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frame8413
24 Apr 2015
10:53:30am
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Bobstamp
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24 Apr 2015
12:18:37pm
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Scott 280, watermark 251, perf. 14 1/2X14, issued in 1950-51, design type of 1937. The half-pence stamp of the original 1937 issue was deep green, and the reprint of 1941-42 was green; new, shallower plates were used for the 1941-42 definitive issue in order to save ink; the German u-boat blockade was causing shortages of many commodities, including printers' ink. I don't know the explanation for the colour change in 1950-51, but I'm sure that one of our G.B. specialists can tell us. I'd like to know.

Bob

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frame8413
24 Apr 2015
12:35:21pm
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24 Apr 2015
01:35:02pm
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Frame,

elsewhere, in the do-over section, we talk about "fillers" or "seconds" or otherwise damaged stamps. Your KGVI 1/2d stamp would be considered a filler, that is, it is damaged. You can see the perfs at top have been partially trimmed; on the bottom, they are shorn away. No reason not to keep this stamp UNTIL you have a better example, at which point the stamp can either go into recycling or, if you're really a mensch, sent to the Holocaust project, where it will join 11 million of its brethern in commemorating those who died in the Holocuast, which include the Jews, gypsies, mentally and psychologically challenged, and others deemed unworthy by the Nazis and their accomplices.

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frame8413
24 Apr 2015
01:44:41pm
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Thank you

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nigelc
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24 Apr 2015
03:05:25pm
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The slogan is for the British Industries Fair which was held in a number of years in Birmingham.

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27 Apr 2015
11:43:48am
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" .... . I don't know the explanation for the colour change in 1950-51, but I'm sure that one of our G.B. specialists can tell us. I'd like to know. ....."

I cant search for a source right now, but I suspect it was to keep the color for postcards and first class letters standard for the British Isles as prices had risen over the years.

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Charlie2009
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28 Apr 2015
05:45:04am
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You might find something here:
Postage Stamps (Hansard, 27 June 1951)

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