Gambia Collection Page Scans

The Gambia King George VI set of stamps were printed from 1938 until about 1952. The stamps were printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, so there are no perforation differences. The main thing you will see are some color changes, and differences in the paper and gum.

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.

Based on the Potter & Shelton listings, I created an Excel spreadsheet showing the printings and their corresponding catalog numbers. This also includes Frank Saunders notes from his King George VI Collectors Society monograph. This information is available for download below.

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.

Gambia Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-16 150-161 132-143 Gambia 1938 Set - Page 1
      Gambia 1938 Set - Page 2
      Gambia 1938 Set - Page 3
      Gambia 1938 Set - Page 4
      Gambia 1938 Set - Page 5
      Gambia 1938 Set - Page 6
Excel Spreadsheet combining information on the Gambia printings.
This will not open the file, it will just download it so you can save it on your PC.
Gambia Printings Listing

This article was written to help you identify your stamps.
Please feel free to ask a question, or suggest a correction.

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Gambia 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