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Posted 05/16/2018   08:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jono_91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
These were at the bottom of of a box of stamps I have
One is 1918 six shillings six pence with a date error saying 1981 should be 1918
The other is 4 shillings & sixpence with a date of 1954 but Elizabeth was queen then can anyone help me
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Posted 05/16/2018   08:47 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These aren't really legible without a decent scan.
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Posted 05/16/2018   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jono_91 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a scanner if you have an email I could email pics if that's aloud
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Posted 05/16/2018   2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1918 may be worth a little something I think although it's in poor condition.
Will have to check for watermarks.....
http://www.britishnotes.co.uk/?page...176&pageno=3
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Posted 05/16/2018   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jono_91 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah the one on that site is two shillings mines 6 shillings 6 pence
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Posted 05/16/2018   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Six and six (ie six shillings and sixpence) is 32 and a 1/2 pence in modern decimal currency. A postal order was aform for posting money through the mail if you didn't have a check book. only the person named on the order could exchange the order for cash at the post office. This meant that it was safer than sending money. I'm not sure you were permitted to send cash through the postal system.
I think that the postal stationary and stamps were sold until they sold out regardless of which monarch had their portrait on the stamp. Edward the eigth stamps in GB were not even during his short reign.
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Posted 05/16/2018   5:00 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's never been anything to stop you sending cash through the post - not necessrily wise, though. Some eBay purchasers still use postal orders.
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Posted 05/16/2018   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sorry should have said."Edward the eigth stamps in GB were not even issued during his short reign" in my last post.
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Posted 05/16/2018   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the record, UK King Edward VIII stamps exist and were well used:
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Posted 05/17/2018   03:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jono_91 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't understand what they were (shows my age) rang my parents to get info it's so interesting with these though it seems like they weren't used as no one has signed for them? Do they have an value?
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