St. Vincent Collection Page Scans
The St, Vincent King George VI stamps were printed from 1938 until about 1952. There were two different sets that used the same relative designs. A 1938 set, and a 1949 set that was needed due to the change in currency from sterling to dollars. Like the St. Lucia set, this one has never caught on with collectors. This is probably because the stamps were printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson and as a result, they are pretty consistent. There are subtle color changes, but most of the difference will be found in comparing the paper and gum.
My reference for this set is a King George VI Collectors Society issue number 80 produced by Frank Saunders in 1974. Mr. Saunders covers the various printings and includes his observations on the paper and gum as well as the colors of the issues. If you join the Society, you can order a complete digital set of the back issues including this one. It is well worth the money if you are studying the King George VI issues.
The pages are from my collection. The 1938 issues are
identified by printing only, but the relative Commonwealth, Gibbons and
Scott numbers are shown below. The 1949 set is 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.
|St. Vincent Collection Page Scans|
|Commonwealth #||Stanley Gibbons #||Scott #||Description and Page Link|
|1-15||149-159||141-151||St. Vincent - 1938 Set - Page 1|
|St. Vincent - 1938 Set - Page 2|
|St. Vincent - 1938 Set - Page 3|
|St. Vincent - 1938 Set - Page 4|
|St. Vincent - 1938 Set - Page 5|
|16-34||164-177||156-169||St. Vincent - 1949 Set|
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|St. Vincent King George VI Stamps for sale|
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