British Commonwealth QE2 ......first issues

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  1. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    The definitive series from Cyprus,issued between 1955 and 1960.
    There are 15 stamps listed by Gibbons in the basic set.There are a couple of variations and shades shown here.
    I particularly like the two higher values.
    This is also the only series issued in Queen Elizabeth,s reign. Image (190).jpg Image (191).jpg
     
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    A set issued in 1960 depicting native birds from the Falkland Islands.Another very attractive series of stamps. Image (201).jpg
     
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  3. anglobob

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    The first series of definitive stamps from British Antarctic Territory,issued in 1963 .The later high value stamp was issued in 1969 .
    This set has a high Gibbons catalogue value,probaby one of the highest in QE2 sets. Image (202).jpg Image (203).jpg
     
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  4. DonSellos

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    Bob:

    All nice stamps, again. I especially like the uncluttered scenes from the Antarctic Territory set, and, most of all the 9d dog sled stamp.

    Are these the stamps that came via Estonia?

    Don
     
  5. anglobob

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    Don...these only took just under three weeks to arrive.
    The sets from Seychelles,Cyprus and Somaliland are the ones which took the scenic route via Estonia and Canada...:chicken::chicken:
    Bob
     
  6. anglobob

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    The early QE2 series from Fiji,issued from 1954 to 1956 Image (193).jpg
     
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    A series of pictorial stamps from British Virgin Islands,issued in 1956. Image (200).jpg
     
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  8. anglobob

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    The second series from Fiji,issued from 1959 to 1963.There are new values and different scenes.Also,the 8d and 4shilling values are printed by photogravure and although they are attractive stamps,don,t really fit in with the rest of the series. Image (207).jpg
     
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  9. anglobob

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    The second definitive set from Bermuda,issued from 1962 to 1965,depicting historical homes and buildings. The same series,less one value,was over-printed in 1970 for the introduction of decimal currency. Image (194).jpg Image (195).jpg
     
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    A very attractive series of stamps from the Cayman Islands,issued from 1953 to 1959. Image (199).jpg
     
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  11. anglobob

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    Stamps issued from 1953 to 1959 by the island of Grenada....very simple but attractive stamps. Image (214).jpg
     
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    A 1953 issue from Southern Rhodesia. Image (198).jpg
     
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  13. anglobob

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    A very attractive series of stamps from Nyasaland,issued from 1953 to 1954. Image (196).jpg Image (197).jpg
     
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  14. anglobob

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    Gambia issued the following series of stamps in 1953. Image (220).jpg
     
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  15. anglobob

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    A set of revenue stamps from Nyasaland, overprinted Postage and with an additional surcharge,issued in 1963.All stamps from Nyasaland were withdrawn in July 1964 when the territory gained independence. Image (212).jpg
     
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  16. DonSellos

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    Hi Bob:

    Do you know, was that standard practice for GB when its colonies became independent?

    Don
     
  17. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Hello Don....good question and to be honest,don,t really know.It seemed to be common with the African colonies such as Basutoland and Bechuanaland which changed their names after independence,and issued new stamps with the new names.Other colonies used the older sets with overprints until they issued new sets.I also think some colonies wanted a new start and removed any links to the Commonwealth.
    I have an old Gibbons catalogue and it is rather vague.It says stamps were withdrawn from sale .I have no idea if they were still valid for postage though.

    Bob
     
  18. anglobob

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    The second series of stamps from the Cayman Islands,issued in 1962. Image (223).jpg
     
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  19. anglobob

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    The last definitive series from Bechuanaland Protectorate before it became independent in 1966 with the new name of Botswana.
    I really like these stamps,even though they are printed by photogravure as opposed to earlier recess printed issues.Maybe it,s the bright,attractive colours.... Image (228).jpg
     
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  20. anglobob

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    An attractive series from the Bahamas,issued in 1965.The stamps were re-issued in 1967 with surcharges for decimalisation and another set was issued in 1967 with the new decimal values.The designs remained the same but the colours were changed for the 1967 stamps. Image (226).jpg Image (227).jpg
     
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