KING EDWARD THE EIGHTH.

KING EDWARD THE EIGHTH.

Cancelled and punched stamps.

Advertisers' voucher booklet.

A complete booklet, edition number 356 date stamped on the front cover
16 Nov. 1936,
all stamps on each pane overprinted with CANCELLED (12x2mm)
and hand punched with cross type hand punch.
One pane of 4 x 1½d plus advertising labels 'For safety of capital' - 'Universal fixed trust certificates' - One pane of 6 x 1½d - One pane of 6 x 1d - One pane of 6 x ½d.
These were overprinted in this way to be sent to the advertisers in the interleaving,
as specimens.

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Complete set of four hand punched.

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Pair taken from sheet printing



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Cancelled stamps.

Blocks of 4 overprinted CANCELLED SG Type 33.


Note -
We do not have the 2½d value which is listed but not priced by Stanley Gibbons.

There is a note on page 322 of the Stanley Gibbons Specialised Volume 2, 14th edition which reads Quote Type 33 was used on booklet panes and punched Type P (unless omitted in error) Unquote.

Having checked the blocks closely it appears that they could have come from a booklet. This could be the reason I do not have the 2½d as they were not issued in booklets.

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The stamps that are hand-punched only, Type P, with no 'CANCELLED' overprint
are not listed by Stanley Gibbons in the 'Four Kings' catalogue.

With this in mind I put a query on the GBPS bulletin board as follows:-

Quote:-

Hi all,
Can anyone help me with the status of handpunched copies of all four denominations of the KEVIII stamps.
I have the S.G. G.B. Four Kings specialised catalogue (eleventh edition) and can find no listings for these stamps.
Appendix 4 states that Type P was a handpunch used on booklet panes already overprinted 'CANCELLED' .
I have a complete booklet, edition number 356 date stamped on the front cover 16 Nov. 1936, all stamps on each pane overprinted with CANCELLED (12x2mm) and hand punched with cross type hand punch.
These are listed and priced in the catalogue but I can find no mention of stamps with the handpunch only (not overprinted SPECIMEN or CANCELLED)
I have a vertical pair of the d value from the top right hand side of the sheet printing which was bought from a very reputable dealer and also one of each of the four values.
I know that there was going to be a new edition of the catalogue but do not know if that has eventuated. If so, perhaps there is additional information included.
Any help would be welcomed.
Thanks and regards.
Ron.

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Although there was some interesting discussion the situation was not resolved and if anyone can offer any explanation or help it would be greatly appreciated!.

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Sheet stamps.(5 pages.)
Booklets.(8 pages.)
Booklet panes. (1 page)
Coil stamps and leaders.(1 page)
Cancelled and Punched.(1 page)
Varieties G.B. (3 pages)
Postage due. (1 page)
Morocco Agencies. (5 pages)
Morocco Agencies varieties. (2 pages)
Ephemera. (2 pages)
Fantasy stamps.(1 page)
Used on cover. (1 page)
Hard times. (1 page)
Late additions. (1 page)