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Archive ID #:

415

Archive Location:

100115

Cat. Number If known, from:
SG Concise 2017
Gault Catalogue 2018
Postmark Society
Barefoot Catalogue
:

SG GB 430

SG Specialised Number:

Unknown

Type:

Stamp

Block Size:

1

Scanner Details:

(Mac OSX) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim; converted with Pixallon (NCH Software) to 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression

Country:

Great Britain

Monarch:

King George V

Issued:

23 Apr 1924

Face Value:

1d

Printing Type:

Recess

Designer (Printer):

H. Nelson; J. A. C. Harrison (Waterloo and Sons)

Colour:

Scarlet

Mint/Used:

Mint

Condition:

Fine

Variant:

Standard

Hinged?:

No

Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:

Fine: - 20%
Good-Fine: - 40%
Good: - 60%
Fair to Good: - 70%
Fair: - 80%
Poor to Fair: - 90%
Poor: - 95%
Spacefiller: -100%
):

£12.00 (£9.60)

Description:

British Empire Exhibition, 1924, stamp; printed to commemorate the massive empire-strengthening exhibit that took place in 1924 at Wembley Park. It shows King George V with a British Empire Lion.

This one is printed in scarlet, and was issued on the 23rd, April, 1924 (St. George’s Day). They were were printed in sheets of 120 with two panes of 60 (10 rows of 6).

While slightly offset to the left, this splendid specimen is in fine condition which brilliant colour and the clean details we’d naturally expetc from a recess print. The arabic gum is intact and unblemished, whilst the comb perforations are in excellent condition. The block-cypher (G V R & Crown) watermark is faint but distinguishable under light. Generally a great example all round!

The British Empire Exhibition was designed to positively reinforce the bond between the UK and her dominions, and a total of 56 of 58 territories made their own contributions. The cultural exhibit was held in Wembley Park which later went on to become Wembley Stadium. In total, 17 million people visited in 1924, and another nine million in 1925. By all accounts, however, it was a financial failure having suffered an unmitigated loss in both years. Socially many felt it was a sign of a crumbling empire, and true to fate it wasn’t long before the British Empire promptly began to shrink.

The other three from the “British Empire Exhibit” sets are also in this archive, in mint condition:

1924, 1½d (SG 431), is ID# 416

1925, 1d (SG 432), is ID# 417

1925, 1½d (SG 433), is ID# 418

Postmark:

None

Perfin:

None

Used by:

Not used (or user unknown)

Stamp Title:

British Empire Exhibit Lion

Stamp Set:

British Empire Exhibit 1924

Phosphor:

None

Watermark:

Block Cypher (Standard)

Gum (Type):

Intact (Arabic)

Overprint (Underprint)

None (None)

Elliptical Perforations:

None

Perforation:

Comb 14

Plate (Die):

Unknown (Unknown)

Graphite:

No

Corner Letters:

Not Applicable

Chalk Surface?:

No

Simular Entries:

ID#: 1714 (Used)    ID#: 1528 (Mint)    


Disclaimer: information provided alongside the scans has no guarantee of being corretc. Errors and omissions are likely, especially in regards to the colour and shade of stamps due to personal colour-blindness. Please take everything with a grain of salt. If in doubt, go off the image not the data!


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