Stamp Classics - Postcard
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Stamp Classics Miniature Sheet includes Six Special Stamps. Queen Victoria, £1 green of 1891 The Queen Victoria £1 value was changed to green on 28 January 1891, the design having originally been issued in brown-lilac in 1884. The horizontal design replaced an earlier £1 released in 1878. The ornate style is typical of the stamps of the reign, created to prevent forgery. The corner letters, changing from stamp to stamp in the sheet, served the same purpose. King Edward V11, 2d Tyrian Plum of 1910 A move from two-colour stamps, to reduce costs, saw the King Edward VII 2d re-designed and, in April 1910, printed in Tyrian plum. Post offices still held stocks of the former 2d, so the new stamp was not released. On the death of the King, the Postmaster General decided not to issue the stamp. Only one is known to have been used, on an envelope addressed to the Prince of Wales: itarrived on 6 May 1910, the day on which he became King George V. King George V,2s 6d of 1913 The high values of King George V, known as the ‘Seahorses’, are widely regarded as classic stamps of the world.