King George VI - Cyprus Collection Page Scans

The Cyprus King George VI set of stamps was printed from 1938 until it was replaced with the Queen Elizabeth set in 1955. The stamps were printed by Waterlow who also produced the stamps of Aden, Antigua, British Guiana, and many other colonies. Generally speaking, the Waterlow stamps did not tend to have dramatic perforation changes - like the De La Rue issues, and the colors are pretty consistent. The best way I have found to sort them is by comparing the paper and gum as seen from the back.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons and Scott numbers in that order. Unlike other British Colonies, I was never able to accumulate enough copies to do a study based on Potter & Shelton. There are some additional stamps included. These tend to be color shades or minor flaws I noticed.

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.

Cyprus - King George VI Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-19 151-163 143-155 Cyprus 1938 Set - Page 1
      Cyprus 1938 Set - Page 2
      Cyprus 1938 Set - Page 3

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