Swaziland Collection Page Scans

The King George VI stamps from Swaziland were printed from 1938 until about 1952. This is a set that has two different perforations and a number of color shades. This is due to the large number of printings which seems unusual for a small country. I have to assume that a lot of these printings were for the stamp trade. I think this is true because for the longest time, you could purchase this set for under $10 and it was readily available. That is no longer the case now that there is collector interest. The stamps were printed by De La Rue, but unlike many of their sets - this one only has a perforation change right at the beginning. The 1938 set was perforated 13-1/4 x 13. This changed to 13-1/4 x 13-3/4 in 1942, with a single issue perforated 14 (the 1-1/2d value) in 1941.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth number from an earlier catalogue published by Bridger & Kay. The Gibbons, and Scott numbers are not included. Please note them in the section 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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Swaziland Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-11 28-38 27-37 Swaziland - 1938 Set - Page 1
      Swaziland - 1938 Set - Page 2
      Swaziland - 1938 Set - Page 3
      Swaziland - 1938 Set - Page 4

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Swaziland 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