fair idea of the relative time period the De La Rue stamps were printed based on these criteria.

The pages were created using information presented by W. J. W. Potter & Lt. Col. R. C. M. Shelton in their "The Printings of King George VI Colonial Stamps" which was published by Stamp Collecting Ltd. in December, 1952. The publication listed tables for each of the countries' issues that were included. The listings of "PSxx" were created to tie into the Potter & Shelton listings. They are unique to my collection, so won't tie into anything you might find familiar. Please consult your catalog to determine the appropriate listing for the stamps displayed.

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.

Cayman Islands Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-20 115-126 100-111 Cayman Islands - 1938 Set - Page 1
      Cayman Islands - 1938 Set - Page 2
      Cayman Islands - 1938 Set - Page 3
      Cayman Islands - 1938 Set - Page 4
21-33 135-147 122-134 Cayman Islands - 1950 Set

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Cayman Islands 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