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Currency: 12 Pence = 1 Shilling ; 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

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The stamps of Great Britain never have any country name; they can be recognized by the king or queen in the period concerned.

Early Queen Victoria issues

Queen Victoria, penny black and similar types:

Queen Victoria, small sized stamps:

1) Great Britain, Queen Victoria 1855-1876, part 1
2) Great Britain, Queen Victoria 1855-1886, part 2

Queen Victoria, Large sizes:

Later Queen Victoria issues, King Edward VII and King George V

1887 and later issues; Queen Victoria (1887) Jubilee issue, King Edward VII

2 1/2 p purple on blue 10 p red and lilac

King George V

1/2 p green 1 p red

Official Stamps

Official stamps, various stamps of Great Britain overprinted, examples:

1 1/2 p lilac and green "GOVt PARCELS"

Later issues

Later issues, though the later issues are outside the scope of this catalogue I'll give some of the stamps of this period here for clarity (also because they don't bear any country name):

1936 King Edward VIII:

1937 King George VI:

10 Sh blue

A war propaganda forgery, note that the cross on top of the stamp has been replaced by a jewish star. I have also seen this propaganda forgery in the value 1/2 p green, 2 p orange, 1 1/2 p red, 2 1/2 p blue and 3 p violet.

(Queen Elizabeth issues of the 1950's)

Queen Elizabeth, so-called 'Machins':


Local issues (circular delivery companies)


Great Britain Cancellations

Fiscal stamps

Miscellaneous (postage due stamps, telegraph stamps, telephone stamps, college labels, newspaper tax, Ruhleben prisoner camp stamps and unissued airmail stamp)

(Example of a postage due stamp)

Railway stamps and parcel delivery stamps

Watermarks on stamps of Great Britain

Great Britain Postal Stationery

British Post offices in Turkey and Morocco

Stamps - Timbres - Briefmarken - Postzegels

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