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George V and Leopard Definitive

George V and Leopard Definitive

King Edward VII definitives specifically for Nyasaland replaced stamps of British Central Africa in 1908. Two series of King George V "head" definitives were issued before a 1934 set of seven in a larger format depicting King George V and a leopard superimposed on a rising sun. The latter two elements of the design are from the coat of arms of Nyasaland. Two additional values were added to the set in 1935. The same design was adopted for the lower values of the King George VI definitives of 1938-1944. In a different format, the leopard and sun appear on a George VI pictorial definitive of 1947 and the Elizabeth II issue of 1953.


"Nyasaland." Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 2015.


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