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India Usage Of George V And George VI On Same Cover. Common?

 
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Posted 05/29/2020   04:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello to all Stamp Masters,

I came across this cutout from a cover where 1 Anna stamp bearing George VI is used alongside an 8 Anna stamp bearing George V.

Was such mixed usage common during transition periods?
Is it common or rare in Philately?

Thanks!

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Posted 05/29/2020   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Normally, stamps remain valid when the sovereign dies or abdicates. So it is possible to use stamps from different reigns. Because the reign tends to come to an end unexpectedly, stamps from the old reign remain in use until a new stamp of the same face value will have been designed, approved, printed and distributed. It is quite common. It is not unheard of that stamps showing the previous sovereign are released after the accession of the new sovereign.
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Building on experience in the US when stamp series transition to a new series ... the higher denominations of the old series are slower to get used up. Their stock turns slower. Thus the combination is most often a low value of the new series combined with a high value from the old series.
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