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The first stamps of Ascension were issued in 1922, they were made by overprinting the stamps of St. Helena with 'ASCENSION'. In 1924 a new issue followed. These stamps actually fall outside the scope of this book, but I'll list them anyway.

1922 Stamps of St. Helena overprinted 'ASCENSION'

2 Sh blue and black on blue

  1/2 p green and black
  1 p green
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p grey and black
  3 p blue
  8 p brown and black
  1 s black and green
  2 s blue and black on blue
  3 s violet and black

 

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p * *  
1 p ** **  
1 1/2 p ** **  
2 p ** ***  
3 p *** ***  
8 p *** ***  
2 Sh RR RR  
3 Sh RR RR  

 

1924 King George and ship

4 p black on yellow

  1/2 p black
  1 p green
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p grey
  3 p blue
  4 p black on yellow
  5 p olive on lilac
  6 p lilac
  8 p violet
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh blue on blue
  3 Sh black on blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1/2 p c c  
1 p c c  
1 1/2 p * *  
2 p * *  
3 p * *  
4 p *** ***  
5 p * *  
6 p * R  
8 p ** **  
1 Sh ** **  
2 Sh *** ***  
3 Sh *** ***  

 

1934 Various designs

  1/2 p lilac and black (Georgetown)
  1 p green and black (map of island)
  1 1/2 p red and black (The Pier)
  2 p orange and black (map of island)
  3 p blue and black (Long Beach)
  5 p blue and black (Three Sisters mountains)
  8 p brown and black (map of island)
  1 Sh red and black (bird)
  2 Sh 6 p lilac and black (map of island)
  5 Sh brown and black (Green Mountain)

 

1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, inscription '1910-1935'

A 1 1/2 p red and blue, 2 p olive and blue, 5 p blue and green and 1 Sh lilac and black were issued in a design identical to many other British colonies (Windsor castle).

 

1937 Inscription '12th MAY 1937' portrait of King and Queen

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1 p green, 2 p orange and 3 p blue (design identical to that of many other British colonies).

 

1938 King George VI, various views of the island

  1/2 p violet and black (Georgetown)
  1 d green and black (Three Sisters mountain)
  1 d green and black (Green Mountain)
  1 p orange and black (Green Mountain)
  1 1/2 p red and black (The Pier)
  1 1/2 p orange and black (The Pier)
  2 p orange and black (The Pier)
  2 p red and black (Green Mountain)
  3 p blue and black (Long Beach)
  3 p grey (Long Beach)
  4 p blue and black (Green Mountain)
  6 p blue and black (Three Sisters)
  1 Sh brown and black (view of Georgetown)
  2 Sh 6 p red and black (The Pier)
  5 Sh brown and black (Long Beach)
  10 Sh lilac and black (Three Sisters) 

 

1946 Victory issue, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '8th JUNE 1946'

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  2 p red
  4 p blue

 

1949 Royal Silver wedding, identical to sets issued in many other British colonies, inscription '1923-1948', image of King and Queen

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  3 p black
  10 Sh lilac

 

1949 UPU issue

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  3 p red
  4 p blue
  6 p olive
  1 Sh grey 

 

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, inscription 'CORONATION JUNE 1953'

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  3 p black

 

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1963 Freedom from hunger, design identical to many other British colonies

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  1 Sh 6 p red

 

1963 Red Cross issue

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  3 p black and red
  1 Sh 6 p blue and red

 

1965 International Collaboration Year

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  1 p blue and brown
  6 p violet and green

 

1966 World Cup Championship England 1966

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  3 p lilac, violet, orange and green
  6 p lilac, grey, orange and blue

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