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Green Half Penny British Stamp postmarked Stockport Cheshire England UK

Green Half Penny British Stamp postmarked Stockport Cheshire England UK Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

D8HD3T

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24.6 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3426 x 2508 px | 29 x 21.2 cm | 11.4 x 8.4 inches | 300dpi

Location:

Cheshire, England, UK

More information:

Stamps of George V were innovative from the very first. The first issue made was of the ½d (as shown here) and 1d values, which were in the same colours as used in the previous reign. Although the main design feature remained the same – a central ellipse for the portrait, an ornamental frame, value tablet at the base and a crown at the top – a three quarter portrait was used for the first time. Subsequent designs reverted to the standard profile however. The UK's first commemorative stamps were issued for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. The pair of large-format stamps featured a lion in an imposing stance; they were issued twice, in 1924 and then in 1925, the stamps of each year being inscribed with the year of issue.[4] A second set of commemoratives in 1929 marked the 9th Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), held in London that year.

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