Antigua King George V Tercentenary Set
Updated - March 2013

Do you find it really tedious to sort out shades of color or find obscure watermarks? If so, this might be the perfect set for you. There are no listed varieties of color or watermark. Although Commonwealth does indicate that you can find these stamps on both thin and thick paper, they are not listed as such in any catalog.

This set was issued in 1932 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of British Settlement. Unfortunately the Great Depression impacted sales. As a result, only a little more than 20,000 5/ issues were printed. Most of the designs are pretty basic, but I think you will agree that the 5/ issue is a classic.

The catalog numbers are from the 1980 Commonwealth Five Reigns Catalogue (CW), 2011 Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue (SG) and the 2011 Scott catalog (ST). The description is from the Commonwealth Catalogue. Please contact Bridger & Kay to obtain a copy of this publication.

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CW G55 - SG 81 - ST 67
1/2d Green
CW G56 - SG 82 - ST 68
1d Scarlet
CW G57 - SG 83 - ST 69
1-1/2d Brown
CW G58 - SG 84 - ST 70
2d Grey
CW G59 - SG 85 - ST 71
2-1/2d Deep Blue
CW G60 - SG 86 - ST 72
3d Orange
CW G60 - SG 87 - ST 73
6d Violet
CW G60 - SG 88 - ST 74
1/ Olive-Green
CW G60 - SG 89 - ST 75
2/6 Claret
CW G60 - SG 90 - ST 76
5/ Black & Chocolate

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