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King George VI 1942 stamps overprinted in New Currency: issued 1 April 1951by Germain Mentgen
A very long time ago I had in mind to write an article about 2 of the stamps from the 1 April 1951 overprinted set. Since I found, in the back on my attic, the Sixth Sense issue No 18, I found a new challenge to do it.
Fig 1 - 5 Cents on One Anna scarlet illustration in Sixth Sense No 18
I think this is clear enough for the 4 stamps concerned.
5 cents overprinted on the half anna green
5 cents overprinted on one anna scarlet
2 shillings overprinted on two rupees purple
2 shillings overprinted on three rupees bright blue
Checking my collection for First Day Covers of the 1951 set I have to report the following.
Fig 5 - 21 April 1951 - earliest known usage of 2 Shillings on 2 Rupees purple
For the 5 cents overprinted on one anna scarlet I have never seen a used stamp and a mint only illustrated in the Sixth Sense article.
So please check all your stamps for a new earlier date for the 2 shillings on two rupees purple and to all the catalogue editors please update.
Many thanks to Murray Payne for permission to reproduce information and illustration from the Sixth Sense No 18.
© 2015 Germain Mentgen
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