Montserrat King George V
1932 Centenary Set

Updated - October, 2017

Identifying the Montserrat King George V Centenary Set issues is very simple. There is only one color shade, and all of the stamps have the same watermark.

Unlike modern stamps which are issued in the millions, definitive sets from this time period were issued very conservatively. I do not have the print quantities for these issues, but typical sets from other Colonies at this time were printed in quantities of less than 30,000 for the higher values during this time period. This set was issued during the Great Depression, so that probably had some effect on the numbers sold. Please feel free to supply the print quantities if you have them.

The catalog numbers are from the 1980 Commonwealth Five Reigns Catalogue (CW), 2013 Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue (SG) and the 2011 Scott catalog (ST). The description and dates are from the Commonwealth Catalogue. Please contact Bridger & Kay to obtain a copy of this publication. You can access the other publishers using the "Links to British Colonial Stamp Sites" at the bottom of this page.

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CW G56 - SG 84 - ST 75
1/2d Green
CW G57 - SG 85 - ST 76
1d Scarlet
CW G58 - SG 86 - ST 77
1-1/2d Red-Brown
CW G59 - SG 87 - ST 78
2d Grey
CW G60 - SG 88 - ST 79
2-1/2d Ultramarine
CW G61 - SG 89 - ST 80
3d Orange
CW G62 - SG 90 - ST 81
6d Violet
CW G63 - SG 91 - ST 82
1/ Olive-Brown
CW G64 - SG 92 - ST 83
2/6 Purple
  CW G65 - SG 93 - ST 84
5/ Chocolate

This article was written to help you identify your stamps.
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Classic Montserrat Stamps for sale based on the identification from this article.
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