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Gilbert & Ellice Islands Collection Page Scans

The Gilbert & Ellice Islands King George VI stamps were printed from 1939 until about 1952. The stamps were printed partially by Bradbury Wilkinson, De La Rue, and Waterlow. So you will see characteristics from all the printers in this set. Expect some perforation changes, and some color shades for the De La Rue printings. You will have to look at the paper and gum to determine the other two.

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. 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.

 
Gilbert & Ellice Islands Collection Page Scans
       
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
       
1-14 43-54 40-51 Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 1
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 2
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 3
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 4
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 5
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 6
      Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Set - Page 7
 

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