Based on a photograph by Peter North of the
King in Admiral's uniform.
Designed by RA Harrison.
Two dies. Engraved by Manley. May and December 1937.
This issue tells a whole story.
This value first appeared as part of the 1st series in April
The design however, was based on the altered 2d Die2 issued
a few months later in July 1938 using the new perforation gauge. This means that a
combination of public criticism, and the necessity to make 2d plates suitable for coil
perforators had made its affect almost from the first printings of this 1st issue
zoologicals a year earlier.