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FIVEPENCE

KGV wmk
Small Wmk
CA wmk

#122..127

The 5d has two distinctly different periods of use. The value was dropped in 1924, and was re-introduced in 1930 with a new die and electros. The KGV watermark group is a Cooke inspiration, whereas Ash produced new electros for the post 1930 emanations.

 

 Group 1

1915 to 1924

Line
Comb Perf
Unsurfaced
   

  Group2 New Die

1930 to 1938

    
#126 #127

There is some slight confusion with the KGV papers and perforations used on the Cooke electro.

Line perf 1915 to 1917
Comb Perf 1917 to 1924
Line Perf One off OS perf only. Printed Late 1918, issued October 1920

As would be expected there is a normal progression from the line perforator to the new comb machines. However, the additional line perf entry is a very different stamp to it's earlier cousins. It was deliberately printed only on unsurfaced paper and specifically issued perf OS only. It was undoubtedly destined for the comb machine, but the results were too poor for issue. The printing languished for two years until absorbed by government departments.

 

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