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THREEPENCE

KGV Wmk
Small Multiple
CA Wmk
Plates

 1924 to 1937



 

Die1

Die1A
Orange Small Multiple Watermark Issues
Die1A
Die2
Orange CA Watermark issues
Die2
 

 

#104/5

#106/7/8

#109

The 3d and 4d values were added to the Georgian series on restoration of 1d postage in May1294.

A revamp occurred for all issues of KGV and Roo on that date. The 3d was introduced as the basic foreign letter rate and, separately, a registration fee.

Harrison used one of the 5 blank working dies to produce the first pair of electros. All printed in blue shades.

There was only ever one Die, subsequently modified by Mullet(Die1a) and Ash(Die2) respectively to fit their methods of plate production.

The eight electros were produced for this value can be summarised as:

E1 & 2 Die1
No jublines
wpe52.jpg (2001 bytes) wpe4.jpg (4486 bytes) 14 May 1924
E3 & 4 Die1A wpe52.jpg (2001 bytes) 14 Sep 1926
E3 & 4 Die1A wpe4B.jpg (4271 bytes) 14 Dec 1926
E3 & 4 Die1A wpe4B.jpg (4271 bytes) 13 x 12 Feb 1928
E5 & 6 Die2 wpe4B.jpg (4271 bytes) 13 x 12 Sep 1929
E7 & 8 Die2 wpe51.jpg (3085 bytes) 13 x 12 Sep 1932

Only the die (and electro) change on KGV paper can cause confusion. The other die and electro differences are on paper and / or perforation boundaries. The differences between the three dies, and the electros are described in the relevant sections.

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