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Stamps of New Zealand: Smiling Boys (1931)

This is the famous "Smiling Boys"1931 Health issue from New Zealand. Designed by L.C. Mitchell. Dies and plates, Perkins Bacon.

Stamps of New Guinea: George V Jubilee (1935)

Stamps of Ceylon: George VI Definitives (1938-49)

The lower values were similar to those of 1935-6; but with a portrait of King George VI substituted for George V and "POSTAGE & REVENUE" omitted. Wmk. Mult. Script CA (sideways on 10c., 15c., 25c., 30c. and 1 r. Various perfs. Recess.

Falkland Islands Stamps: George VI Issue (1952)

This attractive issue, consisting of 14 stamps, was the final King George VI set for the Falklands. Recess printed.

Stamps of Nigeria: Queen Elizabeth Definitives (1953-8)

Stamp Collecting Terms

  • PerforationPerforation
    A series of holes punched between postage stamps in the sheet to ease separation.

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