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The KGV 1d Red
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Australian Commonwealth and States Stamps.

Specialists in the KGV 1d Red.

This site is dedicated to the stamps of the Australian Commonwealth and States, and particularly the issues of King George V.

The "The KGV 1d Red" page contains a detailed discussion of the various shades of the Single watermark 1d Red issues as classified by Orlo-Smith, together with tables giving the nearest Stanley Gibbons colours for the different shades. The tables also give the reaction of the shades to an Ultra-Violet lamp, and these, taken together with the S.G. colours, enable the collector to accurately separate out the various shades and printings on objective basis.

The "Colour Map" page gives my version of Orlo-Smith's famous colour map for the 1d Reds, followed by a version of the map converted into a colour triangle, as used in colour theory.

 The "Stamps for Sale" page leads to offerings of stamps of King George V. In particular we offer a "starter kit" of used KGV 1d reds, comprising about 65 used stamps in all the common shades, annotated with both O-S number and UV reaction. (There are no stamps on offer at the present time).

 Site last updated:  Dec. 2019 (Colour Map).

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