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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Governor-General 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
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