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Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Postage stamps value 5/-, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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Years of issue: 1954
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1954
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 74 х 54
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Postage stamps value 5/-

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Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Postage stamps value 5/-

Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Postage stamps value 5/-.

Stamps3 lists by 6 stamps value 2d each, 3 lists by 6 stamps value 1d each and 2 lists by 6 stamps value 1/2d each.

Stamps 2dStamps 2d - green color.

Stamps 1dStamps 1dStamps 3d - dark-blue.

Stamps 1/2dStamps 1/2d - light-red. HM The Queen Elizabeth II.

Stamps 2dThis portrait adapted from a classic Dorothy Wilding photograph, made in 1952.

This is one of only a few portraits of The Queen to show her facing left. Her Majesty is wearing Queen Mary's "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" Tiara, which was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding gift in 1893. The funds for the purchase of the tiara were raised by a committee formed by Lady Eve Greville. The tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweler.

This image of Her Majesty by Thomas De La Rue is more pleasing to the eye than the Bradbury Wilkinson engraving. A less distinct parting of the hair, a better depiction of her lips, and adjustments to shading all improve the appearance of Queen Elizabeth.

This portrait have been used at Jamaica Banknotes.

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Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Postage stamps value 5/-

White surface.

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