1926 King George V Admirals
By 1924 the demand for two and three shilling stamps was high enough that
it was worth producing new stamps rather than using 'Duty' stamps
of those values. It was also decided to replace the one penny dominion with
a new stamp as the plate needed replacing and the universal postage design
had been in use for twenty-five years.
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Viscount Jellicoe had been the commander of the British fleet at the Battle
of Jutland in 1916, and so it was decided that the two and three shilling
stamps would feature a portrait of King George V as Admiral of the Fleet.
However, General Sir Charles Fergusson had succeeded Viscount Jellicoe as
Governor-General and as he was a distinguished soldier and so the penny
stamp depicts King George V in the uniform of a Field Marshall.
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