Grenada Collection Page Scans

The King George VI stamps from Grenada were printed from 1937 until about 1952. The initial set was printed by three printers. Harrison & Sons printed the 1/4d values, Waterlow and Sons printed the 5/ issues, and De La Rue printed the 10/ stamps. As a result, you will find that the 1/4d values come on both chalk and substitute (no chalk) coated paper, the values up to 5/ can be identified by the paper and gum primarily - although there is a perforation change which will also help you. The 10/ issues are the most interesting. You will find perforation changes, two paper widths, and some variation in the paper and gum. As a result, it is my feeling that all of the 10/ issues can be identified. Please see this web site for more details on identifying the Grenada 10/ values. There was also a 1951 set, but it was only in use for a couple of years, so there are no catalog listed varieties.

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 "BKxx" was created to tie the Commonwealth numbers into the Potter & Shelton listings. They are unique to my collection, so won't tie into anything you might find familiar. So where you see BK01, it is CW 1 from the current catalogue. BK01N1 means it is not listed in Commonwealth.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth and Gibbons numbers in that order. The corresponding Scott numbers are listed in the table below. 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.

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Grenada Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-26 152-163 121-142 Grenada - 1937Set - Page 1
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 2
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 3
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 4
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 5
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 6
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 7
      Grenada - 1937 Set - Page 8
27-39 172-184 151-163 Grenada - 1951 Set

This article was written to help you identify your stamps.
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Grenada 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